PHOTO GALLERY: Students rehearse during MU's Summer Repertory Theatre program [Gallery]

The MU Department of Theatre is putting on its annual summer repertory season, featuring two performances of David Crespy's "Comedies-in-Concert" series and two full-stage plays, "Is He Dead?" and "The Drowsy Chaperone."

Three women rehearse a scene of "Is He Dead?" [Photo]

Rachel Bauer, left, and Alison Kertz comfort Gina Drapela, center, during an intimate scene in Act I of "Is He Dead?".

Jackson Harned rehearses "Is He Dead?" [Photo]

Jackson Harned looks away from the cast during a scene in Act I of "Is He Dead?"

Theater students rehearse a scene during summer rep [Photo]

Theater students practice "Is He Dead?" on Monday as part of MU's Summer Repertory Theatre program.

Scott McDonald and Gina Drapela practice a scene of "Is He Dead?" [Photo]

Scott McDonald holds hands with Gina Drapela during a scene in Act I of "Is He Dead?" at the Rhynsburger Theatre on Monday.

Blue Note owner looks out window of venue [Photo]

Richard King, owner of The Blue Note, stares out the front window of the music venue Monday. King is selling the venue to Matt Gerding and Scott Leslie from Madison, Wis.

The Urge performs at Blue Note for Summerfest [Photo]

The Urge performs at The Blue Note's Ninth Street Summerfest in downtown Columbia. Attracting up-and-coming bands such as The Urge has been a mainstay of The Blue Note's success.

Blue Note sold to Wisconsin theater owners [Photo]

The Blue Note owner Richard King reassessed his priorities after heart surgery in 2012 and decided to sell the music venue. He will still remain an active partner with Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ organizer Thumper Entertainment.

Clean Energy collaborating with city to build natural-gas station [Photo]

A natural-gas filling station at 1900 Lake Ridgeway Drive is estimated to be completed at the end of July. The station is being built by Clean Energy in collaboration with the city.

Martha Jane (Estes) Baker [File Image]

Martha Jane (Estes) Baker

FROM READERS: The crowd at McNally's Irish Pub during the U.S. v. Belgium match [Photo]

Fans watch World Cup soccer at McNally's Irish Pub.

FROM READERS: Jay Sparks [Photo]

Jay Sparks is co-founder of American Outlaws: Chapter 85 in Columbia and co-founder of CoMoCauldron, the Columbia chapter of the Sporting Kansas City supporters group.

Wong celebrates walkoff home run [Photo]

St. Louis Cardinals' Kolten Wong is doused with water as he crosses the plate by teammates Jhonny Peralta, right, and others after hitting a walk-off home run Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cardinals beat the Pirates 5-4.

Royals steal second base [Photo]

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Ben Zobrist, left, is late with the tag as Kansas City Royals' Lorenzo Cain steals second base during the third inning Tuesday in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Christopher Froome banged up in Tour de France [Photo]

Britain's Christopher Froome's wounds show through his torn race suit after crashing Tuesday during the fourth stage of the Tour de France.

FROM READERS: Mary Pat Boatfield and her cat Patrice [Photo]

Mary Pat Boatfield, the late executive director of the Central Missouri Humane Society, holds her cat Patrice.

Sterling lawyer arrives at court [Photo]

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's attorney Bobby Samini arrives at a Los Angeles courthouse Tuesday for a trial over the $2 billion Los Angeles Clippers sale.

Klose walks off as he is substituted [Photo]

Germany's Miroslav Klose walks off as he is substituted during the semifinal soccer match Tuesday between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Whelan released from jail [Photo]

Ray Whelan, a longstanding director and project manager within the MATCH group, arrives at a police station Monday after been arrested in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Whelan was arrested Monday in a plush beachside hotel as part of a Brazilian police investigation into illegal ticket sales.

Lebron James at news conference [Photo]

Miami Heat's LeBron James pauses during a news conference on June 17 in Miami. The Heat star has not yet announced what his plans are for next season.