Cityscape

Airs noon-1 p.m. and 10-11 p.m. (repeat) Fridays

Join Steve Potter every Friday for a discussion of local arts and cultural events.

To call in during the noon broadcast call (314) 382-TALK (8255) or e-mail talk@stlpublicradio.org.

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Cityscape is produced by Mary Edwards and Alex Heuer and sponsored in part by the Missouri Arts Council, the Regional Arts Commission, and the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis.

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Cityscape
1:35 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

Quirky 'Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll' Opens Tonight

Joe Hanrahan
Credit Courtesy of The Midnight Company

Among the tales of quiet desperation, there’s “Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll” written more than 20 years ago by Eric Bogosian.

“He speaks to my generation,” actor Joe Hanrahan told “Cityscape” host Steve Potter on Friday. “He grew up at the same time. He speaks, especially in this show, to the rock and roll life. To the pleasures it offers and the pitfalls. To him, it represents America: Both the things that we think of ourselves and the things that we do.”

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Cityscape
1:33 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

Storyteller Brings Harlem Renaissance To St. Louis

Storyteller Bobby Norfolk's 'Take the A Train' opens Jan. 10, 2015.
Credit Courtesy of Bobby Norfolk

It’s said that the arts can heal. Storyteller Bobby Norfolk is working on finding out if it’s true with Ferguson.

Norfolk is collaborating with producer Beverly Brennan on a yearlong series highlighting the talents of black and white performing artists starting with “Take the ‘A’ Train,” a tour of the Harlem Renaissance.

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Cityscape
10:33 am
Wed December 31, 2014

First Night Welcomes The New Year With A Bang

Pokey Lafarge

Wednesday's First Night celebration in Grand Center is the official end of St. Louis' yearlong 250th anniversary celebration, and will showcase St. Louis arts and artists. 

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STL250 Cakes
8:05 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

STL250 Birthday Cakes Arriving In Grand Center

One of the STL250 birthday cakes that has arrived at the Public Media Commons
Alex Heuer / St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis’ yearlong 250th anniversary celebration will close Wednesday night with First Night in Grand Center.

As part of the festivities, a few STL250 cakes began arriving at the Public Media Commons on Monday morning. The Public Media Commons is located between St. Louis Public Radio and the Nine Network on Olive Street.

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Cityscape
1:25 pm
Fri December 26, 2014

Sound Bites: Reviewing The Best Restaurants, Dishes, Drinks Of 2014

Sauce Magazine executive editor Ligaya Figueras called the cheeseburger at Death in the Afternoon in St. Louis one of her most memorable meals of 2014.
Credit Carmen Troesser / Sauce Magazine

Looking back on 2014, Sauce Magazine's editor and restaurant critics shared their favorite new restaurants, meals and drinks.

Best New Restaurants

Restaurant critic Michael Renner picked Peacemaker Lobster and Crab. Chef-owner Kevin Nashan imports fresh seafood daily. "He's brining in Maryland crabs. He's bringing in Maine lobster," Renner told "Cityscape" host Steve Potter.

Restaurant critic Matt Berkley chose Planter's House.

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Arts on the Move
6:38 am
Fri December 26, 2014

8 Things That Changed This Year In The St. Louis Arts Scene

Two looks of Raja
Credit Provided by the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts

As our city rocked from the upheavals of 2014, a series of quieter changes was taking place in the St. Louis art world.

Several arts organizations debuted, others expanded and a few folded. Some relocated and others featured uncharacteristic fare to appeal to wider audiences. Here’s a look at eight of this year’s evolutions in the local arts scene.

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Cityscape
5:01 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

RFT Counts Down 12 Days Of St. Louis Christmas Songs

Chuck Berry performs at Blueberry Hill in St. Louis.
Credit Bill Greenblatt / UPI

After creating a list of 100 essential songs about St. Louis, Riverfront Times senior music writers Christian Schaeffer and Roy Kasten are working their way through the top 12 holiday songs by St. Louisians.

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Cityscape
2:34 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Bach Society’s Candlelight Tradition Continues

Credit Kris Bueltmann

The Bach Society of Saint Louis continues its Christmas concert tradition on Tuesday, complete with a candlelight procession.

“Every time I maybe mention the Bach Society and their Christmas candlelight concert that they are performing, anybody I speak with will go, ‘Oh! Oh!’ and they kind of stop in their tracks because they do remember that procession,” soprano Jane Jennings said. “It’s riveting. It’s breathtaking.”

The candlelight procession will be after intermission.

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Cityscape
1:18 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

St. Louis Teen Part of ‘A Christmas Story’

See 'A Christmas Story — The Musical' through Jan. 4 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis.
Credit Fabulous Fox Theatre

Maria Knasel got her start at The Muny. Now the 13-year-old singer, dancer and actress is part of the Broadway tour of “A Christmas Story — The Musical.”

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Cityscape
1:25 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Rockin’ Holiday Concert Supports Local Charities

Home(s) for the Holidays is Dec. 14, 2014.

Want to rock out to holiday music while supporting a local charity? Easy.

At Home(s) for the Holidays, concertgoers donate the cost of their ticket to one of four local charities.

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