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Peter Pinnow

“King Lear” staged at the Ford Center this Saturday (June 23)

OXFORD TOWN – Veteran thespian Peter Pinow (pictured on the OT cover) takes the lead role as King Lear in Shakespeare’s “darkest tradegy” this weekend at the Ford Center. Presented by the Oxford Shakespeare Festival, curtains will rise on “King Lear” Saturday, June 3. Turn to Page 5 in Oxford Town No. 984 to read more about “King Lear” and other great productions scheduled for this year’s festival. (June 21, 2012, Page 7)

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)

The Oxford Shakespeare Festival Continues

OXFORD TOWN  – The 2011 Oxford Shakespeare Festival continues this Saturday (June 18) with a performance of “Henry IV, Part I” at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Page 5 in this issue of Oxford Town breaks down the week’s Shakespearian activities being held on the Ole Miss Campus as the festival rolls on through mid-July. (June 16, 2011, Page 5)

Answer: ‘Jeopardy’ at 3:30 p.m. Thursday

Question: Where can you see UM Employee Mickey McLaurin?

McLaurin will appear on WREG-3 in Memphis at 3:30 p.m. as a contestant on Jeopardy tomorrow. The director of sponsored program administration in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at the University of Mississippi has always been a trivia nerd, he said. (April 6, 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)

‘Kringle’s Window’ opens today

‘Kringle’s Window’ opens tonight at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Tickets are available for $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and $6 for children 12 and under. (December 10, 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)

Local players get parts in “Royal Season”

Local actors graced the stage during opening weekend of the Oxford Shakespeare Festival at the University of Mississippi. Opening the festival was the “Merry Wives of Windsor.” Also playing this year is “Hamlet,” and “King and I.” (June 14, 2010, Page 1, 2)

Students celebrate school’s end

Oxford High School’s 200 seniors spent the day in the sun enjoying games and a cookout as a celebration of their senior year the day before final exams begin for many. School officials say the event was to do something fun for seniors, but also help cut down on school pranks. (May 12, 2010, Page 1)

Gifted program IQ standard rises

Oxford students are going to have to be a little smarter next year if they want to be labeled as “gifted.” The Oxford School Board has approved raising the IQ standard for the program from 120 to 125. School district officials say the change will help teachers better serve the district’s most gifted kids while also helping with overcrowding in those classrooms. (February 26, 2010, Page 1A)

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