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“A Gift to the City,” presented by the Webster University Department of Music

“A Gift to the City,” presented by the Webster University Department of Music, is a musical kaleidoscope of holiday selections.

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Show Open and Laumeier Park Expansion

Laumeier Park expansion sparks new space and new ideas.

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Peter and the Starcatcher

“Peter and the Starcatcher,” a prequel to “Peter Pan” has become a mega hit on Broadway, and the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.

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Antique Appraisers

Tag along as professional auctioneers place a value on “treasures” brought in for appraisal

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RAW Artists Collective

Raw is an art organization that features independent artists working in film, fashion, music, visual art, performing art, hairstylists, makeup artists and more.

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Clowns on Call brings healing for the holiday

Clowns on Call brings laughter, healing, cheer, and the wonders of circus to hospitalized children and their families.

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Fink: Fashion + Ink

Artist Kristen Kempton creates one of a kind wearable art pieces by hand printing fabrics using silk screens made from her original drawings.

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Contemporary Art Museum Spring 2016 Opening

St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum opens their Winter/Spring 2016 exhibitions featuring Lisa Yuskavage, Arcangelo Sassolino, and more.

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Comedienne Phyllis Shulman

Stand up comedienne Phyllis Shulman discovers that her comedy career is flourishing after her kids are grown & on their own.

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Dr. Eric Leuthardt Pens

A book by neurosurgeon Eric Leuthardt imagines world where thoughts can be hacked into by others.

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ArtsCommunity & Culture

Rip Kastaris, Greek Iconographer

He’s an artist and teacher like his famous Greek ancestors. St. Louis iconographer Rip Kastaris has a sought after talent few American artists have mastered.

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Artist Gary Lucy

Artist Gary Lucy captures, in light and shadow, the history and beauty of the inland waterways and the people who lived and traveled along America’s rivers.

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Pulitzer New Exhibit Space

The Pulitzer Arts Foundation reconnects with St. Louis art lovers after an ambitious year-long renovation project.

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The Luminary, April 2015

Art and its connection to social justice in communities like Ferguson is a theme in State of the Arts: The Luminary.

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In the Spotlight: Mustard Seed Theatre

Exploring questions of faith and social justice is the mission of Mustard Seed Theatre. Because there are no easy answers, the theatre group’ goal is to spark c

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Featuring Jazz Vocalist Feyza Eren & Her Quartet, June 2015

Feyza Eren & her quartet perform many jazz forms, including The American Songbook, Bossa Nova, and Swing. Don Wolff’s Jazz Hero award is celebrated.

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Circus Flora Opening Weekend

Circus Flora comes alive with “One Summer on Second Street.”

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Elegy to Connie

Elegy to Connie is an Animated Documentary that evaluates the 2008 shootings at Kirkwood City Hall, told through stories from Connie’s closest friends.

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Metro Theater hosts St. Louis’ first ever family-friendly gala at the Pageant

A PLAYful Celebration: THE MONSTER RUMPUS was a night of unexpected encounters and activities at The Pageant.

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St. Louis Theater Circle Awards – 2015

2015 St. Louis Theater Circle Awards: See local actors and actresses on stage unscripted.

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Elizabeth “Bunny” Herring: Still Swinging in Wonderland

At 88, Elizabeth “Bunny” Herring is flying high under the big top. Hear why she left her debutante life in St. Louis as a teen to run away and join the circus.

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Eric Leuthardt: Red Devil 4

Neurosurgeon Dr. Eric Leuthardt discusses his new science fiction novel, Red Devil 4.

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St. Lou Fringe

Fringe connects audiences and performing arts of all disciplines including theatre, singing, magic, dance, performance art, slam poetry, vaudeville, and more.

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Margot’s Story

Margot is a visual artist who creates colorful portraits despite being legally blind.

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Eight men from Diverse Backgrounds Create the One Sound of Vocal Edge

Eight talented a cappella male singers create the one harmonious sound known as Vocal Edge taking the Blueberry Hill stage singing pop, doo wop and jazz.

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ArtsCommunity & Culture

Chess and Hip Hop

Living Like Kings: The Expected Collision of Chess and Hip Hop Culture explores the fascinating connections of the two worlds.

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Ron Stevens and Joy Grdnic

Meet a couple who has done it all: Radio in New York City, screenwriting in L.A., launching businesses and restaurants…while staying married for decades.

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Brain Works: Your Mind on Life by Doctors Eric Leuthardt & Albert Kim

The play “Brain Works: Your Mind on Life” visually explains what happens inside your head during major life events.

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Strength & Compassion – the Photos of Eric Greitens

Eric Greitens, bestselling author & founder of The Mission Continues, takes us behind the lens of his photography book, Strength & Compassion.

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Reviews of An Invitation Out, Art, The Odd Couple, and others: April 30, 2015

Reviews of An Invitation Out, Once on This Island, Art, The Odd Couple, Macbeth, A Funny Thing Happened…, Crimes of the Heart, Telegraph, & The Impresario.

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Reviews of Edwin Drood, Off the Record, Ancient Mariner, and others: April 16, 2015

Reviews of Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Off the Record, Mystery of Edwin Drood, Stomp, Cockfighter, The Last Five Years, Little Shop of Horrors, & Good People.

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Reviews of Kinky Boots, Blood Reigns, Afflicted, Briefs, and others: April 2, 2015

Reviews of Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike, Kinky Boots, Parfumerie, Blood Reigns, Afflicted, Briefs, Sky Sky Sky, and Honk!

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Chalk Art

Art St. Louis is helping to promote an art form new to the region. The ‘wow’ factor behind Chalk Art and the group Chalk Riot is leading the charge.

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: Afflicted—Producing the Play

Learn how to produce a play from the professionals at Metro Theater Company as they stage their production of Afflicted: Daughters of Salem.

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: Afflicted—Issues and Themes

Middle and high school students will explore themes of belonging, self-awareness, and group identity through the production of Afflicted: Daughters of Salem.

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In the Spotlight: Upstream Theater

Upstream Theater prides itself on going against the grain and producing work that reflects the diversity of today’s world.

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ArtsFilmHistory

Jim Crow to Barack Obama

An inter-generational conversation between African Americans from today’s generation and their elders who were forced to grew up during the Jim Crow era.

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ArtsCulture

Moments of Silence

In the wake of the Ferguson riots, a group of local artists created a touring exhibit that gives pause to reflect on the state of human relationship in America.

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International Dancers to Join COCA Artistic Team, January 2015

Renowned dancers will direct COCA’s dance program.

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Diggin the Smash: The Life of a Radio Icon, January 2015

The story of Asher Benrubi, aka SMASH, and his amazing 36 year career as a well-known entertainer & show business entrepreneur.

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Reviews of Cinderella, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, and others: January 22, 2015

Jessica Hentoff interview and reviews of Cinderella, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Dinner with Friends, The Fox on the Fairway, and Stereo Heart.

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Living Like Kings Hip Hop Chess, January 2015

Living Like Kings: The Expected Collision of Chess and Hip Hop Culture, explores the fascinating connections of the two worlds.

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ArtsCommunity & Culture

Turning Emotion Into Motion: Team 2.0, January 2015

Team 2.0 turn emotion into motion with dance and hip-hop for local youth.

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Chalk Art Gaining Popularity in St. Louis, December 2014

Art St. Louis is helping to promote an art form new to the region. The ‘wow’ factor behind Chalk Art and the group Chalk Riot is leading the charge.

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St. Louis on Stage: Music for the Holiday, December 2014

Enjoy this two part concert featuring the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America and The Ambassadors of Harmony.

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Eight men From Diverse Backgrounds Create the One Sound of Vocal Edge, December 2014

Eight talented a cappella male singers create the one harmonious sound known as Vocal Edge taking the Blue Berry Hill stage singing pop, doo wop and jazz.

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Judee Sauget–Extended Interview, December 2014

Filmmaker Judee Sauget proves if you have the desire, it’s never too late to start a career.

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Clavé, November 2014

We follow the journey of a rhythm called Clavé from West Africa to its influence in Latin American Music, ragtime and bebop.

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Touhill Performing Arts Centre, October 2014

St. Louis filmmakers, wood artists, actors, students and aerial artists are featured in this episode of State of the Arts.

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Al Hirschfeld – The Boy Next Door

An Emmy winning look at the life and work of native St. Louisian, Al Hirschfeld- through a special exhibition at the Sheldon Art Gallery that explores the artist’s lifelong fascination with jazz and the musical arts.

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Bumbershoot Aerial Arts: Soar Beyond Your Dreams, September 2014

The graceful art of aerial silks is a dance performed while soaring through the air. Aerial silks is a form of creative expression that is physically challenging and empowering. Bumbershoot Aerial Arts teaches to students of all ages and levels.

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Belleville Illinois Students Create Public Work of Art

Belleville, IL students worked with sculptor Marina Lee to create piece of public art.

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Reviews of Grease, Funny Girl, Tarzan, Quills, and others: August 7, 2014

Reviews of How to Succeed…, A Streetcar Named Desire, Grease, LaBute Festival Part 2, Funny Girl, Tarzan, Quills, Willy Wonka, and Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll.

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HEC-TV’s State of the Arts at The Wildey Theatre, July 2014

Swing dance, the band SHEL, Helene Sayad, MADCO and Eugene Redmond are featured in this State of the Arts.

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250 STL, July 2014

A huge exhibit at the Missouri History Museum celebrates St. Louis’ 250th year but a local photographer is also contributing in a unique way!

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Swing Dance

Swing dance a lively style of social dancing has seen a resurgence. Swing is the foundation of many dances today and is the favorite among social dancers.

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Reviews of 27; Love! Valour! Compassion!; and others: June 26, 2014

Reviews of 27; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Dialogues of the Carmelites; Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me; Billy Elliot The Musical, and Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.

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Liquid Roads Performed By MADCO

Liquid Roads is the newest modern dance production of MADCO.

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Mat Domber Memorial Tribute, June 2014

A memorial tribute to the late Mat Domber, jazz fan and founder of Arbors Records.

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Reviews of The Elixir of Love, Circus Flora, and others: June 12, 2014

Reviews of The Elixir of Love, Circus Flora, They’re Playing Our Song, Oliver!, Hands on a Hardbody, The River, and This Is Nowhere.

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Three Student Films From Webster University Filmmakers, June 2014

The controversy over the Flanagan South Pipeline project in Missouri, a bizarre tale of the “Red Scare” of the 1950’s and an android fantasy – three short films from Webster University film students on this month’s “Frames.”

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Reviews of Henry IV, Henry V, The Magic Flute, and others: May 15, 2014

Reviews of Henry IV, The Homecoming, Henry V, Prayer for the Gun Bug, The Magic Flute, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

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Memorial Day…Every Day

It’s all about names and faces, faces and names.

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Building a Solid Foundation, May 2014

Phil Dunlap demonstrates the process and importance of building a strong technical foundation, which is essential for musicians as they develop technique.

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The Mother Road

…more than just old Route 66.

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April 2014, Harris Stowe State University

Pokey LaFarge, Bella & Lily and Darwyn Apple are just some of the musicians featured in this State of the Arts.

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Sculptor Harry Weber: St. Louis Blues, Bull & Bear

Harry Weber’s latest Bronze sculpture to grace the St. Louis landscape is along Washington Avenue. And find out how the “St. Louis Blues” music is the essence of another bronze for Washington Ave.

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I Love Jazz with Don Wolff – Special Archives Edition, March 2014

Catch never-seen performances from Dawn Weber, Marlena Shaw, Webster University, Marilyn Maye & Billy Stritch, and Willie Akins & Montez Coleman.

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Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Perform with the East St. Louis Jazz Band

The East St. Louis High School Jazz Band perform with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for an never to be forgotten experience.

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: Ceramics

Interact with ceramics artist Ruth Reese as she creates a new piece of artwork inspired by her influences and artistic vision.

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Pokey LaFarge, Just a Plain Ole Midwestern Boy

In Pokey LaFarge’s 31 years, he’s played his unique style of music for fans around the world. His style isn’t an act; it’s who he is.

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ArtsCommunity & Culture

Making a Pitch

The American shrine to America’s biggest back yard game is right in our back yard.

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Anthony Gomes: Blues Evolution

Canadian born Blues artist Anthony Gomes shares his love for Blues with HEC TV. The Blues originated in African-American communities of the “Deep South” at the end of 19th century, but Gomes talks about the evolutionary process of the Blues, it’s newfound musicians and audience.

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Reviews of We Will Rock You, Red Light Winter, and others: March 20, 2014

Reviews of We Will Rock You, Soups, Stews and Casseroles: 1976, Red Light Winter, Rent, The Awakening, Lucia di Lammermoor, Peter and the Starcatcher, others.

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St. Louis Theater Circle 2014 Awards

Actors, actresses, directors, choreographers, designers and theater companies are honored for drama, music and comedy at the St. Louis Theater Circle Awards.

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Dance About Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee, April 2014

A dance based on the life and career of Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner Kersee iis brought to the stage by MADCO.

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An Intercultural Instrument: The Fiddle

With its roots in the African American community, for generations the fiddle has delighted its listeners in every music genre from Jazz to European Classicals.

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Reviews of Shirley Valentine, Jersey Boys, and others: March 6, 2014

Interview of Bobby Miller and Wayne Salomon. Reviews of Shirley Valentine, The House of the Spirits, Jersey Boys, Middletown, and You Can’t Take It with You

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Reviews of Other Desert Cities, Gee’s Bend, and others: February 20, 2014

Reviews of Other Desert Cities, Gee’s Bend, Lovers, The Little Dog Laughed, Falstaff, Tales of the Lost Formicans, Man of La Mancha, The Andrew Brothers Musical.

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The Creative World of Synthia Saint James

Harris Stowe State University hosted artist, Synthia Saint James as their artist -in –residence as part of their Black History Month Celebration.

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Circus Flora Celebrates With STL Symphony, February 2014

Join us for The St. Louis Symphony Town Hall programs, where you will hear from David Robertson and Fred Bronstein as they discuss the finances and future of the orchestra.

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Reviews of The Other Place, The Whipping Man, and others: February 6, 2014

Reviews of The Other Place, For Colored Girls…, Forget Me Not, The Whipping Man, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), and Swallows and Amazons.

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ArtsCommunity & Culture

Toe-Tappin’ Fiddlin’….Missouri Style

They can’t put their fingers on what it is, but they know it when they hear it.  It’s “Missouri fiddlin'” and it’s not like any other.  Take THAT, Tennessee!

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State of the Arts at World Chess Hall of Fame, January 2014

The art of chess, dark graphic novels and a worldwide dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller are just some of the stories in this episode of SOTA.

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Reviews of Opus, The Meeting, All My Sons and others: January 23, 2014

Reviews of Opus, The Meeting, Verismo, All My Sons, The Ride Down Mount Morgan, Crossing Delancey and Whatever Remains….

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ArtsCommunity & Culture

Best MD in Town (Mender of Dolls)

Of all the hospitals in town, this one may be the sweetest…

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Webster University- Jazz Interpretations of the Music of Irving Berlin, January 2014

This episode highlights the Jazz program at Webster University & “Jazz Interpretations of the Music of Irving Berlin” – with guests Erin Bode and Peter Ayres.

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Shanara Gabrielle/Alec Wild Interview plus Two Reviews: January 9, 2014

Reviews of Solemn Mockeries and West Side Story, and an interview with Shanara Gabrielle and Alec Wild, who are directing “Swallows and Amazons” at CoCA.

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Lara Teeter Interview Plus Reviews of Elf and others: December 26, 2013

Reviews of Elf, Room at the Inn, The Velveteen Rabbit, and An Almost Perfect Murder, and an interview with actor, director, and professor Lara Teeter.

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2013 UMSL Holiday Jazz Concert

The UMSL Jazz Ensemble, Vocal Point and the University Orchestra present the Jazz for the Holidays Concert. Tune in for your holiday favorites.

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ArtsCommunity & Culture

What A Dump(e)!!!

Sixteenth century England has thrived in St. Louis for forty years….

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A Show of Strength

An inspirational story that captures the transformative power of art in the lives of those not typically afforded such opportunities.

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Reviews of The Mousetrap, Medal of Honor Rag, and others: December 12, 2013

Reviews of The Mousetrap, Medal of Honor Rag, Hannah Senesh, The Butterfingers Angel, etc., Black Nativity, Oh Hell!, Kosher Lutherans, and Smokey Joe’s Cafe.

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Five Short Films Featured at the St. Louis International Film Festival

December Frames bring you five short films ranging from humor to horror, existential angst to heroism, all of which were featured at the recent St. Louis International Film Festival, all by young area filmmakers.

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Reviews of Sister Act: the Musical, Godspell, and others: November 28, 2013

Reviews of Sister Act; Godspell; I Love You…Now Change; My Children! My Africa!; Veronica’s Room; Morning’s at Seven; Sondheim’s Forum; & The Country Wife.

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Dawn Weber, Big Muddy Blues Festival, Arturo Sandoval, Dizzy Gillespie, November 2013

From this episode’s home base at the Moonrise Hotel, I Love Jazz with Don Wolff features an interview and performances from a variety of musicians.

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Reviews of Freud’s Last Session, Pterodactyls, and others: November 14, 2013

eviews of Freud’s Last Session, Pterodactyls, All Is Calm, The Hothouse, Tuesdays with Morrie, The Woman in Black, Faust, and Antigone.

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Kids Rock Cancer

Medicine heals the body; music heals the soul.

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