Arts & Culture

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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The Weekend Gardener
11:24 am
Sat June 25, 2011

St. Louis Sustainable Backyard Tour

Scott Klein's pond in south county. For more photos from sites along the tour, see the slideshow below.
Madalyn Painter St. Louis Public Radio

This Sunday, June 26, is the First Annual Sustainable Backyard Tour--a free, self-guided tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Homes on the tour showcase renewable energy, beekeeping, composting, vegetable gardens, native plants, backyard chickens, rainwater harvesting, keeping goats, using permeable surfaces, and more.

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Photo of the Week
3:57 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

Female Barn Owl

matneym via Flickr

Photo taken at the World Bird Sanctuary by "matneym" on Flickr.com.

Join the St. Louis Public Radio Flickr group to see interesting photos from the St. Louis region and submit your own. Each week, we feature on our website one outstanding photo from the group.

Arts & Culture
10:17 am
Sat June 18, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending June 12

A display at Subterranean Books on Delmar.

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 June 12:

Adults:

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Opera / St. Louis
4:30 pm
Fri June 17, 2011

'The Death Of Klinghoffer' Returns To Face The Music - in St. Louis

Brian Mulligan as Leon Klinghoffer and Nancy Maultsby as Marilyn Klinghoffer in the 2011 Opera Theatre of Saint Louis production of The Death of Klinghoffer.
Ken Howard, 2011 courtesy of Opera Theatre of St. Louis

Originally published on Fri June 17, 2011 3:22 pm

It's been nearly 20 years since the John Adams/Alice Goodman/Peter Sellars/Mark Morris opera The Death of Klinghoffer has been given a full U.S. stage production; the last was in San Francisco in 1992. Perhaps that should come as no surprise, given the rancor stirred by its 1991 American premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. But it's back at Opera Theater of St. Louis for the next week. Its revival has tried to address some of the issues and concerns raised by the controversial premiere.

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Photo of the Week
3:42 pm
Mon June 13, 2011

Grand Layers

S. Trent via Flickr

Photo taken on Grand Ave. by S. Trent on Flickr.com.

Join the St. Louis Public Radio Flickr group to see interesting photos from the St. Louis region and submit your own. Each week, we feature on our website one outstanding photo from the group.

Arts & Culture
5:54 pm
Sun June 12, 2011

The Weekend Gardener: Encouraging Community Garden Participation

Two beds in a community garden, one newly planted and the other covered in weeds.

A common issue for community garden groups is varying levels of participation among the gardeners. The result of some gardeners not tending their beds on a regular basis means that, at best, the beds are weedy and aesthetically unpleasing or, at worst, the beds are completely overgrown and spreading weeds, diseases, and pests to the other beds. Beyond these consequences, lack of full involvement hampers the spirit of community--building relationships with one's neighbors, demonstrating pride in one's neighborhood--that community gardeners aspire to achieve.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending June 5

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 June 5:

Adult:

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Photo of the Week
7:00 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

Planet St. Louis

M. Cole Bishop via Flickr

Photo by M. Cole Bishop on Flickr.com. To create this image, Bishop says he "took a panorama from the Wash. U. observatory then stretched it and converted it to polar coordinates." The original panorama is viewable in his Flickr photostream.

Join the St. Louis Public Radio Flickr group to see interesting photos from the St. Louis region and submit your own. Each week, we feature on our website one outstanding photo from the group.

Arts & Culture
6:00 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending May 29

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 May 29:

Adult:

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