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‘The Odd Couple’ stays true to original play

The classic comedy “The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon is on the stage for The Little Theatre of Jefferson City.

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Romantic musical has score to fall in love with

The romantic musical “The Last Five Years,” with score by Jason Robert Brown, is the latest production by Capital City Players.

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Hundreds turn out for JC Multicultural Fair and Harvest Fest

With a constant line out the gate, Harvest Fest featured complimentary food, drinks, pumpkin painting and tours of the mansion. Hundreds also turned out for the 15th annual Jefferson City Multicultural Fair that went on at the same time across the street.

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Thousands flock to Apple Festival in Versailles

In its 36th year Saturday, the Olde Tyme Apple Festival in Versailles proved why it still holds honors, with thousands of visitors in attendance for more than 20 different activities held throughout weekend.

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From the Stacks: Advice book provides straightforward tips on grief

One day, a patron came up to the information desk to express her disappointment the title “How to Survive the Loss of a Love” was checked out to someone else. She shared, “This book saved my life.”

NYC celebrates 150th anniversary of ‘Alice in Wonderland’

New York City is marking the 150th anniversary of “Alice in Wonderland” with an array of events celebrating the adventures and characters in the beloved children’s tale.

Readers Theatre to feature whodunit mysteries

Actors — men, women and of various ages — read lines from paper setting on music stands inside the Missouri River Regional Library Wednesday night in preparation for its upcoming Readers Theatre.

Multicultural Fall Festival set for Saturday

The 15th annual Jefferson City Multicultural Fall Festival is set for Saturday, along with the Harvest Fest at the Governor’s Mansion.

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Olde Tyme Apple Festival returns to Versailles

Festival celebrates 36 years

For more than 30 years, the annual Olde Tyme Apple Festival in Versailles has seen visitors enjoy its numerous fun-filled activities and contests, delicious apple-inspired and old-fashioned food, and true small town event aura.

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Movie Review: The bearable niceness of 'The Intern'

The world of Nancy Meyers sure is beautiful. But her studied production design and dreamy interiors have become such a focal point, that they've almost eclipsed her storytelling.

Book Review: Colorful agent Sue Mengers on center stage in Hollywood bio

"Can I Go Now? The Life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood's First Superagent" (Viking), by Brian Kellow

Movies that were brash and downbeat, mature and ambitious, even nasty and vulgar marked the New Hollywood of the late 1960s. Matching them in temperament was a new kind of talent agent, and Sue Mengers may have been the most colorful of the bunch.

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Aguilera connects with roots on Ecuador hunger relief trip

Christina Aguilera has visited Haiti, Rwanda and Guatemala on relief effort trips, but last week in Ecuador she not only offered support to struggling and hungry children — she also connected with her roots.

6 noteworthy features in Mac system update Wednesday

The name of Apple’s new Mac operating system says a lot about what to expect.

Making Coke at home? Keurig introduces ‘Kold’ machine

Making a glass of Coke at home will soon be possible, if you don’t mind paying more than $300 for a machine that sits on your kitchen countertop.

Book Review: Mindy Kaling charms her fans in 'Why Not Me?'

"Why Not Me?" (Crown Archetype), by Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling may be gearing up for the fourth season of her TV show, "The Mindy Project," but that didn't deter her from writing another wildly entertaining and completely relatable book, "Why Not Me?"


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