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Alejandro’s Back!

OXFORD TOWN – Alejandro Escovedo returns to Oxford next Tuesday (Sept. 14)  for  a Larry Brown tribute set and discussion at Off Square Books at 5 p.m. followed by a full concert at Proud Larry’s later that night. Oxford EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott talked to Escovedo about the shows, his new album titled “Street Songs of Love” and Oxford, one of his favorite cities in which to visit and perform. “Street Songs of Love” features “high powered vocal support” from legends such as Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople and Bruce Springsteen. Pages 10 and 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has Jon Scott’s very special coverage of what will be a very special show at Proud Larry’s next Tuesday. (September 9, 2010, Page 10, 11)

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    Ford Center releases awesome 2010-11 schedule

    OXFORD TOWN –The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts brings classic Broadway, fun family shows and big-name performers to the University of Mississippi for the 2010-11 season. Singer Amy Grant (pictured) will perform on Friday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m. Additional Ford Series performances, all beginning at 8 p.m., include the musicals “Fiddler on the Roof” on Nov. 9, “Oklahoma!” on Nov. 19, “Forever Plaid” on Jan. 22 and “A Chorus Line” on March 26, just to name a few. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has full details of what could prove to be the most exciting and most anticipated season ever at the Gertrude Ford Center. (September 9, 2010, Page 5)

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      ‘Fun in the Country’ set for Labor Day

      A day-long event called “Fun in the Country” festival will be held on Monday, Sept. 6, sponsored by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and organized by Lynn Wells (pictured). Money raised from the event will benefit great local charities. Check out Page 20 of this week’s Oxford Town for full details over the first fun-filled family event of the Fall set for Labor Day. (September 2, 2010, Page 20)

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        Country Boy Rolling Stone Releases new album

        OXFORD TOWN – That’s W.S. “Fluke Holland to the left. Holland was Johnny Cash’s  longtime drummer and one of the original Tennessee Three. He, along with several Oxford Musicians, recently recorded a new album with Country Boy Rolling Stone entitled “Honky Tonking Too Long.” The project, inspired by the late Jim Dickinson and formed by Grenada resident Bill Crowder, has ties and sounds reminiscent of  Cash. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has Jeff McVay’s coverage of the very cool new CD that’s loaded and top-heavy with Oxford musicians and legends. (September 2, 2010, Page 5)

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          Oxford Town 889

          IN THIS WEEKS ISSUE: The Third Annual Oxford Music Festival kicks off on Wednesday,  Sept. 1,  featuring seven free shows around town; Freelance photographer Mike Stanton exhibits his photos at Honey Bee Bakery; Local band Colour Revolt returns to Oxford to rock Proud Larry’s; OLHS hosts WOOFSTOCK benefit this weekend; Parrish’s hosts the Memphis band Blackberry Wednesday on Friday night, Aug. 27. Download the complete issue in PDF format. (August 30, 2010)

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            Honey Bee Bakery to host Mike Stanton Photo exhibit

            OXFORD TOWN – The Honey Bee Bakery located in Oxford Galleria is the place to be Saturday evening, Aug. 28, for the premiere of freelance photographer Mike Stanton’s evocative works in print. Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has Kenneth Jones’ coverage of Stanton’s first exhibit. The evening will feature entertainment by Horse Trailer frontman Taylor Hildebrand. (August 30, 2010, Page 9)

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              Colour Revolt rocks Proud Larry’s tonight

              OXFORD TOWN – The local band Colour Revolt (sporting band new band members)  is making a splash around the country and they’re headed back to Oxford via Proud Larry’s tonight (Thursday, Aug. 26) in support of their new album “The Cradle.” Kate Anthony’s coverage of one of Oxford’s most successful duos and their new band members can be found on Page 11 of this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (August 26, 2010, Page 11)

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                Welcome Back Rebels!

                OXFORD TOWN – Welcome Back Rebels! Inside this week’s issue of Oxford Town, find page after page of practical tips and advice given to you by folks who have been in the exact spot you are in right now. You’ll get the skinny on everything from fall and Grove fashion to Oxford music to Rebel football, volleyball and soccer. Hang on to this one because it’ll come in handy in the upcoming months. Good luck this year! Download the complete issue in PDF format. (August 20, 2010)

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                  The Reviews play Red House and White Star Tavern this weekend

                  OXFORD TOWN – Catch one of Oxford’s hottest bands, The Reviews, on Friday, Aug. 20, at Red House and on Saturday at the White Star Tavern in Water Valley. The popular local trio has a plethora of originals that’ll keep you rockin’ all weekend. And, be sure to check out Page 4 of this week’s Welcome Back Rebel issue of Oxford Town for other venue listings for the weekend into next week. (August 19, 2010, Page 8, 4)

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                    What NOT to wear; Special Grove Edition

                    OXFORD TOWN – Wondering what you should wear to the Grove this year … what’s hot and what’s not? New Oxford Town columnist George Atkins (yep … a female “George”) breaks down Grove and Rebel football fashion on Page 11 of this week’s Welcome Back Rebel issue. Atkins also gives our female readers some good, practical fall fashion advice on Page 13. (August 19, 2010, Page 11, 13)

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