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Arts

Turning wood with local artist Jeff Ferguson

When Jeff Ferguson moved from Colorado a year and a half ago, he loaded the trailer with so much wood for his woodturning addiction that he had to leave behind his barbecue.

Barbershop group hopes for 100 voices

Note: This event, scheduled for Thursday night, has been canceled because of poor weather conditions.

Rolling with Ragtag

Ragtag is officially moving and should be open in its new location by the end of the this week.

“Vantage Points” exhibition paints picture of artists’ lives

An art exhibition at MU’s George Caleb Bingham Gallery lets viewers see how the artists view their worlds.

Group hopes to unshelve history

The Missouri State Historical Society is hoping that a $600,000 legislative proposal will be approved, giving it the chance to expand and exhibit more of its treasures.

Living outside the anthill

Maybe you’ve seen him around town, screaming his poetry in the streets or drawing by the curb. As an artist, the man known as Grant Blackwell wants to catch the public’s eye.

Odyssey performance features countertenor

Chamber music series assembles a strong set of musicians

Dedicated ensemble

Desiring music to be more than simply an outlet of expression, the Straws have created a musical world for their children with the intention of building self-discipline into their character.

Artist presents new proposal for City Hall art project

A revised proposal for artwork to be included in the renovation of City Hall is available online for viewing and comment.

Connecting through music

With the flick of his baton, Alex Innecco connects with vocal and instrumental performers across Columbia

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.

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