ArtsMusic

Treffpunkt: Saving Live Music on Cherokee Street

The Cherokee Street district is known for its artsy feel. So what happens when the two main live music venues close? A church is repurposed in their place.

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ArtsDance

MADCO Choreographer Gina Patterson Discusses the Relationship Between Dancers and Choreographers

Award winning choreographer Gina Patterson discusses her relationship with the dancers and how trust allows one to go deeper into the art and emotions.

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Arts

Flip, Fly and Fling with Circus Harmony

Circus Harmony is a social circus that uses circus arts to motivate social change and teach important life skills like focus, persistence and teamwork.

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ArtsEducation

Inspire your heart with art

Everyone seems to love something about the arts. Whether it’s dabbling with clay, singing in a choir, or listening to a free park concert, there is something for the creative soul that resides in all of us. But did you know that the arts, in all their varied forms, have some serious brain benefits as well?

Arts

Arts In Transit: Where Public Art and Public Transportation Merge

Metro Transit in St. Louis is continuing its tradition of seeking out local art to adorn bus and train stops. An annual contest is producing work that fits.

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ArtsMusic

Kennedy Holmes, The Voice finalist, to perform at St. Louis Arts Awards

Kennedy Holmes, finalist of season 15 on NBC’s The Voice, has been added to the entertainment line-up at the Arts and Education Council’s St. Louis Arts Awards Jan. 21.

ArtsTheater

Interview with Steven Woolf and Reviews of Anastasia and It’s a Wonderful Life: Jan. 3, 2019

Interview with Steven Woolf (Augustin Family Artistic Director, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis) and reviews of Anastasia and It’s a Wonderful Life.

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ArtsCommunityMusic

St. Louis Civic Orchestra Annual Holiday Concert

The St. Louis Civic Orchestra performs a variety of holiday favorites with special guests Vocal Spectrum and the Parkway Southwest Middle School Choir.

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ArtsCommunityMusic

The 442s Holiday Spectacular

This holiday spectacular features traditional and original holiday favorites.

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ArtsTheater

Stray Dog Theater Counter-Programs Christmas with “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told”

“The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told” is the Stray Dog Theater’s latest effort in a tradition of turning holiday programming on its ear.

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ArtsBusinessFashion

A New Wave of St. Louis Designers Make Work-Life Balance More Attainable

St. Louis designers are creating products that make work-life balance more attainable while being fashion-forward.

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ArtsTheater

In the Works with Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

The expansion of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis is “In the Works,” with its’ first plays by American writers who take their inspiration from Shakespeare.

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ArtsTheaterTwo on the Aisle

Reviews of Perfect Arrangement, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Wonderland, others: Dec. 20, 2018

Perfect Arrangement, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Facing, Doomsday Faust, Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure, Les Misérables, The Christmas Skates

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ArtsHappening Now

Backstage Secrets of The Fabulous Fox Theatre

Have you heard the expression “if the walls could talk?” Well at the Fabulous Fox Theatre they may not talk, but they certainly do tell stories…

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ArtsCommunity

Kranzberg Arts Foundation Developing New Literary Arts Venue in Grand Center

The High Low will combine a literary center, library, gallery, and collaborative work space with a community café on Washington Avenue.

ArtsHappening Now

SLAM Examines 800 Years of Cultural Exchange with Southwestern Native Textiles

The Saint Louis Art Museum features a gift of southwestern native textiles by local collectors, Elissa and Paul Cahn.

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Arts

Saint Louis Art Museum makes $2.75 million Caspar David Friedrich purchase

The Saint Louis Art Museum recently acquired “Sunburst in the Riesengebirge,” a landscape painting by the German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich. The museum purchased the painting Dec. 12 at auction at Sotheby’s in London for a total price of $2.75 million

ArtsHappening Now

Bryan Robertson’s Body Politic at The U City Public Library Gallery

Visual Artist Bryan Robertson returns to his hometown with a new collection of thought-provoking work on display at the University City Public Library Gallery.

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Arts

Filmmaker Features Unique St. Louis School for Refugees

Filmmaker Lori Miller followed refugees students at a unique transition school in St. Louis public schools. HEC talks with her about her inspiring new movie.

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ArtsCommunityTheater

An Evening With Stephen Sondheim

Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim was the recipient of the 2018 St. Louis Literary Award from Saint Louis University.

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ArtsTheaterTwo on the Aisle

Reviews of A Christmas Story, An Act of God, Tribes, The Crucible, others: Dec. 6, 2018

A Christmas Story, An Act of God, Tribes, The Crucible, Holiday Stop-Motiion TV Extravaganza Parody, Three Sisters, Celebrating the Power of Dreams, Kentucky

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Arts

MADE Makerspace Opens in St. Louis with Help From Silicon Valley Giant Jim McKelvey

The MADE Makerspace has opened in St.Louis, with help from a Silicon Valley’s star, Jim McKelvey. Expensive machines are used communally for business and fun.

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ArtsCommunityCulture

Looking Back on a Successful 2018

Thanks For A Wonderful 2018 – It’s Going To Be Quite a 2019!

Arts

Harmonica Harmony with Gateway Harmonica Club

This harmonica band’s mission is to entertain with music that brings back memories, with old standards from the 20s, 30s, and 40s.

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Arts

Schankman’s St. Louis: Local Sculptor Remembers George H.W. Bush

St. Louis sculptor Don Wiegand reminisces about creating a work of art for the George and Barbara Bush that involved making a model of their hands in plaster.

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ArtsHappening Now

SLAM Takes a Hard Look at Abstract Art in Printmaking

The Saint Louis Art Museum takes a closer look at non-representative art in printmaking with “Printing Abstraction.”

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ArtsHappening Now

Small Worlds at the Bruno David Gallery Invites a Closer Look at Contemporary Art

To finish out 2018, the Bruno David Gallery will showcase a collection of smaller works from the gallery’s catalogue of contemporary artists.

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ArtsHappening NowTheater

Alice in Wonderland Gets a Musical Makeover in Metro Theater Company’s New Production

Metro Theater Company’s “Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure” offers an exciting musical experience that is part theater, part rock concert.

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Arts

Joe Edwards: The Duke of Delmar

Joe Edwards, know to some as the Duke of Delmar, has almost single-handedly turned what was a rundown section of University City into an entertainment Mecca.

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ArtsTwo on the Aisle

Introducing a new platform: podcasts

Life is busy and it seems everyone is constantly on the go. That’s why HEC is making it easier for you to enjoy our content in a way that works for you.

ArtsCulture

Schankman’s St. Louis; Meet the Rep’s New Artistic Director Hana Sharif

In June, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis will have its first new Artistic Director in more than 30 years.
Hana Sharif talks with HEC about her plans.

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ArtsTheater

Reviews of Aladdin, All Is Calm, The Great Seduction, Every Brilliant Thing, others: Nov. 22, 2018

Die Fledermaus, A Most Outrageous Fit of Madness, Away in a Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas, Doctor Faustus, Fahrenheit 451

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ArtsCommunityHappening Now

Holiday Events and Celebrations in St. Louis

By Christina Chastain 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 […]

ArtsHappening Now

St. Louis Artists’ Guild Examines “The Essence of Form”

The St. Louis Artists’ Guild brings together work from across the nation for a juried exhibition which examines “The Essence of Form.”

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ArtsTheater

Building on the Foundation of The Rep – Steven Woolf to Hana Sharif

Sharif, a fiercely independent and passionate playwright, director, and producer, is currently the associate artistic director at Baltimore Center Stage. She will take over The Rep from Steven Woolf, who has held the position for more than 30 years.

ArtsMusic

Schankman’s St. Louis: Mizzou Students Compose Music for the St. Louis Symphony

The St. Louis Symphony is teaming up with the Mizzou New Music Program, giving students a chance to have their compositions played by a professional orchestra.

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ArtsFilm

Highlights from the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase

Two shorts and one doc from the Filmmakers Showcase.

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ArtsHappening Now

Art Saint Louis XXXIV The Exhibition

Art St. Louis XXXIV is an all mediums exhibit that showcases some of the best work by artists in the St. Louis region. For more info visit www.artstlouis.org.

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Arts

MADCO’s “Alive Inside” Examines Aging and Memory Through Dance

MADCO helps audiences understand Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and aging through original dance performances.

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ArtsHappening Now

The Graphic Revolution at SLAM Takes on the Evolving Story of Prints

“Graphic Revolution: American Prints 1960 to Now” at the St. Louis Art Museum draws from the area’s rich collection of contemporary prints.

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