“Color-ism” Addresses Discrimination Within the African-American Community

In Grand Center, “WORK/PLAY” is using the power of language to spark a conversation within the Saint Louis community about colorism – discrimination based on the shade of one’s skin. The insidious problem is not just confined to conflict between ethnic and racial groups, but also within groups. “WORK/PLAY” focuses on colorism within the African-American … Continue reading →“Color-ism” Addresses Discrimination Within the African-American Community

‘Am I accepted now?’ — St. Louis couple’s art tackles colorism

Married couple Danielle and Kevin McCoy are used to being treated differently based on the color of their skin — not only because they are each African-American, but because her skin tone is lighter than his. “Dani being fairer-skinned, wavier-textured hair,” Kevin McCoy said, “and me darker, more coarse, as we say nappier hair — … Continue reading →‘Am I accepted now?’ — St. Louis couple’s art tackles colorism

Best Bets (Colorism)

WORK/PLAY: ‘Color-ism’ When Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Friday, on view through Sept. 3; hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday • Where Kranzberg Arts Center Gallery, 501 North Grand Boulevard • How much Free • More info kranzbergartsfoundation.org Shades of skin within the African-American community have been a matter of concern for … Continue reading →Best Bets (Colorism)

Herb Alpert sells out the Grandel

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall’s concert Aug. 19 at the Grandel is sold out. Show time is at 7 p.m. In addition to the concert, some of Alpert’s paintings and sculptures will be on display at the Grandel. Get more information at metrotix.com.

St. Louis Newcomer Sam Golden Has Found His Niche with Golden Hour

t was barely a couple of years ago when a young man named Sam Golden up and moved to St. Louis, never having visited the city prior to his arrival. This was a relocation based on the best reason of all: love. His ladyfriend had received a residency offer from BJC, and Golden “decided to … Continue reading →St. Louis Newcomer Sam Golden Has Found His Niche with Golden Hour

St. Louis musician Tonina bridges the gaps between languages and musical styles

Tonina Saputo speaks several languages — both musically and otherwise. She’s not very far past the beginning of her career, but the diversity of her musical interests can already be heard in projects ranging from alternative R&B to Latin jazz. The St. Louis-based vocalist, songwriter and bassist, who performs under her first name, has a … Continue reading →St. Louis musician Tonina bridges the gaps between languages and musical styles

Chef Samantha Pretto Talks New Menus at The Dark Room and Sophie’s – and Why St. Louis Needs a Raclette-Focused Restaurant

The past few years have brought a lot of change for Samantha Pretto, but what’s remained unchanged is her passion in the kitchen and the family recipes that inspire her cooking. When Pretto took over the kitchen at The Dark Room in Grand Center almost three years ago, she transformed the small collection of snacks … Continue reading →Chef Samantha Pretto Talks New Menus at The Dark Room and Sophie’s – and Why St. Louis Needs a Raclette-Focused Restaurant

Sally’s Rooftop Garden & Terrace opens atop the .ZACK building

Sally’s Rooftop Garden & Terrace was officially unveiled this week atop the .ZACK building. The addition to the sprawling arts complex, at 3224 Locust, means the entire building has now been to put to use. The project is a collaboration between the Kranzberg Arts Foundation and Urban Harvest STL. Some of the rooftop’s bounty will … Continue reading →Sally’s Rooftop Garden & Terrace opens atop the .ZACK building

Arts and Education Council names 2019 award winners

It’s that time again, for the artistic. The Arts and Education Council has released its list of honorees for the 2019 St. Louis Arts Awards. The 28th edition of the awards singles out artists, educators, individuals and organizations which have excelled at or enriched the STL cultural community. The celebratory soiree will be held Jan. … Continue reading →Arts and Education Council names 2019 award winners
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