Arts & Culture

Loop Trolley
4:50 pm
Mon September 19, 2011

Funds committed for design phase of Loop Trolley project

A model trolley car whizzes by in a window display at the Blueberry Hill Restaurant during a ceremony to announce that the St. Louis area received nearly $25 million in federal dollars for a new trolley system in University City, Mo. on July 9, 2011.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Those behind the Loop Trolley project, a 2.2 mile fixed-rail streetcar system from the Loop to Forest Park, got some welcome news today.

Funding to help with the design portion of the project has been secured via a $2.8 million portion of a federal grant. Word of the committed funding came via a press release congratulation from Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-St. Louis.

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Photo of the Week
8:39 am
Mon September 19, 2011

St. Louis Blues Week Festival

Kurt Bangert Via Flickr

Photo taken in downtown St. Louis at the St. Louis Blues Week Festival by Kurt Bangert 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
7:32 am
Mon September 19, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending September 11

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 September 11:

Adult:

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St. Louis Symphony
11:44 am
Sat September 17, 2011

St. Louis Symphony Extra - Opening Weekend 2011-2012

Powell Hall, home of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
(Alise O'Brien)

The time is here!

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra opens its 2011-2012 season this weekend, and you can be right there with them from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17.

On select Saturday evenings, St. Louis Public Radio broadcasts the SLSO performance over the air, bringing you a live classical music experience wherever you are.

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from Cityscape
11:09 am
Fri September 16, 2011

Sound Bites: Urban farmers bloom where they're planted

Natalie Semchyshyn, Amos Harris and their young daughter, Ember, atop the family’s downtown rooftop garden.
(Courtesy Sauce Magazine/ by Greg Rannells)

Urban agriculture has taken root in cities everywhere, including right here in the River City.  It comes in many forms: the community garden, the backyard vegetable patch, the rooftop bee colony.  But cultivating food in town can be complicated and wrought with challenges---so what is it that’s driving some city dwellers to skip the grocery store and get their hands dirty?   Libby Franklin reports in the next of our new series Sound Bites, created in partnership with Sauce Magazine.

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St. Louis Cardinals
10:47 am
Wed September 14, 2011

Cardinals to host Cubs in 2012 home opener

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter delivers a pitch to the Chicago Cubs in the second inning against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 5, 2011.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The St. Louis Cardinals have released their 2012 schedule and will host their oldest rival in their 2012 home opener.

The Cardinals said Wednesday their first home game next season will be April 13 against the Chicago Cubs. It will be the latest home opener in St. Louis since the Cardinals opened on April 19, 1991, against Philadelphia.

Interleague games include a home stand June 8-17 against Cleveland, the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City.

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Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
10:36 am
Mon September 12, 2011

Ha leaving CAM, headed to post at MIT

Paul Ha, soon-to-be former director of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, and headed to MIT.
(Courtesy Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis)

The official word is out today from the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis - director Paul Ha is headed out of town.

Ha has been offered the position of director at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) List Center for the Visual Arts and is expected to begin his new position Dec. 1.

According to CAM, Ha raised an aggregate of over $40 million during his tenure and created the institution's first endowment, in the amount of $5 million.

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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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