Arts and Culture

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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