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April 2012

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Illustration by Edward Kinsella III

Willa Mae Ford Smith, the Lesters, and More more

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Illustration by Edward Kinsella III

Miles Davis, Charles Creath, and more more

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Illustration by Edward Kinsella III

Uncle Tupelo, The Bottle Rockets and more more

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Illustration by Edward Kinsella III

Nelly, Sylk Smoov, and more more

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Illustration by Edward Kinsella III

David Halen, David Robertson, and more more

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Illustration by Edward Kinsella III

Albert King, Little Milton and more more

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Illustration by Edward Kinsella III

Scott Joplin, Louis "Bird Face" Chauvin, and more more

From ragtime to rock 'n' roll, these artists shaped music in St. Louis—and everywhere else too. more

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Chuck Berry was born and raised in St. Louis, and he’s always lived in the area. The city could never contain him—or his myriad musical accomplishments. Yet he is perhaps more a part of his hometow... more

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Illustration by Edward Kinsella III

Ike and Tina Turner, Chuck Berry and more more

Fifty places to hear live, local music in the metro area more

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Photograph by Brandan Schulze

Johnson sounds off more

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Photographs by F.G.O. Stuart/Wikimedia Commons

What floats his boat more

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Photograph from the Arthur Witman Collection, courtesy of the State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center–St. Louis.

You can see through the window that this room’s on an upper story. You can see it’s a grassy month—that is to say, it isn’t winter. This doesn’t seem to be a church or school; there’s a wrestling h... more

History

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Pierre Bonnard, Still Life with Ham, 1940, copyright 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris, Photograph by Robert Pettus

Sibony turns the Pulitzer into a metaphorical house using Picassos, Matisses, and Pre-Columbian tribal posts. more

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Gladen is known for her Carmen—she's wowed audiences in Berlin, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. This month, she comes home to sing those famous arias. more

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Stray Dog Theatre: Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches : April 12–14, April 26–28 & May 10–12 Part Two: Perestroika : April 19–21, May 3–5 & May 17–19 7:30 p.m. Thu–Sat Single ti... more

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Mama Rosa more

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

For more than three decades, Hamilton has worked tirelessly to preserve St. Louis County's historic architecture. What happens if Parks and Rec can't preserve his position? more

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Henderson spent 61 years making a living from other people's junk. Then the city blighted her property because it was too junky. She won more than $1 million in court—but she's yet to see a penny, and the junkyard sits empty. more