A Career In The Making

Reagan Johnson visits the set of the short film “Mariah” to talk to producer Carlos A. Valenzuela. The young producer started his acting career in March 2004, by getting small roles and a few lead roles in theater plays. By 2007, he got involved with “Live Street Theater” for the Greater St. Louis Renaissance Festival and from there, his acting career moved into films. From 2007-2008 he did 14 films including some feature films as an extra. Carlos also discusses Mid-West Entourage Entertainment, a LLC film production company he and others started in 2008 that specializes in Modeling, Casting and Photography.

Baden Taste

STL TV was on hand for the Baden Taste, an annual parade and festival in the Baden area of North St. Louis. Organized every year by 2nd ward Alderwoman Dionne Flowers and many dedicated volunteers, it is a celebration of Baden’s historic community; a community that started in 1833 and officially became a part of the City of St. Louis in 1876. Before Baden Taste was born, the city celebrated with an annual festival called Badenfest. There are plenty of vendors involved each year, and lots of good food, great music and fun activities. President Lewis Reed took part in the festivities.

Want More Money?

If you’re looking to make extra money and get healthy all at the same time, Randy Keling from Monavie tells Ivy how. They talk about “The MonaVie View Open Meeting” at City Hall in St. Peters. It’s an opportunity to join one of the fastest growing companies in the world.

Fashion Lovers

So, what’s going on in the world of fashion? If you’re into fashion you’ll want to know how you can catch the industry’s top emerging designers and get the skinny on their latest designs. Ivy gets all the news from Owner & Event Planner of Cynique Evolue, Felicia Mosley. They discuss the business, the Cynique Evoule-Runway Series, NYFW Runway Show, and the Empire Hotel-Rooftop happening Sunday, February 10th.

Making Renovation Affordable

Prime Lending, Loan Originator, Leslie Oberkramer, and Tony R. Collins, Production Manager Specializing in Renovation Loans, join Janelle to explain how they help St. Louisans make the home renovation process affordable. If you are in the market to renovate your current home or purchase a home that needs renovating, they have some money saving tips for you.

A Must to See

Nominated for two Louie Awards, Actress and Director, Suki Peters, drops by to fill viewers in on what she’s been up to and talk about her upcoming productions for this spring. She calls herself the starving diva, and her accomplishments include two nominations for best ensemble and best director. Catch the upcoming productions, “Engaging Shaw” by John Morogiello @ West End Players Guild February, “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare @ St. Louis Shakespeare, “Fool for Love” by Sam Shepard @ Tesseract Theatre company, and “STUPEFY! The 90 Minute Harry Potter” adapted by Jaysen Cryer @ Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre.

Start Your Morning Right

You’ve heard that starting your day off right, means starting it off with a great cup of coffee? STL TV host Janelle Higgins visits with Jason K. Wilson, Owner Northwest Coffee and Chronicle Coffee, to talk about his grand opening, February 11th, in North St. Louis. The shop specializes in several varieties of coffee, and what makes this coffee shop different is all of the fun events held to see how java inspires! Don’t miss the Chronicle Grand Opening, February 11th at 1235 Blumeyer Street. It’s the newest coffee shop in North St. Louis. Get your mornings started off right.

The Singing Sirens

The St. Louis Sirens are back in the studio and taking in some tunes from the 50’s and 60’s. They tell STL viewers where they met, and what type of music they love to sing! Sirens Elizabeth Belle, Sharon Carter, and Tafra Perryman also share details with Sarah about their Birthday Bash at the Kranzberg Arts Center where they’ll entertain you with their Comedy, Costumes, Choreography and Music from pop to the Great American Songbook.

A Matter of Faith

Sarah sits down with Executive Director for Teens-two-Teens, John Schenk, to get the low down about a special program here in St. Louis to help teenagers make healthy choices while building faith-based friendships. They discuss why it is so important and how you can get involved. You won’t want to miss Teens2Teens Trivia Night, February 9th at Saint John Vianney High School in Kirkwood. Then there’ll also be the Teens2Teens Mentoring Training Retreat and Mentor/Mentee Retreat, coming up in March at Lake Williamson in Carlinville, Illinois.

Art At Its Best

STL TV LIVE host, Sarah Bernard, chats with Executive Director of the Foundry Art Centre, Laura Helling, to find out the scoop on their “12 of Paperwork exhibit,” located at the Centre in the Frenchtown District of Historic St. Charles. Laura tells us why it’s so nice to be able to hold events there and talks about a specific one called, “Canvasas and Cocktails, and Hudson and HooDoo Cats”, coming up Friday, February 15th. It’s definitely a high-caliber art gallery hosting some impressive national juried exhibitions. Bring the whole family out for a peek at their gallery and to the working artist’s studios where you can watch the creative process and buy art directly from its creators.

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