Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

A Preview of the Clark Terry Jazz Festival

Jan 23, 2018
Southeast Missouri State University

Do you know Clark Terry? He was an American trumpeter, a composer, an educator and an NEA Jazz Masters inductee.

And, why are we talking about Clark Terry? Because we’re just weeks away from the Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Fest at the River Campus and this is your opportunity to see the next generation of jazz musicians take on the classics.

Now in its 20th year, students from across the region will descend on the River Campus, play for jazz experts in a live clinic session and culminate in the annual gala concert that evening.

STOMP to Make Return Appearance at River Campus

Jan 16, 2018
Southeast Missouri State University

You might think matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, and Zippo lighters are not the stuff music is made of but you’d be wrong.

STOMP is making a return appearance to the River Campus! The international percussion sensation has garnered plenty of awards and rave reviews and now is your chance to see what all the fuss is about.

STOMP will be at the River Campus on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Make plans now to see the stop in Cape Girardeau and get your tickets for STOMP today.

Hail to the Chef

Jan 15, 2018
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Gesturing toward the White House, a senator once facetiously asked Calvin Coolidge, "Who lives there?" Coolidge replied, "No one. They just come and go."

Though Coolidge was correct that occupants of the White House are only temporary tenants, their impact is often felt long after they move out. And perhaps nowhere is this more the case than with dining and entertaining. Each first family has left its own culinary imprint on the country and the executive mansion.

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This week we'll hear new music from The Prids. Originally from Saint Joseph, MO and based out of Portland, Oregon since 1999, the band are set to release their fourth album after a harrowing setback. Just before recording Do I Look Like I’m In Love? Singer and bass player Mistina La Fave was hospitalized for suffering a brain hemorrhage. She’s well now and that album is finally seeing its release. 

Southeast Missouri State University

Whether it’s one of your favorite works of art or you’ve never experienced it, Southeast’s Department of Music is making opera available and enjoyable to the masses.