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? Friday fun with fiddler Justin Branum http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fiddler <p>Lovers of <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/classical/">St. Louis Public Radio and classical music</a> may have learned something new on <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/programs/cityscape/archivedetail.php?date='2011-07-22'"><em>Cityscape </em>today</a> from St. Louis fiddler <a href="http://www.justinbranum.com/Home_Page.html">Justin Branum </a>and guitarist Gary Hunt: the difference between a violin and a fiddle? &nbsp;&quot;You don&#39;t spill beer on a violin,&quot; they explained.</p><p> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 21:01:01 +0000 Libby Franklin 1712 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Friday fun with fiddler Justin Branum Sound Bites: Gourmet growing wild http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sound-bites-gourmet-growing-wild <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-976722.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-976722.mp3</a></p><p>As farmer&rsquo;s market season hits its summer stride, fresh from the farm ingredients often take center stage.&nbsp; But Missouri is also home to many <em>wild</em> ingredients, which are highly sought after by area chefs, and in many cases next to impossible to cultivate.&nbsp;</p><p>In the first of a new series called <em>Sound Bites</em>, created in partnership with Sauce Magazine, producer Libby Franklin goes into the woods with forager Ryan Maher, owner of Missouri Wild Edibles.</p><div><p> Fri, 08 Jul 2011 14:53:03 +0000 Libby Franklin 1603 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sound Bites: Gourmet growing wild Not your average cup of Joe: St. Louis barista heads to national championship http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/not-your-average-cup-joe-st-louis-barista-heads-national-championship <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-966308.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-966308.mp3</a></p><p>St. Louis&#39; Joe Marrocco of <a href="http://www.kaldiscoffee.com/Default.aspx">Kaldi&#39;s Coffee</a> is already a champion barista. &nbsp;As the top scorer in the <a href="http://usbaristachampionship.org/?p=southcentral">South Central </a>regional competition earlier this month, Marrocco&nbsp;heads to the <a href="http://usbaristachampionship.org/?p=main">United States Barista Championships</a> this weekend as a man to beat. &nbsp;Nationals are underway in Houston, where competitors are judged on a <a href="http://usbaristachampionship.org/PDF/2011/2010_2011_usbc_scoresheet-combined.pdf">number of factors</a>, including taste, technical skills, and presentation. &nbsp;We caught up with Marrocco&nbsp;during a recent practice session.</p><p> Fri, 29 Apr 2011 21:56:50 +0000 Libby Franklin 1063 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Not your average cup of Joe: St. Louis barista heads to national championship Nation's best chess players gather in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nations-best-chess-players-gather-st-louis <p>For the third year in a row, the <a href="http://saintlouischessclub.org/">Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis</a> is host to the <a href="http://saintlouischessclub.org/2011-us-championship-information">U.S.</a> and <a href="http://saintlouischessclub.org/2011-us-womens-championship-information">U.S. Women&#39;s </a>National Chess Championships. &nbsp;Play continues through next week at the Chess Club, which has become somewhat of a national hub for the sport. Fri, 22 Apr 2011 21:20:05 +0000 Libby Franklin 1022 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nation's best chess players gather in St. Louis Webster University Project documents the end of Kodachrome http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/webster-university-project-documents-end-kodachrome <p>On January 18, 2011, the very last batches of Kodachrome film were processed at <a href="http://www.dwaynesphoto.com/">Dwayne&#39;s Photo Lab in Parsons, Kansas</a>. Webster University students and faculty were there to witness that last run, which included 100 rolls of their own. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 15:53:43 +0000 Libby Franklin 974 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Webster University Project documents the end of Kodachrome STOMP performers scavenge station for instruments, play live for Cityscape http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stomp-performers-scavenge-station-instruments-play-live-cityscape <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="350" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/V8bFnTvrWPk" title="YouTube video player" width="440"></iframe></p><p>The dance and percussion company <a href="http://www.stomponline.com/index-us.php">STOMP</a> is in town this weekend for its <a href="http://www.dancestl.org">Dance St. Louis</a> performances at the Fox Theatre.</p> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 23:30:27 +0000 Madalyn Painter & Aaron Doerr 811 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org