Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
5:46 pm
Fri August 19, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending August 14

Main Street Books in St. Charles

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 August 14:

Adult:

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From Cityscape
1:10 pm
Fri August 19, 2011

Chick Corea reflects on music making

Chick Corea.
(via Wikimedia Commons)

Jazz pianist and composer Chick Corea replaced Herbie Hancock in Miles Davis’ band in the late 1960’s  and blossomed as a composer, band leader and improviser through decades of genre-bending traditions, especially those electric jazz-rock fusion years that lead him to form, among other groups, Return To Forever, the fourth edition of which is about to embark on an extensive U.S. tour amidst their 2011 World Tour featuring Frank Gamble on guitar, Jean Luc-Ponty on the violin and Larry White and Stanley Clarke on drums and bass respectfully.  St. Louis Public Radio’s Aaron Doerr spoke with him by phone, asking him about learning music, the role of one’s environment, and jazz and the complexity of reaching a wide range of people with a genre so rooted in musicianship and technical skills.  

Aaron Doerr:  How have you been doing and happy belated birthday!  You just turned 70 this past June.  Do world tours age you quicker or keep you young?

Chick Corea: Oh yeah no... I definitely love to play and travel so travel's part of the deal, you know... and you get used to it.  You get used to the actual physical traveling - you get all those little things together that you have to have together for hotels, and planes and busses and all that, but… definitely playing the music keeps me fresh.

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Mizzou Basketball / Frank Haith
12:29 pm
Wed August 17, 2011

Mizzou's Haith to speak with NCAA over Miami allegations

University of Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith. Haith says he will speak to the NCAA about allegations that he was aware of a $10,000 payment to a recruit at his previous school.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith says he will speak to the NCAA about allegations that he was aware of a $10,000 payment to a recruit at his previous school.

Former University of Miami booster and convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro told Yahoo! Sports he provided extra benefits to 72 football players and other athletes at Miami from 2002 to 2010.

Haith was coach at Miami before taking the Missouri job this spring.

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Arts & Culture
5:49 pm
Mon August 15, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending Aug. 7

Subterranean Books in St. Louis.
(Courtesy 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 August 7:

Adult:

1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

2. Room by Emma Donoghue

3. Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

4. Go the F**K to Sleep by Adam Mansbach

5. Noir at the Bar edited by Jedidiah Ayers and Scott Phillips

6. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

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Gateway Arch
5:57 pm
Fri August 12, 2011

Federal grant awarded to begin Gateway Arch pedestrian bridge work

The Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Late Friday afternoon, William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, announced that the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, also known as the Gateway Arch and its grounds, has received a federal transportation grant. The grant will help fund engineering and planning for a pedestrian connector linking the Arch and downtown St. Louis.

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Photo of the Week
12:59 pm
Sat August 6, 2011

Leaving Serra

Walking in the Richard Serra sculpture.
'BuilderSTL' via Flickr

Photo taken at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis by "BuilderSTL" 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
6:04 pm
Fri August 5, 2011

Best-selling books in St. Louis for the week ending July 31

Main Street Books in St. Charles

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 July 31:

Adult:

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Peabody Opera House
12:46 pm
Fri August 5, 2011

Tickets on sale for grand reopening of Peabody Opera House

An exterior view of the under-renovation Peabody Opera House in St. Louis. A grand reopening is planned for Oct. 1.

The St. Louis performance space once known as the Kiel Opera House has been undergoing renovations since July 2010. When it reopens Oct. 1 as the Peabody Opera House, an "opening night gala" is planned, and, starting today, you can buy tickets to be there.

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From Cityscape
11:18 am
Fri August 5, 2011

Sound Bites: Ones to Watch 2011

Amy Marcoot, Beth Marcoot and Brooke Segrest Why watch them: These seventh-generation dairy farmers are expanding locally made cheese options.
(Courtesy Sauce Magazine/Carmen Troesser)

This month on Sound Bites, we get a look at Sauce Magazine’s 2011 “Ones to Watch List” and an introduction to some of the region’s most innovative culinary up-and-comers.  From underground dinner parties and ultra-modern cocktails, to family traditions that go back generationsSauce says these food and drink professionals show promise.   Sauce senior staff writer Ligaya Figueras stopped by Cityscape with a couple of the folks she's watching. You can listen to Steve Potter's discussion with Will Fischer and Amy Marcoot above.

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From NPR's All things Considered
2:47 pm
Tue August 2, 2011

Missouri outlaws student-teacher Facebook friendship

Facebook.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Wed August 3, 2011 5:12 pm

A law signed into law last month in Missouri is making waves nationally, this week. A small part of the wide-ranging SB54, makes it illegal for teachers to be "friends" with students on any social networking site that allows private communication.

That means teachers and students can't be friends on Facebook or can't follow each other on Twitter for example.

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