Stuart Matthews knows firsthand what it means to be a starting out musician trying to make a living after playing in a duo acoustic act based out of Springfield, Missouri. So when he started and became co-owner of Minglewood... >>
Minglewood hosts open mic
Stuart Matthews knows firsthand what it means to be a starting out musician trying to make a living after playing in a duo acoustic act based out of Springfield, Missouri. So when he started and became co-owner of Minglewood Brewery in downtown Cape Girardeau, he wanted to give musicians the opportunity to be heard...
Southeast student organizes art festival in downtown Cape Girardeau
Brandon McCadney looked tired, but he couldn't wipe the grin off his face at the mention of the "All Things Art Festival" put together by his company, Hearts and Beats. It was understandable -- he's been waiting two years. It started all the way back in 2013. McCadney said the idea was thrown out while talking with friend Bartholomew Pittman...
Rock 'n' roll 'Memphis' to come to the Bedell Performance Hall
A touring production of the four-time Tony award winner "Memphis" is coming to the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus for one night only. Bob Cerchio, assistant director of the River Campus, helped bring the Broadway musical to Southeast. Cerchio saw the musical during the Broadway production in New York, which he said "exploded off the stage."...
Comedian Arvin Mitchell to visit Southeast as a part of Spring Fling Week
Southeast Missouri State University's Student Activities Council plans to provide students and staff with several opportunities for entertainment during the final eight weeks of school. The initial week consists of a movie night, a concert with MKTO on Saturday but begins with a comedy show with Arvin Mitchell to start "Spring Fling Week," a week full of activities to get students back in school flow following Spring Break...
MKTO to perform at Southeast as SAC Spring Fling week finale
Most people can sing along to the lyrics, "Baby, you're so classic" when it plays through their car stereo speakers, but they might not be able to rattle off the artist of the catchy hit. "Their first reaction is, 'Who is MKTO?'" Student Activities Council President Ben Mulholland said. ...
Southeast alumnus Brese Squires returns to city as opening act in concert
In elementary school, a young Brese Squires was told by his music teacher that he had a great voice. Like most kids, he didn't take much notice of the compliment, but years later, as Squires began to get older, he realized the teacher may have been right all along...
Orchestra concert presents star talent
Dr. Sara Edgerton, artistic director and conductor of the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra, has had students ask for years to perform John Williams' compositions for "Star Wars," and she finally found the right time. The "Symphonic Stars!" concert will feature Southeast's Symphony Orchestra and just like the sound of the title, favors an intergalactic theme. ...
Dobbins couple to be honored
It's difficult to find a fitting 16-year thank you. That's what Southeast Missouri State University Student Government Association President Caleb Cockrill said was the case with retiring university president President Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins. Even so, on Dec. 22 of last year, the Board of Regents announced the River Campus Center would be renamed in honor of Dobbins and his wife, Jeanine Larson Dobbins. A dedication is set for this Friday to formally recognize the couple...
Eastern Illinois University professor to showcase 'Emanations' exhibit at the River Campus Art Gallery
Students of Southeast Missouri State University will have the chance to view pieces of art from an established professor from outside the Cape Girardeau area. Eastern Illinois University professor Chris Kahler's exhibit "Emanations" will focus on artistic ability and expression...
Department of Theatre and Dance presents spring musical 'The King and I'
Because of her experience teaching private voice lessons to children, Hannah Lundy said being cast for the role of Anna Leonowens in Southeast Missouri State University's spring musical production of "The King and I" didn't feel too foreign. "Being in a leadership role, especially around children, was not hard for me to transition into," Lundy said. "It's very personal for me."...
Crisp museum to host annual high school art exhibition
High school students who live within 100 miles of Southeast Missouri State University will have a chance to represent their school at the "Exhibiting Excellence: 37th Annual High School Art Exhibition" beginning Feb. 8. Art educators at the high school level were invited to submit 15 of their 11-12 grade students' artwork. The artwork could consist of drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography and mixed media...
Miranda Lambert to hold sold out show at Show Me Center
The Show Me Center will be hosting Grammy-winning country music star Miranda Lambert on her Certified Platinum Tour on Feb. 26. This will be Lambert's third time performing at the Show Me Center. In her prior appearances she opened for her now husband Blake Shelton, fellow country music act Dierks Bentley and in October of 2011, she performed as the headliner...
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