Sunday, August 22, 2010

So What: Local News, Notes & Links

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

* Saxophonist David Sanborn's return to St. Louis this past week to play two nights at Jazz at the Bistro generated some press coverage both locally and nationally as well as lots of talk around town.

St. Louis scribe Terry Perkins reviewed Sanborn's performance for Jazz Times magazine, and you can find that review online here. Sanborn also was featured in a TV news report that ran on both KTVI (Channel 2) and KPLR (Channel 11). (The two station share ownership, news facilities and personnel.) Lastly, Jazz St. Louis has posted an album of photos from Sanborn's performances on the JSL Facebook page.

* Jazz broadcaster Don Wolff advises StLJN that the "Statesmen of Jazz" fundraiser for the Wolff Jazz Institute that had been set for next weekend at Harris-Stowe State University has been postponed. No word yet as to when it might be rescheduled, but watch this space for further developments.

* The Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (pictured*) has gotten a "minor facelift" this summer, and Diana Benanti wrote about it for the Riverfront Times' A to Z blog here. Also this past week, the RFT's Josh Levi wrote about another alternative performance space in the city, Floating Laboratories.

* Last but not least, online voting is now open for the RFT's annual "Best of St. Louis" issue. Vote for your favorite people, places and things, including several music-related categories, here.

*Photo of the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center swiped from Tony Renner.

Edited 8/28/10 to fix a garbled sentence.

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