Guest Dan Reich, Curator & Director of Education at the St. Louis Holocaust Museum, stops in to tell us about the latest goings on at the museum and their work towards finding lessons in tragedy.
Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Chief Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum ST. Louis, stops by to speak with Nancy about CAM and the current exhibitions.
Guest Robert Endicott, Chairman of The National Blues Museum here in St. Louis, discusses the museum's exhibits, outreach and education, regular live performances, and their charge for covering the history of the blues nationally vs a regional or St. Louis focus. Rob is also a trumpet player and lawyer who first performed the blues with the legendary guitarist Bennie Smith.
Guest Dr. Frances Levine, President and CEO of the Missouri Historical Society, chats about the goings on at the many institutions that the Society oversees including the History Museum and Soldiers Memorial.
Guest Gina Alvarez, Executive Director of VSA Arts of Missouri / Living Arts Studio, shares details on how their group fosters and facilitates creativity in people of all levels of ability through mentorship, classes, and access to a creative workspace.
Guest Cynthia Prost, President of the Arts and Education Council, stops in to discuss funding the arts in St. Louis and their upcoming awards night.
Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Director and Curator of The Sheldon Art Galleries, stops by to talk with Nancy about this year's "Golf the Galleries and The Sheldon Galleries in general.
Guest John Pierson, Associate Artistic Director of the St. Louis Actors Studio, stops in to talk about their home at the Gaslight Theater, the upcoming LaBute New Theater Festival, and other new developments within their organization.
Guest Erin Quick, Executive Director of the St. Louis Poetry Center, stops in to talk about the history of the organization, some of the notable past members, and how you can get involved!
Guests Gary Passanise, Founder & Director, and Francesca Passanise, President & Education Officer, of the Santo Foundation stop in to share details of the work their foundation does to help emerging local artists and how they plan to honor the group's 10th anniversary.
Guest Marilyn Brown, Co-Chair of the St. Louis Jewish Film Festival, stops by to discuss some of the highlights of the upcoming annual festival. Including some films you won't be able to see anywhere else.
Guest Pete Timmermann, Interim Director of the Webster University Film Series, stops in to discuss his thoughts on film and being a fan of movies. He also shares some highlights and information about the upcoming film festival.
Christopher Mohnani: Managing Director of Programs and Community Engagement for Dance St. Louis stopped by to speak with Nancy about Dance St. Louis as well as the upcoming Spring to Dance Event on memorial day weekend.
Guest Tom Ridgely, Executive Producer of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, stops by the station to talk about some of the exciting things that have developed in the past year and what's in store for this year's upcoming Festival!
Guest Stephanie Bliss, Director of the Eugene Field House & Museum, talks about the children's poet, his famous father, and their link to St. Louis.
Guest Carrie Houk, Artistic Director of the Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis, stops by to discuss this year's festival including some rare opportunities to see works that are seldom staged.
Guests and actresses Jacqueline Thompson and Kari Ely, two recipients of 2019 Visionary Awards, talk about the works they've done in the arts that earned them this recognition.
Guest Mark Sundlov, Director of the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum, stops in to share highlights of the newly renovated museum and talks about the history of the memorial and steps that have been taken to preserve the past to carry it into the future.
Guest David Kirkland of Turn Restaurant talks DJing and cooking and shares how music inspired him to turn the tables on cuisine.
Steve Pick and Amanda Doyle, Co-Authors of St. Louis Sound: An Illustrated Timeline, stop by to speak with Nancy About the St. Louis Music scene and the book they created as a love letter to it. They also talk about various events surrounding it's release.
Guest Chris Hansen, Executive Director of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation, stops in to talk about the role the foundation plays in promoting arts in the city and to discuss their newest development: The High Low.
Artist Jasmine Leah Raskas stops in to discuss her artwork and how creating art has helped her through challenging circumstances.
Guest David Wilson, Creator of the True/False Film Fest, stops in to tell us the history of the festival and share highlights form this year's upcoming edition.
Guest Sean Robertson, Theater Manager of the Florissant Civic Center Theater, shares some of the history of the theater and its upcoming events.
Guest Patty Wente, CEO & President of the International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum, discusses current and upcoming exhibitions, noteworthy members of the Hall of Fame, and the annual induction ceremony as well as classes and other offerings.
Jessica Hentoff Artistic Executive Director for Circus Harmony stops by to talk with Nancy about the goings-on and history of Circus Harmony, as well as how they recently learning that they are the recipient of the Missouri Arts Award for education.
Diana Hansen, Director of Galleries and Internships for the Kranzberg Arts Foundation, stops by to talk with Nancy about the work she does for the foundation and her background.
Guest Tonina Saputo, singer-songwriter/bassist, music journalist & poet, discusses her musical beginnings and the path that her art and career has taken.
Guest Peter Palermo, Executive Director of the Sheldon, shares how his past experience will help take the organization in a new direction while honoring what's come before. He also details the upcoming Gala.
Guest Sarah Griesbach, Executive Editor of All The Art Quarterly, stops in to discuss the magazine and its work to bring arts awareness to unexpected places in our region.
Nancy talks with her guests from the St. Louis Art Museum about the exhibition Graphic Revolution: American Prints 1960 to Now, as well as the history of prints.
Guest Kevin Ginty, Executive Director of St. Louis Classical Guitar, shares the mission of his organization, highlights upcoming concerts, and tells us how classical guitar is way more than most people realize.
Guest Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Director of The Sheldon Art Galleries, stops by to discuss a few highlights of the current and upcoming exhibits in the galleries.
Nancy Talks with Maggie Ryan, Artistic Director of Insight Theatre Company about the company's history and about the upcoming season.
Nancy Talks to David Hutson, Neon Artist and Dana Turkovic, Curator of Laumeier Sculpture Park about his new exhibition at the park. They also talk about the art and science of neon.
Guest Andrew Jorgensen, General Director of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, shares highlights from the upcoming season and what he hopes to accomplish as the company's newest director.
Guest Father Terry Dempsey: Director of the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA), stops by to tell us about upcoming plans to celebrate the Museum's 25th anniversary and details some highlights of past exhibits.
Guests Shannon Bailey, Chief Curator & Brian Flowers, Marketing Coordinator, at The World Chess Hall of Fame stop in to discuss the history of the museum, what brought it to St. Louis, and how it's a space for some things that might surprise you.
Guests 138. Mike Behle, Director of Paul Artspace & Terry Suhre, Director of Gallery 210 discuss the history of both local institutions and how they work together to introduce artists to St. Louis and St. Louis artists to the world.
Guest Maryanne Simmons, Master Printmaker at Wildwood Press, talks about the history of large scale printing in St. Louis and how she collaborates with other artists to make new works that draw on the strengths of both.
Nancy speaks with Cynthia Cosby and Gerald Brooks from the African Heritage Association of St. Louis about the Africa Arts Festival to be held in Forest Park on Memorial Day Weekend. They also discuss the November 10th concert by the Soweto Gospel Choir coming to the Touhill Performing Arts Center.
Guest Cliff Froehlich, Executive Director of Cinema St. Louis, shares information about the upcoming St. Louis International Film Festival and the incredible amounts of work it takes to plan and organize an event of this size.
Guest Jan Albus, CEO of Variety, the Children's Charity, stops in to share information about the upcoming Children's Theatre production of The Little Mermaid. Just one of the many opportunities they provide for children the world over.
Guest Jim Dolan, Producer of the Gaslight Cabaret Festival, stops by to share the history of the event and discuss the many great acts scheduled to appear at this year's upcoming festival.
Nancy talks with Alissa Duel (Co-Chair of Sababa) and Andrew Rehfeld (President and CEO of The Jewish Federation of St. Louis) about Sababa, the Jewish Arts and Culture Festival being held on Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 11am until 6pm at Washington University.
Guest Sarah Melinger, Director of Development at the Gateway Arch National Park, talks about the history of the monument, its recent renovation of the grounds and museum, and future plans to engage the monument with the wider community.
Nancy talks with Jeff Lea, Public Relations Manager St. Louis Lambert International Airport, about the various arts programs at the airport and about the Art of Travel: Northern Lights, a benefit event on October 4th.
Guest Edward Coffield, the newest Artistic Director of the New Jewish Theatre, stops by to talk this year's upcoming shows and shares insight on the work that goes into choosing plays for upcoming seasons.
Nancy Kranzberg talks with Phillip Barnes, the Artistic Director of the St. Louis Chamber Chorus, about the organization and the upcoming season, which has as it's theme "States of Being".
Guest Erin Prange, Executive Director of The Big Muddy Dance Company, shares news about their new studio space and the exciting opportunities and programs that are upcoming.
Guest Lauren Ross, Executive Director of the Laumeier Sculpture Park, stops in to introduce herself to St. Louis and talk about what drew her here and why she's excited to become a part this great local institution.
Guest Bob DeBoo, Musician and Educator, stops by to talk about playing bass, the state of St. Louis jazz, and Grand Center.
Nancy Kranzberg talks with Chris Hansen about the work of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation and the goings on in The Grand Center Arts District.
Guest Mark Witzling, Executive Director of Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, stops by to talk about the many great programs that Craft Alliance offers as well as discussing his own work as an artist.
Guest Peter Palermo, Director of the Russel E. and Fern M. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts at McKendree University, shares info about the origin of "The Hett" and details some upcoming programming highlights.
Guest Tom Ridgely, Executive Producer of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, stops in to tell us what the festival is all about. SPOILER ALERT: It's more than just Shakespeare in the Park!
Guest Prince Wells, Jazz Trumpeter & Professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, discusses his background, teaching, music, and the difficulty of playing trumpet.
Guest Nezka Pfeiffer, Museum Curator at the Stephen & Peter Sachs Museum at the Missouri Botanical Garden, stops in to discuss details of the restoration of one of the oldest buildings in the city and how they returned it to its former glory.
Guest Robert Bullivant, Owner of Bullivant Gallery, stops in to share details of his current exhibition "27 Forever" and discuss the numerous fine art printing services his gallery provides.
Guest Matt Kerns, Executive Director of St. Lou Fringe Festival, gives us a history of Fringe Fests in general and a breakdown of highlights and features for this year's upcoming local incarnation.
Guest David Steward II, CEO of Lion Forge Comics, talks about his company's role in brining diversity to the world of comics, entertainment, and beyond.
Guest Duane Reed, Owner & Director of Duane Reed Art Gallery, stops by to talk about current and upcoming exhibits as well as what goes into being a gallerist.
Guest Jessica Hentoff, Artistic/Executive Director at Circus Harmony, stops by to share exciting news about the Peace Through Pyramids program.
Guest Kathleen Bibbins, Executive Director of the St. Louis Fashion Fund, highlights the work being done to make St. Louis a fashion hub once again.
Guest Olivia Lahs - Gonzales, Director of the Sheldon Art Galleries, stops in to talk about the upcoming exhibit "Golf @ the Galleries" which transforms the galleries into one playable, artist designed mini-golf course installation.
Guest Andy Hahn, Executive Director of the Campbell House Museum, tells us about the mission of the museum as it enters its 75th year.
Marilyn Brown, Co-Chair of the St. Louis Jewish Film Festival, stops in to share highlights from this year's upcoming festival.
Guest John Hoover, Director of the St. Louis Mercantile Library, shares a bit of the history of this institution, details the current special exhibits, and shares some facts you may find surprising!
Guests Tom Fleming, Volunteer, and Nick Dunne, Board President talk about their organization MySlart.org (My St. Louis Art), the work they do to make art exhibition accessible to all, and how you can be a part of it all!
Guests Lana Pepper and Yvonne Osei, 2 of the 6 Awardees of the 2018 St. Louis Visionary Awards, stop in to discuss the work they did to deserve this award ahead of the upcoming ceremony on April 23, 2018.
Guest Hannah Klemm, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the St. Louis Art Museum, discusses new items in the contemporary collection, upcoming exhibitions, and the current exhibition of artist Sun Xun's Timespy.
Guest Marie Oberkirsch, Director of Central Print, shares information about her organization's mission and programs and tells why their Old North location is an important touchstone.
Lisa Çakmak is the associate curator of ancient art. She joined the Saint Louis Art Museum in 2010 as the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for ancient art and previously was the Niarchos Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Çakmak has an undergraduate degree in art and archaeology from Princeton University, a master of arts and doctorate in classical art and archaeology from the University of Michigan, and a master of business administration from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.
Guest Christine Knoblauch-O'Neal, Director of Graduate Studies, MFA Program in Dance at Washington University stops by to discuss the upcoming MFA student dance concert: Common Ground.
Guest Mike Isaacson, Artistic Director & Executive Producer at the Muny, stops by to share the history of The St. Louis Municipal Opera Theatre and lets us know what to look forward to as they begin their 100th season.
Guest Jessica Hentoff, Artistic Executive Director of Circus Harmony, talks about their collaboration with Circus Flora and shares details on their mission of teaching the circus arts to kids both here and abroad.
Guest Paul Steinmann, Author, discusses the rich history behind his newly released book Will.
Guest Scott Miller, Artistic Director of the New Line Theatre, talks about the founding of the company as well as their work with local talent to keep musical theater edgy.
Guest Misa Jeffereis, Assistant Curator of the Contemporary Art St. Louis, discusses her role in the museum and the importance of outreach in the arts world.
Guest Chris Hansen, Executive Director of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation, details the many different organizations that the foundation supports and their contributions to the vibrant St. Louis art scene.
Guest Susan Sherman, Chair of the St. Louis Fashion Fund, stops by to discuss the work their organization has undertaken to revive the local garment district and encourage fashion designers to relocate to the area.
Guest Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Chief Curator of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, stops by to share a bit of history about the organization and outline some of her plans to bring exciting contemporary art to the city.
Nancy Kranzberg talks with Frances Levine, President of The Missouri Historical Society, about various projects, museums and exhibitions.
Shannon Bailey, Chief Curator of the World Chess Hall of Fame, talks with Nancy Kranzberg about the History, mission and exhibitions of the World Chess Hall of Fame.
Guest Steve Woolf, the Augustin Family Artistic Director of the Repertory Theatre St. Louis stops by to share details about upcoming performances at the theatre and offer insights into the growth of the local theatre community.
Guests Malik & DeBorah Ahmed, CEO & Executive Director of Better Family Life, stop in to share the details of their organization's efforts to stabilize and revitalize a large section of Page Blvd. They also discuss the group's headquarters which features the Art & Empowerment Mural.
Guest Andrea Urice, Teaching Professor of Drama at Washington University, shares details of the university's drama program and highlights upcoming shows at the Edison Theatre.
Guest Stefanie Kirkland, Director of Exhibitions & Artists-in-Residence Programs at Craft Alliance, stops by to share details of the organization's mission and upcoming exhibitions.
Guest Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Director & Curator, The Sheldon Art Galleries, shares the details of current and upcoming exhibits.
Guest Sean Robertson, Theater Manager for the City of Florissant, stops by to talk upcoming shows at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre and share details about the work being done to keep the arts alive in North County.
Guests Jade Powers, Romare Bearden Fellow, and Renee Franklin, Director of Audience Development at St. Louis Art Museum, discuss the details of what the fellowship entails for the recipient. They also explain the great amount of work that goes on behind the scenes to make sure everyone who visits the museum has a positive experience.
Guest Cliff Froehlich from Cinema St. Louis shares details of the upcoming St. Louis International Film Festival and other events put on by the organization such as the local edition of the 48 Hour Film Festival.
Guest Jan Albus, CEO of Variety, discusses the upcoming production of the Wizard of Oz by the Variety Children's Theater as well as detailing the work their organization does to help disabled children.
Guest Chandler Branch, Executive Director of Art Saint Louis, shares a bit about the history of the group, how they help artists currently, and what they're doing to take art into the future.
Guest Dan Reich, Curator and Director of Education, St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, shares information about the rich history of the Museum, its programs, and how it works with other organizations around the region to fulfill its mission.
Guest Jeff Lea, Public Relations Manager for St. Louis Lambert International Airport talks the 7th annual "Art of Travel" fundraiser for the Airport's arts programs.
Guest Diana Hansen, Director of Galleries & Internships at the Kranzberg Arts Foundation, talks about her work in advocating for artists and helping to unify the various galleries in Grand Center.
Guest Melody Evans, artist, shares details on some of the places to see her work, her passion for teaching, and thoughts on the local art scene.
Nancy Kranzberg talks with Paul Emery: President of Emery Entertainment about his venue, Playhouse at Westport Plaza, it's history, and upcoming shows.
Nancy Kranzberg speaks with Cara Stark: Executive Director of the Pulitzer Arts Foundation and discusses the Pulitzer Arts Foundation's current exhibitions and place in the St. Louis arts community.
Hannah Klemm: Assistant Curator of Modern Art, St. Louis Art Museum and Amy Granat: Executive Director of Parapet hold a discussion with Nancy about their respective organizations.
Guest Dawn Karlovsky, Founder of Karlovsky and Company Dance, shares the history of the group's origins and how a collaborative effort can bring new and unexpected things to fruition.
Guest James Cole, Director of Conservation Programs, The Nature Conservancy, discusses the link between art and landscape design and its role in the work of his organization.
Guest Bunny Burson, Artist, discusses the personal nature of her work and why sometimes the right paper is worth a trip to the other side of the world.
Guest David Conradsen, Curator of Decorative Arts & Design at the St. Louis Art Museum, outlines the types of work that make up the Decorative Arts collection, why one piece in particular is so revolutionary, and what exactly happens at the museum on Mondays.
Guest Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Director of the Sheldon Art Galleries, talks about the current and upcoming exhibits in the galleries and shares some highlights of this Grand Center gem.
Guest Lisa Melandri, Director of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, explains the benefits of being a collection-less museum and shares a number of upcoming highlights that visitors to CAM can look forward to over next few months.
Guests Libby Pederson, Executive Director, and Keller Ryan, Technical Director, stop by to discuss the new home of Ignite Theatre Company and their work in making theater accessible to children.
Guest Gene Dobbs Bradford, President & CEO of the Harold & Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz, discusses upcoming shows at the center and why their venues is rated as one of the best in the world.
Guest Douglas Dowd, Professor of Art and American Culture at Washington University, talks about his work as the Faculty Director of the Dowd Modern Graphic History Library.
Guest Maggie Ryan, Artistic Director of the Insight Theatre Company, talks about the group's recent move, upcoming shows, and their role in providing opportunities for local actors that would normally be found in other cities.
Guest Dana Turkovic, Assistant Curator at Laumeier Sculpture Park, shares some highlights of the park as it celebrates it's 40th year.
Guest Marilyn Brown, co-chair of the St. Louis Jewish Film Festival, shares highlights of the upcoming festival.
Nancy Kranzberg interviews Kristen Sorth, Director of The St. Louis County Library.
Guest Nichole Bridges, associate curator in charge, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, and associate curator for African art at the St. Louis Art Museum, shares the history of the African art collection and the benefits of becoming a member.
Guest Susan Sherman, Chairman of the Board of the St. Louis Fashion Fund, shares the organization's mission to rebuild the local garment district to its former glory.
Guest Priscilla Block, Executive Director of St. Louis ArtWorks, shares details on the award winning programs that they offer to underserved local teens in the Metro Area.
Guest Lynn Hamilton, Executive Director of Maturity And Its Muse, stops into the studio to detail the core of her group's mission and the reasons why art is such a beneficial part of the aging process.
Guest Melissa Wolfe, Curator of American Art at the St. Louis Art Museum, shares some highlights of the museum's collection and elaborates on the thought that went into the most recent installations in the American Art section.
Guest Stefanie Kirkland, Director of Exhibitions & Artists-in-Residence Programs at Craft Alliance, shares a bit of the history of the organization, how they grew into the institution they are now, and what we can look forward to in the future.
Guest Julia Flood, Artistic Director of Metro Theater Company, along with Matthew Neufeld, Managing Director, discuss the history of their group and share what lies beyond the horizon.
Guest Stacy West, Artistic & Executive Director of MADCO, talks about the group's origins and their mission to foster working artists and performers right here at home.
Guest Bill Ash, Executive Director of the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society, shares a brief overview of the Society's mission and upcoming performances.
Guest Amanda Thompson Rundahl, Director of Learning and Engagement at the St. Louis Art Museum discusses her work in finding ways to explain and interpret the museum's collection through various outreach efforts and programs.
Guest Sheila Banks, author & screenwriter, shares the story behind her latest book: Bittersweet.
Guest Philip Barnes, Artistic Director of the St. Louis Chamber Chorus, shares how his group brings music to life in places both expected and unexpected.
Guest Philip Boehm, Artistic Director of Upstream Theater, shares highlights from this season's current and upcoming shows.
Guest Kathleen Sitzer, Artistic Director of the New Jewish Theatre, shares highlights of their upcoming 20th season.
Guest Jessica Hentoff, Artistic Executive Director & Founder of Circus Harmony, reveals what a simple cup of coffee has in common with running away to join the circus.
Guests Denny Reagan, President & CEO & Tracy Utzmyers, Production Supervisor of The Muny share with our listeners a bit of what goes into putting on a large outdoor production and what we can look forward to during their upcoming 99th season.
Guest Tom Townsend, President and Co-Founder of Pianos for People, tells about the events that led to the founding of this organization and shares the details of its mission to bring music into every home.
Guest Sally Van Doren, poet, discusses and reads an excerpt from her forthcoming book "Promise". More poetry and details can be found at her website.
Guest Felicia Shaw, Executive Director of the Regional Arts Commission, explains how RAC takes pennies from travelers and turns them into millions for local arts.
Guest Sabine Eckmann, Director & Chief Curator of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, sheds light on the history of the museum and how it came to have one of the strongest collections art of any University.
Guest Matthew Henry, founder of SpecDrum, shares the details of this new organization that seeks to bring students a greater understanding of the world by teaching them to play world music while learning it's culture.
Guest Terry Barber, Founder of Artists For A Cause, talks about his group and how it works to help artists connect with the community in a meaningful way.
Guest Doug Auer, Co-Founder of Third Degree Glass Factory, divulges the history of this area hub for glass artists and details the many varied roles they play in the glass community.
Guest Petruda Lipan, Director of Museums and Galleries at Saint Louis University Museum of Art, details the history of the venues under her charge and shares her observations of the many ways art has improved St. Louis over the years.
Guest Hannah Klemm, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the St. Louis Art Museum, uses her expertise in Post War German art to better highlight the Museum's deep collection.
Guest Duane Reed, owner/director of Duane Reed Gallery, details his latest exhibition and shares his thoughts on the vibrant local gallery scene.
Guest Lisa Cakmak, Assistant Curator of Ancient Art at the St. Louis Art Museum, discusses highlights of the museum's ancient art collection including a few creepy surprises perfect for the Halloween season!
Guest Scott Miller, Artistic Director of New Line Theatre, discusses alternative theater and why St. Louis is ideal for ambitious productions.
Guest Chris Peimann, Director of Marketing & Publicity for the Sheldon, shares the secrets of this amazing venue. Spoiler alert: It's more than just a concert hall!
Guest Jan Albus, CEO & Executive Producer of Variety's Children's Theatre, discusses her organization's role in making the performing arts accessible to young performers with disabilities.
Guest Jeff Lea, Public Relations Manager and Program Coodinator for Lambert's Art & Culture Program, shares information about the various artworks that the program has brought to the airport. He also details the upcoming Art of Travel event where the spirit of the '20's will be returning for the evening.
Guest Yvonne Osei, transmedial artist, shares details about her creations in a broad variety of mediums and her work with the St. Louis Art Museum as their current Romare Bearden Fellow.
Guest Skye Lacerte, curator of the Modern Graphic History Library, shares some secrets from the stacks including how ephemera from a forgotten era is preserved for the digital age.
Guest Niyi Coker, writer & director of Mama Africa the Musical, shares stories of Miriam Makeba (whose life was the subject of the play) and anecdotes from his own adventures professoring both in the U.S. and abroad.
Guest Gary Bell, Artistic Director of Stray Dog Theatre, shares everything from the history of their unusual name to their work in creating a unique venue for local performers.
Guest Larry Perlmutter, Communications & Development Manager of Rise, talks the importance of the arts to community revitalization and the upcoming Rise UP Festival in downtown St. Louis.
Guest Nadia Ghasedi, Associate University Librarian of Special Collections at Washington University's Olin Library, shares some of the many hidden gems of the library's collection and discusses collaborative efforts such as the Henry Hampton Film Series.
Guest Bob Bennett, Artistic Director of Jazz Saint Louis, details upcoming musical performances in their newly remodeled performance venue, tells us what visiting musicians think of the St. Louis arts & music scene, and discusses the jazz education programs that are available in their facility.
Guest Bill Streeter, filmmaker, talks about how our beer-making history is repeating itself and his work on documenting it in his upcoming film "St. Louis Brews". Information about his other video works, including Lo-Fi Cherokee and the award winning film "Brick by Chance and Fortune", can be found by visiting the Hydraulic Pictures website.
Guest Melissa Whitwam, Executive Director of the Foundry Art Centre discusses upcoming events at the Centre, gives a bit of history about the organization, and shares the similarities between running an arts organization and working on her own art.
Guest Elizabeth Link, Executive Director of Edwardsville Arts Center, discusses the mission of the center, upcoming events, and how their group hopes to bring arts education to children in an era of school budget cuts.
Guest Jack Lane, Executive Producer of Stages St. Louis, discusses the 30th anniversary of the organization and their work with bringing musical theater to the already rich performing arts scene in St. Louis.
Guest Rob Endicott, President of the Board of Directors for the National Blues Museum, discusses highlights of the newly opened museum, important local blues musicians, and St. Louis' place in blues history.
Guest Kim Eberlein, co-chair of Sing for Siteman discusses how this event uses the power of opera to fight cancer.
Guest Meridith McKinley, Board Chair, Critical Mass for the Visual Arts, discusses public art in St. Louis and the new Public Works Project with the help of artist Jessica Witte whose piece "Seed the Change" was the first work selected for this new endeavor.
Guest DeBorah Ahmed, Executive Director of Better Family Life Cultural Center, discusses programs that the Center offers including the annual Black Dance festival and the Voices of Congo Square concert.
Guest Harvey Lockhart, Director & Founder of the North County Big Band discusses his current musical projects and the rewards of helping local students to achieve musical success.
Guest Cindy Proust, President of Arts and Education Council, discusses supporting and incubating area arts organizations, local community events, and how St. Louis compares to other cities.
Chris discusses many of the new things happening in and around Grand Center, including The Dark Room, the debut of the Grand Center weekly Jazz crawl, and the new Zack arts incubator, as well as what's new and happening in Grand Center.
Ruth Reese discusses her collaborations and her recent projectinvolving masks.
Her gallery can be found online: TheReese Gallery
Nancy speaks with casting director and acting coach Carrie Houk about the Tennessee Williams festival, coming to St. Louis.