The Bridge: Entertainment
Fair fare: A look at some festivals famous for their food
Pete Poe, president of the SEMO District Fair Board, knows what he's talking about when it comes to fair food. "When we talk about things like fair food, that's a treat," Poe says. "We could get most of those things throughout the year, but when it's all together in one setting, prepared in a mobile kitchen, there's something special about it."...
List of wineries in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois
Head to one of the numerous wineries in Southeast Missouri or Southern Illinois for a relaxing afternoon.
First Fridays in Cape Girardeau highlight local artwork
If you're looking for a fun, free night on the town, you don't want to miss Cape Girardeau's First Friday art openings. Galleries downtown and beyond open their doors from 5 to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month to showcase new art pieces and exhibits -- everything from paintings, drawings and jewelry to photography, pottery and glass work. ...
Cape Girardeau is center stage for theater of all types
When it comes to theater, the spotlight shines brightly on Cape Girardeau. Whether you're into comedies, musicals or dramas, the talent available in Southeast Missouri rivals that of the big city shows. "For our departments of music, theater and dance, producing magnificent shows is just what they do," says Robert Cherchio, assistant director of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Meet a few Cape Girardeau bands, in their words
Doug E. Rees Local singer/songwriter Doug E. Rees -- considered somewhat Americana and a melting pot of rock, country, folk and blues -- credits musicians like John Prine, Steve Earle, John Hiatt and Bob Dylan with the creation of his sound. "I would like my fans to expect honesty in my music," Rees says. "I write about people, places and things that move me, and try to stay true to what I do."...