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Garden Glow at Missouri Botanical 2015
The Missouri Botanical Garden opened their latest installment in the series of Garden Glow events on Friday night.
'I've always been drawn to guitars as creative tools' An interview with artist Karl Haglund
With talk of setting his own work on fire and scatological insights into Picasso's work, Karl Haglund casually defies the persona of the stuffy and elite artist.
A gallery visitor admires Dominic Phillips' paintings
Sometimes the amount of work in spring BFA and MFA exhibits is overwhelming. There is a lot of talent coming out of St. Louis colleges and universities this year, and…
"Sail," oil and pastel on panel, 16"x12"
Artist and gallerist Julie Malone has an upcoming solo exhibition, "June," at SOHA Gallery, the first exhibit of her own work at her own gallery. The show opens on Friday,…
'Terrain: From Here to the Horizon,' the premier exhibit at Reese Gallery, on view through May 10
"Terrain: From Here to the Horizon" is the delightful first exhibit at the new Reese Gallery in the Cherokee district. The show features works on paper by Elysia Mann and…
The National Poster Retrospecticus comes to St. Louis on May 6
Fans of concert poster art are advised to mark their calendars in ink: An exhibition that is currently touring the nation will make a one-evening stop in St. Louis at…
Itshanapa: A Surreal Sankofa Experience continues through April 19 at Beverly Gallery
Itshanapa: A Surreal Sankofa Experience is a stunning solo exhibit by St. Louis artist Dail Chambers, who also goes by her gifted name, Itshanapa. Sankofa is a word meaning looking…
Austin Skinner at the STL Writers' Room
"St. Louis has an outsized writers' community, who more and more avoid boisterous coffee shops, which in turn don't want writers coming in just to sit and write anymore," says…
'Audible Interruptions' questions gender, space and sound at the Contemporary Art Museum
When you visit the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis over the next few months, don't be alarmed when you start hearing strange noises. The voices, rumbles and roars are…
The passing parade
"Never safe - always R-S" is the somewhat cryptic motto of R-S Theatrics, a local small professional theatre company that boldly goes where many other groups have rarely, if ever,…
Gimme shelter
My friend the playwright/producer Joan Lipkin (of That Uppity Theatre Company fame) once remarked that theatre in St. Louis was mostly about real estate. What she meant was that there…
Karlovsky and Company at St. Lou Fringe Festival 2013
"Gun Club" Alex Phillips and David Reddick There are two types of cafes in the movies. There's the hive of romance -- think Brad Pitt and Claire Forlani in "Meet…
"Country Joe" Rosier at St. Lou Fringe Festival 2013
Not Quite Right Improv Group Perhaps because it was the 11th show I had seen over a two-day marathon of shows, or because it was the last slot of a…
Performing arts review: 'Rhythm City,' 'Asperger's: A High Functioning Musical' and 'Brave Women: Another Revolution' at St. Lou Fringe Festival 2013
"Rhythm City" The Four Fronts In a tribute to classic American Lindy Hop and early traditional jazz dancing, "Rhythm City" made Kranzberg Cabaret travel back in time with a high-energy…
Out of the Ashes Theatre Company at St. Lou Fringe Festival 2013
NonProphet Theatre Company's 'Montana: A Shakespearean Scarface' finds humor, pathos in adaptation of film.
The Goddessey Project at St. Lou Fringe Festival 2013
"Connect the Dots" Core Project of Chicago I enjoyed this modern dance troupe. Blue Dots, four in all, slid along the black box floor amidst a web of blue painters…
One man's guide to the 2nd Annual St. Lou Fringe Festival
The five-day 2nd Annual St. Lou Fringe Festival is happening this June 20-24. This year's Fringe has a multitude of local and national arts groups performing in indoor and outdoor…
Comedy review: Judah Friedlander (with Kelsey McClure and Sean O'Brien) delivers champion set at the Firebird, Friday, February 8
Judah Friedlander -- donning a custom, Aurebesh-script "World Champion" hat -- brought both his laid-back brand of stand-up and an old-school Imo's pizza party to the Firebird for a rare…
Event photos: Circus Flora's 'A Celtic Night Circus: Tír na nÓg,' Thursday, October 18
Circus Flora's "A Celtic Night Circus: Tír na nÓg" was a mystical evening getaway, complete with a petting zoo, dazzling performances, a great dinner and an entire evening of engaging…
Event photos: Grove Fest, Saturday, October 6
The 7th annual Grove Fest took place on Saturday, October 6 in the Grove neighborhood of St. Louis and featured an array of local music, interactive art, street performances and…
B-Boys at Dancing in the Street
The sixth annual Dancing in the Street festival took place on Saturday, September 29th in Grand Center, where three stages showcased a diversity of dance styles from around the world.
Holi Festival of Colors at the Celebration of Oneness
Celebration of Oneness took place in Strauss Park on Saturday. The event was a gathering of diverse cultures, showcasing music, dance, poetry, storytelling and ending with a Holi Festival of…
Event photos: Hoochie Coo Variety Hour at the Coliseum, Thursday, August 30
The Hoochie Coo Variety Hour took place at the Coliseum on Thursday, August 30.
Event photos: Workbook opening at Gallery Visio, Wednesday, August 22
Gallery Visio presented the opening of its first-ever interactive live art show on August 22.
Lola Van Ella at the Beggar's Carnivale
The Beggar's Carnivale was an explosion of entertainment encompassing silent theatrical comedy, dance, extraordinary aerial acts, a live gypsy-style band called the Royal We, fire breathers and more.