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Oxford Town #876

OXFORD TOWN – IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUEBlues rocker Guy Forsyth blazes his way into Rooster’s Blues House on Friday; OT columnist Jim Dees speaks at a cosmetology school graduation urging the students to not “screw up;” music columnist Alexander McAdams dissects her graduation playlist; sports columnist Steven Godfrey continues bantering with his trusty sidekick Banks, focusing on the Rebel baseball team; the popular Sunset Series returns to the Grove in June; and Wellsgate residents bring in summer with their very first and very successful Wellsgate Tailgate party for residents and their guests. View the complete edition in PDF format. (May 27, 2010)

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    Oxford Town #875

    In this week’s issue of Oxford Town, the St. Louis band Kentucky Knife Fight is set to rock Parrish’s on Friday, May 21; Author Lee Child visits Off Square Books on Thursday, May 20, at 5; legendary blues musician Paul Geremia will play Rooster’s Blues House in a rare local performance; the Hill Country Harmonica Retreat begins a weekend of festivities beginning at Rooster’s Blues House on Friday; and Oxford Film Freak features movie maker Joe York as he continues to accumulate awards for his work; and Oxford Town columnist Jim Dees re-visits the oil spill travesty in the Gulf. View the complete Oxford Town edition in PDF format(May 21, 2010)

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      Lee Child to visit Off Square Books May 20

      OXFORD TOWN – The No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child is set to visit Oxford and Off Square Books on Thursday, May 20, at 5 p.m. Child is currently in the middle of a national book tour promoting the latest and 14th novel in his Reacher series entitled “61 Hours.” Page 5 of this week’s Oxford Town has a review of Child’s new book which will be released on Tuesday, May 18. (May 13, 2010, Page 5)

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        Oxford Town #873

        IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE — Proud Larry’s presents songwriter Will Hodge Friday; local musicians come together as The Minor Adjustments; Jim Dees laments the Gulf oil spill; Alex McAdams proposes a playlist for finals week. View the complete edition in PDF (5 MB). (May 6, 2010)

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          Carrie Jerrell: A Poetry Reading

          Carrie Jerrell will read from her debut collection at 6 p.m. Friday at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Refreshments and a book signing will follow.

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            Thacker Mountain Radio welcomes home Caroline Herring

            OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio returns to Off Square Books this week and welcomes back one of the show’s co-founders, singer-songwriter Caroline Herring. Catch Herring’s homecoming performance at the broadcast of Thacker Mountain Radio at Off Square Books on Thursday, March 11, at 6. Rounding out an incredible lineup this week are visiting authors Jimmy McDonough and Roy Morris Jr. as well as Taylor resident and Oxford Songwriter’s Association coordinator Jimmy Phillips, Thacker house band The Yalobushwhackers and host Jim Dees. (March 9, 2010)

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              Hannah deserves legacy for grace as a teacher

              THE GODFREY SHOW — Steven Godfrey took a creative writing class at Ole Miss under the late Barry Hannah approximately 10 years ago. What he remembers is not so much the brilliant and massive body of work Hannah cranked out, but rather Hannah’s grace as a teacher. Hannah gave everyone’s idea of literature, especially the young and disadvantaged, a “warm embrace.” (March 4, 2010, Page 6)

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                Conference for the Book will go on

                The 17th annual Oxford Conference for the Book, set to begin on Thursday, was planned to be dedicated to Barry Hannah and to include several talks planned with the author. Ann Abadie, associate director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and organizer of the conference, said that the conference will go on as planned with some changes expected. The Saturday afternoon block of panels are dedicated to Hannah — as a teacher, as a writer, and on how to teach his works.

                 (March 2, 2010, Page 1)

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