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State of the Arts St. Louis Art Museum New Wing, June 2013

A first look at the new wing of the St. Louis Art Museum –plus one on one with backup dancer Christina Grady and poet Ntozake Shange.

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Simply Messing About in Boats

The Admiral’s fleet sets sail across–and under–the water in North St. Louis County.

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Reviews of The Wiz, King Lear, Bukowsical, and others: June 13, 2013

Reviews of The Wiz, Always…Patsy Cline, Six Degrees of Separation, Il Tabarro & Pagliacci, Chapter Two, King Lear, Circus Flora, Bukowsical, Cherry Sisters.

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Mario Frangoulis and Friends

The Horatio Alger Association proudly presents Mario Frangoulis in Concert, featuring Deborah Myers and George Perris and accompanied by the St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra with Conductor Dr. Robert Hart Baker.

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Improvisation, June 2013

Peter Martin discusses how playing the wrong notes can be the right thing to do in this lesson on improvisation.

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Partner

“Partner” is a police procedural, a dark and twisting tale of extortion and double-crossing; no one is quite who they seem to be; it is a fast-paced and violent thriller.

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Causalities of the State

“Casualties of the State” is a conspiracy thriller in the tradition of Alan Pakula’s “The Parallax View,” featuring political cabals, the military-industrial complex and assassinations of high-ranking government officials.

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St. Louis Tap Fest

Robert Reed’s St. Louis Tap Fest brings in dance pros like Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Donald O’Connor, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards & Logan Miller as mentors.

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The World On A String

Though at MOYO yo-yo, strings aren’t always attached.  With our without, it’s pretty darn amazing.

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Reviews of Waiting for Godot, Three Sisters, Million Dollar Quartet, and others: May 02, 2013

Reviews of Waiting For Godot, Three Sisters, Million Dollar Quartet, Legally Blonde The Musical, Smash/Hit, In The Next Room (Or The Vibrator Play), Fool For Love, Trouble In Tahiti.

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A Conversation WithArtsCommunityMusic

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.

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Reviews of Gyspy, Jane Eyre, Conviction, Opus, and others: April 18, 2013

Reviews of Jane Eyre, Gypsy, Conviction, Into the Woods, Opus, Eurydice and Leading Ladies.

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South Broadway Broughaha!!

In which we grapple with the idea of grappling itself.

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Reviews of The Whipping Man, Childcare, and Five others: April 4, 2013

Reviews of The Whipping Man, Blithe Spirit, Childcare, Annie Oakley, As You Like It, The Pig Iron People, and A Chorus Line.

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Willie Akins and Montez Coleman, April 2013

This I Love Jazz features two artists from the St. Louis area that have enjoyed national success – generations apart. And on our educational segment, Building Blocks of Jazz, Phil Dunlap looks at the history of the piano in jazz music.

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ImaginOcean

Puppetry is an ancient art form, but a recent COCA Family Series performance gave it a new twist.

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State of the Arts Returns!

State of the Arts returns with a new episode on HEC-TV March 24 at 7pm, featuring the region’s best in art, music, theater — even puppetry — means a powerful new program for State of the Arts.

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Biodiversity Heritage Library

The Missouri Botanical Garden is making beautiful botanical artwork from more than 100,000 historic books and journals freely available online.

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999,999,999,999,999 Luftballoons

Twisters hit St. Louis! Cut massive swath of creativity though local hotel!!!

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Special Archives Edition of Unreleased Performances from 2012 Season, February 2013

Archives program with never seen performances by Bach to the Future, Jim Manley, Reggie and Mardra Thomas, Don and Alicia Cunningham, and Rick Haydon.

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Comic Geeks

HEC-TV’s Bob Wilcox interviews Brian Spath, Producer & Actor of the new web series Comic Geeks.

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Reviews of The Book of Mormon, Next to Normal, and others: March 7, 2013

Reviews of The Book of Mormon, Boeing Boeing, Next To Normal, Lilies Of The Field, Briefs” A Festival of Short LGBT Plays, and more.

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History in the First Person-Stories of the Civil Rights Movement – Afternoon Program

Join Live! host Tim Gore and schools from across the nation, as he interviews local civil rights champions.

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The Show Before the Show

A very old movie tradition is still alive and well in St. Louis…and it’s all in Gerry Marian’s hands.

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Reviews of Sense and Sensibility, Mountaintop, Speed the Plow, and others: February 21, 2013

Reviews of new plays opening in the St. Louis area, including Sense and Sensibility, The Mountaintop, Speed-The-Plow, Psycho Beach Party and others.

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February 2013

Join us for The St. Louis Symphony Town Hall programs, where you will hear from David Robertson and Fred Bronstein as they discuss the finances and future of the orchestra.

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Reviews of Mrs. Sorken and Priscilla Queen of the Desert and interview of Nancy Bell: February 7, 2013

Reviews of Mrs. Sorkin and The Duck Variations, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical, Splendor In The Grass, Interview with author Nancy Bell, Calendar

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Beginning Broadcasters and School Security

Final exam for broadcast students. Cafeteria worker profile, behind the scenes of theater show, a look at the production class. School safety measures outlined.

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Jackie and Me: Issues and Themes

Dan Gutman’s novel Jackie and Me continues to be read and loved by thousands each year. In this program students had the opportunity to participate in a national videoconference book club discussion of issues and themes.

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Reviews of 4000 Miles, The Piano Lesson, Café Chanson, and others: January 24, 2013

Gerry Kowarsky and guest host Mark Bretz review (1) 4000 MILES, by Amy Herzog, at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, (2) THE PIANO LESSON, by August Wilson, at the Black Rep, (3) CAFE CHANSON, created by Ken Page, at Upstream Theater, (4) THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?, by Edward Albee, at St. Louis Actors’ Studio, (5) JACKIE AND ME, by Steven Dietz, at Metro Theater Co., (6) THE LAST ROMANCE, by Joe DePietro, at the Kirkwood Theatre Guild, (7) CAPRICCIO, at Circus Harmony, (8) An Evening of PredicamentS, by Gerry Mandel & Patrick Conroy, at First Run Theatre, and (9) STAGE FRIGHT, by Charles Marowitz, at the Theatre Guild of Webster Groves.

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The Church That Lunch Built

EVERYBODY goes to St. Raymond’s … and they have for forty years.

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Ride Hard, Turn Left

A look at the velodrome in north St. Louis’ Penrose Park and the racing that has taken place there the past 50 years.
The track, situated in the middle-class African American Penrose neighborhood, has been the home of St. Louis track racers since 1962.

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Reviews of Flashdance, Good People, and Interview with Philip Boehm: January 10, 2013

Gerry Kowarsky and guest host Dan Kelly interview Philip Boehm, artistic director of Upstream Theater, after reviewing (1) FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL, by Robert Cary & Tom Hedley & Robbie Roth, at the Peabody Opera House, and (2) GOOD PEOPLE, by David Lindsay-Abaire, at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: An Author’s Workshop with Ridley Pearson

Be part of an interactive writer’s workshop with Ridley Pearson, award winning author of the Kingdom Keepers series, Peter and the Starcatchers, and many other books for young readers. 1pm This program was partially funded by the Missouri Arts Council.

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Reviews of Wicked, Gnome for Christmas, and others: December 27, 2012

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky interview Dan Kelly of Lion’s Paw Theatre after reviewing (1) WICKED, by Stephen Schwartz & Winnie Holzman, at the Fox Theatre, (2) A GNOME FOR CHRISTMAS, by Sarah Brandt & Stephen James Neale, at the Imaginary Theatre Co., and (3) A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES, conceived by Cecil MacKinnon, at Circus Flora and the St. Louis Symphony.

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UMSL Holiday Jazz Concert

The Higher Education Consortium and University of Missouri-St. Louis Department of Music proudly present this holiday jazz concert. The University Orchestra, University Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Point performed during the “Jazz for the Holidays” concert on Dec. 2 at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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Shipwreck!

It was never one of the “great ships” of the U.S. Navy, but it served honorably.  And now it rusts here.

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: An Author’s Workshop with Ridley Pearson 10am

Be part of an interactive writer’s workshop with Ridley Pearson, award winning author of the Kingdom Keepers series, Peter and the Starcatchers, and many other books for young readers. 10 am This program was partially funded by the Missouri Arts Council.

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Reviews of Foreigner, Talley’s Folly, Season’s Greetings, and others: December 13, 2012

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review (1) THE FOREIGNER, by Larry Shue, at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, (2) TALLEY’S FOLLY, by Lanford Wilson, at the New Jewish Theatre, (3) SEASON’S GREETINGS, by Alan Ayckbourn, at St. Louis Actors’ Studio, (4) THE DIVINE SISTER, by Charles Busch, at HotCity Theatre, (5) YOURS, ANNE, by Enid Futterman & Michael Cohen, at the Webster Univ. Conservatory, (6) FULLY COMMITTED, by Becky Mode, at Stray Dog Theatre, (7) THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER, by Barbara Robinson, at KTK Productions, and (8) THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW (ABRIDGED), by Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor, at Edison Theatre Ovations.

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An In Depth Look at Hamiet Bluiett the Musician, and the Educator, December 2012

This I Love Jazz program features the saxophone. We travel to the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Whitaker Music Festival to share a performance with world renowned baritone saxophonist, Hamiet Bluiett. Building Blocks of Jazz visits Saxquest, a one-of-a-kind shop and museum in South St. Louis to learn about the history of the saxophone. On Jazz Gems, we feature DIVA, an all-women jazz group recorded back in 2002. And we tag along with Hamiet Bluiett as he shares his commitment to jazz education working with students from the Sunrise Conservatory.

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