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THE ST. LOUIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: AN EVENING WITH LESLIE ODOM JR.

Award-winning performer from the hit musical Hamilton to appear at Powell Hall December 3 Award-winning actor and vocalist Leslie Odom Jr. will perform with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at Powell Hall Sunday, December 3 at 7pm. The dynamic performer and the orchestra will dazzle audience members with an extraordinary one-night-only performance. Odom Jr. gained widespread critical acclaim for... See More.

Left Bank Books to Launch ‘BookFest St. Louis’ This September

Celebrate literature and literary arts at the first annual BookFest St. Louis, proudly presented by the Central West End, Left Bank Books and the Left Bank Books Foundation. BookFest St. Louis will host a diverse mix of locally and internationally renowned writers, with appearances by award-winning authors including Sherman Alexie, Ann Leckie, George Hodgman, Charlie... See More.

Summer Events and Happenings in St. Louis

It’s summertime in St. Louis — that means performances and art exhibits are at every corner for your enjoyment! Check them out: Blue Black at Pulitzer Arts Foundation | Jun 9 – Oct 7, 2017 Influential American artist Glenn Ligon offers a lyrical meditation on the colors blue and black at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. Inspired... See More.

Off Mic: Denny Regan

By: Denny Regan, President and CEO of the Muny  Someone once offered an analogy for The Muny. “The Muny,” she said, “is like a mighty ship, streaming through the ocean. Crews are hired on, and crews leave, each in their turn keeping the ship afloat, then moving on; and the ship just keeps on its... See More.

Opera Theatre Designers win at 2017 Tony Awards

Two Opera Theatre of Saint Louis designers received Tony Awards last night for their work on Broadway. Christopher Akerlind, Opera Theatre’s resident lighting designer, and Jane Greenwood, renowned costume designer, were both recognized for their outstanding work in their respective fields. Christopher Akerlind, Opera Theatre’s resident lighting designer, was awarded the Tony for Best Lighting... See More.

Who To Watch: Robyn Rosenberger

Native St. Louisan Robyn Rosenberger started TinySuperheroes in 2013 while living in Seattle, and it’s been on an upward trajectory ever since. She and her family moved back to the area in 2014, and she recent moved her business out of her home and to an office in Kirkwood. Tiny Superheroes is a superhero cape... See More.

April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month, and HEC-TV is “lighting up blue.” Here are some stories we have covered dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ranging from new studies suggesting stress during pregnancy may lead to ASD to world-renown Autism spokesperson Temple Grandin speaking of her experiences with Autism. Stress During Pregnancy Observed in Mothers of... See More.

HEC-TV president Dennis Riggs speaks at largest gathering of museum professionals in the world

The American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo is the largest gathering of museum professionals in the world, and will be held at the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis May 7 – 10. The 2017 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo attracts leaders and decision makers from a wide range of cultural institutions, including art, history,... See More.

On Transgression

By: Joe Kohlburn Emerging Technologies Librarian at Jefferson College, arts organizer with Critical Mass for the Arts St. Louis Addoley Dzegede’s show “Fare Well” was a Viking funeral for Fort Gondo, beloved local alt-space. On the evening of January 7, Dzegede’s talk began with her residency in Iceland. She described fashioning nets from seaweed,... See More.

WashU Experts: Arts cuts could prove ‘dire … irreversible’

via WUSTL While President Trump’s proposed $970 million budget cuts in the arts and humanities account for less than one-tenth of a percent of savings in the administration’s $1.1 trillion federal budget plan, the effect could gut culture and diminish quality of life across the United States if not the world, say experts at Washington... See More.

Everything You Need to Know About the Women’s Strike on March 8

The Women’s March on Washington—and its international counterparts—was one of the most extensive and powerful demonstrations of social activism in modern history. And if what’s planned for International Women’s Day is any indicator, there are no signs of this type of action slowing down. On March 8 women around the world will remove themselves... See More.

St. Louis Friday Roundup

International Children’s Film Festival at the Saint Louis Zoo  Feb. 18 & 25 Saint Louis Zoo  The Saint Louis Zoo is hosting the Big Eyes, Big Minds – International Children’s Film Festival. Each screening features a set of animal centric animated short films for kids, about kids, and occasionally even by kids. Festival Director... See More.

Spotlight On St. Louis: The Eugene Field House

On the corner of Broadway and Cerre St. about a block from the southeast corner of Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis sits a house. It’s an old house – from the mid-1800s – that doesn’t draw much attention amongst the bars and Cardinals love doting the area, unless you know what you’re looking for.... See More.

Spotlight On St. Louis: Grand Center

The lights, the music, the crowds of people and battles for a good parking space –most nights it’s clear you’ve found St. Louis’ arts district the minute you get to Grand Center. Over the last few years, numerous renovations and moves have put the district back on the city’s map – from the renovations of... See More.

Who To Watch: Samuel Achilefu, PhD

This month we’re watching Samuel Achilefu, PhD, a scientist and inventor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Achilefu and his lab are featured in this month’s episode of Innovations for his innovative work using light to activate drugs and the immune system. The approach may be a safer and more effective way... See More.

SLAM upcoming exhibition explores Edgar Degas’ fascination with the hat makers of Paris

ST. LOUIS — Best known for his depictions of Parisian dancers and laundresses, Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) was enthralled with another aspect of life in the French capital—high-fashion hats and the women who created them. The artist, invariably well-dressed and behatted himself, “was not afraid to go into ecstasies in front of the milliners’ shops,”... See More.

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