Arts & Culture

The Two-Way
9:00 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Andy Williams, 'Moon River' Crooner, Dies In Branson

Singer Andy Williams in 1970.
Central Press Getty Images

Originally published on Wed September 26, 2012 9:24 am

  • A bit of Andy Williams singing 'Moon River'

Singer Andy Williams, best known for his rendition of Moon River, his Christmas TV specials and his long-running show in Branson, Mo., has died.

He was 84.

Williams' publicist, Paul Shefrin, says in a statement sent to reporters that the singer "passed away last night (Tuesday) at home in Branson, Mo, following a year long battle with bladder cancer. ... Williams, 84, who also had a residence in La Quinta, Calif., is survived by his wife Debbie and his three children, Robert, Noelle and Christian."

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Photo of the Week
3:48 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Egret

Amy Buxton Via Flickr

Photo taken in Forest Park in St. Louis by Amy Buxton 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 we feature one outstanding photo from the group.

Cityscape
2:45 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

St. Louis Symphony 2012-2013 Season

St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson
(photo by: Dan Dreyfus)

Host Steve Potter talks with St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson about the orchestra's recently completed European Tour and its 2012-2013 season. Then, St. Louis Public Radio’s Mike Schrand speaks with singer-songwriter Nick Lowe. Lowe is currently on a solo acoustic tour and performs at The Sheldon Concert Hall on Wednesday, September 26th.  Later in the show, Steve Potter talks with Rod Milam, creator and producer of the University City Musician Documentary Project.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:43 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

City Museum co-founder Gail Cassilly & Exploration Day

Neil Armstrong on the moon
NASA/courtesy of nasaimages.org

The City Museum is a popular tourist destination in St. Louis and its co-founder, Gail Cassilly, says founding it along with her late ex-husband was one of her life’s highlights though it was also a life that had “crushing sorrows.”  Host Don Marsh talks with sculptor and writer Gail Cassilly about her new memoir, Saltwater.  Then, Don talks with a couple of St. Louisans who are mounting a national effort to officially change the name of Columbus Day to Exploration Day.

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Long Live Freedom
6:15 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Exhibit celebrating youth resistance to Nazis making US debut

An exhibit celebrating youth resistance to Nazi Germany will be on display at UMSL's Gallery 210 until Oct. 18. This is its US debut.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Civil disobedience in Nazi Germany was a difficult task. Those who did push back against the right-wing extremism of Adolf Hitler risked their limited freedom, or even their lives.

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Monkey See
12:26 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

The 25 magic words of American television

iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Mon September 17, 2012 11:13 am

Tonight, two new fall shows premiere: Mob Doctor, which is about a doctor who works for the mob, and Revolution, which is about a devastating global power outage and — more than that — a revolution.

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10:09 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Re-tracing the steps of a Civil War photographer

Lead in text: 
NPR's Claire O'Neill takes a forward-thinking approach to historical photographs. See for yourself via the link.
Today's 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam got us thinking: What if Civil War photographer Alexander Gardner could revisit some of the original sites he photographed? If he used his equipment today, what would the images look like? That is: How have the landscapes changed - or stayed the same?
Photo of the Week
10:07 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Balloons over Forest Park

scottracker Via Flickr

Photo taken in Forest Park in St. Louis by "scottrackers" 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 we feature one outstanding photo from the group.

The Salt
2:54 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Love to hate cilantro? It's in your genes and maybe, in your head

The very sight of this lacy, green herb can cause some people to scream. The great cilantro debate heats up as scientists start pinpointing cilantrophobe genes.
lion heart vintage Flickr.com

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 1:45 pm

There's no question that cilantro is a polarizing herb. Some of us heap it onto salsas and soups with gusto while others avoid cilantro because it smells like soap and tastes like crushed bugs.

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The Picture Show
1:10 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Found photos: The 1930s in full color

Charles W. Cushman gazes across the Grand Canyon in Arizona, November 1939
The Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection/Indiana University

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 7:51 am

Not just the '30s — also the three decades that followed. But let's not spoil the fun. Basically: Go here to experience a special interactive about the amazing found photos of Charles W. Cushman. You won't regret it!

Then come back and leave your comments below — or on Twitter: #nprcushman

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