Artifacts 9/15/06

Friday, September 15, 2006

Theater department opens season Sept. 29

The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Theatre and Dance will open its 2006-2007 season Sept. 29 with its production of the classic comedy "Noises Off." "Noises Off" is the story of a play put on by a bumbling theater troupe. The production will run at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 and 30 and Oct. 5 through 7; and at 2 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Rose Theatre. For more information, call 651-2265.

Parks plans fall folk concerts this weekend

Trails of Tears State Park and Bollinger Mill State Historic Site will play host to two fall folk concerts sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources on Saturday and Sunday. The concerts -- 7 p.m. Saturday at Trail of Tears and 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Bollinger Mill -- will feature Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin. For more information, call Trail of Tears at 334-1711 or Bollinger Mill at 243-4591.

Sundays at Three opens season Sept. 24

The Sundays at Three chamber music series will open its fourth season at 3 p.m. Sept. 24 at Old St. Vincent's Church in Cape Girardeau. The opening program will feature a number of arias from operas and oratorios by Handel as well as classic German and French work, along with a contemporary selection by Vogel titled "The Devil's Songbook." Tenor Chris Goeke will be featured on vocal selections. For more information, call 651-2346, (573) 587-6668 or e-mail

Photography exhibit travels around Cape

The Cape Girardeau Bicentennial Pictorial Photography Contest exhibit will travel to locations throughout Cape Girardeau through the end of the year. The exhibit is on display now through Oct. 4 at the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce, during November at city hall and during December at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. For more information, call the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri at 334-9233.

Third Day takes on new opening acts at SMC

Christian rock act Third Day has announced new opening acts for its Nov. 5 appearance at the Show Me Center to replace the David Crowder Band. Appearing instead will be Leeland and Hyper Static Union. For more information, call the Show Me Center at 651-5000.

'Hairspray' coming to Paducah Oct. 31

PADUCAH, Ky. -- The Tony Award-winning musical comedy "Hairspray" will appear at Paducah's Carson Center for two performances Oct. 31 and Nov. 2. The musical is based on the classic John Waters film, and this production is based on the original direction and choreography of the Broadway musical. For more information, call (270) 443-9932.

Missouri Citizens for the Arts hold annual reception

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri Citizens for the Arts will hold its annual meeting and Arts Advocacy Award reception Oct. 25 in Columbia. Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt, State Sen. Chuck Gross and State Rep. Alan Icet will be honored with the 2006 Arts Advocacy Award for their contributions to the arts in Missouri. Dr. Barbara Harbach and Joan Lipkin will be honored with the Fred Laas Memorial Award. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call (314) 383-6644.

Grampa Woo returns to Cape Girardeau riverfront

The Grampa Woo river excursion yacht will return to the Cape Girardeau riverfront for cruises Sept. 29 and 30. Cruises include a blues cruise, a two-hour scenic cruise and a dinner cruise. For more information, call the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau at 335-1631.

Red House fundraiser Sept. 24 at Arena Building

The Red House Interpretive Center will hold its annual fundraiser dinner from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 at the A.C. Brase Arena Building in Cape Girardeau. The party will celebrate Cape Girardeau's bicentennial and the end of the Lewis and Clark bicentennial, with music by Manitou and a presentation by Thomas Jefferson impersonator Patrick Lee. For more information, call Jane Jackson at the Cape Girardeau County Archives at 204-2331.

Schoenberger to appear at Kaskaskia festival

ELLIS GROVE, Ill. -- Cape Girardeau native Liesl Schoenberger will perform traditional fiddle music at the 17th Annual Traditional Music Festival at Ft. Kaskaskia State Historic Site in Illinois. The festival will take place Sept. 23 and 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m each day. For more information, call the historic site at (618) 859-3741.

Margaret Harwell museum celebrates anniversary Saturday

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The Margaret Harwell Art Museum in Poplar Bluff will celebrate its 25th anniversary this weekend with an opening reception for Missouri artists Joseph and Rita Orr from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call the museum at (573) 686-8002 or visit

-- From staff reports

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