This just in…LN has confirmed that plans are underway to convert the former Busch’s Grove space into Ladue’s first ‘mall.’ The completely renovated building on Clayton Road will be called THE SHOPS AT CLAYPRICE CORNER, and will offer high-end boutique spaces from 500 to 5,000 square feet. For more information, call 241-1945.
Have you heard? Classical music has officially made its return to the St. Louis airwaves. The RADIO ARTS FOUNDATION (RAF-STL) flipped the switched at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 8. The station operates on analog radio at 107.3 FM and on hybrid digital radio at KIHT 96.3 HD2. The station's opening week also unveiled the debut of the Ladue News Minute featuring editor TRISH MUYCO-TOBIN, which can be heard on RAF-STL on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at approximately 7:40 a.m. and 5:20 p.m.
PEABODY OPERA HOUSE has announced the lineup for its 2013-2014 Broadway Season, which includes three direct-from-Broadway premieres: Godspell, Peter and the Starcatcher and Ghost the Musical. The season kicks off with Godspell on Nov. 15; subscription packages are available now (622-5454 or peabodyoperahouse.com).
The mayor of Newark, N.J., CORY BOOKER, one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the world, is set to deliver the 2013 commencement address at Washington University. The 43-year-old Booker is credited with helping revitalize New Jersey’s largest city with his hands-on approach—literally, like saving a woman from a house fire and inviting Hurricane Sandy victims into his home. His May 17 address is part of commencement ceremonies that begin at 8:30 a.m. in Brookings Quadrangle.
St. Louis author JAN GREENBERG, along with her co-author SANDRA JORDAN of New York, will be the toast of The Children’s Book Guild of Washington, D.C. The collaborators are being honored with the Guild’s 2013 Nonfiction Award for their critically acclaimed titles, including Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring, Action Jackson, and Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Through the Gates and Beyond, during an April 20 luncheon in Washington.
An Earth Day idea: CHESTERFIELD MALL has partnered with REBUILDING TOGETHER ST. LOUIS for an Earth Day Recycling Event next Friday, April 19. Computers, TVs, batteries, appliances and other electronics, as well as paper and cardboard, will be accepted for a $5 donation for each large appliance or $5 per box/bag. The event at Chesterfield Mall runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP’s newest furry friend combines the love of animals with baseball: Duggie, the Dugout Dog is available at Build-A-Bear’s Busch Stadium store. For an extra $6, patrons can purchase Duggie’s adventure book, Out of the Ballpark! For each book sale, a 50-cent donation will be made to ANIMAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI.
Calling all newlyweds! LN’s ‘A YEAR OF ST. LOUIS WEDDINGS' special section is coming soon, and we’d love to share your big day with our readers! We’re looking for your favorite wedding photo in the following categories: Bride and Groom, Bridal Gown, Bridesmaids/Groomsmen, Children, Cake and Flowers. Include the couple’s name, wedding date and photographer, and make sure everyone in the picture is identified. Submissions will be accepted until Monday, May 6, for publication consideration in our May 17 issue. Email photos (at least 1MB in size) to Katherine Comfort-Mason at KComfort-Mason@laduenews.com.