Story: Singer/songwriter Nina Simone, nee Eunice Kathleen Waymon of Tryon, North Carolina, pays a visit to the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama the day after a bomb decimated the holy building, killing four young black girls who were attending services there on September 15, 1963.
Story: Passengers aboard 39 jets on September 11, 2001 are left anxious and concerned when they learn that their flights have been diverted for unknown reasons. After what seems like an interminable period on the tarmac, they finally are allowed to disembark their planes.
Story: It’s a calm, quiet Sunday in St. Louis in the 1930s, an ideal day to Bodey’s way of thinking for a picnic at Creve Coeur Lake Park, just a trolley car ride away from the small apartment she shares with her younger friend Dorothea.
Story: Ex-minister T. Lawrence Shannon arrives at a seedy little hotel on the coast of Mexico in 1940 with a busload of women tourists. He doesn’t give a damn about any of them, not even Charlotte, the 16-year-old girl he’s seduced en route to the tucked-away resort run by his friends Fred a…
Story: Owen returns from Dublin in 1833 to his native town of Ballybeg in County Donegal in Northern Ireland. He’s accompanied by an English cartographer named Captain Lancey and Lieutenant Yolland, a young orthographer (adept in the rules of language) who is charmed by the language and cult…
Story: After 18-year-old Eugene Morris Jerome is drafted into the Army in 1943, he and a number of other recruits take the train from New York City south to Biloxi, Mississippi, where they undertake their basic training before being deployed.
Story: A 17-year-old orphan named Kim in 1975 is compelled to seek work in a Saigon bar and brothel called Dreamland under the scheming eye of a man known as The Engineer. A group of American soldiers visits, checking out the mock “Miss Saigon” pageant while choosing which young woman to tak…
May 24Cedar Lake Cellars Lake Cellars
May 24Foundry Art Centre
May 25Norton's Fine Art and Framing
May 24Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design
May 25Ethical Society of St. Louis
Story: A group of women gather at a country home in New England, circa 1935. They’ve been invited by Fefu to rehearse a presentation being given by their charity on education at their friend Cindy’s home.
Story: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army, has inadvertently angered his trusted ensign Iago by promoting another officer, Cassio, to be his lieutenant after a triumphant campaign. Seeking revenge, Iago takes advantage of the wounded feelings of the Venetian Roderigo, who is in …
Story: Rosalind Franklin already has built a reputation for her work in X-ray crystallography, a new technique in which X-rays diffracted through molecules are used to record photographic images. In 1942 she takes a research position with the British Coal Utilization Research Association, ea…
Story: Tough times are upon Popcorn Falls. With its namesake waterfall, the main source of income for the quaint little town, dried up, the residents are in a tight spot. They need revenue and fast.
Story: Jerusha Abbott proclaims herself to be ‘the oldest orphan in the John Grier Home.” She’s lived there all of her 18 years, and was named after a moniker etched on a tombstone in the local cemetery.