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National Opera Singer Slated for USAO Concert Jan. 23

CHICKASHA – Some singers would faint at the thought of performing before a panel of world-renowned singers. Not Jeffrey Snider. In 2005, he placed second in a vocal competition judged by opera celebrities such as Placido Domingo.

No wonder Snider’s been called “one of the finest male soloists” ever to have performed “Carmina Burana.” On Jan. 23, the renowned baritone will bring his award-winning voice to the University of Science and Arts at 7:30 p.m. in the USAO Alumni Chapel.

USAO Spring Classes Begin Friday

CHICKASHA – With residence halls opening in anticipation of returning students, spring classes begin Friday at the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha.

Oklahoma Artists Showcased in ‘Centerfold’ Art Show

CHICKASHA – A dazzling display of art by state and national artists is coming to Chickasha when the “Oklahoma: Centerfold” exhibit reaches the University of Science and Arts on Jan. 14. The biennial juried art exhibit is hosted alternately by USAO and the Leslie Powell Gallery and Foundation of Lawton.

Displayed in the USAO Art Gallery through Feb. 9, “Centerfold” features more than 40 original pieces by 31 artists from across the nation. Fifteen artists represent different Oklahoma communities.

Kiowa Children’s Books Boxed for Christmas Delivery

CHICKASHA – Five colorful Native storybooks are scheduled for special delivery in the form of a new box set – just in time for the holidays. On Dec. 20, “Winter Night Stories and Songs” will go on sale in the University of Science and Arts Bookstore.

USAO ShowBand to Share the Stage with Platters on New Year’s Eve

CHICKASHA – While many will ring in the New Year in the comfort of their homes, the ShowBand of the University and Science and Arts will be rockin’ the stage with legendary pop sensations, the Platters. On Dec. 31, the USAO ShowBand will open for the Platters at 8 p.m. in the Te Ata Memorial Auditorium in Troutt Hall.

Joe Settlemires, director and music arranger for the USAO ShowBand, said his ensemble of college students is one of a kind.

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