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Captain Midnight comes home

OXFORD TOWN – The Captain Midnight Band returns to Oxford this Saturday (Dec. 17) where the captain himself, former Oxonian Josh Cooker, will lead the show at Proud Larry’s, his place of employment way back in the day. Turn to Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town for details about the band and their seasonal return to Oxford. Captain Midnight (Cooker) is pictured here and CM keyboardist/vocalist Lil’ Rae Rae graces the OT cover this week. (December 15, 2011, Page 7)

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    Hancock Co. to rock Rooster’s Blues House for free show Dec. 17

    OXFORD TOWN – As most community activities slow to a crawl (or stop completely) at this time of the year in Lafayette County — the rock solid, ever-consistent Rooster’s Blues House and owner Scott Michael keep the intensity hot and its doors open even without the majority of Ole Miss students in town to pack the popular venue. Hancock Co. (pictured here) is scheduled to return to the Rooster’s stage this Saturday night (Dec. 17) after Cadillac Funk rocks the rafters on Friday — shows organized with Oxonians, not students, in mind. Turn to Page 4 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town and check out our Community Calendar to see this and other listings for the upcoming weekend into next week. (December 15, 2011, Page 4)

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      Olga and the Technicolor Mississippian

      OXFORD TOWN – “Blues Babe” and actress Olga Wilhelmine Munding (pictured here on the cover of her new CD “Whatever You Want”) and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars have teamed up and landed a gig at Como’s annual Christmas celebration, Christmas in Como, this Saturday evening (Dec. 10). Pages 8 and 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town have complete details of the upcoming classic holiday show being unwrapped Saturday evening just 39 miles from the Oxford Square. (December 8, 2011, Page 8, 11)

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        Thacker Mountain converges on Lyric Theater tonight

        OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio will perform a special fundraising show on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Lyric Theater on the Oxford Square. Musician Jimbo Mathus (pictured here) will lead the Thacker Mountain house band, the Yalobushwhackers, and welcome a wide array of Oxford area talent including Silas Reed IV, Bill “Howlin Madd” Perry, Effie Burt, Jake Fussell, Jamie and Rosamond Posey, Casey Lipe, authors Jack Pendarvis and Theresa Starkey, Square Books owner Richard Howorth and TMR host Jim Dees. Turn to Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town for complete details. (December 8, 2011, Page 7)

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          Billy Joe Shaver plays Proud Larry’s next Wednesday

          OXFORD TOWN – Country music legend Billy Joe Shaver lost parts of three fingers, broke his back, suffered a heart attack and had a quadruple bypass, had a steel plate put in his neck and 136 stitches in his head, fought drugs and booze and spent all the money he had and married two women a total of five times. Who is this guy? Find out on Page 6 of this week’s issue of Oxford Town as Shaver prepares for a show at Proud Larry’s on Wednesday, Dec. 7, AND a cameo appearance in Oxford Town columnist Jim Dees’ weekly feature “Lies and Other Truths.” (December 1, 2011, Page 6)

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            David Bazan and band headed to Proud Larry’s

            OXFORD TOWN – After dabbling in organized rock since 1995, preacher’s kid and solicitous musician David Bazan has hit overdrive and is set for a show at Proud Larry’s on Friday, Dec. 2, as he tours in support of his new album, “Strange Negotiations.” Turn to Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town to get more information on Bazan, his band, his new album and his upcoming show at Proud Larry’s. (December 1, 2011, Page 5)

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              Ground Zero gives sneak peek at 2012 Sunflower Festival

              OXFORD TOWN – Blues vixon/bassist Heather Crosse (pictured here) and other living blues legends joined in the jam at Groud Zero in Clarksdale on Thanksgiving Eve as organizers of the Sunflower Festival gave patrons a sneak peek of what to expect at the 25th Anniversary version of the popular festival to be held next August in Clarksdale. Page 12 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town  gives you your very own preview of next year’s annual Sunflower Festival held in the scorching hot Mississippi Delta. (December 1, 2011, Page 12)

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