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‘Concussion’ movie subject exaggerated role, researchers say

In the trailer for the movie “Concussion,” star Will Smith says: “I found a disease that no one has ever seen.”

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A year in pop culture: Hellos, goodbyes, and Caitlyn Jenner

There were goodbyes (Jon Stewart, David Letterman, “Mad Men”) and hellos (Adele!).

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Movie Review: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is fun fan service

J.J. Abrams may not elevate the language of "Star Wars," but he sure is fluent in it. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is no more and no less than the movie that made us love it in the first place. In fact, it's basically the same thing. Isn't that what we all wanted anyway?

'Top Gun,' 'Shawshank' added to National Film Registry

It’s a bro-centric year for movies added to the prestigious National Film Registry.

Free screening of Jefferson City native’s movie

Capitol City Cinema, located at 126 E. High St., will present a free public screening of “Casual Encounters” at 7 p.m. today.

Edith Piaf celebrated on 100th anniversary of her birth

Edith Piaf would have turned 100 this month and never has she been more vital.

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‘Star Wars’ premiere crowd cheers for familiar faces

The VIP audience at “The Force Awakens” world premiere began cheering from the moment the movie’s first words appeared on screen, with special enthusiasm for the return of Han Solo and Chewbacca after a 32-year hiatus.

Hoboken celebrates Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday

Frank Sinatra was the Chairman of the Board, Ol' Blue Eyes and The Voice. But "Slacksy O'Brien?"

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With new conductor, Cantorum looks to invoke Christmas memories

The 48th annual Cantorum “Christmas Memories” choral concert at 7 p.m. today at Jefferson City's Miller Performing Arts Center will be the first with new conductor Suzanne Barner Kitchen.

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Movie Review: Ron Howard's 'In the Heart of the Sea' is adrift

Ron Howard's "In the Heart of the Sea" is a curious beast. The ambitions are as big as a whale; the results are an earnest wreck. It could possibly work if you think of the movie as a metaphor for the story it's trying to tell, but that's a little too meta for something that should be fairly straightforward.

Music Review: 'Chi-Raq' soundtrack hits a few sour notes

Various Artists, Chi-Raq (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (RCA)

The soundtrack for Spike Lee's "Chi-Raq" aligns with the movie — a mish-mash of styles, time periods and characters; painful and solemn in some spots, and uncomfortably over-the-top in others. Like the film, the soundtrack captures a range of voices, each speaking to urgent issues, including gun violence, social inequality, and more.

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Journey to Bethlehem observes 25th anniversary

For 25 years, Jefferson City’s Capital City Christian Church has offered its special gift to the community — the “Journey to Bethlehem.” The “Journey” occurs again this weekend, from 6-10 p.m. today and Saturday.

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Annual homes tour to feature JC and California landmarks

This year’s Christmas Heisinger Homes Tour is expanding its reach and featuring three properties in California, Missouri.

Unmasking domestic violence with charity event

A masquerade ball inside the Missouri State Capitol will raise funds for statewide charities.

Snubs and surprises from the 2016 Golden Globe nominations

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is known for playing by its own mysterious rules, and this year’s Golden Globe nominations proved no exception. Notable snubs and surprises:

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