The Ozark Music Festival of 1974 was three days of drugs, sex and rock 'n' roll in a land of jam judging, tractor pulls and 4-H lambs. The Woodstock generation throwing a final blowout in a small Missouri town.
Jah Cure, "The Cure" (VP Records)
Jah Cure, one of Jamaica's most talented contemporary artists, brings musical therapy to your ears with his latest album, "The Cure."
Ever wish you could live your life over again? Wish you could go back in time knowing what you know now, and face those choices again? Would you try to alter the course of world events?
This year’s Jefferson City Jaycees Cole County Fair runs from Monday through Saturday (July 27-Aug. 1), featuring contests, carnival rides, entertainment and 4-H and FFA youth programs.
The Knockerball company has 115 U.S. affiliates, and now the equipment is available to rent locally through Knockerball Mid-Missouri.
Jason Isbell, "Something More Than Free" (Southeastern Records)
Sometimes Jason Isbell's words work best on paper, because that's how it goes with homophones. "I thought that I was running, too, but I was running from," he sings on a bouncy paean to the pursuit of happiness on "If It Takes a Lifetime."
"Armada" (Crown), by Ernest Cline
"Armada," Ernest Cline's follow-up to "Ready Player One," proves he has the ability to blend popular culture with exciting stories that appeal to everyone, especially readers who grew up in the 1980s.
If you've ever wondered what might have happened to Job if he had a strong left hook, "Southpaw" may be the film for you.
Alan Jackson, "Angels and Alcohol" (ACR/EMI Nashville)
Alan Jackson once again proves capable of finding fresh wrinkles in his comfortable, familiar style. His new album, "Angels and Alcohol," delivers good-time honky-tonk, emotional country ballads and gentle, philosophical tunes about the enduring strengths and occasional difficulties of life.
Based on an earlier teen fave novel by "The Fault in Our Stars" author John Green, "Paper Towns" is a mild coming-of-ager about dawning awareness and life lessons learned among a small group of Florida high school seniors.
Various Artists, "Paper Towns Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (Atlantic Records)
As soundtracks go, "Paper Towns" comes close to perfection in the job it performs. It works as the optimum seasoning to the main dish — the movie — but its enchanting composition also works as a stand-alone amuse-bouche.
The most believable element in "Pixels" is that alien video-game creatures could attack our planet. This disappointing comedy falls apart before it begins because no one would behave the way its characters do, and their ridiculous choices drive the action.
Jon Stewart enters the home stretch of his 16 years on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” on Monday, with 12 more nights of jokes at the expense of those who make and report the news before he signs off for good Aug. 6.
After years of tabloid gossip claiming marital troubles, country music's top couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert announced their divorce after four years of marriage.
Caitlyn Jenner and her glamorous Vanity Fair cover brought unprecedented visibility to transgender women. Laverne Cox, the first transgender actress to win an Emmy Award, fronted Time magazine, an image of grace and growing acceptance.