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Local man self-publishes second children’s book

After receiving some local success after writing his first children’s book last year, “Bill and Billy,” William Glen Houston has self-published his second book, “Levi,” about a blind dog from whom Houston draws strength and encouragement. (May 29, 2015, Page 1B)

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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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      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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