MU performance Thursday will honor renowned play translator

MU will be performing a translation of Federico Garcia Lorca's work "The Shoemaker's Prodigious Wife." The translator of the work talks about the growing racial gap in the theater community and the highs and lows of her play writing career.



New director of Missouri Theatre starts making changes

Six weeks after taking on a job as chief executive officer of the Missouri Theatre, R. Eric  Staley talks about changes he has made and the building's future.

Costumes sold cheap at Columbia's Warehouse Theatre

Costumes from past Warehouse Theatre productions were sold at a rummage sale Saturday to raise money for the Warehouse Theatre and the Playhouse Costume Shop.

Edward Albee plays performed at MU

MU is performing two Edward Albee plays. Although both were written roughly 50 years ago, director David Crespy thinks they're still relevant.

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. 


Mock trial at MU highlights controversial history of John Brown

The MU Law School's Historical and Theatrical Trial Society will stage a fictional trial of 19th century abolitionist John Brown for the murders of five pro-slavery men in Pottawatomie Creek, Kan., in 1856.

Mid-Missouri couple to show off toys at heritage festival

Homer and Mary McCollum carve and paint old-fashioned wooden toys to sell and show at folk festivals in mid-Missouri.

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.

'Ladies of the Alamo' to open Stephens theater season

"Ladies at the Alamo" opens the 2009-2010 season of the Stephens College Theatre Department. The play follows five Texas women and their struggle for control over a community theater.

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.

MU singing group to audition for NBC's 'Sing-off'

Add9, an MU a cappella group, has been invited to audition for a nationally televised talent show.

Charles Schulz's classic comes to Columbia Entertainment Company

The Columbia Entertainment Company’s 31st season starts Thursday night with "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown." From a variety of backgrounds, CEC members are promising an evening with Schulz’s classic characters.

Grant Elementary classroom fundraiser rocks The Blue Note

Grant Elementary School celebrated its new eco-friendly classroom and promoted sustainability through a documentary.

Columbia gallery owner judges art at the State Fair

Jennifer Perlow, owner of Perlow-Stevens Gallery, judged the Open Division of the Fine Arts Competition at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.

Influential choreographer Merce Cunningham dies

In a career that spanned more than 60 years and some 150 works, Merce Cunningham wiped out storytelling in dance and such unwritten rules as having dancers usually face the audience. Karen Grundy, artistic and executive director for the Missouri Contemporary Ballet in Columbia, said Cunningham created his own style of dance.

MU design class creates zoo of colorful animal sculptures

MU's Basic 3-D Design class created a menagerie of animal sculptures, which have been placed at the corner of Hitt Street and University Avenue.

First group of Roots 'N' Blues artists announced

Seven artists have been confirmed for the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival in September, and at least 23 more performers are yet to be announced.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fans flock to Harry Potter movie in Columbia

Photos of movie-goers at early showings of the latest Harry Potter movie.

Harry Potter fans flock to Columbia for midnight movie release

Forum 8 and Hollywood 14 sold out nine screens by Tuesday afternoon, and eager fans lined up in costume for the midnight showing of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."

MU Museum of Art and Archeology weaves past with present

The museum's exhibit, "Pre-Columbian Textile Art: Design that Speaks Today," will be on display through Aug. 2 featuring Peruvian weaving.