The history of the Ville neighborhood has been told through books and film. Now the community's story will be told through opera.
In honor of St. Louis’ 250th birthday, St. Louis ArtWorks commissioned “On Whose Shoulders We Stand: An Opera,” which focuses on the Ville.
It will be performed this weekend by students in the ArtWorks program.
Juwaun Crawford is one of the teens in the program. With his sailor hat and shiny gold guitar crafted from cardboard and foil, he plays a magnetic Chuck Berry.