OXFORD TOWN – Veteran thespian Peter Pinow (pictured on the OT cover) takes the lead role as King Lear in Shakespeare’s “darkest tradegy” this weekend at the Ford Center. Presented by the Oxford Shakespeare Festival, curtains will rise on “King Lear” Saturday, June 3. Turn to Page 5 in Oxford Town No. 984 to read more about “King Lear” and other great productions scheduled for this year’s festival. (June 21, 2012, Page 7)
OXFORD TOWN – Monty Python’s “Spamalot” comes to the University of Mississippi, complete with dancing knights, a killer rabbit and flatulent Frenchmen, for one night only (Saturday, Feb. 25). The production lands at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts for a 7 p.m. show. Turn to Page 8 in Oxford Town No. 967 for full details about the re-make which was “lovingly ripped off” from the 1974 classic film, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” (February 23, 2012, Page 7)
Danielle Grose writes to commend the faculty, staff and students at Lafayette Elementary School for their Tornado Action Plan and how they carried it out Wednesday, while Joanne Wilkinson writes to talk about the wonderful Aluminum Show that capped an excellent season of programming at the Ford Center. (April 28, 2011, Page 4)
Everything from the fun Christmas songs to deeply, religious sacred music is on the program for Sunday’s holiday concert, “An Oxford Christmas: Let There be Light!,” at the Ford Center on the campus of the University of Mississippi.
The concert will be at 6 p.m. and is sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Oxford and organized by the church’s music minister, Thomas Barrett. (December 3, 2010, Page 5A)
OXFORD TOWN – One of the leading American pianists of his generation, Christopher O’Riley, is slated to perform Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has all the details. (November 25, 2010, Page 5)
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)
OXFORD TOWN – This Sunday’s (June 27) Summer Sunset Series concert featuring the Germantown Symphony directed by Ron Vernon is expected to wind down the event in classic, laid-back fashion with plenty of folks in attendance. Page 5 of this week’s issue of Oxford Town has full details, a list of sponsors and photos of the popular event that concludes this Sunday closing out one of the most successful years of the annual event. (June 24, 2010, Page 5)