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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.

Sci-fi film featuring local actors screens Tuesday

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.

  (May 7, 2015, Page 5)

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    Double Decker brings community together for fun, fellowship

    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)

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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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