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'Messiah' to be performed at MU

Handel’s “Messiah” is being performed on Thursday. Here’s some of the story behind the famous oratorio.

MU junior bass player brings emotion to performance of “The Messiah”

MU junior Katie Krawczak takes ten years of bass-playing experience to the University Philharmonic and Choral Union’s joint performance of “The Messiah.”

Belief in Brief: Male Circumcision

The significance of male circumcision differs for each of the world's three largest religions.

Controversial abortion film to be shown in Columbia

“Lake of Fire” is receiving publicity both for its graphic images and its attempt to document the views of those on both sides of the abortion divide.

Black women less likely to get breast cancer, but more likely to die if diagnosed

A new study of more than 170,000 women with the disease could change the face of breast cancer education and treatment.

BOONE LIFE: Philosophy and Alexander the Great

Sara Chant, an MU philosophy professor, talks about her job and Alexander the Great, one of her five Great Danes.

Bacchanalia confined: Plastic fencing promises better crop for grape growers

While late spring freezes zapped much of Missouri’s wine grapes, the ongoing drought drove thirsty critters to finish off much of what remained. Some local growers are putting up fences to keep the grazing deer at bay.

From pulpit to Internet: Seminary student creates fastest growing Web site

Chris Wyatt, a 38-year-old seminary student, created the fastest growing site on the Web, according to comScore. GodTube.com, a Christian version of YouTube, drew more than 4 million unique visitors during October.

Robert Rauschenberg's art shouts, sings and whispers

WASHINGTON — The black outline of a leaf in the corner of a 1962 lithograph is a touchstone for the career of Robert Rauschenberg, the contemporary master who, at 82, continues to make art despite partial paralysis from a series of strokes in 2002 and 2003.

Ideological scales: A look at Columbia's political landscape

At the intersection of Providence and Broadway, Claire Garden holds a sign above her head that says: “This Time Don’t Buy the Lies.” It’s less than 50 degrees outside, and the wind is chilling. But she and a dozen other Columbia residents are out soliciting honks for peace.

BOONE LIFE: Divided drivers

Two brothers are brought together despite a difference of opinion on motorcycles.

Columbia’s Dirty Jobs: The poop scooper

Starting today, the Missourian presents a snapshot of the lives of people who do the jobs most of us would rather not. Taking a cue from the Discovery Channel show “Dirty Jobs,” this five-day series highlights women and men in mid-Missouri who don’t mind getting their hands dirty to earn a few greenbacks.

A Bible for all seasons

Medicaid program offers ‘coaches’ to nurse chronic ailments

MO HealthNet, a federal Medicaid program, allows low-income patients with various chronic illnesses to access health care coaches.

Artist Rex Bandy is on an Ugly Crusade

Rex Bandy, who has been an artist for over 70 years, hopes to recapture the slowly fading beauty of the world through art.

Mid-Missouri gets new youth orchestra

Columbia now has two youth orchestras that offer performance opportunities.

Belief in Brief: Imprecatory prayer called against leaders of Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Southern Baptist pastor encourages the wrathful prayer after being accused of endorsing Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee.

Storytellers tell how they spin tales

Local storytellers have been working together for years to hone their craft. One group focuses on ghost stories, and Halloween is their season to shine.

Art that 'represents'

Three artists pursuing graduate degrees at MU share the inspiration and stories behind their art.

Health Department to distribute flu vaccines Wednesday

Vaccinations will be available in either injected or nasal spray form and cost $20.

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