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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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Former faculty Jessie Wright Martin gives voice recital

The Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall hosts many acts and performances throughout the year, and the stage became a homecoming for Jessie Wright Martin.  Mezzo-soprano Jessie Wright Martin gave a solo voice recital on Friday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall in McCray Hall. …

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Halloween Rotten Bananas: Top 5 Halloween Movies

Everyone has their favorite spooky scary movie to take in when the weather gets frightful and the temperature is not so delightful. Here’s your resident film critic’s top 5 favorite movies to watch around Halloween time. Note: not all of these will be horror, but they all do relate to …

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SEK Symphony performs with alumnus Robert Dean Smith

The SEK Symphony is known for performing with guest artists, but Robert Dean Smith is hardly a guest; he merely returned to home.  The Southeast Kansas (SEK) Symphony at Pittsburg State University held their opening night concert on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Linda and Lee Scott …

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Otis Murphy plays for 2nd SCMS concert

The Solo and Chamber Music Series made way for its second performer: Otis Murphy, playing wild repertoire for the alto saxophone.  The PSU department of music hosted the 2nd Solo and Chamber Music Series (SCMS) concert featuring saxophonist Otis Murphy in concert with his wife Haruko at the piano. The …

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