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2012 Stories by Josh Levi

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  • Festival of Nations

    published August 23, 2012

    Mirrored by the sentiment of the 1904 World’s Fair, St. Louis remains home to a growing population whose national heritage expands to all... More >>

  • Translating Media

    published August 2, 2012

    In Static on the Line we find the Mad Art Gallery (2727 South 12th Street; 314-771-8230 or More >>

  • At Home Between the Frames

    published August 9, 2012

    New York City-based artist Andrew Lampert returns to his hometown for a screening of his conversational work, Home, a "contracted... More >>

  • Meek Mill

    published August 16, 2012

    Riding the wave of success from his current radio hit, "Amen," Philly-based rapper Meek Mill embarks on his first headlining tour in support of... More >>

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    Play Place: Pig Slop lived exuberantly outside the norm

    published August 9, 2012

    Located on Cherokee Street on the second floor of the former Globe Drug–Discount Variety Store, Pig Slop has been flying the flag of... More >>

  • Beach House at the Pageant, 7/11/12: Review, Setlist and Photos

    published Jul 12, 2012

    Beach House July 11, 2012 The Pageant Let's start with some Bonnie Tyler: "Once upon a time there was light in my life; now there's only love in the dark." And like a perfect stranger in the night, t... More >>

  • A Family Affair

    published May 10, 2012

    Through Hidden in Plain Sight, St. Louis-based artist Bunny Burson explores the connective tissues of her family by employing the... More >>

  • Korean America's Sweetheart

    published June 21, 2012

    The undeniable charm of comedy queen Margaret Cho is as potent as her career is monumental. Since cutting her teeth in an overtly... More >>

  • From Gruesome to Galactic

    published June 14, 2012

    There’s a moment in the now-defunct comedy series Party Down where nerdy screenwriter Roman corrects an adult film actress about her... More >>

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    Pusha T

    published June 21, 2012

    As one half of the rap duo Clipse, Terrence "Pusha T" Thornton has scorched the earth with his relentless lyrical assault. T's succinct... More >>

  • Art Museum Confidential

    published June 7, 2012

    Amalgamating the perfect triad of live music, film and intellectual discussion, Washington University's Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum (One... More >>

  • Beer, Bikes and Buds

    published May 31, 2012

    As the dog days of summer inch closer into the minds of many St. Louisans, dreams of sultry evening bike rides and beer-soaked dance parties loom... More >>

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers at Scottrade Center, 5/25/12: Review, Photos and Setlist

    Red Hot Chili Peppers at Scottrade Center, 5/25/12: Review, Photos and Setlist

    published May 27, 2012

    Red Hot Chili Peppers May 25, 2012 Scottrade Center To say that the Red Hot Chili Peppers is one of the world's hardest working bands is beyond an understatement. In recent years, the Chili Peppers ... More >>

  • Gershwin's Greatest Hit

    published May 17, 2012

    This week finds the St. Louis Symphony tackling a true American classic: Rhapsody in Blue, the timeless piece by composer George... More >>

  • Mighty Diamonds

    published May 24, 2012

    As one of the pioneering groups of the roots-reggae movement, Jamaica's Mighty Diamonds has been churning out timeless vocal classics for more... More >>

  • The New Music Circle Showcase Celebrates the end of the 2011-2012 Season

    published May 11, 2012

    In celebration of the completion of their 53rd season, the New Music Circle will be hosting a local showcase today, May 11 at the William A. Kerr Building. Curated by NMC concert programmer Jeremy Kan... More >>

  • Daniel Pujol on the United States of Being

    Daniel Pujol on the United States of Being

    published May 04, 2012

    Daniel Pujol is a man of many talents. Whether he's completing his degree, playing ragers at SXSW, putting out records or writing poetry in an online series with his girlfriend, Pujol remains a vital ... More >>

  • Damn the Man - Save the Empire

    published April 19, 2012

    Since its creation in 2007, Record Store Day has become an internationally observed holiday, celebrating the cultural impact of a beloved... More >>

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    Shabazz Palaces

    published April 19, 2012

    As the current state of commercial urban radio remains dominated by Lex Luger production and the boisterous gnarl of thugged-out rappers,... More >>

  • The Complete Bob Reuter Interview

    published Apr 12, 2012

    Editor's Note: Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost will release Born There this Sunday at Off Broadway. For this week's Riverfront Times, Josh Levi talked to Reuter, but the man cannot be confined to our limited... More >>

  • Jack Buck

    published April 12, 2012

    After the release of its debut seven-inch, Ugly, Jack Buck continues to pave the way in the art of brainwave eradication. Too noisy to... More >>

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    River City's Bob Reuter talks about his new album, Born There

    published April 12, 2012

    Bob Reuter is a living legend. With a music career that spans nearly five decades, he's found a renewal of rock & roll energy in Bob Reuter's... More >>

  • Diplo, Chiddy Bang, and Lunice at the Firebird, 3/30/12: Review and Photos

    published Apr 02, 2012

    Diplo | Chiddy Bang | Lunice The Firebird March 30, 2012 In this day and age of corporate sponsorships often intertwining and ultimately propelling events by selling artists' "cool" - some kind of in... More >>

  • Diplo: "It's important to be on the Internet. How else am I gonna watch porno, you know?"

    published Apr 02, 2012

    On Friday night, international mogul, Grammy-nominated producer and world-renowned DJ Diplo came to St. Louis as part of AXE's One Night Only tour. The tour headed to undisclosed venues in select citi... More >>

  • New Edition with SWV

    published March 29, 2012

    Serving as both propellants of new jack swing and fore-bearers of the boy band movement of the late '90s, New Edition's lasting footprint has... More >>

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