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2014 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • Campbell House Victorian Christmas

    published December 11, 2014

    If you're pining for a jolt of Christmas as it was celebrated in the old days, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better representation than the... More >>

  • Meet the City

    published September 11, 2014

    Much like pornography, everybody knows bad architecture when they see it. You may not have the language necessary to explain why you hate it, but... More >>

  • Winter Jewels

    published November 27, 2014

    This being St. Louis, the Christmas season is either freezing cold and wonderful, or unseasonably warm and unreasonably damp -- often in the same... More >>

  • Garden Glow

    published November 20, 2014

    If you're into breathtaking displays of flora and multicolored lights, the Garden Glow is for you. More than half a million lights and... More >>

  • U.S. Bank Wild Lights

    published November 27, 2014

    Christmas will come if you're ready or not ready, but kids don't understand them. That's why you have to find ways to distract them the entire... More >>

  • Steinberg Ice Skating Rink

    published December 18, 2014

    Ask any parent and they'll tell you: Christmas eve is the slowest day of the year. You're trying to finish all the last minute stuff before the... More >>

  • Alton Christmas Wonderland

    published November 27, 2014

    Every year in Alton Rock Spring Park is transformed into a twinkling Christmas Wonderland through the magic of 2.5 million lights. These... More >>

  • Art St. Louis XXX

    published November 13, 2014

    Art Saint Louis has been organizing and presenting art shows featuring regional artists for 30 years. Nancy Newman Rice was a founding member of... More >>

  • Saint Louis Ballet: The Nutcracker

    published December 18, 2014

    Christmas season may start in mid-October in the retail world, but in the real world Christmas starts with your first Nutcracker. Saint Louis... More >>

  • Bach Society of St. Louis Christmas Candlelight Concert

    published December 18, 2014

    Since 1951, the Bach Society of St. Louis has presented a holiday concert for the city that is highlighted by a solemn and beautiful... More >>

  • Blithe Spirit

    published December 4, 2014

    Charles Condomine just wants to research seances for his next novel. He invites a medium to to do her thing, and she succeeds in summoning the... More >>

  • The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical

    published December 4, 2014

    Armadillo Acres, Florida's homiest trailer park, bears witness to an impossible Christmas miracle. Mean Darlene has been struck kind by a bout of... More >>

  • BandTogether Holiday Concert

    published December 18, 2014

    BandTogether, St. Louis' LGBT concert band, traditionally presents one of the most complete holiday concerts you could want. The all-volunteer... More >>

  • All Is Calm

    published November 13, 2014

    Mustard Seed Theatre is regifting this season, but no one will complain. The company remounts its sensational Christmas show from last year, Peter... More >>

  • Pippin

    published December 4, 2014

    Pippin is a young man who goes in search of himself. His father is Charlemagne, who is busy running the kingdom; father and son don't have much... More >>

  • A Winter Fable

    published December 11, 2014

    All of the finer circuses feature a live band during performances, but few have the big band that Circus Flora sports this weekend. The beloved... More >>

  • Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour

    published December 11, 2014

    There are house tours, and then there is the Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour. The historic neighborhood invites you to step inside ten... More >>

  • Dramatic License Productions: A Holiday Musical Revue

    published December 11, 2014

    Winter definitely brings a slow-down to the local arts scene, but many groups enjoy one last hurrah before they hibernate. Dramatic License... More >>

  • Santacon

    published December 11, 2014

    Santa has a lot of work to cram into one night, but the rest of the year he's free to bowl, drink and do the occasional five brisk minutes of... More >>

  • Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg

    published December 11, 2014

    Richard Wagner is famous for bringing sturm und drang to opera, but he also wrote a comedy. Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg... More >>

  • Richard Ford

    published December 4, 2014

    Richard Ford won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Independence Day, which starred aging and cranky Frank Bascombe. Frank returns in... More >>

  • National Theatre Live: Skylight

    published December 4, 2014

    Krya and Tom have a lengthy and complicated history. He's a wealthy older restauranteur, and she's now a teacher. But once she worked for him,... More >>

  • Cannibal! The Musical

    published November 27, 2014

    Morning Star Productions wants seconds. In 2011, the company staged a fantastic version of Cannibal! The Musical, and now it's back... More >>

  • Trailer Park Boys: Dear Santa Claus

    published December 4, 2014

    Nova Scotia's infamous petty criminals the Trailer Park Boys are out on the road in an effort to spread Christmas cheer. Well, Bubbles wants to... More >>

  • RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus

    published December 4, 2014

    Christmas brings the Santa Claus films out of the mothballs, but in the case of Rene Cardona's 1959 film, Santa Claus, the mothballs might... More >>

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