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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 […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – There came a time in Nancy Pooler’s life when she needed to make a change. She’d been involved in theater, but it was getting her down. She thinks a rival for the lead in “Hello, Dolly” tried to injure her, and her backstage job during a production […]

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Felica Woods takes a picture with her iPad of her Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority sisters as they wait in the lobby of the Tupelo Malco Theatre before they enter to watch the movie "Selma" on Thursday night.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Hollywood has provided a new way to reflect on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with the release of “Selma,” an Academy Award nominee for Best Picture. Showing at the Malco in Tupelo, “Selma” is a behind-the-scenes look at the run-up to the march from Selma […]

Daily Journal The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association will celebrate the 17th anniversary of the Tupelo Elvis Festival, which will be held June 4 – 7. For a limited time, pre-sale ticket packages will be available to purchase Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. central for all customers (walk-in and phone). Tickets can be purchased at […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal OXFORD – Entertainment executive Sam Haskell has reunited with an old friend to develop TV movies for NBC. Country music icon Dolly Parton has joined forces with Haskell’s Magnolia Hill Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television to produce a series of two-hour TV movies based on Parton’s life, stories and […]

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Tupelo Community Theatre's "Lonestar," above, and Corinth Theatre-Arts' "Sordid Lives," below, will compete among other theatrical productions at Mississippi Theatre Association's festival this weekend in Oxford.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal OXFORD – Tupelo, Corinth, Oxford, and Starkville all have something to bring to the table when it comes to community theater, and they’ll compete against each other and multiple Mississippi organizations this weekend. Mississippi Theatre Association is hosting its annual theater festival at the University of Mississippi’s Ford Center […]

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The crew at the BancorpSouth Arena stands on the uncovered ice Monday morning, working to get it ready for six hockey games starting today.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – A major event took place in Tupelo last weekend that the majority of you weren’t privy to. In fact, this type of thing happens on a regular basis, while most of you are fast asleep. On Friday, January 9, more than 8,000 people filled the BancorpSouth Arena […]