At first look, Kelly McBride looks like any other college student just trying to get by in all his classes. What people don’t see is the rock star hiding just underneath the surface. He is the guitar player and vocalist for Pearl Divide, an Oxford band.
Water Boswell, 24, makes music with two bands. You’ll often see him playing with the band Curlers at local venues like Proud Larry’s, and sometimes he makes music at home with GarageBand, an iPhone app that enables Boswell to record music independently in the comfort of his Oxford home.
Wine and art. It’s a trendy combination that has led to the creation of many business in the U.S. in the last few years. Board & Brush Creative Studio at 1525 University Ave. is a different take on the traditional art business that allows customers to create their own artwork.
At age 7, Laurel native Dontario “Drumm” Drummond temporarily lost the man he idolized. He had grown up playing football with his father, who also coached his little league team.
Mary Kelleher has always been creative. Thanks to Instagram, her uniquely painted jean jackets may soon result in profit.
Emory Ryals has always had an appreciation for art, but it wasn’t until her sophomore year at Ole Miss that she decided to pick up a paintbrush and pursue her passion to paint. She has since moved from Oxford to Marks, Mississippi to teach special education inclusion and biology, but her art continues to shine in all that she does.
The Lyric is undergoing changes and will open a cocktail bar this summer. The venue recently added a marquee with changeable letters to inform the public about events.
Madelyn Birkelbach, 21, has been a dancer most of her life. As a member of her high school drill team, she knew she wanted to keep dancing when she came to Oxford for college because she finds it “therapeutic and an opportunity to freely express (herself).”
Ole Miss parent Todd Halle of Atlanta doesn’t understand why Oxford hotel rates are so high during football and other game seasons.
Everyone has a creative side and an artistic vision that sometimes needs guidance. Square Arts in downtown Batesville is the place to get it.
For many people, breathing is a natural, involuntary behavior. For Jeremy Thomley, it is a challenge and the inspiration for his art. Thomley is a survivor of cystic fibrosis. Inherited by both parents who must also carry the recessive-gene, he was diagnosed at age 4. Symptoms include fluid build-up in the lungs and digestive tract, making breathing and digestion difficult.
Consumers are always looking for fun gift ideas, unique purchases, and last-minute grabs. Whether it’s a birthday present or something special for Valentine’s Day, Riley Kellum, 21, has a creative solution for shoppers.
Take a road trip outside of Oxford, down curvy roads or fields, and the journey might lead you to a small, Mississippi town called Waynesboro in Wayne County, population 4,903.
Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi is known for its football program and having many successful players move on to D1 schools, including the University of Mississippi, the University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi State, Virginia Tech, and South Carolina. This fall, the Jones County Bobcats won the Mississippi Bowl Game against Eastern Arizona.
To some, the small town of New Albany may just be a sign you pass on the highway. But if you pull off the road and visit the town, you may be pleasantly surprised by its charming historic downtown.
“The Rainey,” New Albany’s best fine dining restaurant, is located there. The town may be small with a population just shy of 9,000, but it is filled with fun people who enjoy a night out for yummy food and drinks.
After a 30 minute scenic drive to escape the bustle of the growing town of Oxford, you will find a hidden gem called Taylor.