Category: Features

Developing an on-air personality at The Bridge

By KATIE DOUGLAS (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Leigh Oleszczak arrives at the radio station to prerecord her shift. She is petite, with shoulder-length brown hair and a deep voice that you wouldn’t expect. It’s a voice for radio. There is brown carpet covering the walls from floor to ceiling at 90.9 FM The Bridge. Framed… Read more »

New Yorkers try for normalcy as Sandy nears

By JENNIFER PELTZ and TOM HAYS (NEW YORK, AP) — Defiant New Yorkers jogged, pushed strollers and took snapshots of churning New York Harbor Monday, trying to salvage normal routines in a city with no trains, schools and an approaching mammoth storm. “The worst is still coming,” warned Gov. Andrew Cuomo as officials shut tunnels,… Read more »

Marines, police prep for mock zombie invasion

By JULIE WATSON (SAN DIEGO, AP) — Move over vampires, goblins and haunted houses, this kind of Halloween terror aims to shake up even the toughest warriors: An untold number of so-called zombies are coming to a counterterrorism summit attended by hundreds of Marines, Navy special ops, soldiers, police, firefighters and others to prepare them… Read more »

Cast, crew announced for ‘Blue Window’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — The cast and production staff for the UCM production of “Blue Window” by Craig Lucas is in place. The show, directed by Dr. Richard Herman, chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at UCM, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13-17 in the James L. Highlander Theatre. “Blue Window” is a… Read more »

Show Me Justice Film Festival inspires change

Story by Mitchell Brown, for The Muleskinner — (WARRENSBURG, Mo.) It’s not every day that filmmakers from as far away as New York City, South Africa and France converge on the campus of UCM to showcase films with a social justice theme. But the Show Me Justice Social Justice Film Festival does that once a year…. Read more »

Soundtrack to history: 1878 audio unveiled

By CHRIS CAROLA (SCHENECTADY, N.Y., AP) — It’s scratchy, lasts only 78 seconds and features the world’s first recorded blooper. The modern masses can now listen to what experts say is the oldest playable recording of an American voice and the first-ever capturing of a musical performance, thanks to digital advances that allowed the sound… Read more »

National Geographic to auction photos, art

By ULA ILNYTZKY (NEW YORK, AP) — National Geographic Society has chronicled scientific expeditions, explorations, archaeology, wildlife and world cultures for more than 100 years, amassing a collection of 11.5 million photos and original illustrations. A small selection of that massive archive — 240 pieces spanning from the late 1800s to the present — will… Read more »

Theater department presents children’s show

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – An award-winning children’s theater production premiers at the University of Central Missouri Friday. The UCM Department of Theatre and Dance, in collaboration with the Performing Arts Series, presents “And We Will Share The Sky” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, and 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 in Hendricks Hall. Author Donna Latham… Read more »

Old Drum Gallery hosts photography show

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The Old Drum Gallery and Trading Co. is hosting a photography art show from Nov. 2-28 in support of the Ovarian Cancer Foundation. Pete Zwally, of Warrensburg, is coordinating the show in honor of his late son, Pete Zwally, who was a photographer, and also in honor of his late wife who… Read more »

Stolen art can be burden without connections

By LORI HINNANT (PARIS, AP) — The burglars dashed out the back door with seven masterworks, then sped on screeching tires into the night. Now comes the hard part: The thieves have to unload the paintings, instantly recognizable pieces by Picasso, Matisse and Monet worth millions. If the thieves who robbed Rotterdam’s Kunsthal exhibition this… Read more »