Arts & Culture

Soulard Mardi Gras
12:03 pm
Thu January 6, 2011

12th Night kicks off Mardi Gras festivities in Soulard

The Soulard Mardi Gras flag will be unfurled tonight during the 12th Night Festivities. (via Mardi Gras, Inc.)

Get your beads and masks ready!

The massive party season known as Mardi Gras starts tonight  in Soulard with the celebration of the "Twelfth Night" after Christmas, also known as "Epiphany" or "Kings Day."

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Photo of the Week
2:27 pm
Fri December 31, 2010

Winter in the City

(Via Flickr/ flowerwine)

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.

The Gateway Arch
6:11 am
Wed December 29, 2010

Gateway Arch design team to refine plan

MVVA's preliminary plans for the Arch grounds include a historic landscape pond. (CityArchRiver website)

The design team selected to reconfigure the 91 acres surrounding the Gateway Arch is refining their concept. The team is expected to present a more detailed plan next month.

A design jury selected the concept created by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in late September.

Now the MVVA team has 90 days to refine that vision and create a more detailed plan to present to the public early next year.

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Photo of the Week
6:46 pm
Fri December 17, 2010

Priory Chapel

HOK Priory Chapel
Remiss63 on Flickr.com

Photo by "Remiss 63" 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
2:36 pm
Fri December 17, 2010

More Than Bach at the Bach Society

A. Dennis Sparger, Music Director and Conductor of the Bach Society of Saint Louis, stopped by CITYSCAPE to preview the 60th Christmas Candlelight Concert at Powell Hall on Tuesday, December 21st when internationally acclaimed soprano Christine Brewer joins the chorus and orchestra in three works.   


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"Besa" - David Weinberg
10:04 am
Fri December 17, 2010

Temple Emanuel photography exhibit highlights Albania, living with "besa" or "word of honor"

Temple Emanuel, a reform Jewish Synagogue in Creve Coeur, is currently hosting an exhibition of black and white portraits of Albanian Muslims. The men and women in the photographs helped save the lives of nearly 2,000 Jews who fled to Albania during WWII. David Weinberg tells the story of a place where something called "besa" or “word of honor” is a way of life.

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City of St. Louis
1:14 pm
Thu December 16, 2010

Froebel Literacy Academy student Dailey wins Mayor Slay's holiday card contest

The winning design for St. Louis mayor Francis Slay's holiday card contest, designed by Pearl Dailey of Froebel Literacy Academy.
(City of St. Louis)

For your daily dose of cute, with quite a bit of area pride thrown in, we give you eleven-year-old Pearl Dailey's winning holiday card design.

Images of St. Louis standbys like the Gateway Arch, Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, Gus' Pretzels, the Soulard Farmer's Market and the St. Louis Zoo are featured.

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Top Movies of 2010
2:28 pm
Mon December 13, 2010

St. Louis film critics reveal their top picks of 2010

Natalie Portman, a "Best Actress" nominee in the "Best Picture"-nominated film, "Black Swan."
(Flickr Creative Commons User John Steven Fernandez)

Film critics in St. Louis are getting a jump on the foreign journalists that decide the Golden Globe award winners. While the nominees for 2010 Globes will be announced tomorrow, the St. Louis Film Critics have announced their list today.

The St. Louis nominees for Best Picture are:

  • Black Swan
  • The Fighter
  • Inception
  • The King's Speech
  • The Social Network

Best Actor nominees are:

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from Cityscape
11:30 am
Fri December 10, 2010

Printer Eric Woods brings poetry to The Firecracker Press

Eric Woods is Owner and Founder of The Firecracker Press at 2838 Cherokee Street.  He's a visual artist, not a poet.  But he's been teaming up with poets for most of the nine years he's been open, mostly, he says "out of necessity."

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Arts & Culture
4:03 pm
Thu December 9, 2010

Kazu Makino Sound Portrait

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