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Columbia jazz duo finds inspiration in challenge, history of jazz

The Tempus Fugitives, a two-man jazz band, are inspired by John Coltrane and Miles Davis and are constantly working to improve their sound.

They find inspiration in the challenges, history and camaraderie of their music.

"We know each other well enough now that it becomes intuitive when the other one wants to stop, or where the other is heading (in his music)," Alan Arnold says.

Former Habitat for Humanity supervisor continues to help novice volunteers

Bob Shannon was in charge of Habitat for Humanity’s construction projects for six years full time. In total, he worked on about 40 to 50 houses at various locations around town. After retiring two and a half years ago, Shannon has been supervising less experienced volunteers two days a week. 

When Thanksgiving dinner takes a wrong turn

If ever an ill-timed kitchen disaster is going to strike, it's around Thanksgiving. But while cooking mishaps can be horrifying when they happen, they can turn into great memories. Here are some Thanksgiving cooking disaster tales, edited from first-person accounts.

Musicians check out of Holy Road House

Holy Road House, as it’s been called the last two years, is for sale, and Holy Road Tours Union, a nonprofit touring and lifestyle co-op.

BOONE LIFE: Puppies for sale

Mike Criner is hoping to sell 10 German shepherd puppies for $100 apiece.

'The Big Neal' returns to his alma mater, MU, a star

Neal Boyd, winner of NBC's "America's Got Talent" reality competition series, is still the same humble guy who visits his college town and takes his mom's advice. 

Mission trip changes women's fair-trade mission

Four Columbia women opened a store downtown to offer alternative retail shopping, but a trip to Uganda changed the way they saw their position.

Missouri artists wanted for Fire Station No. 9

Missouri artists interested in designing public art for the new Fire Station No. 9 can now submit applications to the Office of Cultural Affairs until Dec. 12.

Lifelong learning helps combat memory loss

Stimulating classes can help older adults improve their mental health, perhaps reduce the chance of getting Alzheimer's and other debilitating diseases.

Daylight Donuts to have grand opening Wednesday

The doughnut shop will be introducing new menu items at its grand opening ceremony, one month after the store officially opened.

'Gumbo Bottoms' musical to debut in Boonville

"Gumbo Bottoms" is a musical by Meredith Ludwig and Cathy Barton based on the distinct character of the Missouri river community. It premieres Nov. 21 at Thespian Hall in Boonville.

BOONE LIFE: Bullseye promotes the sporting side of shooting

Kent Finlay of Centralia is the discipline head for the shooting group Bullseye, a National Rifle Association conventional pistol group within the Green Valley Rifle and Pistol Club. He schedules tournaments, coordinates getting association approval for the events and sends out awards to participating shooters.

Former KFRU director Claxton shares his stories

As Dan Claxton reflects on his years at the local news-talk station, he recalls work that has meant a lot to him as well as the bug that got him into the business in the first place.

Dinner time strengthens new marriage

A recent study conducted by David Schramm, MU Extension specialist and assistant professor of human development and family studies, revealed balancing jobs with spending time together is the number one challenge among newlywed couples.

Publishers reinvent Bible formats for new generations

While the Bible has been recreated and repackaged innumerable times, publishers of the newest editions are using some distinctly unique formats to capture the attention of readers.

 

Horror meets humor: Pillowman

"The Pillowman," a Tony-nominated play written by Martin McDonagh, is known for its  combination of dark humor and extreme violence. MU's Department of Theatre is taking on the production.

Author: Carbs have led to obese America

A packed Monsanto Auditorium listened to author and science journalist Gary Taubes speak about America's obesity crisis Thursday. Taubes blames the obesity problem on carbohydrates and recommends low-carb diets.

Taking a quick look at "Blind" Boone's life

A classical and ragtime composer and pianist, John William "Blind" Boone is one of Columbia's most well-known historical figures.

Concert to help restore musician's home and reputation

Pianist John Davis will be performing a concert at MU on Saturday to benefit the restoration of 19th Century ragtime composer and pianist J.W. "Blind" Boone's Columbia home.

Study: Extensive artery damage exists in obese children

Resarchers linked obesity in children to heart disease.

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