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Book conference begins

University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones, author John Grisham and Square Books owner Richard Howorth paid tribute to Barry Hannah at a talk on “literary Oxford” Thursday as part of the Oxford Conference for the Book. The conference is dedicated to the late Hannah, who died Monday at age 67.

 (March 5, 2010, Page 1A)

Conference for the Book: Grisham to speak

John Grisham will speak as part of the Oxford Conference for the Book Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Gertrude Ford Performing Arts Center. Grisham is scheduled to talk about “Literary Oxford” and his own life as a writer here in town. He and Barry Hannah were good friends, and Barry did a memorable job moderating an OCB session years ago in Fulton Chapel when Grisham and Stephen King discussed surviving success as writers.

 (March 3, 2010)

Chancellor Jones inauguration

The University of Mississippi will officially install a new chancellor on April 9, 2010. Dr. Daniel W. Jones will be formally sworn in as chancellor during a 10 a.m. investiture ceremony in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The inauguration’s theme, selected by Chancellor Jones and reflecting an area of deep commitment for him as an educator and physician, is “Transformation Through Service.” (March 2, 2010)

Oxford Shakespeare Festival: “A Royal Season”

The 2010 season of the Oxford Shakespeare Festival will present “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare, and the musical “The King & I” by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Festival performances run from June 11 through July 2 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit the festival Web site at http://shakespeare.olemiss.edu(March 2, 2010)

L-O-U Symphony concert

Faculty soloists Bradley Robinson, baritone, and Jennifer Robinson, soprano, will join the L-O-U Symphony in a selection of opera arias and duets from at 8 p.m. March 10 in the Gertrude Ford Performing Arts Center.

(more…) (March 2, 2010)

Japanese drum troupe

Tao, a Japanese dance-and-drum ensemble that incorporates explosive percussion with tight choreography and martial arts moves, will perform at the University of Mississippi this week. “Tao, The Martial Art of Drumming,” comes to the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts for a performance at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Tickets are $25 for the general public, $12 for UM faculty and staff, and $10 for students and faculty enrolled in the Cultural Passport program. They are available by calling 915-7411, by visiting the UM Box Office in the Student Union from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays or the Ford Center Box Office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, or by going to www.olemiss.edu/depts/tickets/order.htm(March 1, 2010)

Children’s concert

Wednesday, March 10, 11:30 a.m. at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University of Mississippi. The program will feature Giuseppe Verdi’s “Overture to Les Vespres Sciliennes,” Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” and Don Freund’s “Three Preludes.” Admission is free to area school children. Part of a series of orchestra concerts especially for students in elementary grades. The programs, under the direction of Ronald Vernon, featuring faculty and advanced student performers, are drawn from the Music Department’s regular-season programming, but with special introductions and commentary designed to help young people understand and appreciate the music. (February 26, 2010)

Shirley Jones, A Night at the Oscars

Tuesday, March 2, 8 p.m. Shirley Jones will perform some of her most memorable songs from the many movie musicals in which she starred over her career including “Music Man,” “Oklahoma” and “Carousel.” Performing with Ms. Jones is The Hollywood Concert Orchestra, an ensemble of America’s finest musicians which is rapidly becoming one of the premier ensembles in the world. (February 25, 2010)

Holocaust survivor to speak Feb. 8 at UM

Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel shares his message of hope through dark and seemingly hopeless circumstances Feb. 8 at the University of Mississippi during the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Spring Convocation. Tickets are free but limited. (February 1, 2010, Page 1)

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