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Lies and Other Truths: Jim Dees remembers Levon

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)

Kinky Friedman set for TMR and Proud Larry’s tonight (Thursday, Feb. 23)

OXFORD TOWN – In the 2006 race for Texas governor, Kinky Friedman, best-selling mystery novelist and musician, came in a close fourth on the ticket. Luckily for us (these days), Kinky is free. Free to tour and sip tequila and write books (a new mystery with Billy Bob Thornton) and record songs, including an upcoming album with Willie Nelson. Friedman is in town today (Thursday, Feb. 23) and is scheduled to appear on Thacker Mountain Radio at 6 p.m. at Off Square Books and later tonight at Proud Larry’s. Turn to Page 6 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town (No. 967) to read Jim Dees’ breakdown of Friedman and what to expect from the “gonzo troubadour” tonight on the Square. (February 23, 2012, Page 6)

The past remains present in 2012

Anniversaries come and go, and are often forgotten or ignored. In 2012, there are a number of anniversaries to be celebrated locally, statewide, nationwide and around the world, including two big events right here in the L-O-U community. News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at those events – the death of William Faulkner and the integration of the University of Mississippi – and how they affected the community and its view from others. (January 19, 2012, Page 4)

Andy Friedman rocks Proud Larry’s tonight

OXFORD TOWN – New York rocker Andy Friedman will play at Proud Larry’s tonight (Thursday, May 12) at 8 p.m. Caleb Stine is scheduled to open the show with Cary Hudson taking the stage after Friedman. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town features Friedman as he rolls into town in support of his new album “Laserbeams and Dreams.” (May 12, 2011, Page 7)

How many of you know our state song?

Newspapers and libraries are often called for information that no one else seems to have, and one question that’s come to The EAGLE lately involves Mississippi’s state song. Editor Don Whitten recalls learning the song, “Go Mississippi,” during his elementary school days. (July 19, 2010, Page 4)

Wind Chime Wars: From tranquility to hostility

LIES AND OTHER TRUTHS – Oxford Town columnist Jim Dees recalls a literal chime war in Paradise. It seems wind chimes are interfering with nature’s voice as it whips through the trees around his home. Check out Dees’ column in Oxford Town this week to find out how he, Trees and Wheels deal with an unruly chime neighbor who also owns dogs on steroids. (April 29, 2010, Page 5)

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