Oktoberfest set for downtown Oct. 1

TUPELO – Oktoberfest is back for a second year, co-sponsored by Better Brands Distributing and Grammer AG, according to the Downtown...

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Master guitarist Jimi Hendrix wove psychedelic spells, and a Tupelo writer has told the tale. “The Unknown Hendrix” by Emily Gatlin is available at magazine stands across the country. The 100-page publication is called a “bookazine,” and 200,000 copies have been distributed since its release in late […]

By Dan Gelston AP Sports Writer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61. The WWE confirmed the death. The wrestling organization provided no additional details. Piper, born Roderick Toombs in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is the second WWE Hall of Famer to […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – “I Am Potential,” a film produced by the American Family Association, will screen this week at Malco Tupelo Commons. The movie was filmed in Tupelo in 2014, using locations such as Tupelo High School, Tupelo Regional Airport and Harrisburg Baptist Church. The film tells the story of Patrick Henry Hughes, a […]

Part of my cubicle in the newsroom is built-in with a column that goes up to the ceiling. As it is within my cubicle, I refer to it as “my column.” I’ll still get an occasional chuckle from my co-workers when I ask if they’ve seen my column this week, and then I’ll lightly pat […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Expect more than 30 classic pop standards to hit the stage at the Lyric Theatre when Tupelo Community Theatre presents “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” in September. The long-running Broadway musical features rock and roll and rhythm and blues songs like “Jailhouse Rock,” “Yakety Yak” and “Stand By Me.” […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal “Southpaw” can be melodramatic and predictable, but that’s easy to forgive because it’s a deeply affecting movie. Jake Gyllenhaal is Billy Hope, a guy who grew up an orphan and literally battled his way to become a boxing world champion. Even at its best, it’s not a perfect life. […]

Of all my vices, the one that is the most damaging to my health is Legos. Usually from when I step on them. I played with them when I was a kid, but it wasn’t until about two years ago that I really got into the craze of what they’re all about. My memory from […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal It’s time to play the music; it’s time to light the lights. North Mississippi’s arts organizations are lining up their respective productions for the upcoming season that offer entertaining, diverse fun for all ages. THEATRE Tupelo Community Theatre • “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” – September 17-19 As the longest-running musical […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Expectations can be tricky. I was underwhelmed by the whole idea of “Ant-Man,” the latest superhero film from Marvel. I’m not familiar with the character, the trailer wasn’t terribly impressive, and I don’t think of lead actor Paul Rudd as someone capable of saving the day. Also, I’m a […]