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The King & I

Bangkok, 1862.  The King of Siam's palace.  Music swells from the orchestra pit, vibrant sets drop into place and you are transported to the world of Anna, an English widow sent to tutor the King of Siam's many children and wives.   The happy, familiar sounds of Rodgers & Hammerstein kick off the show, and you can't help but hum along.  The large cast handles their challenging accents admirably and the King of Siam's children are darling in their colorful costumes.  And the costumes!  Rented from the nationa... Read More

A Day Well Spent at Lazy L Safari Park

I’m a huge animal fanatic. A trip to the zoo is always a good idea. Of course a herd of cows grazing in a pasture under our big blue Missouri sky is gorgeous, but petting a mother kangaroo while she carries her baby joey in her pouch triumphs over a cow any day. Unfortunately, airline tickets to Australia don’t necessarily hold a reputation for being inexpensive. That’s why I just recently took a visit to Lazy L Safari Park right here in Cape Girardeau to see what it was all about, and what an amazing experience i... Read More

4 Reasons to Brave the Cold & Hit the Trail this Winter

When you think "hiking in Southeast Missouri," you might think Fall foliage or Spring buds, or even lush summertime greenery, but hiking during the winter months has its own special appeal!  Angela Pierce, a Naturalist with the Cape Girardeau Conservation Center, took a hike with me on the White Oak Trace trail that surrounds the Nature Center and shared why winter hiking is worth braving the cold! Peace and quiet - trails are not crowded during the winter.  You might even have the joint all to yourself! Visibility.  ... Read More

Valentine's Day in Cape Girardeau

Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet and planning a special day for your Valentine is a piece of cake in Cape Girardeau! Take your special someone for a night on the town, with dinner and dancing at Isle Casino Cape Girardeau for KRCU's fundraiser, A Little Love and Luck Valentine's Day Party on Friday, February 13! Discover one of the forest's sweetest gifts at the Nature Center's Maple Sugaring event on Saturday, February 14, where you'll learn about the history, equipment and process of making maple syrup. Hunter Val... Read More

The Month Ahead in Cape Girardeau: February 2015

Mardi Gras, Chocolate + Wine and Valentine's Day fun galore keep the winter blues from taking hold in February. Here's what's coming up in Cape Girardeau this month! Let the Good Times Roll Live entertainment, costume contests, authentic Cajun food and more can be found at the Mardi Gras Masquerade Party at Isle Casino Cape Girardeau on February 6.   A New Orleans Style Brass Band Sidewalk Parade will set Mardi Gras feel on February 17 at the Fat Tuesday Crawl in downtown Cape Girardeau.   Cajun fun - and beads, of cour... Read More
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