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Annual Living Blues Symposium kicks off this weekend

OXFORD TOWN – On this week’s cover; Blues Today: A Living Blues Symposium kicks off tonight at 6 with a special blues-themed edition of Thacker Mountain Radio. Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has schedules and complete details about the upcoming blues weekend in Oxford. The Willie “Po’ Monkey” Seaberry photo on the Oxford Town cover was taken by photographer Ken Murphy. Other photos by Murphy and photographer Ben Steber will be on display at Southside Gallery this weekend for the Blues Symposium. (February 24, 2011, Page 9)

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    Author Mark Richard set for Off Square Books next Wednesday (Feb. 23)

    OXFORD TOWN – Author Mark Richard will be in Oxford on Wednesday, Feb. 23, hosting a book signing and reading at Off Square Books in support of his recently released memoir, “House of Prayer No. 2: A Writer’s Journey Home.” Page 5 in this issue of Oxford Town has full details about the former Grisham writer-in-residence’s return to Oxford next week. Also, Oxford Town columnist Jim Dee’s shares fond memories of the author in his weekly column “Lies and Other Truths” on Page 6. (February 17, 2011, Page 5, 6)

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      Thacker Mountain Radio returns to Off Square Books

      OXFORD TOWN – This week, Thacker Mountain Radio will be back at Off Square Books to celebrate the great migration of black Americans in the mid-20th Century when they left the Jim Crow South in pursuit of a life with dignity. The broadcast will feature author Isabel Wilkerson (pictured) and musical guests The Mighty Gospel Warriors. Page 12 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details of this week’s Thacker Mountain Radio broadcast. (February 17, 2011, Page 12)

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        Oxford Town #913

        IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE – The eight annual Oxford Film Festival kicks off tonight at the Lyric Theater teaming up with Thacker Mountain Radio’s weekly broadcast; Sixteen-year-old fiddle prodigy Ruby Jane lights up Proud Larry’s next Tuesday (Feb. 15); The enduring play “Charlotte’s Web” is set for the Ford Center on Feb. 12; Former Reb Michael Oher returns to Oxford to discuss and sign his new book “I Beat The Odds” next Tuesday at Off Square Books; and Emileigh’s Table in the Plein Air neighborhood announces its upcoming Valentine’s party  featuring Duff Dorrough, Lisa Harrison and The Cakewalkers. Click here to download the complete issue in PDF format. (February 10, 2011)

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          Michael Oher returns to Oxford

          OXFORD TOWN – Just weeks after wrapping up his second NFL season with the Ravens, Michael Oher is now touring in support of his new book and its message. The former Ole Miss Rebel tackle will be back in Oxford next week (Tuesday, Feb. 15) signing copies of “I Beat The Odds” at 5 p.m. at Off Square Books. Page 10 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has Oxford EAGLE Editor Don Whitten’s review of Oher’s book and complete information about next Tuesday’s signing at Off Square Books. (February 10, 2011, Page 8)

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            John-Alex Mason set for Thacker Mountain and Rooster’s Blues House

            OXFORD TOWN – The one-man blues show, John-Alex Mason (pictured), is set for two performances tonight (Thursday, Feb. 3) in Oxford. Catch him at the season premier broadcast of  Thacker Mountain Radio at 6 at Off Square Books and later at Rooster’s Blues House on the Square. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has details about Mason and both of his shows tonight on the Square and TMR’s kickoff show for the 2011 Spring season. (February 3, 2011, Page 5)

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              Rodney Crowell set for Off Square Books tonight (Jan. 20)

              OXFORD TOWN – Innate storyteller and country music legend Rodney Crowell is scheduled to visit Off Square Books tonight (Jan. 20) at 6 as he tours in support of his recently released memoir “Chinaberry Sidewalks.” Check out page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town for Oxford Town Editor Jeff McVay’s coverage of his recent interview with Crowell where they discussed everything from Crowell’s “rough” childhood (that evolved into something good) to his classic, poetic storytelling through his music. We’re hopeful, confident even, that the Grammy award winning musician will show up with his guitar strapped across his back tonight at 6. After all, he is the storyteller. (January 20, 2011, Page 5)

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