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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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    Oxford Music Fest 2012 spotlight continues

    OXFORD TOWN – The photo shown here caught one of Oxford’s favorite musicians, Tate Moore, jamming at a 2011 Thacker Mountain Radio Broadcast  and we’re glad we have it in our archives because Moore takes the spotlight on Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town as we  conclude our sneak peek at the Oxford Music Festival set to reload Feb. 9. This week’s spotlight includes bands and acts for Feb. 11 and 12 at Proud Larry’s, the Lyric Theater and Malco Studio Cinema. Check it out on Pages 9 and 10 in this week’s OT and go ahead and mark your calendars. (January 26, 2012, Page 9, 10)

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      Movie set to film in Oxford

      The Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau gave a $5,000 film grant Wednesday night at the request of screen writer Glenn German for an upcoming film, “Admissions,” that will be partly filmed at the University of Mississippi and Oxford, with actor Andy Garcia expected in the lead male role. (January 19, 2012, Page 1)

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        Joey Lauren Adams cleans up

        OXFORD TOWN – A new webisode starring Oxford’s own Joey Lauren Adams will premiere Jan. 17 and shows the next level of advertising impact in shows. The show features four women actors that become animated after they enter into their super hero storylines fighting disasters with help from Clorox products. Page 16 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has more about the interesting new project featuring Oxford’s favorite daughter, Joey Lauren Adams. (January 12, 2012, Page 16)

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          ‘Downton Abbey’ set for Powerhouse next Tuesday

          OXFORD TOWN – For fans of the breakout Masterpiece hit “Downton Abbey,” season two may come a bit early as The Friends of Mississippi Public Broadcasting will hold a sneak preview of the popular drama Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center in Oxford. Page 7 in this issue of Oxford Town has more information. (December 29, 2011)

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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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              More Faulkner movies in our future?

              Here’s some exciting news for fans of William Faulkner: David Milch’s Redboard Productions has entered into an agreement with the William Faulkner Literary Estate to produce films and television series based on Faulkner’s vast body of works. The deal, according to a news release issued this morning by the Bing Communications Group in Los Angeles, notes that the agreement covers all 19 novels and 125 short stories in the estate, “as well as other works, with the exception of those currently contracted with other parties.” (November 30, 2011)

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