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A photo tour along U.S. 61 through St. Genevieve, Perry, Cape Girardeau, Scott and New Madrid Counties.
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‘Captain America' tops box office for third week (04/21/14)
LOS ANGELES -- Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp's new movie. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" added another $26 million to its coffers, according to studio estimates Sunday, while Depp's sci-fi thriller, "Transcendence," opened in fourth place with $11 million...
Art retrospective features professor's work (04/18/14)
~ "Sarah Riley: A Retrospective" will open May 2 in the Crisp Museum at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus. The public is invited to attend an opening reception from 4 to 8 p.m. May 2. Southeast printmaking professor Sarah Riley will display her artwork through June 22. This retrospective will span 20 years of her paintings and prints, according to a news release from the university...
Russian ballet to perform at Southeast (04/18/14)
~ The Moscow Festival Ballet will perform "Giselle" as part of the 2013-2014 Southeast Missouri State University River Campus Touring Series at 7:30 p.m. April 25 in the Bedell Performance Hall. Under the direction of Sergei Radchenko, the Moscow Festival Ballet continues to expand its repertoire. ...
Best Bet: Breakfast with bunnies (04/18/14)
Parents and children of all ages are invited to a pancake-and-sausage breakfast provided by Bob Evans from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Discovery Playhouse in Cape Girardeau. The Easter Bunny will be in the house; parents are encouraged to bring cameras. ...
Artifacts 4/18/14 (04/18/14)
Two artists are wanted to provide talents at our fundraising event. FunStop-Kids Helping Kids is a children-led fundraiser with proceeds going to the Boys & Girls Club. FunStop started with a group of children wanting to do something to help give back to students who needed school supplies. Since then FunStop is filing as a not-for-profit to provide more children-led fundraisers, family service projects and leadership development. The next fundraising event will be from 8 a.m. ...
Southeast to present Simon's 'Brighton Beach Memoirs' (04/18/14)
Audiences will travel in time and be transported to the New York borough of Brooklyn when the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents "Brighton Beach Memoirs," the iconic Neil Simon play about a 15-yer-old boy's coming of age...
Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes (04/18/14)
PARIS -- David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western, and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing for top honors at next month's Cannes Film Festival. Organizers of the ritzy Riviera festival famed for its red-carpet glamour announced the much-heralded lineup Thursday for the May 14-through-25 event, including 18 films vying for the top prize -- the Palme d'Or...

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Entertainment news
  • Joss Whedon releasing film for digital download
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Joss Whedon is releasing a film he wrote as a $5 digital download, bypassing the normal channels of independent film distribution.
  • Bid, Dick, bid: 'Dick and Jane' artworks for sale
    BROOKLINE, N.H. (AP) -- In the portrait, the little boy's blue eyes twinkle as he looks straight ahead. His apple cheeks shine. There's a gap in his teeth, and his reddish-brown hair is just slightly tousled. He's an All-American boy.
  • 'Touched by an Angel' producer back in series TV
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In the decade that "Touched by an Angel" executive producer Martha Williamson has been away from series TV, much has changed. A new golden age has brought more daring shows, from "Mad Men" to "House of Cards" to "Breaking Bad," and more ways to see them.
  • Dealer wanted in US for art fraud nabbed in Spain
    MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish businessman suspected of having dealt in millions of dollars of fake art has been arrested during Easter festivities in southern Spain, officials said Sunday.
  • Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43
    FAIR OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died. He was 43.
  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The Discovery Network is canceling a daredevil's planned jump off the summit of Mount Everest in a wing suit next month following the avalanche that killed at least 13 people on Friday.
  • New portrait unveiled for British queen's birthday
    LONDON (AP) -- A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by renowned British photographer David Bailey has been unveiled to mark the monarch's 88th birthday.
  • 'Capt. America' tops box office for third week
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp's new movie.
  • Jack White records songs, releases vinyl in hours
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jack White played his new single "Lazaretto" for a couple of hundred fans on Record Store Day and four hours later a copy of the performance was available on a limited run of vinyl.
  • Carriage horse foes picket Liam Neeson's NYC home
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Animal welfare activists picketing Liam Neeson's home on Saturday said they don't agree with him that the city's carriage horses should keep working.
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