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Friday, January 28, 2011

Students perform staged reading

Students in Southeast Missouri State University's Department of Theatre and Dance will hold a staged reading of "Fefu and Her Friends," written by Maria Irene Fornes. The reading will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Rust Flexible Theatre. The event is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, call 651-2149.

Stroughmatt plays at Underberg house

Dennis Stroughmatt -- with his fiddle, accordion and his band's guitar player -- will play creole music Saturday as part of the Underberg House Concert series. The concert begins at 7 p.m. For reservations, e-mail or call 270-1009. For more information, go to

Art Slam! focuses on 'Art of Brick' exhibit

The Crisp Museum at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus will present Art Slam! on Nathan Sawaya's exhibition, "Art of the Brick," on Tuesday. Art Slam! begins at 6 p.m. and features Benjie Heu, associate professor of art; Stephanie Lynch, public relations manager for Hoffman Lewis of St. Louis; and Dr. Melissa Odegard, assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling. The three-person debate/performance will be centered on the Sawaya exhibition, and audience members are encouraged to participate. Sawaya, a New York-based artist, created several works specifically for the Southeast exhibit, which features more than 30 works using close to one million colorful standard Lego pieces. The exhibit will remain on display through Feb. 20.

-- From staff reports

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