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2014 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • Red Hot and Rarin' to Go

    published May 15, 2014

    Burlesque fans, you're in for it now. Lola van Ella has whipped up another Show-Me Burlesque Festival, and it is packed with talent that... More >>

  • Baseball, Baby Bears and Beer

    published May 15, 2014

    The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs have already met twice in this still-fresh season, with mixed results. The Birds won its home... More >>

  • In Praise of Nonsense

    published May 8, 2014

    Illustrator George Carlson is a lost-and-found treasure of American culture. A staggeringly prolific draftsman, he created magazine covers, spot... More >>

  • Good Group

    published May 8, 2014

    If you've ever eaten at Blueberry Hill, you've no doubt noticed the photos of dart champions that stretch back to the '70s. It's time for another... More >>

  • Fall Back

    published April 10, 2014

    Two years ago Mustard Seed Theatre debuted Falling, a play about a family with an autistic adult child. It was written by Deanna... More >>

  • Medea Slays 'Em

    published April 24, 2014

    The Greek hero Jason may be remembered for capturing the mythical golden fleece of the gods, but he sure was a lout in his personal life, at least... More >>

  • Fortune Favors the Bold

    published May 1, 2014

    Carl Orff's Carmina Burana is as much a harbinger of spring as the budding of the trees and the return of songbirds. Orff's... More >>

  • Around the World

    published May 1, 2014

    For a decade and a half, Dances of India has organized and presented the St. Louis Dance Festival Showcase. Every year, more companies join... More >>

  • The Play Is Anything

    published April 17, 2014

    Of all Shakespeare's plays, it's Hamlet that can bear the most deconstruction and reconstruction. The nature of the play, with its nesting... More >>

  • Free Comics for All

    published May 1, 2014

    Free Comic Book Day is, as the name implies, the one day a year you can walk into participating comic-book stores and get free comic books.... More >>

  • Tres Cinco

    published May 1, 2014

    Cinco de Mayo is rapidly raising its profile as a major American holiday, at least in St. Louis. That's due in large part to the efforts of the... More >>

  • The Transfiguration of Buck Angel

    published April 24, 2014

    Buck Angel is a self-made man, in every sense of the word. Angel was born biologically female, a situation that became increasingly frustrating as... More >>

  • Wild Blue Yonder

    published April 24, 2014

    Blue Man Group is a pretty tight musical group, an adroit team of silent comedians and a more-than-capable gang of technologically enhanced... More >>

  • American Classic

    published April 24, 2014

    Some dance companies have a specialty, or at least a signature style of dance. The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is its own unique... More >>

  • Birthday Bard

    published April 17, 2014

    Today marks the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. You wanna get the old man a gift? Sit down and read ten of his plays before the... More >>

  • Real and Imagined Terror

    published January 30, 2014

    Traumatic events occupy a strange place in our lives. They can feel ever-present even after years, and yet in the passage of time memories of the... More >>

  • Once Upon A Time

    published April 3, 2014

    So, an appealingly wounded Irish busker meets a beautiful Czech girl on the streets of Dublin. She's also a musician, and she hears something... More >>

  • Are You Havana Affair?

    published April 17, 2014

    Havana, Cuba, was a wild place in the 1950s, famous for its wealth, its casinos and its tropical nightlife. It gets a little wilder once Viola and... More >>

  • Sing While the World Burns

    published April 3, 2014

    The world is a topsy-turvy mess in Kander and Ebb's Cabaret. Much of the blame rests with the ascendant Nazi party, an unseen menace... More >>

  • Falling for Hope

    published April 10, 2014

    Deanna Jent's play about life with an autistic young adult, Falling, had a terrific run here in St. Louis, then went to Off Broadway and... More >>

  • Our Poetry Incubator

    published April 10, 2014

    The Observable Reading Series brings a pair of poets to St. Louis once a month. If you're sharp, you're a regular at these readings. If you only... More >>

  • Backstage Confidential

    published March 13, 2014

    Successfully staging a play -- as in, the show goes on with none of the actors killing each other or themselves -- is an unremarked-upon miracle.... More >>

  • Songs to the Sun

    published April 10, 2014

    Ancient Egyptians were just as enchanted with music as we are today. They believed that the goddess Hathor invented music and that Osiris then... More >>

  • One Night in Wyoming

    published April 10, 2014

    The LGBT rights movement has come a long way, but the distance left to go is greater than you think -- it's measured in the lives of people such... More >>

  • Moves from the Mississippi

    published April 10, 2014

    When you think of dancing music, the blues might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But choreographer Gina Patterson heard something else... More >>

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