Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture
10:07 am
Mon July 1, 2013

What is the future of MU's campus museums?

Credit Janet Saidi / KBIA

MU administrators announced last May that as part of a $22 million building renovation project,  both the Museum of Art and Archeology and the Museum of Anthropology would temporarily move locations. Currently the museums reside on MU’s campus, but next spring they will be moved to the old Ellis Fischel building located near Business Loop 70.  Since the announcement was made there have been some tensions regarding whether or not it will all be a good move for the two museums.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Missouri Cures & Missouri Symphony Society

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back MARGARET TOLLERTON, who has news for folks affected by Alzheimer's, courtesy of Missouri Cures. Also, the Missouri Symphony Society is holding their annual Fourth of July concert tomorrow night! KIRK TREVOR joins us with more.

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Folk Musicians Cathy and Dave

  Today Paul Pepper is joined by local folk musicians CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA, who perform the song "Skipping in the Mississippi Dew", written by John Hartford.

Arts and Culture
8:57 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Columbia's Green Meadows neighborhood connects to trail, Nixon unveils '100 Missouri Mile' project

robertstinnett Flickr

Thousands of Missourians across the state are challenging themselves to log 100 miles of outdoor activity before the year ends. Columbia Parks and Recreation officials held a dedication ceremony for the Greenbriar Trail connector yesterday evening.

For Parks and Recreation Director Mike Griggs, safety for residents was the biggest concern. The new connector trail links about 1,500 homes in the Green Meadows area to the Columbia trail system that were previously without access.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu June 27, 2013

CMDA & Greenhouse Theatre Project

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back GINGER MEYER, Central Missouri Dietetic Association, who talks about two events for kids at the Daniel Boone Regional Library - the first happening July 13. Also, ELIZABETH BRAATEN PALMIERI and EMILY ADAMS are back to invite kids, ages 10-14, that are interested in all aspects of theater to join a one-week summer camp at Greenhouse Theatre Project.
Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Dave Mars, Columbia Water and Light

  Today Paul Pepper chats with the City of Columbia's DAVE MARS about how to make your air conditioning run as efficient as possible this summer. 
Arts and Culture
9:44 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Live classical music morphs in search of its audience

Guest vocalist Gavin Hope will join the Missouri Symphony Orchestra July 13. Hope's take on the songs of Michael Jackson is one concert that MOSS expects will draw new and younger Columbians to see live classical performance.
Credit Missouri Symphony Society

Do you like live music performances? Classical music connoisseurs know when and where local performances happen. But what about our fellow Mid-Missourians who don’t go to the symphony? What’s keeping them away?

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Arts and Culture
8:58 am
Tue June 25, 2013

My Farm Roots: Lessons from the farm crisis

Farmer Mark Kenney
Credit Harvest Public media

I met Mark Kenney on his family’s farm in Nevada, Iowa, when I was working on a story about farmer taxes. He turned out to be perfect for that — a farmer with a keen interest in spreadsheets.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Tiger Academy of Gymnastics & Salvation Army

  Today Paul Pepper talks to AMY BUTLER, Tiger Academy of Gymnastics, about several upcoming fundraisers to help the academy move from its current home in the Tiger Performance Complex. Also, ROBERT WELLS, Salvation Army, stops by to talk about the Thrift Stores - the "life blood" for those in need in Central Missouri.
Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon June 24, 2013

League of Women Voters & Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back LIZ SCHMIDT, who shares the latest rundown of events put on by the League of Women Voters. The first event is coming up at the Daniel Boone Regional Library. Also, STACEY MILLER, Genetic Counselor with Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, talks about genetic testing and if it's right for you. 

Arts and Culture
2:03 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

MU grad's new-music composition featured in SLSO lineup

CraigCloutier Flickr

For the first time in memorable history, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra chose to play a recent MU graduate’s work during its 2014 season. The symphony’s focus on new music is giving Stephanie Berg the chance to hear her music come to life in Powell Hall. An MU program made this possible.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Columbia's Recycling Department & Maplewood Barn Theatre

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes the City of Columbia's ANDREA SHELTON, who's looking to recruit volunteers for the summer! We're also joined by a couple of 'kitchen witches', MARGARET POST and TERESA SECREASE, from Maplewood Barn Theatre's latest production of the same name. 

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Maples Rep Theatre, A Performance From "Chicago"

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes TODD DAVISON from Maples Rep Theatre in Macon. "Chicago" opens today, and we've got a sneak preview from the actor playing "Billy Flynn"! Don't miss it!

CoMo Explained
8:15 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Are there really tunnels underneath downtown Columbia?

Subtera is an underground warehouse with 1 million square feet of space.
Credit Courtesy of MU Libraries

  This week CoMo Explained investigates the legend of Columbia's underground tunnels.

CoMo Explained: Episode 10

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Tue June 18, 2013

D&H Drugstore & Missouri River Communities Network

  Today Paul Pepper is joined by DARRAN ALBERTY, D&H Drugstore, who shares ways to treat all sorts of summer insect bites. Also, STEVE JOHNSON, Missouri River Communities Network, talks about "local food", including this weekend's "Taste of Local Missouri" in California, Missouri.

Arts and Culture
2:13 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Can classical music make you happier? Sort of.

Recent research by MU Psychology researcher Ken Sheldon found that some classical music can make you happier. If you want to be happy, that is.
Credit Credit: University of Missouri

Does what we put in our heads impact our outlook on life? The media you consume influences how you feel, but how exactly do one’s choices influence mood? Can a dose of music by Aaron Copland get you out of your funk? Will a movement of Igor Stravinsky heard at the wrong time send an emotionally fragile person over the edge?

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Scott Gordon, The Foodbank for Central and Northeast Missouri

  Today Paul Pepper chats with SCOTT GORDON, The Foodbank for Central and Northeast Missouri, about an upcoming fundraiser that partners with the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, whereas proceeds from the June 29th performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Watch for more details.

Radio Friends
4:21 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Phoenix Programs & Capital City Players

Today Paul Pepper talks to HEATHER HARLAN, with Phoenix Programs Inc., about a free, weekly workshop about how to talk to people. Also, ROB CROUSE and SARAH CULP are with Capital City Players. Their latest production is "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and opens this Thursday! 

Arts and Culture
2:54 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Growing up in ragtime: musician Johnny Maddox

Credit Andrew Nichols / KBIA

Famous ragtime pianist Johnny Maddox visited Columbia this week as the guest of honor at the Blind Boone Ragtime Festival.  In the height of his career in the 1950s, Maddox performed with names like Patsy Cline and released the first all-piano record to sell over 1 million copies.    With millions of albums sold and more than 60 years working in the music industry, many ragtime fans would call Maddox a legend.   

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Violet Li, Qigong and Tai Chi

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes St. Louis resident VIOLET LI. Violet is a master at the Chinese ancient art of Tai Chi and Qigong. 

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Violet Li, Qigong and Tai Chi

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes St. Louis resident VIOLET LI. Violet is a master at the Chinese ancient art of Tai Chi and Qigong. 

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Voluntary Action Center & No Kill Columbia

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back NICK FOSTER, Voluntary Action Center, who shares pages from VAC's soon-to-be-released calendar featuring prominent locals, and you can vote for who appears on the cover! Also, LIZ BURKS talks about raising awareness and educating the public on No Kill Columbia.

Arts and Culture
7:59 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Chinese youth visit Missouri in unique cultural exchange

(via Wikimedia Commons)

Originally published on Thu June 13, 2013 12:30 pm

The relationship between the United States and China is important, as demonstrated by recent meetings between President Barack Obama and his counterpart, Xi Jinping.

A group of 37 Chinese students will begin arriving in St. Louis this week to attend Missouri Boys and Girls State, youth leadership programs held at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. 

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Arts and Culture
5:02 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Commission considers additional funding for Short Street Garage artwork

The steel sculpture will be displayed in front of Short Street Garage, will be finished late August this year.
Credit Tori Meador / KBIA News

Columbia’s Commission on Cultural Affairs is considering a proposal to increase the funding for the Short Street Parking Garage sculpture, "Tidal Murmur."

The additional money would be used to pay for specialty LED lighting for the sculpture.  Chris Stevens, manager of the Office of Cultural Affairs, presented the proposal from artist Beth Nybeck. He says that the extra money would help to improve the project.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Consumer Expert Mel Zelenak

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back MEL ZELENAK, who has a list of tips to make your summer vacation a financially smart one!

Radio Friends
8:50 am
Tue June 11, 2013

MU Health Orthopedic Institute & Bradford Farm

Today Paul Pepper welcomes BRETT HAYES, who talks about the Orthopedic Institute's new DARI motion-capture system. Find your pain today! Also, TIM REINBOTT, shares the latest at Bradford Farm, and what you can do for your own garden!

Intersection
6:38 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

The life and times of John William "Blind" Boone

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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Arts and Culture
3:58 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Born in Missouri, live Ragtime returns to Columbia

Norwegian ragtime pianist Morton Gunner Larson returns to Columbia this weekend for the Blind Boone Ragtime and Early Music Festival.
Credit Credit: http://www.vibekehellemann.com

To call Lucille Salerno a ragtime champion is an understatement. Salerno was a New York native with a lifelong love of syncopated music.  In 1999, she started organizing ragtime concerts in Columbia.

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Arts and Culture
9:26 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Blind Boone Ragtime Festival returns to Columbia

Credit Blind Boone Heritage Foundation

The Blind Boone Ragtime Festival returns to Columbia this Sunday, honoring a local and national legend.  The festival features concerts and seminars from world-class ragtime performers both Monday and Tuesday.  It is named for John William “Blind” Boone, a ragtime musician who lived in Columbia around the turn of the twentieth century and helped pioneer the genre.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Storyteller Larry Brown

  Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local storyteller LARRY BROWN. Larry's story is about lighting a candle. 

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