Arts

Survivor Story: 40th Anniversary for the Riverfront Times

This Fall the Riverfront Times reaches its 40th anniversary. For a weekly paper in today’s media environment, it’s a big accomplishment. It’s a survivor story.

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Jewelry & Glass Mosaic Artist Can Create Art On Any Object

Most people might look at jewelry as a stylish accessory but Barbara Lillis sees it as art. Julie Tristan show us how she creates on anything and everything!

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Tailored Landscapes at Laumeier Sculpture Park

Ghana native Yvonne Osei creates a large-scale photo installation blending textile and landscape for the Laumeier Sculpture Park.

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Missouri History Museum hosts Dia de los Muertos

Learn about Dia de los Muertos at the Missouri History Museum through Day of the Dead–inspired artwork, live music, face painting, and much more.

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SLAM Explores the Art of Innovation with “Thomas Struth: Nature & Politics”

“Thomas Struth: Nature & Politics” at the Saint Louis Art Museum examines our world in the era of rapid technological change.

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Drawing in 19th Century Japan at the Pulitzer

Living Proof is the latest exhibition from the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis and features drawings from 19th century Japanese artists.

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Unique Local Art Courtesy of St. Lou Fringe

St. Lou Fringe is a multi-day arts festival in August that celebrates a wide variety of independent artists.

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Theatre of the Deaf Returns to STLCC-FV

Theatre of the Deaf at STLCC – Florissant Valley presents Arsenic and Old Lace November 2017.

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Songs 4 Soldiers

Songs 4 Soldiers helps combat veterans with expenses, jobs and more. Founder, Dustin Row, produces an annual fundraising concert. This year – Bret Michaels!

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An Evening With Bucky & John Pizzarelli A Father-Son Jazz Journey by Seven String Guitar

From a 2014, Bucky and John Pizzarelli take us on a journey through their lives in jazz. Hear music from Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Benny Goodman and more.

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Experience Immersive and Intimate Theater with Rebel and Misfits

Don’t expect to sit quietly as an audience member at a Rebel and Misfits production. But do expect the unexpected.

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Reviews of Stones in His Pockets, The Student Prince, Of Mice and Men, As You Like It, Kiss, others: Nov. 23, 2017.

Reviews of Stones in His Pockets, The Student Prince, Of Mice and Men, As You Like It, Kiss, Girls Night: The Musical, and Playing the Opposite.

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Reviews of Heisenberg, On Your Feet, Lend Me a Tenor, The Spitfire Grill, others: Nov. 9, 2017

Reviews of Heissenberg, On Your Feet, Lend Me a Tenor, The Spitfire Grill, The Haunting of Hill House, and The Drowsy Chaperone.

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Third Degree Glass Factory Celebrates 15 Years

Third Degree Glass Factory – a studio, gallery and event space located on Delmar Boulevard in St. Louis – celebrated its 15th anniversary on October 20.

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Golden Hour at Art St. Louis

The Golden Hour exhibit at Art St. Louis featured the work of 39 regional artists who conveyed the magic of golden hour.

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Boo at the Zoo Treats St. Louis to a Ghoulish Good Time

The Saint Louis Zoo celebrates Halloween with spooky decorations, family fun, and night time animal encounters with Boo at the Zoo.

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Muny 100th Season Announcement

The Muny celebrates 100 years of outdoor musical theatre in 2018. Find out what shows are in the season lineup, and how to be a part of the celebration.

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State of the Arts at the Grandel Theatre

The just renovated Grandel is the featured location in this all new episode of State of the Arts.

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Women Wrapped in Bows, Transitional Imagery, and Celestial Art at the Bruno David Gallery

For October and November, Bruno David hosts Heather Bennett, Chris Kahler, and Leslie Laskey in his Clayton gallery.

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Quilt National ’17 at The Foundry Art Centre

These aren’t you grandmother’s quilts! Quilt National ’17 continues at The Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, MO now through December 1, 2017.

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Pianos for People

Pianos for People connects people who need pianos with pianos who need people.

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STEAM Academy

The new STEAM Academy is bringing a project-based learning approach to the Ferguson-Florissant school district. It’s the first of its kind in St.Louis County.

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An Evening With Bucky & John Pizzarelli A Father-Son Jazz Journey by Seven String Guitar

From a 2014, Bucky and John Pizzarelli take us on a journey through their lives in jazz. Hear music from Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Benny Goodman and more.

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Reviews of Hamlet, Two Trains Running, Baskervile, Next to Normal, The Wizard of Oz, others: Oct. 26, 2017.

Reviews of Hamlet, Two Trains Running, Baskervile, Next to Normal, The Wizard of Oz, Evil Dead: The Musical, Urinetown: The Musical, Antigone, and The Birds.

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Reviews of Sweet Revenge, 
The Bodyguard, Cardenio, Tuesdays with Morrie, Spring Awakening, Lizzie, others: Oct. 12, 2017.

Reviews of Sweet Revenge; The Bodyguard; Cardenio; Tuesdays with Morrie; A Walk in the Woods; Spring Awakening; Into the Woods; Lizzie; and [title of show].

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ArtsFilm

Preview of the 2017 St. Louis International Film Festival

We sit down with Chris Clark, artistic director of Cinema St. Louis, for a preview of the St. Louis International Film Festival.

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ArtsDance

It’s Not a Square Dance: It’s a Contra Dance!

Contra Dancing: It’s a little like square dancing and a little like line dancing. Paul Schankman shows us where you can do it every weekend in St. Louis.

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Hispanic Celebration in Soulard Park

The Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival at Soulard Park which will be celebrates Hispanic heritage by providing entertainment, drinks, foods, and more!

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ArtsEducation

Empty Hallways, Silent Classrooms

Area photographers capture the sad state of what were once amazing feats of architecture and design – old St. Louis schools.

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Bruno David Brings a Taste of the Los Angeles Art Scene to St. Louis

Bruno David Gallery’s opens its 12th season by taking a trip to the west coast with “In Pono” and “Los Angeles Paint: Formalism to Street Art.”

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Tensions High in St. Louis, Many Looked to the Sky

Dozens of hot air balloons lined art hill Friday as crowds gathered in anticipation of the 45th annual Great Forest Park Balloon Glow.

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CeramATTACKII at Duane Reed Gallery

With motivations beyond pure form and function, the selected artists fuse contemporary aesthetics with a traditional art form.

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Kemper Art Museum Investigates Renaissance Prints and Psychological Healing

The Kemper Art Museum at Washington University presents a rarely seen collection of renaissance and baroque prints and a video installation by Kader Attia.

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Panoramas of the City at Missouri History Museum

Panoramas of the City is the newest exhibit at the Missouri History Museum that gives visitors a look at images of the city’s history like never before.

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Sensuality, Globalism, Ghosts, and a Controversial Violin Inhabit SLAM’s “A Century of Modern Japanese Prints”

“A Century of Japanese Prints” at the St. Louis Art Museum focuses on art of the 20th and 21st century.

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St. Louis Artist Tackles White Supremacy

St. Louis artist Sarah Paulsen tackles the issues of white supremacy and white identity in America in her exhibit “White Ghosts” at the Kranzberg Arts Center.

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Prime Theatre

Prime Theatre unites a diverse group of writers, directors, actors and designers and gives them 24 hours to create and stage 10-minute plays.

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Meet Me at the Fair

Meet the talent behind the tents of the Saint Louis Art Fair, plus get to know the people who put everything together!

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Reviews of South Pacific, The Feast, Unsuspecting Susan, Games Dad Didn’t Play; others: Sept. 28, 2017.

Reviews of South Pacific, The Feast, Unsuspecting Susan, Meet Me in St. Louis, Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits, Games Dad Didn’t Play, and Coupler.

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Reviews of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Dot; 10 Blocks on the Camino Real; others: Sept. 14, 2017

Reviews of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Dot; Black Coffee; 10 Blocks on the Camino Real; Tesla’s Pigeon; and To Hell and Back.

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“Richie and the Styles” and “He Who Listens With Music”

Should “Richie” sell out for commercial success? How was “Hiyat” able to turn an acquaintance’s life around?

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Concrete Thinking: The House of the Future?

Students from Washington University in St. Louis are building a prototype all-concrete house for the Solar Decathlon competition in Denver. But why concrete?

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We Are All Targets – Don’t Shoot Exhibit at STLCC-FV

Contemporary Art Gallery at STLCC-FV hosts the works Margi Weir in her new exhibit “We Are All Targets – Don’t Shoot.”

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Fat Dancer: The Chorus Line you’ve been “weighting” to see!

A new play by St. Lou Fringe uses the real life experiences of its cast to create a drama called “Fat Dancer.” Paul Schankman previews this 12 minute play.

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Meet the Artists: Armando Pedroso

Armando Pedroso deconstructs and reconstructs a variety of materials to create his unique paintings. Meet him at the 2017 Saint Louis Art Fair.

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Celebrating Independent Art with St. Lou Fringe

The St. Lou Fringe Festival delivers one of a kind performances in a variety of genres over the course of two weekends.

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Interpretations on Alice in Wonderland at Art Saint Louis

Rabbit Hole at Art Saint Louis focuses on the ideas of fantasy, whimsy, imagination, and sense of wonder.

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The Foundry Brings Together the Written Word and Visual Art With Context II

The Foundry Art Centre merges literature and visual arts for the second year with Context II.

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ArtsCommunityMeet the Artists

Meet the Artists: David Stine

David Stine is a furniture maker who will be presenting at the 2017 Saint Louis Art Fair.

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Doctor by Day, Cabaret Singer by Night

Paul Schankman meets the St. Louis pediatrician who charms kids by day and audiences by night with his cabaret performance titled, “The Medicine Show.”

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ArtsCommunity & Culture

The Strauss Park ALIVE Festival Encourages Community Involvement

The Strauss Park ALIVE Festival is a two-month long celebration of community and the arts.

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The Legacy of the Black Cowboy

The Southeastern Rodeo Association is committed to keeping the black cowboy and history of how the black cowboy tamed the old west, alive.

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Student Art Project

The report follows the students for several days to the completion of the project, a first for terminal 2/Lambert.

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Shakespeare in the Streets preview and reviews of Uncle Vanya, Titus Andronicus, In the Heights, others: Aug. 31, 2017

Shakespeare in the Streets preview and reviews of Uncle Vanya, Titus Andronicus, In the Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Hansel und Gretel.

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Reviews of Ragtime; The Color of August; Newsies; Others: Aug. 17, 2017

Reviews of Ragtime; The Color of August; Out on Broadway – The Third Coming; Newsies; Is He Dead?; and Annie.

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Reviews of A Chorus Line; 9 to 5: The Musical; Church Basement Ladies; Carousel; others: Aug. 3, 2017

Reviews of A Chorus Line; 9 to 5: The Musical; Church Basement Ladies; Carousel; Once Upon a Mattress; The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and LaBute Festival Set Two.

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ArtsFilm

The Best of the 48 Hour Film Project 2017

Films include a scathing portrait of modern courtship, a suburban wormhole problem, a meta-movie and a brutal futuristic rebellion.

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17th Annual Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase

Area filmmakers have their works shown in the 17th Annual Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase presented by Cinema St. Louis.

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ArtsDance

MADCO: Freedom

Modern American Dance Company celebrates their landmark 40th Anniversary with a special commissioned dance concert, “Freedom.”

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The Dark Room Explores a New Medium with Textile Art

In “Weaving as Ritual and Art,” the Dark Room adds Emily Oliver’s textiles to their usual repertoire of photography and performing arts.

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Men’s Fashion Takes Center Stage at SLAM

The St. Louis Art Museum presents “Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015,” an exhibition which examines the evolution of the male form and appearance.

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Grandel Theatre

The Grandel Theatre, located in the heart of the Grand Center Arts District has been recently renovated and will host a multitude of artistic endeavors.

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Free Summer Concert Series at Missouri Botanical Garden Draws Crowds

The Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden celebrates its 24th year of bringing local music to St. Louis audiences.

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Diversity, Individuality, and Understanding Take Center Stage at Kranzberg Arts Gallery with Artists First

Kranzberg Arts Center presents Artists First: Variation and Adaptations, an exhibit highlighting the work of artists with disabilities.

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Blue Black at Pulitzer Arts Foundation

Influential American artist Glenn Ligon offers a lyrical meditation on the colors blue and black.

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Off Mic: Denny Regan

By: Denny Regan, President and CEO of the Muny  Someone once offered an analogy for The Muny. “The Muny,” she said, “is like a mighty ship, streaming through the ocean. Crews are hired on, and crews leave, each in their turn keeping the ship afloat, then moving on; and the ship just keeps on its […]

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Vita Eruhimovitz: Un/Virtual at The Sheldon

The Sheldon is currently featuring the works of Vita Eruhimovitz, a multimedia artist exploring the complicated relation between the physical and virtual world.

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ArtsCommunity & Culture

Urban Wanderers: Art Goes to the Dogs

Paul Schankman shows us this year’s Urban Wanderers art exhibit to benefit Stray Rescue of St. Louis, and why this is their biggest and best show yet.

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Reviews of Labute Festival I; On Golden Pond; All Shook Up!; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; others: June 20, 2017

Reviews of Labute Theater I; On Golden Pond; All Shook Up!; A Funny Thing Happened…Forum; Albert Herring; Dreaming in Black and White; & The AFI Top 100.

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500: The Impact of the Reformation Today

The long-term effects of the Reformation are explained by a number f prominent theologians.

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ArtsTheater

Opera Theatre Designers win at 2017 Tony Awards

Two Opera Theatre of Saint Louis designers received Tony Awards last night for their work on Broadway. Christopher Akerlind, Opera Theatre’s resident lighting designer, and Jane Greenwood, renowned costume designer, were both recognized for their outstanding work in their respective fields. Christopher Akerlind, Opera Theatre’s resident lighting designer, was awarded the Tony for Best Lighting […]

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Time Flies at Circus Flora

St. Louis’ own Circus Flora is back with a time traveling adventure for the whole family.

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Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild

The Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild features a wide variety of works from artists across the United States.

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SWT Design: Sustainable Landscape Architecture

SWT Design’s landscape architects understand how outdoor spaces for people to live, work, and play also affect communities, individuals, and the environment.

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Students Link Up! with St. Louis Symphony musicians

St. Louis students “link up” with professional musicians with the St. Louis Symphony as part of a unique program available to public and private area schools.

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Shakespeare Festival 2017: Diversity in Plot and Players

This year’s Shakespeare Festival features “The Winter’s Tale.” But the actors telling it also have their own story to share about diversity and the classics.

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ArtsEducation

Sculptor Gregory Booth and the Art of Math

High school Geometry teacher, Gregory Booth, revisits his early passion for sculpting. The result is a beautiful marriage of math and art.

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St. Louis High School Musical Theater Awards

The first-ever St. Louis High School Musical Theater Awards have been handed out to students from around the region. We captured the fun ceremony on camera.

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The Black Rep

The Black Rep is known as “Theatre for the Soul.” Now celebrating 40 years as the
as the largest African-American performing arts organization in Missouri,

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The “New” Grapes of Wrath

A behind-the-scenes, and in-front-of-the-scenes look at Opera Theater of St. Louis’ new production of “The Grapes of Wrath.”

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Pikazo App

Pikazo turns photos into compelling art by combining any two ordinary images into new and extraordinary works of art.

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Meet the St. Louis Classical Underground

The St. Louis Classical Underground is a network of local professional classical musicians in the greater St. Louis community.

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Reviews of Joseph/Dreamcoat, Titus, Next to Normal, Monsters, The Sweet Smell of Success, others: June 22, 2017

Reviews of Joseph/Dreamcoat, Titus, Next to Normal, Monsters, Sweet Smell of Success, Lieutenant of Inishmore, Title & Deed, Jesus Christ Superstar, & Seussical

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Theatre Crawl interview and reviews of The Winter’s Tale, Crossin’ Over, The Trial, The Grapes of Wrath, and Time Flies: June 8, 2017.

Interview on the Grand Center Theatre Crawl and reviews of The Winter’s Tale, Crossin’ Over, The Trial, The Grapes of Wrath, and Time Flies.

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The Missouri Botanical Garden Mesmerizes with Garden of Glass

Inspired by nature, Craig Mitchell Smith has crafted thirty glass sculptures especially for the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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SpecDrum

Specdrum is a free education program that teaches lessons in teamwork, leadership, communication and cultural understanding through drumming.

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Bruno David’s New Exhibition Explores Politics, Movement, and Mindscapes

For May and June, the Bruno David Gallery will be showing exhibitions by William Conger, Judy Child, Kelley Johnson, Bunny Burson, and Michael Byron.

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Summer Exhibitions at CAM: Urban Planning, Color Key, & FAR FAR DOWN

Visit the Contemporary Art Museum this summer to challenge your ideas about urban development and see work from KAWS and 2016 Creative Stimulus Award winners.

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The Art of Travel

Several new art exhibitions have opened at the airport.
Paul Schankman takes us on a tour, and explains the connection between art and travel.

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Displacement and Migration at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild

Displacement and Migration, the newest exhibition at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild, explores the complex theme of forced and voluntary relocation.

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ArtsTheater

Off-Broadway Comes to Westport Plaza

There’s Broadway, Off-Broadway, and now Off-Broadway in St. Louis, thanks to the new management at the Playhouse@Westport Plaza.

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Metro Theater Company Introduces St. Louis’ Only Family Friendly Gala

The typical St. Louis goes family-friendly and wild with Metro Theater Company’s Toy Fest!

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“The Hats of Stephen Jones” Brings the Art of Modern Millinery to SLAM

The St. Louis Art Museum honors the designs of Stephen Jones with an exhibit highlighting the relationship between great works of art and his famous creations.

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Reviews of Madame Butterfly, 4000 Miles, Honor Student, A Human Being Died That Night, First Impressions, others: May 25, 2017

Reviews of Madame Butterfly, 4000 Miles, Honor Student, A Human Being Died That Night, Harvey, First Impressions, Happy 50ish, and Doubt.

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Reviews of Small Craft Warnings, Will Mr. Merriweather Return from Memphis, Deseo, Born Yesterday, others, May. 11, 2017.

Reviews of Small Craft Warnings, Will Mr. Merriweather…, Deseo, The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee, Born Yesterday, The Dixie Swim Club, My Country: A Devised Work.

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World War I at Missouri History Museum

World War I: Missouri and the Great War at Missouri History Museum explores the vital roles the men and women of St. Louis played in WWI.

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St. Louis Celebrates National Dance Week in Grand Center

The celebration of National Dance Week will be honored in Saint Louis with an afternoon of performance open and free to the public.

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#nofilter at Art Saint Louis

Art Saint Louis’ newest exhibit #nofilter features 49 works by 41 St. Louis area artists.

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Art as Resistance: UMSL and Kranzberg Team Up for New Exhibit

In dual exhibitions, Gallery 210 at UMSL and the Kranzberg Arts Center Gallery present an exhibit examining contemporary urban issues.

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