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Comedians to headline first event at new venue

A nationally-acclaimed comedian will be telling his jokes Wednesday at Jefferson City’s newest performance and event venue.

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From the Stacks: ‘Aimless Love’ — A book to savor one conversation at a time

I’ve had a hard time deciding when to tell you that this is a review of a poetry collection. Should I slip this fact into the middle after I’ve given you a great story about the poet, like a parent hiding dreaded medicine in a spoonful of ice cream?

'Trailer Park Boys' actor arrested in Los Angeles

An actor who stars on the television series "Trailer Park Boys" has been arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of misdemeanor battery.

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In Hollywood’s backyard, a push to rectify arts inequities

Miles from the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the red carpet, Steve Shin belts out tunes on a piano scarred with nicks and love notes written in scratches, teaching children how to sing.

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Capital City Players present ‘August Osage County’

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play “August Osage County” by Tracy Letts will be presented by Capital City Players.

End of a TV era: ‘American Idol’ vows ‘spectacular’ finale

“American Idol,” which gave the world Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson, has one more chance to mint a star before it fades into TV and music history.

Elton John sued by off-duty officer alleging sex harassment

A decorated Los Angeles police captain has sued Elton John, claiming he was repeatedly groped by the singer while he was working off-duty on the Grammy winner’s security detail.

Judge: Dickinson’s lawsuit vs. Cosby can proceed

Janice Dickinson’s defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby should move forward, a judge ruled Tuesday, saying a trial can determine the truthfulness of the model’s claims the comedian raped her in 1982.

Smithsonian to include 2 Cosby items in new history museum

The Smithsonian and Bill Cosby can’t seem to escape one another.

Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke dies at 69

Patty Duke, who as a teen won an Oscar for playing Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker” and maintained a long and successful career throughout her life while battling personal demons, has died at the age of 69.

Actor James Noble dies, played dim governor on ‘Benson’

James Noble, a Broadway-seasoned actor who appeared on soap operas and films like “10” and “Being There,” but perhaps was best known for playing the absent-minded governor to Robert Guillaume’s patient head of household in the 1980s sitcom “Benson,” has died in Connecticut.

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From the Stacks: Love and loss combine in Peter Ferry’s ‘Old Heart’

“Old Heart,” author Peter Ferry’s second novel, rewards readers with many layers and themes.

Show-Me Wine Competition mixes tasting, food, music

Event to benefit the Buddy Pack program

With more than 400 bottles from 11 different wineries, the 2016 People’s Choice Show-Me Wine Competition is ready to start next week.

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From the Stacks: Magic partnership goes dark in ‘Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell’

Magic has been absent from England — and, indeed, the world — for centuries.

Microsoft says hiring go-go dancers at Xbox party was wrong

Microsoft says it was "unequivocally wrong" for hosting a party with scantily dressed female dancers during a video game developers' conference.

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