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Summer Repertory auditions open to public

Auditions for the 41st season start at 9 a.m. Feb. 28 at the Rhynsburger Theatre.

From the fishbowl to the studio: Renee Hulshof takes on the airwaves

Renee Hulshof brings a regionally famous last name and more than a decade of seasoning as a political spouse to her new gig as Simon Rose's co-host on KFRU's "The Morning Meeting."

'Faces of Mexico' exhibit spans thousands of years

The student curator behind "Faces of Mexico," an exhibition at the MU Museum of Anthropology, wanted to focus on something that hadn't been done.

Artist finds passion in the printing

Ben Chlapek, a 23-year-old silk screen poster artist, is known for taking nontraditional approaches to his work, say a former teacher and friends. The results, however, are lighthearted.

Cowboy churches rope in new Christians

The cowboy church movement is about 40 years old but has grown rapidly in recent years, especially among Baptists. The Web site Cowboychurch.net lists 13 cowboy churches in Missouri.

Ashland mission church to become independent

A revival for art education at Columbia Art League

The Columbia Art League has received a $20,000 grant from the 3M Foundation. It will be used for arts education programs for youth.  “It's such a tremendous boost for the Columbia Art League at a time when everyone in the arts is feeling the pinch, and a great endorsement for creativity in our community by a national foundation,” said Diana Moxon, the art league's executive director.

‘Genius Among Us’ follows young composers at MU camp

The documentary was shot by feature film maker Randy Sinquefield, an MU graduate, and follows students for one week. "We're all music geeks, which has kind of made us bond," said one student.

Out of Africa and into a new world

They use the language resources available but still struggle with full assimilation into American life

Plagued with rheumatoid arthritis, Columbia drummer learns to play again

Columbia drummer Keith Lottes thought rheumatoid arthiritis would keep him from ever playing again. Ten years after the diagnosis, he's keeping the rhythm for two local bands.

Church financial giving shows signs of recession

Heightened conservatism with the checkbook may be trickling down to affect individuals' financial contributions to churches.

Trinity Presbyterian hires education director

 The church hires its first full-time education director to focus on working with youth.

Why Columbians blog

COLUMBIA — Jeff Porter, special projects director for the Association of Health Care Journalists, is adamant that his blog, "Stroke of Faith," isn't about him. In the "About Me" section of the site, Porter writes: "The term ‘About Me' is a default setting by the free blogging Web site and difficult to change. However, as the first post states, it's really not about me."

In fact, it took Porter seven years from when he suffered his own stroke, in May 1998, to start "Stroke of Faith." For those seven years, he tried to "push the experience away to a corner of my mind." Although he said he doesn't remember it, doctors told him he nearly died that day.

 

Rabbi, pastor give instructions on how to read Scripture

Rabbi Yossi Feintuch said he believes that science is "Judaism's ally" and can be used to help interpret the Torah. Pastor John Baker said he believes the Bible should be seen as a book of books, where each one is different and has a different function.

Trees help cleanse landfill

 

1,800 cottonwood and sycamore trees were planted at the Columbia Solid Waste Division landfill last year to help soak up and cleanse toxic groundwater.

Healing, relaxing, and liberating

Pam Fleenor and John Benton have made a life out of drumming. For these two percussionists, hand drumming is a universal human experience, something they are trying to share with others.

Columbians remember Christmases during the Depression

Growing up during the 1930s and 1940s, Katherine Finley, Mary Watkins and Claude Havens learned to live without some luxuries, but relished Christmastime.

MU trombone choir brings people together for music, service

The MU trombone choir, begun in 1992, combines school with friendship and community service for its 25 members.

Newlyweds choosing courthouse instead of chapel

The Boone County Courthouse is booked up for weddings through February 2009, with some couples booking three months in advance.

Columbia's Jewish community gathers for Hanukkah

More than 100 people gathered Sunday at Congregation Beth Shalom to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah.

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