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“take you on a journey down the narrow, winding Highway 32W, and along the way you'll visit Bugs Bunny in drag, the unpublished Rene Descartes musical, and students who just can’t get their fonts right.”

St. Paul Lutheran Church - Jackson

As part of their 125th Anniversary year, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson will hold their 5th Annual Hymn Festival on Saturday, Mar. 23 at 6 p.m. St. Paul’s own choirs will be joined by members of the National Lutheran Choir and Dr. David Cherwien, NLCA director, on the organ.


Palisch says if you’re a novice to hymn festivals, the prospect may not seem too exciting... at first.


St. Paul Lutheran Church - Jackson

Kantorei, a 37-member choir from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson, is composed of singers from eighth grade through well-seasoned members in their 80s. They were recently selected to perform at Lincoln Center in New York City this spring, and will be performing the fresh, jazz-like choral music of Will Todd.

Southeast Missouri State University

The Paper Doll Militia is an international theatre company who has earned the reputation of being pioneers in original circus theater. Based in Edinburgh and Los Angeles, the aerial dancers incorporate acrobatic work and storytelling in each theatrically driven performance.

They'll be performing at the River Campus this Friday as part their most recent tour, 'Warped.' It will be one of their first visits to the Midwest.