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Look-Listen - March 2010

Sacred (and Free) Music

Music from a church organ isn't the first thing loaded on most iPods. But maybe it ought to be. An organ's sound is so full and resonant, it rearranges the very air around you. The music's "sacred"... more »

Mar 31, 2010 11:06 AM Arts

Mediatribe: Play for Keeps

To call The Fantasticks magnificent might seem like hyperbole; but it also might be misleading, because that word implies something that’s sprawling or expansive. In contrast, there’s something ch... more »

Mar 31, 2010 7:44 AM Arts

The Creative Class: Can It Save St. Louis?

Interesting piece this week in the Post , focusing on how St. Louis can find its place in the world, and dispel its reputation as "flyover territory." The article dedicates a couple of generous para... more »

Mar 30, 2010 9:34 AM Arts

National Poetry Month at The Archive

Cherokee Street News has it right when it says that Benton Park is on the " verge of creating a new paradigm for what St. Louis City living can be." They go on to brag (and they've earned it!) that C... more »

Mar 29, 2010 8:10 AM Arts

Staff Shelf: Reality Hunger

In Reality Hunger: A Manifesto , David Shields does a sort of jujitsu on his reviewers. Swiftly and simply, he changes the frame until the book's impossible to quote from, conventionally, without se... more »

Mar 27, 2010 12:52 PM Arts

Photo Friday: Franklin Avenue and the Old Globe Building

Franklin Avenue, looking West from 6th St., courtesy of St. Louis Time Portal . In the image above, which I found at the amazing St. Louis Time Portal postcard website (pay them a visit; you won... more »

Mar 26, 2010 8:49 AM Arts

Mediatribe: Turn Up the A.C.

Part of me feels that I should be preaching to the converted – you know who you are – but, particularly because Alex Chilton died last week, which is why I’m writing this, I wanted to put his legac... more »

Mar 24, 2010 8:17 AM Arts

Knit-in at Laumeier Sculpture Park

Nothing says "spring," like twelve-gauge needles, right? Mark Newport, whose hand-knitted superhero costumes are currently on exhibit at Laumeier Sculpture Park 's indoor galleries ( Holy Handicraft... more »

Mar 23, 2010 10:24 AM Arts

Fort Gondo on Apartment Therapy

Even if I didn't do double-duty for our sister magazine, At Home , I would be completely addicted to Apartment Therapy , the interior design blog about living in itty-bitty urban spaces. For the rec... more »

Mar 22, 2010 2:04 PM Arts

Monday Roundup

For those still feeling exhausted from the springing-forward of Daylight Savings, not to mention the rainy weekend, here is a homeopathic dose of sunny Austin, in the form of a YouTube clip , of a SX... more »

Mar 22, 2010 9:54 AM Arts

"Folk Music From Nowhere": Q & A with Ravish Momin of Trio Tarana

Last month, we profiled new music-arts collective, HEARding Cats . And in that article, we promised you an interview with Ravish Momin of Trio Tarana , who's performing this Sunday, Mar... more »

Mar 19, 2010 5:03 PM Arts

Opening Tonight: Lions and Tigers and and Decadense, Oh my!

Really, if I ever, ever, ever hear someone whingeing about how there is nothing to do in St. Louis...well, I'm going to have to school 'em. Like, look at what is going on just tonight: --At Webster... more »

Mar 19, 2010 9:47 AM Arts

MediaTribe: Forget 3-D – It’s Time for 5-D

The 5th Dimension found a cool, clean middle-ground between the protest-free aspects of the peace movement and the hippest aspects of Las Vegas glitz. In a way, one could draw a curious comparison... more »

Mar 17, 2010 7:46 AM Arts

STL@SXSW

Cheers to quality, even if we don't have quantity: As Annie Zaleski reported earlier this week, St. Louis won't have scores of folks at South by Southwest . But we can be proud of the caliber of th... more »

Mar 12, 2010 8:32 AM Arts

Mediatribe: Oscar the Grouch

The Academy Awards is a chance to see the stars unrehearsed; to catch their unguarded expressions in vivid split-screen. Are the losers really happy for the winners? Did Ben Stiller really look like a... more »

Mar 10, 2010 7:46 AM Arts

Who Knew Classical Music Mattered so Much to so Many?

As Post-Dispatch classical music critic Sarah Bryan Miller reported yesterday , Sen. Kit Bond has stepped into the fray to question the Missouri Synod 's sale of KFUO . In fact, he has requested ... more »

Mar 9, 2010 9:34 AM Arts

Opening Tonight: What Pictures Want, The Pangea Project

Image courtesy of Hoffman-LaChance Fine Art Two art openings of note tonight: Daniel McGrath's "What Pictures Want," at PSTL Gallery (3842 Washington, 314-531-4304, paceframing.com ), and Jeremy ... more »

Mar 5, 2010 9:51 AM Arts

Mediatribe: What Goes Around

Photograph by Tony J. Case . Despite being shoved out of the music-format spotlight, vinyl has never left the stage. It’s a great performer. If you take care of your vinyl LPs, keeping them out of ... more »

Mar 3, 2010 8:36 AM Arts

Staff Shelf: After the Workshop

“A successful poet… once told me that the only thing that would have been more devastating for his mother and father to hear was if he’d decided to become a professional mime.” So notes Jack Hercule... more »

Mar 2, 2010 9:39 AM Arts

Staff Shelf: Little Bee

A couple of years ago, I was in the kids’ book department, trying to find something for my nephew; maybe the marvelous Captain Underpants. While I was there, I decided to see what old Nancy Drew w... more »

Mar 2, 2010 9:10 AM Arts