After the city decided to save a portion of the old National Guard Armory building and make it an open pavilion, now it’s time to decide who runs it and what goes on there. (January 30, 2015, Page 1A)
The Powerhouse Community Arts Center is located in what was literally the powerhouse and water station for the city of Oxford. (December 21, 2014, Page 1A)
To say there’s an arts event happening almost every day in Oxford is not an exaggeration.
The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council helps organize 320 days of arts programming every year.
“That means almost every day, we have something going on somewhere in the community, if not multiple things a day,” said Wayne Andrews, director of the Arts Council.
That’s why the organization’s leaders were happy to learn they’ve been awarded a $27,000 operating grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission for the 2015 fiscal year. The YAC grant was one of nine awarded in Lafayette County totaling $63,000.
(July 7, 2014, Page 1)
LOFT, Tourism help fund popular events and services by awarding several grants recently for more than $60K. (September 20, 2013, Page 1A, 8A)
The Mississippi Arts Commission awarded several local artists and art programs grant money for the 2013 grant cycle, including Thacker Mountain, YAC and blues musician Bill “Howl-in-Madd” Perry. (July 22, 2013, Page 1)
A new film program will give filmmakers a venue for showing off their skills and help keep the roads safer in Oxford. (March 25, 2013, Page 1A)
Inheriting his father’s technical mind, Jeff Walin began studying electronics as a high school student and today also tinkers with speakers, guitars and other sound equipment. His day job includes maintaining and troubleshooting for AT&T’s fiber network in the area around Oxford. (March 22, 2013, Page 1B, 3B)
This year’s Double Decker Arts Festival will have some new events, lots of old favorites and a few changes, including new art programs and no paid music concert on Friday, however plans are to still have a two-day event. (January 17, 2013, Page 1, 12)
Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? What, exactly, is the deadline? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at resolutions, comparing them to second chances at starting or stopping something. (January 4, 2013, Page 4A)