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Trumpet pro plays with jazz students

Oxford High School's Jazz Band kicked off its first concert in Lansing last Friday night as a part of Marshall Music's 65th year celebration called "Marshallpalcoza." "Marshall Music is the company that does equipment rental and is our music dealer," explained OHS Band Director Jim Gibbons....more >>
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New OVA lab opens doors

Last week, Oxford Virtual Academy (OVA) proudly opened the doors to students at their new lab, located in the Market Place Plaza on N. Lapeer Road. After a little over $2,000 worth of renovations over the summer, the new lab features 3,000 square feet of work and office space....more >>

OVA partners with Kettering University

The Oxford Virtual Academy (OVA) continues to expand their "classroom," this time to Flint. With a newfound partnership with Kettering University, OVA opened another new learning lab directly on Kettering's campus on Sept....more >>
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Born September 23rd
1889: Walter Lippmann, journalist, one of the founders of The New Republic Magazine in 1914.
1889: Louise Nevelson, sculptor.
1915: Clifford G. Shull, physicist, improved techniques for exploring the atomic structure of matter.
1926: John Coltrane, influential jazz saxaphonist.
1930: Ray Charles, rhythm 'n' blues piano player and singer.
September 23rd
in history
1779: The American navy under John Paul Jones, commanding from Bonhomme Richard, defeats and captures the British man-of-war Serapis.The Medal of Honor was not always awarded for 'courage above and beyond' the call of duty.
1788: Louis XVI of France declares the Parliament restored.
1795: A national plebiscite approves the new French constitution, but so many voters sustain that the results are suspect. Napoleon takes charge.
1803: British Major General Sir Arthur Wellesley defeats the Marathas at Assaye, India.
1805: Lieutenant Zebulon Pike pays $2,000 to buy from the Sioux a 9-square-mile tract at the mouth of the Minnesota River that will be used to establish a military post, Fort Snelling.