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Barry Manilow

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Why the Grammys Don't Matter

    About this time five years ago, I was driving around with the radio tuned to a classic rock station when whatever super-computer Clear Channel uses to program its stations decided it was time for "Heart of Gold." "That was Neil Young," the DJ bantered afterwards. "Congrats to him for winning his fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    School's Out: Seven R-Rated "Hot For Teacher" Songs

    Another school year has passed, and now all that's left for departing students to cherish are the sweet memories of Friday-night football, prom and the loin-burning, unrequited, forbidden lust for their smoking-hot teachers. I know, it sounds kind of creepy. But admit it: You once had a fantasy tea ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 23, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Beach Boys Pull Out All the Stops for Reunion Tour, Including Enlisting John Stamos

    When it comes to the ever-subjective exercise of ranking the greatest bands of all time, The Beatles tend to be the default number one. Number two varies: Some would pick an obvious choice like the Rolling Stones or Led Zepplin, while others would pick a less universally popular band with great infl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows this Weekend: March 2 to 4

    It's an eclectic mix of offerings we have for you this weekend, ranging from the sold-out-every-venue-in-the-eighties variety to the soon-to-be-selling-records local release types. Friday Barry Manilow and Eddie Money clash for dominance of St. Louis's 106.5 the Arch radio-listening demographic, pla ... More >>

  • Music

    March 1, 2012

    Barry Manilow

    7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, and Friday, March 2.

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    The Ten Biggest Presidential Endorsements by Musicians in the 2012 Campaign

    Megadeth rocker Dave Mustaine raised a few collective eyebrows this week when he endorsed former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum's bourgeoning presidential bid. The former Pennsylvania senator has been gaining steam as of late after prevailing in a trio of February contests, including Missouri's non-bindin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Barry Manilow, Vinny From Jersey Shore Lead This Week's Show Announcements

    Inexplicably known to some as the sexiest man alive, Barry Manilow heads to the Fox Theatre March 1. Dream beat duo Teengirl Fantasy and Chicago's Kids These Days are the fist announcements out of the Gargoyle in 2012, and uuugggghhhh; Vinny from that societal genital wart we call Jersey Shore will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    The Kitchens are Alive with the Sound of Music

    Image via​After a recent lunch at a Chinese hog trough buffet where we were lulled into stupor by the gentle tones of "Rock-a-Bye-Baby" on the sound system and one too many sticks of chicken meat, we've been thinking a lot about music and food. Turns out we're not the only ones. Around the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Steve Komorek of Trattoria Marcella, Part 2

    This is part two of Emily Wasserman's Chef's Choice profile of Steve Komorek of Trattoria Marcella. Part one can be found here. Part three, a recipe from Komorek, will be posted on Thursday. Emily Wasserman​Did your family cook together when you were a child? Only professionally. My brother d ... More >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2011
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    March 17, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Need Insurance? Like a Good Neighbor, Weezer Will Sell It to You

    ​You know, A to Z has a love-hate relationship with Weezer. The band has the capability to write crunchy, catchy pop tunes -- see the strummy single "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To" -- and replicate its best-known tunes; the Blue Album/Pinkerton tour was, by all accounts, ... More >>

  • News

    December 30, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    The Ten Worst Christmas Songs. Ever.

    Wikimedia Commons​Before we get to the list, I want to make clear that this is not a Christmas-bashing article, but simply a piece listing ten Christmas songs that are so awful they should never be played again for any reason. I love Christmas, I love the season and I love the spirit -- and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Second Spin: Joel Diamond Experience, Joel Diamond Experience

    Artist: Joel Diamond Experience Album: Joel Diamond Experience From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1979 Label: Casablanca Record and FilmWorks What it sounds like: Disco-licous. John Travolta twirling around looking dapper in a white suit.

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2008

    RFT Softball: Victory is Ours

    After a rainout last week, the RFT's softball season resumed last night with spectacular results. Yes, you read that correctly, after getting shut out and shat on in the opening game of the season, the home team emerged victorious from a 15-14 roller coaster ride of a game last night at Legion Park ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2008
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    January 7, 2008
  • Music

    December 12, 2007

    Kick Out the (Holiday) Jams

    Here are ten holiday releases to deck your halls.

  • Calendar

    December 27, 2006
  • Calendar

    October 18, 2006
  • Culture

    August 16, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Dennis Brown, Deanna Jent and Lew Prince suss out local theater

  • News

    August 9, 2006

    The Next Big Thing

    A middle-aged couple with a million dollars and a big dream: To make St. Louis a pop-music hub

  • Film

    February 22, 2006

    Third Time's a Charm

    Columbia's True/False Film Festival tops itself. Again.

  • Music

    February 22, 2006

    A Star Is Born

    B-Sides explores whether actors can really sing, downloads some Pixies goodness and has some devilish words for Bleeding Through

  • Music

    October 26, 2005

    Whoa, Nelly!

    We make a shopping list for GWAR's anniversary, talk to Men, Women and Children's Lou ex-pat and chronicle a day in the life of our town's most famous rapper

  • Culture

    June 29, 2005

    Gun Slinger

    An emerging star will take on the Muny in Annie Get Your Gun

  • News

    February 2, 2005

    Dawn of the Diaz

    Bill Haas trumps other Blog o' the Week possibilities, a white supremacy group loses its power (literally), and we wonder if Hotel Rwanda is OK for kids; plus, everybody loves Einar!

  • Calendar

    December 29, 2004

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of December 29, 2004

  • Film

    March 3, 2004

    Hutch Ado About Nothing

    No obvious joke goes untouched in this so-so TV show remake

  • Music

    September 24, 2003

    Best Lounge

    The Copa Cabana Lounge

  • Music

    December 18, 2002

    X-mas Marks the Spot

    A guide to new holiday discs, from surprise presents to Tannen-bombs

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002

    Best Place and Time to Get Schatzied

    Saturday mornings, WEW (770 AM)

  • Music

    September 11, 2002

    Money Shot

    9/11 was supposed to sound the death knell for irony -- so what's gonna happen to Money Mark?

  • Culture

    June 12, 2002

    Spirit of '76

    A mini zeitgeist hits the city's stages as companies examine the '70s

  • Film

    May 8, 2002

    Needle's Eye

    Scratch reveals the power of two turntables, minus the microphone

  • News

    April 3, 2002

    Bud's Girl

    Week of April 3, 2002

  • Music

    March 27, 2002

    Sounds Around Town

    Week of March 27, 2002

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2002

    Ah, the Power of Cheese

    Barry Manilow gets the last laugh

  • Music

    November 28, 2001

    Child's Play

    Twenty-five years ago, an idealistic freak recorded Canadian children singing pop songs. Newly reissued, the CD is an underground hit.

  • Calendar

    March 28, 2001

    Who's the Manilow?

    The classic camp tune "Copacabana" gives rise to a less-than-satisfying musical

  • Film

    May 17, 2000

    Road Trip

    Co-written and directed by Todd Phillips

  • Film

    April 12, 2000

    Keeping the Faith

    Directed by Edward Norton

  • News

    March 22, 2000

    Something in the Way He Moves

    Beatle Bob has been on a one-man dance marathon, bop-bop-bopping all over town. But why?

  • Music

    June 9, 1999
  • Music

    May 19, 1999
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