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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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Tuning into the bed-and-breakfast crowd

George McConnell, one of Oxford’s best-known musicians, is into a different rhythm these days as he’s involved in music, family and working at The 512 bed-and-breakfast. Lucy Schultze visits with McConnell to discuss his involvement with the local bed-and-breakfast and how if affects the rest of his interests. (September 30, 2010, Page 3)

Katrina left some positive marks on Oxford

Five years ago Sunday, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Mississippi Gulf Coast, New Orleans and surrounding Gulf areas, killing about 2,000 and displacing more than 250,000 people from their homes.

In Oxford, evacuees flooded local hotels and bunked in with family and friends. Law enforcement and emergency management officials say things ran smoothly due to having emergency plans in place. (August 27, 2010, Page 1A)

Kentucky Knife Fight rumbles into Parrish’s

OXFORD TOWN – Lead singer Jason Holler, Drummer James Baker and bassist Jason Koenig and the rest of their band from St. Louis, Kentucky Knife Fight, are set for a concert at Parrish’s this Friday night at 10.  Their music contains a wide range of influences, including rock, blues, grunge, among other genres. Turn to page 16 of this week’s Oxford Town for full details of what is certain to be a raucous night of rock at Parrish’s. (May 20, 2010, Page 16)

Memphis musician Grace Askew plays Parrish’s

Memphis-based musician and singer-songwriter Grace Askew descends upon Oxford Friday, April 9, with nothing but her guitars and a set list. The sultry folk singer is set to play an all-acoustic, happy hour set at Parrish’s. (April 8, 2010, Page 11)

Shannon’s back

OXFORD TOWN – Shannon McNally has surrounded herself with band members that she considers “family” – and one of them actually is; her husband, drummer Wallace Lester. The band’s latest album “Coldwater” was recently released and they have hit the road in a big way to support it. One stop of that tour is next week at Proud Larry’s on March 11. McNally talks with Oxford Town’s Kate Anthony about her influences, defining a genre and the late Jim Dickinson, producer of “Coldwater.” (March 4, 2010, Page 11)

Colts or Saints – who are you pulling for?

The New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts meet in two weeks in Super Bowl XLIV. Who are you for? Archie’s son, Peyton? Or the “hometown” Saints who are making their first Super Bowl appearance? In the end, it’s not that hard of a choice. (January 27, 2010, Page 4)

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