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Horse Therapy Improves Physical, Mental Conditions in Adults, Children

A career nurse and life-long horse lover, Ginni Hartke founded Equine Assisted Therapy in Wildwood, MO. See how horses can help heal children and adults.

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Something in the Water: A Saint Louis Rockumentary

KSHE, Head East, Mama’s Pride, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, REO Speedwagon, Pavlov’s Dog and Mississippi River Festival are in this classic rock documentary.

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Browsing at the St. Louis Zoo in Partnership with Ameren Missouri

The St. Louis Zoo and Ameren Missouri partnership brings fresh branches or “browse” cut down during line maintenance to the zoo to help feed the animals.

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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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Behind the Scenes of the Gateway Arch National Park Renovations

When the Gateway Arch National Park showed off its impressive new look on July 3, HEC was there. In a series of behind-the-scenes segments on hecmedia.org, we looked at the new museum and Arch Grounds as well as the the National Park Service’s plans for the park. That day was a long time coming. The […]

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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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Beat Box | Nicole Paris

Nicole Paris is labeled the “Best Female Beat-boxer in the Saint Louis area”.

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ADL awards Noémi Neidorff with the Torch of Liberty Award

The ADL’s Torch of Liberty Award was established to celebrate those who, by word and deed, seek to preserve our heritage of liberty, freedom, and equality.

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The Strauss Park ALIVE Festival Encourages Community Involvement

The Strauss Park ALIVE Festival is a two-month long celebration of community and the arts.

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17th Annual Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase

Area filmmakers have their works shown in the 17th Annual Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase presented by Cinema St. Louis.

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True Gaelic: Unearthing Medieval Ireland

Join HEC-TV and Saint Louis University on this groundbreaking journey to unearth medieval Ireland.

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The Dark Room Explores a New Medium with Textile Art

In “Weaving as Ritual and Art,” the Dark Room adds Emily Oliver’s textiles to their usual repertoire of photography and performing arts.

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Men’s Fashion Takes Center Stage at SLAM

The St. Louis Art Museum presents “Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015,” an exhibition which examines the evolution of the male form and appearance.

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Free Summer Concert Series at Missouri Botanical Garden Draws Crowds

The Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden celebrates its 24th year of bringing local music to St. Louis audiences.

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Diversity, Individuality, and Understanding Take Center Stage at Kranzberg Arts Gallery with Artists First

Kranzberg Arts Center presents Artists First: Variation and Adaptations, an exhibit highlighting the work of artists with disabilities.

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Blue Black at Pulitzer Arts Foundation

Influential American artist Glenn Ligon offers a lyrical meditation on the colors blue and black.

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Vita Eruhimovitz: Un/Virtual at The Sheldon

The Sheldon is currently featuring the works of Vita Eruhimovitz, a multimedia artist exploring the complicated relation between the physical and virtual world.

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Urban Wanderers: Art Goes to the Dogs

Paul Schankman shows us this year’s Urban Wanderers art exhibit to benefit Stray Rescue of St. Louis, and why this is their biggest and best show yet.

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The Missouri Botanical Garden Mesmerizes with Garden of Glass

Inspired by nature, Craig Mitchell Smith has crafted thirty glass sculptures especially for the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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Bruno David’s New Exhibition Explores Politics, Movement, and Mindscapes

For May and June, the Bruno David Gallery will be showing exhibitions by William Conger, Judy Child, Kelley Johnson, Bunny Burson, and Michael Byron.

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Summer Exhibitions at CAM: Urban Planning, Color Key, & FAR FAR DOWN

Visit the Contemporary Art Museum this summer to challenge your ideas about urban development and see work from KAWS and 2016 Creative Stimulus Award winners.

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Displacement and Migration at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild

Displacement and Migration, the newest exhibition at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild, explores the complex theme of forced and voluntary relocation.

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Metro Theater Company Introduces St. Louis’ Only Family Friendly Gala

The typical St. Louis goes family-friendly and wild with Metro Theater Company’s Toy Fest!

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“The Hats of Stephen Jones” Brings the Art of Modern Millinery to SLAM

The St. Louis Art Museum honors the designs of Stephen Jones with an exhibit highlighting the relationship between great works of art and his famous creations.

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World War I at Missouri History Museum

World War I: Missouri and the Great War at Missouri History Museum explores the vital roles the men and women of St. Louis played in WWI.

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Art as Resistance: UMSL and Kranzberg Team Up for New Exhibit

In dual exhibitions, Gallery 210 at UMSL and the Kranzberg Arts Center Gallery present an exhibit examining contemporary urban issues.

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The Modern Meal

The Modern Meal: Sustenance Through Ritual, the newest exhibit at the Kemper Art Museum on the campus of Wash U, examines humanity’s relationship with mealtime.

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Creativity & Identity: An American-Muslim Exhibition

Creativity & Identity: An American-Muslim Exhibition is St. Louis’ first art exhibition made up entirely of works from local Muslim artists.

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From Syria and Uncharted Waters to Interior Design, Bruno David Opens Three New Exhibits

The Bruno David Gallery presents works from Yvette Drury Dubinsky, Carmon Colangelo, and Jacob Laws during the month of April.

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Laumeier reflects on 40 years

Laumeier Sculpture Park presents an exhibition in celebration and commemoration of its 40th Anniversary year.

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Mississippi River Culture and Social Conflict Come Together in Lost in Space (After Huck)

The Saint Louis Art Museum hosts Shimon Attie’s site specific installation of Lost in Space (After Huck) as a part of its long running Currents series.

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Anew Nature

Anew Nature is a furniture restoration and custom design company that provides leadership and training to men who have served prison time for felony offenses.

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The World Chess Hall of Fame Revisits the Imagery of Chess with Local Artists

The World Chess Hall of Fame highlights local artists in “The Imagery of Chess: Saint Louis Artists.

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The Art of Being Mayor

Mayor Slay gives HEC an exclusive tour of the office he has called home for the past 16 years, sharing with viewers its original artwork and other treasurers.

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MAUHAUS St. Louis’ First Cat Café

MAUHAUS is St. Louis’ first, and currently only, cat café. This unique business is dedicated to helping stray cats find homes.

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National Wrasslin’ League

A new league is trying to capitalize on St. Louis’ rich wrestling history, by staging semi-monthly matches at the Casa Loma Ballroom in South St. Louis.

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#1 in Civil Rights at MoHist

The Missouri History Museum’s newest exhibit presents a detailed look at St. Louis’ impactful history in the African American struggle for civil rights.

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Black Girl Culture At Exhibit at STLCC-FV

Contemporary Art Gallery at St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley hosts the Black Girl Culture Art Exhibit.

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SLAM Offers a Sneak Peek at a Private Collection of Renaissance and Baroque Masterworks

The Saint Louis Art Museum hosts a preview of the Phoebe Dent Weil and Mark S. Weil private Renaissance and Baroque collection with “Learning to See.”

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ArtScope St. Louis Hosts Unique Fundraising Event

Wall Ball is a unique fundraising event for ArtScope at which artist create work on site while attendees bid on the pieces in a silent auction format.

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DANCEstl Celebrates the Influence of Women With New Dance Horizons V

While uniting choreographers across the country with local dance companies, Dance Saint Louis focuses on the topic of inspiring women with New Dance Horizons V.

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Delmar Hall Tour

The new episode of State of the Arts premiering in March comes to you from Delmar Hall. In this preview, host Paul Schankman takes you on a backstage tour.

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Art in Bloom Arrives at the St. Louis Art Museum

The St. Louis Art Museum hosts its annual “Art in Bloom” show, which pairs works of art with custom floral arrangements.

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A Personal Glimpse into “Occupied Japan”

The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum presents Nicholas Orzio’s “Occupied Japan.”

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Kemper Art Museum Takes a Trip to Paris and Asks Who is Rosalyn Drexler

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum presents “Spectacle and Leisure in Paris: Degas to Mucha” and “Rosalyn Drexler: Who Does She Think She Is?”

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Duane Reed Gallery boasts innovative, emerging artists

Duane Reed Gallery showcases the works of innovative emerging artists Ethan Meyer, Dana Oldfather, and Jacob Berkowitz.

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International Children’s Film Festival at the Saint Louis Zoo

The Saint Louis Zoo hosts the Big Eyes, Big Minds – International Children’s Film Festival, featuring animated shorts made for kids and sometimes even by kids.

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The Art of Chess

Ever wonder what’s in the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis? Right now, it’s a look at Chess as art. Here is a tour produced by Paul Schankman.

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CAM Looks at Identity and Representation with their Spring 2017 Exhibition

CAM Looks at Identity and Representation with their Spring 2017 Exhibition

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Student Created: You Can Count on Me!

Students and faculty in the Jennings School District show their appreciation for one another in this inspiring and heartfelt video.

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History in the First Person: Music Moved the Movement: Civil Rights and the Blues (Afternoon Program)

Interact with civil rights activists and Blues musicians to explore how the power of Blues music affected, and was affected by, America’s Civil Rights movement.

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History in the First Person: Music Moved the Movement: Civil Rights and the Blues (Morning Program)

Interact with civil rights activists and Blues musicians to explore how the power of Blues music affected, and was affected by, America’s Civil Rights movement.

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Women of the Blues

Women of the Blues: A Coast-To-Coast Collection comes to the Nation Blues Museum.

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Undefined at SOHA Gallery

St. Louis Photographer Susan Bennet’s new project entitled Undefined is on display at SOHA Studio+Gallery.

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Interview with Jim Wible: TEDxGatewayArch

Interview with PGAV Destinations’s Jim Wible about his TEDxGatewayArch Bounce! talk on teamwork and how the best ideas don’t have to be yours.

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Interview with T.R. Kidder: TEDxGatewayArch

Interview with T.R. Kidder about his TEDxGatewayArch Bounce! talk on climate change and what we can learn from history.

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Interview with Mallory Nezam: TEDxGatewayArch

Interview with Mallory Nezam about his TEDxGatewayArch Bounce! talk on playing every day.

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Interview with Travis Mossotti: TEDxGatewayArch

Interview with Travis Mossotti about his TEDxGatewayArch Bounce! talk on having a greater sense of awareness.

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Interview with Jim Carrington: TEDxGatewayArch

Interview with Jim Carrington about his TEDxGatewayArch Bounce! talk on the future of food and farming.

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Black History Mural at Better Family Life

Better Family Life in St. Louis unveiled their “Art and Empowerment” mural, which is the largest Black History Mural in Missouri, painted by artist, Gonz Jove.

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Celebrating 50 yrs of the St. Louis Blues at SLPL

The St. Louis Blues and the St. Louis Public Library form a groundbreaking partnership through a new exhibit honoring the NHL franchise’s rich history.

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Garden Glow at Missouri Botanical Garden

Garden Glow, one of Missouri Botanical Garden’s most beloved signature events, returns this holiday season.

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Union Station Celebrates the Holidays with Fun for the Whole Family

In an effort to boost tourism in St. Louis, Union Station has created a family fun venue celebrating the winter holidays.

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Synthetic Landscapes Brings Nature, Technology Together at Kranzberg Arts

Vita Eruhimovitz’s “Synthetic Landscapes” examines the natural world through the lens of a digitally created, mixed media installation at Kranzberg Arts Center.

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SLIFF returns for its 25th year

The St. Louis International Film Festival continues to provide the opportunity for St. Louis filmgoers to view the finest in world cinema.

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DANCEstl Presents Romeo & Juliet

DANCEstl presents Romeo & Juliet starring Grand Rapids Ballet at the Touhill Performing Arts Center November 4th and 5th.

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Melissa Wolfe Re-imagines the American Galleries at SLAM

The Saint Louis Art Museum re-opens their American Gallery with both familiar works and pieces which have not been seen by the public in more than a decade.

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First Look at St. Louis’ Newest Arts Incubator .ZACK

.ZACK is the newest cultural contribution from the Kranzberg Arts Foundation that will house nine resident performing arts organizations.

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St. Louis Theater Community Comes Together for “Every 28 Hours”

Artists throughout the St. Louis theater community stage “The Every 28 Hours Plays,” a compilation of 71 one-minute performances.

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MADCO: Invitation to Dance

MADCO kicks off its 40th season with a special 2 day event designed to not only entertain but also engage the audience through the art of dance.

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DANCEstl Opens 2016-2017 Season with Analogy/Dora: Tramontane

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s Analogy/Dora: Tramontane starts of the season for DANCEstl.

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The Rep Hosts a Theater Expo in Honor of its 50th Anniversary

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis brings together the theater community in an expo celebrating its 50th anniversary on the campus of Webster University.

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Metro Theater Addresses the Immigration Experience with “New Kid”

Metro Theater’s “New Kid” delves into the immigration experience from the point of view of a child dealing with adapting to life in the United States.

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Rave reviews for Meet the Artists

The Saint Louis Art Fair and HEC-TV partnered on a new venture called “Meet The Artists” this year and it’s getting rave reviews!

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Kelley Walker: Direct Drive at CAM

CAM presents renowned contemporary artist Kelley Walker’s first museum solo exhibition.

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The 6th Annual 9/11 Interfaith Commemoration in Music

This annual tradition brings together St. Louis arts programs on the path to peace in order to honor our city’s religious diversity.

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Charlie Would…

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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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More Than a Paycheck, Moms on a Mission, High Style for a Cause, Ark’s Foundation, Hanging with the Wolves!; August 2016

Stories of everyday individuals devoted to helping others find the rewards are more than they ever dreamed they could be!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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History in the First Person: Running a Political Campaign

In this election year, interact with candidates and campaign officials to go behind the scenes of running a political campaign. What happens BEFORE we vote?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Easter Seals Midwest Looks at Living with Asperger Syndrome

Easter Seals Midwest’s autism ambassador, Aaron Likens, speaks about his personal experience with Asperger Syndrome.

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Irish History: Unearthed

Life in 13th century Ireland, which was once a mystery, is about to be discovered in a first-of-its-kind archeological dig, documented exclusively by HEC-TV.

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