As the summer winds down, many of St. Louis’ top arts organizations are ramping up a new season. We asked in-the-know arts professionals what they’re most looking forward to in the world of visual and performing arts.
Recent Clayton High School graduate Caroline Avery has been awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest national award that a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador can earn, for her Driving Green campaign.
The Sherwin-Williams residential Colormix 2015 forecast is filled with optimistic stories that reflect a brightened outlook and provide fresh color combinations to inspire creativity.
1) Name the breakout star of the films Divergent and The Fault in our Stars.
In this week’s edition, we present A Toast to Dad, a special section that salutes the one and only man who can inspire everything from works of art to poetry and prose and pop-culture worship. Along those lines, we surveyed leaders in local theatre about their favorite dad-inspired songs. You’ll find their answers on p. 25
Nothing says summer like a festive outdoor fete. Lucky for us, St. Louis has a full slate of art and entertainment under the summer sun and stars—many with the welcoming perk of free admission. So, as the season starts to heat up, be sure to save the date for these festival favorites.
Story: Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre, those intrepid simians who revel in lampooning all that is sacred, profound or hopelessly inept, this time offer their take on iconic host Rod Serling and what is perhaps TV’s greatest science-fiction series of all time (well, second to The X Files, anyway), The Twilight Zone.
Check out the newest design trends, fresh from designer markets across the country, including High Point Market, the world’s largest to-the-trade home furnishings event. Some of the looks making news are firmly positioned at the top of the trend curve, while others are just starting their ascent.
Unbeknownst to many, there's a small stretch of Cherokee Street west of Jefferson Avenue that's home to some of the best authentic Mexican eateries in town. This May 5, why not actually experience the rich culinary traditions of Mexico?
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.
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.
Next week, legendary newsman Dan Rather will appear at Powell Hall as part of Maryville University’s St. Louis Speakers Series. The former CBS anchor and current host of Dan Rather Reports once said, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be a reporter. Indeed, from the Kennedy assassination, the 1968 Democratic National Convention and Watergate to the Challenger disaster and the invasion of Iraq, Rather has been bringing us the news for more than 60 years. We can’t imagine a time when he wasn’t a reporter.
On Trend: Color of the Year
There’s no question about it: St. Louisans love silver, especially old-school vintage pieces with the look of coin silver. It’s now possible to have it literally hanging around 24/7, thanks to these new light fixtures that incorporate silver flatware as a decorative element. Troy Lighting’s Bistro kitchen fixture blends classic hand-worked iron and elegant crystal with spoons, forks and knives in one conversation-starting piece. Another charmer: the Spoondelier from Cake Vintage featuring old teaspoons. Each one is made to order.
Whether you lived through it, or it was before your time, everyone has their own ideas about the 1960s. The Missouri History Museum currently is hosting The 1968 Exhibit, which brings visitors through a tumultuous year that saw protests against the Vietnam War and the assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., but also a revolution in pop culture with the likes of Laugh-In, and the emergence of denim and tie-dyed T-shirts. The exhibit originated at the Minnesota History Center, and is on display locally through Jan. 5. We spoke with Gwen Moore, Missouri History Museum’s in-house curator for the exhibit, about what makes The 1968 Exhibit so groovy.
Daring color is in the air this fall. F. Schumacher is calling fuchsia this season’s ‘it’ color and the perfect upbeat alternative or complement to neutrals.
The cool, crisp fall weather is perfect for sampling St. Louis’ signature outdoor festivals. Follow this guide to your next autumn adventure.
Your wedding invitation should do more than present ‘just the facts, ma’am’. It should make a statement about who you are as a couple and give guests an idea of what to expect from your special day. And beyond the invitation itself, everything from save-the-date cards to thank-you notes can reflect your wedding’s theme and your personality.
The self-proclaimed ‘living laboratory’ that is Laumeier Sculpture Park is focused on uniting contemporary artwork with the Missouri landscape. Throughout its 105 acres, the park welcomes some 300,000 visitors annually.
Caught up on your tabloids? Watching bad reality TV? Enjoying lots (and lots) of CGI and special effects at the cineplex? Let’s see if you have your finger on the pulse.
Story: Katha has a high-powered job in the city that keeps her in high-stress mode. Her husband Ryu is a plastic surgeon who seems always to be on the run. One day, when Katha by chance meets a dapper fellow named Dean on the street and inquires about his ‘retro’ look, he hands her a brochure about the Society of Dynamic Obsolescence.
We recently made a return trip to the newly reconfigured Cheshire Inn to try out another of its eateries: Basso.
You voted, we listened! Ladue News readers know what they like; and with this year's Platinum List, you've made your voices heard. This list compiles the best of St. Louis.
Upon the 30th anniversary of Flashdance, a new musical version of the pop culture phenomenon is coming Jan. 8 to 13 to the Peabody Opera House. LN recently spoke with screenplay and musical co-writer Tom Hedley.
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.