St. Louis appoints third Poet Laureate
Apr11

St. Louis appoints third Poet Laureate

On Friday, St. Louis will welcome its third Poet Laureate. Jane Ellen Ibur, who will assume the role for the next two years, grew up writing poems and later attended Webster University. She is a poet educator with the Community Arts training program of the Regional Arts Commission and has had her work featured in over 50 literary magazines and anthologies, in addition to two collections of her own work. As Poet Laureate, Ibur will...

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Lo-Fi takes over Cherokee Street
Apr09

Lo-Fi takes over Cherokee Street

On Saturday, crowds gathered for the marathon that is the annual Lo-Fi Cherokee, a unique event that combines music, videography and the community of Cherokee Street. If you’ve never attended the Lo-Fi Cherokee event, the day plays out like this: starting at 9 a.m., a team takes on the task of shooting 19 concert-style music videos for 19 bands in various businesses along Cherokee. Crowds of on-lookers come and go to watch the bands...

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#MeToo takes center stage
Mar21

#MeToo takes center stage

FOREST PARK – The pain, struggle and triumphs of sexual assault survivors was the theme of this weekend’s production at the Missouri History Museum, “#MeToo: Her Voice Must Be Heard!” Produced by Until You’ve Walked in her Shoes Inc., the show, which ran on Friday and Saturday was performed in 2017 at Fontbonne University and then later at the St. Louis Fringe Festival before landing this past weekend at the History Museum’s Lee...

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Project Ark brings themes of empowerment to HIV education
Mar17

Project Ark brings themes of empowerment to HIV education

Looking as fashionable as Carrie Bradshaw herself, Sarah Hudson did her best to rouse the attendees of the second annual Sex and the City Women’s Empowerment Event. The event, sponsored by Project Ark, was held on March 9th at the Youth & Family Center on Cass Ave in honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDs Awareness Day, which falls on March 10th every year. The group in attendance was on the small side – between 20 and...

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IN UNISON Chorus celebrates 25th anniversary
Feb16

IN UNISON Chorus celebrates 25th anniversary

GRAND CENTER — Now in its 25th year, the St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus conveys a powerful voice of civic pride that has enthralled generations of audiences. On February 22nd IN UNISON returns to Powell Hall (718 North Grand Boulevard) to present Lift Every Voice: A Black History Month Celebration. The second of three performances this season, the concert highlights the organization’s message of diversity, unity and community...

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Yeyo Arts Collective Coming North
Jan10

Yeyo Arts Collective Coming North

GREATER VILLE — Yeyo Arts Collective has been empowering women and families through the arts across the St. Louis region for nine years. Now founder and coordinator Dail Chambers says it’s time to bring their programs to the north side. The organization focuses on building leadership qualities through art and culture, hoping to build up prosperity and resources in black neighborhoods. The collective began with a gallery in the Locust...

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