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Events

The Sound of Music
July 25, 2014 8:00 pm

Where: Kansas City Starlight Theatre
When: July 25–31, 8 p.m.
Cost: $10–95
Call: 816-363-7827
Online: kcstarlight.com

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
July 28, 2014 10:00 am

Twilight Walks
July 31, 2014 7:00 pm

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
July 31, 2014 7:00 pm

Julius Caesar
July 31, 2014 8:00 pm

News & Insights

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Top five trending hashtags

The news you missed during your busy week.

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Science roundup: Geckos in space edition

This week's most exciting science developments

Response to Missouri human trafficking still has far to go

Recent state legislation funds training to help police officers recognize trafficking victims, but fighting modern slavery is a community effort.

Jack’s Gourmet Restaurant serves up Columbia history

The restaurant off Business Loop 70 is 86 years old and still going strong.

A Conversation with MU accessibility director Amber Cheek

MU law graduate returns to the university to direct ADA education and help achieve accessibility for all.

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Food & Drink

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Read this: Shadows in the Vineyard

Maximillian Potter uncorks a tale of red wine and dark deeds

Photo courtesy of Jessica Vaughn

Umbria becomes latest twist in Columbia’s Italian food scene

The past seven years have dished out more closings than hit restaurants

Meet me at the Boone County Fair

The 10 things we're most excited about for this year's fair

Broadway Diner extends hours to include dinner

Starting July 30, the diner will be open from Wednesday at 5 a.m. straight through Sunday at 3 p.m., in addition to normal Monday and Tuesday hours.

What kind of bar athlete are you?

Choose your drink and find your calling. (Sweatband not included.)

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Music

Alarm Will Sound. Photo by Caleb O'Brien

Eight World Premieres recap

Accomplished ensemble Alarm Will Sound debuts eight lively compositions

Photo courtesy of Tooth and Nail

Album review: Anberlin’s Lowborn

Rock out to the farewell album

New pieces unveiled at Mizzou International Composers Festival

Participants in the festival share their inspiration, expectations and challenges

“Word Crimes” breakdown

Familiarize yourself with these conventions, and forget that you ever heard "Blurred Lines."

Columbia’s small venues scramble to stay afloat

Music venues have to find niches in order to earn a place in a competitive market

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Movie Reviews

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Hercules

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Wish I Was Here

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Venus in Fur

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Lucy

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Eat This

The Velvet Cupcake’s hummingbird flavor mixes pineapple, pecan and cinnamon in a gluten-free concoction. Photo by KYLEE GREGG

Eat This: The Velvet Cupcake’s Gluten-free Cupcakes

The confectionery shop in the Tiger Hotel now bakes its unusual recipes with gluten-free flour

Salcheto Winery, located in Montepulciano, Italy makes their Rosato with only grapes, eliminating extra sulfates and other additives.

From roses to reds

An exploration of wine

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