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“Thoroughly Modern Millie” Opens the Muny Season with Charm

Posted: June 19, 2012 at 2:57 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Local

The Muny is a unique experience.  There really is no other venue like it.  Sitting under the stars, in beautiful Forest Park, with a cool breeze blowing through, audiences get to see top level performers who have won Tony and Emmy Awards.  If you are a fan of musical theater, whether it be casual or […]

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The New “Climb So Ill” Climbing Gym in St. Louis

Posted: May 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm   /   Local, Sports

“If you want it badly enough, you will climb it”.  That seems to be the prevalent motto for a unique new kind of gym here in Saint Louis.  Not so new across the country, but new to STL is the latest fitness rage…climbing gyms.  One of two active climbing gyms here in the city, Climb So Ill makes lots of promises.  It promises to be the gym for both the hard-core climber and the recreational one.  It promises to be fun AND educational.  And it promises a whole new fitness experience.  One step inside this beautiful new facility will show you that it does not have to look or feel like you are outside to get the same intense climb workout that you would get actually being outside.  And bright lighting, artistic wall design, as well as functionality are all brought together as a mastermind of the beauty of climbing, brought to life inside a surprising location.

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Social Distortion Returns to STL This Saturday

Posted: April 23, 2012 at 2:37 pm   /   Concerts, Local, Music

Prepare for mayhem coupled with a healthy dose of life lessons – Social Distortion returns to Pop’s this Saturday, April 28. Mike Ness and his band of gentle ruffians have been touring to support the 2011 album Hard Times & Nursery Rhymes. A combination of driving guitars, rockabilly storytelling and punk sensibilities, Hard Times takes […]

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AT&T 4G LTE Arriving Sunday April 8th for the St. Louis Area

Posted: April 3, 2012 at 3:32 pm   /   Local, Technology

So I have this friend. He bought the new Galaxy Note, and I must say I’m very smitten with the phone. We were out partying this past weekend for his wife’s birthday, and he started asking me about the LTE logo in his notification bar. “WAIT, WHAT?! LTE?!?! DO A SPEEDTEST!!!!” He ended up pulling […]

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A Flood of Support: Concert, BBQ to Benefit Joplin

Posted: September 16, 2011 at 6:09 am   /   Concerts, Featured, Local, Music

A Songs for #Joplin benefit will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Luna Lounge, 4561 Gravois Road, St. Louis, 63116. An all-you-can-eat barbecue begins at 5 p.m. and features traditional and veggie burgers, brats, hot dogs, wings, potatoes, corn, baked beans, hummus, chips and cookies. Controlled Fires will perform its new album All Bets […]

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Interview: Faux Bono Is Almost “Even Better Than the Real Thing”

Posted: August 8, 2011 at 2:08 pm   /   Concerts, Featured, Interviews, Local, Music

As an iconic band that’s been together for 35 years, U2 is looked up to by many musicians, but they’re not often imitated well. One of the rare bands that rises to the challenge is Elevation, and they go well beyond basic sound-alike karaoke. Elevation, which bills itself as the best U2 tribute band on […]

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Concert Review: U2 Excites St. Louis, Treats Pittsburgh to a Gem

Posted: July 28, 2011 at 8:25 pm   /   Concerts, Featured, Local, Music

Your dedicated reviewer continued her U2 trek with shows in St. Louis and Pittsburgh. After 110 shows, the band’s “360 tour” will conclude Saturday, July 30, in Moncton, NB (Canada) at the Magnetic Hill Music Festival. Learn more at u2.com. Read our review for U2 in Chicago here. I’ve been to a million U2 shows. […]

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How To: Survive the U2 General Admission Line

Posted: July 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm   /   Concerts, Local, Music

No, I’m sorry, U2 general admission ticket holders – you cannot waltz into St. Louis’ Busch Stadium at 7 p.m. this Sunday and expect to find a great spot on the floor. What’s that? You had no idea that you’d have to fight 10,000 people for a decent spot? Fine, fine. I, as a veteran […]

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Concert Review: U2 + Chicago, Sittin’ in a Tree

Posted: July 13, 2011 at 4:02 pm   /   Concerts, Featured, Local, Music

Your dedicated reviewer went to Chicago on July 5 for her first of three U2 shows this month. Other “360 Tour” shows she’ll be reviewing include Busch Stadium in St. Louis (7/17) and Heinz Field in Pittsburgh (7/26), the final stop for the tour. Tickets still are available for both shows. Learn more at u2.com. […]

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Music Monday: Concert Calendar for June 27-July 3

Posted: June 27, 2011 at 5:26 pm   /   Concerts, Local, Music

St. Louis is full of bangin’ concerts. Check out the upcoming shows at some of our favorite area venues for Monday, June 27, through Sunday, July 3. Monday Cicero’s: Givers, Pepper Rabbit, 1,2,3 Crack Fox: Brown Bottle Fever Off Broadway: Small Sur, Trotting Bear, We’re Wolf Old Rock House: Kaki King Pageant: Toad the Wet […]

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