Arts & Culture


The Gallery Gap launched in March in recognition of National Women’s History Month. Women artists are not the sole focus of this podcast, but they have certainly been the primary focus of this month’s episodes.

To wrap up Women's History Month, Claire and Melissa play a game called #5WomenArtists.

Writer's Almanac

Courtesy of LA Louver Gallery, Venice.

What would you do with pieces of wood and rope, a pair of antlers, and tar? Artist Alison Saar transforms all of these, and much more, to create dynamic sculptures and installations that examine the positioning of women and African-Americans, both throughout history and in contemporary culture.


Legendary musician Chuck Berry, the “poet laureate” of rock 'n roll, died Saturday, at his home in St. Charles. He left behind him a changed world of music, culture, friendship and a dedication to the St. Louis region that continued until the very end.

Related: Obituary: Chuck Berry dies. He was the ‘poet laureate’ of rock ‘n’ roll

The Illinois State Board of Education approved a massive new school accountability plan last week. Our education desk reporter takes a closer look at the portion of the plan dealing with the fine arts.

  Writer's Almanac

Courtesy of the Guerrilla Girls / guerrillagirls.com

This week, Claire Kovacs and Melissa Mohr pick up where they left off by talking about the Guerrilla Girls, an anonymous group of feminist artists.

Davenport Junior Theatre

A children's theater group is raising money to pay for major renovations. Davenport Junior Theatre needs to raise about $160,000 to fix up The Nighswander Theatre.

 Artistic Director Daniel Sheridan says the project is long overdue. 

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