Arts & Culture

Roadside Art
6:34 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

I-70 Billboard Art Will Spotlight Black Women And Message Wars

A Moment's Pleasure by Mickalene Thomas
Credit Provided by the 1-70 Sign Show

Mickalene Thomas is an artist who examines what it means to be a black woman. So what does her work suggest when juxtaposed with an ad for a strip club? How about when it’s displayed just off West Florissant Avenue, a few miles down the road from Ferguson?

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Big Game Tonight
6:07 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

On Chess: Our Team-Spirited Arch Bishops Are Poised To Become Chess League Champs

Wesley So has performed brilliantly for the team.
Credit Provided by the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis

Championship droughts are no laughing matter. And there’s no doubt things have been feeling a little stale around here lately: It’s been three whole years since St. Louis touted a championship title.

Tonight, however, our great city’s sport sufferings may come to an end.

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Videos On Display
2:19 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

New Artist Showcase Comes To The Public Media Commons

Mitch Hill's video during Public Media Commons Artists Showcase test
Credit Courtesy of Mike Pagano

For the first time in the Public Media Commons’ short life a group of young visual artists will display site-specific work on the main and secondary screens Tuesday night. Mike Pagano, 36, of the Nine Network helped the artists develop their projects for the space. He says the works will be a balancing act between artistic vision and accessibility.

“Kind of the tension between the artist, their vision and their voice, and what their work is traditionally about, and how to bridge that so that it fits with a space that’s accessible to everyone,” Pagano said. 

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Removing stigma
2:27 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Missouri History Museum Hosts A Day Of HIV Testing

Performers at the Missouri History Museum's quest to set the record for most people tested for HIV in one venue
Credit Alex Detrick | Missouri History Museum

On this Worlds AIDS Day, the Missouri History Museum is trying to break the world record for most people tested for HIV in one venue. Yet, Director of Community Partnerships Alex Detrick, 37, said she knows testing people is more important than setting records.

“If people can have a positive experience today and say, ‘You know what? It really wasn’t that hard, that scary, that intimidating.’ That would be exciting!” said Detrick.

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Jazz Unlimited
5:14 pm
Sat November 29, 2014

Jazz Giants Born In November And December

Clark Terry-late 1940's
Dennis C. Owsley Copyright Dennis C. Owsley

Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, November 30 will be “Jazz Giants Born in November and December.”  Jazz Giants are individuals whose sound and approach are instantly identifiable.  Their work has influenced those who came after them.  This show will highlight music from bandleaders Fletcher Henderson, Benny Moten and Toshiko Akiyoshi; pianists Willie “The Lion” Smith, Teddy Wilson, Dave Brubeck, Wynton Kelly, Roger Kellaway, Ray Bryant, Hampton Hawes, and John Hicks; trumpeters Clark Terry, Bunny Berigan and Woody Shaw; saxophonists Serge Chaloff, Phil Woods, Joe Lovano; trombonists Steve Turre a

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St. Louis Symphony
2:59 pm
Sat November 29, 2014

St. Louis Symphony Extra - Rhapsody in Blue

Kirill Gerstein
Credit Marco Borggreve

We continue our live broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony's 2014-2015 season this weekend, and you can be right there with us from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29.

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 planned for you this weekend:

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Local Bands
11:43 pm
Thu November 27, 2014

Looking Back At 10 Years Of Kentucky Knife Fight

James Baker performs with Kentucky Knife Fight at Off Broadway
Credit Jess Luther | St. Louis Public Radio

For 10 years the band Kentucky Knife Fight, an institution in St. Louis’ indie rock community, pursued a sound that stood out from the crowd.

“I would want people to remember us for the fact that we never compromised our sound, we never tried to fit into a box,” said James Baker, 31, the band’s drummer.

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Consumer News
11:43 pm
Thu November 27, 2014

Beware Of The Slick And Fraudulent This Holiday Season

Credit FBI

While digging through the consumer fraud warnings piling up in our inbox, we’ve concluded that scams are like slick sidewalks in the wintertime: At first glance, they seem so safe.

* The Most Shameful: Re-Scamming The Scammed

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Plywood Art
7:39 am
Thu November 27, 2014

On South Grand, Artists Are Making The Best Of A Bad Situation

Credit Rebecca Smith | St. Louis Public Radio

While the protests in the South Grand Business District have not been as destructive as in Ferguson, businesses have had windows broken and plywood is the current holiday look. But much of the plywood is festive. We offer a selection:

At FedEx

At Urban

  At the Post Office

At Great Clips

  At Cafe Natasha

At Rooster

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5:53 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Rock ’n’ Roll Craft Show Unites Bands, Crafts

Rock 'n' Roll Craft Show
Rock 'n' Roll Craft Show

As the name indicates, the Rock ’n’ Roll Craft Show is not a typical craft fair.

For starters, there’s music — hence the rock ’n’ roll part.

“We have DJs and music all three days, and Saturday night we have our additional musical showcase at 2720,” organizer Jessi Cerrutti told “Cityscape” host Steve Potter. “We try to curate the music very specifically for our event.”

Next, the setup for this craft show. Forget vendor booths and think department store.

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