Gritty and Tough, Fire Shut Up In My Bones is A Charged Emotional Stunner

Posted: June 18, 2019 at 1:37 am   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Live Theater

Describing Terrence Blanchard’s opera, Fire Shut Up In My Bones in a few words is not easy. However, ‘poignant’ is a good place to start. Commissioned in collaboration with Jazz St. Louis as part of their ongoing New Works, Bold Voices series, Fire Shut Up In My Bones is an unsettling an emotionally powerful reminder […]

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Interview: David Payne Talks ‘Lewis & Tolkien’ at Playhouse at Westport This Weekend

Posted: June 14, 2019 at 11:07 am   /   Interviews

This weekend at the Playhouse at Westport, see Lewis & Tolkien, Of Wardrobes & Rings. Written by David Payne, the play is set in Oxford’s Eagle & Child pub where C.S. Lewis (Payne) and J.R.R. Tolkien (Gregory Welsch) meet for the last time. We had the chance to ask Payne about his show, and background […]

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Movie Review: ‘Men in Black: International’ Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani

Posted: June 14, 2019 at 7:41 am   /   Movie Reviews

I was never much of a fan of the Men in Black films. At least that’s what I told my friend leading into this movie before she began shaming me for at least the first one. Maybe it’s having probably only seen it once when it came out in 1997 and not really remembering much […]

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Play “Gloria” – The St. Louis Blues Are the 2019 Stanley Cup Champions

Posted: June 13, 2019 at 2:36 pm   /   Sports, St. Louis Blues

That’s not how you’re supposed to win. You don’t win with an “interim” head coach after firing your head coach 19 games into the season. Definitely not with an interim coach who, before this, was mostly known as a goon who amassed 3,149 penalty minutes in 1,054 games. You don’t win with a team that […]

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Review: ‘Guys and Dolls’ Rolls a 7 As It Opens Muny’s 101st Season

Posted: June 12, 2019 at 5:41 pm   /   Local

St. Louis could not have asked for a more beautiful evening than what we received for the opening of The Muny’s 101st season. For Guys and Dolls, the audience got their first look at the beautiful new stage that was built over the past nine months. The sound was clear, the lighting wonderful (designed by […]

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Interview: Brendan Armstrong of The Jacks NYB Talks ‘Gloria’ and Blues Hockey

Posted: June 12, 2019 at 3:38 pm   /   Interviews, Other St. Louis Sports, Sports, St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Events

Tonight is the night that countless Blues hockey fans have been waiting most of their lives to witness and experience.  It’s the night that boys and girls, who are now grown men/women, fathers/mothers, or grandfathers/grandmothers wished, hoped, and prayed would someday be real.  What has seemed like a fantasy to most is about to happen […]

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Concert Review: El Monstero at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Posted: June 12, 2019 at 12:14 am   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Reviews

Saturday night at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre was the annual summer EL MONSTERO concert, the St. Louis native Pink Floyd tribute band. Known for their theatrical sets, incredible performances, and being considered one of the best Pink Floyd tributes performing today, it was no surprise when the venue filled up quite quickly. After an interview with […]

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Interview: Mark Thomas Quinn of El Monstero

Posted: June 7, 2019 at 9:31 am   /   Interviews

​Preparing for their annual St. Louis summer show this Saturday at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Mark Thomas Quinn of Celebration Day and EL MONSTERO took some time to chat and answer a few questions for ReviewSTL. Excited to be performing with the St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra (this being the second time,) Quinn had a lot to […]

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Movie Review: X-Men ‘Dark Phoenix’ Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence

Posted: June 7, 2019 at 8:15 am   /   Movie Reviews

The X-Men franchise just can’t seem to close out a trilogy, it seems.  After the greatness of 2000’s X-Men and even more so with 2003’s X2: X-Men United, viewers were left scratching our heads when X-Men: The Last Stand was made to close things out. After a couple of Wolverine films (that actually did get […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’ Starring Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish

Posted: June 7, 2019 at 7:30 am   /   Movie Reviews, Reviews

If the first The Secret Life of Pets came off like Toy Story with animals, the sequel tries to distance itself from that notion as Max and his gang of furry friends venture out into New York City and also get a taste of life on the farm in the sequel, out today. Kevin Hart, […]

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