Exposition: An Arts + Culture Podcast

Hosted by Lindsey Grojean, KRCU's Exposition Arts and Culture podcast dives into the arts, music, and culture scene of Cape Girardeau and its surrounding areas. You'll hear from authors, performers, instrumentalists, cultural drivers, and many more creative individuals. 

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Cape Comic Con

Cape Comic Con will celebrate 15 years in the community next April. This year, they expanded the operation by adding an inaugural anime event and another, horror-themed convention. 

The latter, titled “Fear Con,” took place just two weekends ago, with nearly 400 costumed attendees filtering through the Osage Center. 

Con director Ken Murphy says such large attendance at previous events has allowed him to branch off into these single-genre conventions and, by watching calendars and landscapes, says we have a strong local interest. 

Courtesy of Nathan Medley

Whether you’re familiar with the inner workings of a choir or not, you probably know the four main voice parts: soprano, alto, tenor, bass.... but there are several lesser known parts in between. One of those ranges, a male range, is called “countertenor,” and comfortably sits where many female voices sit. 

'Carol and Maggie at Mt. Helix' by Mike Tenholder

Since June, the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri and SoutheastHEALTH have been jointly hosting their 27th annual art installation at the hospital. “Art for the Health of It” is located in a transport hallway, and features over 40 pieces by artists from across the region. 

Director of the arts council, Sara Steffens says not only does it add color to the walls, but it also serves as a great healing and soothing agent for the patients who pass through. 

It’s almost time for Tunes at Twilight to return. If you’re heading out this Friday evening, be sure to grab a picnic blanket, your pets, your kids, some snacks, and head to Ivers Square at 7 p.m. for the free concert series.

Old Town Cape event coordinator Emily Vines says it’s a special edition of Tunes, featuring blues artist Paul Childers.

“We’re very excited to have Paul there,” says Vines. “Just after reading his bio and listening to some of his music, I think he’s going to be a perfect fit for this event.”

Courtesy of: Marybeth Niederkorn

You may recognize Marybeth Niederkorn’s name from her plentiful bylines in the Southeast Missourian newspaper. Or, you may know her now as the content manager at Recruiters Websites, a Codefi member.

She just recently published a poetry book called Times Knew Roamin’, a play on words of the popular font. The prologue says this book will “take you on a journey down the narrow, winding Highway 32W, and along the way you'll visit Bugs Bunny in drag, the unpublished Rene Descartes musical, and students who just can’t get their fonts right.”