Arts & Culture

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.

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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