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None the Wiser; featuring (from left to right) bassist Atlas Munroe; singer and rhythm guitarist Jake Messer; junior psychology major; and lead guitarist Drak Smelser; sophomore biology major will release their first album; Full Circle; on March 16.

Southern students in local band release first album

Two Missouri Southern students will perform with their band for the first time at Blackthorn Pizza and Pub on March 14, before releasing their first album on March 16.Full Circle, the band’s first album...

Istanbul Breeze, members Dena El Saffar (left), Ozan Cemali, and Tim Moore (right),perform the traditional and classic music of Turkey in two performances in Corley Auditorium. Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 19 at noon.

Istanbul Breeze performs at Southern

Robin Fjelstad/Web Editor September 11, 2014

The exploration of Turkey continues at Missouri Southern with an introduction to the world of Turkish music provided by the group Istanbul Breeze, a traditional performing group from Bloomington, Ind.“We...

Michael Gossard, lead singer of Acidic, crowd surfs during a performance in Spokane, Wash.

L.A. rock band returns to Joplin

Brad Stout, Editor-In-Chief May 28, 2014

After touring the country last fall with fellow rockers Smile Empty Soul, the Los Angeles based rock band Acidic has once again returned to Joplin. The band, which previously performed at Guitars Rock...

Rock 3405

New rock venue lands in Joplin

Brad Stout, Editor-in-Chief May 24, 2014

Rockers now have a new place to call home on the weekends. Rock 3405, the newest bar to hit the Joplin night life scene, also serves as the area's newest rock venue, regularly bringing in nationally recording...

Glory Days co-owners Dave Peterson (left), Ben Peterson Sr. (middle) and Benji Peterson hold a jam session during the shop’s slower hours April 21, 2014.

Local business owners make a comeback after devastation

Glory Days Music Glory Days Music is relocated to north Joplin after being destroyed by the tornado. Owners Dave Peterson and Ben Peterson Sr. had the store insured, but after a personal lender from Texas...

Barista Devon Toland prepares a chai tea latte on Thursday, April 17.

Neosho’s New Groove: One14 Coffee Bar & AREA 114 Venue

One14 Coffee Bar, at 114 N. Wood, in historical downtown Neosho, is so much more than a coffee shop. It’s a local art gallery, a music venue, and heck, they’ll even help you chase your car down the...

Practice session for Carmina Burana

Choralists meet challenge head-on

Kjersti McDonald, staff writer April 11, 2014

Sydney Shannon, a senior vocal music education major, is excited about her upcoming performance with The Southern Symphonic Chorus. The chorus will present Karl Orff’s Carmina Burana on Sunday, April...

Israeli orchestra lands in Joplin

Jesse O. Walls February 21, 2014

ProMusica will be presenting the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, an orchestra of professional musicians from Haifa, Israel, in Taylor Performing Arts Center on Sunday, March 2, at 3 p.m.“They have been doing...

Violinist Chin Kim, left plays as Dr. Kexi Liu conducts the orchestra during rehearsal Wednesday night for the La Musica Italiana performance in Taylor auditorium, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

Professional joins Southern for Italian performance

Brad Stout, campus life editor November 8, 2013

The Missouri Southern Music Department will present La Musica Italiana tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Taylor Performing Arts Center. Directed and conducted by Kexi Liu, music professor and director of Suzuki...

The Campus Activities Board, with help from the Student Activities Office, sponsored a live performance on campus from the acapella group Kazual.

Kazual group sponsored by CAB

Brad Stout, Staff Writer September 7, 2013

Kazual, an Atlanta-based acapella group who specialize in blending R&B music with hip-hop, held a live performance on the MSSU campus on Aug. 29.The performance, which was presented by Missouri Southern’s...

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