Saturday, July 2, 2022

St. Louis artists bring small, affordable pieces to Duane Reed Gallery show by Pat Eby Special To The Post-Dispatch

For gallery owner Duane Reed, the show featuring 14-by-14 inch pieces brings a long-held vision to life.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 06:07AM

13-year-old Florissant actor makes her Muny debut in 'Mary Poppins' by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

Laila Fantroy is just 13 years old, but with her Muny debut in “Mary Poppins” she's already on the path to becoming a star.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 06:07AM

Best Bets: Walker Hayes, the Claudettes, D.L. Hughley, Julius Hunter and more by From Staff Reports

Here are a few of our staff picks for things to do July 1-7.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 06:07AM

Flying supernanny Mary Poppins drops in again on the Muny stage by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

John Tartaglia directs the Muny's production of "Mary Poppins," starring Jeanna de Waal and Corbin Bleu.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 06:07AM
Thursday, June 30, 2022

This St. Louis church was left in ruins. Now it begins a new life as an arts venue. by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Spring Church was left a shell by an electrical fire in 2001. It's still a shell — but has been made safe for photo shoots, art exhibits and more.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 02:48AM
Saturday, June 25, 2022

Ralph Macchio drops in on 'The Karate Kid' musical in St. Louis by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Actor who originated role praises Stages St. Louis musical.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:33PM
Friday, June 24, 2022

Missouri Botanical Garden's plant collection is going digital by Gabe Barnard St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Garden has applied for a National Science Foundation grant to digitize more than half a million African specimens for researchers around the world.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:07PM

Must-see pieces in St. Louis Art Museum collection from Ted and Maryanne Simmons by Jane Henderson | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis Art Museum exhibition of more than 200 works from Ted and Maryanne Simmons collection includes prints, drawings, photos and woodblocks.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:07PM

Best Bets: PrideFest, 'Cheer,' Willie Nelson, Colbie Caillat, Avett Brothers by From Staff Reports

Here are a few of our staff picks for things to do June 17-23.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:07PM

Dance St. Louis announces 2022-2023 season by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Highlights include Complexions, Spring to Dance Festival.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:07PM
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Holocaust museum in Creve Coeur announces Nov. 2 opening by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The $21 million expansion of the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum will quadruple the space of the previous facility.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 01:48PM
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

‘We have to do better’: Statue in St. Louis honors legal fight of enslaved Missourians by Taylor Tiamoyo Harris St. Louis Post-Dispatch

More than 200 people attended a dedication in downtown St. Louis of the Freedom Suits Memorial, a statue honoring the fight for freedom of enslaved Missourians.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 10:03AM
Saturday, June 18, 2022

With Muny's ‘Camelot,’ director Matt Kunkel brings ‘new life’ to classic musical by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

Matt Kunkel directs an adaptation of "Camelot" that places emphasis on story's heart and focuses on Arthur, Guenevere and Lancelot.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 02:18AM

Missouri Historical Society wins 'Mighty' award for exhibit, another for book by Jane Henderson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The importance and grandeur of the Mississippi River was the topic of a Missouri History Museum exhibit that has now been recognized for its own award for importance.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 02:18AM
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

'Freedom Suits Memorial' statue takes its place at St. Louis Civil Courts building by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The statue, which will be formally dedicated at 5 p.m. Monday, honors enslaved people who sought their freedom through the courts.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 09:48PM
Sunday, June 12, 2022

REVIEW: Reinvented 'Company' brings laughs, new insight into relationships by Bruce R. Miller [email protected]

NEW YORK -- “Company,” like several shows arriving this year, had expected to be on Broadway in 2020. It shut down, however, and didn’t make its debut until December.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 12:54PM

REVIEW: Bob Dylan's music comments on Depression-era story by Bruce R. Miller [email protected]

NEW YORK -- You can’t really call “Girl From the North Country” a jukebox musical, even though it features more than a dozen Bob Dylan songs.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 12:54PM
Saturday, June 11, 2022

Best Bets: 'Music of Queen,' Lord Huron, Prince tribute, Lee Brice, Soulard Pride and more by From Staff Reports

Here are a few of our staff picks for things to do June 10-16.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:18AM

Plan for Juneteenth celebrations with this guide to St. Louis-area events by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021 and falls on Father's Day this year.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:18AM
Friday, June 10, 2022

Cast of 'Chicago' at the Muny reunites for 'a journey that we have to finish' by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

Tale of high-kicking and lowdown showgirls Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly returns, this time as the first show in Muny's 104th season.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:18AM

Rising opera stars return for 'buddy journey' in OTSL's 'Magic Flute' by Daniel Durchholz Special To The Post-Dispatch

When Opera Theatre of St. Louis cast its production of “The Magic Flute,” two principal roles went to rising stars whose paths had crossed here once before.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:18AM

Muny stage is set for first full season since 2019 by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Outdoor theater in Forest Park returns to a full season, with precautions in place to keep the shows going.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:18AM

REVIEW: 'Strange Loop' teems with creativity, opens doors by Bruce R. Miller [email protected]

NEW YORK -- You won’t find a more creative new show than “A Strange Loop.” Bubbling with ideas, humor and jaw-dropping candor, it’s a musical that challenges most conventions and dis…

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:18AM
Thursday, June 9, 2022

'The first big, gay opera' gets a radical rewrite for OTSL 'Harvey Milk' world premiere by Daniel Durchholz | Special To The Post-Dispatch

"Harvey Milk" at Opera Theatre of St. Louis sets out to educate and entertain with story of heroic figure in gay rights movement.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:19PM

REVIEW: 'Six' give a pop spin to its Henry VIII history lesson by Bruce R. Miller [email protected]

“Hamilton” opened the door for more musical history lessons. Now “Six” is taking full advantage.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:19PM
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

NASCAR fans pack race track hours before engines rev by Michele Munz St. Louis Post-Dispatch

One fan said he felt like a kid in a candy store at the Enjoy Illinois 300 race: “To me, it’s the best experience, you can watch them come into the pit stop.”

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 10:33PM

'Paradise Square' teaches A.J. Shively plenty about surviving -- and dance by Bruce R. Miller [email protected]

When A.J. Shively studied musical theater in college, directors usually put him in the back row of production numbers so he wouldn’t draw focus.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 10:33PM