Arts & Culture

St. Louis Symphony
6:00 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

St. Louis Symphony Encore - More from 'Rach Fest'

Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff.
(via Wikimedia Commons/US Library of Congress)

The St. Louis Symphony concluded its 2011-2012 subscription series season with “Rach Fest” featuring Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concertos 1, 2 and 3 with Stephen Hough as soloist in six concerts over two weekends. 

The programs on Fridays, April 27 and May 4 featured the first Rachmaninoff concerto.  Hans Graf conducted the St. Louis Symphony on April 28 and 29 in a program including Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Skazka,” Op. 29, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10 and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, in C minor, Op 18.

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St. Louis Symphony
12:16 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

St. Louis Symphony to make return tour of California

St. Louis Symphony music director David Robertson.
(Dan Dreyfus)

In addition to their tour of Europe in the 2012-2013 season, the St. Louis Symphony will also be making a series of stops in The Golden State.

The Symphony announced their California tour today, which will involve several community concerts, coachings with K-12 students, a side-by-side rehearsal with the UC-Davis Symphony Orchestra and a performance at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.

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St. Louis Symphony
6:39 am
Sat May 5, 2012

St. Louis Symphony Extra - May 5, 2012

The auditorium as viewed from the stage at Powell Hall - home of the St. Louis Symphony.
(via St. Louis Symphony/Dan Dreyfus)

The St. Louis Symphony continues its 2011-2012 season this weekend, and you can be right there with them from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.

On select Saturday evenings, St. Louis Public Radio broadcasts the Symphony's performance over the air, bringing you a live classical music experience wherever you are.

(And here's a look at next season's broadcast schedule!)

Here's what's in store for you this weekend:

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Arts & Culture
8:17 pm
Sun April 29, 2012

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending April 22

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books, according to the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending April 22:

 

Adult:

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St. Louis Symphony
12:27 pm
Sat April 28, 2012

St. Louis Symphony Extra - April 28, 2012

The auditorium as viewed from the stage at Powell Hall - home of the St. Louis Symphony.
(via St. Louis Symphony/Dan Dreyfus)

The St. Louis Symphony continues its 2011-2012 season this weekend, and you can be right there with them from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 28.

On select Saturday evenings, St. Louis Public Radio broadcasts the Symphony's performance over the air, bringing you a live classical music experience wherever you are.

Here's what's in store for you this weekend:

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St. Louis Blues
4:09 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Mayor proclaims Friday as St. Louis Blues Day

St. Louis Blues Alex Pietrangelo skates past a photo hole during the first period against the New York Islanders at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Feb. 16, 2012.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The St. Louis Blues are in the second round of the NHL playoffs for the first time in a decade, and Mayor Slay is honoring the resurgent team.

Slay declared Friday as St. Louis Blues Day and is asking St. Louisans to wear blue in recognition of the day. The Blues open the second round of the playoffs with a home game Saturday against the Los Angeles Kings.

The Blues beat San Jose to win the first-round series in five games.

Photography
6:25 am
Mon April 23, 2012

International Photography Hall of Fame moves to St. Louis

"Migrant Mother"
(Dorothea Lange/Courtesy International Photography Hall of Fame)

The International Photography Hall of Fame is moving to St. Louis.

The organization will bring with it thousands of historical cameras and images.

Those include iconic photographs like Alfred Eisenstaedt’s “V-J Day in Times Square," Ansel Adams’ “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico,” and Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother" - all of which you can see above.

John Nagel is the board president of the International Photography Hall of Fame and a photographic artist who lives in Hermann, Mo.

St. Louis Public Radio’s Maria Altman spoke with Nagel about the Hall of Fame’s history and the move.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Sun April 22, 2012

Photo of the Week

Photo taken at Saint Louis University by Christopher Jones on Flickr.com.

Join the St. Louis Public Radio Flickr group to see interesting photos taken in the St. Louis region and submit your own. Each week on our website we feature one outstanding photo from the group.

St. Louis Symphony
3:59 pm
Sat April 21, 2012

St. Louis Symphony Extra - April 21, 2012

Powell Hall, home of the St. Louis Symphony.
(Alise O'Brien)

The St. Louis Symphony continues its 2011-2012 season this weekend, and you can be right there with them from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 21.

On select Saturday evenings, St. Louis Public Radio broadcasts the Symphony's performance over the air, bringing you a live classical music experience wherever you are.

Here's what's in store for you this weekend:

SMETANA Šárka from Má vlast

DVOŘÁK  Cello Concerto

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Arts & Culture
6:30 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending April 15

Subterranean Books

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books, according to the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending April 15:

Adult:

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