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Oxford Film Festival highlights local work

“Local” seems to be the key word for a lot of the entries in this year’s Oxford Film Festival. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the ninth-annual event set for this weekend in conjunction with the Oxford Music Festival. (February 8, 2012, Page 4)

VOX PRESS returns to the Powerhouse

OXFORD TOWN – VOX PRESS presents “Noises from the Nerve Center Collective,” an evening of experimental music and literature, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center on University Avenue in Oxford. The event is part of a documetary project and is free and open to the public. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has more information on VOX PRESS and its upcoming event at the Powerhouse next Tuesday. (November 23, 2011, Page 5)

Ten Minute Play Fest returns to stage

The Ten Minute Play Festival, now in it’s 12th year, opens this Thursday through Sunday at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. The plays will be performed at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. (September 21, 2011, Page 1)

Theatre Oxford gets ‘Pretty’ at Powerhouse

OXFORD TOWN – Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details of Theatre Oxford’s version of Neil LaBute’s play “Reasons To Be Pretty” to be presented this weekend at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Both shows (Friday, Feb. 25, and Saturday, Feb. 26), begin at 8 p.m. (February 24, 2011, Page 5)

Proud Larry’s hosts A Tacky Townie Christmas

OXFORD TOWN – Tate Moore (pictured), Jimbo Mathus and The Posey Family Band join forces with Jay Lang, Dickey Do & The Don’ts, The Minor Adjustments and Alice Walker for “A Tacky Townie Christmas” on Friday night (Dec. 17) at Proud Larry’s. All proceeds from the show will benefit The Oxford-Lafayette Interfaith Compassion Ministry. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has photos and details. (December 16, 2010, Page 5)

Holiday Ornament Auction finds future in past

Organizers of the annual Holiday Ornament Auction, the major fundraiser for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, has made some changes this year to bring back the spirit of past success. (November 24, 2010, Page 1A)

Ten Minute Plays: Comedy, drama in brief bites

The catchphrase for this year’s Ten Minute Plays: keep it brief and keep it local. Four local playwrights and local actors are the focus of the annual celebration of short-form plays which began with presentations Thursday and continue tonight and Sunday afternoon at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. (September 24, 2010, Page 1A)

‘Where I Begin’ begins again

OXFORD TOWN – Wish I could say it had been my idea but after spending a week in Oxford, director Thomas L. Phillips knew that our film, “Where I Begin,” just makes more sense if it were made in Oxford. We will be filming here in August. Check out this week’s issue of Oxford Town and read about the exciting changes we’ve made to our film. (June 30, 2010, Page 9)

Thacker backers to stage radio play Thursday

To help raise funds for Thacker Mountain Radio and to kick off his eighth novel, “Infamous,” local author Ace Atkins is presenting a vintage radio-style serial with a host of local actors who will bring the book’s characters to life on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Lyric Theater. Also featured in Oxford Town(April 21, 2010, Page 1)

Oxford certainly has talent

Amateur singers and dancers got the chance to display their skills Tuesday as the Powerhouse Community Arts Center hosts Oxford’s Got Talent, an avent staged as the community’s inaugural talent show. (March 25, 2010, Page 2A)

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