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Reviews of Raging Skillet, The Little Foxes, others: Oct. 11, 2018

Reviews of Raging Skillet, The Little Foxes, others: Oct. 11, 2018

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Reviews of Oklahoma!, Love Never Dies, Mama’s Boy, others: Sept. 27, 2018.

Reviews of Oklahoma!, Love Never Dies, Mama’s Boy, An Apology…by Doctor John Faustus, The Hunchback Variations, The Book of Moron, The Wizard of Oz

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Dance the Vote 2018

voter registration. The event is from 2-6 p.m. on October 6, 2018, four days before the deadline to register in the 2018 midterm elections.

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reviews of Romeo and Juliet, Life Sucks, An American Soldier, Yeast Nation, Regina, Luchadora!, others: June 7, 2018.

Reviews of Romeo and Juliet, Life Sucks, An American Soldier, Yeast Nation, Regina, Luchadora!, The Book of Mormon, Brighten Beach Memoirs, and Spinning Jenny.

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What to do in STL in June

Although there there are so many events and happenings taking place in June, we wanted to spotlight a few we are really excited about! To view all events, go to our events page, here. Edo Rosenblith at COCA | June 8 – Aug. 25 Israeli born, St. Louis-based artist Edo Rosenblith will guide COCA visitors […]

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St. Louis Summer Guide 2018

It’s summertime in St. Louis — that means performances and art exhibits are at every corner for your enjoyment! Check them out!

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Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Presents Romeo & Juliet

An up close, behind the scenes look at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ production of Romeo & Juliet, showing for free in Forest Park through June 24, 2018.

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Reviews of La Traviata, A Streetcar Named Desire, An Evening With C.S. Lewis, Tennessee Rising, others: May 24, 2018.

La Traviata; A Streetcar Named Desire; An Evening With C.S. Lewis; Tennessee Rising; Phantom of the Opera; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; 15 Minute Mozarts

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Reviews of Judgment at Nuremberg, Guys and Dolls, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, others: May 10, 2018.

Judgment at Nuremberg, Guys & Dolls, Over the River & Through the Woods, Run for Your Wife, Everything Must Change, Aunt Dan & Lemon

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Hamilton: Students Get Their Shot

When the national tour of the musical Hamilton came to St. Louis, local students performed their own theatrical tributes to the life of Alexander Hamilton.

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What to Watch April 2018

  Technology in Athletics We’ve recently brought you two stories about how science and technology is helping athletes train. First, MyStrenthBook works with athletes to create specialized training programs and provide advice from experts in the sport. They recently moved to St. Louis from Canada after winning an Arch Grant. The company stems from the […]

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Reviews of Torn Asunder; A Tree, Falling; The Dresser; Circus Flora; Jesus Christ Superstar, others: Apr. 26, 2018.

Torn Asunder; A Tree, Falling; The Dresser; Circus Flora; A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline; Jesus Christ Superstar; Or What You Will III; Brigadoon; Fantasticks

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Reviews of Hamilton, New Jerusalem, Cardboard Piano, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, others: Apr. 12, 2018.

Reviews of Hamilton, New Jerusalem, Cardboard Piano, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Something Like…Godspell, She Kills Monsters, and Fly by Night.

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Lottery for $10 ‘Hamilton’ tickets starts April 1

Producer Jeffrey Seller is pleased to announce a digital lottery for HAMILTON tickets will begin in conjunction with the show’s first performance (April 3) in St Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre.  Forty (40) orchestra tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each.  The digital lottery will open at 11:00 AM CT on […]

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Unfolding Big Issues with Tesseract Theatre

Tesseract Theatre is not part of Marvel Comics, it is an artistic home to and ensemble of Saint Louis talent, with a mission to tackle big ideas in a small way.

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Reviews of Born Yesterday, Stiff, As It Is in Heaven, New World, The Color Purple, A Black Woman Speaks, others: Mar. 29, 2018.

Reviews of Born Yesterday, Stiff, As It Is in Heaven, New World, The Color Purple, The Odd Couple, The Ruby Sunrise, A Black Woman Speaks, & Purple Heart City.

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Reviews of Anything Goes, Chicago, The Last Romance, L’elisir d’amore, Godspell, Rhinoceros others: Mar. 15, 2018.

Reviews of Caught, Anything Goes, Chicago, The Last Romance, L’elisir d’amore, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Godspell, Aphra Behn Festival, & Rhinoceros.

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Will Bonfiglio interview and reviews of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; August: Osage County; others: Mar. 1, 2018

Interview of Will Bonfiglio and reviews of Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, August: Osage County, Men on Boats, and Waiting for Lefty.

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Reviews of Infected, The Humans, Red Scare on Sunset, Blackbird Silent Sky, others: Feb. 15, 2018

Reviews of Infected; The Humans; Red Scare on Sunset; Blackbird; Silent Sky; Cold; Beyond the River; Bud, Not Buddy; and Bus Stop.

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Reviews of Faceless, Les pêcheurs de perles, Good People, The How and the Why, others: Feb. 2, 2018

Reviews of Faceless, Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers), Good People, The How and the Why, Skeletons in the Closet (Swept Away & Bird’s Nest).

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Uppity Theatre

That Uppity Theatre Company is known for their bold productions that hope to instigate social change. Climate change is their latest endeavor.

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Reviews of The Marvelous Wonderettes, Fences, School of Rock, The Meeting, others: Jan. 18, 2018.

The Marvelous Wonderettes, Fences, School of Rock, The Meeting, Menopause the Musical, In the Shadow of the Glen, Legato, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile.

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Debby Lennon Interview and Reviews of Rodgers+Hammerstein’s Cinderella and Oddville: A Love Story?: Dec. 22, 2016

Debby Lennon Interview and Reviews of Rodgers+Hammerstein’s Cinderella and Oddville: A Love Story?.

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Reviews of Miss Bennet, A Behanding in Spokane, Steel Magnolias, A Jewish Joke, The King and I, others: Dec. 7, 2017.

Reviews of Miss Bennet, A Behanding in Spokane, Steel Magnolias, A Jewish Joke, Sister’s Christmas Catechism, The King and I, and The Merchant of Venice.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reviews of Dancing at Lughnasa; August: Osage County; The Lion King; Oedipus Apparatus; twelfth period; others, Apr. 27, 2017

Dancing at Lughnasa; August: Osage County; The Lion King; Men Are From Mars etc.; Oedipus Apparatus; The Drowsy Chaperone; twelfth period; Gossip; Monster.

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Reviews of Seven Guitars, Sweeney Todd, The Comedy of Errors, Love Letters, Sex with Strangers, others, Apr. 13, 2017

Reviews of Seven Guitars, Sweeney Todd, The Comedy of Errors, Love Letters, Sex with Strangers, Next Fall, Sister Act, and Rhinoceros.

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Julie Piekarski Probst: Muny Dancer to Mousketeer

Mousketeer and former TV sitcom actress Julie Piekarski Probst hopes to dance her way back to prime time T.V. Victoria Babu profiles the St. Louis native.

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Reviews of Million Dollar Quartet, Motown the Musical, Never the Sinner It Shoulda Been You, others, Mar. 16, 2017

Reviews of Million Dollar Quartet, Motown the Musical, Never the Sinner, It Shoulda Been You, Aphra Behn Emerging Artists Showcase, The Wiz.

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Reviews of The Royale, Cabaret, The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?, Carmen, Zorba, Fat, Briefs, Silent Sky, Shotspeare, Mar. 16, 2017.

Reviews of The Royale, Cabaret, The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?, Carmen, Zorba, Fat, Briefs, Silent Sky, Shotspeare

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Reviews of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, A View from the Bridge, Macbeth, others: Mar. 17, 2017

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Disenchanted, Into the Woods, A View from the Bridge, Graeme of Thrones, Go Back for Murder, Macbeth, The Philadelphia Story.

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Reviews of Kill a Mockingbird; Something Rotten!; The Way We Get By; A Doll’s House; others: Feb. 16, 2017.

To Kill a Mockingbird; Something Rotten!; Pump Boys & Dinettes; The Way We Get By; A Doll’s House; To the New Girl; The Ice Fishing Play; One Last Job.

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Reviews of Constellations, Intimate Apparel, Yasmina’s Necklace, Bravura, others: Feb. 2, 2017.

Constellations; Intimate Apparel; La Cenerentola; Yasmina’s Necklace; Little Thing, Big Thing; The Year of the Bicycle; Hell; Bravura; Wake Up, Cameron Dobbs.

MusicTheater

Spotlight On St. Louis: Grand Center

The lights, the music, the crowds of people and battles for a good parking space –most nights it’s clear you’ve found St. Louis’ arts district the minute you get to Grand Center. Over the last few years, numerous renovations and moves have put the district back on the city’s map – from the renovations of […]

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Reviews of An American in Paris, All My Sons, Lines in the Dust, others: Jan. 19, 2017.

Reviews of An American in Paris, All My Sons, Lines in the Dust, Menopause the Musical, Closer, Sylvia, and Prometheus’ Dream.

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Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble

Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble is an ensemble based theatre company devoted to telling stories through an exploration of words, movement, lighting and sound.

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Jacqueline Thompson Interview and Reviews of A Gnome for Christmas, Edward Tulane, 1984, and Star Wars Holiday Special Parody, Dec. 22, 2016.

Jacqueline Thompson Interview and Reviews of A Gnome for Christmas, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, 1984, and Star Wars Holiday Special Parody.

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Reviews of A Christmas Carol, Finding Neverland, American Buffalo, Driving Miss Daisy, Buyer and Cellar, others Dec. 8, 2016.

A Christmas Carol, Finding Neverland, American Buffalo, Driving Miss Daisy, Adverse Effects, Buyer and Cellar, The Glorious Ones, Dixie’s Tupperware Party.

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Reviews of Fun Home, All Is Calm, Boom, Hamlet: See What I See, Thinking It, Macbeth, Arcadia, and Wait Until Dark, Nov. 24, 2016.

Reviews of Fun Home, All Is Calm, Boom, Hamlet: See What I See, Thinking It,
Macbeth, Arcadia, and Wait Until Dark.

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Reviews of Mothers and Sons, Manifest|Destiny, Forbidden Broadway, Driving Miss Daisy, others, Nov. 10, 2016.

Reviews of Mothers and Sons, Manifest|Destiny, Forbidden Broadway, Driving Miss Daisy, Cuddles, Steel Magnolias, and The Merry Widow.

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R-S Theatrics

R-S Theatrics presents St. Louis premieres of thought provoking plays that hope to change the world through art.

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Reviews of Rocky Horror, Until the Flood, Beauty & the Beast, Passing Strange, others, Oct. 27, 2016.

Reviews: Rocky Horror, Until the Flood, Beauty & the Beast, I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard, Peter & the Starcatcher, Night Must Fall, Passing Strange, Famalee.

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Reviews of Golda’s Balcony, Macbeth, Suspended, Defending the Caveman, Celebration, Arcadia, Slasher, 1776, and Once, Oct. 13, 2016.

Reviews of Reviews of Golda’s Balcony, Celebration, Macbeth, Suspended, Defending the Caveman, Arcadia, Slasher, 1776, and Once.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Top 5 things to do this weekend: Aug. 12 – 14

  Friday, Aug. 12: Bat Boy The Musical Hope Falls, West Virginia, is atwitter with news that one of the Taylor children has been attacked by something neither fully animal nor human. Fortunately the Taylors have captured the creature, which is now in the custody of the town veterinarian. The doctor’s wife takes pity on […]

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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4th St. Louis Theater Circle Awards Winners

  A crowd of more than 200 gathered for the fourth-annual The St. Louis Theater Circle Awards ceremony, held Monday, March 21, 2016, at the Skip Viragh Center for the Arts at Chaminade College Preparatory School. The awards honor work by St. Louis actors, directors, designers and playwrights in the preceding year. St. Louis Theater […]

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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.

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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.

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Circus Flora celebrates its 30th anniversary with a new director

“PASTIME,” CIRCUS FLORA’S NEW BASEBALL-CENTERED PRODUCTION, WILL BE PRESENTED JUNE 2ND – JULY 3RD UNDER THE AIR CONDITIONED BIG TOP IN GRAND CENTER With their all-new 30th anniversary production, Circus Flora will celebrate St. Louis’ favorite summer activity. PASTIME will take us back to a simpler time when every kid dreamed of being Stan the […]

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Our 2016 Oscars predictions

By: Sandra Olmsted The big night, the Academy Awards Ceremony, is just days away, and it’s time for me to go out on the proverbial limb and make my predictions. The big question is “How or will the Academy members’ voting be influenced by the controversy regarding its lack of diversity?” Best Actor and Actress […]

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If/Then will make its St. Louis debut at the Fabulous Fox Theatre March 15 – 27!

Original Broadway Cast member Jackie Burns (If/Then, Wicked, Hair), Tamyra Gray (American Idol Season One Finalist, Rent), and Matthew Hydzik(Side Show, West Side Story, Grease), will join Original Broadway Cast member Anthony Rapp (Rent, Six Degrees of Separation, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and the rest of the previously announced cast in the National […]

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New Circus Flora executive director named

As they usher in their 30th year, Circus Flora, is pleased to announce it has appointed Larry Mabrey as its next executive director. Mabrey assumed the role last week and will work in collaboration with Jack Marsh who continues as Artistic Director of the circus. Board President, Ken Christian, remarked, “After an extensive search we […]

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St. Louis Theater Circle Awards announces 2015 nominees

  The St. Louis Theater Circle released its 2015 award nominees on Friday and HEC-TV has your exclusive look. The productions leading the nominations were Stages St. Louis’ production of “Anything Goes,” with nine nominations, and Stray Dog Theatre’s “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” with seven nominations. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis led all companies […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Muny Archives

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.

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The Oscar Race is On!

By: Sandra Olmsted When Chris Rook takes the stage on Feb. 28, how many of the nominated films will you have seen and what will be your chances of winning the obligatory “predict the Oscars” game? Although hundreds of films were in official competition for the Academy’s 18 categories for feature films, seeing the films […]

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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.

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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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HEC-TV takes home multiple EMMY awards

  Award season is upon us and HEC-TV is honored to be adding a few more awards to our already packed shelves here at the studio! We couldn’t have produced quality arts, education and cultural programming without your help and we thank all of our partner organizations for your support. And the winners are… Mid American EMMY Awards […]

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Top 10 things to do in St. Louis in September

This September, don’t miss LouFest in Forest Park, Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden, and more. 1. LouFest has arrived, and the heavies on this year’s schedule are really heavies (i.e., The Avett Brothers and Hozier). Nevertheless, the fest has stayed true to its mission to keep local bands on the bill, including Pokey LaFarge, […]

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The Mid-America Emmy nominations have been announced!

ST. LOUIS, MO – HEC-TV wants to thank and congratulate the nominees and nominations for this year’s Mid America Emmy Awards. We are honored to be the home of education, arts and culture in the St. Louis metro area. Congratulations to: Arts/Entertainment – Program Feature Segment Diggin’ the Smash: The Life of a Radio Icon Kara Savio […]

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Before you read “Go Set a Watchman,” catch up on “To Kill a Mockingbird” with HEC-TV

Today has long been awaited and it is finally here – the release of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman! The novel follows an adult Scout Finch who travels from New York to Maycomb, Alabama, to visit her father, Atticus Finch, 20 years after the events in the historically acclaimed novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Before you dive […]

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HEC-TV’s one-on-one conversation with Opera Theatre’s “Richard the Lionheart” cast and crew

If you only know him from Robin Hood, you don’t know the whole story of Richard the Lionheart. Shipwrecked on the way to the Third Crusade, one of England’s bravest kings must disguise himself to protect his future bride and prevent war in a foreign land. But whom can he trust in this all-too-real Game of […]

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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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Winners of the 2015 St. Louis Theater Circle Awards

ST. LOUIS — Hoots and hollers could be heard from the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) Auditorium Monday night as St. Louis actors and actresses accepted their third annual St. Louis Theater Circle Awards. About 400 people gathered at the award show in order to honor the St. Louis strong theater community and its achievements of 2014. […]

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2015 St. Louis Theater Circle Awards Nominees Announced

  The 2015 St. Louis Theater Circle Award nominees have been announced! The awards, which will be carried live on HEC-TV on hectv.staging.wpengine.com, will be presented at COCA in University City on Monday, March 23. The St. Louis Theater Circle is made up of critics who cover live professional theater in St. Louis in different […]

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HEC-TV’s Best of 2014

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves.The book is called opportunity and the first chapter is New Year’s Day.” – Edith Pierce The Higher Education Channel had a good year. Nay…a great year. And if we haven’t said it before, we’ll say it again: Thank […]

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Cinema St. Louis Announces Lineup for 23rd Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival

ST. LOUIS, MO – The lights are about to go down, and the stars are getting ready to shine. The 23rd Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) will be held Nov. 13-23. SLIFF will screen 389 films: 89 narrative features, 76 documentary features, and 224 shorts. This year’s festival has 239 screenings/programs, with 69 countries […]

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Haunted Fabulous Fox Theatre Tours

ST. LOUIS, MO — This fall, the Fabulous Fox Theatre will offer Ghost Tours which will explore, for the first time, the untold history of the many ghost sightings and unexplained occurrences reported at the Fabulous Fox during its 85-year history. Many St. Louisans have often wondered if any ghostly spirits roam the halls of the […]

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Webster University Film Series

Webster University Film Series Presents MADE IN INDIA TIME BANDITS CODE BLACK THE FRESHMAN               MADE IN INDIA will screen Tuesday, September 2 at 7:00PM. TIME BANDITS will screen Wednesday, September 3 at 8:00PM. CODE BLACK will screen Thursday, September 4, Saturday, September 6, and Sunday, September 7 at […]

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The Rep Presents A Taste of The Rep with Food Trucks, Live Music and More Aug. 21

ST. LOUIS, MO – The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) and The Rep’s A-Team invite patrons to a special season kick-off with great food, lively entertainment and opportunities to explore the season, make subscription and single ticket purchases and register to win special prizes. A Taste of The Rep will take place outside on the […]

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Max & Louie Productions presents Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Dough Wright

ST. LOUIS, MO. – Max & Louie Productions presents Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Dough Wright, leading a post show talkback of his provocative Obie award winning play Quills. Jeffery Mittman, Executive Director of he ACLU of Missouri will be moderating the conversation that will also include the director and actors. The talkback will take place Friday, […]

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Webster University Film Series Presents North Star: Mark di Suvero and Evergreen: The Road to Legalization

  ST. LOUIS, MO – Webster University Film Series will debut two new films at the end of July: North Star: Mark di Suvero and Evergreen: The Road to Legalization. North Star is an illuminating portrait of Mark di Suvero, one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century renowned for his formal orchestration […]

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50 Things to do with Kids in St. Louis

I have a unique perspective of St. Louis. I was raised in a small town in southern Missouri, where “ain’t” is in fact a word and the local Wal-Mart was the hangout spot due to the lack of attractions in the town. Because of being raised in a small town, I see St. Louis as […]

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2014 Theater Circle Awards: A Success!

  A sea of green engulfed the lobby of the Center of Creative Art’s (COCA) Emerson Theater last night for the 2nd Annual St. Louis Theater Circle Awards. St. Patrick’s Day was put on the backburner as more than 300 actors, actresses, friends and family celebrated local theater and the people in it. The Higher […]

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REVIEW: ‘Asperger’s: A High Functioning Musical’ at the St. Lou Fringe Festival

Presented By: Highly Distracted Productions Written By: Erica Kenney The show that was arguably the most-anticipated performance of St. Lou Fringe 2013 lived up to its hype and had Fringe fanatics buzzing around midtown all weekend. Highly Distracted Productions’ “Asperger’s: A High Functioning Musical” made its debut at Kranzberg Black Box on Friday, and quickly […]

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Things to do in the Lou: February 1-3

As always, there are exciting events taking place throughout all of St. Louis’ neighborhoods (shout out to MOBOT and the Annual Orchid Show Opening), but Grand Center is where it is at this weekend. Whether you are interested in music, art or theater, you can find it in the heart of midtown St. Louis this […]

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10 Things to do in the Lou this Weekend: January 25-27

Here are 10 things to do this weekend in St. Louis’ art and culture world. Enjoy! 1. Lamar Harris with Dawn Weber Performance Dates: Friday (January 25), 7:30pm & 9:30pm Saturday (January 26), 7:30pm & 9:30pm Jazz at the Bistro Images via thesheldon.org Common. Musiq Soulchild. Earth Wind and Fire. If you’ve heard of these […]

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5 Things To Do In The Lou This Weekend

We’ve officially made it through the first full work week of 2013! If you had as busy of a week as I did, you’re ready to relax and enjoy the weekend. The forecast doesn’t look pretty, but there are still many exciting events going on in our city’s arts community. I hope you get a […]

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This Weekend: Things to do in the Lou

Although it only feels like Wednesday, the weekend is here! The holiday chaos is behind us and we now have time to explore our great city when the work week ends. Here are three things to do in the Lou this weekend: 1. First Friday in Grand Center When this work day comes to a […]

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Best of HEC-TV 2012: State of the Arts

HEC-TV’s Emmy Award winning show State of the Arts (SOTA)  is St. Louis’ only program devoted to the region’s vibrant arts community, taking audiences behind the scenes to meet the artists, writers, and performers who call St. Louis home. Since I have only been at HEC for a few months, I asked the incredibly talented SOTA producer […]

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Sneak Peek: Impact January 2013

HEC-TV takes pride in creating high-quality programs with thought-provoking elements and the upcoming episode of Impact is no exception! The stories our producers have been working on for the program feature people and organizations that truly make a difference in the St. Louis community. The show airs in January and for the next few weeks I am […]

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Two on the Aisle Celebrates its 50th Episode

Hi There, It’s no secret that St. Louis has a vibrant theater and performing arts environment.  More than 40 professional companies in the metro area have offered theater lovers a wide variety of musical, comedic, seasonal, even outdoor performances for more than 100 years. Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky are two of St. Louis’ most […]

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