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OXFORD TOWN – On June 11 at 5 p.m., UM professor and Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Ford will visit Off Square Books to sign copies of his latest work, “Canada.” Page 5 in Oxford Town No. 982 has a review of Ford’s “Canada” by new Oxford Town writer and intern Kayleigh Skinner. (June 7, 2012, Page 5)
OXFORD TOWN – Infectuous energy. Perpetual motion. It seems these topics spring to mind any time Oxonian Silas Reed’s name or music is mentioned. Hook Silas up with a top-notch funk band (Da Books) and a person can’t keep his/her feet still — can’t help but move — and move like they mean it. Catch OHS graduate and Ole Miss DJ/musician Silas Reed (pictured)) ‘N’ Da Books this Sunday evening (June 10) as the popular local funk band continues June’s Summer Sunset Series in the Grove. The family-friendly, free concerts begin at 7 and end (approximately) as the sun sets on the most famous and beautiful patch of green in the South — The Grove on the Ole Miss campus. Next up (on June 17 ) will be the silky-smooth folk/Americana/blues sounds of Maybelle’s Lovers. (June 7, 2012, Page 8)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: The popular, free event, Summer Sunset Series, returns to The Grove Stage this Sunday (June 3) at 7 p.m. featuring Michael Worthy & Friends; Akron, Ohio, native, Joseph Arthur rolls into Oxford for a show at Proud Larry’s Saturday, June 2; Oxford Town Sports Columnist Steven Godfrey examines the Rebel baseball team’s NCAA Tournament schedule and their chances this weekend; and the Los Angeles-based funk/soul band Orgone is set for a smokin’ hot show at Proud Larry’s on Friday, June 1. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (May 31, 2012)
The Akron, Ohio, native, Joseph Arthur (pictured), has dug deeply into the lyrical world and is bringing his vast catalog of songs to Oxford for a show at Proud Larry’s on Saturday (June 2). Doors open at 8 p.m and Arthur is scheduled to take the stage at 9:45. Tickets for the show are $12 and are being sold online at proudlarrys.com. For more information, turn to Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town (No. 981). (May 31, 2012, Page 7)
OXFORD TOWN – A local favorite, Michael Worthy (pictured here) & Friends, kicks off one of the L-O-U community’s favorite summertime events, the Summer Sunset Series, this Sunday evening at the Grove Stage beginning at 7. Turn to Page 12 in Oxford Town No. 981 for more information about the cool, free annual Sunday music series that begins this Sunday screaming for you and your entire family to attend.. (May 31, 2012, Page 12)
OXFORD TOWN – The Glenn Miller Orchestra returns to the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, May 27, at 3 p.m. Page 7 in Oxford Town No. 980 has complete details about the legendary orchestra and its return to Oxford this Sunday after church. (May 24, 2012, Page 7)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires (on the OT cover this week) roll into Oxford for a free show at Proud Larry’s tonight (May 17); Zoogma played and rocked out at the 2012 MIM Beale Street Music Festival and Melanie Addington has post coverage of their amazing set on the banks of the Mississippi River; Hill Country Harmonica returns to Foxfire Ranch for 3 days of blues harp instruction and jam; Fiddler’s Loft in Water Valley wraps up its 2012 season tonight at Fiddlin’ Rooster Farm; Theatre Oxford’s 10 Minute Play winners for 2012 are announced at the Powerhouse; and the May edition of YAC’s Oxford Art Crawl is set for Tuesday, May 22. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (May 17, 2012)
OXFORD TOWN – Hard to mess up this post and photograph, huh? The 2012 BamaJam is set to re-load in Enterprise, Ala. (just outside of Dothan and south of Montgomery, Ala.) beginning June 14 and will feature several hard-hitting headliners as well as 46 other country and rock acts — all set to jam at the popular three-day event. Pages 9 and 16 in Oxford Town No. 979 have more information about this year’s blowout festival in Alabama, and, stay tuned to Oxford Town as we pave the ‘Winding Road’ to Enterprise and Sheryl Crow (pictured here) in upcoming issues. (May 17, 2012, Page 9, 16)
OXFORD TOWN – The staged readings of the top five finalists from Theatre Oxford’s 2012 National 10 Minute Play Contest were held Tuesday, May 8, at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center to determine the grand prize winner of the LW Thomas Award. The top five finalists were performed by five local actors; Jennifer Mathus (pictured here) Meaghin Burke, Greg Earnest, Michael Ewing and Dane Moreton. Turn Page 12 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town (No. 979) to who the winners are for this year’s 10 Minute Play Contest. (May 17, 2012, Page 12)
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE — Approaching William Faulkner’s works can be daunting for first-timers. As Oxford prepares to remember the 50th anniversary of Faulkner’s death, scholars and fans offer their suggestions for where to begin.
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