ArtsCommunity & Culture

A Civil War-Era Relic In St. Charles

This is NOT your regular bowling alley…this one goes way, way back…waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back.

play

ArtsCommunity & Culture

Betcha Can’t Eat Just One

Thousands have taken the Pointersaurus Challenge…few have succeeded. Very, very, very, very few…

play

ArtsCommunity & Culture

Reviews of Blue Man Group, Imaginary Jesus, and others: November 29, 2012

Before interviewing Mark Wilson of Saint Louis University’s theatre department, Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review (1) BLUE MAN GROUP, at the Fox Theatre, (2) IMAGINARY JESUS, by Matt Mikalatos, adapted by Deanna Jent, at Mustard Seed Theatre, (3) LYSISTRATA, by Aristophanes, at Clayton Community Theatre, (4) A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, by William Shakespeare, at Webster Univ. Conservatory, and (5) THE NIGHT SEASON, by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, at Washington Univ.

play

ArtsCommunity & Culture

R/C Airplanes…(Really Cool Airplanes)

They do things you'd never want to experience on your next flight to Sheboygan, but they're amazing to watch at this airport in St. Charles County.

play

ArtsCommunity & Culture

Reviews of This Wide Night, Radium Girls, The Mikado, and others: November 15, 2012

In this episode, Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review (1) THIS WIDE NIGHT, by Chloe Moss, at West End Players Guild, (2) SUICIDE, INCORPORATED, by Andrew Hinderaker, at R-S Theatrics, (3) RADIUM GIRLS, by D.W. Gregory, at St. Louis Univ., (4) ELEEMOSYNARY, by Lee Blessing, at Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble, (5) FACING THE SHADOW, by Sheila Payton, at The Black Rep, (6) THE MIKADO, by W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan, at Winter Opera St. Louis, (7) THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR, by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, & Jamie Wooten, at the Kirkwood Theatre Guild, (8) FENCES, by August Wilson, at Hawthorne Players, and (9) CAT’S CRADLE, by Leslie Sands, at the Theatre Guild of Webster Groves.

play

ArtsCommunity & Culture

Reviews of Clybourne Park, Raisin in the Sun, and others: November 1, 2012

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review (1) CLYBOURNE PARK, by Bruce Norris, at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Studio Theatre, (2) A RAISIN IN THE SUN, by Lorraine Hansberry, at Unity Theatre Ensemble, (3) MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, by Ron Hutchinson, at Dramatic License Productions, (4) ANNE AND EMMETT, by Janet Langhart Cohen, at the Black Rep, (5) A CELTIC NIGHT CIRCUS: Tir na nOg, at Circus Flora, (6) ANNIE, by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin, & Thomas Meehan, at Variety Children’s Theatre, (7) IN THE BLOOD, by Suzan-Lori Parks, at at Univ. of Missouri-St. Louis, and (8) CABARET, by John Kander & Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff, at Washington Univ.

play

Arts

A State Divided — A Missouri Symphony

Skirmish at Island Mound is the second movement of an original symphony created and composed by Dr. Barbara Harbach. A State Divided — A Missouri Symphony was created for the October 27, 2012 dedication of Battle of Island Mound. Narrated by Dr. Louis Gerteis and performed by the University Orchestra, conducted by Robert Charles Howard.

play

ArtsCommunity & Culture

Trick Or Treat…And Torture

A little museum in the most haunted building in the most haunted city….

play

ArtsCommunity & Culture

Gravity

“Gravity” is the dramatic story of a robbery; the proprietor of a small grocery is held up at gunpoint….by an old classmate. And again, the ending is a shocking twist.

play

ArtsCommunity & Culture

My Dad Lives in a Trunk

"My Dad Lives in a Trunk" tells of a young man who's girlfriend wants to meet his father, who, as the title suggests, lives in his car. A goofy little film, with a surprise ending.

play

ArtsCommunity & Culture

Thou Shalt Steel

One weekend a year, a convention that’s all about an instrument with “more voices than the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.”

play

ArtsCommunity & Culture

Reviews of Les Miserables, Daddy Long Legs, Spring Awakening, and others: October 18, 2012

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review (1) LES MISERABLES, by Claude-Michel Schonberg, Alain Boublil Jean-Marc Natel, et al., at the Fox Theatre, (2) DADDY LONG LEGS, by Paul Gordon & John Caird, at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, (3) SPRING AWAKENING, by Frank Wedekind, Duncan Sheik, & Steve Sater, at Stray Dog Theatre, (4) LOST IN YONKERS, by Neil Simon, at the New Jewish Theatre, (5) THE HAIRY APE, by Eugene O’Neill, at Upstream Theater, (6) GOOD, by C.P. Taylor, at St. Louis Actors’ Studio, (7) WONDER OF THE WORLD, by David Lindsay-Abaire, at St. Louis University, and (8) INVENTING VAN GOGH, by Steve Dietz, at West End Players Guild.

play

ArtsCommunity & Culture

A Preview of the St. Louis International Film Festival

Chris Clark, of Cinema St. Louis, brings "Frames'" viewers a preview of the Festival, which features nearly 400 films of all kinds from filmmakers around the world. With previews, clips and short films uncut, viewers will get a sense of the breadth and scope of this important Festival.

play

ArtsCommunity & Culture

Reviews of To Kill A Mockingbird, Midsummer Night’s Dream, and others: October 4, 2012

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review (1) BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, by Michael Friedman & Alex Timbers, at New Line Theatre, (2) THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison,Bob Martin & Don McKeller, at The Alpha Players, (3) A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, by William Shakespeare, at St. Louis Shakespeare, (4) TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, adapted by Christopher Sergel, at Insight Theatre Co., (5) THE CHILDREN’S HOUR, by Lillian Hellman, at Webster Univ. Conservatory, and (6) TONY AND LIZ TIE THE KNOT, by Susan Berardi & Vanessa Roman, at Inspired Productions.

play

ArtsCommunity & Culture

Bach to the Future Performs at the Focal Point, October 2012

I Love Jazz travels to the Focal Point in Maplewood and captures a performance of "Bach to the Future" a group that takes Classical music and themes and gives it a jazz twist with a mixture of modern instruments and jazz time signatures. Correspondent Cordell Whitlock visits St. Louis Jam sessions and finds this tradition of experience shared, limits expanded, and new talent developed is right at home here in our town. Our "Jazz Gem" features Italian jazz pianist Rossano Sportiello, performing Chopin as you've never heard it before. And on "Building Blocks of jazz", Phil Dunlap and his guest look at jazz drumming and drummers.

play

Arts

Sheldon Art Galleries: Al Hirschfeld's Jazz and Broadway Scrapbook

The distinctive line drawings of Al Hirschfeld bring celebrities to life with just a few masterful brush strokes. At the Sheldon Art Galleries, you can see some of Hirschfeld's most original work . . . plus some other fascinating exhibits.

play

ArtsCommunity & Culture

A Brief Look

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."

play

ArtsCommunity & Culture

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.

play

Arts

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.

play

ArtsCommunity & Culture

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.

play

Arts

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.

play

ArtsCommunity & Culture

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."

play

Arts

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.

play

Arts

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.

play

Arts

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.

play

Arts

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.

play

ArtsCommunity & Culture

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.

play

Arts

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

play

Arts

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.

play

Arts

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.

play

ArtsCommunity & Culture

Lifesaver

A genuine St. Louis hero.

play

Arts

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.

play

Arts

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.

play

Arts

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.

play

Arts

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.

play

ArtsCommunity & Culture

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.

play

Arts

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.

play

ArtsCommunity & Culture

I am Curious. Yellow?

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

play

Arts

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.

play

Arts

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.

play

Things to do in St. Louis

    Sign Up
    HEC-TV NewsLetter

    Playing Now

    • 21:30 | Frames
    • 07:00 | Western Tradition
    • 07:30 | Western Tradition
    • 08:00 | HEC-TV Live
    • 09:00 | Books Presented by HEC Media