UPDATE: 9th St. Summerfest concert to take place indoors

The final 9th St. Summerfest of the year will take place inside The Blue Note at 17 N. Ninth Street, due to inclement weather.

MU Campus Gallery and Museum Crawl will start Thursday

The third annual MU Campus Gallery and Museum Crawl will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Students are eligible to have tours to all the MU museums for free.

Local designers participate in second Freedom by Fashion show

The event raised money to end modern-day slave trading.

Guide to Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival

Before attending the festival this weekend, check the schedules, learn about the artists performing and read more about the event.

Graduate Theatre Organization's third annual 24-Hour Play Festival this Saturday

Writers will have 12 hours to write their plays, and the actors will have 12 hours to learn their scripts before the performances begin.

Local director screening 'The Pardoners' at Ragtag Cinema

Brian Mauer wants to remind Columbia residents that despite the economic downturn and budget cuts that resulted in the closure of the Missouri Film Office in June, the local filmmaking community is still active, and will remain so.

MU to lease Missouri Theatre

MU and the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts are poised to enter into a three-year lease in which the university will use the theater for events Jesse Auditorium can't accommodate and other programs.

Hip-hop star Nelly plans recording school in St. Louis

Nelly is teaming with Vatterott College to produce a new music recording school called Vatterott College Ex'treme Institute.

Bird-watching documentary by True/False co-founder airs on PBS

Local filmmaker's competitive bird-watching documentary featured on PBS.

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.