Sunday, April 19, 2015

Music review: Big Russian music, big performances at SLSO

Conductor Vasily Petrenko and pianist Simon Trpceski wow them.

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Regional Arts Commission director Jill McGuire retires after 30 years

"Per capita, St. Louis is the best arts city in the country," she says.

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Family fun plays at the Peabody with 'I Love Lucy'

'I Love Lucy: Live on Stage' showcases the charm of a TV classic

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Fox Theatre brings 'Newsies,' 'Matilda the Musical' and more for 2015-16 season

Five of the shows in the coming season are new to St. Louis.

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Missouri History Museum exhibition examines propaganda's role in rise and fall of Nazi Germany

"State of Deception" offers a disturbing but enlightening look at how Hitler manipulated public opinion 

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Comedian Dick Gregory says the hot-button issues of the ‘60s haven’t cooled down

Former St. Louisan talks about his comedy act, 'Selma' and Ferguson.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Best Bets: David Sedaris at the Peabody, 'Mythbusters' at the Fox

Here are some of the best events in the week ahead, including John Pizzarelli Quartet at the Sheldon and Shake 38.

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'True Story' is a slight movie, but Hill and Franco shine

Is it possible to separate a man from his actions? That is the question at the center of the unsettling movie “True Story” about the twisted relationship between a disgraced reporter and…

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SLSO announces appointments of three new musicians

A first violin, a bass clarinet and a second trumpet have been chosen.

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'Duck Dynasty' family debuts musical in Las Vegas

Backers of the show include the company behind 'Jersey Boys.'

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Playwright Shualee Cook imagines a future of possibilities

'An Invitation Out' imagines a world where we can be whomever we choose — including ourselves

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Keyon Harrold brings 'feel-good music' to Ferring Jazz Bistro

The Ferguson native also played trumpet on a new Miles Davis biopic

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Radio Arts Foundation adds live Detroit Symphony Orchestra broadcasts

SLSO Conductor Laureat Leonard Slatkin returns to STL airwaves

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Robert Glasper conducts a successful 'Experiment'

Jazz pianist has extended his reach to hip-hop.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

National Dance Week is coming to Grand Center

Annual event was formerly held downtown.

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Opera Theatre St. Louis gets Wallace Foundation Grant

The plan is to reseach ways to compete successfully with online arts.

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New jazz: Vijay Iyer Trio's 'Break Stuff'

It's another fine album from the celebrated pianist.

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Art forms blend in evocative 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner'

"The Cockfighter" and "Off the Record" also put imagination to the test.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Music review: St. Louis Chamber Chorus mixes Hungarian and English effectively

Ralph Vaughan Williams and Zoltán Kodály play nicely together.

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SLSO announces 2015-16 Family Concerts series

From Beethoven to Harry Potter, it promises to be a good time

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Stage production proves everybody still loves Lucy

The TV classic finds a new incarnation 

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Creating Original Music Program celebrates a decade of new music by kids

Jeanne Sinquefield and her husband, Rex, just gave $10 million to the University of Missouri, the lead gift toward a badly needed new music building.

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Groundbreaking 'Lucy' episodes

TV show brought major changes to comedy

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Music review: Magnificent Shostakovich from Hannu Lintu and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Program opener features husband-wife team of soloists in principal viola Beth Guterman Chu and her spouse, assistant principal viola Jonathan Chu.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Best Bets: 'Stomp,' 'Mark Twain Tonight!' and more

Looking for something to do this weekend? There's "Discover the Dinosaurs," "Stomp," and an Art Fair at Queeny Park -- among other things. 

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Giordano Dance Chicago is fueled by 'power, passion and soul'

Giordano Dance Chicago brings an eclectic program to the Edison Theatre

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Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield donate $10 million to MU for new School of Music building

MU's music department is currently spread over five different campus buildings.

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NPR's 'Ask Me Another' puts brainiacs to the test

The hip radio quiz show will record an episode at the Pageant

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Could you handle 'Ask Me Another'?

Here are parts of two word game quizzes used on “Ask Me Another.”

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New jazz: Myra Melford's "Snowy Egret"

Jazz pianist's latest release is eclectic yet engaging.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

LaBute Festival adds New York shows

Festival focuses on short new plays 

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