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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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      Charles J. Shields discusses Vonnegut

      OXFORD TOWN – Author Charles J. Shields is making waves with fans of Kurt Vonnegut with his new biography, “And So it Goes: Kurt Vonnegut, A Life.” The book is the first and only complete life-story of Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most influential, controversial, and popular novelists of the 20th century. Shields will be at the Lafayette and Oxford Public Library on Friday at noon to discuss the work. Page 12 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details of the free event to be held on Friday at Oxford’s public library. (December 15, 2011, Page 12)

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        Thacker Mountain converges on Lyric Theater tonight

        OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio will perform a special fundraising show on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Lyric Theater on the Oxford Square. Musician Jimbo Mathus (pictured here) will lead the Thacker Mountain house band, the Yalobushwhackers, and welcome a wide array of Oxford area talent including Silas Reed IV, Bill “Howlin Madd” Perry, Effie Burt, Jake Fussell, Jamie and Rosamond Posey, Casey Lipe, authors Jack Pendarvis and Theresa Starkey, Square Books owner Richard Howorth and TMR host Jim Dees. Turn to Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town for complete details. (December 8, 2011, Page 7)

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          VOX PRESS returns to the Powerhouse

          OXFORD TOWN – VOX PRESS presents “Noises from the Nerve Center Collective,” an evening of experimental music and literature, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center on University Avenue in Oxford. The event is part of a documetary project and is free and open to the public. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has more information on VOX PRESS and its upcoming event at the Powerhouse next Tuesday. (November 23, 2011, Page 5)

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            Oxford Town #952

            IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Yale Historian David Blight (on the OT cover this week) conducts a free public lecture examining the Civil War in the civil rights era on Nov. 16; Hinge Dance Company will entertain at the Powerhouse on Nov. 11 and 12; Quentin Tarantino lands three actors with Oxford ties for his next film, “Django Unchained”; Musicians Cary Hudson, Lisa Mills and Dent May — along with author N.M. Kelby — visit Thacker Mountain radio tonight at Off Square Books; and UM Theatre bring “RENT” to the Ford Center for two performances (Nov. 11 and 12). CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format.. (November 10, 2011)

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              Cary Hudson teams with Yalobushwhackers on TMR

              OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio welcomes two local heroes to Off Square Books this evening (Thursday, Nov. 10) at 6 — Cary Hudson and Dent May. Author N.M. Kelby (pictured here)  will read of love and truffles in Paris and Lisa Mills of Mobile, Ala., will entertain with gutsy Gulf Coast blues. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details of tonight’s Thacker Mountain Radio broadcast. (November 10, 2011, Page 7)

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                Yale historian examines Civil War and civil rights at Nutt Auditorium

                OXFORD TOWN – Yale historian David Blight will visit Ole Miss on Nov. 16 to share his insights on Civil War remembrance and discuss his latest book, “American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era” in Nutt Auditorium. Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete information about the free public lecture that begins at 7:30 next Wednesday night. (November 10, 2011, Page 8)

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