Oxford Town is The Oxford EAGLE's weekly arts-and-entertainment guide.
OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio will broadcast from the Lyric Theatre this Thursday from 6-7 p.m. Following the broadcast, a documentary film will be screened depicting the unique history of the Gee’s Bend Quilters and the singers from Alabama. Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has details about this week’s collaborative effort between TMR and the University Museum featuring artists and singers from Gee’s Bend, Ala., and author Andre Dubus touring in support of his new memoir “Townie.” (March 10, 2011, Page 9)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Virginia rocker Megan Huddleston (gracing the OT cover) plays Parrish’s tonight (Thursday, March 3); Randy Wayne White reads and signs his new novel, “Night Vision,” at Thacker Mountain Radio; Russian Ballet’s “Swan Lake” sells out the Ford Center; the L-O-U Symphony Soloists Concert takes place on March 7 at the Ford Center; rappers Yelawolf, CyHi da Prynce and Quickie Mart play Proud Larry’s tonight (March 3); and, The Blind Pig welcomes Tupelo rockers Ironwood Bluff on Friday, March 4. Click here to download the complete issue in PDF format. (March 3, 2011)
OXFORD TOWN – Virginia rocker Megan Huddleston (Mister Baby) rounds out a whirlwind tour of Lafayette County tonight (Thursday, Feb. 3) at Parrish’s. Check out Oxford Town music writer Stu Kelly’s coverage of the popular musician and honorary Oxonian on Page 3 of this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (March 3, 2011, Page 3)
OXFORD TOWN – The Department of Music at the University of Mississippi is presenting its second concert of the 2010-2011 season on Monday, March 7, at 11:30 a.m at the Ford Center. The concert is titled L-O-U Symphony Student Soloists Concert. The concert is held especially for students in elementary grades and is under the direction of Dr. Ronald Vernon. Admission to the concert is free, however, participants will be responsible for transportation. Ample bus parking is available. At 8 p.m., the orchestra will present its Soloists Concert for the public to enjoy. Pages 4 and 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town have further details.
(March 3, 2011, Page 4, 5)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Author Mark Richard (pictured on cover) returns to Oxford via Off Square Books next Wednesday; Memphis’ Daddy Mack Blues Band is set for Rooster’s Blues House on Wednesday, Feb. 23; Megan Huddleston (Mister Baby) returns to Oxford next week for several shows around town; OT Outdoor Columnist Michelle McAnally unveils several upcoming adventure trips hosted by Ole Miss Outdoors; Thacker Mountain Radio returns to Off Square Books this week; and Oxford EAGLE Assistant New Editor Jeff Eubanks covers the North Mississippi Allstars’ return to Oxford as they prepare to headline the upcoming Double Decker Arts Festival. Click here to download the complete issue in PDF format. (February 17, 2011)