Arts and Culture

Deceptive Cadence
1:25 pm
Wed October 19, 2011

Classical Music From ...TED?

Soprano Danielle de Niese.

courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed October 19, 2011 12:17 pm

I'm a complete TED fangirl. I get irrationally excited when I see new talks from the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference arrive. I just feel smarter listening to intelligent people from around the globe speaking about their passions and creative pursuits of all sorts, from writing to developing solar technology to advances in neurology.

But it's also become a rich treasure trove of musical performances and talks about musicians' creative processes, as you can see in these five videos. Enjoy.

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Word: Missouri
9:08 am
Tue October 18, 2011

How St. Louis’s literary past is coming to life in the Central West End

Tennessee Williams is one of two writers already represented at the corner of Euclid and McPherson avenues in the Central West End.

The history of St. Louis’s Central West End is steeped in literature. The area is tied to four of America’s most famous writers: T. S. Eliot, Tennessee Williams, Kate Chopin and William S. Burroughs. But until recently, the neighborhood had no official tributes to the literary greats.

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Word Missouri
9:00 am
Sat October 15, 2011

What are Missouri's future writers reading?

Expert commentary (in red) by Dr. Roy Fox, Professor of English Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia

Listen to the companion piece to this infographic: “In Republic, book challenges raise the question, ‘What should kids read?’”

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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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Maplewood Barn
12:00 am
Fri October 14, 2011

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: The Proposal

How an innocent proposal of marriage turns into a family feud.

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre is a weekly radio drama program adapted for radio by Brad Buchanan and produced by Darren Hellwege.

Word: Missouri
12:00 am
Sat October 8, 2011

In Republic, book challenges raise the question, “What should kids read?”

 

When Republic High School in southwest Missouri removed two novels from its curriculum and library in July, it drew national attention and launched a conversation about what books are acceptable for Missouri students.

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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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Maplewood Barn
12:00 am
Fri October 7, 2011

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: Helena’s Husband

A satirical look at how the Trojan War really got started.

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre is a weekly radio drama program adapted for radio by Brad Buchanan and produced by Darren Hellwege.

Arts and Culture
12:00 am
Fri October 7, 2011

MU Student Featured on Diet Dr. Pepper Can

One University of Missouri student says she will be using a can of Diet Dr. Pepper Cherry as a personal business card. That’s because her face and a brief bio will be printed on the can.

By Molly Balkenbush (Columbia, Mo.)

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Arts and Culture
12:00 am
Thu October 6, 2011

Celebrate Ability Week

The University of Missouri is continuing to celebrate ability today as part of a week-long event to recognize people with disabilities.

by Jennifer Long (Columbia, Mo.)

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Arts and Culture
12:00 am
Tue October 4, 2011

MU Officially Eyeing Conferences Besides Big 12

The University of Missouri
Adam Procter Flickr

The University of Missouri is now officially looking into a new athletic conference affiliation.

By Ryan Famuliner (Columbia, MO)

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Off the Clock
9:34 am
Fri September 30, 2011

The Citizen Jane episode

Katherine Housley at the Columbia Athenaeum, from "Southern Belle," a film showing at the Citizen Jane Film Festival.
James Muspratt

Filmmakers and filmgoers alike are flooding into Columbia for the 4th annual Citizen Jane Film Festival. We’ll check in with two of this year’s featured film-makers. And … it’s the season to be scary- and a darker sort of vampire has already landed in Columbia.

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Maplewood Barn
9:00 am
Fri September 30, 2011

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre: The McWilliams' Adventures

The inaugural show.  Two hillarious yarns by Missouri's favorite storyteller about the Ma and Pa Kettle of their time.

Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre is a weekly radio drama program adapted for radio by Brad Buchanan and produced by Darren Hellwege.

Arts and Culture
12:00 am
Fri September 30, 2011

Powered by Max Banner Ads News Citizen Jane Film Festival Begins Friday

The annual Citizen Jane Film Festival kicks off September 30.

By Mengxi Zheng (Columbia, Mo.)

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Arts and Culture
12:00 am
Fri September 30, 2011

Banned Books Week Sparks Interest Across Columbia

MU Progressive Librarians Guild president Kristine Stewart performs at Speakers Circle. The guild set up booths in the circle and the nearby student union.
Davis Dunavin

This week of September 28-30 is the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week, which honors books challenged or removed from libraries across the US.

By Davis Dunavin (Columbia, Mo.)

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Arts and Culture
12:00 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Columbia City Organizers Encourage Citizens to Get Involved

Columbia Imagined, the six-phase planning process for the city’s future, has reached its second stage.

by Dihui Yang (Columbia, Mo.)

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Arts and Culture
12:00 am
Mon September 26, 2011

Remembering T.S. Eliot’s Missouri Ties on his Birthday

A bust of T.S. Eliot in the Central West End.
Davis Dunavin
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Monday would have been the 123th birthday of T. S. Eliot, the Nobel Prize-winning poet, dramatist and critic who has been called the greatest poet of the 20th century.

By Davis Dunavin (Columbia, Mo.)

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Off the Clock
9:41 am
Fri September 23, 2011

Pinball wizard

Adam McKinnie/Zed plays pinball in Columbia, Mo.
Jessica Naudziunas

This week, we uncover a three-letter mystery.

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Arts and Culture
12:00 am
Thu September 22, 2011

International Photojournalist Presents on Violence Against Women

A nurse takes care of abandoned baby girls in the Life Line Trust Home in Tamil Nadu, India, on February 8, 2010. In its latest initiative to wipe out the practice of female foeticide and female infanticide, the government of Tamil Nadu.
Walter Astrada

Walter Astrada, an international photojournalist, visited MU September 14, 2011, to discuss his project about violence against women.

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Off the Clock
12:00 am
Fri September 16, 2011

Kauffman Center opens in Kansas City

Kansas City's Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
Laura Spencer KCUR

Creativity is in the air and this weekend marks two debuts. We sit down with a local filmmaker about his newly produced concept short, which debuts Saturday. But first, we head to Kansas City for the long-awaited opening of a new performing arts center.

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Arts and Culture
12:00 am
Mon September 12, 2011

Columbia Commemorates 9-11 Anniversary

Members of the Muslim community in Columbia gathered with the larger community yesterday  to emphasize the importance of peace in the world.

KBIA’s Carah Hart has this report on how some Mid-Missourians worked to bridge religious and racial barriers in a march of peace.

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Arts and Culture
12:00 am
Sun September 11, 2011

Volunteers Get to Work in Honor of 9-11

Five Columbia congregations put an emphasis on service for the 9-11 anniversary by renovating local houses and buildings, Sunday.
Carah Hart

Five United Methodist church congregations across Columbia put a one thousand dollar grant to use renovating properties around the city Sunday in honor of the tenth anniversary of September 11.

By Carah Hart

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Arts and Culture
12:00 am
Fri September 9, 2011

Columbia Streets Closed for Festival this Weekend

Many local downtown Columbia streets will be shut down Friday due to festival events.

By Alexandra Jones (Columbia, MO)

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Off the Clock
12:00 am
Fri September 9, 2011

Festival recap

The Candy Factory will be selling caramel pecan apples at The Roots 'N Blues N' BBQ Festival.
Emily Kaiser

Fall’s unofficially begun and that means festivals galore here in Columbia. This show is dedicated to two of them.

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Arts and Culture
4:25 pm
Tue July 19, 2011

Roots N’ Blues’ Economic Impact on Local Businesses

Columbia’s fourth annual Roots N’ Blues N’ BBQ festival hits the streets of downtown this weekend. Festival officals expect to bring in 75,000 people to listen to the blues and eat barbecue from vendors from all across the country. But how much impact does the festival have on local businesses?

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Off the Clock
12:00 am
Fri June 3, 2011

Off the Clock: June 3, 2011

Art in the Park
Columbia Art League

This week we take a look at a new spin on an old sport, the debut of a new alcohol policy in Jefferson City and a weekend long art show in Columbia.

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Off the Clock
12:00 am
Fri April 15, 2011

Off the Clock: April 15, 2011

Columbia Author Lise Saffran talks about her new book, and life, art and love on San Juan Island.

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Off the Clock
12:00 am
Fri January 28, 2011

Off the Clock: January 28, 2011

Author Ibtisam Barakat

Words Travel: Author Ibtisam Barakat talks about her latest project, a children’s story for the Arab world, and beyond.

Ibtisam Barakat is a Palestinian writer who lives in Columbia Missouri and participates in many international writing and arts programs.

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Arts and Culture
4:32 pm
Fri October 15, 2010

Blind Boone Statue Unveiled

Harry Weber’s sculpture of J.W. “Blind” Boone was revealed at a reception for the J.W. “Blind” Boone Heritage foundation.
Melanie Gibson KBIA

More than 50 people gathered at MU’s Reynolds Alumni Center Monday night to witness the unveiling of a sculpture of Blind Boone to go in the J.W. “Blind” Boone House in downtown Columbia.

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Arts and Culture
12:00 am
Tue April 6, 2010

Maplewood Barn Community Theater Destroyed By Fire

The remains of the Maplewood Barn Theater.

Columbia firefighters hosed down the remains of the Maplewood Barn Theater as members of the theater company looked on Monday night.

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