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Arts

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.

Spare Parts Gallery offers mix of old and new

New gallery offers a mixture of art and photography at affordable prices

MU professor active in revitalizing Missouri's downtowns

Downtown architecture key to a community’s identity but is often overlooked, says specialist who is helping Missouri towns restore and maintain their downtowns.

Dancearts of Columbia prepares for upcoming competitive season

The dance team members need strength, stamina and lots of practice to be competitive in an activity that is becoming more like a sport.

Japanese puppeteers perform at MU

The Imada Puppet Troupe from Japan and MU’s Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe, which is the only troupe outside of Japan in the world, demonstrated traditional Japanese puppetry for 200 people Friday.

The draw behind comic creating

The Mid-Missouri Comics Collective is a group of comic book creators and enthusiasts. At their monthly meetings, the members create new works while discussing their aspirations as artists in the field of comic writing and illustration.

Poetry leaps off the page at Cherry Street Artisan

The Center Reading Series started a new season where graduate students and guest poets read a variety of poetry in an effort to inform more people about the art.

Kevin’s World owner still keeps a beat in Columbia’s music scene

Kevin Walsh’s business endeavor was only supposed to last nine months, but his unique partnerships with other local business has helped make his music shop popular.

School of Music gets new faculty

Two of MU’s ensembles-in-residence have new members this year. Susan Jensen has joined the Esterhazy Quartet, and Bill Mann has joined the Faculty Brass Quintet.

Pete Szkolka: A musician who does it all

Pete Szkolka writes music, he plays instruments, he records tracks, he mixes tracks and he creates a finished project. He does all these things by remaining a musician first and foremost.

Online scalpers gouge Elton John tickets

Scalpers flood the Internet with tickets for Elton John’s upcoming concert, but bidders are not yet willing to pay the elevated prices.

Refugee All Stars to perform in Columbia (hopefully)

Having missed their scheduled appearance at the True/False Film Festival, the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars will perform at the Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ Festival

Bluegrass band Ironweed returns from tour of China

After returning from a two week trip, Columbia’s popular bluegrass band shares their cultural experiences.

Metropolitan artist’s work finds a Midwestern home

Rocheport artist Wayne Leal, whose work is featured in the Perlow-Stevens Gallery 2007 Summer Exhibit, finds his inspiration in the textures that surround him.

Artist's painting selected for Festival of the Arts poster

Artist Frank Stack created the winning poster for 2007 Columbia Festival of the Arts.

Screen art

Silkscreening demands patience and attention to detail. Think of layers: On the bottom, you have paper; above that, you have a fabric screen, usually made of nylon or polyester; between the paper and fabric, you have stencils in various shapes.

A taste of flamenco

Full of tradition and passion, flamenco has gained worldwide popularity in the past couple of decades. But understanding its origin is only the beginning when learning flamenco. It is a combination of rhythm, movement and song that make flamenco more than a regional Spanish dance; it is a way of life.

Enjoy your night with Columbia band The Hatrick

The Hatrick members make it a point to include songs from other groups they admire in their sets and even view their band as a “kind of promotional tool for a lot of good talent that’s around,” said Kay, whose favorite song to play is “12-inch Three-Speed Oscillating Fan” by Big Smith of Springfield. In many instances, the group invites members of other bands to sit in and play for a night.

Sock monkeying around

For Melanie Johnson-Moxley, “playing monkey” is an everyday thing. A doctoral student in philosophy at MU, Johnson-Moxley makes sock monkeys for fun. Her passion began when friends introduced her to the Red Heel Message Board, devoted to sock monkeys.

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