4000 miles is a long way to bike, from Washington State to Greenwich Village, New York. But bike it Leo does, and arrives at his grandmother’s apartment at three in the morning, redolent with the scent of travel. And at first, there’s an equally wide chasm of misunderstanding between 21 year-old Eco-hippie, Leo and 91 year-old leftist, Vera. So begins the Repertory Theater of St Louis’ studio offering, 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog, skillfully directed by Jane Page.
Jazz musicians occasionally use classical music themes for improvisation. On the January 28, 2013 edition of Jazz Unlimited, the first hour will have music by Bach, Villa Lobos, Mozart, Pachelbel, Rachmaninov, Dvorak and Rodrigo played without horns. The second hours will present new music with Dizzy Gillespie, Dena DeRose, Art Pepper, Marcus Roberts, Hal Russell and others.
In the mid-1800s Elizabeth Keckley was a slave living in St. Louis.
As a highly skilled dressmaker, she was eventually able to earn the money to buy her freedom.
New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini is the author of a new book about Elizabeth Keckley. She writes about Keckley moving from St. Louis to Washington D.C. and becoming First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln’s personal dressmaker.
St. Louis Public Radio’s Erin Williams talked with Chiaverini about her new book, “Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker.”
St. Louis Symphony Bass Trombonist Gerry Pagano recognized the need for a forum to provide educational and performance opportunities for trombone, euphonium, baritone horn and tuba players in the St. Louis region, so he formed the Saint Louis Low Brass Collective. The organization presents its 5th Annual Low Brass Spectacular Gala Concert Tuesday, January 22 at The Sheldon Concert Hall. The musicians will include members of the St.
When a family has 10 children who all study music, it’s natural that some of them might form an ensemble. In the case of the Dickson family, 4 of them not only formed a string quartet, but all entered college at the same time, halfway across the country.
Photo taken in Lone Elk Park by Brett Weinstein 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 on our website and Facebook page we feature one outstanding photo from the group.
In 2012, approximately 100 local professional theatrical productions were presented in the St. Louis area.
A new organization called the St. Louis Theater Circle, a group of area theater reviewers, seeks to recognize local professional theater with the inaugural Louie Awards.
The first Louie Awards presentation coincides with the suspension of the Kevin Kline Awards. Earlier this year the Professional Theater Council of St. Louis decided not to hold a ceremony honoring 2012 theatrical productions, citing financial issues.