Combining hip hop and story time at the library
May18

Combining hip hop and story time at the library

DOWNTOWN – On Friday morning, parents brought their kids to St. Louis Public Library’s Central location for “Hip Hop Storytelling with MK Stallings,” one of their Hip Hop Appreciation Week events. MK Stallings, the emcee of the event, incorporated hip hop music into a story time in which he read them three different kid’s books, all to the beat of hip hop songs. He also played a game with the kids and their parents, in which he...

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The Central Library celebrates Hip Hop Appreciation Week
May14

The Central Library celebrates Hip Hop Appreciation Week

DOWNTOWN – This week the Central Library will host the 6th Annual Hip Hop Appreciation Week. Jam-packed with events Monday through Saturday, the celebration of hip hop has a little something for everyone, including panels about the historical significance of the genre and performances by local St. Louis artists. The week opens on Monday night with an Opening Reception for Hip Hop & Fashion, featuring a fashion show, at 7PM...

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Aldermen keep gallery open to public
May04

Aldermen keep gallery open to public

DOWNTOWN – Newly-approved rules would keep lobbyists, along with anyone else interested in pending legislation, off the floor of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen. But in a switch from an original version, there will be no restrictions on who can sit in the public gallery overlooking the floor. The board’s Democratic caucus recently voted to exclude lobbyists from the floor and to require those wanting to sit in the gallery to get...

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Bill would regulate medical marijuana facilities
May02

Bill would regulate medical marijuana facilities

DOWNTOWN – Less than six months after Missouri residents voted to allow state-licensed physicians to dispense medical marijuana, a St. Louis alderman wants to ensure that facilities providing the substance operate properly. Seventh Ward Alderman Jack Coatar, introduced a bill on April 26 to regulate medical marijuana facilities. Meant to be part of the zoning code, it focuses on the purposes, definitions, regulations and...

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2020 city budget has biggest reserve in 11 years
May02

2020 city budget has biggest reserve in 11 years

DOWNTOWN – A proposed new general fund budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 shows the city in better financial shape than any time since before the Great Recession started. For the first time in 11 years, more than five percent of the budget will be in reserves. That’s the minimum the city considers necessary to deal with emergencies, city Budget Director Paul Payne said. The proposed fiscal year 2020 general fund budget...

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