Friday, June 01, 2012

So What: Local News, Notes & Links

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

* The Veterans Administration hospital has filed papers to demolish the Palladium, aka Club Plantation, the historic building (pictured) at the intersection of Enright and Delmar that hosted performances from many significant jazz and blues musicians from the 1930s through the 1950s. The VA wants to put a parking lot on the site. Author and illustrator Kevin Belford is keeping track of the story via a "Save The Palladium Building at Grand Center" page on Facebook.

* Author and former St. Louisan Benjamin Cawthra was on KWMU's Cityscape program last week to discuss his book Blue Notes in Black and White: Photography and Jazz and his appearance on Sunday afternoon at the Missouri History Museum.

* The Post-Dispatch's Gail Pennington has a story about Ken Haller's cabaret performance "The TV Show," which happens tonight and tomorrow night at the Kranzberg Arts Center.

* The KDHX website has photos from last Friday's performance by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the Old Rock House.

* Here's more coverage of Jazz St. Louis' 2012-13 season schedule announcement from Terry Perkins of the St. Louis Beacon, Kevin Johnson of the Post-Dispatch, and Elaine Hoffman of St. Louis magazine. (And in case you missed it, StLJN's story is here.)

* A new episode of HEC-TV's I Love Jazz will get its first airing at 8:00 p.m. next Thursday, June 7 on Charter channel 989, U-Verse channel 99, and via the cable network's website. This installment features a live performance by trumpeter Jim Manley recorded at Jimmy's on the Park.

* As reported by both the Post-Dispatch and Business Journal, Wells Fargo Advisors will contribute $100,000 to Jazz St. Louis to be the presenting sponsor of the 2012-13 Jazz at the Bistro season.

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