By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – “I’m Just a Bill,” “Conjunction Junction,” “Three Is a Magic Number” – raise your hand if you know any of those songs. The musical and educational world of “Schoolhouse Rock” comes to life this weekend as Pied Piper Players present “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” “It’s the ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ […]

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Latrelle (Lesley Petty, right) and Sissy (Cynthia Potter) share some juicy gossip in Corinth Theatre-Arts’ “Sordid Lives.”

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal CORINTH – When a widowed grandmother dies after tripping over her married lover’s wooden legs in a seedy motel room, the gossip starts flying in Winters, Texas. That’s the premise of the Del Shores comedy “Sordid Lives,” which is being staged by Corinth Theatre-Arts this weekend. It’s not often that […]

Andrew Hicks – the blond clown on the right – was a research biologist before becoming a clown for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. (Courtesy photo)

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Andrew Hicks was once faced with a tough decision: Continue his career as a research biologist, or run away with the circus. He’s performing this weekend as a clown in Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s “Super Circus Heroes,” so guess which one he picked? “Ever since I […]

Building an ark creates family strife for Ham (Logan Lerman, left) and Noah (Russell Crowe) in the new movie "Noah." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Niko Tavernise)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal “Noah” has several big ideas going for it, but it eventually bogs down as a movie. Darren Aronofsky co-wrote and directed the story of the Great Flood, and gave it the full computer-generated treatment moviegoers expect. It certainly looks like the kind of flood that could wipe out the […]

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Beth Stauffer watches as Carol the elephant enters the BancorpSouth Arena and starts to eat fruit set up for her on a table. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus honored local heroes on Wednesday afternoon.

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Every superhero needs a good cape, and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey provided bright yellow ones to Tupelo’s superheroes on Wednesday. The event, honoring local heroes as well as circus elephant Carol, took place at the BancorpSouth Arena and tied in with the circus theme, “Super Circus […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Carol the elephant is back in Tupelo, fully recovered after being shot last spring, and national media will show the world her progress. Carol, a 40-year-old Asian elephant, was shot in Tupelo while the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was in town on April 9. Now […]

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 […]