For the latest in local arts-and-entertainment news, check out the current section of Oxford Town, The Oxford EAGLE's weekly entertainment guide. It's published every Thursday.
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: The popular, free event, Summer Sunset Series, returns to The Grove Stage this Sunday (June 3) at 7 p.m. featuring Michael Worthy & Friends; Akron, Ohio, native, Joseph Arthur rolls into Oxford for a show at Proud Larry’s Saturday, June 2; Oxford Town Sports Columnist Steven Godfrey examines the Rebel baseball team’s NCAA Tournament schedule and their chances this weekend; and the Los Angeles-based funk/soul band Orgone is set for a smokin’ hot show at Proud Larry’s on Friday, June 1. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (May 31, 2012)
The Akron, Ohio, native, Joseph Arthur (pictured), has dug deeply into the lyrical world and is bringing his vast catalog of songs to Oxford for a show at Proud Larry’s on Saturday (June 2). Doors open at 8 p.m and Arthur is scheduled to take the stage at 9:45. Tickets for the show are $12 and are being sold online at proudlarrys.com. For more information, turn to Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town (No. 981). (May 31, 2012, Page 7)
OXFORD TOWN – A local favorite, Michael Worthy (pictured here) & Friends, kicks off one of the L-O-U community’s favorite summertime events, the Summer Sunset Series, this Sunday evening at the Grove Stage beginning at 7. Turn to Page 12 in Oxford Town No. 981 for more information about the cool, free annual Sunday music series that begins this Sunday screaming for you and your entire family to attend.. (May 31, 2012, Page 12)
OXFORD TOWN – The Glenn Miller Orchestra returns to the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, May 27, at 3 p.m. Page 7 in Oxford Town No. 980 has complete details about the legendary orchestra and its return to Oxford this Sunday after church. (May 24, 2012, Page 7)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires (on the OT cover this week) roll into Oxford for a free show at Proud Larry’s tonight (May 17); Zoogma played and rocked out at the 2012 MIM Beale Street Music Festival and Melanie Addington has post coverage of their amazing set on the banks of the Mississippi River; Hill Country Harmonica returns to Foxfire Ranch for 3 days of blues harp instruction and jam; Fiddler’s Loft in Water Valley wraps up its 2012 season tonight at Fiddlin’ Rooster Farm; Theatre Oxford’s 10 Minute Play winners for 2012 are announced at the Powerhouse; and the May edition of YAC’s Oxford Art Crawl is set for Tuesday, May 22. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (May 17, 2012)
OXFORD TOWN – Hard to mess up this post and photograph, huh? The 2012 BamaJam is set to re-load in Enterprise, Ala. (just outside of Dothan and south of Montgomery, Ala.) beginning June 14 and will feature several hard-hitting headliners as well as 46 other country and rock acts — all set to jam at the popular three-day event. Pages 9 and 16 in Oxford Town No. 979 have more information about this year’s blowout festival in Alabama, and, stay tuned to Oxford Town as we pave the ‘Winding Road’ to Enterprise and Sheryl Crow (pictured here) in upcoming issues. (May 17, 2012, Page 9, 16)
OXFORD TOWN – The staged readings of the top five finalists from Theatre Oxford’s 2012 National 10 Minute Play Contest were held Tuesday, May 8, at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center to determine the grand prize winner of the LW Thomas Award. The top five finalists were performed by five local actors; Jennifer Mathus (pictured here) Meaghin Burke, Greg Earnest, Michael Ewing and Dane Moreton. Turn Page 12 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town (No. 979) to who the winners are for this year’s 10 Minute Play Contest. (May 17, 2012, Page 12)
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE — Approaching William Faulkner’s works can be daunting for first-timers. As Oxford prepares to remember the 50th anniversary of Faulkner’s death, scholars and fans offer their suggestions for where to begin.
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COMPLETE STORY — Fifty years after the death of Williams Faulkner, the Oxford writer’s work continues to be popularity. The Modern Library is reissuing six of his books this year and Hollywood is showing renewed interest in transferring his work from the page to the screen.
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Memphis musician Megan Reilly (on the Oxford Town cover this week) is set for a show at Two Stick Sushi Bar this Saturday (May 12) featuring Ian Hunter’s lead guitarist James Mastro; Water Valley’s premier acoustic music venue, Fiddler’s Loft, continues tonight (May 10) featuring performances by “Chick” French and The Hargroves with Iowa state champion fiddler Jennie Jane Huntrods; Jims Dees remembers the late rock ‘n’ roll legend Levon Helm; and Author Thomas McNamee is set for a book signing for his new biography “The Man Who Changed The Way We Eat; Craig Claiborne And The American Food Renaissance” at Off Square Books on Wednesday, May 16. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (May 10, 2012)