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.
The Drive-By Truckers roll back into Oxford on Wednesday (Oct. 29) with at show at The Lyric. The Truckers latest offering, “English Oceans,” features the Southern storytelling and rocking sound the band has been known for throughout its nearly 20-year career. (more…) (October 23, 2014, Page 1-3B)
Many people know the name of William Faulkner’s Oxford home Rowan Oak, but they may not know its relation to Scottish folklore. According to legend, the rowan tree is a symbol of protection that some believe wards off evil spirits. Keep that in mind if you decide to take a peaceful walk through the Bailey’s Woods Trail that leads to Faulkner’s former home this Halloween. (October 19, 2014, Page 1A)
Theatre Oxford will present the 15th anniversary of its Ten Minute Play Festival starting at 7:30 this evening (Oct. 16) at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. (more…) (October 16, 2014, Page 1B, 2B, 3B)
Tim Duffy will be at Off Square Books on Monday at 5 p.m. to read from, sign and discuss “We Are The Music Makers!” “We Are the Music Makers!” is Duffy’s second book, featuring photos, stories and songs from the musicians he has partnered with over the past 20 years. (more…) (October 9, 2014, Page 1B, 2B, 3B)
The LOU community will be treated to a night of songs, and the stories behind them, when “The Heart Behind the Music Songwriter’s Showcase” tour rolls into town Thursday. (more…) (October 7, 2014, Page 2)
The old adage of every picture tells a story holds true with Constance Pierce’s “Image Journaling: Creative Renewal” class, which is set to begin at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center on Monday (Sept. 29). (more…) (September 18, 2014, Page 6, 7)
Country-rock artist Corey Smith will return to The Lyric tonight (Sept. 4) for a performance at 8. The Adam Ezra Group, who were described as, “If Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, James Taylor, and Jack Johnson had a baby, this would be it,” will open the show. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at The Lyric Box Office or online at www.thelyricoxford.com. (more…) (September 4, 2014, Page 6, 7)