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)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: John T. Edge (on the OT cover this week) will be at Square Books on Tuesday, May 8 for a discussion and signing of his new cookbook, “The New Truck Food Cookbook;” Southside Gallery unveils its May exhibit featuring Coulter Fussell and Spence Kellum; Meagan Tubb & Shady People return to Proud Larry’s tonight (May 3) at Proud Larry’s; Taylorpalooza (hosted by YAC) returns to the Plein Air neighborhood in Taylor this Saturday (May 5) at 5 p.m.; Mid-Town Farmers’ Market begins its 2012 season in the Mid-Town Shopping Center parking lot this Saturday from 7-11 a.m.; Fiddler’s Loft in Water Valley continues tonight (May 3) at 7; and the Oxford Civic Chorus ends its 2012 season at North Oxford Baptist Church on Monday, May 7. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (May 3, 2012)
OXFORD TOWN – Author/chef John T. Edge (gracing the Oxford Town cover this week) will be signing at Off Square Books Tuesday, May 8, at 5 p.m. Edge is making the visit to discuss and sign his new cookbook, “The New Truck Food Cookbook.” Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town (No. 977) has details about the event. (May 3, 2012, Page 9)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Hang on folks, this issue is packed with great events all over the L-O-U community: Gavin DeGraw (on the OT cover) will play a free concert in The Grove on Friday, April 20; Ole Miss Opera Theatre begins a series of performances beginning April 19 at Meek Hall on the UM campus; The Pride of the South Marching Band will hold an important fundraising concert at the Ford Center on April 24; Ole Miss Theatre presents “Showstoppers” beginning April 25 at Fulton Chapel on campus; Thacker Mountain Radio welcomes author Ron Rash, The Sparks Family Band and Bronwynne Brent tonight (April 19) at Off Square Books; Fiddler’s Loft in Water Valley gears up for another night of acoustic music featuring Love Cannon and Jake Fussell; and The Mississippians Jazz Ensemble will perform a free concert in Nutt Auditorium tonight (April 19). CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (April 19, 2012)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Proud Larry’s hosts a CD release party for Jimmy Phillips’ new album “Desperate Moon;” The Bays Guyer Band will perform at the Powerhouse on April 17 during the Oxford Art Crawl; Cheryly & Griffith Day will be at Off Square Books on Friday, April 13, to sign their new cookbook, “The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook;” Ole Miss Theatre will present “Showstoppers: Backstage Broadway” beginning Wednesday, April 25, at Fulton Chapel on the Ole Miss Campus; and a new acoustic music venue (Fiddler’s Loft) opens in Water Valley. Click here to download the complete issue in PDF format. (April 13, 2012)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: The Nashville-based blues duo, Scissormen (on the OT cover this week), return to Oxford tonight (April 5) to perform on Thacker Mountain Radio at Off Square Books at 6 and at Two Stick Sushi Bar at 9:30; Elmo & The Shades return to Rooster’s Blues House on Friday, April 6; the Oxford-Lafayette Public Library is hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday, April 11, featuring local art that’ll be up for grabs; UM Museum releases its Brown Bag Lecture Series for spring 2012; Willie Nelson is set for a show at the Lyric Theater on Monday, April 9, and OT columnist Jim Dees has the scoop; and local musician Chad Harris is releasing a new EP (“New Life”) and the Powerhouse is hosting a CD release party for Harris with the proceeds to benefit OLHS. CLICK HERE to download Oxford Town No. 973 in PDF format. (April 5, 2012)
Kaye Bryant of Oxford recalls how the stories Faulkner told to his granddaughter and her friends struck up an unlikely correspondence — with a ghost.
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