IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: The North Mississippi Hill country Picnic — its 7th — reloads this weekend in Marshall County just past the Lafayette County line touting its best lineup ever (Robert Belfour pictured on the OT cover); The 2012 Oxford Shakespeare Festival continues this week by staging the enduring musical, “The Sound Of Music;” author RJ Smith will visit Off Square Books on June 30 to discuss and sign his new biography “The One: The Life And Music Of James Brown;” and the city of Oxford celebrates its 175th birthday and the Fourth of July this weekend through the middle of next week. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (June 28, 2012)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Still on a major roll for the summer season, Oxford and Lafayette County continue to host tons of art and entertainment events – most of which are family-friendly. America’s favorite real life mentalist, The Amazing Kreskin, is set to play two shows at the Lyric Theater on Friday, June 15; Taylor resident Dent May just released his sophomore effort titled “Do Things” and OT contributor Mitch Morgan shares his thoughts about the new album calling it his “summer soundtrack”; Your favorite group of the mid- late-90s – Candlebox – has reunited and are set to open for Daughtry at the Snowden Grove Amphitheater in Southaven on Wednesday, June 20; Gina Sexton and Maybelle’s Lovers will play the Summer Sunset Series this Sunday in The Grove as well as Movies in the Park on Friday at Avent Park; and the Oxford Shakespeare Festival kicks off this weekend on the Ole Miss Campus with a production of “All’s Well That Ends Well” at the Ford Center on campus. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF FORMAT. (June 14, 2012)
8IN THIS WEEKE’S ISSUE: Who said Oxonians needed the Ole Miss students in town to keep our entertainment scene rolling? Not this week as this OT issue is packed with great events including … Silas Reed ‘N’ Da Books will play the Summer Sunset Series this Sunday evening in The Grove; The Flaming Lips will attempt to set a world record and the Lyric Theater is one of the band’s early stops (June 27) – Grace Potter & The Nocturnals are set to open the show; Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Ford (on the OT cover this week) will visit Off Square Books June 11 to sign his latest novel, “Canada”; Movies in the Park re-load at Avent Park Friday, June 8 featuring “Toy Story 3″ and the Bays/Guyer Duo; the St. Louis band, Water Liars, are touring in support of its latest album, “Phantom Limb,” and the loaded duo are set for a show at The Blind Pig this Friday (June 8). Read about the above events and much more in Oxford Town No. 982. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (June 7, 2012)
OXFORD TOWN – On June 11 at 5 p.m., UM professor and Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Ford will visit Off Square Books to sign copies of his latest work, “Canada.” Page 5 in Oxford Town No. 982 has a review of Ford’s “Canada” by new Oxford Town writer and intern Kayleigh Skinner. (June 7, 2012, Page 5)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: The popular, free event, Summer Sunset Series, returns to The Grove Stage this Sunday (June 3) at 7 p.m. featuring Michael Worthy & Friends; Akron, Ohio, native, Joseph Arthur rolls into Oxford for a show at Proud Larry’s Saturday, June 2; Oxford Town Sports Columnist Steven Godfrey examines the Rebel baseball team’s NCAA Tournament schedule and their chances this weekend; and the Los Angeles-based funk/soul band Orgone is set for a smokin’ hot show at Proud Larry’s on Friday, June 1. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (May 31, 2012)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires (on the OT cover this week) roll into Oxford for a free show at Proud Larry’s tonight (May 17); Zoogma played and rocked out at the 2012 MIM Beale Street Music Festival and Melanie Addington has post coverage of their amazing set on the banks of the Mississippi River; Hill Country Harmonica returns to Foxfire Ranch for 3 days of blues harp instruction and jam; Fiddler’s Loft in Water Valley wraps up its 2012 season tonight at Fiddlin’ Rooster Farm; Theatre Oxford’s 10 Minute Play winners for 2012 are announced at the Powerhouse; and the May edition of YAC’s Oxford Art Crawl is set for Tuesday, May 22. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (May 17, 2012)
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE — Approaching William Faulkner’s works can be daunting for first-timers. As Oxford prepares to remember the 50th anniversary of Faulkner’s death, scholars and fans offer their suggestions for where to begin.
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COMPLETE STORY — Fifty years after the death of Williams Faulkner, the Oxford writer’s work continues to be popularity. The Modern Library is reissuing six of his books this year and Hollywood is showing renewed interest in transferring his work from the page to the screen.
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Memphis musician Megan Reilly (on the Oxford Town cover this week) is set for a show at Two Stick Sushi Bar this Saturday (May 12) featuring Ian Hunter’s lead guitarist James Mastro; Water Valley’s premier acoustic music venue, Fiddler’s Loft, continues tonight (May 10) featuring performances by “Chick” French and The Hargroves with Iowa state champion fiddler Jennie Jane Huntrods; Jims Dees remembers the late rock ‘n’ roll legend Levon Helm; and Author Thomas McNamee is set for a book signing for his new biography “The Man Who Changed The Way We Eat; Craig Claiborne And The American Food Renaissance” at Off Square Books on Wednesday, May 16. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (May 10, 2012)
Join us as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Oxford’s most famous citizen. (more…) (May 4, 2012)