Forest Park http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Fair St. Louis Organizers Tout Plan For New Venue http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fair-st-louis-organizers-tout-plan-new-venue <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Final plans for Fair St. Louis are taking shape as the event moves to Forest Park this weekend for the first time in its 34-year history.</span></p><p>The park has been a busy scene this week as work crews prepare stages, concession stands, canopy tents, and generators for the event that organizers expect to draw 35,000 to 50,000 visitors each day. The weekend’s July Fourth celebrations will include a parade, 20 free concerts, nightly fireworks displays and other entertainment.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 01:10:44 +0000 Joseph Leahy 37638 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fair St. Louis Organizers Tout Plan For New Venue Fair St. Louis In Forest Park Presents 'Unique Challenges' For St. Louis Police http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fair-st-louis-forest-park-presents-unique-challenges-st-louis-police <p>Fair St. Louis’s move to Forest Park this year is presenting the St. Louis Police Department with some unique challenges.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">That's according to police chief Sam Dotson, who expressed his concerns at a police board hearing Thursday.&nbsp;</span></p><p>This is the first time the annual Fourth of July celebration will take place in the city's largest park. Dotson said the logistics of the fair have taken more time than he would like. &nbsp;But he said it's important to make sure the plan to keep everyone safe is airtight, especially this first year.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 03:07:34 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 36770 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fair St. Louis In Forest Park Presents 'Unique Challenges' For St. Louis Police St. Louis’ LouFest Lineup Features OutKast, Cake, Matt & Kim http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-loufest-lineup-features-outkast-cake-matt-kim <p><a href="http://www.loufest.com/">St. Louis’ LouFest </a>has unveiled its complete lineup for the Sept. 6-7 music weekend. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 05:01:00 +0000 Nancy Fowler 36071 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis’ LouFest Lineup Features OutKast, Cake, Matt & Kim The Fray, Bonnie Raitt, The Band Perry To Headline Fair St. Louis' Foray Into Forest Park http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fray-bonnie-raitt-band-perry-headline-fair-st-louis-foray-forest-park <p><a href="http://www.fairsaintlouis.org/">Fair St. Louis</a> gave the area<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQLpRBDrhn8"> “something to talk about” today with an announcement that Bonnie Raitt is among the top acts for this year’s Fair St. Louis. </a>The Fray and The Band Perry round out the list of headliners for this year’s annual Fourth of July festival.</p><p>The Band Perry will play Thursday, July 3 at event, which moves to Forest Park this summer because of construction at the Arch Grounds.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:31:01 +0000 Nancy Fowler 35129 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Fray, Bonnie Raitt, The Band Perry To Headline Fair St. Louis' Foray Into Forest Park Changes Coming To St. Louis Art Museum Restaurant http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/changes-coming-st-louis-art-museum-restaurant <p>Visitors to the St. Louis Art Museum will see some changes in <a href="http://www.slam.org/dining/">the museum's Panorama restaurant.</a></p><p>The museum is looking closely at the menu, service and kitchen operations after a six-month review observed a $260,000 loss. The red ink was noted in <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/zmd-board-members-st-louis-art-museum-audit-reveals-well-run-institution">a Zoo-Museum District audit of the museum, released last week.</a></p><p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:19:25 +0000 Nancy Fowler 33338 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Changes Coming To St. Louis Art Museum Restaurant New Missouri History Museum Head Lauded But Report Adds To Criticism Of Institution http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-missouri-history-museum-head-lauded-report-adds-criticism-institution <p>A solid round of applause welcomed Frances Levine as she entered the meeting that finalized her presidency of the Missouri History Museum on Tuesday. Shortly afterward, she also received kudos from her home in Santa Fe, where she’s been director of the New Mexico History Museum for more than 10 years.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:28:11 +0000 Nancy Fowler 33168 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Missouri History Museum Head Lauded But Report Adds To Criticism Of Institution Exclusive Interview: Frances Levine Will Head Missouri History Museum http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/exclusive-interview-frances-levine-will-head-missouri-history-museum <p>The Missouri History Museum has named <a href="http://media.museumofnewmexico.org/museums.php?action=contact%20details&amp;contactID=33&amp;instID=19">Frances Levine, director of the New Mexico History Museum</a>, as as its new president and CEO.</p><p>Levine, 63, will become not only the first woman to lead the museum but the first woman to head any institution of the St. Louis Zoo-Museum District. Her contract was approved this morning in a meeting of the museum's board of trustees and members of the ZMD museum subdistrict.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:18:25 +0000 Nancy Fowler 33134 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Exclusive Interview: Frances Levine Will Head Missouri History Museum An Insider's Look At Forest Park's Great Horned Owls http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/insiders-look-forest-parks-great-horned-owls <p>Although Great Horned Owls can be found just about everywhere in North America, they’re not the easiest birds to spot, even when you’re looking for them.</p><p>Despite knowing there were Great Horned Owls in Forest Park and consistent exploration of the park’s wildlife, it took Mark Glenshaw years before he first saw one.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 22:23:44 +0000 Camille Phillips 32646 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org An Insider's Look At Forest Park's Great Horned Owls History Museum Down To Two Candidates For President, January Decision Possible http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/history-museum-down-two-candidates-president-january-decision-possible <div><span dir="ltr">The Missouri History Museum could name a new president early next month after narrowing the field of Bob Archibald's possible successors to two candidates.</span></div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a Monday meeting of the board of trustees, board chairman John Roberts announced that the museum plans to bring each candidate to St. Louis just after the new year. The week of Jan. 6 is under consideration if the prospects are available. No further information about the candidates was revealed.</span></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 02:37:51 +0000 Nancy Fowler 32310 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org History Museum Down To Two Candidates For President, January Decision Possible Photo of the Week: Autumn on Art Hill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/photo-week-autumn-art-hill <p></p><p>Our photo of the week was taken by Scott Rackers and submitted to our <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/56612333@N03/10607126954/in/pool-kwmu">Flickr group</a>.</p><p>Join the <a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/kwmu/">St. Louis Public Radio Flickr group</a> to see interesting photos taken in the St. Louis region and submit your own. Each week on our website and Facebook page we feature one outstanding photo from the group.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:22:29 +0000 Madalyn Painter 31101 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Photo of the Week: Autumn on Art Hill