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KBIA News brings you a look at the arts and entertainment this week in mid-Missouri.
Local Art Therapist Uses Art to Heal
Sep 15 • 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.
Clock - The Rupperts and Their Missouri Winery
May 5 • 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…
Clock - Local Author and Unbound Book Festival Planner Balances Life, Career and Community
Apr 20 • 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.…
Clock - Women Raising Alpacas, Creating Fabric
Mar 23 • 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…
Clock - A Visit from the Acting Company of New York: Caesar/X at the Rhynsburger
Mar 16 • 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.…
Clock - First Experiences of the True/False Festival
Mar 13 • 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…
Clock - A Local Perspective on this Year’s Oscars: A Conversation with Brian Maurer
Feb 23 • 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…
Clock - Revival of the Poetry Club at the University of Missouri
Feb 16 • 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…
Clock - Sarah Leen Addresses Visual Arts and Design Showcase
Feb 9 • 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 • 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…
Clock - A Local Town’s Special Claim to Fame: Winston Churchill
Nov 10, 2016 • 3 min
One early September evening British Lord Alan Watson prepared for a ribbon cutting. . He held the scissors and snipped the ribbon at the National Churchill Museum on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton. Watson and Edwina Sandys, Winston…
Clock - ROTC Cannon Tradition Blasts Echo in Memorial Stadium
Oct 28, 2016 • 3 min
The ROTC Cannon, better known as the “Mizzou-ka,” made another appearance at Memorial Stadium at the University of Missouri last Saturday as the Tigers hosted Middle Tennessee State for the university’s 105 th homecoming. Today, the cannon sits in the…
Clock - Lack of Public Interest Equals Lack of Funds for Pettis County Museum
Oct 21, 2016 • 4 min
The Pettis County Museum in Sedalia holds records of all the schools and railroads that have existed in the area. Its collection contains records of Pettis County’s residents who have fought in wars. The museum also houses Native American artifacts. It’s…
Clock - Roots N Blues to Unveil New Puppets at Festival
Sep 29, 2016 • 3 min
Columbia’s annual Roots N Blues N BBQ festival kicks off September 30 at Stephens Lake Park. It is one of the city’s biggest events, where fans can hear a range of live music, try out a variety of barbecued meat and view local artwork all in one location.…
Clock: Afro-Cuban Art in the United States
May 6, 2016 • 4 min
Last week, the MU Department of Romance Languages and Literature hosted an international conference titled: The Afro-Cuban Artists: A Renaissance. The conference brought in artist and scholars from around the world to discuss ideas about Afro-Cuban art.…
Clock: The Legendary Lee Fields
Apr 29, 2016 • 4 min
Soul singer Lee Fields has spent four decades performing on stages around the world, including a nearly-sold out show during the 2016 True/False film festival… In a rapidly changing music industry, he’s managed to keep his music and legacy alive. “I’ve…
Clock: A look beneath the surface of a guitar
Apr 22, 2016 • 4 min
Guitarists can become household names in music touring the world… but they wouldn’t be able to do that without their technicians. Although it takes years of experience to master an instrument, the ability to fix a guitar on the spot requires an entirely…
Clock: Columbia gamers support MU Women’s and Children’s
Apr 15, 2016 • 4 min
Garrett Bullock’s basement bedroom in his Columbia home is a video gamer’s paradise. Two computer screens rest on a sleek black desk. A big, flat screen TV is mounted on the wall above one of the monitors. Along the wall, dozens of video game cases are…
Clock: Celebrating Jazz music with Arthur White
Apr 8, 2016 • 4 min
April is Jazz Appreciation Month, or JAM – a holiday that was first recognized in 2002 by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. JAM is intended to encourage people on all ages to study jazz music, attend concerts and pay tribute to jazz as…
Clock: Rayland Baxter
Mar 18, 2016 • 4 min
Rayland Baxter isn’t a household name in music… at least not yet. But those who have heard of the Nashville-native know him to be a world-class singer-songwriter. Baxter stopped in Columbia just two weeks ago to perform at Rose Music Hall during a Midwest…