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.
Tupelo filmmaker Glenn Payne will be screening his full-length sci-fi psychological thrilled, “Earthrise.” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Malco Oxford Commons threater off Sisk Avenue. A Q&A with the actors and screw will follow.
Saturday’s 20th annual Double Decker Arts Festival brought many visitors to Oxford as festival-goers ran in the annual Double Decker Spring Run, entered their pets in the Best Dressed Pet Contest, browsed the numerous art vendors’ booths and enjoyed time with friends and family while listening to live music. (April 26, 2015)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)