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Friday, May 29, 2015


Music, outside activity, art shows fill weekend schedule

A little bit of outside activity and art shows are the main offerings for the opening weekend of summer vacation for those in the Oxford School system and the second week out for most other area schools. (May 28, 2015, Page 1)

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    Make a list, grab a chair, find that sleeping bag

    Music lovers – particularly those who’re into vinyl records – are in for a big day Saturday when local record store The End of All Music hosts Record Store Day. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look at plans for the event. (April 18, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Turning the page on a late start

      Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks laments the late start he got on all of the music and literature Oxford has to offer, but adds that he, like his favorite author, Larry Brown, is making the best of the situation regardless of when he got hooked. (November 8, 2013, Page 4A)

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        Double Decker gets ‘chamber’ weekend

        The threat of bad weather was present throughout the weekend, but never had any negative effects on the 18th annual Double Decker Arts Festival in Oxford. Editor Don Whitten passes on some of the feedback he’s heard about the popular event. (April 29, 2013, Page 4A)

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          ‘The Man Behind The Drums’

          You know a good song when you hear it, and it will still be a good song years later. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look at some of those songs for him and relates his growing admiration for singer-drummer-guitarist Levon Helm of The Band, who’s struggling in a battle with cancer. (April 19, 2012, Page 4)

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            Is it time to dust off the turntable, albums?

            To many in the younger generation, an “album” is a collection of songs, almost always on a compact disc. To others of us, as Editor Don Whitten writes, it’s a collection of songs on a vinyl record that comes along with artwork, lyrics and several other things in a neat album cover. Perhaps there’s a return coming to the days of vinyl and real album covers; one local store that just opened certainly hopes so. (March 5, 2012, Page 4A)

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              Days gone by

              Staff Writer Melanie Addington never thought she’d be one of those who talks about yesteryear, but news that digital entertainment could likely lead to the end of the CD format in music made her take a look at the changes in the music business over the years. (November 18, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Choir spans gap

                What began as a creative way to raise money for the restoration of the Burns Belfry has spun off an exercise in community building as an ad-hoc choir representing several local churches has been rehearsing for its part in The Worship Experience event set for Friday at the Ford Center. (April 19, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  Music Matters: ‘Grow up. You heard it here first’

                  OXFORD TOWN – Alexander McAdams explores party music choices and what drives Oxonians as they make them. (February 25, 2010, Page 10)

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