Got an app for that? ALEXA MILLER does! The St. Louisan is the developer of the StagePage Concert App, a free iOS app that allows concert-goers to document their experience in a multimedia scrapbook. When THE RASCALS recently reunited in Port Chester, N.Y., for the first time in 40 years to perform Groovin’, Good Lovin’, and other 1960s hits, Miller was in the fifth row, using her app to create a virtual scrapbook of the event. Following the concert, she and her father, PAUL MILLER, joined group members and the E Street Band’s STEVEN VAN ZANDT for dinner. Van Zandt, who inducted The Rascals into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, masterminded The Rascals’ Once Upon A Dream reunion, which alternated live performances with a million-dollar multimedia production retracing the band’s story. To find out more about StagePage, visit stagepageapp.com.
Miss the '80s? Flashdance the Musical is coming to Peabody Opera House Jan. 8 to 13. But wait! There’s more…KIRKWOOD KNITTERY has teamed up with the Peabody for the Flashdance Legwarmer Contest. Every handmade entry will receive a prize, along with a 20-percent discount on show tickets. The grand prize winner will receive a package that includes admission for four to see the show and a backstage meet-and-greet with the cast. Contestants may choose to donate their legwarmers to charity following the contest. Entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7. For more information, visit kirkwoodknittery.com.
Paper snowflakes created by students of VILLA DUCHESNE AND OAK HILL SCHOOL are on their way to Connecticut to decorate a new elementary school building in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy. The Snowflake Drive, sponsored by the Connecticut Parent Teacher Student Association, was inspired by the words, Like our children, no two snowflakes are alike.
Local author JOHN MACDONALD has a new self-published novel, Question Authority, a historical fiction set in the 1960s involving the Vietnam War and the 1968 presidential election. We’re told the book’s main protagonist is debutante from Ladue. The book is available on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.
Nails and nectar…St. Louis beekeeper ELLIE HOCK and her company, Urban Nectar, have introduced a new eco-friendly nail polish line inspired by her relationship with her mother, SARAH, who passed away in 2011. Hock says her mother’s love of nature and its ability to heal led her to become a beekeeper; and recently, Hock expanded her business to include a mix-and-match nail collection with shades like honey, smoke, catmint shadow and purple hydrangea. A portion of sales from Urban Nectar’s honey and nail polish benefit Cancer Support Community, the organization Hock credits for supporting her mom during her illness. For more information, visit stlurbannectar.org.
In memoriam…PAT DIELMANN, wife of former Creve Coeur Mayor Harold Dielmann, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 26. Mrs. Dielmann was married to her high school sweetheart for more than 62 years, and was the beloved matriarch of her family. A memorial service was held Dec. 29 at St. Paul’s Church, where Mrs. Dielmann was a lifelong member. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul’s Church Dielmann/Hackmann/Knowles Memorial Fund c/o Ortmann Stipanovich Funeral Home, 12444 Olive Blvd., 63141; or Ladue Education Foundation for Patricia Dielmann, 9703 Conway Road, 63124.