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Come see Charlie in ‘Flowers for Algernon’

The latest production for Scene One Theatre is the drama “ Flowers for Algernon.”

Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or in upset Cannes finale

The 68th Cannes Film Festival was brought to a surprising close Sunday with Jacques Audiard's Sri Lankan refugee drama taking the festival's coveted top honor, the Palme d'Or.

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Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies

Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died. Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday. No other details were provided.

From the Stacks: ‘Around the World’ travels unfamiliar sites in honest look at world

Fifty years ago, Albert Podell embarked on a motor journey around the world as co-leader of the Trans World Record Expedition, which he detailed in a book — still in print — titled “Who Needs a Road?”

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Catch a Memorial Day concert

The 5th annual Jefferson City Community Symphonic Band Memorial Day concert will begin at 1 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church, 327 Capitol Ave.

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A guide to bluegrass festivals in Mid-America

Strummin' & pickin' & singing

Not every concert requires you to pack in your own lawn chairs and lodging. But if you’re willing to cart the extra gear, you could set up camp at some of the richest musical experiences to be had in Middle America.

Separating earthquake fact from fiction in 'San Andreas'

Hollywood's favorite geologic bad guy is back in "San Andreas" — a fantastical look at one of the world's real seismic threats.

Popular Yellowstone and Grand Teton trails closed for now

Two of the most heavily used day-hiking routes in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in northwest Wyoming are closed for the time being because of weather damage and maintenance.

Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest while Russia is booed

Sweden beat Russia to win the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, in an event described by organizers as beyond politics but marred by boos for the Russian that were apparently prompted by the Ukraine conflict and the Kremlin's anti-gay policies.

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Movie Review: Girl power! 'Pitch Perfect 2' hits those sweet notes

"Who run the world? GIRLS!" sing those irrepressible Barden University Bellas, channeling Beyonce, in "Pitch Perfect 2." And yes, they sure do run the world.

Book Review: 'A Good Killing' is ripped from the headlines

"A Good Killing" (Touchstone), by Allison Leotta

"A Good Killing," Allison Leotta's new legal thriller, has sex-crimes prosecutor Anna Curtis heading home to defend her sister, who has been arrested in the death of a high school coach.

Book Review: 'Irrationally Yours' delivers clever advice wrapped in humor

"Irrationally Yours" (HarperCollins), by Dan Ariely

In his compilation of articles from his Wall Street Journal column, "Ask Ariely," Dan Ariely wraps in a clever bow all the questions we've ever wanted answered concerning the behavioral intricacies that dictate the decisions we make.

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Movie Review: 'Tomorrowland' likeable and fun, but tries too hard

There's a lot to like about Disney's "Tomorrowland." It's got George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, robots and explosions, a positive message, and it puts the fate of the future in the hands of two smart young girls.

Book Review: In new Spenser thriller, kids are OK, judges aren't

"Robert B. Parker's Kickback" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by Ace Atkins

When a teenager's innocent social media prank turns into a punishing trip behind bars, the Boston private eye Spenser begins a probe that stretches from freezing, blustery New England all the way to a sunny Florida marina.

For The People Pow Wow to be held this weekend

The eighth annual For The People Pow Wow will be held at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday.


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