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From the monthly archives: July 2011

The new wave dance party at The Blue Note wasn’t just old punks. Although the music was a throwback to the ’80s, the crowd was a good mix of young and old. New wave music seems to appeal to people of all ages; it’s timeless.

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The Crusty Old Columbia Punks 2011 reunion has four local events to celebrate their favorite decade. Come out to reconnect with friends or see what the ’80s were all about.

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The Dish: Hickory Hills BBQ

July 29, 2011 9:52 am by

Looking for some quality barbecue, but don’t feel like dragging yourself off the couch? Look no further than Hickory Hills BBQ. Although located at 1210 Prathersville Rd, this family-owned eatery primarily distributes their food through Tiger’s Take-Out, so they’re just one phone call away.

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No money, mo’ problems

July 28, 2011 7:22 pm by

Government money problems — a centuries-old story

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Boone Dawdle film announced

July 28, 2011 1:22 pm by

Excited for the Boone Dawdle? This just in: Last Days Here will be the featured film at the event.

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Officials at Republic High School banned Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five because of crude language and adult themes. They similarly nixed Sarah Ockler’s Twenty Boy Summer for sexual promiscuity, drunkenness, crude language and lying to parents.

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See This: Stake Land

July 27, 2011 11:59 am by

Twilight fan? Turn back now. Stake Land‘s undead don’t glitter; they kill.

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Vanessa Carlton released her fourth LP, Rabbits on the Run, today after a four-year hiatus.

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Ridiculous Book Titles

July 26, 2011 7:24 pm by

The book title could be the difference between manuscripts that cash in and publications that flop. Some titles, however, prompt readers to wonder, What were they thinking?

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Children across American will be sad soon. McDonald’s has decided to eliminate half of the deliciously greasy french fries from its classic American dish, the Happy Meal.

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It’s a time traveling week with a soldier who is trying to change the future, a group of medieval warriors defending their castle and some gold miners in the Wild West. Plus, a teenager learns the hard way that people aren’t always who they say they are on the Internet.

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Your six-word memoir

July 25, 2011 8:46 pm by

Got a little to say about yourself? (And I do mean a little.) Submit your six-word memoir for the Daniel Boone Regional Library’s Your Story in Six Words event.

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Fans of Alfred Hitchcock are in luck because tomorrow the MU Summer Rep Theatre is offering buy one, get one free tickets to The 39 Steps for the final performances.

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Meet Kadoodle Artworks

July 25, 2011 10:00 am by

Art lovers, rejoice. There’s a new kind of art gallery in town. Well, it’s not exactly “in town,” and some might argue it’s not a traditional “gallery.” Nevertheless, rejoicing is definitely appropriate.

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This week, Amor Towles writes of debutantes, jazz and self-discovery in the 1930s, Felix Francis conjures a fictional murder at a horse race, rock icon Jerry Blavat releases his memoir and Clyde Edgerton explores race in the South during the 1960s through friendship and music.

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Since Amy Winehouse’s untimely death at 27 years old, her albums and singles have shot up the iTunes charts; currently, the Grammy Award-winning Back to Black is the No. 1 album and her first LP, Frank, is No. 3.

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The ’90s are all that

July 24, 2011 2:27 pm by

Starting tomorrow, TeenNick will start rebroadcasting ’90s classics such as “Clarissa Explains It All,” “Kenan & Kel,” and “Doug.” The new programming block is called “The ’90s Are All That.”

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The Dish: Mad Cow

July 22, 2011 5:27 pm by

Let me preface this blog post with a disclaimer: I’m a vegetarian.

This fact might make me a little unqualified to write about the latest addition to Columbia’s restaurant scene, Mad Cow.

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Roots N Blues N BBQ update

July 22, 2011 10:57 am by

The Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival is like an energizer bunny that keeps experiencing growth spurts. Sept. 9-10 will mark the local festival’s fifth year, and it’s become bigger than ever.

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Guide to yoga

July 22, 2011 10:25 am by

After a long day, a typical workout of cardio and weightlifting can sound unappealing. But yoga is an alternative option. With a language all its own, entering the world of yoga will refresh the typical gym routine. A cool, quiet studio can be a great haven from the heat.

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