OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio will present a special benefit show tonight (Thursday, June 17) at the Lyric Theater kicking off Oxford’s first Rhythm Revival featuring Jimbo Mathus and his musical “Mosquitoville.” Find full details of the family-friendly show in this week’s edition of Oxford Town. Also featured this week; full details of the Oxford Rhythm Revival and the events and bands surrounding it. The weekend festival benefits Oxford Medical Ministries. (June 17, 2010, Page 10)
OXFORD TOWN – The Sunset Series in the Grove rolls on this week, featuring a new project fronted by local musicians Brad Hayden and Dave Woolworth called The Blackbird Hour. Page 11 of this week’s Oxford Town has Kate Anthony’s coverage of one of the new bands in town that’s literally popping up everywhere. Next Sunday, the Sunset Series concludes with the Germantown Symphony Orchestra. (June 17, 2010, Page 11)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE OF OXFORD TOWN – The annual Oxford Shakespeare Festival releases it’s schedule; resident rocker Charlie Mars returns to Proud Larry’s with the Manhattan-based band Harper Blynn; The Hill Country Picnic’s workshop registration begins; Irie on the Square hosts a triple-threat of songwriters this Saturday; the Summer Sunset Series continues on Sunday featuring The Swinging Prevaricators; and sports columnist Steven Godfrey focuses on Rebel’s head coach Mike Bianco’s worth. View the complete edition in PDF format. (June 10, 2010)
OXFORD TOWN – Irie On the Square is hosting what is being billed as Triple Songwriters Night on Saturday, June 12, beginning at 9:30. The free show will feature three great songwriters; Ben Jordan from Denver, Allen Thompson from Nashville and Lafayette County’s own Kevin Larkin from Taylor. Page 6 in this week’s Oxford Town has details of what will prove to be an awesome night of acoustic music on the Square. (June 10, 2010, Page 6)
The Summer Sunset Series continues this Sunday (June 13) after a hugely successful opening performance by the Mississippians Jazz Combo last week in the Grove. YAC’s Oxford Songwriter’s Showcase had to cancel for this Sunday but the new band, The Swinging Prevaricators, is filling in. Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has all the details of Oxford’s favorite Sunday night gathering. (June 10, 2010, Page 8)
OXFORD TOWN – Resident musician Charlie Mars returns to Oxford and the stage at Proud Larry’s this Saturday night (June 12) for a stop on his nationwide tour promoting his 2009 record “Like a Bird, Like a Plane.” The Manhattan-based band, Harper Blynn, is scheduled to open the show. Check out Page 11 in this week’s edition of Oxford Town for Alexander McAdams’ coverage and interview with Mars. (June 10, 2010, Page 11)
Telling people Mississippi is poor and needs to improve its educational system is one thing, but Eric Weber, a professor at the University of Mississippi, hopes to show them.
For instance, students coming from impoverished backgrounds, often have a better chance at succeeding during their college careers if they see examples of peers who have done well once they entered higher education.
That’s one of the theories Weber hopes to incorporate into his multi-pronged effort to improve the state of the state’s educational system and, consequently, help lift more people out of poverty.
(June 7, 2010)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE — The 2010 Summer Sunset Series returns to the Grove on Sunday featuring The Mississippians Jazz Combo; Oxford Town columnist Jim Dees recalls the worst summer jobs he’s held over the years; Steven Godfrey shares his opinion on the Diamond Rebs’ chances of making their way to Omaha; the Mid-Town and Taylor Farmers’ Markets return this Saturday; local band, Shooting Out The Lights, rocks Proud Larry’s on Friday; and OPC’s Movies in the Park crank up this Friday. View the complete edition in PDF format. (June 5, 2010)
OXFORD TOWN – The Taylor Farmers’ Market kicks off its much-anticipated third season this Saturday (June 5) with a full slate of great music, Kidsfest and more produce than ever. Singer/songwriter Lhay (pictured) and Oxford’s favorite slide guitarist, Wendy Garrison, are set as musical guests. This week’s edition of Oxford Town offers full details of Lafayette County’s favorite Saturday morning summer gathering on Page 7. (June 3, 2010, Page 7)
OXFORD TOWN – Thanks to a late night text, five friends contacted each other and immediately formed the new band Shooting Out The Lights. The guys consider themselves a “luxury rock” band that will play its first live performance at Proud Larry’s this Saturday. Check out Kate Anthony’s coverage of Oxford’s newest band on Page 5 of this week’s Oxford Town. (June 3, 2010, Page 5)