WHAT: The SCC Photography Invitational WHEN: Sept. 24-Nov. 3WHERE: Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building, St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in CottlevilleCOST: Free and open to the publicCONTACT INFO: Brian D. Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org or 636-922-8575NEWS STORY FORMATPhotography Invitational to be featured at SCC Sept. 25-Nov. 3St. Charles Community College is pleased to announce the Photography Invitational. The exhibition will be on display Sept. 25-Nov. 3, in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building, on the SCC campus, located at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville. The Photography Invitational will feature photographs of six uniquely-talented regional artists: Stan Feldman, Mark Appling Fisher, Jeff Hirsch, Caroline Philippone, Joshua Rowan and Kathie Thomas. The majority of these photographs deal in exterior spaces with distinct locales such as Iceland, Cuba, Utah and Missouri. Photographic processes range from digital to film and from color to black and white. The opening reception is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The gallery hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is located in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building. Parking for patrons is free in the campus Blue and Yellow lots. For more information, contact Brian D. Smith at email@example.com or 636-922-8575.
The internationally-juried exhibition Quilt National 2017, curated by The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, joins the Foundry Art Centre once again for its renowned biennial collection of Art Quilts by contemporary fiber artists. The Foundry Art Centre is the only venue that will host the exhibition in its entirety aside from its original run at The Dairy Barn Arts Center. Quilt National 2017 opens at the Foundry Art Centre on Friday, October 6, 2017 and runs through Friday, December 1, 2017. Admission to the exhibitions is $5 per person.
Popa Chubby, born Ted Horowitz, has been hard rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful way for more than 25 years. Over the course of a career that dates back to 1994, he has been a force of to be reckoned with on the guitar, and his tempestuous, soulful playing has never been more powerful. An imposing figure with a shaven head, tattooed arms, a goatee and a performance style he describes as “the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson,” Popa Chubby is an endearing character who is one of the genre’s most popular figures.
One hundred and fifty years ago, New York City was not the city it is today. It was a hellish metropolis, a machine fueled and controlled by political corruption, murder, violence, and extortion. A place where no life was sacred… a place not for the faint of heart. "West of Hell" begins with Thomas, a seventeen-year-old blacksmith living in New York City, grappling with the sudden disappearance of his mother, Mary. His own distant guardian is an intriguing brothel owner known as the Madame who, along with her right-hand man Louis, provides Thomas with counsel and guidance. While straining to track his mother down, Thomas uncovers a series of letters from his long-lost father, Edward, and when they meet, Thomas chooses to return to England with him to pursue a new life. Through a series of twists and turns in the aftermath of tragedy, Thomas gains an unquenchable need for vengeance, and with the guidance and training from his father's old Master, Thomas intends to wreak havoc upon anyone who stands in his way.This is Whiskey Emerson's first novel. When not writing or researching her next work, she is typically hiking with her basset hound, Jolene, playing piano, or in the yoga studio. She is also a world traveler, motorcycle enthusiast, downhill skier, and equestrian. Whiskey currently resides in Portland, Oregon, with her husband.
Left Bank Books welcomes debut author Steve Schafer, who will sign and discuss his young adult novel, "The Border"!This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "The Border" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. On a summer night in northern Mexico, four teens—Pato, Arbo, Marcos, and Gladys—have just snuck away from a quinceañera celebration when a gang of narcos attacks. After listening to their families being murdered, they narrowly escape, but are left with an awful truth. They've lost more than their loved ones—they've lost everything. And La Frontera, the gang responsible for the massacre, has put out a reward for their capture or death. They cannot stay in Mexico. As the teens flee through the desert, conflicts arise to divide them. But staying together will be their only hope of staying alive…and making it across the border.
Insight Theatre Company closes out its 10th season with Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. This is a brand-new play written by the very popular Ken Ludwig. It is a tour de force with actors playing many different characters in madcap comedy. Directed by Maggie Ryan and starring John O’Hagen, Kent Coffel, Elliot Auch, Ed Reggi, Gwen Wotawa.
KASIMU TAYLOR TRIO & special guests | 9pm – 11pm
Part of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation’s #JazzCrawl in Grand Center, along with KDHX Magnolia Café Jazz Happy Hour, Kranzberg Arts Center’s Jazz Jam, and Nancy’s Café Simulcast at Jazz at the Bistro.
The Dark Room is the third leg of an evening of live jazz standards and collaborations, featuring “The Trio”:
Kasimu Taylor – Trumpet, Nathan Jatcko – Piano, Ben Wheeler – Bass
“Wine Flight Wednesdays”, where sommelier selected wine flights are only $15. Experience exciting wines from around the world while listening to some of STL’s finest jazz practitioners!
Emery EntertainmentpresentsEvil Dead The MusicalOctober 10 – 22, 2017(no show October 16)$50 – $90 AdmissionEmery Entertainment, Inc. presents the St. Louis debut of the wildly popular cult classic Evil Dead – The Musical at The Grandel Theatre for a limited two-week engagement!The Winner of the 2007 Dora Audience Choice Award for Toronto’s favorite show, Evil Dead – The Musical is the hilarious and outrageous story of five college friends spending the weekend in an abandoned cabin in the woods after accidently unleashing an evil force that turns them all into Candarian demons.The “Splatter Zone,” located within the first three rows of seating, is for super fans who can’t get enough of blood “splatter” during their favorite scenes of death and destruction in the woods. Audience members in these seats are covered in fake blood as part of the ‘real-life’ effects that take place during scenes in the show. In addition to some dismembered limbs, demons telling bad jokes and catchy tunes (“Look Who’s Evil Now,” “All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Demons”), the show features a saucy combination of wit and sexual innuendo that keeps audiences laughing.Evil Dead – The Musical’s book and lyrics are by George Reinblatt, with music by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt. Musical supervision by Frank Cipolla and additional lyrics by Christopher Bond with additional music by Rob Daleman.
Scholars from the fields of anthropology, Holocaust studies, and psychology will explore issues relating to trauma and repair in conjunction with the installation Kader Attia: Reason’s Oxymorons, discussing how the act of repair—physical and psychological, individual and cultural—is interpreted and studied in these different areas of expertise.
EPA Region 7, the West Lake Landfill Community Advisory Group, and Just Moms STL invite you to aCommunity Listening Session on Thursday, October 19, at the District 9 Machinists Hall.Senior Advisor to Administrator Pruitt, Albert “Kell” Kelly, and new Acting Regional Administrator CathyStepp will attend the Listening Session to hear site-related concerns directly from local citizens.Community members must register, in advance or on-site, to speak at the session. Priority will be given tothose who pre-register. You may register either with the Community Advisory Group firstname.lastname@example.org, with Just Moms STL at email@example.com, or online athttp://tinyurl.com/speaker-pre-registration. Each speaker will have two minutes. Please include yourname and the site-related topic(s) you would like to discuss. Community members may also register byphone and leaving a voicemail at 314-469-4994. The Listening Session portion will be held from 6:30to 8:00 p.m.Concurrently with the Listening Session, EPA and its partner agencies will staff tables in an adjacentroom where the public can meet with the various agency experts. This Open House portion will be heldfrom 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Mr. Kelly and Ms. Stepp will join the Open House from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. tomeet personally with community members.
"Left Bank Books welcomes bestselling "Black Hawk Down" author Mark Bowden, who will sign and discuss his new book, "Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam"!
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Hue 1968" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
The first battle book from Mark Bowden since "Black Hawk Down," "Hue 1968" is the story of the centerpiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the American War in Vietnam. In the early hours of January 31, 1968, the North Vietnamese launched over one hundred attacks across South Vietnam in what would become known as the Tet Offensive. With unprecedented access to war archives in the U.S. and Vietnam and interviews with participants from both sides, Bowden narrates each stage of this crucial battle through multiple viewpoints. Played out over 24 days and costing 10,000 lives, the Battle of Hue was by far the bloodiest of the entire war. "Hue 1968" is a gripping and moving account of this pivotal moment."
Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance—and the subsequent cover-up—will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. “The Mothers” asks whether a "what if" can be more powerful than an experience itself.
The Brick City Poetry Festival will return for its third year October 18th and will host events through Sunday, October 22nd at venues throughout the Greater St. Louis area. This year, Quincy Troupe is slated to give the keynote address on Sunday at 3:00 PM at the Missouri History Museum
Brick City will offer pre-festival events this year that will include a River Styx reading at the Contemporary Art Museum that Monday, a Eugene Robinson Writers' Club event Tuesday, and a special screening of "The Roof is on Fire" a documentary film by David Wraith.
The St. Louis Youth Poet Laureate ceremony returns Friday, Oct 20 along with special events featuring the regions, 2016 Youth Poet Laureate.
New this year will be the Borderland Regional Poetry Slam open to teams and solo poets scheduled for late Friday evening and Saturday evening, offering over a $1000 cash prize to the winning team.
An 8-piece outfit formed ten years ago by members of Grammy Award-winning Latin revival orchestra Grupo Fantasma, Brownout has evolved into a musical force all its own. After garnering their third Austin Music Award last year, the band has continued to produce music that is unflinchingly progressive, while evoking the classic influences of artists such as WAR, Cymande and Funkadelic. They’ve performed at events including Bonnaroo, High Sierra Music Festival, Pickathon, FFFFest, Bear Creek Music Festival, Utopia Festival and Pachanga Fest, while regularly touring the U.S. Brownout’s also served as a highly in-demand backing band for artists including Prince, Daniel Johnston, GZA and Bernie Worrell. Their latest release, Over the Covers (Fat Beats 2017), was widely acclaimed by critics and heralds the next chapter for the band as it continues to evolve and explore new and funky musical realms.
The Potomac Accord releases their 3rd studio album titled BEAMS on Thursday 10/19/17 at the St. Louis Public Library downtown. This free show commences at 7pm sharp in the library auditorium, and will conclude at 8pm. All guests receive a free CD, download code, and sticker. There will be shirts, posters, and other band merchandise for sale. The band will also debute a few recently composed new songs. No Cover Charge, All Ages.STL Magazine had this to say about the album & show:https://www.stlmag.com/culture/music/the-potomac-accord-continues-to-evolve/
A three-day festival showcasing the best of St. Louis improvised theater and performers from across the country. It is an opportunity to watch spontaneous live theater and top-notch comedy. lt features nightly performances at The Improv Shop in The Grove, as well as community outreach events and actor workshops.
New Line Theatre presents Lizzie: The Rock MusicalSeptember 28 – October 21, 2017Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pmThursdays: Adult = $20, Student/Senior = $15, Military/Educator = $10 (with ID)Fridays & Saturdays: Adult = $25, Student/Senior = $20
music by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewittlyrics and original concept by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Manerbook and additional music by Tim Maneradditional lyrics and orchestrations by Alan Stevens Hewitt
“In the house of Borden there’s a lock on every door,In every room a prisoner of a long, silent war.Let us take you to an August back in 1892,When all hell broke looseIn the house of Borden…”– Lizzie
It’s a sweltering August in 1892, in Fall River, Massachusetts. And Lizzie’s had enough.A prominent businessman and his wife are brutally axed to death in their home. Their daughter Lizzie Borden is the prime suspect. Lizzie’s trial is a coast-to-coast media sensation, and her story becomes an American legend. LIZZIE is ferocious, powerful musical theatre as rock concert, four women and a six-piece rock band, chock full of rage, sex, betrayal, and bloody murder, an American mythology set to a blistering rock score, a radically new American musical with a sound owing less to Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber than to Bikini Kill, the Runaways, and Heart. The show has music by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt, lyrics by Cheslik-DeMeyer and Tim Maner, book and additional music by Maner, and additional lyrics by Hewitt.
The New York Times called the show “a gothic rock ritual with a ‘riotgirl’ attitude … an eerie hybrid of rock club and a turn-of-the-century New England parlor. . . Presented with wall-rattling glee…deliciously watchable.”
The Village Voice talked about the show’s “lush tunes which retch sex, rage, heat, misanthropy, and incest … Surreal glee and gallows humor … Finally, a rock musical you’d wanna mosh to.”
TimeOutNY called it “a fetching, brawny rock musical.”
Show Business Weekly said, “We came for splattered red, for madness and mayhem, and Lizzie more than delivers.”
The cast of New Line’s Lizzie includes Anna Skidis as Lizzie, Kimi Short as Bridget, Larissa White as Alice, and Marcy Wiegert as Emma. The show will be directed by Mike Dowdy-Windsor, with music direction by Sarah Nelson, scenic and lighting design by Rob Lippert, costume design by Sarah Porter, and sound design by Elli Castonguay.Lizzie contains adult language and content.For more information, visit the New Line Theatre website.
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