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Oxford Town is The Oxford EAGLE's weekly arts-and-entertainment guide.

Shakespeare Festival continues with ‘The Sound Of Music’

OXFORD TOWN – Rodgers and Hammerstein’s enduring musical, “The Sound of Music,” opens June 28 as part of the 2012 Oxford Shakespeare Festival. Turn to Page 7 in Oxford Town No. 985 to read more about the classic musical and be sure to check out Page 4 in the same issue to see what other plays — Shakespeare or not — the L-O-U community can look forward to this weekend and next week as the 2012 Oxford Shakespeare Festival rolls on. “All’s Well That Ends Well” (pictured here) is also playing this week (June 30) at the Ford Center’s Studio Theater at 2 p.m. (June 28, 2012, Page 7, 12)

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    North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic reloads

    OXFORD TOWN – Finally. One of Mississippi’s favorite festivals kicks off tomorrow (June 29) at a brand new venue — Betty Davis BBQ – and the lineup is loaded as usual. T-Model Ford (pictured here) is only one of several legendary musicians and bands set to rock North Mississippi throughout the weekend. Pages 5, 8 and 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town (No. 985) gives you a complete heads-up about what to expect this weekend in Marshall County as the blues and temperatures in North Mississippi rise in a big way. (June 28, 2012, Page 5, 8-9)

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      “King Lear” staged at the Ford Center this Saturday (June 23)

      OXFORD TOWN – Veteran thespian Peter Pinow (pictured on the OT cover) takes the lead role as King Lear in Shakespeare’s “darkest tradegy” this weekend at the Ford Center. Presented by the Oxford Shakespeare Festival, curtains will rise on “King Lear” Saturday, June 3. Turn to Page 5 in Oxford Town No. 984 to read more about “King Lear” and other great productions scheduled for this year’s festival. (June 21, 2012, Page 7)

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        Dent May’s New Album ‘Do Things’ Gets Fun(ky)

        OXFORD TOWN – The ukelele-clutching Oxonian who crooned about post-college living and all its velvety splendor has returned. Actually he never went anywhere but it’s been three years since Dent May’s first album, “The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukelele,” caught the attention of college radio stations and major music publications nationwide. But now, he’s back in the game with a brand spankin’ new album titled “Do Things.” Turn to page 7 in Oxford Town No. 983 for a special album review of “Do Things” by former Oxford Town Editor Mitch Morgan. “This is your summer soundtrack, Oxford. Soak it up.” (June 14, 2012, Page 7)

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          Maybelle’s Lovers set for the Sunset Series this Sunday evening

          OXFORD TOWN – Maybelle’s Lovers (frontwoman Gina Sexton pictured here by Mike Stanton) is a busy band these days with two scheduled shows this weekend around the L-O-U community. Catch them in the friendly confines of our beloved Grove this Sunday evening (June 17) at 7 for the Summer Sunset Series — and, as a warmup, be sure to catch them at Avent Park this Friday night (June 15) for OPC’s weekly production of Movies in the Park (music also begins at 7 for that family-friendly event). Turn to Page 16 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town (No. 983) for more information and photos of one of Oxford’s favorite American/country/rock bands. (June 14, 2012, Page 16)

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            The Amazing Kreskin plays two shows at the Lyric Theater

            OXFORD TOWN — It’s not often one has the opportunity to meet a living legend, but that’s exactly what the L-O-U community can do this Friday (June 15) as Kreskin – the ultimate mentalist – rolls into town for two shows at the Lyric Theater. Page 8 in Oxford Town No. 983 has complete details about the shows at the Lyric featuring the late Johnny Carson’s favorite mentalist. (June 14, 2012, Page 8)

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              Grace Potter, Flaming Lips set for record breaking show at the Lyric Theater

              OXFORD TOWN – The Flaming Lips will rock Oxford during their Highway 61 tour as part of the Guiness World Records title for the most live concerts in 24 hours. Grace Potter (pictured) & The Nocturnals will open the show at the Lyric Theater on June 27. Page 14 in Oxford Town No. 982 has information about the unique show headed to Oxford and the Lyric later this month. Tickets are on sale now. (June 7, 2012, Page 14)

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                Author Richard Ford set for visit to Off Square Books

                OXFORD TOWN – On June 11 at 5 p.m., UM professor and Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Ford will visit Off Square Books to sign copies of his latest work, “Canada.” Page 5 in Oxford Town No. 982 has a review of Ford’s “Canada” by new Oxford Town writer and intern Kayleigh Skinner. (June 7, 2012, Page 5)

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