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Arts & Culture
2:03 pm
Sat February 18, 2012

St. Louis Symphony Extra: February 19

Ana Lopez & Kevin Shannon perform "Arcangelo"
Dilip Vashwanat

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, February 19.

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.

This is what's in store for you this Saturday:

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Soulard Mardi Gras
12:02 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Mardi Gras celebration kicks into high gear in St. Louis

The route (in blue) of the River City Grand Parade Saturday in St. Louis.
(Courtesy of Mardi Gras, Inc.)

One of the area’s biggest public parties of the year takes place in the Soulard neighborhood this weekend. 

Organizers of the Mardi Gras celebration are expecting more than 100 units and 2000 people in the River City Grand Parade Saturday. It’s the 33rd year for the event, which has grown to become one of the largest Mardi Gras parties in the country. Spokesman Mack Bradley says they’ve worked hard to make sure the event is fun – and safe – for everyone.

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Photo of the Week
12:12 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

How to view a gorilla

Amy Buxton Via Flickr

Photo taken at the St. Louis Zoo by Amy Buxton 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 we feature, on our website, one outstanding photo from the group.

Arts & Culture
5:46 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending February 5

Pudd'nHead 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 February 5:

Adult:

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St. Louis Symphony
2:16 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

St. Louis Symphony Encore - more from violinist David Halen

Violinist David Halen.
(Courtesy St. Louis Symphony)

Stanislaw Skrowaczewski conducted the St. Louis Symphony in concerts February 3 and 4 in Powell Hall in a program including Weber's Oberon Overture, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 with St. Louis Symphony concertmaster David Halen as soloist, and Schubert's Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944, The Great.

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St. Louis Symphony
6:01 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

St. Louis Symphony announces 2012-2013 schedule

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

The St. Louis Symphony has announced its 2012-2013 season schedule today.

An European tour,  an appearance by famed trumpet master Wynton Marsalis and lots of soloists getting their chances to shine at Powell Hall are just a few of the highlights.

You will again, of course, have the chance to listen to live broadcasts of the Symphony on select Saturday evenings here on St. Louis Public Radio.

Here's a full look at the schedule for you to peruse yourself:

Photo of the Week
2:02 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Avalon Theater

The former Avalon Theater.
DJ Denim Via Flickr

Photo taken by "DJ Denim" 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 we feature, on our website, one outstanding photo from the group.

Arts & Culture
6:00 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending January 29

Sue's News

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 January 29:

Adult:

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St. Louis Symphony
5:44 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

St. Louis Symphony Extra - February 4, 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, Jan. 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.

This is what's in store for you this Saturday:

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St. Louis Symphony
3:58 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

St. Louis Symphony Encore - more from Warren-Green, Cohen

Did you tune in to our live broadcast of the St. Louis Symphony on Saturday? Well - if you did, thanks for joining us, and, even if you didn't catch it that evening, you can still experience some of the fun from that evening. We have an encore for you, if you'll excuse the play on musical words.

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