Oxford Town is The Oxford EAGLE's weekly arts-and-entertainment guide.
OXFORD TOWN – The No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child is set to visit Oxford and Off Square Books on Thursday, May 20, at 5 p.m. Child is currently in the middle of a national book tour promoting the latest and 14th novel in his Reacher series entitled “61 Hours.” Page 5 of this week’s Oxford Town has a review of Child’s new book which will be released on Tuesday, May 18. (May 13, 2010, Page 5)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE — Proud Larry’s presents songwriter Will Hodge Friday; local musicians come together as The Minor Adjustments; Jim Dees laments the Gulf oil spill; Alex McAdams proposes a playlist for finals week. View the complete edition in PDF (5 MB). (May 6, 2010)
OXFORD TOWN – The Minor Adjustments may be a new name to the Oxford music scene, but its members definitely are not. Members of this awesome new “project” in town hail from other acts including Mayhem String Band, Daybreakdown, Shady Deal, Good Paper, Tate Moore and the Cosmic Door, Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition and others. Check out Page 9 of this week’s Oxford Town and read about your favorite new local band. (May 6, 2010, Page 9)
MUSIC MATTERS – Oxford, it seems, is digressing into its summer swagger — some people call this a slump; Oxford Town music columnist Alexander McAdams calls it owning the local bar scene. See what’s in Alex’s playlist for finals week on Page 9 of this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (May 6, 2010, Page 9)
LIES AND OTHER TRUTHS – This week, Oxford Town columnist Jim Dees delves into the current oil spill disaster on the Gulf Coast and what appears to be a perpetual recovery effort in the region. Who’s responsible and who should get stuck with the cleanup tab? Check out this week’s Oxford Town for Dees’ thorough, witty and wise coverage of the tragic situation. (May 6, 2010, Page 5)
The most anticipated film of the summer likely goes to “Iron Man 2″ but with the return of favorites such as “Toy Story,” “Shrek” and “Sex and the City,” this May through July could be quite the adventure for movie lovers who crave a familiar story. Although quite a few great indies are rolling out in New York and L.A. (such as “Dogtooth”), below is the blockbusters we will likely see hit the Oxford Malco. Ratings listed when available. (April 29, 2010, Page 14-15)
OUT ON THE STREET – Oxford Town street beat reporter Phyllis Nobles slipped out of town about 10 weeks ago and literally hit the streets of Istanbul where she now works seasonally as an English teacher. In an effort to keep her Oxford ties strong, Nobles reports in this week to give us a glimpse of the Turkish culture as well as a heads up on when she expects to be hitting our streets again. This week’s Oxford Town features Nobles in the streets of Istanbul as she plans her return as a regular at Bottletree. (April 29, 2010, Page 12)
LIES AND OTHER TRUTHS – Oxford Town columnist Jim Dees recalls a literal chime war in Paradise. It seems wind chimes are interfering with nature’s voice as it whips through the trees around his home. Check out Dees’ column in Oxford Town this week to find out how he, Trees and Wheels deal with an unruly chime neighbor who also owns dogs on steroids. (April 29, 2010, Page 5)
THE GODFREY SHOW – Twelve quarterbacks were selected in the 2010 NFL Draft. Jevan Snead wasn’t one of them. This was not the year for Snead to go pro. Ill-advised? Absolutely. Pick up this week’s issue of Oxford Town and read about Snead’s disappointing NFL draft day and sports columnist Steven Godfrey’s take on the situation. (April 29, 2010, Page 8)
SPECIAL EDITION — It’s that time again! Get the scoop on all the events planned for this weekend’s 15th Annual Double Decker Arts Festival in this week’s edition of Oxford Town. Headliner Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings are still slated to perform Saturday night. Between now and then, we’ll keep you updated on any changes to festival plans due to the threat of bad weather.