Arts & Entertainment

Filmmaker’s Club reels in new film

May 5, 2016

After three years of Filmmaker’s Club trying to complete a project, the members finally produced a movie and hope to continue making a movie every semester. The Filmmaker’s Club will be showing its original short […]


Aquadome obtains nonprofit status

January 29, 2016 and

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kirksville’s music venue, the Aquadome, can now take the necessary steps toward becoming a nonprofit organization. With the help of a concert fundraiser Jan. 16, the Aquadome raised enough to pay the $400 fee to file a 501(c)3, which is […]

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TMN Television Full Show — Jan. 21, 2016

January 24, 2016

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Join Stephanie Best and Aerin Johnson for our first broadcast of the semester! Tonight we give you the latest on the Student Union Building fire, plus, see how future plans with Kraft Foods will affect […]

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Former Aquadome venue demolished

January 29, 2015

The Aquadome’s former venue was demolished last Thursday. The building, located at the 100 block of N. Main St., was part of the Cochran Building. The building was condemned last summer after heavy rains caused […]

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Cafe could face future closure

September 25, 2014

Restaurant co-owners started an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in order to raise money to stay in business. To stay in business, the Downtown Cafe created an Indiegogo campaign Sept. 11 that will last until October with […]

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Aquadome venue condemned

August 25, 2014

The Aquadome will spend the fall semester organizing house shows in local residences and events at local businesses after its former venue at 121 N. Main St. was condemned.

The Aquadome first notified the community of the venue change June 22. Aquadome Webmaster senior Jake Hurst says members of the Aquadome’s executive board first noticed insulation was coming down after a period of heavy rain. The problem was worsened by more rain throughout the following days, which Hurst says eventually led to the venue being condemned.

“We looked for a place to start up this fall but we couldn’t find anywhere that worked,” Hurst says. “So this semester we’re trying to hash out work with other businesses to see if we can have shows there. Basically, anywhere that we can [we’ll try to] have a house show, anywhere that will take us.”

Hurst says the search for a new venue will allow Aquadome volunteers to work in ways they have not thought of before. Hurst says rather than the Aquadome being a physical place, it has become an idea to build community and bring art to Kirksville. […]

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Battle of the Bands showcases a variety of talent

April 10, 2014

Prim Roses’ annual L.I.F.E. Battle of the Bands took place at the Aquadome last Saturday. Six different groups performed — SKATE DECK, Conman Economy, Hunter Gatherer, sophomore Patrick Quinlan from the Skagbyrds, Fivefold and the Busted String Band. The Busted String Band emerged as victors, but there were other strong performances worth discussing.
The Aquadome as an atmosphere is great. It’s dirty, sketchy and colorful. It’s a welcoming space that does not care about its appearance and encourages its visitors to adopt the same attitude. However, the subpar acoustics hamper the experience. These bands might have the writing skill of Samuel Taylor Coleridge or Bob Dylan, but how could I know? The vocals bounce off all the hard surfaces and turn to mush.
SKATE DECK, a two-man acoustic group from Kansas City, Mo., opened the show. Michael Edson’s guitar parts were a mix of chords and rhythms of pop punk. Singer Brendan Jacobs has the sort of whiny, emotional delivery characteristic of that genre. Often, Jacobs and Edson couldn’t agree on the key signature. Needless to say, they have some work to do. […]