Bettine Clemen

Peter Longley

A book signing this weekend will feature a local author whose latest book is far different from other works he's written.  Peter Longley will sell and sign copies of his book, Orbit, Life with My People.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky talked with Longley about his book.

Orbit began his life in a log cabin in the Ozarks.  The Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog was a beloved companion to Peter Longley and his wife Bettine Clemen ever since he claimed them as his own when they moved to Alpha Meadows near Seymour.  That’s why Longley decided to write the book.

(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.