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OXFORD TOWN – Irie On the Square is hosting what is being billed as Triple Songwriters Night on Saturday, June 12, beginning at 9:30. The free show will feature three great songwriters; Ben Jordan from Denver, Allen Thompson from Nashville and Lafayette County’s own Kevin Larkin from Taylor. Page 6 in this week’s Oxford Town has details of what will prove to be an awesome night of acoustic music on the Square. (June 10, 2010, Page 6)
The Summer Sunset Series continues this Sunday (June 13) after a hugely successful opening performance by the Mississippians Jazz Combo last week in the Grove. YAC’s Oxford Songwriter’s Showcase had to cancel for this Sunday but the new band, The Swinging Prevaricators, is filling in. Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has all the details of Oxford’s favorite Sunday night gathering. (June 10, 2010, Page 8)
OXFORD TOWN – Resident musician Charlie Mars returns to Oxford and the stage at Proud Larry’s this Saturday night (June 12) for a stop on his nationwide tour promoting his 2009 record “Like a Bird, Like a Plane.” The Manhattan-based band, Harper Blynn, is scheduled to open the show. Check out Page 11 in this week’s edition of Oxford Town for Alexander McAdams’ coverage and interview with Mars. (June 10, 2010, Page 11)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE — The 2010 Summer Sunset Series returns to the Grove on Sunday featuring The Mississippians Jazz Combo; Oxford Town columnist Jim Dees recalls the worst summer jobs he’s held over the years; Steven Godfrey shares his opinion on the Diamond Rebs’ chances of making their way to Omaha; the Mid-Town and Taylor Farmers’ Markets return this Saturday; local band, Shooting Out The Lights, rocks Proud Larry’s on Friday; and OPC’s Movies in the Park crank up this Friday. View the complete edition in PDF format. (June 5, 2010)
This year, persistent rains played serious havoc and frustration with my usual gardening schedule and routines. A good friend, and fellow Master Gardener, mentioned she was attempting to simplify her gardening. Shortly thereafter, a highly praised and widely recommended book came to my attention. The book is, “The New Low Maintenance Garden” by Valerie Easton. (June 4, 2010, Page 2B)
While there are no canoes, butterflies or swimming pools involved, the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council is offering adult summer “camps” that will help grownups learn more about their creative talents.
The classes include learning how to take photographs on black-and-white film and developing them in a dark room; how to convert your home movies to DVD; and an introduction to the basics of composition, light, sound and camera movement when filming with video. (June 4, 2010, Page 1A)
With a 60 percent chance of rain predicted for most of the day today, the Oxford Park Commission’s first Movie in the Park event might have be put off for another day. OPC officials say they will decide by 3 this afternoon whether to postpone the event to Saturday. Check the OPC website at www.oxfordparkcommission.com or call 232-2380. (June 4, 2010, Page 3A)
OXFORD TOWN – The Taylor Farmers’ Market kicks off its much-anticipated third season this Saturday (June 5) with a full slate of great music, Kidsfest and more produce than ever. Singer/songwriter Lhay (pictured) and Oxford’s favorite slide guitarist, Wendy Garrison, are set as musical guests. This week’s edition of Oxford Town offers full details of Lafayette County’s favorite Saturday morning summer gathering on Page 7. (June 3, 2010, Page 7)
OXFORD TOWN – Thanks to a late night text, five friends contacted each other and immediately formed the new band Shooting Out The Lights. The guys consider themselves a “luxury rock” band that will play its first live performance at Proud Larry’s this Saturday. Check out Kate Anthony’s coverage of Oxford’s newest band on Page 5 of this week’s Oxford Town. (June 3, 2010, Page 5)
A new festival this summer is planned to help raise finds for the Oxford Medical Ministries. The Oxford Rhythm Revival on June 19 will take place on multiple stages around town. For more information, visit www.oxfordrhythmrevival.com. (May 28, 2010, Page 3A)