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Broadway headed to Ford Center; “Fiddler On The Roof” plays Nov. 9

OXFORD TOWN – The timeless story of “Fiddler on the Roof” will be retold Nov. 9 at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has all the details of the endearing Broadway play that’s headed to Oxford. (November 4, 2010, Page 8)

Rhythm of the Dance headed to Ford Center

OXFORD TOWN – The University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center is hopping this week with two great dance events on the slate. Rhythm of the Dance is first up, set for Saturday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has all the information you’ll need about this family-friendly show coming to town.. (October 21, 2010, Page 5)

‘Strega Nona, The musical’ headed to Ford Center

OXFORD TOWN – A show that brings fun for all ages, “Strega Nona, The Musical” is slated to raise its curtain at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 16. Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has all the details you and your family need to get you to the Ford Center for a full afternoon of entertainment this Saturday. (October 14, 2010, Page 8)

‘The President’s Own’ U.S. Marine Band storms into town

OXFORD TOWN – As part of its 2010 national concert tour, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will perform at 3 p.m., Oct. 10, at the Ford Center. The concert is free and open to the public. Turn to Page 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town for details about this special concert coming to Oxford on Sunday afternoon. (October 7, 2010, Page 11)

United States Marine Band Concert

For more than two centuries, the United States Marine Band has been part of the events that have shaped our nation. As “The President’s Own,” its omnipresent role has made it an important thread in the fabric of American life.

Established by an Act of Congress in 1798, the Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Its primary mission is unique—to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

The Marine Band performs a varied repertoire including new works for wind ensemble, traditional concert band literature, challenging orchestral transcriptions, and the patriotic marches that made it famous. The band frequently features its members in solo performances that highlight their virtuosity and artistry.

As part of its 2010 national concert tour, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will perform at 3 p.m., Oct. 10, at the Ford Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

Patrons may get tickets (limit four per request) at the UM Box Office in the Ole Miss Student Union or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to UM Box Office, Attn: US Marine Band Tickets, 301-B Student Union, University, MS 38677. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket holders must be seated by 2:45 p.m. (September 20, 2010)

Ford Center Crew Open Work Call

The Ford Center for the Performing Arts will have an open work call on Oct. 9 for anyone interested on working on the Ford Center Stage Crew. Basic orientation to stage systems, work expectations and schedule procedures will be taught as well as hands strike and set up. If you are interested please contact Matt Zerangue: mattz@olemiss.edu. (September 19, 2010)

Howorth Lecture

Ending racism and sexism in society will be explored by acclaimed writer bell hooks in the 16th annual Lucy Somerville Howorth Lecture in Women’s Studies today at the University of Mississippi. The free, public presentation, “Talking Race and Gender: Ending Domination,” is set for 5:30 this evening in the Ford Center for Performing Arts. A 5 p.m. book signing precedes the program.

Hooks is the author of more than 30 critically acclaimed books on the politics of race, gender, class and culture. Since 2004, she has been distinguished professor in residence in Appalachian studies at Berea College. She was a distinguished professor of English at New York University, as well as a professor at Yale University and Oberlin College. The Atlantic Monthly named hooks as “one of our nation’s leading public intellectuals.” (September 13, 2010)

Acrobats to perform

Recognized as the premier Chinese acrobatic touring company, the Golden Dragon Acrobats are slated to perform Friday at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

The Golden Dragons have traveled the world, performing in all 50 states and more than 65 countries on five continents. Designed and choreographed by Danny Chang and Angela Chang, the show is a combination of award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music, and theatrical techniques.

The show is set for 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for 18 and under, all general admission. They are available by calling 915-7411, by visiting the UM Box Office in the Student Union from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays or the Ford Center Box Office at 10 a.m. on the day of the show, or by going to www.olemiss.edu/depts/tickets/order.htm. (July 29, 2010)

Golden Dragons invade Ford Center

OXFORD TOWN – They’re finally here! Recognized as the premier Chinese acrobatic touring company, the Golden Dragon Acrobats are slated to perform this Friday (July 30) at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The cover and Page 16 of this week’s issue of Oxford Town has photos and information on what will prove to be a dazzling night of acrobatics from the Far East. (July 29, 2010, Page 16)

Shakespeare Festival

Oxford Shakespeare Festival’s “A Royal Season” presents Shakespeare’s dramatic masterpiece “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Main Hall of the Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Shakespeare’s tragedy is the story of a king’s death, a ghost’s revelation, a brother’s ambition, a queen’s passion, and a son’s revenge. Four performances will be staged and the play runs for approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Opening night of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical “The King and I” is June 24. For tickets call the UM Box Office at 915-7411. For More information, visit shakespeare.olemiss.edu. (June 16, 2010)

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