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Surf’s Down; Hook, line and stinker

LIES AND OTHER TRUTHS — Jim Dees and his buddies Truck and Key Zanzibar decided the best way to spend one of the last nice days of summer last year was to visit Sardis lake for some serious fishing and fun … mostly fun. What started as an innocent day of fishing quickly turned into a fiasco with an audience after too many beers and too few sets of clothing that the boys somehow managed to shed. Check out Dees’ weekly recollection of this bizarre fishing trip and decide for yourself: Lie or Truth. Who knows? (March 18, 2010, Page 7)

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    Exhibit: ‘The space between us’

    OXFORD TOWN – The Jersey City-based artist Amy Wilson is slated to visit Oxford at the opening reception for her exhibit at the University Museum on Tuesday, March 23, from 5-7 p.m. Her exhibit is entitled “The space between us.” Oxford Town writer Alexander McAdams gets the scoop on Wilson’s art and reception straight from the curator of the University Museum William Andrews. (March 11, 2010, Page 10)

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      Parrish’s celebrates anniversary; we get the gifts

      OXFORD TOWN — J-Roddy Walston & The Business are set to help Parrish Baker celebrate the first anniversary of his bar, Parrish’s, at its new location just off the Square in Oxford. Compared to the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Bruce Springsteen and Grand Funk; J-Roddy and band will rock the rafters at Parrish’s on Monday, March 15.

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        Spring Break in Haiti — Back at the voodoo shed…

        LIES AND OTHER TRUTHS — Going to Haiti on spring break sporting a Speedo may not be the best of ideas these days – but it happens. Oxford Town columnist Jim Dees tackles the problem head-on this week as a friend of his, Burke Murkee, is determined to visit the ravaged country …  with Speedo in tow. The Devil wears Speedo and voodoo runs amok in this wild chapter of Dees’ very active imagination. (March 11, 2010, Page 8)

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          Bryant’s ‘Galilee’ ‘haunts’

          OXFORD TOWN – Andrew Bryant is set for a show at Two Sick tonight (Thursday, March 11) when he’ll share a triple-bill night of rock with Gunslingers and Cory Taylor Cox & The Time Machine. Bryant, who is currently touring in support of his album “Galilee,” has been appearing at events and venues around Oxford lately and shows no signs of slowing in the near future. Bryant and “Galilee” are being compared to legends such as Springsteen and Neil Young and their work. (March 11, 2010, Page 7)

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            Ackbar was a trap, and everyone fell for it

            THE GODFREY SHOW – Ackbar’s campaign is satire in its grandest form, but in some way it’s been very literal. Oxford Town columnist Steven Godfrey  takes on the latest “race card” the University is playing and explores the varying reactions from around the country concerning our mascot dilemma. (March 11, 2010, Page 6)

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              Thacker Mountain Radio welcomes home Caroline Herring

              OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio returns to Off Square Books this week and welcomes back one of the show’s co-founders, singer-songwriter Caroline Herring. Catch Herring’s homecoming performance at the broadcast of Thacker Mountain Radio at Off Square Books on Thursday, March 11, at 6. Rounding out an incredible lineup this week are visiting authors Jimmy McDonough and Roy Morris Jr. as well as Taylor resident and Oxford Songwriter’s Association coordinator Jimmy Phillips, Thacker house band The Yalobushwhackers and host Jim Dees. (March 9, 2010)

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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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