OXFORD TOWN – The tunes and weather were smoking hot — but the libations and patrons were totally cool last weekend at the Hill Coutry Picnic in Marshall County. Oxford Town contributing photographer Mike Stanton braved both to help, once again, archive one of Mississippi’s favorite festivals. Turn to Page 7 in Oxford Town No. 987 to check out some of Stanton’s great shots from Saturday night’s picnic jam (Picnic MC and Oxford Town Columnist Jim Dees pictured here). NMHCP gets bigger and better every year and next year promises to be yet another hoedown blast. We think we speak for everyone when we say “Keep ’em coming” and kudos to picnic organizers for a great weekend.
(July 12, 2012, Page 12)
OXFORD TOWN – The staged readings of the top five finalists from Theatre Oxford’s 2012 National 10 Minute Play Contest were held Tuesday, May 8, at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center to determine the grand prize winner of the LW Thomas Award. The top five finalists were performed by five local actors; Jennifer Mathus (pictured here) Meaghin Burke, Greg Earnest, Michael Ewing and Dane Moreton. Turn Page 12 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town (No. 979) to who the winners are for this year’s 10 Minute Play Contest. (May 17, 2012, Page 12)
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)
OXFORD TOWN – Mississippi native Jimbo Mathus is bringing “catfish music” home after a successful East Coast tour this summer promoting his latest album, “Confederate Buddha.” Mathus and his band, The Tri-State Coalition, are set for Rooster’s Blues House tonight (Thursay, Aug. 11). Oxford Town columnist George Atkins sat down and chatted with the Grammy winner about the show, his new album and the Coalition. Check it out on Page 9 in this week’s issue. (August 11, 2011, Page 9)