'Heez on Fire' finds success working from home recording studio

Known as "Heez on Fire," a stage name stemming from his high-school days, Tim Hanson records and manages local artists out of his three-bedroom house.

Women in '50 Plus Program' bond over love of painting

The women in the 50 Plus Program share a love of art as well as strong friendships developed over time.

Columbia College art department trio to retire

Three Columbia College professors will retire in May, cutting the art department staff by about one-third.

Teacher, students make water bottle art for Artrageous Fridays

Amy Company and her sixth-grade class participated in the "guerilla art" theme for April's Artrageous Friday.

Thailand bans Thai-language film adaptation of 'Macbeth'

The banning of the film is the latest in a trend of censored criticism of the Thai monarchy as the country's king ages.

LUNAFEST film festival coming to Columbia

Film festival promoting awareness about women's issues will be at The Blue Note on April 22.

Nixa artist to be featured at Artexpo New York

The fine arts trade show — one of the country's oldest — opens Thursday in Manhattan.

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.