Painter Paul Stanton’s All About the Music

The gregarious artist looks to old promotional photos and album covers for inspiration.

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Spreading the Love: Kelly Wells and Ryan Spearman of The Aching Hearts

On Sunday, February 14, The Aching Hearts will share a stage at Off Broadway with Ryan Koenig and Kellie Everett of the Southwest Watson Sweethearts for a "Valentine's Sweetheart Showdown." more »

Feb 11, 2016 11:01 AM Music

Deadpool: The Merc with the Mouth Bends (But Doesn’t Break) the Superhero Film

At the story level, it’s standard, even hackneyed fare, but what makes "Deadpool" distinctive is the film’s absolute refusal to take itself seriously. more »

Feb 10, 2016 3:51 PM Movie Reviews


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The Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend in St. Louis: February 12–14

This weekend, see Irish dancers, professional bull riders, and more. more »

Feb 10, 2016 3:25 PM Arts


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Taking Back Fat Tuesday: A Report From Cherokee and Soulard

Here's Part II of Thomas Crone's treatise on How to Make St. Louis Mardi Gras Better For All. more »

Feb 10, 2016 1:44 PM Fairs and Festivals


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From Madame Chouteau to the Social Evil Hospital: The Roots of Misogyny in St. Louis

Sadly, it’s recently become clear that attitudes haven't changed all that much since the 19th, or even 18th century. And “good men” continue to be silent. more »

Feb 10, 2016 8:30 AM History


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5 Memorable Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in St. Louis

Whether you’re solo, entrenched in a longstanding partnership, or in the giddy new stages of love, kick up your heels with ol’ Cupid this weekend. While delightful, dinner and a movie is old hat. Instead, here are a few ways to make some noise. more »

Feb 10, 2016 8:21 AM Arts

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Courtesy of Idris Goodwin

Making Muhammad Ali: Talking to Idris Goodwin About "And In This Corner...Cassius Clay"

Goodwin's new play explores the heavywright prizefighter’s origins, while also helping St. Louis grapple with current racial tensions. more »

Feb 9, 2016 9:20 AM Theater


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A More Perfect Soulard Mardi Gras: Seven Unasked-For Suggestions, Suggested

If it seems that I’m channeling uber-troll Greg Pucszek here, please know that it’s coming from a place of love. Here are seven suggestions, unasked for all, in how to create A More Perfect Mardi Gras. more »

Feb 8, 2016 9:31 AM Fairs and Festivals 4 Comments
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    Mayor's Mardi Gras Ball

    The Honorable Mayor and Mrs. Francis G. Slay held court at St. Louis City Hall for the 12th annual Mayor’s Ball, a Mardi Gras Masquerade. Photos by Diane Anderson. more »

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