Dr. Samuel Achilefu received the 2014 St. Louis Award for his contributions to medical research and optical imaging technology, specifically for his invention of cancer-detecting glasses that were successfully used in surgery.
One of our greatest pleasures at Ladue News is bringing you the stories of truly dynamic people who are changing St. Louis for the better. Congratulations to this year’s class of honorees—we hope their stories serve as inspiration!
All week long, we've been having some fun with our 2015 Most Dynamic People honorees. We've been posting 'teasers' on our social media feeds to build on the anticipation leading up to next week's announcement of the 10 St. Louisans who've caught our attention in the past year. You'll also find a couple of these 'hints' sprinkled throughout the pages of this current edition.
Two renowned dancers are coming to St. Louis. Antonio and Kirven Douthit-Boyd are retiring as principal dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to become co-artistic directors of dance at COCA.
The Contemporary Art Museum will look a lot greener this summer, thanks to a 'living' installation that will transform the courtyard into an immersive green space. New York-based landscape architecture firm Nomad Studio is helming the project.
More than 1.2 million—that’s how many Americans are estimated to have HIV, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Monthly treatment for HIV can be as much as $5,000. For those who feel that they have to choose between paying for housing and medicine, Doorways is here to help.
I'd like to begin the New Year with a big thank you to you, our readers. Whether you're one of the early birds who show up at our doors on Friday morning to pick up a hot-off-the-press copy, or you grab-and-go for yours at the supermarket, or perhaps, you're the patient kind and wait for paper in the mail, we truly appreciate your interest in our community publication, week in, week out.
Thank you so much for the Elegant Living spread on the Saint Louis Fashion Fund's kickoff party. It came out just beautifully. Loved every column inch of it! Thanks for your support, really appreciate all you have done for the Fund over the past several months. Ladue News has been fabulous to us.
Welcome to our 2014 Yearbook edition! In the following pages, you'll find a varying degree of notions, opinions and contemplation on the year that was.
Elizabeth Anne Gerhart & Michael Gregg Benner
Innovative research at Washington University' Genome Institute has gotten a big boost with a $25 million endowment from longtime philanthropists Elizabeth and James McDonnell.
Trish Muyco-Tobin, Millie Cain
This month, The Nutcracker will usher in the 2014-2015 season for the Saint Louis Ballet. Performances are scheduled Dec. 18 to 23 at The Touhill (touhill.org). Rehearsals currently are underway for the production, and Ladue News photographer Sarah Conard recently had exclusive behind-the-scenes access.
Local author and former Famous-Barr employee Edna Campos Gravenhorst recently released Famous-Barr: St. Louis Shopping at Its Finest, a book that covers the ins and outs—and impact—of the store, whose history spanned almost an entire century.
David Tobin, Trish Muyco-Tobin editor Ladue News