McCartney wows at FedEx Forum

I thought I was ready, but I wasn’t. I came into tickets to Sir Paul McCartney’s show at the FedEx Forum in Memphis just a few days before the show, so I was an anxious ball of surprised and excited. I’m a huge Beatles fan, and I couldn’t imagine hearing some of my favorite songs.. read more →

Pistol Annies show off with ‘Annie Up’

There’s Pistol Annies, and then there’s everybody else. No one else in mainstream country is making music as honest, smart and fun as this band. The Annies, made up of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, created a wonderful debut, “Hell on Heels,” but the band’s newest, “Annie Up,” is even better. The sassy.. read more →

‘American Idol’ – are you still watching?

In my pop culture round-up, I can’t believe I forgot to mention the crowning of a new “American Idol” champ, Candice Glover. Glover was my pick to win from the start. I love her powerful voice and her sure stage presence. But the question is, did anybody watch, really? The show’s ratings are declining, and.. read more →

Pop culture round-up

The past month or so has been pretty crazy for me, in good and bad ways. I haven’t had much of a chance to update my beloved Scene Now blog, but hopefully I’ll get this old blog up and swinging in no time. Til then, let’s discuss what pop culture I’ve loved and hated, and.. read more →

Tupelo Film Fest is here

The 10th annual Tupelo Film Festival is upon us. Tonight, the festival begins with a 7 p.m. screening of “The Fallen Faithful,” with producer P.J. Leonard and star Sonny Marinelli in attendance. Tupelo’s own Paul Thorn will perform, too, and this event is at the Malco. The film festival continues with screenings of movies from.. read more →