Look-Listen June 2012

Arts and Economic Prosperity IV Study Finds the Arts Grew Four Percent in St. Louis—Despite the Recession

So, some good news for St. Louis: the Regional Arts Commission announced the results of its Arts and Economic Prosperity IV study yesterday, and it found that the arts sector in St. Louis City an... more »

Jun 28, 2012 9:40 AM Arts

Cardinals Care and The Sheldon Concert Hall Team Up to Teach Kids About the Intersection Between Baseball and the Blues

The Sheldon will join forces with Cardinals Care this week to show kids some unexpected similarities between baseball and the blues. Two concerts will be staged at the Sheldon Concert Hall on June ... more »

Jun 27, 2012 12:00 PM Arts

Is That Us They’re Making Fun Of? The Pitch-Perfect Derision of the “What High School Should We Call Me” Tumblr

One unwritten but grave rule of comedy: if you want to make fun of a group of people, you’d better be a member of said group. There are exceptions (muck- throwing stand-up comedienne Lisa Lampanell... more »

Jun 27, 2012 12:00 AM Arts

"A Variety of Mysteries" Premieres at the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase

In the Philosophy of Literature lectures later distilled into Reading Rilke , William H. Gass burned into my brain the concept of a “Journal of My Other Self.” That was the poet Rainer Maria Rilke... more »

Jun 22, 2012 12:00 AM Arts

Songs of Africa Ensemble Brings a Sonic Safari to Union Memorial United Methodist Church This Sunday

Can’t make it to the African savanna this summer? Not to worry—the Songs of Africa Ensemble will perform “Sonic Safari” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 24 at Union Memorial United Methodist Church. Th... more »

Jun 20, 2012 11:49 AM Arts

The Sheldon and Circus Flora Team Up for Summer Art Contest for Kids

The Sheldon Art Galleries and Circus Flora are teaming up this summer to sponsor an art contest and exhibition inspired by Circus Flora’s new show, The Wizard: Merlin & the Legends of King Arthur.... more »

Jun 19, 2012 12:00 PM Arts

Singer/Songwriter Ben Kaplan—AKA The Vaad—Releases "Kissing the Sea on the Lips"

In some respects, the story of The Vaad’s new album doesn’t differ from those of countless new records. It’s grounded in the story of a songwriter, in this case Ben Kaplan, who takes time crafting ... more »

Jun 18, 2012 8:29 AM Arts

St. Louis Zoo's Sea Lion Sound Grand Opening is June 30

The Saint Louis Zoo ’s newest exhibit, Sea Lion Sound, will be opening on June 30. The 1.5-acre, $18 million arena houses 11 California sea lions and one harbor seal. According to the zoo’s curato... more »

Jun 15, 2012 12:19 PM Arts

Did Anything Tangible Come out of the GOOD Ideas for Cities Conference? Yes—CityPulse

Imagine yourself leaving Blueberry Hill on a Saturday night. You and your date aren't quite ready to go home, but you're certainly not going to another bar. You check your phone, and see that withi... more »

Jun 13, 2012 11:23 AM Arts

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