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What if in 300 years there was no music, what if there were no instruments and everyone dressed and looked the same? Well, local theater students are prepared to take the stage next week with the … more
Hubbard Park will see a flurry of activity this Saturday as Juneteenth celebrations begin. Canceled last year, like so many activities due to COVID, the event is back and will feature food, music, … more
A former Sedalia woman is producing a successful podcast that explores avenues of encouragement for single moms and divorced women.  Stacie Wimer, now of Kansas City and a 1996 Smith-Cotton … more
The second annual LBGTQ+ Pride Picnic will be hosted Saturday, July 10 at Centennial Park. Picnic organizer Heather Hughes said the first event was hosted in 2019 at Liberty Park, but due to … more
Thomas Jenkins took on his first acting role as Snoopy in “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” through Sacred Heart this spring but is now moving to the big stage as Bruce, one of the … more
Although the live Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival was canceled for a second year in a row due to COVID, a virtual event is planned for June 4 and 5. Scott Joplin International Ragtime … more
The Liberty Center Association for the Arts and the Cooney Creative Studio unveiled an upcoming Arts Academy for students first through fifth grade. It will be hosted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 26 … more
Presenting a positive and uplifting message, dance students will take the stage this Saturday to present to the community “Be the Light.” One hundred students from Sedalia’s … more
A retrospective exhibit focusing on art spanning from 1988 to the present is opening today at the Hayden Liberty Center with much of the work depicting faces. Well-known Sedalia artist Ali Halane … more
Parkview Elementary students taught by art teacher Janice Hargrave have been displaying their creativity and pride this spring by making paper mache projects. Hargrave wanted to give students a … more
Not one to step away from a challenge, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Dale Reed, 90, piloted aircraft during the Vietnam War, rode motorcycles in middle age, and is now creating intricate art consisting of hundreds … more
Many adults say they want to write a novel but never do. Despite this, and being in the sixth grade, Northwest Elementary student Veronica Fayuk has published her first novel.  On Tuesday, … more
The Missouri State Fair announced the remaining four Grandstand concerts on Wednesday.  According to a news release, The Beach Boys, who are marking more than half a century of making music, … more
Jeremiah Ariaz walked into the Sedalia Democrat office Friday and asked if he could take some photographs. It seemed Ariaz had taken a liking to small-town newspapers.  “I was … more
A new venue is springing up at the Hayden Liberty Center with a free concert slated for Saturday evening on “The Lot.” The concert hosted by the Liberty Center Association for the Arts … more
Having formed right before the pandemic hit, the rock band Forever Faded, from Iola, Kansas, has preserved through the last year by releasing a new music demo, live streaming and also giving live … more
After a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, grandstand concerts are back at the Missouri State Fair in 2021 and the first four announcements came Monday afternoon. According to a news … more
Thursday, a metal sculpture by Kansas City artist Will Vannerson was installed in Centennial Park. Borbor 6.1, a free-flowing galvanized steel creation from Vannerson, is part of a body of work … more
TIPTON — A Tipton High School art student was honored to receive the People’s Choice Award in the 39th annual Congressional Art Competition for Missouri’s Fourth Congressional … more
Art students at Smith-Cotton Junior High showcased their work in a one-day show Tuesday that provided a colorful display of close to 300 to 400 pieces of art. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders … more
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