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.
On February 4, our feature The Quieter Side of Jazz will have music by pianists Elmo Hope, Herbie Nichols, and Jay McShann and drummers Kenny Clarke, Frank Butler and Max Roach. The second hour will consist of an interview with music with Marc Myers, author of the book, "Why Jazz Happened" (University of California Press). Myers discusses the technological, business and social currents that made jazz what it became in the 1940's through the late 1960's. The final hour of the show will feature new music with Joe Lovano, the SF Jazz Collective, Chris Potter, David Liebman and his daughter
Some jazz greats have major birthdays in February. The February Jazz Unlimited show will include reed players John Handy, Buddy DeFranco, Harold Land and Dexter Gordon and many others. In addition we will have a tribute to jazz great Donald Byrd, who passed away February 4.
Check out my photos of some of the musicians heard on tonight's show.
Susan Marth designs quilts for all occasions. But her favorite ones are not bed covers. Instead, they include wall hangings, table runners, lap quilts and even quilted jackets. One of her creations pays tribute to Abraham Lincoln, the favorite son of her native state of Illinois, while another immortalizes the Missouri writer, Mark Twain.
When a symphony orchestra performs Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana,” it’s always something of a spectacle. The stage is packed to the brim with a large orchestra including two pianos and celeste, vocal soloists, a chorus and children’s chorus. But Nashville Ballet Artistic Director Paul Vasterling’s vision of “Carmina Burana” employing 120 singers, 60 orchestral musicians and 40 dancers takes the work to new proportions.
The folks over at Atlantic Cites have an article up today examining the origins of our sizable Bosnian immigrant population. St. Louis native Kathy Gilsinan writes the piece. Also, check out our Tim Lloyd's series on the city's Bosnian population - click on the "Bosnian community" tag below.
binkle_28/Flickr Just off Interstate 44, South St. Louis's brick houses hug a wide central boulevard, overlooked by a limestone and terra cotta water tower that hasn't actually distributed water since 1929. There's a sprawling university to the north, and, a few exits further east down the highway, St.
Originally published on Wed February 20, 2013 2:00 pm
With 30 Rock off the air, Judah Friedlander has time to indulge other interests. Like processed cheese.
Friedlander, who played Frank on the sitcom (the guy with all the custom baseball caps), says he's been "obsessed" for the past several years with Provel, a processed blend of Swiss, provolone and cheddar rarely found outside its hometown of St. Louis.
"It's not even legally cheese," Friedlander tells The Salt. "It's melted plastic from the '80s."