University band jazzes things up this eveningThe Southeast Missouri State University Jazz Lab Band and The Studio Jazz Ensemble will perform "An Evening of Jazz" at 8 p.m. tonight at the University Center Ballroom. The Jazz Lab Band will perform pieces by Sammy Nestico, Gary Slavo, Quincy Jones and Louis Primathe. The Studio Jazz Ensemble will perform pieces by Bill Holman, Gordon Goodwin, Lour Marini, Oliver Nelson and Lennie Liehaus.
Come out and dance -- contra, square and circleCape Friends of Traditional Music and Dance has put together an event that allows people to come out and dance to contra, square and circle dances of French and English origin. The dancing gets under way at 7 p.m. Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church in Cape Girardeau.
Twenty years of quilting at Paducah exhibitionPADUCAH, Ky. -- The Museum of the American Quilter's Society in Paducah will feature an exhibition starting Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of the America Quilter's Society Quilt Show and Contest. The exhibit, which will run until July 31, contains the best-of-show award winners from the past 20 years, in addition to a new quilt by the award winners. This year's MAQS Quilt Show and Contest runs from April 21 to 24.
Tour will take you back to the Civil War South
PADUCAH, Ky. -- The Tilghman Heritage Center in Paducah will host "A Taste of the South" from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at 631 Kentucky Ave. Visitors can travel back to the 1860s as they tour Gen. Lloyd Tilghman's home and browse through artifacts. Hosts and hostesses dressed in Civil War-period attire will guide visitors through the museum. Refreshments typical of the 1860s will be served.
Southeast's Lab Theater presents 'Illuminati'
The drama department at Southeast Missouri State University is presenting the dark comedy "Some Things You Need to Know Before the World Ends (A Final Evening with the Illuminati)" Tuesday through April 3 at 8 p.m. and again on April 3 at 11 a.m. at the Lab Theater. Set in a post-apocalyptic church sanctuary, this play follows the delusions of its main character, the Rev. Eddie, as he imagines himself in different situations that challenge religious and social conventions.
SIU solo competition winners perform TuesdayCARBONDALE, Ill. -- The annual solo competition winners at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale will be performing with the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Shryock Auditorium. This year's winners are Haekyung An, soprano and Kheli Fiadjoe, piano.
Mail-in art show seeks entries for exhibit
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The Margaret Harwell Art Museum in Poplar Bluff is looking for art entries for its 19th Annual Harwell Mail-in Art Show that will be exhibited May 1 to 30 at the museum. To be eligible, artists must be over 21 years of age and their works must be originals completed within the last two years. Artists are limited to two entries. For more information, contact the museum at (573) 686-8017.
ArtsCape deadline extendedThe Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will be taking applications for the 4th Annual ArtsCape until April 10. Fine artists and crafters are wanted for the one-day, outdoor juried show that will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Cape Girardeau. Booth spaces are approximately 15 feet by 20 feet. Booth fee is $40, plus a $10 jury fee. For more information, contact the Arts Council at 334-9233.
-- From staff reports