St. Louis appoints third Poet Laureate
Apr11

St. Louis appoints third Poet Laureate

On Friday, St. Louis will welcome its third Poet Laureate. Jane Ellen Ibur, who will assume the role for the next two years, grew up writing poems and later attended Webster University. She is a poet educator with the Community Arts training program of the Regional Arts Commission and has had her work featured in over 50 literary magazines and anthologies, in addition to two collections of her own work. As Poet Laureate, Ibur will...

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Lo-Fi takes over Cherokee Street
Apr09

Lo-Fi takes over Cherokee Street

On Saturday, crowds gathered for the marathon that is the annual Lo-Fi Cherokee, a unique event that combines music, videography and the community of Cherokee Street. If you’ve never attended the Lo-Fi Cherokee event, the day plays out like this: starting at 9 a.m., a team takes on the task of shooting 19 concert-style music videos for 19 bands in various businesses along Cherokee. Crowds of on-lookers come and go to watch the bands...

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Week to honor crime victims begins this weekend
Apr04

Week to honor crime victims begins this weekend

Kate Alexander knows the pain that a gunshot death can cause to a family member or friend of a victim. As a therapist for the Crime Victim Center of St. Louis, she’s heard their stories. Now that center is taking steps to remember the number of gunshot victims and to cut the number of future victims, by sponsoring National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in this area. The week sponsored by the U.S. Office for Victims of Crime will be April...

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Lo-Fi turns Cherokee into magical, musical backdrop
Apr02

Lo-Fi turns Cherokee into magical, musical backdrop

Any night of the week in St. Louis, it’s easy to venture out and find a cozy corner — or roaring bar — to take in the sounds of the city’s music scenes.   But only one day a year is it possible to witness an event like Lo-Fi Cherokee.   On Saturday, Cherokee Street will come to life for Lo-Fi, a unique annual music event that involves videography and the people and businesses of St. Louis. The music starts at 9 a.m. and...

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#MeToo takes center stage
Mar21

#MeToo takes center stage

FOREST PARK – The pain, struggle and triumphs of sexual assault survivors was the theme of this weekend’s production at the Missouri History Museum, “#MeToo: Her Voice Must Be Heard!” Produced by Until You’ve Walked in her Shoes Inc., the show, which ran on Friday and Saturday was performed in 2017 at Fontbonne University and then later at the St. Louis Fringe Festival before landing this past weekend at the History Museum’s Lee...

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Friday night fryers
Mar21

Friday night fryers

On the South Side, the end of the week means fish fries 4:15 p.m. Friday. John Marshall is standing in line waiting to pay for a ticket at St. Pius V Catholic Church’s fish fry. By this time, he knows what to expect. Marshall, 79, has been partaking since his family moved into the parish in 1953. As a student in the parish grade school, he volunteered at the fish fry. Except for one 10-year period when his family belonged to another...

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