Rafferty to end semester with recital
With just a few more strums until the end of the semester, Patrick Rafferty, a classical guitar instructor at Southeast Missouri State University, is preparing for his solo recital.
River Campus hosts semi-autobiographical production
Dr. Kenneth Stilson, professor of acting and directing at Southeast Missouri State University, said to name any emotion and it's most likely raised within "Brighton Beach Memoirs." "Brighton Beach Memoirs" is a play written by Neil Simon that tells the story of a Polish-Jewish family trying to make ends meet in 1937 Brooklyn, N.Y. ...
Spring Into Dance shows off Southeast dancers
Spring Into Dance 2014, which opened April 10 to a crowd of about 100 people, showed off the energy and skill of Southeast Missouri State University's dancers. The show, which was less than an hour and a half long, featured seven dances over two acts...
Scooby-Doo comes to life on-stage at the Show Me Center
Scooby-Doo, where are you? He and the gang are coming to Cape Girardeau. Life Like Touring and Warner Bros. Studios are bringing the Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries show to the Show Me Center on May 2.
Department of Theatre and Dance receives NAST accreditation
Southeast Missouri State University received accreditation for its theatre and dance program from the National Association of Schools of Theatre on March 21 after 13 years of working and developing the program to meet the national standard.
Southeast student releases free album online
Southeast Missouri State University junior Brandon McCadney was given his name "Mad Keys" by a high school friend. McCadney recalled the experience fondly. "Funny story. We were in high school and they had a dance team. I wasn't in dance team because I can't dance. ...
River Campus to show touring Broadway production of "West Side Story"
For one night only, a touring Broadway production of the hit musical, "West Side Story," will light up the stage in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus.
Visual Arts Cooperative opens its 12th annual show at the Arts Council
The Visual Arts Cooperative kicked off the 12th anniversary of its three-gallery exhibit at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri at April's First Friday celebrations.
Missouri Day of Percussion Held at River Campus
Southeast Missouri State University's director of percussion, Shane Mizicko, hosted the Missouri Day of Percussion for the first time in Cape Girardeau at the River Campus on March 8.
Symphony meets jazz to create original sound
Two members of the St. Louis Symphony and two of St. Louis' best jazz musicians have joined together into one dynamic quartet to form The 442's.
River Campus screening 'Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen'
The University Choir at Southeast Missouri State University will join together with Cape Central High School and Jackson High School's concert choirs on March 27 for a movie screening about the life and work of American composer Morten Lauridsen and a subsequent vocal performance.
Southeast professor's 'Murphy's Law' finds success at festival
The play "Murphy's Law," written and directed by Dr. Kenneth Stilson, a professor of acting and directing at Southeast Missouri State University, was performed at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival-Region 6 in Shreveport, La., on Feb. 27...
Southeast graduate returns to act as juror for Annual Juried Student Exhibition
After originally coming to Southeast Missouri State University to play football, Kyle Triplett never thought he would be holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts in ceramics when he graduated in 2008.
Southeast Concert Band and Wind Symphony play together
Southeast Missouri State University's Wind Symphony and Concert Band have been preparing for their upcoming performance since the beginning of the semester. The two bands have been practicing pieces that are described as "a collection of musical gems and magical moments" on the River Campus website...
The music never stops for The Mike Renick Band
It's Valentine's Day at the Rude Dog Pub and by a quarter to 10 the Mike Renick Band has found a groove hammering out The Police's "Message in a Bottle." Sitting at a table in the corner there's a bearded 30-something wearing a slight frown. He's not lonely. ...
Faculty members perform classical music for university
Applause filled the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall on Tuesday night at the conclusion of Dr. Timothy Schmidt's and Matt Yount's collaborated faculty voice and piano concert. Schmidt, an assistant professor of music at Southeast Missouri State University, sang bass-baritone while Yount, the Department of Music's collaborative pianist, accompanied on a Steinway. ...
Skillet and Third Day to bring multiple genres to Cape area
The Show Me Center will host to an incredibly distinct group of performers on March 2. The Spring 2014 Tour will include genres from bouncy pop to rock and metal.
Show Me Center welcomes Hunter Hayes
Students on Southeast Missouri State University's campus are excited to welcome country music singer Hunter Hayes to the Show Me Center this spring. Hayes will be traveling with his "We're Not Invisible" tour and be accompanied by guest singers, Dan + Shay and winner of "The Voice," Danielle Bradbery.
Arts Council of Southeast Missouri has mission to serve public and artists
Otto Dingeldein, a distinguished silver and metalsmith, started a club in 1961 called the Christian Allied Arts Council. Little did he know that club would evolve into a non-profit organization and eventually into the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, as it is known today...
Exhibiting Excellence benefits the community and university
The Rosemary Berkel & Harry L. II Crisp Museum on Southeast Missouri State University's campus will be host to the Exhibiting Excellence exhibit beginning Feb. 9. Nearly 100 pieces of artwork will be on display, including drawings, sculptures, paintings, fibers, ceramics, printmaking, mixed media and photography...
Faculty recital goes classic
Southeast Missouri State University faculty members Dr. Timothy Schmidt and Matt Yount have paired up for the third time as they prepare for a recital at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 11 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall. Schmidt began planning this recital last spring and began rehearsing with Yount toward the end of last semester...
Old School Hype charms with covers
Southeast Missouri State University student Alex Amelunke decided to start a band with his little brother Caleb Amelunke in 2010. He didn't realize initially that his band would be what it is today. "I guess it started with him playing guitar, really," Alex Amelunke said. "Once he started getting better I was like 'We should start a band, and I'll sing,' even though I hadn't really sung at all. Then we found a drummer at Delta, and it was really just us three at first."...
Harry Connick Jr. Orchestra's saxophonist to play at the Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival
More than 500 students from area high schools and middle schools are expected to showcase their talent in Southeast Missouri State University's 16th annual Clark Terry/ Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival along with Southeast's own jazz bands.
Opera features projected backgrounds and dialogue
The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music's upcoming production of "The Magic Flute" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a fantasy opera that features two love stories and an ultimate test of good and evil.
Emmys Foundation chooses mass media professor Jim Dufek as faculty fellow
Dr. Jim Dufek, professor of mass media received the rare honor of being one of 20 professionals chosen as a faculty fellow to go to Los Angeles by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, the organization which created the Emmy Awards.
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