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St. Louis on Zero Dollars a Day

    The Chase Park Plaza, grand dame of a hotel on  the historic record, anchored the revitalization of the Central West End in St. Louis. In a curious way I consider it my second home in the neighborhood. This morning I came in the side entrance off Lindell. To the right as one enters […]

Robert Hale’s photographs at Portfolio Gallery: “Intimate Encounters: The African-Americans”

From left to right: Gordon Parks and Rosa Parks PORTFOLIO GALLERY AND EDUCATION CENTER PRESENTS: Robert Hale, photographer/journalist, as part of the American Arts Experience: St. Louis WHERE: Portfolio Gallery in Grand Center 3514 Delmar Boulevard, 63103. WHEN: Exhibit runs through November 30, 2011. CONTACT: 314-533-3323 www.portfoliogallery@att.net WHAT? International photographer and journalist, Robert Hale’s “Intimate […]

St. Louis Swap-O-Rama

Wendy Tremayne–one of my blogging buddies–has founded a wonderfully creative and fun community re-use program: Swap-O-Rama-Rama One will happen soon in St. Louis at the St. Louis History Museum. When: Saturday, March 5, 2011 12:00 PM Where: Missouri History Museum – 5700 Lindell Blvd St Louis MO Don’t miss out on the third annual Swap-O-Rama-Rama […]

Lady of Leisure in the Central West End, St. Louis

I’ve been spending more and more time with my father on our Illinois homestead working on harvesting: heritage & lineage projects. So, when I’m back in the city for a few days, I bask in being a lady of leisure in one of the most cozy and vibrant neighborhoods in St. Louis: The Central West […]

“Meet Me: Writers in St. Louis,” by Catherine Rankovic

CATHERINE RANKOVIC’S fourth book, Meet Me: Writers in St. Louis (Penultimate Press) was published April 9. Meet Me collects 13 in-depth interviews with prominent St. Louis creative writers including HARPER BARNES, CARL PHILLIPS, NTOZAKE SHANGE, GERALD EARLY, KATHLEEN FINNERAN, and QIU XIAOLONG. This marvelous book features excerpts from the writers’ work and includes author photos.

Matthew Freeman’s Poetry @ RAC/STL: “Darkness Never Far”

Matthew Freeman reads from “Darkness Never Far,” at the Regional Arts Commission March 18th at 7:30 on Delmar, across from the Pageant Theater. Other readers include: Mary Eden, Jessica Freeman, Dena Molen, Julia Gordon-Bramer, Lisa Ebert, and Kristin Sharp. Join the St. Louis poetry community for a guaranteed good time. Free refreshments. Music by Tom […]

Inspired Art: Drawing Voices Together (America SCORES St.Louis–Call-for-artists)

Just got this call-for-artists: The Inspired Art Project. Here’s the event: The St. Louis Inspired Art Show Saturday, March 20, 2010 | 6pm to 9pm Belas Artes Multicultural Center & Art Gallery 1854 Russell Blvd, St. Louis, MO The Inspired Art Project enlists local artists to create and submit original works, inspired by original poetry […]

Woman About Town: St. Louis Arts & Culture

This week I’ve been a Woman About Town experiencing the best of St. Louis’ art and culture. Sunday: Freida Wheaton’s Salon 53 King-Obama brunch in conversation with leading figures in St. Louis’ African American arts, culture, and business. Tuesday afternoon: Groundbreaking for the St. Louis Art Museum expansion program. Tuesday evening: Robert Reich wowing us […]

Mavis T. Thompson, President National Bar Association, feted at Salon 53

Tanner, my 5-year-old-upstairs-neighbor, spotted me as I left of Freida Wheaton’s latest Salon 53 soiree. JGR: “I’m going to a party!” and swirled to show off my coral silk dress. Tanner: “What kind of party is it?” JGR: “The kind where you enjoy good hugs, good talk, and good food.” And, wiggling my fingers, off […]

Stray Dog Theatre Presents “The Trial.” Based on Kafka’s famous book.

I read Kafka’s book “The Trial” in freshman English class taught by the magnificent Jonathan Kaplan. I love it. This last week, so many decades later, I saw a play based on this classic at the Stray Dog Theatre in St. Louis (Stray Dog Theatre 2348 Tennessee Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63104,, 314-865-1995. My friend […]