Dave Dickey Big BandwithLindbergh HS Jazz EnsembleJanuary 21, 20185pm – 9pm$20 Adult GA / $10 Student GA$80 Orchestra Booth (seats 4)$120 Balcony Booth (seats 6)This will be the Dave Dickey Big Band’s first performance in the beautiful Grandel Theatre. The evening will start at 5 PM in The Dark Room (lobby of the Grandel Theatre) with the Lindbergh HS Jazz combos performing from 5-5:45. The kitchen and bar will be open for listeners to sit and eat while they listen to the combos. The Dave Dickey Big Band will start in the theater at 6 PM and intermission will feature the Lindbergh High School Jazz Ensemble under the direction of David Wyss. The last set will be the Dave Dickey Big Band with several of the Lindbergh students sitting in with the band.
Cocktails and Curtain Calls presents the Irish Play In the Shadow of the Glen by John MIllington Synge JANUARY 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 &17 @ 8:00pm and Sunday JANUARY 14 & 21 @ 6:30pm in the Patriot Room at Mcgurks Irish Pub in Soulard (1200 Russell Blvd. 63109). and JANUARY 25 @ 8:00pm and Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm at the Irish Corner Pub (1900 Cherokee St. at Lemp 63118.) In The Shadow of the Glen, Dan Burke is convinced that his wife, Nora is playing away so he fakes his own death, waits for proof and scuppers her plans. However Nora leaves with her head held high on the arm of a not so perfect stranger. Cast: Jane Abling, Mason Brown, Stefan Peterson & Bob Beck. Come early for a delicious dinner and drinks.. Get you tickets early as we usually sell out our performances at McGurks. Call for reservations and info. 314-249-7488. (Cash & checks only at door)
First impressions matter. Especially on a debut album. Time and attention-strapped listeners size up an artist within a song or two, then move on or delve in further. Fortunately, it only takes Margo Price about twenty-eight seconds to convince you that you're hearing the arrival of a singular new talent. Hands of Time, the opener on Midwest Farmer's Daughter (coming Spring 2016, Third Man Records), is an invitation, a mission statement and a starkly poetic summary of the 32-year old singer's life, all in one knockout, self-penned punch. Easing in over a groove of sidestick, bass and atmospheric guitar, Price sings, When I rolled out of town on the unpaved road, I was fifty-seven dollars from bein' broke . . . It has the feel of the first line of a great novel or opening scene in a classic film. There's an expectancy, a brewing excitement. And as the song builds, strings rising around her, Price recalls hardships and heartaches the loss of her family's farm, the death of her child, problems with men and the bottle. There is no self-pity or over-emoting. Her voice has that alluring mix of vulnerability and resilience that was once the province of Loretta and Dolly. It is a tour-de-force performance that is vivid, deeply moving and all true. From the honky tonk comeuppance of About To Find Out, to the rockabilly-charged This Town Gets Around to the weekend twang of Hurtin' (On The Bottle), Price adds fresh twists to classic Nashville country, with a sound that couldve made hits in any decade. Meanwhile, the hard-hitting blues grooves of Four Years of Chances and Tennessee Song push the boundaries further west to Memphis (the album was recorded at the legendary Sun Studio). Price grew up in Aledo, Illinois (pop. 3,612), and after dropping out of college, she moved to Nashville in 2003. She soon met bass player and future husband Jeremy Ivey, and formed a band called Buffalo Clover. They self-released three records and built a local following, but it was personal tragedy that brought Prices calling into even sharper focus. I lost my firstborn son to a heart ailment, Price says, and I was really down and depressed. I was drinking too much. I was definitely lost. I did some things that I regret very much now that resulted in a brush with the law. Thank god I had my friends and family to keep me going. Coming through that, I thought, 'I'm just going to write music that I want to hear.' It was a big turning point. A year before, she had visited Sun Studio as a tourist. The first time I walked in the room, the guide said, 'This is where Elvis stood.' They have the X on the floor, and she said, 'It's rumored that Bob Dylan came in and kissed the X on the floor.' So I waited for everybody to leave, then I got down on my knees, and thought, 'There, now I've kissed both Bob Dylan and Elvis. Price and her band worked the night shift, from 7pm-2am (after the museum had closed), cutting tracks live to analog tape. It was cool to do later sessions, she says. It's like doing shows, where you're singing at 11 o'clock. My voice was already warmed up. It was such a relaxed vibe at Sun. And it felt haunted in a good way, like Elvis and Johnny were watching over us. After recording the recording sessions, Price shopped the album to a number of Nashville labels, and reached another critical career moment when a friend brought up Third Man Records and told her, You're on Jack's radar, he wants to hear the record. Price says, I sent it over, and it just felt like home. A good creative space to be involved in, and everyone is so down to earth. It was awesome when I met with Jack. He told me he thought my voice was a breath of fresh air, and that he loved the record. As Price looks ahead to a busy 2016, full of touring and promoting Midwest Farmer's Daughter, she reflects on her hopes for what listeners might get from these songs. I hope that the record helps people get through hard times or depression. That's ultimately what music did for me in my childhood, and especially in my early adult years. It's about being able to connect personally with a song, and hopefully, it makes you feel not so lonely.
The Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School will feature Light + Dark (inside), an exhibit of paintings by Sole Van Emden, from Friday, January 5, through Wednesday, February 7. All are invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, January 5.Van Emden, who paints images from her surroundings, is specifically inspired by strong light raking across surfaces and through space. The artist says, I am drawn to the drama and the sense of volume created by the stark contrast between light and dark, whether across a childs face, a still life or an urban scene.The Bonsack Gallery is a not-for-profit educational gallery on the campus of John Burroughs School, 755 South Price Road, St. Louis, MO, 63124. Regular gallery hours are 8 am to 6:30 pm, weekdays. The exhibit is free to the public.
We'll celebrate the musical legacy of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli at the Shaved Duck. This lovely destination near Tower Grove Park boasts bodacious BBQ, and has been honored as one the 50 best BBQ joints in America. I'll be joined by Paul Davis on guitar, who's delighted audiences throughout St Louis with CoCo RiCo, Wack-A-Doo and Fleur de Lou.
Beloved author of the memoirs Glitter and Glue and The Middle Place, Kelly Corrigan shares a warm, insightful look at the 12 phrases that strengthen and sustain our relationships. With refreshing candor and a deep well of empathy, Corrigan swings between meditations on life with a preoccupied husband and two mercurial teenage daughters to profound observations on love and loss. Tell Me More is a moving and meaningful take on the power of the right words at the right moment to change everything.
The winter session of social dance classes is starting at St. Charles Community College the week of Jan. 16. 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 Jan. 16-March 12. 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.Good dancing is a lifetime investment in fun and wellness. Its 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.
Do314.com & Atomic Cowboy Pavilion & The Bootleg present:FREE WEEK Kick-Off! Cody Mitchell // Spatula // Holy Posers, hosted by Michael FrancoFREE WEEK:Jan 22-28 2018 at The BootlegONE WEEK • 7 SHOWS • NO COVER9PM / 21+
POETRY AT THE POINT on January 23 will feature feature Walter Bargen, Andrea Jackson, and Katherine Mitchell. Poetry at the Point is held at THE FOCAL POINT in Maplewood on the 4th Tuesday of the month. This reading series invites local and regional poets, and established and up-and-coming poets to share their words. The event is free.
The Focal Point is at 2720 Sutton. Parking is free in the lot on nearby Marietta Avenue or street parking. Readings start at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments available at the Maya Cafe next door. For more information or to read for the series contact Poetry at the Point Curator, Jennifer Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WALTER BARGEN has published 19 books of poetry. Recent books include Days Like This Are Necessary: New & Selected Poems (2009), Endearing Ruins/Liebenswerte Ruinen (2012), Trouble Behind Glass Doors (2013), Quixotic (2014), and Gone West/Ganz im Westen (2014). His latest book Too Quick for the Living was published in November 2017. He was appointed the first poet laureate of Missouri (2008-2009).
ANDREA JACKSON’s poetry and fiction have appeared in Star 82 (*82) Review, Gyroscope Review, Eyedrum Periodically, Heron Tree, The Tishman Review, and The Apple Valley Review. She has an MFA from the University of Missouri–St. Louis. She has just published Who Am I and Where Is Home? An American Woman in 1931 Palestine.
KATHERINE MITCHELL’s poetry appears in 2River View, The Southern Review, and was nominated for Best New Poets 2016. Katherine holds an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Missouri–St. Louis. She’s an Alexander Technique teacher and teaches movement for writers workshops across the country.
Veteran story time lady, Georgy Rock, joins us each Tuesday morning from 10:30-11am to read stories, sing songs, laugh, and be silly. All ages welcome, and always free. Today is our special Children's Book Week edition.
Left Bank Books welcomes Washington University professor of religion & politics R. Marie Griffith, who will sign and discuss her new book, "Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics"!This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Moral Combat" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.Gay marriage, transgender rights, birth controlsex is at the heart of many of the most divisive political issues of our age. The origins of these conflicts, historian R. Marie Griffith argues, lie in sharp disagreements that emerged among American Christians a century ago. From the 1920s onward, a once-solid Christian consensus regarding gender roles and sexual morality began to crumble, as liberal Protestants sparred with fundamentalists and Catholics over questions of obscenity, sex education, and abortion. "Moral Combat" is a history of how the Christian consensus on sex unraveled, and how this unraveling has made our political battles over sex so ferocious and so intractable.
Welcome to NOLA SWING in St. Louis, MO. It's swing dancing at its finest every Tuesday at HandleBar, located in the heart of the Grove area. Start your week off right with a good taste of swing dancing.This week it's Christina Cacciatore bringing you all the joy of a FREE, "Intro To Swing Dance" class at 8:00 PM. You will not only enjoy the fun you'll have in Christina's class, but you will also be able to use what she teaches you throughout the rest of the evening.At 8:30, Cindiasaurus Rex will take to the DJ table and play the best of the best in swing dance music for your dancing as well as listening pleasure. Cindy always pleases the swing dance crowd with her chosen music picked especially for this event.8:00 - 8:30 PM "Intro To Swing Dance" with Christina8:30 - midnight Swingin' to the music of DJ CindyCome early and enjoy a full meal from the menu and delicious drinks of your choice:Happy hour drinks and 1/2 price pizza's all night long.We welcome TIPPING if you should be so inclined.No CoverMust be 21
Do314.com & Atomic Cowboy Pavilion & The Bootleg present:The ScandalerosFREE WEEK:Jan 22-28 2018 at The BootlegONE WEEK • 7 SHOWS • NO COVER9PM / 21+
The Ready Room's Booking Intern Presents: Golden Curls Le'Ponds Babe Lords Honeydew Show is on the bar side. $5 cover. All Ages. $2 minor surcharge at the door.
Left Bank Books welcomes renowned psychiatrist and author Mark Epstein, who will sign and discuss his new book, "Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself"!This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of "Advice Not Given" from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.Our ego, and its accompanying sense of nagging self-doubt as we work to be bigger, better, smarter, and more in control, is one affliction we all share. And, while our ego claims to have our best interests at heart, in its never-ending pursuit of attention and power, it sabotages the very goals it sets to achieve. In "Advice Not Given," Dr. Mark Epstein reveals how Buddhism and Western psychotherapy, two traditions that developed in entirely different times and places and, until recently, had nothing to do with each other, both identify the ego as the limiting factor in our well-being, and both come to the same conclusion: When we give the ego free reign, we suffer; but when it learns to let go, we are free.
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