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From the Stacks: ‘All the Truth That’s in Me’ follows young woman’s struggle to find voice

Silence is anything but golden when a young voice is taken — and, with it, the truth.

Fall concert on tap Tuesday in Rotunda

The Jefferson City Community Symphonic Band will host a traditional fall concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Missouri Capitol Rotunda.

Book Review: 'The Crossing' is great character study

"The Crossing" (Little, Brown and Co.), by Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly brings back both of his series characters, now retired detective Harry Bosch and criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller, in his latest novel, "The Crossing."

Music Review: Starry reworked versions of Disney hits feel uneven

Various artists, "We Love Disney" (Verve Records)

"We Love Disney" takes thirteen of some the most iconic Disney tracks and puts them in the hands of contemporary hitmakers such as Ariana Grande, Gwen Stefani and Fall Out Boy for a fresh update, but the album feels more like a pleasant hodgepodge.

Book Review: Nixon White House examined through Butterfield's eyes

"The Last of the President's Men" (Simon & Schuster), by Bob Woodward

For Bob Woodward, former President Richard Nixon and "the president's men" who surrounded him are the gift that keeps on giving.

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‘Ordinary People’ performed in unusual format

Scene One Theatre is presenting the classic drama “Ordinary People.”

TV show to air story of woman who faked man's death

The story of a Springfield woman who allegedly faked a man's death to avoid paying a loan will appear on the Judge Mathis show Friday.

Music Review: Def Leppard return with strong, diverse album

Def Leppard, "Def Leppard" (Mailboat Records)

With a diverse set of songs that range from potential arena anthems to driving rock ballads, it seems pretty obvious that Def Leppard wasn't taking any chances on their eponymously titled new album.

Book Review: John Irving travels familiar roads in 'Avenue of Mysteries'

"Avenue of Mysteries" (Simon & Schuster), by John Irving

John Irving didn't manage to weave wrestling or New England into his 14th novel, "Avenue of Mysteries," but he ticks all the other boxes that will keep fans turning the pages.

Music Review: Trey Anastasio finds groove on 'Paper Wheels'

Trey Anastasio, "Paper Wheels" (Rubber Jungle/ATO Records)

When Phish frontman Trey Anastasio settles into a groove, his latest solo record "Paper Wheels" shines.

Sexy Victoria's Secret lingerie show hits 20-year mark

Some light up, others are pretty in pink and still more burst forth like fireworks.

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New Orleans musical legend Allen Toussaint dies at 77

Legendary New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint, who racked up hits like “Working in a Coal Mine” and “Lady Marmalade” as a behind-the-scenes songwriter and producer before he gained new fame as a performer, died Tuesday, not long after a performance in Spain. He was 77.

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Game Review: 'Assassin's Creed' romps through Victorian London

They say history repeats itself, and that's never been truer than with the "Assassin's Creed" series. No matter where and when each game takes place, you know you'll get a hearty historical romp loaded with breathtaking acrobatics, bewildering conspiracies and beautifully realized re-creations of the world's great cities.

Music Review: Steve Martin, Edie Brickell shine on 'So Familiar'

Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, "So Familiar" (Rounder Records)

Edie Brickell and Steve Martin weave a warm, endearing and lush musical landscape in their second record together, the perfectly titled "So Familiar."

Book Review: Isabel Allende novel features Japanese internment

"The Japanese Lover" (Atria Books), by Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende is partial to strong women, courtly manners and leftist politics. In her latest novel, "The Japanese Lover," she delivers all three in a stirring romance about a passionate love affair between a Jewish refugee from Nazi-occupied Poland and a Japanese-American gardener.

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