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Cash swings for homer with second novel

Wiley Cash’s debut novel was an award-winner and best-seller, and Editor Don Whitten writes that his follow-up effort, “This Dark Road to Mercy,” could be headed to similar heights. Cash is slated to visit Oxford and Square Books on Tuesday promoting his newest novel. (February 17, 2014, Page 4)

Local pastor pens minister-activist’s memoir

When you mention civil rights and activists, most people think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers, James Meredith, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten writes about a book by local pastor Chet Bush that brings us one more man – a Mississippian, Dr. Charles Johnson – we should know about. (February 6, 2013, Page 4)

Author Richard Ford set for visit to Off Square Books

OXFORD TOWN – On June 11 at 5 p.m., UM professor and Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Ford will visit Off Square Books to sign copies of his latest work, “Canada.” Page 5 in Oxford Town No. 982 has a review of Ford’s “Canada” by new Oxford Town writer and intern Kayleigh Skinner. (June 7, 2012, Page 5)

John T. Edge set for Off Square Books Tuesday, May 8

OXFORD TOWN – Author/chef John T. Edge (gracing the Oxford Town cover this week) will be signing at Off Square Books Tuesday, May 8, at 5 p.m. Edge is making the visit to discuss and sign his new cookbook, “The New Truck Food Cookbook.” Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town (No. 977) has details about the event. (May 3, 2012, Page 9)

Scissormen return to Oxford for two shows tonight (April 5)

OXFORD TOWN –  The smoking hot Nashville-based blues duo, Scissormen, return to Oxford tonight for two shows — Thacker Mountain Radio at Off Square Books at 6 and Two Stick Sushi Bar at 9:30. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town – No. 974 – has details about the band and both shows. (April 5, 2012, Page 7)

Thacker Mountain Radio welcomes a rock ‘n’ roll legend

OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio cranks back up and broadcasts from Off Square Books this week featuring rock ‘n’ roll legend Bobby Keys (pictured here) and visiting author Michael Thomas. Musical guests include the Chimney Choir from Denver joining in the jam. All the above will entertain with house band Duff Dorrough and The Yalobushwackers and host Jim Dees. Turn to Page 5 in Oxford Town No. 971 for more information about this week’s TMR broadcast. (March 22, 2012, Page 5)

Denver’s Chimney Choir blazes into town for multiple events

OXFORD TOWN – Former Oxonian and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Larkin left Taylor approximately two years ago but he’s back this weekend with a brand new project in tow. Larkin’s lastest effort is a three-piece “world music” outfit, Chimney Choir, and they’ll be playing all over the L-O-U community and Tupelo this weekend and next week. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town – No. 970 – has complete details about the band and Saturday night’s party. (March 15, 2012, Page 6)

TMR gets ‘Witchy’ tonight at Off Square Books on March 10

OXFORD TOWN – Thacker Mountain Radio returns to Off Square Books this evening at 6 with tales of the supernatural. Thacker’s visiting author will be Jonathan Odell (“The Healing”) who will conjure a witchy woman from the Civil War. Musical guests will be the Pine Hill Haints (pictured here) and the Bonfire Orchestra. Turn to Page 12 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town (No. 969) for complete details about tonight’s broadcast. (March 8, 2012, Page 12)

Artist/musician Jon Langford visits TMR, Soutshide Gallery and Two Stick Sushi Bar

OXFORD TOWN – Artist, musician and “Champion of misfits” Jon Langford is set for performances and art exhibitions all over Oxford this weekend, beginning with Thacker Mountain Radio tonight (Thursday, March 1) at Off Square Books. Pages 7 and 12 in Oxford Town No. 968 has tons of  information about the native Welshman who now calls Chicago home. And, if you can’t make the TMR broadcast this evening, plan to hit Two Stick on Friday, March 2, for an acoustic performance by Langford who is in town supporting an exhibit of his works at Southside Gallery. (March 1, 2012, Page 7, 12)

Author Stephanie McAfee to sign at Off Square Books

OXFORD TOWN – New American Library recently announced the trade paperback release of Stephanie McAfee’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling e-book, “Diary of a Mad Fat Girl.” Mark your calendar now to catch McAfee at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Off Square Books where she’ll be reading from and signing copies of “Diary of a Mad Fat Girl.” Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has details about McAfee, her forthcoming visit to Oxford and her hilarious new book. (February 2, 2012, Page 9)

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