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4:38 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Ben Nordstrom Brings Funny Business To St. Louis Stage

Whit Reichert (J.B. Biggley) and Ben Nordstrom (J. Pierrepont Finch) in Stages St. Louis' "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."
Credit Peter Wochniak

St. Louis native Shepherd Mead used his own experiences to write his satirical best-seller “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” His work was then turned into a musical, and Stages St. Louis is bringing it back to St. Louis.

Cast members Heather Ayers, Betsy Dilellio and Ben Nordstrom talked about the musical comedy, in which window washer J. Pierrepont Finch (played by Nordstrom) moves up to vice president of advertising at the World Wide Wicket Co.

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Cityscape
4:31 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Why Are Young St. Louisans Embracing Modern Art?

The modernism exhibit at the Kodner Art Gallery
Credit Kodner Art Gallery

Modern art and furniture is getting its due (again) as collectors return to the styles made popular in the early 1900s through about 1970.

“Young collectors have become very eclectic,” said Stephanie Stokes, manager at the Kodner Gallery. “People appreciate vintage.”

The “Modernism: Art + Design” exhibit at Kodner Gallery in Ladue features modern paintings, drawings, sculptures and furniture. Stokes described the modern movement as artists’ reactions to a changing world.

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from Cityscape
4:01 pm
Fri July 22, 2011

Friday fun with fiddler Justin Branum

Justin Branum (pictured), plays in Studio A with guitarist Gary Hunt and Cityscape Host, Steve Potter. (photo by Libby Franklin)

Lovers of St. Louis Public Radio and classical music may have learned something new on Cityscape today from St. Louis fiddler Justin Branum and guitarist Gary Hunt: the difference between a violin and a fiddle?  "You don't spill beer on a violin," they explained.

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From Cityscape
9:53 am
Fri July 8, 2011

Sound Bites: Gourmet growing wild

A handful of the season's first chanterelle mushrooms, foraged by Ryan Maher of Missouri Wild Edibles.
(Tim Drury, St. Louis Public Radio)

As farmer’s market season hits its summer stride, fresh from the farm ingredients often take center stage.  But Missouri is also home to many wild ingredients, which are highly sought after by area chefs, and in many cases next to impossible to cultivate. 

In the first of a new series called Sound Bites, created in partnership with Sauce Magazine, producer Libby Franklin goes into the woods with forager Ryan Maher, owner of Missouri Wild Edibles.

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From Cityscape
4:56 pm
Fri April 29, 2011

Not your average cup of Joe: St. Louis barista heads to national championship

South Central Regional Barista Champion, Joe Marrocco of Kaldi's Coffee. (Libby Franklin)

St. Louis' Joe Marrocco of Kaldi's Coffee is already a champion barista.  As the top scorer in the South Central regional competition earlier this month, Marrocco heads to the United States Barista Championships this weekend as a man to beat.  Nationals are underway in Houston, where competitors are judged on a number of factors, including taste, technical skills, and presentation.  We caught up with Marrocco during a recent practice session.

from Cityscape
4:20 pm
Fri April 22, 2011

Nation's best chess players gather in St. Louis

15 year-old Daniel Naroditsky has been the #1 chess player in his age category for 5 years.

For the third year in a row, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis is host to the U.S. and U.S. Women's National Chess Championships.  Play continues through next week at the Chess Club, which has become somewhat of a national hub for the sport.

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from Cityscape
10:53 am
Wed April 20, 2011

Webster University Project documents the end of Kodachrome

Image from Kodachrome End of the Run: Photographs from the Final Batches (Scott Layne)

On January 18, 2011, the very last batches of Kodachrome film were processed at Dwayne's Photo Lab in Parsons, Kansas. Webster University students and faculty were there to witness that last run, which included 100 rolls of their own.  

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Arts & Culture
6:30 pm
Fri March 25, 2011

STOMP performers scavenge station for instruments, play live for Cityscape

The dance and percussion company STOMP is in town this weekend for its Dance St. Louis performances at the Fox Theatre.

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