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Cultural Event Menu 2013

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Michael Leahy

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FIGs Program
Cultural Event Menu 2013
Columbia Chorale
Saturday, October 12 at 7pm
First Baptist Church, 1112 East Broadway
The main piece is "Songs of Children", a chorale suite by American composer Robert Convery (b. 1954). The 11 movements are based on children’s writings from the Nazi concentration camp in Theresienstadt (Terezin) in the present Czechoslovak Republic.
Missouri Contemporary Ballet Fall Show
Friday & Saturday, November 15 & 16, 7:30pm
Jesse Auditorium
Missouri Contemporary Ballet's (MCB) fall show will feature new works. MCB will also revive works from their past repertoire. This production promises to provide an evening of a wide variety of contemporary dance.
"We Always Swing" Jazz Series: A Night In Treme: The Musical Majesty of New Orleans
Sunday, October 27, 7pm
Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union
Featuring saxophonist Donald Harrison. A bit of background, Donald, a New Orleans native who still lives there, lost everything – his instruments, house, etc., during Katrina, so his is a fairly compelling story.
Aaron Neville
Sunday, October 6, 7pm
Missouri Theatre

One of the famed Louisiana Neville Brothers, Aaron is an R&B and soul singer. Aaron has closed the New Orleans Jazz Festival for the past 20 years.
Hungarian Folk Festival
Tuesday, October 8, 7pm
Jesse Auditorium
One of the world's greatest folk and dance ensembles perfomring a "Gypsy Romance" program with a full company of dancers and featuring a live orchestra.
Straight No Chaser
Wednesday, October 16, 7pm
Missouri Theatre
Reinventing the idea of a cappella on the modern pop landscape.
World Blues Festival
Tuesday, October 22, 7pm
Missouri Theatre
"World Blues" is a celebration of American blues music's global influence, as seen from three very diverse points of view and three international points of origin.
An Acoustic Evening with Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin
Sunday, November 3, 7pm
Missouri Theatre
Acclaimed songwriters share the stage as an intimate duo performing material spanning their vast catalogs.
Dr. John
November, 6, 7pm
Missouri Theatre
Dr. John is the winner of 6 Grammy Awards and member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Dr. John performs New Orleans R&B, funk, psychedelic, standards and Mardi Gras revue music.
Sara Evans
Wednesday, November 13, 7pm
Jesse Auditorium
A popular country music singer
Almost, Maine
September 20-21 , 7:30pm
Stephens Playhouse Theatre
It is a cold, clear night in the mythical town of Almost, Maine. Under countless stars and the shimmering northern lights, residents of Almost find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Hearts are broken and mended, and all in all, it turns out to be a delightful midwinter night’s dream.
A Catered Affair
October 18-20; 25-26, 7:30pm
Stephens Playhouse
In 1953 Bronx, New York, young lovers Jane and Ralph are pulled into Jane’s mother’s elaborate scheming as she plans the couple a wedding the whole neighborhood will never forget. This sentimental comedy gives all ages a look into the bonds that tie couples together through generations.
The Smell of the Kill
September 26-28, 7:30pm
Stephens Warehouse Theatre
Nicky, Debra and Molly have tolerated one another during dinners that are arranged by their husbands who were college roommates for years. But this time revealing that all three marriages are on the brink of disaster and the three women are facing the challenges of their lives.
Spring Awakening
October 9-13, 7:30pm
Rhynsburger Theatre
The How and the Why
October 31-November 3rd
Stephens Warehouse Theatre
Rachel Hardeman meets in the office of an established senior faculty member, Zelda Kahn. Both women are scientists in the field of evolutionary biology. Rachel and Zelda argue their views about science, family, and survival of the fittest.
A rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the controversial German play Spring Awakening (1891) by Frank Wedekind which was banned in Germany for some time due to its frank portrayal of abortion, homosexuality, rape, child abuse and suicide. Set in late-19th century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. In the musical, alternative rock is employed as part of the folk-infused rock score.
The Summer in Gossensass
November 1-3, 7:30pm
Corner Playhouse
An homage to Ibsen, and a celebration of the two American actresses responsible for the first London production of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler. Overcoming terrible translations and the tragic miscasting of the Prince's mistress, these two women do what they must to come to grips with the unlikely Hedda and to bring her to life on the stage.
Fifth of July
November 14-17, 19-20, 7:30pm
A sprawling farmhouse in rural Missouri is the locus of lost hopes and forgotten dreams in this profound, moving and sharply funny play. From one of the most celebrated writers in the American theatre, Missouri native Lanford Wilson.
Citizen Jane Festival Opening Film
The title of the film has not been released at this time, but the Citizen Jane Film Festival is a showcase each year for independent films made by female directors.
Citizen Jane Film Festival Closing Film
The title of the film has not been released at this time, but the Citizen Jane Film Festival is a showcase each year for independent films made by female directors.
Wednesday & Thursday, September 25 & 26, 6:30pm
Ragtag Cinema
The bustling Indian city of Bharat Nagar has an upcoming infrastructure project, backed by the ruling political party, that promises to turn the city into India's grandest metropolis, its very own 'Shanghai'. Meanwhile, four individuals find themselves tied up into a gruesome game of crime and politics. A shocking and disturbing road accident leaves a socialist professor/political activist Dr. Ahmedi (Prosenjit Chatterjee) in critical condition. Ahmedi's adherent Shalini (Kalki Koechlin) believes it to be a premeditated murder. A videographer/pornographer Joginder Parmar (Emraan Hashmi) claims to have documented proof on the mishap that will bring the government down. High-ranking bureaucrat T.A Krishnan (Abhay Deol) is brought in by the government for damage control and investigation. As days go by, those involved discover a hidden secret in the government sector.
7 Boxes
Wednesday & Thursday, October 2 & 3, 6:30pm
Ragtag Cinema
On a hot Friday in April of 2005 in Asunción, a 17 year old pushcart porter named Victor (Celso Franco) is distracted while daydreaming about being famous and admired at a DVD booth in the middle of a market, causing him the loss of a customer. Acknowledging the competitiveness of the market, and fearing for the security of his job, Victor realizes that he needs to work harder to make money that day. He then receives an unusual proposal: He is asked to transport seven boxes of unknown contents, in exchange for half of a torn $100 bill and the promise of the other half when the job is done. With a borrowed cell phone, which the contractor uses to keep track of his progress, Victor begins the journey accompanied by a hyperactive young woman named Liz (Lali Gonzalez). While crossing the eight blocks covering the market, one of the boxes is stolen and Victor loses the cell phone, and the police are roaming the market searching for something. Meanwhile, a group of porters is ready to escort the boxes for almost nothing. Unknowingly, Victor, Liz, and their pursuers are involved in a crime of which they know nothing; not the cause, nor the victim or perpetrator. As night falls Victor realizes that he is now an accomplice in a dangerous crime.
Drug War
Wednesday & Thursday, October 9 & 10, 6:30pm
Ragtag Cinema
A Chinese-Hong Kong film directed and produced by Johnnie To. The film stars Sun Honglei as police captain Zhang who partners with a drug lord named Timmy Choi (Louis Koo) after he is arrested. To avoid the death penalty, Choi agrees to reveal information about his partners who operate a methamphetamine ring. Zhang grows suspicious of Choi's honesty as several police officers began a raid on the drug ring.
Memphis, The Musical
Sunday, November 10, 7pm
Jesse Auditorium
Inspired by actual events, this musical is loosely based on the story of a white radio DJ, Dewey Phillips, who wants to change the world, and a black club singer who is ready for her big break.
Evening of Oct. 4
Evening of October 6
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