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Tupelo resident Bart Cayson, 54, has been playing guitar since high school, and he started making cigar box guitars about two years ago.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – These are days of plenty, when there’s a brick-and-mortar or online store to fill just about every need. But times haven’t always been this good, and people had to adapt what they had at hand. Bart Cayson isn’t exactly revisiting the old days, but he’s playing around […]

“Let us have music for Christmas, Sound the trumpet of joy and rebirth; Let each of us try, with a song in our hearts, To bring peace to men on earth.” – Mildred L. Jarrell ––––– More than anything, it’s the music of Christmas that awakens long-dormant thoughts and memories about Christmases past. My Uncle […]

Popcorn is 4,000 years old. That amazes me. If someone ever asked me when I thought popcorn was invented, I would probably answer, “In the mid- to late 1800s.” That seems about right. I would have imagined there was probably some Midwestern farmer out on the new frontier who left a few ears of corn […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Whether its called junk or treasure, “American Pickers” is interested. The History Channel show features two guys who travel around the country looking to buy unique items. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz will be in Mississippi and Louisiana in January, and they’re looking for places to “pick.” “Mike and […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The Autism Center of North Mississippi is closing in on the goal for its first capital campaign. The campaign, which began in October, has raised $19,000 of its $30,000. “TRI and Renasant are our biggest donors so far,” said Brittany Cuevas, director of business development and administration […]

While the holiday season is one of the most joyous times of the year, it can also be a time of tragedy. USA Today stated recently the most dangerous holiday times were the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day along with the Fourth of July, with the Fourth of July being the deadliest. Mississippi […]

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Just like the television version, Pied Piper Players’ ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ will feature a performance of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” In addition to the Saturday, Dec. 13, public production at Milam School Auditorium, the Pied Piper Players will take the show on the road for a trio of school performances.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Since 1965, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” has been an animated Christmas gift that keeps on giving. For 2014, the Pied Piper Players have prepared a stage version of the classic television special for everyone’s holiday enjoyment. Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and the rest will come to life […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – As Christmas music goes, there are as many different genres and types as there are all forms of music. This weekend, the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra plans on tapping into a little bit of everything when it comes to the holidays. “Several years ago, when I took […]

Sally Applewhite (Amye Gousset) and Jake Laurents (Clark Richey) bring the roles of Mary and George Bailey to life in a 1940’s New York radio station. (Courtesy)

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal BALDWYN – George Bailey, Mr. Potter, Mary Hatch, Uncle Billy, and even Zuzu take to the airwaves in a new play presented by the Baldwyn Main Street Players. “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show” takes the familiar story of the classic 1946 film starring Jimmy Stewart and […]