Gaslight Square http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Remembering Ragtime Pianist And Scholar Trebor Tichenor http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/remembering-ragtime-pianist-and-scholar-trebor-tichenor <p>Ragtime pianist and scholar Trebor Tichenor passed away last month after a stroke. He was 74. Longtime St. Louis Public Radio listeners may remember his weekly program “Ragophile” that aired on the station in the 1970s and ‘80s.</p><p>We dedicated the entire hour of Cityscape today to remembering Tichenor with his son Andy Tichenor and fellow band members Don Franz and Al Stricker.</p><p>In the fall of 1961 Trebor Tichenor (piano), Don Franz (tuba), Al Stricker (banjo) and Bill Mason (cornet) formed the St. Louis Ragtimers and began a regular gig at the Natchez Queen on Gaslight Square.</p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:19:49 +0000 Camille Phillips 34246 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Remembering Ragtime Pianist And Scholar Trebor Tichenor Acclaimed Tom Waits Singer And Locals Ken Page, Tim Schall Kick Off Cabaret Festival http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/acclaimed-tom-waits-singer-and-locals-ken-page-tim-schall-kick-cabaret-festival <p><em>The nine-week Gaslight Cabaret series includes Marissa Mulder’s “The Songs of Tom Waits,” lauded by the New York Times as “the best of the season.”</em></p><p>St. Louisans who like to gorge themselves on entertainment may already indulge in movie marathons and TV binge-watching. Beginning Thursday, Feb. 20, they can also get their fill of cabaret performances.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 04:04:20 +0000 Nancy Fowler 33665 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Acclaimed Tom Waits Singer And Locals Ken Page, Tim Schall Kick Off Cabaret Festival Gaslight Cabaret Festival To Open With Broadway Veteran Ken Page http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gaslight-cabaret-festival-open-broadway-veteran-ken-page <p>The Gaslight Cabaret Festival,&nbsp; two months of cabaret performances at the Gaslight Theater, opens next week with a show by Broadway veteran and St. Louis native Ken Page.</p><p>Page got his start at the MUNY more than 40 years ago. After two summers performing at the MUNY, he moved to New York City, where he performed on Broadway in the original casts of “Cats,” “Ain't Misbehavin',” “The Wiz”,” Ain't Nothin' But The Blues,” and “Guys &amp; Dolls.” Fans of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” may recognize him as the voice of Mr. Oogie Boogie.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:05:47 +0000 Camille Phillips 33728 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gaslight Cabaret Festival To Open With Broadway Veteran Ken Page Money-What Makes Public Radio Go Around http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/money-what-makes-public-radio-go-around <p>The March 10, Jazz Unlimited will be devoted to an examination of tunes about money.&nbsp; Money is what fuels St. Louis Public Radio.&nbsp; Some of the srtists to be heard to night include Muggsy Sprecher recorded live at the Silver Dollar Club on Gaslight Square, Ahmad Jamal, J.J. Johnson, Count Basie with Buddy DeFranco, Art Tatum, Phil Woods, Cannonball Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Jay McShann and the World Saxophone Quartet.</p><p>Check out my photos of some of the artists heard on the show.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 21:49:42 +0000 Dennis Owsley 9948 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Money-What Makes Public Radio Go Around