From the monthly archives: April 2011

For those who pined about the royal wedding, who speculated endlessly about Catherine’s dress, who fantasized about hopping on a plane to London, here’s a list of ways to fill the royal void.

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The Columbia Garden Club’s theme is “plant seeds of beauty around you.” Get inspired to plant seeds of your own at the club’s annual plant sale, which is its only fundraiser of the year, Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church.

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Today’s sunny and beautiful, but the weekend calls for possible thunderstorms and showers. What better way to escape the rainy weather than a trip to the movies? Here’s this weekend’s new flicks.

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Put a leash on Scooby and take a walk in Stephens Lake Park on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help in the fight against cancer.

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Free Trees

April 29, 2011 11:18 am by

The Daniel Boone Regional Library can help you get one step closer to being like the ultimate tree hugger, Johnny Appleseed. In honor of Arbor Day, the regional library’s three locations will be joining with the Missouri Department of Conservation to give out free seedlings of Missouri native trees. At the Columbia branch, horticulturalist Alan [...]

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Gallery: Royal Wedding

April 29, 2011 11:07 am by

Peruse through pictures of this morning’s ceremony.

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On Saturday afternoon the Global Sounds Music Festival will invade Peace Park — for free. The festival features artists from various music genres including hip-hop, Celtic, pop rock and more.
The purpose of the event is to promote sustainability, social justice and cultural awareness.

If it rains, a shuttle will take [...]

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The Royal Wedding Playlist

April 28, 2011 7:50 pm by

Not since the British Invasion has America been so enamored with the blokes across the pond. Whether you care about the royal wedding or not, there’s no escaping it. Stay tuned for Vox‘s live coverage of the event. If you’re not an early bird, enjoy this jolly good playlist in the meantime.

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Royal Wedding Live Blog

April 28, 2011 7:39 pm by

Bookmark this page! We’ll be live blogging every moment right here starting at 4 a.m. To see what locals are saying about the big day, follow #rwcomo on Twitter.

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In its final main stage production of the season, Stephens College will present Thoroughly Modern Millie, opening tomorrow night (April 29) at Macklanburg Theatre. The show runs until May 1. The general tone of the musical is over-the-top, so throw expectations for subtle garments out the window. It’s all about big band jazz, cocktails, short [...]

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Explosions in the Sky dropped its latest album, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, Tuesday, and I love it. (Not familiar with the band? You might have heard its music while watching Friday Night Lights.)

The music off this album is the only thing making my day somewhat bearable. As with all [...]

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A look at some Columbia weddings

April 28, 2011 12:05 am by

CoMo might not have a prince or princess, but we have a few couples whose weddings have been a royal success. Vox has complied photos of couples who have tied the knot right here in town. If you don’t have wedding fever yet, you might catch it after checking out these pictures.

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The 13th Annual Mid-Missouri Storytelling Festival kicks off tomorrow and runs through Saturday, April 30 with visits to 34 schools in Jefferson City and Osage and Cole counties. The festival will also include three storytelling concerts, which are free and open to the public.

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The countdown continues: Less than two days until Prince William marries Kate Middleton. Finally everyone can stop talking and just sit back, relax, ooh and ahh over Kate’s gown (which is sure to be jaw-dropping) and watch. If you’re looking to have a bloody good time with some fellow Anglophiles on Friday, here are a few tips for throwing the royal wedding watch party of the century.

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Missing the True/False Film Fest? T/F news isn’t over yet. Earlier this week, the annual True Life Fund funds were distributed. More than $15,000 was given to Chicago CeaseFire’s violence interrupters.

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*Spoiler alert*

Glee club took Lady Gaga’s mantra of accepting who you are and made it their own, complete with a powerful performance of ”Born This Way” and screen-printed tees featuring what characters didn’t like about themselves (Mike: “Can’t Sing,” Finn: “Can’t Dance,” Mr. Schue: “Butt Chin”).

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British fare, CoMo style

April 26, 2011 12:54 pm by

As the royal wedding draws near, Anglophilia has taken over the U.S., and CoMo is no exception. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate this week, check out these local restaurant options.

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If last years’ Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival left you hankering for ribs and soul music, yearn no more; the festival, which will take place Sept. 9 and 10 in downtown Columbia, is getting closer and closer. So close, in fact, that Thumper Entertainment has released part of the lineup as well as ticketing options and prices. The headliners include Taj Mahal, Robert Cray, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Robert Randolph Family Band and Sam Bush.

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The early bird gets the wedding coverage. At 4 a.m. on Friday, check in to VoxTalk for a live blog of Will and Kate’s royal celebration.

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Rob Lowe’s (Brothers and Sisters, Parks and Recreation) autobiography, Stories I Only Tell My Friends, was released today. In it, Mr. Good-Looking talks about sobriety, his experience as a teenage heartthrob, his time on The West Wing and, well, his life.

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