Published on January 10th, 2013 | by Newt Rayburn


The Local Voice #171 is out now! Download the full-color PDF for ALL THINGS OXFORD! Here’s “What’s In This Issue”


The Local Voice #171 - Download the full color PDF here!


The Local Voice #171 is out now!


The Local Voice #171 “Winter Reading Issue” is out now…  Food, Drinks, and Entertainment in and around Oxford, Mississippi January 10 – 24, 2013, plus pages of local Literature, local Culture, Sports, Humor, Trivia, Comix, Puzzles, and more…  Download the FULL COLOR PDF here.


The Local Voice #171:
Winter Reading Issue
January 10 – 24, 2013

Volunteer Oxford and Community Partners
Area Residents to Serve
on King Holiday
MLK Day of Service is Monday, Jan. 21st at The Oxford Activity Center from 10:30 am – 1 pm.


The Main Event Hosts “Big Bad Pop-Ups” This Month on North Lamar
Four weeks of guest chefs to create unique menus for temporary restaurants.



Ford Center January Performances
Upcoming productions at The Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts include Kallen Esperian.



Square Books’ Superb Signings
to Start the New Year

 Book reviews and dates for author signings at Square Books this month.



“Sardine Scenes”
by Jesse Yancy


Red Cup Rebellion: National Signing Day is Feb. 6th
Please don’t pester recruits on Facebook and Twitter.


A new section dedicated to local creative writing and opinions.
“About Love, Patience, and Russian Pie”
by Vera P.


TLV Satire: “The Local Voice Voted ‘Best Way to Avoid Eye Contact at Bar’”
by Sherman Smithers, WTF News.


TLV Opinion: “End of the Year, Not the World”
by James Tighe.


by Julianne Kaitlin Jones.
Tess Brunet LIVE at The End of All Music,
January 17th at 5 pm.

Server Savvy: “Oxford’s Favorite Server” Sally Frederic of Ajax Diner


Local Q&A:
“If you could be any fictional character, who would you be?” by Rebecca Long





William “Will” Seawright

William “Will” Seawright, 33, died Sunday, January 6, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.



Martin Luther King, Jr. Trivia


Food & Drink Specials, Local Entertainment Calendar, Comix, Puzzles & Brain Teasers, Trivia,

and more cool stuff to keep you from making
awkward eye contact at the bar!






EXTRA! Bonus content available

exclusively in the PDF
(9 additional pages of content!):

Artist Profiles
for Art2Frame January Gallery Artists,
Charles Chapin and Wesley H. Ortiz


Local Restaurant Review:
A Review of Oxford’s Own Lusa Pastry Café
by Tyler Allen Penny.


MUSIC SCOOP: The Devil Makes Three LIVE at Proud Larrys’ Thursday, January 24th


Poetry: “A Prayer for Newton Town”
by Brandon Michael Williams.




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Find out what’s going on locally this week in Oxford, Mississippi in one complete package.

We have expanded our online, full color PDF issues to include more content, like exclusive photo spreads, additional articles, even more event listings, extra puzzles, and solutions to all the puzzles and brain-teasers found in both the print edition and PDF. There’s links to everything, too.

Did we mention that this is Oxford, Mississippi in full color high resolution?! Well, it is!

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About the Author

Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in March of 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, and Art Director for Ole Miss' LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN. A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt Rayburn's alter ego—Neuter Cooter—lead the Mississippi band THE COOTERS to Rocknoll Glory across the USA from 1993-2018. Newt is a family man who also is a publisher, photographer, writer, musician, landlord, and Civil War enthusiast.

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