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“Ghostbusters” (Columbia Pictures, Sony) The saying, “everything old can be made new again,” is alive in Hollywood more than anywhere else, it seems. There, it’s more of a mantra. Remakes and reboots every year keep the stories we love…

‘ELEMENTS-ARY’

Anne K. Moore, owner and president of D&M Sound, offers advice on planning and buying a backyard sound system that best meets your needs. Homeowners want the same flexibility many enjoy indoors — zoned entertaining that offers the…

Here Come The Mummies

Can both of these statements be true? Here Come The Mummies is an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5,000-year-old Egyptian mummies with a one-track mind. Nashville’s Here Come The Mummies is a fun-rock band composed of professional…

In Sync

THOMAS HART BENTON’S AMERICA TODAY © THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART Last year, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art commissioned pianist/bandleader Orrin Evans to put together an evening of music to celebrate its exhibition of…

The Myth Buster

You’ve been the target of a rumor. At some point in your life, you’ve had to dispel a falsehood. Wanton romance … crooked business … nasty habits. It’s happened to us all. And one thing you know for sure: If you let a rumor fester, it…

Beat Summer Boredom

All winter long (and there’s no doubt it was long), it seemed like CoMo’s hot summer days might never return. Now that school’s out and we’re soaking up the sun’s rays once again, it’s time to capitalize on Mother Nature’s temporary mercy.…

Splash!

“When that summer sun starts to beatin’ down … drive until the map turns blue.” — “Water” by Brad Paisley The best part of hot summers in Missouri is fun on the water, and Columbians don’t have to drive far to find some blue. Finger…

Calling All Daredevils!

Columbia offers plenty of heart-pounding outdoor adventures for those seeking new and unexpected thrills. From kayaking a flooded creek in the middle of the city to revving up an ATV on a rugged, reclaimed strip mine, the unusual outdoor…

Day Trips

“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” — G.K. Chesterton Usually, when people think of travel — especially the enlightening sort of travel that Mr. Chesterton had in mind — they think of heading off…

Cabaletta

Tenor Steven Tharp has graced the most storied stages in the world, singing under the baton of such famed conductors as Sir Georg Solti and Daniel Barenboim. His professional career has spanned three decades and remains robust. He’s been…

Movie Madness

It’s the movie lover’s version of a rare solar eclipse: This month, the 86th Academy Awards coincide with the final day of Columbia’s own True/False Film Fest, which runs Feb. 27 through March 2. In honor of this momentous occasion,…

On The Verge

Heavy gold bling, women in bikinis, cars that cost more than most Americans make in a year: all are iconic images in the world of American hip-hop. You won’t find these accoutrements in the lifestyle of Columbia rapper NicDanger.…

Finding Truth

 Have you ever watched a movie and been so affected by its characters that you wish you could reach through the screen and help them? One local charity, True Life Fund, does just this. Operating as a branch of Columbia’s annual True/False…

The Counterfeiter

Louis Dega was a notorious counterfeiter. His name might not ring a bell until you attach another name to it: “Papillon.” That movie, released in 1973, tells a story of two French convicts who survived 13 years in the hostile…

Get the Fever

Local band, Jenny Teator and the Fevers is on a roll lately. In November of 2013, the band’s lead singer won Super Star Columbia. On Dec. 6, 2013, the band released their first album called“Jenny Teator and the Fevers.” The band is…

Cache In!

Adults who have long since outgrown the annual Easter egg hunt but still seek the adventurous thrill of treasure hunting have a fun alternative: geocaching. What is geocaching? Put simply, geocaching is technological treasure…