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Film: ‘Countdown to Zero’

The University of Mississippi English Department presents a free, exclusive pre-screening of the film “Countdown to Zero,” Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Bondurant Auditorium.

The film is co-produced by Global Zero (an international, non-partisan movement to eliminate nuclear weapons worldwide), Participant Media (“An Inconvenient Truth,” “Food Inc.,” “The Kite Runner,” “Charlie Wilson’s War”), and Lawrence Bender (“Inglorious Basterds,” “Good Will Hunting,” “Pulp Fiction”).

(more…) (April 20, 2010)

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    Double Decker Arts Festival 2010

    RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER (click for updates) — The 15th Annual Double Decker Arts Festival is set for Saturday on the Oxford Square. Featuring the works of more than 100 artists selected by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council; a host of food vendors including local restaurants and organizations; a children’s Square Fair; and a full day’s music lineup on two stages, headlined by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.

    (more…) (April 20, 2010)

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      Why Texas still matters

      LIES AND OTHER TRUTHS – Two news stories out of Texas this week demonstrate why that state can still hold a warm spot in your heart despite its many excesses. One story was actually an obituary for Coots Matthews, who passed away last week at age 86 and was known for his ability to fight oil well fires with dynamite. The other was series of stories out of Waco describing the aggravated assault trial of singer/songwriter Billy Joe Shaver. Dees hilarity is on Page 6 of this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (April 16, 2010, Page 7)

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        Organizers plan fundraiser for Medical Ministries

        Oxford Medical Ministries serves the LOU community by offering free medical care to the working uninsured.
        Now the clinic is asking the same community for its help.
        The medical clinic will be holding its first fundraising event in June to help supplement shrinking governmental grants. (April 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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          New faces, new play at OHS

          Several new faces will make their stage debut tonight as Oxford High School’s Theatre Department presents the Neil Simon play, “Rumors,” in the Kayla Sue Mize Auditorium at OHS. (April 15, 2010, Page 1)

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            Gaming giant moves headquarters to Memphis

            OXFORD TOWN — When Games Workshop closed the doors to its Memphis Battle Bunker last year, faithful table top strategy players from Tennessee to Alabama to Mississippi were left without a place to set up their armies and had to make do with battling it out in their own garages and on make-shift tables. (April 15, 2010, Page 9)

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              Draft this man!

              THE GODFREY SHOW – This is Dexter McCluster. The waterbug. The scatback. The X-man. The Wild Rebel. The savior of an impostor offense in 2009. He’s also the undersized draft risk, an offensive tweener thought to be too small to withstand life as a primary (or even changeup/third down) tailback in the league and too much of an unknown at receiver. See what Godfrey has to say about Dexter’s draft chances on The Godfrey Show in this week’s Oxford Town. (April 15, 2010, Page 12)

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                Crossroads Film Festival features locals

                OXFORD TOWN – Local filmmakers and a bit of Oxford will be highlighted in Jackson this weekend at the 2010 Crossroads Film Festival. The festival kicks off Friday with Mary Warner’s “Thacker Mountain Radio: The Documentary.” The festival also includes a music video from Taylor’s Dent May and a short film by Joe York “Smoke and Ears.” For more information on the festival, visit www.crossroadsfilmfestival.com(April 15, 2010, Page 13)

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                  UM hooligan on the big screen

                  OXFORD TOWN – Tate Ellington may be best known in Oxford as a hooligan even if the rest of the world considers him a respectable actor. While in college at Ole Miss, he was part of the comedy troupe, “The Hooligans” but has since gone on to be in numerous film, TV and theater performances. Now living in New York, Ellington recently starred as Aidan in the dramatic “Remember Me” alongside Robert Pattinson of “Twilight” fame. Ellington recently answered a few questions for the Oxford TOWN about his college experiences, working on “Remember Me” and where to see him next. (April 8, 2010, Page 7)

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                    ‘Uptown Girl’ examines playlists

                    MUSIC MATTERS – Oxford Town columnist Alexander McAdams  delves into the playlists of some of her Ole Miss friends and acquaintances at some local patios, balconies and porches and finds a few surprises along the way. Check out Music Matters in this issue of Oxford Town to see what songs you may need to add to your play list — or not. (April 8, 2010, Page 8)

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