Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Stan Crader / Wheatmark

Stan Crader’s third book, The Longest Year, tells the story of a fifteen year old boy who watches his older friends get their driver’s licenses,  but he has to endure an excruciating year of waiting for his sixteenth birthday.

   Writer Sam Ruddick will perform his award-winning story “Leak” at Southeast Missouri State University.

Ruddick won the Pen/O. Henry award for the story “Leak”, which deals with relationships and adultery. The story revolves around a man who is having an affair with a married woman. 

Writing “Leak” took several days for Ruddick. After being told by a professor that his original story was uninteresting, he began revising it to add more detail to the story. He also re-wrote the first paragraph several times.

2012 was a year of changes, as the station continues to work to provide a quality public radio service to the region.

In May, KRCU made a series of weekend programming changes that allowed the station to bring public radio’s favorite entertainment programs to more listeners.

Southeast Missouri State University

Future Hall of Famer Tony La Russa talked about leadership through the prism of baseball Thursday night at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. The speech was part of Southeast Missouri State University’s Speakers Series.

The Cardinals’ organization preaches respect, trust and character, La Russa said, and they are some of qualities that La Russa believes transcend leaders not only in sports but also in other professions.

The Southeast Missouri Music Academy will present its 13th annual “Standing Ovation” benefit concert at 4 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

Featured vocalists from the Department of Music will be Leslie Jones and Lori Shaffer performing “Leslie and Lori Do Lerner and Loewe.” Sara Edgerton and Paul Thompson will also perform some Chinese music for cello and piano, and Patrick Rafferty will share some guitar music.