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Oxford Town #966

IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors (pictured on the OT cover this week) are currently touring the U.S. and return to Proud Larry’s on Friday, Feb. 17, with Jillian Edwards set to open the show; Arts Talk columnist Andi Bedsworth catches us up with what’s happening at Southside Gallery, The University Museum, the Powerhouse and Bozarts Gallery in Water Valley; Auditions are announced for the next Oxford Shakespeare Festival set for June of this year; Theatre Oxford gives us a sneak peek at its next production, “Glengarry Glen Ross;” and Thacker Mountain Radio returns to Off Square Books tonight (Thursday, Feb. 16) featuring the Minor Adjustments, author Charles Reagan Wilson and Oxford’s latest “resident,” Tyler Bryant. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (February 16, 2012)

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    Young Buffalo kicks off Oxford Music Festival on Thacker Mountain Radio

    OXFORD TOWN – Young Buffalo, the former-moniker of the solo work of Jim Barrett (pictured here), was born in the summer of 2009. Now, with over two years of gigs and songwriting experience under its belt, Young Buffalo is a highly sought after act in Oxford and across the South. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town features a Q&A with Barrett about the band’s upcoming performances – two of them – as the Oxford Music Festival’s headliner tonight (Feb. 9) at the Lyric Theater. Thacker Mountain Radio officially kicks off the 2012 Oxford Film and Music Festivals at the venue tonight at 6 featuring YB. (February 9, 2012, Page 7)

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      Oxford Town #964

      IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE – Acclaimed pianist Bruce Levingston returns to Oxford and Ole Miss for a concert at the Gertrude Ford Center tonight (Feb. 2) at 7 p.m.; Colour Revolt returns to Proud Larry’s for an vinyl EP re-release party tonight (Feb. 2); an Ole Miss Chilly Chili Cook-off is set for Feb. 18 at the Oxford Conference Center; Oxford Film Freak Melanie Addington continues her sneak peek at the 2012 Oxford Film Festival scheduled for Feb. 9-12 at the Malco Studio Cinema; Author Stephanie McAfee will read from and sign her new novel “Diary of a Mad Fat Girl” at Off Square Books on Wednesday, Feb. 8; and Thacker Mountain Radio cranks up its Spring 2012 season this evening (Feb. 2) at Off Square Books. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (February 2, 2012)

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        Author Stephanie McAfee to sign at Off Square Books

        OXFORD TOWN – New American Library recently announced the trade paperback release of Stephanie McAfee’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling e-book, “Diary of a Mad Fat Girl.” Mark your calendar now to catch McAfee at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Off Square Books where she’ll be reading from and signing copies of “Diary of a Mad Fat Girl.” Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has details about McAfee, her forthcoming visit to Oxford and her hilarious new book. (February 2, 2012, Page 9)

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          Oxford Town #963

          IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Buckle up! This edition is literally packed with great art and entertainment events around the L-O-U community. Oxonian/author Julie Cantrell (gracing the OT cover) is having her first novel published next week (Feb. 1) and Off Square Books is hosting a launch party on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 5 featuring Cantrell, champagne and chocolate – NICE!; OT editor Jeff McVay takes a final sneak peek at the 2012 lineup for the Oxford Music Festival set to begin Feb. 9; a Chinese ceramic art exhibit titled “On the Silk Road and the High Seas” is showing at the University Museum and a lecture by Virginia L. Bower is planned for 7 p.m. Jan. 26; Internationally acclaimed operatic soprano Kallen Esperian will be featured in a concert at the Gertrude Ford Center on Jan. 30 at 7 p.m.; Oxford Town gives an early heads up about a fantastic concert headed to Proud Larry’s in March – the Alabama Shakes; and the Oxford Film Freak (Melanie Addington) begins her pre-coverage of the 2012 Oxford Film Festival set (also) for Feb. 9 at the Malco Studio Cinema. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (January 26, 2012)

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            Oxonian Julie Cantrell publishes first novel

            OXFORD TOWN – Oxford author Julie Cantrell (shown here with her dog, Ellie) just completed her first novel titled “Into the Free.” The inspiring new book is set for a release date of Feb. 1 and Off Square Books is celebrating by hosting a launch party on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. The party will feature a conversation with Cantrell, champagne and, well, chocolate. The photographs of Cantrell scattered throughout this issue (including the cover) were taken by Oxord Town music writer/phoptographer Kate Anthony who had instructions to take shots of Cantrell “that screamed Oxford.” Don’t miss the genesis of a great writing career next Tuesday at Off Square Books. Everyone is invited to drop in, meet Cantrell and share in the ultimate combo; chocolate, champagne and prose. Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details. (January 26, 2012, Page 8)

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              ‘Satan Is Real’

              OXFORD TOWN – Written by Charlie Louvin, the book “Satan Is Real” is not just a story for music fans but for anyone who enjoys good southern storytelling. The book follows the story of the two brothers, Charlie and Ira Loudermilk, from their wild early years to their formative years playing at the Grand Ole Opera. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has Melanie Addington’s review of the intriguing new biography, available at Square Books. (January 12, 2012, Page 5)

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                Oxford Town #957

                IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE – The Captain Midnight Band returns to Oxford via Proud Larry’s on Saturday, Dec. 17 (CM keyboardist/vocalist Lil’ Rae Rae graces our cover this week); Hancock Co. returns to Rooster’s Blues house – also on Saturday; Oxford Town Lifestyle Columnist George Atkins gives suggestions for last minute $50 Christmas gifts that you probably haven’t considered … ever; OT Sports Columnist Steven Godfrey tackles ‘Freeze-ing’ football and Runnin’ Rebel hoops in the same column this week; Oxford Film Festival organizers give us a brief, sneak peek of its 2012 lineup; and author Charles J. Shields discusses Kurt Vonnegut at the public library this Friday. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (December 15, 2011)

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