Arts News

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 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!

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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

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The Springfield Art Museum will host the inaugural “Box of Ghosts: The 99 Times Party” to support preservation of a historical textile collection discovered during the museum’s recent inventory. Staff discovered a number of exceptional dresses and other textile pieces, some dating back as far as the late 1700s.

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Springfield Metro Chorus will present its annual show “Go the Distance”, Saturday, September 20 at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 East Brookside Drive at 4:00 p.m.  The show will feature songs performed in the barbershop style and is a preview of the group's upcoming performance at the Sweet Adelines International Harmony Classic competition on November 4 in Baltimore, Maryland.  Diane Durham of Springfield Metro Chorus told KSMU, "we were scored as one of the top five small choruses in the organization.  it's a great honor to have that.  So we'll be competing against four top choruses,

(Photo: Missouri State University Theatre and Dance)

On Tuesday morning, April 20, 1999, senior classmates Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold arrived at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, a Denver suburb. Armed with guns and home-made bombs, the pair proceeded to kill 12 fellow students and one teacher before killing themselves. In the days following this massacre that shocked the world, media coverage was full of the “Who, What, Where, When and How” of this horrific event, but the question “Why?” remains to this day. The documentary drama "columbinus" will open the 2014-2015 season of Missouri State University Tent Theatre.

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