Kranzberg Arts Center

Experimental Music
10:11 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Music Collective FarFetched Crashes Genres, Pushes Boundaries

Adult Fur ii, Album Cover
Credit Adult Fur | Courtesy of the Artist

Local music collective FarFetched is a loose association of musicians from various genres and age groups. The group celebrates its fourth anniversary with a compilation album, "Prologue IV," and a release concert at 2720 Cherokee arts space on Jan. 9. The group is united by a will to experiment with genres, use digital means for music creation, and push boundaries lyrically and stylistically. In four years, it has grown to encompass 14 acts that range from hip-hop to progressive pop music.

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Kranzberg Arts Center
9:37 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Ferguson Photo Show Challenges Expectations For Protest Imagery

Chris Renteria's portrait of an Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper assigned to protest detail
Credit Courtesy of Chris Renteria

This Friday the Kranzberg Arts Center opens a photo show challenging popular media representations of events in Ferguson. The photographers focused the lives of Ferguson residents, details, portraiture, and children instead of just conflict. Participating photographer Chris Renteria, 40, saw unity where many see division.

“Whether I looked through my lens and saw a police officer in riot gear holding an assault rifle, or a 2-year-old in his mom’s arms as she’s fist-raised and chanting - in each person there’s humanity,” said Renteria.

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Kranzberg Arts Center
1:51 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Voodoo, Christianity And Twitter Fuse In New Art Show

Musician, curator, and artist Damon Davis
Credit Jen Everett/Courtesy of the Artist

Voodoo and Twitter, Christianity and Facebook. The new visual art exhibit ALTrs draws inspiration from them all.

Damon Davis, participating artist, musician and curator, said he hopes to highlight the relationship between daily rituals and the tradition of grand ritual in religious practices.

“The basic idea is blending technology and social media, things of that nature, all the rituals we have now with older, for lack of a better word, archaic rituals,” said Davis.

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Theatre review
4:36 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Review: If You Like Your Comedy Black, Hot City's "Entertaining Mr. Sloane" Is A Must See

Hot City's "Entertaining Mr. Sloane" (L to R: Paul Cereghino, LaVonne Byers)
Credit (Courtesy of Todd Studio)

If you like your comedy dark and twisted, irreverent and absolutely “for adults only,” you’ve probably been a fan of HotCity Theatre for ages; and their latest offering, Entertaining Mr. Sloane by Joe Orton, shouldn’t be missed. First, it’s a rare chance to see Orton’s first play, written in 1964. While no longer scandalous, it’s a great touchstone to see how far we have evolved. Second, it has some of the strongest technical elements I’ve seen to date in the Kranzberg Art Center’s black box theater. Third, the pre-eminent comic actor in town, Lavonne Byers, leads the able cast.

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Cityscape
10:11 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Gitana Productions Explores The Challenges Of Mixed Identity

Gitana Productions' SOY YO! (I AM ME!) AN AFRO-LATINA SUITE
Peter Wochniak

Gitana Productions’ Executive Director Cecilia Nadal is the product of a Puerto Rican father and an African American mother.  She spent her early years in the Latino culture Puerto Rico and Panama before the family settled in her mother’s hometown of St. Louis.  So she understands the challenges for a person trying to bridge two cultures.

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