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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.
LIES AND OTHER TRUTHS — Going to Haiti on spring break sporting a Speedo may not be the best of ideas these days – but it happens. Oxford Town columnist Jim Dees tackles the problem head-on this week as a friend of his, Burke Murkee, is determined to visit the ravaged country … with Speedo in tow. The Devil wears Speedo and voodoo runs amok in this wild chapter of Dees’ very active imagination. (March 11, 2010, Page 8)
OXFORD TOWN – Andrew Bryant is set for a show at Two Sick tonight (Thursday, March 11) when he’ll share a triple-bill night of rock with Gunslingers and Cory Taylor Cox & The Time Machine. Bryant, who is currently touring in support of his album “Galilee,” has been appearing at events and venues around Oxford lately and shows no signs of slowing in the near future. Bryant and “Galilee” are being compared to legends such as Springsteen and Neil Young and their work. (March 11, 2010, Page 7)
THE GODFREY SHOW – Ackbar’s campaign is satire in its grandest form, but in some way it’s been very literal. Oxford Town columnist Steven Godfrey takes on the latest “race card” the University is playing and explores the varying reactions from around the country concerning our mascot dilemma. (March 11, 2010, Page 6)
OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio returns to Off Square Books this week and welcomes back one of the show’s co-founders, singer-songwriter Caroline Herring. Catch Herring’s homecoming performance at the broadcast of Thacker Mountain Radio at Off Square Books on Thursday, March 11, at 6. Rounding out an incredible lineup this week are visiting authors Jimmy McDonough and Roy Morris Jr. as well as Taylor resident and Oxford Songwriter’s Association coordinator Jimmy Phillips, Thacker house band The Yalobushwhackers and host Jim Dees. (March 9, 2010)
PHOTOS — The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council hosted a sampling of Oxford’s visual and performing arts Saturday at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. It featured a performance by Oxford Ballet Company; three improv plays by LaffCo; a poetry reading by Danielle Sellers and Mark Adamec; visual arts exhibits by Oxford artists and music by The Sleeping Bulls and the Oxford Songwriters Association. (March 8, 2010, Page 1A)