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Summer Sunset Series concludes this Sunday with the Germantown Symphony

OXFORD TOWN – This Sunday’s (June 27) Summer Sunset Series concert featuring the Germantown Symphony directed by Ron Vernon is expected to wind down the event in classic, laid-back fashion with plenty of folks in attendance. Page 5 of this week’s issue of Oxford Town has full details, a list of sponsors and photos of the popular event that concludes this Sunday closing out one of the most successful years of the annual event. (June 24, 2010, Page 5)

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    Teacher and Student exhibit begins Tuesday at University Museum

    OXFORD TOWN – An opening reception for “Teacher and Student: Abstract Works of Marie Hull and Andrew Bucci” will be held June 29, from 5-7 p.m. at the University of Mississippi Museum. Page 9 of this week’s Oxford Town has full details and images of Marie Hull and Andrew Bucci’s paintings on display at the University Museum beginning next Tuesday. (June 24, 2010, Page 9)

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      OXFORD TOWN #879

      IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE – The Blackbird Hour is the entertainment this Sunday for the Summer Sunset Series in the Grove; Jimbo Mathus’ “Mosquitoville” kicks off this weekend’s Oxford Rhythm Revival on the Square; Author Aimee Bender visits Off Square Books in support of her novel “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake;” The Abbeville restaurant Yocona in Exile is reviewed; and the Oxford Shakespeare Festival continues on the UM campus(June 17, 2010)

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        ‘Mosquitoville’ launches Oxford Rhythm Revival tonight at Lyric

        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)

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          Blackbird Hour to rock the Grove this Sunday

          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)

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            Oxford Town#878

            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)

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              Irie hosts Triple Songwriters Night this Saturday

              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)

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                Sunset Series rolls on with the Swinging Prevaricators this Sunday

                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)

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                  Charlie Mars returns to Oxford

                  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)

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                    Poor doesn’t equal failure

                    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)

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