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Kay (Stewart McMillan) is consoled by her fiancé Buckley (Josh Martin) as their wedding plans begin to take their toll in TCT's "Father of the Bride."

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Stanley Banks is a simple man. He likes his job and his family, and isn’t keen on change. But all that is about to, well … you know. Tupelo Community Theater’s newest production is the timeless story of “Father of the Bride.” The 1950’s set-story about a […]

Marianne (Evan Rachel Wood) is serenaded by Roland (Sam Palladio), but there’s trouble on the horizon for the fairies in “Strange Magic.” (AP Photo/Copyright Strange Magic & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal George Lucas dreamed up the story for “Strange Magic.” Trailers for the animated film made sure potential viewers knew of his involvement. And I’d say that having the guy behind “Star Wars” also behind this fairy tale helped sway me to pick it for this week’s review. “Strange Magic” […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – The board of aldermen signed a contract Jan. 20 allowing for more national television exposure. The National Geographic Channel series “Diggers” will film an episode at the city-owned Gulf Ordnance Plant in Prairie. “They’re excited to do a war story featuring awesome women,” said City Clerk Jackie […]

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Elvis has a seat while his fans wait in line Tuesday morning before Elvis Festival tickets went on sale at 9 a.m. at the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association offices.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – For the first time Tuesday, the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association took Elvis Festival ticket sales for both walk-in and phone orders at the same time, leaving a lot of fans feeling left out in the cold – literally. “You don’t get in between an Elvis fan […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Today is the day, Elvis fans. The 2015 Tupelo Elvis Festival tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. at the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association on South Broadway. “In the past we’ve done walk-in orders at 9 a.m. and phone calls at 10 a.m.,” said marketing associate […]

Associated Press HOLLY SPRINGS – Hundreds of Elvis Presley vinyl singles and albums, a pink Cadillac and the antebellum mansion that became a quirky Elvis shrine will be auctioned Saturday. Everything that was “Graceland Too” and all of owner Paul MacLeod’s vehicles will be auctioned Saturday at the mansion in Holly Springs, Attorney Phillip Knecht […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – A poet from New Orleans will spend the next two weeks in Tupelo as part of the annual artist residency program. This year’s guest is Asia Rainey, whose work includes spoken-word poetry, music, theater, television and films. She will be in Tupelo from Jan. 27 to Feb. 7 […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Tom Kimmel has come home. The acclaimed singer and songwriter, now a resident of Tupelo after a long stint out in the world, is strapping on his guitar for a local show. Something he hasn’t done here in a long time. “I’m glad to be here,” Kimmel […]

IChris Kyle (Bradley Cooper, right) takes aim to keep U.S. forces safe in "American Sniper." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Keith Bernstein)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Clint Eastwood knows how to film violence. In his latest effort, “American Sniper,” it’s hard to keep from twisting in a safe theater seat when U.S. forces hit the Iraqi streets. “American Sniper” is the story of Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), a real-life Texas cowboy with little direction in […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – The Tupelo Community Theatre earned several awards at the Mississippi Theater Association competition and will be moving on to the regionals in March. Corinth Theatre-Arts had one individual actress recognized. “We’re very excited,” said TCT director Tom Booth. “Because of the number of entries Mississippi had, two entries will be moving […]