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Upcoming events

18
Jul
2018

07-18-2018

Scott H Biram AND Wayne Hancock co headline the Off Broadway July 18th, 2018! Doors 7pm, show 8pm. Advance tickets $15, $18 day of show. All ages.

24
Jul
2018

07-24-2018

Lucy Dacus comes to the OB July 24th, 2018. Doors are at 7pm, show 8pm. Advance tickets are $15. All ages show.

27
Jul
2018

07-27-2018
$15.00

Robby Hecht is a modern folk musician-of-all-trades: singer, songwriter, congenial collaborator to some of the biggest up-and-coming names in the genre, celebrity to some, generally decent human.

Robby first fell in love with the emotional potential of music as an awkward pre-teen in Knoxville, lying alone on his bed and listening to “Hits 100” on the radio. He hadn’t figured out how to talk to girls, but he was so moved by the music that one night he called in to dedicate Aerosmith’s “Angel” to a crush. He used full names. They played Mariah Carey instead. Robby will be forever mortified.

A couple of decades later, Robby tries to capture that same emotional resonance he felt during those earliest interactions with music. His music blends nostalgia with unabashed honesty: 1970s golden era of folk meets personal confessions of the Facebook era. He turns a lost battle with alcohol into a powerful country duet, weaves 2,000 years of history into a sparse musing on morality, and transforms insecurities left over from broken relationships and mental illness into deceptively catchy melodies.

These explorations of truth about the human condition, mixed with one of the clearest voices in today’s folk scene, are why Robby has become a presence on stage — whether it’s at his monthly residency in Nashville, a formal concert hall somewhere in America, or a private performance on a park bench in West Texas for a woman trying to woo back an ex. (Seriously, Robby was flown out for the show, played six songs while they quietly wept, flew home. They tracked him down years later to let him know they had gotten back together. Side note: Robby is available for hire as a relationship fixer.)

Motivated by both his love of songcraft and his ineptitude at competitive sports, Robby has won over judges at several major performing songwriter competitions including those held at the Kerrville Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival. “Eventually I had to move on from contests and be a real singer-songwriter and do booking and marketing and stuff,” he says. So he did: In 2014, his third studio album, Robby Hecht, got him featured on NPR’s Mountain Stage and was praised as “songwriting of the highest quality” by The Telegraph in a five-star review. And his 2017 single “The Ends And The Means” was recently featured in the nationally acclaimed fiction podcast Welcome To Night Vale.

Robby is also a prolific songwriter as a collaborator. His songs have been recorded by a number of other artists including Meghan Linsey, Jennifer Knapp, Nora Jane Struthers, Liz Longley, The Steel Wheels, and Amy Speace, among others. He often teams up with Nashville singer-songwriter Caroline Spence, writing and performing songs with goosebump-inducing harmonies. Their first two singles, “Two People” and “Parallel Lines,” have a combined 8 million plays on Spotify, and they plan to release a full album together this summer.

In many ways, Robby is still that kid lying on his bed, listening to the radio, daydreaming about a better life. But now he’s also the musician who creates that feeling, believing that everyday moments can be made a little more sublime with the right melody, a few choice lyrics, and a voice that cuts through the fray.

$15.00
01
Aug
2018

08-01-2018

2018 #4 Billboard Blues Album Chart for Backstage Pass

"With a shoot-from-the-hip Memphis attitude, and a STAX-busting explosion of modern blues vision, GTBB represents a welcome changing of the guard." -Living Blues Magazine

Recently featured at Montreal Jazz Festival, Beale Street’s latest success story, #4 on the 2018 Billboard Blues Charts (wk 9), 2016 Independent Blues Award winner for "Best Contemporary Blues Song", 2015 Blues Blast Music Award Nominee for “Best Blues Band” and 2014 International Blues Challenge Runner-up is Ghost Town Blues Band. Not your grandpa’s blues band, their live show has been captivating audiences in the U.S. and Canada with a second-line horn entrance, cigar box guitars and electric push brooms to Allman Brothers style jams and even a hip-hop trombone player.

Horns, harmonies and homegrown instruments combined with an energetic and roots rich festival set makes Ghost Town Blues Band one of the “must see live bands on the festival circuit today.” Both Andrew McNeill behind the drums and Matt Karner on the bass guitar are a punishing rhythm section behind multi-instrumentalist/frontman Matt Isbell with raunchy cigar box guitar licks and raspy "Dr. John-like, whiskey and gravel-soaked vocals." With the addition of Trombonist Suavo Jones, Cedric Taylor on B3 and Taylor Orr on lead guitar, the grooves go from funky to "funk-nasty" as the band gains more notoriety in the blues festival and jam circuit. Ghost Town Blues Band performed all across North America at over 24 festivals in 2016 and already have 25 festivals and 12 international tours booked for 2017/2018.


“GTBB shows what can happen when the past is distilled through young sensibilities, voices, and instruments. This is 21st century blues at its best.” -Living Blues Magazine

03
Aug
2018

08-03-2018
Free Admission! 

Come to the third 2018 installment of the earliest (and best!) dance party in town! You can get your groove on, have a couple drinks, dance some more, and be home before the news! It's a no-judgement zone so express yourself!

 

05
Aug
2018

08-05-2018

Born St. Louis, Mo, Marquise hails from a musical family deeply rooted in the Blues. He learned how to play guitar from his grandmother Lillie. He also played with his uncle Clifford, who was a major influence in Marquise's life. For Marquise, Blues is his heritage and way of life. He spent his early teenage years in St. Louis mentoring under the late great Blues legend, N.E.A. (National Endowment of the Arts) Heritage Fellowship recipient and Grammy Award winner Henry James Townsend. Marquise's talents have earned him performing rights with some of America’s most notable blues performers such as blues legends B.B. King, Pinetop Perkins and David “Honeyboy” Edwards (the latter two also N.E.A. Heritage Fellows). He has also performed at dozens of festivals, and has toured all throughout Europe. 


During a visit to Clarksdale, Mississippi, Marquise was introduced to Sam Lay. Like other statesmen of the Blues, Sam took an immediate liking to Marquise and took it upon himself to help give Marquise's career a boost by insisting that Chad Kassem bring Marquise to the celebrated Blues series "Bluesmasters at the Crossroads," which has showcased a virtual who's-who of the Blues at Blue Heaven Studios in Salina, Kansas. Marquise was an immediate crowd favorite, and was adopted by all of the elders of the Blues in attendance that year. His obvious talent along with his deep knowledge of the Blues and vast respect for his elders made it clear Marquise had something special, and Kassem signed him to a three album deal. 
Knox’s debut album MANCHILD was nominated for a Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut. The album was recorded when he was 16 with world reknowned guitarist Michael Burks and his band. The release received worldwide acclaim, including Living Blues' Best Debut Artist Award and a Blues Music Award nomination for Best Debut Artist. Marquise then recorded a direct-to-disc album while in town for the next year's Crossroads. Marquise released his second album, Here I Am, once again recorded at the legendary Blue Heaven Studios in Salina, Kansas. It features Marquise and his band, with a little help from Wayne Sharp of Michael Burk’s band sitting in on B-3 and piano. Nine originals, and three reverent covers of Marquise’s favorite Muddy Waters tunes. 


I think this excerpt from Here I Am's liner notes says it best. "When you listen to Marquise - 19 years old when he recorded this title - you get the sense that this is what those masters must have sounded like as young men. Marquise’s blues are so transparent and bare. It’s so easy to feel his music as totally legitimate. That’s above all what makes it so appealing. That’s what makes Marquise Knox special. He’s the whole package. A throwback blues master on the rise. Anybody believe in reincarnation?" - Jim O'neil

11
Aug
2018

08-11-2018

School of Rock teaches music through performance, combining private instruction with group rehearsal and performances in real music venues to motivate and inspire our students to reach their full musical potential. Our programs are available for ages 5 through adult at our Kirkwood and Ballwin locations in the St Louis area.

18
Aug
2018

08-18-2018

moSTLy TAP is an ensemble of professional tap dancers in the St. Louis area, committed to building an appreciation for tap dance through performances, education, and collaboration with other artists.

moSTLy TAP, founded in June of 2017, was honored to perform in St. Louis' first annual Community Arts Festival and has been invited to perform in several corporate and community events. They most recently premiered their live concert, a collaboration with the musicians of moSTLy JAZZ, to a sold out crowd at The Emerald Room.

moSTLy TAP hosts local jam sessions for area tap dancers at any level to meet, learn, and inspire one another. The Company also offers tap master classes and workshops for all ages and levels. For more information about moSTLy TAP and upcoming events, visit www.mostlytap.com/events.

29
Aug
2018

08-29-2018

Wild Ponies offer dead right, honest songwriting delivered in a hauntingly beautiful yet gritty, neo-traditional Americana wrapper. Released August 25th 2017 on Gearbox Records, their newest release Galax salutes Wild Ponies' traditional roots while exploring new, progressive territory. It's an album about the pieces of our past that stick with us, informing our present while pushing us toward a future. An album about a town, a country, and a world that's forever spinning toward something new. An album that redefines Wild Ponies' sound, while highlighting influences that have always rested just beneath the surface.

"We'll always be the pinball that bounces between folk, rock & roll and country," says Telisha, “and this Old-Time style will always weave its way through everything we do. It's been there from the start, even on the loudest songs we've made. It only took us a couple of days to record it, but this is the album we've been making our whole lives. We just needed the right people and the right songs to finish it.”

30
Aug
2018

08-30-2018

Lyrical Therapy is an Open Mic Collective/Brand. It started off as an event called the "STL Poetry Slam". Founder, Richard Washington (Spoken Word Visionary) wanted to have an open mic that appealed to a vast amount of different artist. Lyrical Therapy is a platform that welcomes all types of artist to the stage. A place for network, practice, and most importantly a place to feel the vibe. 

The show is hosted by The Therapeutics. 

For more information contact: 

lyricaltherapyopenmic@gmail.com

31
Aug
2018

08-31-2018

In June of 2016, Shaye Cohn assembled an all-female cast of traditional jazz musicians to perform for Girls Rock New Orleans. Requests to play started pouring in, and the band agreed they’d love to continue working together. Although Shaye wouldn't be able to continue with the band as a full-time member, Haruka Kikuchi joined up, bringing along her Kid Ory-inspired trombone. Marla Dixon, Chloe Feoranzo, Haruka Kikuchi, Molly Reeves, Julie Schexnayder, and Defne 'Dizzy' Incirlioglu have been playing together since that first performance.

On the strength of their first performances, and because of the stellar reputations of the individual musicians, Shake‘Em Up Jazz Band was immediately booked as a special guest at the Abita Springs Opry, the Nevermore Jazz Ball and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy. The band has also enjoyed a steady stream of bookings at various New Orleans clubs, including Preservation Hall, Spotted Cat Music Club, Maison Frenchmen, Fritzel's, Three Muses, and The New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park (U.S. National Park Service) at the Old U.S. Mint. Shake 'Em Up made their debut at both French Quarter Fest and at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival this spring and will doing a small tour in Europe this July.

In June 2017, Shake‘Em Up headed into Bunny Friend Studio (brainchild of Shake‘Em Up’s own Molly Reeves) recorded a 10-track session under the title ‘Le Donne Mangiano Zucchero’. Shake‘Em Up is excited to have their second released called 'A Woman's Place', all songs featuring women composers from the 1910s-1930s.

http://kdhx.ticketfly.com/event/1715003-shake-em-up-jazz-band-st-louis/

07
Sep
2018

09-07-2018

John Senden and friends writing and recording music, and having a lot of fun along the way.

http://kdhx.ticketfly.com/event/1716445-five-kilted-cats-st-louis/

08
Sep
2018

09-08-2018

Jimia “Poetiq” Warren was born January 17, 1989 in St. Louis, MO. She began writing poetry at the young age of seven. Since then she has blossomed into a highly skilled artist. Not only did she produce poetry but the radio aided her in broadening her horizons to more complex forms of expressions. 

Jimia began to dabble in neo-soul and R&B song writing with influences from Lauryn Hill and Floetry. Composing was next on her list to conquer. With a combination of her powerful instrumentals and captivating lyrics she formed her own personal sound and style of rap.

Subject matter was never an issue for Poetiq. Even at a young age inspiration came to her from real life experiences. Unlike many up and coming rappers, Poetiq didn’t stick to creating derogatory music. Poetiq describes as more of an EMCEE than a rapper who makes “everyday people music”.

She is a “backpack/ conscious” emcee with lyrics full of witty word play and depth. Outside of lyrical song-writing, Poetiq also plays the alto-saxaphone and piano referring to herself as the “Saxophone Emcee”

http://kdhx.ticketfly.com/event/1699321-poetiq-st-louis/

18
Jul
2018

07-18-2018 12:00 am
Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries

Work by the 2018 winners of the Critical Mass Creative Stimulus Award, including Kahlil Robert Irving, Adrienne Outlaw and Sage Dawson, is featured in this exhibit curated by past Creative Stimulus Award-winner Mel Watkin. Creative Stimulus awards unrestricted funding to support artists to pursue special projects, experiment with new techniques and deepen their understanding of their working processes.

18
Jul
2018

07-18-2018 12:00 am
Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries

Libby Reuter and collaborator, the photographer Joshua Rowan, temporarily place site-specific cairns in the landscape to mark watersheds around the area. The exhibition features seven cairns in the sculpture garden and photographs by Rowan on a video monitor alongside the installation. 

 

Featured in the Lucy and Stanley Lopata Sculpture Garden

18
Jul
2018

07-18-2018 12:00 am

The summer session of social dance classes is starting at St. Charles Community College the week of June 24. Classes will be held in the College Center dance studio on the SCC campus, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville. Classes will be held June 24-Aug. 22.   

 

Learn how to swing, rumba, line dance and more with award-winning dance instructors Linda Landwehr and Stan Mayer. The eight-week session costs $52 per person. Students, ages 14 and up, should enroll with a partner.

 

According to the instructors, good dancing is a lifetime investment in fun and wellness. It’s a great way to get exercise without working out. Dancing will open up a wonderful world of togetherness, and it provides participants with a thriving, year-round social calendar. 

 

For more information and to enroll, visit stchas.edu/learnforlife.

18
Jul
2018

07-18-2018 12:00 am

Israeli born, St. Louis-based artist Edo Rosenblith will guide COCA visitors of all ages in creating a site-specific mural, blurring the distinction between artist and audience. Inspired by Rosenblith’s signature black and white wall drawings, the mural will reflect the thoughts, ideas, opinions and expectations expressed through collective visual impressions on COCA’s Millstone Gallery walls. Let Me Help You Make A Mural serves as a visual call and response that evolves over time, where the audience is invited to join the artist in creating a mural. The exhibition marks Rosenblith’s first time-based and community-collaborative work.

 

Curated by Yvonne Osei, Curator in Residence at COCA, the intention of this exhibition is to dissolve the boundaries between the artist’s private studio and the gallery space, inviting the public to become active participants in both the production and consumption of art.

 

Meet the Artist

Catch Edo Rosenblith at COCA on the following dates:

 

COCA Community Open House: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 11am – 1pm

Drawing Marathon: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 2-4pm

Drawing Marathon: Saturday, August 4, 2018, 2-4pm

Exhibition Closing:  August 25, 2018, 5:30-8:00pm

Presented by The Arthur & Helen Baer Charitable Foundation

18
Jul
2018

07-18-2018 -4:30 pm

Learning and having fun will go hand-in-hand this summer at St. Charles Community College’s College for All Kids (CfAK) camps. The College for All Kids summer camps are now enrolling for more than 100 academic enrichment and sports camps to be held June 5-Aug. 4, for children ages 5-14. STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) camps are an area of specialty.

From Woodworking to Coding, 3D Printing to Movie Making, Masterchef Cooking to Broadway Musical camps and LEGO Robotics Engineering to Creative Chemistry, kids and teens will find something to inspire and motivate them at SCC.

“Each camp explores a topic in depth,” said Amy Fitzwilliam, SCC program specialist. “It is important for us to keep pursuing students’ interests with fresh, new camps and returning favorites. We hope to be able to spark a student’s enthusiasm in new topics and open their eyes to new possibilities in learning and areas of interest.”

This year, CfAK has a co-sponsorship with St. Charles Parks and Recreation and Inventor Forge. Science rocks will be held at Quail Ridge Park and 3D Printing and Woodworking will be held at Inventor Forge at the EDC Building in Cottleville. App Attack, Advanced 3D Video Game with Unity, Python Programmers and Code Your Own Adventure camps will be held at St. Charles Community College – Dardenne Creek campus.

College for All Kids summer camps are committed to ensuring child safety. The camp provides a 10:1 safe ratio of students per staff member. All staff have background checks and attend training workshops. Camp assistants all have CPR, First-Aid and Epi-Pen training.

For a quick video of our program and to see a virtual catalog, visit www.stchas.edu/CFAK.

The camps will be held Monday-Friday, and costs range in price from $109-249. To register or learn more about camp schedules and pricing, visit www.stchas.edu/learnforlife or call 636-922-8233.

St. Charles Community College strives to provide reasonable accommodations to all people at any SCC-sponsored event. Please contact Disability Support Services at dss@stchas.edu or 636-922-8581 as early as possible to discuss your needs.

18
Jul
2018

07-18-2018 - 09-02-2018 9:00 pm

This exhibition seeks to highlight two recent acquisitions in the context of a broad collection of textual and illustrated editions of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer from the fifteenth century to the present at the Mercantile Library. We focused on The Canterbury Tales, the Prologue and the stories about them that have inspired generations of artists, and on the important Mercantile acquisitions of the rare Caxton printing of the Tales and a nearly forgotten facsimile of the famous Ellesmere manuscript of the Tales, created in meticulous detail and brilliant color over a century ago.

18
Jul
2018

07-18-2018 - 09-02-2018 9:00 pm

This is the inaugural installation of a new annual exhibition highlighting fine art acquisitions that have not yet been on view at the Library.  Through the generous donations of our supporters, both financial and of artwork, the Mercantile Library Art Museum continues its historic mission to tell the story of Missouri and the nation’s heartland region by collecting, exhibiting and providing a venue for Missouri art and artists and encouraging partnerships between scholars, artists, collectors and the region’s cultural community. The exhibition reveals how the collection has grown in historic works by artists such as Joseph Rusling Meeker (1827-1887), Paul Harney (1850 - 1915), and Frederick Oakes Sylvester (1869-1915), and in the works of modern and contemporary artists that include Joe Jones (1909 - 1963), Werner Drewes (1899 - 1985), and Roland Burrow (b. 1981).