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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Oxford Music Festival reloads

OXFORD TOWN – Oxford Music Festival organizers Daniel Morrow, Tim Burkhead (pictured here), Nathan Robbins and Caroline Hourin recently released the lineup for the 2012 version of one of Oxford’s favorite hometown festivals, Oxford Music Fest. Set to reload Feb. 9 at the Lyric Theater, Proud Larry’s and the Malco Studio Cinema, OMF is teaming up with the Oxford Film Festival to bring us another amazing weekend of music, movies and mayhem featuring tons of local talent. Oxford Town’s coverage begins on Page 7 in this week’s issue and continues until the last note is played on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Malco Studio Cinema. (January 5, 2012, Page 7, 9)

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    Thacker Mountain converges on Lyric Theater tonight

    OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio will perform a special fundraising show on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Lyric Theater on the Oxford Square. Musician Jimbo Mathus (pictured here) will lead the Thacker Mountain house band, the Yalobushwhackers, and welcome a wide array of Oxford area talent including Silas Reed IV, Bill “Howlin Madd” Perry, Effie Burt, Jake Fussell, Jamie and Rosamond Posey, Casey Lipe, authors Jack Pendarvis and Theresa Starkey, Square Books owner Richard Howorth and TMR host Jim Dees. Turn to Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town for complete details. (December 8, 2011, Page 7)

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      Local musician Sky Shelton releases new album

      OXFORD TOWN – Local musician and guitar hero Sky Shelton has recently received tons of accolades for his sizzling guitar work and has just released his first album, “New Sound Old Soul.” Shelton is also set for an album release party at the Lyric Theater on Thursday, Sept. 22, where he’ll share a bill with Drew Chapman and John Milstead. Page 16 in this week’s issue gives you a heads-up about Shelton’s show at the Lyric and a full blown feature planned for next week’s issue of Oxford Town. (September 15, 2011, Page 16)

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        Yocona International Folk Festival wraps up at Lyric Theater

        OXFORD TOWN – The Yocona International Folk Festival (on the OT cover this week) returns to Oxford on Saturday, Aug. 13, with performances on the Lafayette County Courthouse lawn at 6:30 p.m. for music and singing and then later at the Lyric Theater for its final show. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has further details about the final show for the 2011 Yocona International Folk Festival. (August 11, 2011, Page 7)

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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)

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            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)

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              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)

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                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)

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                  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)

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                    Bryant’s ‘Galilee’ ‘haunts’

                    OXFORD TOWN – Andrew Bryant is set for a show at Two Sick tonight (Thursday, March 11) when he’ll share a triple-bill night of rock with Gunslingers and Cory Taylor Cox & The Time Machine. Bryant, who is currently touring in support of his album “Galilee,” has been appearing at events and venues around Oxford lately and shows no signs of slowing in the near future. Bryant and “Galilee” are being compared to legends such as Springsteen and Neil Young and their work. (March 11, 2010, Page 7)

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