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May 19, 1999. My sister had bought tickets for us to see “Star Wars – Episode I: The Phantom Menace” at Cinemark Movies 8 for my...

Editor’s note: This column was written on Monday, ahead of the trip described below. I’m not the biggest Elvis fan. Let me preface the rest of what I’m going to say by stating that I was born and raised here in Tupelo, and have been enamored with the performer’s presence my entire life. I highly […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal MEMPHIS – A lot can happen in a stretch of 90 miles. A young boy can grow up to be one of the greatest performers of all time or a family on vacation can find trouble on the road. Unfortunately for Terry and Mona Townsend of Tuscon, Arizona, it’s […]

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Kaleb Mitchell and Maya Sachdeb practice in preparation for Saturday's free show at Tupelo Civic Auditorium.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – A dance is of the moment. It’s a here-and-now thing. But if the movements are performed with power and grace, the dance and the emotions it evokes can create a place in an audience member’s memory. Art, as they say, is long. Roxie Thomas Clayton knows what […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Sculptor Michiel VanderSommen contemplated retirement after completing the “Elvis at 13” statue located at Elvis’s Birthplace, but a colossal project was presented to him: sculpting two new Elvis statues collectively titled “Becoming,” which symbolize the transformation of Elvis the boy into Elvis the entertainer. “I decided to do […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal MEMPHIS – Each year, the celebration of Elvis Presley’s birth and the mourning of his death bring crowds to a 90-mile stretch between Tupelo and Memphis to celebrate the musician. With the Aug. 16 anniversary of his death looming, Graceland has prepared its annual Elvis Week festivities for this […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – For the first time in 17 years, Thacker Mountain Radio Hour traveled from Oxford to record a broadcast at Tupelo’s Link Centre, merging music and literature into a one-hour, thought-provoking show. Kathryn McGaw, executive producer of Thacker Mountain, wanted to bring the show to Tupelo because of its […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times Two centuries from now, a race of snake-like creatures known as the serpentkind has seized control of the world. Mankind has been reduced to near extinction, and the serpentkind desperately hunt the scattered remains of humanity in an attempt to preserve their own species. Within this rich setting, Fulton […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Underneath purple silk covers, two new Elvis statues await unveiling to kick off Elvis Fan Appreciation Day at Elvis’ Birthplace and Museum today. The statues, named “Elvis at 11” and “Elvis, The Entertainer,” symbolize the icon’s transformation from a poor Tupeloan with a dream and a guitar to […]

With school starting back up, a lot of excited parents are snapping pictures for social media of their children with backpacks and big smiles, ready for their first day of class. I’m not one of those parents. Don’t get me wrong, I love my kid. And I’m quick to snap a picture of her and […]