Tuesday, September 11


The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council in Oxford, Mississippi, is hosting a Whole Hog Hamboree this Friday, September 14, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Powerhouse. Feast on good barbecue. Get schooled in smoke by Oxford attorney/bbq enthusiast Tom Freeland, and pitmaster/former Ole Miss cook Deke Baskin. Watch WHOLE HOG, a cool film by SFA filmmaker Joe York. And learn about the art of 'cue from Lolis Eric Elie, author of SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING and columnist for the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Lectures and the film screening are free, and tickets for dinner may be purchased by calling the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council at 662-236-6429. And did we mention that there'd be music? Get to the Powerhouse to hear the stylings of the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band.

Want a sneak preview? The SFA has posted our first-ever podcast, an interview with Deke Baskin, just this week. Find it online here: http://podcast.olemiss.edu/courses/NCP091107949/NCP091107949.xml, download it to your iPod, and learn all about good 'cue.