County Bout-y: Dooley v. CorriganThe gloves are coming off in the battle for St. Louis County Executive. Yesterday incumbent Charlie Dooley released his tax returns for the past four years in an effort to prove he's an "open book" and challenged his Republican contender, Bill Corrigan to do the s ... More >>
Snakebit PhotographyAirplanesBack in May, we told you about a contest Lilith Fair was having to fill one "Ourstage" slot at the St. Louis Lilith Fair. It was just announced that local twosome Airplanes won the area talent search, with the original song "Sun." Airplanes will be the first perf ... More >>
Dan ZettwochWill it ever stop??? How long will St. Louis have to endure being a perpetual bottom-feeder on all those national rankings of good things like health and beauty and traffic? For Christ's sake, people, will you quit confusing us with the marine life that populates our beloved Missi ... More >>
Image ViaA rendering of the atrium proposed for the main library.The St. Louis Public Library announced yesterday that Emerson has donated $4 million for the construction of an atrium for the library's downtown headquarters. The donation from the St. Louis based electronics firm is the lead gift ... More >>
Chaminade PrepThe late "Skip" Viragh gave less in than Oprah, but more than Ted Turner in '09The $28 million bequest that the late Albert "Skip" Viragh left Chaminade High School, his alma mater, vaulted him right among the big boys (and girls) of American philanthropy last year. According to Sla ... More >>
Photo: Matthew Marek, American Red CrossThe F.B.I. issued a media alert yesterday warning people of potential scams surrounding the massive relief effort underway to aid the victims of Tuesday's devastating earthquake in Haiti. So how do you know which agency is legit and which is a scam? Recogni ... More >>
E. Desmond "Des" Lee, a lifelong Missourian and successful entrepreneur who leveraged his business success to fund arts and education, died today at St. John's Hospital. He was 92.umsl.eduE. Desmond "Des" Lee (1917-2010) with his wife, Mary Ann.According to a press release from his family, Lee ga ... More >>
Murphy Lee of the St. Lunatics will be at Vintage Vinyl tonight from 5 to 9 p.m. Now, there's a lot going on in Murph's world surrounding this appearance: First, he's giving away a free CD on his website when you buy the DVD, U C Me, and he'll be signing copies at VV. But more important, thi ... More >>
google.comJust when we thought Google couldn't get any more loveable.First George Clooney, now free Wifi. Clearly Lambert Airport was the place to be in St. Louis in 2009. To be fair, free WiFi and Clooney were not simultaneous events: the WiFi only started today, and, like Clooney, it will be fl ... More >>
Singer-songwriter Sheila Shahpari (say that five times fast) wrote in to tell us about a charity event she's helping organize: The St. Louis Showcase, which takes place next Friday, August 21, at Mad Art Gallery. The event will benefit LifeFeed, Jazz St. Louis, and Play It Forward -- and to help add ... More >>
In our previous post about DJ Gothfather, Joel Lovins comments that a memorial gathering for him will be held tonight starting at 10 p.m. at Mekong's Jade and Blue Rooms. (In other words, the ground floor of the Upstairs Lounge, at 3131 South Grand.) You can donate money for arrangement expenses at ... More >>
Here's Sheryl Crow Monday at Kiener Plaza, reminiscing about her days as a young Cardinal fan, as well as talking about her free concert on July 11 at the Gateway Arch during the All-Star game weekend. The concert is a charity event to raise money for Stand Up to Cancer. Click over to A to Z, o ... More >>
4 p.m. Sunday, May 17. Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard.
Thinking about money tends to depress me, mostly because the gap between my salary and my outstanding student loans is so distressingly wide. But now our friends at the New Scientist have published some astounding new research that suggests that if I fondled a dollar bill for a couple of minutes, I ... More >>
6 p.m. Wednesday, February 11. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
8 p.m. Monday, November 3. FUBAR, 3108 Locust Street.
No plans tonight? Like chili? Don't mind a drive to St. Charles? Want to support a good cause? Check out the Kettles & Keg Chili & Salsa Cook-Off to benefit Willows Way, which supports those with development disabilities, tonight at Ameristar Casino. My colleague Alison Sieloff has more info right h ... More >>
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7 p.m. Sunday November 4. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Leaders of a now-defunct international aid charity face charges of funneling money to Iraq.
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 20. BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups (700 South Broadway).
Sunday, February 26 at 7 p.m. at the Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
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Saturday, December 10; The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Unreal applauds James Shrewbury's efforts to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Plus, a titillating AP report, a local Orthodox Jew who's having second thoughts and a breast-cancer-awareness p
Sunday, October 16; Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)
The Blacktie Foundation Charity Ball approaches -- make sure there's nothing stuck in your teeth!
Save the Children wants you
Week of January 5, 2005
A Michael Stipe speech actually tugs some heartstrings
Some participants question the high cost of giving to Wash. U.'s annual carnival
You gotta have style at Spring Bling '04
Webster Lions Club
The one held every June at Karban's Knotty Pines Tavern
When a squad of St. Louis Rams plays ball for a local church, everybody benefits
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
Le Grand's Tom Boy
Lakin Law Firm
Krewe of the Mystic Martini
The demolition of the Winkelmeyer house signals the city's new view of historic preservation
The KTVI/Fox 2 sportscaster takes a swing at the RFT for our criticism of a piece about the sale of McGwire-endorsed bats
Getting a jump on the St. Louis National Charity Horse Show
Five percent of something is better than 100 percent of nothing, but is that reason enough for local charities to lend their names to a commemorative-bat sale?