Mississippi native Hilda Stuart, mother of country music star Marty Stuart, is embarking on her own tour in support of her new photography book, “Choctaw Gardens.” Hilda and the rest of the Stuart family will be at Off Square Books on Wednesday to sign and show off the collection on photographs. To read more on the Stuarts, as well as all the other arts and entertainment events taking place in the LOU community, check out this week’s Oxford Town section.
Theater Oxford’s rendition of the iconic 1987 play, Steel Magnolias opened Wednesday and runs through Sunday at The Powerhouse. Director Mike Ewing broke tradition and cast the show with actors who were deserving of the roles, even if they differed in appearance from the type of people traditionally cast in the roles. (August 24, 2012, Page 1B, 2B)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: The 2012 Yocona International Folk Festival cranks up this Saturday (Aug. 11) at its International Marketplace at the Powerhouse featuring dancers and handicrafts from Lima, Peru and Alexandria, Egypt, among other places. This week’s cover shot of a beautiful Peruvian dancer was taken by Michael Stanton; Plein Air unveils its plan for a Summer Arts Series of concerts featuring Blue Mountain and Jimbo Mathus and The Tri-State Coalition; Oxford Town stringer Kayleigh Skinner reviews the new book “Dog Stars” by author Peter Heller who is set for a visit to Off Square Books on Aug. 22; and Ronzo’s cousin’s band, Solid Gold Easy, will play a classic rock show at Proud Larry’s this Saturday night (Aug. 11). CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (August 9, 2012)
OXFORD TOWN – Visitors can immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and tastes from all over the world as a multitude of diverse cultures, languages, food, and musical performances collide at the sixth annual Yocona International Folk Festival. Page 7 in Oxford Town No. 991 has details about this year’s festival that officially begins with a kickoff event to be held in Oxford on Saturday, Aug. 11. The event — International Marketplace Day — is set for the Powerhouse Community Arts Center beginning at 10 a.m. featuring tons of music, food, drink, dance and handicrafts from Peru, Egypt and other places. (August 9, 2012, Page 7)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Austin, Texas, musicians Ali Holder and Daniel Thomas Phipps (on the OT cover this week) head to Oxford via Proud Larry’s next Thursday (Aug. 9) for a show that begins at 9:45; Memphis’ own Elmo & The Shades return to Rooster’s Blues House Friday, Aug. 3; Yocona International Folk Festival dancers are rolling in town for next week’s launch of the annual festival; The Watermelon Carnival in Water Valley cranks up this weekend in our area’s new “Boomtown;” and a new local band, The Holy Ghost Electric Show, is beginning a kickstart campaign for its new album. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (August 2, 2012)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Memphis rockers, River City Tanlines (gracing the OT cover), roll into town on Friday, July 27, for two shows — The End of All Music at 5 p.m. and later at Ajax Diner for an album release party; Theatre Oxford is hosting a membership party at the Powerhouse on Tuesday, July 31; and Music in the Hall joins forces with Bottletree Bakery for a gospel music show tonight (July 26) at 7 p.m. featuring the Anointed Faith singers and Soul Consoulators. CLICK HERE to download the entire issue in PDF format. (July 26, 2012)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Author Karen White (on the OT cover this week) will visit Off Square Books on July 12 to read from and sign her new, compelling novel “Sea Change;” The 39th Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference begins Saturday, July 7; on Friday, July 6, a full day of Faulkner events are planned to mark the 50th anniversary of the author’s death; the Oxford Shakespeare Festival ends this Sunday with a final 2 p.m. staging of “All’s Well That Ends Well” at the Ford Center; and the Sleeping Bulls are set for a CD release show and party at Proud Larry’s on Saturday July 7. CLICK HERE to download the complete issue in PDF format. (July 5, 2012)