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.

(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.

(Photo: A Class Act Productions)

Coming August 21-23 at 7:30 pm, George Cron's A Class Act Productions presents MIXED NUTS, the Springfield premiere of three short comedies by Le Wilhelm in a new venue, the 319 Downtown Event Center, 319 W. Walnut.

(Photos: www.friendsofthegarden.org)

Internationally acclaimed musicians, flutist Bettine Clemen and concert guitarist Richard Patterson, will perform at a Friends of the Garden-sponsored fundraiser concert, “A Love Song for All Life,” Thursday August 21st at 6:30 pm at the Springfield Art Museum auditorium, 1111 E. Brookside Drive. Bettine Clemen has performed in more than 85 countries, while Richard Patterson's compositions and arrangements can be heard in feature films and on TV and radio in more than 30 countries.  They'll perform an eclectic concert including light classical, pop, jazz, Latin and ethnic tunes.

(Logo courtesy City of Springfield)

The Springfield Art Museum will reveal a public art project Thursday, Aug. 14, titled “Springfield Neighbors.”  It was created by Memphis artist Richard Lou, and is intended to spark dialogue within the community regarding race, identity and diversity.

(Image: Springfield Contemporary Theatre)

Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents Lanie Robertson's "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill," directed by Rick Dines, August 8-24 at SCT Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza, Suite 136 on the corner of Pershing and Jefferson downtown. As Billie Holiday steps up to the microphone, her life story pours out through the songs that made her famous. In 1959, in a small intimate bar in Philadelphia, Holiday puts on a show, that unbeknownst to the audience, will be one of the last performances of her lifetime.

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