Arts & Culture

(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):

(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.

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.

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:

(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. 26.

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):

A cook's secrets are meant to stay in the kitchen. An off-recipe substitution, a unique addition, an improvised technique — they often come from inspiration, or just a sense of craft, that can make a home chef both proud and protective. Luckily for us, Chris Kimball of America's Test Kitchen is happy to share the secrets he's picked up in more than 30 years of cooking.

As the holiday season begins, and tables fill with beloved people and food, it can sometimes be difficult for hosts and hostesses to keep the emphasis on fun and away from stress.  But with a little strategy and a few thoughtful tips, we hope your festivities can include extra deliciousness and minimal mad dashing.  This month on Sound Bites, our collaboration with Sauce Magazine, the Sauce ladies share some of their ideas for a fuss free holiday.

Photo of the Week

Nov 21, 2011
M.C. Bishop / Via Flickr

Photo taken by M.C. Bishop on Flickr.com of the Raas team during Washington University's celebration of Diwali.

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.

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 13:

Adult:

(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. 19.

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):

(Märkl: Christiane Höhne, Gutiérrez: Cramer/Marder Artists)

Jun Märkl conducted the St. Louis Symphony in concerts November 11, 12 and 13 in Powell Hall in a program including Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat, Op. 73, Emperor, featuring pianist Horacio Gutiérrez, Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration and Ravel’s La Valse.

On Wednesday, Nov. 9 following a rehearsal, the St. Louis Symphony’s Eddie Silva spoke with Maestro Jun Märkl.

Here's their full conversation:

(via Flickr/chispita_666)

An 18-hole golf course in southern Illinois could be yours for $750,000.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the family of Joseph Trover is selling the Yorktown Golf Course in Belleville.

They have owned the 38-acre property since 1992 and hope to keep it a golf course. Trover says he is willing to come down on the price because a golf course is good for the community and people.

Blackburn Park

Nov 13, 2011
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.

(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. 12.

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):

(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:

The Underside

Nov 7, 2011
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.

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:

(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

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:

The 2011 World Series followed the tradition of turning the water red at The Runner's fountain.
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.’”

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:

Grover Webb / Via Flickr

Photo taken by Grover Webb on Flickr.com.

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(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).

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:

(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, Oct. 22.

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 is what's in store for you this Saturday (composers are in bold, titles in italics):

This month on Sound Bites, Sauce Magazine publisher Allyson Mace, managing editor Stacy Schultz, and senior staff writer Ligaya Figueras take us on a walk down memory lane as they celebrate ten years in print. From craft beer and locally sourced ingredients to foam and sous-vide, the Sauce team helps us remember the tastes that have defined the past decade of St. Louis food.

(via Flickr/dyobmit)

Updated at 1:46 p.m. to include Clay/Barton wager.

If you'll pardon the gastronomical puns, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jake Wagman tells us today about a tasty World Series side bet between St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and Arlington, Texas Mayor Robert Cluck.

(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated 5:10 p.m. with second photo.

We don't really think much needs to be said beyond the captions for these photos. St. Louis is readying for a World Series to begin - starting with the field of play.

(via JamesEhnes.com/by Benjamin Ealovega)

If you tuned in to our Oct. 15 broadcast of the St. Louis Symphony, you heard quite a special performance. Now, we have more for you from one of the featured musicians of that night.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are scheduled to attend the World Series opener in St. Louis on Wednesday night to honor military veterans.

Major League Baseball announced Monday that it has dedicated Game 1 between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals to veterans and their families.

The first lady and Dr. Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will participate in a pregame ceremony at Busch Stadium as part of MLB's Welcome Back Veterans program and Obama's Joining Forces initiative.

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