Friday, October 21, 2011

So What: Local News, Notes & Links

Here's the latest wrap-up of assorted links and short local news items of interest:

* Living St. Louis, which airs Monday evenings on local PBS affiliate KETC, this week included a segment on New Music Circle. The story by Ruth Ezell featured excerpts from a concert by the St. Louis Laptop Ensemble, and can be seen online here.

* Meanwhile, a recent blog entry on Clark Terry's website, written by the beloved trumpeter's wife, says he's still hospitalized but in good spirits and showing some improvement. Read more about how Terry's doing and how you can send well wishes to him here.

* The Post-Dispatch's Marlon Walker on Sunday reported on Lou "Fatha" Thimes' BBQ and Pork House, a restaurant opened this summer by relatives of singer Denise Thimes.

* Jazz on Broadway in Alton has made a couple of changes recently, reducing their cover charge to $5 for "most shows" and offering delivery menus from nearby restaurants "as we prepare to make other food options in the future." The club's website still is not up and running, but they're on Facebook, and you can subscribe to email updates by sending a request to jazzonbroadway @

* Last but not least, the annual musical instrument drive by local not-for-profit Music for Lifelong Achievement (MFLA) began this week, and continues through November 20. For details on how to donate, see this post.

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