Friday, October 16, 2015

So What: Local News, Notes & Links

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

* The Columbus Jazz Orchestra, directed by trumpeter Byron Stripling, will pay tribute to the life and legacy of the late trumpet great and St. Louis native Clark Terry with "CT Suite - Three Portraits in Blues," a newly commissioned work by John Clayton, Chad Eby, and Dennis Mackrel that will get its world premiere as part of four concerts presented October 22 - 24 at the Southern Theatre in Columbus.

The performance on Saturday, October 24 will be streamed live online for free by Columbus' WOSU Public Media, an affiliate of PBS and NPR. Stripling (pictured, top left, with Terry at right) will be in St. Louis in March to perform a tribute to Terry with the Jazz St. Louis Big Band at Jazz at the Bistro.

* Euclid Records' annual "Sidewalk Sale" is set for next Saturday, October 24. The Webster Groves retailer will be blowing out CDs and DVDs and offering an expanded selection of more than 8,000 vinyl records with special pricing, including some remaining from the collection of the late DJ Leo Chears.

* Speaking of record stores, a new one called Planet Score Records is setting up shop at 7421 Manchester in Maplewood, with plans to open sometime this month.

* St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts has scheduled more workshops for artists of all disciplines in their "Business Edge" series, including tomorrow's "Career Planning for Creatives, "The Entrepreneurial Artist" on Monday, October 26 and "Your Art, Your Brand: An Artist’s Guide to Being Noticeable and Getting Noticed" on Monday, November 9. For details, costs, and registration info, see the VLAA website.

* The Sheldon Concert Hall has posted to Facebook a photo set from pianist Peter Martin's performance there last Saturday.

* The south side guitar shop J Gravity Strings was featured Wednesday on KSDK's Show Me St. Louis.

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