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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Dance
12:00 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

STL’s Antonio Douthit-Boyd Returns Celebrating 10 Years With Ailey, First Year Of Marriage

Antonio Douthit-Boyd and Kirven Douthit-Boyd at their wedding.
Ellyxandria Ferguson

Updated Friday, April 25, 2014 to include audio from Cityscape.

Growing up in north St. Louis, Antonio Douthit dreamed of dancing with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The story of his rise from homeless kid to COCA prodigy to Ailey dancer is legend in the St. Louis arts world.

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Education
11:57 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Sandoval, Basie Orchestra Headline Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival

Jim Widner
Credit Dawn DeBlaze

Updated Friday, April 25, 2014 to include audio from Cityscape.

On April 17, 2004, the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival debuted on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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Cityscape
11:56 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Stages St. Louis Reprises ‘Always … Patsy Cline’

Peter Wochniak | Pro Photo STL

After a highly successful run of “Always … Patsy Cline” in 2013, Stages St. Louis is staging an encore production of the show through August 31 at the Playhouse at Westport Plaza. 

Jacqueline Petroccia stars as country music legend Patsy Cline once more, a role she has played a total of four times. Her performance with Stages St. Louis last year garnered her a St. Louis Broadway World Award for best actress.

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'Wizard of Oz'
3:36 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Could Your Fido Be The Next Toto, Too? SIUE Seeks Four-Legged 'Wizard Of Oz' Star

Is your dog headed for a career in theater?
Credit Kelsey Proud

Originally published Monday, April 14. Updated Friday, April 18 after Cityscape to include audio from the show and the Name the Dog quiz.

Does your dog enjoy the spotlight? Can he or she endure a few flying monkeys and a simulated tornado?

Congratulations – you may be the proud pet parent of not only a special pup but the next Toto, too. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is seeking a dog to play Dorothy’s canine sidekick in its summer production of “The Wizard of Oz.”

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Cityscape
12:13 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Missouri History Museum And Ste. Genevieve Offer Views Of French Colonial St. Louis

St. Louis scene by Anna Maria von Phul, circa 1818.
Courtesy Missouri History Museum

Last month, St. Louis Public Radio reported on the discovery of the first physical evidence of the French Colonial settlers in St. Louis at the Poplar Street Bridge. In response, the Missouri History Museum wrote a post on its History Happens Here blog about works in their collection that demonstrate life in French Colonial St. Louis. The historic town of Ste. Genevieve, Mo.

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Cityscape
12:05 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Cooking For The Cardinals, Making Hospital Food Palatable: Chefs Who Work Outside The Restaurant

A Korean-inspired dish from Simon Lusky's Athlete Eats.
St. Louis Public Radio / Kelsey Proud

In our monthly Soundbites segment in partnership with Sauce Magazine, host Steve Potter spoke with the magazine’s executive editor Ligaya Figueras and two local chefs whose work takes them outside of the restaurant: nutrition specialist for the St. Louis Cardinals Simon Lusky and SSM DePaul Health Center sous chef Kore Wilbert. Lusky also is co-owner Athlete Eats, a small business that started out cooking for pro athletes in the off-season and now includes a restaurant on Cherokee Street.

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Cityscape
11:54 am
Fri April 18, 2014

St. Louis’ Brian Owens Continues Masters Series With The Music Of Ray Charles

Credit (Courtesy Brian Owens)

St. Louis vocalist Brian Owens continues his Masters Series with the music of Ray Charles Friday, April 18 at the Sheldon. 

“I’ve always been enamored with, not just covering certain musicians, but really preserving their music. Folks like Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye, I just don’t hear their music a lot performed live with original charts and different things like that anymore, so that … spawned the desire to want to cover these musicians in a setting that was more of a concert setting,” said Owens of the series.

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Cityscape
11:53 am
Fri April 18, 2014

St. Louis Low Brass Collective To Feature Symphony, Air Force Band Members

2012 Low Brass Spectacular
Credit Ray Meibaum

The St. Louis Low Brass Collective Showcase is coming up next week at the Sheldon. Performers in the showcase will include members of the St. Louis Symphony as well as members of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America.

One highlight of the performance will be a set of jazz duets, said low brass collective member Gerry Pagano, who also plays bass trombone for the St. Louis Symphony. And for the first time, a wind quintet will join the low brass instruments on stage.

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Cityscape
12:07 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Artist Won Ju Lim Explores Themes Of Privacy And Paranoia In Exhibit At Saint Louis Art Museum

In My Absence by Won Ju Lim

A new exhibit by installation artist Won Ju Lim opened Friday, April 11 at the Saint Louis Art Museum. A mix of sculpture, photography, film and drawings, her exhibition “Currents 108: Raycraft is Dead” is an exploration of privacy and paranoia that was inspired by personal experience with a nosy neighbor.

Lim was an architect before she became an artist, and her work reflects a continued fascination with the field, particularly the psychology of space.  As an artist she is not limited by practicalities such as building codes and can instead focus on broader ideas.

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Cityscape
12:01 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

St. Louis Poetry Center Hosts Reading Of Famed Welsh Poet

Dylan Thomas
Credit Johann Stalling

If Welsh poet Dylan Thomas were still alive, he would be one hundred years old this year. Instead, he died in 1952 at the age of 39. Despite his early death, his poetry had significant impact. Ironically, many of his most famous poems deal with the death that came too soon to him, from “Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night” to “And Death Had No Dominion.”

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