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By Leslie Criss Daily Journal Just in time for an onslaught of spring nuptials, Mississippi author Ashton Lee’s newest novel, the third in The Cherry Cola Book Club series, is ready for readers. “The Wedding Circle,” finds Cherico, Mississippi, librarian Maura Beth Mayhew reaping the rewards for her rebellious stand taken to save the library […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Middle School seventh- and eighth-graders will take to the stage starting Sunday with their Splash show choir performance of “Light of the World.” Director Katie Foxworthy says the show has come to fruition after months of hard work from the kids. “These boys and girls have […]

Everyone has that favorite TV show that just didn’t quite find its niche in primetime and went the way of the dinosaurs. Whether it was “Firefly,” “Community,” “Arrested Development” or some other series that was gone too soon, everyone has felt that disappointment when they find out that “their show” is gone. On Tuesday, it […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Disney’s “purr-fect” musical, “The Aristocats” is for all ages, but the kids are the ones having fun with it. Pied Piper Players’ latest children’s show will bring the music, laughs, and felines from the 1970 classic to audiences this weekend. “It’s a pretty faithful adaptation,” said co-director […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal I suspect “The Gunman” had the capacity to be a standout movie because it works as an action flick, and I wanted to see how everything played out. It stars Sean Penn as Terrier, a government contractor who’s good at killing people, and generally looks good while doing it. […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal OXFORD – The so-called “pope of trash” will be making his first ever journey to Oxford this weekend. Writer, director, photographer, and all-around artist John Waters has a new one-man show where he, or, at least a version of him, tells it like it is. “I’m playing myself,” Waters […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal HOLLY SPRINGS – The saga of Graceland Too continues after being auctioned off at the end of January. In May, the contents of the home-turned-Elvis museum will once again hit the auction block. Back in January, the first two lots up for bidding were Graceland Too owner Paul MacLeod’s two […]

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Kim Campbell, wife of country music legend Glen Campbell, chats with Steve MacAlilly, left, and Alan Brown of Mississippi Methodist Senior Services before a panel discussion on Alzheimer's following a screening of "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me" on Tuesday night. Methodist Senior Services, in partnership with the Mississippi chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and the Mind Center, has organized showings of the documentary and panel discussions in Brandon and D'Ibervile this week.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Glen Campbell provided the music and a window into life with Alzheimer’s disease Tuesday night. Mississippi Methodist Senior Services hosted two screenings of the documentary “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” and a panel discussion including Campbell’s wife Kim and local Alzheimer’s advocates at the Malco Theater in […]

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Synergy show choir teacher Danielle Frerer, seated, leads students Karmen Tubbs, from left, Malorie Payne, Shania Jones, Morgan King, Sierra Wilbanks, Madi Tasma, Reagan Ray and Molly Homan while they sing one of the songs in their winning routine Monday afternoon at Tupelo High School. The group was named the FAME grand champions over the weekend.

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo High School’s Synergy show choir has returned home with the grand champion award after this weekend’s Fame national championship series in Orlando. Director Danielle Frerer says that the hard work and spirit of her 32 girls has paid off. “We spend a lot of time together […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Elvis won’t leave the building this weekend until the dancers have their due. The Dance Studio in Tupelo will host a festival celebrating the dance tunes of Elvis Presley. While the occasion is for dancers and non-dancers alike, everyone should have a great time, according to event […]