In celebration of the 10th anniversary of its musical theatre program, COCA this weekend is presenting Ragtime The Musical. The production features a cast of 50 and includes COCA alumni and students from 17 area high schools like Max Fiorello.
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Cone of Chesterfield are excited to announce the arrival of Oliver Keller Cone, the youngest brother of Brady and Aubrey. Oliver is the grandchild of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Cone of Easton, Maryland, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Keller of Town & Country.
It’s been a long time coming, and in a few days, Cardinal Nation will finally get to christen Ballpark Village, the 10-acre master-planned development designed around Busch Stadium.
Reese Helen Nelms
The Baldwin Report
The Outstanding/Older Women’s League (OWL) has announced its 23rd annual Woman of Worth honorees. This year’s list includes NANCI BOBROW, RONNIE BROCKMAN, RUBY CHRISTIAN, LAURA CANNON, DEBRA HOLLINGSWORTH, PHYLLIS LANGSDORF, SUSAN NALL, GWEN PACKNETT, CHERYL POLK, LINDA SHER and CAROL VOSS. The 2013 Lifetime Achievement awardees are HENRIETTA FREEDMAN and LENORE PEPPER. The honorees, who are being recognized for their longtime service to the community, will be celebrated during an Oct. 24 dinner at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac.
A ground-breaking exhibition on Thomas Jefferson currently is on display at the Missouri History Museum. Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty, which attracted more than a million visitors while on display at the Smithsonian, explores one of the most difficult topics in American history and how it played out in Jefferson’s world at Monticello. The exhibit features more than 280 museum objects, works of art, documents and artifacts found through archeological excavations at Monticello, including Jefferson’s personal chess set and books. Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello runs through March 2014, and is free and open to the public.
Social media is everywhere: By phone, laptop, tablet, desktop or even a robot, like it or not, it’s how people communicate today. The laws dictating social propriety have been overturned. I’ve seen email RSVPs, condolence texts, wedding evites and thank-you notes on Facebook. Thankfully, tweeting during a funeral apparently is frowned upon.
World-class artists are once again coming together for Sing for Siteman, a one-night-only performance to support cancer research for Siteman Cancer Center.
Ethan Eric & Eva Diane Phillips
The arrival of a new baby is a very exciting time for parents and families. Introduce your little one to the world with these announcement options from local stationery stores.
Sarah Maria CEPEDA
Emerson Audrey Berg: Trent and Kati Berg of Milwaukee are elated to announce the birth of their daughter. Grandparents are Frank and Susan Tusinski of St. Louis and Tom and Debbie Berg, of Omaha, Neb. Feb. 11, 2012, 6:52 p.m. 7 lbs., 2 oz., 20.5 inches Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, Wis.
Jacob Carl Kamer Josh and Jennifer Kamer of St. Loius are elated to announce the birth of their son. Grandparents are Richard and Nancy Rogers of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Kenneth Kamer of Desoto. Oct. 12, 2011, 5:05 p.m. 7 lbs., 10 oz., 20.5 inches Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Gemma Danielle AMINI
It’s just before two in the afternoon at the FM NewsTalk 97.1 studios in downtown St. Louis, and talk show host Dana Loesch is getting ready to go on the air. She’s got a lot of things on her mind and she’s about to let the rest of the world know exactly what she’s thinking.
◆ Crushed Red-Urban Bake & Chop Shop, the latest eatery from restaurateur CHRIS LAROCCA, is slated to open in February at 8007 Maryland Ave. in Clayton, the former home of Dick Blick Art Materials. The new restaurant will offer quick lunch options and breakfast and dinner service, as well. Highlights of the new eatery include wood-fired pizza ovens that can turn out a finished pie in 90 seconds, some 40 salad ingredients that will be chopped to order, as well as organic dressings.
Catherine Morgan GARDINER
Natalie Gerard & Victoria Judith Shaner Ember and Tom Shaner Jr. of St. Louis are thrilled to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Natalie and Victoria. Nov. 11, 2011, 11p.m. & 11:01 p.m. 4 lbs. 11 oz., 18 inches Mercy Hospital St. Louis
Aubrey Grace CONE
Anthony Gregory CAMPANELLA
Sneak peek, times two…Filmmakers KEN BURNS and LYNN NOVICK will be in town Sept. 19 to offer a preview of their latest documentary, Prohibition, at the new Peabody Opera House—a rare opportunity to see the venue prior to its gala opening on Oct. 1. Burns and Novick will lead the screening and discussion of the film, which documents the rise and fall of the Constitution’s 18th Amendment prohibiting the sale and manufacture of alcohol. We’re told St. Louis, with its rich brewing history, has a prominent role in the film. For tickets, call 800- 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster. com. The six-hour documentary will premiere on Nine PBS Oct. 2 to 4.
Max Michael KLEFFNER
Here’s a ‘happy’ thought…The 28th season of PARTIES IN THE PARK, one of the area’s original outdoor happy hour events, is coming soon! But there’s a big change this year: The event is moving out of Shaw Park onto the streets of downtown Clayton. The new setting on Meramec Avenue between Forsyth Boulevard and Maryland Avenue will include a live music stage, lounge furniture, drinks and food offerings from area restaurants. Parties in the Park begins May 11, and will be held every second Wednesday of the month through September.