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Yocona Folk Festival Kicks off this Friday at the Powerhouse

OXFORD TOWN – The Yocona Folk Festival will kick off its 2011 season this Friday (Aug. 5) with its International Marketplace Day held at the Powerhouse. The market is set to take place from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and will feature tons of artists and craftsmen selling their wares. The day will also feature American and international music and dance, all of which is free and open to the public. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details of this week’s folk festival activities. (August 4, 2011, Page 7)

2nd Annual Oxford Blues Festival launches Friday, July 21

OXFORD TOWN – The blues will heat up Oxford this weekend, featuring 25 acts from four states as the 2nd Annual Oxford Blues Festival launches at venues all over town beginning Friday, July 22. Performers for the festival include Eddie C. Campbell (pictured here), Effie Burt, Matt Gaylord of The AM Band, Jay Lang & The Devil’s Due and Andrew Hancock of The Hancock Co. (pictured on the OT cover this week). Turn to Page 6 in this issue of Oxford Town for venue schedules and further details. (July 21, 2011, Page 6)

Oxford Ballet preps for summer programming

OXFORD TOWN – Oxford Ballet’s artistic director Genevieve Fortner has been busy planning community workshops for the summer and the popular dance company has released its plans to keep everyone moving through July. Turn to Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town for details about OBA’s workshops and contact numbers to get signed up early so you and your family don’t miss a beat. Professional ballet dancer and guest instructor for the upcoming summer workshops, Erika Romanyuk, is pictured. (June 2, 2011, Page 5)

Dean Faulkner Wells releases memoir

OXFORD TOWN – Local author Dean Faulkner Wells releases and signs her memoir about growing up Faulkner titled “Every Day By The Sun” on Saturday, March 19, at the Lyric Theater. Authors Franklin, Pendarvis, Durkee, Thompson and others are scheduled read from the book. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has information about Wells, her new book and her family, the beloved Faulkners of Oxford. (March 18, 2011, Page 7)

Thacker Mountain Radio collaborates with University Museum

OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio will broadcast from the Lyric Theatre this Thursday from 6-7 p.m. Following the broadcast, a documentary film will be screened depicting the unique history of the Gee’s Bend Quilters and the singers from Alabama. Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has details about this week’s collaborative effort between TMR and the University Museum featuring artists and singers from Gee’s Bend, Ala., and author Andre Dubus touring in support of his new memoir “Townie.” (March 10, 2011, Page 9)

Annual Living Blues Symposium kicks off this weekend

OXFORD TOWN – On this week’s cover; Blues Today: A Living Blues Symposium kicks off tonight at 6 with a special blues-themed edition of Thacker Mountain Radio. Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has schedules and complete details about the upcoming blues weekend in Oxford. The Willie “Po’ Monkey” Seaberry photo on the Oxford Town cover was taken by photographer Ken Murphy. Other photos by Murphy and photographer Ben Steber will be on display at Southside Gallery this weekend for the Blues Symposium. (February 24, 2011, Page 9)

Welcome to Oxford Film Festival 2011

OXFORD TOWN – The eighth annual Oxford Film Festival kicks off this evening at the Lyric Theater teaming up with Thacker Mountain Radio for a full night of music and movie entertainment. The festival continues through Sunday, Feb. 13. Find complete festival information on Pages 17-20 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town or visit www.oxfordfilmfest.com. (February 10, 2011, Page 17)

Thacker Mountain Radio wraps season at Lyric Theater with packed lineup

OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio completes a bustling 2010 season tonight (Thursday, Nov. 18) at the Lyric Theater featuring authors Jesmyn Ward and Jack Pendarvis (pictured),  musical guests Sam Mosley, The Hot Seats and the Thacker Mountain house band, The Yalobushwhackers. Tonight’s season finale  starts at 6 (doors open at 5) with plenty of seating available. Admission is free. Page 9 in this week’s edition of Oxford Town has full details. (November 17, 2010, Page 9)

Muscian/Singer/Songwriter Jennifer Niceley hits Oxford

OXFORD TOWN – Jennifer Niceley is a busy girl around Oxford this week. With a scheduled appearance at Thacker Mountain Radio today (Thursday, Sept. 30), the indie/pop musician from Tennessee will also perform at the Lyric Theater’s Red Star Bar at 12:15 p.m. on Friday for a very special lunchtime show. Niceley and her band (Jason Goforth/pedal steel and Jonathon Estes/bass) will perform until 12:45. Turn to Page 5 and 7 of this week’s edition of Oxford Town and read about Niceley and her band as they hang out in Oxford for a couple of days. (September 30, 2010, Page 5, 7)

Thacker backers to stage radio play Thursday

To help raise funds for Thacker Mountain Radio and to kick off his eighth novel, “Infamous,” local author Ace Atkins is presenting a vintage radio-style serial with a host of local actors who will bring the book’s characters to life on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Lyric Theater. Also featured in Oxford Town(April 21, 2010, Page 1)

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