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Festivals
9:50 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Metro St. Louisans Weigh In On Relocating Summer Events to Chesterfield

Credit (Brent Jones | St. Louis Public Radio)

The St. Louis Bluesweek Festival and the Budweiser Taste of St. Louis are on the move, and people throughout the metro area have been quick to share their reactions.

Taste of St. Louis and Bluesweek left many regulars reeling after organizers announced that this year both will be held in Central Park and the Chesterfield amphitheater.

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Jan. 20 gallery openings
11:00 pm
Sun January 22, 2012

Jan. 20 gallery openings

Photographer Tom Nagel visited the Gallery at the Regional Arts Center, the St. Louis Artist's Guild and the new Gateway Gallery Friday evening to check out new exhibits. Inside is a glimpse of what a visitor will find.

Jan. 20 gallery openings
11:00 pm
Sun January 22, 2012

Jan. 20 gallery openings

Photographer Tom Nagel visited the Gallery at the Regional Arts Center, the St. Louis Artist's Guild and the new Gateway Gallery Friday evening to check out new exhibits. Inside is a glimpse of what a visitor will find.

Supreme Court decision on copyright may not injure
11:00 pm
Sun January 22, 2012

Supreme Court decision on copyright may not injure major opera companies, symphonies

Established opera companies and symphonies should not be hurt seriously by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last week upholding a law that moved the work of composers such as Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitry Shostakovich from the public domain to copyright protection.

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Timothy O'Leary

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Supreme Court decision on copyright may not injure
11:00 pm
Sun January 22, 2012

Supreme Court decision on copyright may not injure major opera companies, symphonies

Established opera companies and symphonies should not be hurt seriously by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last week upholding a law that moved the work of composers such as Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitry Shostakovich from the public domain to copyright protection.

Provided

Timothy O'Leary

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Some folks call him a songwriter
11:00 pm
Tue June 17, 2008

Some folks call him a songwriter

Actor Billy Bob Thornton has always fancied himself a musician. He played in Creedence Clearwater Revival and ZZ Top cover bands back in his native Arkansas and finally got to release a handful of solo albums after he'd risen to fame onscreen in "Sling Blade" and "Monster's Ball."

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Cyd Charisse 1922-2008
11:00 pm
Tue June 17, 2008

Cyd Charisse 1922-2008

Actress Cyd Charisse died yesterday in Los Angeles. She's perhaps best remembered as Gene Kelly's sultry dance partner in "Singing in the Rain":

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But Charisse was equally memorable in such films "The Band Wagon," "Silk Stockings," and Nicholas Ray's noir "Party Girl":

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Playing the fuel
11:00 pm
Tue June 17, 2008

Playing the fuel

Anyone dismayed at missing last weekend's screening of "GasHole,"  a new documentary on stratospheric oil prices and alternative energy, can take heart: The Hi-Pointe provides another opportunity to see the film this weekend. Times are 7:15 p.m. June 20 and 2:30, 4:45 and 7:15 p.m. June 21-22. Cost is $8.75 general admission, $6.75 for students and seniors.

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Meet at the Gazebo for music and movies
11:00 pm
Tue June 10, 2008

Meet at the Gazebo for music and movies

When Joe Schwab moved his independent music shop, Euclid Records, from the Central West End to the Old Orchard area of Webster Groves, he thought it might be nice to book some bands to play in nearby Gazebo Park. The idea was to create a family friendly street festival atmosphere that would generate some interest in the Old Orchard shopping and restaurant district.

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Twangfest adapts to stay alive
11:00 pm
Mon June 2, 2008

Twangfest adapts to stay alive

These are hard times in the world of Americana music, a genre that spans all manner of styles from folk, blues, country and bluegrass to rockabilly, alternative country and roots rock.

With CD sales plummeting across the board, the small, independent labels that specialize in Americana have been hit especially hard. An Americana radio format has never really taken off. And two magazines that wrote about the genre with depth and clarity, No Depression and Harp, have shuttered in recent months.

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