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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.

Ackbar was a trap, and everyone fell for it

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)

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    Thacker Mountain Radio welcomes home Caroline Herring

    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)

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      ‘Interaction’ Arts Sampler

      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)

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        Art, music benefit students in the Delta

        Members of the Oxford and Ole Miss community enjoyed eye-catching art, ear-pleasing live music and heart-warming generosity at the inaugural Sunflower County Freedom Project benefit Wednesday at Frank and Marlee’s. The proceeds from the event will support of the efforts of the Freedom Project, a program designed to improve the lives of those who live in the Delta. (March 5, 2010, Page 3A)

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          Independent Spirit Awards on Friday

          OXFORD TOWN — Sure the Oscars are this week but a far more interesting awards ceremony happens this Friday: The Independent Spirit Awards hosted by the Independent Film Channel. Now in their 25th year, this year’s event is to be hosted by the delightful Eddie Izzard. Anyone who attended this year’s Oxford Film Festival may be interested to follow along with several of our recent guests to find out if they win.

           (March 4, 2010, Page 14)

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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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