Cityscape http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ben Nordstrom Brings Funny Business To St. Louis Stage http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ben-nordstrom-brings-funny-business-st-louis-stage <p>St. Louis native Shepherd Mead used his own experiences to write his satirical best-seller “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” His work was then turned into a musical, and <a href="http://www.stagesstlouis.org/" target="_blank">Stages St. Louis</a> is bringing it back to St. Louis.</p><p>Cast members Heather Ayers, Betsy Dilellio and Ben Nordstrom talked about the musical comedy, in which window washer J. Pierrepont Finch (played by Nordstrom) moves up to vice president of advertising at the World Wide Wicket Co.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:38:32 +0000 Erica Smith 38124 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ben Nordstrom Brings Funny Business To St. Louis Stage Why Are Young St. Louisans Embracing Modern Art? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-are-young-st-louisans-embracing-modern-art <p>Modern art and furniture is getting its due (again) as collectors return to the styles made popular in the early 1900s through about 1970.</p><p>“Young collectors have become very eclectic,” said Stephanie Stokes, manager at the Kodner Gallery. “People appreciate vintage.”</p><p></p><p>The “Modernism: Art + Design” exhibit at <a href="http://kodnergallery.com/" target="_blank">Kodner Gallery</a> in Ladue features modern paintings, drawings, sculptures and furniture. Stokes described the modern movement as artists’ reactions to a changing world.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:31:16 +0000 Erica Smith 38125 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why Are Young St. Louisans Embracing Modern Art? Meow! Want To Watch Cat Videos? Head To The Museum http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/meow-want-watch-cat-videos-head-museum <p>Cat videos have become the glue that holds the Internet together. Will the Internet Cat Video Festival have the same stickiness for museums?</p><p>The <a href="http://camstl.org/" target="_blank">Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis</a> is hosting the two-day festival July 18-19, featuring cat-themed activities and, of course, videos. Both days are sold out.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="435" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/0M7ibPk37_U?rel=0" width="580"></iframe></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:58:00 +0000 Erica Smith 38123 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Meow! Want To Watch Cat Videos? Head To The Museum St. Louis Celebrates Local Films At Filmmaker Showcase http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-celebrates-local-films-filmmaker-showcase <p></p><p>Cinema St. Louis’ 2014 St. Louis Filmmaker's Showcase kicks off Sunday, July 13, and runs through Thursday, July 17.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Each year, <a href="http://www.cinemastlouis.org/" target="_blank">Cinema St. Louis</a> gets about 120 submissions from both professional and amateur filmmakers. Chris Clark, artistic director of the organization, says the most important criteria is whether the filmmakers have told a good story and told it in a cohesive way.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:12:42 +0000 Amanda Honigfort 37976 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Celebrates Local Films At Filmmaker Showcase From Toasted Ravioli to Spring Rolls: The Story Of One Of St. Louis' First Vietnamese Restaurants http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/toasted-ravioli-spring-rolls-story-one-st-louis-first-vietnamese-restaurants <p>St. Louis currently boasts about 15 Vietnamese restaurants, but that wasn't the case when Qui Tran’s family opened Mai Lee, one of St. Louis' first Vietnamese restaurants, in 1985. On this month’s Soundbites segment in partnership with Sauce Magazine, we talked about the Vietnamese dining scene with Ligaya Figueras, executive editor of Sauce Magazine, and Qui Tran of Mai Lee.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:41:21 +0000 Amanda Honigfort 37977 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org From Toasted Ravioli to Spring Rolls: The Story Of One Of St. Louis' First Vietnamese Restaurants Why Are Lunchtime Dance Parties Popping Up Around St. Louis? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-are-lunchtime-dance-parties-popping-around-st-louis <p>On the third Wednesday of every month there’s a unique gathering in St. Louis during the lunch hour. Dozens of people gather for Lunch Beat St. Louis to dance, eat and get away from their normal routine.</p><p>Andrew Warshauer is the organizer of Lunch Beat St. Louis, which he started last June.</p><p></p><p>“I like to say it’s a chance to slip away from the every day,” said Warshauer.</p><p>Lunch Beat started in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2010 and has spread to more than a dozen cities worldwide.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:51:16 +0000 Alex Heuer & Kyle Jacoby 37978 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why Are Lunchtime Dance Parties Popping Up Around St. Louis? 'La Traviata' Opens Union Avenue Opera's 20th Festival Season http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/la-traviata-opens-union-avenue-operas-20th-festival-season <p></p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 01:07:09 +0000 Mary Edwards 37609 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'La Traviata' Opens Union Avenue Opera's 20th Festival Season The Sheldon Presents Photos Of St. Louis At 250 Years http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sheldon-presents-photos-st-louis-250-years <p>The Sheldon has its own way of celebrating St. Louis’ birthday. Its new exhibit "The City at 250: A Celebration of St. Louis in Photographs" stemmed from a city-wide photo contest the Sheldon launched with the <em>Beacon</em> (now part of St. Louis Public Radio) that received over 500 entries. Focusing on photos of the city as it is today, the exhibit is a companion to the Sheldon's “Imagining the Founding of St. Louis.” Together, they offer a then and now view for the city’s 250<sup>th</sup> celebration.</p><p></p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 01:03:04 +0000 Amanda Honigfort 37590 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Sheldon Presents Photos Of St. Louis At 250 Years Website Highlights Free Local Concerts And Festivals http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/website-highlights-free-local-concerts-and-festivals <p></p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 00:42:53 +0000 Mary Edwards 37610 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Website Highlights Free Local Concerts And Festivals Missouri Chamber Music Festival Presents Grand Finale At The Sheldon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-chamber-music-festival-presents-grand-finale-sheldon <p>For four years, the<a href="http://www.mochambermusic.org/"> Missouri Chamber Music Festival </a>has offered a series of chamber music concerts in the month of June at the First Congregational Church of Webster Groves. But for the first time, the festival will conclude with a grand finale at The Sheldon Concert Hall in Grand Center.</p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 00:44:59 +0000 Mary Edwards 37400 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Chamber Music Festival Presents Grand Finale At The Sheldon