Music professor to retire at the end of 2014-2015 academic year
When Dr. Jeffrey Noonan's father gave his mother a guitar for Christmas, she didn't have the time to learn, so he picked it up instead. And the rest is history. Noonan started taking guitar lessons at the age of 9. He said he's mostly been self-taught though, only spending about a year in lessons. He set down roots in folk and rock 'n' roll throughout elementary and high school...
'Daisy Pulls It Off' to entertain as main stage production at River Campus
Southeast Missouri State University theater professor and "Daisy Pulls It Off" director Michael McIntosh said he wants audiences to experience three things when they see the show: fun, adventure and laughter. "That's number one," he said. The Department of Theatre and Dance's main stage play will show at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre at the River Campus...
Two-man group Atlas May inspired by folk and blues music upbringing
Jake Tropf said combining R&B and 90s grunge rock is about the closest explanation for his vocal type. His abrasive and aggressive-like tone isn't typical for a folk duo. "For whatever reason, I never thought I'd find somebody to be able to sing with my vocal type," Tropf said...
Southeast's symphony and choirs pair with SIU for Beethoven's Ninth
The opportunity to hear one of the most influential, beautiful pieces of musical ingenuity doesn't come around very often in the southeast Missouri region. A rendition of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, a renowned classical work of art, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. April 27 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus...
Movie 'Love Chronicles (of the Cape)' premieres at Southeast's Rose Theatre
When Dan Steadman's mother accompanied him last Friday for the red carpet premiere of his most recent project "Love Chronicles (of the Cape)," she said there was never any doubt in her mind her son would somehow end up in the movie business. The childhood nickname "Steven Spielberg" seemed to stick...
Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn to visit Southeast Missouri State University
Former college basketball player and Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn will make an appearance at Southeast Missouri State University to read some of his prized work. Dunn was attended college at Hofstra University where he received his Bachelors of Arts in history and English and received his Masters of Arts in creative writing at Syracuse University. Dunn also played basketball at Hofstra University where he was on a basketball scholarship...
BFA seniors exhibit capstone work
A stressful time is upon seniors preparing for graduation, particularly for the nine Southeast Missouri State University seniors presenting their work in the Department of Art's BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibition. The students will showcase four exhibitions, each lasting a week. The River Campus Art Gallery will showcase the artists' work April 20 through May 15...
'Girl Code' comedian to visit campus as SAC's last stand-up
Laughs are sure to be heard during the last comedic visit of the semester at Southeast Missouri State University with Jessimae Peluso of the MTV show "Girl Code." Student Activities Council will host Peluso for a stand-up presentation at 8 p.m. on April 21 in the Academic Hall Auditorium...
Cape Girardeau-based band Eurydice plays at Battle for Pointfest festival
In June 2014, Southeast Missouri State University student and vocalist Josh Cooley posted a Facebook status in hopes of creating a band. Cooley asked about starting a cover band based on the well-known rock band System of a Down, and J.R. Davis, a Southeast student who had never met Cooley face-to-face, responded to the invitation...
Tenth annual Cape Comic Con to be held at Osage Centre next weekend
Ten years ago Ken Murphy hosted a comic con to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of his comic book shop. Now he's celebrating 10 years of that same comic con. "To celebrate the 10 years of being in comic book sales business I wanted to have my first event, my first show, if you will, my first convention with the hopes that we would grow that convention to be a regionally recognized event, drawing from as far as Nashville, St. Louis, Springfield -- in all directions," Murphy said...
Southeast art students hold very own "Salon des RefusÚs"
Salon des RefusÚs, which translates from French to "the show of refused works" in English, is a famous exhibit in art history that began in the impressionist era. At Southeast Missouri State University, art students who were not selected to participate in the Annual Juried Student Exhibition, an exhibit that features pieces specifically selected by a qualified and trained art juror, can opt to have their work displayed in the Salon des RefusÚs instead...
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...
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