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Way back in the days when I was a lad, Labor Day marked the beginning of the school year. Now, of course, school districts and universities get their fall semesters underway a couple of weeks earlier.
Story: Lear, the elderly king of Britain, has decided to retire and to divide his kingdom among his three daughters. Goneril, the eldest, and middle daughter Regan are overly effusive in expressing their love for Lear, but young Cordelia simply says that she dutifully loves him as a daughter should love a father. Angered by Cordelia’s low-key approach, Lear disinherits her. When his faithful lord Kent tries to reason with him, Lear banishes Kent from the kingdom.
It’s time to freshen up, ladies! We sent four LN readers to four area salons to have their hair and makeup looks refreshed for the season, and learned that less-is-more styles are all the rage this spring.
Story: Bobby Gould and Charlie Fox have clawed and scrapped their way through the celluloid jungle known as Hollywood for more than a decade. Now, Bobby has a corner office at a big production company and Charlie has brought him a killer script. It’s by a hot writer named Doug Brown, a ‘buddy movie,’ and Charlie says it’ll make boatloads o’ money for both of them. It’ll also put their names together on the silver screen as producers of this can’t-miss hit.
You won’t find my go-to tool box in the garage. If you’re like me, your most valuable tools are stored away by the vanity, at the ready to address any and all predicaments when it comes to your most visible asset.
The year 2012 was tumultuous in many respects, so perhaps fittingly Wicked is the title of the production that brings down the curtain on the last 12 months. A record drought plagued the St. Louis area, temperatures sweltered in an elongated summer and the area’s economy staggered toward a slow but steady recovery. All of this took place in the face of impending doom predicted centuries ago by the Mayan calendar.
Now that you’ve seen all the colors that are hitting the stores this fall, it’s time to make them work for you. LN got the scoop from Marc Reagan, master of artistry for Bobbi Brown.
The Dessert Twilight Collection from BOBBI BROWN features a bronzer/blush duo ($36) with a bit of shimmer for a sun-kissed look and limited edition Lip Gloss Shades ($23, shown in Twilight) made with soothing botanicals for soft, supple lips. Available at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and other fine department stores.
Story: Jack Shore makes his living primarily as the “flying carpet guy” in TV commercials. He’s held that gig for 11 years and nervously awaits the go-ahead from his client for another annual extension through his agent, Ted. In the meantime, Jack has traveled from Los Angeles to Chicago at the request of his mother Esther to appear in a benefit tribute to his grandfather, legendary Yiddish Theater star Jacob Shemerinsky.
Young Bobby Costas’—that’s how many of us remember Bob Costas when he first emerged on the St. Louis scene at KMOX Radio in 1974. The late broadcasting great Jack Carney pinned the ‘young Bobby’ tag on Costas when he included the station’s wonder-kid sportscaster in his ongoing radio soap opera called The Adventures of Tiki Jack.
Forty-four years ago, when the St. Louis Blues skated onto the ice for the very first time at the old Arena, Bobby Plager was right in the middle of the action: He turned opposing players upside down with his patented hip checks and blocked shots, and threw many a mean right-hand punch. He recorded the team’s first assist, first penalty and the first game misconduct.
Financial forecasters say that the Great Recession is winding down, with encouraging signs of an improving economy outweighing lingering negative effects such as high unemployment.
Play: Gutenberg! The Musical!
Spring is a good time to rethink your beauty regimen. Are you getting what you need out of your cosmetics and creams, or is it time to retool? Ladue News spoke with three national experts who will be in St. Louis March 6 for ‘Face the Nation,’ a Press Club event at Neiman Marcus that will offer top-notch beauty advice while raising funds for Haiti and for journalism scholarships. Representatives from Natura Bissé, Laura Mercier and Frédéric Fekkai offer LN readers a preview of their sage advice.
Some say that St. Louis in recent years has been experiencing a renaissance in theater, but I’m not entirely sure about that. While matching the second definition of ‘renaissance’ in my Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary as ‘a movement or period of vigorous artistic and intellectual activity,’ it doesn’t necessarily jibe with the third definition of ‘rebirth, revival.’
Play: Brooklyn Boy
LN: How do you bring out brown eyes? Blue eyes? Black eyes?
Gilda’s Club St. Louis, St. Louis Magazine AT HOME, and Neiman Marcus, sponsored a dazzling high fashion fundraiser at the luxurious Neiman Marcus at Plaza Frontenac. Attendees were invited to dress in black so that style experts could outfit the women in splashy Spring accessories perfect for a fashionista on a budget.
The queen of neutral has added new shades to her Creamy Lip Color Collection, not to mention six clear, but oh-so-creamy glosses. Bobbie Brown lipsticks, $22; glosses, $20
Nothing puts you in an easy, breezy summertime mood faster than hearing that one song that immediately gets you thinking about sunny mornings, warm nights and everything in between. Need some inspiration? We developed a playlist we think will be the perfect soundtrack for days at the pool, backyard barbecues, road trips with the windows down, and nights on the patio. Enjoy!
You don’t have to live in St. Louis for very long to appreciate all the wonderful amenities our city offers: beautiful, accessible parks; historic sites like the Old Courthouse, Cathedral Basilica and the Scott Joplin house; and completely free cultural amenities like the zoo, art museum, science center and history museum. But our area also offers something else that enriches daily life: friendly hometown businesses.
Bravo! The SAINT LOUIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA has announced the appointment of WARD STARE as resident conductor. He will also direct the Saint Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra.