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Review: Jim Jefferies at Peabody Opera House

by Chris Williams / Published: August 13, 2017 at 2:15 am   /   Concerts, Reviews

Australia’s finest, Jim Jefferies, performed in front of a 2,000+ fans Friday night at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, MO. Jim has an in-your-face type of comedy and it is not for the easily offended. So, his fans were not let down by his hilarious stories ranging from tales about Bin Laden to […]

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Review: Lavell Crawford Makes the Holidays Fun at The Pageant

by Jeremy Housewright / Published: August 13, 2017 at 1:58 am   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Reviews

Move over Cedric the Entertainer, there’s a new King of Comedy in the Lou’. Lavell Crawford performed two sold-out shows at The Pageant on Saturday night. The shows were being recorded for a Showtime special, which will air later this year. The special will be titled, Home for the Holidays. Crawford, who was looking much […]

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Interview: Jeff Nations of Rookie of the Year

by Steve Kelley / Published: August 12, 2017 at 11:14 am   /   Local

Ask Jeff Nations what he’s doing at any given moment, and there’s a pretty good chance the answer will revolve around music. “I was hooked the second I picked it up,” he professes when talking about receiving his first guitar for his 11th birthday. “I’ve always been genuinely interested in music and have had a […]

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Review: A Day to Remember Rocks Pageant

by Liz Crider / Published: August 11, 2017 at 10:00 am   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Reviews

Metal-core band, Wage War, started the night off with a scene-setting dramatic entrance. They wasted no time getting right to screaming and headbanging. While they played a much heavier set in contrast to the headlining act they clearly had lots of fans in the crowd. Musically they were on point, putting on a rather flawless […]

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Film Review: ‘The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature’ Starring Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl

by Brad Heyen / Published: August 11, 2017 at 8:46 am   /   Movie Reviews

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature is the sequel that nobody asked for, and is the follow-up to its 2013 predecessor (you guessed it!), The Nut Job. Did you know it even existed? I didn’t. In this film, we follow Surly Squirrel: an egotistical purple squirrel voiced by Will Arnett (whom I found to be quite a […]

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Review: ‘Newsies’ Gives Perfect Ending to The Muny’s 99th Season

by Kevin Brackett / Published: August 10, 2017 at 3:26 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

I grew up watching Disney’s 1992 film, Newsies, starring a young Christian Bale. The movie was entertaining, but nothing revolutionary from a filmmaking perspective. It grossed just under $3 million dollars on a $15 million dollar budget. Yet, I always found the story, and particularly the songs, quite intriguing. And that came as no surprise, […]

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Review: ‘OUT ON BROADWAY: THE THIRD COMING’ Mixes Musical Favorites Into Story About Love

by Kevin Brackett / Published: August 10, 2017 at 1:29 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

Back in 1996, Scott Miller and New Line Theatre created OUT ON BROADWAY: a musical review of songs performed from the views of five gay men. The show played for two sold-out runs that year, and a second version was birthed in March of 2000 called, OUT ON BROADWAY 2000. Seventeen years later, OUT ON […]

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Interview: Lavell Crawford

by Jeremy Housewright / Published: August 9, 2017 at 5:30 pm   /   Interviews, Local

While some may know Lavell Crawford from his run on season five of Last Comic Standing, others may know him from his role as Huell Babineaux in Breaking Bad. Regardless, one thing is for sure, you won’t forget Crawford after watching his standup. The comedian is a Pattonville graduate and a St. Louis native. Crawford, […]

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Review: Cavo at Delmar Hall

by Kristen Farrah / Published: August 8, 2017 at 6:26 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Reviews

I walked into Delmar Hall Saturday night as Captains Courageous was rocking out on the stage. Although the crowd was sparse in the small venue, Captains Courageous was having the time of their lives. With spins and guitar lifts, the band played everything from original songs, to covers that they played as their own. They […]

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Film Review: ‘Annabelle: Creation’ Starring Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson

by Jeremy Housewright / Published: August 8, 2017 at 10:34 am   /   Film, Movie Reviews, Reviews

Annabelle: Creation may seem like an unnecessary sequel/prequel to the Conjuring franchise, and while it is, the new film is actually enjoyable to watch. Like a lot of horror films, the script is laughable, the acting is sufficient and some of the scares will make you laugh. The film begins with dollmaker Samuel Mullins, played […]

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