Published on April 28th, 2016 | by Shelby Rayburn


The Local Voice #253 is out now: Download the PDF for local entertainment news around Oxford, Mississippi


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The Local Voice #253
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The Local Voice #253:
April 28 – May 12, 2016


Square Books Gears Up for Second Annual Independent Bookstore Day
Get informed about the big event for book lovers. 
by Alex Thiel

Batesville Springfest
We’ve got the rundown on the annual music and arts festival in Panola County.
by TLV staff

Whitney Brings Slacker Pop to Proud Larrys’
Get the skinny on these indie rockers before heading to Larrys’ for the show.
by Brittain Thompson

Oxford City Market
Find out who selling local, healthy ingredients and other goods at Oxford’s weekly community market.

by Brittain Thompson

LOU Pride Weekend May 5-8
The people are taking their pride to the streets. Find out where you can join in the fun.
by Chris Butts

When Doves Cry Purple Tears
Local pianist Bill Perry pays homage to the legendary musician Prince.
by Bill Perry Jr.

Can Hulk Hogan Save This Legislative Session?
Would the legendary wrestler putting Phil Bryant in a headlock be a fitting end to this session?
by Warren Hines

Local Artist Lowdown: Bryan Horn


Rebel Arms vs. LSU Bats This Weekend at Swayze
Find Out How the Diamond Rebs’ slingers look to silence the Bayou Bengals’ sluggers this weekend in Oxford.
by Shelby Rayburn


Local Q&A:
“What would you name your Derby race horse?”
by TLV Staff

PLUS! Puzzles, Comix, Brain Teasers, and enough local cool stuff to keep you entertained and well-fed for the next two weeks in North Mississippi!

Puzzle solutions are in The Local Voice PDF!



Food & Drink Specials, Local Entertainment Calendar, Comix, Puzzles & Brain Teasers, Trivia, and more cool stuff to keep you entertained and well fed in the Oxford, Ole Miss, and North Mississippi area.

The Local Voice #253 newspaper is 28 pages,
but the PDF is 41 pages…

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About the Author

Shelby Rayburn is an Associate Editor and photographer at The Local Voice in Oxford, Mississippi, a 16 year veteran live sound engineer, and a Mississippi Master Gardener. He is a seventh generation Lafayette County native. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from The University of Mississippi and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Mississippi State.

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