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  • May 24, 2011 12:00 PM

    A former Missouri State art student has her first solo exhibit of paintings opening in New York City this week. KSMU's Randy Stewart has this profile.

  • March 25, 2011 08:11 AM
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  • March 2, 2011 10:00 AM


    This month at the Front Porch, 310 South Avenue downtown, Mary Weston is showing a collection of 20 oil paintings. For information see her website: http://maryweston.wordpress.com. And for information on the Front Porch, call 865-CORE or visit www.thecoredowntown.com.

  • February 17, 2011 02:02 PM

    Weeks Music Auditorium, 1644 S. Ash in Buffalo, presents another evening of bluegrass music with David Davis and the Warrior River Boys, Saturday Feb.19 at 7:00pm. WHOGrass opens the show at 7:00pm.

  • February 17, 2011 01:05 PM

    A celebration of African American poetry featuring local poets, musicians and performers will be presented as part of the 22nd National African American Read-In Chain Monday Feb.28 at 7:30pm in the ballroom at the Northview Center in Doling Park. Local sponsors are Missouri State University, Drury University, the Springfield-Greene County Library District, Springfield Public Schools, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board and the Springfield branch of the NAACP. The event is free and open to the public, with door prizes and refreshments. The national African-American Read-In Chain is sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English. For more information contact Grace Jackson-Brown at MSU's Meyer Library, 836-4547.

  • February 17, 2011 10:27 AM

    The Evangel University Brass Quintet will perform Friday Feb.25 at 7:30pm in Barnett Fine Arts Recital Hall on the Evangel campus. The quintet consists of Evangel music faculty members Tim wootton, trumpet; Eric Jackson, horn; Matt Moore, trombone; and Chris Lair, tuba, along with Andrew Jackson, trumpet. The program includes music by Scheidt, Ewald, Gershwin, Brahms, Maurer, Cheetham and Ives. It's free and open to the public. For information call 865-2815 ext.7212.

  • February 17, 2011 10:24 AM

    The Traditional Dance & Music Society of the Ozarks will their next contradance Saturday Feb.19 from 7:30 to 10:30pm at the Franciscan Villa, 620 W. Scott in Springfield. Live music will be provided by Bill Mathews and friends with dance caller Debra Harpe. No partner or experience needed--ages 10 and up are welcome. Come early at 7:00 to learn the basic steps. Admission is $6; $4 for students and for Dance and Music Society members. For more information visit www.springfieldcontra.org or call Vickie Strohm at 862-8681. Other dances taking place outside the immediate KSMU listening area: the "Mid-Winter Meldtown" is Friday through Sunday (Feb.18-20) in Lawrence, KS (www.lawrencebarndance.org); and the "Chance Dance" is Friday through Sunday Feb.25-27 in Cape Girardeau, MO (http://chance-dance.angelfire.com/page3.html).

  • February 17, 2011 10:18 AM

    The next meeting of the Creamery Writers Workshop is Thursday Feb.24th at 7:00pm at the Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway across from Hammons Field. Reta Stewart Allen, a veteran in the writing field who has written and illustrated books as well as contributing fiction and non-fiction articles to numerous magazines, will talk about what an editor, an agent and a publisher do for a writer. The public is invited to attend all Creamery Writers Workshop meetings--they're open free of charge to anyone interested in writing. For more information call the Springfield Regional Arts Council at 862-ARTS (2787).

  • February 16, 2011 03:09 PM

    Bass-baritone Dr. Michael Sǔst, a native of the Czech Republic who currently serves as senior pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in St. Louis, will perform an Artist Series concert at Evangel University at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22 in the Barnett Fine Arts Recital Hall. The program will include excerpts from the "Biblical Songs" by Dvorak; Samuel Barber's "Dover Beach;" arias from Rossini's "Barber of Seville," Verdi's "Nabucco," and Mozart's "Don Giovanni;" and music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Donizetti, Gounod and more. Dr. Linda Ligate, professor of music at Evangel, will provide piano accompaniment. In addition, Sǔst will conduct a vocal master class from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the Barnett Fine Arts Recital Hall. The concert and master class are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Linda Ligate at Evangel at 865-2815 ext. 7339.