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Arts & Culture
6:04 pm
Fri September 9, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending September 4

Puddinhead Books.

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 September 4:

Adult:

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Arts & Culture
7:17 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending August 28

Subterranean Books

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 August 28:

Adult:

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Sea Lion death / St. Louis Zoo
4:35 pm
Mon August 22, 2011

Sea lion dies at St. Louis Zoo

California sea lion “R.J.” (right) with “Roby” (left).
(Courtesy St. Louis Zoo)

Updated 2:10 p.m. Aug. 23 with cause of death

One of the country's top professional associations for zoos and aquariums says people should not be worried about the quality of care at the St. Louis Zoo, despite the death of another animal there.

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Photo of the Week
8:51 am
Mon August 22, 2011

Throne

Mattneym Via Flickr

Photo taken in the St. Louis area by "Matneym" 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 August 19, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending August 14

Main Street Books in St. Charles

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 August 14:

Adult:

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From Cityscape
1:10 pm
Fri August 19, 2011

Chick Corea reflects on music making

Chick Corea.
(via Wikimedia Commons)

Jazz pianist and composer Chick Corea replaced Herbie Hancock in Miles Davis’ band in the late 1960’s  and blossomed as a composer, band leader and improviser through decades of genre-bending traditions, especially those electric jazz-rock fusion years that lead him to form, among other groups, Return To Forever, the fourth edition of which is about to embark on an extensive U.S. tour amidst their 2011 World Tour featuring Frank Gamble on guitar, Jean Luc-Ponty on the violin and Larry White and Stanley Clarke on drums and bass respectfully.  St. Louis Public Radio’s Aaron Doerr spoke with him by phone, asking him about learning music, the role of one’s environment, and jazz and the complexity of reaching a wide range of people with a genre so rooted in musicianship and technical skills.  

Aaron Doerr:  How have you been doing and happy belated birthday!  You just turned 70 this past June.  Do world tours age you quicker or keep you young?

Chick Corea: Oh yeah no... I definitely love to play and travel so travel's part of the deal, you know... and you get used to it.  You get used to the actual physical traveling - you get all those little things together that you have to have together for hotels, and planes and busses and all that, but… definitely playing the music keeps me fresh.

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Mizzou Basketball / Frank Haith
12:29 pm
Wed August 17, 2011

Mizzou's Haith to speak with NCAA over Miami allegations

University of Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith. Haith says he will speak to the NCAA about allegations that he was aware of a $10,000 payment to a recruit at his previous school.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith says he will speak to the NCAA about allegations that he was aware of a $10,000 payment to a recruit at his previous school.

Former University of Miami booster and convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro told Yahoo! Sports he provided extra benefits to 72 football players and other athletes at Miami from 2002 to 2010.

Haith was coach at Miami before taking the Missouri job this spring.

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Arts & Culture
5:49 pm
Mon August 15, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending Aug. 7

Subterranean Books in St. Louis.
(Courtesy Subterranean Books)

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 August 7:

Adult:

1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

2. Room by Emma Donoghue

3. Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

4. Go the F**K to Sleep by Adam Mansbach

5. Noir at the Bar edited by Jedidiah Ayers and Scott Phillips

6. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

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Gateway Arch
5:57 pm
Fri August 12, 2011

Federal grant awarded to begin Gateway Arch pedestrian bridge work

The Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Late Friday afternoon, William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, announced that the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, also known as the Gateway Arch and its grounds, has received a federal transportation grant. The grant will help fund engineering and planning for a pedestrian connector linking the Arch and downtown St. Louis.

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Photo of the Week
12:59 pm
Sat August 6, 2011

Leaving Serra

Walking in the Richard Serra sculpture.
'BuilderSTL' via Flickr

Photo taken at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis by "BuilderSTL" 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.

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