OXFORD TOWN – This Saturday (May 7) Taylorpalooza (on the OT cover this week) returns to Taylor on the green in the Plein Air neighborhood from 5-8 p.m. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details of YAC’s very popular annual membership picnic. Featured musicians include McGhee and Me, the Minor Adjustments and Jimmy Phillips and The Ruminators. (May 5, 2011, Page 7)
OXFORD TOWN – A Jackson-based troupe of artists called Front Porch Dance is leading a journey through music and dance this weekend, with a special performance called “thislocation” Saturday night at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. The group’s Oxford performance is sponsored by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and the Mississippi Arts Commission. Doors open at 6:30 and the performance begins at 7:30. Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxfor Town has photos and complete details about the upcoming performance. (March 24, 2011, Page 5)
OXFORD TOWN – Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details of Theatre Oxford’s version of Neil LaBute’s play “Reasons To Be Pretty” to be presented this weekend at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Both shows (Friday, Feb. 25, and Saturday, Feb. 26), begin at 8 p.m. (February 24, 2011, Page 5)
Oxford Police detectives are investigating a burglary that occurred at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. More than $1,000 was stolen. (February 21, 2011, Page 2)
OXFORD TOWN – A jam-packed new year of programming sponsored by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council kicks off Friday, Jan. 7, with a Swing Dance Contest at the Powerhouse. Profits from the fundraiser goes toward improvements at YAC headquarters, specifically for a new dance floor. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has more information about this and other events coming soon to the Powerhouse. (January 6, 2011, Page 5)
The Powerhouse Community Arts Center received a $94,400 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission this week to help with the second phase of renovations for the building.
The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council worked with Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson to receive a previous grant for $100,000 from the state Arts Commission. This enabled the Arts Council to apply for a second round of funding that will be used on the interior of the Powerhouse, primarily to upgrade the technical equipment, stage and seats.
This is just a portion of the projected $500,000 in renovations that are planned for the theater space, said Wayne Andrews, director of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. (October 14, 2010, Page 1)
OXFORD TOWN –YAC’s Operations Coordinator Beth Ziegenhorn has her pulse on the community this week and breaks down the upcoming YAC fundraiser to be held at Southside Gallery. The public is invited to join them this Saturday from 7-9 p.m. at the gallery for a reception for the upcoming movie “Where I Begin” which has begun filming in Oxford and the surrounding area. Turn to Page 10 in this week’s issue of OT and get details about the fundraiser that will allow everyone to meet the director and stars of the film. (August 12, 2010, Page 10)
Oxford city leaders will unveil a Square Enhancement Project on Tuesday. Oxford leaders will consider whether the Square can be improved by making the historic downtown area more pedestrian friendly.
Details of the project will be unveiled at Tuesday’s 6 p.m. Board of Aldermen meeting. Mayor Pat Patterson said at least part of this new initiative involves improving parking and pedestrian access. (August 2, 2010, Page 1)
Oxford’s Convention and Tourism Bureau is hiding buried treasure which could mean extra cash for businesses. Using geocaching the Oxford Convention and Tourism Bureau hopes to attract more visitors to the area. With an estimated 5 geocachers worldwide this treasure hunting activity is a growing area of tourism, and Oxford is ready with 60 hidden caches. (July 26, 2010, Page 1)
Amateur singers and dancers got the chance to display their skills Tuesday as the Powerhouse Community Arts Center hosts Oxford’s Got Talent, an avent staged as the community’s inaugural talent show. (March 25, 2010, Page 2A)