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.
THE GODFREY SHOW – Behold! Placebo Football! As the Ole Miss football team prepares for spring practice and the “fake” football season, the quarterback issue heats up in a big way. With the exodus of Jevan Snead, three QBs stand out as candidates for the starting position: Nathan Stanley, Raymond Cotton and Juco transfer Randall Mackey. Oxford Town sports columnist Steven Godfrey dissects the issue and leaves no stones unturned this week as the annual Red Blue game creeps up on the team and fans everywhere. (March 26, 2010, Page 11)
The University of Mississippi Student Programming Board and Department of Campus Programming present former Saturday Night Live cast member Tim Meadows at the Ford Center. Meadows starred in The Ladies Man and is a regular on The Colbert Report. Tickets are available at the UM Box Office in the Student Union, $10 for UM students and $15 for the public. (March 26, 2010)
LIES AND OTHER TRUTHS – A helpful suggestion for the contentment impaired might be no further than their own backyards (speaking of course of the backyard fire). Out in Eden, Jim Dees and his friends look on early spring as pyro-thirty. It’s amazing how gathering with friends around a fire can inspire and help solve the problems of the world … but it happens. (March 25, 2010, Page 6)
OXFORD TOWN – There is something to be said for a film that knows not to take itself or its story too seriously. “Hot Tub Time Machine” is one of those films and takes us back in time with fun 80s movie clichés blended with a time travel story. Thanks to the homage to 80s films, it is hard not to go back to the theater at least twice with friends to see this film, maybe break into song, and to try and catch what you may have missed the first time. (March 25, 2010, Page 15)
OXFORD TOWN – Local attorney and musician Rosamond Posey and The Posey Family Band will be rocking at Proud Larry’s on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 for the next two weeks where crawfish and rock ‘n’ roll will rule the night. Business suits, cowboy boots and center stages – Posey is, without a doubt, one of the hardest working (and playing) women in Oxford. See Page 9 of Oxford Town this week and read how the multi-talented lawyer pulls off the ultimate juggling act. (March 25, 2010, Page 9)
Carrie Jerrell will read from her debut collection at 6 p.m. Friday at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Refreshments and a book signing will follow.
(more…) (March 24, 2010)
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.