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Film fest crowds pack theaters

Awards were handed out Saturday night at the Malco movie theater during the annual Oxford Film Festival. In its ninth year, organizers were happy with the turnout and are already planning for next year’s 10th anniversary show. Read about the festival and see the list of winners in today’s EAGLE. (February 13, 2012, Page 1A)

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    Oxford, local actors ready for their close-up this weekend

    This year’s community film project, “The Show Must Go On,” will feature about 130 Oxonians. The 25-minute dark comedy will be shown at various times this weekend during the Oxford Film Festival. For more about film, turn to today’s Oxford Living section on 1B. (February 10, 2012, Page 1B)

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      Young Buffalo kicks off Oxford Music Festival on Thacker Mountain Radio

      OXFORD TOWN – Young Buffalo, the former-moniker of the solo work of Jim Barrett (pictured here), was born in the summer of 2009. Now, with over two years of gigs and songwriting experience under its belt, Young Buffalo is a highly sought after act in Oxford and across the South. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town features a Q&A with Barrett about the band’s upcoming performances – two of them – as the Oxford Music Festival’s headliner tonight (Feb. 9) at the Lyric Theater. Thacker Mountain Radio officially kicks off the 2012 Oxford Film and Music Festivals at the venue tonight at 6 featuring YB. (February 9, 2012, Page 7)

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        ‘Triple Threat’ women set for Oxford Film Festival

        OXFORD TOWN – Wearing several hats is what you do in the indie film industry, but for three filmmakers, taking on the script, the direction and the acting for their films makes them a triple threat. Meet Christine Elise McCarthy of “Bathing and The Single Girl,” Tanya Wright (pictured here) of “Butterfly Rising” and Christina Beck of “Perfection.” The three will be at the Oxford Film Festival to talk more about their films but, for now, Oxford Film Freak Melanie Addington previews their work on Page 16 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (February 9, 2012, Page 16)

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          Community film director Matthew Graves interviewed

          OXFORD TOWN – Last year, the Oxford Film Festival premiered Oxford’s first community film and it was a huge success — arguably, the most popular film of the entire festival. This year, Director Matt Graves continues the tradition by bringing the new community film, “The Show Must Go On,” to the forefront this weekend. Turn to Page 18 in this week’s special Film Festival issue to read a Q&A with Graves, penned by Oxford Town contributor Eliza McClure. (February 9, 2012, Page 18)

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            Oxford Town #964

            IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE – Acclaimed pianist Bruce Levingston returns to Oxford and Ole Miss for a concert at the Gertrude Ford Center tonight (Feb. 2) at 7 p.m.; Colour Revolt returns to Proud Larry’s for an vinyl EP re-release party tonight (Feb. 2); an Ole Miss Chilly Chili Cook-off is set for Feb. 18 at the Oxford Conference Center; Oxford Film Freak Melanie Addington continues her sneak peek at the 2012 Oxford Film Festival scheduled for Feb. 9-12 at the Malco Studio Cinema; Author Stephanie McAfee will read from and sign her new novel “Diary of a Mad Fat Girl” at Off Square Books on Wednesday, Feb. 8; and Thacker Mountain Radio cranks up its Spring 2012 season this evening (Feb. 2) at Off Square Books. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (February 2, 2012)

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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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