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Friday, April 18, 2014

Lucy Schultze

The Blackjack Connection

Gospel-country pickers are learning from each other as they gather on Mondays for informal jam sessions. Blackjack Connection, named after the host site, was created about 10 years ago by Bobby Phelps and now includes a wide variety of people from the community who gather for music, fun and fellowship. (April 2, 2010, Page 1B)

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    Taking care of cemetery guests

    A CONVERSATION WITH – Willie Dennis has been taking care of Oxford Memorial Cemetery for 20 years. The job includes keeping the cemetery mowed, groomed and litter-free — and giving grieving families plenty of space and peace while the day’s work goes on. (April 1, 2010, Page 3)

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      Mississippi Clarinet Day

      The University of Mississippi Department of Music hosts featured guest artist is Frank Kowalsky, professor of clarinet at Florida State University, offering a free recital at noon Monday in the Ford Center. All members of the community are invited to attend. Additional clarinet events include performances by clarinet ensembles at the Ole Miss Student Union at 3 p.m. Students from universities and high schools across the region will be coming to Oxford to attend this clarinet event. (March 31, 2010)

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        Small Planet, Big Egos… Who Cares?

        Ian Banner, University of Mississippi architect and director of facilities planning, will present April’s Green Bag Lunch and Lecture series. The discussion includes architecture, energy, respect and waste as Banner evaluates a system of values. Everyone is invited to bring a lunch and enjoy the discussion. (March 31, 2010)

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          Looking for a new place?

          2010 RENTAL GUIDE — If you’re looking for a house or apartment to rent in the Oxford area, there is no more definitive guide than our annual Lease on Living special section. View the online version here, or look for a print copy inside this week’s Oxford Town. It’s on the racks through March 31. You can always come by our office to pick up a print copy. (March 26, 2010)

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            Tim Meadows at the Ford Center

            The University of Mississippi Student Programming Board and Department of Campus Programming present former Saturday Night Live cast member Tim Meadows at the Ford Center. Meadows starred in The Ladies Man and is a regular on The Colbert Report. Tickets are available at the UM Box Office in the Student Union, $10 for UM students and $15 for the public. (March 26, 2010)

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              NASA Night in Your Neighborhood

              Representatives from NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center will visit the Powerhouse Community Arts Center Monday from 5-7 p.m. with free activities and displays. The group will do a presentation on living and working in space, as well as educational activities and an astronaut ice-cream-tasting station. (March 26, 2010, Page 2B)

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                Centers of rural life now just memories

                A SENSE OF PLACE — Ever heard of Alesville, Blackwater, Dallas, Eaton, Dogtown, Gault, Gomez, Keel or Shinault? Local history columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us through the remnants of what were once thriving little communities around Lafayette County. (March 26, 2010, Page 1B)

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                  Art au naturel

                  OXFORD LIVING — They may not be the kinds of pieces you expect to find in an art museum, but if you’re looking for relics of Southern roots, it doesn’t get any more pure than this. The work of untrained African-American artists from Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama is on display now through May 7 at the University of Mississippi Museum. For event details, click here(March 26, 2010, Page 1B)

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                    Southern Folk Art: Learning From the Self-Taught

                    An exhibit of works by untrained African-American artists from Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama is on display now through May 7 at the University of Mississippi Museum. The opening event is set for Tuesday, March 30, featuring a lecture by Esther Sparks, visiting assistant professor of art history.

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