Ivas John and Gary Gordon play timeless original songs; their pickin’ is good, clean country fun in the style of Doc & Merle or Mississippi John Hurt. The heart of historic American music pumps with renewed vigor inside these fellas.
Suite Soul Spot Concert SeriespresentsTimothy Bloom&Chantae CannJuly 22, 20177:30pm doors / 8pm show$20 advance / $25 day of show (General Admission)The Suite Soul Spot Concert Series returns, presenting two-time Grammy award-winner Timothy Bloom and Chantae Cann.
The Casbah-ssippi carpet ride will be bring the Cairo to Clarksdale express to a local Cherokee Street oasis. We will bring delta blues, Afro-Celtic beat and classical middle eastern with a twist. Bring your world dance feet and feel the heat...
Rock, Blues, Metal, Alternative
"St. Charles Community College will host an exhibit featuring artwork from its Continuing Education students and instructors July 17-Aug. 3. The show, titled “Art Extravaganza,” will be in the gallery of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building on the SCC campus in Cottleville.
The gallery will feature artwork from students of all ages who have participated in the Continuing Education Department’s 2015-2017 classes and summer camps, as well as their instructors.
Meet the artists and instructors at a reception from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, in the Fine Arts Building gallery.
Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
The exhibition is open to all who have attended an SCC Continuing Education art, craft, photography or computer design class in the past 24 months. Artwork must be original work created by the artist within the past two years and not previously shown at SCC.
Those interested in showcasing their work can submit up to five works. Acceptance is dependent on the number of overall entries and space available. Entry forms must be received by the Continuing Education office in the John M. McGuire Humanities Building, Room 103, by Friday, July 7.
This is not a juried show, and there is no entry fee.
For entry forms and rules on how to apply, visit stchas.edu/ceartshow or call 636-922-8233. For more information about the exhibit, contact Lynn Watkins at 636-922-8309."
The Strauss Park ALIVE Festival will transform Strauss Park, located in the heart of the Grand Center Arts District, into an 8-week, summer-themed celebration of arts and life! Join us for the ALIVE Kick-Off and happy hour on July 5th, or enjoy any of the weekly scheduled events such as live music, dance, spoken word, theatre, and other family-friendly activities.
"Join a rotating cast of some of St. Louis’ finest musicians for “The Dark Room Brunch Sessions”. Two sets of tunes from 11am-1:30pm is paired with our brand new brunch menu, served 10am-3pm. More info: http://www.thedarkroomstl.com/
Ribtip & Rogers playing live in the beer garden from 4pm to 7pm. Fried Chicken dinners from Noon to 5. Games, Bingo, Beer, Soda, Hamburgers, Brats, etc. Great family time!
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Folk School jams are a great way to spend a weekend afternoon. Musicians of all skill levels come together to play and enjoy music under the guidance of a Folk School instructor. Jams are free and open to the public. Participants take turns leading songs and choosing tunes. These informal gatherings are a great way to get back to the basics and simply enjoy playing. Join in!
Folk School Jams are made possible by
Unplug from your game console and join the board and card game revival at FAC GamePlay on Sunday, July 23 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm. Don’t worry about cleaning your place and buying refreshments – the FAC and event sponsor Fantasy Shop St. Charles will provide what you need for a get-together with friends. All you need to do is bring your favorite games, although a limited game library of the latest games and some treasured classics will also be available for use. Dungeons & Dragons groups are welcome, as well, but please call ahead if you need a quieter space to have your session. Entry fee includes complimentary drinks and snacks throughout the event. No outside alcohol is allowed but guests are welcome to bring additional food. Be sure to bring your smartphone to play a FAC-curated round of trivia using Kahoot in the Ameristar Gallery at 6:00pm. The Kahoot winner will receive not only bragging rights but a prize, as well! Entry to FAC GamePlay is $10 per person. Register online at foundryartcentre.org or call 636-255-0270 to reserve your spot at FAC GamePlay.
Features vocalist Catherine Decker and guitarist Dave Black performing the works of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Jobim, Gilberto, Eva Cassidy, Phoebe Snow, Ricki Lee Jones, Adele and others at the Webster Groves Concert Hall, 103 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, MO on July 23 from 3pm-5pm. Tickets are $5 and can be ordered online www.websterconcerthall.org or reserved in advance by calling 314-962-7000. Plenty of free parking.
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"
This is one of the “go-to” talent showcases of each year. An audience favorite. Accompanied by some of the top musicians in the county, these talented singers have been honing their craft for the past week and will take the stage to bring you a great evening of song and stories! Stick around for the closing night party of the St. Louis Cabaret Conference - you’re invited!
Irish fiddle and harp music from Bernadette Mic Gabhann (currently based in Dublin) and local St. Louis Irish harpist Eileen Gannon.
Enjoy a FREE live concert by a fifty-piece professional orchestra. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket for relaxing on the grass in beautiful Brookings Quadrangle on the campus of Washington University. Parking is free. Ted Drewes Frozen Custard is available for purchase, and children receive an attendance prize. "Notes to Munch On / Meet the Artists" pre-concert discussion begins at 7:10pm. The concert begins at 7:30, and includes:
MozartThe Impressario Overture
MendelssohnFingal’s Cave Overture (The Hebrides)
MendelssohnViolin Concerto in E Minor (movement I)
Rich Qian, soloist
Mozart Die musikalische Schlittenfahrt (Musical Sleighride)
Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G Minor
Slaid Cleaves (born June 9, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter born in Washington, D.C. and raised in South Berwick, Maine and Round Pond, Maine, United States. An alumnus of Tufts University, where he majored in English and philosophy, Cleaves lives in Austin, Texas.
His full name is Richard Slaid Cleaves, but Slaid is the name that he has used his entire life.
Cleaves is a full-time touring musician, but like most musicians has held many day jobs: janitor, warehouse rat, ice cream truck driver, rope-tow operator, film developer, groundskeeper, meter reader, and pizza delivery driver. He was even a human guinea pig. He was paid to be a subject in drug studies by a pharmaceutical company.
Cleaves's musical roots extend back prior to his days playing in a high school "garage band" with his childhood friend Rod Picott. The two shared a love of music, especially Bruce Springsteen and named their band The Magic Rats, after a character in Springsteen's song "Jungleland."
He brought his love of American artists such as Woody Guthrie, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Tom Waits, CCR, and more with him to Cork, Ireland, where he spent his junior year of college. To help pass the time he learned how to play the songs on guitar and on November 18, 1985 he made his debut as a busker—a street singer—in Cork City, Ireland.
After several false starts he started to gain notice around Portland, Maine and in 1990 released his debut cassette, The Promise. Only a few songs off this album, "Sweet Summertime", "Lonesome Highway" and "Wrecking Ball" still occasionally get played in concert. The original tape has unfortunately been lost, and only copies remain.
That was followed a year later by Looks Good from the Road, recorded with his rock band, The Moxie Men, which featured Cleaves on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, his brother J. on bass, Mark Cousins on drums and Pip Walter on electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and vocals. By the end of the year they were the darlings of the Portland press and touted as one of the bands "most likely to succeed."
However, Cleaves's solo acoustic side took over and in 1991 he moved with his wife, Karen, to Austin, Texas. In 1992, he was a winner of the prestigious New Folk competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival, an award previously given to such artists as Nanci Griffith, Robert Earl Keen and Steve Earle.
Cleaves continued to work hard in Austin, playing various clubs around the city, touring, and continuing to hone his craft as a songwriter. In 1997, he recorded and released his first national album, No Angel Knows for the Rounder-Philo label, which has been his home ever since.
In 2000, Cleaves had an Americana charts hit with his album Broke Down and song of the same name. The title track was co-written with his childhood friend Picott, whom he grew up with in Maine.
Cleaves continued to gain notice  with his follow-up album, 2004's Wishbones, appearing on the ESPN2 show Cold Pizza, and his music is praised by Nicholson Baker in his 2009 novel, The Anthologist.
In 2006 Cleaves released Unsung, a collection of songs written by other singer-songwriters including Graham Weber, J. J. Baron, Michael O'Connor (who often tours with Cleaves), Adam Carroll, and Nicole St. Pierre.
Dreamer: A Tribute to Kent Finlay, released in early 2016 on Austin-based Eight 30 Records, features Cleaves' version of "Lost," his co-write with Finlay.
Highway Prayer: A Tribute to Adam Carroll, released in late 2016 on Austin-based Eight 30 Records, features Cleaves' version of "South of Town."
Cleaves tours nationally performing solo and with a band in many configurations.
Explore friendship and revenge in 9 TO 5, as three female coworkers give their sexist boss the boot and change their workplace for the better in this hilarious musical romp with toe-tapping tunes by Dolly Parton! Based on the 1980 hit movie, this Rolodex era office take-over will make you laugh, cry, and ultimately cheer the exploits of Violet, Judy, and Doralee as they discover the joys of working 9 to 5!
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