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Thursday, February 7, 2008

VISUAL ARTS

Crimes of the Heart dress rehearsal Monday, February, 4, 2008, at the River Campus' Rust Flexible Theatre. (Kit Doyle)

Cat Ranch Art Guild, WESTRAY studio

The Guild canceled its First Friday reception due to weather, instead opting for this Friday to feature the handmade jewelry of Carol Poole.

When: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday

Where: WESTRAY Studio, 1930B Broadway

THEATER

Crimes of the Heart

Southeast Missouri State University brings a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner to the stage.

A university jazz ensemble fills the stage area at Buckner's on Saturday, December 7, 2007. (Aaron Eisenhauer)

When: 7:30 p.m. Today through Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Where: Rust Flexible Theatre, River Campus

Avenue Q

The Tony Award winner about trying to make it big in New York hits St. Louis.

When: Tuesday through Feb. 24

Where: Fox Theatre, St. Louis

Ring of Fire

A musical made up of 38 of Johnny Cash's immortal tunes.

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Bedell Performance Hall, River Campus

PERFORMING ARTS

Meredith Busch played harp with the Central High School Orchestra at its holiday concert Tuesday night. (Fred Lynch)

Southeast String Festival

String players from area high schools converge.

When: All day today

Where: Bedell Performance Hall, River Campus

Shane Mizicko recital

Southeast Missouri State University faculty member presents a percussion recital.

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Shuck Recital Hall, River Campus

LIVE MUSIC

Ivas John Band

Smoking blues guitar licks from the Port Cape regular.

When: 8 p.m. today

Where: Water Street Lounge, Port Cape Girardeau

Thorlock

Bluesy metal three-piece.

When: 9 p.m. today

Where: Ragsdales, below Buckner Brewing Co.

Open mic and jam session

Musicians of all stripes are welcome.

When: 9:30 p.m. today

Where: The Camp at Main Street Bar

Classic Country Band

Country music and a big dance floor.

When: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Jackson American Legion Hall

Live piano music

Jennifer Jolls provides something different from the usual live music fare.

When: 7:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Where: Royal N'Orleans

Strange Brew

Southern rock style jamming.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: Broussard's

Steve Ewing Band and The Level

Former Urge frontman opens for ska-rockers The Level.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: Club Moxy

Southeast Missouri State University jazz bands

Two jazz ensembles combine for one show.

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Buckner Brewing Co.

Largemouth Expedition

Good old rock 'n' roll.

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Where: Rude Dog Pub

Bill Hulvey and the Desert Rain Band

Hulvey and crew keep country alive every Saturday.

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday

Where: Little Ole Opry, Burfordville, Mo.

Fantasy

Funky party band out of St. Louis plays for Doc Cain's 50th birthday bash.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: River City Yacht Club, Port Cape Girardeau

River Cats

This musical group has ties to The Melroys.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Broussard's

Full Circle

Perryville, Mo., rockers cover a wide range of songs.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Club Moxy

The Skinny Dips

DJs bring the electronic funk.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Ragsdales (below Buckner Brewing Co.)

Whiskey Creek

Southern rock and country.

When: 8 to 11 p.m. Sunday

Where: River City Yacht Club, Port Cape Girardeau

Blues Gone Awry

New blues band fronted by Les Lindy Jr.

When: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: Broussard's

MISC

Irene's Country Dancers

Learn how to line dance.

When: 7 to 9 p.m. (beginners' class at 6 p.m.) today

Where: Cape Eagles Club

Extreme Trivia

Test your pop culture knowledge.When: 8:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Jackson Sports Grill

Motown dance

Dance to Motown sounds at this Boys and Girls Club benefit.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Cape Girardeau VFW

The Elvis Connection

A concert starring Ronnie McDowell and former Elvis backup singers, performing his hits.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Carson Center, Paducah, Ky.

20th Annual Show Me Center Rodeo

Professional cowboys and cowgirls come to Southeast Missouri.

When: 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday

Where: Show Me Center

Blues Night and Mardi Gras Party

Get in the Mardi Gras spirit with some blues.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: Schock's Pub, Scott City

Felix Valle Home open house

Historical programs and a recreation of French settlement days.

When: All day Saturday

Where: Felix Valle House State Historic Site, Ste. Genevieve, Mo.

Singles Dance

Parents Without Partners welcomes singles.

When: 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday

Where: Cape Girardeau VFW

COMEDY

Kathy Griffin

Everyone's favorite D-lister takes the stage.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: Fox Theatre, St. Louis

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