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Justice Fleet Teaches About Bias, Social Justice, & Empathy

The Justice Fleet is a mobile network of experiences that fosters community healing through art, play, and dialogue.

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The New Face of Karaoke

High end karaoke has come to the midwest. W Karaoke, touts itself as the equivalent to the luxurious parlors in Asia. They say there’s nothing like it here.

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26 Pebbles: A Student Play About HOPE in the Aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

“26 Pebbles” a student production about HOPE in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

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HEC Media Nominated for 17 Emmys, including Overall Excellence

Congratulations to all those nominated! HEC couldn’t carry out its mission to “strengthen the education, art, and cultural communities in the metropolitan area” without you and all our supporters! These nominations are for you, St. Louis! Arts/Entertainment- Program Feature Segment 15 Year-Old Short Film Director Kara Vaninger Brock Seals: New Artist, Old Soul Suzanne Vanderhoef, […]

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Reviews of The Light in the Piazza, The Robber Bridegroom, Meet Me in St. Louis, others: Aug. 16, 2018.

The Light in the Piazza, The Robber Bridegroom, Faust (go down with all the re$t), The Music Man, Meet Me in St. Louis, Meeting at the Elder’s Circle

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We’ve Been Going Through Changes

By: Amanda Honigfort, Special Projects and Programs Producer You will notice HEC looks a bit different recently. We are working extremely hard here at HEC to make some major, important changes. It’s all part of our dedication to serving you and strenghening our arts, education and cultural communities thoughout the metropolitan region. We want to take […]

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Arts and Education Council announces fall 2018 Katherine Dunham Fellow

The Arts and Education Council (A&E) has named Southern Illinois University Edwardsville student Allena Brazier the fall 2018 Katherine Dunham Fellowship recipient. The fall 2018 fellowship is made possible by a generous gift from Carol Corey and William Holcomb. The program, created and initially funded by Sara and Jack Burke and managed by A&E, promotes diversity in arts leadership […]

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Art Saint Louis Presents Menagerie

Menagerie, Art Saint Louis’ new exhibit, is one of the wildest collections on display today, with 60 unique pieces of art all focused on animals!

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Deals with the Devil Run Amok at FAUSTival

Five theater companies in St. Louis produce the FAUSTival, a festival honoring the story of Faust, running from August to December of 2018.

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STLAG Presents For Every Negative There Is A Positive

The St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s latest presentation “For Every Negative There Is A Positive” is a collection of regional artwork juried by world renowned wood cut print maker Tom Huck. The body of work on display at STLAG through September 15, 2018 includes paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, and prints. Also being shown are a collection of works […]

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Reviews of Gypsy, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Mamma Mia!, The Realistic Joneses, others: Aug. 2, 2018.

Gypsy, Nabucco, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Mamma Mia!, LaBute Festival, Set Two, The Realistic Joneses, Legally Blonde, Portrait of Christina, Annie

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Pro-Arte St. Louis

Pro Arte St. Louis is an early music chamber orchestra. Their
music was composed for the early church and is rarely heard outside of their performances.

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What to Watch in August

A Conversation with Tom Ridgely Meet the man behind the curtain in our exclusive interview with Tom Ridgely – the new executive producer of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. He tells us about his work in the theatre capital of the world and why he chose to move to St. Louis to serve the city and […]

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Craft Alliance Presents Works From The Studio

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design presents Works From The Studio: 8th Biennial Juried Exhibition, continuing through August 12, 2018 in the Delmar Loop.

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Fablist Stories: Podcast Fables for Modern Families

A St. Louis dad wants to bring stories to life in a unique way – through immersive audio podcasts that include modern fables.

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Going Renegade: Renegade Tours of St. Louis

Renegade Tours explores a different side of St. Louis with fresh, original, off-beat tours.

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Painted Pieces: Art Chess from Purling London at St. Louis’ World Chess Hall of Fame

The World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis is offering a treat for art lovers. “Painted Pieces,” is a display of chess sets decorated by contemporary masters.

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The Best of Us: 100 Seasons of Muny Magic

HEC presents a tribute to everyone’s favorite theatre under the stars!

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ArchFare: Design In St. Louis

In this pilot episode we bring together 4 innovative design focused St. Louisans to discuss how design enhances all aspects of life at the design-heavy Vicia.

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A Conversation With Tom Ridgely of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

Sit down for a one on one conversation with Tom Ridgely, Executive Producer of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. Ridgely shares his hopes and dreams for SFSTL.

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Duane Reed Gallery Presents the Art of Brian Smith and Jeremy Brooks

Duane Reed Gallery presents the works of Brian Smith and Jeremy Brooks, two contemporary artists who are both pushing the limits of their crafts.

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“Color-ism” Addresses Discrimination Within the African-American Community

“WORK/PLAY” focuses on colorism within the African-American community at Kranzberg Arts Center.

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Reviews of The Importance of Being Earnest, LaBute Festival Set 1, Jersey Boys, others: July 19, 2018.

Reviews of The Importance of Being Earnest, LaBute Set One, H.M.S. Pinafore,
Jersey Boys, Altar Boyz, La Traviata’s Ending, and Timothy O’Leary’s Departure

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Who to Watch: Reuben Reuel

A few years ago, Reuben Reuel walked into a fabric store hardly expecting it to change the course of his career. “I saw stacks of Ankara African print fabric, fell in love with it and asked myself ‘Why is no one using this fabric in a more modern way?’” said Reuel. Now, the fabric is […]

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Saint Louis Zoo Summer Zoo Weekends and Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series

All summer long the St. Louis Zoo has longer weekend hours and free Friday night concerts.

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Supermarket Sinatra

Mark Richman bills himself as St. Louis’ Sinatra Singer. And his favorite venue to is Pete’s grocery store in University City, where he appears on holidays.

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St. Louis Music Comes Together

The Riverfront Times’ Showcase STL brings together a healthy snapshot of the St. Louis music scene each year. Is that scene on the road to bigger things?

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Vashon Through A Lens

Just two years ago, students at Vashon High School in St. Louis didn’t have access to a regular arts program. Today, some of them have work in a gallery.

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Reviews of Rock of Ages, End of the Rainbow, The Drowning Girls, 26 Pebbles, Singin’ in the Rain, others: July 5, 2018.

Reviews of Rock of Ages, End of the Rainbow, The Drowning Girls, 26 Pebbles, Singin’ in the Rain, Game of Thrones, and Madagascar: A Musical Adventure.

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Flora Borealis Transforms Missouri Botanical Garden

Flora Borealis visitors will embark on a 1-mile journey through iconic Garden locations transformed through a combination of lights, moving images, and sounds.

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ArtsFilm

Highlights from the 48 Hour Film Project

Five short films ranging from broad farce to bone-chilling horror from the 48 Hour Film Project.

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The Man Who Dressed the Muny

Pete Messineo spent 63 years working at the Muny — most of it as the theater’s longest-serving head of wardrobe, creating an average of 350 costumes per show.

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Reviews of Orfeo and Euridice; I Do! I Do!; The Wiz; Hedda Gabler; Blow, Winds; Run-On Sentence;, others: June 21, 2018.

Orfeo and Euridice; I Do! I Do!; The Wiz; Hedda Gabler; Blow, Winds; Run-On Sentence; Jerome Robbins’ Broadway; Late Night Catechism; Magdalen; and Eclipsed

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Mark Hemmer, Blacksmith and Farrier

Longtime blacksmith and farrier, Mark Hemmer, demonstrates two processes: hot shoeing a horse and crafting an ornate hoof pick in his shop.

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2019 St. Louis Arts Awards honorees announced

Arts and Education Council to celebrate seven honorees at 28thannual event, Jan. 21, 2019 The Arts and Education Council(A&E) has announced seven honorees for the 2019 St. Louis Arts Awards. Celebrating its 28thyear, the St. Louis Arts Awards is the region’s preeminent event honoring artists, educators, individuals and organizations that achieve a legacy of artistic […]

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Ancient Peruvian Textiles Demonstrate a World Filled With Opposition, Balance at SLAM

A little out of the way in the small, unassuming Gallery 100, curator Deborah Spivak has unearthed a set of hidden treasures within the collections of the Saint Louis Art Museum and the University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology. Though produced by various cultures over a span of thousands of years, the objects […]

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Muny Memories at the Missouri History Museum

In celebration of a century of amazing theater in Forest Park, the Missouri History Museum presents Muny Memories: 100 Seasons Onstage.

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New Exhibits at Bruno David Gallery in June 2018

Bruno David Gallery presents two new solo exhibitions from a couple print makers with very different styles and techniques.

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Edo Rosenblith: Let Me Help You Make A Mural at COCA

COCA is giving visitors the opportunity to become the artist in their new exhibit Edo Rosenblith: Let Me Help You Make A Mural.

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