Artifacts 2/14/03

Friday, February 14, 2003

'Vagina Monologues' performance tonight

A reading of "The Vagina Monologues" will presented tonight at the Cape Girardeau Public Library community room.

Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs of Jackson, who is an adjunct professor in the Communications Department at Southeast Missouri State University, has organized the reading. Also performing will be Ellen Dillon, Lauryn Neilson, Nikki Redmond and Sarah V. Moore.

The performance will begin at 7 p.m.

The event is part of a worldwide observance by V-Day, an organization devoted to stopping violence against women and girls. The Eve Ensler play is a collection of soliloquies celebrating being female and discussing violence against women.

Admission is free, but donations of money or new items for the Safe House for Women shelter in Cape Girardeau will be accepted. Items needed are cleaning supplies, household supplies, toiletries, telephone calling cards, food staples and diapers (especially sizes 4 and 5).

For more information, call the library at 334-5279.

Hip-hop concert Saturday at SIU

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Ja Rule, Ludacris, Charli Baltimore and the newly added Benzino will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the SIU Arena.

Spring Revue at SCC

ULLIN, Ill. -- The Shawnee Community College Music Club will present a Spring Revue at 7 p.m. Saturday at the college's educational center. SCC music students will be featured.

Tickets are $5.

Miller soloists in 'Organ Spectacular'

Dr. Gary Miller will be the soloist Sunday in "Organ Spectacular," a Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra concert spotlighting the newly installed organ at Old St. Vincent's Church in Cape Girardeau.

The organ will be featured during the second half of the concert in several concertos for organ and chamber orchestra. Miller and the orchestra directed by Dr. Sara Edgerton will perform Handel's Concerto for Organ and Strings and Italian composer Ottorino Respighi's Suite in G Major for Organ and Strings. Miller is a professor of music at Southeast Missouri State University.

The first part of the program will present a suite of dances by English Baroque composer Henry Purcell, followed by Vivaldi's "Spring" concerto from "The Four Seasons." Brandon Christensen, a violin professor at Southeast, will be the soloist.

The first half of the concert will conclude with Sir Edward Elgar's "Serenade for Strings." Paul Thompson, a member of the Southeast music faculty, will be the guest conductor.

Admission is $6 general, $5 for Southeast faculty, staff and senior citizens, and $4 for students. Preferred seating is available for $10. Tickets are available at the Performing Arts Box Office at 651-2265 or at the door.

The concert will begin at 3 p.m.

'Rollin' on the River' at Dixie Theater

NEW MADRID, Mo. -- The Live Wires will present the "Rollin' on the River Variety Show at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Dixie Theater.

Lives Wires is a group of youths ages 3 to 18 from Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, Portageville, Steele, New Madrid, East Prairie, Malden, LaForge, Kewanee, Lilbourn, Charleston and Dexter.

'42nd Street' due at Fox Theatre

ST. LOUIS -- The Broadway musical "42nd Street" will be presented March 4-16 at the Fox Theatre.

The show won the 2001 Tony Award for Best Musical Revivial. It is a star-is-born story with a score of hit standards and ensemble tap dancing. Songs include "We're in the Money," "Lullaby of Broadway," "I Only Have Eyes for You" and the title number.

Tickets range form $20 to $58. For information, phone (314) 534-1111 or visit the Web site, www.42ndStreetBroadway.com.

Acting workshop for youth April 5

Starcatchers Community Theater will sponsor a one-day acting workshop for sixth- and seventh-grade students on April 5.

Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs, an adjunct professor at Southeast Missouri State University, will conduct the workshop at the Center for the Arts, 127 W. Main St.

Students are asked to bring a lunch. Beverages will be provided.

A short performance is planned for the friends and family of students.

The cost is $12 per person. Advance registration is required by calling 243-1450.

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