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.
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)
OXFORD TOWN – IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE – Blues rocker Guy Forsyth blazes his way into Rooster’s Blues House on Friday; OT columnist Jim Dees speaks at a cosmetology school graduation urging the students to not “screw up;” music columnist Alexander McAdams dissects her graduation playlist; sports columnist Steven Godfrey continues bantering with his trusty sidekick Banks, focusing on the Rebel baseball team; the popular Sunset Series returns to the Grove in June; and Wellsgate residents bring in summer with their very first and very successful Wellsgate Tailgate party for residents and their guests. View the complete edition in PDF format. (May 27, 2010)
OXFORD TOWN – Austin, Texas, blues rocker Guy Forsyth and his band bring a unique mixture of folk, rock, country and Tin Pan Alley into Rooster’s Blues House on Friday, May 28. The cover and page 5 of this week’s Oxford Town feature Forsyth, his band and their upcoming Rooster’s concert. For the coolest webpage on the net and to read more about the Texas rocker, visit www.guyforsyth.com (May 27, 2010, Page 5)
THE GODFREY SHOW – Oxford Town sports columnist Steven Godfrey and his sidekick, young Banks, continue their analysis of the Rebels baseball team as they travel to Hoover, Ala., for the SEC Baseball Tournament where they discuss at length the Rebels chances in the post season. Tune in to Godfrey’s column this week and see if indeed he and Banks “blend in with actual, loyal fans.” (May 27, 2010, Page 8)
Dustin Milewski is one of several students who have taken their canvases in tow around Lafayette County to paint their interpretation of local landscapes. They’re part of the plein air art class taught by University of Mississippi art teacher Philip Jackson. (May 21, 2010, Page 1B)
In this week’s issue of Oxford Town, the St. Louis band Kentucky Knife Fight is set to rock Parrish’s on Friday, May 21; Author Lee Child visits Off Square Books on Thursday, May 20, at 5; legendary blues musician Paul Geremia will play Rooster’s Blues House in a rare local performance; the Hill Country Harmonica Retreat begins a weekend of festivities beginning at Rooster’s Blues House on Friday; and Oxford Film Freak features movie maker Joe York as he continues to accumulate awards for his work; and Oxford Town columnist Jim Dees re-visits the oil spill travesty in the Gulf. View the complete Oxford Town edition in PDF format. (May 21, 2010)