By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal WEST POINT – The Howlin’ Wolf Festival celebrates the blues of the past and the future. The festival pays tribute to one of the greats, and opening the festival this year is a young Mississippi man who’s following in the Wolf’s footsteps. Castro Coleman is better known by his stage […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Trademark is ready for the next level. After spending a few years as a country-rock party band, the Jackson band started getting serious about songwriting. The band’s members, lead singer Charles Derrick, guitarist Lukas Elijah, bass player Griffin Hardy and drummer Chas Henry started working their twang-with-an-edge originals […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal There’s nothing wrong with a movie with a message, especially if the movie comes first. No one can watch “When the Game Stands Tall” and not know where the film’s heart is, but it’s also an engrossing drama. Based on a true story, “When the Game Stands Tall” follows […]

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Kelli Karlson and "Roadkill" Bill Hughes have shared a Wizard 106 studio with carpet-covered walls for about six years.

Editor’s note: The writer joins Kelli Karlson and “Roadkill” Bill every Tuesday morning at Wizard 106 for a movie review. ––––– By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The topic on a recent edition of Wizard 106’s Hometown Mornin’ Show was selfies, the self-portraits that modern phones make so easy to take. “You’re part […]

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Danny Sanders holds an original concert poster for the Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins show at the Armory in Amory. He attended that show. “There were bleachers on both sides of the room, and the bleachers were totally full,” he said.

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal AMORY – The Old Armory will rock again this weekend, just like it did nearly 60 years ago. Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins performed at the Old Armory in 1955 and 1956, to packed crowds of excited teens. This weekend, Perkins’ son Stan and T. Tone & the […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Rush of Fools practices what it preaches. The Alabama-based Christian pop/worship band is on the road promoting its latest album, “Carry Us Now,” but on Sunday mornings you’ll find the band members at their churches, leading worship and helping others connect with God. Between Christ City Church […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal In my world, the hype for “Boyhood” has been deafening, though I understand some people might not have heard of it. I was immediately intrigued when I got word of a movie that was filmed over the course of 12 years. I watched an online discussion with stars Patricia […]

By Frazier Moore AP Television Writer NEW YORK – Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded “Saturday Night Live.” Don Pardo, the eras-spanning radio and TV announcer whose resonant voice-over style was celebrated for its majesty and power, died Monday in Arizona at […]

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.” – John Keating (Robin Williams), “Dead Poet’s Society” ––––– It’s old news today that nearly a week ago Robin Williams died. […]