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Arts

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.

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.

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