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Gringo, Race Cars, Lead Journey to the St. Lou Fringe

St. Lou Fringe, by definition, is a little “out there.” And this year, St. Louis’ home of art on the edge sees musical theater exploring race and violence.

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Reviews of Evita, Crowns, The Children’s Hour, Newsies, and Three Decembers: Sept. 13, 2018.

Reviews of Evita, Crowns: A Gospel Musical, The Children’s Hour, Newsies, and Three Decembers

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To Survive on This Shore at projects+gallery

projects+gallery presents To Survive on This Shore, a collection photographs and interviews providing an unprecedented representation of trans older adults.

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CommUNITY Arts Festival 2018

The CommUNITY Arts Festival communicates, educates, and heals the effects of violence through art. The event’s main focus is on the power of art and unity.

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Basquiat Before Basquiat at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

“Basquiat Before Basquiat” includes the entire cache of works made by Jean-Michel Basquiat during the year he lived with his friend Alexis Adler in New York.

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Regardless of Rain, Saint Louis Art Fair Shines

The Saint Louis Art Fair celebrates it’s 25th anniversary in 2018. Over 180 artists from around the world set up to display and sell their work.

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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Reimagined in Dance

Dance St. Louis opens its 53rd season with a performance of “Henry & Edward” by Los Angeles based company Wewolf on September 15, 2018.

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Two shorts from the St Louis Filmmakers Showcase

A doc about a local graffiti artist, a scary chiller called “Strings” and a computer animated short, “Tiffany.”

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Bruno David Gallery Opens its 13th Season

The Bruno David Gallery showcases work from Yvonne Osei, Justin Henry Miller, John Howard Young, and the collaborative group, E.R.O.

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Meet Me at the Fair: The Saint Louis Art Fair at 25 Years

For its 25th year, HEC Media brings you the story of the fair, the talent behind the tents, and how you can meet the artists, staff, and volunteers who make this fair the #1 art fair in the country.

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Big Muddy Blues Festival

The St. Louis 23rd annual Big Muddy Blues Festival is Labor Day weekend. Over 70 St. Louis musicians are performing a wide range of blues music.

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Interview on Muny Memories Exhibit and Reviews of No Exit, Lost in the Stars, King Charles III, Maybe This Time: Aug. 30, 2018.

Interview on the Muny Memories exhibit at the Missouri History and reviews of No Exit, Lost in the Stars, King Charles III, Maybe This Time.

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The Art of Waiting

By: Sean Smothers, President of Cultural Festivals There’s a clock on top of a tall, four-drawer file cabinet in the office. It’s not your standard-issue timepiece. It has its similarities: there are numbers and it does work on a time-based rhythm. But, it’s different in that it doesn’t tell time in the traditional sense. It’s […]

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The Arts Scene in St. Louis

By: Celine Reinoso Twenty-five years ago, Ben and Susan Uchitelle realized their passion for arts, culture, and creativity in St. Louis when they founded the Saint Louis Art Fair. What used to be only a few tents across a couple of streets in downtown Clayton is now one of the best art fairs in the […]

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Who to Watch in September: Cbabi Bayoc

Driving around city, you’ve probably seen work by local artist Cbabi Bayoc, who wants his paintings to bring hope and color to the streets of St. Louis. Cbabi Bayoc is a self-created name that is an acronym for “Creative Black Artist Battling Ignorance” and “Blesses African Youth Of Creativity.” His work is proudly shown around […]

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What to Watch in September

Meet the Artists of the 2018 Saint Louis Art Fair Get to know the traveling artists that will be showcasing their work in the Saint Louis Art Fair Sept. 7-9, 2018. Meet the Artists is our collaboration with the Fair to provide viewers with an introduction to the artists and their work. Our producers have […]

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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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