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Cut and Paste

Cut & Paste brings you in-depth conversations with artists and cultural drivers, hosted by Jeremy D. Goodwin. Listeners will hear from artists about their work and why it matters, and also about who they are and how their own personal experiences shape their art-making.

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Cut & Paste — Foam

Examining the legacy of the late, great St. Louis multi-purpose venue Foam.

24mins

30 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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Cut & Paste: Animation artist Sarah Paulsen explores ‘The Invention of Whiteness’ at CAM

22mins

31 May 2018

Rank #2

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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.

20mins

29 Nov 2019

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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.

27mins

28 Feb 2019

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Cut & Paste: Shakespeare Festival St. Louis engages the community in public spaces

16mins

14 Jun 2018

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Mother-daughter singers encore

20mins

12 Sep 2018

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Cut & Paste: Actor helps make theater friendlier for those with sensory issues — including herself

17mins

29 Aug 2018

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Cut & Paste — Artist Mee Jey

Artist Mee Jey started a collaboration with husband Jey Sushil at the beginning of January. She pledged to create a portrait of Sushil every day for a year. Each day, she shows him the finished piece without comment, and he writes a short note in response. But befitting Jey’s multidisciplinary, eclectic approach, these are not simple depictions of her husband’s physical presence. They are her impressions of his mental state, rendered impressionistically — sometimes from objects Jey finds around the house. As January turned into February and February turned into March, the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic gradually grew over this evolving body of work.

12mins

10 Apr 2020

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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.

26mins

27 Sep 2019

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Cut & Paste: Transgender group art show aims for visibility as safety issues linger

13mins

26 Apr 2018

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Cut & Paste: Award-winning St. Louis actor Omega Jones says, ‘I’m taking care of me’

13mins

12 Apr 2018

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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.

12mins

26 Jul 2018

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Cut & Paste: Musician Owen Ragland blends many styles into one

We speak with 17-year-old pianist, producer and bandleader Owen Ragland about his path to music and his plans for the future. 

12mins

28 Jun 2018

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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.

24mins

4 Dec 2018

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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. 

14mins

26 Sep 2018

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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.

22mins

31 May 2019

Rank #16

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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.

21mins

30 Apr 2019

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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

30mins

12 Jul 2019

Rank #18

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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. 

17mins

15 Nov 2018

Rank #19

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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.

18mins

30 Oct 2019

Rank #20