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Kayleigh Skinner

Oxford Blues Festival reloads this weekend

OXFORD TOWN – The 2012 version of the Oxford Blues Festival reloads this weekend all around Oxford and the Oxford Square. The event kicks off at the University Museum on Friday at 4 and ends at Foxfire Ranch in Marshall County on Sunday featuring some of the hottest blues acts and musicians in the country. Effie Burt (pictured here) returns as part of this year’s festival. Page 7 in Oxford Town No. 988 has full details of this weekend’s blues activities. (July 19, 2012, Page 7)

‘Modern Day Huck Finn’ visits the Powerhouse this Friday (July 13)

OXFORD TOWN – Citizen journalist and up-and-coming author Neal Moore (pictured here) will have his first novel published tomorrow (Friday, July 13) titled “Down the Mississippi: A Modern Day Huck on America’s River Road.” The adventure author is set for a book launch party at the Powerhouse tomorrow from 5-7 p.m. Page 7 in Oxford Town No. 987 has complete details about the free event and Moore’s return to Oxford. (July 12, 2012, Page 7)

North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic reloads

OXFORD TOWN – Finally. One of Mississippi’s favorite festivals kicks off tomorrow (June 29) at a brand new venue — Betty Davis BBQ – and the lineup is loaded as usual. T-Model Ford (pictured here) is only one of several legendary musicians and bands set to rock North Mississippi throughout the weekend. Pages 5, 8 and 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town (No. 985) gives you a complete heads-up about what to expect this weekend in Marshall County as the blues and temperatures in North Mississippi rise in a big way. (June 28, 2012, Page 5, 8-9)

Author Richard Ford set for visit to Off Square Books

OXFORD TOWN – On June 11 at 5 p.m., UM professor and Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Ford will visit Off Square Books to sign copies of his latest work, “Canada.” Page 5 in Oxford Town No. 982 has a review of Ford’s “Canada” by new Oxford Town writer and intern Kayleigh Skinner. (June 7, 2012, Page 5)

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