What to do in St. Louis in October

Frida Libre Inspired by the childhood of legendary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Frida Libre is the uplifting story of young Frida who plans to become a doctor and her new friend Alex who secretly wishes to be a wrestler. When:  Touring schools Sep. 25 – Nov. 2 Where:  Locations vary $$  Free Website: Memory […]

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CommUNITY Arts Festival 2018

The CommUNITY Arts Festival communicates, educates, and heals the effects of violence through art. The event’s main focus is on the power of art and unity.

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Big Muddy Blues Festival

The St. Louis 23rd annual Big Muddy Blues Festival is Labor Day weekend. Over 70 St. Louis musicians are performing a wide range of blues music.


The Arts Scene in St. Louis

By: Celine Reinoso Twenty-five years ago, Ben and Susan Uchitelle realized their passion for arts, culture, and creativity in St. Louis when they founded the Saint Louis Art Fair. What used to be only a few tents across a couple of streets in downtown Clayton is now one of the best art fairs in the […]

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HEC Media Nominated for 17 Emmys, including Overall Excellence

Congratulations to all those nominated! HEC couldn’t carry out its mission to “strengthen the education, art, and cultural communities in the metropolitan area” without you and all our supporters! These nominations are for you, St. Louis! Arts/Entertainment- Program Feature Segment 15 Year-Old Short Film Director Kara Vaninger Brock Seals: New Artist, Old Soul Suzanne Vanderhoef, […]


Pro-Arte St. Louis

Pro Arte St. Louis is an early music chamber orchestra. Their
music was composed for the early church and is rarely heard outside of their performances.

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Saint Louis Zoo Summer Zoo Weekends and Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series

All summer long the St. Louis Zoo has longer weekend hours and free Friday night concerts.


Supermarket Sinatra

Mark Richman bills himself as St. Louis’ Sinatra Singer. And his favorite venue to is Pete’s grocery store in University City, where he appears on holidays.


St. Louis Music Comes Together

The Riverfront Times’ Showcase STL brings together a healthy snapshot of the St. Louis music scene each year. Is that scene on the road to bigger things?

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St. Louis Summer Guide 2018

It’s summertime in St. Louis — that means performances and art exhibits are at every corner for your enjoyment! Check them out!

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Free Concert Series at Missouri Botanical Garden

The open-air Whitaker Music Festival presents free Wednesday evening concerts under the stars every summer.


Piling in for Porchfest in St. Louis

It’s a Sunday afternoon and a St. Louis neighborhood is overrun by music fans. The stages are people’s front porches. The fast-growing event is Porchfest.


The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Powell Hall Celebrate 50 Years Together

STL Symphony: 50 Years at Powell Hall, the new exhibit on display at the St. Louis Public Library, presents the history of the STL Symphony like never before.


What to do in St. Louis this weekend

From First Friday to a Fabulous night at the Fox, St. Louis has lots to offer this weekend. Friday, Feb. 2 First Fridays in Grand Center Every first Friday in Grand Center museums and galleries are free until 9 p.m. Sound of Music at the Fabulous Fox The hills are alive! A brand new production […]


Festival of Lessons and Carols

HEC-TV presents the “Festival of Lessons and Carols” with Archdiocesan Choirs and Archbishop Robert J. Carlson from the Basilica St. Louis.


Brock Seals: New Artist, Old Soul

Brock Seals is a St. Louis musician and visual artist who combines his painting with rap to create his artwork.


Jeanne Trevor-Jazz Singer

Jeanne Trevor’s called “St. Louis’ First Lady of Jazz.” A veteran of the once vibrant Gaslight Square in Midtown during the 1960’s, Trevor’s still performing.


Heart Quartet Spreads Healthy Message Note by Note

Juilliard graduate and local cardiac surgeon teams up with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to spread heart-healthy message to audiences around St. Louis.


10 things to do in St. Louis this weekend

Things are about to get holi-crazy in St. Louis! Take time to enjoy yourself this weekend and check out some of the events going on around town before the holiday shenanigans hit the fan. Want only holiday events? Click here! Want weekend events to come straight to your inbox every Thursday? Click here! Click here […]


Holiday Events and Celebrations in St. Louis

  The holiday season is here and there are so many ways to get into the spirit in St. Louis. Sure, you may want to pick out the perfect tree or sip hot cocoa by the fire, but below are other events just begging to become an annual holiday tradition. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, […]


Songs 4 Soldiers

Songs 4 Soldiers helps combat veterans with expenses, jobs and more. Founder, Dustin Row, produces an annual fundraising concert. This year – Bret Michaels!


An Evening With Bucky & John Pizzarelli A Father-Son Jazz Journey by Seven String Guitar

From a 2014, Bucky and John Pizzarelli take us on a journey through their lives in jazz. Hear music from Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Benny Goodman and more.


Pianos for People

Pianos for People connects people who need pianos with pianos who need people.



Award-winning performer from the hit musical Hamilton to appear at Powell Hall December 3 Award-winning actor and vocalist Leslie Odom Jr. will perform with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at Powell Hall Sunday, December 3 at 7pm. The dynamic performer and the orchestra will dazzle audience members with an extraordinary one-night-only performance. Odom Jr. gained widespread critical acclaim for […]


St. Louis High School Musical Theater Awards

The first-ever St. Louis High School Musical Theater Awards have been handed out to students from around the region. We captured the fun ceremony on camera.


Meet the St. Louis Classical Underground

The St. Louis Classical Underground is a network of local professional classical musicians in the greater St. Louis community.



Specdrum is a free education program that teaches lessons in teamwork, leadership, communication and cultural understanding through drumming.


Off Mic With Lauren Kistner, Marketing & Communications Manager, Laumeier Sculpture Park

Laumeier Sculpture Park has seen a lot of changes in the last two-and-a-half years. Back in the summer of 2014, the staff was working out of shared construction office trailers on our parking lot. Now, we’ve finished our renovation of the original Estate House – transforming it into the Kranzberg Education Lab and staff offices […]


Olivia Bosaw

Webster University Freshman Vocal Performance Major Olivia Bosaw is spotlighted.


Meet St. Louis Singer-songwriter, Bloom

Meet St. Louis singer-songwriter, Bloom. Born Kalyn Lia McNeil, the now self-named artist has evolved saying, “Bloom is symbolic of me becoming who I am.”


Letter to Memphis

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St. Louis Friday Roundup

  International Children’s Film Festival at the Saint Louis Zoo  Feb. 18 & 25 Saint Louis Zoo  The Saint Louis Zoo is hosting the Big Eyes, Big Minds – International Children’s Film Festival. Each screening features a set of animal centric animated short films for kids, about kids, and occasionally even by kids. Festival Director […]


How Music Moved the Movement: Civil Rights and the Blues

By Kristy Houle, Educational Opportunities Coordinator Blues music traces its roots to the spirituals, work songs, and chants of African-American culture, and many of its best-known and earliest artists were African-American. As such, both Blues and Jazz music played an important role in the Civil Rights movement, which hit its peak in the 1960s. The […]


Spotlight On St. Louis: Grand Center

The lights, the music, the crowds of people and battles for a good parking space –most nights it’s clear you’ve found St. Louis’ arts district the minute you get to Grand Center. Over the last few years, numerous renovations and moves have put the district back on the city’s map – from the renovations of […]


Holiday Events and Celebrations in St. Louis

The holiday season is here and there are so many ways to get into the spirit in St. Louis. Sure, you may want to pick out the perfect tree or sip hot cocoa by the fire, but below are other events just begging to become an annual holiday tradition. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, or […]


Friday Feature: OK Go’s new music video has us floating

OK Go – Upside Down & Inside Out   Now, the band shows us what it can do with little to no gravity. The video, for the appropriately titled song “Upside Down & Inside Out,” opens with the four members of OK Go strapped to their seats in a large airplane. They hammer away at […]


Holiday Events and Celebrations in St. Louis

The holiday season is here and there are so many ways to get into the spirit in St. Louis. Sure, you may want to pick out the perfect tree, but below are other events just begging to become an annual holiday tradition. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah or Kwanzaa, there’s something for everyone this holiday […]

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Music streaming service Pandora opens office in St. Louis

By Maria Altman A little more West Coast is moving into St. Louis. The music streaming company Pandora opened an office inside Cortex, St. Louis’ innovation district, on Monday. “Pandora came looking for us,” said Dougan Sherwood, co-founder and managing director of CIC St. Louis, which is housed in the @4240 building. Sherwood said officials […]

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HEC-TV takes home multiple EMMY awards

  Award season is upon us and HEC-TV is honored to be adding a few more awards to our already packed shelves here at the studio! We couldn’t have produced quality arts, education and cultural programming without your help and we thank all of our partner organizations for your support. And the winners are… Mid American EMMY Awards […]

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Top 10 things to do in St. Louis in September

This September, don’t miss LouFest in Forest Park, Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden, and more. 1. LouFest has arrived, and the heavies on this year’s schedule are really heavies (i.e., The Avett Brothers and Hozier). Nevertheless, the fest has stayed true to its mission to keep local bands on the bill, including Pokey LaFarge, […]

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7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

  For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually increase our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process. We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates […]


St. Louis Symphony Offering Prelude to Southeast’s 2015-2016 Symphony Series

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 26, 2015 – The St. Louis Symphony will kick off the 2015-2016 Symphony Series at Southeast Missouri State University with a performance Sept. 9 at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The concert, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall, is expected to be a stunning entrée […]


Grand Center taking new approach to outdoor music festivals

It’s not the heat, it’s not the humidity – this summer it’s the music that will set Grand Center ablaze! “Music @ The Intersection” is the innovative new music festival that will showcase the best of Missouri talent across genres.  Featuring local beer tents, street art, food and drink specials, and so much more, this […]


Mark you calendars, last chance for a summer get-a-way

Hip 96.3 HD-3 presents the free, inaugural Hermann Wine and Jazz Festival on Saturday, August 22 from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Hermann Amphitheater.  Tucked away in the hillside vineyards of the Missouri River Valley, you can enjoy the best of five regional jazz groups, world-class wines, German cuisine and FREE admission. The […]

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The Mid-America Emmy nominations have been announced!

ST. LOUIS, MO – HEC-TV wants to thank and congratulate the nominees and nominations for this year’s Mid America Emmy Awards. We are honored to be the home of education, arts and culture in the St. Louis metro area. Congratulations to: Arts/Entertainment – Program Feature Segment Diggin’ the Smash: The Life of a Radio Icon Kara Savio […]


HEC-TV’s one-on-one conversation with Opera Theatre’s “Richard the Lionheart” cast and crew

If you only know him from Robin Hood, you don’t know the whole story of Richard the Lionheart. Shipwrecked on the way to the Third Crusade, one of England’s bravest kings must disguise himself to protect his future bride and prevent war in a foreign land. But whom can he trust in this all-too-real Game of […]


St. Louisan, Now Turned New Yorker Returns For A Homecoming Performance At The Chesterfield Wine & Jazz Festival

The Third Annual Chesterfield Wine & Jazz Festival, presented by Morgan Stanley and exclusive media partner HEC-TV, returns to the Chesterfield Amphitheater (631 Veterans Drive) on Saturday, June 27th from 3 pm to 10 pm. The Chesterfield Wine & Jazz Festival recognizes St. Louis as the true birthplace of Jazz while showcasing the best in Contemporary, Straight-Ahead and Fusion Jazz. The Midwest’s finest outdoor Jazz […]


St. Louis Walk of Fame inductions announced

What:   Induction Ceremonies of the St. Louis Walk of Fame Ceremonies are about 15 minutes.   A four-piece ragtime band will play prior. Who:     Christine Brewer – in person!  Apr. 29, 2015 6134 Delmar in The Loop Who:     Frankie Muse Freeman – in person! April 16, 2015 6138 Delmar in The Loop Who:     Lee Falk – widow+daughter flying in to accept! Apr. 28, 2015 6142 Delmar in The […]


World Premiere of HEC-TV's Kids Rock Cancer

  For a few magical moments, kids undergoing the pain and emotional challenge of cancer treatment have a chance to step away from their daily routine and instantly transform, from patient to rock star. These young musicians write and record original songs in the unlikeliest of places: their own hospital room. The musical interludes are […]


St. Louis Symphony Orchestra wins Grammy for best orchestral performance

ST. LOUIS, MO — The St. Louis Symphony received the Best Orchestral Performance Grammy Award for its recording of John Adams’ City Noir Sunday, Feb. 8. The Nonesuch recording includes two recent compositions by American composer Adams, the symphonic work City Noir, and the Saxophone Concerto, featuring soloist Timothy McAllister. Both works were recorded live at Powell Hall […]


Jazz Trio performing for the first time in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — The Fidel Morales Afro Cuban Jazz Trio will perform for the first time in St. Louis, Saturday, Jan. 24.  The group is known for their virtuosity, dynamic and rhythmically intricate performances. The band’s leader, Fidel Morales is a drummer and percussionist from Havana, Cuba now based in Puerto Rico where he teaches […]


HEC-TV Has Your Ticket to the Sold Out Grand Opening of the Harold and Dorothy Center for Jazz

  ST. LOUIS, MO – The grand opening of the new Harold and Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz (formerly Jazz at the Bistro) Thursday night was out of this world. St. Louis dignitaries, such as Mayor Francis Slay and County Executive Charlie Dooley, could be seen snapping along to the burnin’ tunes of Wynton Marsalis […]


HEC-TV is Your Ticket to the Ferring Jazz Bistro Grand Opening

  ST. LOUIS, MO — Some of the greatest jazz acts will perform at the Jazz St. Louis Harold and Dorothy Center for Jazz grand opening Thursday and Friday night, including Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Wynton Marsalis and HEC-TV has your ticket! The musicians will perform at the center’s 220-seat capacity Ferring Jazz Bistro, formerly Jazz […]


The Rep Presents A Taste of The Rep with Food Trucks, Live Music and More Aug. 21

ST. LOUIS, MO – The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) and The Rep’s A-Team invite patrons to a special season kick-off with great food, lively entertainment and opportunities to explore the season, make subscription and single ticket purchases and register to win special prizes. A Taste of The Rep will take place outside on the […]


Scorfina Performing at St. Louis International Film Festival

(photo by Jason Gray) Audiences at this year’s St. Louis International Film Festival have the rare opportunity to not only view a popular local documentary, but also see a live musical performance afterwards by one of the artists featured in the film. Steve Scorfina, one of the key players featured in the documentary “Something in […]


The Very Last Green Thing

Continuing our long-term commitment to educating and inspiring younger generations, HEC-TV and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis are partnering for a special presentation of Opera Theatre’s commissioned children’s opera, The Very Last Green Thing. The event, part of HEC-TV’s Inside the Artist Studio series, will broadcast and webcast live from the E. Desmond and Mary […]


Don Wolff and ‘I Love Jazz’ featured in Post-Dispatch

Thank you to Joe Holleman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for his recent “Joe’s St. Louis” shout out to Don Wolff and the I Love Jazz team.


Kids Rock Cancer

Written By: Tom Eschen and Erica Kenney For a few magical moments, kids undergoing the pain and emotional challenge of cancer treatment have a chance to step away from their daily routine and instantly transform, from patient to rock star.   Photos by: Suzy Gorman These young musicians write and record original songs in the […]


‘Rockumentary’ Features Story Behind Head East’s Big Break

“Rock and roll is the music between the mountains,” Head East keyboardist Roger Boyd says of the Midwest phenomenon. It’s a line that recalls decades in which Head East has been particularly popular between the Smoky Mountains and the Rocky Mountains. Originally from Champaign, Ill., Head East moved to St. Louis in the early 1970’s […]

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Singer Songwriter Erin Bode

Erin Bode talks about her music, family and love for St. Louis. Some call her a princess of jazz, others say her music is evolving and moving into other genres.


“Something in the Water” A Saint Louis Rockumentary Premiering at The Pageant

In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, in the midst of the hippie and youth subculture, a unique set of circumstances electrified the classic rock music scene in St. Louis. Something in the Water: A Saint Louis Rockumentary will premiere at The Pageant on May 30. The 21+ event will begin at 6 pm with an invite-only VIP reception. The […]


10 Ways to Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month in St. Louis

At HEC-TV, we appreciate jazz year-round and the month of April is no exception. Jazz Appreciation Month is an excuse to participate in jazz-related activities AND introduce the genre to those less familiar. Fortunately, our city is home to a fantastic jazz community that offers the public many ways to appreciate the art form. If […]


Local Singer/Songwriter Featured in ‘State of the Arts’

Click here to play video Singer/Songwriter Erin Bode: on where she came from, where she is going, and the art of giving back.

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Things to do in the Lou: February 1-3

As always, there are exciting events taking place throughout all of St. Louis’ neighborhoods (shout out to MOBOT and the Annual Orchid Show Opening), but Grand Center is where it is at this weekend. Whether you are interested in music, art or theater, you can find it in the heart of midtown St. Louis this […]

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10 Things to do in the Lou This Weekend

There are so many things happening this weekend in the St. Louis art and culture world! Whatever you choose to do, I hope you have a safe and happy three day weekend. Be sure to check back on Monday for a very special post in honor of Martin Luther King Day. 1. Maryville Talks Books: […]


5 Things To Do In The Lou This Weekend

We’ve officially made it through the first full work week of 2013! If you had as busy of a week as I did, you’re ready to relax and enjoy the weekend. The forecast doesn’t look pretty, but there are still many exciting events going on in our city’s arts community. I hope you get a […]


Under the Lothian Sky: An Evening with Brian McNeill

A very special musical performance from Scottish folk musician Brian McNeill at The Focal Point in Maplewood marks the beginning of programs about the nature of folk music and Scottish tradition. Written by Helen Headrick, Utilization Coordinator Several groups and people came together in September to create what will be two wonderful programs in 2013 […]


This Weekend: Things to do in the Lou

Although it only feels like Wednesday, the weekend is here! The holiday chaos is behind us and we now have time to explore our great city when the work week ends. Here are three things to do in the Lou this weekend: 1. First Friday in Grand Center When this work day comes to a […]


Best of HEC-TV 2012: State of the Arts

HEC-TV’s Emmy Award winning show State of the Arts (SOTA)  is St. Louis’ only program devoted to the region’s vibrant arts community, taking audiences behind the scenes to meet the artists, writers, and performers who call St. Louis home. Since I have only been at HEC for a few months, I asked the incredibly talented SOTA producer […]


Best of HEC-TV 2012: I Love Jazz

We continue the Best of HEC-TV 2012 series with an episode of I Love Jazz that hits all the right notes! I Love Jazz is a magazine-style program based on Don Wolff’s popular jazz radio show that showcases his depth of musical knowledge and appreciation of the historical jazz tradition. The I Love Jazz program […]


Sneak Peek: I Love Jazz December 2012

The newest episode of I Love Jazz airs this Thursday, December 13 at 8 pm and features legendary Jazz musician Hamiet Bluiett‘s performance from this summer’s Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden. To get you in a “jazzy mood” for the show’s  premiere, I would like to share a background of Bluiett’s life-long […]


Sneak Peek: Impact January 2013

HEC-TV takes pride in creating high-quality programs with thought-provoking elements and the upcoming episode of Impact is no exception! The stories our producers have been working on for the program feature people and organizations that truly make a difference in the St. Louis community. The show airs in January and for the next few weeks I am […]


St. Louis on Stage: Music for the Holidays

Hi There, We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with KTVI to treat our viewers to a special music program for the holiday season! St. Louis on Stage: Music for the Holidays will bring a celebration of music recorded here in St. Louis featuring many of our area’s most talented performers. You’ll be […]

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