Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

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I have much for which to thank the nuns of the Catholic Church. After all, one of them taught me how to read.

But I’m almost equally grateful to Roman Catholic nuns for their role in inventing and perfecting some of the most heavenly pastries on earth.

Collectively called convent sweets because they originated in the convents of Italy, Spain, and particularly Portugal as far back as the 15th century, they ultimately made their way far beyond the Iberian peninsula.

Jeff Rawson/Rustmedia

Advertising agency Rustmedia and local email service ‘The Scout’ are hosting their first annual Shipyard Music Festival next month in downtown Cape Girardeau. We spoke with Jeff Rawson, creative director at Rustmedia, about the new festival, and how it’s shaping up to be a successful event.

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The Lineup

Visit Cape

There’s actual music in the air as Tunes at Twilight returns for its fall series on August tenth. We’re gathering in Ivers Square near the courthouse at six thirty each Friday night for the next six weeks to mingle and sway along to a variety of sounds and styles.