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An unusually warm summer night in Seattle in 2009 would forever change the lives of countless St. Louisans. A man trespassed through an open window of the residence St. Louis native Teresa Butz shared with her fiancée, Jennifer Hopper. The intruder sexually assaulted and stabbed the women, eventually killing Butz.
In commemoration of its 90th anniversary, the APA has commissioned renowned local sculptor Harry Weber to create a ‘litter’ for its community art project.
An assistant of Sir Paul McCartney recently called local designer David Deatherage to discuss purchasing a vintage desk-- the desk that was featured on the cover of LN’s Fall 2012 Elegant Living edition.
He began his career on the local high school stage and is now an award-winning Broadway star. Since his early days growing up in South St. Louis, Norbert Leo Butz has found great success on Broadway, as well as in film and television. Even with a busy schedule that includes the lead role in next month’s world premiere of Big Fish in Chicago, Butz remains close to his roots. In May, he will return to St. Louis to headline a benefit concert for The Angel Band Project, a nonprofit that uses music to encourage healing and empathy for survivors of sexual violence. The Angel Band Project was created following the murder of Butz’s sister, Teresa Butz, in 2009. With the first show on May 8 at The Sheldon sold out, a second show has been added for May 9 at the 560 Music Center. Recently, Butz took a few minutes to speak with Ladue News about his career and the concert.
Story: Sherrie was just a small-town girl, living in a lonely world. Drew was just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit. They both ended up in Los Angeles in pursuit of their dreams, she as an actress and he as a rock musician. Drew draws the attention of Dennis Dupree, owner of The Bourbon Room nightclub, who hires him as a busboy. When Sherrie walks into the club, Drew and Sherrie immediately hit it off. Drew convinces Dupree to hire Sherrie as a waitress, but Sherrie is subsequently disappointed when Drew’s shyness leads him to tell her on their first date that he just wants to be friends.
Tony Award-winning Broadway star SUTTON FOSTER is coming to town Feb. 4 for a one-night only concert at The Sheldon to benefit CABARET ST. LOUIS. Foster, considered one of today’s premier musical theater actresses, has starred in Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, Young Frankenstein and Shrek the Musical. The night’s repertoire, under the direction of music director MICHAEL RAFTER, will feature Broadway hits as well as selections from Foster’s new CD, Wish.
Congrats to JOSEPH WHITE, former head of the St. Louis chapter of the AMERICAN RED CROSS, who has accepted the position of senior VP of chapter organizations for the national organization. White’s career is distinguished and includes stints as an executive at Fleishman-Hillard, as well as a 27-year career in banking during which he was chairman and CEO of Boatman’s Bancshares of Iowa, president of St. Louis City Region for Boatman’s, and president and CEO of Boatman’s investment services. He’ll oversee more than 700 Red Cross chapters but will continue to be based in St. Louis, where he lives with his wife Debby.
When…a team from Arcturis was recognized at the annual CANstruction charity competition? The Arcturis display used a total of 8,592 cans of different sizes, more than any other display, and afterward all cans were donated to St. Louis Area Foodbank and Harvy Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry.