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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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    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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          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 www.proudlarrys.com or at the door. (more…) (February 26, 2015, Page 1B, 2B, 4B)

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            Keen pays tribute to bluegrass influence with latest album, tour

            Robert Earl Keen returns to The Lyric for a show tonight (Feb. 19). Bonnie Bishop will open the show around 8. Tickets start at $25 and may be purchased at The Lyric’s Box Office or online at www.thelyricoxford.com. Keen is touring in support of his latest album, “Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions,” an album of bluegrass covers, giving fans a listen to what shaped Keen as a singer, songwriter and musician. (more…) (February 19, 2015, Page 1-2B, 4B)

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              Holcomb and The Neighbors celebrate decade long career with new album

              Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors will perform at The Lyric Oxford tonight (Feb. 12). Angaleena Presley will open the show around 8. Tickets start at $17 and may be purchased at The Lyric’s Box Office or online at www.thelyricoxford.com. Prior to the show at The Lyric, Holcomb will appear solo at 6 p.m. on Thacker Mountain Radio Hour at Off Square Books. (more…) (February 12, 2015, Page 1B)

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                Top banjo player to perform at Ford Center

                Banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck will perform at the Ford Center tonight (Feb. 5)  at 7:30 with New York-based chamber orchestra, The Knights. (more…) (February 5, 2015, Page 5A, 6A)

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                  Jenkin to show work at Yalo Studio

                  An opening reception for “Len Jenkin: Fire Over Water” will be held at Yalo Studio in Water Valley on Friday (Jan. 30) from 6-8:30 p.m. Jenkin, a visual artist from New York City, is also a playwright, screen writer and novelist. His work is influenced by a career in storytelling, stage design and directing. (more…) (January 29, 2015, Page 1B)

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                    Bryant shows maturity, growth on new album

                    Andrew Bryant will release his sixth solo album, “This Is The Life,” on Tuesday (Jan. 27). An in-store show is set for The End of All Music on Tuesday at 5 p.m., while a full-band performance is lined up for next Thursday (Jan. 29) at Proud Larry’s. (more…) (January 22, 2015)

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