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.
Story: Hard-working carrier John Peerybingle knows that he isn’t a scholar or even a handsome young man for that matter. He’s an ordinary, middle-aged bloke getting by in life the best he can in England in 1845.
Story: Struggling inventor Rand Peltzer visits Chinatown in search of a Christmas present for his son, Billy. While browsing in a local shop he is intrigued by a furry little creature known as a mogwai (Cantonese for ‘devil’). Shop owner Mr. Wing, however, refuses to sell the mogwai to Peltz…
Story: Back stage at a New York theater, Robert and John converse after their most recent performance. John, the younger of the pair, is in an amiable mood, satisfied with his work for the evening and looking forward to going out with friends.
Story: Sam has the job from hell. He takes reservations at one of the swankiest restaurants in New York City, where he’s on the phone so much that he doesn’t even have time to pick up a sandwich from the kitchen.
Story: Who exactly is living happily ever after? Despite what The Brothers Grimm, Walt Disney and other guiding lights of children’s fairy tales may have proposed, Snow White and her gal pals aren’t having it. They’re here to set the record straight and it isn’t an enchanting tale.
Story: Mrs. Bennet is frenzied over the prospects of marrying off her four daughters. That’s because Mr. Bennet’s estate will be inherited by a male relative, his second cousin Mr. Collins, upon his death, leaving Bennet’s widow and daughters homeless and destitute. Such a condition of “enta…
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A St. Louis entrepreneur is adding tasteful flair to area parties and similar events by hand-delivering diverse charcuterie, cheeses and other delights.
Story: It’s almost time for KMTC Radio’s 'live' annual broadcast version of It’s a Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve, 1949. There’s a big problem, however: The cast made the unfortunate decision to eat the tuna melt special at a nearby cafe for an early dinner and now they’re all too sick to perform.
Story: On the coast of Cornwall in southern England young Frederic is turning 21, which means that his apprenticeship with the jovial band of brigands known as The Pirates of Penzance is about to end. He’s been apprenticed by pirates because as an infant his hard-of-hearing nurse Ruth though…
Story: Bill and Madeline Livingston make the trans-Atlantic trip from their New Jersey home to the tiny village of Lockerbie, Scotland in December 1995. On the winter solstice, they traverse the fields of the Scottish hamlet where their son perished seven years before as one of 259 passenger…
Story: Dixie Longate welcomes you to her very own Tupperware party, passing out breath mints to the audience before the show even begins. When she takes the stage, Dixie says she’s been selling the plastic items for about a decade now, and she’s pretty darned good at it, too.
Story: Young Venetian nobleman Bassanio is in love with wealthy heiress Portia, but has squandered his own fortune. He turns to his friend Antonio, a Venetian merchant, who agrees to lend Bassanio 3,000 ducats in the latter’s quest for romance with the rich and famous.
Story: June and Lurie Walker, an African-American professional couple, have worked hard to save the money required to buy a big house in suburban Boston, or at least the down payment. June says that they can eat “bread and margarine” for as long as it takes to gain a financial foothold, even…