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A concert featuring the Mississippi Mass Choir, University of Mississippi Gospel Choir and a community choir is set for April 23 at 7 p.m. at the Ford Performing Arts Center. Proceeds from the event go to support the restoration of Burns Belfry, the oldest African-American-built structure in Oxford, built as a church in 1910 and now slated to become a cultural center.
Drawings, paintings and handmade books by acclaimed artist Amy Wilson will be on display at the University of Mississippi Museum this spring. An opening reception, sponsored by Lenora’s Restaurant, is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the museum, at Fifth Street and University Avenue. (March 19, 2010, Page 8B)
The play premieres at 8 p.m. Thursday in Fulton Chapel, with encore performances set for 8 p.m. March 26-27, and 2 p.m. matinee performances March 27-28. Tickets are $10.50 for adults, $8.50 for children and seniors, and $7 for UM students with a valid ID. They are available in the UM Box Office in the Student Union or by calling 915-7411.
THE GODFREY SHOW — Oxford Town columnist Steven Godfrey lays it all out on the table as he ushers out the disappointing 2009-10 Rebel basketball season and welcomes in Rebel baseball and spring football. What happened? Without a doubt you’ll know exactly where this outspoken sportswriter stands on the issue of the Rebels’ collapse down the stretch which ultimately caused them to miss the Big Dance yet again. (March 18, 2010, Page 6)
OXFORD TOWN – On the road to Washington, D.C., Oxford Town columnist Alexander McAdams and her friend Willow amp up their Mazda “Zipcar” with their iPod, which sets them on the road to reminiscence. Music indeed matters in that state of mind and lyrics become all-important as the girls ponder these: “I can’t tell you what I learned in school, but I could tell a story or two.” (March 18, 2010, Page 8)
LIES AND OTHER TRUTHS — Jim Dees and his buddies Truck and Key Zanzibar decided the best way to spend one of the last nice days of summer last year was to visit Sardis lake for some serious fishing and fun … mostly fun. What started as an innocent day of fishing quickly turned into a fiasco with an audience after too many beers and too few sets of clothing that the boys somehow managed to shed. Check out Dees’ weekly recollection of this bizarre fishing trip and decide for yourself: Lie or Truth. Who knows? (March 18, 2010, Page 7)
OXFORD TOWN – The Jersey City-based artist Amy Wilson is slated to visit Oxford at the opening reception for her exhibit at the University Museum on Tuesday, March 23, from 5-7 p.m. Her exhibit is entitled “The space between us.” Oxford Town writer Alexander McAdams gets the scoop on Wilson’s art and reception straight from the curator of the University Museum William Andrews. (March 11, 2010, Page 10)
OXFORD TOWN — J-Roddy Walston & The Business are set to help Parrish Baker celebrate the first anniversary of his bar, Parrish’s, at its new location just off the Square in Oxford. Compared to the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Bruce Springsteen and Grand Funk; J-Roddy and band will rock the rafters at Parrish’s on Monday, March 15.