There's going to be a nuclear explosion at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus (1 University Drive at Natural Bridge Road; 314-516-4949 or www.touhill.org
), and no one is doing anything to prevent the blast. In fact, tickets are being sold to the public for $10 to $35! But before you go calling the authorities and the TV stations, we should probably let you know what's really
happening is a concert called Explosions: A Festival of Percussion
, which features the Nuclear Percussion Ensemble and members of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. The musicians have put together a thunderous program showcasing unusual instruments such as the djembe
and the kenkeni
, but rest assured that the only fallout expected from the concert is the enhanced rhythm appreciation of its attendees and there's nothing disastrous about that.
Tue., March 20