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Ancient Peruvian Textiles Demonstrate a World Filled With Opposition, Balance at SLAM

A little out of the way in the small, unassuming Gallery 100, curator Deborah Spivak has unearthed a set of hidden treasures within the collections of the Saint Louis Art Museum and the University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology. Though produced by various cultures over a span of thousands of years, the objects […]

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Muny Memories at the Missouri History Museum

In celebration of a century of amazing theater in Forest Park, the Missouri History Museum presents Muny Memories: 100 Seasons Onstage.

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New Exhibits at Bruno David Gallery in June 2018

Bruno David Gallery presents two new solo exhibitions from a couple print makers with very different styles and techniques.

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Edo Rosenblith: Let Me Help You Make A Mural at COCA

COCA is giving visitors the opportunity to become the artist in their new exhibit Edo Rosenblith: Let Me Help You Make A Mural.

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Big news from an expanding COCA

By: Jayne Ballew On June 8, 2018, COCA, Center of Creative Arts, unveiled the newly finished Phase 1 of their Create Our Future Campaign. This first of two phases included several renovations of the historic section of their campus in University City. The Mendelsohn Sanctuary has become the Staenberg Performance Lab, a studio, rehearsal hall […]

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The Art of Solomon Thurman

Solomon Thurman has been named the Missouri Arts Council Individual Artist of the Year. We’ll take a look at his work and see what inspires his creations.

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Reviews of Romeo and Juliet, Life Sucks, An American Soldier, Yeast Nation, Regina, Luchadora!, others: June 7, 2018.

Reviews of Romeo and Juliet, Life Sucks, An American Soldier, Yeast Nation, Regina, Luchadora!, The Book of Mormon, Brighten Beach Memoirs, and Spinning Jenny.

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What to do in STL in June

Although there there are so many events and happenings taking place in June, we wanted to spotlight a few we are really excited about! To view all events, go to our events page, here. Edo Rosenblith at COCA | June 8 – Aug. 25 Israeli born, St. Louis-based artist Edo Rosenblith will guide COCA visitors […]

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Summer in the Garden

By: Amanda Honigfort, Special Programs Producer The Missouri Botanical Garden spreads over 79 beautiful acers in the Tower Grove neighborhood as a natural oasis in St. Louis city. Founded in 1859 by Henry Shaw, it is the nation’s oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark. From holidays to sunday brunch, meeting […]

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Who to Watch in June: Solomon Thurman

By Suzanne Vanderhoef, Segment Producer Solomon Thurman was born in the old St. Mary’s Infirmary, a segregated hospital for African Americans on Papin and 14th Street in downtown St. Louis. He came from a musical family. His father was a well-regarded harmonica player who would play with lots of local performers, but Thurman says his […]

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What to Watch in June

ARCHFARE Food, innovation, ideas and more come together in a brand new venture stemming from our partnership with TEDxGatewayArch. Join Mich Hancock, Raven Fox, Paige Brubeck of Sleepy Kitty Arts & Sleepy Kitty Music, Mike Konzen of PGAV, and Deanna Kuhlmann-Leavitt on ArchFare! Our pilot episode discusses the concept of ‘design’ with some top-notch designers […]

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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.

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Unique, interactive art exhibit at the Sheldon

The Sheldon Art Galleries announces the Summer 2018 exhibition schedule, including Golf the Galleries: Artist-Designed Mini Golf.

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Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Presents Romeo & Juliet

An up close, behind the scenes look at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ production of Romeo & Juliet, showing for free in Forest Park through June 24, 2018.

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Then I Knew

Six revealing interviews show the effect of beging “different” from the majority white society and culture.

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Story Stitchers, Stitching together a More Cohesive Community

Saint Louis Story Stitchers hopes to end gun violence and promote civic pride, and a more peaceful, caring region through a unique style of performance.

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The Edge of Excess II at the Foundry Art Centre

What is obsession? The latest exhibit at the Foundry Art Centre explores this question through 54 artworks focusing on collections, repetition, and excess.

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Michael Eastman and Ethan Meyer at Duane Reed Gallery

Duane Reed Gallery presents new bodies of work by Micheal Eastman and Ethan Meyer.

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Reviews of La Traviata, A Streetcar Named Desire, An Evening With C.S. Lewis, Tennessee Rising, others: May 24, 2018.

La Traviata; A Streetcar Named Desire; An Evening With C.S. Lewis; Tennessee Rising; Phantom of the Opera; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; 15 Minute Mozarts

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Hail to the Kings

When you think of drag, you probably picture a drag queen. But there’s a whole sub-genre of drag kings. We’ll hear from some about what they do and why.

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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.

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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.

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Dwell In Other Futures Art Festival

What does it mean to “Dwell In Other Futures?” It is a concept as much as an exhibit, where the hope is artists’ images of tomorrow can improve cities of today.

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Reuben Reuel Creates Clothing For All Sizes of Women While Building Fashion In St. Louis

Reuben Reuel creates custom fashion pieces that flatter the silhouette of many shapes of women – and he’s putting St. Louis fashion on the map in the process.

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Allison Mitchell – Making Waves In The Fashion Industry And Bringing It Back To St. Louis

Allison Mitchell’s bags are gaining notice – both for her brand and for St. Louis as a new, small, fashion hub.

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Reviews of Judgment at Nuremberg, Guys and Dolls, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, others: May 10, 2018.

Judgment at Nuremberg, Guys & Dolls, Over the River & Through the Woods, Run for Your Wife, Everything Must Change, Aunt Dan & Lemon

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The Munyettes, Then and Now

A group of former Muny showgirls — now in their 70s, 80s and 90s — get together each year to swap stories and celebrate their time on stage together.

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Gaslight Square: The Legend Lives On

For a decade, from the mid-50’s, Gaslight Square was the hippest neighborhood west of New York. Comedy, music, cabaretl offered cutting-edge entertainment.

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The Art Of Shopping; Using Sculpture to Save a Mall

Paul Schankman goes mall walking with sculptor Don Wiegand, who has moved his studio into Chesterfield Mall, creating a museum of his work and local history.

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Circus Flora Breaks in its New Location with The Case of the Missing Bellhop

Circus Flora delights audiences with laughs, death-defying acts, and good old-fashioned fun with “The Case of the Missing Bellhop.”

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Maturity and Its Muse at Art Saint Louis

This juried exhibit at Art Saint Louis features over 50 pieces of artwork from St. Louis region artists ages 70 and over.

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The Bruno David Gallery Highlights Monochromatic and Political Art

The Bruno David Gallery continues its 12th season with exhibits from James Austin Murray, Carmon Colangelo, Bunny Burson, and Laura Beard.

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Architecture and Feminist History at SLAM

“Currents 115” at the Saint Louis Art Museum features the work of Jennifer Bornstein, recipient of the 2017-2018 Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Fellowship.

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Jazz St. Louis Scholarship Winners

Jazz St. Louis recently announced the three students from its JazzU program who will receive scholarships to help them pursue their college education.

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Hamilton: Students Get Their Shot

When the national tour of the musical Hamilton came to St. Louis, local students performed their own theatrical tributes to the life of Alexander Hamilton.

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Clearly Human III at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild

The St. Louis Artists’ Guild presents Clearly Human III, a juried exhibition featuring a wide variety of artwork that focuses on the human figure.

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Big Muddy Dance Co. Highlights St. Louis Characters, Architecture, Music

As its last production of the 2017-2018 season, the Big Muddy Dance Company presented a show about its roots and heritage, “Meet Me In.”

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I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace Now at Craft Alliance: An Artist Look at Gun Violence

Craft Alliance hosts an exhibit in conjunction with Maryville University that features artworks using real guns to inspire conversation about gun violence.

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Smoke City

Profiles of Ballwin, Ferguson, Florrisant, North St. Louis, South St. Louis.

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CAIR-MO Presents Creativity & Identity at CAM

For the second year in a row, CAIR-MO hosts Creativity & Identity: An American Muslim Art Exhibition in St. Louis, Missouri.

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What to Watch April 2018

  Technology in Athletics We’ve recently brought you two stories about how science and technology is helping athletes train. First, MyStrenthBook works with athletes to create specialized training programs and provide advice from experts in the sport. They recently moved to St. Louis from Canada after winning an Arch Grant. The company stems from the […]

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Reviews of Torn Asunder; A Tree, Falling; The Dresser; Circus Flora; Jesus Christ Superstar, others: Apr. 26, 2018.

Torn Asunder; A Tree, Falling; The Dresser; Circus Flora; A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline; Jesus Christ Superstar; Or What You Will III; Brigadoon; Fantasticks

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Reviews of Hamilton, New Jerusalem, Cardboard Piano, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, others: Apr. 12, 2018.

Reviews of Hamilton, New Jerusalem, Cardboard Piano, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Something Like…Godspell, She Kills Monsters, and Fly by Night.

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Ancient Egypt Rises From the Sea at SLAM’s “Sunken Cities”

“Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds” at the Saint Louis Art Museum features over 250 relics excavated from the lost cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus.

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Unfolding Big Issues with Tesseract Theatre

Tesseract Theatre is not part of Marvel Comics, it is an artistic home to and ensemble of Saint Louis talent, with a mission to tackle big ideas in a small way.

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Vivian Maier: Photography’s Lost Voice

Culled from an archive of more than 3,000 vintage prints, this exhibition features a variety of original and unseen photographs.

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Alive Inside: Upcoming performance from MADCO

Alive Inside brings a segment of community members together to share their stories of how they overcome and live with the physical boundaries, thru performances

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Quinton Ward 2018 Katherine Dunham Fellow

Webster Senior, Quinton Ward, is the St. Louis Arts and Education Council’s 2018 Katherine Dunham Fellowship recipient.

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Moving St. Louis Fashion Forward

The Brandin Vaughn Collection is a south St. Louis boutique where you can walk in and see the designer at work. He says the art of fashion is re-emerging here.

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Whole Damn Crew: The Martin Quigley Story

Martin Quigley’s long association with Fleishman Hillard, the Cardinals and A-B make him an important – and colorful part of St. Louis history.

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Acclaimed Art Installation “The Talking Cure” Comes to Life Through Collaborations with Local Artists, Writers, Performers

The Gallery at the Kranzberg Arts Center launched the St. Louis debut of acclaimed interactive multimedia installation The Talking Cure as the centerpiece of its 2018 season, running through May 27. Conceived and produced by New York-based visual artist Melissa Stern, The Talking Cure includes her collaboration with twenty-four writers, poets, novelists, screenwriters, playwrights and actors. Now the project begins […]

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Behind the Scenes of New Dance Horizons VI

Dance St. Louis’ New Dance Horizons VI pairs world famous choreographers with local companies to make all new original performances.

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A Conversation WithArch GrantsArtsBusinessCommunity

Emily Lohse-Busch

We sit down with Arch Grants Executive Director Emily Lohse-Busch and talk about how Arch Grants and the startup community is putting St. Louis back on the map

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Reviews of Born Yesterday, Stiff, As It Is in Heaven, New World, The Color Purple, A Black Woman Speaks, others: Mar. 29, 2018.

Reviews of Born Yesterday, Stiff, As It Is in Heaven, New World, The Color Purple, The Odd Couple, The Ruby Sunrise, A Black Woman Speaks, & Purple Heart City.

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Reviews of Anything Goes, Chicago, The Last Romance, L’elisir d’amore, Godspell, Rhinoceros others: Mar. 15, 2018.

Reviews of Caught, Anything Goes, Chicago, The Last Romance, L’elisir d’amore, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Godspell, Aphra Behn Festival, & Rhinoceros.

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Will Bonfiglio interview and reviews of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; August: Osage County; others: Mar. 1, 2018

Interview of Will Bonfiglio and reviews of Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, August: Osage County, Men on Boats, and Waiting for Lefty.

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St. Louis Artists Splashed Onto Trading Cards

St. Louis’ best artists on trading cards? That’s the project taken on by at St. Louis photographer feeding on his childhood love of baseball cards.

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Arts Incubator

The Catalyst Innovation Lab inside the Centene Center for the Arts is a new space capitalizing on an old concept: that of the incubator space.

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Monaco: Artist Owned, Artist Run Collective

Monaco, a new arts collective on Cherokee Street, supports its members by providing a space for artists to forge new connections and create community.

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MakersValley Looks To Democratize Manufacturing – Starting With The Fashion Industry

MakersValley is an online business to business service platform that connects makers with highly skilled artisans and manufacturers for small scale orders.

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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 […]

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Scopio Finds Images on Social Media, Letting Users Get Paid for Their Photos

A company with roots in St.Louis is finding ways to sift through social media to find marketable photos. From there, they put brands and photographers together.

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A night of supporting, celebrating the creative St. Louis community

Since its inception in 1963, the Arts and Education Council has been fostering, supporting and celebrating the creative individuals and organizations that make up the St. Louis arts community. For the past 26 years, the Council has turned a spotlight on our city’s most vibrant and influential artists, organizations, startups, patrons and promoters by honoring […]

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Reviews of Infected, The Humans, Red Scare on Sunset, Blackbird Silent Sky, others: Feb. 15, 2018

Reviews of Infected; The Humans; Red Scare on Sunset; Blackbird; Silent Sky; Cold; Beyond the River; Bud, Not Buddy; and Bus Stop.

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Reviews of Faceless, Les pêcheurs de perles, Good People, The How and the Why, others: Feb. 2, 2018

Reviews of Faceless, Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers), Good People, The How and the Why, Skeletons in the Closet (Swept Away & Bird’s Nest).

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Dev Diary

How to make – and market – a video game; 2 brothers and their company, Butterscotch Shenagins, deal with setbacks, including cancer, but triumph in the end.

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A Conversation WithArtsCommunity

Felicia Shaw

Under the leadership of Executive Director Felicia Shaw, the Regional Arts Commission is poised to become even more of a regional arts leader.

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Bill Smith Artist/Inventor

Bill Smith studies the design of nature through art. Julie Tristan shows us how he does this using his background in biology, chemistry & diesel mechanics!

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Not Your Grandma’s Roller Derby!

Roller Derby is back on track! And St. Louis is one of the best derby cities in the world. Find out when the revival began and why it is popular again.

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FREEDOM | MADCO

Under the Artistic Direction of Stacy West, MADCO has a commitment to collaborations and to commissioning work that makes an impact.

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Academy of Nature and Wildlife Arts

The Academy of Nature and Wildlife Arts reaches back to the training philosophy techniques of the Old Masters: reuniting the studies of art and science.

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Uppity Theatre

That Uppity Theatre Company is known for their bold productions that hope to instigate social change. Climate change is their latest endeavor.

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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.

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Reviews of The Marvelous Wonderettes, Fences, School of Rock, The Meeting, others: Jan. 18, 2018.

The Marvelous Wonderettes, Fences, School of Rock, The Meeting, Menopause the Musical, In the Shadow of the Glen, Legato, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile.

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Debby Lennon Interview and Reviews of Rodgers+Hammerstein’s Cinderella and Oddville: A Love Story?: Dec. 22, 2016

Debby Lennon Interview and Reviews of Rodgers+Hammerstein’s Cinderella and Oddville: A Love Story?.

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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.

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Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights

The Brewery Lights display at Anheuser-Busch Brewery is a free event for families and friends to come together and celebrate the holidays in St. Louis.

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Free Family Winter Celebration at the Saint Louis Art Museum

The Saint Louis Art Museum combines winter holiday traditions from around the world with a free weekend event.

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Memory: Joy and Loss, an artist look at Alzheimer’s Disease

Framations’ new exhibit Memory: Joy and Loss examines memory and it’s function in our lives.

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Fugue: Local film written and directed by 15 year old director, Gabe Sheets

Go behind the scenes of upcoming short film, Fugue: the action-packed story of one man’s frantic search for truth after he suffers sudden memory loss.

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State of the Arts at the Muny

State of the Arts celebrates the Muny’s 100th in a show with an eclectic lineup featuring Bret Michaels, Jeanne Trevor and spiritual art by Buddhist monks.

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Central West End Window Walk

Get into the holiday season spirit with this visit to the Central West End Window Walk. It’s the 8th year for the event and it is bigger and better than ever.

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Fun, Skating, and a Heartwarming Tale at the Grandel Theatre

Metro Theater Company’s production of “Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates” at the Grandel Theatre.

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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.

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The Saint Louis Zoo Goes Wild for the Holidays

The “U.S. Bank Wild Lights” celebration offers Saint Louis an opportunity to enjoy Winter holidays at the zoo.

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Buddhist Sand Mandala

A World Peace Sand Mandala was created by Buddhist monks over three days at Webster University.

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Schankman’s St. Louis: Free Portraits for K-9 Cops!

Paul Schankman shows us a remarkably talented local artist who is doing something equally remarkable: Creating free portraits of police dogs for their partners.

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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.

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Winter Wonderland Astonishes St. Louis for 32 Years

Saint Louis County Parks presents Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park. For over 30 years this ever expanding holiday light display has wowed young and old alike.

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Andréa Stanislav Brings Cosmism to the Bruno David Gallery

Andréa Stanislav explores themes of Russian Cosmism through sculpture, collage, and text construction at the Bruno David Gallery.

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Missouri Botanical Garden Glow Bigger Than Ever

Paul Schankman takes on an arm chair tour of this year’s Garden Glow holiday lights display, which features more than one million lights on a 1.3 mile path.

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Reviews of Miss Bennet, A Behanding in Spokane, Steel Magnolias, A Jewish Joke, The King and I, others: Dec. 7, 2017.

Reviews of Miss Bennet, A Behanding in Spokane, Steel Magnolias, A Jewish Joke, Sister’s Christmas Catechism, The King and I, and The Merchant of Venice.

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The Medium and the Message: Currents 114 at the Saint Louis Art Museum

The Saint Louis Art Museum launches its 114th iteration of “Currents” with the work of Matt Saunders.

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Eminent Domain/Displaced

Eminent Domain/Displaced is a multimedia exhibition of place, portraiture, and landscape at the Griot Museum of Black History.

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International Photography Hall of Fame Honorees 2017

Nine artists are selected each year for induction into the Hall of Fame. This year Kenny Rogers was honored with the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award.

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St. Louis Artists’ Guild presents Reclaim

The St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s new exhibit Reclaim features works from regional artists made from recycled, renewed, and repurposed materials.

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Mary Engelbreit

Nationally renowned artist Mary Engelbreit talks about her cards, calendars and books as well as her new social justice artwork and Mary Engeldark collection

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Exhibit Honors U.S. Team’s First Chess Olympiad Victory in 40 Years

Members of the U.S. team that beat 180 countries to win gold share their stories at the World Chess Hall of Fame’s exhibit featuring chess olympiad artifacts.

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