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The City of the Entertainer

The St. Louis that Scott Joplin moved to in the spring of 1900 is very different from the city we know today. Apparently, the city fostered creativity in the composer -- while here, he wrote some of his most renowned compositions, including “The Entertainer” and “Ragtime Dance.” Where Did It Go?: Disappearing Architecture from Scott Joplin’s St. Louis, a photography exhibit documenting the changes in St. Louis’ scenery, opens Sunday, January 11, at the historical Scott Joplin House (2658 Delmar Avenue; 314-340-5790). Historical preservationist Esley Hamilton speaks about the city of Joplin’s day and the shaping of our cultural landscape, with an opening reception to follow. The buildings displayed in Where Did It Go? may be long gone, but the exhibit remains up through Sunday, February 8.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Jan. 13. Continues through Feb. 8, 2009

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