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.
Author Holly George-Warren gives readers an inside look into Alex Chilton’s life with her newly released biography “A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man.” George-Warren will be in town next week to take part in the Music of the South Symposium, as well as Thacker Mountain Radio. (more…) (March 27, 2014, Page 5, 6, 7)
Movie versions of books often leave a lot out and a lot to be desired. An exception, Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks writes after watching a special screening earlier this week, might be the film version of the late Larry Brown’s novel, “Joe.” (March 21, 2014, Page 4A)
B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery owner Alexe van Beuren and chef Dixie Grimes have teamed together to create “The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from a Southern Revival,” which hits shelves Tuesday. The duo will be at Off Square Books on Tuesday at 5 p.m. to read from, sign and discuss the cookbook. (more…) (March 13, 2014, Page 6, 7)
Legendary Austin, Texas, singer-songwriter Jon Dee Graham, along with Mike June, will perform in a special concert at the former Masonic Hall meeting space above the B.T.C. Grocery in downtown Water Valley on Sunday (March 9). (more…) (March 6, 2014, Page 5)
Wiley Cash’s debut novel was an award-winner and best-seller, and Editor Don Whitten writes that his follow-up effort, “This Dark Road to Mercy,” could be headed to similar heights. Cash is slated to visit Oxford and Square Books on Tuesday promoting his newest novel. (February 17, 2014, Page 4)
Friday may be the day of love, but those looking for broken hearts and sad stories are sure to get their fix when Water Liars take the stage at Proud Larry’s later that night. (more…) (February 13, 2014, Page 6, 7)
Organizers of this year’s Oxford Film Festival say the festival brought in $2,000 more in tickets prices this year. Having three celebrities may have helped increase the numbers. Read about the festival and the winners in today’s EAGLE. (February 10, 2014, Page 1)