• Roberts makes an average of $80-100 in tips playing his electric flute on summer weekends. Saturdays during football season he earns about $350-500 in tips. A big tip for Roberts is as much as $100.
    Street musician Lamar Roberts performs for Columbia
  • Joe and Marlene Crane
opened Marlene’s
Restaurant at the same
time as the museum. “I
told her I’d put her name
in lights,” he says.
    The museum that Crane built
  • Natasha Myrick, owner of Mama T’s Cupcakes, offers a wide variety of flavors — including maple pancake for breakfast.
    Mama T’s takes the (cup)cake
  • Lovett spent the past six years working for The Blue Note as an events coordinator and now she's working on establishing a bar.
    A conversation with Millie Lovett
  • Anna Seaman Portrait
    Editor’s Letter: history’s teachable moments
  • Pablo Araujo, owner of La Feria, opened the store to make quality Latin American art accessible. La Feria is connected to Blanc Studio hair salon, which Araujo and his wife have owned and operate since 2012.
    La Feria offers authentic art from Hispanic countries
  • The local extreme black/death metal three-piece is heading to Puerto Rico for a June 26 show in support of its debut "Thy Adversary." Photo courtesy of Scott Eames
    Nevalra takes metal music to Puerto Rico
  • Mead
    The emergence of mid-Missouri Mead

Events

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band at The Blue Note
July 1, 2015 7:30 pm

TYPE: Music
MINIMUM AGE: All ages
COST: $25
LOCATION: The Blue Note, 17 North 9th St.
CONTACT: (573)-874-1944

Salute to America 2015
July 3, 2015 1:00 pm

Chris Killian
July 3, 2015 9:00 pm

Fourth of July Fireworks at Captain Ron’s
July 3, 2015 9:30 pm

The Red, White and Blue Color Dash
July 4, 2015 9:00 am

News & Insight

It's just saying, "Hi." Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Patho.

Oh, horror of horrors: 12 things I learned from having bed bugs

Finding a stray bed bug began the most horrifying, expensive, exhausting, hair-raising few weeks of my life

Pope Francis' namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, is the patron saint of the environment and informs the pope's stance on climate change. Photo by TheBlaze

Pope Francis gives climate change a different perspective

Love it or hate it, the pope has brought the climate change debate to a place neither scientists nor science journalists can quite reach

The museum that Crane built

Crane's Museum & Shoppes displays Central Missouri history through decades of collection

Mama T’s takes the (cup)cake

A self-taught baker adds a made-to-order twist to Columbia's dessert scene

The emergence of mid-Missouri Mead

A look into the resurgence of this ancient drink and the man behind it.

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Food & Drink

Photo by Ryan Levi/Vox

The quest for the best crab rangoon in Columbia: House of Chow

House of Chow's crab rangoon is a little light on the crab

Patrick Dierkes and Daniel Thorne are gearing up to take the streets of Columbia. For the past few months, the truck has been constructed in Thorne's driveway off Stadium Boulevard.

How to build a food truck: Grill-A-Brothers style

Patrick Dierkes and Daniel Thorne will soon be hitting the streets in Columbia’s newest food truck

The quest for the best crab rangoon in Columbia: Thip Thai

Thip Thai sets the bar high for this classic Asian appetizer

Three in-season recipes for the summer

Take advantage of fresh, cheap produce

FlyOver to land in Columbia

A new late-night eatery will combine Midwestern food with a social atmosphere

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Music

Lovett spent the past six years working for The Blue Note as an events coordinator and now she's working on establishing a bar.

A conversation with Millie Lovett

The Columbia mainstay talks about balancing bar openings, concert and event planning with an active social life.

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Columbia celebrates 10 years of Summerfest

The fest's decade-long history in Columbia has had its ups and downs

Nevalra takes metal music to Puerto Rico

The Columbia band's dark music offers blistering music for metal heads

Street musician Lamar Roberts performs for Columbia

The performer has been through at least 40 flutes and 40 rehab programs to find peace in music and work as an advocate.

Tyler, the Creator blows up The Blue Note stage

The bombtastic rapper brought his bangin' summer tour to The Blue Note on Sunday

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Movie Reviews

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Ted 2

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The Wolfpack

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Max

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Inside Out

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