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Louis Armstrong -- How to Listen to Jazz

6 days agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

All About Jazz readers are usually very hip to the joys and challenges of listening to this uniquely American and endlessly fascinating art form we call jazz. Aficionados of jazz like to talk about jazz, like to recommend jazz to others, and like to listen to how others listen to jazz. This is why s...

Rams need to follow NFL process to move to L.A.: stadium panel chief

Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II, chairman of the NFL's stadium committee, had a simple message this week for St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, who has announced plans to build an 80,000-seat football venue in Inglewood: Not so fast.

How unpopular baseball players became Tumblr-famous works of art

Beau and Bryan Abbott are like the Rembrandt and Picasso of vandalized baseball cards. The two St. Louis brothers were faced with a problem that plagues every sports fan after opening a fresh pack of baseball cards: What do you do with...Show More Summary

Uriah Hall vs. Ron Stallings set for UFC Fight Night 59 -- we hope -- this weekend in Boston

Someone put Ron Stallings in a plastic bubble. The middleweight "choir boy" steps up on short notice to fight Uriah Hall at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 59 mixed martial arts (MMA) event in "Beantown," replacing the injured Louis Taylor,...Show More Summary

David Gill publishes on "The Case of the Ka Nefer Nefer Mummy Mask" in the Fall 2014 issue of The Journal of Art Crime

2 weeks agoArts : ARCAblog

by Catherine Schofield Sezgin, ARCA Blog Editor-in-chiefIn the Fall 2014 issue of The Journal of Art Crime, David Gill publishes "The Case of the Ka Nefer Nefer Mummy Mask". Here's the abstract: In 1998 the St Louis Art Museum (SLAM) purchased an Egyptian 19 Dynasty mummy mask from Phoenix Ancient Art for USD$499,000. Show More Summary

Louis Taylor says contract was pulled by UFC after back injury forced him from Uriah Hall fight

Bellator and Strikeforce veteran Louis Taylor stepped up on short notice to take over for Costa Phillipou -- and will now step out on even shorter notice against Uriah Hall -- at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 59 mixed martial arts (MMA)...Show More Summary

What 'Whiplash' Can Teach Us About Pushing a 'Great' Too Far

Every sport, art and industry has "greats." They are people who have exceeded all expectation and pushed their passion to the next level. Names like Louis Armstrong, James Brown and Duke Ellington are known by nearly everyone. TheirShow More Summary

St. Louis Musician Files Lawsuit Claiming He Was Discriminated Against Because His Partner is a Black Man

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Musician and teacher James Mounsey has sued the St. Louis Irish Arts Center (SLIA), citing discrimination. Specifically, the suit says “defendants began to discriminate against [Mounsey]...because his partner is a black man.” The SLIA is an official member of Comhaltas...

Quote of Note | Martin Filler

4 weeks agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

The Fondation Louis Vuitton, designed by Frank Gehry (Photo: Iwan Baan) “It is axiomatic among architectural editors and art directors that if a building is not very good, then one should use images of it at sundown; if it is worse than that, show it reflected in water at twilight. Show More Summary

Shakespeare's Voice

4 weeks agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

The British Library's life-sized marble statue of William Shakespeare, commissioned by actor-manager David Garrick and created by Louis Francois Roubiliac, is the latest work to be included in Talking Statues, the public art project which has animated statues across London and Manchester. Show More Summary

The Ka Nefer Nefer Mummy Mask: its collecting history

David Gill's re-examination of the reported (perhaps suggested would be a better term) collecting history of the Ka Nefer Nefer mask has just come out. It raises a whole load of questions that I am sure the St Louis Art Museum will want to answer. Show More Summary

The Ka Nefer Nefer Mummy Mask: its collecting history

My article on the acquisition of the Ka Nefer Nefer mummy mask by the St Louis Art Museum has been published in The Journal of Art Crime ("The case of the Ka Nefer Nefer mummy mask", vol. 12, 13-25). It discusses previously undisclosed information about when the curatorial team at SLAM became aware of aspects of the collecting history. Show More Summary

Sticky Smoked Pork Ribs From A BBQ Baron (Men's Health)

This recipe from ProQ Australia's Louis Alexander will elevate you from alleged tongmaster to BBQ baron with the art of smoking meats your new weapon for the summer cookout.

Saint Louis Art Museum receives $5 million gift to fund new sculpture garden

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Thanks to a generous gift of $5 million by Barbara and Andy Taylor, the Saint Louis Art Museum has begun construction of a new sculpture garden that will be installed with masterworks from the collection and more than 450 new trees. The transformative project immediately south of the museum is made possible by a gift from Barbara B. Show More Summary

This St. Louis Community Created an Art Project From Its Boarded Up Windows

Just a few Mondays ago, when St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCullough announced that a grand jury would not be pressing charges against the white cop who put six bullets into 18-year-old black man Michael Brown, the entire St. Show More Summary

Talk: Takashi Murakami on Making Art After the Tsunami

The artist known for his pop-culture-inspired pieces and collaborations with Louis Vuitton and Kanye West is exhibiting a new, more serious kind of work.

Michelle Williams Wore A Vision-Blurring Shirtdress At Art Basel

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Yesterday in Miami, Michelle Williams took a cue from Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, and Cara Delevingne, and decided to forgo pants for her evening excursion. In what we assume was a spirit of artfulness, she showed up at a Louis Vuitton dinner at Art Basel wearing a garment featuring vaguely holographic,... More »

Louis Vuitton’s Magnificient Furniture, Art and Design

2 months agoOdd : Off Stuff Magazine

Now Louis Vuitton is not just clothing and accessories. Now it’s even furniture! As part of the Miami Art Basel brand introduced the modular furniture for unrealized projects in 1972 by French designer Pierre Paulin

Elegant Garden Inspired Wedding in St. Louis

On the (very long) list of things I love, outdoor garden weddings are pretty close to the tippy top. And it really only takes one look at these stunning images from Heather Roth Fine Art Photography to know why they rank so high. Elegant yet comfy with a swoon-worthy color palette and drop dead gorgeous details planned by Kate &…

"Black Lives Make America Matter"--Scholar Jeffrey Q. McCune on the Ground in #Ferguson

The In this preview of the next Left of Black, Jeffrey Q. McCune, Associate Professor of Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and Performing Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, describes the organizing on the ground in Ferguson and the importance of utilizing the resources of universities and colleges for the communities around them. Show More Summary

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