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Todd Micali (Bruce Springsteen) and Jeffrey M. Wright (Rob Gordon) in 2008; both actors will return for the 2012 production.

It was the summer of 2008. At that point, the nomadic New Line Theatre was bringing the theatrical version of High Fidelity to a stage inside the Mallinckrodt Center at Washington University. It ... Read more

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The premise of Polish writer-director Malgorzata Szumowska’s new feature film Elles seems to embody international arthouse cinema’s oddly tame notion of sexual provocation. Anna (Juliette Binoche... Read more

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Calling all BFFs—and we don’t mean those of you walking around with half of a heart-shaped friendship locket, or even people who scribbbled LYLAS (love you like a sis) on the flyleaf of an 8th gr... Read more

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With a subtitle like “How Winners Pivot from Setback to Success,” Rick Newman’s Rebounders sounds like it should be a self-help book, with step-by-step instructions on how to get yourself out of... Read more

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It may’ve been true in the early 20th century, but we’ve moved well beyond the time of every city intersection having its own tavern. Though City neighborhoods still possess more corner pubs than t... Read more

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This Sunday marks the opening for the fifth annual QFest , St. Louis’ five-day festival of contemporary LGBTQ-themed cinema from the U.S. and beyond. This year’s festival features 14 feature films... Read more

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If you, fellow bookworms, are anything like me, then there is little that warms your heart more than spreading the joy of reading. And if, also like me, you have always secretly (or not-so-secretly... Read more

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The St. Louis Poetry Center has undertaken a monolithic task for their benefit this year:  "We're going to defy Yeats," declares Lorin Cuoco of the Poetry Center.  The title for the benefit is "The... Read more

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The long weeks between Easter and Cinco De Mayo leave us itching for some good old fashioned holiday cheer. Sure, there’s Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 27), but what about those of us w... Read more

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Stefon Harris

Wander over to Jazz at the Bistro April 18 through April 21, and you won’t find the seasoned veterans of jazz blaring out their grooves.  At least not until nightfall, when the big stars (includi... Read more

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If, for any reason,, you find yourself wanting to slip into some sort of trance-like state on Friday, head on over to Off Broadway and let a band, appropriately named Conduits , will transport you... Read more

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Poet John Murillo

Poet John Murillo talks about the past that led him to write his 2010 poetry collection, "Up Jump the Boogie." Read more

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When Brothers Lazaroff decided to launch their newest CD, Science Won , they didn’t limit themselves to one release show. Instead, they’ve put three gigs together at three separate venues, with ... Read more

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Cyril (Thomas Doret), the 12-year-old redheaded protagonist of The Kid with a Bike, is a damaged child. His father (Jérémie Renier) has cruelly abandoned him in the most passive-aggressive manner... Read more

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Bill Maher makes his living—as the host of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher and as a standup comedian—commenting on the news. But recently, Maher made some news himself, when he ended his CrazyStu... Read more

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I readily admit that I don't like donuts. I also readily admit that I'm a cyclist with a taste for the bizarre. So I suffer through the Tour de Donut every summer in Staunton, Ill. and stuff myse... Read more

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Antonio Fargas as Cutler and Ron Conner as Levee in The Black Rep's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"

Though audiences still identify Antonio Fargas with Huggy Bear, his Starsky and Hutch character, he's had a long, eclectic career that's included everything from Broadway theater to independent f... Read more

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Event organizers in St. Louis would be forgiven for experiencing added stress in their lives. Our weather, no matter how cliché it sounds, has enough variety to make what’s a certain great day sudd... Read more

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If we don’t take action now, Powell Hall is going to explode. The level of sound bursting from the auditorium will be so intense the seats will shatter into tiny pieces of metal and fabric if they ... Read more

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It’s probably futile to resist the aesthetic seduction performed by Chico and Rita , the visually and aurally sumptuous new animated feature set in the world of post-War Latin jazz. Beginning in H... Read more

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