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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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    Chinese Ceramics displayed at UM Museum

    OXFORD TOWN – The University of Mississippi Museum examines ancient Chinese ceramics and the culture of their time with its latest exhibition, “On the Silk Road and the High Seas: Chinese Ceramics, Culture and Commerce,” which will be on display from now through Aug. 4. Coinciding with the exhibition, the museum will host a lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, featuring Virginia L. Bower (pictured here). Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details. (January 26, 2012, Page 7)

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      Oxford ‘crawls’ to art

      OXFORD TOWN – The Oxford Art Crawl begins its 2012 season this Tuesday (Jan. 24). The ongoing event will be held the fourth Tuesday of each month from January through October, lasting from 7-9 p.m. The “crawl” events are free and offer tours of the rotating exhibits at Oxford’s art spaces with small receptions held at each stop. Turn to Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has information about the rotating art event set to return next Tuesday. (January 19, 2012, Page 9)

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        Oxford Fiber Arts Festival returns

        OXFORD TOWN – Oxford’s second Fiber Arts Festival is set to re-launch this weekend at the Powerhouse touting activities fro the whole family. The event is hosted by Knit1 Oxford and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. Page 12 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has details about the wildly popular, family event set to begin this Friday (Jan. 20). (January 19, 2012, Page 12)

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          Southside Gallery features artists Jere Allen, Ron Dale

          OXFORD TOWN – Southside Gallery is now exhibiting paintings by local artist and former University of Mississippi painting professor Jere Allen and new sculptures (pictured here) by local artist and former University of Mississippi ceramics professor Ron Dale. An artists’ reception is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information on the new gallery exhibit, Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has it or call Southside at 662-234-9090. (November 17, 2011, Page 7)

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            ‘One Night Stand’ returns to Ole Miss Motel

            OXFORD TOWN – The concept of the fifth annual “One Night Stand” art exhibit is when 15 artists take over 12 rooms at the Ole Miss Motel, swapping out the standard motor-in landscapes for their own paintings and photographs and essentially becoming the curator of their own small gallery. Details of the popular event to be held on Oct. 29 can be found on Page 16 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town by Lifestyles Columnist George Atkins. (October 27, 2011, Page 16)

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              Oxford Town #949

              IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: The New Orleans-based band, e.company (on the OT cover), who have been compared to the likes of Maroon 5, are headed to Proud Larry’s tonight (Oct. 20) and OT music writer Tom Speed has them covered; African Art is being featured at the University Museum and a reception is planned for Oct. 25; The Ole Miss choral Department welcomes Joan Szymko on Oct. 20 at Nutt Auditorium; and OT outdoor columnist Michelle McAnally turns us on to the wonderful world of Clear Creek and everything it has to offer. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (October 20, 2011)

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