North Mississippi Entertainment News information from the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal’s Sheena Barnett

Sheena has left the building

It’s transition time here at the Journal. Check in the coming weeks to hear from our new entertainment reporter. (Clue: Longtime SceneNow blog watchers have heard from him before.)

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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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Details on Elvis Pet Parade and Pageant

The Tupelo Elvis Festival has details on this year’s Pet Parade and Pageant… Tupelo Elvis Festival “Elvis Look-Alike Pet Parade and Pageant” TUPELO, Miss- Please mark your calendars for the 2014 Elvis Look-Alike Pet Parade and Pageant, which will be held Saturday, June 7th at 9am in the BancorpSouth Arena Breezeway in front of the […]

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Ingram Hill added to Elvis fest line-up

Fairpark Concert Lineup is completed with Addition of Ingram Hill TUPELO, Miss- The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association continues to make additions to the celebration of the 16th anniversary of the Tupelo Elvis Festival, which will be held June 5-8, 2014.  The Fairpark entertainment lineup has developed into a high energy and exciting festival. Earlier […]

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I laughed, I cried: my visit to ‘Night Vale’

“The past is gone, and cannot harm you anymore. And while the future is fast coming for you, it always flinches first, and settles in as the gentle present. This now, this us, we can cope with that. We can do this together, you and I.” – Cecil, “Welcome to Night Vale,” “The Candidate” “Welcome […]

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My Oxford Film Festival experience

The Oxford Film Festival is in its 11th year, and for all of those years, I’ve wanted to go. For whatever reason, the stars haven’t aligned until this year, and I was able to attend on Friday. I’m writing a story about the festival’s runaway success for Monday’s Daily Journal, but there was so much […]

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