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Country Club Western Dancers: Line and Partners
Apr. 27, 6 pm-9 pm
American Legion Post 63

Irene's Country Dance Lessons -- Partners
Apr. 27, 6 pm-9 pm
Cape Girardeau Eagles #3775

Movie: "Call Me Crazy"
Apr. 27, 6 pm-8:30 pm
Cape Girardeau Public Library

Masonic 50 Year Presentation
Apr. 27, 6 pm
Excelsior Lodge #441

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
Apr. 27, 7:30 pm
Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall

Kris Lager Band and Monstars
Apr. 27, 9 pm
Pitter's Cafe and Lounge

The 2nd annual Scott City Ice Bowl disc golf tournament Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at Scott City Park. This year's Ice Bowl will benefit the Southeast Missouri Food Bank.
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The Circus is coming: the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will perform next week (04/24/15)
The circus is coming to town, and it's not the three-ring circus many people remember from childhood. A troupe of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's finest performers will star in "Built to Amaze!" on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau...
Southeast to present 'Daisy Pulls It Off' (04/24/15)
The titular character in Southeast Missouri State University's upcoming production of "Daisy Pulls it Off" is no delicate flower -- instead, she's an intrepid and precocious adventure-seeker. Director Mac MacIntosh likened the tone of the show to that of a Monty Python movie: It's a lively plot punctuated with quick, oddball humor...
Tunes at Twilight to kick off May 15 (04/24/15)
Tunes at Twilight will return May 15 to the Common Pleas Courthouse Gazebo in downtown Cape Girardeau. Twelve artists and performing groups will present a variety of musical styles. Tunes at Twilight is a free Friday evening outdoor concert series that runs six weeks in the spring, beginning at 7 p.m., and six weeks in the fall, beginning at 6:30 p.m...
Visiting Chinese scholar's calligraphy artwork to be on display (04/24/15)
Hongji Yue, a Chinese visiting scholar in the Department of History at Southeast Missouri State University, will have an exhibition of his calligraphy artwork on display. The exhibit will be Saturday through May 15 in the first-floor hallway gallery of the Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center, according to a university news release...
Best Bet: Blue Sky Luau (04/24/15)
Blue Sky Vineyard invites you to enjoy an island-inspired afternoon. Sip a little wine and enjoy a relaxing Hawaiian day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the winery, 3150 S. Rocky Comfort Road, Makanda, Illinois. The Dan Barron Trio will play from 2 to 5 p.m., and there will be a whole-hog roast, island-inspired food, cocktails with umbrellas, fire twirlers, limbo and hula-hoop contests, a tarot card reader, face painting, leis and more...
Lady Gaga to get first 'icon' award at Songwriters Hall of Fame (04/24/15)
NEW YORK -- Lady Gaga's icon status is being reaffirmed by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The 29-year-old pop superstar will receive the inaugural Contemporary Icon Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 18. The award is to honor a performing songwriter "who has attained an iconic status in pop culture," according to a Thursday statement from the hall...
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Entertainment news
  • Rushdie chastises authors protesting Hebdo tribute
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Salman Rushdie on Monday defended the PEN American Center's plans to honor the magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying the decision of six writers to skip the PEN gala in protest will encourage intimidation.
  • It's nail-biting time on Broadway ahead of Tony nominations
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Will the list include a musical set in a funeral home of all places? Or one set in Paris? Is there room for a brand-new show that makes William Shakespeare look like Mick Jagger? Can a dark, sinister show led by an 82-year-old sneak in?
  • 'Hedwig' creator John Cameron Mitchell to get a special Tony
    NEW YORK (AP) -- John Cameron Mitchell, who co-created the Broadway hit "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and then played the lead character this spring, will receive the 2015 Special Tony Award.
  • Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings -- and not worn by DeGeneres.
  • Kim Kardashian: supports Bruce Jenner's gender transition
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Kim Kardashian says she and her family support her stepfather Bruce Jenner 100 percent as he goes through gender transition, even though family members are still adjusting to that news in what she called "a daily process."
  • 'Black-ish' creator set to write 'Good Times' movie
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Good times are coming to the big screen. "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris has been set to write the screenplay for a "Good Times" film based on the hit '70s sitcom, his manager confirmed to The Associated Press.
  • 'Avengers' stars wary of artificial intelligence
    BURBANK, California (AP) -- The cast of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" may battle out-of-control artificial intelligence onscreen but in real life, they're not so sure about cutting-edge technology. The Associated Press talked with the "Ultron" cast about what they embrace and what they fear in today's high-tech landscape:
  • A new Vision for Paul Bettany in 'Avengers'
    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- Paul Bettany couldn't hear anything.
  • Salma Hayek hopes 'The Prophet' inspires new generations
    BEIRUT (AP) -- Salma Hayek said on Monday that the animated feature film "The Prophet" she co-produced has been a personal passion project, one she hopes can inspire young viewers to think outside the box about ways to improve the world.
  • Vegas sets up 'concentric' security for upcoming megafight
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather hadn't even decided how much it would cost home viewers to watch their fight when the head of the Nevada Athletic Commission started planning security for their big bout.
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