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Swing Dance America

7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000
Taylor Performing Arts Center
Admission: free

Swing Dance America, featuring swing dance styles spanning three generations and encompassing regional variations of the dance from across the United States, will hit the Taylor Auditorium stage at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2. The 100-minute program showcases the jitterbug, lindy, jive, country swing, Carolina shag, and West Coast swing, and traces the popularity of swing from its beginnings in the 1930s and 40s to today’s swing craze.

"This is our major cultural event of The America Semester," Stebbins said. "It’s brought to us by Gary Lindsey Artist Services from San Francisco, the same agency that sent us the Ballet Folclorico Do Brasil in 1998 and TANGOkinesis last year."

The company’s 10 dancers present vignettes that tell the story of swing — including how these dances came into being and other entertaining scenes. The production is rich in variety, featuring a broad mix of dance solos, duets, and small group and full company numbers. Its music runs the gamut from early jazz to blues to rock and roll and rhythm and blues, to popular songs of each era to contemporary music.

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A Tribute to American Choral Music

7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000
Taylor Performing Arts Center
Admission: free

The Missouri Southern Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers, under the direction of Mr. Charles "Bud" Clark, will perform a choral concert entitled "A Tribute to American Choral Music." The concert will feature choral compositions by American composers. A highlight of the concert will be the presentation of a new composition dedicated to the Missouri Southern State College Choirs by American composer Brad Printz.

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Jazz, America's Music 

7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000
Webster Hall Auditorium
Admission: free

The Missouri Southern Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Phillip C. Wise, will perform a concert entitled "Jazz, America's Music." It will feature big band jazz compositions and arrangements by American composers and arrangers.

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America Onstage

7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000
Webster Hall Auditorium
Admission: free

A selected group of Missouri Southern voice majors will offer a recital entitled "America Onstage." Dr. Susan Smith is coordinator of the program. The group will present compositions by American composers.

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