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Arts

Musical Restoration

Behind the scenes are the people who put them together

Stage crews are responsible for the massive preparation and setup before the curtain is raised on a performance at Jesse Auditorium.

Columbia vocal coach still going strong at 80

Harry Morrison has built a legacy around helping singing voices sound easy. At 80, he is still teaching voice and directing a church choir.

Fixed in time

MU curator thinks the bust of a famous dancer has staying power.

Expressing emotions through dance

Zach Young could be considered a “sports guy,” and as a dancer of the Missouri Contemporary Ballet, athleticism pays off.

Comic creators bring their creativity to the Midwest

Almost 70 years later, Superman is set for a homecoming of sorts — not to Smallville but through writer B. Clay Moore, who makes his home in Kansas City. Moore, 36, is part of a small but productive cadre of comic book writers and artists who are building on each other’s creativity and putting Kansas City on the national map of comic book creators.

'New Anatomies' not the same old brand of theater

The play, with its all female cast, features a tale of a 19th-century female explorer and touches on both feminist and political themes.

Stephens’ dance man

Bob Boross, the new chairman of the dance department at Stephen's college, is new to town but brings a lifetime of experience

Feathers, clay and self-discovery

Children develop awareness and creativity as they first experiment with art. Rock Bridge Elementary art teacher Kathy Dwyer said she wants to share art with children. “When we start something new, it’s, ‘I can’t.’ I love getting them to the, ‘I can.’”

'Messiah' to be performed at MU

Handel’s “Messiah” is being performed on Thursday. Here’s some of the story behind the famous oratorio.

MU junior bass player brings emotion to performance of “The Messiah”

MU junior Katie Krawczak takes ten years of bass-playing experience to the University Philharmonic and Choral Union’s joint performance of “The Messiah.”

Controversial abortion film to be shown in Columbia

“Lake of Fire” is receiving publicity both for its graphic images and its attempt to document the views of those on both sides of the abortion divide.

Robert Rauschenberg's art shouts, sings and whispers

WASHINGTON — The black outline of a leaf in the corner of a 1962 lithograph is a touchstone for the career of Robert Rauschenberg, the contemporary master who, at 82, continues to make art despite partial paralysis from a series of strokes in 2002 and 2003.

Artist Rex Bandy is on an Ugly Crusade

Rex Bandy, who has been an artist for over 70 years, hopes to recapture the slowly fading beauty of the world through art.

Mid-Missouri gets new youth orchestra

Columbia now has two youth orchestras that offer performance opportunities.

Storytellers tell how they spin tales

Local storytellers have been working together for years to hone their craft. One group focuses on ghost stories, and Halloween is their season to shine.

Art that 'represents'

Three artists pursuing graduate degrees at MU share the inspiration and stories behind their art.

Why do kids want to do music and why do teachers want to teach it

Children learn about music in several ways around Columbia.

History takes the stage

A play written by a former Missouri slave will be featured Tuesday in the State Historical Society’s Missouri History in Performance Theatre. The play is considered to be the first play written by an African-American to be published in America.

Sculptor creates masterpieces of local legends

Sabra Tull Meyer has perfected her craft in order to sculpt legends like Bob Barker, John Ashcroft and Norm Stewart.

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