Month: March 2013

Mizzou Dance Marathon doubles previous year’s donations

Students shuffled into the balloon-filled gymnasium with their most comfortable sneakers on, wearing athletic shorts and matching blue t-shirts. With fanny packs belted around their waists and water bottles in hand they were ready to dance for a cause —…

Tickets are on sale for upcoming Jason Aldean concert

Country music lovers of Columbia have an event to look forward to this spring. Jason Aldean, along with opening acts Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett, will perform at Mizzou Arena, April 26, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Ticket sales to the…

Horses provide healing therapy for individuals with disabilities

The Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center in Columbia is a safe haven for children and adults with disabilities of all kinds. Each session brings kids and adults with physical, mental and emotional disabilities together to partake in equine therapy. Equine…

Movie review: ‘Twenty Feet from Stardom’ brings background singers into the limelight

Background singers work in the shadows of the world’s biggest stars just feet away from the spotlight.  Asked to sway behind a microphone and harmonize ‘oohs’ and ‘ahs’ behind famous vocalists, backup singers are often forgotten.  Morgan Neville’s documentary, “Twenty…

Former president of Ireland stresses climate awareness during lecture at Columbia College

Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson spoke at the 11th Ethics in Society Lecture at Columbia College, March 5, 2013. Tony Alioto, Shiffman Chair and professor in ethics, philosophy and religious studies at Columbia College, introduced the Ireland native as “truly…