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By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal OXFORD – Nearly two decades ago, Mississippi native Rhes Low took his acting talents and big plans to Hollywood. “As an actor, I was very arty for a while,” the 40-year-old said. “I was all about doing it for art’s sake.” He appeared in independent films and worked on […]

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Confederate Gen. P.T. Beauregard, portrayed by Larry McClurry, back left, Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, portrayed by Dr. E.C. Field, center, and Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, portrayed by Michael Cole, far right, talk to attendees before the start of the Battle of Iuka Civil War re-enactment Saturday afternoon in Iuka.

By William Moore Daily Journal IUKA – When the smoke from the cannons and muskets cleared Saturday afternoon, Union troops had won the Battle of Iuka, just as they did 152 years ago. Today, Confederate supporters will see if the Rebels can fare any better in the Battle of Farmington at 1 p.m. The two […]

By William Moore Daily Journal BALDWYN – The Okeelala Festival will return to Baldwyn’s Latimer Park on Oct. 4. “We have a car show, a 5k run, arts and crafts, festival food and a hot rod lawnmower pull,” said Baldwyn Main Street Chamber director Lori Tucker. “We expect around 3,000 visitors that day, along with […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Izzy is bringing her magic pixie dust with her when she, Jake and Cubby land at the BancorpSouth Arena for “Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirates and Princesses.” The live show will feature the stars of “Jake and the Neverland Pirates,” Princess Sofia and a host of favorite […]

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It’s a big day at Truvy’s beauty parlor – it’s Shelby’s wedding day. The actresses in Tupelo High School’s production of “Steel Magnolias” are, from left, Katelyn Stieg (Ouiser), Kaitlin Flowers (Truvy); Morgan Southworth (Clairee); Mary Clair Kelly (Shelby) and Victoria Wise (M’Lynn).

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Six women, six different viewpoints: When the actresses starring in Tupelo High School’s production of “Steel Magnolias” saw the 1989 movie of the same name, they all came away with different opinions. Some liked it; some didn’t. But all of them decided they had to find their own […]

Hazel (Cozi Zuehlsdorff, left) and Sawyer (Nathan Gamble) play with a dolphin in “Dolphin Tale 2.” (AP Photo)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal “Dolphin Tale 2” is a B movie in more ways than one. First, that’s the grade I’ll give it at the end of this writeup, and second, the feel-good story clearly has no pretensions of grandeur. The original “Dolphin Tale” was “inspired by true events” that brought Winter, a […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Worlds collide in Cotton Wine. Brandon James loves country and rock, and Holland native Femke is a classically trained accordionist. Put their different influences and sounds together, and they create a unique brand of Americana. The band will perform Tuesday in Tupelo, thanks to the Tupelo Concert Association. […]

By Sheena Barnett Daily Journal TUPELO – Everyone from experienced ballroom dancers to newcomers are welcome to strut their stuff during National Ballroom Dance Week. Local dance clubs are celebrating the 26th annual week, from Friday until Sept. 27, with dances, lessons and other events for dancers of all ages and abilities. “We are definitely […]

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 […]