Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

This week we've got new music from Christine and the Queens, the project of French musician Héloïse Letissier. She adopted that moniker from the local drag queen musicians who formed her backing band in the early days. Her latest album is titled Chris and this song is called "Girlfriend."

Sue Walker

It seems like almost yesterday that George Frederick Bollinger led a contingent of North Carolinians across the Mississippi River into Missouri.  The young Mr. Bollinger had visited the small community of Cape Girardeau in 1797, established a friendship with Louis Lorimier who encouraged him to return to North Carolina and bring more settlers to the area.

Visit Cape

A true sign that summer is coming to an end is fair season! The SEMO District Fair is one of the longest running fairs in Missouri. It has been providing families with entertainment for 163 years.

It’s all coming back. The rides. The lights. The games. The entertainment. The FOOD. Not to mention the giant vegetables and amazing livestock.

That’s right. The SEMO District Fair will be in full swing September 8 - 15.

Before you run to grab your deep-fried Oreos or turkey drumsticks, here are three more ways to enjoy the event:

A Harte Appetite: Cakes

Sep 3, 2018
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Rose Levy Beranbaum, in her book, “The Pie and Pastry Bible,” a volume which I’ve read religiously, says, “There are two kinds of people: cake people and pie people.”

All my life I’ve believed I’m in the second category. I even served once as a judge at the National Pie Championships sponsored by the American Pie Council, of which I was a charter member.

This week we've got new music from Punch Brothers. They brilliantly merge the sounds of bluegrass with that of modern classical. Listeners of Live from Here will recognize the deft mandolin playing and vocal stylings of Chris Thile. Their latest album is titled All Ashore.