Tuesday at 3 o’clock, State Auditor Susan Montee released to Missouri State University officials the report of the audit that her office conducted on the university. The auditor stopped by KSMU and sat down with reporter Ryan Welch, who has this report.
First Friday Art Walk welcomes its newest member, Revel Advertising, with the November Art Walk Nov.5 from 6 to 10pm, along with 27 other participating venues. Everyone's invited to sample the art, music, food and fun that Springfield's Downtown Arts District is known for. Highlights for November include live scroll saw art demonstrations by William Sabel and live performances by Springfield Little Theatre at Canvas; artwork by Diane Baum and Dave Garner at Fresh Gallery; new works by photographer David Eslick at Fitzwilly’s Gifts & Antiques; art by students of the Parents’ Cooperative Preschool at Global Fayre; student art at One80One and The Creamery Arts Center; Good Girl Art Gallery presents "Free to Forget," a show by clay artist Gin O'Keefe; engage your imagination with the dynamic works of artist Karen Schneider at Obelisk Home; get a new perspective on the Ozarks scene with "Close to Home" by photographer Clarissa French at OTC Fine Art Gallery; new artwork and drawings for prizes at Red Door Photography; "See Saws and Tractors," featuring rustic art by Dorothy Dent and Teresa Dilsaver along with food and drink at Smart Group and Gallery; a new line of Christmas ornaments created live by the artists at Springfield Hot Glass Studio; and at the newest Art Walk venue, Revel Advertising (214 W. Phelps Suite 102), artwork by Gavyn Sky. For Art Walk information call 849-8255 or visit www.ffaw.org.
What happens to a young couple when their families are against their relationship and impending marriage? The Ozark Arts Council presents another Community Artist Spotlight: "Tender Ties" by local playwright Denise Fleming, featuring original music by Emily Kaitz. Performances will be at Twelve Oaks, 7201 Highway 7 South in Harrison, Friday and Saturday Oct.22 and 23 at 7:30pm and Sunday the 24th at 2:00pm. Tickets are $25 and include dinner Friday and Saturday nights and "High Tea" Sunday afternoon. Seating is limited to 42 per show. Call (870) 391-3504 or (870) 365-8894 or visit the Ozark Arts Council office on the Harrison Square.
Harrison High School Drama Club in Harrison, AR will host a Halloween Costume Competition for charity on Friday, October 22nd from 5-7 p.m.in the senior high auditorium. Cash prizes will be given for older divisions with free candy available for all. Ages 12 and under costume submissions are $2. For ages 13 and over, costume submissions are $5. Audience members are asked to pay $5 for groups of 4 or $2 or 2 cans of food per person.
Evangel University theatre students will present the Southern comedy/drama “Steel Magnolias” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 11-13, in the Barnett Fine Arts Theatre. Truvy’s beauty salon in a small Louisiana parish serves as the gathering place for several women who discuss the important issues of the day and find strength in each other through good times and bad. It’s a play filled with hilarious, often acerbic, but always revealing dialogue. Admission is $5, and tickets are available online at www.evangel.edu/ticketsales.
In the great tradition of the classic Bob Hope USO shows, SRO Lyric Theatre will salute the troops this year as part of their annual fundraising Gala at Hickory Hills Country Club on Friday Oct.29th. Entertainment for the evening will feature Les Brown Jr. & His Band of Renown and vocalist Deana Martin, daughter of legendary entertainer, Dean Martin. The event is a 1940’s-themedparty with dinner and dancing to the great sounds of swing and big band music. The evening will include a special appearance by the Armed forces Color Guard and the MSU marching band. The evening is a tribute to all honored veterans of war, and all the men and women currently serving in the armed forces. Salute the Troops, A USO Celebration will begin at 6:30p on Friday, October 29 at Hickory Hills Country Club. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by calling the SRO Lyric Theatre office, (417) 942-9839, or online at www.srolyrictheatre.org.