"Song of the Middle River" tells the story of a woman named Celia, who was a slave on a plantation in New Bloomfield. The play is hosted by the State Historical Society as part of the Missouri History in Performance Theater.
For decades, Stephens College has admitted a handful of men to its undergraduate programs as "male apprentices." Faculty in the college's key programs of theater and dance believe including men provides a more realistic performance environment for the women. The men feel both the privilege and the responsibility that come with being a "Stephens man." They also feel the oddity of it.
The 1950s drama, showing at The Corner Playhouse, explores how one man can throw a small town into disarray.
A Rocheport artist, born and raised in Osaka, Japan, brings her ceramics to Orr Street Studios, with work that fuses Japanese and American cultures.
The city of Columbia continues its tradition of Artrageous Fridays, starting Friday.
It's not just a record label: IndyGround is the center of Columbia's hip-hop universe and an incubator for new artists.
It has always given voice to strong emotions. Turned to positive goals, it can be a tool for change in a community, one scholar-activist says.
Hip-hop has an image problem. But the people in Columbia who believe in it as an art form won't let the bad publicity get in the way of the music, which they say has an important place in the community.
A project to make art of a downtown Columbia traffic signal box is intended to deter graffiti and help downtown look a little nicer.
Auditions for the 41st season start at 9 a.m. Feb. 28 at the Rhynsburger Theatre.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The MU trombone choir, begun in 1992, combines school with friendship and community service for its 25 members.
Two artists, separated by centuries and the Atlantic Ocean, offer distinct perspectives on winter in their artwork, displayed at the Museum of Art and Archaeology at MU.
For Elaine Johnson, living with art is like having "a varied and abundant group of friends." As director of Orr Street Studios, she said she hopes Columbia neighbors will fall in love with art like she has.
Each week, Steve Donofrio tries to keep his radio show relevant, even when it's reflecting the current economic situation.
MU music students have been practicing intensely for their juries, the music equivalent of finals. Sophomore trombonist Josh Kennedy said students perform in front of their professors, often with a piano accompaniment. They are graded on how well they play and how they have progressed throughout the semester.
The Fine Arts building at MU, which houses the practice rooms, has seen some students spending hours per day preparing. Click the pictures above to hear and see five students on the journey to the juries.