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Arts & Culture
3:43 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

'Divided & United': Songs Of The Civil War Re-Imagined

An unidentified Union soldier holds a banjo.
Library of Congress via Flickr

Originally published on Mon November 25, 2013 5:59 pm

Divided & United is the name of a new, two-disc collection of songs from the Civil War. The selections tell tales of fear, loneliness, exhaustion and triumph. All recordings featured on the album, which was produced by Randall Poster, are new takes on old songs; historian Sean Wilentz wrote the liner notes for the record.

The collection features lesser-known songs of the Civil War, some by a songwriter named Henry Clay Work. According to Wilentz, Work was a key member of a group of composers that wrote the history of the era through song.

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Cityscape
4:21 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Mark Holland And Autumn's Child Take On Classic Rock With The Native American Flute

Native American Flutist Mark Holland.
ProPhoto STL (Courtesy Autumn's Child)

Native American flutist Mark Holland has been performing with the ensemble Autumn's Child since 1995. The group’s music has been described as something of a “musical smoothie,” and Holland himself calls it “a delicious mix of various genres,” including Native American music, world music, jazz, classical and folk.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Old North Benefit To Feature Band That 'Should Be Way Bigger Than They Are'

(courtesy Five Eight)

The Old North Restoration Group is holding a benefit concert Saturday that will feature the band Five Eight.

The group out of Athens, Georgia was named by All Songs Considered last year as one of five bands that should be way bigger than they are.

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Cityscape
5:56 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Underwater Concert 'AQurld Waves' Promises Unique, Multi-Sensory Experience

Artwork by Van McElwee for 'AQurld Waves'
(Courtesy HEARding Cats Collective)

In keeping with the mission to "keep St. Louis strange and wonderful," the HEARding Cats Collective is holding an underwater concert at the Webster University Student Center's Pool next Saturday.

Rich O'Donnell, artistic director of the HEARding Cats Collective, said the idea for an underwater concert came to him from floating in rivers and lakes," seeing through the lens of the water, seeing as the fish see."

"When you're in the water, you're completely focused on your senses," O'Donnell added. And the concert will give the audience plenty for their senses to experience.

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Cityscape
4:13 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

University City Children's Center Presents A Musical Celebration Of Early Childhood

University City Children's Center students explore musical instruments.
(Courtesy University City Children's Center)

The eighth annual concert to benefit the tuition assistance program at University City Children's Center will be held next Saturday at Powell Hall. Melissa Brooks, Associate Principal Cellist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, pianist Ruth Price with the St. Louis Children's Choirs and pianist Catherine Kautsky, Professor of Music at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music will all be performing.

The program is titled "Fairy Tales Do Come True," but it is not a concert aimed specifically for children.

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Arts & Culture
7:43 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Remembering St. Louis Musician Bob Reuter

(via Flickr/Abby Gillardi)

Bob Reuter, St. Louis musician and long-time host of Bob's Scratchy Records on community radio station KDHX died in a tragic accident last week. He was 61.

We remember Bob's life, music and legacy through highlights of two previous interviews with Reuter: a 2010 Sound Portrait by Mike Schrand and a 2013 Arch City Radio Hour interview with Nick Garcia

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Arts & Culture
9:00 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Arch City Radio Hour: Songwriter Jordan Kylie and Boxing Clever Records

 Jordan KylieAcoustic singer/songwriter Jordan Kylie talks about her style of music and the literary influences on her music.  She also performs a few songs as well.

Boxing Clever

Arts
4:30 am
Wed February 20, 2013

St. Louis' Prince Ea Emerging From The Hip-Hop Underground

Richard Williams, aka Prince Ea
Credit Prince Ea

St. Louis rapper Richard Williams, aka “Prince Ea” discovered hip-hop through the big beats and big egos of his east coast idols—artists such as Biggie Smalls, Mace, and Puff Daddy.

Over the past several years Prince has been making waves developing his own brand of hard-hitting, socially conscious lyrics, often about subjects as varied as Charles Darwin, colonialism, politics or brain chemistry.

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A Good Year 2012
4:00 am
Fri December 28, 2012

For The Record: 2012 A 'Good Year' For Music On Vinyl

via Flickr/Nina Matthews Photography

Vinyl records are making a comeback.

As of October, Nielsen Soundscan reported sales of vinyl records up more than 16 percent over last year.

Joe Schwab, owner of Euclid Records has sold LPs for 30 years, and the store’s record label, Euclid Records...Records, releases artists on 45s.

St. Louis Public Radio’s Maria Altman spoke with Schwab about what he’s seen at his own store and why he thinks records are coming around again. 

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Music
12:12 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

St. Louis-Born 'Rescue Me' Singer Fontella Bass Dies

Fontella Bass, in a still of a performance of her famed song "Rescue Me."
via YouTube video/nyrainbow5

Fontella Bass, a St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with "Rescue Me" in 1965, has died.

The singer's daughter, Neuka Mitchell, says Bass died at a St. Louis hospice Wednesday night of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago. She was 72. Bass had also suffered several strokes since 2005.

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