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Grand Center - Grandel Theatre Renovation

Grand Center Adopts New District Identity
In the midst of continued growth and revitalization, Grand Center, St. Louis’ arts and entertainment hub, is expanding its efforts to brand this culturally rich and diverse neighborhood. Known now as Grand Center Arts District, the new name celebrates more than 60 arts and cultural institutions that dot its streets, as well as universities, schools, churches, entertainment venues, restaurants and public media that combine to make it another St. Louis treasure just waiting to be explored.

The flourishing district continues to see many exciting developments including the .ZACK arts incubator, the Grandel Theatre renovation project, and Hotel Angad, a boutique luxury hotel. This, together with world-class cultural institutions such as the Fabulous Fox Theatre, the St. Louis Symphony, Jazz at the Bistro, the Contemporary Art Museum and others truly makes Grand Center Arts District St. Louis’ epicenter for the arts.

The new identity will be rolled out over the coming year throughout the district and beyond.

Grand Center - The Dark Room Moving!

PBS KIDS Anytime!
Earlier this year, PBS announced the launch of new 24/7 children's services, which Nine Network will begin offering on January 16, 2017. Nine will now broadcast PBS KIDS shows 24 hours a day on channel 9.2 and Charter Spectrum 183, and via a digital livestream, making it easy for children to watch their favorite series during primetime and other after-school hours when viewing among families is high.

Eventually, the live stream will expand to offer an integrated games feature, which will allow children to switch between a PBS KIDS show and an interactive activity that expands their learning. Research confirms that PBS KIDS media content helps children build critical skills that enable them to find success in school and life, while also helping parents increase their own engagement. A recent study conducted by WestEd found that PBS KIDS resources can help narrow the math achievement gap for children from low-income families and better prepare them for kindergarten.

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Grand Center - Finding Neverland

Jazz at Lincoln Center Group
January 13-14 | Jazz at the Bistro
Jazz St. Louis and Jazz at Lincoln Center have teamed up to present an all-star line-up of musicians from Jazz at Lincoln Center for a weekend of shows you won't want to miss! These musicians bring world-class performance and education to the Jazz at the Bistro stage with a powerhouse group you won’t find anywhere else. Featuring Terell Stafford on trumpet, Steve Fidyk on drums, Rodney Whitaker on bass, and Andre Hayward on trombone, this is sure to be one of the hardest swingin’ shows of the season! Swing by here to get tickets.

Grand Center - “Adverse Effects” by Taylor Gruenloh

River Styx at CAM
Janaruy 16 | CAM Cafe
Since 1975, River Styx literary magazine has hosted monthly readings by National Book Award winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, and established as well as up-and-coming authors on the national and local scene. Come and enjoy the best in contemporary literature along with drinks at the CAM cafe at 7:30PM on the third Monday of each month. The January 16 event will feature Allison Cundiff (Others and In Short, A Memory of the Other on a Good Day) and Ted Mathys (Null Set, The Spoils and Forge).

Grand Center - Surfaces Sensitive to Light

The Big Muddy Dance Company presents "Menagerie"
January 21 | The Sun Theatre
Join The Big Muddy Dance Company at the historic Sun Theater for an evening of dance you won't want to miss! World premieres by Daniel Marshalsay (Ballet BC, Ballet Arizona), and The Big Muddy's own Thom Dancy, who will be integrating dancers from The Big Muddy and the Webster University Dance Ensemble to create a new one-act work inspired by NPR & Radiolab's "The Living Room". A special performance by the company's Convergence Trainees, and more! Tickets available here.

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