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By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Hamburger lovers rejoice, April 7 will be your day. Both the Burger Bash and Bud & Burgers are scheduled in downtown Tupelo that Friday. The Burger Bash, a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi, will take over South Broadway Street at lunch. That evening, […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – On Wednesday, a reviewer with The Washington Post called Greg Iles’ latest novel, “Mississippi Blood,” “spectacular.” On Thursday, the Natchez-based author met with a bunch of Mississippi readers who didn’t need to be told what to expect from an Iles book. “I love Greg’s writing a lot, […]

Daily Journal STARKVILLE – A Starkville teen has made his way to the top 10 of the “MasterChef Junior” culinary competition. Mark Coblentz, the son of Robbie and Bonnie Coblentz, made a deconstructed s’more to hang onto one of the coveted spots in Thursday night’s show. Coblentz was among 40 junior home cooks between the […]

JACKSON (AP) – Elvis Presley, William Faulkner and B.B. King are among the first 18 members of a hall of fame at a Meridian museum that will honor the arts and entertainment in Mississippi. The $50 million Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience, projected to open early next year, will include exhibits, performance spaces and a […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – If there’s one thing maestro Steven Byess loves, it’s collaboration. That’s what makes the annual semi-stage performance event from the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Ohio Light Opera and the University of Memphis musical theater program such a big event. Coming off the heels of previous NMSO performances […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Slip into your blue suede shoes and get ready to dance through the weekend in Tupelo with Dancing with the King. The fourth annual event, designed to celebrate the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s music and provide scholarships for young dancers in the community, starts Friday at […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal On the drive home from the theater, I asked my family members if they were entranced by “Beauty and the Beast.” They each said, “No,” though one confessed to getting teary-eyed at one point. This surprised me because I got swept up in the story, even though I knew […]

By Hillel Italie Associated Press Rock n’ roll was more than a new kind of music, but a new story to tell, one for kids with transistor radios in their hands and money in their pockets, beginning to raise questions their parents never had the luxury to ask. Along with James Dean and J.D. Salinger […]

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Singer Zach Oswald of the group O.B.B. belts out into the microphone.

Winter Jam, Christian music’s biggest tour, made a stop in Tupelo on Thursday night. Fans filled BancorpSouth Arena to see acts like Crowder, Steven Malcolm, Sarah Reeves, and O.B.B. perform.

Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mark Coblentz, 13, of Starkville has once again advanced to the next round of “MasterChef Junior.” The 13-year-old son of Robbie and Bonnie Coblentz was among 40 junior home cooks between the ages of 8 and 13 who were chosen for season five of the culinary competition. On Thursday night’s show, […]