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Look-Listen July 2011

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Photograph courtesy of ATO Pictures

It’s not likely that you’ll mistake Terri for the garden-variety teen outsider film that features either a) a lovable loser; b) a fatalistic loner; or c) a successfully self-reliant outcast.  Whi... Read more

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Photograph by Michael DeFilippo

Few bands in St. Louis are as fond of the 7-inch single format as The Union Electric, a band anchored by the songwriting and voice of Tim Rakel. Known as a popular KDHX host with his weekly “Myster... Read more

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Alli Mauzey and Rob McClure. Courtesy of The Muny

Little Shop of Horrors is a fine, fun piece of musical comedy, but I especially enjoyed this production. It's clear, funny, briskly paced, and exceedingly well performed. Focus hard and you might not even notice the melty Chipwich dripping on your knee from the seat next door. Read more

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The Chuck Berry statue dedication; a free screening of "Rebel Without a Cause," on Art Hill; a class on how to become a Civil War reenactor, and more. Read more

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Though he's getting attention from national press, documentarian Bill Streeter’s looking forward, first and foremost, to finally debuting his new film for a St. Louis audience. Read more

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Photograph by Joseph Llanes

Young swings through St. Louis for two August dates - one at Sci Fi Lounge, one at Cicero's - and may even be shooting her next video here! Read more

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Courtesy of the Samizdat Zine Library

The Samizdat Zine Library, a collection of more than 2,500 ‘zines dating from the early ‘90s through today, will be on display this Saturday from noon to 6 p.m., in an annex next to the Archive book shop on Cherokee Street, and again next Saturday, July 30. They cover subjects ranging over two dozen categories, including politics, anarchism, history, comics, personal reflection, DIY culture, poetry and literature, art, sex and gender, feminism, health, the environment, animals, food, travel, media, activism, race, prison, anti-capitalism, comics, foreign language, religion, 'zines themselves, and “LBOE” (little bit of everything). So truly, there will be a LBOE for everyone. Read more

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That Djo Munga’s film is the first to hail from the Democratic Republic of Congo is strictly a gratifying ornament to the primary pleasures of a dark, sexy thriller. Read more

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I went to the NKOTBSB concert last night. It was my fourth. In July of 1998, my mom (bless her heart) took me to what was then the Kiel Center for my first ever concert to see the Backstreet’s Back tour. We were in the nosebleeds, but I didn’t care. I was in the same building as the Backstreet Boys. We were breathing the same air. Nearly every available seat was filled with screaming girls in Backstreet Boys T-shirts. Read more

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Courtesy of Rasputina

Rasputina will play the Old Rock House July 21. Read more

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Tony Yazbeck as Don Lockwood and Curtis Holbrook as Cosmo Brown; photograph courtesy of the Muny

This musical needs no introduction; the rain-drenched lamppost and bright yellow raincoats are as unforgettable as Yorick’s skull or Dorothy’s red-sequined shoes. Read more

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The storyline of Merry Wives of Windsor is pretty standard light Shakespeare comedy fare, with the requisite wooing, match-making, deception, scheming, come-uppance and, of course, drag. Read more

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Jim Uding of Drum HQ. Photograph by Thomas Crone

Since news of the store’s closure, many customers have driven up to the shop, looked at the sign in the window and driven away, disconsolately. Others have shared their stories with Uding, who says he’s gotten “a hundred e-mails and phone calls from people, sharing their memories.” Read more

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July 8, the Kodner Gallery played host to more than 300 artists, art collectors and... conservationists? It was the opening reception for the new exhibit "Our Great Waterways: The Mississippi, M... Read more

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Patty Murin as Ariel. Photograph courtesy of The Muny

This beautifully visual show, packed full of classic songs made famous by the original animated film, is a crowd-pleaser...even in 112 degree heat. Read more

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OnSite, who has staged plays in youth hostels and bowling alleys, brings John Patrick Shaney's ("Doubt") existential bar tale to Cusumano's in Maplewood. And it is a ringer. Read more

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Juan L. Castillo

Fun song cycle celebrates the gay life in New York City. Read more

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Juan L. Castillo

In this play the laughs come at the cost of the rest of the story. Read more

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Union Avenue Opera kicks of a promising season with the showstopping "Turandot." Read more

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The case concerns a rare comic book in Early's extensive collection of pop culture ephemera. Read more

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