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By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Before the curtain even opens on “Cicada” at the Lyric Theater next week, Tupelo Community Theatre already has a lot to be proud of. After securing an award for Best Production at Mississippi Theatre Association’s annual festival last weekend in Hattiesburg, director Tom Booth and his cast […]

“Turn that light back on,” my daughter yelled at me. I was driving down West Main Street later than I should have been with her in the back seat one night last week. I don’t remember where we were going or coming from, I just remember it was after 9 p.m. and she should have […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Brian Eads left Tupelo in 2011, after serving as West Jackson Street Baptist Church’s minister of music. Saturday should feel like a homecoming to Eads, as he’ll serve as guest conductor for the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. “I’ve been gone for six years and I feel like […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal News accounts of the Boston Marathon bombing were required reading and viewing in 2013, and that’s a hurdle for the filmmakers behind “Patriots Day.” They clear it by introducing viewers to a variety of people affected by those horrifying events. It didn’t take long for me to care about […]

Southern Sentinel BLUE MOUNTAIN – American Idol winner Trent Harmon will headline Blue Mountain College’s Second Annual Scholarship Gala in April. “Blue Mountain College is pleased to name Amory’s own Trent Harmon as the guest performer at the 2017 Scholarship Gala,” BMC President Dr. Barbara C. McMillan said. “Trent has secured a place for himself […]

Arkansas musicians The Lark and the Loon stopped by the Daily Journal last week during a visit to Tupelo to play at Blue Canoe. Watch as they perform a pair of songs for The Memo podcast. You also can listen to an interview with the duo — Rocky Steen-Rolfzen and Jeff Rolfzen — from Wednesday’s […]

By Tamara Lush Associated Press SARASOTA, Fla. – Goodbye to death-defying feats – daring young men (and women) on the flying trapeze, whip-wielding lion tamers, human cannonballs. Goodbye to the scent of peanuts and popcorn, the thrill of three rings, the jaunty bum-bum-dadadada of circus music. Send out the clowns. The Big Top is coming […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal HATTIESBURG – Tupelo Community Theatre has done it again. For the sixth year in a row, TCT has won the Warren McDaniel Award for Best Production at Mississippi Theatre Association, allowing for advancement to the Southeastern Theatre Conference. Winners were announced at MTA on Sunday, as the cast of […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Herb “Flight Time” Lang certainly puts the globetrotter in Globetrotters. For the past 18 years, he’s been traveling with the world-class basketball team all over the world. On his list of many accomplishments is meeting President Barack Obama twice, and spinning a basketball on Pope Francis’ finger […]

When the new calendar delivery arrives at the Daily Journal newsroom ahead of each new year, I feel a bit like Steve Martin’s character in “The Jerk” when the new phone books arrive. I may not dance around in the parking lot, yelling at passersby, but the enjoyment is there. There’s several reasons for this. […]