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KBIA News brings you a look at the arts and entertainment this week in mid-Missouri.

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Off the Clock
5:13 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

Lewis Black on politics, his fans and God

Lewis Black
U.S. Air Force/Michael R. Holzworth Wikipedia

He’s an actor, playwright, bestselling author, award-winning stand-up comedian and popular political commentator.

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Off the Clock
2:14 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

Interview with author Ron Nichols

Author Ron Nichols
Photo courtesy of Martin Sisters Publishing

Where the Sky Doesn’t End is the name of a new novel that tells the story of a young Missouri boy and girl, Brendan and Aria, who befriend an African-American janitor at their school, Mr. Washington,who's also a former Tuskegee Airmen mechanic. The story blends themes from history, race and friendship into a coming-of-age tale that’s uniquely Missourian, and American.

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Off the Clock
5:12 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

The Ruins of Us: An interview with author Keija Parssinen

Local writer Keija Parssinen is something of a fixture on Columbia’s literary scene.

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Off the Clock
3:34 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Novel gets new life through opera

If you hear the word "opera" and think of a stuffy art form with horned helmets and a large singing lady,well, think again. 

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Off the Clock
5:47 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

A portable library

Inside Bookmobile, Jr. Otter Bowman helps a young client.
Scarlett Robertson KBIA

This week: we visit a bookmobile that's just for kids and talk to a singer from Madagascar with a Missouri connection.

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Off the Clock
5:26 pm
Fri December 9, 2011

Inside the derby

Como Convixen team members get ready for their final game of the season.
Scarlett Robertson KBIA

This week’s show covers everything you wanted to know about roller derby but where afraid to ask.

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Off the Clock
4:33 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Garage art

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts parking garage.
Laura Spencer KCUR

We head west this week where public art can be found in places you’d least expect it.

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Off the Clock
10:15 am
Fri November 25, 2011

New music revisited

Patrick David Clark
Photo courtsey of Mizzou New Music Initiative

This week we talk about music. New music to be exact. And if you think new music means recently released albums, keep listening as we revisit a conversation I had with Patrick David Clark, who was a resident composer at the Mizzou New Music Festival this summer. And hang on till the end of the show for a Sonic ID from one of Columbia’s more memorable citizens.

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Off the Clock
6:04 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

All things November

Movember participant Charlie Maitz. Two more weeks to go.
Photo courtesy of Charlie Maitz

The month of November can seem a little dreary: shorter days, colder weather and it’s still a month away from the major holidays. But it has a lot more going on than you’d think. This week’s show focuses on two things that make this month a little more interesting.

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Off the Clock
5:50 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

What makes a community

Wynna Faye Elbert co-leads a weekly women's group in Columbia, Mo.
Scarlett Robertson KBIA

This week: a look at a community group in Columbia and a Sonic ID from the Benton Stephens neighborhood.

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Off the Clock
1:01 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

All that jazz

A mural in the historic 18th and Vine jazz district in Kansas City, Mo.

As the saying goes, jazz was born in New Orleans, but it grew up in Kansas City. This week we’ll revisit Robert Altman’s “Kansas City.” And a new  musical audio postcard. 

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Off the Clock
7:36 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

A haunted halloween

The annual haunting we all know as Halloween falls a Monday this year. So, to prepare for ghouls, candy and costumes, we head south to Jasper County for the spooky tale of a haunted house dating back to 1849. And autism theater has made its way to Columbia, Missouri.

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Off the Clock
4:39 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

Cooking wild in Missouri

Ann Koenig collects tomatoes from her backyard garden as part of the Woods to Table project.
Scarlett Robertson KBIA

This week: we’ll go back in time  and revisit what could be considered the trial of the century. And you’ve probably heard of “Julie and Julia”—the novel-turned-movie where Julie Powell spends a year cooking her way through Julia Child’s "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." Well, we’re bringing you Columbia’s version…switch out French cuisine for in season and local food, and instead of one woman its a couple.

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Off the Clock
6:02 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

Funding the arts by feeding the people

Serving up split pea soup at a Bread! KC dinner in Kansas City.
Alex Smith KCUR

This week we head to Kansas City for a different kind of dinner party—one that is uses a grassroots approach to support the arts. But first, a local look at a national event that’s all about supporting and celebrating the rights of of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

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Off the Clock
3:14 pm
Fri October 7, 2011

Amateur hour

Jay Groharing hosts the "As Yet Unnamed Comedy Show" at Eastside Tavern every Tuesday night.
Jessica Pupovac

Does the idea of standing up in front of a bunch of strangers and trying to make them laugh seem horrifying or exhilarating? For some people it’s both. This week, we explore the world of stand-up comedy and discover what kind of person willingly puts themselves out there.

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