My Jamberry challenge – UPDATE!

Day seven: If I’d painted my nails seven days ago, I’d have repainted them after two or three days. The nail polish is looking pretty awful right now. The Jamberry wraps, meanwhile, still look great, but I am noticing today they are becoming much more loose around the edges than in previous days, so it’s back to […]

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‘Days of Gold’ tour keeps summertime vibe alive

BY RAN VAN DUSEN TUPELO – In part of his stage banter, Jake Owen told a crowd of approximately 5,000 fans Thursday night that summer wasn’t over yet. As the cool breeze of autumn was gently blowing in outside, Owen kept that summer vibe alive inside of the BancorpSouth Arena with a performance that can […]

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Punk 101

Earlier this week, I spoke to Ginny Miller’s Journalism 101 class at Tupelo High School. I talked about how important it is to be fair when you’re writing about your favorite or your least-favorite band. I said I think it’s a good idea for music writers to have a healthy respect for all styles of […]

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Album leak: ‘All Together Now’ by Better Than Ezra

BY RAY VAN DUSEN Used to, in our younger days, a Better Than Ezra release would constitute a series of road trips to truly soak it in while making memories with the 13 or so tracks on continuous loops. Thanks to an online first listen six days before the Tuesday release of the New Orleans […]

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What’s your favorite ghost story?

Every creature has its day. Vampires were hot (well, you know what I mean) for a while. Then zombies were fashionable. Werewolves were cool if you didn’t want to be too obvious about your monster obsession. Now mermaids are the new It Creature. I’ll always love vampires, but my favorite creature will always be ghosts. […]

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Sam Riggs & the Night People ready to rock Blue Canoe

  BY SHEENA BARNETT Sam Riggs loves to tell a good story. His stories come with a side of twang, as he and his band, the Night People, plan to take over Nashville by storm. The band’s latest album, “Outrun the Sun,” was released in October and has won heaps of praise from country fans […]

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Nichols ready for Elvis Festival

TUPELO – Life is, for Joe Nichols, like his hit song, “Sunny and 75.” His latest album, “Crickets,” is a hit with fans and critics alike, and he’s been on the road both solo and with country superstars Lady Antebellum. To top it all off, he and his wife just welcomed a newborn, and he’s […]

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Thorn, Hudson, Mathus to play Band Together

From the Downtown Main Street Association: Band Together Benefit Concert Announces Line Up Following the storms of April 28, 2014, a group of citizens banded together in order to host a benefit concert for the Northeast Mississippi tornado relief efforts. The “Band Together” benefit concert will be held on Thursday, June 5th at Fairpark in Downtown […]

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Folk Art on the River looking for artists

The city of New Albany hosts the Biscuits & Jam Farmer’s Market and Folk Art on the River, which is the second Saturday of each month during the farmer’s market season. Artists are needed for the Folk Art on the River – check out details below:   2nd SATURDAYS FOLK ART ON THE RIVER Call […]

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Band Together Benefit announced

  From Tupelo’s Downtown Main Street Association: Band Together Benefit Concert   Following the storms of April 28, 2014, a group of citizens band together in order to host a benefit concert for the Northeast Mississippi tornado relief efforts. After working feverishly hard, we are proud to announce the Band Together Benefit Concert will take […]

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