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Bluebird festival features 72 acts, art gallery crawl

The event will take place Friday and Saturday at six art galleries and 12 music venues downtown.

Stephens College to host Citizen Jane Film Festival

Stephens College will hold its 2nd Annual Citizen Jane Film Festival this weekend. The festival will have submitted films from women and film making workshops. 

 

Jim Widner Big Band to perform Friday night

The Jim Widner Big Band will perform in a scholarship benefit concert at the Missouri Theatre Friday. While part of the "We Always Swing" Jazz Series, the concert is presented by three University of Missouri schools.

Tattoos are increasingly popular among older adults

People's first tattoos, formerly reserved for young people and certain segments of the population seeking to proclaim their independence, are increasingly commonplace among older people of all stripes who wish to immortalize personal victories and loved ones.

MU graduate's hat designs a hit in New York

Jennifer Ouellette, MU alumna and hat designer in New York, made a visit to MU on Monday to speak about her career. She graduated from the textile and apparel management department of MU in 1994. This month marks the 14th anniversary of her company's kickoff.

MU theater troupe looks at affirmative action

"Identity Politics," a new script for one of MU's two interactive theater groups, tries to air out the various perspectives on affirmative action and how to talk about them.

Mizzou Hot Dog celebrates its one-year anniversary

Tim and Beth Mallory have run the hot dog stand found outside Quinton's and Field House since late September of last year. The stand has found a home as one of the favorite after-bar eateries in downtown.

Columbia artists look for an Artrageous Weekend

The second North Village Artists Market will be held downtown Friday, Saturday and Sunday on Walnut and Orr streets in conjunction with Artrageous Weekend. The market will feature local craftspeople, music and dancing.

Truman Capote musical makes its debut in Missouri

"The Grass Harp," a musical based on a novella by Truman Capote, will be playing at the Rhynsburger Theatre beginning Wednesday night. The musical's previous failures have not stopped its production at MU.

MU music school celebrates Haydn, Mendelssohn with festival

MU's first-ever Haydn-Mendelssohn Festival takes place this week with a series of concerts and lectures. The festival will celebrate bicentennials for the pair of classical musicians: Joseph Haydn's death and Felix Mendelssohn's birth.

Special Olympics' Stegeman goes 'Over the Edge'

Fundraising for Special Olympics Missouri reaches new heights as the organization's chief development officer rappels down The Tiger Hotel to garner support and raise money for the nonprofit organization.

Stephens student takes 'The Laramie Project' to heart

Stephens College's production of a play based on "The Matthew Shepard Story" is underway this weekend as well as next. Actress Kiely Schlesinger said she hopes folks take something away from the school's performance.

RV travelers build community wherever they land

Statistics from the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association show that one in six U.S. households intends to buy an RV. One couple living part-time in Columbia say the sacrifice in space is worth the experience of living on the road.

Festival goers, police, performers all offer points of view at Roots ’N Blues

A group of Missourian reporters collected a variety of experiences and images at the Roots ’N Blues ’N BBQ Festival, from regular festivalgoers to police patrolling the grounds to the musicians on stage and on the street.

Bluegrass musicians The SteelDrivers return to Columbia for festival

Mike Henderson and Mike Fleming both started playing bluegrass music in Columbia before forming The SteelDrivers, an acclaimed bluegrass band based in Nashville, Tenn.

Roots ’N’ Blues ’N’ BBQ Festival preview: Music lovers share top picks

Local music lovers share their top five shows not to miss at the third annual Roots ’N Blues N BBQ Festival taking place Friday, Sept. 25, and Saturday, Sept. 26, in downtown Columbia.

Mini-orchestra will perform original silent film music at Ragtag Cinema

The Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra will play an original accompaniment to Buster Keaton's "Go West" on Tuesday.

Night golf extends after-dark appeal of diverse Perche Creek course

Two-dozen strategically placed light bulbs, each the size of a football, allow golfers to putter around Perche Creek Golf Club long after the sun has set. Those willing to golf at night will find fewer bugs and less noise, a Perche Creek employee said.

Missouri Theatre looking to recover with new director Staley

After a tumultuous summer,new executive director of the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, R. Eric Staley, is not only planning to fix the finances but also reinvent its image as well.

Fans of 'Pepper and Friends' on KOMU remember, say goodbye

The community TV show's 27-year presence ends today. KOMU plans to fill the void with "Access Hollywood" and "Inside Edition." Host Paul Pepper is moving to a segment with radio station KBIA/91.3 FM.

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