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Daily Journal TUPELO – The Emmy-nominated Irish ensemble Celtic Woman is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an 80-city tour next year that will include Tupelo. Celtic Woman will perform at the BancorpSouth Arena on May 5. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday and are $99, $59 and $35. Celtic woman has sold more […]

By Wayne Parry Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor. That immediately […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau IUKA – Re-enacting Civil War events of the Sept. 19, 1862, Battle of Iuka and the May 9, 1862, Battle of Farmington will be the centerpiece of next weekend’s activities in Iuka, but organizers have planned many other activities to interest visitors. “We are planning to turn the […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Parents can have a night out at the theater and kids can have an evening of play time, thanks to a new program. Tupelo Community Theater and HealthWorks! have teamed up for “Play Time! with TCT,” a program that will benefit parents and kids, as well as HealthWorks! […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – R. Kelly will perform at the BancorpSouth Arena on Oct. 25. Known as the “King of R&B,” R. Kelly has had hit singles like “Ignition,” “I’m a Flirt,” “I Believe I Can Fly” and “Trapped in the Closet.” The singer, songwriter and producer released his latest album, “Black Panties,” last December. […]

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Percy (Bethany Ramsey, right) has a tough first day on the job at the Spitfire Grill in TCT’s production of “The Spitfire Grill.” Her customers are, from left, Caleb (Clark Richey) and Joe (Mickey Gousset), and her boss is the tough-as-nails Hannah (Jennifer Cummings, center).

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Everyone who comes to the Spitfire Grill is looking for a new life, and maybe a pardon for past sins. Tupelo Community Theatre’s season opener is a moving musical version of the 1996 movie “The Spitfire Grill.” Fresh out of jail, Percy (Bethany Ramsey) arrives in a small […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Water Liars makes music that sounds like Mississippi. The indie rock band has slow songs as graceful and calming as a lazy river. But when the guys turn it up to 11, their music is as raw and unrelenting as the Mississippi summer heat. Water Liars will bring […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Coincidences happen regularly in real life, but they shouldn’t happen too often in fiction. And that’s a problem for “The Identical,” a straightforward, good-hearted tale that relies on events lining up just so. It’s not about Elvis Presley – a character makes a point to mention Elvis – but […]


From staff reports SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The Miss America Organization and dick clark productions are joining forces. Amory native and Oxford resident Sam Haskell said in a press release that “dick clark productions is the leader in live event television and we look forward to growing the show’s legacy and elevating the Miss America […]

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While Debbie Brangenburg, left, and Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton look on, Jack Reed Jr. announces that Matt Laubhan and Emily Leonard, both from WTVA, will be grand marshals for the 2014 Reed's Tupelo Christmas Parade.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – With the words “Basement, now!” meteorologist Matt Laubhan became a YouTube sensation after the April 28 tornado. Months later, Laubhan and his wife, Emily Leonard, both with WTVA news, have been selected to be grand marshals for the 2014 Reed’s Tupelo Christmas Parade. “They’re great representatives of […]