This happened: Laura Cantrell, a New York-based country singer and songwriter, shared a stage with two friends, Rosie Flores and Kristi Rose, backed by Fats Kaplin and Mark Spencer, two of the finer musicians in a town that, on this or any week, affords some stiff competition. The trio of voices fil ... More >>
Updated with response from Akin's spokesperson Rick Tyler.
In 1995, a month before the Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people, Todd Akin sent a local militia group what he later called "a courtesy letter."
The now-defunct group, the 1st Missouri Volunteers militia, had invited Akin to spea ... More >>
The Missouri Tigers have only lost two games this year; one to a Kansas State team which simply bullied them all over the floor, surprising the Tigers into losing their composure, and one to Oklahoma State. The Oklahoma State loss was a true trap game, a contest against a lesser opponent coming o ... More >>
What the city of Norman, Oklahoma should look like to the Mizzou players flying in. On Saturday evening the Missouri Tigers won perhaps their biggest game of the year. Well, okay, biggest of the year so far; the games really only get bigger from here on in. Such is the life of a top five college ... More >>
Pro wrestling and arena concerts may seem like vastly different species. But they're not that far off.
World Wrestling Entertainment camped out Sunday at Scottrade Center for this year's Royal Rumble, arguably the mega-federation's second biggest pay-per-view of the year next to its annual Wrestlem ... More >>
This past weekend, the Missouri Tigers traveled to Waco, Texas. The played the number three Baylor Bears. They beat the number three Baylor Bears. And they left Waco on their way to a #2 national ranking and a whole heaping helping of hype. All in all, a pretty good weekend. Against tha ... More >>
Number five Missouri beats number three Baylor, 89-88. Number four Duke loses to Florida State. Number one Syracuse loses to Notre Dame. Number two Kentucky pulls out a victory over an unranked Alabama team. All those things happened on Saturday, and if you're keeping score at ... More >>
Gut Check wasn't sure what to expect, walking into this film. Very little was known about it -- except that it was a Terrence Malick film, which, when combined with the title of the film and the trailer that included outer space, babies and waterfalls, gave us a few hints about the kind of nebulous ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsBreakfast of champions.
Tacos and Fat Hos are getting Texas some attention.
The 13th fattest state in the country was forced by a jury to reinstate their Miss San Antonio yesterday. Seventeen-year-old beauty queen Domonique Ramirez sued the Miss San Antonio pageant after a ... More >>
Dana PlonkaLa Sera at Waterloo RecordsAt the end of the final night at South By Southwest 2011, I walked down 6th Street, a scene you can surely picture without my assistance. But I have this press badge to earn, so: By 1 a.m. on Saturday night / Sunday morning, downtown Austin was a zombie m ... More >>
KDHX presents two Twangfest day parties at SXSW every year. In past years, this event has included artists such as Deer Tick, Calexico, Carolina Chocolate Drops and David Bazan playing in a space tinier than Off Broadway. This year's model of the party, which takes place on March 17 and March ... More >>
To conclude: Susan Cowsill and the Watson Twins sang "September Gurls," with the remains of Big Star playing loose and beautiful all around them. It shouldn't have happened; most of what happens shouldn't. In life, as with music, we only get so much say.
Alex Chilton's passing just days before Big S ... More >>
The 24th annual Farm Aid started with the old-school gospel quartet harmonies of the Blackwood Brothers and enough warm sunshine to persuade all the family farms in Missouri -- the Show Me State has the second highest number of farms in the Union -- that their summer work is far from over. What Will ... More >>