By Mesfin Fekadu AP Music Writer NEW YORK – David Bowie, the innovative and iconic singer whose illustrious career lasted five decades with hits like “Fame,” “Heroes” and “Let’s Dance,” died Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was 69. Representative Steve Martin said early Monday that Bowie died “peacefully” and was surrounded by family. […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – For 60 years, Lecile Harris, professional rodeo clown, painted his face in shades of red, white and black to fight bulls. At Carlock Ram in Tupelo on Saturday, Harris sold and signed his new book, “Lecile Harris: This Ain’t My First Rodeo,” that chronicles his legacy as four-time […]

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Fred Cannon, CEO of Creative and Dreams Music Network, Dick Guyton, Executive Director of the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum, and Paul Ott, Vice President of Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center, unveil the Elvis Presley star.

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – If Elvis Presley had lived to be 81, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll would have seen his star for the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Walk of Fame unveiled. The Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum hosted a birthday celebration in honor of Presley’s 81st birthday Friday afternoon. […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Science fiction and fantasy fans, along with cosplayers, comic book readers and gamers of all kinds, need to circle March 5 on their calendars. Tupelo Comic Con will open at Link Centre with panels, vendors, special guests and more. “Tupelo’s ready for an event like this,” said […]

By Chaning Green Oxford Citizen OXFORD – This spring is expected to be another busy season for the Gertrude C. Ford Center. With a variety of different performances and events scheduled for the upcoming months, this season’s productions are sure to have something that will appeal to everyone. So far, one of their most popular […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – For the second time around, Richard Tucker, artist and Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association board member, wasn’t particularly nervous about painting and designing the poster for the 18th Elvis Presley Festival. Along with Russell Conerly, EPF chairman, and Lucia Randle, DTMSA board president, Tucker unveiled the poster of […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo resident Emily Gatlin’s writing appears on magazine stands around the country. Her latest effort is “The 101 Greatest American Songs and the Stories Behind Them.” The publication is a “bookazine,” which Gatlin has described as “a coffee table book in magazine form.” In addition to the list of top songs, […]

Have you ever had someone in front of you in the drive-thru pay for your coffee? I have a few friends who will keep an eye out in line behind them at Starbucks, and if they see someone having a bad day – crying or maybe yelling into their phone – they’ll pay for their […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal The clock on the wall doesn’t matter so much, but the calendar says it’s time to consider the hits and misses from 2015. First, let’s get the stinkers out of the way. The biggest letdown award goes to “Jupiter Ascending.” It was written and directed by Andy and Lana […]