Solo performances tell memorable stories

The "Life and Literature Performance Series," a series made up of original and adapted works written and performed by MU students and a Grammy-nominated storyteller, will run for three evenings at MU.

Popular corn maze goes political

About 600 to 800 people a day visit the corn maze at Shryocks Callaway Farms, which is now open for its seventh year. This year’s maze is called “The Race for the White House” and celebrates the upcoming presidential election. The design includes the White House with the symbols of the Democratic and Republican parties, the donkey and the elephant, on either side.

PACE to perform adaptation of beloved, controversial book

Performance of "The Giver" offers chances for creativity in scenery, lighting, costumes and dance.

Artist to see his works at Bleu for first time

Chris Vance and other artists whose works are sold at Poppy will be at an artist reception at the store Friday.

Cult animator Don Hertzfeldt to introduce his latest film at Ragtag

Hertzfeldt hits the road with a 16-city tour to show off a collection of his animated films, including his latest film, "I Am So Proud of You." He will introduce his work in person to several art house theaters across the country, including Columbia's Ragtag Cinema on Wednesday. 

BOONE LIFE: Family celebrates belated birthday while dad's at home

On Oct. 4, the Thompson family of Centralia celebrated their son Caleb's third birthday. Caleb puttered around the house, breaking in his birthday gift — a minitature red car. It's a tiny vehicle, dwarfed by his dad's semi-truck parked in the driveway.

William E. Connolly speaks about spirituality and politics

The political science professor from Johns Hopkins University spoke about coexistence among religious minorities and their importance in politics.

MU art professor has eye for the tie

Michael Yonan estimates that he has at least 200 ties. He finds the evolution of the tie interesting, and most of his collection is of post-World War II neckties.

MU veterinarian develops 'TightRope' surgical technique

James Cook,  a surgical specialist in veterinary medicine and a faculty member at MU, developed a surgical procedure called TightRope, named after the rope-like material Cook uses to link the two bones in the knee joint. He hopes it will eradicate the extreme, though rare, problems dogs sometimes face after knee surgery.

Stage makeup class sparks student enthusiasm

Theatre 1360 at MU teaches students basic techniques in applying stage makeup, the kind that is dramatic and meant to look better from a distance.

Calvary Episcopal's first female senior rector brings a fresh perspective

Since she arrived in March, the Rev. Paula Robinson has energized the Calvary Episcopal Church with her presence and vision. She is the church's first female senior rector.

William E. Connolly to speak on spirituality, belief and time

The author, known for his analysis of social science and work ith postmodern philosophy in political theory, will speak on issues raised in his latest book, "Capitalism and Christianity, American Style."

Columbia, state churches to pool supplies for needy

Members of Columbia churches will join thousands of people from around the state to gather and send out resources for local and worldwide mission organizations this weekend at the annual Festival of Sharing.

BOONE LIFE: Riggs Union Church barbecue helps sustain small group

During the barbecue, church members sell fudge and mutton to raise money to sustain the congregation.

Two Columbia artists showcase mixed media work in fall exhibit

Caleb McCandless and Jo Stealey are two of the eight artists showing their work at the Perlow-Stevens Gallery's Autumn Exhibit.

Columbia First Assembly of God mentors church in Fayette

The new pastor of Fayette's Assembly of God Church seeks to revitalize the small-town church with help from its mother church in Columbia.

MU professor writes Hugh Hefner biography

The biography, released Oct. 1, details Hefner's impact on the post-World War II culture of consumerism and the sexual revolution.

Sorting out stream standards

Proposed bacteria-level designations could mean the county would have to disinfect effluent in certain streams deemed "swimmable."

Memories of the Depression

The current economic crisis has some Columbia residents who lived through the Great Depression remembering the hard times they endured.

Children, teens wanted for Moscow Ballet production of "Nutcracker"

Moscow Ballet will hold open auditions at 10 a.m. Saturday  for its production of "Great Russian Nutcracker." Auditions will be held at Columbia Dance Academy, 4250 E. Broadway, Suite 1031.