The new exhibition “Figurative Sculpture: Mississippi Roots” includes work by well-known sculptors including Bill Beckwith of Taylor, who has done bronzes of B.B. King and William Faulkner; Bill Brady, deceased, of Columbia who did work of William Faulkner; Leon Koury of Greenville; Ben Watts of Columbia; Eric Johnsen from the Gulf Coast; and Floyd Shaman of Cleveland. The museum is located at 1608 Highway 82 West in Greenwood. The exhibit runs through April 18. (March 23, 2010)
Kappa Alpha’s annual boxing tournament Fight Night is back for the 10th year running, raising money and awareness for Muscular Dystrophy (MDA) and providing the Ole Miss community with one of the most memorable weekends of the spring. This year it will be held at the Lyric Oxford on Thursday and Friday, April 8-9. Over the course of the weekend, fighters will compete in three brackets, which include the lightweight and heavyweight divisions in the Inter-Fraternity bracket, the sorority bracket, and the open-to-the-public bracket. (March 23, 2010)
The Tupelo Indie Film Series presents a screening of “M for Mississippi: A Road Trip through the Birthplace of the Blues,” Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Link Centre Black Box Theatre. Admission is $5, with popcorn and a drink included. Filmmakers Roger Stolle and Kari Jones will be attending. For more information, call 662-690-4011 or 800-533-0611. (March 23, 2010)
On Friday, March 26, at 1 p.m., poet and scholar Tony Bolden will give the annual Early Wright Lecture at the Department of Archives and Special Collections Center on the third floor of the J.D. Williams Library on the University of Mississippi campus. Bolden, an associate professor of African and African American Studies at the University of Kansas, was a panelist in several of the early Blues Today Symposia sponsored by Living Blues.
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Do you have any used paint, motor oil, batteries, old computers or household or lawn chemicals around your house? If so, you may want to mark April 10 on your calendar. The Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority, along with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the City of Oxford will be sponsoring Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on this date to help you dispose of these items safely.
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PHOTOS — A brief Sunday morning snowfall had Oxford residents out photographing the scene. (March 21, 2010, Page 1)
Sure, we’re living in the hills of north Mississippi. But when it comes to training to climb one of the tallest mountains in the world, it takes a lot of hills to get there. Abbeville woman Janice Carr is set to climb Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro this fall, both to fulfill a personal goal and to raise money for Angel Ranch. (March 19, 2010, Page 1A)
The University of Mississippi Faculty Woodwind Quintet is teaming up with the University of Memphis Woodwind Quintet for a Tuesday performance in Nutt Auditorium. The 8 p.m. program is free and open to the public.
A CONVERSATION WITH — Arseniy Parshikov came to Oxford as a teenager, and his logic-based Russian education has since served him well. He graduated from Oxford High School and today makes a living expertly hooking up vehicle audio and video systems at his business, Bump in Da Trunk. (March 18, 2010, Page 3)
Tribella is set to perform at Two Stick on April 28. “This all-female pop/rock trio from Austin makes music that is sharp, smart, and terrifically tough to classify… a sound that will appeal to
anyone who’s interested in music that doesn’t dumb it down.” — Music Editor, CD Baby (March 16, 2010)