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Look-Listen April 2011

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Stewart Goldstein

While the singing is impressive, the plot and characters are anything but. Read more

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In his second feature film, Xavier Dolan, darling of Cannes as director of I Killed My Mother ( J’ai tué ma mére ) that won three prizes at the 2009 Directors’ Fortnight, wears his heart on his s... Read more

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Photos by David Kilper/WUSTL Photo Services.

Wash U undergrad cleverly pulls together disparate stories with only a few flaws Read more

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The Super 9 Store in University City advertises itself as the “Largest Dollar Store in the United States.” At 30,000 square feet, it’s not small. The space (8008 Olive) was previously one of the Value... Read more

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Photo by Erin Brown/Courtesy of the artist

William Fitzsimmons has taken the most troubling moments from his life and put them to song. With "Gold in the Shadow" he writes his recovery. Read more

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Photograph by Chris Woltmann

Percussionist Lukas Ligeti, son of composer György Ligeti, plays St. Louis this Friday; we spoke with him about his West African influences and his new CD, "Pattern Time," recorded 10 years ago, but just released yesterday. Read more

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John Lamb

The Berger family will make you appreciate your own. Read more

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Mouse Racing for family theater, a running of the bulls to welcome Goya to CAMSTL, and the last stretch of National Poetry Month. Read more

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Image courtesy of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts

Our leaders had placed the chairs in a spiral shape, like a nautilus shell. They told us to be seated. They told us to share our dreams. They told us to share dreams we’d had before, and also, dreams... Read more

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Photo by Jeanie Finlay

Neither cinematically daring nor thematically penetrating Sound it Out is still a richly conveyed, honest-to-goodness portrait. Read more

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Novak's celebrates 4-20 with camp and humor. Read more

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This debut novel by local author Rebecca Rasmussen is truly something to crow about. Rasmussen reads from and signs her new book at Left Bank Books tonight. Read more

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A poetry reading from HEARding CATS Collective Read more

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Courtesy of Ha Ha Tonka

Ha Ha Tonka's sound is authentic, and grapples with challenging topics, like methamphetamine addiction and regret. We caught up with Brian Roberts to talk about the band's upcoming show at Off Broadway on April 22nd. Read more

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Photo by John Lamb

This show has a promising start, but loses its way in the second act. Read more

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Chicago power pop trio Material Issue reunites for one show at the International Pop Overthrow festival this week in Chicago; the fest took its name from that band's 1991 debut album, which has just been re-released by Hip-O Select. Read more

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Courtsey of Dance St. Louis and MOMIX

Dance St. Louis brings the show-stopping pageantry of MOMIX to the Touhill Performing Arts Center Read more

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This year's QFest is about fun, which was clear during the red carpet opening last night at the Hi Pointe. There was a man in a squirrel costume and some impromptu dancing. "I was in a mood this ... Read more

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On Friday, St. Louis expat James Gunn visits the Tivoli for the opening of "Super," starring Rainn Wilson. Click for the review, and info on Pi's new "Super"-themed pizza. Read more

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Photograph by Kevin Roberts

Jazz at the Bistro, one of the few non-profit jazz clubs in the world, is one of St. Louis' most superlative cultural institutions. Read more

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