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The Regional Arts Commission Is Positioning Itself To Remake The Arts And Cultural Scene In St. Louis

The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) has big plans for St. Louis.

They recently released Arts &, a report on the state of arts & culture in our region that addressed concerns for the long-term vitality of the creative community here, as well as some ideas of how the arts can help us address significant issues in the community.

On Friday, they laid out more of how RAC will move that effort forward.

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Diversion Programs Highlighted, Praised at Recent #STLProsecutors Event

“Crime is a public health crisis,” Kim Gardener, Circuit Attorney for the city of St. Louis, said at a recent town hall hosted by FOCUS St. Louis and Forward Through Ferguson this January. “The source of crime is lack of opportunity and hopelessness.”

The event brought together the four prosecutors for our region. Gardner, Wesley Bell, the Prosecuting Attorney for St. Louis County, Tim Lohmar, Prosecuting Attorney for St. Charles County, and Jeff Jensen, the U.S. District Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri.

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Big Heart Tea Co. Makes Ethical, Sustainable Herb & Spices Sourcing Mainstream

Big Heart Tea has seen international growth in the span of less than a year, all from their warehouse here in St. Louis, just off of Cherokee St.

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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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Things to do in St. Louis

  • 1. GUITAR: The Instrument that Rocked the World. Read More
  • 2. The Riot Show at Kranzberg Arts Center. Read More
  • 3. Art Saint Louis Winter Exhibition at Angad Arts Hotel. Read More
  • 4. Oraien Catledge & Jay Stock. Read More
  • 5. Carmon Colangelo: Infinite Abstraction. Read More
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