Off the Clock

Off the Clock
KBIA News brings you a look at the arts and entertainment this week in mid-Missouri.
– Meet Alice Wells, Missouri Contemporary Ballet’s Newest Member
Dec 15, 2017 • 3 min
Off the Clock – Meet Alice Wells, Missouri Contemporary Ballet’s Newest Member Columbia’s Missouri Contemporary Ballet celebrated its 12th season last month with its original production Eclipse in Movement. This week, I talked with its newest member,…
– The Resurgence of American Bluegrass: From Fiddle Music to “Stomp Grass”
Dec 8, 2017 • 3 min
Traditional bluegrass music is a melting pot. It has roots in Appalachian, Celtic and jazz music, and musicologists trace the origins of the banjo back to traditional stringed instruments from West Africa. It’s a genre that’s constantly evolving. Pat Kay…
- The Art of Tattooing
Dec 1, 2017 • 4 min
Three in 10 Americans now have a tattoo, according to a 2016 Harris Poll survey . But even with so much demand, getting a start as a tattoo artist can be difficult. Gabe Garcia has owned and operated Iron Tiger Tattoo in Columbia for eight years and…
– Columbia College’s Girls Who Game Event Connects Teen Girls to Electronic Sports
Nov 17, 2017 • 3 min
Allison Simmons is 13 years old, but she’s been playing video games since she was 7. She meets other gamers online all the time, and she maintains friendships with some of them. But, she said, it’s not so easy to find people her own age that like the game…
Off the Clock-Missouri River Clean-Up Draws Volunteers of All Ages
Oct 27, 2017 • 4 min
A couple of decades ago, trash cluttered the banks of the Missouri River. Tires, alcohol bottles, cigarette butts and plastic interrupted the natural scenery for boaters and proved toxic for wildlife. But, in recent years, the trash situation has taken a…
- With Allure of Wild Horses and Backcountry, Echo Bluff Beckons
Oct 20, 2017 • 4 min
There’s a place in the Ozarks where wild horses still roam and where the most adventurous of hikers can wander the wilderness for days. For those listeners looking for a fall adventure, I took a day trip with my daughter to Missouri’s newest developed…
- MU’s Quidditch Team Breathes New Life into an Old Rivalry
Oct 13, 2017 • 3 min
When the University of Missouri left the Big 12 Conference to join the Southeastern Conference, it effectively ended one of the biggest rivalries in college sports. But, at least one MU club sport is making sure that rivalry lives on.
- A Peek behind the Scenes at Roots N Blues N BBQ
Oct 9, 2017 • 4 min
Roots N Blues N BBQ celebrated its eleventh anniversary last weekend with headliners like John Prine and Ryan Adams. But the festival wasn’t just about music. At this year’s festival, more than 30 different vendors set up shop to sell everything from…
Media Representations: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?
Sep 29, 2017 • 4 min
I grew up in Mexico City, Mexico. When I was younger, I would watch telenovelas with my friend Fernanda after school. We would both sit on her white, fur rug, our backpacks flung across the room. For an hour every day, I saw all the women I could be: a…
Following the Trail of the Monarch Butterflies: An Interview with Sara Dykman
Sep 22, 2017 • 3 min
It’s a hot day at Cooper’s Landing. The Missouri River stretches to the right. A bluegrass band and crickets hum in the background. And people are scattered about listening, drinking beer and fanning away the heat. I glance around for Sara Dykman, who’s…
Local Art Therapist Uses Art to Heal
Sep 15, 2017 • 4 min
As Dareth Goettemoeller cleaned up her art space at Orr Street Studios, she hugged a doll. It was a giant, Raggedy-Anne-like doll, with a message over the heart that read, “Hug me.” She said she made them for patients that just needed a hug.
- The Rupperts and Their Missouri Winery
May 5, 2017 • 3 min
For Regina Ruppert, it’s not easy to separate work and home life. She and her husband, Lee, opened Serenity Valley Winery outside St. Louis in 2006. Since 2011, the winery has been run from their property in Fulton. “Never in a million years would I have…
- Local Author and Unbound Book Festival Planner Balances Life, Career and Community
Apr 20, 2017 • 3 min
Alex George is a lawyer by day, and an author by even earlier in the day. The author of six books, including Setting Free the Kites – published by Penguin in February, is also organizing the Unbound Book Festival, in its second year running this April.…
- Women Raising Alpacas, Creating Fabric
Mar 23, 2017 • 3 min
Four women own and operate Heartfelt Alpaca Creations in Columbia, Missouri. Three of the women, Mary Licklider, Linda Coats, and Diane Peckham, all brought their alpacas into the business, while Carol Brown is a fiber artists who makes felt sheets. The…
- A Visit from the Acting Company of New York: Caesar/X at the Rhynsburger
Mar 16, 2017 • 3 min
What do Julius Caesar and Malcolm X have in common? More than you might think. During a visit to MU’s Rhynsburger Theater last month, the Acting Company of New York City told the stories of both men in two back-to-back performances on Feb. 18 and 19.…
- First Experiences of the True/False Festival
Mar 13, 2017 • 3 min
I put two press passes around my neck after getting ready last Saturday morning. I then walked out my door, got in my car, and traveled to downtown Columbia where the True/False Festival was happening. Well, that was after I stopped at the Chick-fil-a off…
- A Local Perspective on this Year’s Oscars: A Conversation with Brian Maurer
Feb 23, 2017 • 3 min
The diversity of this year’s Academy Award nominations has not gone unnoticed. In stark contrast to last year, when several prominent people of color boycotted the ceremony because of a lack of diversity, the 2017 picks feature a black nominee in each of…
- Revival of the Poetry Club at the University of Missouri
Feb 16, 2017 • 3 min
The doors to Gwynn Hall keep locking behind Autumn McLain. She called maintenance, but in the meantime she is stretching to hold both doors open with her body. She is 20 minutes early to the MU Poetry Club meeting. The group had fizzled out, but McLain…
- Sarah Leen Addresses Visual Arts and Design Showcase
Feb 9, 2017 • 3 min
National Geographic is well-known for its photography. University of Missouri alumna Sarah Leen was the first female director of photography for the magazine. She recently took time out of her travels to give a keynote address at the 2017 Visual Arts and…
Man Fights Speeding Ticket with Deer Excuse
Jan 27, 2017 • 3 min
A Massachusetts man fighting a speeding ticket in court had a unique explanation — the officer’s radar gun may have picked up a deer. The Newburyport Daily News reports that Dennis Sayers, of Haverhill , was clocked going 40 mph in 30 mph zone in West…