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Preparing, performing master's recital

MU graduate student and trombonist Stuart Ivey performed his master's recital on Feb. 13. Months of rehearsal and planning went into the hour-long recital.

Libyans protest at MU

A group of Libyans living in Columbia protest for the freedom of Libya Wednesday in Speakers Circle at MU. They supported the protests in Libya and expressed their urge for the stepping down of Moammar Gadhafi, the current leader of the country.

Warmer weather slower season for food deliveries

As the snow continues to melt, local businesses prepare for the warm weather. While most prefer a warmer climate to increase sales, food establishments with delivery services, are slowing down. Gumby’s general manager and Pickleman’s area manager explain their businesses experiences as the snow melts.

Charles Sullivan discusses road safety procedures

Missouri Department of Transportation Resident Engineer Charles Sullivan describes safety procedures for construction sites. He says both drivers and workers have responsibilities to safety, and he explains how these responsibilities apply to a site in Jefferson City.


Columbia widower remembers his wife on Valentine's Day

Clyde Krager, a resident at Terrace Retirement Community, was married to his wife, Anna Bell, for 61 years. Since her death in 2009, Clyde has held onto her memory. In this Valentine’s Day video, he shares what the holiday meant to the two of them.

A family of pets staves off woman's loneliness

Anita Ayers' pets are her family. Since her children grew up and left home, the animals keep her company and help her to avoid feelings of empty-nest syndrome.

Unity in diversity

Sharrell Luckett and her cast rehearse for a contemporary performance that honors the life and teachings of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The performance is a mix of drumming, dancing and monologues, written by students based on their personal experience.

VIDEO: Sally Angell's ranch

Through Annie's Project, farm women can learn to network, manage information and improve their business skills.

Bells ring as reminder of war raid

Fulton church bells rang in unison with a London church on Dec. 29 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of a World War II air raid.

VIDEO: Fans hike up Tempe Butte before the Insight Bowl

Tempe Butte, which the locals call "A" Mountain, is a landmark outside Sun Devil Stadium that gives tailgaters a 360-degree view of the surrounding area — as long as they're willing to take a hike first.

Youthful orchestra plays

The Missouri Symphony Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings played Monday at Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts.

Santa Claus comes naturally to him

Steve Smith looks, acts and laughs like Santa Claus. He appears as St. Nick throughout mid-Missouri.

Museum owner shares his love for pianos and music

Tom Hutchinson's mechanical music contains thousands of rolls of both classical and popular music. Hutchinson, who has been running the museum for more than 10 years, talks about his ancient pianos with passion and is happy to receive any visitors who are interested in them.

VIDEO: Pets pose for pictures with Santa

Pet owners brought in their animals for pictures with Santa on Saturday at Lizzi and Rocco's Natural Pet Market. The event was a fundraiser for the Central Missouri Humane Society and Columbia Second Chance, which finds homes for rescued pets. Kyle Schlosser, who owns the store along with his wife Jessica, said a little under $1,000 was raised over two weekends to benefit the organizations. The store also hosts pet friendly photo events for charity on Easter and Halloween.

VIDEO: MU professors share their hobbies

It is hard for students to imagine professors outside of the classroom. So here's a look at the free time of three MU professors who engage in roller derby, herpetology and kettlebell weightlifting.

Columbia group opens tree lots to help youth

Sunrise Optimists, a group that aims to support Columbia's youth, opened two Christmas tree lots in the city as a fundraising activity.

120710 Movember

In November, a group of men chose to grow mustaches to show support in the fight against prostate cancer. Movember is a worldwide organization that has been adopted by men in the MU community.

Kwanzaa celebration held at Douglass High School

People gathered at Douglass High School on Saturday to celebrate Kwanzaa, a celebration of African heritage. Community awards were given, and people enjoyed entertainment and a festive feast.

Living Windows in The District

On Friday, stores in "The District" put people in window displays for the holiday season. "Living Windows" is a Christmas festival where shoppers and residents can witness these holiday performances in downtown Columbia.

Shelter Insurance annual Christmas tree lighting

A large crowd gathered outside Shelter Insurance on West Broadway on Friday to witness the annual Christmas tree lighting. West Junior High School's band and choir provided music for the event, and Santa came to take pictures with the children.
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