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 […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – The GumTree Museum of Art has been a staple in downtown Tupelo since 1985, but a leader for the organization has been left vacant yet again. Outgoing Executive Director Laura Ashley resigned in late June, following in the footsteps of previous directors Tina Lutz, Kit Stafford and […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Two houses on Green Street are receiving the royal treatment this week, courtesy of a fresh batch of World Changers. World Changers is a branch of LifeWay Christian Resources, and is based out of Nashville. World Changers sends groups to nearly 90 cities each year, and specifically targets […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal FULTON – April Gordon is 27 and fearless in the kitchen. She’ll try any recipe once and even if it’s a disaster, she’ll get right back in there and try again. “I made a batch of cookies one time and I think I misread the numbers,” she said. “They were […]

Nita Dyer’s Marinated Shrimp 2 pounds raw shrimp, unpeeled 2 quarts water 1 tablespoon crab and shrimp boil 1⁄4 cup Old Bay Seasoning 1 cup thinly sliced onion 5 bay leaves 11⁄2 cups vegetable oil 3⁄4 cup white vinegar 1 bottle of capers with liquid 21⁄2 teaspoons celery seed 2 to 3 shakes of hot […]

When I got to Bodock Bed and Breakfast in Pontotoc a couple of weeks ago to do an interview, proprietor Jane Winston had done a little prep work for the photographer. Because she is known for the delicious breakfasts she makes for guests, Jane had gone ahead and prepared and plated a typical summer breakfast: […]

By Jeff Roberson Oxford Citizen MERIDIAN – Mississippi has produced an abundance of talented artists, musicians and writers through the years. To those who call the state home, that’s a source of pride. And soon, Mississippians and people from across the world will have one place to go to find out about the state’s homegrown […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal FULTON – The next time someone’s stopped by a train at Crosstown in Tupelo, consider blaming Larry Homan. “Two cars,” Homan said. “You don’t have to wait long for our two cars to pass. They should take about 15 seconds, maybe 10, probably less than that.” He’s chairman and […]