Arts & Culture

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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Jazz Unlimited
5:30 am
Mon February 18, 2013

The Quieter Side of Jazz, An Interview With Marc Myers And New Music

Stefon Harris-2007
Dennis C. Owsley Copyright Dennis C. Owsley
  • Jazz Unlimited 2/24/13 Hour 1 Archive

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

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Jazz Unlimited
7:55 am
Sun February 17, 2013

Jazz Artists of History With Major Birthdays In February; Tribute To Donald Byrd

David "Fathead" Newman-2003
Dennis C. Owsley Copyright Dennis C. Owsley
  • Jazz Unlimited 2/17/13 Hour 1 archive

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.

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St. Louis Symphony
5:40 pm
Sat February 16, 2013

St. Louis Symphony Extra - February 16, 2013

Powell Hall, home of the St. Louis Symphony.
(Alise O'Brien)

The St. Louis Symphony continues its 2012-2013 season this weekend, and you can be right there with them from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16.

On select Saturday evenings, St. Louis Public Radio broadcasts the Symphony's performance over the air, bringing you a live classical music experience wherever you are.

Here's what's in store for you this weekend:

Copland’s Our Town

Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2, “The Age of Anxiety"

John Adams’ City Noir

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Cityscape
5:02 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Local Quilter Shares Her Designs

Susan Marth's Abraham Lincoln Tribute Quilt

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.

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Arts & Culture
4:09 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Arch City Radio Hour: Fred Friction And Jason Hutto Interview And Peformance

Fred Friction (l) and Jason Hutto (r) in the St. Louis Public Radio studios prepping for their interview/performance on Arch City Radio Hour.
Credit (Courtesy of Mike Schrand)

Interview with Fred Friction and Jason Hutto

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Cityscape
3:51 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Larger-Than-Life Production Of ‘Carmina Burana’ At The Touhill

Nashville Ballet's "Carmina Burana," Lady Fortune and Ensemble
Marianne Leach

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. 

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2:23 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

'Why Are There So Many Bosnians In St. Louis?' Atlantic Cities Asks

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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.
Arts & Culture
1:31 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

One City's Love Affair With Processed Cheese

Provel, as seen in its native habitat.
Jessica Stewart Allergic to Air

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."

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