Before the McClurg Jam session recently in southwest Missouri, Larry Shumate talked about growing up near the McClurg Store and getting free soda pop or ice cream treats bought by local political candidates.
Musicians gather every Monday evening in southwest Missouri at the old McClurg Store to carry on the tradition of Ozark fiddle music. In addition to the McClurg Jam session, there is plenty of food and fellowship.
The newest member of the American Girl family is a singer/songwriter from Nashville who had songs written for her by young girls from across the country. Kate Cosentino was chosen by American Girl to write a song for the company's new character.
Amaya Rodriguez and Humberto Rivera Blanco are native Cuban ballet dancers who emigrated to the United States last year to pursue greater opportunities in dance for themselves with the Kansas City Ballet and better lives for their families.
Cincinnati resident Alicia Cintron, Sacramentan Laura Ting and Truckee resident Matt Rueling describe their disappointment the morning after Kanye West left fans high and dry at a pricey Golden 1 Center performance. West played three songs Saturday, ranted for awhile about everything from Facebook to the radio and abruptly ended his show.