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By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – A musical renaissance can be found just up Highway 78 this summer in Union County. New Albany Marketing and Tourism was recently awarded the Levitt Amp Music Series, hosting concerts each weekend on the new outdoor stage at Park Along the River downtown. If 10 weekends […]

“Dad, what are they fighting about?” I heard this question posed from the back seat this past Monday morning. I’d tuned out listening to NPR debate gun control and forgot my 5-year-old was riding along as I was taking her to school. “They’re talking about guns,” I said, sheepishly, hoping she wasn’t going to follow […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal When Pixar started doing sequels of its movies, I was cautiously optimistic. They could besmirch the memories of classic movies, or they could create new classics. “Finding Dory,” a follow-up to 2003’s “Finding Nemo,” is a welcome addition to the Pixar canon and well worth a trip to the […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal SMITHVILLE – A professional actress and Elvis Presley co-star regularly tells independent filmmakers to think of her if they ever need someone to play an old lady. “No one has ever taken me up on it. Until now,” said Marlyn Mason, who appeared in Elvis’ “The Trouble with Girls.” […]

This week’s column was written by Guest Columnist Jonathan Martin. ––––– “How many likes now, Dad?” That’s my son, George. He’s a precocious 6-year-old. This question, anxiously delivered, references a photo posted on Facebook a few weeks ago: One where he and his younger brother are posing in our backyard wearing oversized straw hats tilted […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal I have lingering bad feelings toward “Now You See Me” (2013) because I didn’t think the big reveal at the end made much sense, so I didn’t have high hopes for “Now You See Me 2.” The heroes from the first film, Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt (Woody Harrelson) and […]

By Kristin M. Hall Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lincoln “Chips” Moman, a Memphis producer, musician and songwriter who helped Elvis Presley engineer a musical comeback in the late ‘60s and then moved to Nashville to record Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and other top country performers, died Monday in LaGrange, Georgia. He was 79. Donny […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – It’s always good to know you’ve got a Fairy Godmother on your side, especially when your evil stepmother has it in for you. That’s just some of what Charlotte Armistead has experienced in playing the titular character of Cinderella for Tupelo Community Theatre this summer. “I never […]

I’m a big defender that there’s always something to do in Northeast Mississippi – a fact I was well aware of before I started reporting on … well, things to do in Northeast Mississippi. Even with the different options available to us as citizens, there’s stuff I’ve never even done. I’ve never run in the […]

Houston Homecoming

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It’s always the Saturday before July 4th and it’s always a lot of fun. Houston Homecoming 2016 will be Saturday, July 2 on The Square downtown with music, bounce-houses, food, fun and fireworks, too. “We want people to mark their calendars and bring their family and make plans […]