“Mosquitoville” will kick off the Oxford Rhythm Revival, which begins Thursday and continues on Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Oxford Square.
At 11 a.m. Saturday, the east side of the Square will be blocked off for art vendors, music, food and family-friendly activities, such as face painting, story time at Square Books Jr. and health screenings. Nighttime entertainment begins at 7 p.m. and will feature five stages at four bars — Proud Larry’s, Rooster’s (upstairs and down), Two Stick, and Taylor’s Pub. Musical acts include Valerie June, Grace Askew, Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition, Kristy Kruger, Horse Trailer, Rocket 88, Young Buffalo, Richard Ford and many more. An All-Venue Pass for Saturday is $20, or $15 if purchased Thursday night at The Lyric.
Oxford Rhythm Revival is a fundraiser for Oxford Medical Ministries, located at 205 S. Commerce Cove. The health clinic is operated by a private, nonprofit, community-based organization. Its mission is to provide compassionate, quality health care at no charge to low-income, uninsured working adults of Lafayette and Yalobusha counties. It has serve more than 500 patients and operators hope to raise more money to serve more members of the community.
The fundraiser begins Thursday at The Lyric with “Mosquitoville.” The theater will provide the setting for Mississippi entertainer Mathus’ engaging historical show of songs and stories fit for all ages. The “Mosquitoville” performance will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and will be available for purchase at the door and online at www.oxfordrhythmrevival.com. The special live broadcast will be hosted by Mississippi Public Broadcasting and Thacker Mountain Radio. (June 16, 2010)
The Oxford High School Chorus will perform their Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the OHS auditorium. All choirs and ensembles will sing. Especially entertaining will be a medley of favorite ballads of choirs through the years since 1976. No admission is charged. (May 10, 2010)
The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and Leda Swan Inc. present free tap dance classes Wednesday evenings through May 26 at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. The classes are open to all ages with no experience (or tap shoes) required. (April 30, 2010)
The Oxford High School Theater Department will stage “Almost, Maine” Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Kayla Mize Auditorium. The play will be presented by the OHS seniors for the annual Kayla Sue Mize Endowment. The annual silent auction for the Kayla Sue Mize Endowment will be held during the Sunday performance beginning at 1 p.m. (April 28, 2010)
The University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Dance presents a work of experimental theater in two performances, Friday and Sunday, both at 6:15 p.m. in Lamar Park. The play features seven young actors and dancers and is free of charge. (April 22, 2010, Page 6)
The Oxford Middle School choirs, Sixth-Grade Singers, Cantabilé and Mixed Chorus, will present “A Spring Night of Choral Singing” at 7 p.m. May 4 at the First Baptist Church. Damein Wash is the director and Joseph Garrison is the accompanist.
The program will featuring choral works by George Frideric Handel, Johannes Brahms and Benjamin Britten; and show tunes by George Gershwin, Rogers and Hammerstein, and Harold Arlen. Guest instrumentalists and accompanists include Carol Trott’s World Drumming Ensemble, Dr. Andy Paney, pianist, Jack B.Wilson Jr., cellist, and Liz Taylor, violinist. (April 22, 2010)
Get ready for a night of “Tradition versus Innovation” when two renowned string ensembles, the Turtle Island Quartet and Ying Quartet, meet on the same stage Friday at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
The unlikely pair will use their contradictory musical styles to interpret various compositions for the 8 p.m. show. Tickets, priced at $28 for orchestra seating and $20 for balcony, are available by calling 915-7411, by visiting the UM Box Office in the Student Union from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays or the Ford Center Box Office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, or by going to www.olemiss.edu/depts/tickets/order.htm.
The Turtle Island is a jazz-based quartet, most famous for its combination of classical and American contemporary musical styles. The Ying Quartet focuses on classical music and has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Chamber Music Performance category. Each quartet will perform separately during the first half of the program to demonstrate their individual styles. After intermission, they perform together. (April 14, 2010)
The Oxford High School Spring Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Oxford High School auditorium. Roll check is at 6:30. (April 13, 2010)
The Oxford Middle School Spring Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Oxford High School auditorium. Roll check is at 6:40. (April 13, 2010)
The UM Steel Drum Band and World Percussion Ensemble will present a spring concert of Brazilian and other world music at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Nutt Auditorium at Ole Miss. The steel drum band will perform Ney Rosauro’s “Two Brazilian Steel Dances,” a rhythmic composition driven by a samba beat and flowing melodies, and a Panaroma composition by Andy Narrell titled, “We Kinda Music.” The percussion ensemble will perform Ney Rosauro’s “Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra,” a version arranged for all percussion instruments. Special guest performers will be the Oxford High School percussion ensemble directed by Andy Murphy. General admission is $5 at the door. (April 12, 2010)