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2013 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • Cross-Generational

    published January 3, 2013

    Vera Joseph is a 91-year-old Greenwich Village resident who just had the worst happen: She's acquired a roommate. Well, it's not that bad. The... More >>

  • Finnish What You Start

    published January 24, 2013

    Jean Sibelius was Finland's national composer not just because he wrote the de facto national anthem (Finlandia), but because in his music... More >>

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    One-Way Ticket: Priscilla Queen of the Desert is all spectacle and no substance

    published February 7, 2013

    As you might expect, a musical about two drag queens and a transsexual journeying into Australia's Outback by bus is rife with spectacle. The... More >>

  • Alone Time

    published January 3, 2013

    January is a rather desolate month, and not just because of our grim, grey weather. After the hurly-burly and hobnobbery of the holidays, it feels... More >>

  • Bach and Roll

    published January 24, 2013

    Any Beatles fan worth their three-quarter boots knows that the band was influenced by a host of music and musicians, among them many luminaries of... More >>

  • An Unusually Literate Suspect

    published January 24, 2013

    Author Robert Crais honed his skill as a writer for some of the most influential cop shows of all time -- Hill Street Blues,... More >>

  • Remembering Paris in Song

    published January 3, 2013

    There's a little place on the Rue Lepic in Paris. A young GI, part of the American forces fighting in World War II, found his own slice of heaven... More >>

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    A Pair of Aces: Mustard Seed Theatre presents one-acts by Durang and Mamet

    published January 31, 2013

    When a theater company presents two one-acts by different playwrights — as Mustard Seed Theatre is currently doing under the direction of... More >>

  • Pay Your Last Respects to the Man

    published January 24, 2013

    Stan Musial was a baseball hero, a family man, an icon and a Hall of Famer. He was also well-loved by the city of St. Louis. Today from 2 to 8... More >>

  • Cards Get Hot Early

    published January 10, 2013

    Is January too early to start thinking about baseball in St. Louis? Ah, trick question: Thinking about baseball is a year-round pursuit in this... More >>

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    With The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? St. Louis Actors' Studio blows the barn doors off

    published January 31, 2013

    Martin is a man at the top of his game. He has just been awarded architecture's grandest prize, he has won a plum assignment designing the city... More >>

  • Bottoms Up and All Aboard

    published January 3, 2013

    A wise man once asked the universe, "Don't you hate pants?" and the universe was silent. OK, it was Homer Simpson who asked, but he's a better... More >>

  • Boxers or Briefs?

    published January 3, 2013

    Certainly you're familiar with the dread of laying awake deep in the night, cudgeling your brain with the same question, trying to puzzle out an... More >>

  • The Birth of Freedom

    published January 3, 2013

    In 1972, Marlo Thomas and the Ms. Foundation for Women created the book/album Free To Be...You and Me to promote gender neutrality and the... More >>

  • Dancing Like She's Danced Before

    published January 3, 2013

    Flashdance -- The Musical may be the perfect storm of '80s nostalgia. The movie was a dark horse hit that made Jennifer Beals a... More >>

  • It's All Downhill from Here

    published January 3, 2013

    For those still in college, this is a magical week. The younger siblings are back at school, the parents have returned to work and you still have... More >>

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    Beret New World: Upstream Theater's Café Chanson sings a bittersweet song of postwar Paris

    published January 17, 2013

    Upstream Theater has established a reputation as an innovative and thought-provoking company. The only certainty at an Upstream show is that... More >>

  • Listening Practice

    published January 3, 2013

    Technology has made listening to music so convenient that we take it for granted. Once if you wanted to hear your favorite tune, you had to seek... More >>

  • Get Hooked

    published January 3, 2013

    Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he's out of the house most weekends. And even though it's a little cold and... More >>

  • All Action, No Bull

    published January 3, 2013

    You can keep your X-Games and Mountain Dew, because no amount of artificial hype is ever going to generate a sport as extreme as bull riding. A... More >>

  • Still Trotting the World

    published January 3, 2013

    America has changed a great deal since 1926 -- it's been almost 90 years, after all -- but it's comforting that the Harlem Globetrotters... More >>

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    Curtain Callers: Dennis and Paul have looked at St. Louis theater from both sides now

    published January 10, 2013

    Two weeks back RFT theater reviewers Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold selected twelve theater highlights from 2012. This week they... More >>

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