Mark Bradford, AKA “Scrapdaddy” takes other people’s junk and turns it into giant, mechanical beasts. Producer Kara Vaninger follows first time St. Lou Fringe performer Laren Loveless as he prepares his highly creative collaboration with former music students and homeless artists. The Third Coast Kings have groove down to the core. This Detroit band mixes funk, jazz and Motown to create its own take on a new sound. Art Fusion 8 – River Styx Editor Richard Newman and Managing Editor Tina Shen discusse the current state of literature in St. Louis, which he describes as one of the most prolific literary cities in America. Photographer Miki Lansdowne explores the strange beauty of old, abandoned buildings and how they inform the present of that which has passed.