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Look-Listen May 2010

Mediatribe: Together Again

? Their first album, Beauty and Sadness , was like a stick of power-pop dynamite. The next one, Green Thoughts , was almost as explosive -– if more verdant than urgent (a sort of green fuse). Their ... more »

May 26, 2010 8:11 AM Arts

Foundry Art Centre is Looking For Studio Artists

Touching, conversing, wandering about. These three things are not typically associated with a visit to an artist’s sacred sanctum, but are heavily encouraged at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles. ... more »

May 25, 2010 2:49 PM Arts

Trailer up for "Brick By Chance and Fortune"

The Trailer for Brick By Chance and Fortune , a documentary-in-process by our own Bill Streeter ( Lo-Fi St. Louis ) is now up! And there are cameos by well-known local preservationists, including Lar... more »

May 25, 2010 10:45 AM Arts

Benton Park Concert Series Kicks off June 12 with Miss Jubilee & The Humdingers

For the third year in a row, the historic neighborhood of Benton Park is looking to put a little swing (for free!) in those humid summer nights. The concert series kicks off on June 12 from 5–9 p.m.... more »

May 24, 2010 12:04 PM Arts

French Colonial Culture Comes Alive -- on the Screen, and on the Streets of Ste. Genevieve

and witness the spectacle that is the French Heritage Festival. Besides concerts, street dances and the film screening, visitors can tour the homes appearing in the film and meet local citizens who... more »

May 21, 2010 8:21 AM Arts

Of Us He Sang

In the late 1800s a certain Morris Gershowitz and Rosa Bruskin, along with thousands of other Russian Jews, set sail from their homeland to begin new and uncharted lives in the United States. The two ... more »

May 20, 2010 10:01 AM Arts

Mediatribe: The Long and Winding Roeg

Some film directors – for example, Sidney Lumet, Ron Howard or Elia Kazan -- come from the world of acting. Others began as photographers or cinematographers. The directors who began as actors do th... more »

May 19, 2010 7:55 AM Arts

SLAM's Summer Show in the NY Times

It's not every day that we get to read a New York Times writeup of a show that's headed our way in a month or less. So if you haven't seen it, check out the paper's r eview of "The Mourners: Mediev... more »

May 18, 2010 7:59 AM Arts

"Beyond the Motor City" to Screen on Monday

As reported on Ecology of Absence : on Monday at 7pm, Citizens for Modern Transit and the Tivoli present a free screening of Beyond the Motor City , a documentary about how Detroit, cradle of ... more »

May 14, 2010 8:51 AM Arts

Singing The Blues While Trying to Park in Grand Center

Maybe you've seen the Post 's piece on Grand Center's plan to extend hours on its parking meters to help provide the area another revenue stream. Judy Newmark also penned a piece, focusing on how s... more »

May 13, 2010 9:24 AM Arts

Landmarks Association Screens "Escape From New York"

Now this is a cool event! I've never seen this film, but how can you go wrong with a cast like this? Or a St. Louis landmarks making dystopian cameos? Not to mention probably some St. Louisans as ex... more »

May 12, 2010 1:30 PM Arts

Mediatribe: Cowboyardee

I love Italian cinema. Sure, I have a soft spot for Pasolini, Fellini – even the rather dry neo-realism of De Sica – but more enjoyable is Italian exploitation cinema, which comprises horror, action a... more »

May 12, 2010 7:51 AM Arts

Jazz Education Network Conference Draws Global Attendees to St. Louis

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is hosting the inaugural Jazz Education Network conference , which is attracting musicians and educators from all over the world . If you're a a jazz educator, o... more »

May 11, 2010 8:14 AM Arts

FCC Approves KFUO Sale

Also, if you've not seen it yet: Sarah Bryan Miller reports that the KFUO sale has gone through . It sounds like the Radio Arts Foundation is pushing to get another classical-format station out there... more »

May 7, 2010 8:43 AM Arts

A N.Y. (Literary) Agent Goes Undercover at Pudd'Head Books

Thanks to our Managing Editor, Margaret Bauer, who passed along this fun blog post at Shelf Awareness, written by an agent for Writer's House in New York City, about going undercover as a bookseller... more »

May 7, 2010 8:20 AM Arts

STL Craft Mafia's New Studio/Workspace Opens for Cherokee Street Cinco de Mayo

Though they've been holding large-scale events for years, the STL Craft Mafia now has a permanent, physical space -- and where else would it be but Cherokee Street? MADE is not a store per se, but... more »

May 6, 2010 8:06 AM Arts

Mediatribe: Seeing Red

Dressed in a blue shirt that eerily matched his eyes, and sporting a short, fiery beard, Conan O’Brien resembled a disco-era Nordic fisherman more than the nerdy Woody Woodpecker that briefly hosted ... more »

May 5, 2010 8:26 AM Arts

A Fountain of Gardens: Chautaqua, Pecha Kucha, Urban Expressions

One of my favorite book titles of all time is A Fountain of Gardens -- that was what the wonderfully odd mystic poet Jane Leade titled her published diaries. That phrase fills my head with images... more »

May 3, 2010 9:42 AM Arts