DJ and producer Diplo will perform alongside Rae Sremmurd at this year’s Sremm-Fest, Friday at 7 p.m. at the BancorpSouth Arena. (Courtesy)

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – You might find yourself asking, “who is Diplo?”, but odds are, you’ve heard his tunes. From collaborating with the likes of Madonna to Bruno Mars to Justin Bieber, electronic musician Diplo’s beats are the backbone of modern music, and often find themselves in the top 40, whether […]

While fumbling through the onslaught of Christmas and holiday cards this year, one caught my eye above the rest. It wasn’t a picture of a child or a photo from a family vacation, but a simple drawing of a Christmas tree on a mass-produced card. The image was an illustration, drawn by my niece, which […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal If I had the power of the president-elect’s Twitter account, I’d start tweeting to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. My goal would be to create a new Oscar category: Best Selective Use of Darth Vader. Sure, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is the only 2016 […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Kris Lager has a lot to be thankful for at this time of year. After making music together for over a decade, The Kris Lager Band continues to release a unique brand of original music, something Lager calls “feel good music.” “I began playing music and writing […]

Last week, I was asked what Christmas gift from my youth was my all-time favorite. I couldn’t come up with a response. “Super Nintendo,” I said, trying to quickly answer a question that shouldn’t have taken that long to reply to. The truth is, that probably is the correct answer, though the memory of receiving […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Get ready for a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency. Tupelo Community Theatre and Reel Words will host the fifth annual “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” Quote-Along Extravaganza on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Lyric Theater. Fans of the 1989 holiday classic, starring Chevy Chase and Randy Quaid, can […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal I’m not advising anyone to see “Office Christmas Party.” It’s profane, nasty and kind of stupid. But, man, is it funny. I laughed from start to finish. This might tell you more about me than I want you to know, but I had a good time watching it. A […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – When BancorpSouth Arena executive director Todd Hunt visited Australia in early November, he was happily reminded what a successful entertainment venue Tupelo has. Hunt was Down Under as an international guest lecturer at the country’s Venue Management School, 200 yards from the Pacific Ocean. “It was a […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – School won’t quite be out for summer yet when Alice Cooper makes his debut in Tupelo at the BancorpSouth Arena. The 68-year-old rock legend is scheduled to appear Saturday, April 22 at 8 p.m. Cooper started performing in the 1960s, drawing from horror films and vaudeville for […]