Rockabilly Hall of Fame member Bruce "Hey Baby" Channel will again perform at the annual Cape Girardeau Kiwanis Club's '50s and '60s Dance, taking place from 8 p.m. to midnight April 7 at the Arena Building. Other performers include Kim Keele-Jasinski, Fred Horrell and the Flames and others. Tickets are available at Shivelbine's Music, Cape Carpet, Tom Ward Hairstyling, Bloomin' Balloons, Minor's Harley-Davidson, Circle S Saddle Co., Van Matre Buick and from any Kiwanis member. All proceeds benefit Kiwanis Club youth activities. For more information, call 335-0109 or 334-7716.
The winner of the 2007 ArtsCape poster contest will be announced at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri's First Friday reception April 6. The winner will be announced at 7 p.m. The reception, from 5 to 9 p.m., will also feature the work of artists Sandra Midgett of Texas and Herb Wickham of Jackson. For more information, call 334-9233.
In recognition of National Poetry Month, Southeast Public Radio, 90.9 FM KRCU, will air poems each weekday during its "Caffe Concerto" and "Afternoon Classics" programs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The poems will be read by local poets and poetry lovers, including Dr. Susan Swartwout, Dr. Dale Haskell and Thomas Eaton. Poems will also be available as podcasts on www.southeastpublicradio.org.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Neal Boyd is best known around Southeast Missouri as a great singing talent. But Boyd was recently nominated to the Missouri Training and Employment Council by Gov. Matt Blunt for his work as an Aflac associate. The council is part of the state Department of Economic Development that develops recommendations regarding the improvement of the state's employment and job training service delivery network."
Shrader Turner Films will host auditions for a new movie the company is producing from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Port Cape Girardeau. Parts are available for men and women between the ages of 30 and 50, and several extras will be needed. Auditioners can prepare something if they wish, but cold readings will be required. For more information, visit www.schraderturnerfilms.com.
Local rock band Drivin' Rain will play an '80s Tribute Night Party at Breakaways on Saturday. The band will perform hits from '80s metal bands, and there is no cover for those who show up in '80s costumes.
Southeast Missouri State University's annual Student Art Juried Assessment will be on display at the Southeast Missouri Regional Museum on the university campus from Wednesday to April 22, starting with an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Awards will be presented in several categories including two-dimensional, three-dimensional, fibers, graphic design and digital art. For more information, call Ellen Hahs at 651-2301.
PADUCAH, Ky. -- "Menopause the Musical" will go on a three-day run at Paducah's Luther F. Carson Center from April 13 to 15. "Menopause the Musical" is an ensemble production that explores the issues of four middle-age women going through menopause, and is currently playing in cities across the United States and overseas. For more information, visit www.menopausethemusical.com or call (270) 450-4444.
Sikeston, Mo., native and best-selling author Robert Vaughan will make an appearance at Hastings at 2 p.m. April 7 to promote his new book, "The Masada Scroll," co-authored with Paul Block. The book deals with the discovery of an unknown gospel that predates the four New Testament gospels and deals with the relationships between the world's three major religions -- Judaism, Islam and Christianity. The book is available on Amazon.com. For more information on Vaughan's April 7 appearance, call Hastings at 339-0778.