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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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          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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