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An autograph and a check presentation

Wilbur Lee Todd of Oxford recalls a friendly Faulkner giving his autograph to a young man — and a scholarship event at Rowan Oak where the author didn’t even show up. (more…)

 (April 4, 2012)

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    Share your thoughts, stories on Faulkner

    As the community prepares to honor the life and work of William Faulkner with “A William Faulkner Remembrance” on July 6, we want to know what you remember and think about our most famous resident.

    (more…) (March 23, 2012)

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      Book conference brings more authors to community

      EAGLE photographer Bruce Newman has had the opportunity to capture several well-known authors while they have visited Oxford. See his photos and read more on the Conference of the Book this weekend in today’s Oxford Living section. (March 23, 2012, Page 1B)

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        Community to celebrate Faulkner’s life, work

        FULL STORY — Several events are being planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner. A free screening of “The Reivers,” lectures and other activities will take place on July 6.

        (more…) (March 23, 2012, Page 1A)

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          Craig Claiborne biography releases May 8

          OXFORD TOWN  – Craig Claiborne was hired as the first male food editor of a major newspaper. It came about as the result of crass opportunism if not (as is hinted) chicanery, but The New York Times provided Claiborne with the preeminent platform to fulfill his mission. Author Thomas McNamee describes Claiborne’s hiring as nothing less than “advancing the nation’s culinary culture.” Turn to Page 12 in Oxford Town issue No. 971 to read a review about McNamee’s new book, a biography about Claiborne titled “The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance.” (March 22, 2012, Page 12)

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            Thacker Mountain Radio welcomes a rock ‘n’ roll legend

            OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio cranks back up and broadcasts from Off Square Books this week featuring rock ‘n’ roll legend Bobby Keys (pictured here) and visiting author Michael Thomas. Musical guests include the Chimney Choir from Denver joining in the jam. All the above will entertain with house band Duff Dorrough and The Yalobushwackers and host Jim Dees. Turn to Page 5 in Oxford Town No. 971 for more information about this week’s TMR broadcast. (March 22, 2012, Page 5)

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              Oxford Town #969

              IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE – The UM Concert Singers wrap up the Ford Center’s 2011-12 season tonight (March 8) with a performance of Bach’s “Mass in B Minor;” Jim Dandy’s Black Oak Arkansas returns to Rooster’s Blues House on Saturday, March 10; Thacker Mountain Radio returns to Off Square Books tonight at 6 featuring music by the Pine Hill Haints and the Bonfire Orchestra; Two stick features two great rock bands on Friday, March 9 – Naked Gods and The Diamond Center; and the Oxford Film Freak (Melanie Addington) spotlights a group of Ole Miss Students who are making a “mockumentary” student project. CLICK HERE to download Oxford Town No. 969 in PDF format (March 8, 2012)

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                TMR gets ‘Witchy’ tonight at Off Square Books on March 10

                OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio returns to Off Square Books this evening at 6 with tales of the supernatural. Thacker’s visiting author will be Jonathan Odell (“The Healing”) who will conjure a witchy woman from the Civil War. Musical guests will be the Pine Hill Haints (pictured here) and the Bonfire Orchestra. Turn to Page 12 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town (No. 969) for complete details about tonight’s broadcast. (March 8, 2012, Page 12)

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