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Film fest crowds pack theaters

Awards were handed out Saturday night at the Malco movie theater during the annual Oxford Film Festival. In its ninth year, organizers were happy with the turnout and are already planning for next year’s 10th anniversary show. Read about the festival and see the list of winners in today’s EAGLE. (February 13, 2012, Page 1A)

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    Young Buffalo kicks off Oxford Music Festival on Thacker Mountain Radio

    OXFORD TOWN – Young Buffalo, the former-moniker of the solo work of Jim Barrett (pictured here), was born in the summer of 2009. Now, with over two years of gigs and songwriting experience under its belt, Young Buffalo is a highly sought after act in Oxford and across the South. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town features a Q&A with Barrett about the band’s upcoming performances – two of them – as the Oxford Music Festival’s headliner tonight (Feb. 9) at the Lyric Theater. Thacker Mountain Radio officially kicks off the 2012 Oxford Film and Music Festivals at the venue tonight at 6 featuring YB. (February 9, 2012, Page 7)

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      ‘Triple Threat’ women set for Oxford Film Festival

      OXFORD TOWN – Wearing several hats is what you do in the indie film industry, but for three filmmakers, taking on the script, the direction and the acting for their films makes them a triple threat. Meet Christine Elise McCarthy of “Bathing and The Single Girl,” Tanya Wright (pictured here) of “Butterfly Rising” and Christina Beck of “Perfection.” The three will be at the Oxford Film Festival to talk more about their films but, for now, Oxford Film Freak Melanie Addington previews their work on Page 16 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (February 9, 2012, Page 16)

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        Community film director Matthew Graves interviewed

        OXFORD TOWN – Last year, the Oxford Film Festival premiered Oxford’s first community film and it was a huge success — arguably, the most popular film of the entire festival. This year, Director Matt Graves continues the tradition by bringing the new community film, “The Show Must Go On,” to the forefront this weekend. Turn to Page 18 in this week’s special Film Festival issue to read a Q&A with Graves, penned by Oxford Town contributor Eliza McClure. (February 9, 2012, Page 18)

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          Oxford Music Fest 2012 spotlight continues

          OXFORD TOWN – The photo shown here caught one of Oxford’s favorite musicians, Tate Moore, jamming at a 2011 Thacker Mountain Radio Broadcast  and we’re glad we have it in our archives because Moore takes the spotlight on Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town as we  conclude our sneak peek at the Oxford Music Festival set to reload Feb. 9. This week’s spotlight includes bands and acts for Feb. 11 and 12 at Proud Larry’s, the Lyric Theater and Malco Studio Cinema. Check it out on Pages 9 and 10 in this week’s OT and go ahead and mark your calendars. (January 26, 2012, Page 9, 10)

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            Report reveals where money goes

            The Secretary of State’s Office recently released its annual Charity Report which shows how much of a charity’s revenue goes toward the stated purpose and how much goes to administrative and fundraising costs. (December 14, 2011, Page 1)

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              Former NFL, Ole Miss player enters senate race

              Former NFL player Todd Wade has qualified to run as a Republican for the Mississippi 9th Senatorial District seat currently held by incumbent Democrat and Oxford attorney Gray Tollison. (May 24, 2011, Page 1)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Community involvement and thanking the individuals and businesses involved is the subject of two letters today as LHS football coach Anthony Hart writes to thanks those who helped raise funds for the 2010 state champion Commodores and Molly Fergusson writes to thank all of those who took part in so many ways with the eighth annual Oxford Film Festival. (February 28, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Film fans flock to festival

                  The 10-minute community film, “The Hanging of Big Todd Wade,” helped the Oxford Film Festival almost double its number of attendees this year, according to organizers.

                  Film Festival co-director Michelle Emanuel said two screenings were planned for the short film, however, they had to show the film an additional four times to accommodate the crowd that showed up to see the film. (February 14, 2011, Page 1A)

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