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By Jake Coyle AP Film Writer NEW YORK – “The Interview” was put back into theaters Thursday when Sony Pictures Entertainment announced a limited theatrical release for the comedy that provoked an international incident with North Korea and outrage over its cancelled release. Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton said Tuesday that Seth Rogen’s North Korea […]

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Paul Thorn stopped by Reed's in Tupelo on Monday to sign copies of "Too Blessed to be Stressed," which is also available at www.paulthorn.com.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Paul Thorn’s always willing to expand his fan base, and he goes about it with a combination of talent, humility and hard work. “It’s been the best year I ever had,” Thorn said. “The way I define it is when I do gigs, more people are there. […]

By Christine Mai-Duc Los Angeles Times (TNS) Joe Cocker Cocker, a musician best known for hits such as “With a Little Help From My Friends,” “Have a Little Faith,” and “You Are So Beautiful,” has died. Cocker died at his home in Colorado on Monday after a battle with lung cancer, his agent’s office and […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – The sounds of the season will return to Link Centre on Sunday, with the annual holiday concert highlighting the talents of Nan Lawrence, Calvin and Jauna Ellis, Greg Earnest, Sara Plunkett, and Mary Frances Massey. “We all started working on projects together at Link Centre in 2008,” […]

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Clark Richey owns 10 buildings in Baldwyn's historic district, including the Claude Gentry Theatre, home of the Baldwyn Main Street Players community theater, founded by Richey in 2011.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal BALDWYN – Take an afternoon stroll through Baldwyn’s historic district, and you’ll see vastly different sights than you would as little as three years ago. While many have had a hand in the revitalization of the four-block area, one man seems to be making each carefully calculated step larger […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – “This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency, here.” Link Centre will host its third annual “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” Quote-Along Extravaganza today at 7:30 p.m. The popular event brings together the classic holiday film and audience participation, complete with the best lines from the film. As the […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal The Old Testament comes to vivid and expansive life in “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” If you want rivers of blood and plagues of locusts, you’ll find them in stunning, believable detail in director Ridley Scott’s latest epic. The scale of the movie is most impressive, so much so that […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Mary Ann Mobley Collins lived in California for decades while starring in movies with Elvis Presley and others, but her daughter said the former Miss America always felt most at home in her native Mississippi. “She may have traveled the world many times over, but she loved […]

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Dancers with North Mississippi Dance Centre perform to Waltz of the Flowers during Sunday's Hope for the Holidays fundraiser for St. Jude at the Lyric Theater.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Hundreds packed the Lyric Theater downtown on Sunday as North Mississippi Dance Centre presented its second-annual “Hope for the Holidays” recital, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Students of the dance centre and Tupelo’s Civic Ballet have participated in learning extra choreography and attending added weekend rehearsals […]

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Tupelo resident Bart Cayson, 54, has been playing guitar since high school, and he started making cigar box guitars about two years ago.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – These are days of plenty, when there’s a brick-and-mortar or online store to fill just about every need. But times haven’t always been this good, and people had to adapt what they had at hand. Bart Cayson isn’t exactly revisiting the old days, but he’s playing around […]