Published on May 31st, 2012 | by Newt Rayburn


The Local Voice #157 is out now! Entertainment, Food, & Drink specials for Oxford, Ole Miss, North Mississippi

The Local Voice #157 is out now! May 31-June 14, 2012

Food & Drink Specials + Entertainment
from Oxford’s Favorite Restaurants!



Church Keys Opening Up Mississippi Rock ’N’ Roll at Proud Larrys’ Saturday 6/9 Their debut album, Shake Back Shimmy, was recorded in Oxford. by Rebecca Long.

Joseph Arthur Live at Proud Larrys’ Saturday 6/2

Goddamn Gallows is bringing Punk Zydeco to Two Stick on Thursday, May 31. Fancy some “twanged-out, punk rock gutterbilly”?

Record of the Issue: Cat Stevens, Saturnight. by Sarah Reddick.



“A Broad Abroad: Local Girl Visits The U.K.” by Sarah Reddick. TLV adventurer and O.G. Sarah Reddick traveled to the UK in March of this year. What sort of shenanigans could possibly happen in Edinburgh? Read “Part 2: The Sheep Pasture.”



The Christian Agnostic. “The Art of Doubt,” by Brandon Michael Williams. A new column exploring modern spirituality.

WTF News. “Long-Anticipated Zombie Apocalypse Begins,” by Grendel von Sasquatch. Face-eating zombie killed in Miami. Are they coming for you, Barbara?

Notes From the Visiting Yankee: “10 Random Things That Live in My Car,” by JoLynn Wells.

Top Dogs: Oxford Ranks High in PetSafe Dog Park Contest. Vote for Oxford to win loot for the pooches.



“Ole Miss Baseball Takes on TCU, Texas A&M, Dayton in NCAA

Regional Tournament in College Station, Texas.” by Red Cup Rebellion.



Local Artist Lowdown: Anne Scott Barrett tells us her influences and deepest secrets (maybe). by Rebecca Long.

Taxi Driver Confessions: Shawn Snow of Oxford Taxi. by Rebecca Long.

Who’s Your Farmer?  Luke Heiskell of Woodson Ridge Farms. by Winter Harden. photos by Sarah Reddick and Nature Humphries.

Know Your Bartender: Mike Jaure of Rooster’s Blues House. by Rebecca Long.

Cook of the House: Maury Leslie of Two Stick Sushi. by Rebecca Long.

Michael John Namorato a.k.a. “Judas Cooter” ties the knot to Rachel Rogers Namorato a.k.a. “Barbie Cooter” on May 26, 2012. by Newt Cooter Rayburn.

Local Q&A: “What random stuff is in your car right now?” by Sarah Reddick.



Food & Drink Specials, Entertainment Calendar, Comix, Puzzles & Brain Teasers, Trivia, and MORE!!

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About the Author

was born and grew up in Oxford, Mississippi, starting in 1971. Newt's many publishing projects led to THE LOCAL VOICE, which started in 2006. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, and later, Art Director for Ole Miss' LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE media company in March of 2006. A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt Rayburn has been involved in the Ole Miss area for many years. Newt's alter ego—Neuter Cooter—lead the Mississippi band THE COOTERS to Rocknoll Glory across the USA from 1993-2018. Newt is proud Father of eight-year old daughter Alex.

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