ArtsTheater

Schankman’s St. Louis: Covid-19 Stories Turning into a Play

St. Louis’ Metro Theater Company is collecting thoughts and memories about what it is like to live through a pandemic to be turned into a play.

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Culture

Schankman’s St. Louis: Green Burial

In this edition of Schankman’s St. Louis, Paul looks at an old tradition getting a new life in the business of deathcare. It’s called Green Burial.

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Books

Great River City; How the Mississippi Shaped St. Louis

Author Andrew Wanko discusses his new book featuring hundreds of rarely seen images of the Mississippi River and how it has shaped life in St. Louis.

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ArtsCulture

Schankman’s St. Louis; Meet the Rep’s New Artistic Director Hana Sharif

In June, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis will have its first new Artistic Director in more than 30 years.
Hana Sharif talks with HEC about her plans.

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BooksHistory

A One on One Conversation with Author Nick Bunker on his Latest Novel “Young Benjamin Franklin”

Paul Schankman talks with author Nick Bunker about his book, Young Benjamin Franklin, offering readers a fascinating look at the youth of this founding father.

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Arts

The “King” of Cardboard Sculpture

In this edition of Schankman’s St. Louis, Paul Schankman introduces us to a St. Louis artist who uses cardboard as his canvas to make giant animal sculptures.

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ArtsDance

Fat Dancer: The Chorus Line you’ve been “weighting” to see!

A new play by St. Lou Fringe uses the real life experiences of its cast to create a drama called “Fat Dancer.” Paul Schankman previews this 12 minute play.

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Culture

Schankman’s St. Louis: Hotel Saint Louis Brings New Ideas to a Famous Old Building

In St. Louis, the old Union Trust Building is now Hotel Saint Louis. In this episode of Schankman’s St. Louis,
we offer an armchair tour of this unique hotel.

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Arts

Schankman’s St. Louis: Local Sculptor Remembers George H.W. Bush

St. Louis sculptor Don Wiegand reminisces about creating a work of art for the George and Barbara Bush that involved making a model of their hands in plaster.

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CultureHistory

Schankman’s St. Louis: Treasures from the Goldenrod Showboat

Many people assumed when the Goldenrod Showboat caught fire in 2017, it was lost forever.
But many of the showboat’s most historic items were saved and stored.

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