Scott Cairns found he wanted to actually become a Christian, rather than just think of himself as one: "I decided that I wanted to be better, so I thought I would go to people who had sort of found a way to do that, to turn their lives into something more whole." Those people are Orthodox Christian monks.
The sixth annual festival will once again showcase independent films.
Dance choreographer Prerana Patel and her friends are making final preparations for their Mizzou Masti performance at India Night on Saturday. They and other student groups from MU's South Asian Students Association participate each year at India Nite, hosted by the Cultural Association of India in Columbia since 1992.
The Orchestra will feature a tribute to Scott Joplin, who is known as the "King of Ragtime."
The Show-Me Change: A Concert for Obama will kick off Wednesday night at the Missouri Theatre. The musicians say that politics and music have been historically intertwined.
The driving idea behind "Women with Wings" is to empower women by incorporating their experiences into creative expression.
About 115 women, for the most part strangers, met for "Women with Wings," a nonprofit art project. For seven sessions between Oct. 10 and 13, participants shared their life experiences with one another.
"Women tend to weave their lives together, and so part of what we are doing here is weaving our stories together," said artist Lorri Acott-Fowler, co-organizer of the project. "Then, when we use clay, we will leave those marks together that tell our stories."
The Columbia Art League celebrated its move to inside the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts on Thursday. Art league officials enjoy how the new location allows the community to see the art.
A former Columbia resident is coming back to perform Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major as part of the Missouri United Methodist Church's concert series.
The "Life and Literature Performance Series," a series made up of original and adapted works written and performed by MU students and a Grammy-nominated storyteller, will run for three evenings at MU.
Performance of "The Giver" offers chances for creativity in scenery, lighting, costumes and dance.
Chris Vance and other artists whose works are sold at Poppy will be at an artist reception at the store Friday.
Hertzfeldt hits the road with a 16-city tour to show off a collection of his animated films, including his latest film, "I Am So Proud of You." He will introduce his work in person to several art house theaters across the country, including Columbia's Ragtag Cinema on Wednesday.
Theatre 1360 at MU teaches students basic techniques in applying stage makeup, the kind that is dramatic and meant to look better from a distance.
Caleb McCandless and Jo Stealey are two of the eight artists showing their work at the Perlow-Stevens Gallery's Autumn Exhibit.
The biography, released Oct. 1, details Hefner's impact on the post-World War II culture of consumerism and the sexual revolution.
Moscow Ballet will hold open auditions at 10 a.m. Saturday for its production of "Great Russian Nutcracker." Auditions will be held at Columbia Dance Academy, 4250 E. Broadway, Suite 1031.
New Mexico artist Howard Meehan is asking for suggestions from the public as he designs "Keys to the City" — a 19-foot, steel-framed keyhole sculpture that will sit in front of Columbia's renovated City Hall.
Blaster BBQ, the husband and wife team of Floyd and Terri Murry of Mustang, Okla., took first place overall in the festival's barbecue competition.
"Till death do us part" gets an unconventional treatment in William Hogarth's "Marriage a la Mode," a series of six prints that starts with an arranged marriage and ends with the death of both the bride and groom. These prints largely comprise a new exhibit at MU's Museum of Art and Archeology titled “Satirizing the High Life: Hogarth’s Marriage a la Mode."
Known for his solo albums as well as his role in Alison Krauss and Union Station, Jerry Douglas will close out the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ festival Saturday night.