THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Roots 'N' Blues draws crowds; hopeful anthem singers attend tryouts

Sunday, September 22, 2013 | 7:16 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — This week, Missourian photographers captured festivities at the annual Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival and the tryouts to sing the national anthem at MU basketball games.

In this photo by Jacob Hamilton, Lindsay Oetker and Michael Rader dance at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival on Saturday at Stephens Lake Park. The festival, held every year in Columbia, is a celebration of food and music in mid-Missouri.

In this image shot by Missourian photographer Kevin Cook, Harrisburg football player Blake Williams is tackled by Brookfield High School defenders. Harrisburg experienced its first-ever defeat on Tuesday night with a 14-10 loss to Brookfield.

Kholood Eid captured this photo of Sharree Rose, a Columbia resident and Maplewood Barn Community Theatre actor, waiting for visitors at Saturday's 36th Annual Heritage Festival & Craft Show in Nifong Park. The festival allows attendants to briefly experience the culture and customs of life in the 19th century.

In this picture by Missourian photographer Kholood Eid, MU student Ciara Davis poses for the camera Tuesday after auditioning to sing the national anthem at Missouri basketball games. More than two dozen people tried out at the auditions.

Julia Sumpter shot this image Wednesday of Columbia College women's soccer player Taylor Hagenhoff heading a ball during team practice. Hagenhoff, though only a freshman, is a skilled defender whose talent has caught the attention of her coach and teammates.

In this shot by Missourian photographer Joshua Boucher, a Missouri football player lifts his helmet to commemorate the Tigers' 45-28 victory over Indiana on Saturday. The Tigers are now 3-0 in their season.

Supervising editor is Elizabeth Stephens.

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