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By Ellen Simmons Special to the Journal RIPLEY – Being a part of the team that prosecuted Enron, working with refugees in Liberia and interning with Conan O’Brien are just a few of the experiences that have led Shannon Cohn to become a director and producer. Cohn, who hails from Ripley, lived all over the […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Hours after the end of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, Downtown Main Street Association and CSpire set up a 22-by-33-foot Jumbotron in Fairpark for the fifth CSpire Pigskins in the Park. Mississippi State University and Ole Miss fans gathered in the park for […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – They say you can’t go home again, but award-winning playwright Jerre Dye came back to Mississippi for his play “Cicada,” which Tupelo Community Theatre will present in January at the Lyric Theatre. “I went to Memphis to see this show with no expectations of doing it here […]

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Chris Stapleton performed at the Bancorpsouth Arena Friday night to a sold-out crowd.

Country artist Chris Stapleton played at the BancorpSouth Arena on Friday night.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – As Mac McAnally spoke into his telephone, his voice began to distort amid the sound of running water. “Sorry,” McAnally said, “I’ll try to stand still. This won’t evoke a whole lot of sympathy but I’m standing right at the edge of the Pacific Ocean.” McAnally chuckled […]

I can’t say enough good things about the machine that is the BancorpSouth Arena. The team there pulls off amazing feats on a weekly basis. Yes, much to your chagrin, the arena is always open and always hosting events, even if it’s not a big concert. There’s always some function, workshop or event happening that […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal “The Accountant” has been marketed as a thriller, but I prefer to think of it as a black comedy. And, yes, the jokes are intentional. Ben Affleck plays Christian Wolff, a mysterious accountant and a wiz with numbers. He’s a mild-mannered sort, except when he’s killing his enemies. If […]

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Steve Miller walks through the Haunted Theatre, which has transformed the inside of the Lyric Theatre.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – In space, no one can hear you scream. In Tupelo’s Lyric Theatre, however, you won’t hear much else starting this weekend. The 11th annual Haunted Theatre, presented by Tupelo Community Theatre, opens its doors to scares a-plenty starting Friday, and director Steve Miller has some sci-fi surprises […]

If there’s one saying I get tired of hearing in this area, it’s this: “There’s nothing to do.” Au contraire, mon frére. You’re probably looking in the wrong places when it comes to entertainment. One plus of having the privilege of putting this section together on a weekly basis is being privy to a lot […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal OXFORD – The band My Morning Jacket has been putting out popular tunes since 1998, but guitarist Carl Broemel has a few of his own tunes he’s ready to share with audiences. “No matter if I am in the studio with the band, myself or with another artist, I […]