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General Election 2014
1:46 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Roughly 40 Percent of Registered Missourians to Vote Tuesday

Credit Missouri Secretary of State

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander is predicting just under 40 percent voter turnout for next Tuesday’s general election.

The 39.81 percent estimate is a compilation of the local turnout estimates submitted to Kander’s office by the election authorities in each county. If met, the figure accounts for 1.6 million votes to be cast.

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Arts and Entertainment, Arts News
1:46 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra Offers Songs by Vaughan Williams and a Mozart Symphony

The Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra presents vocal music of Vaughan Williams and one of Mozart's last symphonies at their next concert.
Credit (Logo courtesy Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra)

Founded in 2005, the Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra is a regional community orchestra comprising more than 100 professionals, students, and enthusiasts.  The orchestra's next concert is Sunday November 2nd at 6:00pm in Drury University's Clara Thompson Hall.  Music Director Christopher Koch will conduct Ralph Vaughan Williams' song cycle "On Wenlock Edge" with tenor Stephen Bomgardner, and Mozart's Symphony No. 39.  Tickets will be available only at the door beginning one hour before the concert (5:00 PM in Clara Thompson lobby).  General admissions, cash or check only. 

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Arts and Entertainment, Arts News
1:36 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Tabula Rasa Theatre Company Produces "The Arkansaw Bear" at the Discovery Center

Tabula Rasa Theatre Co. will present Aurand Harris's "The Arkansaw Bear" at the Discovery Center of Springfield.
Credit (logo: www.amazon.com)

Join Tabula Rasa Theatre Production Company for a story that will appeal to people of all ages: "The Arkansaw Bear" by Aurand Harris, to be performed Friday and Saturday Nov. 7 and 8 at 6:30pm at the Discovery Center of Springfield.  Saddened and bewildered at her grandfather's approaching death, Tish runs to her "special tree." There, in a world of fantasy provided by her wish on a star, she meets the world's greatest dancing bear. He is old, like her grandfather, and is running away—from death.

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Arts and Entertainment, Arts News
1:16 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

SW MO Museum Associates Offer a Taste of Argentina

Southwest Missouri Museum Associates Presents "A Taste of Argentina," a fundraiser for the Springfield Art Museum.
Credit (logo courtesy Southwest Missouri Museum Associates)

Art is an important part of the development of any community.  Given the challenges of funding for art programs today, Springfield and surrounding communities are fortunate to have the Springfield Art Museum.   Its long and proud history dates back to 1926 when the Southwest Missouri Museum Associates (SMMA) organized the Art Study Club.  In 1928 that club was incorporated as “Springfield Art Museum” and later deeded the Museum to the City of Springfield.  Today, Southwest Missouri Museum Associates exists for the purpose of promoting and supporting the Springfield Art Museum and art in s

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Eye on the Community
12:22 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

MSU Blackout Protesters Host New Event

During Missouri State University’s homecoming, 35 protesters gathered to stand for black rights and inclusion on the campus.
Credit Ryan Johnson

During Missouri State University’s homecoming, 35 protesters gathered to stand for black rights and inclusion on the campus. It was a silent protest, but the responses they received were anything but. KSMU’s Anna Thomas spoke with members of the group about their next event.

Speak Up Part 2 Blackout will be held tomorrow to discuss the growing responses their protest has stimulated.

Shannon Shellnor, a senior and core-collaborator for the organization, says it’s a chance for the student body to talk.

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