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John-Alex Mason set for Thacker Mountain and Rooster’s Blues House

OXFORD TOWN – The one-man blues show, John-Alex Mason (pictured), is set for two performances tonight (Thursday, Feb. 3) in Oxford. Catch him at the season premier broadcast of  Thacker Mountain Radio at 6 at Off Square Books and later at Rooster’s Blues House on the Square. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has details about Mason and both of his shows tonight on the Square and TMR’s kickoff show for the 2011 Spring season. (February 3, 2011, Page 5)

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    Banish the Mid-Winter Blues

    OXFORD TOWN – Oxford Town Lifestyles Columnist George Atkins gives tips this week about how to avoid the mid-winter blues as we approach the halfway point of a particularly harsh Mississippi winter. Check out Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town for Atkins’ always profound and quirky advice (January 27, 2011, Page 9)

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      Faces and Places Around Town

      OXFORD TOWN – Freelance photographer Mike Stanton has been making the rounds, shooting scenes around our community and he shares them with us on the back cover of Oxford Town in this week’s issue. Check out Page 16 and enjoy these local winter photos as seen through the eyes of Stanton. (January 27, 2011, Page 16)

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        Those Darlins return to Oxford

        OXFORD TOWN — Those Darlins are on tour in support of a new album, “Screws Get Loose,” and will be playing Proud Larry’s on Thursday, Jan. 27. Check out Kate Anthony’s coverage of the popular country-punk band and their return to Oxford on Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (January 27, 2011, Page 8)

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          Documenting Mississippi

          Documenting Mississippi in 2010 meant examining topics ranging form post-oil spill living to green living with a little bit of Klan, strip tease and food mixed in. Oxford Film Freak takes a look at the Mississippi documentaries at this year’s Oxford Film Festival. (January 27, 2011, Page 11)

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            2011 Mississippi film fests kick off in Clarksdale

            The Clarksdale Film Festival kicks off its inaugural event this weekend with much of the action at Delta Cinemas and other venues around town. For more information, visit http://www.jukejointfestival.com/film_fest.php (January 27, 2011, Page 7)

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              Emerson String Quartet set for Ford Center on Friday

              OXFORD TOWN – The Emerson String Quartet (pictured), one of the most highly regarded quartets in the world, is slated to perform Friday, Jan. 21 at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude G. Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Turn to Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town for more information about the four musicians that have been dubbed “America’s greatest quartet.” And, on the same page, be sure to check out information about the musical “Forever Plaid” that opens at the Ford Center on Saturday, Jan. 22. (January 20, 2011, Page 8)

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                Rodney Crowell set for Off Square Books tonight (Jan. 20)

                OXFORD TOWN – Innate storyteller and country music legend Rodney Crowell is scheduled to visit Off Square Books tonight (Jan. 20) at 6 as he tours in support of his recently released memoir “Chinaberry Sidewalks.” Check out page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town for Oxford Town Editor Jeff McVay’s coverage of his recent interview with Crowell where they discussed everything from Crowell’s “rough” childhood (that evolved into something good) to his classic, poetic storytelling through his music. We’re hopeful, confident even, that the Grammy award winning musician will show up with his guitar strapped across his back tonight at 6. After all, he is the storyteller. (January 20, 2011, Page 5)

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