Downtown PrideFest is extra-cool despite heat wave
Jul01

Downtown PrideFest is extra-cool despite heat wave

DOWNTOWN – Thousands made the trek downtown over the weekend to celebrate Pride in style, their numbers rising along with the heat and humidity. Every year in June, Pride St. Louis hosts its annual PrideFest in downtown St. Louis, featuring musical artists, hundreds of vendors and a parade. A big crowd shrugged off temperatures in the 90s. Before the parade at noon on Sunday, St. Louisans and others young and old – many...

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PREVIEW: Plenty of ways to celebrate Pride in St. Louis this weekend
Jun25

PREVIEW: Plenty of ways to celebrate Pride in St. Louis this weekend

ST. LOUIS – As June comes to a close, so will Pride 2019 – but, at least in St. Louis, it won’t go quietly. Each year, June signifies Pride month around the country, a celebration for the LGBTQ community to commemorate the struggles and victories of gay and transgender rights in the United States. Each city and state celebrates differently, and for St. Louis there are plenty of options. For those who enjoy crowds, there are...

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Judge to hear arguments on state attempt to shut down Planned Parenthood abortion services
Jun03

Judge to hear arguments on state attempt to shut down Planned Parenthood abortion services

DOWNTOWN – A St. Louis judge is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether or not the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services can pull the license of Planned Parenthood’s abortion clinic in the Central West End.  The move would make Missouri the first state since 1974 to not have an operating abortion clinic. St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer issued an order Friday to keep the clinic operating over the...

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Children hip hop to music and stories at the library
May18

Children hip hop to music and stories 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 kids’ 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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