Girls on Fire

(Photo courtesy Springfield Contemporary Theatre)

Springfield Contemporary Theatre's Songbook Series presents Springfield native Nedgra Culp in two performances next week.  She comes to SCT from her current engagement portraying Aretha Franklin in Branson's "Legends in Concert," and she's joined by two more of Branson's top female vocalists, Chelsie Odom and Rebecca Taylor, to form the trio "Girls on Fire."   The original Sunday Feb.19 show is SOLD OUT, so they've added an additional performance Thursday Feb.23 at 7:00pm at SCT Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza, corner of Pershing and Robberson downtown. 

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The Springfield Fire Department hopes more women will consider a career in firefighting--the vast majority of its employees are men.  So, it’s hosting an event tomorrow designed to generate interest among the female population.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.

The Girls on Fire event is designed to give women information about firefighting as a career so they can decide if the Springfield Fire Department would be a good fit for them.