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For the latest in local arts-and-entertainment news, check out the current section of Oxford Town, The Oxford EAGLE's weekly entertainment guide. It's published every Thursday.

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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                Adams to screen ‘Come Early Morning’

                The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi and Oxford’s Powerhouse Community Arts Center will present a screening of actor-writer-director and former Oxonian Joey Lauren Adams’ 2006 film “Come Early Morning” on Friday (March 6). Adams will introduce the film and participate in a Q&A session with the audience. This program is part of the Sarah Isom Center’s series Women in the Film Industry. (more…) (March 5, 2015, Page 1B)

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                  American Idol’s Fantasia Barrino performs tonight at Ford Center

                  As University of Mississippi electrical engineering student Michael Simeon continues to rise on the popular “American Idol” competition show, former winner Fantasia Barrino is preparing to perform on the UM campus. (more…) (March 5, 2015, Page 1B)

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                    Richman to display wide range of experience at Larry’s show

                    Jonathan Richman and Tommy Larkins will perform at Proud Larry’s on Saturday night (Feb. 28). The show will kick off around 9 and tickets ($12 in advance, $15 the day of the show) may be purchased at or at the door. (more…) (February 26, 2015, Page 1B, 2B, 4B)

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