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Shannon’s back

OXFORD TOWN – Shannon McNally has surrounded herself with band members that she considers “family” – and one of them actually is; her husband, drummer Wallace Lester. The band’s latest album “Coldwater” was recently released and they have hit the road in a big way to support it. One stop of that tour is next week at Proud Larry’s on March 11. McNally talks with Oxford Town’s Kate Anthony about her influences, defining a genre and the late Jim Dickinson, producer of “Coldwater.” (March 4, 2010, Page 11)

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    Hannah deserves legacy for grace as a teacher

    THE GODFREY SHOW — Steven Godfrey took a creative writing class at Ole Miss under the late Barry Hannah approximately 10 years ago. What he remembers is not so much the brilliant and massive body of work Hannah cranked out, but rather Hannah’s grace as a teacher. Hannah gave everyone’s idea of literature, especially the young and disadvantaged, a “warm embrace.” (March 4, 2010, Page 6)

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      Stranger comes to town; Captain to the Maximus

      LIES AND OTHER TRUTHS – Jim Dees developed a close, personal relationship with Barry Hannah at the Hoka, Oxford’s tin-roof cinema, in early 1982. That relationship endured over the years up until Hannah’s untimely passing on Monday. Read about their unique relationship as well as years of Hannah-isms and quotes from admirers worldwide. “Reading him made you proud to know him.” (March 4, 2010, Page 8)

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        Visiting the Tupelo Automobile Museum

        OXFORD TOWNIf you’re looking for a fun day trip out of Oxford, look no further than the Tupelo Automobile Museum. Located in the heart of downtown Tupelo, the museum boasts three centuries of automotive rarities from an 1886 Benz to present day Toyota. But that’s not all. The museum rotates other exhibits continually – exhibits such as one featuring Elvis Presley memorabilia and, currently, a Marty Stuart exhibit. (March 4, 2010, Page 15)

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          Parrish’s to host Star & Micey

          OXFORD TOWNBlending a blues influence with the country atmosphere of Tennessee, Memphis trio Star & Micey are headed to Parrish’s on Saturday, March 6. The band will return to Oxford on Thursday, April 8, where they’ll make an appearance on Thacker Mountain Radio(March 4, 2010, Page 5)

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            CadillacFunk mixes it up

            OXFORD TOWN – Local band CadillacFunk has been lighting up stages all over town recently, offering a mixture of genres and personalities within the band. With a base of seven members, CadillacFunk has guest musicians sit in at any given time and/or venue giving audiences a different look and sound at each gig. The band is set for a show at Two Stick Sushi Bar on Friday. (March 4, 2010, Page 7)

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              Art lovers to gather at the Powerhouse; Oxford arts displayed and ‘sampled’ at ‘Interaction’ event

              OXFORD TOWN — The Powerhouse is hosting its first annual art sampler called ‘Interaction’ on Saturday at 7 p.m. The event is hosted by Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, Ballet Oxford and the Oxford Songwriters Association. (March 2, 2010, Page 5)

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                Documentary theatre piece ‘SEVEN’ debuts at Powerhouse

                OXFORD TOWN – “A woven tapestry of stories” from seven strong women from different countries who chose to take a stand comes to the Powerhouse beginning Friday. The play wraps up on Sunday with a 2 p.m. performance. (February 25, 2010, Page 5)

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                  Free ECHO Cultural Program offered tonight on UM campus

                  OXFORD TOWN – The free cultural program “Celebrate – Song, Dance and Story!,” sponsored by ECHO, is set for 7 tonight at Bishop Hall, Room 209 on the Ole Miss campus.  This year’s program features an amazing group of Choctaw dancers from the Choctaw Heritage program. (February 25, 2010, Page 11)

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                    Music Matters: ‘Grow up. You heard it here first’

                    OXFORD TOWN – Alexander McAdams explores party music choices and what drives Oxonians as they make them. (February 25, 2010, Page 10)

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