Springfield Little Theatre presents ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’

Lisa Hamaker, Growth Director at Springfield Little Theatre, joined us on “Arts Information” to debate SLT’s new manufacturing of the stage model of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” a musical based mostly on Ian Fleming’s novel and the movement image, opening tonight (Friday, January 23) on the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut in Springfield.

We started by noting that there’s all the time a little bit of a disconnect when one sees the names “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” a basic kids’s guide, and Ian Fleming, well-known for his Chilly Conflict-era James Bond spy novels, used collectively. (Fleming apparently wrote the guide

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Historical past Museum on the Sq. exhibit tells the wealthy historical past of Springfield’s Black educators

An exhibit on the Historical past Museum on the Sq. in Springfield, MO tells the story of Black training within the metropolis.

Neighborhood Cornerstones: Springfield’s Black Educators “showcases the wealthy historical past of Black American training in Springfield via the lens of the educators who have been the cornerstone of the Black group earlier than desegregation,” in keeping with the museum.

Throughout one wall within the Voices of Historical past Gallery, there are photographs and tales of a number of of these educators.

“You will need to rejoice — and I am saying this as I am wanting on the

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What Pepsi’s new Starry soda actually tastes like

Pepsi not too long ago ditched its lemon-lime soda, Sierra Mist and has changed it with Starry.

With the slogan, “Starry hits totally different,” the corporate stated the brand new Starry “delivers the crisp, refreshing chunk customers have been eager for within the lemon-lime flavored soda class.”

Sierra Mist was launched in 1999 to compete with Coca-Cola’s lemon-lime soda, Sprite, which has dominated the class, together with 7 Up from Keurig Dr Pepper.

So, what does Starry style like?

Would Starry get 4 stars?

We went to the grocery retailer and picked up a mini-six-pack of seven.5 ounces of Starry

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Ann Arbor clothes retailer declares upcoming closure

ANN ARBOR, MI — Sidewalk development and the coronavirus pandemic have prompted an Ann Arbor clothes retailer to shut, its house owners mentioned.

Verbena, 309 S. State St., will shut by the top of February, father-daughter duo Kate Ryan and Bob Duerksen introduced in January. The clothes retailer, targeted on junior girls’s clothes, was first opened in 2014.

“When COVID hit, issues modified, perhaps completely in some respects,” Duerksen mentioned.

Though the shop had an honest 2021, he mentioned, subsequent development alongside State Avenue put up extra roadblocks — actually.

Learn extra: Ann Arbor’s new curbless-design State Avenue opens to

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