Grand Center http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Grand Center Arts District Widens Its Horizons http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/grand-center-arts-district-widens-its-horizons <p>It's time for my yearly update on Grand Center. What a happening and hopping place it has become. There have been dozens of additions to the arts district and still more are about to open.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:33:08 +0000 Nancy Kranzberg 35049 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Grand Center Arts District Widens Its Horizons Richard Baker Bids Farewell To The Fox, Shares Thoughts On Local Arts Scene http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/richard-baker-bids-farewell-fox-shares-thoughts-local-arts-scene <p>Richard Baker, president of Fox Associates since 2001 and a member of the Fox Theatre staff in a variety of capacities since 1986, is leaving to become president and CEO of the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City on March 17.</p><p>Earlier this week, Baker sat down for a lengthy interview that looked back on his eventful 27-plus years at the Fox, the evolution of Grand Center during that time, and an unpredictable career path that took a young boy who loved theater and Broadway from dreams of becoming a doctor, to a degree in accounting, and then full circle to the Fox.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 06:26:10 +0000 Terry Perkins 34016 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Richard Baker Bids Farewell To The Fox, Shares Thoughts On Local Arts Scene Art Events On The Table, Some Literally, In STL This Weekend http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/art-events-table-some-literally-stl-weekend <p>A table can connect families, foster discussion or encourage a game of cards. This weekend, a table in Grand Center also provides a canvas for artistic and cultural expression.</p><p>“Table” opened Thursday night at <a href="http://duetstl.com/">the new Duet art space</a>, 3526 Washington Ave., with an evening of drinks and folk music. Friday night at 7, the custom wood design by Martin Goebel becomes the stage for a new media performance.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 03:37:30 +0000 Nancy Fowler 33520 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Art Events On The Table, Some Literally, In STL This Weekend Artist ‘Killed Kenny’ But Is Mainly Having Fun At CAMSTL; Eisenman Brings 'Nemesis' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/artist-killed-kenny-mainly-having-fun-camstl-eisenman-brings-nemesis <p><em>Our preview of the exhibits opening Friday at CAM includes video of artist Joyce Pensato doing what she loves most: playing with paint, and a look at the work of&nbsp; Nicole Eisenman.</em></p><p>The title <a href="http://camstl.org/exhibitions/main-gallery/joyce-pensato-i-killed-kenny/">“I Killed Kenny”</a> smacks of death in its reference to the recurring demise of the "South Park" icon. But the exhibit's more about Brooklyn artist Joyce Pensato bringing new life to animated characters ranging from Homer Simpson to Mickey Mouse.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 04:27:15 +0000 Nancy Fowler 33053 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Artist ‘Killed Kenny’ But Is Mainly Having Fun At CAMSTL; Eisenman Brings 'Nemesis' Pulitzer Brings In Breakdancing, Drag And Nail Art To ‘Reset’ Image http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pulitzer-brings-breakdancing-drag-and-nail-art-reset-image <p>Using words like “play” and “permissiveness” in its promotional materials, the <a href="http://pulitzerarts.org">Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts</a> wants to make sure St. Louisans know it's operating on a different frequency in the <a href="http://pulitzerarts.org/events/public-programs/">upcoming “Reset” program.</a></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 04:49:30 +0000 Nancy Fowler 32998 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pulitzer Brings In Breakdancing, Drag And Nail Art To ‘Reset’ Image St. Louis’ ‘First Night’ Celebration: Broader And More Extreme http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-first-night-celebration-broader-and-more-extreme <p>Grand Center has a two-pronged approach for luring more revelers to its <a href="http://www.grandcenter.org/directory/festivals-events/first-night">“First Night” New Year’s Eve party</a> this year.</p><p>Organizers look to active entertainment to bring in the families and a wide spectrum of participants. And they hope a more mature late-night lineup will attract teenagers and adults without children.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 03:04:00 +0000 Nancy Fowler 32574 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis’ ‘First Night’ Celebration: Broader And More Extreme Glickert Will Fill New Leadership Post At Grand Center Arts Academy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/glickert-will-fill-new-leadership-post-grand-center-arts-academy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lynne </span>Glickert<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who was ousted as principal of Grand Center Arts Academy, then brought back as interim principal after a storm of parental and student protest, has been named to a newly created leadership position at the school.</span></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:03:05 +0000 Dale Singer 32382 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Glickert Will Fill New Leadership Post At Grand Center Arts Academy The Black Rep Finds New Theater Home At Harris-Stowe State University http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/black-rep-finds-new-theater-home-harris-stowe-state-university <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After being ousted from their home at <a href="http://www.grandcenter.org/about/grandeltheatre/">The Grandel Theatre</a> in Grand Center, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/term/black-rep">The Black Rep</a> theater company has found a new place for its productions at Harris-Stowe State University.</span></p><p>The company will now hold its performances at the Emerson Performance Center on the school’s campus, which seats over 200. The Grandel Theatre was owned by Grand Center Incorporated, which sold it earlier this summer.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:27:10 +0000 Erin Williams 30748 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Black Rep Finds New Theater Home At Harris-Stowe State University Officials celebrate opening of refurbished Grand Ave. Bridge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/officials-celebrate-opening-refurbished-grand-ave-bridge <p>Members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra serenaded officials and more than 40 onlookers as the ribbon was cut on the refurbished Grand Ave. Bridge.</p><p>Dignitaries said the bridge will be a critical link in the heart of the city, connecting cultural institutions at Grand Center with St. Louis University and Harris Stowe State University.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Alderwoman Marlene Davis expects the $22 million bridge project and the adjoining $7 million Metro Scott Ave. Transit Project to yield an economic boost.</p> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 18:25:19 +0000 Tim Lloyd 4411 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Officials celebrate opening of refurbished Grand Ave. Bridge Former head of Pyramid Cos. re-indicted on fraud charges http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-head-pyramid-cos-re-indicted-fraud-charges <p>The federal government has filed a new indictment against former<a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/stories/2008/04/28/story1.html"> St. Louis real estate mogul John Steffen</a> for allegedly misusing funds he had promised as collateral for a bank loan.</p> Mon, 09 May 2011 20:05:17 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1200 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former head of Pyramid Cos. re-indicted on fraud charges