For about the past 10 years citizens of Moberly, Mo. have been working on renovating the Fourth Street Theatre. It is being built completely debt free but is still about $200 thousand away from the goal. Theatre owners plan to open it this spring.
Joe Snodgrass grew up in Moberly, Mo. and remembers the Fourth Street Theatre being packed on Friday and Saturday nights. Now, he is a board member helping restore the theater and bringing it back to all its glory.
Today Paul Pepper welcomes PAUL BAUM, a.k.a. "Pablo", who talks about "Walk Back in Time", a living history event that tries to "cover about as many periods of American history as we can" - this weekend in Mexico! Also, ELIZABETH BRAATEN PALMIERI is back to share Greenhouse Theatre Project's upcoming season!
Today Paul Pepper and ADAM SAUNDERS talk about the Harvest Hootenanny October 5th, and you're invited to come by and play "Drop Drop Chicken Plop"! Speaking of food, BERNADETTE DRYDEN and DAN KUEBLER, stop by to explain "Slow Food Katy Trail" and plug their fundraiser next Sunday at Happy Hollow Farms.
Covering crime and corruption in Mexico may be the most dangerous job in the world of journalism. On average, 10 journalists have been killed every year since 2006. And attacks on the media have increased since a new president took office nine months ago.
So you’re going to the “Roots n Blues n BBQ” festival this weekend. You love blues music and all the subgenres influenced by that gritty, American sound.
Or maybe you don’t know much about it besides loving to karaoke The Black Crowes version of “Hard To Handle.” Or perhaps you just want to catch a glimpse of Kate Hudson’s baby daddy.
Whatever your motivation, there are some solid up-and-coming acts, as well as some staples (see what I did there?) to catch while they’re in town, or…gulp…still alive.
To prepare for the festival, I sat down with Hitt Records co-owner Kyle Cook to talk about what tunes can help newbies and connoisseurs of blues music prepare for the festival. (Full ethical disclosure: I play pickup hoops with him on Sundays.) We put a list together of some songs that may excite those already with tickets or convince those on the fence that you may want to catch these acts while they are in our backyard. Regardless, these are some of the tunes you should know before heading into the gates.
Also, check out this Spotify playlist to get you in the mood with more songs we couldn’t include here.
Today Paul Pepper welcomes SCOTT GORDON, Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, who shares some "didyaknows". Do YOU know? Also, TODD DAVISON, Maples Rep Theatre, talks about a concert celebrating their 10th Season and their upcoming fall schedule!
Today Paul Pepper and MARGARET TOLLERTON, Missouri Cures, talk about all the special events coming up, including the spinal cord injury awareness event in St. Louis next Thursday. Also, Original Oddities Productions presents "The List" - meet director MELISSA ALPERS-SPRINGER and playwright/actor JASON CAVALLONE.
Today Paul Pepper is joined by ELIZABETH GUNIER, MU Health Care, who talks about Sickle Cell awareness, a genetic blood disorder that's inherited. Also, DANIEL PLISKA, Executive Chef at the University Club, invites you to the "Art of Food", a festival featuring all things food this Friday!
Today Paul Pepper welcomes back DIANA MOXON, Columbia Art League, to talk about the annual Betty Brown Afternoon Tea fundraiser at University Club. Watch for details! Also, MAJOR RICHARD TRIMMEL, Salvation Army, talks about the 32nd Annual Toy Run at the Grindstone Walmart in Columbia.
Have you ever had a “driveway moment” listening to one of the many stories from the oral history project StoryCorps? The project has recorded about 45,000 interviews with everyday people across America. StoryCorps’ “Military Voices Initiatives” gathers stories from veterans, their families and others impacted by war, since 9/11.