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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.
If ever a place has earned the moniker of ‘local landmark,’ it's Blueberry Hill. Long the cornerstone in the decades-long revitalization of the U-City Loop, the restaurant and music venue just celebrated its 40th anniversary.
Maryville Talks Books, the signature author series from MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY, kicks off this month with actress/ singer VANESSA WILLIAMS and her mother, HELEN WILLIAMS. The pair will appear on May 10 at Christ Church Cathedral for a discussion and signing of their book, You Have No Idea. The rest of the lineup includes former Democratic presidential candidate BILL BRADLEY (May 11), sportswriter FRANK DEFORD (May 30), author and historian DOUGLAS BRINKLEY (June 4) and Friday Night Lights and Three Nights in August author BUZZ BISSINGER (June 11). Except for the Williams event, all other appearances take place at Maryville University Auditorium and are free and open to the public. Ticket packages for the Williams event are $30, and include seating for two, as well as a copy of the book (brownpapertickets.com).
Ladue News becomes a work of art…One of the current exhibits at BRUNO DAVID GALLERY features the work of artist KATHARINE KUHARIC, who uses ‘unsolicited images’ from newspapers, magazines and junk mail and presents them in a way that questions celebrity, pop and suburban culture. One such painting especially caught our attention. Title? Ladue News. We’ll leave the interpretation up to you.
Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake can be described as a staple of the ballet world, ubiquitous in a way that makes it beloved across many cultures and generations. But like the others, it runs the risk of treading the fine line between classic and commonplace. The secret is in making it so special that people find reasons to come back again and again, picking up more followers along the way. Entrez, Gen Horiuchi and the Saint Louis Ballet.
Spring has sprung, and the season of light entertainment is here. To that end, please do enjoy…
He’s fought the mob, built a field of dreams and danced with wolves…now, Academy Award-winner KEVIN COSTNER will take on another role when he comes to St. Louis next month: Costner and his band, Modern West, have been announced as the musical headliner for the 2012 Bob Costas Benefit for Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. As LN was first to report, the April 21 event at the Fox Theatre also will feature comedian DANA CARVEY. For tickets, call 577-5605 or visit glennon.org. Our cover story on the Bob Costas Benefit is on p. 19.
1. What Oscar-nominated actress is set to replace Marg Helgenberger on CSI?
Do you have restless leg syndrome, or do you suffer from seasonal allergies? Are you trying to lose weight or quit smoking? Is you hairline receding? Are you having trouble falling asleep? Are your eyelashes too short? I have good news. There’s a pill for that. I also have bad news: Side effects may vary.
Musical: “Beehive, the 60’s Musical”
Play: “Cooking with Elisa”
Local orthopedic surgeon DR. KEITH ODEGARD is back in town after spending more than a week assisting with relief efforts in Haiti. Odegard, a surgeon with St. Louis Orthopedic Institute, served with a team of 13 medical personnel from across the country on a trip organized by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod World Relief and Human Care organization. This is Odegard’s second medical mission in 12 months. He was in El Salvador last year to help provide primary care.
We live in an era of corporate mega-chains and Internet shopping. With little effort, we can buy mass-produced merchandise from all over the world. But for the small retailer, no amount of money will ever replace the satisfaction that comes from greeting a lifelong customer; and for consumers, no degree of convenience is better than the warm feeling of walking into a place where everybody knows your name—and exactly the kind of earrings that suit you. Here, local shoppers and shopkeepers sing the praises of neighborhood businesses.