Arts & Culture

Bob Cassilly
12:35 pm
Mon September 26, 2011

City Museum founder Cassilly dies at Cementland site

Bob Cassilly, the late founder of City Museum in St. Louis.
(via Flickr/ bill.streeter)

Will be updated. (Details of updates at bottom of post)

Updated 1:03 p.m. with links to panoramas of Cementland site. Updated at 1:14 p.m with links to public artwork archive and 1:30 p.m with link to radio show archive. Updated 2:06p.m. with statement from Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis. 2:54 p.m. with vigil information.

Bob Cassilly, the founder of  St. Louis landmark City Museum, has died at the age of 61.

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St. Louis Symphony
7:05 pm
Fri September 23, 2011

St. Louis Symphony Extra - Sept. 24, 2011

Powell Hall, home of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
(Alise O'Brien)

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra 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, Sept. 24.

On select Saturday evenings, St. Louis Public Radio broadcasts the SLSO performance over the air, bringing you a live classical music experience wherever you are.

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Arts & Culture
6:01 pm
Fri September 23, 2011

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

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending September 18:

Adult:

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Miles Davis / East St. Louis
11:57 am
Tue September 20, 2011

Vandals pillage Miles Davis' boyhood home in East St. Louis

(via Flickr/Steve Issacs)

East St. Louis is proud to call late jazz great Miles Davis one of its own, but vandalism to his childhood home is striking a sour note with many in the struggling city.

KSDK-TV reports vandalism that has escalated in recent weeks has included nearly all of the aluminum siding being stripped away from the home. Windows also are broken and pipes have been taken.

Neighbor Mamie Page says the damage and disrespect "just disgusted me" and leaves her saddened.

Loop Trolley
4:50 pm
Mon September 19, 2011

Funds committed for design phase of Loop Trolley project

A model trolley car whizzes by in a window display at the Blueberry Hill Restaurant during a ceremony to announce that the St. Louis area received nearly $25 million in federal dollars for a new trolley system in University City, Mo. on July 9, 2011.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Those behind the Loop Trolley project, a 2.2 mile fixed-rail streetcar system from the Loop to Forest Park, got some welcome news today.

Funding to help with the design portion of the project has been secured via a $2.8 million portion of a federal grant. Word of the committed funding came via a press release congratulation from Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-St. Louis.

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Photo of the Week
8:39 am
Mon September 19, 2011

St. Louis Blues Week Festival

Kurt Bangert Via Flickr

Photo taken in downtown St. Louis at the St. Louis Blues Week Festival by Kurt Bangert 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
7:32 am
Mon September 19, 2011

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

Subterranean Books

Below is the top-ten list of the St. Louis region's best-selling adult and children's books. The list is compiled by the St. Louis Independent Bookstore Alliance.

For the week ending September 11:

Adult:

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St. Louis Symphony
11:44 am
Sat September 17, 2011

St. Louis Symphony Extra - Opening Weekend 2011-2012

Powell Hall, home of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
(Alise O'Brien)

The time is here!

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra opens its 2011-2012 season this weekend, and you can be right there with them from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17.

On select Saturday evenings, St. Louis Public Radio broadcasts the SLSO performance over the air, bringing you a live classical music experience wherever you are.

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from Cityscape
11:09 am
Fri September 16, 2011

Sound Bites: Urban farmers bloom where they're planted

Natalie Semchyshyn, Amos Harris and their young daughter, Ember, atop the family’s downtown rooftop garden.
(Courtesy Sauce Magazine/ by Greg Rannells)

Urban agriculture has taken root in cities everywhere, including right here in the River City.  It comes in many forms: the community garden, the backyard vegetable patch, the rooftop bee colony.  But cultivating food in town can be complicated and wrought with challenges---so what is it that’s driving some city dwellers to skip the grocery store and get their hands dirty?   Libby Franklin reports in the next of our new series Sound Bites, created in partnership with Sauce Magazine.

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St. Louis Cardinals
10:47 am
Wed September 14, 2011

Cardinals to host Cubs in 2012 home opener

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter delivers a pitch to the Chicago Cubs in the second inning against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 5, 2011.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The St. Louis Cardinals have released their 2012 schedule and will host their oldest rival in their 2012 home opener.

The Cardinals said Wednesday their first home game next season will be April 13 against the Chicago Cubs. It will be the latest home opener in St. Louis since the Cardinals opened on April 19, 1991, against Philadelphia.

Interleague games include a home stand June 8-17 against Cleveland, the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City.

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