Arts + Culture News: St. Lou Fringe Names New Leadership

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St. Lou Fringe recently announced a change in leadership for the 2016-2017 season. Em

Em Piro, photo by Corey Woodruff.

Em Piro, photo by Corey Woodruff.

Piro, the organization’s current Executive Director, will official leave her position at the end of the 2016 season. Piro founded St. Lou Fringe in 2011, in addition to being its first Executive Director, continuing in the position for the next five years. The Board of Directors has chosen St. Louis native Matthew Kerns to fill the position. Kearns will begin his term with St. Lou Fringe’s 2016-2017 season. 3526 Washington Ave., Grand Center


Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis announced it will be extending two of its events this year: The Hirschfeld Exhibit and Midnight Company’s “The Two Character Play.” Both events were scheduled to end on May 15 at the festival’s close. However, the Hirschfeld Exhibit at Kranzberg Arts Center Studio will be up through May 22. And “The Two Character Play” will have four additional showings at 8pm on May 27 and May 28, in addition to 8pm on June 3 and June 4. Tickets are available for purchase online here. 2322 Marconi Ave., The Hill

This year’s Summer at the Symphony series presents three concerts at Powell Hall featuring celebrated musicians performing in collaboration with the St. Louis Symphony. The June 4 concert features five-time Grammy Award-winner Mary Chapin Carpenter at 7:30pm. The June 12 concert is at 3pm, and features Grammy- and Tony Award-nominated Michael Cavanaugh performing some of Billy Joel’s biggest hits. The final concert is on June 19 at 3pm, and features veteran singer and songwriter Terry Mike Jeffrey performing some of Elvis’ greatest hits. 718 N. Grand Blvd., Grand Center

The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) presents a lecture with photographer Dan Younger on Saturday, May 21 at 1:30pm. The talk, “Revisit 2015: Cleveland High School, Exploring an Abandoned Landmark,” explores Younger’s multi-year photo series and experience documenting the beauty and unique architecture of Cleveland High School. The school has since been set for demolition, and Younger’s photos are some of the last images from the building. 3415 Olive St., Grand Center

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