With Valentine’s Day’s coming, lots of people are in a sweet mood. However, not everybody enjoys this holiday. According to Lisa Langston, a mental health clinician at Missouri State University’s Counseling Center, people have holiday blues because of their expectations and memories. KSMU’s Xiaowen Tan reports.
The Greene County primary election originally scheduled for Tuesday has been rescheduled for February 22, due to continued concerns over winter weather. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann spoke with election officials to learn more about this unprecedented event.
Members of the Chamber Orchestra of the Ozarks will present two works for piano trio (violin, cello and piano) Sunday Feb.20 at 2:30pm at University Heights Baptist Church, 1010 South National at Grand. Scheduled are Beethoven's Trio in C minor, Op.1 No.3, and Brahms' Trio in C major, Op.87. Tickets are $15--call (417) 626-8194 for information.
Area artist and gallery owner Michael McClure will teach a class on painting techniques in oil or acrylic in two 4-hour sessions on Sunday Feb.19 and Saturday Feb.26, from 1-5pm each day. Participants can come for one or both of the classes. McClure's studio is located at 3223 County Rd. 1670, Willow Springs. Cost is $35 per class. A materials list will be provided if requested upon registration. Call Michael at (417) 252-4797 or email mcclure172 [at] gmail [dot] com.
The Ozark Festival Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Ken Meisinger, will continue its 31st season on Sunday Feb. 20 at 3:00pm in Monett City Hall Auditorium with a concert featuring works by Schumann and Haydn. The featured work, Robert Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor, will be performed as part of the international celebration of the 200th anniversary of Schumann’s birth. Soloist will be Donald Ryan, adjunct professor of music and keyboard instructor at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. Also on the program, Haydn's "Surprise" Symphony, No.94. Monett City Hall Auditorium is located at the corner of Fifth and Bond. Admission will be $5, with free admission for high school age and younger kids.
The Springfield Regional Arts Council has postponed the finale of the 3rd annual "Hearts for the Arts" silent auction of heart-themed works because of the weather this past week. Bidding will now continue online and in person until noon on Monday, February 14. Artwork can then be picked up at The Creamery Arts Center until 5 pm, or subsequent weekdays during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. The Arts Council hopes this will give more patrons a chance to take home a piece of original artwork created by a local artist with all proceeds benefitting the Arts Council's arts education programming. Visit www.springfieldarts.org/auction to view the artwork in the online auction.
Formed in 1974, the American String Quartet is internationally recognized as one of the world’s finest quartets. They perform for Joplin's Pro Musica concert series on Thursday Feb.10 at 7:00pm at First Presbyterian Church, 509 S. Pearl in Joplin. The program includes music by Bach, along with the String Quartet by Samuel Barber and the "Death and the Maiden" quartet by Schubert, interspersed with poems by Shakespeare, Ferlinghetti and others, to be read by the performers. The concert is free and open to the public, but donations will be appreciated. For more information visit
Springfield-Branson National Airport and the Springfield Regional Arts Council present an exhibit of artwork by Missouri State University art faculty members at the airport Sky Gallery, including works by Duat Vu, Judith Fowler, Jimmie Allen, Gwen Walstrand, Bruce West, Sharon Harper, Steve Willis, Iwona Duszek, Roman Duszek, Eric Pervukhin, Kevin W. Hughes, Sean Lyman, and Keith Ekstam. The exhibit continues until April 20 in the gallery located in the lobby of the airport terminal. The terminal is open 24 hours a day; visitors can park free in the short-term lot for 30 minutes. For more information visit www.flyspringfield.com/art.
The one-woman show DAPH! by award-winning playwright, Le Wilhelm, stars Jennnifer Eiffert as "Daphne Dumas", the coke-snorting, pot-smoking wannabe film actress from Springfield, and her outrageous adventures. The show, directed by George Cron, is for mature audiences (due to strong language and drug references) and will play at Nathan P. Murphy's, 218 S. Campbell downtown Thursday and Friday Feb.10 and 11 at 7:30pm and Saturday Feb.12 at 7:00pm. Admission is $8.00, and tickets will be available at the door.