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“The Aluminum Show” set for Ford Center April 19

OXFORD TOWN – “The Aluminum Show,” a new performance combining movement, dance and visual theater unique to the stage is slated for the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, April 19. Page 13 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has information about the Ford Center’s season finale featuring the unique dance troupe from Israel. (April 14, 2011, Page 13)

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    ‘The Ugly Duckling’ comes to the Ford Center

    OXFORD TOWN – The Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre is returning to the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts on April 9 bringing its version of the classic musical ‘The Ugly Duckling’ to Oxford. Page 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details of the upcoming show. (April 7, 2011, Page 11)

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      ‘A Chorus Line’ comes to Ford Center

      OXFORD TOWN  – “A Chorus Line” comes to the University of Mississippi for one show March 26 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details. (March 24, 2011, Page 8)

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        Harvard Glee Club set for free show at Ford Center

        OXFORD TOWN – The University of Mississippi’s Ford Center for the Performing Arts will host the Harvard Glee Club on March 19 at 8 p.m. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has information about the 60-voice Harvard Glee Club, the oldest college chorus in America, as it prepares for a free evening of entertainment at the Ford Center. (March 18, 2011, Page 5)

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          L-O-U Symphony entertains kids then adults on March 7

          OXFORD TOWN – The Department of Music at the University of Mississippi is presenting its second concert of the 2010-2011 season on Monday, March 7, at 11:30 a.m at the Ford Center. The concert is titled L-O-U Symphony Student Soloists Concert. The concert is held especially for students in elementary grades and is under the direction of Dr. Ronald Vernon. Admission to the concert is free, however, participants will be responsible for transportation. Ample bus parking is available. At 8 p.m., the orchestra will present its Soloists Concert for the public to enjoy. Pages 4 and 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town have further details.


           (March 3, 2011, Page 4, 5)

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            ‘Swan Lake’ sells out Ford Center

            OXFORD TOWN – The Russian National Ballet is bringing its acclaimed production of “Swan Lake” to the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts for one show on Friday, March 4. With an expected sellout for the performance, the Ford Center has announced that anyone with tickets that will not be used can turn them in to the UM Box Office. The ticket holder will be credited for a donation to support Ford Center programming and receive a charitable donation tax receipt for the amount of the tickets. Call 915-7411 for more information. (March 3, 2011, Page 3)

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              ‘Charlotte’s Web’ set for Ford Center this Saturday

              OXFORD TOWN – The delightful tale of a lucky pig and a kind spider, “Charlotte’s Web,” comes to life Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has details of the enduring kids’ classic coming to town this Saturday. And, be sure to check out Oxford Town’s “Around Town” calendar on Page 4 each week for other music and cultural events headed to venues all over Lafayette County. (February 10, 2011, Page 7)

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                Emerson String Quartet set for Ford Center on Friday

                OXFORD TOWN – The Emerson String Quartet (pictured), one of the most highly regarded quartets in the world, is slated to perform Friday, Jan. 21 at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude G. Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Turn to Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town for more information about the four musicians that have been dubbed “America’s greatest quartet.” And, on the same page, be sure to check out information about the musical “Forever Plaid” that opens at the Ford Center on Saturday, Jan. 22. (January 20, 2011, Page 8)

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                  Urban Bush Women to inspire Oxford

                  OXFORD TOWN – Urban Bush Women, a contemporary dance company, is slated to perform Jan. 17 at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to the performance on Monday, the company will be conducting free workshops in different areas of the community and a community Pot-luck Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. at The Powerhouse. Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has details of this powerful dance troupe. (January 13, 2011, Page 8)

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                    Oxford Ballet Presents the ‘Nutcracker Ballet’ this weekend

                    OXFORD TOWN – Oxford Ballet presents its fourth version of the “Nutcracker Ballet” on Dec. 11-12 at the Ford Center. Artistic Director Genevieve Fortner has assembled a group of world class, nationally recognized dancers as well as local actors and dancers to fill the cast. Pages 8 and 12 has information and tons of photos by photographer Mike Stanton featuring the annual performance that has become an Oxford tradition. (December 9, 2010, Page 8, 12)

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