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1998 Stories by Thomas Crone

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  • The Last Picture Show

    published December 30, 1998

    It began some time ago, perhaps a quarter-century ago, as a slow, quiet separation -- a drifting-apart that, fueled by the forces of capitalism... More >>

  • Jesus on the Go

    published December 23, 1998

    Over the last 30 years, Bill Ratchford has served in a variety of municipal jobs in his hometown of Woodson Terrace (population 4,362) in North... More >>

  • This Week

    published December 23, 1998

    The Urge enjoy a rarefied position in our music community; only a few other St. Louis acts -- the Son Volt/Wilco axis, Gravity Kills, maybe Stir... More >>

  • Net Return

    published December 16, 1998

    When the St. Charles-based River City Basketball Club (RCBC) unexpectedly shifted its allegiance from the Continental Basketball Association (CBA)... More >>

  • Soulard's Favorite Sons

    published December 16, 1998

    On a good night, the space between audience and performer at the Venice Cafe is minimal, with dancing fans pressing right up to the lip of the... More >>

  • Local Time

    published December 16, 1998

    RETRO MANIA: Folks may remember David Simon as a skinny skate kid playing the bass for Blank Space, a group carved out under the twin influences... More >>

  • News Real

    published December 9, 1998

    MONKEY BUSINESS: When quoted in the RFT last month ("Hot Zone," Nov. 18), Monkey Bar owner Bill Stallings noted that he'd been to New York "twice... More >>

  • One for the Ages

    published December 9, 1998

    On a Sunday night just a few days after Thanksgiving, a small crowd gathers in one of the many rooms that make up Johnny Gitto's, a restaurant on... More >>

  • Local Time

    published December 9, 1998

    VITAMEN A AGAIN: Over the years, Vitamen A employed nine or 10 musicians, with the lineup changes reflecting some vastly different influences and... More >>

  • Extreme Tuna

    published December 2, 1998

    Charlie "Tuna" Edwards has spent more than two decades bouncing up and down the radio bands of St. Louis, so it's not a complete surprise to hear... More >>

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