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the beat 4/10 [Audio]

Burden of cancer on Purvis family [Slideshow]

A Columbia family, crippled by cancer and death, deals with their recent losses and a tough financial situation.

'Awake, Arise!' [Audio]

Ed Hanson, music director at the Calvary Episcopal Church on Ninth Street, talks about the Columbia connection to a composition called “Awake, Arise!” The Cambridge Adult Choir practiced the piece at their April 8 rehearsal. Three members of a brass quartet practiced with the choir for Easter Sunday.

Adding harmony to Easter music [Photo]

Alex Blanton adds his melody with trumpet while rehearsing the Easter music program at the Calvary Episcopal Church on April 8.

Eileen Porter practices Easter songs [Photo]

Eileen Porter, a professor of nursing at MU, rehearses with the choir for the Easter music program at the Calvary Episcopal Church on April 8.

Preparing Easter music [Photo]

Ed Hanson, director of music, conducts the choir during the rehearsal of the Easter music program at the Calvary Episcopal Church on April 8. Hanson has served at Calvary since 1986.

Historic Boone home [Photo]

The City Council will hold a public hearing April 20 on the planned renovation of the outside of the historic J.W. "Blind" Boone home at Fourth Street and Broadway. Upon council approval, the Convention and Visitors Bureau will provide $225,000 for the exterior renovation.

Rendering of finished historic Boone home [Photo]

This is a sketch of what the city is hoping that the J.W. "Blind" Boone home will look like when all of the renovations are complete. Preliminary renovation of the house began in 2002 with the removal of the aluminum siding and other nonhistoric additions made over the years.

'Blind' Boone home [Graphic]

Selene Marquez hugs her cousin during her quinceanara [Photo]

Selene Marquez hugs her 6-year-old cousin Debany during her quinceanara reception party on Saturday. Selene, originally from Mexico, celebrated her 15th birthday, known as a quinceanera, in Columbia. The term refers to the celebrant, and the celebration carries religious significance for Spanish-speaking Roman Catholics.

Selene Marquez at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church for her quinceanera [Photo]

Selene Marquez at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday during the celebration of her quinceanera.

Selene Marquez arrives at Sacred Heart Catholic Church [Photo]

Selene Marquez arrives at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday for her quinceanera.

Selene Marquez offers flowers to Mary at Sacred Heart Catholic Church [Photo]

Selene Marquez offers flowers to Mary at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday during the celebration of her quinceanera, her 15th birthday.

Debany Ramirez at her cousin's quinceanera reception party [Photo]

Six-year-old Debany Ramirez walks past balloons during her cousin's quinceanera reception party on Saturday.

Angela Davis speaks at Jesse Auditorium [Photo]

Angela Davis talks about the differences between human and civil rights at MU's Jesse Auditorium on Thursday. Davis, a social justice activist, was invited to speak about human rights and dignity.

Final round of 'West Side Story' auditions [Slideshow]

Nearly 40 teens were called back to the final evening of auditions for "West Side Story" on Thursday after making it through the first round of auditions earlier in the week. Performing Arts in Children's Education is producing the musical, which is scheduled to run from July 23 through 26 at MU's Jesse Auditorium. Those auditioning for the parts took turns reading a scene for director Angela Howard.

2008 Arrests and Searches map [Graphic]

2008 racial profiling statistics [Graphic]

Matt Wilson Quartet at Lee Elementary [Slideshow]

The Matt Wilson Quartet with Jeff Lederer, Andrew D'Angelo, Chris Lightcap and Matt Wilson bring music to Lee Elementary school on behalf of the "We Always Swing" Jazz Series.

Racial profiling disparity data and analysis [Document]

This analysis, by MU economics professor Jeff Milyo, details concepts like "hit rates," which measure the accuracy of police traffic stops based on the race of those stopped in several Missouri communities. It includes information on frequency of traffic stops by race.
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