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The first three Mustache Bash events were held at the  GumTree Museum of Art, but this year it's moved to the larger J.J. Rogers building. “We thought that a new venue could give it some new life," said organizer Jason Hayden.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – This year, the Tupelo Mustache Bash has decided to stretch its legs, and its facial hair. The annual fundraiser, a brainchild of Cafe 212 owner Jason Hayden, will move away from its usual home of the GumTree Museum of Art and create a carnival for its patrons […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Though the story of “Cinderella” has a built-in predictability that’s hard overcome, director Kenneth Branagh’s latest effort brings the tale to splendid life. Lily James is Ella, a happy girl who doesn’t know what horrors await her. She and her parents (Hayley Atwell and Ben Chaplin) make a picture-perfect […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins will have their time on the stage once again this weekend. The North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, in coordination with the University of Memphis Department of Musical Theatre and Ohio Light Opera, will perform a version of “My Fair Lady” for Art Rocks […]

A few weeks ago, I told a story about how the Internet was ablaze on the news of a new “Ghostbusters” reboot of the female persuasion. The new film was to be a companion piece to the original 1984 film and its 1989 sequel. Since that time, the outcry of the Internet seems to have […]

Brian Roman was an insurance salesman until he decided to pursue his dreams and share his love of music in front of audiences worldwide. (Courtesy)

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – If there’s one thing Brian Roman knows, it’s a classic song. His love of music and sharing it with people will bring him to the birthplace of Elvis Presley, a place he can’t wait to get to, next week. “My first love of music was Elvis Presley,” […]


By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal SALTILLO – When Dedra Rainey was a small girl, she loved to watch Julia Child and The Galloping Gourmet cooking shows on television. The problem was, the shows came on during the day. “That’s one of my earliest memories,” said Rainey, 54. “On days I would fake being sick so […]

Red Curry Shrimp and Vegetables 3 cups water 2 cups Jasmine rice 1 (13-ounce) can coconut milk 2 tablespoons red curry paste* 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 cup sugar snap peas 1 cup bamboo shoots 1 cup red bell pepper slices 1⁄4 cup fresh Thai basil 1 to […]

Last week, my family and I spent some time in our nation’s capital. It was the first time there for all of us and we hit the ground running the minute we arrived. In the four days and three nights we were there, we watched the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery, complete […]

“Racism does not have a good track record. It’s been tried out for a long time and you’d think by now we’d want to put an end to it instead of putting it under new management.” – Thomas Sowell “Racism is man’s gravest threat to man – the maximum of hatred for a minimum of […]