Oxford Town is The Oxford EAGLE's weekly arts-and-entertainment guide.
A film as much about a sense of place as it is about the relationships that occur over one vacation weekend in Memphis, “Open Five” is a quiet but beautiful film by Memphis filmmaker Kentucker Audley. Opening Indie Memphis next Thursday, the film will screen at 9 p.m. at the Playhouse on the Square.
For more on the festival, visit www.indiememphis.com.
Note: The printed edition stated today instead of Thursday, Oct. 21. (October 14, 2010, Page 11)
A fundraiser highlighting local art professor Brooke White’s photography is set for the Powerhouse on Oct. 13 from 6-8 p.m. to help benefit the Brights Kids orphanage. A new foundation has been set up to raise funds for the non-profit orphanage in Uganda.
Donations can also be made at https://thebrightkids.wordpress.com/ (October 7, 2010, Page 17)
This is part of an occasional series where Oxford Film Freak will follow along with the inaugural Ole Miss Cinema Competition. This week several students discussed their projects that are contenders for the $500 production prize. (October 7, 2010, Page 13)
IN THIS WEEKS ISSUE – The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet plays the Ford Center kicking off the 2010-11 season; OT columnist Jim Dees get a cassette tape ripped off; Author Tom Franklin’s new book “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter” is reviewed; Tennessee musician Jennifer Niceley rolls into town for two shows; and Proud Larry’s hosts a benefit for the Highway 61 Blues Museum next week. Download the full issue in PDF format. (October 1, 2010)
OXFORD TOWN – In this week’s issue of Oxford Town, reporter Natalie Vincent breaks down a benefit being held at Proud Larry’s on Thursday, Oct. 7, for the Highway 61 Blues Museum. The event will feature local and regional talent such as Cary Hudson (pictured), Duff Dorrough, T-Model Ford, Bill Abel and others. Page 9 in this week’s issue has full details of next week’s concert. (October 1, 2010, Page 9)
OXFORD TOWN – Never at a loss for words, Oxford Town sports columnist Steven Godfrey let’s the world know that he was justified in begging Rebel fans to hang on one more week. Last week, the Rebels delivered and this week, SEC action continues in Oxford as the Kentucky Wildcats roar into town. Is Saturday’s game a “must win?” You bet it is. But, Godfrey’s take on the situation is that the rest of the season we’ll be shifting into “must endure” mode as the schedule toughens. On Page 10 in this week’s edition of Oxford Town, Godfrey lays all the cards on the table. (September 30, 2010, Page 10)
A new film professor and new film competition at the University of Mississippi is helping kick off changes in the Department of Theatre Arts including a potential new film minor. (September 30, 2010, Page 12)
OXFORD TOWN – Memphis-based musician, singer/songwriter Grace Askew returns to Parrish’s Wednesday, Sept. 29, with nothing but her guitars and a set list. For a night of ultra-smooth, acoustic folk/rock tunes by one of Oxford’s favorite regional artists, be sure to head to Parrish’s next Wednesday. Parrish’s — the bar where there’s never a cover for those 21 – and up. (September 23, 2010, Page 7)
OXFORD TOWN – Guitar in hand, Joanne Shaw Taylor and band are headed to Rooster’s Blues House next Thursday, Sept. 30. Page 10 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has full details about the show as well as reporter Rachel Batten’s coverage of the fiery, blues playing Brit who touts influences such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins and Freddie and Albert King. There’s exactly one week to clear your schedule for this one folks. Our suggestion; make it happen. (September 23, 2010, Page 10)
OXFORD TOWN – Memphis filmmaker Willy Bearden’s feature film starring Corey Parker, Julia Ewing, Hailey Giles and Savannah Bearden plays for one night only in Oxford at the Malco tonight. The story, set in Magnolia, Mississippi in 1946 follows a grief-stricken family who receive a visitor from the friend of a fallen soldier. The film was shot in Tupelo, Holly Springs and Memphis. For showtimes, visit www.malco.com (September 23, 2010, Page 12)