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Look-Listen June 2010

White Flag Receives $80,000 Grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation

Some marvelous breaking news: " White Flag Projects has been awarded a prestigious two-year Visual Art Program Support Grant by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts . The $80,000 grant wi... more »

Jun 30, 2010 1:43 PM Arts

Citygarden Celebrates its First Anniversary

As Steve Patterson notes over at Urban Review STL, it seems weird that Citygarden is celebrating its first birthday today -- the trees have matured, the landscaping's filled in, and thanks to care... more »

Jun 30, 2010 9:14 AM Arts

Bob Kramer’s Marionnettes Presents “Summer Follies”

One of the showgirls from Summer Follies , courtesy of Bob Kramer's Marionnettes. These puppets’ strings aren’t tying them down—they’re lifting Bob Kramer’s Marionnettes to life. Tucked away ... more »

Jun 28, 2010 8:37 AM Arts

The New York Times Spent 36 Hours in St. Louis ...

...and they love us to pieces. The reporter name-checked Apop Records , the Mud House , Phd Gallery , SweetArt , the Kemper , Fred’s Six Feet Under , Citygarden , and even the long-gone Fred... more »

Jun 25, 2010 9:03 AM Arts

"A Marathon Metamorphoses" -- Abridged Edition

A Marathon Metamorphoses from The Pulitzer on Vimeo . If you haven't seen it yet: here's a very compressed version of 2009's marathon reading of Ovid's Metamorphoses , staged to accompany Ideal... more »

Jun 23, 2010 8:04 AM Arts

John Garrett Opens at Duane Reed Gallery June 25

opens an exhibit of new work from nontraditional textile artist John Garrett. Garrett, who currently works as a full-time studio artist in Albuquerque, N.M., uses manufactured bric-a-brac such as "na... more »

Jun 22, 2010 8:58 AM Arts

Mediatribe: Broken Bond

If you happen to be unsure whether you’re in the mood to see a silly, outrageous comedy or a politically charged foreign movie, there may be a compromise. The French production OSS 117: Lost in Rio... more »

Jun 16, 2010 8:37 AM Arts

Snap, Crackle, Populist

I nodded my head all the way through Judith H. Dobrzynsk's latest Real Clear Arts entry ("Time to Rethink Museum 'Populism' -- it Doesn't Work"). She writes: "Yes, Tim Burton at the Museum of Mode... more »

Jun 15, 2010 10:18 AM Arts

St. Louis County Library Launches Adult Book Club For Summer

's 2010 Adult Reading Club, choice B is the choice they encourage you to make, believing it will keep the kids from folding those books the minute you leave the room and keep them reading for the re... more »

Jun 14, 2010 8:00 AM Arts

There's Still Time to Catch "Hamlet"

This year, the Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis celebrates its 10th anniversary of free performances in park by bringing Hamlet to the stage. Though the show opened two Fridays ago, you still ... more »

Jun 11, 2010 9:20 AM Arts

Mediatribe: End Game

I never followed the series Lost . I’d seen a couple of episodes, but I could sense the show getting deeper and deeper into creative debt. It’s all right to pile plot conundrum on top of plot co... more »

Jun 9, 2010 7:54 AM Arts

"Winter's Bone," Reviewed in NY Mag; Opens Nationally June 18

NY Mag 's David Edelstein has just written a glowing review of Winter's Bone , an indie film based on Daniel Woodrell's novel of the same name; some of his highest praise is for Woodrell himself. The... more »

Jun 8, 2010 4:04 PM Arts

Photo Friday: Maxwelton Race Track

. His narrative accompanying this postcard: "Pennsylvania & St. Charles Rock Road; a cemetery today. 'History Stories of Wellston, People, Places and Transportation,' here . Maxwelton Race Track ... more »

Jun 4, 2010 8:52 AM Arts

Circus Flora's "Ingenioso," Opens Tonight

, premieres tonight at 7pm. The press release promises "a sizzling Spanish flair and a variety of classic circus acts, including galloping conquistadors, hilarious farmyard animals, classic equestrian... more »

Jun 3, 2010 10:37 AM Arts

Mediatribe: Canned Music

Lately, my favorite radio station has been...Schnucks. I’m one of those inefficient shoppers who buys food everyday instead of stocking up for the week. That means I spend far too much time traveling ... more »

Jun 2, 2010 8:18 AM Arts

"The Healing Art of Henry Domke" at the Missouri Botanical Garden

"Iris Leaves," Henry Domke, courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden The woman gazed peacefully up at the giant flower full of bright yellows, oranges and greens, while the small boy at her side... more »

Jun 1, 2010 8:59 AM Arts