Stephens Lake Amphitheater to host final play of summer series

"Return to the Forbidden Planet" is the final play in a summer series presented by the Maplewood Barn Community Theater. The play is being performed at the Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater.

'Portrait of a Sister City' photo exhibit debuts Wednesday

The exhibit debuts Wednesday night from 6 to 8 p.m. at Flat Branch Park. It features photos of Suncheon, South Korea, one of Columbia's sister cities.

Access Arts celebrates 40th anniversary with events open to public

Established by local architect Hurst John in 1971, Access Arts serves the goal of making art accessible to every person in the community.

Booche's photo unveiled as Columbia's annual commemorative poster

Copies of the poster can be purchased for $15 at Deck the Walls in the Columbia Mall and the city's Office of Cultural Affairs. Proceeds from the poster sales will go to various arts agencies in town.

Lesser-known works of George Caleb Bingham on exhibit at historical society

Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham was known mostly for his prints, but his lesser-known works were portraits focused on women and children. Twelve of these works are on display this summer in "Women, Children, and George Caleb Bingham," the exhibit at the State Historical Society of Missouri at MU.

Jesse Auditorium gets $1 million renovation

If the seats at Jesse Auditorium feel a little more comfy this fall, it's because they're new. So are the paint and the carpet. 

Taiwanese artist's watercolors blend traditional scenes and modern techniques

A collection of watercolors and black-ink paintings by Ran In-Ting is on display through mid-August at the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology.

Counterfeit, imitation, altered coins on display at University of Missouri museum

Did you know worn-out coins were once recycled by putting a new design on them? Such coins, called overstrikes, are part of a collection at the MU Museum of Art and Archeology on fake, imitated and altered currency.

Montminy Gallery exhibit celebrates life work of late artist

Tracy Montminy, an American abstract expressionist, was honored on the anniversary of her 100th birthday with an exhibit at the Boone County Historical Society. 

Battle of the Bands winners to host concert for Joplin

The show will be July 20 at The Blue Note.

Studio B Dance Center to host benefit for Columbia burn survivor

Albina Lewis sustained burns when a fire broke out at her apartment in February. Studio B Dance Center is holding a benefit Saturday to help with her medical expenses.

Sherwood Schwartz, creator of 'Brady Bunch,' 'Gilligan's Island' dies

The writer-creator of "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch" died Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 94.

Columbia Handbell Ensemble selected to play at national seminar

The group will perform a free concert Tuesday evening at First Baptist Church.

5th Wall Productions presents 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

5th Wall Productions is performing two Shakespeare-inspired plays, with a little twist. The shows play Thursdays through Sundays during July at the Boone County Courthouse Amphitheater.

Innecco, vivid presence in Columbia's music scene, returning to Brazil

Alex Innecco has been music director at Missouri United Methodist Church for a decade. He is returning to Brazil to be near family and start a youth orchestra.

PHOTO GALLERY: TRYPS Children's Theater prepares for 'Hairspray' performance

The TRYPS Children's Theater performance of "Hairspray" is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Downtown businesses petition City Council concerning Summerfest street closure

Representatives of 21 downtown businesses signed a petition saying Summerfest activities draw customers away from competing businesses. They ask that the street closure only be allowed on certain days.

Ninth Street Summerfest to kick off with Toots and the Maytals

The season's first Ninth Street Summerfest concert will feature the classic reggae band and two other groups. The show starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

PHOTO GALLERY and AUDIO PIECE: Performances at the 'Blind' Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival

 The J.W. “Blind” Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival was held at Jesse Auditorium on the MU Campus Sunday and Monday.  Featured ragtime pianist and composer Reginald Robinson talks about how he got started playing ragtime music.

MU professor creates sculpture of President Ford

J. Brett Grill created a 7-foot sculpture of former President Gerald Ford and traveled to Washington, D.C., to unveil it at the White House earlier this month.