The Ville http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Opera Teaches History Of The Ville Neighborhood And Inspires Students http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/opera-teaches-history-ville-neighborhood-and-inspires-students <p></p><p>The history of the Ville neighborhood has been told through books and film. Now the community's story will be told through opera.</p><p>In honor of St. Louis’ 250th birthday, <a href="http://www.stlartworks.org/">St. Louis ArtWorks</a> commissioned “On Whose Shoulders We Stand: An Opera,” which focuses on the Ville.</p><p>It will be performed this weekend by students in the ArtWorks program.</p><p>Juwaun Crawford is one of the teens in the program. With his sailor hat and shiny gold guitar crafted from cardboard and foil, he plays a magnetic Chuck Berry.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 03:48:52 +0000 Emanuele Berry 38115 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Opera Teaches History Of The Ville Neighborhood And Inspires Students Sweet Potato Project Seeks To Create Community In St. Louis From The Ground Up http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sweet-potato-project-seeks-create-community-st-louis-ground <p></p><p>Being an entrepreneur takes more than just having what you think is a “good product.” It takes marketing, development, being social, and most importantly, mentorship. And, you have to be willing to build it from the ground up. But where do you start? For Sylvester Brown, you go with something that’s plain and simple: sweet potatoes.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Erin Williams 29496 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sweet Potato Project Seeks To Create Community In St. Louis From The Ground Up