missouri music

8:07 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Sudden closure of downtown Columbia venue could impact community music scene

Credit Ashley Reese / KBIA

The sudden closure of a downtown Columbia bar has set off speculation on social media and raised questions in the community. The Blue Fugue, located on S. 9th St. in Columbia,  has been a staple to the city’s music scene, hosting a variety of live bands and DJs, including its Friday night “Fire N Ice” Latin dance parties.

But the owners of the bar have yet to confirm that the venue has officially closed.

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12:04 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Uncovering the lost albums of Lena Hughes, Missouri musical legend

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We'll admit that we've never heard of it till this NPR story came along: parlor music. It's a genre of music popular in the late 19th century--before recorded music gave people something to listen to in the parlor. Lena Hughes was never famous outside of Missouri but she was a master of the genre. Now, more than a decade after her death, one of her superfans is reissuing the only recording she ever made.
  • Source: Kbia
  • | Via: Ariel Morrison
Sometime in the mid-1960s - no one's really sure when - Lena Hughes walked into a recording studio, probably in Arkansas. What we do know is that she