Tuesday, September 07, 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:

* Community radio station KDHX will depart their longtime HQ on the south side to relocate to 3542 Washington in the Grand Center district. The building, which most recently served as home to the rock club Creepy Crawl, is just down the block from Jazz at the Bistro. Might physical proximity eventually lead to a collaboration between the two? Here's hoping...a "Live from the Bistro" special (or series!) could have potential for national/international distribution and listenership.

* St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for The Arts have scheduled a series of workshops this fall, including "Career Planning For Artists" on Monday, September 20; "The Art of Developing A Business Plan" on Monday, October 4; "Marketing and Professional Presentation" on Monday, October 25; and a "Website Clinic" on Monday, November 1. For times, program details, and registration info, check their website.

* A local man described as a "nostalgia buff" hopes to refurbish and revive the Goldenrod Showboat, once the site of many traditional jazz and ragtime performances on the St. Louis riverfront.

* The New Orleans branch of the St. Louis-based independent record store Euclid Records (pictured) opened for business last weekend. Here's coverage from Nola.com. the website of the New Orleans Times-Picayune and the Louisiana music magazine Offbeat.

* The Post-Dispatch's Kevin Johnson wonders if the recent flurry of music festival activity is enhancing St. Louis' image as a music town, and suggests that signs point to "yes." Which raises the question: While the relative success of new events like LouFest and Bluesweek certainly is good news, isn't it about time for someone to come up with a summer jazz event to replace the now-defunct St. Louis Jazz and Heritage Festival? I'm just sayin...

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