Arts & Culture

St. Louis Symphony
12:27 pm
Sat April 28, 2012

St. Louis Symphony Extra - April 28, 2012

The auditorium as viewed from the stage at Powell Hall - home of the St. Louis Symphony.
(via St. Louis Symphony/Dan Dreyfus)

The St. Louis Symphony continues its 2011-2012 season this weekend, and you can be right there with them from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 28.

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:

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St. Louis Blues
4:09 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Mayor proclaims Friday as St. Louis Blues Day

St. Louis Blues Alex Pietrangelo skates past a photo hole during the first period against the New York Islanders at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Feb. 16, 2012.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The St. Louis Blues are in the second round of the NHL playoffs for the first time in a decade, and Mayor Slay is honoring the resurgent team.

Slay declared Friday as St. Louis Blues Day and is asking St. Louisans to wear blue in recognition of the day. The Blues open the second round of the playoffs with a home game Saturday against the Los Angeles Kings.

The Blues beat San Jose to win the first-round series in five games.

Photography
6:25 am
Mon April 23, 2012

International Photography Hall of Fame moves to St. Louis

"Migrant Mother"
(Dorothea Lange/Courtesy International Photography Hall of Fame)

The International Photography Hall of Fame is moving to St. Louis.

The organization will bring with it thousands of historical cameras and images.

Those include iconic photographs like Alfred Eisenstaedt’s “V-J Day in Times Square," Ansel Adams’ “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico,” and Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother" - all of which you can see above.

John Nagel is the board president of the International Photography Hall of Fame and a photographic artist who lives in Hermann, Mo.

St. Louis Public Radio’s Maria Altman spoke with Nagel about the Hall of Fame’s history and the move.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Sun April 22, 2012

Photo of the Week

Photo taken at Saint Louis University by Christopher Jones 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.

St. Louis Symphony
3:59 pm
Sat April 21, 2012

St. Louis Symphony Extra - April 21, 2012

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

The St. Louis Symphony continues its 2011-2012 season this weekend, and you can be right there with them from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 21.

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:

SMETANA Šárka from Má vlast

DVOŘÁK  Cello Concerto

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Arts & Culture
6:30 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending April 15

Subterranean Books

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books, according to the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending April 15:

Adult:

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St. Louis Symphony
3:29 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

St. Louis Symphony Encore - more Rachmaninoff, Ravel and 'Scythian Suite'

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

David Robertson conducted the St. Louis Symphony in concerts April 14 and 15 in Powell Hall in a program including Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, Op. 45, Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D Major featuring pianist Leon Fleisher, and Prokofiev’s “Scythian Suite,” Op. 20.

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St. Louis Symphony at the Proms
9:18 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Symphony's European tour will include performance at the Proms

The St. Louis Symphony will make its debut at the BBC Proms in September at Royal Albert Hall.
(via Flickr/peter person)

A prestigious date has been officially added to the St. Louis Symphony's first European tour in 14 years - an appearance at Royal Albert Hall in London for the BBC Proms.

Here is the program for the  Sept. 4 show, which is the first time the Symphony will appear at the Proms, though David Robertson has conducted the "Last Night" concert. Christian Tetzlaff is the featured violinist on the tour:

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Deceptive Cadence
12:25 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

St. Louis native Kevin Puts wins music Pulitzer for World War I opera 'Silent Night'

Troy Cook (left) as Father Palmer and John Robert Lindsey as Jonathan Dale in the Minnesota Opera production of Silent Night, which won composer Kevin Puts the Pulitzer Prize for music.
Michal Daniel Minnesota Opera

Originally published on Mon April 16, 2012 6:38 pm

New York-based composer and Peabody Institute faculty member Kevin Puts has won the Pulitizer Prize for music with Silent Night, his first opera. The work received its world premiere in November in at Minnesota Opera in St. Paul.

Pulitzer officials described Silent Night as "a stirring opera that recounts the true story of a spontaneous cease-fire among Scottish, French and Germans during World War I, displaying versatility of style and cutting straight to the heart."

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Arts & Culture
11:17 pm
Sun April 15, 2012

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending April 8

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books, according to the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending April 8:

Adult:

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