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PACE to perform adaptation of beloved, controversial book

Performance of "The Giver" offers chances for creativity in scenery, lighting, costumes and dance.

Artist to see his works at Bleu for first time

Chris Vance and other artists whose works are sold at Poppy will be at an artist reception at the store Friday.

Cult animator Don Hertzfeldt to introduce his latest film at Ragtag

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. 

Stage makeup class sparks student enthusiasm

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.

Two Columbia artists showcase mixed media work in fall exhibit

Caleb McCandless and Jo Stealey are two of the eight artists showing their work at the Perlow-Stevens Gallery's Autumn Exhibit.

MU professor writes Hugh Hefner biography

The biography, released Oct. 1, details Hefner's impact on the post-World War II culture of consumerism and the sexual revolution.

Children, teens wanted for Moscow Ballet production of "Nutcracker"

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.

City hall artist sculpts Columbia history

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.

Festival showcases its namesake — barbecue

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.

Hogarth prints put a twist on 'Till death do us part'

"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."

Jerry Douglas, Dobro guitar virtuoso, headlines Roots 'N' Blues

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.

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" gets ready to open

The cast is rehearsing for the production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" at the Rhynsburger Theatre.

Odyssey series returns for fifth season

Friday's Odyssey Gala Benefit concert and reception marks the beginning of the series' fifth season. The group's new season will have eight performances, with guest artists hailing from Italy, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and, much closer to home, Missouri State University in Springfield and MU's Esterhazy Quartet.

MU professor holds loom workshop at home

"I call this room my playroom," Laurel Wilson said on a recent Tuesday as about 35 of her students in textile and apparel management smushed into the basement of her Harrisburg home. They were there to learn how to weave, watch an embroidery machine operate and experiment with fabric painting.

A retrospective of horror

On the eve of his centenary, Francis Bacon’s reputation has never been higher, nor his works more valuable.

Historic Costume Gallery spotlights polyester, other synthetic fashions

The exhibit, called "The Synthetic Evolution: The Rise of Polyester and Other Synthetic Fibers," features garments from the 1920s to the '70s.

‘Missouri Through Lens and Palette’ juxtaposes paintings, photos

The exhibit in MU’s Museum of Art and Archaeology juxtaposes paintings from the past 100 years and post-1948 photographs from the Missouri Photo Workshop. The exhibit was timed to open just before the Missouri School of Journalism’s centennial celebration, which began Wednesday.

Museum’s Free Film Series explores connections through film

The movie "Network" links to the centennial celebration of the Missouri School of Journalism and a new exhibit at the museum, "Missouri through Lens and Palette."

Stephens exhibit showcases women in art prints

Stephens College is marking its anniversary with ‘175 Years of Women in Print,’ an exhibit that charts social change through artistic depictions.

Journalism and celebrity collide in classic film

Showing of "Roman Holiday" is meant to coincide with MU Museum of Art and Archaeology exhibition and MU School of Journalism centennial.

 

 

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