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The local television show “Show Me Chefs,” produced by Missouri State University and 319 Events Center, has been nominated for a College Arts Emmy.

“This Emmy nomination is actually a huge deal for us. It’s like top three in the nation for non-fiction TV series, and we got nominated for Show Me Chefs season 2,” Jasmine Lee, one of the show’s producers, tells KSMU.

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Overcast and cooler weather could not keep roughly 800 protesters home today as they marched from Jenny Lincoln Park to Park Central Square in downtown Springfield. This March for Science was one of many satellite marches happening today, with the home march being in Washington, D.C. The goal of the march was to bring awareness to the importance of science and the roles it plays in people’s lives.

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Contemporary Theatre)

Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents the wacky musical "The Robber Bridegroom" April 21-May 7 at Center Stage at Wilhoit Plaza, corner of Pershing and Robberson downtown.  The show, by Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman, is based on a Eudora Welty novella.  "Many years ago," says director L.J. Summers, "when I was teaching in an Arkansas college, I was teaching a course in 'Southern Women Writers.' And (Welty's) novella was on the curriculum.  So I taught it, loved it. Then in later years I found out there was a musical adaptation and fell in love with the piece.

City of Springfield

The City of Springfield will celebrate completed improvements to its Yardwaste Recycling Center today.  The facility west of the city is Springfield’s primary drop-off site for residential and commercial yard waste and brush.

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A WWE-style scripted wrestling event will be held tonight (4/21) at 7 in MSU's McDonald Arena to raise money for medical bills for a child with a rare form of liver cancer.  Matt Sheehan, president of Lambda Chi Alpha, which is hosting the event, discusses it with KSMU's Michele Skalicky.

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