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Where the law ends and the fun begins

Video games are protected as free speech under the law, but they do not yet have that same respect in the realm of art, though they should.  Video games are a new art body, as compared to others. We’ve had theatre since the spoken word. We’ve had books since the …

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Scholar brings Thomas Jefferson to life

Humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson portrayed former president Thomas Jefferson on the Bicknell stage as part of a live recording of National Public Radio’s “Thomas Jefferson Hour.”  The program, recorded Saturday, Sept. 15, began the partnership between The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts and KRPS 89.9 to provide programming directly …

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Pitt State fiddlers recieve state honors in competition

Siblings Glenn and Edith Sigler brought Pittsburg State musical energy to a statewide fiddle competition this August.  Natives of Joplin, Missouri, the brother and sister duo each received top honors in the Kansas State Fiddling Competition Sunday, Aug. 26 in Lawrence, Kansas. They competed in the Open Category, meaning there …

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Award-winning brass quintet graces McCray stage

The Chicago Brass Quintet made the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall their own during the first concert of the Solo Chamber Music Series Friday, Sept. 7.  The group has performed together for over 40 years and given concerts in Europe, Asia, and South America, in addition to their numerous performances …

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Pittsburg Makers Market showcases makers’ material 

Local artists got a chance to show off their wares at the Pittsburg Makers Market Saturday, Sept. 8.  The market took place at the Pritchett Pavillion in Immigrant Park on the corner of Broadway and Second. Patrons of the Makers Market visited more than 20 different booths, operated by both …

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Downtown area welcomes students back to the Jungle

The 4th Street block of Broadway hosted local businesses and student organizations during the “Back to Broadway” celebration Saturday, Aug. 18. The celebration welcomed community members and students alike, including new residents of Block22.  “Westar approached us and they wanted to help us with something special for the community,” said …

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Student-curated art exhibit opens at Bicknell Center

Artwork from the Special Collections of the Axe Library decorated the walls of the Bicknell Center art gallery in an exhibit called “the Vault: Unlocked” Thursday, Aug. 23.  “We really wanted to tell the story of the archives themselves,” said Shawna Witherspoon, junior in fine arts and organizer of the …

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