Old North St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Old North Benefit To Feature Band That 'Should Be Way Bigger Than They Are' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/old-north-benefit-feature-band-should-be-way-bigger-they-are <p>The <a href="http://www.onsl.org/">Old North Restoration Group</a> is holding a benefit concert Saturday that will feature the band <a href="http://www.fiveeight.com/">Five Eight</a>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The group out of Athens, Georgia was named by All Songs Considered last year as <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2012/10/25/163631128/question-of-the-day-top-five-bands-that-should-be-way-bigger-than-they-are">one of five bands that should be way bigger than they are.</a></span></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Maria Altman 31060 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Old North Benefit To Feature Band That 'Should Be Way Bigger Than They Are' North City Farmers’ Market Starts Music Series To Attract More African American Shoppers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/north-city-farmers-market-starts-music-series-attract-more-african-american-shoppers <p>The <a href="http://northcityfarmersmarket.blogspot.com/">North City Farmers’ Market</a> in St. Louis is in a neighborhood where the majority of its residents are African American.&nbsp; It’s been a challenge, however, to attract more of them to the market every week.</p><p>Community organizers are attempting to change that. Their idea is to feature African American musicians with the hope that shoppers will follow.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 17:43:57 +0000 Erin Williams 27923 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org North City Farmers’ Market Starts Music Series To Attract More African American Shoppers Old North St. Louis neighborhood wins national "smart growth" award http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/old-north-st-louis-neighborhood-wins-national-smart-growth-award <p><strong>Updated 5:01 p.m. with comment from EPA, and 6:05 with comment from Sean Thomas.</strong></p><p>Old North St. Louis has won the Environmental Protection Agency&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/awards/sg_awards_publication_2011.htm">2011 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement</a>.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 00:13:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2586 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Old North St. Louis neighborhood wins national "smart growth" award