The Hayden Liberty Center Association for the Arts, Inc. will host a silent film event on Thursday, Feb. 9, and will feature Frederick Hodges.

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Hodges is known for his historic knowledge of film scores of the 1920s. He maintains a busy schedule of stage, television, radio, and film appearances around the globe. Additionally, he is a much sought-after silent film accompanist for both live performances and on DVD. The romantic comedy, Girl Shy, begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each in advance or $12 at the door.

Girl Shy is a 1924 romantic comedy silent film starring  Jobyna Ralston. Harold Meadows (Lloyd) is a shy, stuttering bachelor working in a tailor shop, who is writing a guide book for other bashful young men, "The Secret of Making Love," chapters from which are portrayed as fantasy sequences. Fate has him meet rich girl, Mary (Ralston), and they fall in love. But she is about to wed an already married man, so our hero embarks upon a hair-raising daredevil ride to prevent the wedding.

Tickets are now available at the Liberty Center, 111 West 5th Street, by calling (660) 827-3228, via e-mail at, or on the website at They will also be available the night of the show.

This event sponsored by Wilken Music, the Cooney Endowment for the Arts, Missouri Arts Council, Sedalia Tourism Commission and Townsquare Media.

--The Liberty Center culturally enriches the Sedalia area through quality arts programming and by providing an historic arts destination as a space for people to come together and celebrate the arts. Funding for the LCAA is provided in part by the Missouri Arts Council.