Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Lindsey Grojean/KRCU

We all remember reading the classic Mark Twain novel: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Nearly a decade ago, the musical production of the book, Big River, set the standard for the musical theater department at Southeast's River Campus. This week, it's being revived for the Campus's ten year anniversary with a whole new cast, and one exception. I sat in on one of their dress rehearsals for an audio postcard, and Dr. Kenn Stilson, professor of theater and director of the show at Southeast, tells me a bit about the show and their returning alumni, Broderick Twiggs.

In this episode of Reel Talk, we discuss our top picks for the 89th Academy Awards, as well as the likely award winners. Will La La Land break the Academy Award winning record for a single ceremony? Will an underdog shock the world? We discuss all of that and more on this week's episode of Reel Talk! See you at the movies! 

Jason Brown / KRCU

There's this promo CD, from Air France, titled In The Air, and I guess Air France is just a really hip airline as it's one of the most well-crafted mixtapes I've ever heard. It's an unbelievably chill mix of downtempo electronic music, wistful acoustic tunes, and songs that reside happily within both of those spots.

In this episode of Reel Talk, we discuss our favorite horror films and franchises, such as Halloween, Friday the 13th, and Psycho. We also discuss the current state of horror films in Hollywood, as well as the future of the genre. See you at the movies! 

Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus will be hosting their Mid-South Horn Workshop from March 17th through the 19th. In addition to holding master classes and catering to hundreds of horn players from across the region, they will also feature performers from the St. Louis Symphony, the Czech Philharmonic, and the Colorado Symphony. KRCU’s Lindsey Grojean talked to Southeast’s assistant horn professor Dr. Nicholas Kenney about their big event.