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.
Theater Oxford’s rendition of the iconic 1987 play, Steel Magnolias opened Wednesday and runs through Sunday at The Powerhouse. Director Mike Ewing broke tradition and cast the show with actors who were deserving of the roles, even if they differed in appearance from the type of people traditionally cast in the roles. (August 24, 2012, Page 1B, 2B)
The Theatre Oxford production of Steel Magnolias has been dedicated to board member Pamela Massey who has been fighting cancer for several years. An endowment to benefit the theater group has been started in her honor. (August 24, 2012, Page 2B)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: The 2012 Yocona International Folk Festival cranks up this Saturday (Aug. 11) at its International Marketplace at the Powerhouse featuring dancers and handicrafts from Lima, Peru and Alexandria, Egypt, among other places. This week’s cover shot of a beautiful Peruvian dancer was taken by Michael Stanton; Plein Air unveils its plan for a Summer Arts Series of concerts featuring Blue Mountain and Jimbo Mathus and The Tri-State Coalition; Oxford Town stringer Kayleigh Skinner reviews the new book “Dog Stars” by author Peter Heller who is set for a visit to Off Square Books on Aug. 22; and Ronzo’s cousin’s band, Solid Gold Easy, will play a classic rock show at Proud Larry’s this Saturday night (Aug. 11). CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (August 9, 2012)
OXFORD TOWN – Visitors can immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and tastes from all over the world as a multitude of diverse cultures, languages, food, and musical performances collide at the sixth annual Yocona International Folk Festival. Page 7 in Oxford Town No. 991 has details about this year’s festival that officially begins with a kickoff event to be held in Oxford on Saturday, Aug. 11. The event — International Marketplace Day — is set for the Powerhouse Community Arts Center beginning at 10 a.m. featuring tons of music, food, drink, dance and handicrafts from Peru, Egypt and other places. (August 9, 2012, Page 7)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Austin, Texas, musicians Ali Holder and Daniel Thomas Phipps (on the OT cover this week) head to Oxford via Proud Larry’s next Thursday (Aug. 9) for a show that begins at 9:45; Memphis’ own Elmo & The Shades return to Rooster’s Blues House Friday, Aug. 3; Yocona International Folk Festival dancers are rolling in town for next week’s launch of the annual festival; The Watermelon Carnival in Water Valley cranks up this weekend in our area’s new “Boomtown;” and a new local band, The Holy Ghost Electric Show, is beginning a kickstart campaign for its new album. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (August 2, 2012)
OXFORD TOWN – Based out of Austin, Texas, Ali Holder and Daniel Thomas Phipps will be coming through Oxford as a stop on their southeast tour. They’re set for Proud Larry’s next Thursday (Aug. 9) at 9:45 p.m. Both musicians are established in their own right, with their own bands, but they come together on this tour as a singer-songwriter collaborative duo and the results are guaranteed to please any folk/rock/blues/Americana fan. Page 7 in Oxford Town No. 990 has more information about the Texas duo who will be jammin’ and recording in Oxford next week. (August 2, 2012, Page 7)