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It's fiesta time in St. Joseph

It's fiesta time in St. Joseph

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The St. Patrick Mexican Fiesta is more than a party. It’s been a tradition for 46 years.

Get ready for fall festivals

Get ready for fall festivals

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The St. Patrick Mexican Fiesta kicks off arguably one of the biggest times of the year for St. Joseph entertainment — fall festival season. Th…

Radkey to release debut album

Radkey to release debut album

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Radkey had a humble and quiet start that was really more of a joke between three St. Joseph brothers. But once they got themselves heard, they…

Top 5: Entertainment best bets

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Mexican Fiesta kicks off festival: Be prepared for a lot of festivals in the coming weeks, with the first being the St. Patrick Mexican Fiesta…

The Shuffle: Proud to be a 'Wet Hot American'

The Shuffle: Proud to be a 'Wet Hot American'

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There’s a good trial to see what kind of sense of humor your friends have (and if you share it with them): Show them “Wet Hot American Summer.”

Entertainment calendar, July 24-30, 2015

Entertainment calendar, July 24-30, 2015

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Friday, July 24

Symphony pianist to play recital in St. Joseph

Symphony pianist to play recital in St. Joseph

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Sometimes, a musical instrument speaks to someone so much that they never want it to stop talking.

Entertainment briefs

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Auditions for ‘Harry and Walter’ Aug. 1 and 2

New Generation Singers wrap up tour with performance Saturday

New Generation Singers wrap up tour with performance Saturday

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After singing their way out West and back, the New Generation Singers are ready to see some familiar faces at a homecoming concert this weekend.

PAA bringing art, music together for event

PAA bringing art, music together for event

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If you want to hear what Slayer sounds like on two acoustic guitars, hit up the Performing Arts Association Local Arts Remix.

The Shuffle: My mixtape anniversary

The Shuffle: My mixtape anniversary

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There’s something in my life that started 20 years ago and has remained a great pleasure in my life: Mixtapes.

Amelia Earhart Festival takes off Friday

Amelia Earhart Festival takes off Friday

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The Amelia Earhart Festival in Atchison, Kan., aims to honor the famous female aviator, and it’s been doing it for 18 years.

Entertainment briefs

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Moila to host annual Party on the Patio

Lathrop celebrates 51st Friendship Festival

Lathrop celebrates 51st Friendship Festival

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Food, music and other entertainment come to Lathrop, Mo., this week as part of the 2015 Lathrop Friendship Festival.

'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 24 Emmy Award nominations

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Emmys, television's highest-profile awards, could have seized the moment with Thursday's nominations to full…

Local artists honored at Mayor's Awards gathering

Local artists honored at Mayor's Awards gathering

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The local arts scene was the big winner Thursday as it was honored by St. Joseph Mayor Bill Falkner.

The Shuffle: The Battle for Song of the Summer

The Shuffle: The Battle for Song of the Summer

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It’s around this time every summer that a song is designated Song of the Summer. So let’s do that.

Concert review: Rush at Sprint Center

Concert review: Rush at Sprint Center

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At a Rush concert, the nerds are first and last. 

Entertainment calendar, July 10-16, 2015

Entertainment calendar, July 10-16, 2015

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Friday, July 10

Horror movie has Midwest ties

Horror movie has Midwest ties

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From “Children of the Corn” to the indie cult hit “You’re Next” to the psychological horror of “Gone Girl,” there’s something about the Midwes…

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British singer and TV host Cilla Black dies at 72

British singer and TV host Cilla Black dies at 72

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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 1969 file photo, British pop singer Cilla Balck smiles with her fiance Bobby Willis, in Mayfair, London. Police say big-voiced British singer and TV host Cilla Black has died aged 72. Spanish police said Sunday that the singer, who had a home in Estepona, southern Spain, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Born Priscilla White, Black worked as a teenager in the cloakroom of Liverpool’s Cavern Club, where her musical talent was spotted by The Beatles. (AP Photo, File)

British singer and TV host Cilla Black dies at 72

British singer and TV host Cilla Black dies at 72

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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 2, 2009 file photo, British TV presenter Cilla Black arrives for the opening night of the musical 'Sister Act' at the Palladium Theatre, in London. Police say big-voiced British singer and TV host Cilla Black has died aged 72. Spanish police said Sunday that the singer, who had a home in Estepona, southern Spain, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)

British singer and TV host Cilla Black dies at 72

British singer and TV host Cilla Black dies at 72

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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 1968 file photo, From left to right: George Alexander; Pete Swettenham, Geoffrey Swettenham and John Perry, the four members of the "Grapefruit" pop group are seen seated at a table at the launch of their record "Dear Delilah, in the Mayfair Suite at Hanover Grand Hotel in London, with with Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, folk singer Donovan; Beatles' Ringo Starr and John Lennon; Cilla Black and Paul McCartney in the background. Police say big-voiced British singer and TV host Cilla Black has died aged 72. Spanish police said Sunday that the singer, who had a home in Estepona, southern Spain, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Robert Dear, File)

British singer and TV host Cilla Black dies at 72

British singer and TV host Cilla Black dies at 72

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 file photo, British model Naomi Campbell, right, along with Cilla Black walk on the catwalk at the end of the Fashion For Relief show, during London Fashion Week at the Natural History Museum in central London. Spanish police said Sunday that the singer, who had a home in Estepona, southern Spain, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Born Priscilla White, Black worked as a teenager in the cloakroom of Liverpool’s Cavern Club, where her musical talent was spotted by The Beatles. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

British singer and TV host Cilla Black dies at 72

British singer and TV host Cilla Black dies at 72

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FILE - In this March 8, 1968 file photo, singer Cilla Black counts votes with singer Cliff Richard for Britain's "Song For Europe", in Shepherd's Bush, London. Spanish police said Sunday that the singer, who had a home in Estepona, southern Spain, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Born Priscilla White, Black worked as a teenager in the cloakroom of Liverpool’s Cavern Club, where her musical talent was spotted by The Beatles. (AP Photo, File)

'Mission: Impossible' climbs to No. 1, 'Vacation' is a bust

'Mission: Impossible' climbs to No. 1, 'Vacatio…

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In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Tom Cruise, left, and Rebecca Ferguson appears in a scene from "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation." (David James/Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions via AP)

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Top 5: Entertainment best bets

Top 5: Entertainment best bets

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'Seussical, Jr.' comes to the Missouri Theater: Quick! Call a doctor — Dr. Seuss that is. Popular characters from the iconic author's mind wil…

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St. Joe Live Jams: Brean Reiley

St. Joe Live Jams: Brean Reiley

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Some might call singer-songwriter Brean Reiley's music, well, eclectic. That tends to happen when your instrument of choice is the ukulele. Re…

The Shuffle

The Shuffle

The Shuffle: The Battle for Song of the Summer

The Shuffle: The Battle for Song of the Summer

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It’s around this time every summer that a song is designated Song of the Summer. So let’s do that.

The Shuffle: A new day for multicultural film

The Shuffle: A new day for multicultural film

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Change is coming at the cinema in terms of the new faces of Hollywood and thank goodness.

The Shuffle: Mainstream albums round-up

The Shuffle: Mainstream albums round-up

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We’re a quarter of the way through the year, and we’ve already seen a number of insane things happen in music outside of the actual songs and albums.

The Shuffle: The case against Cosby

The Shuffle: The case against Cosby

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After Robin Williams died, I resorted to message boards to see the memorials people had written and the memories they had attached to him.

The Shuffle: Targeting Spotify

The Shuffle: Targeting Spotify

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It appears there are a few things Taylor Swift just can’t shake off: her pseudo-feud with Katy Perry and her beef with music streaming service…

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St. Joe Live Movie Review: ’Southpaw’

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Our critics are in opposite corners about Southpaw

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St. Joe Live Movie Review: 'Trainwreck'

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Amy Schumer shoots and scores in her new movie, 'Trainwreck.' 

play St. Joe Live Movie Review: 'The Gallows'

St. Joe Live Movie Review: 'The Gallows'

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'The Gallows' didn’t scare our critics ... and here is why. 

play St. Joe Live Movie Review: 'Magic Mike XXL'

St. Joe Live Movie Review: 'Magic Mike XXL'

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Lisa Erdman and guest reviewer Cecilia Reeves both agree the second in this series is a fun, feminist night out at the movies.

play St. Joe Live Movie Review: 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl'

St. Joe Live Movie Review: 'Me and Earl and the…

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Lisa Erdman reviews the hottest movie to come out of the Sundance Film Festival this year. 

play St. Joe Live movie review: 'Jurassic World'

St. Joe Live movie review: 'Jurassic World'

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'Jurassic World' roars into theaters this weekend. Andrew Gaug & Lisa Erdman say it’s a wild ride!

Music

Music

Radkey to release debut album

Radkey to release debut album

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Radkey had a humble and quiet start that was really more of a joke between three St. Joseph brothers. But once they got themselves heard, they…

Symphony pianist to play recital in St. Joseph

Symphony pianist to play recital in St. Joseph

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Sometimes, a musical instrument speaks to someone so much that they never want it to stop talking.

New Generation Singers wrap up tour with performance Saturday

New Generation Singers wrap up tour with performance Saturday

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After singing their way out West and back, the New Generation Singers are ready to see some familiar faces at a homecoming concert this weekend.

Concert review: Rush at Sprint Center

Concert review: Rush at Sprint Center

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At a Rush concert, the nerds are first and last. 

Dynamic change for Symphony Chamber

Dynamic change for Symphony Chamber

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For its latest chamber concert, the Saint Joseph Symphony is taking the Monty Python approach, at least in the sense that this will be somethi…

Theater & Fine Arts

Theater & Fine Arts

'Trailer Park' musical aims for fun, frivolity

'Trailer Park' musical aims for fun, frivolity

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According to the cast of “The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” obscenities are funnier when said with an accent.

Allied Arts Council surpasses fundraising goal

Allied Arts Council surpasses fundraising goal

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Allied Arts Council had a reason to celebrate Thursday as it announced it had surpassed its goal for the Arts Fund.

Western theatre, film professor helped lead charge

Western theatre, film professor helped lead charge

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What a difference five years makes for a Missouri Western theatre and film professor.

Missouri Western seniors exhibit their art one last time before graduation

Missouri Western seniors exhibit their art one last time before graduation

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Before seniors in the Department of Art at Missouri Western State University put on their robes and graduation caps, they have to complete a r…

Students, faculty remember MWSU theatre leader

Students, faculty remember MWSU theatre leader

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It says a lot about a person’s life when just about anyone he came in contact with can recall how they met him and how he touched their life.

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