Oxford Town is The Oxford EAGLE's weekly arts-and-entertainment guide.
OXFORD TOWN – Memphis’ own River City Tanlines, featuring frontwoman Alicja Trout, will host a record release party at Ajax Diner on Friday, July 27. The band is touring in support of its recently released album “Coast To Coast.” Page 7 in Oxford Town No. 989 has information about the band and its new album. And, be sure to check ’em out on Friday, July 27, for a live performance at The End of All Music. (July 26, 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)
OXFORD TOWN – The 2012 version of the Oxford Blues Festival reloads this weekend all around Oxford and the Oxford Square. The event kicks off at the University Museum on Friday at 4 and ends at Foxfire Ranch in Marshall County on Sunday featuring some of the hottest blues acts and musicians in the country. Effie Burt (pictured here) returns as part of this year’s festival. Page 7 in Oxford Town No. 988 has full details of this weekend’s blues activities. (July 19, 2012, Page 7)
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)
OXFORD TOWN – The tunes and weather were smoking hot — but the libations and patrons were totally cool last weekend at the Hill Coutry Picnic in Marshall County. Oxford Town contributing photographer Mike Stanton braved both to help, once again, archive one of Mississippi’s favorite festivals. Turn to Page 7 in Oxford Town No. 987 to check out some of Stanton’s great shots from Saturday night’s picnic jam (Picnic MC and Oxford Town Columnist Jim Dees pictured here). NMHCP gets bigger and better every year and next year promises to be yet another hoedown blast. We think we speak for everyone when we say “Keep ’em coming” and kudos to picnic organizers for a great weekend.
(July 12, 2012, Page 12)
OXFORD TOWN – The late Adam Yauch’s (pictured here) distribution company, Oscilloscope Laboratories, will have a one-night only screening nationwide of “Shut Up and Play the Hits,” on Wednesday, July 18, with the Lyric Theater set as one of the screening locations. Page 3 in Oxford Town No. 987 has more information about the ultra-cool documentary headed to the Lyric Theater next week. (July 12, 2012, Page 3)
OXFORD TOWN – Citizen journalist and up-and-coming author Neal Moore (pictured here) will have his first novel published tomorrow (Friday, July 13) titled “Down the Mississippi: A Modern Day Huck on America’s River Road.” The adventure author is set for a book launch party at the Powerhouse tomorrow from 5-7 p.m. Page 7 in Oxford Town No. 987 has complete details about the free event and Moore’s return to Oxford. (July 12, 2012, Page 7)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Author Karen White (on the OT cover this week) will visit Off Square Books on July 12 to read from and sign her new, compelling novel “Sea Change;” The 39th Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference begins Saturday, July 7; on Friday, July 6, a full day of Faulkner events are planned to mark the 50th anniversary of the author’s death; the Oxford Shakespeare Festival ends this Sunday with a final 2 p.m. staging of “All’s Well That Ends Well” at the Ford Center; and the Sleeping Bulls are set for a CD release show and party at Proud Larry’s on Saturday July 7. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (July 5, 2012)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: The North Mississippi Hill country Picnic — its 7th — reloads this weekend in Marshall County just past the Lafayette County line touting its best lineup ever (Robert Belfour pictured on the OT cover); The 2012 Oxford Shakespeare Festival continues this week by staging the enduring musical, “The Sound Of Music;” author RJ Smith will visit Off Square Books on June 30 to discuss and sign his new biography “The One: The Life And Music Of James Brown;” and the city of Oxford celebrates its 175th birthday and the Fourth of July this weekend through the middle of next week. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (June 28, 2012)