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

‘Swan Lake’ sells out Ford Center

OXFORD TOWN – The Russian National Ballet is bringing its acclaimed production of “Swan Lake” to the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts for one show on Friday, March 4. With an expected sellout for the performance, the Ford Center has announced that anyone with tickets that will not be used can turn them in to the UM Box Office. The ticket holder will be credited for a donation to support Ford Center programming and receive a charitable donation tax receipt for the amount of the tickets. Call 915-7411 for more information. (March 3, 2011, Page 3)

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    Andrews highlights art

    OXFORD TOWN — Wayne and Mary Margaret Andrews opened their home on Wednesday to highlight three local artists: William Andrews, Sarah Story and Amy Evans. Page 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has coverage of locals backing locals’ art. (February 24, 2011, Page 11)

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      Theatre Oxford gets ‘Pretty’ at Powerhouse

      OXFORD TOWN – Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details of Theatre Oxford’s version of Neil LaBute’s play “Reasons To Be Pretty” to be presented this weekend at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Both shows (Friday, Feb. 25, and Saturday, Feb. 26), begin at 8 p.m. (February 24, 2011, Page 5)

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        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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