Arts + Culture News: STL Artist Smino Brown is Heading To Lollapalooza

By Jacqui Germain
In Culture

The 2016 Lollapalooza lineup was released this week, featuring a list of over 150 artists. This year, however, the list includes St. Louis’ very own Smino Brown. The 24-year-old artist has been making a name for himself across the Midwest, and is the only artist from St. Louis slated to perform at the Chicago fest this year. Catch Smino performing back in his hometown tonight at 9pm at the 560 Music Center on the Loop. 560 Trinity Ave., Delmar Loop

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Kat Reynolds’ debut solo photography show, “Ask Her How She’s Doing,” currently on display at Beverly, was recently extended until April 30.  St. Louis Magazine described Reynolds’ featured photographs as, “mysterious, approachable, adventurous, friendly, magical, melancholic and warm all at once.”  The show is a taste of Reynolds’ most recent photographic work, which deals specifically with black female depression. The show originally opened on Saturday, March 5, and was scheduled to close on Saturday, April 2. 3151 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street

projects+gallery will be hosting a panel discussion on hip-hop and its influence on contemporary art, fashion, and culture. The discussion will be moderated by Adrienne Davis, a longtime art collector, William M. Van Cleve professor of law and Vice Provost at Washington University in St. Louis. She will be joined by Susan Barrett, founder and president of Barrett Barrera Projects, John Harrington, co-founder of Paint Louis, Slumfest, and Beats 4 Eats, and others. No RSVP required. Free to the public. 4733 McPherson Ave., Central West End

The poetry submission phase for the upcoming St. Louis Poetry Anthology, “Gateway of Dreams,” closed last week after a two-month open-call period. The anthology will be a collection of poetry and prose on social justice-related issues from St. Louis-based writers. The collection will be selected and curated by St. Louis’ Poet Laureate, Dr. Michael Castro, and will be published by Vagabond Press, out of Los Angeles, California. stlpoet.org

This week, the Magic House finally unveiled its long-awaited St. Louis Crayon Mosaic, constructed by 18-year-old St. Louis Priory High School senior Connor Wright. The 30-foot-long mosaic, depicting the St. Louis riverfront, required more than 300,000 crayons and features 77 different colors. 516 Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood

Earlier this week, Left Bank Books, one of the city’s most well-known local bookstores, launched its new bi-weekly newsletter, “Read This Next.” The newsletter will be sent out every other Monday, and includes news about upcoming poetry readings, notable events around the city, and updates on public reading groups, in addition to a Staff Pick Spotlight! 399 N. Euclid Avenue., Central West End

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