Thursday, July 08, 2010

So What: Local News, Notes & Links

Here's the latest wrap-up of links and short local news items of interest you may have missed:

* Jazz St. Louis has posted some photos on their Facebook page from Erin Bode's CD release shows last weekend. (You don't have to be a Facebook member to view the page.)

* St. Louis' classical music radio station KFUO, sold to new owners and destined to be reformatted with contemporary Christian music, signed off for the final time Tuesday night, as fans held a candlelight vigil outside the studio. To help fill the void left by the sale of KFUO, local NPR affiliate KWMU has added a third HD channel, 90.7 KWMU-3, featuring classical music; it can be heard for free over the air if you have an an HD radio, and also streams online at

* Meanwhile, Don Wolff, whose program "I Love Jazz" aired Friday nights on KFUO and thus also was displaced by the sale of the station, will do his first Internet-only live broadcast this Friday night.

* The renovation of the Kiel Opera House (pictured) downtown will get started with a public event on Monday, and to commemorate the occastion, the Post-Dispatch offers a video tour of the hall.

* The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries seek volunteers for the 2010-2011 season. Duties range from seating patrons at concerts and welcoming guests to the art galleries to helping out with mailings and other office tasks. If you're interested in helping, call the Sheldon volunteer coordinator at 314-533-9900, ext. 30 or visit the Sheldon's website to sign up online.

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