From the monthly archives: June 2011

Get your heart pumping with these action flicks being released this week. Plus, get together with your siblings, or your friends that feel like family to watch the return of the Wimpy Kid.

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Get Lost Bookshop’s Cold Reading Series will take a break from prose and dive head first into poetry when the series continues this at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 23. The series, which is meant to shine the spotlight on Columbia’s most esteemed writers and musicians, will feature two poets with strong ties to MU.

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In the mood for a thriller? In Lars Kepler’s The Hypnotist, investigators hypnotise the lone witness of a triple homicide, a young boy suffering from more than 100 stab wounds, in hopes of discovering the killer. Critics are comparing it to Silence of the Lambs.

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Written by Adam Mansbach, the book pokes fun at the exhausting process of putting a fussy little one to bed. Hear it now narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, complete with lullaby music in the background.

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Friday Flicks

June 17, 2011 10:49 am by

What’s there to do on a rainy Friday? Now that a day at the pool seems unlikely, your best bet is to settle in with a big popcorn and see this weekend’s new releases. Tomorrow, look for reviews of the movies at voxmagazine.com.

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2011 marks the 100-year anniversary of MU Homecoming. To celebrate, Vox is searching archives to find photos from the past 100 years. Although we have found some great photos for you to look forward to seeing, we still haven’t ended our search. We want your photos!

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Baseball is in full swing

June 16, 2011 8:06 am by

Baseball, the king of summer sports, finally has all the spotlight.

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Cheyenne Marie Mize and Vandaveer will be stopping by tonight with easy listening folk melodies and eclectic harmonies. Cheyenne will open with a solo set to promote her debut album, Before Lately. This Louisville native’s gentle yet powerful voice pairs with raw guitar plucks to create a dynamic sound avid indie listens are sure to enjoy.

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Judging by the enthusiasm of the crowd at the Old Crow Medicine show last night, it’s no surprise the bluegrass band played to a full house.

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See This: Bellflower

June 15, 2011 5:00 am by

Tonight, Ragtag Cinema’s Homebrewed series is featuring a film about flamethrowers, apocalyptic fantasies and bromance.

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The Junior Boys’ It’s All True, which dropped today, is an example of the playful duo at its best. This fifth full-length album starts with “Itchy Fingers,” a synth-heavy, upbeat intro to the nine-track album.

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Return to Wonderland this week or dust off the controller for long awaited the arrival of a game fourteen years in the making.

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Among werewolves, aliens and husbands getting a week of debauchery with no consequences, fantasy flourishes in this week’s DVD releases.

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Neil Patrick Harris: Rapper

June 13, 2011 12:39 pm by

Did you catch the Tony awards last night? Neil Patrick Harris closed the show with a rap recap. NPH is super talented, but should he add rapping to his repertoire?

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At 6 p.m. on June 16 (hors d’oeuvres will be served at 5:30 p.m.), Navy SEAL Eric Greitens will speak about his multifarious experiences and his recently released book, “The Heart and the Fist,” at Historic Senior Hall on the Stephens College campus.

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As the kick-off for this year’s Hot Summer Night’s music festival at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, three Broadway stars—Christiane Noll, Virginia Woodruff and Rob Evan—brought with them big personalities and even bigger vocal chords to charm the audience through 20 Broadway hits.

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This week’s releases feature some of summer’s most talked about books.

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From the beginning of the wild festival at Midway Exposition Center, people downed many a Bud while listening to some of today’s finest country stars as well as stars on the rise.

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Better known to many Columbians as the “Fancy Bar Chef,” Aaron Brown has been a familiar face in the city’s bar scene for many years. One of his first jobs in the industry was washing dishes at Teller’s, and he has since been involved with the branding and conceptualizing of restaurants such as Billiards on Broadway and Bleu Restaurant and Wine Bar. When his latest project, Vault, transferred ownership from Bleu to the Tiger Hotel, Brown felt it was time for his own change. But doesn’t plan to stay away from his first love, bartending, for long.

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After graduating from college in May 2008, members of the group Parachute got down to business, musically. You may not recognize the name, but chances are you’ve heard this pop-punk band’s music before. Songs “She is Love” and “Under Control” from its 2008 debut album Losing Sleep were broadcast on Nivea’s national skincare [...]

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