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Local writer’s book could become basis for TV show

Jimmy Reed decided to publish some of his grown’-up-in-the-Delta stories in a book about 10 years ago. That led to a spot writing local columns for The Oxford Eagle. And now it may earn his main characters — Jaybird, Junior and Boss — a spot in a TV sitcom. (April 2, 2015, Page 2)

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    Oxford’s newest university teaching garage band 101

    Roxford University, a school to introduce budding musicians to the concert scene, is gearing up for its first semester on April 6. (April 2, 2015, Page 5)

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      Weekend events include artists, authors and SEC baseball

      Read about what’s going on in Oxford this weekend. Activities range from artists at Bozarts in Water Valley to a free Black History concert to local musicians and their whereabouts to a Paint the Town Glow Party.” Tickets are also still available for the Secret Show, held at 7 p.m. Friday. Only ticket holders will know location and what will be at the event. (March 19, 2015, Page 1)

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        Sessums hopes memoir helps people help themselves

        He wrote about the rise and fall, and even in-between, of Hollywood stars for Vanity Fair and Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine.

        He detailed his own life of being gay while growing up in Mississippi in the New York Times bestseller “Mississippi Sissy.”

        Kevin Sessums’ latest work, “I Left It On The Mountain,” picks up where his previous memoir left off and details his life as a celebrity journalist in New York City to the spiritual journeys of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain to the depths of his addiction to crystal meth and back again. (more…) (March 5, 2015, Page 4B)

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          Young Buffalo celebrates release of ‘House’ with show at The Lyric tonight

          With nearly a decade under their belts of playing together and recording songs, Jim Barrett and Ben Yarbrough finally have a full LP in Young Buffalo’s “House.”

          The album was released Tuesday, and celebrated with an in-store show at The End of All Music. (more…) (March 5, 2015, Page 1B)

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            Hannah remembered with vinyl release for Record Store Day

            The End of All Music — Oxford’s only local independent record store — is releasing “Barry Hannah: I have no idea what tradition I’m in. Don’t care.”, a spoken-word record featuring a talk given by the author to a small class at the University of Mississippi in 1989. (more…) (March 5, 2015, Page 4B)

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              Local artist’s work features past musicians, writers

              With the artistic community that makes up the LOU area, the Square is never lacking for musicians and authors. (more…) (March 5, 2015, Page 2B)

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                Lamar Lounge hosts next week’s ‘pop up’ version of Thacker

                The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour will present a special “pop up” version of the show next Thursday (March 12) at 7:30 p.m. (note later start time) at the Lamar Lounge in Oxford.  (more…) (March 5, 2015, Page 2B)

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                  The song remains

                  The return of vinyl also means the return of the turntable, liner notes, cover art and listening to music.  (more…) (March 5, 2015, Page 4B)

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                    Maker’s Market returns Saturday

                    I know it sounds silly to mention spring with all of the winter weather we have been having, but it is March and time for festival season. In Oxford, we are lucky to host Double Decker, Oxford Artists’ Guild shows and Maker’s Market.  (more…) (March 5, 2015, Page 1B)

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