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OXFORD TOWN –The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts brings classic Broadway, fun family shows and big-name performers to the University of Mississippi for the 2010-11 season. Singer Amy Grant (pictured) will perform on Friday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m. Additional Ford Series performances, all beginning at 8 p.m., include the musicals “Fiddler on the Roof” on Nov. 9, “Oklahoma!” on Nov. 19, “Forever Plaid” on Jan. 22 and “A Chorus Line” on March 26, just to name a few. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has full details of what could prove to be the most exciting and most anticipated season ever at the Gertrude Ford Center. (September 9, 2010, Page 5)
OXFORD TOWN – The Oxford Film Freak gets busy this week with her annual coverage of fall films — some coming to Oxford and some, unfortunately, not. Regardless, 3D films seem to rule the season as well as the return of some longtime favorites like Affleck and Willis. Turn to Pages 12 and 13 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town and check out what could turn out to be a decent run for film this fall. Could “Jackass 3D” lead the way? Doubtful, but you should pick up an Oxford Town and read about it anyhow. (September 9, 2010, Page 12, 13)
A day-long event called “Fun in the Country” festival will be held on Monday, Sept. 6, sponsored by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and organized by Lynn Wells (pictured). Money raised from the event will benefit great local charities. Check out Page 20 of this week’s Oxford Town for full details over the first fun-filled family event of the Fall set for Labor Day. (September 2, 2010, Page 20)
OXFORD TOWN — The Main Squeeze begins showing documentaries on Monday beginning with the Oscar winning “Man on Wire.” The movie will screen at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. every night. (September 2, 2010, Page 15)
OXFORD TOWN – That’s W.S. “Fluke Holland to the left. Holland was Johnny Cash’s longtime drummer and one of the original Tennessee Three. He, along with several Oxford Musicians, recently recorded a new album with Country Boy Rolling Stone entitled “Honky Tonking Too Long.” The project, inspired by the late Jim Dickinson and formed by Grenada resident Bill Crowder, has ties and sounds reminiscent of Cash. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has Jeff McVay’s coverage of the very cool new CD that’s loaded and top-heavy with Oxford musicians and legends. (September 2, 2010, Page 5)
IN THIS WEEKS ISSUE: The Third Annual Oxford Music Festival kicks off on Wednesday, Sept. 1, featuring seven free shows around town; Freelance photographer Mike Stanton exhibits his photos at Honey Bee Bakery; Local band Colour Revolt returns to Oxford to rock Proud Larry’s; OLHS hosts WOOFSTOCK benefit this weekend; Parrish’s hosts the Memphis band Blackberry Wednesday on Friday night, Aug. 27. Download the complete issue in PDF format. (August 30, 2010)
OXFORD TOWN – The Honey Bee Bakery located in Oxford Galleria is the place to be Saturday evening, Aug. 28, for the premiere of freelance photographer Mike Stanton’s evocative works in print. Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has Kenneth Jones’ coverage of Stanton’s first exhibit. The evening will feature entertainment by Horse Trailer frontman Taylor Hildebrand. (August 30, 2010, Page 9)
OXFORD TOWN – After three months of pre-production work and three weeks of filming, “Where I Begin” moves to the editing phase Friday. This is where things get really interesting. Right now, there is all this footable but now how it is pieced together, how sound is synched up and what music and underscore is chosen is what can make or break the film. (August 30, 2010, Page 14)
With the first act to his new independent movie finished, filmmaker Thomas L. Phillips found himself needing some fresh ideas to complete the script. In May, he called Melanie Addington, whom he had met two years ago at the Memphis International Film Festival, and asked her to help finish writing the script.
Cast and crew have been shooting for the last three weeks in and around Oxford and expect to wrap up this weekend. (August 27, 2010, Page 1B)
As a long-time Oxford resident, 29 years and counting, I have become accustomed to celebrity sightings and the filming of movies in and around our community. This time, however, I am personally involved with an outstanding local film, “Where I Begin.” (August 27, 2010, Page 1B)