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Thomas Crone

Thomas Crone has covered music, culture and the arts in St. Louis since the 1980s, frequently appearing as a blogger for St. Louis Magazine. You can follow his work across social media at: FacebookTwitter and Instagram; as well as at his homepage.

Created by the Kranzberg Arts Foundation and Urban Harvest STL, the garden will provide food to restaurants in Grand Center and residents in St. Louis food deserts. more

Dining

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Photo by Matt Marcinkowski

A young band by any measure, The Matching Shoe follows in a long tradition of teenage acts. more

Music

In collaboration with fellow singer/songwriter Joe Stickley and Mighty Pines bassist John Hussung, Canan’s curated a Sunday evening sensation with Falling Fences, which combines covers and originals in the live setting of a raucous Irish pub. more

Music

The track, he says, is part of a larger effort to “try to soak what’s happening around me and filter it through my experience." more

Music

The new project's titled "Hasty Drinks the Tiger's Heart." more

Music

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Photo by Matt Marcinkowski

A creative in multiple forms of art and media, Elise says her lyrical content is at the center of her music. more

Music

Appropriately enough, it's titled "Antique Electronique." more

Music

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Photo by Matt Marcinkowski

Anderson, a self-described "live guy," says it was a hard album to record. But it took his work in brilliant new directions. more

Music

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PHOTO BY KEVIN A. ROBERTS

“It was going to be called ‘The Lonesome Death of the Alt-Right,’ but I figured I was being childish, so decided just to call it ‘Ignoramus.’" more

Music

The reading and panel discussion are part of a national tour that will make a stop in every state. more

Literature

Soon to open on South Grand, it'll have coffee and craft brews—and a community-driven mission. more

Culture

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Photo courtesy of Mason Communications, LLC

Legendary promoter Steve Schankman will tell 50 stories for each of those 50 years—including the ones about starting Riverport Amphitheater, and bringing a very young U2 to Graham Chapel. more

Music

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

When KDHX and the Folk School merged, in 2012, the two organizations already had one important thing in common: Kelly Wells. more

Music

Last night, the dark comedy "Jawbreaker" played inside the multi-purpose Crown Room at Schlafly’s Maplewood facility. Organizer Jon Scorfina says this may be the last event at that location. more

Culture

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PHOTO BY MATT MARCINKOWSKI

St. Louis' own purveyors of “swamp boogie and funk—sloppy-as-hell, greasy bayou funk.” more

Music

If there’s a tendency to cast standup comics into certain, preordained types, Hopping’s story is… well, not coming of the expected batch of backgrounds. more

Performing Arts

It all started with a song about St. Louis' favorite salamander, the imperiled hellbender. more

Music

Catch him at Foam, and then benefit from his cinematic curatorial powers at The Heavy Anchor as he hosts a mighty event known as Hobbitstock. more

Performing Arts

Matt James and Bob Kirksey are slowly ramping up production of Kussin Katie hot sauce, the seasonal Sneaky Bastard blueberry-based salsa, and the popular Jacobsmeyers Steel Shack BBQ Sauce. more

Dining

We talked to Michael Silverman, who also co-organizes the beloved U. City Jazz Fest, about putting this event together, as well as his other tireless work on behalf of the STL music scene. more

Music