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Natalie Cole remembered with mix of music, laughter

Natalie Cole was remembered as a loyal friend, “the best and bossiest big sister,” and a worthy successor to her famous father’s legacy in a joyous and music-filled funeral highlighting her Baptist faith on Monday.

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Sinatra musical shares life, music of famous singer

To celebrate what would have been Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday, Capital City Players is presenting his life in music in “My Way: The Life and Music of Frank Sinatra.”

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Humorous adult comedy to open at Scene One

The new year is starting with a zany comedy by Scene One Theatre titled “Wonder of the World” by David Lindsay-Abaire.

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Bluegrass fans flock to Jefferson City for convention

For more than a decade, Norm Verros has traveled from his hometown of Pella, Iowa, to Jefferson City to listen and share in the sounds of bluegrass music.

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Bluegrass music is instrumental aspect of family’s life

Pickin’ siblings

Growing up, the six Martin siblings inherited the love of the music genre from their dad, Elvin.

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From the Stacks: ‘Eighty Days’ combines adventure, history, social commentary

In 1889, floundering circulation numbers led the editors of Joseph Pulitzer’s newspaper, The World, to search for “something sensational — a story that would rivet the public’s attention and not just for a day or two, but for months on end.

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No Powerball winner, jackpot may reach $1.3 billion

No ticket matched all six Powerball numbers following the drawing for a record jackpot of nearly $950 million, lottery officials said early Sunday, boosting the expected payout for the next drawing to a whopping $1.3 billion.

Powerball soars to $800 million as states see strong sales

With Powerball sales breaking previous records, the odds are growing that someone will win tonight’s $800 million jackpot — but if no one matches all the numbers, the next drawing is expected to soar past $1 billion.

The 10 highest US lottery jackpots

The Powerball jackpot for tonight’s drawing is expected to be at least $800 million.

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Jefferson City again to host bluegrass awards, convention

Jefferson City’s Capitol Plaza Hotel again will be filled with bluegrass music this weekend, as the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America holds its 42nd annual music awards and the 33rd SPBGMA Mid-West Convention.

California artist wins Robert De Niro Sr. Prize

California-based artist Laura Owens has been named the winner of an annual award named for Robert De Niro’s late father.

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New TV technology promises sharper colors, but not much to watch

For years, TV makers have focused on making pictures sharper by squeezing more pixels onto screens.

Powerball jackpot soars to $450 million

The estimated jackpot for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing has soared to $450 million thanks to strong sales.

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From the Stacks: ‘The Jemima Code’ traces African American cooks’ contribution to country’s heritage

Cookbooks reveal much about a country’s heritage, what people eat and how they live.

Facebook glitch celebrates 46 years of online friendship

Facebook’s making some of its users feel a lot older than they really are.

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