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In the Arena, 5/30

29 May

BY TODD HUNT

It’s busy here at the Arena – we have a lot of activities coming up as well that should be to your liking. For starters, the Mudcats will be wrapping up the home portion of their regular season this Saturday night at 7 p.m. The team has all kinds of ticket specials available, including tickets priced as low as $5. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s circus will be coming to Tupelo June 19-22. And finally, Disney Live will present a stage show featuring Winnie the Pooh on Friday, September 26.

We also have a few shows in the works that aren’t quite ready to be announced. We’re working on two different rock shows, another pop/r&b show, and a comedy show for later this year. Hopefully we’ll be able to announce more details soon. Unfortunately, the odds that any of these shows are by a band named Radiohead are somewhere between slim and none…

Until next week,

Todd

Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town at BancorpSouth Arena

29 May

Country star Carrie Underwood is performing at the BancorpSouth Arena Dec. 9.
Underwood won “American Idol” in 2005 and is known for her hit singles like “Before He Cheats,” “Jesus Take the Wheel” and “Wasted.”
Little Big Town will open the concert. The quartet has hits like “Boondocks” and “Good as Gone.”
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 28 at 10 a.m. and are $47.75 and $37.75.
For more information, call the Arena at (662) 841-6528.

Here’s a video of Underwood performing her new single, “Last Name,” on this year’s “American Idol” finale.

What’s Going On – David Cook, Spiderman, Ouija Boards

29 May

Happy Thursday, Scene cats.

  • Can you vague that up for me? New “Spider-Man” flick will be released sometime around 2010 or 2011.
  • Michael Bay’s making a movie based on the Ouija Board. Will it be a bad idea to see the movie, since it’s also kind of a bad idea to actually play the game (so they say; I’ve never tried)??
  • The Decemberists’ drummer, John Moen, will release a CD with his side project, Perhapst.

Check back later to see who’s the first-ever Local Artist of the Week!

Scene Picks

29 May

Here are some events happening this weekend…

  • Jake Owen (above) will perform in Calhoun City this weekend as a part of the Ace Cannon Festival. Owen performs at 9 p.m. Friday; Ace Cannon performs 8 p.m. Saturday.
  • “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” is playing across NeMiss this weekend. M. Scott Morris and the Wizard crew loved it.
  • Scott Chism is performing at the Stables Saturday night.
  • “All My Sons” will be staged by the Corinth Theatre-Arts this weekend; check Scene for more.