Columbia residents discuss the future of arts in the community

Chris Stevens, the newly appointed manager of Office of Cultural affairs spoke at a meeting Tuesday where Columbia residents suggested improvements for the arts community.

What was your favorite childhood book or story?

Audience members of Professor Zuccini's Traveling Tales told us what their favorite children's books were. What are yours?

Two Columbia artists approved to create artwork for Daniel Boone City Building

Norleen Nosri and Joel Sager have won contracts to create artwork for the fourth and fifth floors of the building addition completed in May 2010.

Short Women's Play Festival brings national women playwrights to Columbia

Independent Actors Theatre is organizing the fourth annual Short Women's Play Festival showcasing six new works by four women playwrights. The festival starts on Friday and runs through Sunday.


VIDEO: For True/False, Speed Levitch gives quirky tours of Columbia

Speed Levitch, an actor, tour guide, speaker and author, entertains True/False audiences on his free tours of Columbia with his offbeat personality and quirky remarks.

VIDEO: True/False fans enjoy concert at Mojo's

Mojo's hosted a concert as part of the True/False Film Fest and featured bands Cassie Morgan, Dark Dark Dark, Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship? and Believers.

MU alumnus brings Oscar-winning documentary to True/False

Dan Lindsay, one of the directors of "Undefeated," returns to his alma mater with an Academy Award and an education in filmmaking.

Eleven speakers selected for first TEDxMU event

Of nearly 60 applicants, 11 were chosen to speak at TEDxMU. Under the theme "innovation through collaboration," they will be covering everything from autism to U2.

Columbia Entertainment Company to hold national playwriting contest

The Jackie White Memorial National Children's Playwriting Contest provides a $500 prize for the best family-friendly play.

MU to host documentary film and journalism conference

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. 

Oscar night: Fans share favorite 2011 movies at Ragtag party

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' earns best-picture, lead-actor Oscars

"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."

PHOTO GALLERY: Celebrities arrive on the Oscars night red carpet

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.

Art students explore fiber structures with visiting artist

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.

True/False Film Fest releases list of 2012 films

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.

Chinese middle school students usher in Year of the Dragon

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. 

Documentary about environmental activism comes to Columbia

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.

Stephens College professor creates diversity video for community celebration

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. 

Students write poems and essays celebrating diversity in Columbia

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. 

Percent for Art program seeking local artists for Short Street garage project

The project has a $47,000 budget and, once finished, would be the third public art project at municipal parking garages.