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

Annual Living Blues Symposium kicks off this weekend

OXFORD TOWN – On this week’s cover; Blues Today: A Living Blues Symposium kicks off tonight at 6 with a special blues-themed edition of Thacker Mountain Radio. Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has schedules and complete details about the upcoming blues weekend in Oxford. The Willie “Po’ Monkey” Seaberry photo on the Oxford Town cover was taken by photographer Ken Murphy. Other photos by Murphy and photographer Ben Steber will be on display at Southside Gallery this weekend for the Blues Symposium. (February 24, 2011, Page 9)

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    Black History Month concludes with celebration

    OXFORD TOWN  To celebrate and round out Black History Month, the Department of Music at Ole Miss is hosting its annual concert “A Celebration of Diversity and Culture” tonight (Feb. 24) in Nutt Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Page 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has full details about the free event which will feature tons of music and dance featuring the Ole Miss African Drum and Dance Ensemble (pictured) and the University of Mississippi Steel Drum Orchestra. (February 24, 2011, Page 11)

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      Author Mark Richard set for Off Square Books next Wednesday (Feb. 23)

      OXFORD TOWN – Author Mark Richard will be in Oxford on Wednesday, Feb. 23, hosting a book signing and reading at Off Square Books in support of his recently released memoir, “House of Prayer No. 2: A Writer’s Journey Home.” Page 5 in this issue of Oxford Town has full details about the former Grisham writer-in-residence’s return to Oxford next week. Also, Oxford Town columnist Jim Dee’s shares fond memories of the author in his weekly column “Lies and Other Truths” on Page 6. (February 17, 2011, Page 5, 6)

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        Thacker Mountain Radio returns to Off Square Books

        OXFORD TOWN – This week, Thacker Mountain Radio will be back at Off Square Books to celebrate the great migration of black Americans in the mid-20th Century when they left the Jim Crow South in pursuit of a life with dignity. The broadcast will feature author Isabel Wilkerson (pictured) and musical guests The Mighty Gospel Warriors. Page 12 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details of this week’s Thacker Mountain Radio broadcast. (February 17, 2011, Page 12)

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          Rooster’s to host genuine Memphis blues this Saturday

          OXFORD TOWN – To get a fix of genuine Memphis blues, catch Mack Orr (Daddy Mack) and his band at Rooster’s Blues House this Saturday night (Feb. 19). The Memphis blues band is touring in support of its new album “Slow Ride.” For more information on Daddy Mack and his band, check out Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (February 17, 2011, Page 7)

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            Oxford Town #913

            IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE – The eight annual Oxford Film Festival kicks off tonight at the Lyric Theater teaming up with Thacker Mountain Radio’s weekly broadcast; Sixteen-year-old fiddle prodigy Ruby Jane lights up Proud Larry’s next Tuesday (Feb. 15); The enduring play “Charlotte’s Web” is set for the Ford Center on Feb. 12; Former Reb Michael Oher returns to Oxford to discuss and sign his new book “I Beat The Odds” next Tuesday at Off Square Books; and Emileigh’s Table in the Plein Air neighborhood announces its upcoming Valentine’s party  featuring Duff Dorrough, Lisa Harrison and The Cakewalkers. Click here to download the complete issue in PDF format. (February 10, 2011)

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              ‘Charlotte’s Web’ set for Ford Center this Saturday

              OXFORD TOWN – The delightful tale of a lucky pig and a kind spider, “Charlotte’s Web,” comes to life Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has details of the enduring kids’ classic coming to town this Saturday. And, be sure to check out Oxford Town’s “Around Town” calendar on Page 4 each week for other music and cultural events headed to venues all over Lafayette County. (February 10, 2011, Page 7)

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                Michael Oher returns to Oxford

                OXFORD TOWN – Just weeks after wrapping up his second NFL season with the Ravens, Michael Oher is now touring in support of his new book and its message. The former Ole Miss Rebel tackle will be back in Oxford next week (Tuesday, Feb. 15) signing copies of “I Beat The Odds” at 5 p.m. at Off Square Books. Page 10 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has Oxford EAGLE Editor Don Whitten’s review of Oher’s book and complete information about next Tuesday’s signing at Off Square Books. (February 10, 2011, Page 8)

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                  Welcome to Oxford Film Festival 2011

                  OXFORD TOWN – The eighth annual Oxford Film Festival kicks off this evening at the Lyric Theater teaming up with Thacker Mountain Radio for a full night of music and movie entertainment. The festival continues through Sunday, Feb. 13. Find complete festival information on Pages 17-20 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town or visit www.oxfordfilmfest.com. (February 10, 2011, Page 17)

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