Sisters in Arms

Quick, name one of St. Louis' sister cities. Just one. Man, what a lousy city-sibling you are. How about Stuttgart, Germany? This Swabian town, famous for Porsche and Dinkelacker beer, has been our city in sisterhood since 1960 — that's a 47-year relationship, and you never even said "hello." But you can make it right at 7:30 p.m. this evening at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus (1 University Drive at Natural Bridge Road; 314-516-4949 or www.touhill.org; $7 to $15). Concertino Stuttgart, a chamber music ensemble, performs the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Scott Joplin, reaffirming the musical bonds between our two burgs. Filial piety is important, even between municipal entities — after all, a city is its people, and vice versa, so show up and help us look nice. You don't want our Mother City getting mad at us, whoever she may be.
Wed., April 4

 
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