First Night New Year's Eve festival celebrates guitar, young performers

First Night Columbia 2013 will kick off with a 5K run/walk at 4 p.m. Monday and entertain attendees with more than 50 performances throughout the night. 

Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ looking to move to Stephens Lake Park

The fall blues festival could move from downtown to Stephens Lake Park next year, pending city approval.

First Night Columbia to ring in 2013 with guitars

First Night Columbia, a city-sponsored New Year's Eve celebration, will open at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 31. Entertainment is planned from 7 p.m. until the fireworks display at midnight.


PHOTO GALLERY: The Canvas on Broadway offers artistic outlet

The Canvas on Broadway, which has been open for seven months, allows people to create a predetermined paintings while listening to music and enjoying drinks.

ArtTalk: Terell Stafford Quintet to perform Billy Strayhorn at Murry's

Josh Chittum, an assistant director at "We Always Swing" Jazz Series, shares his excitement over Terell Stafford Quintet's performance on Sunday at Murry's.

Documentary film, panel of advocates discuss discrimination against aging LBGT individuals

Ragtag hosted a special screening of "Generation Silent," a film about discrimination against elderly LGBT people.

ArtTalk: Jerry Price writes about the School of Missouri Contemporary Ballet

This contributor writes that he learns something different each time he attends a performance.

ArtTalk: English country dancing is easy to learn with Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers

Krishna Fogle talks about English country dancing with the Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers.

Squarepeg ceramics art studio offers more than just clay

Squarepeg's owner, artist and artisan, Peg Craig, invites students into more than just an art studio. It's also a relaxing home away from home.


MU student brings passion to his ceramics

Bill Wilkey came to MU to pursue his fascination of ceramics, but what he found was a community. 

ArtTalk: 'Faking It' MFA thesis exhibit by Catherine Armbrust

Jennifer Perlow, owner of PS:Gallery, talks about Catherine Armbrust's show at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery.

Artful Bra contestants craft creative bras to battle breast cancer

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center's Artful Bra Contest will feature about 70 decorated bras that will be sold through a silent auction.

INVITATION: Share what's happening in Columbia's art scene

Have something from Columbia's arts and culture scene that you'd like the rest of the community to know about? Become a part of ArtTalk, and help open the eyes of our community to local art.

MU exhibit showcases how political cartoons have changed over the years

The State Historical Society of Missouri will host an exhibit showcasing political cartoons from the past 100 years.

Loyal support keeps Columbia Entertainment Company going

Columbia's community theater companies are going strong thanks to enthusiastic volunteers, involved families and dedicated audiences.

PHOTO GALLERY: John Mayall, Al Green perform at Roots 'N' Blues

Al Green and John Mayall performed Saturday night at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ festival in downtown Columbia. The performance were among several on the second day of the festival.


Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ: what you should know

Gear up for the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival with information on who's playing, where to go, how to get there and what to bring. And get a preview with our Spotify playlist and video clips.

PHOTO GALLERY: Musician T.J. Wheeler trains Grant Elementary students

Musician T.J. Wheeler is at Grant Elementary School for a one-week residency to train students who will perform Saturday at the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival.

Gallery, museum crawl exposes visitors to MU cultural institutions

The seventh annual event included stops at nine locations on campus, including the chancellor's home, the Museum of Art and Archaeology and the Enns Entomology Museum.

Beth Nybeck's design recommended for Short Street garage art

The Commission on Cultural Affairs voted unanimously to recommend Kansas City artist Beth Nybeck's "Tidal Murmur" design for an art sculpture outside the parking garage being built on Short Street.