Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Doug E Rees

The album's titled Nature Boy and that's the name of the track that kicks it off.  In it Jackson, MO singer/songwriter Doug Rees reveres all of nature: even an ugly old opossum.

Real people show up throughout his writing, including his sister who was on hand to dance during her namesake song "Penny Sue" at the album release party.

"Mr. Brakeman" is a tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, and Rees said he was inspired by a radio story he heard about the way Rodgers touched lives across racial boundaries during his life.

Cardinals Ace Chris Carpenter Will Not Pitch In 2013

Feb 5, 2013
Barbara Moore / Flickr

For the third year in the row, the St. Louis Cardinals will go into spring training missing an ace pitcher.

The team announced this morning that Chris Carpenter is "unlikely to pitch" in the 2013 season, and quite possibly for longer.

General manager John Mozeliak says the 37-year-old is experiencing the same numbness and pain in his neck, shoulder and arm that led him to miss almost all of the 2012 season and undergo surgery in July.

Swimmers Brave Frigid Waters At Polar Bear Plunge

Feb 4, 2013
Colby Powell / KRCU

Nearly 300 people braved temperatures hovering around the freezing point at Saturday’s Polar Bear Plunge in Trail of Tears State Park, and by all accounts it was bigger than ever. 

Jump Starts

Jump Starts is a duo of friends who’ve been a band for only three years, and they are already on their second album. What Hides Inside is a concise and playful run through the pleasant sounds of indie rock.

The St. Louis band is a side project featuring Justin Johnson of Pretty Little Empire and Sara Ross of the now defunct Paper Dolls. It feels casual, sunny, like it’s intended to be enjoyed, rather than facilitate mopiness, despite the fact that lyrically it deals with lovelorn souls and wanderlust.  

St.Louis Public Radio / Missouri Department of Transportation

With work underway on the new bridge connecting Missouri and Illinois via I-70 in Downtown St. Louis, politicians and community members are debating an important issue: what to name the bridge, or rather, after whom.