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Welcome to St Louis In Tune! Thank you for joining us for fresh perspectives on issues and events with experts, community leaders, and everyday people who are driving change and making an impact that shapes our society and world. The show is co-hosted by Arnold Stricker and Mark Langston.

    Building Community Through Juneteenth: Insights from Celeste Grayer

    Building Community Through Juneteenth: Insights from Celeste Grayer

    We sit down with multi-disciplined artist and social worker Celeste Grayer to discuss the upcoming Juneteenth celebrations in the St. Louis area, particularly the activities in the Delmar Loop on June 15th. Grayer, who is deeply embedded in the local community, shares her insights on the significance of Juneteenth, its recent recognition as a national holiday, and the importance of community engagement.
    The episode also highlights various activities planned for the Juneteenth celebration, including a vendor fair, live music, and a 5k Race for Reconciliation. Grayer emphasizes the value of investment in community efforts and the educational aspects of cultural holidays. The episode aims to offer fresh perspectives on how to connect and thrive as a community while honoring historical legacies.
    [00:00] Introduction to Juneteenth and Today's Show
    [01:15] Meet Celeste Grayer: Artist and Community Leader
    [02:00] Juneteenth Events in The Loop
    [04:07] Organizing the Juneteenth Celebration
    [09:51] The Importance of Community and Youth Engagement
    [12:13] Celeste's Work at Sumner High School
    [15:26] True Trifecta: Art and Business
    [18:01] Reflecting on a Genuine Journey
    [18:27] Salvation Army Show and Community Impact
    [18:57] Balancing Social Work and Fundraising
    [19:47] Brief Break and Introduction to Dred Scott Heritage Foundation
    [21:15] Exploring St. Louis In Tune
    [23:03] History and Significance of The Delmar Loop
    [26:20] Juneteenth Celebration and Its Importance
    [36:13] Engaging the Youth and Preserving Culture
    [38:26] Conclusion and Final Thoughts
    The True TrifectaVisit the Delmar Loop
    This is Season 7! For more episodes, go to stlintune.com
    #juneteenth #delmarloop #sumnerhighschool #celebration #generalorderno3 #galvestontexas #juneteethcelebrations

    • 40 min
    The Secret of the Golden Queen: A Children's Opera for All Ages

    The Secret of the Golden Queen: A Children's Opera for All Ages

    Our episode discovers the enchanting world of a new children's opera, 'The Secret of the Gold Queen' featuring guests Nika Leoni, a composer and award-winning classical singer, and Mark Freiman, a lyric bass and stage director. The conversation explores the inspirations, challenges, and creative processes behind the opera. The show highlights the significance of civility, the importance of learning from others' failures, and the role of the arts in nurturing young minds.
    With a focus on the interplay between gold and silver chess pieces that come to life, the opera aims to teach lessons of kindness, respect, and dignity. Listeners are invited to the world premiere on June 9th, providing a unique opportunity to witness a work in progress and contribute feedback.
    [00:00] Introduction to the Chess Kingdoms
    [00:32] Welcome to Saint Louis In Tune
    [01:18] Return to Civility
    [02:06] Learning from Failures
    [03:00] Introducing the Guests
    [05:22] The Secret of the Golden Queen
    [07:47] The Inspiration Behind the Opera
    [19:39] The Process of Writing an Opera
    [27:48] Nika Leoni's Musical Journey
    [28:58] Building a Career in Europe
    [29:21] Transition to Composing
    [29:40] Early Compositions and Inspirations
    [30:33] Producing Children's Operas
    [31:40] Engaging Young Audiences
    [32:19] Challenges in Arts Education
    [33:25] The Power of Opera for Kids
    [37:41] Affordability and Accessibility of Opera
    [38:44] The Silver Queen Aria
    [45:30] Advice for Aspiring Composers and Vocalists
    [48:46] Closing Remarks and Upcoming Events
    Home - In Her SoundNika Leoni, Composer and SopranoMark FreimanHome - 'The Secret of the Gold Queen' Children's OperaSTL Fringe-The Secret of the Gold Queen
    This is Season 7! For more episodes, go to stlintune.com
    #opera #childrensopera #composer #stagedirector #chess #lyricbass #soprano #composing #artseducation #learningfromfailure

    • 55 min
    Engineering Marvels: The Eads Bridge and Its 150-Year Journey

    Engineering Marvels: The Eads Bridge and Its 150-Year Journey

    We celebrate the 150th anniversary of the iconic Eads Bridge with guest Dr. John Brown, Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia School of Engineering. Dr. Brown, author of 'Spanning the Gilded Age: James Eads and the Great Steel Bridge,' discusses the historical significance, groundbreaking engineering techniques, and financial challenges involved in the construction of the Eads Bridge.
    The conversation explores James Eads's life, his innovative work during and after the Civil War, and his unparalleled contribution to bridging the Mississippi River. Listeners also hear about the bridge's endurance through historical events, including the 1896 cyclone, and future plans to commemorate its 150th anniversary. A fascinating exploration of history, engineering marvels, and societal impact.
    [00:00] Celebrating a Monumental Birthday: The Eads Bridge Turns 150
    [01:05] Introducing Dr. John Brown: A Deep Dive into the Gilded Age and James Eads
    [04:22] James Eads: From Salvage to Innovation
    [09:02] The Civil War and Eads' Ironclad Warships
    [13:57] Engineering Marvels: The Eads Bridge and Its Impact
    [24:58] Exploring the Future: The Eads Bridge Today and Beyond
    [28:12] Engaging with the Community: Upcoming Events and Listener Participation
    [30:08] Unveiling the Great Steel Bridge: A Historical Deep Dive
    [30:37] Innovative Engineering: The Pneumatic Caisson Explained
    [33:56] Challenges and Solutions Beneath the Mississippi
    [37:11] The Human Cost of Innovation: Decompression Sickness
    [40:13] From Vision to Reality: Financing the Great Steel Bridge
    [44:37] Insider Deals and Industrial Age Dynamics
    [45:49] Eads's Strategic Alliances and Construction Battles
    [48:49] The Legacy of the Great Steel Bridge
    [51:21] Final Thoughts and Event Promotion
    Spanning the Gilded Age – James Eads and the Great Steel BridgeJohn K. (Jack) Brown | University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science
    This is Season 7! For more episodes, go to stlintune.com
    #eadsbridge #engineeringfeat #stlouishistory #jameseads #ironclads #mississippiriver #railroadbridge #enginneeringmarvel #civilengineer #universityofvirginia

    • 59 min
    Beyond the Score: Inside the Missouri Chamber Music Festival

    Beyond the Score: Inside the Missouri Chamber Music Festival

    In this episode of St. Louis In Tune, hosts Arnold Stricker and Mark Langston interview Nina Ferrigno and Benedetta Orsi about the upcoming 14th Season of the Missouri Chamber Music Festival. The discussion covers the festival's mission, scheduled concerts, and the significance of chamber music.
    Ferrigno, a founding member of the Calyx Piano Trio, and Orsi, an Italian mezzo-soprano, share their backgrounds, career highlights, and personal stories. The episode also delves into contemporary music, its cultural relevance, and amusing anecdotes from their performances. Listeners are encouraged to attend the festival and support the arts in St. Louis.
    [00:00] Welcome to Saint Louis In Tune: A Symphony of Conversations
    [00:57] Summertime Vibes and Casual Banter
    [01:32] A Return to Civility and Pronunciation Etiquette
    [02:54] Spotlight on Nina Ferrigno and Benedetta Orsi: Masters of Music
    [06:18] Exploring the Missouri Chamber Music Festival
    [11:55] Benedetta Orsi's Journey: From Pop to Opera
    [15:15] The Art of Music and Overcoming Challenges
    [18:24] Previewing the Missouri Chamber Music Festival Concerts
    [28:57] A Dive into Musical Innovations and Schoenberg's Vision
    [32:05] Exploring the Intricacies of Contemporary Music
    [32:45] The Impact of Politics and Culture on Music
    [33:35] The Personal Touch in Music Interpretation
    [33:51] The Ephemeral Nature of Music and Shared Experiences
    [34:32] Behind the Scenes: Preparing for a Premiere
    [35:11] The Magic of Live Performances and Festival Highlights
    [36:09] Festival Passes and Perks: An Insider's Guide
    [38:59] Upcoming Projects and Personal Plans
    [39:56] Unforgettable Moments on Stage
    [48:10] Celebrating National Days with Humor and Trivia
    [51:34] A Collection of Jokes to Lighten the Mood
    [53:46] Closing Thoughts and Appreciation
    MOCM-WebsiteMOCM-FacebookMOCM-InstagramBenedetta Orsi-WebsiteBenedetta Orsi-InstagramBenedetta Orsi-Facebook
    This is Season 7! For more episodes, go to stlintune.com
    #music #opera #operatheatresaintlouis #mocm #chambermusic #calyxtrio #mezzosoprano #missourichambermusic #musicfestival

    • 54 min
    Ste. Genevieve: A Walk Through the Oldest Town West of the Mississippi

    Ste. Genevieve: A Walk Through the Oldest Town West of the Mississippi

    In this episode of Saint Louis In Tune, Arnold Stricker and Mark Langston discuss the historical significance of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, through the lens of Valerie Battle Kienzle's new book, 'Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, A Walk Through History.' The hosts delve into the charming and lesser-known aspects of Ste. Genevieve's history, its founding, and architectural uniqueness, emphasizing its cultural and historical significance beyond its quaint allure.
    The episode transitions to highlight Jerry Seinfeld's commencement speech at Duke University, where he blends humor with life advice for the graduates: the importance of hard work, attention, love, and, most importantly, maintaining a sense of humor throughout life's journey.
    [00:00] Introduction to Saint Louis In Tune
    [00:57] A Return to Civility: The Art of Receiving Gifts
    [02:23] Exploring Ste. Genevieve, Missouri: A Walk Through History
    [06:37] Architectural Marvels and Historical Gems of Ste. Genevieve
    [11:03] The Rich History and Cultural Significance of Ste. Genevieve
    [21:37] Valerie Battle Kienzle's Book Signing Events and Final Thoughts
    [26:05] Saint Louis In Tune: A Reflection on the Show's Mission
    [27:42] Introducing the Welcome Corps: A New Service Opportunity
    [29:20] Exploring Historical Settlements and Their Evolution
    [30:10] Graduation Season Highlights: Jerry Seinfeld's Commencement Speech
    [31:06] Jerry Seinfeld's Wisdom: A Full Commencement Speech Breakdown
    [46:04] Post-Speech Reflections: Money, Work, and the Essence of Humor
    [47:51] Celebrating National Days and Embracing Everyday Humor
    [54:26] Closing Thoughts and the Importance of Keeping a Light Heart
    Reedy Press - Ste. Genevieve BookValerie Battle Kienzle Website
    This is Season 7! For more episodes, go to stlintune.com
    #stegenevieve #stegenevievemo #oldtowns #missourihistory #jerryseinfeld #lifeonthemississippi #reedypress #johnjamesaudubon #mosesaustin #stephenfaustin #texas

    • 56 min
    Echoes of John Denver: Rick Schuler's Tribute Journey

    Echoes of John Denver: Rick Schuler's Tribute Journey

    An engaging interview with Rick Schuler, a singer, songwriter, adventurer, and John Denver tribute artist. Born in Monroe, Louisiana, and raised in St. Louis, Schuller shares his journey from growing up resembling the famous musician to becoming a John Denver tribute singer admired by Denver's original band members.
    We delve into Schuller's music career, his connection to John Denver's music, and his performances, including upcoming shows at the Westport Playhouse. Additionally, Schuller discusses his background in IT, his passion for archaeology, and his experiences digging up Dead Sea Scroll fragments in Israel.
    [00:00] The Unbelievable Story of a John Denver Lookalike Turned Tribute Singer
    [00:31] Nostalgia and Vinyl: A Trip Down Memory Lane
    [01:25] Rick Schuler: The Man Behind the Music
    [02:04] Discovering a Musical Destiny with John Denver
    [02:42] The Art of Tribute: Beyond Imitation
    [05:07] On Stage: Rick Schuler's Upcoming Performances
    [15:28] A Surprising Turn: From Music to Archaeology
    [25:38] The Legacy of Dred Scott and the Heritage Foundation
    [28:31] Reflecting on the Show and the Power of Interpretation
    [29:11] The Magic of Live Performances
    [29:30] Remembering Iconic Concerts and the Urgency to See Live Music
    [31:35] The Legacy of John Denver Through Tribute Performances
    [31:47] Promoting Upcoming Tribute Shows and Ticket Discounts
    [32:42] A Musical Interlude: John Denver's Classics
    [34:22] Reflecting on Rick Shuler's Career and Upcoming Tours
    [35:58] Humor and Wordplay: A Light-hearted Segment
    [37:40] Celebrating National Days and Personal Anecdotes
    [43:32] A Barrage of Jokes and Closing Remarks
    [48:33] Wrapping Up with Thanks and Show Information
    Rick Schuler Fan SiteRick Schuler | SpotifyRick Schuler Music
    This is Season 7! For more episodes, go to stlintune.com
    #rickschuler #johndenver #archaeology #vinylrecords #1980smusic #rockymountainhigh #deadseascrolls #folkguitar

    • 51 min

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