One of the metro area’s classiest galleries displays a small but intriguing selection of landscapes by a longtime local artist.
Story: It’s a dark and stormy night at Mandacrest Estate, palatial home of Lord Edgar and his second wife, Lady Enid. The bride is somewhat intimidated by the looming presence of a large portrait of Edgar’s late first wife, Irma Vep, who was murdered along with their only child years earlier.
Story: Ulysses is blithely cooking some “bad meat” sausages in the kitchen of his tiny mobile trailer when he is greeted by an unexpected guest: His ex-wife Emma.
Story: ‘A’ is 92 years old but still considers herself in command of a room. ‘B,’ her 52-year- old lady-in-waiting, sees to her needs, which are substantial at her advanced age. She seems accustomed to A’s running commentary, some of which is lucid, some not so much. And then there’s ‘C,’ a …
Story: Valentine is the star quarterback for Verona College Prep. He’s still chafing over VCP’s loss in the state championship a year ago because of an errant field goal attempt. When he sees Sylvia, a foxy cheerleader who also happens to be a football wizard, he’s in love.
Story: Let’s hear it for Flanagan. An esteemed native of the Auld Sod, Flanagan has gone on to meet his maker. Now, residents of his Irish village have gathered at the local pub, where Flanagan’s closed casket is situated right next to Mayor O’Doul’s bar.
ST. LOUIS, February 7, 2019 -- New Jewish Theatre’s production of Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Muny’s first presentation of the Broadway hit Kinky Boots and Stages St. Louis’ stirring reprise of the venerable musical Man of La Mancha lead the way with nine nominations apiece for …
A local twist on the popular reality TV competition recently raised money for the Independence Center.
Story: Castle “Ghost” Cranshaw hasn’t had the easiest life. He remembers the fateful night when his mother took young Castle and fled the house where her unstable husband was threatening to kill his wife and son. They sought sanctuary at the general store run by kindly Mr. Charles, who hid t…
Story: Marie was found abandoned on a 19th century battlefield as an infant and subsequently raised by members of the Twenty-First Grenadier Regiment of the French Army. She is the heart and soul of the regiment, so much so that they have decreed that she can marry no man outside of their unit.
Story: Asher Lev lives with his parents in a modest home in Brooklyn in the 1950s. His father Aryeh has degrees in political science and serves an important role in their Hasidic community, spreading their religious philosophy to new yeshivas he helps open in the United States and in Europe.
Story: Five different women share their reminiscences about a quintet of legendary female performers, each recalling a little-known anecdote about the various stars in personal, one-on-one meetings.
Story: In the first of three short tales, titled The Bonfire, Claudette, Claudine and Claudia are neurotic triplets. Their collective grasp on stability is fragile and likely to collapse at any moment. They live, if you call their warped existence living, in tiny little houses next to each other.
A midcounty gem dedicated to kids of all ages is going blissfully bananas.
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Feb 21E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall
Feb 21Duane Reed Gallery
Feb 21Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
Feb 21Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum
Story: Two young men stand on the stage and speak to the audience. At stage right is a white teen named Noah, who tells us he was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder at age 12 and has taken medication for that condition ever since.
Story: LaDonna Adrian Gaines had a supportive family, parents, sisters and brothers who made her feel loved. She also had a talent for singing which received its ‘baptism of fire’ when she filled in as a 10-year-old at the last minute for a singer at her family’s church.
Story: Medea and Jason live with their son Acan and helper Tita in East Los Angeles. They’ve migrated from the Mexican state of Michoacan and the city of Zamora, where Medea was a land-owner’s daughter.
Story: Memphis has operated Lee’s Restaurant in Pittsburgh’s Hill District for decades. Once upon a time it was a flourishing enterprise, but now in 1969 it’s frequented mostly by a handful of regulars such as elder statesman Holloway and Wolf, who runs a bookie operation from wherever he’s …
The area’s beloved, nationally lauded ballet company turns 45 this year as its acclaimed artistic director marks 20 years in ’20.
The wheels of change kept driving the local theater scene in 2019. Hana S. Sharif officially took over as the Augustin Family artistic director at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and began her regime with the 53-year-old company’s first production of the epic drama, Angels in America.
A recent multimillion-dollar reimagining of a Central West End landmark should steal the hearts of those who visit it.