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Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts

‘The Ugly Duckling’ comes to the Ford Center

OXFORD TOWN – The Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre is returning to the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts on April 9 bringing its version of the classic musical ‘The Ugly Duckling’ to Oxford. Page 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details of the upcoming show. (April 7, 2011, Page 11)

India Night

India Night 2011, “Jai Ho,” will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Gertrude Castellow Ford Center on the campus of the University of Mississippi. India Night is a major annual event organized by the Indian Students Association of Ole Miss. It showcases classical and popular Indian dance and music through a variety of performances. Performances will be featured by Ole Miss students as well as by students from the community and other universities. After the two-hour of performances, delicious Indian cuisine, featuring a variety of flavors is served. Everyone in the community is invited to come out and enjoy a night filled with captivating performances, beautiful music and authentic cuisine. Tickets are $7 and are available at the UM Box Office and at the door. For more information, contact Manasi Desai at mkdesai@olemiss.edu. (March 30, 2011)

‘A Chorus Line’ comes to Ford Center

OXFORD TOWN  – “A Chorus Line” comes to the University of Mississippi for one show March 26 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details. (March 24, 2011, Page 8)

L-O-U Symphony entertains kids then adults on March 7

OXFORD TOWN – The Department of Music at the University of Mississippi is presenting its second concert of the 2010-2011 season on Monday, March 7, at 11:30 a.m at the Ford Center. The concert is titled L-O-U Symphony Student Soloists Concert. The concert is held especially for students in elementary grades and is under the direction of Dr. Ronald Vernon. Admission to the concert is free, however, participants will be responsible for transportation. Ample bus parking is available. At 8 p.m., the orchestra will present its Soloists Concert for the public to enjoy. Pages 4 and 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town have further details.


 (March 3, 2011, Page 4, 5)

‘Charlotte’s Web’ set for Ford Center this Saturday

OXFORD TOWN – The delightful tale of a lucky pig and a kind spider, “Charlotte’s Web,” comes to life Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has details of the enduring kids’ classic coming to town this Saturday. And, be sure to check out Oxford Town’s “Around Town” calendar on Page 4 each week for other music and cultural events headed to venues all over Lafayette County. (February 10, 2011, Page 7)

Emerson String Quartet set for Ford Center on Friday

OXFORD TOWN – The Emerson String Quartet (pictured), one of the most highly regarded quartets in the world, is slated to perform Friday, Jan. 21 at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude G. Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Turn to Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town for more information about the four musicians that have been dubbed “America’s greatest quartet.” And, on the same page, be sure to check out information about the musical “Forever Plaid” that opens at the Ford Center on Saturday, Jan. 22. (January 20, 2011, Page 8)

Urban Bush Women to inspire Oxford

OXFORD TOWN – Urban Bush Women, a contemporary dance company, is slated to perform Jan. 17 at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to the performance on Monday, the company will be conducting free workshops in different areas of the community and a community Pot-luck Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. at The Powerhouse. Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has details of this powerful dance troupe. (January 13, 2011, Page 8)

Oxford Ballet Presents the ‘Nutcracker Ballet’ this weekend

OXFORD TOWN – Oxford Ballet presents its fourth version of the “Nutcracker Ballet” on Dec. 11-12 at the Ford Center. Artistic Director Genevieve Fortner has assembled a group of world class, nationally recognized dancers as well as local actors and dancers to fill the cast. Pages 8 and 12 has information and tons of photos by photographer Mike Stanton featuring the annual performance that has become an Oxford tradition. (December 9, 2010, Page 8, 12)

Synergy Brass Quintet rings in season at Ford Center

OXFORD TOWN – The Synergy Brass Quintet will ring in the holiday season with two shows on Saturday, Dec. 4, at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Page 12 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details. And, be sure to check out Page 17 which features another great Ford Center seasonal event, the University of Mississippi Choral Department’s Holiday concert set for Dec. 2. (December 2, 2010, Page 12)

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ set for Ford Center

OXFORD TOWN – A new and imaginative performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” plays at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has all the details of the Shakespearean play that’s headed to Oxford. The Aquila Theatre Company will also hold a free discussion at the University Museum on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 1 p.m. titled “Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives.” Check out Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town to plan your weekend of Greek classics. (November 11, 2010, Page 5)

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