By Leslie Criss Daily Journal The year-long reprieve granted to Maura Beth Mayhew’s beloved library is coming to an end, and all manner of chaos is about to commence. Readers of Ashton Lee’s “The Cherry Cola Book Club” may have breathed a sigh of relief as the debut novel in this series ended, but with […]

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The Tupelo Elvis Presley Festival draws fans from across the world to Tupelo each year. This year’s festival is set for June 5-8.

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – As winter shuffles away, Northeast Mississippi is finding plenty of reasons to celebrate, from cars to music to movies to the King of Rock ’n’ Roll. A few festivals have already happened, including Oxford and Starkville’s film festivals and Tupelo’s Don’t Be Cruel BBQ Duel and Craft Beer […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – The story of a girl’s summer with a young Elvis Presley is making its way to the big screen. The independent film company Ghost Rider Pictures is working on “My Summer with Elvis,” based on a book by Mississippian Mimi Brower that recalls a summer she spent getting […]

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Daily Journal TUPELO – Dane Davenport’s visit to Tupelo is extra special. The singer/songwriter recorded a song Friday as part of the Birthplace Sessions at the Elvis Presley Birthplace. And he has a show tonight at the Link Centre. On Thursday, the Kansas City native stopped by the Daily Journal offices to talk and sing […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Filmmaker and reporter Melanie Addington knows a good story when she sees one. When she was working as a reporter at the Oxford Eagle, she watched the story of Kevin Curtis and Everett Dutschke unfold and knew the story needed to be on the big screen. “I kept […]

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Members of the GumTree Gala committee are, from left, Sally Elliott, Meg Gibens, Kristi Lake, Wanda Todd and GumTree Museum executive director Liz McIntosh. Artwork by Lucy Gaines, whose art is featured here, will be auctioned off at the gala.

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – An Italian celebration is in store for this year’s GumTree Museum Gala. “Treasures of Italy” is the theme, and the party is set for April 5 at the Tupelo Country Club. “This is our biggest fundraiser,” said Liz McIntosh, executive director for the GumTree Museum of Art. “This […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Dane Davenport has a history with the Link Centre, but he’s never actually been there. Davenport is an old friend of Derek Russell, the Link Centre’s director of operations. When Russell needed colorful, eye-catching posters for his Words with Films series at the Link, he called on Davenport […]

The rest of the Muppets pressure Kermit the Frog to take advice from Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) in "Muppets Most Wanted." (AP Photo/Disney Enterprises, Inc., Jay Maidment)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal If I’m a man, I’m a Muppet of a man, and if you recognized that lyric from 2011’s “The Muppets,” there’s a good chance you’ve already seen “Muppets Most Wanted.” I’m a fan from way back, and consider the late Jim Henson, founder of the Muppets, to be among […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – A hero’s journey through struggles and tribulations is a classic story, and a Tupelo native is bringing such a tale back to her hometown. Joyce Hayden has written, directed and produced “You Don’t Know My Story: The Stage Play,” which will be performed at the Tupelo High School […]