Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

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On this edition of Going Public, we talk with writer/director Nick Murphy and Jen Berti with the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce. Jen tells us about a 90s Trivia Night the chamber is hosting on Friday, May 18, to help support the movie "All Nite Skate." Murphy is the writer and director of the film and he tells us more about the movie and the story behind it.

90s Trivia Night Event

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Construction is slated to begin this summer on a new skate park in Cape Girardeau.

Brock Davis, Division Manager for the Parks and Recreation Department, says the skateboard community has a large presence in the city.

“Of course, anybody who has business in Cape knows that skateboarders like to skate up and down the sidewalks,” says Davis.

The park was approved by the city council last month, and will be located on East Rodney Drive, across the street from Arena Park.

Southeast Missouri State University

Big screen classics are taking the stage at the River Campus this summer.

"The 39 Steps" was adapted from the novel and the Hitchcock film, but you can see it at the River Campus as part of this year’s Summer Arts Festival. Unfamiliar with this one? We’ll let director Kenn Stilson give you all details on this serious spy story played mainly for laughs. 

Praise the Lard

May 14, 2018
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Remember the Woody Allen movie "Sleeper"? In my favorite scene, set over 200 years from now, a physician can't believe how people dieted in earlier times. "You mean there was no deep fat? No steak or cream pies or hot fudge?" he asks. His colleague answers, "Those were thought to be unhealthy ... precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true."

Explore Nature and Enjoy the Outdoors in Cape Girardeau

May 14, 2018
Visit Cape

Spring is here and it opens up the outdoors to us and our young ones.  The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center has a variety of interesting activities where you and that special person can explore pollination, tadpoles and plant germination that may be living right in your own yard.  Learn from the naturalist and then, go home and do a little exploration and uncover the plants and animals there.