Some of Oxford’s most historical figures will rise and walk the grounds of St. Peter’s Cemetery on Friday night to take part in the fourth Spirits of Oxford tour. To read more on the tour, as well as all the other arts and entertainment events taking place in the LOU community, check out this week’s Oxford Town section. (more…) (October 25, 2012, Page 6A, 7A, 8A)
Mississippi native Hilda Stuart, mother of country music star Marty Stuart, is embarking on her own tour in support of her new photography book, “Choctaw Gardens.” Hilda and the rest of the Stuart family will be at Off Square Books on Wednesday to sign and show off the collection on photographs. To read more on the Stuarts, as well as all the other arts and entertainment events taking place in the LOU community, check out this week’s Oxford Town section.
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: The 2012 Yocona International Folk Festival cranks up this Saturday (Aug. 11) at its International Marketplace at the Powerhouse featuring dancers and handicrafts from Lima, Peru and Alexandria, Egypt, among other places. This week’s cover shot of a beautiful Peruvian dancer was taken by Michael Stanton; Plein Air unveils its plan for a Summer Arts Series of concerts featuring Blue Mountain and Jimbo Mathus and The Tri-State Coalition; Oxford Town stringer Kayleigh Skinner reviews the new book “Dog Stars” by author Peter Heller who is set for a visit to Off Square Books on Aug. 22; and Ronzo’s cousin’s band, Solid Gold Easy, will play a classic rock show at Proud Larry’s this Saturday night (Aug. 11). CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (August 9, 2012)
OXFORD TOWN – Visitors can immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and tastes from all over the world as a multitude of diverse cultures, languages, food, and musical performances collide at the sixth annual Yocona International Folk Festival. Page 7 in Oxford Town No. 991 has details about this year’s festival that officially begins with a kickoff event to be held in Oxford on Saturday, Aug. 11. The event — International Marketplace Day — is set for the Powerhouse Community Arts Center beginning at 10 a.m. featuring tons of music, food, drink, dance and handicrafts from Peru, Egypt and other places. (August 9, 2012, Page 7)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE – The 2012 Oxford Blues Festival kicks off this weekend at the University Museum and other venues around town featuring some of the best blues music in the country and tons of food and games for the entire family (cover poster designed by Cole Russell); The July version of YAC’s Oxford Art Crawl is set for July 24 and is introducing several new venues to the event; and Proud Larry’s hosts a weekend full of blues, Americana and (even) punk rock. CLICK HERE to download Oxford Town No. 988 in its entirety. (July 19, 2012)
OXFORD TOWN – As summer continues to heat up the L-O-U community, so does the Oxford Art Crawl. The popular monthly event will take place Tuesday, July 24, from 7-9 p.m. at the Powerhouse, Gallery 130, Southside Gallery and the University Museum. Turn to Page 12 in Oxford Town No. 988 to check out the Powerhouse’s cool new mural and see what new exhibits have been scheduled to be part of the crawl this month at selected spaces around town. (July 19, 2012, Page 12)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: The late artist Estelle Faulkner will have 19 pieces of her work displayed at the University Museum through October and a reception is planned for July 24 at the museum; Beaver Nelson is set for a show at Proud Larry’s on July 19; Adventure author Neal Moore is having a book launch party this Friday (July 13) at the Powerhouse for his new book “Down the Mississippi: A Modern Day Huck on America’s River Road;” UM’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture is hosting an 80s music night at Barnard Observatory and The Blind Pig on Saturday, July 14; the late Adam Yauch’s final documentary “Shut Up and Play the Hits” is set for the Lyric Theater on July 18; and freelance photographer Mike Stanton shares a few of his photos from the wildly successful Hill Country Picnic last weekend in Marshall County. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (July 12, 2012)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: The popular, free event, Summer Sunset Series, returns to The Grove Stage this Sunday (June 3) at 7 p.m. featuring Michael Worthy & Friends; Akron, Ohio, native, Joseph Arthur rolls into Oxford for a show at Proud Larry’s Saturday, June 2; Oxford Town Sports Columnist Steven Godfrey examines the Rebel baseball team’s NCAA Tournament schedule and their chances this weekend; and the Los Angeles-based funk/soul band Orgone is set for a smokin’ hot show at Proud Larry’s on Friday, June 1. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (May 31, 2012)