Look-Listen August 2011

1964, when Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters made their legendary trip across America in "Furthur," the psychedelic bus, they shot a lot of film; most of it has never been seen until now. more

Aug 31, 2011 8:46 AM Culture


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Because he’s mainly known as a television personality, Clark the rock artist has had more to prove; here, he’s shown that he can sing into a microphone as well as he speaks into one. more

Aug 30, 2011 7:43 AM Culture

A jazz great and St. Charles native, Cunningham tours internationally. Once in a while, though, he still comes home to play a show at The Sheldon. more

Aug 29, 2011 11:15 AM Culture


Courtesy of Old Lights

At noon on Sunday, Old Lights kicks off the second day of LouFest. The band's also playing a free LouFest pre-party tonight at Off Broadway, including songs of its new six-song EP "Like Strangers." more

Aug 26, 2011 10:27 AM Culture

This production is evidence that a great show doesn't have to derive from a perfect piece of writing. more

Aug 25, 2011 8:16 AM Culture

The factor that ultimately defeats German filmmaker Ralf Huetter’s new feature, Vincent Wants to Sea , is not some glaring blunder in the direction, script, performances, or any of its other compo... more

Aug 23, 2011 8:45 AM Culture


Guggenheim Productions Inc/Erich Roland 2001

Three decades of work from the famous documentary maker enter the collection of the Missouri History Museum more

Aug 22, 2011 2:52 PM Culture

On July 13, actor George Malich learned he had a brain tumor and would be going into surgery on August 1. He spent the next three weeks shooting a series of funny, thoughtful short films about his new "giant brain." more

Aug 17, 2011 8:20 AM Culture


Courtesy of Stages

Despite people's best efforts, this musical is basically ridiculous. more

Aug 16, 2011 12:50 PM Culture

Tonight, Cinema St. Louis screens "Love Stalker," a slick "unromatic comedy" that lightens up what's been a stellar, but rather serious, screening of St. Louis films. more

Aug 16, 2011 10:31 AM Culture


Courtesy of Bloodshot Records

Over the course of two nights at St. Louis’ now-defunct Lucas Schoolhouse in 2007, the Bottle Rockets performed two live sessions for a more-or-less “unplugged” album that would be released that fall. For whatever reason, the recordings of those concerts have remained on the shelf until now; "Not So Loud: An Acoustic Evening," is being released today. more

Aug 16, 2011 7:06 AM Culture


Photos by Byron Kerman

Twenty-six years ago, we ran a story on Keith Rawlings, a Kirkwood man with one of the world's biggest collections of Smurf stuff. Now Rawlings, under pressure from his wife, (a motivation nearly all male collectors can empathize with), is ready to sell and use the much-needed funds for practical demands. more

Aug 15, 2011 8:11 AM Culture

There’s a lot to love about She Loves Me: Some great songs, a classic love story that has inspired moves like The Litte Shop Around the Corner and You’ve Got Mail, big dance numbers and a happy ending. So why is the musical still so unsatisfying? more

Aug 11, 2011 10:35 AM Culture


Courtesy of World Event Productions

File this one under "local lion-robots made good." more

Aug 11, 2011 8:06 AM Culture


Composer Jake Heggie. © Ellen Appel

Next week, Union Avenue Opera Theatre stages Jake Heggie's 2000 opera, "Dead Man Walking;" Sister Helen Prejean will be in St. Louis for opening night on August 19. more

Aug 10, 2011 7:08 AM Culture


Courtesy of Nonprophet Theater Company

The '70s porno becomes a hilarious—but flawed—musical. more

Aug 9, 2011 7:54 AM Culture


Courtesy of Matt Strauss

We caught up with Strauss to talk about White Flag Project's pet fur-themed show, Für Elise (opening August 13th), as well as the gallery's upcoming sixth season. more

Aug 8, 2011 7:54 AM Culture

Errol Morris returns to form in his most recent full-length feature, Tabloid. His past three films have tackled serious, hard, newsworthy subjects—grappling with the legacy of war from the Nazis, through Viet Nam, to Abu Ghraib. Joyce McKinney, the subject of his latest release, is indeed newsworthy, though less likely to appear in the pages of the New York Times than in those of the National Enquirer or its British counterparts, Evening News and Daily Mirror. more

Aug 5, 2011 3:05 PM Culture

The band's officially releasing the record at Off Broadway on Saturday, sharing the stage with the Ocean Rivals, Secret Colours and the Blind Eyes. more

Aug 5, 2011 7:39 AM Culture

ATCQ's Phife Dawg will be in town tonight for the St. Louis premiere, introducing the film and answering questions afterwards. more

Aug 5, 2011 7:04 AM Culture