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 – Oxford resident and former William Morris agent Sam Haskell recently announced to Variety that he had purchased the rights to Oxford resident Curtis Wilkie’s book, “The Fall of The House of Zeus.” Both men are friends with the subject of the book, Richard “Dickie” Scruggs the high profile attorney and also another Oxford resident whom was sentenced in June 2008 for trying to bribe a judge in a case involving legal fees. (November 11, 2010, Page 12)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: The endearing Broadway classic “Fiddler On The Roof” plays at the Ford Center on Tuesday, Nov. 9; Country music legend Marshall Chapman performs on Thacker Mountain Radio tonight (Nov. 4); The Powerhouse plays host to the “Biggest Baddest Art Show” Nov. 9; The Damnwells are scheduled to rock Proud Larry’s on Tuesday, Nov. 9; and the Powerhouse presents LaffCo and “Once Upon A Shimmy; A Night of Burlesque and Magic” this weekend. Download the complete issue in PDF format. (November 4, 2010)
OXFORD TOWN – Oxford’s “Biggest Baddest Art Show” opens Tuesday evening, Nov. 9, with a reception and ornament-making party for the whole community at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Turn to Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town and learn about the fun, annual event that benefits YAC and the Powerhouse. (November 4, 2010, Page 7)
OXFORD TOWN – The timeless story of “Fiddler on the Roof” will be retold Nov. 9 at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has all the details of the endearing Broadway play that’s headed to Oxford. (November 4, 2010, Page 8)
Best-selling author Pat Conroy returns to Oxford on Wednesday to sign copies of his new book, “My Reading Life.” The signing will be at 5 p.m. at Off Square Books. (November 2, 2010, Page 3)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Marshall Chapman heads to Oxford and Off Square Books next week; Poor Bastard Souls play Rooster’s Blues House; Big Gigantic and Ana Sia play Proud Larry’s; the new ‘Mississippians’ coffee-table book will be launched at Off Square Books on Nov. 2; the Oxford Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference is set for Nov. 11 on the Ole Miss Campus; and the Taylor Farmer’s Market wraps up its 2010 season. Download the full issue in PDF format. (October 28, 2010)
OXFORD TOWN – “Mississippians,” a coffee-table book featuring more than 250 famous, notable, extraordinary and colorful Mississippians makes its official debut Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Off Square Books. The launch event begins at 5 p.m. Page 5 of this week’s issue of Oxford Town has full details. (October 28, 2010, Page 5)
OXFORD TOWN – Nashville singer/songwriter Marshall Chapman will be in town next week (Thursday, Nov. 4) for a performance on Thacker Mountain Radio at Off Square Books. The legendary musician will not only be one of the featured musical guests, she’ll also be reading from and signing her new book “They Came To Nashville.” Page 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has Mitch Morgan’s interview with Chapman as she prepares for her visit to Oxford. And, be sure to read about this week’s broadcast of Thacker Mountain Radio on Page 15 of the same issue. (October 28, 2010, Page 11)
OXFORD TOWN – It’s a wrap. Lafayette County’s favorite Saturday morning gathering, the Taylor Farmers’ Market in the Plein Air neighborhood, completes it third season this Saturday with its annual Harvest Festival featuring great tailgating supplies, fresh fall produce, locally made Christmas gifts and one of Oxford’s favorite musicians, Kevin Larkin, as musical entertainment. Turn to Page 12 of this week’s issue of Oxford Town for full details. (October 28, 2010, Page 12)
They return again this weekend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall of St. Peter’s. Second Baptist Church, the Sarah Isom Center for Women and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture are all co-sponsoring the event. All the proceeds go to the Tutwiler Quilters’ Cooperative.
The quilters keep 80 percent of the money made from the sales of their crafts. The cooperative was founded in 1988 by Sister Maureen Delany, a Holy Name Sister sent by her order as a community organizer to assist the black Americans in Tutwiler, known to be an economically poor community in the Mississippi Delta. Delany discovered that quilting could be a way of expressing the women’s cultural traditions as well as generating income for the desperately poor families. (October 22, 2010, Page 1A)