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Carnegie Hall

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    "I'm Not a Fan of St. Louis:" New York Critic Bashes STL in Meet Me in St. Louis Review

    New York native and writer Anthony Stoeckert could have started his CentralJersey.com review of the beloved musical Meet Me in St. Louis with a note about the stars, the charming score, the set design or, really, anything about the show. But he didn't. Instead, he came after St. Louis, wondering in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Alarm Will Sound: "We've got a mission to make St. Louis our second home."

    Alarm Will Sound paints electronica with all the colors of an orchestra. By arranging the works of composers like Steve Reich, Tyondai Braxton and John Orfe, the ensemble provides a live exploration of classical sound. Alarm Will Sound is a big band, twenty strong, with an emphasis on rhythmic drive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Acclaimed Music Director David Robertson Extends Contract with St. Louis Symphony

    St. Louis will continue to be graced by the presence of world-class music director David Robertson through the St. Louis Symphony's 2017-2018 season, according to a press release sent out by the organization today. The revered conductor began his run with the SLSO in 2005.

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    Cardinals Pitcher Michael Wacha Wins 2013 St. Louis Person of the Year

    Congratulations to St. Louis Cardinal pitcher Michael Wacha, who won more than 40 percent of the votes in the battle for the title of 2013 St. Louis Person of the Year.

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    2013 St. Louis Person of the Year: Wacha, Boeing, IKEA in the Final Five

    Who had the biggest impact on St. Louis in 2013? You tell us. Mayor Francis Slay released the top five finalists for the 2013 St. Louis Person of the Year award Thursday, although only one is actually a person.

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    St. Louis Symphony Recieves Critical Acclaim from the New York Times for Carnegie Hall Performance

    The St. Louis Symphony made an appearance at Carnegie Hall this past weekend, performing Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes on what would have been the composer's 100th birthday. Critical acclaimed followed an extended standing ovation upon the close of the performance, with the New York Times calling ... More >>

  • Music

    October 3, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Lewis Black's Priority is Standup Comedy

    In this week's print edition we interviewed Lewis Black, a comic who is just angry enough to make you laugh. In addition to the Grammys he has under his belt for standup, Black is also a playwright, author and a regular recurring guest on the Daily Show. Standup comedy started as a fascination and a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour Hits St. Louis

    The James Beard Foundation is kind of a big deal. The annual awards go to chefs across the country that are the best-of-the-best, and even being named a finalist is pretty prestigious. Gerard Craft (from Niche, Pastaria, Taste and Brasserie, but you knew that) lost out to Colby Garrelts of Bluestem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Remembering Bob Reuter: St. Louis Speaks

    I got the call early, about an hour and a half before the news hit the Internet. A friend and I had just toured the Compton Hill Water Tower and were commenting on the beauty of south city and how amazing the buildings looked among the trees. Then my friend Jim called. His voice was low, and and he ... More >>

  • Music

    May 9, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    What Is Even the Point of Karaoke, Anyway?

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Lance Armstrong, the Robber Baron of the Sporting World

    I want to play a game. Just real quick, okay? It won't take but a second, I promise. Oh, quit frowning. Seriously, it will be super fast and over before you know it. (No jokes about my sex life, please.) We're going to play a word association game. Just one round, one word. I want you to say th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    The Fourteen Best Forgotten Woody Guthrie Covers

    No American songwriter has produced a more malleable, sing-able and shareable body of work than Woodrow Wilson Guthrie. Decades after his death, his archives continue to yield sweet, unfinished fruit for the likes of Jay Farrar, Billy Bragg and the Klezmatics (for starters) and his songs continue to ... More >>

  • Music

    November 3, 2011

    Bill Burr

    8 p.m. Saturday, November 5. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Comedian Bill Burr on Carnegie Hall, Breaking Bad, and Losers Who Think New York is the Shit

    Photo by Brian FriedmanStandup Bill Burr, coming to the Pageant this weekend​Nobody personifies wise-ass East Coast standup quite like the Boston-born Bill Burr (he once told an entire crowd of heckling Philadephians, "I hope your mother has herpes in the center of her asshole"). Yet he's schedule ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Rosanne Cash On Her Career And Memoir, Which She Is Signing Tonight In St. Louis

    ​Rosanne Cash has endured some seriously heavy blows over the last decade. She lost her father and step-mother (Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, respectively) over the course of a few months in 2003. Six weeks after her father's passing, her step-sister was found dead on bus in Tennessee. A c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    The Ten Most Effective American Protest Songs

    This one doesn't make the cut, unfortunately.​It's Fourth of July weekend, and in the haze of the heat, barbecue, domestic beer, and red-white-and-blue buntings, it's easy to get caught up in ranting-chanting, "USA! USA! USA!" The founding fathers and a lot of musicians might not agree with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    SLSO Youth Orchestra Earns Kudos from New York Times

    Image source​The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra Youth Orchestra made a triumphant New York debut last Tuesday, June 8, at a benefit performance in Riverside Church, earning a rave review in today's New York Times. "Significant collective and individual preparation had clearly gone into their ... More >>

  • Music

    March 3, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Perform Like the SLSO in Your Very Own Bathtub

    Over the weekend, the Saint Louis Symphony gave a preview of Powerful Percussion, the concert it will be performing at Carnegie Hall in New York this season. The highlight of the show was undoubtedly the second number, Tan Dun's Water Concerto for Water Percussion and Orchestra, in which percussioni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Last Week's Most Popular Daily RFT Posts, June 29-July 5, 2009

    If you missed any of these items posted last week on the Daily RFT -- or were like some of us and just checked-out for the holidays by Monday -- here's your chance to catch up before you have to do any real work this morning.Michael Jackson Watched Donald Duck to Fall Asleep, Exercised with Incredib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Saint Louis Symphony Reports Increase in Revenue, Audiences in 2008-'09 Season

    flickr.com/photos/bottleofbluesThe SLSO onstage at Powell Hall.This past season has been a banner one for the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Not only did music director David Robertson make his singing and kazoo-playing debut at Carnegie Hall and management negotiate a three-year labor agreement wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    St. Louis Symphony's David Robertson: Kazoo Knew?

    David Robertson, the conductor of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, is a man of many talents, some of which he displayed at Carnegie Hall in New York last weekend.Robertson can sing silly nursery rhymes. Robertson can play the kazoo. Robertson can also play the slide whistle. Robertson can do all th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2009
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    March 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scene ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 13, 2008

    St. Louis Stage Capsules

    Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene.

  • Culture

    February 6, 2008

    St. Louis Stage Capsules

    Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene.

  • Culture

    January 30, 2008

    Capsule Reviews

    Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out local theater.

  • Culture

    January 23, 2008

    St. Louis Stage Capsules

    Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene.

  • Music

    December 26, 2007

    Face the Nation

    We find out what rocked across the country in 2007.

  • Music

    September 13, 2006

    Beat Happenings

    Music news you can use

  • Music

    November 2, 2005

    Beat Happenings

    Music news you can use

  • News

    August 24, 2005

    Unfinished Symphony

    The arrival of a brilliant conductor was drowned out by labor discord. Now the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra begins a new season -- with some strings attached.

  • Music

    March 9, 2005

    Domo Arigato!

    We talk Japanese-style and chat with L.P.

  • Culture

    December 1, 2004

    Comings Back

    It's homecoming week for two St. Louis-born theater luminaries

  • Music

    May 14, 2003

    Hilton Ruiz

    Wednesday-Saturday, May 14-17; Jazz at the Bistro

  • Culture

    April 23, 2003

    Break Like the Wind

    Spinal Tap tapped, the Folksmen turn it way down from 11

  • Music

    July 17, 2002

    Ragbag

    Tom McDermott left the Lou for the Big Easy eighteen years ago, but he's holding our musical traditions deep in his heart

  • Music

    June 26, 2002
  • Culture

    April 25, 2001

    Shearer Delight

    The voice of Flanders is the voice of reason, absatively posilutely

  • Culture

    March 28, 2001

    Bang the Drum Repeatedly

    Composer Philip Glass and timpanist Jonathan Haas move the kettledrums to the front of the Powell Hall stage

  • Music

    August 2, 2000

    Dawson's Peek

    A look at the long career of rock & roller Ronnie Dawson

  • News

    May 17, 2000

    A Guest of Honor

    Scott Joplin receives a celebratory homecoming with Opera Theatre of St. Louis' revival of Treemonisha

  • Culture

    April 12, 2000

    The Wild Ones

    Like many great artists, violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg has an inner fire, but all some critics see is smoke

  • Music

    March 8, 2000

    Rambin' Boy

    Singer/songwriter Tom Paxton is still just folk

  • Calendar

    November 17, 1999

    STANDUP GAL

    Comedienne Lea Delaria brings her renowned cabaret act home to St. Louis

  • Music

    August 4, 1999

    MESH HAPPENS

    A Point-ed exchange with KPNT program director Allan Fee

  • Film

    June 30, 1999
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