By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal OXFORD – Entertainment executive Sam Haskell has reunited with an old friend to develop TV movies for NBC. Country music icon Dolly Parton has joined forces with Haskell’s Magnolia Hill Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television to produce a series of two-hour TV movies based on Parton’s life, stories and […]

A good color consultant needs to be a chameleon. There’s never one color that’s perfect for every décor, but there is always a perfect color for every situation; it just has to be found. We’re all influenced by the colors others wear, what we see in their homes, and what we watch for entertainment, so […]

Because we haven’t yet had much of what you would call winter weather in Mississippi, we’re seeing some earlier-than-normal garden activity. I thought the one cold snap we had in December put the landscape to bed for the season, but since then, the bananas, elephant ears and canna have started pushing new growth in my […]

Terra cotta pots are a great way to add beauty to your garden. These pots have numerous advantages over other pots when showcasing your plants. They are very porous so it is difficult to overwater your plants and they also allow plants to breathe which is beneficial. The clay also protects the root system of […]

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Tupelo Community Theatre's "Lonestar," above, and Corinth Theatre-Arts' "Sordid Lives," below, will compete among other theatrical productions at Mississippi Theatre Association's festival this weekend in Oxford.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal OXFORD – Tupelo, Corinth, Oxford, and Starkville all have something to bring to the table when it comes to community theater, and they’ll compete against each other and multiple Mississippi organizations this weekend. Mississippi Theatre Association is hosting its annual theater festival at the University of Mississippi’s Ford Center […]

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Dan Fortner has many talents, including art. Here he holds one of his oil and graphite pieces, titled "I-22." It's a painting of Interstate 22/Highway 78 as viewed from the front of Belden Baptist Church.

By Brad Locke Daily Journal TUPELO – Dan Fortner’s life could have gone any number of directions, and in fact it has taken him on several unexpected turns. Today he could be cooking for a celebrity, or handling art in New York, or buying and selling high-end antiques, or working for a top furniture company […]

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The crew at the BancorpSouth Arena stands on the uncovered ice Monday morning, working to get it ready for six hockey games starting today.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – A major event took place in Tupelo last weekend that the majority of you weren’t privy to. In fact, this type of thing happens on a regular basis, while most of you are fast asleep. On Friday, January 9, more than 8,000 people filled the BancorpSouth Arena […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Mississippi filmmaker Michael Williams will bring his new film “OzLand” to town Tuesday night, part of a regional tour of five cities over the next three weeks. The film, starring Glenn Payne and Zack Ratkovich, depicts two men crossing a post-apocalyptic United States. Leif (Ratkovich), finds a […]

Commander Denniston (Charles Dance, right) is skeptical, but Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) believes he’s the man to break a seemingly unbreakable German code in “The Imitation Game.” (Black Bear Pictures)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal As I write, I’m using a computer, as you’d expect. At one time not ridiculously long ago, most people hadn’t heard of computers, and those who did often referred to them as “Turing machines.” “The Imitation Game” is Alan Turing’s inspiring and tragic story. As played by Benedict Cumberbatch, […]