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June 29, 2012

Slideshow of The Flaming Lips/Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at the Lyric Oxford. Photos by Phillip Waller.

November 26, 2012

In President Obama’s first term, 300 drone strikes killed an estimated 2,500 people. Drone strikes are a powerful tool in the war on terror, but they are also a tool without rules.
The New York Times reported yesterday that in the weeks before the presidential election, the Obama administration was scrambling to create guidelines for the use of drones. These rules were to be created in case Obama wasn’t re-elected; the new president would then have a clear set of directives to determine when the use of drone strikes was allowed.

October 2, 2012

Actor and musician Harry Belafonte spoke to a packed house at the Ford Center Monday night.

Actor and musician Harry Belafonte spoke to a packed house at the Ford Center Monday night. “Civil rights is not just a movement, it’s a way of life,” Belafonte said. Chancellor Dan Jones opened the ceremony with a brief statement about the day’s meaning for The Uni- versity of Mississippi. With the help of faculty members and a civil rights committee, headed by university profes- sor Charles Ross, the univer- sity was able to organize a series of events that will continue throughout the year.

July 24, 2012

 
 
American Idol’s newest judge, Mariah Carey, was supposedly picked for her “star power.” She is a Grammy-winning entertainer and has been touted as having had more number one hits in the U.S. than any other solo artist. That’s pretty impressive. Yet, for the life of me, I seem to recall all that happening in the 1990s.

July 16, 2012

As part of the birthplace of the blues, the third annual Oxford blues Fest will be held throughout Oxford this weekend. Darryl Parker founded the festival on the tagline “just a reason to celebrate” and believes Oxford needed something extra to happen in the midst of a college-town summer.
As the students leave for the summer, so do the majority of Oxford business consumers. Parker wanted to create something that would attract people to Oxford to “get something growing”  and to serve as “another boost” for the local economy.

As part of the birthplace of the blues, the third annual Oxford blues Fest will be held throughout Oxford this weekend. Darryl Parker founded the festival on the tagline “just a reason to celebrate” and believes Oxford needed something extra to happen in the midst of a college-town summer.
As the students leave for the summer, so do the majority of Oxford business consumers. Parker wanted to create something that would attract people to Oxford to “get something growing”  and to serve as “another boost” for the local economy.

April 2, 2012

 

It is something that most freshmen enter Ole Miss without knowing and most seniors leave without learning. For many students, the University Creed is distant and formal, a doctrine saved for special events and official campus functions. It might not have the same ring to it as “Hotty Toddy,” but it certainly has its place.

 

It is something that most freshmen enter Ole Miss without knowing and most seniors leave without learning. For many students, the University Creed is distant and formal, a doctrine saved for special events and official campus functions. It might not have the same ring to it as “Hotty Toddy,” but it certainly has its place.

March 26, 2012

Ole Miss may soon be the home to a local food bank.
“Sometimes it’s easy to think only the wealthy go to school here,” Leslie Banahan said Monday afternoon as she and other University of Mississippi faculty, staff and students discussed how they could add a food bank to the campus.

Ole Miss may soon be the home to a local food bank.
“Sometimes it’s easy to think only the wealthy go to school here,” Leslie Banahan said Monday afternoon as she and other University of Mississippi faculty, staff and students discussed how they could add a food bank to the campus.
The Ole Miss Food Bank is going to be a place for students who are hungry to get food, Banahan, who is the assistant vice chancellor of student affairs, said

February 22, 2012

 

Graceland Too – where to start?  

 

Graceland Too – where to start?  

Tucked away at the end of a street named Gholson in a town called Holly Springs, there is a Pepto-pink house with two stone lions standing guard on the front porch. In this house, there is a living testament to perseverance and obsession. This man’s name is Paul Mcleod. 

January 29, 2012

 

With her house quiet and her husband and children sleeping, Julie Cantrell sat down and started writing her first novel. Now, “Into the Free” will debut this Tuesday at a launch party at Off-Square Books. 

 

With her house quiet and her husband and children sleeping, Julie Cantrell sat down and started writing her first novel.

Now, “Into the Free” will debut this Tuesday at a launch party at Off-Square Books. 

November 18, 2011

If you were alive during the 1960s and beyond, you know who The Temptations are. With their sultry, easy-going lyrics and catchy tunes, the group has become one of Motown’s greatest achievements and continues to influence the music industry. 

 

If you were alive during the 1960s and beyond, you know who The Temptations are. With their sultry, easy-going lyrics and catchy tunes, the group has become one of Motown’s greatest achievements and continues to influence the music industry. 

October 19, 2011

 

The Internet was abuzz earlier this week over a photo taken of Lindsay Lohan’s teeth. They were, in a word, disgusting. 

They were not the teeth of a 25-year-old fading Hollywood starlet, but the teeth of a meth-addicted “Deliverance” extra. While the teeth photo seen around the Internet was troubling, what was even more troubling and less-widely publicized was that LiLo had once again been charged with violating her probation and could face up to 18 months in jail this time around. 

October 9, 2011

 

Whether you liked Michael Jackson or not, there is no mistaking the fact that he was definitely a presence. He lived his life in the spotlight of critics and fans alike, while remaining even today, two years after his death, still “dancing on the floor in the round.”

October 4, 2011

When Kurt Cobain screamed “Here we are now/entertain us” in 1991, he wasn’t exactly looking for a hit. He wasn’t looking for accolades; he wasn’t looking to make some grand statement.
Flash forward 20 years later, and comedian Jon Stewart is hosting a townhall-style forum with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Butch Vig.  

August 26, 2011

 

On Saturday, Justin Moore will return to the stage at the Lyric for another show in Oxford. 

This time, his performance will include songs from his new album “Outlaws Like Me,” which released June 21. 

 

On Saturday, Justin Moore will return to the stage at the Lyric for another show in Oxford. 

This time, his performance will include songs from his new album “Outlaws Like Me,” which released June 21. 

July 1, 2011

 

On the morning of June 14, an album dropped that truly deserves the word “sick.” Junior Boys, consisting of Jeremy Greenspan and Matt Didemus, recently released their fourth studio album “It’s All True.” The band must have visited the world of psychedelic beats and sweet vocals to bring us back this musical treat. The album includes nine songs that dare you to dance whenever you hear it, wherever you are. 

June 9, 2011

 

When we were in grade school, getting out for summer break felt like a dream come true. Now for most of us, summer break is yet another opportunity to further ourselves academically. As we scurry through the blinding heat on the way to class, we lose track of those summer moments that left a glow in our hearts and memories. However, one can find salvation from a sweaty, zombified state as we go to and from summer classes in the tantalizing sounds of The Naked and Famous.

June 7, 2011

The Daily Mississippian Editorial Board consists of Amelia Camurati, editor-in-chief; Jacob Batte, news editor; Jon Mosby, opinion editor; Austin Miller, sports editor; Nick Toce, visuals editor; Kelsey Dockery, design editor; and Petre Thomas, photo editor. The board meets weekly to discuss city and campus issues.

The Daily Mississippian Editorial Board consists of Amelia Camurati, editor-in-chief; Jacob Batte, news editor; Jon Mosby, opinion editor; Austin Miller, sports editor; Nick Toce, visuals editor; Kelsey Dockery, design editor; and Petre Thomas, photo editor. The board meets weekly to discuss city and campus issues.

For the first time in 36 years, Mississippi State University was given a second chance with their cowbells. 

May 3, 2011

 The world falls silent when a rock star enters a room. A raspy, sultry voice that can fill auditoriums turns crowds into chaos.

Men want to be one. Women want to sleep with one. A rock star never goes unnoticed.

But few musicians ever achieve actual rock star status. Fortunately for Oxford, Greg Dulli is there.

Dulli, the ex-Afghan Whigs frontman, and his band The Twilight Singers, are bringing their dark brooding sound to Proud Larry’s this Wednesday on the first stop of their North America tour.

April 29, 2011

Sitting in a theater minutes before the curtain goes up is one of the most exhilarating moments on earth. For a brief amount of time, while the overture swells from the orchestra pit and the only thing visible is a bright red curtain, anything can happen, and there are no limitations.

As the shadows of the hidden orchestra bounce across the walls of the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, the excitement builds and suddenly you find yourself in Venice with many brightly-costumed women.

April 28, 2011

The Grammy-winning North Mississippi Allstars will play this Saturday at 7 p.m. on the Budweiser North Stage during the Double Decker Arts Festival.

North Mississippi Allstars got its start in 1996 with Luther and Cody Dickinson, sons of the music legend Jim Dickinson.

Jim Dickinson was a Memphis record producer for 40 years before passing away in 2009.

He was a huge influence on his two sons as they grew up in Tennessee and North Mississippi.

April 27, 2011

You’ve just gotten out of the pool and are headed back to that fabulous trashy romance novel that has sucked you in, despite your best efforts.

We have all been there.

You’ve just gotten out of the pool and are headed back to that fabulous trashy romance novel that has sucked you in, despite your best efforts.

You dry off, lay out under the sun, pick up your book and marvel at the complete silence, and then...Rihanna’s voice begins to blare near our right ear.

She couldn’t possibly be here at our pool. And low and behold, it’s the seventh grader with her fancy iPhone on its loudest setting.

April 7, 2011

When done right, covers aren’t really covers at all. They are interpretations.

When done right, covers aren’t really covers at all. They are interpretations.

April 4, 2011

Alexander Bernstein will arrive on campus this week as the University of Mississippi music department celebrates the life and works of his father, Leonard Bernstein.

Alexander Bernstein will arrive on campus this week as the University of Mississippi music department celebrates the life and works of his father, Leonard Bernstein.

The department will focus on and showcase the works of the famous composer.

April 3, 2011

The Grove was rocking last night as the Goo Goo Dolls took the stage and turned back the clock.

The Grove was rocking last night as the Goo Goo Dolls took the stage and turned back the clock.

Students and Oxonians filled the Grove for the free concert put on by the Student Programming Board, some even arriving more than 4 hours before it was set to begin.

The crowd ranged from children all the way to grandparents coming out to hear good music and enjoy the environment.