“Guys and Dolls” opens the Muny’s 101st season
Jun18

“Guys and Dolls” opens the Muny’s 101st season

FOREST PARK – The Muny opened its 101st season last week with the musical theatre classic “Guys and Dolls.” The last time the show was performed at the Muny was fifteen years ago. This year, the production featured Muny alums Ben Davis, Kendra Kassebaum and Ken Page, as well as newcomers Brittany Bradford and Jordan Gelber. The production was directed by Jordan Greenberg. This was also the first show since the Muny renovated its...

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Comics University helps artists, fans ‘see from someone else’s point of view’
Jun11

Comics University helps artists, fans ‘see from someone else’s point of view’

DOWNTOWN – On a Wednesday night, a group of comic artists and enthusiasts hoping to learn more attended the first class of 2019’s Comics University through the St. Louis Public Library. Hosted by an area cartoonist who goes by the name Steenz, Comics University consists of six classes over the course of June and July. The classes, offered on Wednesday nights at the Central Library at 1301 Olive Street, cover everything from the...

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Lo-Fi music videos premiere at KDHX
Jun09

Lo-Fi music videos premiere at KDHX

GRAND CENTER – Lo-Fi Cherokee hosted its 2019 Premiere Party on Saturday at The Stage at KDHX, 3524 Washington Avenue. This premiere party served as the follow-up to the annual Lo-Fi Cherokee event in April, when nineteen bands and musical acts traveled up and down Cherokee Street with a video crew and eager audience to film individual music videos for each band in different businesses and venues in the neighborhood. The event,...

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Local playwright opens second run of play close to her heart
Jun08

Local playwright opens second run of play close to her heart

GRAND CENTER – This Thursday, because why not? theatre company will open its production of “Fat” by local playwright Shannon Geier at Satori, 3003 Locust Street. Directed by Elaine M. Laws, the play follows Amy Prestley, a woman with a good marriage, great friends and a fulfilling career. But Amy is also a woman of a larger size, and it affects herself and everyone around her. The play takes “a realistic look at the societal...

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19 music videos to premiere at Lo-Fi Cherokee Premiere Party
Jun07

19 music videos to premiere at Lo-Fi Cherokee Premiere Party

GRAND CENTER – This Saturday, Lo-Fi Cherokee will host its 2019 Premiere Party at The Stage at KDHX, 3524 Washington Avenue. Nineteen music videos will premiere at KDHX. All of the videos were shot at the annual Lo-Fi Cherokee event in April. Started in 2012, Lo-Fi invites 14 to 18 bands for an annual traveling event that takes place up and down Cherokee Street. Combining local businesses, music and social media, the Lo-Fi crew,...

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Marquis Terrell honors ‘Creative Freedom’ in his first art show at UrbArts
Jun05

Marquis Terrell honors ‘Creative Freedom’ in his first art show at UrbArts

OLD NORTH – Local artist Marquis Terrell opened an art show Saturday evening at UrbArts, 2600 North 14th Street, inviting friends, family and St. Louis art lovers to view and celebrate the work. Though he’s been an artist since he was a child, the show, “Creative Freedom,” is Terrell’s first public art show. He said he was nervous but also confident about the event. “I finally feel like, in the past two years, that I’m almost at the...

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