Commissioners of the Zoo-Museum District, on September 30, voted to raise the property tax rate that funds five St. Louis cultural institutions to the highest level permitted by state law. Those institutions are the St. Louis Zoo, the Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Science Center and Missouri History Museum.
Resale Royalty. Welcome to Sweetie Pies. Funeral Boss. Salvage City. If you are a fan of reality-based TV, these shows may be familiar to you.
All of them take place in St. Louis. And all of them were produced by St. Louis-based television production companies Coolfire Originals and NoCoast Originals, who often work in partnership to create what they call "unscripted" shows.
Miss Pokey LaFarge on A Prairie Home Companion this weekend? Here's a video slice of the band's performance of "Central Time" on the show.
"Being from St. Louis, Mo., being from the Midwest, we realize we're supposed to be humble...'Yeah, I'm from the Midwest,'" LaFarge told the crowd. "But I go around the world and say, 'Yeah, I'm from the Midwest!'"
Jazz Unlimited for October 6 will be “Classical Themes in Jazz.” There are a lot of connections to jazz from classical music. Most of today’s musicians are as well versed in classical music as in jazz. Since the beginning, classical themes have crept into the jazz lexicon. The show will feature themes by Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Bach, Rimsky-Korsakov, Debussy, Dvorak, Ravel, Borodin and Stravinsky, among other composers. The musicians include the John Kirby Sextet, the Nat “King” Cole Trio, Charlie Ventura, Don Byron, Duke Ellington, the Modern Jazz Quartet,
University of Missouri – St. Louis music professor and composer Barbara Harbach was commissioned to write a work to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the institution. As a result, her Jubilee Symphony will receive its premiere on Wednesday, October 9 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. Robert Howard will conduct UMSL’s University Orchestra in the premiere.