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PSU moves reopening date to July 20 amid COVID spikes

Amid surging cases of COVID-19 in locations as close as Joplin, Pittsburg State announced that the university’s date of reopening campus buildings and facilities would move from July 7 to July 20.  The announcement came on Friday, June 26, a day after the university also announced that all persons on campus would …

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Rotten Bananas: Frozen II

“Frozen II” is a blast for the whole family; a trek through the Disney-animated winter wonderland of Arrendale.  The film, directed by “Frozen” directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, stars once again Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel as sisters Anna and Elsa, respectively. The film takes place very soon after the first “Frozen” …

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Moscow Ballet returns to PSU

Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcraker” has graced many stages, and the Great Russian Nutcracker tour has come through Pittsburg.  The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts hosted the Moscow Ballet for their production of the ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’ on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Linda and Lee Scott Performance Hall. The performance …

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Rotten Bananas Throwback: ‘Carrie’

“Carrie” is a story that perfectly encapsulates Stephen King’s storytelling style: it’s cautionary, it’s gruesome, and it’s supremely suspenseful.  The film, directed by Brian De Palma, is based on the Stephen King book of the same name and stars Sissy Spacek as the titular Carrie White, a high school student who gets …

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The importance of getting out there and hearing live music

There is absolutely nothing like the experience of sitting in the concert hall and hearing a symphony orchestra play or standing outside in a crowd full of people as your favorite band plays. This is an experience that every person should have regularly and that every person should support.  Live …

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Bicknell Center welcomes ‘Bandstand’ national tour

The first of the Bicknell Center’s Broadway musicals, “Bandstand,” has come and gone from the Linda and Lee Scott Concert Hall.  The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts hosted the national tour of “Bandstand” on Monday, Nov. 4. The show was put on at 7:30 p.m. and the cast and crew …

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