Arts & Culture

Citygarden
5:17 pm
Thu May 19, 2011

Citygarden wins national open space award

"Big White Gloves, Big Four Wheels" by Jim Dine at Citygarden in St. Louis.
(via Flickr/DoNotLick)

St. Louis landmark Citygarden has been named the recipient of the ULI Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award.

The award "celebrates and promotes vibrant, successful urban open spaces by annually recognizing and rewarding an outstanding example of a public destination that has enriched and revitalized its surrounding community," according to the award's website.

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Arts & Culture
5:38 pm
Mon May 16, 2011

Panera's "pay-what-you-want" concept cafés a "huge success"

(via Flickr/TerryJohnston)

The St. Louis restaurant company Panera says its experiment to open several "pay-what-you-want nonprofit restaurants" has been a huge success.

Customers at these special facilities order like normal, but the cashiers simply suggest payment amounts - what customers actually put into the donation box is up to them.

Panera founder and chairman Ronald Shaich says nearly 80 percent of customers pay the full prices or more.

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Photo of the Week
10:34 am
Mon May 16, 2011

Stump

A tree stump at the Missouri Botanical Garden
Julia Smith via Flickr

Photo by Julia Smith 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
7:00 pm
Fri May 13, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending May 8

St. Louis Public Radio

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 8:

Adult

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Tour de Grove
6:15 pm
Fri May 13, 2011

Second annual Tour de Grove bike race kicks off

(via Flickr/photohome_uk)

The second annual Tour de Grove bike race got under way this afternoon.

Some 15 professional teams from around the country will be competing for a total purse of around $35,000.

Mike Weiss is the owner of the Big Shark Bicycle Company and is one of the event organizers.

Unlike the Tour of Missouri, Weiss says the Tour de Grove features an urban loop track, with more chances to watch the race unfold.

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St. Louis Symphony
11:36 am
Wed May 11, 2011

St. Louis Symphony Extra - an interview with Christopher Rouse

Composer Christopher Rouse.
(via St. Louis Symphony/copyright Jeffrey Herman)

Feeling a little down without the St. Louis Symphony broadcast this weekend? Well, we have a little something to feed your need for a classical connection.

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St. Louis Symphony
7:27 pm
Fri May 6, 2011

St. Louis Symphony Extra: May 7, 2011

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

Listening to our broadcast of the St. Louis Symphony on Saturday, May 6?

When it airs, you can follow along with the performance of Carmina burana - in English - using the translations below.

You can also access your very own version of the evening's program here.

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Arts & Culture
8:04 pm
Sun May 1, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending April 24

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 April 24:

Adult

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Weekend Gardener
6:41 pm
Sat April 30, 2011

The Weekend Gardener: Integrated Pest Management

Small Farm Specialist Miranda Duschack

Each month Gateway Greening community gardeners gather at the Schlafly Tap Room for Pints 'n' Plants, where guest speakers share their gardening expertise. The latest was from Small Farm Specialist Miranda Duschack, of Lincoln University Cooperative Extension, who shared her knowledge about Integrated Pest Management.

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From Cityscape
4:56 pm
Fri April 29, 2011

Not your average cup of Joe: St. Louis barista heads to national championship

South Central Regional Barista Champion, Joe Marrocco of Kaldi's Coffee. (Libby Franklin)

St. Louis' Joe Marrocco of Kaldi's Coffee is already a champion barista.  As the top scorer in the South Central regional competition earlier this month, Marrocco heads to the United States Barista Championships this weekend as a man to beat.  Nationals are underway in Houston, where competitors are judged on a number of factors, including taste, technical skills, and presentation.  We caught up with Marrocco during a recent practice session.

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