1:36 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Brewer, Martin To Debut Work At 9/11 Commemoration

Christine Brewer
Credit Christian Steiner

Soprano Christine Brewer, jazz pianist Peter Martin and jazz vocalist Denise Thimes will perform Sunday with ensembles from various faith communities in an annual 9/11 commemoration concert. 

Related story: Sept. 11 Concert Focuses On Uniting Community

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Becoming Neighbors
3:47 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Sept. 11 Concert Focuses On Uniting Community

Finale from Arts and Faith's Second Annual September 11th Interfaith Commemoration in Music.
Credit Ray Marklin

Greek Orthodox, Muslim and Hindu musical ensembles are just part of the lineup for the fourth annual September 11th Interfaith Commemoration in Music: An Appreciation of Religious Diversity.

Sunday’s event is the work of Arts & Faith St. Louis, a coalition of local arts and faith leaders. The show focuses on bringing people of different ethnicities and faiths together both on stage and in the audience.

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Weird Al
2:59 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Think You’re Nerdy? Meet Weird Al Yankovic's STL Superfan

Katie Borders with Weird Al Yankovic
Credit Provided by Katie Borders

Until recently, you may have considered Weird Al Yankovic to be that fading parody singer who turned “Beat It” into “Eat It” before sliding into relative obscurity in the 1990s.

But Weird Al’s not only sustained a 35-year career, he was just showcased at the Emmy Awards. And there’s a grassroots movement to get him on stage at the Superbowl.

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Zoo, Kirkwood, Benton Park
9:07 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Free Concerts: The List Winds Down On Labor Day Weekend

Find out where the free music is with our free summer concert calendar.

The neighborhood free outdoor summer concert season is coming to the end. If you know of a free series that isn't on this list, still let us know, as we can get concert series on the list for next year.

Coming up: Fat Pocket at the Zoo on Friday, Salt of the Earth at the Kirkwood Farmers Market Saturday morning and Sarah Jane & the Blue Notes at Benton Park Sunday. But they aren't the only performers at these neighborhood concerts coming up in the next few days. So check out what's coming this week:

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Big Muddy Blues Festival
5:28 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

STL’s Big Muddy Blues Festival Gets Bigger With Additional Night

Big Muddy Blues Festival
Credit Archive photo from the Big Muddy website

The Big Muddy Blues Festival has added an extra night on the front end of its schedule.

The festival, which had been set for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30-31, has now scheduled three local bands for Friday night, Aug. 29. Everett Dean will take the stage at 6 p.m. Friday, followed by Billy Peek at 8 and Marquise Knox at 10.

The Friday night performances lead up to a weekend of 24 more national, regional and local acts beginning at 3 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday and playing until midnight.

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1:40 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Citygarden Sculptures Inspire Musicians

"230.5 Degree Arc x5" by Bernar Venet at Citygarden in St. Louis.
Credit Ben Kaplan / Commonwealth

A group of local artists are taking the real estate mantra “location, location, location” and making it their own.

“Commonwealth is a way of making art that’s inspired by location, that’s inspired by the city,” said Commonwealth co-founder Ben Kaplan. “It wasn’t so much about the name of the place, it was about the location.”

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10:42 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Free Concerts: Farshid Etniko In U. City; Red Lehr At Eckerts

Find out where the free music is with our free summer concert calendar.

The neighborhood free outdoor summer concert season is now in full swing. If you know of a free series that isn't on this list, let us know.

You can read more about Javier Mendoza and Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers. Or just check out what's coming this week:

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Bring Chairs Or Blanket
9:48 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Free Concerts: Three Chances To See Miss Jubilee, Two For Adrianne Felton

Find out where the free music is with our free summer concert calendar.

Miss Jubilee is proving that she is a favorite of the neighborhood concert scene. Over the next seven days, she will be at Bluebird Park in Ellisville, Eckert's in Belleville and Music on Main in St. Charles.

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Summer Music Camp
9:10 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

St. Louis Teens from Sudan Keep The Beat At Music Camp And At Home

David Mulat, 13, and his sister Betty,15. Betty is short for Bethlehem.
Credit Nancy Fowler | St. Louis Public Radio

Summer camp is where teenagers make friends and sometimes find their first love. It’s also a place they can improve social skills and self-esteem.

A new music day camp in St. Louis focuses on building confidence as well as musical ability. David Mulat, 13, and his sister Betty (short for Bethlehem), 15, are attending the Littlestone Summer Music Festival at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church in South City on scholarships.

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Kevin Snipes, Fringe, Chamber Festivals
10:41 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Visually Appealing: First You Get Funded, RAC Fellowship Application Opens

Phooey, 2014, porcelain, glazes, underglazes, oxide wash, 15 x 7 x 7 inches
Credit Courtesy of Duane Reed Gallery

The very first thing that has to take place before a person can find a visually appealing show is for the artist to have the means to create.

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