Combining hip hop and story time at the library
May18

Combining hip hop and story time at the library

DOWNTOWN – On Friday morning, parents brought their kids to St. Louis Public Library’s Central location for “Hip Hop Storytelling with MK Stallings,” one of their Hip Hop Appreciation Week events. MK Stallings, the emcee of the event, incorporated hip hop music into a story time in which he read them three different kid’s books, all to the beat of hip hop songs. He also played a game with the kids and their parents, in which he...

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Muny updates its stage to ‘make the magic’
May17

Muny updates its stage to ‘make the magic’

FOREST PARK – The Muny might feel a bit different when it opens for its 2019 season in June. That’s because the stage is getting an update for the first time in its 100-year history. Work on a new stage began immediately after the close of the Muny’s 2018 season as a part of the Second Century Campaign, which aims to improve the Muny experience for the actors, musicians and technicians who make the magic possible. Director of...

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Tennessee Williams’ legacy celebrated in local festival
May15

Tennessee Williams’ legacy celebrated in local festival

GRAND CENTER – The fourth annual Tennessee Williams Festival opened this weekend in the Grand Center Arts District. A celebration of playwright Tennessee Williams, who most famously wrote “A Streetcar Named Desire,” the festival features not only three plays but also a series of discussion panels and a bus tour. The festival itself was started by Carrie Houk, who acts as the Executive Artistic Director and has a deep admiration...

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Text-focused art show opens at Cherokee Street Gallery
May15

Text-focused art show opens at Cherokee Street Gallery

BENTON PARK WEST – Saturday marked the opening of “TEXT CON TEXT,” a new art show at the Cherokee Street Gallery that is, fittingly, all about text. The show featured four artists: Robert Longyear, L.A. Marler, Bryan Walsh, and Benjamin Lowder. Each artist’s work utilized text in some way in all of their showcased pieces, though, of course, no two uses of text were the same. Lowder, who opened the Cherokee Street Gallery a mere...

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Neighbors band together for event that combines street clean-up, networking and beer
May14

Neighbors band together for event that combines street clean-up, networking and beer

BENTON PARK WEST – A small but eager group gathered outside Earthbound Beer on Cherokee Street around 3PM on Thursday to clean up the neighborhood and network over a beer at the first-ever Cherokee Street Trashy Hour. In an attempt to encourage the residents of Cherokee Street to participate in keeping the neighborhood clean, local groups EFS Energy, Decantery and Nebula teamed up with Earthbound Beer to create an event that...

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