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24
Jun
2018

06-24-2018

Sweet Knives (Memphis, TN) 

https://soundcloud.com/alicja-pop/sets/sweet-knives-samples-2017 

In 2005 Memphis black-wave synth punk band Lost Sounds called it quits after being kicked out of a house in Stuttgart in the middle of a long long night. Four albums and numerous singles and outtakes releases were left over, and the brutal live show would never happen again. As Jay Reatard (½ of the Lost Sounds songwriting team with Alicja Trout) continued to grow his hopeful career on Matador Records, the other band members moved on down less-publicized roads. 

 

Rich Crook, drummer of Lost Sounds, formed Lover! and Thing and toured with them as singer/guitar player. Alicja Trout toured with River City Tanlines, Black Sunday, Mouserocket, and released solo recordings as Alicja-pop. Meanwhile, time was healing the wounds that had caused the band to break up. 

 

Sadly Jay’s light died in January 2010. 

 

So what was to become of the Lost Sounds? 

 

In 2015 Alicja, Rich, and original member John Garland brought back a set of tunes from the old Lost Sounds closet. They called themselves Sweet Knives, named after a song from the Lost Sounds 2004 In The Red “Future Touch” seven song EP. In January 2016 the group recorded a four song double 7” for Red Lounge Records. 

 

A full length has been released in 2017 on Bigneck Records. Sweet Knives has been sparsely but regularly touring, playing new songs and some of the old Lost Sounds numbers. Graham Burks (Memphis) brings his double stacked analog synths to the line-up, and Eli Steele (Nashville), guitar player for Thing, is on bass. 

 

Lost Sounds was known for their songs filled with paranoid riffs, upbeat hooks, and a synth-laden yet rock n roll sound. Sweet Knives carries on this tradition with a new delivery, less likely to fall apart and fall off stage. A decade after Lost Sounds ended, the angst has been quelled a bit.

 

Maximum Effort (St. Louis)

https://maximumeffort.bandcamp.com/

World's premier conspiracy punk rock band 

 

Black Panties (St. Louis)

https://totalpunkrecords.bandcamp.com/album/black-panties-dirt-from-the-mop

You're in for a world of pain

 

Mom (St. Louis) 

Rippin' fun punk rock!

https://momstl.bandcamp.com/

 

830PM - Doors

9PM - Show

$7

All Ages

25
Jun
2018

06-25-2018 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.

25
Jun
2018

06-25-2018 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

25
Jun
2018

06-25-2018 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.

25
Jun
2018

06-25-2018 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

25
Jun
2018

06-25-2018 -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.

25
Jun
2018

06-25-2018 -3:00 pm

Participants learn skills needed to professionally audition and perform for the camera in commercials, television, serial work and film. Participants work on basic acting technique and audition strategies and discuss and gain practical experience in adapting our stage technique to on-camera work. Each day, a selection of advertising copy, monologues and movie scenes on camera are practiced. Participants watch both professional footage and clips from our scene work each day as part of critique sessions.

25
Jun
2018

06-25-2018 -3:00 pm

Spend a week completely immersed in design at the Saint Louis Fashion Incubator. Participants will experience the process of fashion design from start to finish during this intensive course where they will create effective mood boards, design garments, create and cut patterns and fabrics and sew muslin prototypes using a variety of machine techniques. Participants also have the opportunity to network with Saint Louis Fashion Incubator designers and hone valuable portfolio presentation techniques. This is an opportunity to gain access to the many areas of the fashion industry right in the historic St. Louis garment district.

25
Jun
2018

Tee off at the Sheldon Art Galleries this summer at “Golf the Galleries,” a playable, artist-designed, nine-hole mini golf installation! The family-friendly, accessible course will combine visual arts with the fun of mini golf to create a truly unique experience.

 

The unique mini golf holes are designed by St. Louis artists, architects and design firms, including:

 

Maker-Sponsors:

Arcturis

Cannon Design

SWITCH 

World Chess Hall of Fame

 

Individual artists and teams:

Gray for Scale

Charles Houska

Justin King

Natalie Pinson

B.J. Vogt

 

Sponsored by: U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management and U.S. Bank FlexPerk Rewards

 

Hole Sponsors include Dwyer Brown, Kennelwood Pet Resorts, Mary Ann and Richard Shaw, Mary Ann and Andrew Srenco and Ted Wight 

 

Viewing the golf exhibit is free.

 

Fees to play the course are:

$10 adult / $6 child

Sheldon Members, and U.S. Bank cardmembers paying with their credit card: $8 adult / $4 child.

Tickets are available in person at The Sheldon Gift Shop during Golf the Galleries hours.

25
Jun
2018

06-25-2018

Building on the success of last year's Solarize Madison County / Glen Carbon, we are pleased to announce the launch of Solarize Metro East! This solar group buy program is available to property owners in both Madison County and St. Clair, Illinois!

25
Jun
2018

Number-one bestselling novelist Susan Wiggs delivers a riveting story that challenges our deepest held beliefs. Deep within the peaceful heart of Amish country, a life-or-death emergency shatters a quiet world to its core. Caught between two worlds, Caleb Stoltz is bound by a deathbed promise to raise his orphaned niece and nephew in Middle Grove, where life revolves around family, farm, faith—and long-held suspicions about outsiders. When disaster strikes, Caleb is thrust into an urban environment of high-tech medicine and the relentless rush of modern life. Deeply moving and unforgettable, “Between You and Me” is an emotionally complex story of love and loss, family and friendship, and the arduous road to discovering the heart’s true path.

25
Jun
2018

06-25-2018

Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2007.

Except for a brief period in NYC in the late 1960s, Jackson has always lived in Southern California. His debut album came out on David Geffen's Asylum Records in 1972. Since then, he has released fourteen studio albums and four collections of live performances. His most recent studio album, Standing In The Breach, is a collection of ten songs, at turns deeply personal and political, exploring love, hope, and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life.

Browne is known for his advocacy on behalf of the environment, human rights, and arts education. He's a co-founder of the groups Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) and Nukefree.org and a member of the Ocean advocacy group, Ocean Elders.

In 2002, he was the fourth recipient of the John Steinbeck Award, given to artists whose works exemplify the environmental and social values that were essential to the great California-born author. He has received Duke University's LEAF award for Lifetime Environmental Achievement in the Fine Arts, and both the Chapin-World Hunger Year and NARM Harry Chapin Humanitarian Awards. In 2004, Jackson was given an honorary Doctorate of Music by Occidental College in Los Angeles, for "a remarkable musical career that has successfully combined an intensely personal artistry with a broader vision of social justice."

 Tickets may be purchased at all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at ticketmaster.com. There is a facility fee on all tickets purchased at all locations, including the Box Office. Additional Ticketmaster service charges and handling fees apply to all tickets purchased through Ticketmaster outlets, by phone or online. For disabled seating, call 314-622-5420.

25
Jun
2018

Last seen at STAGES in its 1987 Inaugural season, I DO! I DO! returns to steal your heart with the poignant and all-too-true story of 50 years in the married lives of Michael and Agnes. Beginning in 1895 and ending half a century later, this two character musical version of the Tony Award Winning Best Play, THE FOURPOSTER, offers its audience a frank look at the miracle of married life as Michael and Agnes experience childbirth, parenthood, and their advancing years together.

25
Jun
2018

STAGES invites you to take a journey out of the Central Park Zoo and onto an enchanted desert isle with your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends from the DreamWorks blockbuster film, MADAGASCAR! Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo, and, of course, mad King Julien for a musical adventure of a lifetime.

Enjoy this family fun production, filled with gut-busting laughs galore, rockin’ dance moves, and an upbeat score!

25
Jun
2018

06-25-2018

Come one, come all to Cirque du SLLAW!

 

Join the St. Louis Lady Arm Wrestlers for a circus spectacular of arm wrestling! Meet us under The Heavy Anchor big top at 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m., with special guest SoulFlow, the hula hooping sensation! $10 at the door, with all proceeds benefiting S.H.E.R.A.H. (Sisters Helping Each Other Reach A Higher Height), creating safe spaces and support for women & girls of color. Visit http://www.sherahmovement.com for more information.

 

http://www.sllaw.org/

 

https://www.facebook.com/CLAWSTL/

25
Jun
2018

06-25-2018 -11:30 pm
26
Jun
2018

06-26-2018 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.

26
Jun
2018

06-26-2018 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

26
Jun
2018

06-26-2018 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.

26
Jun
2018

06-26-2018 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