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Crowds gather to protest performance

A small group of protesters clog the east corner of Ninth and Locust streets before the Heartland Men's Chorus performed their show "And Justice for All" on Wednesday at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts. The protesters were outnumbered by a group of counter-protesters across the street.

Chorus captures Capitol in Jefferson Ciy

The Heartland Men's Chorus walks up the stairs to the State Capitol in Jefferson City. The Kansas City chorus sang for the first time in Jefferson City.

Heartland Men's Chorus gathers before performance

Members of the Heartland Men's Chorus wait in the basement of the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts before the performance of their show "And Justice for All" on Wednesday. The chorus' mission strives to build community, working together toward a common goal of civil rights activism. For many of the members, the group is like an extended family with strong camaraderie.

Preparing for premier performance

Ben Proffer, second from left, and his brother Alex, center, get ready on a charter bus for their first performance with the Heartland Men's Chorus. The chorus' show featured songs from black, women and LGBT civil rights movements.

Projecting Justice

The Heartland Men's Chorus performs their show "And Justice for All" on Wednesday at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts. The performance used narration and projected multimedia to enhance their message promoting black, women and LGBT civil rights.

2010 Vancouver Olympics

A snowboarder jumps through the Olympic rings during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday.

Champion in the Fourth Annual Missouri Grand Prix

Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics club member, Masayuki Kishida, swims the 100-meter butterfly finals round on Friday, during the fourth annual Missouri Grand Prix at the Student Recreation Area. Kishida completed in 53.46 seconds and won the event.

Making waves at the 2010 Missouri Grand Prix

Parkland Aquatic Club member, Madison Burns, cheers on her teammates in the 800-meter freestyle relay on Friday, during the fourth annual Missouri Grand Prix at the Student Recreation Center. Parkland Aquatic placed third in that event.

Kewpies take Jays Friday at Hickman High

Hickman junior guard, Marcus Whitt, drives the basket as Jefferson City guard, Jeremy Tisdel, defends on Friday night at Hickman High.

Hickman Kewpies triumph over Jefferson City Jays

Hickman senior guard, Lyle Harris, center, drives the basket while Jefferson City guards Spencer Carlock, left, and Jeremy Tisdel, right, follow close behind on Friday night at Hickman High.

Rock Bridge junior jumps for a shot against the Westport Tigers

Matt Kelly, a Rock Bridge Bruins junior, jumps to take a shot against the Wesport Tigers in Friday night's game.

Rock Bridge High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction

From left to right, ball boys Logan Reuter, 10, Luke Bley, 11, and Rock Bridge Booster Club Vice President Ron Schmidt present Steve Moore, Gary Tapp, John Donovan, Joan Pauly Upperman, and Jack Roach with plaques commemorating their induction into the Rock Bridge High School Athletic Hall of Fame, Friday night.

Bruins dunk Tigers

Bruins senior, Logan Parks, hangs off the basket after dunking the ball as Tigers senior, William Verner, looks on during Friday night's game.

Rock Bridge Bruins basketball versus Westport Tigers

Bruins senior, Ricky Kreklow, jumps up for a shot against the Westport Tigers as their sophomore, Tyreek Freeman, moves in to block during Friday night's game.

Valentine's Day Arrangements

Rock Bridge High senior Stephanie Curtis smells the floral arrangement she is working on at the Columbia Area Career Center flower shop. The shop held a special sale for Valentine's Day on Friday.

A Valentine's Arrangement

Stephanie Curtis, a senior at Rock Bridge High, arranges roses in the back room of the flower shop at the Columbia Area Career Center on Friday. The flower shop is staffed by high school students as part of a class.

Shaping bows

Rock Bridge high school junior Christy Beck creates a bow for a floral arrangement at the Columbia Area Career Center floral shop on Friday. The arrangements in the shop are created by students as part of a floral and plant design class.

Valentine's Day Flower Sale

The Columbia Area Career Center flower shop is decked out for Valentine's Day. The shop sells floral arrangements as well as potted plants.

Ous Mellouli of USC won't settle for less than first

Ous Mellouli, swimming for the Trojan Swim Club of the University of South California, competes in the men's 400m individual medley on Friday during the Missouri Grand Prix. Mellouli, gold medal winner at the Beijing Olympics, finished in 4:28.73, placing first in his heat and the preliminary rounds.

It's off to the races for Grand Prix swimmers

Swimmers dive at the start of the fifth heat of the women's 100m breaststroke on Friday during the Missouri Grand Prix. Haylee Johnson, top far left, a national qualifier swimming for the University of British Columbia Dolphins, finished in 1:11.47, taking first in the heat and third in the preliminary.
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