Arts & Culture

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.

St. Louis Symphony
12:57 pm
Sat December 3, 2011

St. Louis Symphony Extra - December 3, 2011

Powell Hall, the 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, Dec. 3.

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.

This time around here's what's in store (composers in bold, titles of works in italics):

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St. Louis Symphony
3:04 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

St. Louis Symphony hires new VP of Orchestra Operations and Facilities

Anna Kuwabara.
(Anna Kuwabara/courtesy St. Louis Symphony)

The St. Louis Symphony has announced that they've added a new member to their organizational ensemble. Anna Kuwabara has been named as the Symphony's new vice president of orchestra operations and facilities. 

Kuwabara comes to the Symphony from a position as the assistant director of MBA career & professional development at the Harvard Business School, a post she's held since 2008.

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Photo of the Week
9:13 am
Mon November 28, 2011

A boy and his sumo wrestler idol

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.

Arts & Culture
1:00 pm
Sun November 27, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending November 20

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 November 20:

Adult:

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