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Virtuosity and Variations: A Musical Journey with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Posted: May 4, 2021 at 10:06 am   /   Concert Reviews

With live performances coming to a grinding halt, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra found itself in the same precarious position and thousands of other arts organizations across the country as they sought ways to connect with audiences in a world filled with separation and isolation The orchestra’s answer was to let the music be the […]

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Movie Review: ME TO PLAY (Slamdance Film Festival)

Posted: February 21, 2021 at 10:53 am   /   Film, Movie Reviews

For actors, the very notion of a final performance fills them with dread. Riding off into the sunset is not easy and the adulation of interacting with an audience is something that is direly missed. This is especially true for Dan Moran and Chris Jones, two veterans of films and stage whose careers have been […]

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Movie Review: A BRIXTON TALE (Slamdance Film Festival)

Posted: February 18, 2021 at 12:45 pm   /   Movie Reviews

In a year where the film industry has seemingly come to an abrupt halt, the Slamdance Film Festival has given it momentum. Pivoting to a virtual event this year, the 2021 lineup features 25 feature films along with 107 shorts and episodics, and a new program titled Unstoppable, a showcase for creators with disabilities. Founded in […]

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Opera Theatre of St Louis Cruises Into Port with THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Posted: January 26, 2021 at 10:17 am   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

At a time when the arts face unprecedented challenges in connecting with audiences, Opera Theatre of St. Louis is continuing its mission to educate and entertain with a new production of The Pirates of Penzance that provides rousing entertainment for the entire family. Clocking in at thirty minutes, this abbreviated version of The Pirates of […]

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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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