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Halloween Throwback: ‘Cujo’

For the month of October, otherwise known as “spooky season,” Rotten Bananas will be taking a turn for the scary and reexamining the great terrifying visual treatises of the past, beginning with the Stephen King classic, “Cujo.”  The film, directed by Lewis Teague and released in 1983, two years after …

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PSU Wind Ensemble hosts opening concert

Wind band music has been everything from orchestral transcriptions to brand new modern works, and the PSU Wind Ensemble demonstrated just that.  The PSU Wind Ensemble gave their “Epic Espressivo” concert on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Linda and Lee Scott Performance Hall at the Bicknell Family …

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Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble opens SCMS

McCray Hall is used to hearing the sounds of trumpets and trombones, but students there are not accustomed to hearing the sounds created for the opening of the Solo & Chamber Music Series.  The Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble gave a concert as part of the Solo Chamber Music Series (SCMS) on …

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PSU department of music hosts String Madness workshop and concert

The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts is a typical venue for performances, especially by string instruments. However, the string orchestra worked all day on the Bicknell stage for String Madness.  The PSU department of music held the String Madness workshop all day on Friday, Sept. 20 at the Bicknell. The workshop featured string players …

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‘Joker:’ a prerelease first glance

The release date of “Joker” is upon us but let’s take a look at what got us to this point: the point where a supervillain solo film can win the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival.  The film, directed by Todd Phillips, is to be released on Friday, Oct. 4 and is the origin …

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Sigma Alpha Iota supports sister with pancake feed

The ladies of Sigma Alpha Iota are known for supporting local musicians, but they have come together in a time of need for one of their own.  Women’s music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) hosted a pancake feed fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. The …

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University remembers and honors professor emeritus Carolann Martin

For 24 years, the Southeast Kansas (SEK) Symphony at Pittsburg State was conducted under a single baton, the baton and conducting prowess of Carolann Martin.  On the morning of Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, professor emeritus of cello and bass, and former conductor of the SEK Symphony Carolann Martin died at Via Christi Village. Martin was the conductor and artistic …

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