Cut & Paste — Foam
Examining the legacy of the late, great St. Louis multi-purpose venue Foam.
30 Dec 2019
Cut & Paste: Animation artist Sarah Paulsen explores ‘The Invention of Whiteness’ at CAM
31 May 2018
Cut & Paste — Early Music
When some music lovers cue up the oldies, they go way back —sometimes 1,000 years or so. Definitions vary as to what exactly counts as early music, but the wide-ranging category goes back at least to the beginning of European music notation, around the 10th century. Early music ensembles may perform music from the medieval era, the Renaissance, the Baroque period and even some music written as late as the 19th century.In this episode of Cut & Paste, we talk with two early-music experts who help keep early music alive in and around St. Louis.
29 Nov 2019
Cut & Paste — IN UNISON Chorus and Robert Ray's "Gospel Mass"
The chorus specializes in music by African-Americans, from 19th century spirituals arranged for 120-voice chorus, to contemporary gospel and pieces by black composers. The melding of black-American and European classical styles is heard vividly in the path-breaking “Gospel Mass” by IN UNISON’s founding director, Robert Ray.We hear from chorus members Gwendolyn Wesley and Brittany Graham, and Ray reveals the origins of his opus. Its different flavors are heard in excerpts from performances by Morgan State University Choir with orchestra, Angeles Chorale, Chorus of the Medical School of Białystok(Poland) and a rehearsal of the mass by IN UNISON Chorus.
28 Feb 2019
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Cut & Paste — Artist Mee Jey
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Cut & Paste — St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Music Director Stéphane Denève
When Stéphane Denève was a 10-year-old child growing up in a small town in the north of France, he heard something he liked.A nun liked to play the pipe organ in the chapel at his Catholic school, and Deneve would hide there to listen.“I thought the sound of the organ was extraordinary,” he said in an interview at his new office in Powell Hall. “I was enchanted.” Fortunately for classical music lovers in St. Louis, the nun found little Denève hiding there and suggested he take piano lessons.
27 Sep 2019
Cut & Paste: Transgender group art show aims for visibility as safety issues linger
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Cut & Paste: Award-winning St. Louis actor Omega Jones says, ‘I’m taking care of me’
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Cut & Paste: Shayba Muhammad
A few years ago Shayba Muhammad started making jewelry for herself, and was inspired to start a business, Mahnal, to sell her work. Now she wants to help other artists and artisans who would like to do the same.
26 Jul 2018
Cut & Paste: Musician Owen Ragland blends many styles into one
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28 Jun 2018
Cut & Paste: Justin Phillip Reed
Justin Phillip Reed published his first collection of poetry (“Indecency,” Coffee House Press) earlier this year — and it won the National Book Award for poetry. “Indecency” is in large part a product of the 29-year old’s time in St. Louis. His work foregrounds his identity as a queer black man in America, and examines the complex social calculus he’s navigated as he earns literary accolades and is celebrated by traditionally white institutions.
4 Dec 2018
Cut & Paste: Paul Crane and "Living In Tents"
While shooting his documentary on an encampment of homeless people living near the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Paul Crane set up his own tent and moved in.
26 Sep 2018
Cut & Paste — UrbArts and the Rustbelt Poetry Slam
St. Louis Youth Poet Laureate Camryn Howe and UrbArts founder MK Stallings reveal the electrifying power of the spoken word.
31 May 2019
Cut & Paste — Saj Issa and Kiki Salem
Palestinian-American artists Saj ISsa and Kiki Salem talk about their collaborative exhibition "Back Home In Your New Home" at Kranzberg Arts Center in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
30 Apr 2019
Cut & Paste — Writer Paul Thiel
Thiel sought his literary fortunes in San Francisco in 1963, where he moved into the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood and discovered the burgeoning scene of Beat poets centered around Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s City Lights bookstore. Allen Ginsberg was a familiar face in the neighborhood, and, for a time, an unknown singer named Janis Joplin rehearsed beneath his poet’s loft. He later relocated to New York City, where he sold poems on the streets of Greenwich Village for a quarter apiece; saw W. H. Auden hanging out in the back at poetry readings; and encountered Andy Wharhol as a “white ghost” always hovering silently around the literary and artistic scene. He also witnessed the Stonewall Uprising, the acts of protest and civil disobedience that launched the Gay Liberation movement
12 Jul 2019
Cut & Paste: Upstairs Lounge
We talk with Dino Taca and Adrian Gough, who ran the Upstairs Lounge in its final months, after a run that began in 1991. The Upstairs was home to various forms of underground electronic music.
15 Nov 2018
Cut & Paste — Black Tulip Chorale
The Black Tulip Chorale is notable as an "all-identity" choir, in an artistic world where people presenting as male are often sent to one creative corner and people presenting as female are sent to another.
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