Steve Potter http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Gateway Festival Orchestra Begins Its 50th Season http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gateway-festival-orchestra-begins-its-50th-season <p>The <a href="http://gatewayfestivalorchestra.org/">Gateway Festival Orchestra</a> 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.&nbsp; 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. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 23:52:34 +0000 Mary Edwards, Alex Heuer & Steve Potter 27999 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gateway Festival Orchestra Begins Its 50th Season Art Saint Louis Plans Gallery/Café Hybrid In Downtown St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/art-saint-louis-plans-gallerycaf-hybrid-downtown-st-louis <p><a href="http://www.artstlouis.org/">Art Saint Louis</a> is a nonprofit organization which seeks to highlight contemporary visual art in the area.</p><p>The group is in the final stages of creating a gallery/café hybrid in the historic Park Pacific building in downtown St. Louis. &nbsp;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.”&nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 21:18:30 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Steve Potter 27989 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Art Saint Louis Plans Gallery/Café Hybrid In Downtown St. Louis Gitana Productions Explores The Challenges Of Mixed Identity http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gitana-productions-explores-challenges-mixed-identity <p><a href="http://www.gitana-inc.org/">Gitana Productions</a>’ Executive Director Cecilia Nadal is the product of a Puerto Rican father and an African American mother.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; So she understands the challenges for a person trying to bridge two cultures.</p> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 03:11:20 +0000 Mary Edwards, Alex Heuer & Steve Potter 27818 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gitana Productions Explores The Challenges Of Mixed Identity St. Louis Walk Of Fame Inducts Rocco Landesman http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-walk-fame-inducts-rocco-landesman <p>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.&nbsp; He considered it a great honor to return to his home town for recognition on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 02:04:21 +0000 Mary Edwards, Alex Heuer & Steve Potter 27817 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Walk Of Fame Inducts Rocco Landesman Watch & Listen: Inside The Saint Louis Art Museum's Expansion http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/watch-listen-inside-saint-louis-art-museums-expansion <p>The Saint Louis Art Museum debuts a major expansion on Saturday, June 29 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony of its East Building at 9:30 a.m.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new space increases the Museum’s gallery and public spaces by 30 percent, including 21 new galleries for the collection and temporary exhibitions.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The museum will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.</span></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:04:09 +0000 Alex Heuer, Tim Lloyd, Steve Potter, Kelsey Proud & Mary Edwards 27786 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Watch & Listen: Inside The Saint Louis Art Museum's Expansion