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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Arts & Entertainment

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.

Bascombe returns in Ford’s “Let Me Be Frank With You”

Richard Ford, a University of Mississippi visiting professor of creative writing and former senior fiction professor, returns his legendary character Frank Bascombe in “Let Me Be Frank With You.” Ford will read from, sign and discuss his latest work at Off Square Books today (Dec. 11) at 5.  (more…) (December 11, 2014)

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    Mediaeval Baebes bring their interpretation of Christmas classics to LOU

    Mediaeval Baebes, an all-female British septet, will perform their interpretation of Christmas carol classics at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Dec. 9) at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Mississippi campus.  (more…) (December 4, 2014, Page 1-4B)

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      Warren to premiere collection of short films at Malco Oxford Commons

      Alex Warren is set to premiere his latest work, “Sequence,” a collection of four short films written and directed by the Jackson native, at Malco Oxford Commons on Wednesday (Dec. 3) at 7 p.m. (more…) (November 27, 2014)

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        Valley Vinyl set to open Monday

        Andy O’Bryan and Dell Clark have partnered together to open Valley Vinyl in the showroom floor of Yalobusha Brewing Co. in Water Valley. The used record shop will open its doors to the public Monday (Nov. 24).  (more…) (November 20, 2014, Page 1-2B)

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          Garden & Gun editor promoting book by, about and for dog lovers

          David DiBenedetto, Garden & Gun editor in chief, will be at Off Square Books on Friday (Nov. 14) at 5 p.m. to read from, sign and discuss the magazine’s newest book, “Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty.” Others taking part include contributors Curtis Wilkie, Ace Atkins, Lisa Howorth, Jim Dees, Donna Levine and Vanessa Gregory. (more…) (November 13, 2014, Page 1B-3B)

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            Simpson brings “Metamodern Sounds in Country Music” to town

            Sturgill Simpson, the 2014 Americana Music Awards Emerging Artist of the Year, will perform at Proud Larry’s on Tuesday night (Nov. 11). Doors open at 8 and Cris Jacobs will kick off the night around 9. Tickets, which are $13 ($15 day of show), may be purchased at www.proudlarrys.com or at the door (if available). Simpson is touring in support of his second album, “Metamodern Sounds in Country Music,” of which Rolling Stone said, “Sounds like: Merle Haggard with a stack of books on cosmology and metaphysics.” (more…) (November 6, 2014, Page 1-3B)

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              Kudzu Kings play Proud Larry’s on Halloween night

              The Kudzu Kings return to Proud Larry’s on Friday night (Oct. 31). Moon Pie Curtis & The Fixins will open the show around 9. Tickets are $12 ($15 day of show) and are available online at www.proudlarrys.com or at the door.  (more…) (October 30, 2014, Page 1-3B)

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                Truckers roll back into town

                The Drive-By Truckers roll back into Oxford on Wednesday (Oct. 29) with at show at The Lyric. The Truckers latest offering, “English Oceans,” features the Southern storytelling and rocking sound the band has been known for throughout its nearly 20-year career. (more…) (October 23, 2014, Page 1-3B)

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                  Only in Oxford – Rowan Oak

                  Many people know the name of William Faulkner’s Oxford home Rowan Oak, but they may not know its relation to Scottish folklore. According to legend, the rowan tree is a symbol of protection that some believe wards off evil spirits. Keep that in mind if you decide to take a peaceful walk through the Bailey’s Woods Trail that leads to Faulkner’s former home this Halloween. (October 19, 2014, Page 1A)

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                    Ten Minute Play Festival takes the stage tonight

                    Theatre Oxford will present the 15th anniversary of its Ten Minute Play Festival starting at 7:30 this evening (Oct. 16) at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center.  (more…) (October 16, 2014, Page 1B, 2B, 3B)

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