Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Lindsey Grojean/KRCU

Well-known locals raised over $39,000 Saturday night at the Dancing With Show Me Stars fundraiser event for the Community Caring Council. The growing cultural diversity in Cape Girardeau showed through performances ranging from the cha-cha, to b-boy, to african tribal fusion. We watched contestants cut the rug for this audio postcard. We begin with the event coordinator, Dwana Leible.


Jared Ritter & Sindupa De Silva

Derick Charles & Melody Holt

A Harte Appetite: Caviar

Jul 30, 2018
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While he was Tsar of Russia, Peter the Great had his ambassador deliver a gift of fine caviar to Louis XV, King of France.  When, with great ceremony, the young monarch tasted his first mouthful of the precious stuff, he became nauseated and promptly spit it out on the carpet at Versailles.

These days even a royal might think twice about such unmannerly behavior, for caviar is, as Inga Saffron notes in her detailed history of those fabulous fish eggs, “the world’s most coveted delicacy.”

Southern Living

You may not have noticed the beautiful Magnolia trees near our historic Old St. Vincent’s Church but they are blooming and have a refreshing aroma. When you see the excitement that the trees bring to visitors of the area it takes on a whole new appreciation.

This week we've got new music from a St. Louis band, Lightrider, and it's a fine example of well-executed post rock. Their debut EP is self-titled, and they're holding a release event on Friday, August 3rd at the Firebird in St. Louis. You can also check it out on Bandcamp

It seems like Almost Yesterday that a twenty-two foot tall fiberglass statue of an Indian chief was placed on the top of Houck Stadium in Cape Girardeau. At the time, Southeast Missouri State athletic teams were known as The Indians, and for nearly a decade the giant figure greeted those who attended sporting events at Houck Field or Houck Field House.