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Effort begins to move UMKC Conservatory to downtown Kansas City

A $20 million challenge grant will help the University of Missouri-Kansas City move its Conservancy of Music and Dance to a new arts campus. Supporters must raise $70 million more.

St. Louis Art Museum debuts $160 million expansion

The new building includes new classrooms, flooring and updated galleries in the main and south buildings.

Missouri Contemporary Ballet presents modern take on 'Alice in Wonderland'

The Missouri Contemporary Ballet is rolling out a modern adaptation of the classic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," complete with new choreography, live music and student dancers.

Art in the Park could be delayed if storms persist

The opening of Art in the Park on Saturday could be postponed because of storms.

ArtTalk: Like beer? Like art? Arts & Drafts event is Thursday

Sarah Dresser of the Office of Cultural Affairs tells us about a craft beer tasting and gallery crawl that will take place this week.

Perlow-Stevens curator plans to become owner of downtown gallery

Joel Sager, curator of Perlow-Stevens Gallery, announced that he intends to become owner and director. He said he wants to run the gallery like the original owners did but also wants to bring his own curatorial style.

Stephens College's Alex Clayton ready to take next step in dance career

Before applying for college, Alex Clayton had only four months of dance training in his pocket. Now, he is about to graduate from the Stephens College dance department and take the next step toward his dream.

ArtTalk: School of Metaphysics hosts dream-inspired art show

Walter Hrycaj, director of the School of Metaphysics, shares information about an art show that will take place April 26 to 28 at the School of Metaphysics.

International Slow Art Day encourages museum visitors to slow down

On Saturday, museum-goers will be encouraged to slow down at the third annual Slow Art Day at the Museum of Art and Archeology. The event is being held from noon until 2 p.m.

Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner to speak at MU

The first part of Kushner's "Angels in America" will be performed Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights this week and next week at the Rhynsburger Theatre. A free reading of the second part of the play is scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

Musicians debate use of beta blockers for stage fright

The traditional treatment is a quick swig of alcohol, but that has obvious risks. Today, the possibilities include Valium, hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, meditation and the class of drugs known as beta blockers.

True/False organizer, MU grad win directing award at South by Southwest

Directors David Wilson and AJ Schnack were recognized for their documentary about Branson, "We Always Lie to Strangers."

Fundraiser concert will be held to benefit Missouri Fine Arts Academy

A concert featuring Hickman High School's Music Society will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church to benefit the Missouri Fine Arts Academy in Springfield.

Columbia couple display individual art styles with 'Perfect Pair' exhibit

The exhibit showcases the couple's talents, as well as their differences. It opened Thursday in the Montminy Art Gallery at the Boone County Museum and Galleries.

ArtTalk: Orr Street Studios is hosting Second Saturday For Kids on March 9

Orr Street Studios is hosting Second Saturday For Kids on March 9. Marketing intern Katie Rapp discusses the theme and project opportunities.

Documentary about local musician Rocket Kirchner plays Thursday

Local musician Eric "Rocket" Kirchner has been following a love of music his whole life. On Thursday, a documentary about his life in music will be shown at the Columbia Public Library.

ArtTalk: Access Arts hosts workshop to explore symbols in art

Shawna Johnson, Executive Director of Access Arts' School of Service, talks about an upcoming workshop featuring the photographs from Dr. Adrienne Hoard's exhibit, "Hiding in Plain Sight: Symbolic Messages in Indigenous Art."

For fact-based Oscar-nominated films, how much fiction is OK?

Three fact-based films nominated for this year's best-picture Oscar — "Argo," "Lincoln," and "Zero Dark Thirty," — take liberties with historical fact.

ArtTalk: "Longviews" show, Art of Food event sure to be interesting

Katie Rapp, a marketing intern for Orr Street Studios, is excited for the "Longviews" show — on exhibit now until March — and the Art of Food event on March 20.

User's guide to the True/False Film Fest 2013

The documentary film festival returns to Columbia Feb. 28 to March 3 for its 10th season. It offers movie screenings, parties, panel discussions, a parade, a 5K run and other events.

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