World-class artists are once again coming together for SING FOR SITEMAN, a one-night-only performance to support cancer research for Siteman Cancer Center. The fourth annual event, featuring Opera Theatre of Saint Louis artists such as AUBREY ALLICOCK, CORINNE WINTERS, DEANNA BREIWICK, HUGH RUSSELL, THOMAS HAMMONS, and EMILY PULLEY, is from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Monday, June 10, at Washington University’s Whitaker Hall. Proceeds from the concert benefit Siteman’s Discovery Fund, which provides critical support for promising new cancer therapies and treatments. For tickets, call 961-0644 or visit opera-stl.org/SingForSiteman.
THE SHELDON has announced its 2013-2014 concert season featuring the likes of BRUBECK BROTHERS QUARTET, RICKIE LEE JONES, CHUCHO VALDES, DAVID GRISMAN FOLKJAZZ TRIO, DAVID HALEN and JOHN CARTER CASH. The season includes The Sheldon’s five signature series—Jazz at The Sheldon, Fantastic Folk, Sheldon Classics, Saturday Matinees and Coffee Concerts—as well as Peter Martin Music: Live, which will be available by subscription. Subscription tickets go on sale May 13 (call 533-9900 or visit TheSheldon.org).
St. Louisan ERIC GREITENS, a 2011 LN Dynamic Person, is among TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. The former Navy Seal founded The Mission Continues in 2007 by encouraging veterans to serve again—this time, as productive citizens in the community. Greitens’ organization, headquartered in St. Louis, has placed thousands of volunteers at service projects across the country and continues to empower former service men and women through its fellowship program.
Curious about the grand restoration of ST. LOUIS PUBLIC LIBRARY’s CENTRAL LIBRARY? A panel discussion, Cass Gilbert’s Vision and Central Library Today, will be held Wednesday, May 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the library’s auditorium. SHARON IRISH, an authority on Gilbert, the library’s original architect, will lead the discussion, which also will feature the restoration’s principal architect, GEORGE NIKOLAJEVICH, and library executive director WALLER MCGUIRE. Seating for the free event is on a first-come, first-served basis.
It’s a girl! The SAINT LOUIS ZOO is celebrating the birth of a new baby Asian elephant born last week who weighed in at 251 pounds and was about 38 inches tall. She is the third baby of 42-year-old Ellie and 20-year-old Raja, the first elephant ever born at the zoo. The zoo has launched an online campaign to name the new calf. The five names suggested by zoo staff are: Cai (rhymes with ‘Hi’ and means ‘feminine’), Violet, Willow, Harper, and Priya (pronounced ‘Pree-yah’ and means dear, beloved). Vote for your favorite name by Sunday, May 5, by visiting stlzoo.org. The winning name will be announced the next day.
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