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"Cirque Mechanics" is Coming to the River Campus

Apr 25, 2017

If I told you about a show that merges steampunk … acrobatics … and cycling … I doubt you’d believe me, but that’s just what you’ll find with "Cirque Mechanics" at the Bedell Performance Hall.

This Las Vegas-based show combines theater … the circus … and all things mechanical for a truly unique performance, but don’t take my word for it. The reviews are in … and they say it’s “engrossingly entertaining” and “high-flying, free-wheeling fun.”

This family friendly show peddles onstage on Friday, April 28.

Flat River, Missouri's favorite son - Ferlin  Husky - rose to fame with his 1960 song  "On the Wings of a Dove."
Southeast Missouri State University

It seems like Almost Yesterday that I first heard the song “On the Wings of a Dove.” This haunting melody was written by Robert Ferguson of Willow Springs, Missouri. In 1958 Ferguson was the manager of another Missourian, country singer Ferlin Husky.

Husky was born and raised on a farm near Flat River, Missouri. Every Saturday night in the 1930s, the Husky family radio was tuned to the Grand Old Opry. Young Ferlin loved to sing and a family story is that his father traded a hen to a neighbor for a guitar for the youngster.

Cape Girardeau Public Library

 

It’s Money Smart week, and the Cape Girardeau Public Library has millennials in mind. Tonight they’re kicking off their "Adulting 101" class series, focusing on the topic of financial planning. Adult services program coordinator Whitney Vandeven said this class encourages financial literacy for young adults.

“I have a financial advisor coming in to talk about the basics, so budgeting, financial planning, and getting people to start thinking about the future," Vandeven said. "So ways to save money and ways to achieve financial security."

Cape Convention and Visitors Bureau

Shakespeare’s most popular comedy will be at the River Campus April 26-29 -- see a Midsummer Night’s Dream in the intimate environment of the Rust Flexible Theatre.

Kentucky native Chris Stapleton is in concert on April 28 at the Show Me Center.

Mechanics and acrobatics come together at Circque Mechanics on April 28.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane….it IS a bird, at the Nature Center’s Feathered Friends on April 29, with live hawk and owl presentations and other avian activities.

Flickr user TALMADGEBOYD (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

The Roman emperor Nero had a mercurial personality. For example, he killed his wife by kicking her when she was pregnant, but then he gave her the most lavish funeral imaginable. He burned on her pyre all of the cinnamon in Rome.

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