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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)

Exhibit of images of Faulkner opens Sunday

The 38th annual Faulkner & Yoknapatapha Conference opens Sunday with a reception for “Fauklner’s Geographies: A Photographic Journey” at 1 to 3 p.m. at the University Museum where 35 photographs with Faulkner as their subject will be on display through Oct. 1. (July 15, 2011, Page 1B)

38th Annual Faulkner Conference begins Sunday, July 17

OXFORD TOWN – The complexities of space and place, borders impenetrable or porous, will be explored at the 38th annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference, scheduled July 17-21 at the University of Mississippi. Page 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has information about the 38th Annual Faulkner Conference to be held at Ole Miss beginning this Sunday. (July 14, 2011, Page 11)

Can wordy Faulkner exist in time of tweets?

Could William Faulkner and his writing be the anti-tweet? That’s quite likely, but it doesn’t mean that Faulkner’s not moving up in this age of electronic communication. News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a closer look at Mr. Bill and some of his work as Oxford gets set to host this year’s Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference. (July 8, 2011, Page 4A)

The Oxford Art Crawl returns in a big way

OXFORD TOWN – Back by popular demand, the Oxford Art Crawl returns as a regular summer event and everyone’s invited. Featured stops on Tuesday, June 28, will include Gallery 130, the Powerhouse, the University Museum and several other venues. Page 5 in this week’s edition of Oxford Town has full details about the event the Oxford just couldn’t get enough of. (June 23, 2011, Page 5)

Reception at UM Museum launches Jaudon’s ‘White’ exhibit

OXFORD TOWN – In what is being billed as a “very important” art exhibition, the University of Mississippi Museum is featuring nationally recognized artist Valerie Jaudon’s “White” exhibit. Jaudon’s work can be viewed through July 2 at the museum. An artist’s reception will be held tonight (Thursday, April 14) from 5-7 p.m. Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details about the artist who’s causing a buzz around the Ole Miss campus. (April 14, 2011, Page 9)

Exhibit features handmade quilts from local women

On Saturday, Lafayette County resident Janice Carr will get to show off her mother’s quilts during a one-day celebration of quilts made by local American-American woman at the University Museum. (April 1, 2011, Page 1B)

Levingston, Storr to perform at Nutt Auditorium

OXFORD TOWN – Words and music between a world-class pianist and a renowned artist come together in a lively discussion next Wednesday. The University of Mississippi Museum presents “An Evening with Bruce Levingston and Robert Storr” at 7 p.m. on Jan. 19 at Nutt Auditorium. Turn to page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town to get information on this unique fusion of art coming to Ole Miss next week. (January 13, 2011, Page 7)

Greek drama

How does Greek drama resonate today? Surrounded by world-class artifacts from ancient Greece and Rome, join the University of Mississippi Museum for Aquila Theatre’s production of “Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives.” This public performance will include readings from Homer’s “Odyssey,” Sophocles’ “Ajax,” Euripidies’ “Herakles” and “Trojan Women,” and Aeschylus’ “Persians.” The free performance will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 13 at the University of Mississippi Museum, and is open to the public. (November 5, 2010)

Caretakers soon to get well-deserved break

Details of a new nonprofit day program, Memory Makers,  for victims of dementia were unveiled Tuesday during a ceremony at the University Museum in honor of World Alzheimer’s Day.

The respite care program will  be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. The cost is $20 a day.

For more information, e-mail oxfordrespite@ms.metrocast.net. (September 22, 2010, Page 1)

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