Variation and Adaptations, on display 6/2/17 through 7/29/17, is an exhibit curated by Artists First, an organization that has long worked to promote the artwork of individuals challenged by physical or psychological obstacles. While typically judged by society as impaired, this organization advocates for these artists to be considered as equal, not other, within the visual art community by their unique perspectives and life experiences. Angela Gipson, Jeff Johnson, and Jimmy Holmes will each present a body of work specific to their use of media and focused examinations.
"Subterranean Books will be hosting the art work of Timothy Wagner as part of the Loop Arts Fest, with an opening reception Friday, June 23rd from 6pm to 8pm.
Timothy Wagner works as a mixed media artist using a wide variety of media from found imagery to inks. All of the art is created on reclaimed materials such as vinyl records, wood and canvas.
Timothy's work is thought-provoking and a visual language that is an approach to expression of form, space and color, referencing our natural world and its surroundings. "The ambiguity of my work is created on a subconscious level."
Work will be on display June 15 - August 31.
Fri, 06/23/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Subterranean Books is located at:
6275 Delmar St. Louis, MO 63130"
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, All Ages
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Based on years of research inside the NYPD, Don Winslow presents the great cop novel of our time; a haunting story of greed and violence that reveals the insurmountable tensions between the police and the diverse citizens they serve. Detective Denny Malone has done whatever it took to serve and protect in a city where no one is clean—including Malone himself. Now he is caught in a trap by the Feds and this heroic but deeply flawed man must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners and protecting his own family.
Join STAGES in ancient Egypt as Joseph, his eleven brothers, and the miraculous coat of many colors comes to vivid life in this inspirational rags-to-riches tale as old as time itself. This fun filled musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber has an enchanting rock-inflected score that includes the hit songs “Close Every Door To Me”, “Go, Go, Joseph”, and “Any Dream Will Do”, making it a dream of a show for the entire family!
$35 General Admission
$30 Seniors 65+
$20 Students with ID
On Golden Pond had its Broadway appearance in 1979. Directed by Ernest Thompson and reopened again the following season. It received a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play and received 5 Drama Desk Awards: Outstanding New Play; Outstanding Actor in a Play; Outstanding Actress in a play.
You could say we were one of the lucky ones, starting this band in April of ’98 without a clue as to what we were doing. We were getting tired of the steady punk rock and metal diet and we wanted to try our hand at country songs, or do our best Tom Waits/Pogues impersonation.
The trick there was that we couldn’t really play our instruments! I had never played guitar before and Ben Nichols (lead singer, guitar) had only played bass in other bands. Finding Roy Berry (drummer) and John C. Stubblefield (bassist) solidified the line up and being hidden away in Memphis allowed us to woodshed, experiment with different sounds and create one that was ours alone.
Eventually we got out of town, and playing 250 shows year not only made us tight as a band but as a family as well. We are still one of the few bands out there with the original line up from almost the beginning, and it shows.
Picking up Rick Steff on keys allowed us to expand the sound and grow musically. Being able to play whatever we could think up in our heads and having the music we loved and grew up on motivate and inspire us to try new things and take chances. We realized that if you added some horns to Ben’s lyrics that it took it to the next step, from sad bastard country rock to soul and R&B and we realized we were a Memphis band and came by it honest. We have always brought Memphis with us wherever we went and this just proved it.
We came out screaming on 1372 Overton Park. Big sound, bigger horns – like a kid with a new toy we put them on everything and loved it! This record was a marked departure from the previous sound and announcement of way things we’re gonna be now!
While 1372 Overton Park was written and the horns added after the fact, Women & Work was written with the horns in mind so it was a little less gung ho and was starting to settle in nicely. Women & Work is one of the best modern Southern rock records in my opinion and the song “On My Way Downtown” has almost surpassed “Tears Don’t Matter Much” as the crowd favorite… almost!
This brings us to the new record. All A Man Should Do contains some of the most resonant lyrics Ben Nichols has ever written, lyrics that read like chapters from his life on the duality of relationships, getting older, finding where you want to be in this world, and musically we are broadening our sound. Working with producer Ted Hutt for a third time at the famous Ardent Studios, we felt comfortable enough to take some chances with a palette of new tones that sound understated yet powerful, bringing life to the stories behind the lyrics without overshadowing them.
It’s also the first time we’ve ever put a cover song on a record, with a full band version of big star’s “I Fell in Love with a Girl”, and having Jody from Big Star sing back-up vocals makes it that more special and amazing. This is a Memphis record in the greatest sense and a perfect finish to the three-part love letter to a city that brought us up and made us what we are today.
Join us for the opening reception of a new installation by local artist and Lindenwood University art instructor Christina Gregor: “i’ll nest here for now” A joyously whimsical, immersive celebration of nursing purpose from the casually discarded. South City Art Supply is very excited to host our first-ever art installation in July. Christina Gregor will transform our atrium gallery space with a brand-new, site-specific, multimedia artwork. Other prints and merchandise will also be available for sale. Opening Reception: July 7, 7-10pm Location: 1926 Cherokee Street On display through July 26 For more information go to chrisgregor.com or southcityart.com
Coffee Break is a monthly stand-up comedy showcase that features the best stand-up talent in the area, as well as out of town acts. It has hosted national touring performers like Nick Vatterott and Amber Nelson. 20% of the proceeds from every show go to a coffee related charity.
Enjoy an evening of art, music, and culture in the Grand Center Arts District the First Friday of every month. At CAM, staff members will give you an illuminating exhibition tour. Stop at the bar, hear music from DJ Crumb-Bob (Martin Meyer), and meet friends and make new ones.
For this special First Friday, CAM presents Contemporary Night Out with the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum and Pulitzer Arts Foundation.
Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring
July 7, 8, 14, 15
What’s a village to do when a May Queen is needed and the purity of their young women is in question? Go against tradition and select the only virgin in the village: a boy – scandalous! Benjamin Britten’s only true comic opera, Albert Herring explores the themes of innocence lost, social stratification, and Victorian morality, all cast in the composer’s brilliantly witty chamber score. Featuring Christine Brewer as Lady Billows.
Union Avenue Opera’s Know Before You Go…Educational Lecture Series
July 7, 14, 28, August 4, 18, 25
7:00PM Each Friday night before the performance in the Gretchen Brigham Gallery with Glen Bauer, Ph.D., Associate Chair, Department of Music at Webster University.
Dr. Bauer will discuss the opera’s historical importance, guide you through the (sometimes convoluted) plot line, and offer a sneak peek of the music to come. Have General Admission Tickets? Don’t worry! Visit our box office for a special placard to reserve your seats in the theatre prior to the lecture.
The Raw Earth "casbah-ssippi" carpet ride will be landing at our favorite oasis in Maplewood. The area's most eclectic world band will bring our most excellent material never before heard like this in any local, regional or world venue....Come out for an experience that will take you to the canyons of your mind, soul and heart.
NEW ORIGINAL PLAY
Dreaming in Black & White
Summer, 1963. Danville, Virginia. Here and elsewhere in the South, civil rights protests are dividing the races. Half a world away, a war is heating up that’ll also have folks choosing sides. Less ominous but vying for attention are a looming presidential election and a down-to-the-wire race for the National League pennant.
Against this backdrop, we meet Sonny – white, bitter, suffering the effects of rheumatic heart disease – who hopes to live long enough to see his son play major league baseball; Pearlene – black and poor – who dreams of seeing her troubled son employed; Sister – Sonny’s live-in, care-giving sister – who seeks a life free of Sonny’s manipulation; Lucille – a wacky friend and confidant prone to visions – who’s finding her way in a changing South; and Charlie – Lucille’s husband – who fears change.
Dreams and fears collide when Pearlene is hired to help care for Sonny who’s chased away dozens of other would-be caretakers. The pair form a bond based on a their mutual interest in baseball and their dreams for their sons. Too bad the bond is severely tested by a series of twists, turns and reversals. Along the way, enemies are revealed and defeated, relationships are ended and begun, and dreams are considered and reconciled.
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