***The Strings Attached Project provides weekly music lessions, guitars and community performance opportunities to St Louis youth ages 5-17. The project cuttently has 23 students involved, learning to sight read music, play guitar and work in small ensembles. The project uses American roots music as its study genres with an emphasis on St Louis music history.$520 will help fund "A) a recording studio day with youth as an educational field trip, make recordings and later dub in professional St Louis muscicians as backup players for the youth. The recording "Eternal Songs" would be released as a CD and download to help fund this ongoing project. and B) to help fund the guitar "awards" wherin youth involved in the project for at least one year, who have good practive habits and a willingness to give back to the community throught performance are awarded witht the guitars to keep." Thank you Kevin Harris for hosting one of the most - i'm gonna say it - magical Sloups. Everyone one in attendance was in love with the dreamy ambiance at Floating Laboratories. Kevin - Sloupers want to come live with you - that's ok right?The Fountain on Locust brought us a delicious delicious black bean soup and told us to pass along that the Fountain does burlesque bingo the 1st Thursday of the month and side show spelling bee the 3rd Tuesday. So. Now you're in the know. So stay tuned for April - it's going to be an all Black Bear Bakery affair. Be sure to remember your black bear hats for next time.
Sloup Sunday is upon us again, all the trees say so.
The Fountain on Locust is going to bring a huge batch of their vegan black bean that we can't wait to try. Check out their recent press for a Polish pickle soup. Yum.
And we're taking Sloup down by the river and ever so slightly off-road at Floating Laboratories, winner of the RFT's best underground club award of 2010. Click on the link for directions, hand-drawn map to follow.
We'll snag some awesome bread from Black Bear Bakery (they're gonna host April's Sloup!!) and meet you there. BYO refreshments, puhhlease!!
TONITE WE EXPERIMENT! GO OUT (OR STAY IN) AND SLOUP!
AND TO AVOID TALLYING COMPLICATIONS, ALL VOTERS NEED SIMPLY VOTE FOR THEIR #1 FAVORITE.
TOMORROW, BELOVED HOSTS AND SLOUPERS, WE WILL SEE YOU AT LOCAL HARVEST CAFE FOR THE TALLYING. VOTES & DONATIONS ARE DUE BY NOON, SO EMAIL US IF YOUR MORNING GETS TANGLED.
QUESTIONS?? WE'LL BE iPHONE ALL NIGHT: email@example.com
Sloup is a monthly soup dinner in St. Louis that supports projects, primarily artistic or communicative, that need a little funding and belief. Soup dinners will be on one Sunday a month from 6-8 p.m. Soups will be provided by local establishments, chefs and community members, as well as grant recipients returning to share their projects. We’re asking for a $10 per person donation at each dinner (100% of which will go directly into that month’s Sloup Fund), entitling you to vote on that month’s proposal which excites you the most! Grant proposals will be accepted until the Saturday before the soup (see application below).
You Too Can Apply to Sloup!
What are you making?
How will you make it?
When? What's your timeline?
What's a thing you heard/saw recently about the making of art that you embrace?
Submit the above information one page or less (including any images) as a PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org by the FRIDAY before this month's Sloup. ***SPECIAL JANUARY INSTRUCTIONS: send text in body of email; no images please; deadline extended to saturday before event****Your one-page proposal will be distributed in this month's packet to all Sloup attendees/voters who have the task of choosing their favorites. That's all there is to it! By Monday morning we'll have posted the winning artist.