Arts & Culture

Weekend Gardener
6:14 pm
Fri April 1, 2011

Organizing a Community Garden

Bevo-Long Community Garden Members
St. Louis Public Radio

Welcome to our bi-weekly gardening column. To complement our weekend programming, we're offering more arts, culture, and lifestyle articles. Here, I write about the trials and tribulations of my own gardening and that of others--including community gardeners working to establish a space in which to grow. I hope you get inspired to dig in the dirt yourself.

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Stand for Ernie
12:42 pm
Wed March 30, 2011

"Stand for Ernie" campaign launched to honor longtime figure of Cardinals baseball

Ernie Hays retired at the end of last season as the Cardinals organist. This year, the Cardinals' season starts tomorrow without Hays' musical contributions.
(Kelsey Proud/St. Louis Public Radio)

Vendors shouting to sell their popcorn and peanuts, ticket turnstiles rotating with that familiar clickity-clack, excited fans chatting and laughing with their friends - you're enveloped in the sounds of Opening Day with the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

But at the 7th inning, when that familiar Budweiser jingle fills the air, and the Clydesdales float across the center field Jumbotron, you may not realize it, but something is missing.

Well, someone.

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LouFest 2011
12:43 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

LouFest 2011 lineup announced

The band TV On The Radio will be one of the acts in the lineup at this summer's LouFest.
(via Flickr/angela n.)

Last year, LouFest brought the likes of Jeff Tweedy and others to Forest Park in St. Louis. This year, a whole new lineup of acts has been announced for the 2011 event.

Here's the full lineup, as presented by LouFest. For more information, check out the LouFest website:

The Roots

TV On The Radio

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Arts & Culture
9:09 am
Mon March 28, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending March 20

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 March 20:

Adult

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Arts & Culture
6:30 pm
Fri March 25, 2011

STOMP performers scavenge station for instruments, play live for Cityscape

The dance and percussion company STOMP is in town this weekend for its Dance St. Louis performances at the Fox Theatre.

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Cherokee Street Flag Contest
1:03 pm
Mon March 21, 2011

Cherokee Street flag contest announced

A view of the Cherokee-Lemp Historic District, part of the St. Louis community seeking a new flag.
(via Flickr/pasa47)

The artistic community of St. Louis' Cherokee Street is looking for someone creative to put their own mark on the area. Via the Cherokee Street News, the Cherokee Station Business Association has announced a "Cherokee Street Flag Contest."

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Weekend Gardener
7:00 pm
Sun March 20, 2011

Vegetable gardening on the air, in the news, and at a nursery near you

Onion slips for sale at a local nursery
Photo credit: Madalyn Painter St. Louis Public Radio

March is the time to plant cold-season crops, such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, and onions. You'll find onion "slips"--immature onion bulbs--available at your local nursery now, along with some basic brassicas to start for summer harvest. Next year try starting from seed to select more unusual varieties. Venture out into what may be new territory by trying broccoli rab, kohlrabi, and bok choy.

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Arts & Culture
6:08 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

Top-selling books in St. Louis

At the end of each week we will now be providing a best-seller list of the top ten adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending March 13:

Adult

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Blues Sale
6:27 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

St. Louis' status as mid-level market possible factor in Blues sale

The Scottrade Center, home of the St. Louis Blues, on Dec. 15, 2010.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

The St. Louis Blues are for sale for the second time in six years, and a local economics professor says St. Louis' status as a mid-level market may have contributed to the move.

Team chairman Dave Checketts put the team up for sale Wednesday night when he could not reach a deal to purchase the 70 percent owned by an investment management firm.

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Youth Film Festival
11:06 am
Thu March 17, 2011

Suburban St. Louis district features film festival

(via Flickr/Ryan Baxter Photography)

An upcoming film festival in suburban St. Louis will offer something a little bit different.

The filmmakers are all students in the Parkway School District. Their works will be shown April 27 at Logan College.

The shortest of the films are under a minute. One features a day in the life of a first-grader.

In another, a third-grader tells the story of bumping into a snake while bobbing in the water. He narrates the story while his pictures scroll across the screen.

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