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Documentary featuring JC artist to screen at Capitol City Cinema

“If You’re Really Ugly…” an award-winning short film documentary from James Hinkle of Cinemaddact LLC, was recently honored in the Every Picture Tells a Story film competition sponsored by the Independent Filmmakers Coalition of Kansas City.

Herb Sturm Memorial Jam to benefit St. Martins Catholic School

Before Steve Sturm became a successful musician who played at the Grand Old Opry and toured with Travis Tritt, he grew up in a music-loving household where his folks often held jam sessions with other musicians.

A sweet, comical event returns to local church

Tickets still are available for the second showing of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church presentation of “Sweet Live! Dessert Comedy Theater” at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

JCHS Theatre to perform 'Wonderland'

Jefferson City High School Theatre will bring audiences into a whimsical world during its upcoming production of “Wonderland,” an adaptation of the classic story of “Alice in Wonderland.”

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JC Home Educators Teen Club presenting ‘Pride and Prejudice’

Continuing this weekend and next, the Jefferson City Home Educators Teen Club is bringing “Pride and Prejudice” to the stage in what the director calls a faithful adaption of the classic novel.

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Why you might soon text robots as often as your friends

The robots are coming — to help run your life or sell you stuff — at an online texting service near you.

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From the Stacks: ‘Mycroft Holmes’ offers prequel for Sherlock’s older brother

This is the first novel by both authors, basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and screenwriter Anna Waterhouse.

Van Zandt: Show nixed because N Carolina law is 'evil virus'

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band canceled their North Carolina concert because of the state's new law blocking anti-discrimination rules for the LGBT community, said guitarist Steven Van Zandt, calling it the kind of legislation that's like an "evil virus" spreading around the U.S.

Nielsen says 13.3 million see final ‘American Idol’

An estimated 13.3 million people caught glimpses of Simon Cowell, Carrie Underwood, Paula Abdul and other stars of “American Idol” on the show’s apparent finale, its biggest audience in two years.

Hosmer mobbed by fans, rescues girl after Bieber concert

Eric Hosmer proved he is more of a heartthrob in Kansas City than Justin Bieber and more than a hero on the baseball field.

'American Idol' crowns 15th and final winner as TV show ends

The first "American Idol" finale in 2002 was a battle of the sexes, with Kelly Clarkson the victor over Justin Guarini. The last contest settled the score as Trent Harmon defeated La'Porsha Renae for the crown.

Diceman back for comedy series

Andrew Dice Clay finds out his live-in girlfriend’s ex is paying alimony. Never mind that the monthly checks help keep the lights on at the household of this less-than-flourishing comedian — his raging male ego just won’t stand for it!

India censors: ‘Jungle Book’ too scary for kids to see alone

India’s censor board is requiring parents to accompany children under 12 at screenings of Disney’s “The Jungle Book” because the special effects made its animals too scary.

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New ‘Star Wars’ trailer previews the story of rebels’ past

The dust has barely settled from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” but audiences already have a new installment to get excited for.

Judge nixes singer Kesha's sexual abuse claims vs. producer

Pop star Kesha's claims that producer Dr. Luke violated human rights and hate crime laws by drugging, sexually abusing and emotionally tormenting her were dismissed Wednesday, with a judge saying that rape isn't necessarily an act of gender hatred.

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