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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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…)
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IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: The Alabama Shakes (on the OT cover) are headed to town tonight (March 29) for a smokin’ hot show at Proud Larry’s and assistant Oxford EAGLE news editor Jeff Eubanks has extensive coverage of the Athens, Ala., rock band; InterACTions returns to the Powerhouse for its third consecutive year; OT lifestyle columnist George Atkins gives area girls the “skinny” about 2012 spring fashion; MTV’s “The Real World” is conducting a casting call at Rooster’s Blues House on April 4; Thacker Mountain Radio visits the “dark side” of the NFL this evening (March 29) at Off Square Books; and Ole Miss Recreation’s Rebel Man Sprint Triathlon splashes off this Saturday at the Turner Center. This year’s race honors fallen athlete and Ole Miss student Kevser Ermin who died tragically on her bike in October of last year. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (March 29, 2012)
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.
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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)
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.
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: The “Best Seat In The House” auction benefitting YAC is set for March 27 at the Powerhouse in conjunction with the Oxford Arts Crawl and Oxford’s Got Talent; Thacker Mountain Radio welcomes Bobby Keys, The Chimney Choir and author Michael Thomas to its broadcast at Off Square Books tonight (March 22); Arts Talk columnist Andi Bedsworth introduces the Oxford community to a new exhibit at Bozarts Gallery in Water Valley titled “A Sense of Place: The Landscape Explored”; and a new biography on Craig Claiborne written by author Thomas McNamee is review by Oxford Town contributor Jesse Yancy. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue (No. 971) in PDF format. (March 23, 2012)
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)
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)