Arts Interview with Nancy Kranzberg

Nancy Kranzberg talks with artists, performers and movers and shakers in the arts community. Interviews cover music, visual arts, dance, literature and performance.
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Nancy Kranzberg talks with artists, performers and movers and shakers in the arts community. Interviews cover music, visual arts, dance, literature and performance.

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Sep 12, 2016

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.

Sep 6, 2016

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.

Aug 29, 2016

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.

Aug 22, 2016

Guest Liz Reeves, Director of the St. Louis Public Library Foundation, shares details on the wealth of programs and benefits available to everyone with a library card.

Aug 15, 2016

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.

Aug 8, 2016

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.

Aug 1, 2016

Guest Virginia Lee Hunter, photographer & documentary filmmaker, (best known for the film and companion book Carny) shares the ways still photography aids and influences her filmmaking practice.

Jul 25, 2016

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.

Jul 18, 2016

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.

Jul 11, 2016

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.

Jul 3, 2016

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.

Jun 27, 2016

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.

Jun 20, 2016

Guest Marie Oberkirsch, director of Central Print, discusses letterpress printing in Old North St. Louis and beyond as they prepare to host the Amalgamated Printers' Association's (APA) 

Jun 13, 2016

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.

Jun 6, 2016

Guest Kim Eberlein, co-chair of Sing for Siteman discusses how this event uses the power of opera to fight cancer.

May 31, 2016

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.

May 23, 2016

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.

May 16, 2016

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.

May 9, 2016

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. 

May 6, 2016

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.

May 2, 2016

Ruth Reese discusses her collaborations and her recent projectinvolving masks.

Her gallery can be found online: TheReese Gallery

Apr 19, 2016

Nancy speaks with casting director and acting coach Carrie Houk about the Tennessee Williams festival, coming to St. Louis.

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