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By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal You should have no problem hearing or seeing fireworks displays all over Northeast Mississippi all weekend long, but below you’ll find a list of what’s happening leading up to Monday so you can have the best seats available for live music, food and fun. OXFORD Celebrations start Friday in […]

It’s been about six years since I attended my last fan convention. I hosted panels at San Diego Comic Con in 2008, ‘09 and ‘10. I twice hosted panels at Dragon Con in Atlanta in ‘08 and ‘09. It’s a fun experience, but sometimes absence makes the heart grow fonder for them. Back in April, […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal There are people who consider 1996’s “Independence Day” a great movie. I’m not one of them. It was entertaining, sure, but it didn’t knock my socks off, so I wasn’t particularly excited about seeing its sequel, “Independence Day: Resurgence.” That lack of interest probably worked in my favor. The […]

By Adrian Sainz and Hillel Italie Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist whose sharp, graceful style helped Elvis Presley shape his revolutionary sound and inspired a generation of musicians that included Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Bruce Springsteen, died Tuesday. He was 84. Moore died at his home in Nashville, […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – In a duplex on Clayton Avenue, two brothers – Monte Warren, 20, and Koron Ashton Jackson, 16 – stand over a laptop while they search their files for music videos they made. They both wear plain white T-shirts and grey cut-off shorts, their casual garb when working from […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – A musical renaissance can be found just up Highway 78 this summer in Union County. New Albany Marketing and Tourism was recently awarded the Levitt Amp Music Series, hosting concerts each weekend on the new outdoor stage at Park Along the River downtown. If 10 weekends […]

“Dad, what are they fighting about?” I heard this question posed from the back seat this past Monday morning. I’d tuned out listening to NPR debate gun control and forgot my 5-year-old was riding along as I was taking her to school. “They’re talking about guns,” I said, sheepishly, hoping she wasn’t going to follow […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal When Pixar started doing sequels of its movies, I was cautiously optimistic. They could besmirch the memories of classic movies, or they could create new classics. “Finding Dory,” a follow-up to 2003’s “Finding Nemo,” is a welcome addition to the Pixar canon and well worth a trip to the […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal SMITHVILLE – A professional actress and Elvis Presley co-star regularly tells independent filmmakers to think of her if they ever need someone to play an old lady. “No one has ever taken me up on it. Until now,” said Marlyn Mason, who appeared in Elvis’ “The Trouble with Girls.” […]

This week’s column was written by Guest Columnist Jonathan Martin. ––––– “How many likes now, Dad?” That’s my son, George. He’s a precocious 6-year-old. This question, anxiously delivered, references a photo posted on Facebook a few weeks ago: One where he and his younger brother are posing in our backyard wearing oversized straw hats tilted […]