What is GOOD ART? – by Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky

What is GOOD ART? by Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky                                       http://www.StoneHollowStudio.com Someone recently remarked to me, “Even when I see what I know is great art, I don’t know what makes it good.   I just don’t know much about art.” That comment prompted a discussion. It caused me … Continue reading What is GOOD ART? – by Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky

Interview with Michael Silverman: Renaissance Man in the Age of Digital Music

The music industry is currently going through drastic changes that require a new mindset for today’s working musician, especially when it comes to things like distributing your music, getting gigs, going on tour or even having your recordings used in TV or movie soundtracks. Technology is screaming past many of us at a dizzying rate and, if seasoned musicians want to stay in the game, … Continue reading Interview with Michael Silverman: Renaissance Man in the Age of Digital Music

Santa’s Magical Kingdom: The Ultimate Light Show

For nearly three decades, Santa’s Magical Kingdom has been a top wintertime attraction in far West County. Located on 35 acres near Six Flags in Eureka, more than four million lights and dozens of animated characters dazzle and delight thousands of visitors each year. From April to October, the property operates as Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, a family-friendly and award-winning resort offering a “back-to-nature vacation,” … Continue reading Santa’s Magical Kingdom: The Ultimate Light Show

Schlafly Bottleworks Hosts Three Stooges Nights

Why would a hip, bespoke brewery like Schlafly Bottleworks host a Three Stooges Night once a month? Because we love them, that’s why! I realize that Three Stooges fandom is a much divided enterprise. You either love them or you hate them.  So, there’s a chance that you might already be not reading this. But, if you’ve not already tuned out, you might find there … Continue reading Schlafly Bottleworks Hosts Three Stooges Nights

The Nutcracker: Holiday Classic Keeps Dancers On Their Toes

Nothing quite captures the imagination of a child at Christmas-time like a live performance of “The Nutcracker.” This timeless masterpiece is by far the most often performed and most beloved ballet of all time. In addition, the musical orchestrations by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky are arguably some of the most famous symphonic compositions known to the world. Each December the Dance Center of Kirkwood performs the … Continue reading The Nutcracker: Holiday Classic Keeps Dancers On Their Toes

Nothing Says Happy Holidays Like 125 Tubas Playing Christmas Carols

Imagine dozens and dozens of tubas playing Christmas tunes in unison. It sounds a little weird and maybe a hoax, but Tuba Christmas is most definitely real. The free concert begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 9 at the south end of the St. Louis Galleria near the entrance to Macy’s. This year marks the 44th annual celebration of Christmas with tubas. The international event … Continue reading Nothing Says Happy Holidays Like 125 Tubas Playing Christmas Carols

A Jewish Joke: New Jewish Theatre presents a drama about a comedy

New Jewish Theatre presents the one man play, “A Jewish Joke” written and performed by Phil Johnson. Set in 1950’s Hollywood at the height of McCarthyism, the play focuses on a very dark time in U.S. history when many careers were ruined by friends and colleagues with just a whisper. Bernie Lutz is a hot-tempered comedy screenwriter and a partner in the writing team of Lutz and … Continue reading A Jewish Joke: New Jewish Theatre presents a drama about a comedy