Around CoMo

Nov. 05, 2019

Britney Lyn Buckwalter isn’t spooked by talking to dead people

Mediumship is a controversial vocation, but Buckwalter sees it as her calling.

Nov. 05, 2019

Funny, clumsy, sad: Drag queen Autumn Equinox talks performing in Columbia, drag storytime

With a sparkling wit and undeniable talent, the comedy queen is taking mid-Missouri’s drag scene by storm.

Oct. 22, 2019

Mason Ramsey sang, danced, yodeled away at The Blue Note

Mason Ramsey quickly went from the “yodeling Walmart kid” to America’s singing sweetheart, and he brought his talent to Columbia Friday night.

Oct. 22, 2019

“If I’m gonna be famous”: how celebrity has changed with the internet

Mason Ramsey first became known to the public a year ago through a video of him yodeling at a Walmart. Now he’s come to Columbia with his band.

Oct. 22, 2019

COMO Game Jam puts speed into game development

Local video and tabletop game developers made new games in just 48 hours.

Oct. 22, 2019

African dance group gives Columbia audiences a tour in percussion, dance celebration

Africa has a variety of performing arts styles spanning back thousands of years. Wontanara brought masters of both dance and percussion from all over the U.S. and Africa to showcase their vibrant talents and passion for African performance.

Oct. 15, 2019

A night of music: Mesonjixx and Tonina feature at Cafe Berlin

Artists Mesonjixx and Tonina featured at Cafe Berlin in downtown Columbia. Their atmospheres and music contrasted with each other.

Oct. 15, 2019

DIY venue PDM fosters underground music community

The warehouse space hosts concerts and acts as a practice area for local bands.

Oct. 07, 2019

Columbia Entertainment Co. VP gives insight on creative inclusion

Derek Shoults, a local actor, and CEC VP, has evolved greatly with the power of creative versatility and has carved out a place in Columbia’s theater scene.

Oct. 07, 2019

Downtown Columbia restaurants offer tastes from around the world

MU students don’t have to step too far off campus to taste recipes brought to Columbia by international families.

Sep. 30, 2019

Mandolin Orange shows its true colors at Roots N Blues N BBQ

Authentic vocals paired with charming melodies resulted in a perfect farewell to festival crowds from the folk group on closing night.Authentic vocals paired with charming melodies resulted in a perfect farewell to festival crowds from the folk group on closing night.

Sep. 30, 2019

Violet and the Undercurrents rocks the stage at Roots N Blues

The indie-rock band kicked off Roots N Blues in a fury of mellow, easy-going beats for those attending.

Sep. 30, 2019

Lukas Nelson breaks no promises at Roots N Blues

With dance moves and guitar solos at hand, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real undoubtedly captured the attention of Roots N Blues attendees.

Sep. 30, 2019

Country queen Maren Morris enchants Roots N Blues audience with high-energy, intimate performances

Morris brought her sparkling wit and stark musical versatility to Columbia on Friday, with a perfectly curated blend of old country, new country and pop music influences.

Sep. 30, 2019

The Mighty Pines showcase their bluegrass roots at the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

Despite being cut short due to the weather, The Mighty Pines, former King of the Roots winners, put on an engaging performance with elements of soul, blues and bluegrass.

Sep. 30, 2019

John Prine sings soulful, sweet at Roots N Blues N BBQ Friday

The three-time Grammy award winner put on a masterclass of folk songwriting for all festival-goers to see.

Sep. 30, 2019

The Dave & Deke Combo joins Doug Kershaw, delivers a shining performance despite delays

Doug Kershaw and The Dave & Deke Combo rock a performance at the annual Roots N Blues N BBQ festival.

Sep. 30, 2019

The Black Pumas emulate the spirit of the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival

Austin-based duo the Black Pumas played a delightful show at the MO Lottery Stage for the 2019 festival.

Sep. 24, 2019

Columbia locals, visitors gather for intimate live performance from mystery artists

With secret locations, mystery artists and ticket sales only available after an application process for their intimate gigs, Sofar Sounds is curating a new kind of concert experience for Columbia.

Sep. 17, 2019

Columbia’s resale scene gives locals more for their money

From downtown to online, Columbia-based businesses are full of designer steals and storied garments waiting to be discovered by those hoping to stretch their budget and shrink their impact.