Cityscape

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

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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
3:55 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Soundbites: Summer Drinks

strawberry-infused moonshine
Greg Rannells, Sauce Magazine

In our monthly “Soundbites” segment in partnership with Sauce Magazine, host Steve Potter sampled a few summer drinks with Cory King, Ted Kilgore and Ligaya Figueras, executive editor of Sauce Magazine.

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Cityscape
3:35 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

New Documentary Highlights Craft Beer As An Economic Engine

Screenshot of Kevin Lemp, co-owner of 4 Hands Brewing Co. from the film.
(Courtesy: Crafting a Nation)

A new feature-length documentary proposes an interesting driver for the economy: craft beer.  Crafting a Nationsaid director Thomas Kolicko, "is about pursuing a dream, with beer as the vehicle that drives it."

Kolicko described crafting beer as an inefficient task, which in turn creates jobs. The film takes the audience to craft breweries in eight different states and thirteen different regions.

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Cityscape
5:08 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

From Champion Boxer To Gospel Music: East St. Louis Native Arthur Johnson Has Varied Career

Arthur Johnson
(Courtesy: Arthur Johnson)

East St. Louis native Arthur Anthony Johnson’s varied career has taken him from world champion boxer to contemporary gospel music artist.

Johnson’s remarkable story as an amateur boxer who competed for the United States in the 1988 Olympics and retired in his early twenties before mounting an incredible comeback as a professional boxer who would win three world titles is detailed in a documentary called “Greatest Comeback.”  His story is also presented in a new album of the same name.

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Cityscape
4:14 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Cinema St. Louis Highlights Local Talent In St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase

St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, July 14-18
(Courtesy: Cinema St. Louis)

Cinema St. Louis presents the 13th annual St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase July 14-18 at the Tivoli Theatre.

The goal of the Showcase is to highlight films written, directed, edited, or produced by St. Louis area natives or films with strong local ties.

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Cityscape
3:12 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

St. Louis Shakespeare Begins New Season, One Step Closer To Producing All 38 Shakespeare Plays

"Timon of Athens" (from L to R) Kim Sansone, Betsy Saule, Maggie Murphy, Michael Brightman
Kim Carlson

St. Louis Shakespeare’s 29th season begins July 19th with “Timon of Athens,” a story about a wealthy man who falls on hard times and, in doing so, determines his true friends.

“Timon of Athens” is one of William Shakespeare’s most obscure plays.

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Cityscape
6:52 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Gateway Festival Orchestra Begins Its 50th Season

James Richards Conducts the Gateway Festival Orchestra

The Gateway Festival Orchestra was founded in 1964 by Washington University Music Professor and concert pianist William Shatzkamer along with a number of musicians and community leaders. Its motivation was to fill a void of summertime classical music in the St. Louis region.  At that time, the St. Louis Symphony season was only six months long, so the Gateway Festival Orchestra’s summer season of outdoor concerts provided an opportunity for Symphony and other professional musicians to practice their craft while providing St.

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Cityscape
4:18 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Art Saint Louis Plans Gallery/Café Hybrid In Downtown St. Louis

Art Saint Louis Gallery/Cafe
artfarmstl.com

Art Saint Louis is a nonprofit organization which seeks to highlight contemporary visual art in the area.

The group is in the final stages of creating a gallery/café hybrid in the historic Park Pacific building in downtown St. Louis.  The goal is to create a place “our community will repeatedly visit to enjoy dynamic exhibitions of local art and an inviting atmosphere in which to meet, study and relax.” 

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Cityscape
12:43 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

North City Farmers’ Market Starts Music Series To Attract More African American Shoppers

Fresh greens are available for purchase at the Market, as well as bread, sweets, and other items.
Erin Williams

The North City Farmers’ Market in St. Louis is in a neighborhood where the majority of its residents are African American.  It’s been a challenge, however, to attract more of them to the market every week.

Community organizers are attempting to change that. Their idea is to feature African American musicians with the hope that shoppers will follow.

Held on the 2700 block of North 14th Street every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the North City Farmers' Market will take place through October 12.     

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Cityscape
10:11 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Gitana Productions Explores The Challenges Of Mixed Identity

Gitana Productions' SOY YO! (I AM ME!) AN AFRO-LATINA SUITE
Peter Wochniak

Gitana Productions’ Executive Director Cecilia Nadal is the product of a Puerto Rican father and an African American mother.  She spent her early years in the Latino culture Puerto Rico and Panama before the family settled in her mother’s hometown of St. Louis.  So she understands the challenges for a person trying to bridge two cultures.

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Cityscape
9:04 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

St. Louis Walk Of Fame Inducts Rocco Landesman

Rocco Landesman with his St. Louis Walk of Fame star
Marla Stoker

Rocco Landesman has received numerous Tony awards as a Broadway producer and recently completed a three year term as Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts.  He considered it a great honor to return to his home town for recognition on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. 

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