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Look-Listen January 2013

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"Splendor in the Grass," Clayton Community Theatre. Photograph by John Lamb

At a performance of the monologue “Mrs. Sorken” last weekend, Peggy Billo worked a little impromptu magic. The door at the side of Fontbonne University's black box theater opened to admit a latecom... more »

Jan 30, 2013 8:22 AM Arts

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High on the Diversified Foam Produts wall, a bull's head from past parades. Photograph by Thomas Crone

On Saturday afternoon, I dropped by the warehouse used by the float builders of the Mystic Knights of the Purple Haze. A Mardi Gras krewe in its 25th year of operation, the Knights have achieved no... more »

Jan 29, 2013 12:00 AM Arts

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Photograph by Thomas Crone

On Tuesday, January 23, Look/Listen ran a Q&A with Angelo Olegna of Keep Pride in Tower Grove. Soon after the piece was posted, we were contacted by Staci Stift, President of Pride St. Louis . ... more »

Jan 25, 2013 2:08 PM Arts

How's this for contrast? On the one hand, there was the dispiriting experience of a recent screening of Steven Speilberg's Lincoln at a local multiplex. After realizing that the 2.35:1 aspect rat... more »

Jan 25, 2013 8:23 AM Arts

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Courtesy of the Fox Theatre

Hot on the heels of its remarkable harvest of Tony Awards, The Book of Mormon comes to Fox Theatre in its first touring run. This unlikeliest of smash Broadway success stories is the brainchild o... more »

Jan 24, 2013 8:00 AM Arts

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Matt Strauss and the bust of his father, Leon Strauss. Photograph by Byron Kerman

What’s it like to have a statue of your father erected in your city? Doesn’t it seem as if it might be a touch… surreal? For Matt Strauss, owner of the White Flag Projects Gallery , a bust—and ... more »

Jan 23, 2013 10:44 AM Arts

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Pride 2012. Photograph by Thomas Crone

From a purely personal, unconnected, non-stakeholder standpoint, the recent announcement that Pride St. Louis would be moving their base of operations from Tower Grove Park to Downtown was somethin... more »

Jan 22, 2013 8:38 AM Arts

The St. Louis County Library’s Black History Celebration kicks off on January 25 at 7 p.m. with a talk from Robbie Montgomery of Sweetie Pie’s at the library headquarters. Montgomery is the ow... more »

Jan 21, 2013 12:00 PM Arts

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President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Martin Luther King, Jr., August 6, 1965. Photograph by Yoichi R. Okamoto, courtesy of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Wikimedia Commons.

For the fourth consecutive year, Christ Church Cathedral will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a reading of his writings and speeches. The event, “Let Freedom Ring,” happe... more »

Jan 21, 2013 12:00 AM Arts

As is typical, there is so much going on in St. Louis it is hard to decide where to be and what to do. Here are three exhibits, opening Friday, Saturday, and Sunday respectively, that we can highly... more »

Jan 18, 2013 12:55 PM Visual Arts

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Edward Boccia/ Photography by Frank Di Piazza

This winter, the Saint Louis University Museum of Art and the Sheldon Art Galleries are honoring the late painter Edward Boccia. more »

Jan 18, 2013 9:31 AM Arts

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Image courtesy of the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center

We’ve got plenty of crime in St. Louis, according to polls scientific and otherwise, but some crimes are more galvanizing than others. Recent news that a group of young people were “playing” s... more »

Jan 16, 2013 10:46 AM Arts

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Ryan Carpenter and Ian Fisher. Photograph by Jarred Gastreich.

You can go to a lot of shows over many years and still be treated to a concert experience that you’ve never encountered before. The key, maybe, is to go into a night with relatively little knowledg... more »

Jan 15, 2013 12:00 AM Arts

Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty is a sticky stripe of action-thriller, as troubled as it is troubling. The film presents the search for 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden—and his ultimate demise ... more »

Jan 11, 2013 8:26 AM Arts

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Image courtesy of New Music Circle

Next Friday, New Music Circle brings Eric Lanham and Chris Bush—otherwise known as the experimental electronic duo, Caboladies—to White Flag Projects , along with video artist Robert Beatty. Rat... more »

Jan 10, 2013 9:38 AM Arts

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Ward Duffy as Mike and Denise Cormier as Margaret. ©Photo by Jerry Naunheim, Jr.

Good People gets my vote for the mainstage play at the Rep, amongst all the others, that should engender the most intense and innaresting post-show conversations this season. After the performanc... more »

Jan 9, 2013 8:18 AM Arts

Ask country singer and hip hop artist Wild Bill Young about his name, and he’ll tell you that “Wild” isn’t just a stage name. He earned that title way before he began his music career. “I was ... more »

Jan 8, 2013 12:00 AM Arts

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Photographs by Thomas Crone

Like anybody with a new camera, I started bugging folks in the spring of 2005, asking to take their picture. And the Dock Ellis Band fell for my wheedling, allowing me to take them to the vicinity ... more »

Jan 7, 2013 10:14 AM Arts

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Photograph by Scott Ferguson

Next year, David Robertson, who has served as Music Director for the St. Louis Symphony for eight seasons, becomes Chief Conductor and Artistic Director for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He's ha... more »

Jan 3, 2013 10:06 AM Arts

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Cat Daddy's. Photographs by Thomas Crone

If Alton were any closer to South St. Louis, I’d probably be a regular at some of the multiple drinking haunts of that river city’s downtown. Perhaps luckily, it’s about a 40-minute drive, more if ... more »

Jan 1, 2013 12:00 AM Travel

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