Nancy Fowler http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Family Hands Down Legacy Of Muny Enjoyment — And Employment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-family-hands-down-legacy-muny-enjoyment-and-employment <p>Coming away with a new favorite song is part of the Muny tradition for thousands of St. Louis families. But some families are taking home more than a catchy tune — they’re also leaving with paychecks.</p><p>Five members of the Heet family have worked at the Muny as ushers. Two are still on the job. Alex Heet, 21, is a college student in her fifth summer at the Muny. Her sister, Sarah, 18, is ushering for a third year.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:51:06 +0000 Nancy Fowler 37839 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Family Hands Down Legacy Of Muny Enjoyment — And Employment STL Art Game-Changers: Sarah Paulsen Animates A Response To Kirkwood Tragedy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stl-art-game-changers-sarah-paulsen-animates-response-kirkwood-tragedy <p>The 2008 <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/six-dead-two-wounded-shooting-kirkwood-council-meeting">Kirkwood shooting that left six dead, including council member Connie Karr</a>, stunned and forever changed the community. Now, <a href="http://www.sarahpaulsen.com">artist Sarah Paulsen </a>is finding deeper meaning in the tragedy.</p><p></p><p>Paulsen, 36, grew up in Kirkwood. &nbsp;“Connie was a really good friend of my mother’s,” she said.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 02:04:12 +0000 Nancy Fowler 37504 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org STL Art Game-Changers: Sarah Paulsen Animates A Response To Kirkwood Tragedy Band-Aids, Babies And Marriage Proposals: 11 Fun Facts About The STL Zoo http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/band-aids-babies-and-marriage-proposals-11-fun-facts-about-stl-zoo <p>You may have stayed away from the Zoo over the Fourth of July weekend, because of the festivities in&nbsp; Forest Park. But you have plenty of time to get there this summer. As you make your plans, here are a few things about our Zoo that might surprise you.</p><p>For example, did you know the Zoo <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-saint-louis-zoo-tackling-camel-diseases-kenya">studied camels in Kenya this year</a> to evaluate their milk as a human beverage? Or that it documented the number of endangered Humboldt penguins in Punta San Juan, Peru?</p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 19:56:39 +0000 Nancy Fowler 37677 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Band-Aids, Babies And Marriage Proposals: 11 Fun Facts About The STL Zoo Visually Appealing: STL’s Contemporary Art Museum Wants Your Cat Videos http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/visually-appealing-stl-s-contemporary-art-museum-wants-your-cat-videos <p>Felines are fickle subjects when it comes to video (and almost everything else).</p><p>The reclusive stars that rule my home scoff at commands to do something cute for the camera. Plus, their 23-hour-a-day sleep schedule leaves only a small window for any possible action shots of bathing, eating or chasing the elusive red dot. What would Frank Capra do?</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 03:00:46 +0000 Nancy Fowler 37676 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Visually Appealing: STL’s Contemporary Art Museum Wants Your Cat Videos ZMD Board Member Wants Discounts For City, County Residents At Zoo, Other Institutions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/zmd-board-member-wants-discounts-city-county-residents-zoo-other-institutions <p>If you live in St. Louis or St. Louis County, you may eventually be able to get discounts at local cultural institutions. That idea was floated Thursday by Zoo-Museum District board member Gloria Wessels.</p><p></p><p>City and county residents pay taxes that fund <a href="http://www.mzdstl.org/">the five institutions of the district: the St. Louis Art Museum, Science Center, St. Louis Zoo, Missouri History Museum and Missouri Botanical Garden</a>. Wessels told St. Louis Public Radio that it’s only fair that taxpayers get something for their money that visitors from other counties don’t.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:54:00 +0000 Nancy Fowler 37568 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org ZMD Board Member Wants Discounts For City, County Residents At Zoo, Other Institutions 14th Street Gallery Finds New Old North St. Louis Location — For Now http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/14th-street-gallery-finds-new-old-north-st-louis-location-now <p>The ousted <a href="http://14startcom.wix.com/14startcom">14th Street Artist Community Gallery</a> has found a new home, just steps away from its former space and still on 14th Street.</p><p>Gallery owners have moved two doors down and across one street to 2607/09 14th St. in Old North St. Louis. The gallery, run by William Burton and Robert Ketchens, will retain its name. They plan a grand re-opening in July.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:32:57 +0000 Nancy Fowler 37431 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 14th Street Gallery Finds New Old North St. Louis Location — For Now STL Art Game-Changers: Stan Chisholm Makes 'Weird Stuff' To Honor His Hometown http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stl-art-game-changers-stan-chisholm-makes-weird-stuff-honor-his-hometown <p>Stan Chisholm’s whole working-in-Styrofoam thing started with a need to keep moving.</p><p>Wood is heavy. Styrofoam is light. It can be broken into pieces and easily transported in a suitcase or even a backpack, especially important during his car-less time at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Its unconventionality also infuses a bit of dark comedy into Chisholm’s work.</p><p></p><p>“It’s kind of a parody,” <a href="http://18andcounting.com/home.html" target="_blank">Chisholm</a>, 27, said. “I don’t know anyone who uses foam like me.”</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:17:52 +0000 Nancy Fowler 36670 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org STL Art Game-Changers: Stan Chisholm Makes 'Weird Stuff' To Honor His Hometown STL Art Game-Changers: Brett Williams' Sound Ideas http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stl-art-game-changers-brett-williams-sound-ideas <p>What kind of music goes with a video of sitting on the toilet naked while eating peanut butter out of a jar? That question — back in the late 1990s — ultimately led <a href="http://www.brflux.com">St. Louis artist Brett Williams </a>to the sound sculptures he creates today.</p><p>While at the School of The Art Institute in Chicago, Williams launched what he calls <a href="http://www.brflux.com/projects.html">the Brett Commercials, a video series </a>that includes “Brett Lives Alone,” featuring his bathroom snacking against a whistling-clanking soundtrack.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:13:24 +0000 Nancy Fowler 36536 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org STL Art Game-Changers: Brett Williams' Sound Ideas St. Louis Teens from Sudan Keep The Beat At Music Camp And At Home http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-teens-sudan-keep-beat-music-camp-and-home <p>Summer camp is where teenagers make friends and sometimes find their first love. It’s also a place they can improve social skills and self-esteem.</p><p>A new music day camp in St. Louis focuses on building confidence as well as musical ability. David Mulat, 13, and his sister Betty (short for Bethlehem), 15, are attending the <a href="http://littlestonemusicfestival.org">Littlestone Summer Music Festival at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church in South City</a> on scholarships.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:10:52 +0000 Nancy Fowler 37253 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Teens from Sudan Keep The Beat At Music Camp And At Home History Museum’s Delmar Property To Support Loop Trolley http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/history-museum-s-delmar-property-support-loop-trolley <p>The Missouri History Museum’s long-vacant Delmar Boulevard property — whose purchase contributed to the <a href="https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/28579/archibald_resigns_122012">departure of former Missouri History Museum head Robert Archibald</a> — will finally be put to use.</p><p>The Museum’s board of trustees has granted a license to use&nbsp;<a href="https://www.google.com/maps/@38.654463,-90.288987,3a,90y,9.57h,85.98t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sYsO8IVjv3Oc7oBwRJyh6yg!2e0">the land at 5863 Delmar</a> to St. Louis’ Loop Trolley Development District.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 23:30:59 +0000 Nancy Fowler 37300 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org History Museum’s Delmar Property To Support Loop Trolley