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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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COMPLETE STORY — Fifty years after the death of Williams Faulkner, the Oxford writer’s work continues to be popularity. The Modern Library is reissuing six of his books this year and Hollywood is showing renewed interest in transferring his work from the page to the screen.
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Memphis musician Megan Reilly (on the Oxford Town cover this week) is set for a show at Two Stick Sushi Bar this Saturday (May 12) featuring Ian Hunter’s lead guitarist James Mastro; Water Valley’s premier acoustic music venue, Fiddler’s Loft, continues tonight (May 10) featuring performances by “Chick” French and The Hargroves with Iowa state champion fiddler Jennie Jane Huntrods; Jims Dees remembers the late rock ‘n’ roll legend Levon Helm; and Author Thomas McNamee is set for a book signing for his new biography “The Man Who Changed The Way We Eat; Craig Claiborne And The American Food Renaissance” at Off Square Books on Wednesday, May 16. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (May 10, 2012)
OXFORD TOWN – Oxford Town columnist Jim Dees pays a moving tribute to the late Levon Helm – from his days with the Hawks to his migration to The Band to his casual solo career in a live setting in his “studio/barn” to his untimely death (losing a battle to cancer last month). Mavis Staples honored him at Oxford’s Double Decker Festival two weekends ago, and Dees takes the reins this week, remembering the great musician. Turn to Page 6 in Oxford Town No. 978 and check out Dees’ thoughts on a rock ‘n’ roll legend who left us much too quickly. (May 10, 2012, Page 6)
OXFORD TOWN – Memphis native Megan Reilly heads to Two Stick Sushi Bar for a show on graduation night (Saturday, May 12) with her long-time band in tow featuring Ian Hunter’s lead guitarist James Mastro. Reilly is touring in support of her new album “The Well.” Page 12 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town (No. 978) has more information on the passionate musician and her awesome band who are set for a show on the Oxford Square this Saturday. (May 10, 2012, Page 12)
Join us as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Oxford’s most famous citizen. (more…) (May 4, 2012)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: John T. Edge (on the OT cover this week) will be at Square Books on Tuesday, May 8 for a discussion and signing of his new cookbook, “The New Truck Food Cookbook;” Southside Gallery unveils its May exhibit featuring Coulter Fussell and Spence Kellum; Meagan Tubb & Shady People return to Proud Larry’s tonight (May 3) at Proud Larry’s; Taylorpalooza (hosted by YAC) returns to the Plein Air neighborhood in Taylor this Saturday (May 5) at 5 p.m.; Mid-Town Farmers’ Market begins its 2012 season in the Mid-Town Shopping Center parking lot this Saturday from 7-11 a.m.; Fiddler’s Loft in Water Valley continues tonight (May 3) at 7; and the Oxford Civic Chorus ends its 2012 season at North Oxford Baptist Church on Monday, May 7. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (May 3, 2012)
OXFORD TOWN – YAC’s annual family picnic and membership drive, Taylorpalooza, cranks up this Saturday in the Plein Air Neighborhood in Taylor. Musical entertainment will include Love Cannon and The Okratones. The fun begins at 5 p.m. and will last until 8. Turn to page 16 in Oxford Town No. 977 the see how you can become involved in the arts in Lafayette County while enjoying the great outdoors. (May 3, 2012, Page 16)