Arts & Culture

Photo of the Week
3:42 pm
Mon June 13, 2011

Grand Layers

S. Trent via Flickr

Photo taken on Grand Ave. by S. Trent on Flickr.com.

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Arts & Culture
5:54 pm
Sun June 12, 2011

The Weekend Gardener: Encouraging Community Garden Participation

Two beds in a community garden, one newly planted and the other covered in weeds.

A common issue for community garden groups is varying levels of participation among the gardeners. The result of some gardeners not tending their beds on a regular basis means that, at best, the beds are weedy and aesthetically unpleasing or, at worst, the beds are completely overgrown and spreading weeds, diseases, and pests to the other beds. Beyond these consequences, lack of full involvement hampers the spirit of community--building relationships with one's neighbors, demonstrating pride in one's neighborhood--that community gardeners aspire to achieve.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending June 5

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 June 5:

Adult:

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Photo of the Week
7:00 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

Planet St. Louis

M. Cole Bishop via Flickr

Photo by M. Cole Bishop on Flickr.com. To create this image, Bishop says he "took a panorama from the Wash. U. observatory then stretched it and converted it to polar coordinates." The original panorama is viewable in his Flickr photostream.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending May 29

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 29:

Adult:

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Photo of the Week
10:02 am
Mon May 30, 2011

Memorial Day at Jefferson Barracks

Flickr

Photo by "Matneym" on Flickr.com.

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Arts & Culture
10:51 pm
Sun May 22, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending May 15

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 15:

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Photo of the Week
6:28 pm
Fri May 20, 2011

City Garden

"Kemolledog" via Flickr

Photo by "Kemolledog" on Flickr.com.

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Deceptive Cadence
1:52 pm
Fri May 20, 2011

The Lesson Of Britten's 'War Requiem': Don't Underestimate Younger Audiences

Coventry Cathedral in ruins, November 1940. Britten's War Requiem was written for the church's reconsecration more than 20 years after it was destroyed by German bombers.
Central Press Getty Images

Originally published on Wed May 18, 2011 9:54 am

Soprano and Illinois native Christine Brewer — once a music teacher in a small former coal-mining town — writes about not underestimating adolescents' powers of subtle understanding.

If you were choosing repertoire to explore with this age group, what would you pick? Tell us in the comments section below.

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Citygarden
5:17 pm
Thu May 19, 2011

Citygarden wins national open space award

"Big White Gloves, Big Four Wheels" by Jim Dine at Citygarden in St. Louis.
(via Flickr/DoNotLick)

St. Louis landmark Citygarden has been named the recipient of the ULI Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award.

The award "celebrates and promotes vibrant, successful urban open spaces by annually recognizing and rewarding an outstanding example of a public destination that has enriched and revitalized its surrounding community," according to the award's website.

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