The Sheldon Concert Hall http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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