The St. Louis Low Brass Collective Showcase is coming up next week at the Sheldon. Performers in the showcase will include members of the St. Louis Symphony as well as members of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America.
One highlight of the performance will be a set of jazz duets, said low brass collective member Gerry Pagano, who also plays bass trombone for the St. Louis Symphony. And for the first time, a wind quintet will join the low brass instruments on stage.
Actor Ed Asner is coming to St. Louis to perform a benefit next Sunday for New Jewish Theatre. Best known for playing the character of Lou Grant in the Mary Tyler Moore Show, this time Asner is taking on the role of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in a one-man show called "FDR."
The performance is adapted from the 1958 play “Sunrise at Campobello” and takes the audience on a journey through FDR’s four-term presidency, from the Depression through World War II.
When St. Louis attorney recruiter Aaron Williams became interested in croquet 30 years ago, it was about partying, not poetry. Getting some friends together to play croquet in Forest Park was just “something to do.”
“It was an opportunity for everyone to wear white and bring a bottle of champagne,” Williams quipped.
A new exhibit by installation artist Won Ju Lim opened Friday, April 11 at the Saint Louis Art Museum. A mix of sculpture, photography, film and drawings, her exhibition “Currents 108: Raycraft is Dead” is an exploration of privacy and paranoia that was inspired by personal experience with a nosy neighbor.
Lim was an architect before she became an artist, and her work reflects a continued fascination with the field, particularly the psychology of space. As an artist she is not limited by practicalities such as building codes and can instead focus on broader ideas.
If Welsh poet Dylan Thomas were still alive, he would be one hundred years old this year. Instead, he died in 1952 at the age of 39. Despite his early death, his poetry had significant impact. Ironically, many of his most famous poems deal with the death that came too soon to him, from “Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night” to “And Death Had No Dominion.”
The touring company of Broadway musical “Once” has made its way to St. Louis. As a musical based on a movie based on the music and life of Dublin musician Glenn Hansard, the show is not your average Broadway show.
For one, it begins by inviting the audience up on stage (for more on that read Nancy Fowler’s reflection on the show). For another, the cast doubles as the orchestra – no musicians sitting in a pit for this show.
Updated Thursday, April 10 to include material from St. Louis on the Air.
As home to works such as Eero Saarinen’s “Gateway Arch” and Richard Serra’s “Twain” and to places such as Laumeier Sculpture Park and Citygarden, St. Louis has established itself as a formidable player in the public sculpture arena. This reputation is likely to be bolstered by the Monument/Anti-Monument Conference here from April 10-12. It is part of the Sculpture City St. Louis 2014 initiative.