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By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The 11th Tupelo Film Festival will celebrate independent filmmakers today and Saturday at the Malco in Tupelo. “This is an art form. When people make films on little budgets, they have to rely on ingenuity and creativity,” said Roy Turner, president of the Tupelo Film Festival Society. […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Elvis’ music was made for dancing. The Tupelo Ballroom Dance Club is celebrating his hip-swinging sounds next weekend with the first-ever Dancing With the King. The festival not only includes a variety of workshops but competitions for youth, amateur and professional dancers to dance to Elvis’ music. “I […]

The THS Jazz Singers are, front row from left, Warner King, Leah Davis, Mallie Imbler, Mary Clair Kelly, Tanner Collum, Christian Henderson and Alex Park; second row from left, Nathan Parker, Rachel Lee, Alisha Rupert, Macy Replogle, Kelly Nabors, Maya Mayfield, Elizabeth Hocevar, Betsy Hilbun, Maggie Davis and Kyle Alford; and third row from left, Reed Johnson, Grey Davis and Josh Martin. Not pictured are Madeline Boyd, Brett-Ashleigh Brooks, Josh Caron, Amaris Franks, Jairus Jones, Isaiah Traylor. (Courtesy photo)

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Fresh off a major victory, the Tupelo High School Jazz Singers are coming home for a performance. Last week, the Jazz Singers took home the top prize in the Vocal Jazz category at OrlandoFest, a competition for choirs and bands. The THS Madrigals won, too, said director Suzy […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal Without the vocal talents of Kristin Chenoweth, I’d have to lower my grade for “Rio 2.” She plays a poisonous frog named Gabi who’s in love with an obnoxious cockatoo named Nigel (Jermaine Clement). Pound for pound – rather, ounce for ounce – that little frog delivers massive comic […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Three friends believe they’re at the beginning of something big. Preston Hooper and Carlos Campbell were both 7 years old when they started dancing. Cameron Jones was 9 when he started. “Me and Carlos met in fourth grade,” said Hooper, a 15-year-old Tupelo resident. “I met Cameron […]

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Isaac Ratliff, 5, hangs over the side of the caboose during a train ride Saturday afternoon at the Amory Railroad Festival.

By JB Clark Daily Journal AMORY – The Amory Railroad Festival is about arts and crafts, cars, music and games, but ask almost anyone what the best part of the festival is and they are likely to talk about Bethel Apostolic Church’s apple fritters. Halfway down the road of food vendors, mostly churches, a tent […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – When Leigh Ann Mattox arrived at the Veterans Park fishing pond Saturday morning at 7:15, she said 100 parents and kids were waiting, fishing gear in had, to begin casting for catfish. By 10 a.m., almost every spare foot of bank around the northern half of the stocked […]


Daily Journal TUPELO – Sister Hazel and Joe Nichols are the headliner acts for the 16th Tupelo Elvis Festival June 5-8, the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association announced late Friday. • At the Fairpark stage on the night of Friday, June 6 will be Sister Hazel. They’re an alternative rock band Elvis Fest logofrom Gainesville, […]

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Splash, Tupelo Middle School's show choir, has three performances of its time-traveling show this weekend.

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Middle School’s show choir, Splash, will “Rock Around the Clock” with its new show. The show choir has three performances of its time-traveling show this weekend. “We’re going to rock through the decades,” said the choir’s director, Katie Foxworthy. “We’ll have a song for each decade, starting […]

By David Bauder AP Television Writer NEW YORK – CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert, who will take over the “Late Show” next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy. Colbert, 49, has been hosting “The Colbert Report” at […]