Arts & Culture

Cityscape
9:42 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Second-Annual ‘Briefs: A Festival Of Short LGBT Plays’

Wendy Greenwood, Robert Lee Davis III, Beth Graveman in “Partners” from 1st "Briefs" Festival
John Lamb

For the second time, That Uppity Theatre Company and The Vital VOICE join forces to present a festival featuring 7 short LGBT plays.  Each play lasts just 10 minutes, so audience members can see all 7 works in just 90 minutes. 

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Cityscape
6:23 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Ricky Skaggs: Entertaining Audiences For More Than 50 Years

Ricky Skaggs

Ricky Skaggs got an early start in music.  At the age of 5, we woke up one morning to find that his parents had left a pint sized mandolin in his bed.  A year later, he played a show with Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass  and appearances with Earl Scruggs and the Stanley Brothers followed. Before the age of 10, Scruggs was fortunate enough to have performed with three of his heroes.  “When you learn music from  masters like that at such an early age, that I did, those people stay with you,” Skaggs told St. Louis Public Radio’s Jim Althoff.

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Cityscape
5:33 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Award Winning 'The Book of Mormon' Comes To St. Louis

Cast of the "The Book of Mormon" touring company
© Joan Marcus

“The Book of Mormon” has won nine Tony Awards including best musical and score.

Co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, of “South Park” fame, and Robert Lopez share the story of two Mormon missionaries who are assigned to Uganda.  They are tasked with baptizing people of the remote African village to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Photo of the Week
4:46 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Target Lock

Dock dog competitor Baxter
Philip Leara Via Flickr

Photo taken at the DockDogs competition held in Downtown St. Louis at the Edward Jones Dome by photographer Philip Leara on Flickr.com.

Join the St. Louis Public Radio Flickr group to see interesting photos taken in the St. Louis region and submit your own. Each week on our website and Facebook page we feature one outstanding photo from the group.

Arts & Culture
3:33 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Report Finds No Evidence Of Document Shredding At Missouri History Museum

Missouri History Museum
Credit (via Wikimedia Commons)

An investigation of the Missouri History Museum released on Wednesday found no evidence of document shredding.

Former U.S. Attorney Edward Dowd, of the St. Louis law firm Dowd-Bennett, was contracted by the history museum to investigate claims that museum staff destroyed documents following a $566,000 payout to former Museum President Bob Archibald, for unused vacation.

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Arts
4:30 am
Wed February 20, 2013

St. Louis' Prince Ea Emerging From The Hip-Hop Underground

Richard Williams, aka Prince Ea
Credit Prince Ea

St. Louis rapper Richard Williams, aka “Prince Ea” discovered hip-hop through the big beats and big egos of his east coast idols—artists such as Biggie Smalls, Mace, and Puff Daddy.

Over the past several years Prince has been making waves developing his own brand of hard-hitting, socially conscious lyrics, often about subjects as varied as Charles Darwin, colonialism, politics or brain chemistry.

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Film / Wash. U.
4:30 am
Tue February 19, 2013

After 60 Years, Guggenheim Film Unearthed At Washington University

(via Flickr/Teemu008)

Nearly 60 years ago this week, Washington University launched a 3-year, $20 million capital campaign – at the time, the second-largest by an American university.         

The fundraising effort included a short film called "The Second Century." Its director was Charles Guggenheim, who would later gain fame as a documentarian.

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St. Louis on the Air
3:50 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Renowned Jazz Musician Portrays The Life Of A Prize Fighter In A New Opera

Terence Blanchard
Eric Woolsey

As a world-renowned jazz trumpeter, composer and band leader, Terence Blanchard has received five Grammy Awards and has written jazz pieces for small ensembles, symphonic settings, film and stage. But when he was contacted by Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Artistic Director James Robinson about writing an opera, his first question was “are you sure you have the right guy?”  Robinson knew exactly what he was doing.

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Arts & Culture
8:59 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Arch City Radio Hour: Brothers Lazaroff and Thelonious Kryptonite Interview And Performance

Brothers Lazaroff and Thelonius Kryptonite at Red Pill Studios.
Credit (Courtesy of Abby Gillardi)

Interview and performance with Brothers Lazaroff and Thelonius Kryptonite, a.k.a Lewis Dubbs and the Missouri Flyguys.   The band talks about recording their new album, "Hope Fear Youth" (out in May 2013), and their new collaboration with rapper Thelonius Kryptonite, who also obliges with some freestyle.

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Arts & Culture
8:59 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Arch City Radio Hour: Songbird Cafe STL / Steve St. Cyr Interview

Songbird Cafe artists from Dec. 2012 show at UMSL at Grand Center. (l to r): John Wendland, Andy Ploof, Steve St. Cyr, Kelly Wells, Ryan Spearman.
Credit (Courtesy of Mike Schrand)

  

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