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August 2010

Two efforts to improve the Arch and its environs may be the real deal. No, really. more

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Ten St. Louis area singers competed during the Battle for the Crown competition at Exo nightclub. The winner will perform in the opening slot at Thursday's Budweiser Superfest at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. more

McGehee Polo Fields at Spirit Valley Farms hosted a day of fun for the whole family that included tasty summer treats, inflatables, interactive games, and a polo match. more

L'École Culinaire hosted its first Taste of L'École event featuring food from the school's chefs, live music and a silent auction. Proceeds went into a scholarship fund for local students pursuing culinary careers. more

The Crisis Nursery hosted its 20th Annual Celebrity Waiters' and Waitresses' night at Plaza Frontenac's Canyon Cafe and Cardwell's on the Plaza. more

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Tips: 1) Less is more—pick a style that’s low-maintenance or doesn’t require a lot of heat. For example, try a style that’s short and choppy or has long layers... more

Moris Fashions held its women’s store grand opening, VIP party, and fashion show. Guests enjoyed cocktails and beer courtesy of Pearl Vodka and Goose Island, hors d’oeuvres compliments of scape and meet and greet with Kravos jewelry designer. more

The AT HOME & Repertory Theatre Showhouse featured five renovated Garden Apartments. The Garden Apartments are the home away from home for the actors appearing at the Repertory Theatre and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Proceeds benefited the Repertory Theatre. more

On the city’s near North Side, a few hundred kids—hardened, resilient—have been thrown back into school at Judge Jimmie Edwards’ Innovative Concept Academy. First of its kind, ICA’s already won national attention. But all Edwards cares about are... more

St. Louis celebrated being a finalist for the 2012 Democratic Convention with a concert event including performances by St. Louis legend Chuck Berry and Nelly. more

Saks Fifth Avenue revealed their fall 2010 charity partners – Food Outreach, Friends of Wings, HavenHouse, Humane Society of Missouri, and St. Louis Art Museum – for their new ‘I’m Going to Saks” charitable campaign. more

LifeSkills held its 25th Annual Tee It Up! Golf Tournament & Par-tee Dinner Auction at Meadowbrook Country Club. more

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

On occasion, Robert Wagner used to find himself at the bottom of a pile of three or four 300-pound men. It wasn’t some kind of fetish—just another day at the office for a guy who spent 20 years in the... more

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Photograph by Katherine Bish

If you were going to research Marc Felix (prounced FAY-lix), you might just want block out some time. The French-born “Mad Chef” has traveled the world spreading infectious enthusiasm, from multiple Ritz Carlton’s to kid’s cooking shows to his own restaurant in New Mexico, the aptly-named La Folie... more

Ken Downing, senior vice president and fashion director for Neiman Marcus, sits in the front row at nearly every major runway show across the globe, searching for the hottest trends. From Paris to New York, he selects the best to fill the racks at Plaza Frontenac’s anchor store... more

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

An occasional case of déjà vu is an on-the-job hazard of mine. Such was the case when I went to The Shaved Duck not long ago, and I got the sneaking suspicion that I’d been there before…because I had. A few years back, this location was Pestalozzi Place, an adorable little... more

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Photograph courtesy of Triumph Books

For a certain generation of Cardinals fans, Stan Musial is synonymous with the oddly proportioned statue outside Busch Stadium. But in the recently published Stan the Man: The Life and Times of Stan ... more

Sports

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Photograph courtesy of Hyperion Books

Will Leitch’s latest book tackles siring, steroids, and sports. more

When we’re young and hale, marathons are heroic. We pull all-nighters cramming for exams, work out and shoot hoops before the midnight bicycle ramble. When we start working and buy a house, the heroism turns compulsive: We refinish all of the floors in a day... more

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Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Plaza Frontenac’s recent addition displays fashion as art. more