View photos of Cape Girardeau based musician, Ivas John.
Author seeks to bring attention to historic roadsides across Missouri
Readers of "Historic Missouri Roadsides" by Southeast Missouri native Bill Hart can take a trip across the Show Me State without leaving home. Though the glossy-paged book easily could be used to adorn a coffee table, the author said he considers it a combination of a travelogue and photography book and more...
Acting Out! will venture 'Into the Woods' with production of musical
Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty will share a stage next week when "Into the Woods" is presented by local theater troupe Acting Out! The musical production, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, has a sizable cast, with the main characters emerging from stories such as "Cinderella," "Little Red Riding Hood" and "Jack and the Beanstalk."...
Cape bluesman Ivas John reflects on past, embraces acoustic sound for new album
People sometimes assume Ivas John's a bluesman because he was born in Chicago, as if it just happened. "[Having been born in Chicago] had nothing to do with that," he said. "The blues are everywhere." In a way, it glosses over his earnest conversion to the genre and years of hard work making a name for himself within it...
Ink Blotter 7/31/15
Katie Michele of Sikeston, Missouri, submitted this photo of her tattoo she had done at Working Class Tattoos & Piercings. "I got my tattoo on my first year of sobriety," she said. "It took many times falling flat on my face, ruining friendships, hurting my family and slowly falling apart before I realized I was better off sober. But now I am 3 years sober and counting! And I am beyond blessed that I was able to get clean before it was too late!"...
Best Bet: 'Back to the Future' outdoors
The classic science fiction-comedy "Back To The Future" will be shown at 8 p.m. today at Arena Golf, 2901 Hawthorne Road in Cape Girardeau. Popcorn will be available, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating -- blankets and chairs. More information is available by calling 573-332-0860...
Judge leaves Katy Perry's bid to buy convent in limbo
LOS ANGELES -- Katy Perry's dream of owning a hilltop convent near Hollywood is going to have to wait a while longer. The convent, which Perry has wanted to buy to be her personal residence for several years, is in the middle of a legal fight between a group of elderly nuns and the archbishop of Los Angeles over who has control of the sale and its proceeds...
Fugitive's role in horror film leads to arrest
TACOMA, Wash. -- A fugitive has been arrested after federal agents saw his photo in a newspaper article about a low-budget horror movie. Jason Stange, 44, a convicted bank robber, plays a leading role in the movie "Marla Mae." The Olympian newspaper ran a feature story on the film Friday with photos that showed Stange on the set in Olympia. Federal agents arrested him at a restaurant near the set. The film's producer says Stange will remain in the film, scheduled for release next year...
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