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January 2018

Active Imagination

Everyone practices acting in their daily life without realizing it. Whether it’s making a presentation at work, telling a story while out with friends or feigning interest in a meeting, most people portray different variations of their…

Plastic Pioneer

Anna Drake has lived in Columbia since the 1990s, long enough to consider herself an “honorary native.” She has always enjoyed creating art and took every class available to her throughout her school years. “Art has never not been a part…

A Staging Power Couple

Grief, mental health and psychiatry hardly seem like good themes for a rock musical. Despite this, in 2008, “Next to Normal” made its off-Broadway debut to critical acclaim, capturing numerous awards for its original musical score and going…

Talented Tigers

Anyone who appreciates creative expression will want to catch the Mizzou Visual Arts & Design Showcase this month. The juried showcase gives MU undergraduate students an opportunity to display and discuss their work in an exhibition…

First Dates to 50 Years

It is difficult to think of a time more blissful than the beginning of a romance. You can’t get enough of your new love and everything seems perfect. During the initial days of dating, it is not unusual for people to amplify the good while…

Faces Behind The Places

- PROMOTIONAL CONTENT - Megan Teck’s determination lead her to her career at All Star Automotive. At a young age, Teck worked on cars with her father and enjoyed taking trips to the demolition derby and dirt tracks. Her interest in…

Faces Behind the Places

- PROMOTIONAL CONTENT - Megan Herzing’s desire to learn from her father brought her into the business of contractor services for roofing and siding installation. Watching her dad get to know his customers while he worked to restore their…

Faces Behind The Places

- PROMOTIONAL CONTENT - For the last five and a half years, Chris Routledge has found a professional home at Dryer’s Shoe Store where he’s proud to get to know his customers and their needs. Having previously worked in a larger corporate…

Battle Beads

Suffering is hard for a child to rationalize, and the skillset necessary for coping often comes with age. That’s why Jean Baruch founded Beads of Courage 11 years ago in Arizona, while working on her Ph.D. in nursing. Since then, the…

Fireside Reds

Taking care of yourself in 2018 means something different for each one of us. For me personally, I have decided to stop celebrating “being busy” and to start celebrating the quality moments that life so readily offers. It may be redundant…

Delight in Dance

If you’re a fan of dance, you won’t want to miss your chance to see the award-winning and internationally acclaimed Garth Fagan Dance Company, coming to Jesse Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. Garth Fagan is the Tony…

Comfort Food Reclassified

Let’s think about all the reasons you might throw in the towel after just a few weeks of living clean and healthy in the New Year. Maybe it’s that you naturally crave comfort food as the snow is falling. Perhaps you feel limited in your…