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1 pm news

Manchester forgery suspect pushes cart with baby in it at police

2016-05-26 13:15:00
The child was unhurt, and the suspect was quickly captured. Read Full Story ...

If you think it rains every Memorial Day weekend in St. Louis, you're (nearly) right

2016-05-26 13:00:00
2008 saw almost four inches of rain. Read Full Story ...

Restaurant surveillance shows gunman firing four shots in downtown St. Louis

2016-05-26 13:00:00
No one apparently was hurt in the shooting about 3 a.m. Tuesday. It was less than three blocks from where a woman was slain in a carjacking Sunday. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news

Memorial Day (John Darkow)
2016-05-26 12:56:55 CagleCartoons

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Suspect arrested in downtown St. Louis credit union robbery

2016-05-26 12:30:00
He handed the teller a note but showed no weapon. Read Full Story ...

11 am news

Splash pad expected to open July 1
2016-05-26 11:43:00
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May a busy month for Whitley's Wishes
2016-05-26 11:38:00
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Gateway Arch now open for the summer

2016-05-26 11:36:00
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Goold: Hey Blues fans, it's time to catch up on the Cardinals

2016-05-26 11:29:00
Here are seven things you need to know about the local ballclub as your season shifts, from skates to cleats, from line changes to constant lineup changes. Read Full Story ...

Attorney general candidate sued over open records dispute

2016-05-26 11:23:00
The lawsuit is the latest chapter in Mizzou law professor Josh Hawley's run for attorney general Read Full Story ...

VA wait (Joe Heller)
2016-05-26 11:05:29 CagleCartoons

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10 am news

Woman shot to death in Wellston

2016-05-26 10:45:00
WELLSTON ? A woman, 27, was shot to death about 2 a.m. Thursday in a home here in the 6400 block of Wellsmar Avenue, officials said. Read Full Story ...

Woman shot to death in Wellston is identified

2016-05-26 10:45:00
WELLSTON ? A woman was shot to death about 2 a.m. Thursday in a home here in the 6400 block of Wellsmar Avenue, officials said. Read Full Story ...

Woman fatally shot in Wellston is identified

2016-05-26 10:45:00
The woman is identified as Tanya M. Martin, 33, according to the St. Louis medical examiner's office. Read Full Story ...

More rain expected in St. Louis metro area through Saturday, could linger through holiday

2016-05-26 10:30:00
There is some threat of severe weather to the area Thursday night, including possible hail and strong wind, but National Weather Service forecasters expect the biggest threat to be west of St. Louis. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis police identify man whose skeletal remains found under a rug two months ago

2016-05-26 10:30:00
Police were on the scene in the back yard of a home in the 4400 block of Labadie Avenue. Read Full Story ...

St. Louis police identify man whose skeletal remains were found under a rug

2016-05-26 10:30:00
Police were on the scene in the back yard of a home in the 4400 block of Labadie Avenue. Read Full Story ...

Man found dead in St. Louis yard was from St. Louis County

2016-05-26 10:00:00
Police weren't sure how the man died Read Full Story ...

9 am news

Hit Musical Pump Boys and Dinettes Opens May 27 at SIUE

2016-05-26 09:52:00

Summer Showbiz 2016 opens with the Tony Award-winning musical, Pump Boys and Dinettes, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 27 in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Metcalf Theater. 

Peter Cocuzza, professor in the Department of Theater and Dance, is the director, and Marc Schapman, PhD, professor in the Department of Music, is the musical director. 


The production won the 1982 Tony Award for Best Musical and was a nominee for the 1982 Drama Desk Awards’ for Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Lyrics and Outstanding Music. Book lyrics and music for Pump Boys and Dinettes were written by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann.


The musical spotlights four “Pump Boys,” who work at a gas station on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country, and two women (the “Dinettes”) who run the Double Cupp diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country western songs that received unanimous raves on and off-Broadway. With heartbreak and hilarity, the group performs on guitars, piano, bass and even kitchen utensils.  

Show times continue at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28, Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, May 29 and Sunday, June 5. All performances are in the Metcalf Theater.

General admission is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and all others. SIUE students are admitted free with valid student identification.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Summer Showbiz Box Office at (618) 650-2774 or Group rates of 10 or more receive 15-20 percent off the ticket purchase price.   


SIUE has presented Summer Showbiz (SSB) for more than 30 years, according to Dance and Theater Department Chair James Wulfsong. This year, SSB will feature a total of four productions, including Two Gentlemen of Verona, Hairspray and a Kids Camp Jr. production. 

“SSB is a major draw for the community and students over the summer,” Wulfsong said. “We expose families to a wide variety of musicals and updated classics.      

“The summer season also provides our students with opportunities for their first professional experiences in stage and costume construction, acting and orchestra performances,” Wulfsong added. “The summers provide an intensive work experience that is not able to be reproduced during the standard school year. Our goal is to have students prepared to leave the University and find employment at summer theaters prior to their senior year in order for them to begin forming professional connections that will ensure successful careers after graduation.” 

Locally, SIUE Theater and Dance students have been hired at the Muny, Stages St. Louis and Circus Flora. Graduates of the program are also working in New York on Broadway, in Chicago and in summer theaters and professional companies across the country, according to Wulfsong.

For more information, visit Pump Boys and Dinettes or for directions visit 

The Department of Theater and Dance is part of the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Central to SIUE’s exceptional and comprehensive education, the College of Arts and Sciences has 19 departments and 85 areas of study. More than 300 full-time faculty/instructors deliver classes to more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty help students explore diverse ideas and experiences, while learning to think and live as fulfilled, productive members of the global community. Study abroad, service-learning, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities better prepare SIUE students not only to succeed in our region's workplaces, but also to become valuable leaders who make important contributions to our communities. 

Photo courtesy of Valerie Goldson:

Pictured from left to right are Mike Sonderegger, Joy Powell, Melissa Harlow and Marc Schapman.

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Rainfall hits St. Louis almost every Memorial weekend for the past decade

2016-05-26 09:36:00
Although, it may seem like St. Louis experiences rain every Memorial weekend, it's actually an on-again-off-again pattern. Read Full Story ...

Trump reaches magic number to clinch nomination

2016-05-26 09:21:00
His rise sets the stage for a bitter fall campaign and leaves the future of the Republican Party in question. Read Full Story ...

SIUE announces Dean's List

2016-05-26 09:14:00
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Many opt to take Social Security before full retirement age

2016-05-26 09:05:00
Only 9 percent said they would wait until age 70, when benefits reach their peak amount. Read Full Story ...

8 am news

Meeting t the summit (Rainer Hachfeld)
2016-05-26 08:48:51 CagleCartoons

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Pennsylvania school sorry for yearbook quotes from Hitler, Stalin, ISIS leader

2016-05-26 08:22:00
Officials said the contents of the quotes were reviewed; the attribution was not. Read Full Story ...

7 am news

Fox funds misspent; audit finds questionable spending by former school district boss

2016-05-26 07:15:00
District credit card spending occurred even as Dianne Critchlow was paid $267,000 salary. Read Full Story ...

Lots of free live country music - go out there and find it

2016-05-26 07:00:00
Who can you hear for free? Try Lee Brice, Mo Pitney, Brothers Osborne and more. Read Full Story ...

6 am news

GOP drawn to the flame (John Cole)
2016-05-26 06:46:02 CagleCartoons

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BenFred: What went wrong for Blues in Game 6

2016-05-26 06:30:00
A lot went wrong in San Jose, but these issues jumped out as the Blues fell to the Sharks in the Western Conference finals. Read Full Story ...

U of Illinois ends $550k contract with PR firm

2016-05-26 06:11:00
The work will be done instead by a school committee. Read Full Story ...

5 am news

complicated (Joep Bertrams)
2016-05-26 05:34:46 CagleCartoons

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Greece and European Union (Gatis Sluka)
2016-05-26 05:34:28 CagleCartoons

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4 am news

Who's hot (Adams), who's not (Martinez) for Cardinals

2016-05-26 04:49:00
Matt Adams keeps raking. Carlos Martinez keeps struggling. So the Cardinals keep taking one step forward, one back. Read Full Story ...

Fallujah Battle (Emad Hajjaj)
2016-05-26 04:26:55 CagleCartoons

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3 am news

E Mail affair (Marian Kemensky)
2016-05-26 03:42:57 CagleCartoons

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12 am news

Blues' banner season ends on a flat note

2016-05-26 00:20:00
This might have been one of the Blues? best seasons in franchise history, but like all the others, it ended in disappointment. A 5-2 loss to San Jose in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals sealed the Blues' elimination? Read Full Story ...

Slugging Cards rally but still finish short of Cubs

2016-05-26 00:15:00
Cardinals score eight runs but lose. Read Full Story ...

Hochman: Sharks put Blues to bed

2016-05-26 00:10:00
SAN JOSE, Calif. ? When it was over, the captain cried. Read Full Story ...

Hochman: Fiery Sharks put Blues to bed

2016-05-26 00:10:00
The Blues lost the series, but this season was a success. Period. This shouldn?t be a discussion. Read Full Story ...

Ortiz: Disappointing finish for Blues players

2016-05-26 00:05:00
SAN JOSE, Calif. ? The wait continues, ending another season in painful disappointment for long-suffering Blues? fans. The men in the BlueNote sweaters feel your pain. Read Full Story ...

Ortiz: Pain of waiting continues for Blues' players, fans

2016-05-26 00:05:00
Sharks were too tough in this series. Read Full Story ...

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