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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.

Oxford Town #894

IN THIS WEEKS ISSUE – The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet plays the Ford Center kicking off the 2010-11 season; OT columnist Jim Dees get a cassette tape ripped off; Author Tom Franklin’s new book “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter” is reviewed; Tennessee musician Jennifer Niceley rolls into town for two shows; and Proud Larry’s hosts a benefit for the Highway 61 Blues Museum next week. Download the full issue in PDF format. (October 1, 2010)

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    Proud Larry’s to host Blues Museum benefit

    OXFORD TOWN – In this week’s issue of Oxford Town, reporter Natalie Vincent breaks down a benefit being held at Proud Larry’s on Thursday, Oct. 7, for the Highway 61 Blues Museum. The event will feature local and regional talent such as Cary Hudson (pictured), Duff Dorrough, T-Model Ford, Bill Abel and others. Page 9 in this week’s issue has full details of next week’s concert. (October 1, 2010, Page 9)

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      Muscian/Singer/Songwriter Jennifer Niceley hits Oxford

      OXFORD TOWN – Jennifer Niceley is a busy girl around Oxford this week. With a scheduled appearance at Thacker Mountain Radio today (Thursday, Sept. 30), the indie/pop musician from Tennessee will also perform at the Lyric Theater’s Red Star Bar at 12:15 p.m. on Friday for a very special lunchtime show. Niceley and her band (Jason Goforth/pedal steel and Jonathon Estes/bass) will perform until 12:45. Turn to Page 5 and 7 of this week’s edition of Oxford Town and read about Niceley and her band as they hang out in Oxford for a couple of days. (September 30, 2010, Page 5, 7)

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        Lets Review:

        OXFORD TOWN – Never at a loss for words, Oxford Town sports columnist Steven Godfrey let’s the world know that he was justified in begging Rebel fans to hang on one more week. Last week, the Rebels delivered and this week, SEC action continues in Oxford as the Kentucky Wildcats roar into town. Is Saturday’s game a “must win?” You bet it is. But, Godfrey’s take on the situation is that the rest of the season we’ll be shifting into “must endure” mode as the schedule toughens. On Page 10 in this week’s edition of Oxford Town, Godfrey lays all the cards on the table. (September 30, 2010, Page 10)

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          Ole Miss cinema moving forward

          A new film professor and new film competition at the University of Mississippi is helping kick off changes in the Department of Theatre Arts including a potential new film minor. (September 30, 2010, Page 12)

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            Ten Minute Plays: Comedy, drama in brief bites

            The catchphrase for this year’s Ten Minute Plays: keep it brief and keep it local. Four local playwrights and local actors are the focus of the annual celebration of short-form plays which began with presentations Thursday and continue tonight and Sunday afternoon at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. (September 24, 2010, Page 1A)

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              OHS stages ‘Blood Brothers’

              Oxford High School drama students will stage the challenging musical, “Blood Brothers,” as their first play of the 2010-11 school year. The show opens tonight at the OHS auditorium at 7:30 and again Friday and Saturday at the same times. (September 23, 2010, Page 1)

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                Grace Askew rocks Parrish’s

                OXFORD TOWN – Memphis-based musician, singer/songwriter Grace Askew returns to Parrish’s Wednesday, Sept. 29, with nothing but her guitars and a set list. For a night of ultra-smooth, acoustic folk/rock tunes by one of Oxford’s favorite regional artists, be sure to head to Parrish’s next Wednesday. Parrish’s — the bar where there’s never a cover for those 21 – and up. (September 23, 2010, Page 7)

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                  Guitar in Hand, Joanne Shaw Taylor heads to Rooster’s Blues House

                  OXFORD TOWN – Guitar in hand, Joanne Shaw Taylor and band are headed to Rooster’s Blues House next Thursday, Sept. 30. Page 10 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has full details about the show as well as reporter Rachel Batten’s coverage of the fiery, blues playing Brit who touts influences such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins and Freddie and Albert King. There’s exactly one week to clear your schedule for this one folks. Our suggestion; make it happen. (September 23, 2010, Page 10)

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                    ‘One Came Home’ plays in Oxford: New Movie with Regional Ties shows at Malco Tonight

                    OXFORD TOWN – Memphis filmmaker Willy Bearden’s feature film starring Corey Parker, Julia Ewing, Hailey Giles and Savannah Bearden plays for one night only in Oxford at the Malco tonight. The story, set in Magnolia, Mississippi in 1946 follows a grief-stricken family who receive a visitor from the friend of a fallen soldier. The film was shot in Tupelo, Holly Springs and Memphis. For showtimes, visit www.malco.com (September 23, 2010, Page 12)

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