Arts & Culture

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4:29 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

Sound Bites: Ten years in a tasty town

Bacon Jam, as featured in the October edition of Sauce Magazine. (photo by Chris Ryan)

This month on Sound Bites, Sauce Magazine publisher Allyson Mace, managing editor Stacy Schultz, and senior staff writer Ligaya Figueras take us on a walk down memory lane as they celebrate ten years in print. From craft beer and locally sourced ingredients to foam and sous-vide, the Sauce team helps us remember the tastes that have defined the past decade of St. Louis food.

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2011 World Series
12:16 pm
Tue October 18, 2011

Meaty, musical and mayoral sidebars to the 2011 World Series

An extreme close-up of some baby back ribs from Pappy's Smokehouse - one of the St. Louis vendors being used by Mayor Francis Slay to sweeten his World Series side bet with Arlington, Tx. Mayor Robert Cluck.
(via Flickr/dyobmit)

Updated at 1:46 p.m. to include Clay/Barton wager.

If you'll pardon the gastronomical puns, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jake Wagman tells us today about a tasty World Series side bet between St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and Arlington, Texas Mayor Robert Cluck.

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2011 World Series
4:33 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

Preparing the field for dreams; Busch Stadium gets World Series paint job

A painting crew from the Warren Sign Company puts the finishing touches on the World Series logo at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on October 17, 2011. The St. Louis Cardinals will host the Texas Rangers in Game 1 of the 2011 World Series on October 19, 2011.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated 5:10 p.m. with second photo.

We don't really think much needs to be said beyond the captions for these photos. St. Louis is readying for a World Series to begin - starting with the field of play.

St. Louis Symphony
4:24 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

St. Louis Symphony Extra - more with violinist James Ehnes

Violinist James Ehnes.
(via Benjamin Ealovega)

If you tuned in to our Oct. 15 broadcast of the St. Louis Symphony, you heard quite a special performance. Now, we have more for you from one of the featured musicians of that night.

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World Series / Michelle Obama/ Jill Biden
2:06 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

Michelle Obama, Jill Biden to attend World Series opener in St. Louis

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden joke together while taping a Joining Forces public service announcement in the East Room of the White House, April 4, 2011. Obama and Biden will attend the first game of the 2011 World Series in St. Louis.
(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are scheduled to attend the World Series opener in St. Louis on Wednesday night to honor military veterans.

Major League Baseball announced Monday that it has dedicated Game 1 between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals to veterans and their families.

The first lady and Dr. Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will participate in a pregame ceremony at Busch Stadium as part of MLB's Welcome Back Veterans program and Obama's Joining Forces initiative.

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Arts & Culture
9:29 am
Mon October 17, 2011

Photo of the Week

Last week's full moon. Click to view large.
Mike Matney Via Flickr

Photo taken by Mike Matney on

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
6:53 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending October 9

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 October 9:


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St. Louis Symphony / St. Louis Cardinals
3:43 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

Cardinals meet classical: St. Louis Symphony plays "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"

You don't normally think of the words "symphony" and "sports" in the same sentence - but when they interact, the results can be pretty fun.

To show their support for our hometown baseball brethren, the St. Louis Symphony offers this rendition of ballpark standard "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." Give it a listen!

St. Louis Symphony
2:08 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

St. Louis Symphony Extra - October 15, 2011

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, Oct. 15.

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 (composers are in bold, titles in italics):

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2012 Muny season
3:26 pm
Mon October 10, 2011

Muny announces 2012 season

The 2012 season of the Muny includes three shows that have never been on the Muny stage before, including Dreamgirls and Aladdin.
(via Flickr/lissalou66)

Updated to correct spelling of Isaacson's name.

Four new shows will mark the Muny's first season under new executive director Mike Isaacson.

One of those shows has appeared on the Muny state before, says Kate Lane, Isaacson's assistant. But the Muny did not produce the version of "Chicago" that theatergoers saw in 1977. Instead, the Broadway cast left New York for a week of performances. This will be the first time the Muny itself produces the show.

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