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Madeleine Leroux

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Madeleine Leroux is the HER Magazine and features editor for the Jefferson City News Tribune. She previously spent five years covering Jefferson City government news before taking on editor roles in other areas of Missouri and Arkansas. A Chicago native, she studied news-editorial journalism at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale before moving to Missouri, where she has worked in Waynesville and Columbia, in addition to Jefferson City. Madeleine loves history books, coffee and good music, as well as her family, which includes two cats and one very petite dog.

African Children's Choir to perform with 'a big vision in mind'

Published Aug. 22 2019

The African Children's Choir will return to Jefferson City next week, offering a free performance for all.

Capital City Productions presents 'Cinderella'

Published Aug. 15 2019

For Director Joshua Lehto, Capital City Production's latest show, "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella," was a personal project, one that brought...

Capitol City Cinema to host comedy night, drag show this weekend

Published Aug. 15 2019

Capitol City Cinema is preparing for a weekend of non-cinematic events, with a comedy show planned Friday and a drag...

State Fair entertainment includes Foreigner, Brothers Osborne

Published Aug. 8 2019

The Missouri State Fair opens today and the Pepsi Grandstand entertainment lineup is not only a mainstay but a draw...

‘Matilda the Musical’ to bring magic, nostalgia to stage

Published Aug. 8 2019

Tonight, the curtain will open on the Little Theatre’s latest production — “Matilda the Musical.

State Fair encourages all to 'Come Home'

Published Aug. 4 2019

Now in its 118th year, the Missouri State Fair is beckoning residents to "Come Home" and enjoy all the state...

Scene One plans Comedy Night Fundraiser

Published Aug. 1 2019

In an effort to encourage local stand-up comedy and continue renovations at the building, Scene One Theatre will host a...

Southside duplex selected for Golden Hammer awardOwner expects several more years of renovation work

Published Jul. 28 2019

Chris Griggs thinks he has about five years left before he finishes renovating his property at 708 Washington St.

Building a new music community

Published Jul. 25 2019

Brandon Baker has been performing at venues throughout Mid-Missouri for more than a decade.And even after four albums, including two...

Capitol City Cinema to host free preview of latest Ken Burns documentary

Published Jul. 25 2019

Well-known documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is set to release his latest film, “Country Music,” in September.

Local resale shops give tips for buying, selling used items

Published Jul. 21 2019

Whether looking to buy or sell, secondhand shops can be an economical way to clean out or add to your...

'Not-So-Short Attention Span Theatre' debuts tonight

Published Jul. 18 2019

Bringing original content from local playwrights, Scene One Theatre is premiering its first evening of the "Not-So-Short Attention Span Theatre.

‘Seussical’ hits the stage tonight at Stained Glass Theatre

Published Jul. 18 2019

The classic stories of Dr. Seuss will be brought to life as the Stained Glass Theatre debuts “Seussical” beginning at...

Old Munichburg Association seeks to spotlight properties enhancing beauty

Published Jul. 14 2019

On Saturday, members of the Old Munichburg Association gave out its inaugural Southside Pride Appearance Award to Chris Griggs to...

Capitol City Cinema to host 'Part of the Circle' with Lloyd Grotjan

Published Jul. 11 2019

Looking for a way to unwind and disconnect? An upcoming event at Capitol City Cinema may provide exactly the right...

RC Flying Field issue comes down to oversight

Published Aug. 28 2016

An issue between two groups about an existing flying field for radio-controlled model airplanes and helicopters may be solved without...

JCFD looks to move forward on facilities' needs

Published Aug. 26 2016

The Jefferson City Fire Department is looking to move forward on needed station repairs, with the largest planned project being...

Ice arena to reopen Sept. 2

Published Aug. 25 2016

Roughly one month after floodwater melted ice and left debris all over, the Washington Park Ice Arena should be ready...

Committee finishes Jefferson City budget work

Published Aug. 19 2016

After less than a month, the Jefferson City Council appears ready to approve the draft 2017 budget with very few...

Study: East Capitol area meets blight, insanitary conditions

Published Aug. 17 2016

Jefferson City's East Capitol Avenue neighborhood meets the legal definition of blight, which could open options for the city to...