Monthly Archives: February 2011

Philadanco Dance Company

Fusing ballet, modern, jazz, and ethnic dance, Philadanco exhibits sizzling energy and enjoys international renown. The centerpiece of this performance is Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s new work, “By Way of the Funk,” set to the music of the Funkadelics and … Continue reading

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Across the nation and around the world, PHILADANCO is celebrated for its innovation, creativity and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in dance. For this engagement they will perform Rosa – a vivid tribute to Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks, who … Continue reading

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St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra is recognized internationally as an ensemble of the highest caliber. Maestro David Robertson captures the audience’s attention whenever he stands at the podium. Energetic and vital, few conductors are as riveting, or make the concert … Continue reading

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Shahid Al-Bilali: A Mirror For My Children

This ambitious project consists of a series of doors and panels that are carved and painted sculptures. In Shahid Al-Bilali’s words: I am an artist whose intentions are to interpret the aspirations of my people, to get at the heart … Continue reading

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Acoustic Africa

Join an exhilarating musical journey that focuses on the richness of the African guitar tradition. The concert includes Habib Koité, the Malian superstar whose exciting concerts have endeared him to audiences worldwide; Oliver Mtukudzi, the best-selling artist in his home … Continue reading

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Celestial Septet: Rova Sax Quartet + Nels Cline Singers

"The Celestial Septet is a vehicle for time and space travel through dense, narrow thickets and airy, wide expanses of boundary-blurred extrapolations of jazz, rock, late-20th-century European modernism and American minimalism, and 21st-century postmodern fusions," writes Derk Richardson in the … Continue reading

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22nd Annual Friends of the Fine Arts Center Gala & Auction

t’s the 22nd Annual Friends of the Fine Arts Center Gala & Auction! Join us on Saturday, February 5th from 7:00 to 11:30 PM at the Hotel Northampton for a night of music, dance, great food, and an auction to … Continue reading

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Timelines: Photographic Works by Sandra Matthews

p>These composite photographs are constructed from images made over intervals of hours, months or decades, hinting at the complex experience of time. Sandra Matthews works in photographic collage, and engages – as a teacher, writer, curator and editor – with … Continue reading

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Waiting for Godot

Originally created by Classical Theater of Harlem, this Waiting for Godot takes place in the world of the Hurricane Katrina aftermath. Two shabbily dressed African-American men become increasingly desperate for help as they wait on the roof of a dilapidated … Continue reading

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