Arts News

Friday, 10-11 a.m.

Every Friday morning, Randy Stewart talks with artists, performers, directors and administrators from the area visual and performing arts scene, and presents a comprehensive calendar of arts events.

(Logo courtesy www.messiahproject.org)

Messiah Project, Inc.

(Logo courtesy Drury University)

The Drury University Department of Theatre will present "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead " by Bert V. Royal, an "unauthorized parody" of Charles Schultz's "Peanuts" characters. Directed by Madison Spencer, the play opens on Wednesday, October 1st at 7:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre inside Springfield Hall on the Drury campus. Good grief!

(Logo courtesy www.manhattanshort.com)

Springfield…you be the judge!  Local filmgoers will unite with audiences in over 250 cities spanning six continents to view and judge the work of the next generation of world filmmakers during the 17th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival.  Plaster Student Union at Missouri State University is the ONLY location in Missouri participating in the annual festival, which will take place Saturday Sept.27 at 7:00pm.  This year Manhattan Short received nearly 600 short-film entries from 47 countries, and the ten finalists come from England, Norway, Australia, Netherlands, France, Mexico, Germany an

(Photo: www.greaterozarksbluesfest.com)

The Blues Society of The Ozarks was formed to keep blues music alive in our community through various missions, including the Blues In The Schools Program.  The Society's biggest annual money-raising event, the Greater Ozarks Blues Festival, is scheduled for September 5 & 6  at American Legion Post 639, 2660 S. Scenic. 

(Photo courtesy www.bellevillethemovie.com)

It’s rare indeed that a major movie-theater chain chooses to exhibit an independent film—but that’s what happened with Belleville, a film produced in Belleville, Illinois, just across the river from St.

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