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The Sixth Annual Hill Country Picnic cranks up this weekend at Foxfire Ranch

OXFORD TOWN –  The wildly popular Hill Country Picnic returns, featuring a venue change and tons of great local and regional talent set to rock the weekend away. It took pages 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 in this issue of Oxford Town to jam in a veritable truckload of photos, schedules and other festival information — so, dig in, get comfortable and start reading. Also, you may want to start packing your gear now so you’ll have the best seat at the hottest Hill Country Blues Festival in the country. Kicking off the festival on Friday at 5 will be one of Oxford’s favorite singer/songwriters, Shannon McNally (pictured). (June 23, 2011, Page 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

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)

Proud Larry’s to host Blues Museum benefit

OXFORD TOWN – In this week’s issue of Oxford Town, reporter Natalie Vincent breaks down a benefit being held at Proud Larry’s on Thursday, Oct. 7, for the Highway 61 Blues Museum. The event will feature local and regional talent such as Cary Hudson (pictured), Duff Dorrough, T-Model Ford, Bill Abel and others. Page 9 in this week’s issue has full details of next week’s concert. (October 1, 2010, Page 9)

Tate Moore and The Cosmic Door to play Blind Pig

OXFORD TOWN – “A Kudzu Kings reunion of sorts” hits the Square as Tate Moore and The Cosmic Door — including Dave Woolworth, Robert Chaffe and Forest Parker — join forces this Saturday (July 24) for a concert at Blind Pig. Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has Kate Anthony’s coverage of what should prove to be a classic, hometown show featuring pizza guru and one of Oxford’s favorite musicians, Tate Moore. (July 22, 2010, Page 8)

‘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)

Casting call brings out film hopefuls

The new Yoknapatawpha Arts Council Film Fund is looking to find ways to help up and coming filmmakers in the area find support and funding. The new fund was announced on Friday at the fundraising party for the independent film, “Where I Begin,” which will be directed by Thomas L. Phillips and co-produced and co-written by The EAGLE’s own Melanie Addington. (June 28, 2010, Page 3)

Parties, casting, music and a film fund

OXFORD TOWN – Oxford Film Freak continues this week in discussing pre-production on the indie film that she co-wrote with Thomas L. Phillips. A party to raise funds for the film is being held at the Powerhouse from 6-8 pm on Friday with a special appearance by Reverend Robert Reed and Jimbo Mathus. (June 24, 2010, Page 10)

Rhythm Revival’s main event Saturday

The Oxford Rhythm Revival is set to pick back up on Saturday after Thursday evening’s kickoff on the Thacker Mountain Radio show.
The radio show featured Jimbo Mathus’ “Mosquitoville: Mississippi Songs and Stories.” Proceeds from Thursdays and Saturday’s events benefit the Oxford Medical Ministries,
Local artists are also getting involved with Saturday’s outdoor festival that runs near Oxford City Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with events from 7 pm to midnight at several local bars. One $20 ticket will grant unlimited access to all of Saturday’s events, including the shows at each of the participating venues. Tickets can be purchased on the event website www.oxfordrhythmrevival.com.

 (June 18, 2010, Page 1A)

‘Mosquitoville’ launches Oxford Rhythm Revival tonight at Lyric

OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio will present a special benefit show tonight (Thursday, June 17) at the Lyric Theater kicking off Oxford’s first Rhythm Revival featuring Jimbo Mathus and his musical “Mosquitoville.” Find full details of the family-friendly show in this week’s edition of Oxford Town. Also featured this week; full details of the Oxford Rhythm Revival and the events and bands surrounding it. The weekend festival benefits Oxford Medical Ministries. (June 17, 2010, Page 10)

Tupelo Film Festival kicks off tonight

The seventh annual Tupelo Film Festival kicks off tonight with a special concert by Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition and a free outside screeing of “God’s Architects,” a feature documentary by Zach Godshall about divinely inspired architects including footage from Vicksburg. The concert and film also includes a fish fry on the Lee County courthouse lawn. (May 13, 2010, Page 11)

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