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Opera Review: Saucy and Seductive, The Coronation of Poppea Features Dirty Deeds and Political Upheaval

Posted: June 29, 2019 at 12:27 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

There’s a lot of dirty deeds going down in Opera Theatre St. Louis’ production of The Coronation of Poppea. This Italian opera, given to posterity by the dramatic realist Claudio Monteverdi, is a piece that resonates with contemporary times in emotion, passion and proclivity for political intrigue. At the opera’s core is Poppea, a woman […]

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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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Review: Vengeance Rules the Day in Opera Theatre’s Powerful Rigoletto

Posted: June 3, 2019 at 6:59 pm   /   Concerts, Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Reviews

Returning to Opera Theatre St. Louis for the first time in a decade, Rigoletto is a sad and sordid affair. Loaded with scheming, lust, jealousy and revenge, it is not for the faint of heart. Directed with stunning emotional potency by Bruno Ravella (in his OTSL debut) the production is dark. Very Dark. Verdi based […]

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The Damned Mark 40 Years of Machine Gun Etiquette With A Blazing Set at Delmar Hall

Posted: May 31, 2019 at 9:29 am   /   Concerts

The first British punk band to release a single, The Damned returned to Delmar Hall on May 29th to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their prolific third album, Machine Gun Etiquette, with a concert that obliterated any doubts that there was still plenty of gas left in the tank. Machine Gun Etiquette is a beast. Ahead of […]

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Opera Theatre’s The Marriage of Figaro Delivers Lust and Laughter

Posted: May 27, 2019 at 5:35 am   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Live Theater, Local, Music, Reviews, St. Louis Events

Epic, bombastic and filled with intrigue, Opera Theatre of St. Louis’ The Marriage of Figaro launches the company’s 44th season with a relentlessly entertaining production that delights in the absurd while laying the melodrama on thick. Composed by Mozart in 1786, this new production is directed by two-time Tony nominee and esteemed met Opera vet […]

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Interview: Sinbad Visits Helium Comedy Club

Posted: May 11, 2019 at 3:32 pm   /   Film, Interviews

For over four decades David Adkins has established himself as a versatile entertainer whose work spans across several mediums, including television, film, music and comedy.   Adopting the moniker, Sinbad, his career as a comic began in Wichita, Kansas where he was serving in the military at McConnell Air Force Base. Looking for kicks, his […]

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Comedy Review: Brian Posehn at Helium Comedy Club

Posted: May 4, 2019 at 12:34 am   /   Concert Reviews, Opinion, Reviews

Brian Posehn is a prolific kingpin of geek culture. Quirky and self-deprecating, he’s a versatile performer whose prodigious output includes voice work, standup, video games, heavy metal, television, film and comics, where he has penned forty–five issues of Marvel’s Deadpool series. A frequent guest on “Conan,” Posehn has logged regular stints on “The Sarah Silverman […]

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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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