The Black Rep closes its 39th season with Twisted Melodies, a moving exploration of the connection between genius and madness, expertly conveyed in an evocatively personal performance by actor Kelvin Roston, Jr, who also researched and wrote the script. The one man show with music delves into the mind and mental illness of singer songwriter Donnie Hathaway in an affecting, heartbreaking portrayal that's filled with songs, reverence and genuine anguish.
Music came naturally to Henry St. Claire Fredericks, Jr. The artist—now known as Taj Mahal—grew up with a wide array of music. His father was a jazz pianist, his mother was a gospel singer.
Current exhibit at the Missouri History Museum, produced by the Teens Make History program, delves into the history of the contentious St. Louis question -- "Where did you go to high school?" -- and emerges with a deeper account of the high school experience.