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Kelley Walker: Direct Drive at CAM
CAM presents renowned contemporary artist Kelley Walker’s first museum solo exhibition.
The hair based art of Charlie Le Mindu is being featured in his first US solo exhibition at projects+gallery in St. Louis’ Central West End.
Home is where the art is: Saint Louis Art Fair 2016
The Saint Louis Art Fair in Clayton Missouri features 181 artists, each with their own unique works.
Real / Radical / Psychological: The Collection on Display
Real / Radical / Psychological: The Collection on Display showcases numerous masterpieces from the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum’s permanent collection.
Celebrate the Vote Remembers and Honors the Golden Lane
The St. Louis chapter of the League of Women Voters and the Missouri History Museum honor the centennial of the “Golden Lane.”
Meet The Artists: Joyce McCown
Joyce McCown is a mixed media artist working in drawing, painting, designing, typography, collage, and sculpture.
Meet the Artists: Kina Crow
Kina Crow works with clay and paint and will be presenting her art at the 2017 St. Louis Art Fair.
Meet The Artists: Yael Shomroni
Yale Shomroni is a ceramic artist based in St. Louis, Missouri.
Meet the Artists: Sharon Spillar
Sharon Spillar is a painter from St. Louis, MO.
Meet the Artists: Michael Bauermeister
Michael Bauermeister is a wood sculptor and painter from Augusta, Missouri.
Andrea Tharian’s “Haven” Brings Serenity to Kranzberg Arts Center
The Kranzberg Arts Center hosts “Haven,” an exhibition created by Andrea Tharian seeking to use three dimensional space to evoke a meditative experience.
Outside In: Paint for Peace
Outside In: Paint for Peace showcases inspirational art that painted the city of Ferguson with hope following the events of 2014.
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Aquarium Planned for St. Louis Union Station
The owner of St. Louis Union Station discusses plans for a $45 million aquarium and gives details about related attractions planned for the next two years.
ArtsTheaterTwo on the Aisle
Reviews of Three Tall Women, Remember Me, Sister Act, Miriam Makeba, Seussical, Gypsy, and Am I Black Enough Yet?, Sept. 29, 2016.
Reviews of Three Tall Women; Remember Me; Sister Act; Miriam Makeba: Mama Africa the Musical; Seussical; Gypsy; and Am I Black Enough Yet?
Reviews of Follies; Miss Julie, Clarissa and John; A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder; Love? Actually…; and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Sept. 15, 2016.
Reviews of Follies; Miss Julie, Clarissa and John; A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder; Love? Actually…; and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
Reviews of The Heir Apparent, Kindertransport, Doubt, Mary Shelly Monster Show, and West Side Story, Sept. 1, 2016
Reviews of The Heir Apparent, Kindertransport, Doubt, Mary Shelly Monster Show, and West Side Story.
Fringe Fest Brings Innovative Theater to the Grand Arts Center
In its fifth year, the St. Lou Fringe Fest showcases new and original performances from both St. Louis and across the nation.
Meet the Artists: Benjamin Frey
Benjamin Frey is a painter who will be exhibiting at the 2017 Saint Louis Art Fair. Go to www.benjaminfrey.com for more information.
Meet the Artists: Thomas Spake
Thomas Spake is a glass artist who will be exhibiting at the 2017 Saint Louis Art Fair. Go to www.thomasspakestudios.com for more information.
Meet the Artists: Thomas Wargin
Thomas Wargin is a sculptor who will be exhibiting at the 2017 Saint Louis Art Fair. Go to www.wargin.com for more information.
Meet the Artists: Rey Alfonso
Benjamin Frey is a painter who will be exhibiting at the 2017 Saint Louis Art Fair. Go to www.reyalfonsostudio.com for more information.
Meet the Artists: Randy Dana
Randy Dana is a photographer who will be exhibiting at the 2017 Saint Louis Art Fair. Go to www.randydana.com for more information.
Meet the Artists: Melissa Schmidt
Melissa Schmidt is a glass jewelry artist who will be exhibiting at the 2017 Saint Louis Art Fair. Go to www.melissaschmidtstudio.com for more information.
Meet the Artists: Jennifer Falter
Jennifer Falter is a potter who will be showing her work at the 2017 Saint Louis Art Fair.
Meet The Artists: Bonnie and Steve Harmston
Bonnie & Steve Harmston are printmakers who will be presenting their work at the 2017 STL Art Fair. You can find more information at www.harmstonarts.com.
Meet the Artists: Cali Hobgood
Cali Hobgood is a photographer. She will be presenting her work at the 2017 Saint Louis Art Fair. Go to: http://www.photographsbycali.com for more information.
Meet the Artists: Paul Eshelman
Paul Eshelman is a potter. He will be presenting his work at the 2017 Saint Louis Art Fair. Go to: http://www.eshelmanpottery.com/ for more information.
Meet the Artists: Deborah Mae Broad
Deborah Mae Broad is a printmaker. She will be presenting her work at the 2017 Saint Louis Art Fair. Go to: http://deborahmaebroad.com/ for more information.
Reviews of Inherit the Wind, Tell Me on a Sunday, Bat Boy, Julius Caesar, Hairspray, and Aida, Aug. 18, 2016
Reviews of Inherit the Wind, Tell Me on a Sunday, Bat Boy The Musical, Julius Caesar, Hairspray, and Aida.
Meet the Artists: Hetty & Norman Metzger
Hetty & Norman Metzger are abstract geometric paper artists. They will be showing their work at the 2017 Saint Louis Art Fair.
Meet the Artists: Jay McDougall
Jay McDougall is a contemporary wood artist. He will be presenting his work at the 2017 St. Louis Art Fair.
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The Missouri History Museum Explores Historic Route 66
Sharon Smith, the Curator of Civic and Personal Identity at the Missouri History Museum, discusses the new Route 66 exhibit.
Drink Wine, Help People
Scott Monette’s 100 Percent Wine is not only flying off the shelves because it tastes good…it’s also helping people with disabilities find and keep jobs.
Reviews of Fiddler on the Roof, Tosca, The Drowsy Chaperone, Thom Pain, LaBute Festival, others, Aug. 4, 2016
Reviews of Fiddler on the Roof, Tosca, The Drowsy Chaperone, Thom Pain (based on nothing), LaBute New Theater Festival, Xanadu, and Mamma Mia!
Summer Art Camp for Kids, Foundry Art Centre
The Foundry Art Centre offers a variety of art camps for children. At the end of every week, the kids experience what it’s like to have their work in a gallery!
St. Louis Swap Meet Creates a Riverfront Marketplace
St. Louis Swap Meet will bring a riverfront marketplace to downtown on the third weekend of every month, through October.
Reviews of, Grey Gardens, John & Jen, Orgullo, The Mikado, others, July 21, 2016
Reviews of Grey Gardens, John & Jen, Orgullo, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Young Frankenstein, The Mikado, Trick and Anotonia, and A Company of Wayward Saints.
The Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
Chris Grega, the director of “35 Days,” speaks about the Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, along with Cinema St. Louis’s artistic director, Chris Clark.
CAM Hosts the Final Internet Cat Video Festival
The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis celebrates cat culture in the third and final Internet Cat Video Festival.
Meet the Aritsts: Joachim Knill
Joachim Knill is a mixed media installation artist from Hannibal, Missouri. He will presenting his work at the 2017 Saint Louis Art Fair.
Meet the Artists: Gillian Kemper
Gillian Kemper is an oil monotype printmaker. She will be presenting her work at the 2017 Saint Louis Art Fair.
Reviews of The Music Man and 42nd Street and Heather Matthews interview, July 7, 2016
Reviews of The Music Man and 42nd Street and interview with actor Heather Matthews.
Shellback Iron Works
David Stavron, owner of Shellback Iron Works, has taken the art of furniture making to a whole new level.
Reviews of Shalimar the Clown, Company, It Shoulda Been You, Alice in Wonderland, others, June 23, 2016
Reviews of Shalimar the Clown, Company, It Shoulda Been You, Inherit the Wind, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, Wizard of Oz, Mad Max, & Alice in Wonderland.
5 films from the 48 Hour Film Project, August 2016
Meet 5 talented young filmmakers who, with their teams, created short films from scratch in 48 hours.
Meet the Artists: Tony Cray
Tony Cray is a glass artist based near St. Louis. He will be presenting his work at the 2017 Saint Louis Art Fair.
SLAM Celebrates Folk Art with Self-Taught Genius
The Saint Louis Art Museum will present Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum from June 19 through September 11, 2016.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Forest Park
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis is staging one of the Bard’s most famous comedies, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” as part of Shakespeare in the Park.
Poetic artistry studying “Hidden Messages: The Subtlety of Oppression”
The Kranzberg Arts Center Gallery presents “Hidden Messages: The Subtlety of Oppression,” a poetry based exhibit by Darin Wigfall and Emily Timmerman.
Reviews of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ariadne on Naxos, Macbeth, Pastime, Broken Bone Bathtub, and Atomic, June 9, 2016
Reviews of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ariadne on Naxos, Verdi’s Macbeth, Circus Flora’s Pastime, Broken Bone Bathtub, and Atomic.
Fatal Call is a suspense/action feature.
Critical Mass for the Visual Arts Presents “Seed the Change”
Seed the Change was a weekend-long collaborative drawing art project along the St. Louis Riverfront using black sunflower seeds and millet.
Circus Flora Presents a Home Run of a Show
Circus Flora is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a new baseball themed show that features acrobatics, tightropes, live animals, and much more!
The Bruno David Gallery Presents its Summer Exhibition
The Bruno David Gallery in Saint Louis presents exhibits by Charles Reay, Daniel Raedeke, and Yvonne Osei. Reay and Osei discuss their work.
2016 Spring To Dance Festival
Dance St. Louis presents the ninth annual Spring To Dance Festival this Memorial Day weekend, featuring thirty different companies from across the country.
Reviews of Reviews of Yentl, La Boheme, Tennesse Williams Festival, others, May 26, 2016
Reviews of Yentl, La Boheme, The Two-Character Play, One-Act Plays from the Tennessee Williams Festival, Jersey Boys, Dearly Departed, and Mitzi’s Abortion.
Craft Alliance Center of Art+Design’s Artists-In-Residence Exhibition
The Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design showcases the works of five talented artists in their 2016 Artists-In-Residence Exhibition!
2016-2017 Season Preview at the Fabulous Fox Theatre
The Fabulous Fox Theatre invites you to preview next season’s shows! The President of Fox Theatrics, Kristin Caskey, shares insight on each production!
Out of the Box, Theater for the Very Young at Metro Theater Co.
Metro Theater Company’s new Theater for the Very Young presents “Out of the Box.” Julia Flood, the Artistic Director of Metro, discusses the pilot program.
Reviews of The Glass Menagerie; The Trip to Bountiful; Kiss Me, Kate; others, May, 12, 2016
Reviews of The Glass Menagerie; The Trip to Bountiful; Kiss Me, Kate; The Addams Family; Bullets Over Broadway; and Laughing Stock.
Summer exhibitions at CAM brings the world to St. Louis and St. Louis to the world
The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis’s 2016 Summer exhibitions featuring Mark Bradford, Tate Foley, Lyndon Barrois Jr., and Nanette Boileau.
Form and Function at Foundry Art Centre
Form and Function is the newest gallery to open at the Foundry Art Centre. The exhibit features works from artists all across the United States.
Forest Park Forever’s Artist in Residence Program
To help mark its 30th anniversary, Forest Park Forever will invite up to three artists to participate in an artist residency in Forest Park.
67th Annual Greater St. Louis Book Fair
The Greater St. Louis Book Fair is back to raise more money for area literacy and education programs for the 67th year in a row.
Reviews of Twisted Melodies, Bosnian/American, Ivanov; The Sound of Music, Trash Macbeth, others, Apr. 28, 2016
Reviews of Twisted Melodies; Bosnian/American; Ivanov; Sound of Music; Trash Macbeth; Importance of Being Earnest; Doublewide, Texas; Cock; and Pajama Game.
Five short comedies sending up 80’s action films, millenials, internet dating and film noir.
Photography Through the Lens of St. Louis
Rarely seen photos paint a vivid portrait of life in early 20th Century St. Louis in an exhibit at the Central Library.
In the Spotlights: Lion’s Paw Theatre
Come for lunch and stay for a play at Lion’s Paw Theatre. This daytime reader’s theatre is staged with three short vignettes, and seasoned St. Louis actors.
Continuity St. Louis
Continuity St. Louis trains and mentors students of diverse backgrounds in video production skills, helping them find a passion for storytelling.
St. Louis band Jake’s Leg Celebrates 40 Years
St. Louis’ own Jake’s Leg has been performing for four decades & hasn’t missed a beat. Fans flock to hear their interpretation of the Grateful Dead & others.
The Art of Family Wine Making
The story of the art of making wonderful wine by following a lifelong dream. From harvesting, blending & bottling, they made it all a loving family affair.
New Dance Horizons: Gunshots, Daffodils, Moans & Silence
Legendary Choreographer Robert Moses teams up with Dance St. Louis and The Big Muddy Dance Company for his original work, “Gunshots, Daffodils, Moans & Silence”
A preview of what is coming up on this episode of State of the Arts.
National Blues Museum Grand Opening in St. Louis, MO
Celebrate the Grand Opening festivities of the National Blues Museum in St. Louis, MO, with an exclusive one-on-one with Blues legend Bobby Rush.
Life with a Latin Beat
“Life with a Latin Beat” takes the viewer on a photographic tour of Mexico to the South American countries, including Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Paraguay.
Reviews of Great Falls, Our Town, Richard III, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Briefs, others, Apr. 14, 2016
Reviews of Great Falls, Bridges of Madison County, Our Town, Richard III, Helvetica, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Briefs, Mr. Burns, & Love and Information.
Denyce Graves, OTSL’s Artist-in-Training Program
Denyce Graves adjudicated Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and Monsanto’s Artists in Training recital and scholarship competition.
I Love Jazz featuring the Washington University-St.Louis Jazz Ensemble, April 2016
We honor our late host, Don Wolff with a show on the Jazz program at Washington University – St. Louis – and a story on a new statue honoring Miles Davis.
Opera Theatre of St. Louis presents Opera Tasting! Delicious food and drinks are paired with music to titillate taste buds and delight ears across St. Louis.
Reviews of Satchel Paige, Old Wicked Songs, and others; interview with Taylor Pietz and Jason Contini, Mar. 31, 2016
Reviews of Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing; Old Wicked Songs; Almost, Maine; and Gateway Opera. Interview with Taylor Pietz and Jason Contini.
Potter, Sandy Schulz, demonstrates the ancient art of horsehair pottery. This Navajo technique is still used today as a way of honoring horses through art.
Andréa Stanislav: Convergence Infinité
“Andréa Stanislav: Convergence Infinité” is the 112th installment of the St. Louis Art Museum’s popular Currents series showcasing contemporary art.
Reviews of Molly’s Hammer, If/Then, American Idiot, others, Mar. 17, 2016
Reviews of Molly’s Hammer, If/Then, American Idiot, The Murder Room, Il Trovatore, The Women, and The Underpants.
Student Perspective: The Golden Knight Steppers
Student reporter Autumn Todd tells us about a new club who’s members are making their voices, hands and feet heard all over Francis Howell North High School.
2016 Theater Circle Awards Trailer
See your favorite St. Louis actors and actresses live onstage and unscripted at this year’s Theater Circle Awards!
Funniest moments from the Theater Circle Awards
Take a look at some of the funniest moments from last years awards in the 2015 Theater Circle Awards Comedy Reel!
2016 Theater Circle Awards Sizzle Reel
The highly anticipated 2016 St. Louis Theater Circle Awards is right around the corner and the Higher Education Channel (HEC-TV) has your ticket!
Reviews of Beautiful, Elephant’s Graveyard, Farce of Nature, The Miser, & The Dead, Mar. 3, 2016
Reviews of Beautiful ̶ The Carole King Musical, Elephant’s Graveyard, Farce of Nature, The Miser, and James Joyce’s The Dead.
Circus Flora celebrates its 30 anniversary with a new director
With their all-new 30th anniversary production, Circus Flora will celebrate St. Louis’ favorite summer activity – baseball!
The Beauty of Saint Louis
“The Beauty of Saint Louis” takes the viewer on a photographic tour of St. Louis
An American Tribute to Paris
“An American Tribute to Paris” takes the viewer on a photographic tour of Paris.
Reviews of Disgraced, Eleemosynary, Gidion’s Knot, Educating Rita, and others, Feb. 18, 2016
Reviews of Disgraced, Eleemosynary, Gidion’s Knot, I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, Educating Rita, As You Like It, & And in This Corner…Cassius Clay.
Reviews of Georama, The Weir, Underneath the Lintel, Shining City, and others, Feb. 4, 2016
Reviews of Georama, The Weir, Underneath the Lintel, Shining City, Good People, Giocoso, and Cosi fan tutte.
Reviews of The Lion in Winter, Sunset Baby, Newsies, and others, Jan. 21, 2016
Reviews of The Lion in Winter, Sunset Baby, Newsies, Enchanted April, God of Carnage, and The Other Side.
Glass: The Art of Sam Stang
Sam Stang’s glass art is known for its symmetry, design and vibrant colors.
We go into the archives at The Muny in Forest Park. Among the hidden treasures: photos of Cary Grant & Ed Sullivan plus records for US military troops overseas.
Variety Children’s Theatre
Young people with all levels of abilities get the chance to sing, dance and act in a Broadway style production thanks to Variety Children’s Theatre.
Saint Louis Art Museum: A Decade of Collecting
The Saint Louis Art Museum presents “A Decade of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs.”
International Countertenor Terry Barber – A Man of Many Voices
International Countertenor Terry Barber shares his amazing vocal range, previews his new CD release, “December Presence” & music video, “Habanera” from Carmen.
“Holiday Pops Spectacular” presented by St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra
The “Holiday Pops Spectacular,” performed by the St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra, is a festive concert of orchestral favorites.