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Oxford College presents 'The Shape of Things'

Oxford College presents 'The Shape of Things'

OXFORD, Ga. -- Oxford College will stage its spring play, Neil LaBute's The Shape of Things, beginning later this month.

Performances will be held Thursday, Feb. 28 and Friday, Mar. 1 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Mar. 2 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5; all shows will be held in the college's Tarbutton Theater.

The Shape of Things explores love, intimacy, manipulation and dependency through the lens of the relationships of four college students, according to a release from Oxford College. It was made into a 2003 movie starring Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz and Gretchen Mol.

Learn more at oxford.emory.edu.

8 Berry students make Ga. All College Band

8 Berry students make Ga. All College Band

ROME, Ga. -- Eight talented musicians at Berry College have been selected for this year's Georgia All College Band.

The band is made up of some of the best college musicians in the state. It will perform at this week's Georgia Music Educators Association conferece in Savannah.

Berry's All College Band members include the school's principal chair clarinet, Jarod Holland of Oxford, Ga., as well as two other clarinet players -- Katie Stuck of Acworth, and Kathy Stuvick of Nolensville, Tenn.

Four Berry trumpeters made the cut -- John Heidbreder (who lives in Atlanta), Everett Reiff (Buford), Matthew Soares (Rossville) and Joe Vidalez (Dalton).

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Berry's final All College Band member is trombone player Ahmad Pruitt of Decatur.

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Oxford Youth Singers present 'Les Misérables'

Oxford Youth Singers present 'Les Misérables'

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Les Misérables was one of the most praised and popular movies of 2012.

Now, the Newton County Arts Association will stage a production of the world famous musical this spring.

Les Misérables, performed by the Oxford Youth Singers, will grace the stage of Porter Auditorium on Thursday, Apr. 18 and Friday, Apr. 19 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Apr. 21 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students and children.

Porter Auditorium is located on the campus of Newton High School in Covington.

Learn more about the production at newtoncountyarts.org.

Professor to perform, lecture on folk music

Professor to perform, lecture on folk music

OXFORD, Ga. -- An associate professor of history at Oxford College will host a lecture on folk music and tradition.

David Leinweber's talk will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the college's Tarbutton Theater.

Leinweber, a musician, will speak of his lifelong love of history and literature, and how such elements shaped the folk tradition in some of his favorite music. He will also perform some original folk songs.

Topics covered in Leinweber's lecture include the Sioux Wars, Woodstock, Philip II of Spain, Beowulf and the television show "Dark Shadows."

Walk of Stars celebrates Covington's Hollywood history

Walk of Stars celebrates Covington's Hollywood history

COVINGTON, Ga. -- The city of Covington, better know as the Hollywood of the South, is about to unveil a project similar to Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

The Covington Walk of Stars will feature concrete pavers with the names of actors and productions filmed in Newton County. Over the years, the town and its picturesque square have been transformed into Hazzard County for the popular TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard"; Sparta, Miss., for "In the Heat of the Night"; and, most recently, Mystic Falls, Va., for "The Vampire Diaries."

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Dozens of major films also feature scenes shot in Covington, including My Cousin Vinny, Sweet Home Alabama, Remember the Titans, Madea's Family Reunion, the 2011 remake of Footloose and the new blockbuster Flight.

Oxford College presents 'The Real Inspector Hound'

Oxford College presents 'The Real Inspector Hound'

OXFORD, Ga. -- Oxford College will present its fall drama production, The Real Inspector Hound, this weekend.

The one-act play by Sir Tom Stoppard follows the exploits of two drama critics, Moon and Birdboot, who get drawn into the action of a whodunit play they are reviewing.

The Real Inspector Hound will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25 and Friday, Oct. 26, and at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Oxford College's Tarbutton Theater. Tickets are $5 each.