Local music producer and sound engineer Louis Wall thinks challenging area international and local musicians to produce a collaborative album will help push artists beyond their social boundaries.
“I kind of like that element of putting people out in their own place - if you stick with someone else’s culture then you might realize ‘I’ve got one too and I need to discover what that is and where I come from,’” said Wall.
Latin and jazz musicians will share the stage at Union Avenue Christian Church Saturday, June14 in a concert organized by Gitana Productions. The concert, called “Karamu: Fiesta of Latin and African American Music,” will explore the shared musical heritage of Latinos and African Americans.
The masthead of El Comercio del Valle, the region's first bi-lingual business paper. The St. Louis Media Foundation announced on May 26 it had acquired nine issues of the paper from a private collector.
Credit (courtesy of the St. Louis Media History Foundation)
A local media history group has acquired nine issues of the region’s first bi-lingual business paper.
The St. Louis Media History Foundation announced on Monday that it had purchased the copies of El Comercio del Valle from a private collector.
El Comercio del Valle — the Commerce of the Valley — began publishing in St. Louis in 1876 and was distributed all along the Mississippi River, said Frank Absher, the executive director of the foundation. The first publisher would eventually become the Mexican Consul in St. Louis.
Christmas had us coming and going. And not just here in Honduras.
A week before Christmas, my sister Barb arrived at her St. Louis city home about 5 p.m., threw a big bag of Christmas presents and her even bigger purse on the couch, coaxed Jah the dog, blind and frail, out the door, and went for a walk. She returned to find her house lit up like a torch, in flames and smoke.