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HEC Wins 3 Emmy Awards

Congratulations to all Emmy winners! 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 wins are for you, St. Louis! Interview/Discussion -Program A Jellyfish Journey with Juli Berwald Angie Weidinger, Greg Kopp, Julie Winkle, Christina Chastain Public/Current/Community Affairs – […]

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Here’s how to watch the moon turn blood red in the sky Jan. 31

By Brian Resnick, Vox.com On Wednesday, January 31, the full moon will pass through the shadow of the Earth. For 77 minutes, the usually silvery moon will be covered with a blood-red/ochre shadow. Even more notable: This total lunar eclipse will happen during the second full moon this month — a bonus event known as a […]

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2018 Inspiring Teacher Awards

Join the Challenger Learning Center Thursday, Jan. 25 as they celebrate seven teachers who inspire the future generation of innovators. The event will include refreshments; a keynote by Christopher Miller, who leads the F-15 Flight Simulation at The Boeing Company in St. Louis, MO; and an award presentation. Meet the 2018 Inspiring Teacher Award recipients: Cindy Bednara, Collinsville High […]

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11th Annual Africa World Documentary Film Festival Opens in St. Louis, February 9-11 at Missouri History Museum

The 11th annual Africa World Documentary Film Festival, sponsored by the E. Desmond Lee Professorship in African/African American Studies at the International Studies and Programs office, University of Missouri-St. Louis, MO will take place Friday, February 9th to Sunday, February 11, 2018 at the Missouri History Museum (5700 Lindell Blvd. in St. Louis, 63112). The […]

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Side hustles you can start with no money

By JACKIE ZIMMERMANN, NerdWallet Starting a business is often a pricey ordeal, but no- to low-cost ideas exist for aspiring entrepreneurs with unique and marketable talent. Take inventory of the skills you already possess, recommends Holly Reisem Hanna, founder of career blog The Work at Home Woman. List your past jobs, education, training, passions, skills and […]

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Dion Brown to leave National Blues Museum

By CHARLES DAVIS, St. Louis Public Radio The National Blues Museum in St. Louis will soon be looking for a new executive director. Dion Brown, who has led the museum for two years, is leaving to become president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. He departs in mid-February. Brown said in a statement […]

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Last minute gift ideas

It’s that joyous season when everywhere you look, people are smiling, laughing and — running around town trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on their list. Here are some ideas that might save you a little more time. Sit by the fire, sip your hot coco, savor your latkes and relax! We’ve got […]

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St. Louis loses community advocate for at-risk youth

By Rebecca Rivas | St. Louis American Saint Louis University criminal justice professor and Ferguson activist Norm White died suddenly of a heart attack on December 6. He and his wife Elizabeth “Liz” were getting ready to leave their Belleville home for an evening rehearsal of a Christmas play they were performing in when he […]

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Why #WomenRule

  We couldn’t help but notice, today’s trending Twitter hashtag is #WomenRule and we are totally on-board! Here are a couple of examples of women we’ve met who we thought should be in the spotlight, today and every day! The Resilient Souls Project The Resilient Souls Project is a powerful photo and literary exhibit celebrating […]

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SLAM receives gift, includes 81 works by contemporary black artists

The Saint Louis Art Museum today announced an extraordinary collection gift from New Jersey-based collector Ronald Maurice Ollie and his wife Monique McRipley Ollie that adds significant depth and breadth to the museum’s holdings of works by African-American artists. Ronald Ollie grew up in St. Louis. His parents, Thelma and Bert Ollie, were frequent visitors […]

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The 26th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival announces award winners

The 26th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF), which kicked off on Nov. 2, concluded on Nov. 12. Total attendance was just shy of 25,000: 24,743. SLIFF screened 372 films: 82 narrative features, 63 documentary features, and 227 shorts. The fest also featured 13 special-event programs, including four free master classes. This year’s […]

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Halloween Jokes for Trick-or-Treating

Q: What do ghosts eat for supper? A: Spooketi Q: What do you do when 50 zombies surround your house? A: Hope it’s Halloween!! Q: What is the most important subject a witch learns in school? A: Spelling. Q: Why didn’t the skeleton want to go to school? A: His heart wasn’t in it. Q: […]

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International Photography Hall Honors 2017 Inductees, Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Kenny Rogers Nov. 17

The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) recently announced its 2017 class of Photography Hall of Fame inductees, and first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and will honor them at its 2017 Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 17 at .ZACK in the Grand Center Arts District. The IPHF annually awards and inducts notable […]

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28 things do in St. Louis this fall

A few things are true about fall in St. Louis: the trees along the Mississippi and Missouri River bluffs settling into autumn gives Upstate New York a run for its money, and there is never a dull week or weekend when it comes to fall and Halloween events in St. Louis. Here are a few […]

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HEC-TV Wins 6 Emmy Awards, 7 NATOA Awards, Pinnacle Award

HEC-TV is proud to announce 6 Mid-America Emmy awards for 2017, as well as Gold and Silver Circle inductees! We couldn’t have achieved this great accomplishment without the help from our community partners, organizations, and people. A huge thank you! And the winners are… A New Nature Suzanne Vanderhoef, Peter Foggy Constitution Day 2016: The […]

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Saint Louis – The Arts & Culture Capital

By: Amanda Honigfort, Special Programs Producer Saint Louis – Arts & Culture capital? Maybe not a popular sentiment, but there is more than enough happening in this city to keep anyone busy. At HEC, as the region’s foremost producer of arts, education and cultural content, we keep our eyes on the fantastic happenings in every […]

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Community Arts Festival Receives Overwhelming Community Support

Community Arts Festival produced by Annonyarts at Satori, a festival created in honor of Rain Stippec after a random act of gun violence occurred in Soulard early February, has received amazing turn out from local area performers. The festival was slated to run for two weekends at Satori Theatre in collaboration with Annonyarts over the […]

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HEC-TV Nominated for 24 Emmy Awards

HEC-TV is proud to announce 24 Mid-America Emmy nominations for 2017! We couldn’t have achieved this great accomplishment without the help from our community partners, organizations, and people. A huge thank you! And the nominees are… The Art of Stained Glass Kathy Bratkowski, Peter Foggy A New Nature Suzanne Vanderhoef, Peter Foggy Drink Wine, Help […]

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Summer Events and Happenings in St. Louis

It’s summertime in St. Louis — that means performances and art exhibits are at every corner for your enjoyment! Check them out: Blue Black at Pulitzer Arts Foundation | Jun 9 – Oct 7, 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBtndseLxgI Influential American artist Glenn Ligon offers a lyrical meditation on the colors blue and black at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. […]

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Who To Watch: Robyn Rosenberger

Native St. Louisan Robyn Rosenberger started TinySuperheroes in 2013 while living in Seattle, and it’s been on an upward trajectory ever since. She and her family moved back to the area in 2014. She recent moved her business out of her home and to an office in Kirkwood. Tiny Superheroes is a superhero cape company […]

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HEC-TV winner of 5 telly awards

The Telly Awards has named HEC-TV as five times Bronze winner in the 38th Annual Telly Awards! With more than 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, receiving a Telly Award is a tremendous honor, as HEC-TV competed against huge media outlets like Disney and Lifetime. “The Telly Awards has a mission to […]

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5 Literary Quotes That Speak To The Soul

  Albus Dumbledore once said, ‘words, in my not so humble opinion, are our most inexhaustible source of magic.’ He is so right. (When is he not though?)     What’s your favorite literary quote?

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St. Louis Highlights: The Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Did you know that our greater St. Louis region has its own air and space museum? Well, just across the river in Cahokia, IL we do, thanks to a few former McDonnell Douglas staffers who wanted to showcase St. Louis’ rich aviation history. The museum was initially located at Creve Coeur Airport before a disastrous […]

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HEC-TV president Dennis Riggs speaks at largest gathering of museum professionals in the world

The American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo is the largest gathering of museum professionals in the world, and will be held at the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis May 7 – 10. The 2017 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo attracts leaders and decision makers from a wide range of cultural institutions, including art, history, […]

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Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

When you work hard every single day and there’s only so much money left after your regular expenses, you have to make certain it’s well spent. Spend your limited funds on what science says will make you happy. The Paradox Of Possessions A 20-year study conducted by Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at Cornell […]

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On Transgression

  By: Joe Kohlburn Emerging Technologies Librarian at Jefferson College, arts organizer with Critical Mass for the Arts St. Louis Addoley Dzegede’s show “Fare Well” was a Viking funeral for Fort Gondo, beloved local alt-space. On the evening of January 7, Dzegede’s talk began with her residency in Iceland. She described fashioning nets from seaweed, […]

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St. Louis Friday Roundup

  International Children’s Film Festival at the Saint Louis Zoo  Feb. 18 & 25 Saint Louis Zoo  The Saint Louis Zoo is hosting the Big Eyes, Big Minds – International Children’s Film Festival. Each screening features a set of animal centric animated short films for kids, about kids, and occasionally even by kids. Festival Director […]

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Hidden Highlight of St. Louis: The Eugene Field House

On the corner of Broadway and Cerre St. about a block from the southeast corner of Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis sits a house. It’s an old house – from the mid-1800s – that doesn’t draw much attention amongst the bars and Cardinals love doting the area, unless you know what you’re looking for. […]

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Who To Watch: Roland Johnson

You’ve been able to hear Roland Johnson belting out his own take of Blues and Soul classics at regular gigs around town for years, but the singer has recently taken his music to another level with the release of his first album of original music. With Imagine This, co-written with local musicians Paul Niehaus IV […]

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Who To Watch: Samuel Achilefu, PhD

This month we’re watching Samuel Achilefu, PhD, a scientist and inventor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Achilefu and his lab are featured in this month’s episode of Innovations for his innovative work using light to activate drugs and the immune system. The approach may be a safer and more effective way […]

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SLAM upcoming exhibition explores Edgar Degas’ fascination with the hat makers of Paris

ST. LOUIS — Best known for his depictions of Parisian dancers and laundresses, Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) was enthralled with another aspect of life in the French capital—high-fashion hats and the women who created them. The artist, invariably well-dressed and behatted himself, “was not afraid to go into ecstasies in front of the milliners’ shops,” […]

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Bingham’s ‘Verdict of the People’ to take center stage at Trump’s inauguration

By JASON ROSENBAUM, St. Louis Public Radio A legendary 19th century Missouri artist will be the center of attention after Donald Trump is sworn in as president. George Caleb Bingham’s “Verdict of the People” will be showcased at a luncheon following Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20. The event, which takes place in Statuary Hall at […]

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Holiday Events and Celebrations in St. Louis

The holiday season is here and there are so many ways to get into the spirit in St. Louis. Sure, you may want to pick out the perfect tree or sip hot cocoa by the fire, but below are other events just begging to become an annual holiday tradition. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, or […]

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The 6 Easiest Ways To Spend Less On Holiday Gifts This Year

Along with the good cheer and great times with family and friends, the holidays also bring a whole lot of expenses. Think you already know everything about how to save? Maybe not. Follow this fresh advice from consumer finance expert Andrea Woroch. Happy holidays! 1. Shop flash sale sites, but do a little sleuthing Flash […]

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Free performances mark the holidays at the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Winter Celebrations

  Celebrate the season at the Saint Louis Art Museum on Dec. 9-11 at Winter Celebrations, a festival of free performances and art activities inspired by traditions from around the world. The festival kicks off on Friday evening (Dec. 9) with music performances in the museum and the Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture Garden, which will […]

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KRANZBERG ARTS FOUNDATION TO RENOVATE AND OPERATE HISTORIC GRANDEL THEATRE IN GRAND CENTER ARTS DISTRICT

The Kranzberg Arts Foundation continues its mission to invest in the infrastructure and systems needed to support local artists and community arts organizations with its latest endeavor, renovating and expanding programming at the historic Grandel Theatre, located at 3610 Grandel Square in the heart of the Grand Center Arts District. Once complete, the Foundation will […]

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When Coffee and Art Collide

ST. LOUIS—The Art Saint Louis gallery at 1223 Pine Street in downtown St. Louis is now home to Catalyst Coffee Bar, a new specialty coffee operation owned and operated by Art Saint Louis. The 32 year-old nonprofit purchased the coffee operation from Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters, which had operated in the hybrid art space at […]

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Festival of Lights Celebrating Heritage, Cultures, Traditions

Click here to Download a map and event details. The Ameren Missouri Festival of Lights, MC’d by Steve Templeton from KMOV officially ushers in the Holiday Season with a host of entertainment, lighting of the Salvation Army Tree of Lights and a festive fireworks finale. The event kicks off at 3:30 pm within Glacier Park […]

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HEC Partners with TEDXGatewayArch To Bring Big Ideas to St. Louis

HEC-TV is proud to announce a new partnership with TEDxGatewayArch. When TEDxGatewayArch’s 2016 speakers take to the stage at their December 10th flagship event, The Higher Education Channel will be in attendance as the official media sponsor and kick off a multi-year partnership that will include television programing, community involvement and more. The TEDxGatewayArch Bounce […]

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Intern with The Higher Education Channel (HEC-TV)!

  The Higher Education Channel (HEC-TV) is in search of eager, hard-working interns that want to learn about and apply their skills and talents to support HEC-TV’s work in production, community engagement, and educational broadcasting. All internships require a minimum of a 12 hour per week semester-long commitment. Interns support the HEC-TV Staff in all […]

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HEC-TV sweeps the 2016 Emmys with 7 awards!

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

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Cement Faux Bois Artist Focuses on Faux Wood and Nature

Marcella Marie creates art with a nod to nature using faux bois ferrocement.

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What To Do In St. Louis This Fall

Sure, the temperature may still creep above 80 degrees some days — but nevertheless, fall is here, and with that comes an abundance of festive events. Get in the spirit with all the terrific activities St. Louis has to offer this season. From corn mazes to art fairs to music festivals and every pumpkin-spiced affair in […]

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HEC-TV Media Sponsor Of 6th Annual Interfaith Memorial Concert Sept. 11

  Arts & Faith St. Louis, a collaboration of St. Louis arts and faith leaders, has an amazing line-up of musical performances for its sixth annual 9/11 Interfaith Commemoration in Music, and HEC-TV has your ticket as the media sponsor of the event. This year is the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and the theme is “youth,” […]

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Meet the Artists: A Saint Louis Art Fair And HEC-TV Collaborative Project

By: Christina Chastain, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships Coordinator HEC-TV is proud to partner with the Saint Louis Art Fair and be the Exclusive Media Sponsor and creator of “Meet the Artists,” a new and original series designed to increase your understanding of the 2016 Saint Louis Art Fair artists and deepen your appreciation for their work. The […]

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2016 Emmy nominations have been announced, HEC-TV takes 16

The 2016 Mid-America Emmy Awards nominations have been announced, and HEC-TV is honored to be nominated for 16 awards, including Overall Excellence! Here are the HEC-TV nominations: Arts and Entertainment – Program Feature Segment Glass: The Art of Sam Stang Kathy Bratkowski, Peter Foggy Arts and Entertainment – Program/Special State of the Arts Kathy Bratkowski, Paul […]

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St. Louis region prepares for dangerous ‘heat dome’

By Jenny Simeone, St. Louis Public Radio St. Louis health officials are asking area residents to prepare for more than five days in a row of extreme heat and humidity. Many are calling it the heat dome. The National Weather Service warns that temperatures could reach over 100 degrees for most of this week. Coupled […]

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2016 Guide to Fireworks in St. Louis

  Here are 20 places you can catch a fireworks show in St. Louis this year. Happy Fourth! Don’t forget to download our complete Summer Guide, here: http://bit.ly/1qBRUz3 1. Fair St. Louis The 2016 Fair St. Louis is once again in Forest Park, Saturday through Monday (July 2 to 4; www.fairsaintlouis.org). The only exception is […]

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St. Louis Mourns the Passing of Civic and Community Leader Thelma V. Cook

St. Louis, MO – Civic and community leader Mrs. Thelma V. Cook succumbed to cancer Monday, May 16, 2016. She was 77. Mrs. Cook spent decades in the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan region and elsewhere advocating for broadening educational opportunities and increasing access to cultural institutions. She came to St. Louis from Jefferson City in […]

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15 Under-The-Radar Movies You Won’t Want To Miss This Summer

Now that “Captain America: Civil War” has introduced summer movie season, we’d like to spotlight a few titles that won’t drum up $182 million in opening-weekend grosses. Which isn’t to say they shouldn’t: These 15 films, mostly independent projects, are antidotes to the big-budget spectacles that will flood theaters across the next four months. Instead […]

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Investigating Explosions, Mars, Solar Roads & Medical Marvels, April 2016

The April edition covers seismic sleuthing, research into liquid water on Mars, solar roads, smart heart monitoring and new Alzheimer’s research.

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HEC-TV winner of 2016 NEA Friend of Education Award

The highest honor of the National Education Association, the Horace Mann “Friend of Education” award, was announced earlier this month to leaders in the public broadcasting industry whose networks have made a lasting educational difference in the lives of millions, and HEC-TV is honored to be included in this distinguishing award. This award only strengthens are mission, […]

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Find out what it takes to be a social change agent in your community

  What does it mean to be a “change agent?” What skills and talents would serve you well as you seek to make a difference in your community? Learn from students and adults making a difference in the St. Louis area on this episode of HEC-TV Live! History in the First Person: Being a Change […]

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WashU Expert: UN ‘Happiness Day’ has serious side

By Gerry Everding, Washington University in St. Louis While cynics may scoff at the United Nations’ March 20 observance of International Happiness Day, a positive psychology researcher at Washington University in St. Louis says it’s high time for happiness to be taken seriously. “Happier people live longer, get sick less often, are more productive at work, […]

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See your favorite actors and actresses live onstage and unscripted at the 2016 Theater Circle Awards!

ST. LOUIS, MO — ​The highly anticipated 2016 St. Louis Theater Circle Awards is right around the corner and the Higher Education Channel (HEC-TV) has your ticket! HEC-TV is proud to be your exclusive webcast and broadcast sponsor for the third year in a row of the St. Louis Theater Circle Awards! Watch the Awards live online […]

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Urban League gets $2 million boost for jobs center in Ferguson

By Maira Altman, St. Louis Public Radio  A year ago the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis announced its Community Empowerment Center of Ferguson. A few months later a groundbreaking on the site of the former burned-out QuikTrip on W. Florissant Ave. drew a big crowd. What had become a central place for protests in the […]

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Twilight Tuesday returning with Marquise Knox, Dr. Zhivegas, Dirty Muggs

  Twilight Tuesday Ameren Concert Series continues this spring with Dr. Zhivegas, Dirty Muggs, Marquise Knox and more. Shows take place on the Missouri History Museum’s front lawn. Admission is free. Shows in the series are: 6 p.m. April 26, Infrared Rockers 6 p.m. May 3, Marquise Knox 6 p.m. May 10, Dr. Zhivegas 7 […]

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Saint Louis Art Museum announces promotion of Genevieve Cortinovis

Genevieve Cortinovis has been promoted to assistant curator of decorative arts and design, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today. “Genny’s expertise in textiles and modern and contemporary design will bring fresh perspectives to these areas of the collection,” said David Conradsen, the Grace L. Brumbaugh and Richard E. Brumbaugh Curator of Decorative Arts and […]

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Welcome to HEC-TV Spring Intern

Hi all! My name is Mary Katherine and I am the new Spring intern here at HEC-TV.  I am a recent graduate form the University of Missouri – St. Louis.  My degree is in communications with a certificate in public relations.  Before HEC-TV I interned with the Humane Society of Missouri assisting with event planning, promotion […]

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Business, educational districts join forces

Thanks to the leadership of Consortium Chair Dr. Thomas F. George, chancellor of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the St. Louis Regional Chamber and the Cortex Innovation Communities have joined as members of the Higher Education Consortium of Greater Metropolitan St. Louis. “We are extremely enthusiastic about this new, formal partnership between our educational and […]

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15 of January’s best books to read when that snow inevitably falls

  Once upon a time. Call me Ishmael. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. A good year, like a good story, deserves a fabulous beginning. And this January 2016, new books make up a veritable plethora of fantastic reads to start your year off right. Above all, this month’s literary docket […]

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Gallery and performance openings in STL this weekend

  (Jan. 14) — This weekend is full of new gallery exhibitions and performance openings in St. Louis. Here are a few: (Click here to visit our events page.) The Contemporary Art Museum: (Click here to see a full video preview.) “Lisa Yuskavage: The Brood” presents twenty-five years of the New York-based artist’s work, espousing her bold vision […]

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David Bowie’s Most Groundbreaking Moments

  David Bowie left behind a path of blazed trails when he died on Sunday at the age of 69. From becoming the androgynous Ziggy Stardust to shooting a music video in space, Bowie made history time and time again. Here are some of his most groundbreaking moments: Ziggy Stardust Bowie started a revolution when his […]

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Holiday Events and Celebrations in St. Louis

The holiday season is here and there are so many ways to get into the spirit in St. Louis. Sure, you may want to pick out the perfect tree, but below are other events just begging to become an annual holiday tradition. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah or Kwanzaa, there’s something for everyone this holiday […]

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Washington University, COCA team up to offer MFA in Dance

The Performing Arts Department (PAD) in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, in collaboration with COCA-Center of Creative Arts— one of the nation’s foremost community arts schools — will launch a new Master of Fine Arts Degree in Dance in fall of 2016, administrators announced today. The program, which is now accepting applications, combines faculty and […]

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19 Glorious Gifts For Grammar Geeks

          Don’t hate! Punctuate! This holiday season, make a declarative statement by choosing the perfect gift for the person who catches every mistake. “I’m Silently Correcting Your Grammar” Mug, $18 at Etsy Gourmet Grammarian Plate Set, $49.99 at ModCloth Punctuation Bookends Set of 2, $29.95 at Barnes & Noble Commas Save Lives T-Shirt, $16.89 at Etsy Dictionary […]

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What’s up with teal pumpkins? They could save kids’ lives this Halloween

If your child has food allergies, than you know that trick-or-treating can be a real nightmare. Luckily, there’s a new initiative called the Teal Pumpkin Project that’s aimed at making Halloween safe and inclusive for all kids, even those with allergies. Launched in 2014 in the U.S. by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), the Teal Pumpkin Project […]

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Washington University to host presidential debate Oct. 9, 2016​

As the eyes of the world turn to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Washington University in St. Louis will play a prominent role in the national political conversation when it hosts a presidential debate on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. The schedule of four debates — three presidential and one vice presidential — was announced today […]

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LensMasters

LensMasters diverts tons and tons of light bulbs and lighting fixtures from landfills, and in the process diverts harmful chemicals from our water sources.

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St. Louis Help

St. Louis HELP provides anyone in need access to free home medical equipment through their recycle and reuse program.

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5 Strategies To Help You Conquer Your Fear Of Public Speaking

By Adam Grant Several years ago, I was invited to give my first public speech, and I made the mistake of saying yes. I was terrified: as a student, my heart used to race at the mere thought of raising my hand in class. For weeks beforehand, I had nightmares about forgetting my lines, waking […]

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19 Presidential Jokes for Presidential Joke Day

  Mental Floss — We often think of American presidents as butts of jokes, the muses for mockery and the subjects of satire. But every once in a while, our commanders-in-chief (or their speechwriters) come up with a few witty wisecracks of their own. is Presidential Joke Day – a holiday to commemorate the fact that […]

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New exhibit at Craft Alliance overlaps art, craft, popular culture

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design announces a new exhibit, Speaking with Threads, which is presented in conjunction with Innovations in Textiles 10, a regional collaborative event celebrating fiber art.  Featuring work by Mary Bero, Sonya Clark, Kathy Halper, Cindy Hickok, Mark Newport, Carol Shinn, and Benji Whalen. Speaking with Threads features seven artists whose work incorporates utilitarian […]

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Webster film student wins multiple awards at the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, invited to International Film Festival

Every year, dozens of Webster University film students in the School of Communications make “Senior Overview” movies as their final projects. The films are reviewed by faculty for final grades and are shown to the University community and guests during Commencement week. But this year, one of those films has earned some extra attention. After […]

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The Rep unveils 2015-2016 Studio Theatre season featuring two world premiere productions

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) has announced its 2015-2016 season of performances in the Studio Theatre: I and You, October 28-November 15, 2015; Georama, January 20-February 7, 2016; and Molly’s Hammer, March 9-27, 2016. Both Georama and Molly’s Hammer are world premieres that The Rep first developed as part of its Ignite! Festival of New Plays. “Our Studio Theatre […]

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Music @ The Intersection Lineup

  It’s not the heat, it’s not the humidity – this summer it’s the music that will set Grand Center ablaze! “Music @ The Intersection” is the innovative new music festival that will showcase the best of Missouri talent across genres.  Featuring local beer tents, street art, food and drink specials, and so much more, […]

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Summer in St. Louis Art: Renovations, Re-openings and the Return of Favorites

By: Kathy Bratkowski HEC-TV Producer Any art lover relishes summertime in St. Louis. Perennial favorites like the Muny, Opera Theatre of St. Louis and the Shakespeare Festival in Forest Park return for new seasons. And this summer marks two major re-openings: A new exhibit building at Laumeier Sculpture Park opens this month and a major […]

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Students gain job experience, more through StudentPlus program

By Evie Hemphill “Patience” and “science” are two words that Candice Clossum didn’t especially associate with herself a year ago. Then she enrolled at the University of Missouri–St. Louis and landed an on-campus internship where she’s actually showcasing both skills. In her part-time role at the E. Desmond Lee Technology and Learning Center in Marillac Hall, the […]

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Does poetry still matter?

By Brandon Griggs CNN (CNN) — Quick: Name a famous living poet. Somebody. Anybody. No, not Maya Angelou. She died last year. Unless you’re a literary scholar or a subscriber to The New Yorker, it’s not easy. That’s because poetry, once a preeminent form of entertainment, has long since receded to the far, dusty corners […]

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Medical students’ ‘First Year Funk’ video goes viral

By Diane Duke Williams For six consecutive nights, first-year medical student Travis CreveCoeur skipped sleep to direct and edit his class video, “First Year Funk,” a parody of Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk.” The video is a contribution to an annual show at Washington University School of Medicine that showcases medical students’ creative talents. CreveCoeur thinks […]

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Circus Flora’s Big Top to come alive Friday, May 29

ST. LOUIS — Excitement is rising as Circus Flora prepares to open its 29th season with its brand-new show One Summer on Second Street. Opening Night is this Friday, May 29 at 7 p.m. Along with an original storyline and score from the in-house band, Circus Flora brings new talent into the ring this year. Performers will […]

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How to make your own mini herb garden gift set for your mama

This Mother’s Day, do one better than breakfast in bed with DIY EVERYTHING. For this special day, we put our heads together and came up with some great Mother’s Day gift ideas that you can make yourself, especially if you’re a little crunched for time. Stay tuned for new DIY projects for your Mama every […]

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Congrats to I Love Jazz host Don Wolff, winner of the national award Jazz Hero!

By: Terry Perkins ST. LOUIS —  The Jazz Journalists Association (JJA), an international organization based in New York, announced the annual winners of the group’s “Jazz Heroes” for 2015 today! Don Wolff, host of the HEC-TV program, I Love Jazz, has been chosen as the first St. Louis recipient of the “Jazz Hero” award. According to the JJA, Jazz Heroes […]

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Nepal cannot rebuild without the world’s help

  Aid groups are rushing to get crucial supplies to survivors of Nepal’s devastating earthquake, which has killed more than 2,500 people. Here’s a look at humanitarian efforts under way in Nepal and how to donate online: UNICEF The U.N. children’s agency, UNICEF, says nearly 1 million children in Nepal need help. UNICEF says it […]

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Insight Theatre Company’s 2015 Season

St. Louis, MO – Insight Theatre proudly announces its 8th season. The 2015 season begins with one of the longest running musicals of all time, THE FANTASTICKS, which has a wonderful score that includes the classics, “TRY TO REMEMBER “ and “SOON ITS GOING TO RAIN.” Next up is the brilliant comedy MOON OVER BUFFALO by […]

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

  Harris-Stowe State University put on a number of events recently in honor of the inauguration of Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack, the university’s 19th president. At the age of 37, Warmack is also the youngest serving president of a four-year university in the nation. One of the featured inaugural events was a symposium exploring the […]

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Currents 110: Mariam Ghani at St. Louis Art Museum

ST. LOUIS — Freund Fellow artist Mariam Ghani is known for her video and photographic installations that explore the layered and complicated histories found in specific built and natural landscapes. Past projects have examined Kabul, Afghanistan; Kassel, Germany; Rogaland, Norway; and now St. Louis, Mo. Ghani adopts an unusually multifaceted approach to enlivening those histories. Spoken narrative, […]

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Jazz Edge, Inc. Presents “A Tribute to St. Louis Women of Jazz”

ST. LOUIS – The Jazz Edge, Inc. presents a “A Tribute to St. Louis Women of Jazz” in the Lee Theater at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at 6:00PM on Sunday, March 22, 2015. This concert features Marsha Evans (vocal), Denise Thimes (vocal), Dawn Weber (trumpet and vocal), Carolbeth True (piano) and Hope Walker (saxophone). The 17-piece Jazz […]

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Skinker Boulevard brighter thanks to new pedestrian lamps, improved street lights

By Susan Killenberg McGinn Things are looking much brighter on Skinker Boulevard between Forest Park Parkway and Delmar Boulevard, thanks to Washington University in St. Louis’ installation of new pedestrian-scale lighting and improvements to the street lighting. With a focus on improving the pedestrian experience and enhancing security on the well-traveled street that connects Washington […]

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A Christmas Carol Returns to the Fabulous Fox Dec. 12 -14

St. Louis, MO – The production of A Christmas Carol being presented at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on December 12 – 14 is a family tradition across the country. Since 1979, the Omaha Community Playhouse’s professional touring wing, the Nebraska Theatre Caravan, has delighted audiences nationwide with this holiday tour. Tickets for A Christmas Carol at the Fabulous Fox are […]

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Highland, Ill. Showcases World Class Art in Hometown Atmosphere

Highland, ILL. – The Highland Arts Council is celebrating world-class art in a hometown atmosphere with its eleventh annual Art in the Park.  The two-day juried exhibit and sale of items created by more than 70 professional artists will be held October 10-12 in Lindendale Park in Highland, Illinois, 35 miles east of St. Louis. This […]

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And the Award Goes To…

ST. LOUIS, MO – The Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) awarded the 38th Annual Mid-America Emmy Awards Saturday night in the Grand Hall of the Kansas City Convention Center. The Higher Education Channel (HEC-TV) is proud and honored to bring home a total of five Emmy Awards for the 2014 […]

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Mercy Tops Out World’s First Virtual Care Center

New facility will expand access to health care for patients anywhere ST. LOUIS (Sept. 16, 2014) – Mercy just “topped out” the world’s first virtual care/telemedicine center, hoisting the building’s final beam into place. Sister of Mercy Claudia Ward also blessed the beam before it made its ascent. (Photos and video available here.) “The topping out […]

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Individuals, companies donate to food pantries in and around Ferguson supported by Operation Food Search

ST. LOUIS – Operation Food Search, the largest distributor of free food in the bi-state region, is collaborating with several local businesses and organizations to provide free food and household essentials to families in Ferguson and surrounding areas. Operation Food Search supports two food pantries in Ferguson and another six in the surrounding area that also […]

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PAD to present ‘Dance Close Up’ Sept. 4-6​

      Biennial faculty concert marks unofficial launch of St. Louis professional dance season ST. LOUIS – Look. Listen. Inhale. Exhale. In “December,” David Marchant explores the fragmentary nature of memory. The dance creates a series of non-linear, moving “photographs” that are formed as viewers open and close their eyes to the rhythms of human breathing. On […]

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Art Fair at Queeny Park set for Aug. 29-31

Popular Labor Day weekend event returns for 36th year ST. LOUIS – The Greater St. Louis Art Association (GSLAA) presents the Fall Art Fair at Queeny Park, August 29-31 at the indoor, air-conditioned Greensfelder Recreation Complex in Queeny Park, 550 Weidman Rd, Ballwin, Mo. Anticipation by thousands of show goers continues to build each season […]

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Foundation Program Director Named a 2014 Terrance Keenan Institute Fellow

Matt Kuhlenbeck awarded a fellowship that will engage him with peers and luminaries in health philanthropy. ST. LOUIS, MO – Matt Kuhlenbeck, program director for the Responsive Portfolio at Missouri Foundation for Health, has been honored with a fellowship from the Terrance Keenan Institute for Emerging Leaders in Health Philanthropy. A project of Grantmakers in […]

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Thirty Outstanding Young Professionals Will Be Celebrated for Making a Difference in the Community

ST. LOUIS – North County Incorporated, Regional Development Association (NCI) has named this year’s NCI Salutes 30 Leaders in their Thirties Leadership Award recipients. This remarkable group of up-and-coming professionals and volunteers, all of whom are making a significant difference in the North County area, will be recognized at the NCI Salutes 30 Leaders in their Thirties reception on Friday, […]

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Regional Arts Commission: Artists Support Grants Applications Now Available

ST. LOUIS (August 8, 2014) – The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) invites eligible St. Louis artists of all disciplines to apply for the individual Artists Support Grants. Grant amounts range from $500-$3,000. Deadline for this round of applications is September 17, 2014.  The RAC Artists Support Grants provide direct funds for artists’ projects, needs, and creative opportunities in […]

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Blank Canvas Studios and Saint Charles Riverfront Arts debut “First Friday” tonight

ST. CHARLES, MO – Blank Canvas Studios (BCS) and Saint Charles Riverfront Arts (SCRA) invites the public to their jointly hosted “First Friday” film debut Friday, August 1, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Blank Canvas Studios/RHD-Missouri location at 122 Point West Boulevard in St. Charles, Missouri. Blank Canvas Studios will be screening the first film produced by their […]

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Second Annual ‘Waino’s World of Fantasy Football,’ Aug. 15

ST. LOUIS – ‘Waino’s World of Fantasy Football,’ a charity event in St. Louis that generated more than $120,000 for two charities in 2013, is expanding into 10 cities in 2014. The second annual event in St. Louis will be held on August 15, 2014. Waino’s World of Fantasy Football is an event organized by […]

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23rd Annual St. Louis Tap Festival features Tops in Tap

ST. LOUIS, MO. – Master teachers and performers of the American art of tap dance culminate the 23rd Annual St. Louis Tap Festival with ALL THAT TAP XXIII August 2ndat 7 p.m. at the Edison Theatre (6445 Forsyth Blvd).  This acclaimed show features tap stars of movies, Broadway and television in a sophisticated mix of favorite artists and new faces, […]

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6th Annual Saturday Jubilee Drive

ST. LOUIS, MO – On Saturday, July 26, St. Louis’ largest distributor of free food for the hungry, Operation Food Search, is hosting Saturday Jubilee, a community-wide food drive to restock its distribution center this summer.  The 6th annual Saturday Jubilee will take place at 118 grocery stores throughout the St. Louis region, including Dierbergs […]

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Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design Announces New Artists-in-Residence

 ST. LOUIS, MO ­– This year, Craft Alliance will welcome six new artists to its studio. The artists specialize in ceramics, metals and fibers. Emily Chao, Grace Kubilius, Robert Thomas Mullen, Norleen Nosri, Audrey Peck, and Evan Wagman will all participate in The Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program at Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design. The program […]

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International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum Adds Jason Gray as Director of Facilities and Exhibitions

ST. LOUIS, MO – The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) announced the addition of Jason Gray as the Director of Facilities and Exhibitions. Jason Gray has served the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum as a member of the Exhibitions and Collections Committees since the Museum opened in 2013. Jason has additionally […]

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CEO of Delta Investment Services donates to Alzheimer’s Association Respite Assistance Program

ST. LOUIS, MO  – President and CEO of Delta Investment Services, Bob Hardcastle, presented a $6,000 check to the Alzheimer’s Association Respite Assistance Program Thursday, July 10. Every year, Hardcastle and his clients choose a charity to support. This year, Delta Investment Services chose the Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter. Currently, more than five million […]

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Saint Charles Riverfront Arts (SCRA) 9th Annual ArtWalk: July 11-13

ST. CHARLES, MO. – Saint Charles Riverfront Arts (SCRA) 9th Annual ArtWalk event will take place Friday, July 11 through Sunday, July 13, 2014.  The Annual ArtWalk event is a three day event that features juried artists, who will be housed indoors at the Foundry Art Centre, located at 520 North Main Center in Historic St. Charles, […]

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Jay Hutson & da Wolvez, July 10: Free concert launches Jazz in July

ST. LOUIS, MO. – In his 35 years as a renowned Los Angeles studio musician, saxophonist Jay Hutson has performed with everyone from Frankie Valli and Aretha Franklin to the Pointer Sisters and Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs. At 8 p.m. Thursday, July 10, Hutson and his band da Wolvez will launch WUSTL’s Jazz in July series with a […]

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Month-long Restaurant Campaign Benefits Operation Food Search

ST. LOUIS, MO. – Operation Food Search, FEAST Magazine and more than 70 top local restaurants are partnering for a delicious restaurant campaign throughout the entire month of July.  Participating restaurants have each created a special tomato-inspired dish to feature on their menu.  Each time the dish is sold during this month-long campaign, Operation Food Search will receive a share […]

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Earth Day and College Special, April 2014

Ladue View and Ladue Schools Today programming combined create the only high school produced show on HEC-TV.

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The Cardinal Way

  DISCLAIMER: I am severely biased when it comes to the below enumerated statements. I take full responsibility in the subjectivity of my words. So, what I’m saying is: if you are not a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and you completely disagree with the following declarations, sorry ‘bout ‘ya. Today is Opening Day […]

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I slam; therefore, I am

Slam poetry was one of the most vital and energetic movements in poetry in the 90s, and since then, has revitalized the interest in performance poetry as an art. While many poets in the academia world stick their noses up at the art, young poets, especially poets of diverse backgrounds, praise slam poetry since it […]

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Coming at you from Cape Girardeau to St. Louis

Well, I have officially lived in St. Louis for a month now and I ‘ve noticed a few things that I am now going to bring to your attention. First of all, you guys (and of course, ladies) are absolutely wonderful. I have not met one rude or obnoxious person – except of course on […]

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SITW Screening at St. Louis International Film Festival

“Something in the Water” will screen at the Wildey Theatre as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival Sunday, November 24 at 6:30 p.m. Purchase your tickets here.

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HEC-TV Wins Top Honors Station Excellence Award

St. Louis’ Higher Education Channel (HEC-TV) was honored with six awards Saturday night, including the prestigious top honor; Station Excellence, at the annual Mid-America Emmy Awards held at the Renaissance Grand. Winning a third station excellence award is an unprecedented achievement for any television station. HEC-TV took home the other two Station Excellence Emmys in […]

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‘I Love Jazz’ Receives Major National Award!

  HEC-TV’s episode of I Love Jazz featuring Reggie and Mardra Thomas has taken first place in the nation in the Arts and Entertainment category of the prestigious NATOA (National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors) award. Judges had high praise regarding all aspects of the program, hosted by nationally-renowned jazz enthusiast Don Wolff. Among […]

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#STLbizchat

Follow the Twitter conversation about the St. Louis Economic Development Report: Tweets about “#stlbizchat”

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LIVE BROADCAST: St. Louis Economic Development Report

The first ever St. Louis combined City and County Economic Development Partnership Report will be broadcast and webcast live on HEC-TV and hectv.org on Tuesday, September 10 at 11:15 a.m. HEC-TV is the only station in St. Louis that is bringing this important event to the community, on multiple platforms, in real time, as it […]

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Birthdays and Farewells

With several birthdays and a going away celebration, we’ve all been on a sugar rush lately at HEC-TV. Our Executive Assistant Joyce Gates and Editor/Videographer Colby Marshall shared a birthday on August 20. Joyce LOVES waffles so we took her to Schneidhorst and ordered her a strawberry walnut waffle with extra whipped cream! After starting […]

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Fourth Consecutive Station Excellence Nomination

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Mid-America Chapter has honored HEC-TV with its record fourth consecutive Station Excellence Emmy nomination. The academy announced Tuesday that Station Excellence is just one of eighteen Emmy nominations for the local education, arts and culture station. The nominations cover a wide-ranging number of categories including arts/entertainment; education/human […]

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State of the St. Louis Workforce

Watch the State of the St. Louis Workforce report live on HEC-TV and hectv.org. Follow the discussion on Twitter #STLworkforce. Tweets about “#STLWorkforce”

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State of the Arts: Spring 2013

State of the Arts returns with a new episode on HEC-TV March 24 at 7 pm. Completely revamped with new graphics and a lineup featuring the region’s best in art, music, theater — even puppetry — means a powerful new program for State of the Arts. View more episodes of “State of the Arts” – HEC-TV | St. Louis’ Home of Education, Arts […]

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Behind the Scenes at Fine Art Limited

We continue our countdown to Sunday’s State of the Arts premiere with a behind the scenes look at one of the show’s tapings from Fine Art Limited. Located in Chesterfield Valley, Fine Art Limited has established itself as a high-quality contributor to the art industry–not just locally or nationally, but worldwide.  They are the world’s largest publisher of fine art that […]

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State of the Arts: Spring 2013

State of the Arts returns March 17, completely revamped with new graphics and a lineup featuring the region’s best in art, music, theater — even puppetry! In celebration of the new episode, we are featuring sneak peeks everyday until its debut on Sunday! Paul Schankman hosts the show from Foundry Art Centre in historic downtown St. Charles. A facility that […]

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

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

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Best of HEC-TV 2012: Impact, Behind the Minds & HEC-TV Live!

Is it really December 31st? It feels like Thanksgiving was just last week. Regardless, I have run out of days in the year and I still have three shows to feature for Best of 2012. So today, as we say farewell to 2012, I am going to share our favorite segments from Impact, Behind the Minds […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas: Support our Local Artists!

I just love the location of my office at the HEC-TV station. With all of the unique organizations and venues in the Grand Center, it seems like there is always something to do around here. Last week as I was leaving work I noticed a big group of people next door at the Contemporary Art […]

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St. Louis Highlight: World Chess Hall of Fame

Hi There, I recently had the opportunity to visit the World Chess Hall of Fame and was completely captivated by everything I saw in the dramatically renovated historic building of the Central West End. Everyone knows that chess is one of the oldest and most popular two-player games played worldwide, but what is less well […]

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VIP Debut of Full Circle: St. Louis Recycles

Hi there, The last few weeks I have been busy coordinating a premiere of the HEC-TV documentary Full Circle: St. Louis Recycles, and it was so exciting to see it all come together on Wednesday night! Ever wonder what happens to the paper, plastic, aluminum and glass items you place into the recycling bin? Full Circle: […]

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