Arts & Culture

5:20 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Poll respondents not impressed by Gateway Arch

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This poll from 60 minutes/Vanity Fair was published Aug. 31 but is making the St. Louis social media rounds today. It ranks St. Louis' ubiquitous Gateway Arch as the least impressive among the poll's choices. What do you think? Check out the other choices via the link. UPDATE: Shortly after this posting, the numbers switched, as it was an open poll, after all. Perhaps a legion of people who are impressed with the Arch took to the poll?
  • Source: Cbsnews
  • | Via: 60 Minutes
Welcome to the 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll for September. For many, the Labor Day weekend marks the end of "summer hours," one last chance to hit the beach, hold a barbecue or engage in their favorite summer activity. After that, every kid will be back in school and the adults will be back working harder than ever.
1:56 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

For museum, long-lost Picasso is too costly to keep

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As WFIU reports: "The museum enlisted Guernsey's to help it find a home for the work through a private sale. Guernsey's President Arlan Ettinger says, 'To suggest that this might be in the $30 [million] to $40 million range, I think, is probably a fair assessment.' That's precisely why the museum can't keep it." Learn more via the link.
  • Source: Npr
  • | Via: WFIU
In the southwestern Indiana town of Evansville, people are a bit baffled after hearing that the town's Museum of Arts, History and Science has had a rare Pablo Picasso piece in storage for almost half a century. Curator Mary Bower says the work went unnoticed because of a clerical error.
Arts & Culture
6:27 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Photo of the Week

Velo City Via Flickr

Photo taken at the 2012 Gateway Cup in St. Louis by "Velo City" on

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 we feature one outstanding photo from the group.

Musician Interview
9:54 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Mike Keneally - Happy Accidents

Mike Keneally.
(via Mike Keneally official website)

Composer/guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Mike Keneally has had some good luck in his musical career, which has led to some admirable creative endeavors.

A phone call to Frank Zappa’s information hotline number in 1987 led to Keneally’s hiring as stunt guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist in Zappa’s final touring band in 1988. On the European leg of that tour, a phone call placed by bassist Scott Thunes to Virgin Records led to Keneally’s meeting with Andy Partridge, composer/guitarist and singer for British rock/pop band XTC.

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3:58 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

The difference between a $99 suit and a $5,000 suit, in one graphic

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The Planet Money team takes a look beyond the pleats, lapels and buttons of suit economics. Check it out in the graphic via the link.
In his New York Times Magazine column this week, Adam Davidson writes about the surprisingly tough business of making ultra-high-end men's suits. For a broader look at the suit business, we asked Salvatore Giardina, an adjunct professor of textile development and marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology, to give us a rough breakdown of what goes into making the three main types of men's suits - off-the-rack, made-to-measure and bespoke.
Loop Trolley Project
5:05 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Loop Trolley gets balance of $25M grant

Trolley car from the 1920s on the north lawn of the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. This streetcar, along with an accompanying streetcar at Commerce Bank in the Loop, will be on display until the Loop Trolley system opens.
(Missouri History Museum)

The Loop Trolley project has received a boost of funding to help propel its construction process, according to the Missouri History Museum.

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Arts & Culture
5:35 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

'Here is St. Louis' video makes the social media rounds

A screen capture of the title frame of 'Here is St. Louis.' The video, by Anastasis Films, has been making the social media rounds today.
(via Vimeo/Anastasis Films)

A fun video from St. Louis-based Anastasis Films has been making the rounds on social media today. Is your favorite St. Louis spot highlighted? What would be in your 'Here is St. Louis' video?

Check out the video:

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The Record
3:12 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Requiem For A Monster Hit

Gotye and Kimbra in the video for "Somebody That I Used To Know".
Courtesy of Universal Republic

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 6:15 pm

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St. Louis Symphony
11:42 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Live from London: St. Louis Symphony's Proms performance

Concertgoers lining up for the St. Louis Symphony performance at Royal Albert Hall on Sept. 4, 2012.
(via Adam Crane/St. Louis Symphony)

Today is the day our St. Louis Symphony performs at Royal Albert Hall in London - and you can listen right along, live. Here's how:

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Faith & Environment
6:00 am
Sun August 26, 2012

St. Louis interfaith gathering to focus on environment


People from a range of religious traditions and faiths will be gathering this afternoon to talk about environmental sustainability.

St. Louis EcoFaith co-organizer Steve Lawler says the goal is to build an interfaith network that can support environmental awareness and action.

Himself an Episcopal priest, Lawler says concern for the environment is integral to many different religions, from Buddhism to Islam.

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