Teens make history, potential careers with plays at Missouri History Museum
Jul17

Teens make history, potential careers with plays at Missouri History Museum

FOREST PARK – Anyone who stops by the Missouri History Museum on Thursday and Friday mornings can catch the Teens Make History players performing a short work featuring art history and a slice of St. Louis.  The Teens Make History program is an apprenticeship program through the museum that helps teens in the St. Louis area develop business and personal skills as well as delve into the world of history and museum work. The...

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For St. Louis-raised dancer, 16th time at Muny is still the charm
Jul15

For St. Louis-raised dancer, 16th time at Muny is still the charm

FOREST PARK – For the first time in sixteen years, the Muny stage has been home to the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Cinderella,” which opened on July 8th and closes on July 16th.  For one of the ensemble members of the company, this production also marked a return to the Muny stage. Emma Gassett, who grew up on the Muny stage, celebrated her 16th appearance on that stage, and she says that, for her, the magic is still...

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Soulard’s Bastille Day honors French heritage, with a twist
Jul15

Soulard’s Bastille Day honors French heritage, with a twist

SOULARD – Bastille Day may not be an official holiday in the United States, but residents of the Soulard neighborhood still celebrated in style this year with a pub crawl and mock beheading.  As 5 p.m. hit on Saturday evening, sunshine beating down, the residents of Soulard gathered at the Ninth Street Deli to watch the chosen Bastille Day royalty arrive on the scene in a horse-drawn carriage.  Bastille Day, an annual French...

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Local author’s new book, ‘Alice’s Musical Debut,’ imagines childhood of Alice Coltrane
Jul09

Local author’s new book, ‘Alice’s Musical Debut,’ imagines childhood of Alice Coltrane

CENTRAL WEST END – Local author DuEwa Frazier stopped by Left Bank Books on Saturday for a reading from her latest book, “Alice’s Musical Debut.”  Frazier has previously published two young adult novels, “Quincy Rules” and “Deanne in the Middle.” Besides her writing for children and young adults, she has also published “Goddess Under the Bridge,” a book of poetry, and has had work featured in several anthologies and magazines....

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Apotheosis Comics fosters sense of community, social justice
Jul02

Apotheosis Comics fosters sense of community, social justice

TOWER GROVE – Anyone looking to add to their comics supply in south St. Louis need look no further than Apotheosis Comics and Lounge on South Grand Boulevard.  With walls lined with single-issue comics and graphic novels, the space is small but cozy. Various Pride flags hang from the ceiling, and in the back, there’s a small cafe area complete with a makeshift stage. Beer and other beverages are available for purchase alongside...

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