Arts & Culture

Photo of the Week
6:00 pm
Fri July 15, 2011

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Amy Buxton Flickr

Photo taken in St. Louis by Amy Buxton on Flickr.com.

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Pokey LaFarge / First Listen
12:37 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

First Listen: Pokey LaFarge And The South City Three, 'Middle Of Everywhere'

Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three.
(Provided to press by Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three)

St. Louis' own Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three was featured on NPR Music's "First Listen" this weekend.

On the "First Listen" blog you can hear LaFarge's new album Middle of Everywhere  in its entirety, which officially drops July 19.

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U2 at Busch Stadium
10:02 am
Mon July 11, 2011

Sod dug up at Busch in preparation for U2

Busch Stadium ground crews begin pulling up the playing field in St. Louis on July 10, 2011 as preparations are being made for the U2 concert on July 17. The field will be replaced with new sod for the St. Louis Cardinals when they return home on July 25.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Less than 24 hours after the Cardinals completed a 4-2 win over Arizona, the sod at Busch Stadium is dug up and gone.

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Arts & Culture
11:58 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

Support

Kemolledog via Flickr

Photo taken at by "Kemolledog" on Flickr.com.

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From Cityscape
9:53 am
Fri July 8, 2011

Sound Bites: Gourmet growing wild

A handful of the season's first chanterelle mushrooms, foraged by Ryan Maher of Missouri Wild Edibles.
(Tim Drury, St. Louis Public Radio)

As farmer’s market season hits its summer stride, fresh from the farm ingredients often take center stage.  But Missouri is also home to many wild ingredients, which are highly sought after by area chefs, and in many cases next to impossible to cultivate. 

In the first of a new series called Sound Bites, created in partnership with Sauce Magazine, producer Libby Franklin goes into the woods with forager Ryan Maher, owner of Missouri Wild Edibles.

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Albert Pujols
9:29 am
Tue July 5, 2011

Pujols could be back in the lineup tonight

Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated 2:32 p.m.:

The St. Louis Cardinals plan to activate Albert Pujols off the disabled list Tuesday, a month ahead of schedule in his recovery from a broken left wrist. The Cardinals have not yet decided whether he will start against
Cincinnati on Tuesday night.

Original Story:

Albert Pujols says he has no pain in his broken left wrist and the St. Louis Cardinals are hoping to get their top slugger back in the lineup sooner than expected -- maybe tonight.

He'll be examined by team doctors today.

Photo of the Week
1:07 am
Sat July 2, 2011

Arch Train

SMT Images via Flickr

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Chuck Berry Statue
10:22 am
Fri July 1, 2011

Chuck Berry statue installed in the Loop

Workers guide a bronze statue of rock and roller Chuck Berry into place as the art work is installed in University City, Mo. on July 1. Berry, who has lived in the St. Louis area his entire life, performs in a nearby club each month to sold out crowds.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Despite criticism, a statue of rock legend Chuck Berry was installed in University City, Mo. Friday in the Delmar Loop.

The statue was crafted by local artist Harry Weber and a formal dedication is planned for July 29.

Previously, critics voiced concerns that the statue was to be installed on city-owned land and that Berry spent time in jail.

Admiral Riverboat
10:58 am
Thu June 30, 2011

Century-old St. Louis riverboat, the S.S. Admiral, being scrapped

The S.S. Admiral riverboat, which is now being dismantled for scrap.
(via Flickr/Richie Diesterheft)

A century-old riverboat-turned-casino that folded under withering competition from the St. Louis region's growing array of gambling sites is headed to a scrapyard, piece by piece.

Crews are dismantling the S.S. Admiral along the Mississippi River at St. Louis, months after a would-be auction failed to attract what the owner considered serious bids for the vessel.

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Chuck Berry Statue
10:02 am
Tue June 28, 2011

Berry to get St. Louis-area statue despite critics

St. Louis sculptor Harry Weber knocks the dust off his statue of Rock and Roll artist Chuck Berry in St. Louis on October 19, 2010. Weber plans installation in University City, Mo. The statue depicts a young Chuck Berry from the 1950's.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The rock legend known for such hits as "Johnny B. Goode" will be getting a statue in suburban St. Louis, but not everyone thinks that's so great.

University City's City Council on Monday night refused to block installation of an 8-foot bronze sculpture by artist Harry Weber honoring 84-year-old Chuck Berry.

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