In an average week, I attend one to three events—galas, luncheons, performances, etc.—so it’s not unusual for me to run into the same people who carry on with a similar schedule as I do. And with every event, there are those who consistently stand out. Call it a combination of confidence, charisma and style, these are people who command your attention as soon they walk into the room.
If you happen to be driving along the 8-mile stretch of Martin Luther King Boulevard that begins in Wellston and ends in downtown St. Louis, it wouldn’t take too long to realize that there aren’t a lot of options for purchasing fresh, healthy foods in and around the neighborhood. But this urban food desert is on the verge of change—thanks to the efforts of the Beloved Streets of America and its vision of community stabilization, according to Derek Lauer, who is the architect coordinating the master-planning for the nonprofit.
At the tender age of 16, Antonio Douthit-Boyd experienced the epic performance mastery that is Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The physicality, emotion and human connection he felt from the professional dancers was unmatched. In that moment, the St. Louis native knew what he wanted to do with his life. He followed his dream and achieved the rare feat of being chosen for the world-famous dance company. Douthit-Boyd took a breather from his hectic Alvin Ailey tour schedule to talk with LN about his first dance steps in St. Louis, bringing the company’s new tour back to his hometown through Dance St. Louis, and carrying real-life experiences onto some of the most acclaimed international stages.
This historic, elegant manse in a private Central West End community has everything you’re looking for and more. Designed by George Hellmuth and built in 1905, the 3-story Federal-style home boasts original oak floors, high ceilings and spacious rooms throughout 9,000 square feet of space.
Supporters of Variety the Children’s Charity attended the organization’s 26th annual Runway Fashion Show event kickoff at Bellerive Country Club. Greg Myler of St. John will be the show’s designer. Guests at the event will have the chance to bid on handcrafted chairs as part of Chairs for Children. Pictured: Jan Albus and Mallory
Tom Voss may live on the grounds of a golf course, but in the past five years, he’s only played nine holes. That’s because as CEO of Ameren, he’s ultimately the one responsible for keeping the lights on throughout the entire region.
Aging doesn't have to mean giving up the daily activities you love: According to local experts, exercise can be the key for seniors who want to remain independent throughout their golden years.
Everything is coming up roses at Mari de Villa. From blooming gardens to expanding villas, the senior living community is continuing to grow this spring.
Expert trainers. A heated indoor swimming pool. State-of-the-art equipment. These are the makings of a professional-level gym, and they can all be found on-campus at the luxury retirement community, The Gatesworth.
The folks at The Libertine are branching out into the world of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). The popular Clayton eatery is now offering subscriptions to its new CSA, which will include a bag of locally produced food each week for pick-up, as well as house-made delights from their kitchen, courtesy of chef JOSH GALLIANO. There are several levels and types of subscriptions to choose from, including omnivorous, paleo, vegetarian and vegan options. For more info, check out the restaurant's website at libertinestl.com, or send them an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A packed house at the Fox Theatre was entertained by the area’s most talented high school students during the 4th annual Teen Talent Competition. First-place honors went to Donesha Buhr for her dazzling hula hoop routine.
Jazz St. Louis’ 2014 Gala ‘One Funked Up Bash’ was held recently at The Ritz-Carlton. Guests were treated to cocktails and a performance by JazzU students, followed by dinner, a live auction and a special performance by saxophonist Maceo Parker. After dinner, guests were entertained by a post-show cabaret featuring Denise Thimes. Laurna Godwin and Samuel Hutchinson, Jimmy Jamieson, and Steve and Phoebe Smith served as co-chairs for the evening’s gala, which benefits jazz education in the community.
It's been announced that Chef GIAN NICOLA COLUCCI has been tapped to replace Chef FABRIZIO SCHENARDI as executive chef at Cielo and the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. A native of Turin, Italy, Colucci most recently served as executive chef at Starwood Hotel & Resort Danieli in Venice. He's expected to take the reins later this month. Benvenuto, Signore!
As St. Louis begins to show signs of spring, everyone is looking forward to that lush landscape of green grass, beautiful blooms and towering trees to surround their home. But maintaining your lawn is a year-long process, so experts say you have to be willing to put in the sweat to reap the rewards. Here, they share the best springtime practices for your yard’s vegetation, from trees and plants to cool season grasses—the most common lawns in our community.
During the third annual kickoff of their home run pledge program, Homers for Health, St. Louis Cardinals Matt Holliday and Allen Craig were interrupted by two teammates making an announcement of their own: Jason Motte and Adam Wainwright announced the launch of K’s for Kids, a new twist on the charitable program. This season, fans will have the chance to pledge for every home run hit by a Cardinal hitter, or every strikeout thrown by a Cardinal pitcher. Homers for Health has raised more than $1 million. Pictured: Allen Craig, Adam Wainwright, Matt Holliday and Jason Motte
Think back to the last time one of your family members was expecting a baby. Remember all of the beautiful gifts they got at their baby shower? It’s hard to imagine, but there are many moms-to-be in St. Louis who don’t have a support system to help them provide all of the clothing, toys and odds-and-ends that a baby needs in its first months of life.
Hey, hey…Fifty years after they burst onto the pop culture spotlight, The Monkees are back on tour, and will be making their way to St. Louis this summer. The surviving group members will perform live at The Fox on Thursday, June 5.
From visual pieces such as paintings to utilitarian items like ink wells, the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog is focused on collecting, preserving and showing dog-themed works of art.
The Missouri State Administrative Hearing Commission unanimously elected SREENIVASA RAO ‘SREENU’ DANDAMUDI to serve as president and managing commissioner of the panel.
Hundreds of you were at Powell Hall earlier this week to hear legendary newsman Dan Rather’s lecture as part of the Maryville University St. Louis Speakers Series. From my perch, I saw many in the audience lean forward when Mr. Rather began discussing the distinct traits that every great leader—from Dwight Eisenhower to Martin Luther King, Jr. to Mother Teresa and so on—has. A top trait he mentioned was courage. Another was character. Also on the list: the ability to forgive, to delegate and to find common ground.
Thumbs aren't the only green things you'll find at Quiet Village Landscaping. From reusing office supplies to recycling plant debris, the company is focused on eco-friendly practices both inside its office and out on the field.
From recycling and composting to building groundbreaking, multi-million-dollar structures, local businesses and organizations are joining the sustainability movement.
Another stellar lineup is in store for the 2014-2015 season of the St. Louis Speakers Series presented by Maryville University. The season begins Oct. 7 with award-winning actor/social activist Martin Sheen.
Virginia Braxs (Cultural Enrichment)