Arts & Culture

from St. Louis on the Air
4:31 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

NPR's Michele Norris on race, dialogue and walking on eggshells

Photo courtesy of The Race Card Project

“I’m afraid to say something wrong. ”

“I hate hearing “the neighborhood changed. ””

“I’m so tired of this subject. ”

These "six word essays" are about race. They were written on the backs of three different postcards, by three different people, from three different parts of the country. They represent the thousands of responses NPR’s Michele Norris has gotten in response to her request: Race, your thoughts, six words, please send.

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Arts & Culture
9:44 am
Mon April 2, 2012

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending March 25

Pudd'nhead 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 March 25:

Adults:

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St. Louis Symphony
5:10 pm
Sat March 31, 2012

St. Louis Symphony Extra - March 31, 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, March 31.

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 - a program highlighting the St. Louis Symphony Chorus:

BACH Mass in B minor 

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Photo of the Week
10:59 am
Thu March 29, 2012

Cherry Blossom Zen

A weeping cherry tree in full bloom in the Japanese Garden.
John Langholz Via Flickr

Photo taken at the Missouri Botanical Garden by John Langholz 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.

Arts & Culture
7:21 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending March 18

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 March 18:

Adult:

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Tony La Russa
3:52 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

Ex-Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has book deal

Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Retired St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is ready to look back on his amazing career.

William Morrow announced Monday that "One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season," is tentatively scheduled to come out this fall. The book will be co-written by Rick Hummel, a longtime reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

La Russa retired last fall after managing the Cardinals to a dramatic World Series title.

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St. Louis Symphony
2:13 pm
Sat March 17, 2012

St. Louis Symphony Extra - March 17, 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, March 17.

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 - an all-Beethoven performance:

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2

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Photo of the Week
4:02 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Gearhead

Michael Schoenewies Via Flickr

Photo by Michael Schoenewies 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
5:25 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

St. Louis Symphony Encore - a glimpse of Carnegie Hall

An exterior view of Carnegie Hall in New York City.
(via Flickr/cliff1066™)

We know, we know. No St. Louis Symphony broadcast this weekend. We'll miss it Saturday night, too. But, we're not leaving you completely void of your Symphony fix!

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Joe Pollack
3:24 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Joe Pollack, longtime St. Louis reviewer, KWMU host, commentator, dies

Joe Pollack.
(St. Louis Public Radio file photo)

Updated 4:08 p.m. with reaction from Harper Barnes, a former St. Louis Post-Dispatch cultural editor and critic.

Long-time St. Louis theatre, movie and food critic Joe Pollack died early this morning.

He was 81.

Pollack worked at the Post for more than 20 years until his retirement in 1995.

He then became host of the arts program Cityscape here at St. Louis Public Radio and later contributed movie and theatre reviews.

Harper Barnes, a former Post-Dispatch cultural editor and critic, says Pollack had a big impact on St. Louis.

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