As of last week, the “Ghostbusters” are now women. And they’ll be doing twice the job for less than 80 percent of what their male counterparts made. A new reboot/installment of the classic 1984 film and 1989 sequel hits theaters July 22, 2016, and as is the case with most things, the Internet had something […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal I didn’t want to see “The Loft.” There were other movies I was more interested in watching, and a quick check of the Rotten Tomatoes score showed a grand total of zero. I’ve since learned that a zero means the movie wasn’t screened in advance for critics, which makes […]

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Liz Coin, an international thespian officer and ambassador, teaches an improv workshop to students from across Mississippi at Tupelo High School last Friday night.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Over the weekend, more than 10 schools across the state of Mississippi gathered at Tupelo High School to celebrate the arts through theater and dance. The annual state conference is a gathering of members of the thespian society under the Educational Theatre Association. EdTA is a national […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Link Centre’s annual artist residency workshop brings a wide variety of performers, writers, puppeteers, and talent to the area each February. Asia Rainey – a poet, musician and spoken-word artist from New Orleans – has spent the past two weeks in Tupelo as this year’s guest performer. […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal “Wizard Wars” sounds like a fantasy novel, but it’s really a chance for professional magicians to show off for a nationwide audience. Tonight’s episode, which will air at 9 p.m. on SyFy network, will feature former Miss Pontotoc Mistie Williams Knight. She and her husband, Kyle, now live in […]

By Hillel Italie AP National Writer NEW YORK – “To Kill a Mockingbird” will not be Harper Lee’s only published book after all. Publisher Harper announced Tuesday that “Go Set a Watchman,” a novel the Pulitzer Prize-winning author completed in the 1950s and put aside, will be released July 14. Rediscovered last fall, “Go Set […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal HOLLY SPRINGS – Auction-goers clogged the street Saturday morning in front of Graceland Too, the house-turned-museum of late owner Paul McLeod, prepared for an eight-hour stretch in which over 600 individual lots were to be bid on. The whole shebang took under an hour. Auctioneer Greg Kinard, of Meridian’s Spur […]

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Wendell Davis of Olive Branch, center right, speaks with Century 21 broker Larry Hutchens, far right, as other people walk through Graceland Too in Holly Springs on Friday afternoon.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal HOLLY SPRINGS – Trunks and bags of memorabilia covered every inch of lawn outside Holly Springs’ famous unlicensed Elvis museum, Graceland Too, on Thursday. The massive stock of Elvis-ware was open for public perusing before the items hit the auction block this morning, including a long pink Cadillac that sat […]

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Kay (Stewart McMillan) is consoled by her fiancé Buckley (Josh Martin) as their wedding plans begin to take their toll in TCT's "Father of the Bride."

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Stanley Banks is a simple man. He likes his job and his family, and isn’t keen on change. But all that is about to, well … you know. Tupelo Community Theater’s newest production is the timeless story of “Father of the Bride.” The 1950’s set-story about a […]