Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tropical Christmas Brought to St. Louis

Artistic Director, Linsey A. Daman explains holiday advertising and Christmas marketing techniques found commonly in French culture. The basis of this lecture was about the French Caribbean and how Christmas/Seasonal Holidays are a part of their culture and religion.

To schedule a cultural lecture at your facility, please contact the Cultural Arts Center of St. Louis, LLC at (636) 938-5074 or

Photo: Linsey A. Daman, Wed. Nov. 9th 2011 at 2:30pm

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Christmas in the Caribbean - 2011

A Tropical Christmas here in St. Louis

Cultural Arts Center of St. Louis, LLC, Artistic Director, Linsey A. Daman presented "Christmas in the Caribbean" on Wed. Oct. 5th at 2:30pm. This is a picture of her explaining the inside of "le West Indies Shopping Mall" during Christmas time.

Would you like to warm up this holiday? Linsey A. Daman presents these programs for all types of events. You can easily book her for your event or party, by calling (636) 938-5074.

Hope to see you during the holidays!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Hispanic Festival - 2011 (Soldiers Memorial Park)

Our cultural group had a wonderful time at the Hispanic Festival (Soldiers Memorial Park) on Sept. 17th at 10am. The Ecuadorian handicrafts and clothing were a hit again this year. The Ecuadorian booth is our group’s favorite part of the festival each year; it would not be a complete festival without Ecuadorian clothing and handicrafts.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Québec City, Canada

Thursday, Sept. 8th, 2011, Artistic Director, Cultural Arts Center of St. Louis, LLC, Linsey A. Daman presented a speech about Québec City, Canada. This is a picture of her explaining the cable cars over Montmorency Falls on the Montmorency River in Québec, Canada. It is a very short ride to the top where you can find a nature museum and restaurant.

The Cultural Arts Center of St. Louis, LLC presents informational talks about different regions of the world to the public. To schedule a cultural overview of Québec, Canada or to see a complete listing of our destinations please visit

Bringing the world to St. Louis one step at a time.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Open House – Cajun Culture Night

The Studio Corner – Open house

Saturday Sept. 24th 5pm -9pm

Cultural Arts Center of St. Louis

Theatrical Preview


“Stories that Move”

A Trip to the Bayou

Linsey A. Daman, Dancer

Howie C. Hirshfield, Actor

A Trip to the Bayou will take you on a journey down to New Orleans while showcasing its rich French heritage. Incorporating Cajun Jazz and soul rhythms will make you feel as if you were at a crawfish boil. This program combines history, culture, storytelling, musical art and dance to demonstrate life in New Orleans.

FREE open house Saturday Sept. 24th 5pm-9pm

Cajun Bajou Preview – Sept. 24th 6pm-7pm

Light Refreshments provided

“the studio corner” (314) 961-9300

636 Crestwood Plaza St. Louis MO 63126

Crestwood Court Mall – Art Space

About middle of the Mall

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Traditions of Spain - May 2011

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Spanish Dance Performance - May 2011

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Flamenco Dance - Cinco de Mayo – 2011

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Flamenco Dance – New Videos Released

Linsey A. Daman, Artistic Director and Choreographer of the Cultural Arts Center of St. Louis, LLC has just released some brand new footage showcasing the Art of Flamenco.

To view the videos please see the link below…

Friday, March 25, 2011

Flamenco Dance Showcase

As a professional dancer of 18 years experience, Linsey A. Daman was asked to perform Flamenco at "Spanish Heritage Night" at a school in Hazelwood. Before the evening began, Linsey presented the history behind Flamenco and the origins of the footwear in both English and Spanish. This Spanish-speaking event was quite enjoyable for the whole family.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Flamenco News – Webster University

The Cultural Arts Center of St. Louis, LLC is proud to share the latest news article showcasing the company. Please see link below to view the full article…

Italian Language Learning Tools

Lyric Language – Italian

The Cultural Arts Center of St. Louis, LLC loves and cherishes the Lyric Language – Italian I and Italian II because they clearly promote easy and fast learning of Italian. This is probably the fastest way to learn essential vocabulary in a fast-paced manner because you can hear the Italian, see the Italian and watch the Italian being acted out. It is wonderful for those who like to learn visually and it is also backed with audio to reinforce what you are seeing on the screen. The songs are slow so you can appropriately learn the pronunciation and also they repeat the lyrics over and over again for repetition. Even fluent speakers should invest in Lyric Language because it is an essential program to have for Italian immersion. This is probably the best product out there to truly learn Italian in a fun and fast manner. Great Educational Tool!

Living Language – Italian

This is another wonderful way to learn Italian from the beginning. It has a book to follow along with the Italian audio and the best part is that they read slowly. The pages are sub-divided into English and Italian so you always know the meaning of the words. They give you about 5 ways to learn the same thing so if you forget how to say something in Italian, there is always an alternative. The book/audio shows you those alternatives because there is more than one way to say things in any language. I have never seen another language program that really emphasizes those options of “more ways to say it” or “additional ways with similar meanings.” This program book/audio will truly help beginners open their vocabulary to the magnificent world of Italian communication. Remember, there is more than one way to communicate your message! Enjoy!

Prego – An Invitation to Italian

This is a wonderful book to master the basics of Italian. The text is straight forward and is a wonderful place to start with learning this language. When I started with Italian, this was the original textbook that was assigned to me. Great place to start the Italian Language!

Three Brothers – Italian Film

The Cultural Arts Center of St. Louis, LLC highly recommends “Three Brothers” as a wonderful way to practice your Italian. The plot line is family-oriented and very entertaining in all respects. The film does make you evaluate your own life and count your blessings. The film does have English subtitles so it can be understood even if you are still in the process of learning Italian. They do speak fast and is recommended for higher level Italian classes to study and therefore it would not be suitable for beginners.

The film explores the inner workings of the three Italian brothers whose mother had just recently died. Each brother is completely different in regards to career, personality and personal ambitions. Two of the three brothers are very positive and professional in nature but the third one is on the negative side and even the wrong side of the law in some cases. It is very interesting to watch the family dynamics of this Italian family. Overall, it is a wonderful “slice of life” film set in Italy that truly is entertaining and well-done on all levels. CAC St. Louis, LLC gives this movie 5-stars for Italian drama.

Il Postino

This is a very heart-felt romantic movie that shows a slice of life in Italy. It is good for those learning Italian because the plot is easy to follow and direct. The ending was quite a shock and was unexpected. You will hear a dash of Spanish about ¾ of the way into the film due to the fact that one of the actors is from Chile. The Spanish is not subtitled since the whole movie is in Italian with English subtitles.

You Laugh

This film shows the sad life of an Italian accountant in Italy who has trouble sleeping and ends up losing his wife due to his snoring/laughing problems. He is very depressed over these sleeping problems and contacts a sleep doctor who doesn’t offer much help.

The film then cuts into another section regarding two kidnappings in Italy over two different time periods. The two plots are completely different and are not related at all. The first section with the Italian accountant is much better than the second half in regards to plot and acting.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Caribbean Island Presentation

Thursday March 3rd 2011 in Kirkwood, Linsey A. Daman presented the "overview intro" to the St. Martin, Caribbean Island Presentation.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

St. Martin, French Antilles

Tuesday Feb. 22nd 2011 in Creve Coeur, Linsey A. Daman, Director of CAC St. Louis, LLC presented a cultural overview of St. Martin.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

St. Martin – The Kapok Tree

Originally from Africa, these trees were introduced by the slaves. St. Martiners considered the kapok tree as the tree of spirits. It was associated with spiritual powers and one would find objects to do with the supernatural beneath its roots. St. Martiners are still reluctant to uproot these old trees today.

For more information regarding St. Martin, please call (636) 938-5074.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Psycholinguistics – The Psychology of Language

Psycholinguistics – The Psychology of Language (10 Week Series)

The Cultural Arts Center of St. Louis, LLC will be offering a 10-week series on Psycholinguistics – The Psychology of Language held on Monday evenings starting Jan. 17th at 7pm. The classes will be centrally located in Kirkwood; please call for location details Office Line: (636) 938-5074

Only $25 per session/each session is a “stand-alone session” which is independent from each other.

Course Description:

Psycholinguistics – The Psychology of Language

Psycholinguistics is the study of the processes involved in language including acquisition, comprehension, production, pragmatics and discourse. Linguistics is the study of language including its properties and functions; however we will take it a step further to understand the psychology behind what we say in daily conversation. To begin we will start by defining language and its six properties. We will then venture into internal and external factors that have a pivotal role in our neurobiology. We will also define the four components of language which are phonemes, morphemes, syntax and discourse. Moreover, this course will introduce psychological, sociological and anthropological research and theories on the structure of language and language processes, including speech perception, word recognition, meaning representation, comprehension, production and language acquisition. The focus will be on empirical studies on these topics.

Psycholinguistics II will immediately follow the first series for those interested in continuing their education.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

International Presentation – December

Both Activity Directors

After the Presentation – In the Lobby

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Christmas Around the World

CAC St. Louis, LLC presented “Christmas Around the World” on Dec. 30th at 7pm. A special thank you goes out to the staff of CAC for photographing this event.

Introduction to the International Presentation