Arts & Culture

St. Louis Symphony season
12:31 pm
Tue February 1, 2011

Music and the way it moves people the theme of the 2011-2012 Symphony season

"The Rite of Spring" and "Firebird" by Igor Stravinsky, a performance with the Hubbard Street Dance Company,  Johann Sebastian Bach's Mass in B Minor, and a gala concert with violinist Itzahk Perlman are among the highlights of the St. Louis Symphony's 2011-2012 season.

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Lure Nightclub
3:15 pm
Tue January 25, 2011

Lure nightclub liquor permit pulled by judge

(Rachel Lippmann, St. Louis Public Radio)

A story we've been telling you about for some time about a downtown nightclub has developed even further today.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a judge ruled to revoke the liquor permit for Lure, now known as Amnesia, effectively closing the nightclub.

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Civil War sesquicentennial
12:06 pm
Tue January 25, 2011

New book about Civil War focuses on St. Louis

A screen capture of the cover of Adam Arenson's new book, "The Great Heart of the Republic: St. Louis and the Cultural Civil War" (The Great Heart of the Republic: St. Louis and the Cultural Civil War Facebook page)

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

And just in time comes historian Adam Arenson’s new book “The Great Heart of the Republic: St. Louis and the Cultural Civil War.”

While Arenson is a professor at the University of Texas El Paso, he spent a year in St. Louis doing research for his book.

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from Cityscape
3:11 pm
Fri January 21, 2011

Charlie Hunter grooves through town

Charlie Hunter in 2009 (Tak Tokiwa)

Charlie Hunter hasn't used his famous 8-string bass-guitar hybrid for some three years now.   These days, it's seven strings.  He's got the low three of a bass and the middle four of a guitar, all tuned a minor third higher than normal.  He happily abandoned the highest string in favor of a more condensed and practical version of his one-of-a-kind instrument.  He may be practicing more drums than guitar nowadays anyway. His 2nd solo album, Public Domain, is highly percussive. Released on his own label, Public Domain kicks the dust off eleven old standards from his grandfather's era, who turns one hundred this year.

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Photo of the Week
6:32 pm
Fri January 14, 2011

Art Hill Sledding Watching

Photo by "abuxton" on www.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.

Scott Air Force Base
11:11 am
Thu January 13, 2011

Scott AFB to be featured on "Modern Marvels"

The Belleville Gate entrance to Scott Air Force Base near Belleville, Ill. (via Wikimedia commons/SSGT CHAD R. GANN, USAF)

Ever wonder how all of the items required get to every single branch of the American military?

That would be the job of the U.S. Transportation Command, based at Scott Air Force Base near Belleville, Ill.

The Belleville News Democrat reports that the work the men and women at U.S. Transportation Command, Air Mobility Command and the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command at Scott Air Force Base do every day will be featured Friday on the television program Modern Marvels.

According to the paper the episode will highlight "Packaging" and explore the technology and ingenuity required to create and sustain movement of goods.

The hour long show will air at 8 p.m on Friday, Jan. 13 and is available online after it airs.

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The Pageant
3:03 pm
Tue January 11, 2011

Pageant ranked among top five concert venues worldwide

The Pageant, as seen from outside the venue on Delmar Blvd. (The Pageant)

The St. Louis rock club The Pageant has been ranked among the top concert venues in the world, according to the industry-tracker Pollstar.

The Pageant was ranked number four based on sales.  The venue sold more 186,000 tickets last year.

Pageant co-owner Joe Edwards says the ranking means that St. Louis is becoming a must-stop for touring bands.

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Photo of the Week
5:41 pm
Fri January 7, 2011

Droplets on Vine Stems

Photo by "David Carriel" on www.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 Web site one outstanding photo from the group.

from Cityscape
5:31 pm
Fri January 7, 2011

Two St. Louis stage productions open tonight

Bryan Terrell Clark as Tempest Landry and Corey Allen as Joshua Angel in Walter Mosely's "The Fall of Heaven", opening tonight at the St. Louis Rep.

Less than a week into 2011, St. Louis theater goers have two brand new productions to take in, both St. Louis premiers.  We had the chance to preview both today on Cityscape.

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St. Louis Public Library Remodel
5:58 pm
Thu January 6, 2011

St. Louis Public Library remodel on time and budget

The headquarters building of the St. Louis Public Library is undergoing a $70 million restoration.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

On time, and on budget.

Those are the five words St. Louis Public Library executive director Waller McGuire is most excited to say about the $70 million renovation of the library's headquarters building.

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