Arts & Culture

Cityscape
4:25 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Missouri Bed & Breakfast Owner Publishes Book On Her Culinary Roots

Cotes de Agneau Maison d'Or
Curt Dennison courtesy Acclaim Press

As a chef, culinary writer and restaurant owner, Karen Mitcham-Stoeckley has made a career out of food. Currently, she is the co-owner of Eagle’s Nest Inn and Winery and Josephine’s Bakery in Louisiana, Mo.

Cooking is also part of her family heritage, but it wasn’t until a year and a half ago that she was able to discover more.  The result is “A Culinary Legacy: From Escoffier to Today,” a book that is part narrative, part history, and part cookbook.

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Cityscape
4:08 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

"Peter and the Starcatcher" Makes Its Way To The Peabody

courtesy Peter and the Starcatcher

After a Tony-winning run on Broadway, “Peter and the Starcatcher” is currently on tour, with a stop in St. Louis next weekend.  The musical play is a prequel to Peter Pan that tells the story of how Peter Pan became “the boy who never grew up.”

Playwright Rick Elice adapted the play from the book “Peter and the Starcatchers,” which was co-written by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry.

St. Louisan Ridley Pearson joined host Steve Potter in studio to talk about the play. Rick Elice and Dave Barry contributed to the conversation via phone, Elice from New York and Barry from Miami.

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Grand Center
12:26 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Richard Baker Bids Farewell To The Fox, Shares Thoughts On Local Arts Scene

Richard Baker
Credit Provided by Richard Baker

Richard Baker, president of Fox Associates since 2001 and a member of the Fox Theatre staff in a variety of capacities since 1986, is leaving to become president and CEO of the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City on March 17.

Earlier this week, Baker sat down for a lengthy interview that looked back on his eventful 27-plus years at the Fox, the evolution of Grand Center during that time, and an unpredictable career path that took a young boy who loved theater and Broadway from dreams of becoming a doctor, to a degree in accounting, and then full circle to the Fox.

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Visual Arts
12:25 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Reflection: St. Louisans Can Be Witnesses To (Art) History At SLAM

Max Beckmann, German, 1884–1950; Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery, 1917; oil on canvas; 58 3/4 x 49 7/8 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, Bequest of Curt Valentin
Credit © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, NY / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Does every picture tell a story? Is it worth a thousand words? And exactly how many dollars, Euros or, if it were the 1940s, Deutschemarks would it take to buy a work by Leonardo, Picasso or Monet?

At its core, George Clooney’s film, “The Monuments Men,” ponders the value of art. Based on a historical account of the scholars who were sent to find and secure the artworks that fell victim to Hitler’s raping of European culture, “The Monuments Men” recounts the race to rescue the art that the Nazis stole.

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Grandmaster Support
5:16 am
Thu February 27, 2014

On Chess: Schein-Friedman Camp Brings Top Students to St. Louis


Carissa Yip, 10, is the youngest-ever female chess expert.
Credit Provided by the St. Louis Chess Club

Carissa Yip, 10, has already felt the first pangs of heartbreak.

This past December at the World Youth Chess Championships in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, Carissa was one win away from securing a gold medal and a World Championship title. She was even closer than that, really.

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Arts & Culture
5:14 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Arts Rundown: Faring Purth, Soup Across Delmar, RAC Grants

Faring Purth's mural in progress on Feb. 23 on the south side of the building at 3407 S. Jefferson Ave.
Donna Korando | St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon

Nebula sent the email: "When internationally acclaimed street artist Faring Purth arrived in St. Louis last week looking to paint, all signs pointed to Cherokee as a vibrant creative district that embraces public art. With generous support from the greater St. Louis community of art lovers we pulled together funding and a boom lift to make it happen. A few days later in 20 degree temps, the form of a giant 80’ mural is taking shape on the South wall of Nebula."

Who is Faring Purth?

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'365 Days with Dad'
9:31 am
Wed February 26, 2014

St. Louis Artist Cbabi Bayoc’s ‘365 Days With Dad’ Draws To A Close

Cbabi Bayoc
Stephanie Zimmerman | St. Louis Public Radio intern

*On Thursday, Cbabi Bayoc completed the final piece in his "365 Days with Dad" project. On Friday, he spoke about the project on St. Louis Public Radio's arts and culture talk show Cityscape. This article has been updated to include the audio from Cityscape.

Tonight, St. Louis artist Cbabi Bayoc plans to finish his masterpiece: the “365 Days with Dad” project.

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Obituary
4:51 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Trebor Tichenor: He Kept Ragtime 's Syncopation Going

The obituary headline in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch read, Trebor Tichenor: The man with the backwards name. His father, Robert, gave him a gift of distinction by inverting his own name for his son. His mother gave him an equally lasting gift: ragtime music.

She played in Letty’s Collegiate Syncopators in the 1930s and required him to learn piano.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:27 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

In Writing His Memoir, Bosnian War Survivor Found Perspective

A house destroyed by Serbian militants outside Kenan Trebinčević's hometown of Brcko in 1996.
U.S. Department of Defense via Wikimedia Commons

Kenan Trebinčević was 11 years old when the Bosnian War arrived in his hometown of Brcko on May 1, 1992. He remembers going to buy bread at the store and being told by a neighbor not to come back because “pretty soon you Turks won’t need to be eating anymore.”

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St. Louis on the Air
4:11 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

With An Eye On The Palladium, What's The State Of Historic Preservation In St. Louis?

Preservation Research Office

There have been rumors for a couple of years now that the Veterans Administration is interested in obtaining the Palladium building at 3618 Enright in order to expand the John Cochran VA Medical Center. For years, the Palladium was home to The Plantation Club.

In a commentary published by St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon, Pokey LaFarge called for the preservation of the building where jazz greats performed for decades.

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