Arts & Culture

Red Knight
10:12 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

On Chess: Circus Flora Plays Both Sides Of The Board

Credit Circus Flora

The word circus conjures several interpretations, a different idea according to every one’s experience. Many of those definitions, as Circus Flora teaches us, can brilliantly oppose each other in both harmony and balance – and that the chess player can appreciate.

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First Friday
10:11 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Visually Appealing: Art & Air, Peat Eyez, Dogs, First Friday

Credit Provided by SLUMA

The first weekend in June always has a star on my calendar: Lafayette Square House Tour. But many others have noted the better-than-average chance for good weather that prompted the neighborhood to select that date. Add the tradition of galleries being open in the evening on the first Friday of the month and no one has an excuse to stay indoors (barring storms, that is).

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Obituary
7:12 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Linda Dubinsky Skrainka: An Artist Of Reflection And Reality

Linda Dubinsky Skrainka
Credit from her website

Linda Skrainka, whose brush strokes reflect everyday life and transform the banalities into large, exquisite tributes to architectural stasis, nature and ordinary moments in time, died yesterday morning.

Her oil paintings are imbued with minute details that human eyes often fail to register, making them a treasure of rediscovery. They are also, often, literal reflections as Mrs. Skrainka painted shadows and mirrored surfaces to create pictures within pictures.

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Planning for the Sheldon
9:33 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Peter Martin Brings Piano Skills To The Garden, Kranzberg

Peter Martin
Credit Jimmy and Dena Katz

Pianist Peter Martin has a busy week of rehearsals and performances here in St. Louis this week. The University City resident will kick off the annual Whitaker Music Festival Wednesday evening, June 4, then follow that with a concert at the Kranzberg Arts Center Thursday evening, when he and his trio perform with vocalist Vivian Sessoms.

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Soccer
10:22 pm
Sat May 31, 2014

In Wake Of Flooding, Bosnians Have Another Chance To Cheer National Team

Bosnians from across the nation gathered in St. Louis to watch their national soccer team play a friend match with Argentina at Busch Stadium on Nov. 18, 2013.
Credit Tim Lloyd / St. Louis Public Radio

  Updated Sat., May 31

Bosnia won the match against Ivory Coast 2-1.

Our previous story:

The Bosnian National Soccer Team squares off in a friendly match against Ivory Coast this evening at the Edward Jones Dome. It’s a safe bet it will feel a bit like a home game for Bosnian players.

Over the decades, the ties between St. Louis and Bosnia have grown deeper and deeper. As refugees from the Bosnian war found new homes in St. Louis, the region became home to what is estimated to be the largest Bosnian population outside of eastern Europe.     

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Jazz Unlimited
12:32 pm
Sat May 31, 2014

The Career Of Tommy Flanagan

Tommy Flanagan-1987
Dennis C. Owsley Copyright Dennis C. Owsley

Jazz Unlimited for June 1, 2014 will be “The Career of Tommy Flanagan.”  One of the most respected pianists in jazz, Tommy Flanagan was born in 1930 in Detroit.  By the age of 15, he was playing professionally, doing his school homework backstage between sets.  At the urging of his fellow Detroiter, Kenny Burrell, Flanagan moved to New York in 1956.  In that year, he appeared on 13 jazz albums.  In his career, he was heard on 401 recording sessions, recording 50 albums as a leader.  He has five Grammy Nominations to his credit.  Flanagan was Ella Fitzgerald’s accompanist from 1962-1965 and

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Cityscape
6:28 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis Vocalists ‘Sing For Siteman’

Sing for Siteman artistic director and accompanist Carol Wong

It’s safe to say that the life of every person is at some time touched by cancer. That is the unifying factor in the 5th Annual “Sing for Siteman” benefit concert. Eight principal singers from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ 2014 season will perform in a concert directed and accompanied by pianist Carol Wong on June 9 to benefit Siteman Cancer Center’s Discovery Fund. The emcee will be St. Louis Post-Dispatch Classical Music Critic Sarah Bryan Miller.

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Cityscape
5:17 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Art Exhibit Celebrating Creativity And Strength Of Bosnian Artists On Display At Fontbonne

Endi Poskov

“Bosnian Born,” a multimedia art exhibit showcasing the work of artists born in Bosnia-Herzegovina, opened May 29 in the Fine Arts Gallery of Fontbonne University. It will be on display in St. Louis through June 27. St. Louis is home to more Bosnians than anywhere in the world outside of the country itself.

Curator Sejla Holland created the exhibit two years ago to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Bosnian War.

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Cityscape
5:07 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Inspired By The Rich History Of Chess, Circus Flora Presents 'The Pawn'

The Flying Wallendas
Dan Donovan

The Big Top is back in Grand Center for Circus Flora’s 28th season with “The Pawn,” a show inspired by the venerable game of chess.

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Peter Martin
12:33 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Free Concerts: Add The Zoo And Botanical Garden To The Musical Mix

Find out where the free music is with our free summer concert calendar.

For many St. Louisans, summer means Cardinals baseball, pork steak on the grill and free outdoor concerts. Coming this week:

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To let us know about your concert series, please email Arts, Culture and Voices Editor Donna Korando (dkorando@stlpublicradio.org.)

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