April 10, 2009
A Columbia family, crippled by cancer and death, deals with their recent losses and a tough financial situation.
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.
Alex Blanton adds his melody with trumpet while rehearsing the Easter music program at the Calvary Episcopal Church on April 8.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 on Saturday during the celebration of her quinceanera.
Selene Marquez arrives at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday for her quinceanera.
Selene Marquez offers flowers to Mary at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday during the celebration of her quinceanera, her 15th birthday.
Six-year-old Debany Ramirez walks past balloons during her cousin's quinceanera reception party on Saturday.
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.
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.
April 9, 2009
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.
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.