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Monday, May 4, 2015
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Walking among the stars: Southern Illinois resident and opera singer joins St. Louis Walk of Fame (05/04/15)
Grammy Award-winning soprano Christine Brewer is already a star in the opera world, but recently became a star on the Delmar Loop as well. Brewer joined the ranks of famous locals as the newest star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame April 29, and she says it's a special honor...
Gifts for grads: Ideas and etiquette for graduation season (05/04/15)
With spring comes the busiest time of year for graduation ceremonies and parties. If you have a graduate (or two or three) in your midst, you may be wondering what's standard these days when it comes to graduation gifts. "Cash is very appropriate, and these days, the preferred gift of choice among many high school graduates," says Charlotte Matthews, a financial adviser at Edward Jones in Cape Girardeau...
Serve salad ... in a Mason jar? (05/04/15)
Too often, a salad is served out of obligation. We feel it is something we have to do to make the meal complete, but really don't want to. And too often that's why the salads we serve aren't all that great. We don't really care about them. Thing is, I love a well-made salad, and for me it is no obligation to either serve or eat one. This salad, for example, a seven-layer creation built in a canning jar. I love how they look. I love how they taste. I even like the process of assembling them...
Float on: Natchez, beloved jazz steamboat of New Orleans, turns 40 (05/04/15)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Clarke C. "Doc" Hawley was there as the captain barking out orders on a megaphone 40 years ago when the Natchez steamboat launched its maiden voyage on April 13, 1975. "I thought, hell, this would be the first boat I'd work on with primer and one coat of paint," the 79-year-old river captain says. "Now the Natchez has 40 coats of paint!"...
Swing along: Annual Western Swing Music Showcase set for May 14, 15 and 16 (05/04/15)
Ready to jam? The ever-popular Western Swing Music Showcase will return to Cape Girardeau this month, drawing singers, dancers and music lovers from far beyond Southeast Missouri. The 11th annual showcase will be held May 14, 15 and 16 at the VFW on North Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau. Showcase hours are 2 to 11 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday...