Arts & Entertainment

Students swing into Jazz Appreciation Month

May 3, 2016

A group of Truman State students hosted a Jazz Appreciation Month event on campus April 21 and invited the Kirksville High School jazz band to perform. Juniors Meagan Banta-Lewis and Bobby Bryant, sophomores Jack Derbak […]


Setting the tempo in Trinidad

March 7, 2016

Graduate student Brett Morris and senior Marcus Rattler-Blevins took a four-week journey to the heart and soul of steel pan music after a semester of music and percussion. Morris and Rattler-Blevins took music professor Michael […]


Sound Opinions Album Reviews: “Human Ceremony”, “Mass Gothic”

February 13, 2016

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Back again for another week of “Sound Opinions,” I’ll do my best to make unsolicited music reviews the high point of your week. Sunflower Bean — “Human Ceremony” [/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”″][vc_column_text] Quite a few albums […]


Review: “Hello” by Adele

November 24, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]After a three-year break, Adele sweeps back onto the music scene with “Hello,” a powerful soul track about the aftershocks of a failed relationship. Adele Adkins, a British singer and songwriter, is well known for […]

Arts & Entertainment

Local record store oldest in the U.S.

November 7, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]During the 21st century, it’s not often you see a store stand the test of time. But Rinehart’s Music and Video in downtown Kirksville has not only lasted — it has thrived. Rinehart’s Music and Video, located […]