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Columbia’s annual Fire in the Sky fireworks event will be Monday night, July 4. This year, the event will be at Stephens Lake Park with the celebration kicking off at 6:00 p.m. and the fireworks beginning at 9:15 p.m. Events include kids’ activities and crafts, live entertainment, food truck… Read More

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Presented by the City of Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), Columbia is hosting its first ever Make Music Columbia event on Tuesday, June 21 (the summer solstice). The free musical celebration will take place on streets, sidewalks and in parks across the city. Read More

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The Station House at Katfish Katy’s in Huntsdale, a former restaurant and popular music venue alongside the Katy Trail, will be no more. The building and the 160 acres it sits upon adjacent to the Missouri River are being donated by Larry and Brenda Potterfield to The Nature Conservancy for … Read More

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Dick Johnson is a local folk guitarist for two bands in town, one of which is the apocalyptic folk band, English Brown, and the other is the dark folk band, Bourbon Down. He moved from Hollywood, CA, about 18 years ago to start touring in a metal band. However, after touring for many years h… Read More

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It’s staggering to me that I have lived 30 minutes from this gem of a festival and never paid attention to it. I found it a complicated concept with so many options/ways attend. This can be overwhelming to those looking for a simple outing. As I wrote last month, I decided to jump in this ye… Read More

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Derrick Fogle, 58, (aka Hacky Sack Guy) is a Columbia and worldwide celebrity. He has frequented the speaker's circle at Mizzou for roughly 28 years where he typically hacky sacks half naked, even in differing weather. He can also be frequently found doing his thing in front of city hall dow… Read More

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The True/False Film Fest is proud to announce its 2022 slate of 31 new feature films and 19 new short films. These films were selected from roughly 1,000 submissions and hundreds more scouted from festivals around the world. Unfolding March 3-6, in Columbia, the festival highlights bold cine… Read More

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From March 3-6, downtown Columbia will again host the annual True/False (T/F) Film Festival. For many central Missourians, this event is a mystery. What does True/False mean? Why do people come from far and wide to attend this event? Will I like any of the films? Read More

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Richard King’s life work has been a labor of love, and his good fortune also Columbia’s. The music venue he operated for 34 years, The Blue Note, became a storied icon, beget downtown’s vibrant live music scene and enduringly enriched the city’s contemporary culture. The music festival he st… Read More

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Columbia-based rockers Flyover Country will play their annual holiday benefit show at the Rose Music Hall this Sunday, Dec. 12 from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $5 and available at the door or in advance here. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. All the band’s proceeds from the event will benefit the Voluntary … Read More

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Mother-and-son duo Vanessa and Jake Leitza are nearing their first year of operating The Station House at Katfish Katy’s with a bright outlook of the future for their venue on the Katy Trail near the Missouri River in Huntsville, about 10 miles west of Columbia. Read More

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Welcome to "Get to Know the Band" featuring The Kay Brothers, an Old Time Missouri "stompgrass" band from Central Missouri. Learn from Pat Kay with BUZ contributor Laura Schrimpf how the band came about through a series of twists and turns, why music is in these Missouri brothers’ blood and … Read More

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A special Friday night is shaping up for downtown Columbia this week with December temperatures expected near 60 degrees for the annual Living Windows Festival and the monthly First Fridays Art Walk happening during the same evening. Read More

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Coming Saturday, Nov. 27th to The Blue Note is a special concert event - The Last Waltz: Anniversary Celebration. The Last Waltz was a concert held Thanksgiving Day in 1976 in San Francisco. Promoted as the farewell concert for The Band, they were joined by many famous guest musicians and si… Read More

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Welcome to ‘Get to Know the Band’ featuring The Cherry Pistols, a five-piece cover band playing together since 2011. In an interview with BUZ contributor Laura Schrimpf, we learn from Jay Pelzer, founder and guitarist, how the band came about, why they love playing at The Blue Note and how t… Read More

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Welcome to the first installment of “Get to Know the Band,” which will be a regular part of BUZ’s increasing coverage of the local music scene and live music. This month’s feature is the Norm Ruebling Band, a six-piece setup with horns playing together since 1995. In an interview with BUZ co… Read More