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LIBERTY — With music stands set up on the Liberty North High School theater stage, students took up their places last week, physically spaced and wearing masks to record a radio show version of the high school's play. In an almost “reader-theater” format, actors and musicians took on roles f…

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LIBERTY — With music stands set up on the Liberty North High School theater stage, students took up their places last week, physically spaced and wearing masks to record a radio show version of the high school's play. In an almost “reader-theater” format, actors and musicians took on roles f…

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Like many other organizations this year, area Shop With a Cop programs faced COVID-19 pandemic-related challenges. Despite having to get creative for needed funding, changing up how gifts are distributed and not being able to complete shopping sprees with area youth as in years past, the pan…

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Along with most of the movie-going public, I had high hopes for "Soul," since it comes from the writer/director of “Monsters, Inc.," “Up” and “Inside Out," but my own disappointment upon viewing it was unfortunately echoed by my resident Disney Pixar fanatic and very own teenage daughter. Tu…

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Skywatchers are in for an end-of-year treat. What has become known popularly as the “Christmas Star” is a vibrant planetary conjunction visible in the evening sky as Jupiter and Saturn come together, culminating the night of Monday, Dec. 21.

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Beginning this Wednesday, Dec. 16, open Mid-Continent Public Library branches in Clay County will alter their hours, offering curbside and drive-through services only on the following days and times: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and closed…

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A star studded cast tries to use Broadway caliber original tunes about the trendy topic of inclusivity to distract us from the fact that not only is the plot thin in “The Prom," but some of the choices made in the creation of the film are a cautionary tale in tolerance themselves.

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LIBERTY — Coronavirus imposing several restrictions on gathering and how students are interacting with each other has left Liberty High School with a different musical production from what was originally slated.

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Authenticating “The Last Vermeer” is a fresh entrée into the history of the immediate aftermath of World War II, with Guy Pearce (“Momento,” “LA Confidential”) as a modern Dutch painter at the center of a fraud investigation.

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KEARNEY — In honor of the Christmas season, Kearney Parks and Recreation is allowing businesses and individuals to decorate trees along the walking trail in Jesse James Park. The park is located north of downtown off Missouri Highway 33.

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KEARNEY — COVID-19 has altered so much of life. To find some optimism in the face of misfortune, the Kearney High School musical students are working to give a voice to the quiet world of Broadway with “Light Up Broadway.”

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KEARNEY — The annual Kearney Farmers & Artisan Market annual Christmas craft sale continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Saturday, Nov. 7, at Firehouse Community Center, 106 S. Jefferson St. The sale began Friday, Nov. 6.

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Families found some fun on Halloween despite coronavirus as the Kearney community came out for a trunk or treat at Old Church Plaza. Then across the road, the Firehouse Community Center offered fun for younger kids and a haunted house for the older ones.

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KEARNEY — As they have in years past, the Wilmes family has gotten into the Halloween spirit by decking out their driveway and front yard with a festive theme. This year, the family is showing they ain’t afraid of no ghosts with a “Ghostbusters” theme.

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SMITHVILLE — Linda Taylor woke up in the dead of night to the thought of Smithville lacking a community theater group and the desire to fill that niche.

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KEARNEY — The annual Halloween Blast at Kearney’s Firehouse Community Center returns Saturday, Oct. 31, at the center, 106 S. Jefferson St.

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While COVID-19 has canceled many Halloween events across the Northland, some groups are still attempting to offer the community and its children a chance to enjoy the holiday.

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KANSAS CITY — Public art will welcome visitors to Kansas City when they land at the new Kansas City International Airport terminal. A nationwide search for artists to create compelling works for the terminal was launched.