Pharmacies across Missouri now have access to a new, computerized system to tell them whether a customer has reached a legal limit of purchasing pseudoephedrine. Psueudoepehderine is found in many cold medicines; it’s also a key ingredient in making methamphetamine. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore reports on a new database for pharmacies and law enforcement alike.
This month at the Missouri State University art galleries: MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents "Grabadores Mexicanos Contemporáneos," featuring a quartet of contemporary Mexican printmakers--Barbara Paciorek, Martha Flores, Catlina Duran, and Santiago Ortega. At the MSU International Center, 301 S. Jefferson, "The Face of Russia," a photo exhibit by Edward Biamonte illustrating the populace of everyday Russia. Also, Timothy Bott's Russian-language calligraphic illustrations for Handel's Messiah, commissioned by Springfield's Messiah Project for display during their landmark performance of Handel's oratorio at the Kremlin in Moscow. And at the MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut at Hammons Parkway, the international poster exhibit "Voices of Freedom," sponsored by the 11th International Biennial of the Poster in Mexico 2010. The exhibit's theme commemorates the Bicentennial of Mexican independence and the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution, and features more than 100 limited-edition posters created by some of the world's leading poster artists including five associated with Missouri State University. This exhibit continues through Oct.13; the others continue through the end of the month. For more information visit www.art.missouristate.edu/gallery.php, http://international.missouristate.edu, or www.sec.missouristate.edu.
Pool Art Center Gallery at Drury Unversity presents an exhibit of works by Jacqueline Warren, "Power in Beauty" through October 29; the Warren/Lowery Faculty Art Sale benefitting Study Abroad Scholarships will be held Friday Oct.29 from 4 to 7pm at Pool Art Center. For more information visit www.drury.edu/pacgallery or call 873-7263.
Coming to the Lyric Theatre in downtown Harrison, Arkansas: gospel group The Voices of Glory, as seen on "America's Got Talent" and the 2010 Dove Awards, Friday Oct.1st at 7:00pm. Also appearing, Kathy Carther and Mitch Keirsey. Proceeds benefit Grace Christian School. For ticket information call (870) 741-8505.
The Traditional Dance and Music Society of the Ozarks has a busy October. The next regular Contra Dance is Saturday Oct.16 at the regular location, the Franciscan Villa, 620 W. Scott in Springfield, with music by Bill Matthews and Friends, with dance caller Debra Harpe. And the annual Solefest Dance Weekend takes place October 22-24 at the Franciscan Villa with dance caller Nils Fredland and his band, The Figments of Elixer. Cost for the entire Weekend: $70. Single dance: $20, Workshops $10. Friday evening the 22nd there's a contra dance from 7:30 to 11:30pm followed by a party. Then Saturday morning and afternoon the 23rd there are various traditional dance and music workshops, then another contra dance & after-dance party starting at 7:30pm. The weekend concludes with the traditional Sunday Brunch at 10:15am on the 24th, then a final concert by the Figments at 11:30am. For all the details visit www.springfieldcontra.org or call Vickie Strohm at 862-8681.
The "Musical Offerings" concert series at First & Calvary Presbyterian Church,800 E. Cherry Street at Hammons Parkway, starts up again Sunday Oct.10 with a chamber-music recital by David Hays and Friends, featuring violinist David Hays, Springfield Symphony concertmaster and MSU music professor, along with violinist Pamela Davis, violist Kirsten Weingartner Weiss, cellist Jacque Trtan and pianist Mary Elizabeth Bradley. The program features Beethoven's "Ghost" Trio, Op.70 no.5, and the Dvorak Piano Quintet in A, Op.81. That's Sunday Oct.10 at 2:30 in the church atrium, and it's free and open to the public. For information call 862-5068.
University Heights Baptist Church continues its "First Wednesday Noon Concert Series" with guitarist Randy Buckner in the church Chapel at noon Wednesday, October 6. Springfield native Randy Buckner's dad taught him how to play in the Chet Atkins style when he was a 9-year-old kid, and for the next 30 years he was primarily self-taught until he entered the jazz program at Middle Tennessee State University. Over the years Buckner has performed in swing, country and rock bands as well as solo gigs. He cites influences as everyone from Merle Travis to Les Paul, Chet Atkins and Wes Montgomery. Buckner placed 2nd in the 2010 National Guitar Thumbpicking Contest in Mountain View, Arkansas, and recently finished recording his first CD. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information visit the church's website www.uhbc.org.
The Boys Choir of Springfield presents its first concert of the season Thursday Oct.14 at 7:00pm at First & Calvary Presbyterian Church, 800 E. Cherry St. at Hammons Parkway. Dallas Jones will perform two of his original compositions, and the boys will perform "Sleepers Awake" by Bach, "The Mountains are Calling Me" by Shelton, "3 Quotes by Mark Twain" by Andrea Ramsey, as well as music by Ginsberg. Jacob Robinson is the Boys Choir of Springfield Alumni Spotlight performer with two classical solo pieces, and Tricia Zinecker is the BCS "Meet My Mom" spotlight performer with "Summertime." Admission is free and open to the public.