By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal FULTON – Head into a world of pure imagination this weekend in Fulton with the Itawamba Players’ production of “Willy Wonka Jr.” Based on the classic 1971 musical film, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” this performance features a cast of over 60 kids bringing the music and joy […]

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From left to right, Snoopy (Phil Milner), Linus (Cadley Burns), Patty (Juwanna Johnson), Charlie Brown (Marshall Dickerson), Lucy (Becky Bishop) and Pig Pen (Bentley Burns) fret over their upcoming book report on Peter Rabbit in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal BALDWYN – Marshall Dickerson may have graduated high school the year “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” was written, but he feels more than ever he relates to everyone’s favorite blockhead. “I was in a show last year where I had to play a real jerk,” Dickerson said, “so […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – A storybook ballet comes to life this weekend in Tupelo. The Civic Ballet, let by artistic director Jan Diijkwel, will present “Coppélia” in its entirety with over 60 dancers on stage at the Tupelo High School’s Performing Arts Center. The ballet tells the story of Doctor Coppélius […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – When Becky Rollins became involved with the Friends of the Lee County Library, the first question she asked was whether or not they ever did any fundraising. “When they said no, I asked them if they would consider it,” said Rollins, who became chairman of the volunteer group […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – If you can name it, Chris Winders has probably cooked it. The Tupelo businessman remembers being in the kitchen with his mother and grandmother while growing up in Aberdeen, but he figures it was about 15 years ago – when Food Network became popular – that he took […]

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One day last week I received in the mail the most extraordinary press kit. It’s called a Kitchen Curry Master and it contained a stainless steel spice box, known as a Masala Dabba, and a cookbook with authentic Indian recipes. The spice box, which holds little metal pots without tops and is covered with a […]

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Chaplain Lenton Smith, leads the funeral service for Eric Lerma on Tuesday afternoon at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. The 22-year-old, who had been abandoned by his family, could neither speak nor walk but deeply touched those he met during his stay at Sanctuary.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The Sanctuary Hospice family celebrated their little light on Tuesday. Eric Lerma couldn’t speak or walk, but the 22-year-old profoundly touched those he met. “Eric gave us so much joy. He gave us smiles, he gave us hugs, and he gave us love,” said Sanctuary Chaplain Lenton […]

By Jake Coyle AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES – The long take of “Birdman” has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past took Hollywood’s top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality. On a stormy night in Hollywood, the […]