Arts & Culture

All Songs Considered
11:29 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Summer Music Preview: Premieres From Cat Power, Avett Brothers, The Antlers And More

Top row (left to right): The Antlers, Cat Power; Middle row: Bill Fay, Sean Rowe, Nas; Bottom row: Christian Scott, JEFF The Brotherhood
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Thu November 14, 2013 10:41 am

This week on All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton offer sneak previews of some of the summer's most anticipated releases.

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Arts & Culture
1:03 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

St. Louis Symphony musicians reach 4-year deal

Powell Hall, home of the St. Louis Symphony.

Union-backed musicians with the St. Louis Symphony have agreed to a new four-year contract, more than a year before the current contract expires.

The contract announced Monday by the symphony and the American Federation of Musicians Local 2-197 takes effect in September 2013 and goes through August 2017. It affects more than 90 musicians with the 132-year-old symphony, which is considered among the nation's oldest.

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3:50 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Jazz and Juneteenth: 5 songs which speak of the freedom struggle

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According to the Missouri State Archives, Juneteenth is officially recognized today in 41 states, including Missouri. NPR Music provides this selection of "five recordings, picked by five musicians, which represent the triumphs and tribulations within the freedom struggle."
  • Source: Npr
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Today, June 19, is a holiday known as Juneteenth - the oldest commemoration of slavery's end. Though the Emancipation Proclamation declared the freedom of slaves in Confederate states on Jan. 1, 1963, it was only on June 19, 1865 (months after Confederate forces had surrendered) that Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas, to spread news of the war's end, and to enforce the proclamation in Texas.
Arts & Culture
7:00 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending May 20

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 May 20:

Adult:

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Arts & Culture
6:40 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending May 13

Main Street Books in St. Charles

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 May 13:

Adult:

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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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