The Jackie White Memorial National Children's Playwriting Contest provides a $500 prize for the best family-friendly play.
The "Based on a True Story: Intersections of Documentary Film and Journalism" conference is a lead up to the True/False Film Fest as well as a chance to discuss the overlap of documentary filmmakers and journalism.
The Missourian asked movie fans attending a watch party at Ragtag Cinema what films they would have liked to see on the Academy Awards' best picture ballot.
"The Artist" is the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood's highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago. Meryl Streep won the Academy Award for best actress for "The Iron Lady."
The 84th Academy Awards aired Sunday night on ABC. Arrivals on the red carpet included celebrities Meryl Streep, Bret McKenzie, George Clooney, Tina Fey and Sacha Baron Cohen.
Students are helping to construct two pieces from visiting artist Caoimhghin O'Fraithile, who is visiting for the True/False Film Festival. The fiber structure art pieces will be installed Feb. 27.
This year's festival will include 31 films, to be played at MU's Jesse Auditorium, Missouri United Methodist Church's The Picturehouse and five other downtown theaters.
Visiting Chinese middle school students performed Friday night at Jesse Auditorium to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Dragon. The Chinese New Year falls on Monday this year.
In the 1960s, Marion Stoddart took on the restoration of the Nashua River while living in Groton, Mass. Once one of the 10 most polluted bodies of water in the United States, she helped restore the river by getting a clean water act passed and founding the Nashua River Watershed Association.
A Stephens College assistant professor questioned Columbia residents about diversity and is presenting his findings as a multimedia presentation Thursday morning at the Columbia Values Diversity Celebration.
Essays and poems written by students are published in the 2012 Student Writings Booklet, which will be distributed at Thursday's Columbia Values Diversity Celebration.
The project has a $47,000 budget and, once finished, would be the third public art project at municipal parking garages.
The final four artists will be considered to design artwork for the fifth and fourth floors of City Hall.
Meridith Gray's paintings of nebulae are featured at Tellers Gallery & Bar this month.
Formed in 2009, this local band has developed a style of its own, blending folk, pop, rock, blues and country together to create "colonial pop."
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, the State Historical Society has put up the Thomas Hart Benton's Year of Peril Series.
The North Village Arts District Farmers and Artisans Market ended Sunday. The market will probably resume in March or April.
Hickman High School is preparing to put on its largest musical performance ever.
The Columbia Image Awards Committee handed out six Image Awards on Thursday evening to businesses who helped beautify the city.
KOPN, a local mid-Missouri radio station, raised about $27,000 at its fundraiser Thursday. The station has served Columbia for 38 years and is the eighth oldest community radio station in the U.S.