By Leslie Criss Daily Journal A month or so ago when I was home recuperating from surgery, I picked up a book I’d been waiting to read. The book, “Shaking the Sugar Tree,” is written by Nick Wilgus, who for a time was part of the Journal Inc. family. Wilgus is no novice when it […]


The Daily Journal incorrectly stated in Saturday’s edition that blues band Trampled Under Foot would be playing today at the Fulton Street Fair in Fulton. The show and fair are taking place in Fulton, Missouri.

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Kindergarten and first-grade students practice on stage Thursday morning as they attend Pied Piper Theatre Camp held at the Performing Arts Center at Tupelo High School.

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – There’s not a shy kid in the 50 campers at Pied Piper Players Theatre Camp. A group of campers sang a song called “Connect the Dots,” complete with choreography, and when dance instructor Austyn Davis asked them if they wanted to perform again, they all enthusiastically yelled, “Yes!” […]

Daily Journal CORINTH – A blues show is one of the highlight events to be presented at the Crossroads Arena during the next six months. General Manager Tammy Genovese told the Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau board during their Wednesday meeting that blues singer Bobby Rush and Sir Charles Jones, a blues and ‘Southern […]

North Mississippi Allstars guitarist Luther Dickinson (second from right), who's also played with the Black Crowes, leads a guitar workshop at the 2013 Hill Country Picnic. (Candise Kola)

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal WATERFORD – Fan favorites and fresh faces are all performing at this year’s Hill Country Picnic. The annual music festival and non-profit celebrates hill country blues with two days of concerts and a guitar workshop. Organizer and blues musician Kenny Brown said the annual festival is a good way to […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – For the last six years of the information age, the Internet has lent a helping hand to artists and entrepreneurs alike trying to funnel their creativity into new fashion, technology, film and music ventures by way of monetary support websites. In less than 12 hours, helped […]

Hiccup (Jay Baruchel, left) tries out his gliding contraption while Toothless keeps watch in "How to Train Your Dragon 2." (AP Photo/DreamWorks Animation)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal I’ll go ahead and admit it: I’d like my own dragon, so I could climb on its back and terrorize Northeast Mississippi. And both of my kids had fantasies about dragons or dragon-like creatures when they were younger. We were primed for “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” the […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – Adventure is the theme for Thursday’s summer movie series, sponsored by the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau. This month’s free movie is ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ the first installment of the Indiana Jones saga. While people can gather at 7:30 p.m. tonight on the front lawn of The […]

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Rhonda Hanby, fundraiser coach for Dancing Like the Stars, walks with this year's dancer, Torrie Robertson of Tupelo, and others on Wednesday night at Park Heights, where this year's dancers were announced.

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – Northeast Mississippi’s Boys & Girls Club is not just bringing in local celebrities to dance for a cause this year – a national name will join the ranks. Zell Long, chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi, announced Wednesday the CEO of Boys […]