Arts & Culture

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending July 24:

Adult:

(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

You can see more photos of the dedication in the gallery below

A nearly two-year effort to raise money for a statue of St. Louis native Chuck Berry in the city came officially to a close today Friday as dignitaries gathered with the man they call the father of rock 'n' roll to dedicate the sculpture.

Photo of the Week

Jul 23, 2011
Amy Buxton / via Flickr

Photo taken in St. Louis 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.

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending July 17:

Adult:

Lovers of St. Louis Public Radio and classical music may have learned something new on Cityscape today from St. Louis fiddler Justin Branum and guitarist Gary Hunt: the difference between a violin and a fiddle?  "You don't spill beer on a violin," they explained.

Griot Museum hopes new name will spark new life

Jul 21, 2011
Griot Museum (2011)
File photo | Constance McCollom | St. Louis Beacon

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: When meeting Lois Conley, you quickly learn that the Griot Museum of Black History & Culture she founded has a specific purpose. As a child during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Conley wanted to develop an awareness of black culture in St. Louis.

(Kelsey Proud/St. Louis Public Radio)

The S. S. Admiral, built in 1907 and a long-time fixture of the Mississippi riverfront in St. Louis, was towed away Tuesday to be dismantled.

Columbia, Ill. will be the final dock for the riverboat following a long process of dismantling and an unsuccessful attempt to auction the vessel off on eBay.

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending July 10:

Adult:

Untitled

Jul 15, 2011
Amy Buxton / Flickr

Photo taken in St. Louis by Amy Buxton on Flickr.com.

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

Pruitt-Igoe in the 1960s
U.S. Geological Survey

This article originally appeared in the St. Louis Beacon - Nearly 40 years ago, as viewers around the country watched the nightly news on their television screens, an 11-story tower framed by the Gateway Arch in St. Louis came tumbling down. It was the beginning of the end for Pruitt-Igoe, by then a crime-ridden, vandalized 33-building public housing complex that had been one of the largest of its kind ever built.

Razing the place was supposed to fix the Pruitt-Igoe problem. It did -- and it didn't.

(Provided to press by Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three)

St. Louis' own Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three was featured on NPR Music's "First Listen" this weekend.

On the "First Listen" blog you can hear LaFarge's new album Middle of Everywhere  in its entirety, which officially drops July 19.

(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Less than 24 hours after the Cardinals completed a 4-2 win over Arizona, the sod at Busch Stadium is dug up and gone.

Support

Jul 8, 2011
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Photo taken at by "Kemolledog" on Flickr.com.

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(Tim Drury, St. Louis Public Radio)

As farmer’s market season hits its summer stride, fresh from the farm ingredients often take center stage.  But Missouri is also home to many wild ingredients, which are highly sought after by area chefs, and in many cases next to impossible to cultivate. 

In the first of a new series called Sound Bites, created in partnership with Sauce Magazine, producer Libby Franklin goes into the woods with forager Ryan Maher, owner of Missouri Wild Edibles.

(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated 2:32 p.m.:

The St. Louis Cardinals plan to activate Albert Pujols off the disabled list Tuesday, a month ahead of schedule in his recovery from a broken left wrist. The Cardinals have not yet decided whether he will start against
Cincinnati on Tuesday night.

Original Story:

Albert Pujols says he has no pain in his broken left wrist and the St. Louis Cardinals are hoping to get their top slugger back in the lineup sooner than expected -- maybe tonight.

He'll be examined by team doctors today.

Arch Train

Jul 2, 2011
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Photo taken at by "SMT Images" on Flickr.com.

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Missouri History Museum

Chances are most St. Louisans will neither notice nor show much appreciation for a 133-year-old gentleman who is returning to our town for a visit on Saturday.

He is the Veiled Prophet from the Kingdom of Khorassan. Insiders call him the Grand Oracle or G.O., for short. He used to be quite well known. Now not so much.

But for many years he was a symbol of St. Louis.

(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Despite criticism, a statue of rock legend Chuck Berry was installed in University City, Mo. Friday in the Delmar Loop.

The statue was crafted by local artist Harry Weber and a formal dedication is planned for July 29.

Previously, critics voiced concerns that the statue was to be installed on city-owned land and that Berry spent time in jail.

(via Flickr/Richie Diesterheft)

A century-old riverboat-turned-casino that folded under withering competition from the St. Louis region's growing array of gambling sites is headed to a scrapyard, piece by piece.

Crews are dismantling the S.S. Admiral along the Mississippi River at St. Louis, months after a would-be auction failed to attract what the owner considered serious bids for the vessel.

(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The rock legend known for such hits as "Johnny B. Goode" will be getting a statue in suburban St. Louis, but not everyone thinks that's so great.

University City's City Council on Monday night refused to block installation of an 8-foot bronze sculpture by artist Harry Weber honoring 84-year-old Chuck Berry.

Madalyn Painter / St. Louis Public Radio

This Sunday, June 26, is the First Annual Sustainable Backyard Tour--a free, self-guided tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Homes on the tour showcase renewable energy, beekeeping, composting, vegetable gardens, native plants, backyard chickens, rainwater harvesting, keeping goats, using permeable surfaces, and more.

Female Barn Owl

Jun 20, 2011
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Photo taken at the World Bird Sanctuary by "matneym" on Flickr.com.

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

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending June 12:

Adults:

It's been nearly 20 years since the John Adams/Alice Goodman/Peter Sellars/Mark Morris opera The Death of Klinghoffer has been given a full U.S. stage production; the last was in San Francisco in 1992. Perhaps that should come as no surprise, given the rancor stirred by its 1991 American premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. But it's back at Opera Theater of St. Louis for the next week. Its revival has tried to address some of the issues and concerns raised by the controversial premiere.

Grand Layers

Jun 13, 2011
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Photo taken on Grand Ave. by S. Trent on Flickr.com.

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A common issue for community garden groups is varying levels of participation among the gardeners. The result of some gardeners not tending their beds on a regular basis means that, at best, the beds are weedy and aesthetically unpleasing or, at worst, the beds are completely overgrown and spreading weeds, diseases, and pests to the other beds. Beyond these consequences, lack of full involvement hampers the spirit of community--building relationships with one's neighbors, demonstrating pride in one's neighborhood--that community gardeners aspire to achieve.

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending June 5:

Adult:

Planet St. Louis

Jun 3, 2011
M. Cole Bishop / via Flickr

Photo by M. Cole Bishop on Flickr.com. To create this image, Bishop says he "took a panorama from the Wash. U. observatory then stretched it and converted it to polar coordinates." The original panorama is viewable in his Flickr photostream.

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

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending May 29:

Adult:

Flickr

Photo by "Matneym" on Flickr.com.

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