Spotlight: Miriam Makeba musical, TikTok star Baker Banter & geospatial training for students

    HEC Media’s Spotlight program airs every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Channel 11, and showcases St. Louis’ finest contributions to art, education, and culture.

    In this week’s episode discover a St. Louis World Premiere musical about the life of singer Miriam Makeba, learn about the only organization in the U.S. that is accredited to teach High School students in geospatial intelligence, explore the latest exhibits at the Contemporary Art Museum, don’t miss your last opportunity to see Origami at the Missouri Botanical Garden, and meet a local Tiktok star making a big impact.

    Schankman’s St. Louis: A World Premiere at The Rep After a Year-Long Delay
    The Repertory Theater of St. Louis is opening its new season with a World Premiere musical, “Dreaming Zenzile.” It is based on the life of singer Miriam Makeba.

    Gateway Global with President Zekita Armstrong Asuquo
    Gateway Global is a STEM-based workforce education training and apprenticeship management organization for 16-24-year-olds. They train and credential young people and help them with stackable skills. They are the only organization in the US that is accredited to teach HS students in geospatial intelligence.

    Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis 2021 Fall-Winter Exhibition
    The show features three main gallery artists, several teen artists, and a video art installation on the outside of the building from dusk till dawn.

    Origami in the Garden
    Origami in the Garden is an exhibit featuring 18 larger than life metal sculptures currently on display at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

    The Baker Banter Effect
    Meet the newest star on TikTok. Derek Baker has over 2.5 million viewers on TikTok. His sisters launched Baker Banter last year on World Down Syndrome Day.

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