The Sheldon Concert Hall http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Vocalist Denise Thimes Shares Her Gifts With St. Louis And Aretha Franklin http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/vocalist-denise-thimes-shares-her-gifts-st-louis-and-aretha-franklin <p></p><p></p><p>When a friend asked St. Louis vocalist Denise Thimes to come to Detroit to sing for her father’s 75<sup>th</sup> birthday party, she didn’t tell her until she got there that one of the guests was Aretha Franklin. “I was shaking in my boots, to say the least,” Thimes told <em>Cityscape</em> host Steve Potter, but she pulled herself together and sang for the diva and the others in the audience. “She wanted to hear “The Way We Were” and I really tried to sing it to the best of my ability.&nbsp; And she was very pleased with that.”</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 22:50:00 +0000 Mary Edwards 36012 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Vocalist Denise Thimes Shares Her Gifts With St. Louis And Aretha Franklin Photo Contest Winners Cast New Light On Arch, City Museum, Other STL Institutions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/photo-contest-winners-cast-new-light-arch-city-museum-other-stl-institutions <p>The St. Louis area is crawling with photographic opportunities. Local professional Ryan Archer took advantage of one of them to win Best in Show in the Sheldon’s “The City at 250” photo contest.</p><p>Archer’s “City Museum Climbers,” entered in the “Events and People” category, garnered him $1,000 and a place in “The City at 250” exhibit, opening June 6. The competition was a collaborative effort of The Sheldon and the St. Louis Beacon, now St. Louis Public Radio. The Beacon merged in December with St. Louis Public Radio and is no longer a separate entity.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 04:42:09 +0000 Nancy Fowler 35660 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Photo Contest Winners Cast New Light On Arch, City Museum, Other STL Institutions Indie/Pop Band Bella & Lily To Perform Benefit For Safe Connections http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/indiepop-band-bella-lily-perform-benefit-safe-connections <p>In a way, indie/pop duo Bella &amp; Lily has been together a long time. That is if you can measure lifetimes spanning in the teen years as long. Bella (19) and Lily (15) are sisters, after all.</p><p>But the musical entity Bella &amp; Lily was born less than two years ago, when the Ibur sisters made their debut on the St. Louis music scene. After winning a battle of the bands to earn a spot on the Loufest stage, Bella and Lily decided to focus on their musical career.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:11:23 +0000 Camille Phillips 35038 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Indie/Pop Band Bella & Lily To Perform Benefit For Safe Connections 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 The Sheldon Calls For Creativity In St. Louis’ 250th Birthday Photo Contest http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sheldon-calls-creativity-st-louis-250th-birthday-photo-contest <p><em>The Sheldon Art Galleries in Grand Center is asking for photographs documenting St. Louis, as the city celebrates 250 years.</em></p><p>The Arch, Busch Stadium and the World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park are among the usual suspects when it comes to picturing St. Louis. But the same-old, same-old won’t cut it in <a href="http://www.sheldonconcerthall.org/photocontest.asp">a photography contest focused on the city at 250.</a></p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Nancy Fowler 32753 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Sheldon Calls For Creativity In St. Louis’ 250th Birthday Photo Contest Bobby McFerrin Calls Himself A ‘Songcatcher’ http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bobby-mcferrin-calls-himself-songcatcher <p>Bobby McFerrin is a multi-faceted vocalist.&nbsp; A 10-time Grammy winner, he has blurred the lines between pop music and fine art and has inspired a generation of a cappella singers.&nbsp; He is best known for his hit, <em>Don’t Worry, Be Happy</em>, which explores the limits of the human voice.&nbsp; But while he is certainly pleased with the song’s success, he does not want to be defined by it.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 05:22:20 +0000 Mary Edwards, Alex Heuer & Don Marsh 25469 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bobby McFerrin Calls Himself A ‘Songcatcher’ Ricky Skaggs: Entertaining Audiences For More Than 50 Years http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ricky-skaggs-entertaining-audiences-more-50-years <p><a href="http://www.rickyskaggs.com/">Ricky Skaggs</a> got an early start in music. &nbsp;At the age of 5, we woke up one morning to find that his parents had left a pint sized mandolin in his bed.&nbsp; A year later, he played a show with Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass&nbsp; and appearances with Earl Scruggs and the Stanley Brothers followed. Before the age of 10, Scruggs was fortunate enough to have performed with three of his heroes.&nbsp; “When you learn music from&nbsp; masters like that at such an early age, that I did, those people stay with you,” Skaggs told St. Sat, 23 Feb 2013 00:23:30 +0000 Mary Edwards & Alex Heuer 9578 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ricky Skaggs: Entertaining Audiences For More Than 50 Years The Sheldon's 100th Anniversary Celebration http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sheldons-100th-anniversary-celebration <p><a href="http://www.thesheldon.org/">The Sheldon </a>bills itself as the perfect place for music and art and the Sheldon Concert Hall has been called “The Carnegie Hall of the Midwest.”&nbsp; This year marks the 100th anniversary of The Sheldon which was named after Walter Sheldon, who founded the St. Louis branch of the Ethical Society.&nbsp; The building was designed by Louis C. Spiering, the architect of the 1904 World’s Fair.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 21:07:31 +0000 Alex Heuer & Mary Edwards 5077 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Sheldon's 100th Anniversary Celebration St. Louis Symphony 2012-2013 Season http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-symphony-2012-2013-season <p>Host Steve Potter talks with St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson about the orchestra's recently completed European Tour and <a href="http://www.stlsymphony.org/genre/" target="_blank">its 2012-2013 season</a>. Then, St. Louis Public Radio’s Mike Schrand speaks with singer-songwriter <a href="http://nicklowe.com/" target="_blank">Nick Lowe</a>. Lowe is currently on a solo acoustic tour and performs at <a href="http://www.thesheldon.org/" target="_blank">The Sheldon Concert Hall</a> on Wednesday, September 26th.&nbsp; Later in the show, Steve Potter talks with Rod Milam, creator and producer of the <a href="http://www.milamnyc.com/ucdoc" target="_blank">University City Musician Documentary Project</a>.</p><p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 19:45:25 +0000 Alex Heuer & Mary Edwards 4669 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Symphony 2012-2013 Season