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September 2012

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Photograph by Scott Rovak

An alphabetical, info-packed, anything-but-exhaustive list of players who made their marks here more

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Photograph from the Francis Sheidegger Photograph Collection, The State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center—St. Louis

They call it fanning—the yellowing of leaves on one branch at the crown. It’s a tiny clue the tree is doomed, and under its bark, beetles are chewing swoopy hieroglyphs in the wood and blighting th... more

History

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Photograph by Peter Wochniak, courtesy of Big Muddy Blues Festival

St. Louis’ reputation as a city that nurtured the blues is unimpeachable. Its name is right there in the title of W.C. Handy’s “St. Louis Blues”; even if it wasn’t necessarily the very first blues ... more

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Photograph courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

A fine century more

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Photograph courtesy of the Old Rock House

Del Yeah! A One-Day Bluegrass Festival September 1 5 p.m. - midnight $12-$22 in advance, $15-$30 day of the show 1200 S. Seventh, 314-588-0505 oldrockhouse.com Because it’s roots... more

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Illustration by Rachel Harris

Going halfsies more

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Photograph by Kevin A.Roberts

A symphony of small plates plays on in Maplewood more

Restaurant Reviews

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Photograph by Kevin A.Roberts

1901 Washington 314-621-9464 Jason Spain is trying to achieve what eludes most restaurateurs: staying busy at all times of the day. In July, he took a trending sweet-and-savory food combinati... more

Falling in love with the season's romantic looks more

Style

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Photograph by Kevin A.Roberts

When you want to see a grown man spin a wooden top like nobody’s business, you come to Hiroshi Tada. The semiretired mechanical-engineering instructor entertains kids of all ages with his unique “t... more

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Photographs by Tuan Lee

10 of St. Louis' Most Stylish Individuals more

Style

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Photograph by Kevin A.Roberts

Always a gentleman, Dick Weber made bowling an international phenomenon. Then it died, and his "bad boy" son brought it back to life. more

Some athletes just know how to shine. more

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Photograph by Scott Rovak

And some bright businessmen figure out how to get the Eastern Seaboard’s attention. more

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Photograph by Kevin A.Roberts

The sharpest shoes to hit St. Louis this fall more

Culture

Exchange of Ideas more

The Great Forest Park Balloon Race began with the Balloon Glow in Central Field that featured a view of inflated balloons lit by their burners and concluded with a fireworks finale presented by PNC Bank. more

The Jewish Federation of St. Louis hosted a New Year celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel. more

YLANG-YLANG Fine Designer Jewelry at Plaza Frontenac hosted a book signing for Beth Bernstein, author of "My Charmed Life" for with a champagne and cupcake reception! more