Cityscape

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

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
12:28 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Actor Hal Holbrook To Receive Mark Twain Lifetime Achievement Award In Hannibal

Hal Holbrook portrays Mark Twain in "Mark Twain Tonight"
(Courtesy: Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Musuem)

Hal Holbrook is an Emmy and Tony award winning actor and is perhaps, most well-known for portraying Hannibal, Missouri native Mark Twain in “Mark Twain Tonight.”

Holbrook has performed Twain, whose real name was Samuel Clemens, since 1954 and has portrayed the role more than 2,000 times.  He has memorized volumes of Twain’s writings and is able to make observations – in Twain’s voice – on a multitude of topics including politics, current events, and business.

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Cityscape
9:26 am
Mon November 12, 2012

'The Missouri Immigrant Experience' Examines Life On Coming To America

Juan Montana photo
Juan Montana

The organization Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates, or MIRA, is presenting their third annual visual exhibition “The Missouri Immigrant Experience: Faces and Places” at Old North Restoration Group from November 9 – December 2.

The photography exhibition features the images of local photographers Juan Montana and Bosnia native Amela Sinijac, in addition to historical photographs provided by the Missouri Historical Society.

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Cityscape
4:56 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Between Two Rivers: Cairo, Illinois

Between Two Rivers movie poster
(Courtesy: The Filmmakers)

One of the films at this month’s St. Louis International Film Festival is about the history of Cairo, Illinois, the southernmost town in the state.

Host Steve Potter talks with co-directors and filmmakers Nick Jordan and Jacob Cartwright of “Between Two Rivers.”  Potter is also joined by Stace England, the lead singer of Stace England and the Salt Kings.

England calls Cairo the most fascinating town in America, and a few years ago, came out with a CD highlighting the town.  

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Cityscape
4:36 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Soundbites With SAUCE Magazine: Bread

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Our monthly soundbites segment in partnership with SAUCE Magazine is about bread.

Host Steve Potter talks with Managing Editor Stacy Shultz, Josh Allen, owner of Companion Bakery, and Ted Wilson, the soon-to-be-owner of Loafers Bakery.

Among other things, they answer SAUCE Magazine readers’ questions about bread.

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Arts & Culture
4:24 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

The Art Of Patrick Graham At MOCRA

Dead Swan / Captain's Hill
(Courtesy: Jack Rutberg Fine Arts) Work By: Patrick Graham1998-99 Oil and mixed media on canvas diptych 72 x 132 in.

Host Steve Potter talks with guests about an exhibit and discussion on the work of Patrick Graham at Saint Louis University's Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA).

Potter’s guests include Jack Rutberg, Director of Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Father Terry Dempsey, Director of the the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art at Saint Louis University, and Eamonn Wall, the Smurfit-Stone Professor of Irish Studies and Professor of English, University of Missouri - St. Louis.

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Cityscape
5:02 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

St. Louis International Film Festival

The upcoming comedy-drama film "Silver Linings Playbook" will be shown as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival
(Courtesy: Cinema St. Louis)

The Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival is one of the largest film festivals in the Midwest. 

In the coming weeks, more than 400 films will be screened and many of them will receive their only St. Louis exposure at the festival.

Host Steve Potter talks with Cliff Froehlich, the Executive Director of Cinema St. Louis, and filmmaker Frank Popper.

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Cityscape
2:11 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Radio City Rockettes Return To Native St. Louis

Rockettes Laura Iberg (L) and Becky Stout (R)
Ariana Tobin / St. Louis Public Radio

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes is one the country’s most watched live holiday productions.

This year the Rockettes return to St. Louis to perform at the Peabody Opera House, where they were founded by Russell Markert in 1925.  Then, they were known as the Missouri Rockets.

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Cityscape
12:48 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Wildlife Rescue & Born To Be Wild At Saint Louis Science Center

Baby Orangutan from "Born to be Wild"
Courtesy SLSC, Copyright IMAX Corporation

The Saint Louis Science Center has an exhibition and is showing a documentary film about wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.

Host Steve Potter talks with David Lickley, the director of Born to be Wild, about the film on orphaned orangutans and elephants and the people who rescue them.  Steve also talks with Bert Vescolani, the President and CEO of the Saint Louis Science Center, about the Wildlife Rescue Exhibition.

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Cityscape
3:00 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Missouri’s Contentious Role In Civil War Explored Through Music

A cannon sits on what is now Wilson's Creek National Battlefield near Springfield, MO
(via Flickr/Jo Naylor)

As a border state during the Civil War, the state of Missouri was home to numerous battles and skirmishes.  The state’s residents were divided, supporting both sides of the war.

Barbara Harbach is the composer of a new work called “A State Divided – Missouri Symphony for String Orchestra.”  The piece has three movements and each represents a major chapter in the history of Missouri’s role in the Civil War. 

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Cityscape
2:32 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Performing And Preserving 20th Century American Composers

St. Louis Art Museum
(via Flickr/ChrisYunker)

American Century Music along with the St. Louis Art Museum presents “Views from the American Century.”

According to ACM’s website the mission of the organization is to “fill a vacuum in America’s cultural fabric by bringing inspired, well-crafted works out of their obscurity with committed, insightful performances which they unquestionably deserve.”

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