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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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SLAM Celebrates Folk Art with Self-Taught Genius

The Saint Louis Art Museum will present Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum from June 19 through September 11, 2016.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Forest Park

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis is staging one of the Bard’s most famous comedies, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” as part of Shakespeare in the Park.

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Poetic artistry studying “Hidden Messages: The Subtlety of Oppression”

The Kranzberg Arts Center Gallery presents “Hidden Messages: The Subtlety of Oppression,” a poetry based exhibit by Darin Wigfall and Emily Timmerman.

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Critical Mass for the Visual Arts Presents “Seed the Change”

Seed the Change was a weekend-long collaborative drawing art project along the St. Louis Riverfront using black sunflower seeds and millet.

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Circus Flora Presents a Home Run of a Show

Circus Flora is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a new baseball themed show that features acrobatics, tightropes, live animals, and much more!

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The Bruno David Gallery Presents its Summer Exhibition

The Bruno David Gallery in Saint Louis presents exhibits by Charles Reay, Daniel Raedeke, and Yvonne Osei. Reay and Osei discuss their work.

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2016 Spring To Dance Festival

Dance St. Louis presents the ninth annual Spring To Dance Festival this Memorial Day weekend, featuring thirty different companies from across the country.

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Mobile MetroMarket

The city’s first “fresh” food truck is hitting the city’s streets where it is needed most!

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Craft Alliance Center of Art+Design’s Artists-In-Residence Exhibition

The Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design showcases the works of five talented artists in their 2016 Artists-In-Residence Exhibition!

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The African Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater

“The African Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater” takes the viewer on a photographic tour of the landscapes and animals of Africa.

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Summer exhibitions at CAM brings the world to St. Louis and St. Louis to the world

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis’s 2016 Summer exhibitions featuring Mark Bradford, Tate Foley, Lyndon Barrois Jr., and Nanette Boileau.

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Form and Function at Foundry Art Centre

Form and Function is the newest gallery to open at the Foundry Art Centre. The exhibit features works from artists all across the United States.

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Forest Park Forever’s Artist in Residence Program

To help mark its 30th anniversary, Forest Park Forever will invite up to three artists to participate in an artist residency in Forest Park.

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Life with a Latin Beat

“Life with a Latin Beat” takes the viewer on a photographic tour of Mexico to the South American countries, including Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Paraguay.

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Fanfare for Italy

Italy is an extraordinary feast of heart-thumping, soul-stirring art, food and landscapes rivaled by few and coveted by millions.

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Antarctica Forever

“Antarctica Forever” features the beauty of Antarctica in photographs and music.

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Denyce Graves, OTSL’s Artist-in-Training Program

Denyce Graves adjudicated Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and Monsanto’s Artists in Training recital and scholarship competition.

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Opera Tastings

Opera Theatre of St. Louis presents Opera Tasting! Delicious food and drinks are paired with music to titillate taste buds and delight ears across St. Louis.

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Andréa Stanislav: Convergence Infinité

“Andréa Stanislav: Convergence Infinité” is the 112th installment of the St. Louis Art Museum’s popular Currents series showcasing contemporary art.

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2016 Theater Circle Awards Trailer

See your favorite St. Louis actors and actresses live onstage and unscripted at this year’s Theater Circle Awards!

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Funniest moments from the Theater Circle Awards

Take a look at some of the funniest moments from last years awards in the 2015 Theater Circle Awards Comedy Reel!

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2016 Theater Circle Awards Sizzle Reel

The highly anticipated 2016 St. Louis Theater Circle Awards is right around the corner and the Higher Education Channel (HEC-TV) has your ticket!

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Circus Flora celebrates its 30 anniversary with a new director

With their all-new 30th anniversary production, Circus Flora will celebrate St. Louis’ favorite summer activity – baseball!

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The Beauty of Saint Louis

“The Beauty of Saint Louis” takes the viewer on a photographic tour of St. Louis

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An American Tribute to Paris

“An American Tribute to Paris” takes the viewer on a photographic tour of Paris.

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Canadian Rocky Mountaineer Train Ride

“Rocky Mountaineer Train Ride” takes the viewer on a photographic tour of the Canadian Rockies and Western Canada.

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Paris: An American Tribute to the Fallen French

“Paris: An American Tribute to the Fallen French” is a video of Paris scenes honoring the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015.

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In Memory of the Fallen Dutch

“In Memory of the Fallen Dutch” is a tribute to the nearly 200 Dutch victims of the Malaysian commercial plane that was shot down over the Ukraine.

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Ireland Remembered

“Ireland Remembered” takes the viewer on a photographic tour of the Irish countryside, its cities, towns, castles and seascapes.

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Quiet Reflections

“Quiet Reflections” transports the viewer to calm and lovely places around the world, accompanied by a classical composition by Dr. Barbara Harbach.

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The Flirtatious Penguins of Antarctica

“The Flirtatious Penguins of Antarctica” is a video featuring Antarctic expedition with Chinstrap, Gentoo, Adelie and Emperor penguins in their natural habitat.

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Saint Louis Art Museum: A Decade of Collecting

The Saint Louis Art Museum presents “A Decade of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs.”

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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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History in the First Person: The Gemini Project

Take your study of science, engineering and history to the pioneers of America’s space race. Interact with engineers who designed and built the Gemini capsule and the space systems that made it work.

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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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Ferguson: The World One Year Later

The purpose of the symposium is to explore the movement for justice and social change after the death of teenager Michael Brown, Jr.

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St. Louis author launches highly-anticipated science fiction novella

St. Louis resident Jessica Marie Baumgartner is launching a highly-anticipated science fiction novella Monday, Aug. 3, with European Geeks Publishing. By the Stars, a space opera themed novella, will be available through Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and European Geeks Publishing websites in eBook format. The first in a trilogy, the following books will be releasing over the […]

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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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Retired Metro bus converted to mobile farmers market to end St. Louis food deserts

By: Maggie Rotermund ST. LOUIS -The St. Louis MetroMarket and Saint Louis University are celebrating the delivery of a retired Metro transit bus which will soon be converted into St. Louis MetroMarket’s first mobile farmers market. The bus was delivered Tuesday, June 2, to its new home at Salus Center on the Saint Louis University […]

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Gateway2Change Sizzle Reel

Gateway2change began following tragic events in Ferguson as a means to empower students to play a leadership role in improving the St. Louis community.

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Gateway2Change inspires student activists

The Gateway2change movement aspires to help St. Louis serve as a beacon of hope for other communities in overcoming diversity issues through students.

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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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History in the First Person:  Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion

Go back in time through the power of primary sources and hear from individuals who lived, loved, laughed, worked, struggled, discovered, and persevered as America expanded westward between 1840 and 1880.  Interact with historians and first person re-enactors who bring this dynamic period of American history to life. To view video resources related to the content of the program, click on the Program Materials link on the right side of this page.
Grade Level:  7-12

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Circus Flora Opening Weekend

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

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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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President’s Symposium: Relevance of HBCUs in Today’s Higher Education Landscape

This symposium explores the relevancy of HBCU’s in today’s educational landscape.

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60th Anniversary Year of the Brown Decision Symposium, Part 1

Brown vs. Board of Education and its Implications for St. Louis.

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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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Special Archives Edition with Unreleased Performances from 2014 Season, April 2015

The I Love Jazz special archives edition features unreleased performances from Jeremy Davenport, the MazzJazz all-Stars, Miss Jubilee & the Humdingers & more!

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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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Follow the Phil Dunlap Quartet as They Make a CD

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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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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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Orion: The First Step into Deep Space

We joined the Challenger Learning Center St. Louis to be a part of history as Orion, NASA’s new spacecraft designed to take humans into deep space, was scheduled for its first test flight.

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Social Media and Current Events: Impacts and Implications

What are the impacts and implications of social media? What can we do to be informed consumers of what we see posted? Join us October 22 and give your students the unique opportunity to be part of the conversation on this important and timely topic.

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Black Women and the Politics of Urban Decline in Postwar St. Louis

Keona Ervin, University of Missouri-Columbia, details her current research on the struggle for racial and economic equality in the urban Midwest during the early 20th century.

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St. Louis and the Importance of the Border South during the Postwar Civil Rights Movement

Clarence Lang, an Associate Professor of African and African-American Studies at The University of Kansas, details the birth and growth of the civil rights and black political movements in St. Louis during a key 40-year period, from 1936-75. That period in the city, he says, coincides with the national rise in clout of working-class African-Americans, who the professor argues were the real muscle in expanding minority rights.

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Afternoon Roundtable: The Future of the Metropolis: Remembering St. Louis in the Present and Beyond

How St. Louis played a critical role in different eras, and in recent research, has reshaped our understanding of the city’s significance today.

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Against All the Odds: A Documentary On The Rise and Precipitous Fall of East St. Louis, Illinois, September 2014

White flight, high unemployment and a high crime rate, along with political corruption, have left East St. Louis, Illinois struggling to overcome enormous obstacles. But a spirit of hope pervades this community along with a determination to make their community a decent place to live and work.

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Reviews of Suessical, Sweeney Todd, La Traviata, and others: July 24, 2014

Reviews of Suessical, Little Women, Sweeney Todd, La Traviata, The Addams Family, Hamlet, LaBute Festival I, Over the River etc., and Scutter Murphy’s Wake.

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Reviews of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and Tarzan: July 10, 2014

Reviews of “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” and “Tarzan” at the Muny, and an inteview with Zulimar Lopez Hernandez, soprano, and Tim Ocel, director, of Union Avenue Opera’s “La Traviata.”

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RoverTown, Top Tech Startup

Known as St. Louis’ fastest growing tech startup, college students across the country are downloading the RoverTown app for student discounts.

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A Tribute to Rich McDonnell and the MAXJAZZ label, Featuring the MAXJAZZ All Stars, Bob DeBoo, July 2014

Hear MAXJAZZ Record All-stars – Carla Cook, Terell Stafford, Tim Warfield ,Bruce Barth – as they perform in a tribute for the label’s founder, Rich McDonnell.

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Morel-ity Play

When it comes to finding mushrooms, the hunt is almost as important as the capture…almost.

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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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Reviews of Wizard of Oz, Bachelorette, The Nerd, and others: May 15, 2014

Reviews of The Wizard of Oz; Old Jews Telling Jokes; Bachelorette; One-Hour Twilight Zone: Live!; The Nerd; 9 to 5; and The House of Blue Leaves.

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The Mother Road

…more than just old Route 66.

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Reviews of Windmill Baby, Medea, Make Hamlet, and others: May 1, 2014

Reviews of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Make Hamlet, Windmill Baby, Medea, The Unexpected Guest, Leading Ladies, Into the Woods, & Twelfth Night.

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Reviews of Rx, Cabaret, Once, Falling, Unsorted, and others: April 17, 2014

The Trials of Brother Jero; Rx; Cabaret; Laughter on the 23rd Floor; Once; Victor/Victoria; Falling; You Can’t Take It with You; A Path Far from Here; Unsorted.

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Pucker People!

What? You’ve NEVER had a peppermint pickle???? Peach pickle? Here’s pickles aplenty….

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Explore! Living Green

Celebrate the Earth and learn what you can do to live green. Explore easy projects you can do at home, school or work to increase recycling, reduce your energy use, and do a better job of living green.

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Reviews of Noises Off, Romeo and Juliet, Ghost, and others: April 3, 2014

Reviews of Noises Off, Romeo and Juliet, The Price, Ghost The Musical, Betrayal, Briefs (Short LBGT Plays), Reckless, and Five Women Wearing the Same Dress.

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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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Mission to Educate

A very special local documentary of the history and pioneering moments of the Catholic education system in St. Louis.

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St. Louis: Immigration Destination, Then and Now

Journey back, with this exclusive HEC-TV documentary, to the middle of the 19th Century when St. Louis became “The Gateway to the West.” Learn why St. Louis was and continues to be a popular immigration destination.

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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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Full Circle: St. Louis Recycles

Full Circle, St. Louis Recycles introduces viewers to the basics of recycling, and takes a look at some of the most innovative and resourceful recycling that is taking place in St Louis.

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The Pacific Ring Initiative: Local Solutions for National Problems

The Pacific Ring Initiative is ground zero for an important study that may change the way regions approach, learn, plan and prepare for their future.

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Highlights from the 7th Annual Africa World Documentary Film Festival

These documentaries, from filmmakers around the world, demonstrate the broad range of political and cultural interests of African peoples around the world.

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History in the First Person: Living Under Jim Crow Laws

Take your study of the Civil Rights Movement to people who participated in the struggle. Hear from individuals who experienced segregation first hand while living under Jim Crow Laws.

Learn how the Civil Rights Movement made a difference in their life and your life.

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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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Best MD in Town (Mender of Dolls)

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

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Eagle Eyes

They’ve been coming here for years…they’re impressive to watch.

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History in the First Person: Building the Mercury Capsule – Afternoon Program

Take your study of science, engineering and history to the pioneers of America’s space race. Interact with engineers who designed and built the Mercury capsule and the space systems that made it work.

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What A Dump(e)!!!

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

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Land of the Free, Home of the Save

Give us credit for charging into St. Louis. All you have to pay is attention.

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Flag This Page!!!

In St. James, you should probably flag it twice.

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Fruit of the Vine

The stands that “seem like they’ve been there forever” opened again…down the highway in wine country.

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High Road to Linton

High Road to Linton, a reel performed by Peat, Fire, Flame.

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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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A Beatle in Benton

Benton, Illinois commemorates a visitor from 50 years ago–before George was fab.

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Fort Smith

‘Fort Smith,’ a reel performed in Missouri Ozark style by H.K. Silvey and Gordon McCann.

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Up And Over!!! And Over – And Over Again!

The official Missouri state animal does what can’t be done! They’re high on jumping mules in Altenburg…

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The White Cockade

White Cockade performed by Peat, Fire, Flame

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Hair Raising!!!!!!

This club lets you in–but just by the hair on your chinny-chin-chin….and lip.

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Explore! Life of an Explorer

Why explore? Students will get a chance to answer that question for themselves and listen to the answers of others as they meet a mountain climber and go back in time to the world of Daniel Boone.

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Marilyn Maye & Billy Stritch Along With Cabaret Jazz, September 2013

This episode of I Love Jazz features the marvelous Marilyn Maye and the incomparable Billy Stritch. Taped live at the Sheldon Concert Hall this episode puts the spotlight on Cabaret Jazz and our Jazz Gem features Rebecca Kilgore. Edith Piaf, Eartha Kitt, John Pizzarelli and Ann Hampton Callaway are also discussed.

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Neil Gow’s Lament

Brian McNeill performs Planxty Charles Coote, a slow strathspey. This set also includes Planxty Toby Peyton and Fanny Power.

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2012 University City Jazz Festival

The 2012 University City Jazz Festival brought together an eclectic variety of musicians for St. Louis jazz enthusiasts to hear in Heman Park at no cost, while enjoying a culturally diverse selection of foods.

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Gypson Davy

Gypson Davy performed by Judy Stein in an Ozark style from the 1920’s.

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Little Boy Working on the Road

“Little Boy Working on the Road,” a tune performed by William and Becky Ray in an old-time Kentucky style (standard tuning).

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Still Rockin’ On The Rock Road

The cool kids are still cruisin’ in for Cruisin’ Night at Chuck-A-Burger…they’re just OLDER cool kids…

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Reviews of South Pacific, LaBute Festival, 1776, and others: July 11, 2013

Reviews of South Pacific, LaBute New Theater Festival Part I, Soy Yo! An Afro-Latina Suite, Nunsense Muny Style!, Murphy’s Law, and 1776.

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Concrete Canvas

Once again, Paint Louis creates the biggest, longest public art anywhere…a flood (wall) of images and color.

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Constitution Day 2013: The Ongoing Impact of Gideon v. Wainwright

Constitution Day 2013: The Ongoing Impact of Gideon v. Wainwright. was live from the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse in St. Louis. Students interacted with our panel of judges, prosecutors, and public defenders for a vibrant and insightful discussion on the constitutional, legal, political and practical implications of the landmark 1963 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Gideon v. Wainwright.

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Simply Messing About in Boats

The Admiral’s fleet sets sail across–and under–the water in North St. Louis County.

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Liquid Roads Performed By MADCO, June 2014

Liquid Roads features live swing, jazz and R&B music. Meet MADCO’s Stacy West, creator/choreographer Gina Patterson, music director Brian Casserly.

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Marlena Shaw, June 2013

This installment of I Love Jazz from Shock City Studios in St. Louis, features Marlena Shaw, whose 50 plus career as a vocalist has included singing with The Count Basie’s Band, touring with Sammy Davis, Jr., and a long and successful solo career. On Building Blocks of Jazz, Phil Dunlap and his guest Peter Martin explore the art of piano jazz improvisation. Our “”Jazz Gem”” clip showcases the late & great pianist Ross Tompkins working in studio. And watch as some East St. Louis High School students get a lesson of a lifetime – playing along with Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra..

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Fish Story

Paul’s Bait and Tackle should be a fish out of water. But it gets along swimmingly just where it is.

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Marshall the Miracle Dog

Ladue View focuses on a student poll on school morality. You will meet Marshall, a dog who is changing lives and heading to Hollywood. The District will open a new 5th Grade Center next year. Alumni Spotlight features Kendall Davidson, with “The Freshmen Project.”

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The World On A String

Though at MOYO yo-yo, strings aren’t always attached.  With our without, it’s pretty darn amazing.

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Something in the Water Trailer

In the late 60′s and early 70′s, in the midst of the hippie and youth subculture, a unique set of circumstances electrified progressive rock in St. Louis.

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Student Documentary Films

This month, we bring you four recently produced student documentary films, from two of our current student leaders, and one of an LHS-TV Hall of Fame member.

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South Broadway Broughaha!!

In which we grapple with the idea of grappling itself.

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Jazz Piano Styles, April 2013

Host Phil Dunlap introduces viewers to various styles of jazz piano, and discusses how they developed over time. Phil demonstrates Ragtime, Stride, Boogie Woogie and modern day influences.

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New Media, Old Stories

Reporter Aaron Mermelstein uses new media to tell the stories behind St. Louis’ recognizable places, things and people.

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World Flora Online

The Missouri Botanical Garden is advancing science worldwide by developing the first-ever online catalog of every known plant in the world, World Flora Online.

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999,999,999,999,999 Luftballoons

Twisters hit St. Louis! Cut massive swath of creativity though local hotel!!!

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The Possible Lasting Effects of Societal Tragedies on Future Leaders

Ladue View looks into how the Sandy Hook tragedy might effect future leaders, the annual Filmfest, a contest, student achievement and alumni filmmakers.

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Special Archives Edition of Unreleased Performances from 2012 Season, February 2013

Archives program with never seen performances by Bach to the Future, Jim Manley, Reggie and Mardra Thomas, Don and Alicia Cunningham, and Rick Haydon.

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History in the First Person-Stories of the Civil Rights Movement – Morning Program

Host Tim Gore speaks with Sr. Antona Ebo about her experiences marching in Selma, searching for a nursing school that would accept her, and other aspects of her life.

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History in the First Person-Stories of the Civil Rights Movement – Afternoon Program

Join Live! host Tim Gore and schools from across the nation, as he interviews local civil rights champions.

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The Show Before the Show

A very old movie tradition is still alive and well in St. Louis…and it’s all in Gerry Marian’s hands.

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Reviews of Sense and Sensibility, Mountaintop, Speed the Plow, and others: February 21, 2013

Reviews of new plays opening in the St. Louis area, including Sense and Sensibility, The Mountaintop, Speed-The-Plow, Psycho Beach Party and others.

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Reviews of Mrs. Sorken and Priscilla Queen of the Desert and interview of Nancy Bell: February 7, 2013

Reviews of Mrs. Sorkin and The Duck Variations, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical, Splendor In The Grass, Interview with author Nancy Bell, Calendar

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History in the First Person-Lessons from the Holocaust – Morning Program

Hear directly from Holocaust survivors. Learn how the lived before the war, what happened to them and their families, and what it was like to face the danger.

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History in the First Person-Lessons from the Holocaust – Afternoon Program

Interact with Holocaust survivors from WWII, learn what it as like to have friends turn on you, family die, live in concentration camps, and hide.

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Jackie and Me: Issues and Themes

Dan Gutman’s novel Jackie and Me continues to be read and loved by thousands each year. In this program students had the opportunity to participate in a national videoconference book club discussion of issues and themes.

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Reviews of 4000 Miles, The Piano Lesson, Café Chanson, and others: January 24, 2013

Gerry Kowarsky and guest host Mark Bretz review (1) 4000 MILES, by Amy Herzog, at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, (2) THE PIANO LESSON, by August Wilson, at the Black Rep, (3) CAFE CHANSON, created by Ken Page, at Upstream Theater, (4) THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?, by Edward Albee, at St. Louis Actors’ Studio, (5) JACKIE AND ME, by Steven Dietz, at Metro Theater Co., (6) THE LAST ROMANCE, by Joe DePietro, at the Kirkwood Theatre Guild, (7) CAPRICCIO, at Circus Harmony, (8) An Evening of PredicamentS, by Gerry Mandel & Patrick Conroy, at First Run Theatre, and (9) STAGE FRIGHT, by Charles Marowitz, at the Theatre Guild of Webster Groves.

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The Church That Lunch Built

EVERYBODY goes to St. Raymond’s … and they have for forty years.

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Ride Hard, Turn Left

A look at the velodrome in north St. Louis’ Penrose Park and the racing that has taken place there the past 50 years.
The track, situated in the middle-class African American Penrose neighborhood, has been the home of St. Louis track racers since 1962.

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Reviews of Flashdance, Good People, and Interview with Philip Boehm: January 10, 2013

Gerry Kowarsky and guest host Dan Kelly interview Philip Boehm, artistic director of Upstream Theater, after reviewing (1) FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL, by Robert Cary & Tom Hedley & Robbie Roth, at the Peabody Opera House, and (2) GOOD PEOPLE, by David Lindsay-Abaire, at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: An Author’s Workshop with Ridley Pearson

Be part of an interactive writer’s workshop with Ridley Pearson, award winning author of the Kingdom Keepers series, Peter and the Starcatchers, and many other books for young readers. 1pm This program was partially funded by the Missouri Arts Council.

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We Love ‘Em, We Hate ‘Em, We Eat ‘Em

2012 National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) Honorable Mention. Gooey butter cakes, they’re not. But they’re OUR food. Especially at 3 a. m.

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Under the Lothian Sky: An Evening with Brian McNeill

Join Brian McNeill as he celebrates the 40th year of a career that has established him as one of the most acclaimed forces in Scottish music.

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Reviews of Wicked, Gnome for Christmas, and others: December 27, 2012

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky interview Dan Kelly of Lion’s Paw Theatre after reviewing (1) WICKED, by Stephen Schwartz & Winnie Holzman, at the Fox Theatre, (2) A GNOME FOR CHRISTMAS, by Sarah Brandt & Stephen James Neale, at the Imaginary Theatre Co., and (3) A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES, conceived by Cecil MacKinnon, at Circus Flora and the St. Louis Symphony.

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Shipwreck!

It was never one of the “great ships” of the U.S. Navy, but it served honorably.  And now it rusts here.

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: An Author’s Workshop with Ridley Pearson 10am

Be part of an interactive writer’s workshop with Ridley Pearson, award winning author of the Kingdom Keepers series, Peter and the Starcatchers, and many other books for young readers. 10 am This program was partially funded by the Missouri Arts Council.

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Reviews of Foreigner, Talley’s Folly, Season’s Greetings, and others: December 13, 2012

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review (1) THE FOREIGNER, by Larry Shue, at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, (2) TALLEY’S FOLLY, by Lanford Wilson, at the New Jewish Theatre, (3) SEASON’S GREETINGS, by Alan Ayckbourn, at St. Louis Actors’ Studio, (4) THE DIVINE SISTER, by Charles Busch, at HotCity Theatre, (5) YOURS, ANNE, by Enid Futterman & Michael Cohen, at the Webster Univ. Conservatory, (6) FULLY COMMITTED, by Becky Mode, at Stray Dog Theatre, (7) THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER, by Barbara Robinson, at KTK Productions, and (8) THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW (ABRIDGED), by Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor, at Edison Theatre Ovations.

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An In Depth Look at Hamiet Bluiett the Musician, and the Educator, December 2012

This I Love Jazz program features the saxophone. We travel to the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Whitaker Music Festival to share a performance with world renowned baritone saxophonist, Hamiet Bluiett. Building Blocks of Jazz visits Saxquest, a one-of-a-kind shop and museum in South St. Louis to learn about the history of the saxophone. On Jazz Gems, we feature DIVA, an all-women jazz group recorded back in 2002. And we tag along with Hamiet Bluiett as he shares his commitment to jazz education working with students from the Sunrise Conservatory.

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Saxquest, December 2012

BBOJ takes a field trip to Saxquest, where Phil Dunlap and owner Mark Overton discuss the history of the saxophone and take a look at some unique, vintage instruments.

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A Civil War-Era Relic In St. Charles

This is NOT your regular bowling alley…this one goes way, way back…waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back.

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Betcha Can’t Eat Just One

Thousands have taken the Pointersaurus Challenge…few have succeeded. Very, very, very, very few…

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Reviews of Blue Man Group, Imaginary Jesus, and others: November 29, 2012

Before interviewing Mark Wilson of Saint Louis University’s theatre department, Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review (1) BLUE MAN GROUP, at the Fox Theatre, (2) IMAGINARY JESUS, by Matt Mikalatos, adapted by Deanna Jent, at Mustard Seed Theatre, (3) LYSISTRATA, by Aristophanes, at Clayton Community Theatre, (4) A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, by William Shakespeare, at Webster Univ. Conservatory, and (5) THE NIGHT SEASON, by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, at Washington Univ.

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History in the First Person: Veterans Day 2012 – Afternoon Program

As we approach Veteran’s Day 2012, hear first hand from those who have served our country. Learn what it’s like to be in the military, fight in combat, return from war, and to have served your nation in its armed forces.

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R/C Airplanes…(Really Cool Airplanes)

They do things you'd never want to experience on your next flight to Sheboygan, but they're amazing to watch at this airport in St. Charles County.

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Reviews of This Wide Night, Radium Girls, The Mikado, and others: November 15, 2012

In this episode, Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review (1) THIS WIDE NIGHT, by Chloe Moss, at West End Players Guild, (2) SUICIDE, INCORPORATED, by Andrew Hinderaker, at R-S Theatrics, (3) RADIUM GIRLS, by D.W. Gregory, at St. Louis Univ., (4) ELEEMOSYNARY, by Lee Blessing, at Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble, (5) FACING THE SHADOW, by Sheila Payton, at The Black Rep, (6) THE MIKADO, by W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan, at Winter Opera St. Louis, (7) THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR, by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, & Jamie Wooten, at the Kirkwood Theatre Guild, (8) FENCES, by August Wilson, at Hawthorne Players, and (9) CAT’S CRADLE, by Leslie Sands, at the Theatre Guild of Webster Groves.

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Reviews of Clybourne Park, Raisin in the Sun, and others: November 1, 2012

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review (1) CLYBOURNE PARK, by Bruce Norris, at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Studio Theatre, (2) A RAISIN IN THE SUN, by Lorraine Hansberry, at Unity Theatre Ensemble, (3) MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, by Ron Hutchinson, at Dramatic License Productions, (4) ANNE AND EMMETT, by Janet Langhart Cohen, at the Black Rep, (5) A CELTIC NIGHT CIRCUS: Tir na nOg, at Circus Flora, (6) ANNIE, by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin, & Thomas Meehan, at Variety Children’s Theatre, (7) IN THE BLOOD, by Suzan-Lori Parks, at at Univ. of Missouri-St. Louis, and (8) CABARET, by John Kander & Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff, at Washington Univ.

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History in the First Person: The Cuban Missile Crisis – Morning Program

Learn more about the impact of the Cuban Missile crisis to ordinary citizens, such as yourself. How did that living change in October of that year when America discovered Soviet supported nuclear missile bases were being built in Cuba? Take a step back into history with those who lived and fought during these important moments in American life.

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History in the First Person: The Cuban Missile Crisis – Afternoon Program

Learn more about the impact of the Cuban Missile crisis to ordinary citizens, such as yourself. Take a step back into history with those who lived and fought during these important moments in American life.

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Trick Or Treat…And Torture

A little museum in the most haunted building in the most haunted city….

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Gravity

“Gravity” is the dramatic story of a robbery; the proprietor of a small grocery is held up at gunpoint….by an old classmate. And again, the ending is a shocking twist.

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My Dad Lives in a Trunk

"My Dad Lives in a Trunk" tells of a young man who's girlfriend wants to meet his father, who, as the title suggests, lives in his car. A goofy little film, with a surprise ending.

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Thou Shalt Steel

One weekend a year, a convention that’s all about an instrument with “more voices than the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.”

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Reviews of Les Miserables, Daddy Long Legs, Spring Awakening, and others: October 18, 2012

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review (1) LES MISERABLES, by Claude-Michel Schonberg, Alain Boublil Jean-Marc Natel, et al., at the Fox Theatre, (2) DADDY LONG LEGS, by Paul Gordon & John Caird, at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, (3) SPRING AWAKENING, by Frank Wedekind, Duncan Sheik, & Steve Sater, at Stray Dog Theatre, (4) LOST IN YONKERS, by Neil Simon, at the New Jewish Theatre, (5) THE HAIRY APE, by Eugene O’Neill, at Upstream Theater, (6) GOOD, by C.P. Taylor, at St. Louis Actors’ Studio, (7) WONDER OF THE WORLD, by David Lindsay-Abaire, at St. Louis University, and (8) INVENTING VAN GOGH, by Steve Dietz, at West End Players Guild.

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A Preview of the St. Louis International Film Festival

Chris Clark, of Cinema St. Louis, brings "Frames'" viewers a preview of the Festival, which features nearly 400 films of all kinds from filmmakers around the world. With previews, clips and short films uncut, viewers will get a sense of the breadth and scope of this important Festival.

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Reviews of To Kill A Mockingbird, Midsummer Night’s Dream, and others: October 4, 2012

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review (1) BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, by Michael Friedman & Alex Timbers, at New Line Theatre, (2) THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison,Bob Martin & Don McKeller, at The Alpha Players, (3) A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, by William Shakespeare, at St. Louis Shakespeare, (4) TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, adapted by Christopher Sergel, at Insight Theatre Co., (5) THE CHILDREN’S HOUR, by Lillian Hellman, at Webster Univ. Conservatory, and (6) TONY AND LIZ TIE THE KNOT, by Susan Berardi & Vanessa Roman, at Inspired Productions.

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Drums, October 2012

Phil Dunlap and his guest Kevin Gianino look at the technique and instrumentation of jazz drums. This upbeat lesson includes the basics of a drum set, as well as the rhythms of swing and bossa nova.

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Bach to the Future Performs at the Focal Point, October 2012

I Love Jazz travels to the Focal Point in Maplewood and captures a performance of "Bach to the Future" a group that takes Classical music and themes and gives it a jazz twist with a mixture of modern instruments and jazz time signatures. Correspondent Cordell Whitlock visits St. Louis Jam sessions and finds this tradition of experience shared, limits expanded, and new talent developed is right at home here in our town. Our "Jazz Gem" features Italian jazz pianist Rossano Sportiello, performing Chopin as you've never heard it before. And on "Building Blocks of jazz", Phil Dunlap and his guest look at jazz drumming and drummers.

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Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

Officials at Jefferson Barracks National operate under the notion that you can always learn something about a society by how they bury their dead. Civil War soldiers… both Union and Confederate… are buried at Jefferson Barracks. On a cemetery tour we visit monuments for each, including a mass grave where 175 men are buried.

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A Brief Look

The event was presented by Arts and Faith St. Louis on September 9th, 2012 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. The concert brought together performers from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Sikh traditions. The evening was "offered to allow reflection, express sorrow and unify the community in hope for peace."

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Jefferson Barracks Missouri Civil War Museum

Jefferson Barracks played a role in the Civil War long before the Civil War began. That’s because so many Civil War generals… Union and Confederate… passed through there before they made the very important decision regarding which side they were going to fight for. For nearly ten years now, a small group of very dedicated people has been working to establish the Missouri Civil War Museum at Jefferson Barracks. They hope to open to the public this year.

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Reviews of Brighton Beach Memoirs, My One and Only, and others: September 20, 2012

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review (1) BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, by
Neil Simon, at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, (2) MY ONE AND
ONLY, by George & Ira Gershwin and Peter Stone & Timothy S. Mayer, at
Stages St. Louis, (3) DINNER WITH FRIENDS, by Donald Margulies, at
Dramatic License Productions, (4) GOODBYE, RUBY TUESDAY, by EM Lewis,
at HotCity Theatre, (5) MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, by Ron Hutchinson, at
KTK Productions, (6) ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL, by Elmer Rice, Joshua
Schmidt & Jason Loewith, at R-S Theatrics, (7) REMEMBER ME?, by Samuel
Bobrick, at the Theatre Guild of Webster Groves, and (8) KEN HALLER:
THE TV SHOW!, at The Presenters Dolan.

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Dignity Harbor

"Dignity Harbor" is an honest and moving documentary about homelessness in St. Louis, directed by Michael Gualdoni. Shot at a homeless camp on the banks of the Mississippi, "Dignity Harbor" shows the down-and-out residents' efforts to create a safe environment under very difficult circumstances. Warning: There is raw language in this film.

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Sanitary Fair

Today many people may react with disgust, horror… even humor… at some of the commonly held beliefs in the medical community at the time of the Civil War. Dr. David Meyers, a re-enactor with the Society of Civil War Surgeons, sheds some light on some of the tenants members of the medical community were operating under when Union and Confederate forces were mortally wounding each other across the eastern half of America. Even citizens back then had a problem with the sanitary conditions soldiers were forced to fight in. So what did they do? They held a fair. A Sanitary Fair.

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No Lie: Old Time…Not "Old Timey"

This old country store has been here ever since the big new highway went in–the two-lane–in 1920. We’re there on “Liars Club” day…and that’s the truth. Maybe.

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An Appreciation of Religious Diversity

The event was presented by Arts and Faith St. Louis on September 9th, 2012 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. The concert brought together performers from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Sikh traditions. The evening was "offered to allow reflection, express sorrow and unify the community in hope for peace."

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Museum of Transportation

In St. Louis County, the Museum of Transportation is featuring a Civil War sesquicentennial exhibit titled “Roads, Rivers, & Rails: Transportation of the Civil War.” This episode takes a look at that exhibit, but more importantly, at a strategic tunnel on Museum of Transportation property. It was virtually the only way to get into the city of St. Louis 150 years ago if you were traveling by rail. Also in this piece, we meet a man who is trying to construct, and build support for, a Civil War tourism travel map in the state of Missouri similar to those in Virginia and Tennessee, two states which have had success with drawing attention to their Civil War heritage.

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Reviews of Going to See the Elephant, Violet Hour, and Interview with Joneal Joplin: September 6, 2012

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky interview actor Joneal Joplin after reviewing (1) GOING TO SEE THE ELEPHANT, by Karen Hensel, Elana Kent, et al. at Mustard Seed Theatre and (2) THE VIOLET HOUR, by Richard Greenberg, at Max & Louie Productions.

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Smallpox Island

In the winter of 1862, a serious epidemic of smallpox broke-out among Confederate prisoners in a Union prisoner-of-war camp in Alton, IL. Rather than run the risk of infecting residents of Alton, prison officials moved the sick prisoners to Sunflower Island, out in the middle of the Mississippi River. Not surprisingly, it became a place where men went to die. Smallpox Island is a good indicator of the understanding Civil War-era medical personnel had regarding sanitation, infection, and contamination.

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James Eads’ Boatworks

If you’ve heard of James Eads, it’s likely because you’re familiar with the bridge he designed, which spans the Mississippi River at St. Louis. But before Eads built a bridge over the Mississippi, he built ironclad gunboats that patrolled it for Union forces during the Civil War.

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Lifesaver

A genuine St. Louis hero.

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Reviews of Lion King, Das Rheingold, and others: August 23, 2012

Gerry Kowarsky and guest host Mark Bretz discuss the Louies after Gerry and Mark review (1) THE LION KING, by Elton John, Tim Rice, et al., at the Fox Theatre, (2) DAS RHEINGOLD, by Richard Wagner, at Union Avenue Opera, (3) THE COMPLEAT WKS OF WILLM SHKSPER (ABRIDGED), by the Reduced Shakespeare Co., at St. Louis Shakespeare, (4) BARBARA FASANO & ERIC COMSTOCK, at the St. Louis Cabaret Festival, (5) RICK JENSEN, at the St. Louis Cabaret Festival, and (6) JASON GRAAE, at the St. Louis Cabaret Festival.

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Old Cheltenham Post Office

Make no mistake, the Civil War was an uncertain time in the state of Missouri. If somebody asked you about your politics, you better be careful, because it may be a trick question. That became apparent in this piece about the closest point Confederate troops likely ever got to the city of St. Louis. Back then it was called Old Cheltenham, and it was out in the country. These days it goes by a much more familiar name, and it’s in a friendly St. Louis neighborhood.

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I am Curious. Yellow?

The intrepid IASLT I-Team (can one person be a “team?”), investigates one of St. Louis’ most pressing peeves.

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Earthen Redoubts/Forts

During the Civil War, the federal government went to great lengths to make sure St. Louis, and the Union Arsenal, remained in Union control. Union forces built forts known as earthen redoubts. While there is no sign of the forts now, archeological maps detail where they were located. The forts were located on high, common ground familiar to residents… then & now.

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Hot, Hot, Hot…’Round And ‘Round And ‘Round

The velocipedes circle the velodrome in north St. Louis…

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Reviews of Sound of Music, King and I, Aida, and others: August 9, 2012

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review (1) THE SOUND OF MUSIC, by Rodgers & Hammerstein and Lindsay & Crouse, at Stages St. Louis, (2) THE KING AND I, by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II, at The Muny, (3) THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, by David Nehls & Betsy Kelso, at Stray Dog Theatre, (4) AIDA, by Elton John & Tim Rice, Linda Woolverton & Robert Falls & David Henry Hwang, at Take Two Productions, (5) PIRATES! (OR, GILBERT & SULLIVAN PLUNDER’D), by W.S. Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan, & Nell Benjamin, at The Muny, (6) THE SOUND OF MUSIC, by Rodgers & Hammerstein and Lindsay & Crouse, at The Over Due Theatre Co., and (7) COMPANY, by Stephen Sondheim & George Furth, at Hawthorne Players.

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St. Louis Union Arsenal and Camp Jackson NGA tour

The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, or NGA, is on ground that has been federal government property for more than 150 years. It is located in south St. Louis, right across the street from Anheuser-Busch. Today personnel there construct maps & charts in support of military operations. In the 1960’s they helped map the moon for some of the Apollo missions. During the Civil War, NGA was the site of the St. Louis Union Arsenal. And for thousands of years prior to that, archeological evidence shows this spot was a strategic location in the middle of the continent for launching missions to the great unknown west of the Mississippi River.

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Reggie and Mardra Thomas Hit All the Right Notes, August 2012

Host Don Wolff from Bar 360 in the Ballpark Hilton brings us the husband and wife duo of pianist Reggie and vocalist Mardra Thomas, the trombone is described and the U City Jazz Festival.

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Trombone, August 2012

Phil Dunlap and his guest Dave Dickey examine the evolution of the trombone style, from New Orleans to BeBop.

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St. Louis Union Arsenal and Camp Jackson

For part 4, we return to the Missouri History Museum for a detailed explanation about the Union Arsenal in St. Louis, and the events at Camp Jackson. Both Unionists and Confederates were positioning themselves to control the St. Louis Arsenal, which is the largest arsenal in the state. Secessionist-leaning Governor Claiborne Jackson called upon the militia to gather at Camp Jackson, currently the site of St. Louis University. Union General Nathaniel Lyon believes that act is outrageous, and sets out to capture Camp Jackson. That created level of tension which could only lead to violence.

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Reviews of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Dreamgirls, Coriolanus, and others: July 26, 2012

Washington U. lecturer Sean Savoie discusses lighting design with hosts Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky after Bob and Gerry review (1) JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice, at The Muny, (2) DREAMGIRLS, by Henry Krieger & Tom Eyen, at The Muny, (3) CORIOLANUS, by William Shakespeare, at St. Louis Shakespeare, and (4) THE WIZARD OF OZ, by L. Frank Baum, John Kane, Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg, at Family Musical Theatre.

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Jim Manley, Live at Jimmy’s On The Park, June 2012

Cordell Whitlock visits Robbies House of Jazz and interviews Trumpeter Jim Manley including live performance. "Jazz Gem" features 1990 performance of LaRosa's- America's Youngest Jazz Band.

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Jefferson Barracks County Park

Some of the limestone buildings still in use at Jefferson Barracks County Park were actually constructed a few years before the Civil War began.

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Biff! Bam! Pow! The Professor Rises

With a special cameo appearance by Batman…NO KIDDING!

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"Clang, Clang, Clang" Went The…Firetruck

Vintage fire engines find new life as “big boy toys” AND as classic restorations.

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The Old Courthouse

People wondering what conditions led to civil war in America in the mid-1800’s need look no further than the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis. The times were changing. And people for and against slavery knew it. Encouraged by the success of several “freedom cases” in the country, a slave named Dred Scott sued for his freedom… and lost. Dred and Harriet Scott would eventually gain their freedom. But it would not come from a ruling in an American court.

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Reviews of Disney’s Aladdin, Fox on the Fairway, and Un Ballo in Maschera: July 12, 2012

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky interview Kristen Edler and Anne Marie Moore of OnSite Theatre Company after reviewing (1) DISNEY’S ALADDIN, by Howard Ashman, Jeffrey Katzenberg, et al., at The Muny, (2) THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY, by Ken Ludwig,  at insight Theatre Co., and (3) UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, by Giuseppe Verdi, at Union Avenue Opera.

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No, It’s Not Lilac…

A farm in Eureka grows…ahhhhhhhhhh, it’s relaxing just thinking about it….

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Reviews of Chicago, Jungle Book, Brooklyn Bagatelle, and others: June, 28, 2012

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review (1) CHICAGO, by John Kander, Fred Ebb, & Bob Fosse, at The Muny, (2) DISNEY’S THE JUNGLE BOOK, by Richard M. & Robert B. Sherman, Terry Gilkyson, & Marcy Heisler, at Stages St. Louis, (3) BOWLING EPIPHANY — THE REVIVAL!, by Carter Lewis & Dan Rubin, at OnSite Theatre Co., (4) BROOKLYN BAGATELLE, by Neville Mur, at First Run Theatre, (5) ALICE IN WONDERLAND, by Unsuk Chin & David Henry Hwang, at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, (6) THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, by Richard Morris, Dick Scanlan, & Jeanine Tesori, at The Muny, and (7) AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND, by John Kander
& Fred Ebb, at Insight Theatre Co.

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It’s All Downhill From Here

An over-the-hill geezer stands at the top of the hill watching young people go downhill–doing what he wishes he’d done when he was their age.  NOTE:  That’s not psychobabble, these kids really ARE going downhill…

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Reviews of Ain’t Misbehavin’, Cosi Fan Tutte, Circles, and others: June 14, 2012

1) AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, by Murray Horwitz, Richard Maltby, Jr., et al., at Stages St. Louis (2) COSI FAN TUTTE, by W. A. Mozart & Lorenzo Da Ponte, at Opera Theatre of St. Louis (3) THE WIZARD, at Circus Flora (4) HIGH FIDELITY, by Tom Kitt, Amanda Green, & David Lindsay-Abaire, at New Line Theatre (5) 9 CIRCLES, by Bill Cain, at R-S Theatrics (6) TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT, by Graham Greene, adapted by Giles Havergal, at ACT Inc. (7) THE DAMASK CHEEK, by John Van Druten & Lloyd Morris, at ACT Inc.

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Chords, June 2012

Music is based on harmony, and harmony is based on chords and scales; so for jazz pianists it is fundamental to understand how chords work. In this edition of Building Blocks of Jazz, host Phil Dunlap breaks down chords for us and explains how chords and scales are related.

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A Picnic, A Party, The Park—And Movies

The Sky View Drive-In Movie Theater of Belleville is the last drive-in theater in the St. Louis area. Come with host Aaron Mermelstein where the movie is only one part of the party.

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Reviews of Othello, Insidious, Sweeny Todd, and others: May 31, 2012

St. Louis’ own Shakespeare Festival and Opera Theater are among the productions reviewed by HEC-TV Theater reviewers Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky.

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Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith author of popular book series "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency," has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.

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Jiminy! Cricket!!!!!!!!!

Cricket in Maryland Heights with Aaron Mermelstein on It’s A St. Louis Thing. Join Us!

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Rhythm Guitar II, May 2012

Phil Dunlap and SIU-E Professor of Music Rick Haydon continue their discussion of the famous jazz guitarist Freddy Green, and the percussive sound of the rhythm guitar.

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Sole Proprietor

Joe’s Shoe Repair on The Hill is a unique St. Louis landmark. Giuseppe “Joe” Campier, the sole proprietor, is 80 years old and works seven days a week repairing shoes.

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Reviews of Burn This, Jacob and Jack, The New Century, and others: May 17, 2012

Theater reviewers Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky provide opinions as they visit week's theater offerings in St. Louis including Mary Poppins and Star Trek: Live! plus much more.

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The Magic Grove

dance-drama is based on a Jain fable and incorporates the pageantry of Traditional Indian Dance.

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Going Green: Back to Nature

Importance of watersheds and what we can do to protect them, a lab activity to test stream water for macro invertebrates and water quality at the Little Creek Nature Area, Florissant, MO.

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Going Green: Back to Nature

the importance of watersheds at Little Creek Nature Area in Florissant MO

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He Calls It What??????!!!!!!

A new business with an old name…IASLT, meet IASLT.

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Reviews of Memphis, Angels in America, Vinegar Tom, and others: May 3, 2012

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review St. Louis theater including Memphis at the Fox Theater plus reviews from Shakespeare to Oscar Wilde and everything in between.

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A Howling Good Time

They’re not so big or so bad. Singing in the night with not-so-lone wolves.

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Reviews of Killer Joe, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Winter’s Tale, and others: April 19, 2012

Guest Host Mark Bretz joins Gerry Kowarsky for April 19th tour and reviews of the best of St. Louis Theater.

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Operatic High Notes on the Hill, and Filmmakers with a Focus, May 2012

Visit to Craft Alliance, meet new Executive producer at the Muny Mike Isaacson, see where new plays get their start and a unique performance at Pulitizer foundation.

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For The Birds

Really. For the birds. Tell your peeps

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Missouri History Museum Civil War Exhibit

Part-1 examines “The Civil War in Missouri,” an exhibit at the Missouri History Museum that ends in March of 2013. There, we set the stage for war in America by examining the social and political climate in Missouri in the mid-1800’s.

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Reviews of Bring It On, Fiddler on the Roof, and others: April 4, 2012

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review Fiddler on the Roof at the Peabody OPera House along with Bring it On at the Fox plus much more from April 4th Two on the Aisle.

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Don and Alicia Cunningham, April 2012

Don Wolff visits Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries in St. Louis with interviews and performances from Don and Alicia Cunningham. Also visits Becky Thatcher for Jazz on the river.

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Lunches By The Numbers

Host Aaron Aaron Mermelstein visits Landshire Sandwiches of Caseyville Illinois and owner Joseph Trover.

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An Inside Look at the Civil War: Using Primary Sources to Increase Understanding – Morning Program

Learning what it was like to participate in the struggle of the Civil War using primary sources

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Sister Madonna Buder

Saint Louis native Sister Madonna Buder still runs triathlons in her 80s

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Reviews of Comedy of Errors, Invisible Hand, Glass Menagerie, and others: March 22, 2012

March 22nd reviews from St. Louis theater by Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky includes Shakespeare at the St. Louis Rep and many more theater productions from Kirkwood to New Jewish Theater.

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An Inside Look at the Civil War: Using Primary Sources to Increase Understanding – Afternoon Program

Fighting in the Civil War—what was it like to participate in that struggle? What can we learn about the War by reading from artifacts used during it and hearing from people and seeing places that experienced it? Take an inside look at the Civil War using primary sources. 1 pm

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Reviews of Glass Menagerie, Cry Baby, La Boheme, and others: March 8, 2012

Two on the Aisle reviews theater at the Peabody Opera House, New Line Theater and A Festival of Short Lesbian and Gay Plays, at That Uppity Theatre Co. & Vital VOICE Media.

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Macedonia: Lessons and Legends

A short film on the region, it’s history and the St. Louis connection.

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Two On the Aisle Open

A biweekly look at St. Louis theatre hosted by veteran critics Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky. The program features reviews of local and touring productions, interviews with people active in the theatre, and a calendar of upcoming shows.

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A Treasure in Worthless Information

Host Aaron Mermelstein visits Trivia Nights to find a treasure of worthless information.

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Peabody Opera House & More, March 2012

Backstage at the newly renovated Peabody Opera House with host Paul Schankman, St. Louis Symphony, Ron Himes of the Black Rep and more State of the Arts

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Reviews of Race, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Maids, and others: February 23, 2012

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review this weeks theater in St. Louis from West Side Story at the Fox to Shakespeare at the Black Rep and much more

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History in the First Person: Stories of the Civil Rights Movement

Sacrifices and challenges of civil rights movement in Missouri.

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Rhythm Guitar, February 2012

Viewers may be surprised to find out that the guitar can be used as a percussive instrument. Phil Dunlap and his guest, Rick Haydon, Professor of Music at SIU-E discuss this concept as well as the relationship of rhythm guitar to Big Band Music. Watch as Haydon demonstrates some of Freddy Green’s most famous guitar licks.

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Heart-Pumping Big Game Action

The thrill of…of…playing.  The agony of….um….playing.

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History in the First Person: Lessons from the Holocaust

Experience the Holocaust through the memories of Holocaust survivors.

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History in the First Person: Lessons from the Holocaust

Take your study of the Holocaust and World War II to individuals who survived both. Interact with Holocaust survivors from WWII. Learn what it was like to live in fear and danger both before and during the war and live with hope and opportunity after being liberated.

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Reviews of A Steady Rain, Doubt: A Parable, Avenue Q, and others: January 26, 2012

January 26th St. Louis theater reviews from Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky. Join them for their opinions of the best of theater around St Louis

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: Battledrum, Drummer Boys and Civil War

Metro Theater Company and historians from the Missouri Historical Society produce play, “Battledrum.”

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The Straight Story-With Twists

The salty tale of a classic St. Louis snack.

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Reviews of Sunday in the Park with George, On Golden Pond, and others: January 12, 2012

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky theater reviews January 12, 2012 from Sondheim at the Rep to On Golden Pond at the Black Rep watch Two on the Aisle before you go.

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Can We Talk????

Their small talk is REALLY small.

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“Best of the Year” Host Choice Reviews Revisited: December 29, 2011

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky’s favorite reveiws. Best of 2011 in St. Louis Theater.

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Of No Use Whatsoever

And they’re still here!  Isn’t that great?!?!?

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Howard Markel

interview with New York Times Bestselling author Howard Markel discusses history of and problems with cocaine use

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Reviews of Last Night of Ballyhoo, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and others: December 15, 2011

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review St.Louis theater for December 15, 2011including Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Peabody and much more

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History in the First Person: The Legacy of Pearl Harbor

Hear from veterans of Pearl Harbor and others who remember the day

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Let’s Get Small(est)

It's not just the horses that are surprising, it's WHERE they are….

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Symphonic Healing, Classical Music Changes Lives, & Small World-Miniature Artists, December 2011

Art St. Louis and an interview by host Paul Schankman with Chandler Branch, obituary for Bob Cassily of City Museum, Stray Dog Theater and much more

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The Rich Haydon Quartet, and Stanley Clarke, February 2012

Highlights of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Jazz programs. Building Blocks of Jazz with Phil Dunlap and rhythm guitar in Jazz. Interview with Stanley Clarke

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Reviews of Godspell, Black Nativity, Same Time Next Year, and others: December 1, 2011

From Webster Univ Conservatory to the Black Rep, Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review the best of St. Louis theater for Decmber 1, 2011

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Look! Up In The Sky!

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a bicycle!

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Special Archives Edition of Unreleased Performances from 2011 Season, November 2011

Exclusive interview with jazz bassist great Stanley Clarke and archives never before aired, Freddy Cole, Bosman twins, Kim Massie

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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month: Sustaining Culture, Sustaining Environment – Morning Program

Learn how Native Americans sustain their culture through song, dance, pow wows and oral history.

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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month: Sustaining Culture, Sustaining Environment – Afternoon Program

Learn how Native Americans sustain their culture through song, dance, pow wows and oral history.

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Reviews of Palmer Park, Hit-Story, Cannibal! and others: November 17, 2011

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review the best of St. Louis Theater for Novenber 17, 2011.

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Honoring Our Nation’s Heroes: A Veterans Day Tribute 2011 – Morning Program

Take your study of America in war to the veterans who fought in them. Interact with veterans from WWII, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and the current war in Iraq/Afghanistan. Learn what it’s like to be in the military, fight in combat, return from war, and to have served your nation in its armed forces.

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Honoring Our Nation’s Heroes: A Veterans Day Tribute 2011 – Afternoon Program

Interact with America’s war veterans and learn first hand about the military.

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Jazz Reach: Miles Davis

This exciting all new live multi-media program, presented by JazzReach at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, celebrates the legacy of the great Miles Davis.

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How do you think he does it? (I don’t know)

Where to flip, bump, shake, and play a mean pinball.

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Reviews of Wizard of Oz, and two others, and Interview of Christina Rios and Mark Kelley: November 3, 2011

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky interview actors Christina Rios and Mark Kelley along with theater reviews from November 3, 2011.

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It’s Good to be Green-Reduce, Reuse, and Recover

Learn new ways to live a sustainable life and go green and greener.

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It’s Good to be Green-Reduce, Reuse, and Recover

Got trash? Sure you do; we all do. Go green with us as we explore how our trash is recovered and recycled to be used again in new forms. We’ll also learn ways each of us can go greener and help reduce our impact on the environment by developing strategies that “reduce, reuse, and recover.

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Reviews of the Who’s Tommy, God of Carnage, Hairspray, and others: October 20, 2011

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review (1) THE WHO’S TOMMY, by PeteTownshend, Des McAnuff, John Entwistle & Keith Moon, at Stray Dog Theatre, (2) GOD OF CARNAGE, by Yasmina Reza, at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, (3) HAIRSPRAY: THE MUSICAL, by John Waters et al., at The Black Rep & Washington Univ., (4) BLOOD WEDDING, by Federico Garcia Lorca, at Upstream Theater, (5) JUST A SONG AT TWILIGHT, book by Chuck Lavazzi, at West End Players Guild, (6) NUTS, by Tom Topor, at St. Louis Actors’ Studio, and (7) SPECTRUM 2011, by various playwrights, at First Run Theatre.

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Like James T. West and Monty Burns . . .

You too can have a posh 85-foot yacht on rails.

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More Cathedrals Than in Rome

St. Louis' #1 radio station signs off

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Reviews of Addams Family, Henry V, Top Girls, and others: October 6, 2011

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review theater in St. Louis from October 6, 2011 including The Adams Family at the Fox.

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: MAD About Dancing – Disconnect

MADCO, Modern American Dance Company, teaches how Disconnect was created.

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It’s Madness!!! Pure Madness!!!

Let's go to the movies…but make it short.

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Constitution Day 2011: Powers of the President

Join our panel of Presidential scholars and advisors for a vibrant and insightful discussion on the history and execution of Presidential powers exploring how and why Presidents make decisions, the application of and implications on the Constitution from those decisions, and the far ranging impacts of those decisions. This event will be aired live from the Ulysses S. National Historic Site, where the 18th President lived and met his wife, Julia.

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Constitution Day 2011: Powers of the President

Join our panel of Presidential scholars and advisors for a vibrant and insightful discussion on the history and execution of Presidential powers exploring how and why Presidents make decisions, the application of and implications on the Constitution from those decisions, and the far ranging impacts of those decisions. This event will be aired live from the Ulysses S. National Historic Site, where the 18th President lived and met his wife, Julia.

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Reviews of Red, Victor/Victoria, End Days, and others: September 22, 2011

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review RED at the Rep Theatre of St. Louis and VICTOR/VICTORIA, by Henry Mancini at Stages St. Louis and much more from September 22, 2011.

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Health Literacy: Missouri’s Prescription for Better Health

Poor health literacy results in higher healthcare costs and poor health for Missourians.

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Weiss/Manfredi Team

Weiss/Manfredi, Architecture/Site Design/Urbanism, of New York

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What IS That Place?

You’ve seen it, you’ve wondered about it, watch and you STILL won’t know.

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Reviews of Falling, The Guys, Born Bad and Interviews with Deborah Sharn and Seth Gordon: September 8, 2011

Gerry Kowarsky and guest host Mark Bretz interview Deborah Sharn and Seth Gordon of the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and review St. Louis Theater from September 8, 2011.

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That Rings A Bell!!

Step right up! You KNOW you think you can do it! A prize every time!

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Bucky Pizzarelli & Tony DeSare Perform Together at The Sheldon Concert Hall, September 2011

This episode features a musical performance and interviews with guests Jazz vocalist, pianist and composer Tony DeSare and the 85-year-young 7 string guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli

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Bass, September 2011

Phil Dunlap and his guest Nick Jost discuss the basics of the bass. They’ll demonstrate the acoustic and the electric bass, and clue you in as to who was the pioneer of pizzicato.

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An Evening With David Halen and Friends Live, September 2011

St. Louis Symphony concertmaster David Halen invites musical friends to help kick-off the second annual American Arts Experience-St. Louis.  This exciting multi-media event will also highlight events and organizations participating in the American Arts Experience-St. Louis festival.

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Nature Abhors A….

…but they love, love, LOVE them here.

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Reviews of Secret Garden, Bye Bye Birdie, and others: August 11, 2011

Bob Wlicox and Gerry Kowarsky’s theater reviews from August 11, 2011 include two shows from the Muny

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American Idol in StL, Frank Lloyd Wright House at Epsworth Park, & Dog Days of Summer at Laumeier Sculpture Park, August 2011

The newest episode of State of the Arts comes to you from Grand Center, St. Louis’ arts and entertainment district. Big changes are in the works for this lively district. Watch this episode to learn about the “Grand Plan.”

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What is HEC-TV Live!

Ever wonder what HEC-TV Live! is? Want to know more? This will give you all of the information you need!

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Read Green Grow

A film looking at three free local children’s programs.

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Reviews of Little Shop of Horrors, Singin’ in the Rain, and others: July 26, 2011

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review St. Louis theater from July 26, 2011

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Gateway Guardians

A documentary film on the homeless pet population of East St. Louis.

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Dream of the Pacific

This opera celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition and gives young people a chance to appreciate an opera performed in English.

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A Tribute to Mae Wheeler

“Lady Jazz” Mae Wheeler tribute at Sheldon Concert Hall.

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U City Sleuths

A hundred years ago, E.G. Lewis’ utopian vision was to create an town where like-minded people of diverse backgrounds interact. This town became known as University City

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Saxophone, June 2011

Much of the saxophone music we hear in jazz is played on the tenor sax, yet there is a wide array of saxophones. In this installment of Building Blocks of Jazz Phil Dunlap and his guest Andy Ament discuss the history and variety of this classic instrument and how it works.

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Rare Archival Footage Found!

Well, but it could have been…the way ol' Abner meant it to be played.

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Wallace Herndon Smith: Artist Without Boundaries

A biographical profile celebrating the life and work of the prolific 20th Century American artist, Wallace Herndon Smith.

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Value of The Arts

Join HEC-TV for a look at the value of the arts in St. Louis-what they mean to our economy and society, plus hear from Dana Gioia, the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Two Birds, One Stone-The CCC in Missouri

Tells the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps Camps; the boys who lived in the camps and the impact their work had on Missouri Conservation and history.

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To Dance Again: Parkinson’s Meets Tango

Explores how the three-minute love story known as tango improves the lives of Parkinson’s patients, while telling a personal story about living with the disease.

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The Forgotten Genocide

A documentary about the ethnic cleansing of the German populations in Eastern Europe after World War II.

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2010

St. Louis Philharmonic Holiday Pops Concert 2010 Featuring the St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra, Kirkwood Children’s Chorale, Lindenwood University Chorus and St. Louis Community College at Meramce Chorus, this concert features holiday favorites from the Touhill Performing Arts Center.

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Seeking Freedom

Court documents found in St. Louis tell the inspiring story of courage when slaves from around the area fought for their freedom by challenging their owners in court.

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The Bosman Twins, June 2011

The saxophone is the featured instrument and topic for this installment of I Love Jazz with Don Wolff. Rising Star of Jazz with Adam Larson.

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More Than A Banana Skirt

Learn about the life, loves and civil rights causes that impacted Josephine Baker’s life from surviving family members and others who have been touched by this multi-faceted entertainer.

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Fashion Icon

Enjoy a front row view as you travel through the decades of Baker’s glamorous costume and wardrobe collection at a fashion show hosted by the Sheldon and Mary Strauss.

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Coming Home

Take a personal tour of the Sheldon’s special exhibit with curator Olivia Lahs-Gonzales.

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Dana Brown: Life on Safari

Dana Brown, the man behind St. Louis’ Safari Coffee and its memorable TV commercials.

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Climate Change

An evening with Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone, President of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Reviews of A Chorus Line, The Immigrant, Just Desserts, and others: June 14, 2011

June 14, 2011 reviews of St. Louis theater from Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky.

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Upper Crust

This class is a toss up.

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Big Big News

Road trip to the area's biggest attractions and distractions.

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Piratefest

Pirates, scalawags and ne'er-do-wells drop anchor in the 'burbs.

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Corkball

Two St. Louis games are one St. Louis game.

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Wabash, Frisco & Pacific Railroad

A railroad that has been chugging along St. Louis county for over 70 years.

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Reviews of Taming of the Shrew, Montford Point Marine, and others: May 31, 2011

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review St. Louis theater from May 31, 2011

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Having a Ball(room)

Amazingly, it hasn't ALWAYS been a St. Louis Thing, it just seems like it.

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Reviews of Jersey Boys, Dark Matters, and others: May 17, 2011

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review St. Louis Theater from May 17, 2011including Jersey Boys at the Fox

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Endangered Tales

A comprehensive documentary, by HEC-TV’s Boyd Pickup, that celebrates the beauty of the Philippines and biological diversity

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Collective Improvisation

Ragtime, Streckfus Steamers, Saxophonist Frank Trumbauer, and Trumpeter Miles Davis are all reasons that St. Louis was instrumental in the development of Jazz.

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Beer With Class

Students have good heads on them at a fine educational institution.

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Table For Four?

TABLE FOR FOUR?
A haven in Hazelwood . . . bridge addicts get their fix.

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Reviews of Black Pearl Sings, Awake and Sing! and others: May 3, 2011

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review St. Louis Theater from May 3, 2011.

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Searching for Tom-Tennessee Williams in St. Louis

Hear from filmmaker Angela Antkowiak on her documentary about Tennessee Williams time here in St. Louis and then watch the film in its entirety.

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Backstage at Opera Theatre St. Louis, A Singer with a French Connection, & the Electronic Canvas of a Video Artist, May 2011

State of the Arts is St. Louis’s 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.

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A Tour of the American Songbook, with Jane Monheit, April 2011

Jane Monheit and her quartet – with numbers from the Great American songbook and Latin Jazz. Building Blocks of Jazz defines harmony and Jazz Violinist Regina Carter visits St. Louis Children's Hospital to lift spirits with music.

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Children of the Mountains

The Agta are one of the last hunter gatherer tribes in the world.

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Even On An Unclear Day…

Let me guess. You've never seen it. Or from it.

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Recycle This Story!!

RECYCLE THIS STORY!!
How do they do it? How do they do it?

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Harmony, April 2011

What do a bowl of ice cream and jazz have in common? Find out by watching this edition of Building Blocks of Jazz. This original lesson given by Phil Dunlap, Director of Education for Jazz St. Louis, illustrates how melody, rhythm and harmony all combine to add “flavor” to music. Listen closely, you may recognize a childhood favorite during this demonstration.

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Six Words from Bosnia

Host Kent Martin talks with the creators of this unusual film looking at the lives of six teenagers from Bosnia living in St. Louis.

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Aging in the Shadows

This film examines the issues surrounding aging. Join host Kent Martin for an interview with the filmmaker, Lori Dowd, and then view the film in its entirety.

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He Qi: The Peaceful Message

An interview with local film makers Dale Ward and Travis Scholl on their documentary about Chinese artist He Qi and his unique, Christian themed paintings.

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Meramec River: Miracles and Milestones

Join host Kent Martin as he interviews John Baker producer of Meramec River: Miracles and Milestones

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That All May Be One

This film provides an in-depth look at the history of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in St. Louis.

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Mr. Mayor

A.J. Cervantes Jr., tells the story of his father, former St. Louis Mayor, A.J. Cervantes, through family memorabilia, campaign materials and interviews with the Cervantes family.

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Filmmaker’s Journey

A new HEC-TV series hosted by Kent Martin takes an in-depth look at St. Louis area filmmakers and their films.

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Up-Stream Theatre In the Spotlight, Art Beats & Lyrics, & True Blues, March 2011

This edition of State of the Arts comes from the Third Degree Glass Factory.

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A Different Way of Life

Join new host Bob Wilcox who talks with Brent James about his film on the history and culture of the “Intentional Community.”

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Down By The Station

DOWN BY THE STATION
In old Webster, it's a chug chug chug party for all ages.

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I Do, I Do, I Do Too, Us Too, We Do Too, Yup I Do Too, I Do . . .

I DO, I DO, I DO TOO, US TOO, WE DO TOO, YUP I DO TOO, I DO . . .
Like weddings? Then this is the place for you.

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: COCA Presents – The Little Dancer – Morning Program

COCA’s production of “The Little Dancer” is focus of program. Students learn to understand choreography.

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: COCA Presents – The Little Dancer – Afternoon Program

COCA Present: The Little Dancer
March 15, 2011 1 pm – This program focuses on COCA’s production of “The Little Dancer” and allows students and viewers to understand the work and choreography behind the performance. This program was partially funded by the Missouri Arts Council.

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George Brady

George Brady discusses his sister Hana Brady whose concentration camp experiences in WWII were in book and play “Hana’s Suitcase.”

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David Robertson

discussion with Saint Louis Symphony conductor, maestro David Robertson.

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Andre Royo

Andre Royo talks about his journey as an actor, his family life, and what acting on The Wire has taught him.

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Salman Rushdie

Discussion with Dennis Riggs and Salman Rushdie.

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Ron Himes

Conversation with Ron Himes Producing Director of the Black Rep.

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Ela Weissberger

Holocaust Survivor, Ela Weissberger talk about concentration camps and being in play Brundibar

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Dick Gregory

HEC-TV’s Cordell Whitlock and Dick Gregory.

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John Pizzarelli

Interview with jazz musician John Pizzarelli

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Helen Thomas

Interview with author Helen Thomas.

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Michael McDonald

Interview with music legend, Michael McDonald.

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Christine Brewer

Interview with Christine Brewer world’s leading dramatic soprano.

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Joe Edwards

Interview with Joe Edwards, Delmar Loop developer.

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Reviews of Baltimore Waltz, Two Gentlemen of Verona, and others: March 9, 2011

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky interview actors Kari Ely and Peter Mayer after reviewing

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: Woodworking

Spend an hour with a talented woodworking artist as he shows us how he creates his artwork

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: Metals

Spend an hour with a metals artist as he shows us how he creates his artwork

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&%#@$*% Bike Club

Hundreds of your close personal friends on a midnight ride to whoknowswhere???

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The Roof Is On Fire

Join new host Bob Wilcox who talks with David Noble Dandridge, a Slam Poetry artist and producer of the film.

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Reviews of Macbeth, Ruined, Closer, and others: February 24, 2011

Bob Wilcox and Gerry Kowarsky review Macbeth at the Rep and Ed Asner as FDR

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Ann Hampton Callaway, February 2011

This “Special Edition” of I Love Jazz features an extended interview and some never seen performances with singer/composer/pianist Ann Hampton Callaway

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(un)Bridled

An exploration of freedom through the art of dance by St. Louis’ ANNONYArts

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Sa-Weet!

A Ski trip to Breese, Illinois…an EXCELent place.