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Springfield Multicultural Festival

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To celebrate Martin Luther King Day, Unite of Southwest Missouri is hosting a Multicultural Festival at Juanita K. Hammons Hall, on the Missouri State University campus in Springfield. But the festival gives you more than a sample of music and dance from around the world. It could also give you a job. KSMU's Emily Nash reports.

Unite of Southwest Missouri is hosting the 11th annual Springfield Multicultural Festival this Monday from 1 to 4.

The festival is designed to bring together a variety of opportunities and programs available in the Ozarks.

Samuel Knox is president of Unite of Southwest Missouri.

He says the festival includes a networking expo about education and health care opportunities.

Knox says several local businesses will also be at the festival to offer employment information.

While you look for a job, you can also watch Irish, Korean, and Latin American dancers perform throughout the afternoon.

The Tripwire Blues Band is new to the festival and will perform American Blues music.

Knox says the festival combines cultural entertainment and practical opportunities.

The festival is free and open to the public.

For more information about the festival you can call 864-7444.