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What to do in St. Louis this weekend

From First Friday to a Fabulous night at the Fox, St. Louis has lots to offer this weekend. Friday, Feb. 2 First Fridays in Grand Center Every first Friday in Grand Center museums and galleries are free until 9 p.m. Sound of Music at the Fabulous Fox The hills are alive! A brand new production... See More.

Read aloud together, share stories to advocate for literacy as a human right

Did you know 750 million adults around the world – two-thirds of them women – lack basic reading and writing skills? And reading aloud to children every day puts them almost a year ahead of children who do not receive daily read alouds? Every year, on World Read Aloud Day (February 1), people all... See More.

The Last Interview with Frankie Freeman, Civil Rights Icon

Frankie Muse Freeman was a civil rights icon who served as the lead counsel in the landmark 1954 case Davis et al. v. the St. Louis Housing Authority, which ended legal racial discrimination in public housing. She was the rst woman appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and was later inducted into the... See More.

New year, new look for MHS

The Missouri Historical Society (MHS), which operates the Missouri History Museum, the Library & Research Center and the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum, is rebranding itself. MHS, founded in 1866,  has been doing business as the Missouri History Museum for more than a decade. With the addition of the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum opening Nov. 3,... See More.

How jellyfish shed bioluminescent light on dying oceans, a memoir

By: Angie Weidinger, Producer St. Louis native Juli Berwald has a gift: she exudes enthusiasm and it’s contagious. That’s a very good thing since her current passion is jellyfish — not exactly the most riveting of topics. But, when she talks or writes about the invertebrates, you’re completely drawn in. The goal of her debut... See More.

Webster University senior named first-ever male recipient of program for African-American future arts leaders

The Arts and Education Council (A&E) has named Webster University senior Quinton Ward the 2018 Katherine Dunham Fellowship recipient. The program, created by Sara and Jack Burke and managed by A&E, gives African-American men and women an opportunity to explore, gain experience and be mentored in arts administration, creating a more diverse pipeline of arts leaders. This will be... See More.

Dion Brown to leave National Blues Museum

By CHARLES DAVIS, St. Louis Public Radio The National Blues Museum in St. Louis will soon be looking for a new executive director. Dion Brown, who has led the museum for two years, is leaving to become president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. He departs in mid-February. Brown said in a statement... See More.

St. Louis Libraries Offer Wi-Fi Hotspots

St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library will offer wi-fi hotspots for check-out starting December 15, 2017. The mobile hotspots will allow people to connect to the Internet, anywhere, any time with a wi-fi enabled device. St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library are coming together to help close the digital... See More.

St. Louis loses community advocate for at-risk youth

By Rebecca Rivas | St. Louis American Saint Louis University criminal justice professor and Ferguson activist Norm White died suddenly of a heart attack on December 6. He and his wife Elizabeth “Liz” were getting ready to leave their Belleville home for an evening rehearsal of a Christmas play they were performing in when he... See More.

SLAM receives gift, includes 81 works by contemporary black artists

The Saint Louis Art Museum today announced an extraordinary collection gift from New Jersey-based collector Ronald Maurice Ollie and his wife Monique McRipley Ollie that adds significant depth and breadth to the museum’s holdings of works by African-American artists. Ronald Ollie grew up in St. Louis. His parents, Thelma and Bert Ollie, were frequent visitors... See More.

10 things to do in St. Louis this weekend

Things are about to get holi-crazy in St. Louis! Take time to enjoy yourself this weekend and check out some of the events going on around town before the holiday shenanigans hit the fan. Want only holiday events? Click here! Want weekend events to come straight to your inbox every Thursday? Click here! Click here... See More.

The 26th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival announces award winners

The 26th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF), which kicked off on Nov. 2, concluded on Nov. 12. Total attendance was just shy of 25,000: 24,743. SLIFF screened 372 films: 82 narrative features, 63 documentary features, and 227 shorts. The fest also featured 13 special-event programs, including four free master classes. This year’s... See More.

Holiday Events and Celebrations in St. Louis

The holiday season is here and there are so many ways to get into the spirit in St. Louis. Sure, you may want to pick out the perfect tree or sip hot cocoa by the fire, but below are other events just begging to become an annual holiday tradition. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah,... See More.

Spotlight On St. Louis’ Startup Scene

By Amanda Honigfort, Special Projects and Programs Producer What do you think when asked what and who St. Louis is? Do you by any chance think tech and startup hub? If so, let’s solidify that idea. If not, keep reading and see if I can change your mind. Where to begin? Well, there was that... See More.

Halloween Jokes for Trick-or-Treating

Q: What do ghosts eat for supper? A: Spooketi Q: What do you do when 50 zombies surround your house? A: Hope it’s Halloween!! Q: What is the most important subject a witch learns in school? A: Spelling. Q: Why didn’t the skeleton want to go to school? A: His heart wasn’t in it. Q:... See More.

St. Louis universities are ranked among the best colleges and universities in the country

Several St. Louis universities are ranked among the best colleges and universities in the country, according to research firm WalletHub. Saint Louis University, Webster University, Lindenwood University and Washington University all appear in the ranking. WUSTL came in at No. 29 behind MIT, Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford and No. 4 in the Midwest Region rankings.... See More.

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am