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Reviews of Brighton Beach Memoirs, My One and Only, and others: September 20, 2012

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review (1) BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, by
Neil Simon, at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, (2) MY ONE AND
ONLY, by George & Ira Gershwin and Peter Stone & Timothy S. Mayer, at
Stages St. Louis, (3) DINNER WITH FRIENDS, by Donald Margulies, at
Dramatic License Productions, (4) GOODBYE, RUBY TUESDAY, by EM Lewis,
at HotCity Theatre, (5) MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, by Ron Hutchinson, at
KTK Productions, (6) ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL, by Elmer Rice, Joshua
Schmidt & Jason Loewith, at R-S Theatrics, (7) REMEMBER ME?, by Samuel
Bobrick, at the Theatre Guild of Webster Groves, and (8) KEN HALLER:
THE TV SHOW!, at The Presenters Dolan.

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Saint Louis Art Museum: Life On the Plains

A dazzling array of Native American art is once again on display in new gallery spaces at the Saint Louis Art Museum. This festival offering encourages you to delve into the rich history of the tribes of the Great Plains.

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No Lie: Old Time…Not "Old Timey"

This old country store has been here ever since the big new highway went in–the two-lane–in 1920. We’re there on “Liars Club” day…and that’s the truth. Maybe.

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Washington University Performing Arts Department: Cabaret

The Broadway musical Cabaret—set in Berlin in the days leading up to WWII—may not seem to have connections to American art. But there are some ways this work of musical theatre is definitely "American art." Watch here to find out more.

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An Appreciation of Religious Diversity

The event was presented by Arts and Faith St. Louis on September 9th, 2012 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. The concert brought together performers from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Sikh traditions. The evening was "offered to allow reflection, express sorrow and unify the community in hope for peace."

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Jazz St. Louis

Jazz is front and center on the festival schedule with performances by talented musicians. Jazz St. Louis features performances by two Webster University professors and trumpeter Christian Scott. Watch Kara Savio's package for all the details.

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Craft Alliance

Brilliant, multi-dimensional works of art are on display at Craft Alliance throughout the American Arts Experience St. Louis festival. In Nancy Pasternak's report, curators reveal the meaning behind two beautiful visual art exhibits.

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New Dance Horizons/Dance St. Louis

Watch as a concentrated hit of brand new dance is created. HEC-TV cameras are behind the scenes as world renowned choreographers create New Dance Horizons, commissioned by Dance St. Louis.

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Big Muddy Dance Company

Big Muddy Dance Company tears down boundaries between audience and performer in an energetic festival performance. Amber Hirsch explains in this behind-the-scenes report.

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Reviews of Going to See the Elephant, Violet Hour, and Interview with Joneal Joplin: September 6, 2012

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky interview actor Joneal Joplin after reviewing (1) GOING TO SEE THE ELEPHANT, by Karen Hensel, Elana Kent, et al. at Mustard Seed Theatre and (2) THE VIOLET HOUR, by Richard Greenberg, at Max & Louie Productions.

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Nu-Arts Series

The Nu-Arts Series at the Metropolitan Gallery is home to a unique concept that displays visual, written and musical art under one roof. Experience how it's done through two extraordinary exhibits as The Nu-Arts Series begins a new season. For ticket information and more, visit: thenu-artseries.org

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Best of Missouri Market

Missouri Botanical Garden becomes an artists' boutique during the Best of Missouri market, featuring handcrafted art, jewelry, artisan food, and more.

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Washington University School of Music: St. Louis Symphony Community Partnership Performance

In a collaboration with the St. Louis Symphony, Washington University's School of Music presents a concert that mixes Copland with Dvorak.

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Lifesaver

A genuine St. Louis hero.

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Site/Sound: Laumeier Sculpture Park

Sound artist Eric Hall is Laumeier Sculpture Park’s artist-in-residence. He is creating a new work of landscape sound exclusively for the festival.

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St. Louis Children's Choirs

The beautiful music of the St. Louis Children's Choirs is one of many family-oriented events in the American Arts Experience St. Louis festival.

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Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park

Frank Lloyd Wright is a quintessential American architect. The only Wright-designed home in St. Louis is part of the American Arts Experience St. Louis festival. Watch the video to find out more.

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Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

Watch our exclusive interview with Grammy award winner Marty Stuart as he previews his upcoming festival concert at Sheldon Concert Hall on October 5 at 8 p.m.

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Reviews of Lion King, Das Rheingold, and others: August 23, 2012

Gerry Kowarsky and guest host Mark Bretz discuss the Louies after Gerry and Mark review (1) THE LION KING, by Elton John, Tim Rice, et al., at the Fox Theatre, (2) DAS RHEINGOLD, by Richard Wagner, at Union Avenue Opera, (3) THE COMPLEAT WKS OF WILLM SHKSPER (ABRIDGED), by the Reduced Shakespeare Co., at St. Louis Shakespeare, (4) BARBARA FASANO & ERIC COMSTOCK, at the St. Louis Cabaret Festival, (5) RICK JENSEN, at the St. Louis Cabaret Festival, and (6) JASON GRAAE, at the St. Louis Cabaret Festival.

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American Arts Experience, Saint Louis, September 2012

A special episode of State of the Arts takes you backstage and behind the scenes as hundreds of regional artists prepare for the third annual American Arts-St. Louis Festival. Our cameras follow choreographers, artists, curators, and musicians as they create work sure to delight crowds during 17 days of nonstop art from October 5-21. HEC-TV is proud to be a major media partner of the American Arts Experience-St. Louis Festival.

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I am Curious. Yellow?

The intrepid IASLT I-Team (can one person be a “team?”), investigates one of St. Louis’ most pressing peeves.

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hip hOZ

Watch as COCA's cast prepares for a hip hop journey down the yellow brick road. "Hip hOZ" puts a new twist on the beloved classic story. Brenda Madden fills us in on this family-friendly festival production.

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American Arts Experience Promo

Celebrate the arts as the American Arts Experience-St. Louis fills performance spaces, museums, and galleries with dozens of events that showcase the best of our artistic heritage.

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Hot, Hot, Hot…’Round And ‘Round And ‘Round

The velocipedes circle the velodrome in north St. Louis…

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Reviews of Sound of Music, King and I, Aida, and others: August 9, 2012

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review (1) THE SOUND OF MUSIC, by Rodgers & Hammerstein and Lindsay & Crouse, at Stages St. Louis, (2) THE KING AND I, by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II, at The Muny, (3) THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, by David Nehls & Betsy Kelso, at Stray Dog Theatre, (4) AIDA, by Elton John & Tim Rice, Linda Woolverton & Robert Falls & David Henry Hwang, at Take Two Productions, (5) PIRATES! (OR, GILBERT & SULLIVAN PLUNDER’D), by W.S. Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan, & Nell Benjamin, at The Muny, (6) THE SOUND OF MUSIC, by Rodgers & Hammerstein and Lindsay & Crouse, at The Over Due Theatre Co., and (7) COMPANY, by Stephen Sondheim & George Furth, at Hawthorne Players.

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Reggie and Mardra Thomas Hit All the Right Notes, August 2012

Host Don Wolff from Bar 360 in the Ballpark Hilton brings us the husband and wife duo of pianist Reggie and vocalist Mardra Thomas, the trombone is described and the U City Jazz Festival.

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Reviews of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Dreamgirls, Coriolanus, and others: July 26, 2012

Washington U. lecturer Sean Savoie discusses lighting design with hosts Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky after Bob and Gerry review (1) JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice, at The Muny, (2) DREAMGIRLS, by Henry Krieger & Tom Eyen, at The Muny, (3) CORIOLANUS, by William Shakespeare, at St. Louis Shakespeare, and (4) THE WIZARD OF OZ, by L. Frank Baum, John Kane, Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg, at Family Musical Theatre.

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Jim Manley, Live at Jimmy’s On The Park, June 2012

Cordell Whitlock visits Robbies House of Jazz and interviews Trumpeter Jim Manley including live performance. "Jazz Gem" features 1990 performance of LaRosa's- America's Youngest Jazz Band.

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Reviews of Disney’s Aladdin, Fox on the Fairway, and Un Ballo in Maschera: July 12, 2012

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky interview Kristen Edler and Anne Marie Moore of OnSite Theatre Company after reviewing (1) DISNEY’S ALADDIN, by Howard Ashman, Jeffrey Katzenberg, et al., at The Muny, (2) THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY, by Ken Ludwig,  at insight Theatre Co., and (3) UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, by Giuseppe Verdi, at Union Avenue Opera.

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Reviews of Chicago, Jungle Book, Brooklyn Bagatelle, and others: June, 28, 2012

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review (1) CHICAGO, by John Kander, Fred Ebb, & Bob Fosse, at The Muny, (2) DISNEY’S THE JUNGLE BOOK, by Richard M. & Robert B. Sherman, Terry Gilkyson, & Marcy Heisler, at Stages St. Louis, (3) BOWLING EPIPHANY — THE REVIVAL!, by Carter Lewis & Dan Rubin, at OnSite Theatre Co., (4) BROOKLYN BAGATELLE, by Neville Mur, at First Run Theatre, (5) ALICE IN WONDERLAND, by Unsuk Chin & David Henry Hwang, at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, (6) THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, by Richard Morris, Dick Scanlan, & Jeanine Tesori, at The Muny, and (7) AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND, by John Kander
& Fred Ebb, at Insight Theatre Co.

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Part 4, 2012

A film festival in St. Louis had some talented actors, directors, editors and producers walking down the red carpet…they just happen to all be high school seniors or younger. The youngest are just five-years-old! Take a look around this special event put on by the Parkway School District and, in this episode, watch dozens of the secondary students' impressive films in their entirety.

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Part 3, 2012

A film festival in St. Louis in Parkway School District

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Reviews of Ain’t Misbehavin’, Cosi Fan Tutte, Circles, and others: June 14, 2012

1) AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, by Murray Horwitz, Richard Maltby, Jr., et al., at Stages St. Louis (2) COSI FAN TUTTE, by W. A. Mozart & Lorenzo Da Ponte, at Opera Theatre of St. Louis (3) THE WIZARD, at Circus Flora (4) HIGH FIDELITY, by Tom Kitt, Amanda Green, & David Lindsay-Abaire, at New Line Theatre (5) 9 CIRCLES, by Bill Cain, at R-S Theatrics (6) TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT, by Graham Greene, adapted by Giles Havergal, at ACT Inc. (7) THE DAMASK CHEEK, by John Van Druten & Lloyd Morris, at ACT Inc.

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Missouri Botanical Garden Light Festival, July 2012

The spectacular Lantern Festival at Missouri Botanical Garden is the backdrop for this episode of State of the Arts, as we take you behind the scenes and into the studios of our region's creative artists and performers.

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Part 2, 2012

in this episode, watch dozens of the elementary students' impressive films in their entirety.

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Reviews of Othello, Insidious, Sweeny Todd, and others: May 31, 2012

St. Louis’ own Shakespeare Festival and Opera Theater are among the productions reviewed by HEC-TV Theater reviewers Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky.

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Episode 68

Playback episodes consist of compilations of student films from Webster University.

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Part 1, 2012

A film festival in St. Louis had some talented actors, directors, editors and producers walking down the red carpet…they just happen to all be high school seniors or younger. The youngest are just five-years-old! Take a look around this special event put on by the Parkway School District and, in this episode, watch dozens of the elementary students' impressive films in their entirety.

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Episode 67

Playback episodes consist of compilations of student films from Webster University.

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