Arts & Entertainment

  • An Artist’s Journey

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    Missouri native Ralph Wayne Freer is an artist whose art reflects his life’s journey. Art is a roadmap of his journey. Like the scenery on a great road trip, his art is always changing. His art has evolved reflecting the people, places, and things that touched his life. His art is featured at “The Flying […]

  • Area artists involved in Keith Whitley push to Hall of Fame

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    It was the early years for country music videos when a soft-focus, handsome young man by the name of Keith Whitley sent hearts fluttering with his songs of love and loss. Keith Whitley may have left the world early on May 9, 1989, but that does by not mean the world, or his fans, have […]

  • Maggie Thorn is living her dream

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    It’s a busy summer for Maggie Thorn, and I think it is fair to say she is at a major crossroads in her life. She’s ready to go “all-in” for her country music career. Area residents will have the chance to see that first hand Friday at Crabb & Company at Lake Wappapello as she […]

  • The Stage Company presents “I Hate Hamlet”

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    Summer theatre is a treat, much like other summertime treats…snow cones, ice cream, and gelatos. Often, summer theatre is light, like everything else during the summer. “I Hate Hamlet” is a perfect summertime play, agrees Stage Company Director Shelly Dunn. “This is a comedy that pokes fun at the theatre and at actors,” explained. “It […]

  • No dreams deferred for Batrano

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    Everyone of us has dreams. Sometimes, we live with dreams deferred because life seems to get in the way. When Chris Batrano was diagnosed with ALS, he could have been one of those people to give up on his dreams because life, or more specifically, a very serious illness got in the way. But Chris […]