Going Public

Patrick Sweany

Patrick Sweany began his musical journey in acoustic blues, but quickly stepped over to electric sounds and was never shy about incorporating soul and R&B. His latest record is titled Close To The Floor and the bluesman explores various dark themes including the gut-wrenching topic of premature death.

Rhymesayers Entertainment

Kimya Dawson is a quirky lo-fi folk singer and Aesop Rock is a dexterous and dense rapper. The two have collaborated before, but Hokey Fright is their first full length album together.

This pairing makes sense because these two artists each have a conversational wisdom in their work. There’s a positivity to what they do: despite the heaviness of topics such as death, and not just the concept of death, but specific and personal examples involving someone one’s own age.

Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is developing a new mobile platform for its Operation Jumpstart program to bring entrepreneurial training to more communities.

Operation Jumpstart has trained over 1,000 entrepreneurs who have started 350 businesses. With the web-based platform, Operation Jumpstart will reach individuals and communities that cannot attend face-to-face classes, and take advantage of digital technology to link budding business owners with mentors and coaches throughout the region.

Cape Girardeau Gears Up For The Great Race

May 3, 2013

Cape Girardeau’s streets may look like they are stuck in a time warp on June 25. At least one-hundred vintage cars will wind through the streets as participants in The Great Race make an overnight stop in Cape Girardeau.

The Great Race stretches from St. Paul, Minnesota to Mobile, Alabama. But this won’t be like any regular antique car show. Over the period of about 90 minutes, one car per minute will arrive at the finish line in downtown Cape Girardeau.

Paper Bag Records

The early songs of Young Galaxy are slow-burners, lots of feedback and echo and space. But even then, they’ve always sounded like they secretly wanted to accompany the end credits of a John Hughes teen drama. To be the poignant punctuation to some grand statement about something that a lot of adults go on to realize wasn’t so grand after all. The great achievement of a good pop song is that it can say in three and a half minutes what might take 90 minutes in a film.