Arts & Culture

St. Louis Symphony
2:57 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

St. Louis Symphony Extra - more from Nov. 5

Pianist Eric Le Sage (l) and conductor Stéphane Denève.
(Le Sage: Solea Artist Management, Denève: J Henry Fair)

Stephane Deneve conducted the St. Louis Symphony and Chorus in concerts Nov. 4 and 5 in Powell Hall in a program including Excerpts from Schumann’s Carnaval as orchestrated by Ravel, Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 with Eric Le Sage as soloist and Ravel’s Complete Ballet Daphnis and Chloe.

We have even more for you from those performances to quench your classical thirst before our next broadcast this Sat.

On Wed., Nov. 2 following a rehearsal, the St. Louis Symphony’s Eddie Silva spoke with Maestro Stéphane Denève. Here's their conversation:

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Photo of the Week
1:34 pm
Mon November 7, 2011

The Underside

A surrealist photo of the week.
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
10:17 am
Mon November 7, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending October 30

Puddinhead 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 October 30:

Adult:

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St. Louis Symphony
11:28 am
Sat November 5, 2011

St. Louis Symphony Extra - November 5, 2011

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, Nov. 5.

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):

SCHUMANN/orch. RAVEL Selections from Carnaval

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Arts & Culture
12:01 am
Sat October 29, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending October 23

Subterranean Books in the Loop

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 October 23:

Adult:

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2011 World Series
5:00 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Getting "Red-y": St. Louis anticipates Game 7 of the World Series

The fountain at Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis runs red on Oct. 28, 2011 in recognition of the St. Louis Cardinals' appearance in the 2011 World Series. Game 7 of the series is tonight.
(Maria Altman/St. Louis Public Radio)

In Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis Friday afternoon locals mixed with out-of-towners taking pictures of the red fountain.

Those on their lunch break, including Missi Wood and Kerry Anne, admitted they were a bit tired from the late night Game 6 World Series win over the Texas Rangers.

But Anne says she never doubted the Cardinals would pull it off.

“I was calm the whole game,” Anne said. “They were like, ‘last out’, and I was like, ‘we’re going to win.’”

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The Two-Way
1:27 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

Our heads are spinning: St. Louis-based skater nailed first 'quadruple Lutz'

Figure skater Brandon Mroz.

Harry How Getty Images

Originally published on Thu October 27, 2011 12:05 pm

The sports channel in our brains was tuned to baseball and the World Series yesterday, so we missed this announcement from the world of figure skating:

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Photo of the Week
12:31 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Superhero, Ninja Stop for Chat at Arch

Grover Webb Via Flickr

Photo taken by Grover Webb 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
11:13 am
Wed October 26, 2011

St. Louis Symphony Extra - more from Vasily Petrenko, Olga Kern

Conductor Vasily Petrenko (l) and piano soloist Olga Kern.
(Petrenko: Mark McNulty, Kern: Fernando Baez)

If you tuned in to our Oct. 22 broadcast of the St. Louis Symphony, first, thank you, and second, we have more for you.

Vasily Petrenko conducted the St. Louis Symphony in concerts Oct. 22, 23 and 24 in Powell Hall with pianist Olga Kern as soloist.  The program included Rachmaninoff's The Isle of the Dead, Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor and Elgar's Enigma Variations (Variations on an Original Theme).

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Arts & Culture
1:01 am
Sun October 23, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending October 16

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 October 9:

Adult:

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