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.



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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Christine Brewer

Interview with Christine Brewer world’s leading dramatic soprano.


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