Arts and Culture

The kids might have the whole week off, but you have something better: the weekend. Soak up some sun this weekend and pretend you're on spring break, too. Visit the vineyards. Run a 5K. Adopt a new pup--anything to stay in the sun!

 

A-Frame Grand Re-Opening at Les Bourgeois Vineyards (Sat, 3 p.m.)

Getting what you wish for might mean the third wish is for death.  A classic tale of terror.

Sure, the rain rain did not go away. Instead, it came again every day. But, that’s no reason to be a homebody this weekend! Treat yourself to a sausage in Hermann or visit some shows and galleries around Columbia. Just pack an umbrella and a pair of wellies (aka rain boots) in case we’re in for more Londontown showers.

This week we hit the basketball court for a story about how, sometimes, the game can take on a deeper meaning. And stay tuned till the end of the show, where we have a new Sonic ID, this time from Speaker’s Circle.

An independent career woman finds a great apartment with a view of the troubled men in her life.

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

Columbia’s arts and culture crowd gathered for an arts town hall meeting Wednesday night.

The 40/40 Project: KBIA visits New Bloomfield, MO.

Mar 21, 2012

 

KBIA visits Lohman

Mar 21, 2012

Small towns, people say, are school and church communities.  Well, drive just 15 minutes into the countryside around Jefferson City and you'll find Lohman, a town too small to have its own school.  As a matter of culture, or default, public life revolves around the local Lutheran church in Lohman.  KBIA's Scott Pham visited that church and found a town with a strong sense of history in the face of major changes to its way of life.

CoMo Weekender - St. Patrick's Day Edition ft. Roller Derby, Trains and More

The spring equinox is next week, but celebrate warm weather early. Start spending part of St. Patrick’s Day outside The District. Don’t worry, McNally’s will have those half-yard green beers upon your return. Then, round out the weekend back in town with something hot (Tango Workshop) and something heavy (BENT).

This week, Janet Saidi sits in for Scarlett Robertson as host of Off the Clock. A week after True/False weekend, Columbia was home to another cultural spree: Independent Actors Theatre’s fourth annual short Women’s Play Festival. KBIA’s Harum Helmy brings us some highlights from the event, which featured six short plays, four different playwrights and three local directors.

Columbia parks and rec looking to add new activities

Mar 16, 2012

Columbia’s Parks and Recreation committee wants suggestions from residents about new outdoor and indoor activities in the city.

The 40/40 Project: KBIA visits Lohman

Mar 16, 2012

Small towns, people say, are school and church communities.  Well, drive just 15 minutes into the countryside around Jefferson City and you'll find Lohman, a town too small to have its own school.  As a matter of culture, or default, public life revolves around the local Lutheran church in Lohman.  KBIA's Scott Pham visited that church and found a town with a strong sense of history in the face of major changes to its way of life.

You wouldn’t dream what Freudian psychology can do to a happy marriage.

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

CoMo Weekender ft. Women, Plays and Bikes

Mar 9, 2012

IAT's 4th Annual Short Women's Play Festival (Fri-Sun, 7 p.m.)

Get ready for another festival, and this one won’t have you standing in the Q before the show. The Independent Actors Theatre is hosting the 4th Annual Short Women’s Play Festival at The Bridge. In conjunction with Woman’s History Month, the six featured plays are new works by female playwrights from around the country.

Kansas City may be famous for its jazz and barbeque, but it also has the dubious distinction of having had one of the best Mafias in the country.

Stitching for a cause

Mar 9, 2012

When wounded veterans return from combat, some face challenges doing things most of us take for granted. KBIA’s Charles Minshew has this story on  a sewing group in Columbia is working to  make things a little easier.

The master of suspense takes us where the madmen run the asylum, literally.

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

Margaret Tollerton is with Missouri Cures. For more info please visit  http://www.missouricures.com

Cheryl Howard and Zona Burke are with Nora Stewart Early Learning Center. For more info please visit  www.norastewart.com or call 573-449-5981. 

Marva Miles is with the Columbia Daily Tribune Spelling Bee. For more info please visit www.columbiatribune.com or call 573-815-1542. 

Lisa Rohmiller is with the City of Columbia and she is talking about upcoming CARP classes. For more info www.gocolumbiamo.com

Todays guests are:

Laura Convery, who is with the Heart of Missouri CASA, is promoting a Mizzou Baseball and Softball Clinic. For more info please visit www.heartofmissouricasa.com or call 573-442-4670.

 Anthony Alioto, who is from Columbia College, is talking about Olympic athlete Christine Brennan and also mentions about ethics in athletics. For more info please visit www.ccis.edu

Todays guests are:

Tom Sweeney, who is the Director of Bands at West Jr. High School. For info please visit http://www.westfinearts.com/band.html or mail tsweeney@columbia.k12.mo.us

James Melton, who is the Director of Choirs at West Jr. High School. For info please visit http://www.westfinearts.com/choir.html or mail jmelton@columbia.k12.mo.us

Both of them are discussing about West Jr.'s 50th Anniversary.

For further information please visit www.westfinearts.com

Some Pics from the March March

Mar 3, 2012

We'll be updating our Flickr soon, but for now, click the image for some cool pics from the T/F March March!

What happens when four self-proclaimed parking violators get together for True/False Film Festival's annual March March Parade? They get dressed up as meter maids. The theme for this year's festival is "the influencing machine," and the four women picked parking meters as their chosen apparatuses. Ann Breidenbach, Jacquelyn Sandone, Barbie Reid and Elizabeth Bergman say they want to remind out-of-town filmgoers to watch out for parking tickets. KBIA's Harum Helmy bring us an audio postcard from this year's parade. 

“Undefeated” is the Oscar winning documentary from MU grad Dan Lindsay which will open and close True/False this year. The film  follows an underdog high school football team in North Memphis, Tenn. KBIA’s Nick Gass spoke with Lindsay about the biggest challenges the directors faced and the process that went into making the movie.

A “helpful” gossip-monger  throws sand in the cogs of a happy relationship.

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

Judith Mckenney is promoting the second annual "Music in the Air" concert and silent auction which is benefiting The Salvation Army. For more info please mail jlmckenney@centurytel.net

 Laura Morris is with Capital City Players. She is promoting "The 39 Steps".

Documentary filmmakers, like journalists, seek to capture true stories in their work.

Dave Mars is with Columbia Water and Light. For more info please visit:  http://gocolumbiamo.com/WaterandLight/ 

KBIA visits Fulton

Feb 28, 2012

Fulton is a town of roughly 13,000 people, located about 20 miles east of Columbia. Some residents say that Fulton has an independent character, due in part to the presence of Westminister College and William Woods University. The town is also home to the Fulton State Hospital, and the Missouri School for the Deaf, which is the first of its kind west of the Mississippi. But Fulton is perhaps most famous for being the location Winston Churchill delivered his famous Iron Curtain speech, on the Westminister College Campus.

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