By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – The singer-songwriter spirit of the ‘60s and ‘70s will be alive and renewed next weekend at Link Centre. Dane Davenport will take the stage in his first live concert since the announcement in March of his new album, “Time, Space, and Paperclips.” “Last year when I came […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart are expert comedians, so there are plenty of laughs in “Get Hard,” especially if you don’t mind the vulgar side of funny. Ferrell plays James, a Harvard Business School graduate with a knack for making obscene piles of money. He’s got a big house, […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – If you were standing in the middle of a steel cage with motorcycles zipping past you at speeds upwards of 55 mph, you would probably be tempted to close your eyes. But take it from Kelsie Garcia, that’s mistake number one. “It’s all about trust,” Garcia said. […]

By Leslie Criss Daily Journal Just in time for an onslaught of spring nuptials, Mississippi author Ashton Lee’s newest novel, the third in The Cherry Cola Book Club series, is ready for readers. “The Wedding Circle,” finds Cherico, Mississippi, librarian Maura Beth Mayhew reaping the rewards for her rebellious stand taken to save the library […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Middle School seventh- and eighth-graders will take to the stage starting Sunday with their Splash show choir performance of “Light of the World.” Director Katie Foxworthy says the show has come to fruition after months of hard work from the kids. “These boys and girls have […]

Everyone has that favorite TV show that just didn’t quite find its niche in primetime and went the way of the dinosaurs. Whether it was “Firefly,” “Community,” “Arrested Development” or some other series that was gone too soon, everyone has felt that disappointment when they find out that “their show” is gone. On Tuesday, it […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Disney’s “purr-fect” musical, “The Aristocats” is for all ages, but the kids are the ones having fun with it. Pied Piper Players’ latest children’s show will bring the music, laughs, and felines from the 1970 classic to audiences this weekend. “It’s a pretty faithful adaptation,” said co-director […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal I suspect “The Gunman” had the capacity to be a standout movie because it works as an action flick, and I wanted to see how everything played out. It stars Sean Penn as Terrier, a government contractor who’s good at killing people, and generally looks good while doing it. […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal OXFORD – The so-called “pope of trash” will be making his first ever journey to Oxford this weekend. Writer, director, photographer, and all-around artist John Waters has a new one-man show where he, or, at least a version of him, tells it like it is. “I’m playing myself,” Waters […]