Arts & Culture

10:22 pm
Sat May 31, 2014

In Wake Of Flooding, Bosnians Have Another Chance To Cheer National Team

Bosnians from across the nation gathered in St. Louis to watch their national soccer team play a friend match with Argentina at Busch Stadium on Nov. 18, 2013.
Credit Tim Lloyd / St. Louis Public Radio

  Updated Sat., May 31

Bosnia won the match against Ivory Coast 2-1.

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The Bosnian National Soccer Team squares off in a friendly match against Ivory Coast this evening at the Edward Jones Dome. It’s a safe bet it will feel a bit like a home game for Bosnian players.

Over the decades, the ties between St. Louis and Bosnia have grown deeper and deeper. As refugees from the Bosnian war found new homes in St. Louis, the region became home to what is estimated to be the largest Bosnian population outside of eastern Europe.     

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Jazz Unlimited
12:32 pm
Sat May 31, 2014

The Career Of Tommy Flanagan

Tommy Flanagan-1987
Dennis C. Owsley Copyright Dennis C. Owsley

Jazz Unlimited for June 1, 2014 will be “The Career of Tommy Flanagan.”  One of the most respected pianists in jazz, Tommy Flanagan was born in 1930 in Detroit.  By the age of 15, he was playing professionally, doing his school homework backstage between sets.  At the urging of his fellow Detroiter, Kenny Burrell, Flanagan moved to New York in 1956.  In that year, he appeared on 13 jazz albums.  In his career, he was heard on 401 recording sessions, recording 50 albums as a leader.  He has five Grammy Nominations to his credit.  Flanagan was Ella Fitzgerald’s accompanist from 1962-1965 and

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6:28 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis Vocalists ‘Sing For Siteman’

Sing for Siteman artistic director and accompanist Carol Wong

It’s safe to say that the life of every person is at some time touched by cancer. That is the unifying factor in the 5th Annual “Sing for Siteman” benefit concert. Eight principal singers from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ 2014 season will perform in a concert directed and accompanied by pianist Carol Wong on June 9 to benefit Siteman Cancer Center’s Discovery Fund. The emcee will be St. Louis Post-Dispatch Classical Music Critic Sarah Bryan Miller.

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5:17 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Art Exhibit Celebrating Creativity And Strength Of Bosnian Artists On Display At Fontbonne

Endi Poskov

“Bosnian Born,” a multimedia art exhibit showcasing the work of artists born in Bosnia-Herzegovina, opened May 29 in the Fine Arts Gallery of Fontbonne University. It will be on display in St. Louis through June 27. St. Louis is home to more Bosnians than anywhere in the world outside of the country itself.

Curator Sejla Holland created the exhibit two years ago to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Bosnian War.

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5:07 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Inspired By The Rich History Of Chess, Circus Flora Presents 'The Pawn'

The Flying Wallendas
Dan Donovan

The Big Top is back in Grand Center for Circus Flora’s 28th season with “The Pawn,” a show inspired by the venerable game of chess.

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Peter Martin
12:33 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Free Concerts: Add The Zoo And Botanical Garden To The Musical Mix

Find out where the free music is with our free summer concert calendar.

For many St. Louisans, summer means Cardinals baseball, pork steak on the grill and free outdoor concerts. Coming this week:

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To let us know about your concert series, please email Arts, Culture and Voices Editor Donna Korando (

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10:28 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Editor's Weekly: Maya Angelou's St. Louis Roots

In this 2011 photo taken in Harlem, Maya Angelou is seated and poet Eugene Redmond is at her right.
Credit Ros Crenshaw

St. Louisans may have felt some civic pride this week in noting that Maya Angelou was born here. But you have to wonder whether her brilliance and strength developed because of her St. Louis experiences or in spite of them. Perhaps both.

Obituaries recounted that the renowned author split her childhood between St. Louis and Arkansas after age 3, when her parents divorced. The rape she wrote about in "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" happened here. Segregation was an ugly fact of life in both places. Yet so were family resilience and ambition.

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10:19 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

St. Louis Museums Offer Innovative Job Training

TMS class of 2012 in Contemporary Art Museum receiving room.
Credit Provided by CAMSTL

If someone were to tally the number of St. Louis area students participating in career training at arts institutions and compare that to the numbers in other local industries, the arts might possibly win. The Contemporary Art Museum, alone, draws hundreds of students into its pre-professional programming each year. And not only are the exciting, pre-professional youth programs at CAM and the St. Louis Art Museum free to participants, some pay a stipend.

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The Blooming Artists Project
10:06 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Art Show Will Feature Work of Lindbergh Students And Their Mentors

Lindbergh High student Madi McClain and artist Rob Dreyer pose with one another's paintings for The Blooming Artists Project.
Credit Mary Delach Leonard | St. Louis Public Radio

A unique art show that opens Friday at the Clayton Fine Art Gallery shows what can happen when young art students get a chance to work with St. Louis art professionals.

“The Blooming Artists Project” will display student artwork side by side with the work of their mentors — local jewelers, sculptors, painters, fiber artists and photographers.

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Priyadharshan Kannappan
9:59 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

On Chess: Grandmaster Hopefuls Compete In St. Louis

International Master Priyadharshan Kannappan is seeking his second GM norm.
Credit Provided by the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis

The words “watch your back” have never rung so clear.

The 2014 national championships are less than two weeks old, but as America’s heavyweights retreat to their corners, the class of tomorrow has already hopped into the ring.

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