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Northwinds Concert Band presents SATURDAY NIGHT POPS

City of Florissant
Florissant, MO

Northwinds Concert Band, under the direction of Larry Marsh, will present a “Saturday Night at the Pops” concert at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on May 7, 2016. The acclaimed 60-piece ensemble will offer a program of traditional favorites, patriotic songs, music from film and Broadway, exciting marches and ragtime and big band tunes. Special guests include vocalist Kimmie Kidd, who has returned to her hometown St. Louis after a successful career of performing in Las Vegas. A highlight of the evening will be her singing of music from Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess.” Other featured artists are the popular Jameson Quartet and euphonium soloist, Hadley Haux. The band will play a symphonic suite of music by John Williams and will commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I with a moving rendition of “In Flanders Fields.” The program will conclude with a medley of Glenn Miller big band favorites. More information can be found at www.northwindsband.org. Northwinds is a program of Ferguson-Florissant’s Community Education program.

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Alpha Players: DEARLY DEPARTED

City of Florissant
Florissant, MO

In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father’s funeral, the Turpin’s other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion. What will Raynelle put on the tombstone? Will Junior pull over to the side of the road and shoot his wife or will she have the last laugh? Why isn’t Bud’s corpse wearing shoes? Will Marguerite get her useless son to church and what’s fried chicken got to do with all of this? You’ve just got to join the family to find out!