Arts, Culture and History

Show-Me Scary: Northwest Missouri

Traveling through Northwest Missouri you will stumble upon a slew of haunted locations. Looking for a good scare this fall? Here is a list of spooky locations in the northwest region of Missouri – you’ll scare yourself silly. From insane asylums to wineries, there is an array of frightful features. Feel free to visit these places … but remember, you …

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Show-Me Scary: Southeast Missouri

Southeast Missouri has a plethora of ghost tours and paranormal adventures ready for you to explore. Here is a list of spooky locations in the southeast region of Missouri where you can scare yourself silly. Tour cemeteries and old school grounds and even go on a haunted pub crawl. Feel free to visit these places… but remember, you have been …

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Missouri Artists Unleash the Power of Steampunk

High adventure in imaginary worlds of gaslight and gears: welcome to steampunk! This Victorian-flavored blend of science fiction and history is inspiring visual and performing artists, filmmakers, and writers all around our state. Missouri even has a new all-steampunk festival on Labor Day Weeken, the Big River Steampunk Festival in the 19th-century streets of downtown Hannibal. We talk with artists …

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Missouri’s Fringe Fests are Freewheeling Arts Fun

A tribute to Motown. A potpourri of dance, music, storytelling, and audience participation where each bit lasts no more than two minutes. One man’s story of bicycling across the U.S. to meet other men with moustaches. And lots more theatre, dance, singing, magic, stand-up comedy, improv, storytelling, slam poetry, burlesque, vaudeville, circus, film, and even culinary arts and fashion design. …

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The National Churchill Museum: A Missouri Summer Destination

So summer is here and you want to find outings of interest to family members of various ages! One excellent spot is the National Churchill Museum in Fulton (located 90 minutes from St. Louis off of Interstate 70). From the time you arrive in the quaint town of Fulton, home of Westminster College, to the moment you drive toward the …

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A Genealogical Journey to Cape Girardeau

“Why waste your money looking up your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.” — Mark Twain If you aren’t looking to go into politics and your family tree made its way to Southeast Missouri at some point in the last few centuries, Cape Girardeau is a great place to immerse yourself in …

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History Lovers Enjoy the St. Louis Area

Are you a history lover?  St. Louis is the place for you. Are you a home-schooled student looking to learn history first hand? St. Louis is the place for you. Are you one of those people who find history a bit dull and boring? Believe it or not, St. Louis is the place for you, too, because history comes alive …

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Find “Gone Girl” on DVD

It’s almost time for you to bring “Gone Girl” home. The much-buzzed-about book turned film that made big waves at the box office in the fall of 2014 makes its DVD and Blu-Ray debut on Jan. 13, 2015. That’s just two days before the Academy Award nominations are announced and a little more than a month before the Feb. 22 …

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Rhonda Vincent: A Life in the Spotlight, Part 2

This is the second of a two-part interview with Rhonda Vincent, the Queen of Bluegrass, who hails from tiny Greentop, Mo., near Kirksville. Click here to read Part I. Known the world over as “The Queen of Bluegrass” – a nickname she’s carried for 14 years, following an article in the Wall Street Journal – Rhonda Vincent has become one …

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Rhonda Vincent: A Life in the Spotlight, Part 1

This is the first of a two-part interview with Missouri native and musician Rhonda Vincent, a five-time Grammy nominee and one of the most well-known performers in the bluegrass genre. Rhonda Vincent wasn’t born with a mandolin in her hands, but she’s been a musician since childhood. Growing up in tiny Greentop, Mo., (a “suburb” of Kirksville, if you will), …

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