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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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    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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      Movie set to film in Oxford

      The Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau gave a $5,000 film grant Wednesday night at the request of screen writer Glenn German for an upcoming film, “Admissions,” that will be partly filmed at the University of Mississippi and Oxford, with actor Andy Garcia expected in the lead male role. (January 19, 2012, Page 1)

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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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          Cary Hudson teams with Yalobushwhackers on TMR

          OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio welcomes two local heroes to Off Square Books this evening (Thursday, Nov. 10) at 6 — Cary Hudson and Dent May. Author N.M. Kelby (pictured here)  will read of love and truffles in Paris and Lisa Mills of Mobile, Ala., will entertain with gutsy Gulf Coast blues. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details of tonight’s Thacker Mountain Radio broadcast. (November 10, 2011, Page 7)

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            Thacker Mountain Radio hits the road … sort of

            OXFORD TOWN – In a fundraising effort for its 2012 season, Thacker Mountain Radio organizers have planned an outdoor version of the broadcast this week (Thursday, Oct. 27) on the courthouse lawn featuring poet Kevin Young, musician/singer/songwriter Eleanor Friedberger (pictured here), author Randy Fertel, musicians James Justin (Burke) and Co., and saxophonist Eric Lipe. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details of this special TMR broadcast. (October 27, 2011, Page 7)

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              Shannon McNally anchors The Yalobushwhackers tonight on TMR

              OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio returns to Off Square Books tonight (Oct. 6) at 6 to welcome Oxford’s newest writer (Josh Weil) as well as two young bands, one playing tunes from the past (The Side Street Steppers), the other, playing music from the now (Dead Gaze). Shannon McNally (pictured here) will also join TMR as a house band guest during the broadcast. Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has more information. (October 6, 2011, Page 8)

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                Thacker Mountain Radio opens 2011-2012 season tonight

                OXFORD TOWN – Oxford’s favorite weekly gathering, Thacker Mountain Radio, is set to raise the curtain on its 2011-2012 season this Thursday evening (Sept. 1) at 6 at Off Square Books. This week, the popular live radio broadcast welcomes returning author Clyde Edgerton (pictured) as he tours in support of his new novel, “Night Train.” Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has details about TMR and its much anticipated season premier. (September 1, 2011, Page 8)

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                  Stuff you’ll want to see now that you’re here

                  OXFORD TOWN – YAC Director and regular OT art and entertainment columnist Wayne Andrews gives tips about interesting events and activities that deviate from the norm and are considered “must sees” around the L-O-U community. His focus; Thacker Mountain Radio featuring host Jim Dees (pictured) and the monthly art events Oxford Art Crawl and Makers Market. Page 10 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town helps you get off the beaten path and soak up a little culture along the way by following these great suggestions. Check it out. (August 18, 2011, Page 10)

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                    The Blind Pig to host Thacker Mountain Radio benefit

                    OXFORD TOWN – Tyler Keith (pictured) is among an all-star cast of Oxford musicians that will perform Thursday night (April 21) at The Blind Pig to help raise money for Thacker Mountain Radio. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has details of how a host of local musicians are collaborating to help the popular local radio show. (April 21, 2011, Page 5)

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