“I like to think they were the darker skinned Kardashians of their era,” Julius Hunter said of Priscilla Henry and Sarah “Babe” Connor. Hunter is a longtime KMOV newsman, respected author, and St. Louis native.
The 2014 St. Louis International Film Festival will emphasize a topic that’s now foremost in the minds of many in our area: race.
Recent local events prompted Cinema St. Louis' SLIFF to create the “Race in America: The Black Experience" program in its Nov. 13-23 festival. Its offerings include discussions as well as film screenings.
Data artist Jer Thorp completed the research-based stage of his $75,000 project to examine and creatively present St. Louis’ data. The New York based artist’s research consists of city visits and extensive demographic and mapping research coupled with an unexpected emphasis on experiencing the physical environment of St. Louis.
Not long after kindergarten began, Jason Mainard began noticing problems in his son’s mood. Socially, the boy wasn’t adhering to the way other kids played. Emotionally, he wasn’t responding the way most kids do in their first year of school. Traditional characteristics that describe a first classroom experience were few, replaced instead by signs of depression, signs of frustration.
Calls home from teachers confirmed the father’s concerns.
Cedric Antonio Kyles, better known as Cedric “The Entertainer,” spent several of his formative years in St. Louis.
He was born in Jefferson City and moved to Berkeley, in north St. Louis County, after junior high school.
Kyles got his start in comedy by working in clubs in the St. Louis area and his career took off when he appeared on “It's Showtime at the Apollo,” a show he would eventually host. He also performed on “Def Comedy Jam.” His first acting role was on “The Steve Harvey Show” as the lovable P.E. teacher and Harvey’s sidekick, Cedric.
"The Death of Klinghoffer" drew protests Monday night at its opening in New York. In St. Louis Monday, faith leaders who had worked together in 2011 to create community discussion around the opera met again to consider the experience in light of Ferguson.
They hope past conversations about social issues will inform public response to the shooting death of Michael Brown. These leaders view conversation a way to change the future.
Jazz Unlimited for October 19 will be “Lennie Tristano and His Students.” Lennie Tristano was one of the first teachers of methods of jazz improvisation. His piano playing was characterized by dense, emotionally packed and sometimes dissonant sounds. Tristano's teaching methods recruited students like saxophonists Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh, guitarist Billy Bauer, and pianist Sal Mosca, all of whom will be heard on this show. Konitz and Marsh are two of the most cliche-free improvisers in jazz.
The Slide Show contains images of three of the musicians heard on this show.
Who ARE those daring engineers who have been rappelling down the north leg of the Gateway Arch to check the condition of the monument’s shiny stainless steel exterior?
Officially, they’re known as the “Difficult Access Team” of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, a Chicago-based firm of engineers, architects and scientists who specialize in assessing and restoring historic buildings and monuments.
“We are building doctors,’’ says Stephen Kelley who is leading the project. “We are doing a diagnosis.”
Dorothy: A Publishing Project is small literary press that’s making big waves in the literary community. The press publishes only two books each fall. This year Dorothy released Nell Zink’s "The Wallcreeper" and Joanna Ruocco’s "DAN." Critical acclaim continues to grow for Dorothy. "The Wallcreeper" is reviewed in the influential New York Time’s Book Review this weekend.