Mississippi native Hilda Stuart, mother of country music star Marty Stuart, is embarking on her own tour in support of her new photography book, “Choctaw Gardens.” Hilda and the rest of the Stuart family will be at Off Square Books on Wednesday to sign and show off the collection on photographs. To read more on the Stuarts, as well as all the other arts and entertainment events taking place in the LOU community, check out this week’s Oxford Town section.
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: The 2012 Yocona International Folk Festival cranks up this Saturday (Aug. 11) at its International Marketplace at the Powerhouse featuring dancers and handicrafts from Lima, Peru and Alexandria, Egypt, among other places. This week’s cover shot of a beautiful Peruvian dancer was taken by Michael Stanton; Plein Air unveils its plan for a Summer Arts Series of concerts featuring Blue Mountain and Jimbo Mathus and The Tri-State Coalition; Oxford Town stringer Kayleigh Skinner reviews the new book “Dog Stars” by author Peter Heller who is set for a visit to Off Square Books on Aug. 22; and Ronzo’s cousin’s band, Solid Gold Easy, will play a classic rock show at Proud Larry’s this Saturday night (Aug. 11). CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (August 9, 2012)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: The late artist Estelle Faulkner will have 19 pieces of her work displayed at the University Museum through October and a reception is planned for July 24 at the museum; Beaver Nelson is set for a show at Proud Larry’s on July 19; Adventure author Neal Moore is having a book launch party this Friday (July 13) at the Powerhouse for his new book “Down the Mississippi: A Modern Day Huck on America’s River Road;” UM’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture is hosting an 80s music night at Barnard Observatory and The Blind Pig on Saturday, July 14; the late Adam Yauch’s final documentary “Shut Up and Play the Hits” is set for the Lyric Theater on July 18; and freelance photographer Mike Stanton shares a few of his photos from the wildly successful Hill Country Picnic last weekend in Marshall County. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (July 12, 2012)
OXFORD TOWN – Citizen journalist and up-and-coming author Neal Moore (pictured here) will have his first novel published tomorrow (Friday, July 13) titled “Down the Mississippi: A Modern Day Huck on America’s River Road.” The adventure author is set for a book launch party at the Powerhouse tomorrow from 5-7 p.m. Page 7 in Oxford Town No. 987 has complete details about the free event and Moore’s return to Oxford. (July 12, 2012, Page 7)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Author Karen White (on the OT cover this week) will visit Off Square Books on July 12 to read from and sign her new, compelling novel “Sea Change;” The 39th Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference begins Saturday, July 7; on Friday, July 6, a full day of Faulkner events are planned to mark the 50th anniversary of the author’s death; the Oxford Shakespeare Festival ends this Sunday with a final 2 p.m. staging of “All’s Well That Ends Well” at the Ford Center; and the Sleeping Bulls are set for a CD release show and party at Proud Larry’s on Saturday July 7. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (July 5, 2012)
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)