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1:37 pm
Sun January 1, 2012

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

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 December 25:

Adult:

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A Good Year St. Louis: Chess
12:00 pm
Tue December 27, 2011

A banner year for St. Louis Chess

Tournament Hall at The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis.
courtesy Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis

2011 has been a banner year for Chess in the city of Saint Louis.

The United States Chess Federation named Saint Louis “Chess City of the Year” in 2011 for all of the hard work we’ve put in to promote the game of chess both locally and nationally.

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Arts & Culture
10:25 am
Tue December 27, 2011

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

Main Street Books in St. Charles.

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 December 18:

Adult:

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A Good Year St. Louis: Historic Preservation
12:00 pm
Sat December 24, 2011

2011 more practice than preaching for St. Louis preservation enthusiasts

4500 block of Athlone Avenue in the O'Fallon historic district
Michael Allen, Preservation Research Office

 

2011 was an excellent year for historic preservation in the region, and here are some of the reasons why.

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Arts & Culture
4:55 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

Arch grounds renovation project gets grant; could be scaled back

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar await their turn to talk about the federal grant for the CityArchRiver intitiative at the Old Courthouse in St. Louis on Wendesday.
(Bill Raack/St. Louis Public Radio)

The renovation of the Gateway Arch grounds is being called a “magnificent project” by two presidential cabinet members. 

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood were in St. Louis Wednesday to celebrate a new $20 million federal grant for the project. The grant will help pay for a new “pedestrian lid” over Interstate 70 so people can move more easily between the Arch and downtown St. Louis.

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Mon December 19, 2011

Photo of the Week

John Langholz Via Flickr

Photo taken 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 we feature, on our website, one outstanding photo from the group.

Arts & Culture
5:53 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending December 11

Sue's News

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 December 11:

Adult:

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Developing: Albert Pujols
9:45 am
Thu December 8, 2011

Pujols goes to the Angels in 10-year, $254M deal

Originally published 9:15 a.m.

This is a developing story. Check back for more updates.

Updated 9:59 a.m. to include information about deal possibly reaching $260 million.

Updated 11:54 a.m. to include comments from McNeal & announced deal amount.

Updated 12:16 p.m. with response of Cardinals organization

Updated 1:22 p.m. with comments from Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto

Updated 4:17 with comment from Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak

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Pop Culture
11:35 am
Mon December 5, 2011

Chuck Berry's Cadillac A-Rollin' To The Smithsonian

Chuck Berry's 1973 Eldorado now belongs to the collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. The museum, now under construction, is set to open its doors in 2015.
Bill Griffiths Smithsonian

Originally published on Sat December 3, 2011 5:27 pm

When rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry navigated his music career, he didn't rely on agents or record labels; he drove himself to his own business meetings and concerts in his fleet of Cadillacs.

Now Berry has donated one of those cars, a candy-apple red 1973 Eldorado, to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, set to open its doors in 2015. NPR's Rachel Martin went with curator Kevin Strait to watch Smithsonian fleet manager Bill Griffiths restore the car in Suitland, Md.

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Photo of the Week
1:18 pm
Sun December 4, 2011

Forest Park Wetlands

Amy Buxton via Flickr

Photo taken 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 we feature, on our website, one outstanding photo from the group.

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