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COOKING, CAROLS AND COCKTAILS (Pt. 4) at The Rep

Posted: January 5, 2021 at 9:35 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

With the final installment of Cooking, Carols and Cocktails, making a mess has never tasted so good. Presented by The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis as a four-part web series highlighting local musicians and chefs, this final bite features a revered local favorite, gooey butter cake. Sprinkled in for flavor are the jazzy and funky […]

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COOKING, CAROLS AND COCKTAILS (Pt. 3) at The Rep

Posted: December 30, 2020 at 9:34 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Comfort food is in the house for the third episode of Cooking, Carols and Cocktails, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis’ web series celebrating St. Louis’ most prolific musicians and chefs. Helping to spread virtual festive cheer is Joe Mancuso’s Organ Trio, whose set opens with a boppy It Had to Be You before moving […]

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COOKING, CAROLS AND COCKTAILS (Pt. 2) at The Rep

Posted: December 28, 2020 at 11:29 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Celebrating the holidays without loved ones near can be lonely. With that in mind, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is doing their part to spread some virtual festive cheer with a four-part web series Cooking, Carols and Cocktails. Continuing the theme of tasty treats and toe-tapping beats, Cooking, Carols and Cocktails highlights St. Louis’ […]

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COOKING, CAROLS AND COCKTAILS (Pt. 1) at The Rep

Posted: December 22, 2020 at 11:48 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

With local stages dark, local arts organizations are pivoting to virtual programming while searching for new ways to connect with audiences. Looking to do this and celebrate the holiday season, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has launched Cooking, Carols and Cocktails, a collection of four small morsels highlighting St. Louis’ local musicians and chefs. […]

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Opera Theatre of St. Louis’ Holiday Concert Brings Glad Tidings to a Beleaguered City

Posted: December 22, 2020 at 10:02 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Knowing that this year has been challenging for everyone, Opera Theatre of St. Louis is bringing glad tidings to those cooped up during this festive season with their 2020 Holiday Concert. Presented digitally as part of their virtual programming, the concert features a selection of holiday songs performed by cast members from OTSL’s forthcoming presentation […]

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Movie Review: CROCK OF GOLD – A FEW ROUNDS WITH SHANE MACGOWAN

Posted: December 21, 2020 at 4:09 pm   /   Movie Reviews

Tortured genius, savior of Irish music or just a performer recounting past glories? These are the complexities in play in Crock of Gold – A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan, the newest film from Julien Temple. Temple, who twenty years ago captured the essence of the Sex Pistols with The Filth and the Fury, is […]

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Movie Review: ‘America’s Last Little Italy: The Hill’ Spotlights a Resilient St. Louis Neighborhood

Posted: June 30, 2020 at 1:05 pm   /   Movie Reviews

 In America’s Last Little Italy: The Hill director Joseph Puleo concisely captures the history of one of St. Louis’ most storied neighborhoods in an informative and engaging documentary film. Joined by producer/editor Steve Cakouros and executive producer Rio Vitale, the film traces the neighborhood’s social and cultural heritage from the late 1800s to the present. Two […]

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A Renovated Kemper Art Museum Presents a Landmark Exhibition from Ai Weiwei

Posted: October 15, 2019 at 4:31 pm   /   Art Reviews, Live Theater Reviews, Reviews

Photo credit: Josh White The newly renovated Mildred Lane Kemper Museum has punctuated the arrival of its new home on the campus of Washington University with Ai Weiwei: Bare Life, a dynamic and emotionally powerful show from one of the most important artists and activists in contemporary art. Known for his provocative work in several […]

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Review: The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Dazzles in Stéphane Denève’s Debut

Posted: September 24, 2019 at 11:51 am   /   Concerts, Live Theater Reviews

It is an exciting time of new beginnings for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Like all new starts there is energy and anxiety, both of which signify that magic is in the air. In addition to unveiling a new logo and special pricing the orchestra enthusiastically began its 140th season with the debut of their […]

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Interview: A Conversation with Mike Peters of The Alarm (Aug. 12 at Delmar Hall)

Posted: August 7, 2019 at 10:16 am   /   Concerts, Interviews

Mike Peters is more than a songwriter, singer or frontman. He is a survivor. Founded in 1981, his band, The Alarm, is an extension of his very being. Creating a body of work that draws inspiration from the culture of their native Wales as well as the world around them, the band has persevered onward […]

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