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Melanie Addington

Grace Potter, Flaming Lips set for record breaking show at the Lyric Theater

OXFORD TOWN – The Flaming Lips will rock Oxford during their Highway 61 tour as part of the Guiness World Records title for the most live concerts in 24 hours. Grace Potter (pictured) & The Nocturnals will open the show at the Lyric Theater on June 27. Page 14 in Oxford Town No. 982 has information about the unique show headed to Oxford and the Lyric later this month. Tickets are on sale now. (June 7, 2012, Page 14)

Opting in – What you are choosing

Beginning this fall, parents of seventh- and 10th-graders in school systems around the state will have to decide if they want their children to take part in a 10-day sex education course – either abstinence-only or abstinence-plus. Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look at the local options and expresses concerns about what’s ahead. (June 1, 2012, Page 4A)

Access Oxford

Small steps, sidewalk cracks and small doors aren’t a big deal to most of us, but what about to those who have to use a wheelchair or other assistance to get around or into places? Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a closer look at the subject and encourages all of us to get involved to make Oxford more accessible. (May 4, 2012, Page 4A)

Audience gives thumbs up to festival lineup

Ticket sales were slightly down for Friday’s paid Double Decker music but crowds were up on Saturday as crowd favorites such as Jimbo Mathus, Patterson Hood, Funky Meters and Mavis Staples took to the Caterpillar Main Stage. Local acts such as Young Buffalo and Rocket 88 also drew ample crowds to the Oxford American 20th Anniversary Stage. (April 30, 2012, Page 1, 10)

Hazardous waste collection successful

About 595 cars dropped off hazardous chemicals, tired and other debris that can’t just be tossed away with household trash Saturday at the Oxford Conference Center during the annual Household Hazardous Waster Collection Day. (April 23, 2012, Page 1A)

Why art education is important, too

EAGLE staff writer Melanie Addington encourages the Oxford School Board to realize the value of the arts in education when making decisions about the new high school, citing her education and the importance art and theater meant to her growing up. (April 6, 2012, Page 4A)

Chad Harris releases new EP; set for OLHS fundraiser Friday, April 6 

OXFORD TOWN – While the EP won’t officially be released until May, Oxford will get the first chance to enjoy native son Chad Harris’ new album “Burning Daylight” on Friday, April 6, at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. The CD release party is planned as a fundraiser for OLHS. Turn to Page 12 in Oxford Town No. 973  for details about Harris, his new EP and the upcoming party. (April 5, 2012, Page 12)

Celebrate women today

Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes about women’s rights and progress as we celebrate International Women’s Day. (March 8, 2012, Page 4)

‘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)

Latin dance classes a rhythmic step toward a new dance floor

Free Latin dance classes held this week at The Powerhouse will result in a ticketed performance tonight to help raise funds for a new dance floor. (January 13, 2012, Page 1B)

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