Look-Listen September 2012

The protagonist of Rian Johnson’s time travel thriller Looper is Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a handsome, wiseass hitman retained by an underworld organization based in Shanghai in 2074. The twist... more

Sep 28, 2012 8:33 AM Culture

The Peabody Opera House has been open for one year, as of October 1. Fiona Apple, Peter Frampton and Roger Daltrey have all played there. Kathleen Madigan appears later this month, on October 13 ... more

Sep 27, 2012 12:00 AM Culture

Last year’s Vincentennial , the citywide celebration of the 100th anniversary of our man Vincent Price’s birth, left some of us hungry for more. Certainly, the festival was a multifarious look at ... more

Sep 26, 2012 8:52 AM Culture

“Act your age” is not advice typically given to, nor accepted by musicians. But these days, Nick Lowe is more than happy to do just that. And not only does he wear his age well—he’s 63—but he’s ... more

Sep 25, 2012 11:00 AM Music


Autumn Clock at Spirits. Photograph courtesy of Autumn Clock

Just prior to his band’s set this past Saturday night, Doug Raffety of Judge Nothing pulled on a T-shirt advertising the Bluff City Oyster Bar’s Mid Summer Jam 1994, featuring The Bishops, Judge No... more

Sep 25, 2012 12:00 AM Culture


Photograph courtesy of White Flag Projects

B. Wurtz is a sculptor who’s been making waves in art circles lately, thanks to last summer's Works,1970-2011 at Metro Pictures gallery. A sort of comfortable outsider to those in New York, cri... more

Sep 24, 2012 2:11 PM Culture

Ever wonder what it’s like to hang glide among migrating cranes? Or hand-feed the tiny chick of an endangered bird species? The Saint Louis Science Center offers visitors these opportunities, ... more

Sep 24, 2012 9:12 AM Culture

Freddie Quells (Joaquin Phoenix), the bleary-eyed, mumbling protagonist of The Master , is a man adrift. In the wake of World War II, he has returned from a naval deployment in the Pacific to sett... more

Sep 21, 2012 12:00 AM Culture


A. Usitmov and A. Eelagina; photograph courtesy of The Moscow Ballet

The Moscow Ballet , in partnership with Dance Project St. Louis , is holding local audtions for its 20th anniversary performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker , which will take place December ... more

Sep 20, 2012 10:00 AM Culture

Will people spark up their lighters and hold them high at the cinema when Wehrenberg Theaters screens Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest ? It won’t be all that surprising if people de... more

Sep 19, 2012 8:27 AM Culture


Pop's at Sunrise. Photograph by Thomas Crone

There was a time that The Delmar Restaurant and Lounge was the new kid on the block. Located just inside the City limits, The Delmar was an early hit because the bars from the west, all those locat... more

Sep 18, 2012 8:14 AM Travel

Two interesting facts came across the transom this morning: Listen Live Entertainment, the producers of LouFest, is joining forces with C3 Presents, with the goal of growing the festival: C3 produc... more

Sep 18, 2012 7:32 AM Culture


Photograh courtesy of the St. Louis Symphony

The St. Louis Symphony opens its 133rd season the weekend of September 28 with Witold Lutosławski's Concerto for Orchestra, Chopin's Second Piano Concerto (performed by guest artist Emanuel Ax), ... more

Sep 17, 2012 10:47 AM Culture

As the Beacon and The Riverfront Times reported earlier this week, The Luminary Center for the Arts is finally moving to Cherokee after plans to buy and renovate 2700 Cherokee (recently home ... more

Sep 14, 2012 3:04 PM Culture

The urgently R-rated comedy For a Good Time Call… presents a setup seemingly designed in a laboratory for 85 minutes of breezy, stakes-free comedy. Lauren (Lauren Miller) aspires to a career in t... more

Sep 14, 2012 7:52 AM Culture


Still from "Casablanca" (1942). Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

"Here's looking at you, kid..." "Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time." "You played it for her, you can play it for me!" These are, of course, just a few of the highly quotable lines from ... more

Sep 12, 2012 8:37 AM Culture


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Back in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, when classes let out at Webster University, at least a chunk of the student population drifted down to Old Orchard, where a crew of students and affiliates wor... more

Sep 11, 2012 8:24 AM Culture

Six thousand, three hundred and forty-six performances have graced the stage at the Fox Theatre since its reopening in 1982, but what owner Mary Strauss remembers most is a helicopter being lowered... more

Sep 10, 2012 7:48 AM Culture

“[A] rat became a unit of currency.” That epigraph introduces Cosmopolis , the hypnotic, maddening, cold-blooded new feature from master filmmaker David Cronenberg. The quote is a snippet from “Re... more

Sep 7, 2012 8:48 AM Culture


Seitu James Smith in his studio. Photograph courtesy of GYA

What an insanely jam-packed weekend for visual art. On Friday, Joan Hall's solo show opens at Bruno David , the Contemporary Art Museum-St. Louis unveils four new exhibits (including Jonathan Ho... more

Sep 6, 2012 4:37 PM Culture