Steinbeck events lead up to Opera Theatre of St. Louis production of "Grapes of Wrath"by Don CorriganYou may know the old Route 66 of motels, fast-food joints, gas pumps and roadway vacations. Opera Theatre of St. Louis wants you to know about a very different Route 66 of poverty, depression, labor strife and disaster.
Internationally acclaimed artist Tomasz Koclega visits STLCC-Meramecby Linda Briggs-HartyThe name "Pieta" – associated with the Virgin Mary and Jesus – evokes pity, empathy, love. A Polish artist who spent time recently working with students at St. Louis Community College-Meramec hopes campus visitors feel those sentiments when seeing his sculpture, placed permanently on the east lawn.
County Plan Commission expected to make decision on rezoning May 1; Concerns persist about traffic increase along Mackenzie Roadby Kevin MurphyThe St. Louis County Planning Commission on May 1 is expected to render its decision on a proposed 38-home subdivision in Affton.
Peggy Snyder speaks for the first time on the death of her son, Police Officer Blake Snyderby Jaime MowersWith tears in her eyes, the mother of fallen St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder thanked the first responders and emergency room staff who tried to save her son's life.
St. Louis area ranks high when it comes to parks & outdoor recreationby Don CorriganTired of seeing St. Louis rank in the top 10 worst regions for obesity, safety, economic security and STDs? Forget all that – just head to a park. We are top tier when it comes to parks, outdoor recreation and park land.
Making St. Louis a cleaner, greener, better place to live for 35 yearsby Eileen DugganAfter 35 years, Operation Brightside's flowers are still blooming.
Annual festival runs May 3-7 in Grand Centerby David BaugherSome of the lesser-known works of Thomas "Tennessee" Williams will be on display May 3-7 as the local festival that bears his name marks its springtime return next month.
May 7 event, in conjunction with the Angel Band Project, features music & discussion on violence against womenby David Linzee"Still I Rise," the final St. Louis Women's Hope Chorale concert of the season, confronts the issue of sexual violence. It will feature compositions by four women who are survivors of sexual violence.
New collaboration with Links Hall in Chicago features performance artists Brady & NewsamANNONYArts presents the St. Louis Premier of "Man in the Box," May 3-5 and 11-13, 8 p.m., at Satori, 3003 Locust St.
The St. Louis Poetry Center is hosting its Lantern Lit benefit and auction on Sunday, April 30, 6 to 9 p.m., at Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street in downtown St. Louis.
Earth Day Festival In Forest Park Is Now A 2-Day Event: April 22 & 23