Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
12:06 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

St. Louis Scores A Checkmate For International Students

Inside the Chess Club and Scholastic Center on Maryland Avenue. Chess boards are linked to a computer system that is reflected on television screens, allowing for games to be watched and tracked in real time.
Erin Williams/St. Louis Public Radio

Young people from across the world are turning St. Louis into the premiere international location for chess. This academic year marks the first that Webster and Lindenwood Universities are spearheading new competitive programs and offering scholarships to students from around the world. Those are among the moves in recent years that has allowed the city to emerge as one of the best and brightest hubs for the complex board game’s talent.

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Jazz Unlimited
5:33 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Annual Winter Holiday Show

On the Sunday, December 23 edition of Jazz Unlimited, we celebrate the return of the sunlight and some of the celebrations around the Winter Solstice.  Specifically, the music will reflect the Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanza traditions.  The artists on the show include Pieces of Eight with Debby Lennon, Herbie Mann, Jess Stacy, Don Byron, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Randy Weston, The Jim McNeely Tentette, Count Basie, John Coltrane with Eric Dolphy, Duke Ellington, The Kronos Quartet.  A special feature is the reading of the Clement Moore poem "The Night Before Christmas" by Loui

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Cityscape
4:34 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Kirkwood High School Symphonic Orchestra Live At Lincoln Center

John McDaniel

For the second time, the Kirkwood High School Symphonic Orchestra is preparing for a trip to New York City.  In March of 2010, the ensemble performed in Carnegie Hall, one of three orchestras invited to do so.  The orchestra has again been honored by its selection to compete in the prestigious National Orchestra Cup on March 2, 2013 in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.  The KHS Symphonic Orchestra will compete with several other orchestras from around the county for the title of Grand Champion and the National Cup.

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Cityscape
12:35 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Cast Of WICKED To Be Featured In Fundraiser For Local, National Organizations

Christine Dwyer (Elphaba) and Jeanna de Waal (Glinda) in WICKED
(Copyright: Joan Marcus)

WICKED is about the untold story of the witches of Oz.

The musical is based on the 1995 novel written by Gregory Maguire, WICKED: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.  While many people know the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz, both stories take place in a world based on L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful World of Oz, written in 1900.

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Cityscape
12:29 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Soundbites With Sauce Magazine: A Year In Review

Representation of Sauce Magazine Restaurant Critic Michael Renner
(Courtesy: Sauce Magazine)

Sauce Magazine readers are accustomed to the annual readers’ choice edition which comes out in July.

At the end of 2012, St. Louis Public Radio has partnered with the publication in our monthly Soundbites segment to talk about some of the best dishes, trends, and things to look forward to in the coming year.

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Television
11:51 am
Thu December 13, 2012

The 'Calm Act' Will Quiet Down Commercials, So What Should Congress Do Next?

iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Thu December 13, 2012 10:04 am

COME RIGHT DOWN RIGHT NOW BUY SOME FURNITURE EVERYTHING MUST GO WE ARE LIQUIDATING MERCHANDISE FOR THE THIRD TIME SINCE LAST FEBRUARY AND THIS TIME WE REALLY MEAN IT WE ARE GOING OUT OF BUSINESS ANY REASONABLE OFFER WILL BE ACCEPTED OR MY NAME ISN'T CRAZYPANTS MCGILLICUDDY.*

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Holidays in St. Louis
12:02 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

12 Great Things About The Holidays In And Around St. Louis

Wild Lights at the St. Louis Zoo.
Credit (St. Louis Zoo)

Just like many other news outlets in the world today, we just couldn't let this notable calendar event (12/12/12) go by without at least one reference to the number of the day.

So, in honor of the date, the season, and our interest in your opinions, we present this list of 12 awesome things about this time of year in the St. Louis region. All of the items on the list were submitted to us via Facebook and Twitter.

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Arts & Culture
11:44 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Photo of the Week

Forest Park Bridge
Brian Werner Via Flickr

Photo taken in Forest Park in St. Louis by Brian Werner 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 and Facebook page we feature one outstanding photo from the group.

St. Louis on the Air
10:35 am
Mon December 10, 2012

St. Louis Central Library Restoration Complete, Reopens To Public

The Grand Hall of the main branch of the St. Louis Public Library
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The main location of the St. Louis Public Library system has reopened after a $70 million renovation and restoration.

The downtown landmark was unveiled to the public on Sunday, December 9, 2012 after more than two years of construction.

Host Don Marsh talked with Waller McGuire, Executive Director of the St. Louis Public Library and George Nikolajevich of Cannon Design.

As St. Louis Public Radio’s Rachel Lippmann reported:

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Jazz Unlimited
7:22 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Tribute To Dave Brubeck and Jazz From Left Coast Clubs-Part 5

Dave and Iola Brubeck-2002
Dennis C. Owsley Copyright Dennis C. Owsley
  • Jazz Unlimited Archive for 12/16/12 Hour2

Due to music recording copyright laws, the music from this show is no longer available. Music is posted for two weeks after a show airs.

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