Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Cabin-Fever Busting Getaways in Cape Girardeau

Mar 12, 2018

Looking for a quick, cabin-fever busting getaway? We've got you covered with a weekend full of local wine and beer, performing arts, fine dining and more so you can shake off those winter blues in Cape Girardeau and escape from the ordinary for a little while.

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When metal songs are about playing metal as one's destiny: 

Left of the Dial airs Friday nights from 9-11 and Saturdays from noon-2 on KRCU. 

Southeast Missouri State University

This week brings us shows at the River Campus that bring new meaning to the phrase "hard hitting."

Spring must mean it’s time for the Spring Percussion Ensemble and Steel Drum Band concert. If you’ve never been to a percussion concert, it’s difficult to imagine drums making complete music, but that’s just what happens when these students take the stage.  On March 8, you can hear the Ensemble’s rendition of favorites like “La Bamba,” “I Can See Clearly Now,” and “Jump in the Line (Shake Serona).”

It seems like Almost Yesterday that residents of Cape Girardeau gained access to important historical records of Louis Lorimier, the founder of Cape Girardeau.

Born into an important family in Montreal, Canada in 1748, Lorimer moved to the Ohio frontier and shortly before the American Revolutionary War, established a trading post on the main military route between Detroit and the Ohio Valley.

All Tied Up: Pretzels

Mar 5, 2018
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Not long ago I made a sojourn to Lititz, Pennsylvania, the birthplace of the American pretzel.  It's a town in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country not far from Philadelphia, another town that takes its pretzels seriously.