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Concert Review: Kurt Vile at The Pageant

Posted: March 1, 2019 at 11:53 am   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Reviews

From his tenure as a member of The War On Drugs to his evolution as a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and collaborator with Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile has never been easy to pin down. Having spent the last decade honing his craft, expanding his sound and refining his already pretty incredible guitar chops, Vile is always evolving, […]

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Review: Interpol Rouses The Pageant With A Balanced Set Of Classics and New Material

Posted: February 12, 2019 at 11:48 am   /   Concert Reviews

In September of 2002 an emerging band called Interpol rolled into the tiny environs of the now defunct Rocket Bar, clad in black and oozing a confident New York cool. From that point on, the band knew that they had won the adoration of St. Louis. Fast forward seventeen years later to a cold Saturday […]

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The St. Louis Symphony Closes 2018 with A Glorious New Year’s Eve Celebration

Posted: January 6, 2019 at 7:26 am   /   Concert Reviews

With their New Year’s Eve Celebration, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra ended 2018 on a high note with a program featuring a balance of Broadway favorites, waltzes and uptempo classical pieces. A beloved musical tradition, the program for this annual Powell Hall fete is not announced to the audience until they arrive, lending an air […]

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Comedy Review: Whitney Cummings at Helium

Posted: October 26, 2018 at 10:32 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Reviews

Whitney Cummings is out to conquer the world. In addition to hosting specials for Comedy Central and Showtime, she has created some of the decade’s most memorable television with her own series Whitney, as well as the Emmy nominated 2 Broke Girls and the recent revival of Roseanne, which she helped write and produce. If […]

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Review: Opera Theatre St. Louis Battles Hate With ‘An American Soldier’

Posted: June 22, 2018 at 7:27 am   /   Live Theater

In addition to mounting works from their classical repertoire, Opera Theatre St. Louis also commissions new work that speaks to a modern audience by engaging them with presentations featuring contemporary themes without sugar coating or smooth edges. Dubbed New Works, Bold Voices these commissions also affords new voices to be heard both on and offstage, […]

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Review: From Black Leather to Rainbow Pants, ‘Orfeo & Euridice’ Dazzles Opera Theatre St. Louis 

Posted: June 18, 2018 at 3:38 pm   /   Live Theater

In a season filled with intrigue, passion and intense drama, Opera Theatre St. Louis‘ Orfeo & Euridice is a refreshing dose of mystic escapism.   Composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck, this new English translation, commissioned by Opera Theatre St. Louis, is based on the adaptation created by Hector Berlioz which lifted elements from the opera’s Italian and French versions and […]

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Concert Review: Depeche Mode at the United Center in Chicago

Posted: June 15, 2018 at 10:37 pm   /   Concerts

June 1st Having spent four decades together it’s no surprise that Depeche Mode has undergone many incarnations (new wave popsters, leather-clad clubbers and arena rock megastars just to name a few) in a constant quest to not only remain relevant but also to further explore the dynamics of where they could go aesthetically and sonically. […]

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Southern Gothic and Skullduggery Abound in Opera Theatre’s Voracious ‘Regina’

Posted: May 29, 2018 at 9:26 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

The treachery and deceit of a Southern family in Gilded Age Alabama is the focal point of of Regina, Opera Theatre St. Louis’ second production of the season. Adapted from Lillian Hellman’s 1939 stage play, The Little Foxes, and composed by Marc Blitzstein, Regina is just as unscrupulous today as it was when it premiered […]

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Review: Tension and Tuberculosis Highlight Glorious ‘La Traviata’

Posted: May 23, 2018 at 11:40 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

You can never say that Opera Theatre of St. Louis is short on ambition. As the company launches it 43rd season it once again brings its proclivity of showcasing both emerging artists and major stars for a dazzling season highlighted by their 27th world premiere and presenting a vibrant reboot of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, […]

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Review: ‘Titus’ at Opera Theatre of St. Louis

Posted: June 23, 2017 at 5:03 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

To close out its current season Opera Theatre St. Louis has chosen a Mozart masterwork that, while sometimes remains forgotten in context with his other operas, is filled with enough intrigue, power politics and deception that it could be ripped form today’s headlines. The biggest takeaway from the company’s production of Titus is to not […]

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