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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' & singin'

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.

Singers to honor 70th anniversary of end of WWII

The Monticello Singers are giving a concert to honor the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day and those veterans who served the nation in European, African or Pacific theaters of operations in World War II at 3 p.m. Monday in the Capitol Rotunda.

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David Letterman signs off as late-night host

David Letterman was ushered into retirement Wednesday by four presidents declaring "our long national nightmare is over" and a succession of stars delivering a final Top Ten list of things they always wanted to say to the late-night host.

Girl who got call from Taylor Swift dies after cancer battle

A 12-year-old Chicago girl who talked to singer Taylor Swift about music, touring and disease and served as an honorary police officer, has died after a battle with cancer, her family said Tuesday.

Critics slam HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ for rape scene

A U.S. senator is among those condemning a rape scene on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”









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