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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.

Perea explores ‘Hard Times’

For Oxford musician Daniel Lee Perea, performing traditional American music is a responsibility, and a family tradition. His new album “Hard Times” is an acoustic mix of classic Americana and original songs with a rockabilly-infused flavor.

 (September 4, 2015, Page 1B)

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    Of Montreal puts on pyschadelic showcase at The Lyric in Oxford

    As expected, Georgia natives Of Montreal put on a show to remember this past Wednesday at The Lyric, playing through much of its expansive discography with the accompaniment of its signature  psychedelic imagery and theatrics.

     (September 4, 2015, Page 1B)

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      WEEKEND TICKET: Football and music highlight the weekend

      It’s Game Week — the season opener for No. 17 Ole Miss as they host UT-Martin at Vaught Hemingway Stadium Saturday at 11 a.m. Here are a few events going on before, during and after the game locally. (September 3, 2015, Page 1A)

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        Crawl around Water Valley

        It’s time once again for the Water Valley Arts Council’s famous — and award winning — Art Crawl, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 19. (September 3, 2015, Page 2B)

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          ‘RIOT: Witness to Anger and Change’ is a history lesson all Mississippians share

          Ed Meek’s new book, “Riot,” is an uncomfortable trip down memory lane for those old enough to have lived through the Civil Rights Movement … and an education for those of us who aren’t. (September 3, 2015, Page 1B)

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            Tickets for Earphunk concert at The Lyric now on sale

            Fresh off of recent sold-out performances with 311 and an appearance at the Electric Forest Festival, New Orleans prog-funk quintet Earphunk will bring their summer tour to The Lyric for a performance Thursday, Sept. 10. (September 3, 2015, Page 1B)

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              Moon Taxi loves coming to Oxford

              Moon Taxi, hailing from neighboring Alabama, will be playing The Lyric tonight, which self-admittedly is a big step from their first show in Oxford back in 2009. The band will be performing tonight at The Lyric. (August 27, 2015, Page 5)

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                WEEKEND TICKET: Music and a classic adapted play in Oxford

                Folks have the opportunity to hear some great weekend music from an Oxford band, while also checking out a classic play performed by Theatre Oxford at the Powerhouse. (August 27, 2015, Page 1, 8)

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                  Former governor Barbour at Square Books

                  Former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour will be at Square Books Sunday at 2 p.m. to sign copies of his new book “America’s Greatest Storm,” which chronicles the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. (August 22, 2015)

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                    Fantasia to perform in Oxford

                    “American Idol “ winning artist Fantasia will perform in the Grove at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. A native of North Carolina, Fantasia rose to fame after winning season three of “American Idol.” Her debut album, Free Yourself, was released in 2004 and went platinum. She has released three subsequent albums. Her most recent album, Side Effect of You, was released in 2013 and reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart. Her visit is sponsored by the Student Activities Association. (August 22, 2015)

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