Arts & Culture

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.

Moonrise Hotel
4:00 pm
Thu April 28, 2011

Moonrise Hotel's lunar sign to run on solar source

The moon sitting atop the Moonrise Hotel on the Delmar Loop in St. Louis will soon be illuminated by solar power.
(via Flickr/Michael R. Allen)

Solar panels will soon help brighten the night a little in the Delmar Loop in St. Louis.

The Moonrise Hotel announced today that they'll be installing solar panels to power not only the illumination and rotation of the moon perched atop its building, but also operations in the Rooftop Terrace Bar.

Arts & Culture
3:34 pm
Sun April 24, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending April 17

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 17:

 

Adult

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from Cityscape
4:20 pm
Fri April 22, 2011

Nation's best chess players gather in St. Louis

15 year-old Daniel Naroditsky has been the #1 chess player in his age category for 5 years.

For the third year in a row, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis is host to the U.S. and U.S. Women's National Chess Championships.  Play continues through next week at the Chess Club, which has become somewhat of a national hub for the sport.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
1:43 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

Pokey LaFarge: Tiny Desk Concert

Erin Schwartz NPR

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 9:12 am

The first time I saw Pokey LaFarge, he was walking around the grounds of the 2010 Newport Folk Festival wearing a suit and tie, with his hair slicked down. To tell the truth, I thought, "Who is this guy?

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from Cityscape
10:53 am
Wed April 20, 2011

Webster University Project documents the end of Kodachrome

Image from Kodachrome End of the Run: Photographs from the Final Batches (Scott Layne)

On January 18, 2011, the very last batches of Kodachrome film were processed at Dwayne's Photo Lab in Parsons, Kansas. Webster University students and faculty were there to witness that last run, which included 100 rolls of their own.  

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Fontbonne University / Greg Mortenson
2:31 pm
Mon April 18, 2011

Fontbonne University rescinding graduation speech invite to "Three Cups of Tea" author

"Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson.
(via ThreeCupsofTea.com)

Updated 1:45 p.m. April 28:

Via the Associated Press:

Fontbonne University announced Thursday that the "Three Cups of Tea" co-author won't deliver its May 21 commencement speech nor receive an honorary degree.

The school noted in a brief statement that it has been unable to reach Mortenson to discuss allegations raised in a recent "60 Minutes" investigation (see below for details). The CBS News program reported that the book is filled with inaccuracies and that Mortenson's charitable organization has taken credit for building schools that don't exist.

Faculty and student leaders at the private Catholic school also voted to rescind Mortenson's invitation. The author has become a celebrated humanitarian for his work establishing schools for girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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