Parade, entertainment and fireworks still on
The city of Eldon has cancelled some activities for its annual Independence Day celebration Saturday due to weather conditions.
It's officially summer. What better time for a heartwarming caper movie about a troubled but noble Texas teen, his troubled but noble dog, and those crazy mean gun smugglers they tangle with?
Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, "Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams" (Red House)
Larry Campbell is a highly regarded producer and ridiculously versatile sideman who can play about any instrument you hand him.
"Brutality" (Putnam), by Ingrid Thoft
The challenge of belonging to a high-profile and dysfunctional family, yet establishing your own identity, continues to be the theme of Ingrid Thoft's exciting series about Boston private investigator Fina Ludlow.
Salute to America 2015 kicks off in downtown Jefferson City with 80 tons of sand dumped in the street for a beach party in conjunction with today's Thursday Night Live.
Jefferson City’s renewed Millbottom, located in the shadow of the Missouri Capitol, is joining the Fourth of July celebration this year with its first “Rock the Millbottom” event.
Bret Michaels, Ozark Mountain Daredevils among big acts
Fireworks, barbecues and family get-togethers are part of many Lake of the Ozarks area residents’ and visitors’ celebrations for the Fourth of July.
In 1978, when writer-director Maya Forbes was 10 years old, her mother went away to graduate school, leaving Forbes and her little sister in the care of their mentally ill dad. The girls, and even their mom, didn't fully understand his diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Doctors still called it manic-depression in those days.
Kacey Musgraves, "Pageant Material" (Mercury Nashville)
Kacey Musgraves strives for a classic '60s country sound on her second album, "Pageant Material."
If you've heard of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" already, it's probably because it had the unique misfortune of being the favorite of many at this year's Sundance Film Festival, where it also won the top prizes.
"The Ultimatum" (William Morrow), by Dick Wolf
Dick Wolf, a producer whose credits include the "Law & Order" TV franchise, is also a terrific novelist. His latest book, "The Ultimatum," is the third thriller to feature New York police Detective Jeremy Fisk, and it's Wolf's best yet.
Hudson Mohawke, "Lantern" (Warp)
Scottish electronic music producer Hudson Mohawke is out with his sophomore album, "Lantern," a lush blend of edgy vocals and smartly managed mixes that are ripe for hip lounge listening.
“The Walls Around Us,” by author Nova Ren Suma, is a dark and lyrical tale of friendship, guilt and justice.
The personal stories of Cole County soldiers are pieced together with historic context in the latest book by local military historian Jeremy Amick.
Rocksteady Studios proved with 2009's "Batman: Arkham Asylum" that a video game inspired by superhero mythology could be an impeccably cerebral affair, not just another name association money grab.