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Shannon’s back

OXFORD TOWN – Shannon McNally has surrounded herself with band members that she considers “family” – and one of them actually is; her husband, drummer Wallace Lester. The band’s latest album “Coldwater” was recently released and they have hit the road in a big way to support it. One stop of that tour is next week at Proud Larry’s on March 11. McNally talks with Oxford Town’s Kate Anthony about her influences, defining a genre and the late Jim Dickinson, producer of “Coldwater.” (March 4, 2010, Page 11)

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    Hannah deserves legacy for grace as a teacher

    THE GODFREY SHOW — Steven Godfrey took a creative writing class at Ole Miss under the late Barry Hannah approximately 10 years ago. What he remembers is not so much the brilliant and massive body of work Hannah cranked out, but rather Hannah’s grace as a teacher. Hannah gave everyone’s idea of literature, especially the young and disadvantaged, a “warm embrace.” (March 4, 2010, Page 6)

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      Stranger comes to town; Captain to the Maximus

      LIES AND OTHER TRUTHS – Jim Dees developed a close, personal relationship with Barry Hannah at the Hoka, Oxford’s tin-roof cinema, in early 1982. That relationship endured over the years up until Hannah’s untimely passing on Monday. Read about their unique relationship as well as years of Hannah-isms and quotes from admirers worldwide. “Reading him made you proud to know him.” (March 4, 2010, Page 8)

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        Visiting the Tupelo Automobile Museum

        OXFORD TOWNIf you’re looking for a fun day trip out of Oxford, look no further than the Tupelo Automobile Museum. Located in the heart of downtown Tupelo, the museum boasts three centuries of automotive rarities from an 1886 Benz to present day Toyota. But that’s not all. The museum rotates other exhibits continually – exhibits such as one featuring Elvis Presley memorabilia and, currently, a Marty Stuart exhibit. (March 4, 2010, Page 15)

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          Parrish’s to host Star & Micey

          OXFORD TOWNBlending a blues influence with the country atmosphere of Tennessee, Memphis trio Star & Micey are headed to Parrish’s on Saturday, March 6. The band will return to Oxford on Thursday, April 8, where they’ll make an appearance on Thacker Mountain Radio(March 4, 2010, Page 5)

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            CadillacFunk mixes it up

            OXFORD TOWN – Local band CadillacFunk has been lighting up stages all over town recently, offering a mixture of genres and personalities within the band. With a base of seven members, CadillacFunk has guest musicians sit in at any given time and/or venue giving audiences a different look and sound at each gig. The band is set for a show at Two Stick Sushi Bar on Friday. (March 4, 2010, Page 7)

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              Art lovers to gather at the Powerhouse; Oxford arts displayed and ‘sampled’ at ‘Interaction’ event

              OXFORD TOWN — The Powerhouse is hosting its first annual art sampler called ‘Interaction’ on Saturday at 7 p.m. The event is hosted by Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, Ballet Oxford and the Oxford Songwriters Association. (March 2, 2010, Page 5)

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                Conference for the Book will go on

                The 17th annual Oxford Conference for the Book, set to begin on Thursday, was planned to be dedicated to Barry Hannah and to include several talks planned with the author. Ann Abadie, associate director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and organizer of the conference, said that the conference will go on as planned with some changes expected. The Saturday afternoon block of panels are dedicated to Hannah — as a teacher, as a writer, and on how to teach his works.

                 (March 2, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Double Decker: Prepare to party

                  The Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau has released its full music lineup for the 15th annual Double Decker Arts Festival on April 24. Along with headliners Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, music acts will include: the Felice Brothers, Jimbo Mathus, Mayhem String Band, Those Darlin’s, Young Buffalo, Captain Midnight, Group Fantasma, Cornmeal, Wiley and the Checkmates, My Name is John Michael, A.A. Bondy, American Aquarium and Machine Gun Kelley & the G-Men. For more details on music, food, art and other plans, visit the festival’s newly redesigned web site(February 26, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Dance company: For students, by students

                    A group of students at the University of Mississippi have formed a dance company which allows them to create, stage and market their own productions. Known as the Hinge Dance Company, the members of the group will be performing their latest production, “Opaque,” this weekend. (February 26, 2010, Page 6A)

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