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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.

Miss-I-Sippin to raise art funds

Make plans to attend Miss-I-Sippin’ on March 25. This fundraiser will feature a variety of beer and food and raises money for  the Powerhouse Community Arts Center and its community programs, summer camps and art grants as well as the University of Mississippi Hospitality Management Program and scholarships.

 (March 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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    Exhibit: ‘The space between us’

    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)

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      Parrish’s celebrates anniversary; we get the gifts

      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.

      (more…) (March 11, 2010, Page 9)

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        Spring Break in Haiti — Back at the voodoo shed…

        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)

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          Bryant’s ‘Galilee’ ‘haunts’

          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)

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            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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