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Arts

Gallery to display works by famed abstract artist Keith Crown

The nationally-acclaimed watercolorist, who now lives in Columbia and turns 91 this year, will be showcased at the Main Gallery of the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Orr Street Studios changes arts series to make it more interactive

Orr Street Studios introduces a new format for its Tuesday night discussion series "Seeing Visions." The series that previously featured films has been transformed into an forum for artists to discuss their work with community members.

'Lord of the Dance' returns to Columbia

With a showy sensibility, "Lord of the Dance" engages people with a taste for Celtic music, dancing and traditions.

Kevin Costner plays the Blue Note

Kevin Costner and his band Modern West played to a sold out crowd at the Blue Note on Monday night.

Missouri theater group tells story of former Missouri slave

"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.

 

Odd men out: Why 17 men attend Stephens College

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.

New MU play is 'Picnic' of lust, energy

The 1950s drama, showing at The Corner Playhouse, explores how one man can throw a small town into disarray.

Yukari Kashihara's pottery nods to her heritage

A Rocheport artist, born and raised in Osaka, Japan, brings her ceramics to Orr Street Studios, with work that fuses Japanese and American cultures.

Correction to Columbia Art League story

Season 2009 of Artrageous Fridays begins

The city of Columbia continues its tradition of Artrageous Fridays, starting Friday.

IndyGround puts Columbia's hip-hop artists on the map

It's not just a record label: IndyGround is the center of Columbia's hip-hop universe and an incubator for new artists.

What is hip-hop?

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 struggles to gain respectability — and venues — in Columbia

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.

Wanted: Mid-Missouri artists to create art on a downtown traffic signal box

A project to make art of a downtown Columbia traffic signal box is intended to deter graffiti and help downtown look a little nicer.

Summer Repertory auditions open to public

Auditions for the 41st season start at 9 a.m. Feb. 28 at the Rhynsburger Theatre.

'Faces of Mexico' exhibit spans thousands of years

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.

A revival for art education at Columbia Art League

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.

‘Genius Among Us’ follows young composers at MU camp

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.

Healing, relaxing, and liberating

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.

MU trombone choir brings people together for music, service

The MU trombone choir, begun in 1992, combines school with friendship and community service for its 25 members.

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