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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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    Annual Living Blues Symposium kicks off this weekend

    OXFORD TOWN – On this week’s cover; Blues Today: A Living Blues Symposium kicks off tonight at 6 with a special blues-themed edition of Thacker Mountain Radio. Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has schedules and complete details about the upcoming blues weekend in Oxford. The Willie “Po’ Monkey” Seaberry photo on the Oxford Town cover was taken by photographer Ken Murphy. Other photos by Murphy and photographer Ben Steber will be on display at Southside Gallery this weekend for the Blues Symposium. (February 24, 2011, Page 9)

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      Thacker Mountain Radio returns to Off Square Books

      OXFORD TOWN – This week, Thacker Mountain Radio will be back at Off Square Books to celebrate the great migration of black Americans in the mid-20th Century when they left the Jim Crow South in pursuit of a life with dignity. The broadcast will feature author Isabel Wilkerson (pictured) and musical guests The Mighty Gospel Warriors. Page 12 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details of this week’s Thacker Mountain Radio broadcast. (February 17, 2011, Page 12)

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        John-Alex Mason set for Thacker Mountain and Rooster’s Blues House

        OXFORD TOWN – The one-man blues show, John-Alex Mason (pictured), is set for two performances tonight (Thursday, Feb. 3) in Oxford. Catch him at the season premier broadcast of  Thacker Mountain Radio at 6 at Off Square Books and later at Rooster’s Blues House on the Square. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has details about Mason and both of his shows tonight on the Square and TMR’s kickoff show for the 2011 Spring season. (February 3, 2011, Page 5)

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          Oxford Film Festival unveils 2011 schedule

          Oxford Film Festival recently announced its 2011 line up including 13 world premieres, three national premieres, 33 regional premieres, 10 Mississippi premiers and other spotlight films. The festival is scheduled for Feb. 10-13, 2011. For more information, visit www.oxfordfilmfest.com  (January 6, 2011, Page 12)

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            Six events get grants from Tourism Council

            The Oxford Tourism Council gave out $28,000 in community grants on Monday evening to six major events planned for 2011. (December 21, 2010, Page 1)

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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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                Legendary musician Marshall Chapman plays Thacker Mountain Radio next Thursday

                OXFORD TOWN – Nashville singer/songwriter Marshall Chapman will be in town next week (Thursday, Nov. 4) for a performance on Thacker Mountain Radio at Off Square Books. The legendary musician will not only be one of the featured musical guests, she’ll also be reading from and signing her new book “They Came To Nashville.” Page 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has Mitch Morgan’s interview with Chapman as she prepares for her visit to Oxford. And, be sure to read about this week’s broadcast of Thacker Mountain Radio on Page 15 of the same issue. (October 28, 2010, Page 11)

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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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                    Thacker backers to stage radio play Thursday

                    To help raise funds for Thacker Mountain Radio and to kick off his eighth novel, “Infamous,” local author Ace Atkins is presenting a vintage radio-style serial with a host of local actors who will bring the book’s characters to life on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Lyric Theater. Also featured in Oxford Town(April 21, 2010, Page 1)

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