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Performing Arts

Steel Magnolias: Popular play breaks tradition

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)

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    Yocona International Folk Festival returns to Powerhouse, Ford Center

    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)

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      Shakespeare Festival continues with ‘The Sound Of Music’

      OXFORD TOWN – Rodgers and Hammerstein’s enduring musical, “The Sound of Music,” opens June 28 as part of the 2012 Oxford Shakespeare Festival. Turn to Page 7 in Oxford Town No. 985 to read more about the classic musical and be sure to check out Page 4 in the same issue to see what other plays — Shakespeare or not — the L-O-U community can look forward to this weekend and next week as the 2012 Oxford Shakespeare Festival rolls on. “All’s Well That Ends Well” (pictured here) is also playing this week (June 30) at the Ford Center’s Studio Theater at 2 p.m. (June 28, 2012, Page 7, 12)

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        “King Lear” staged at the Ford Center this Saturday (June 23)

        OXFORD TOWN – Veteran thespian Peter Pinow (pictured on the OT cover) takes the lead role as King Lear in Shakespeare’s “darkest tradegy” this weekend at the Ford Center. Presented by the Oxford Shakespeare Festival, curtains will rise on “King Lear” Saturday, June 3. Turn to Page 5 in Oxford Town No. 984 to read more about “King Lear” and other great productions scheduled for this year’s festival. (June 21, 2012, Page 7)

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