The lovely downtown location of Left Bank Books is closing. In an e-mail message to its listserve this morning, owner Kris Kleindienst confirms that while they are departing downtown, the flagship location in the Central West End will soldier on. She adds there are no current plans for layoffs. ... More >>
When discussing animals in song, it is important to distinguish between a track that uses an animal as a metaphor - for freedom or wildness, usually - and a song that is actually about an animal. We will be exploring the latter in this month's animal-style Nitpick Six series. Here are the six best s ... More >>
Photo by Roy KastenSarah Jarosz, solo at the Duck Room Sarah Jarosz | Cassie Morgan and the Lonely Pine Blueberry Hill's Duck Room August 4, 2011 My short-term memory isn't what it used to be. One example: I can't remember the last time I was wrong. Scratch that: I can. This June, when ask ... More >>
David WaldmanOwen Pallett, performing live.In conversation, composer/violinist/songwriter Owen Pallett is outspoken. This might surprise those familiar with his music - from the serene orchestration on his acclaimed 2010 record, Heartland, and his previous work under the Final Fantasy moniker ... More >>
myspace.com/StLGateKeepersâ€‹Well, this is preferable to the men forming a burlesque group. But give 'em three more years and that might happen.What's the dude equivalent of the "I'm Betty Page" phenomenon? "I'm Fonzie?" "I'm Garrison Keillor?"
Last night was the debut of Joe Buck's new show on HBO, called, appropriately enough, Joe Buck Live. Now, let me get this out of the way at the very beginning: I'm a fan of Joe Buck. I've always enjoyed listening to him call a game, whether that be on television or on the radio. He isn't his father, ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, December 14. The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard.
The Riverfront Times' performing arts guide
The state’s winemakers and food producers aren’t exactly key playersin the global economy. A Mizzou professor aims to change all that.
Garrison Keillor's Prairie makes a fine pasture for Altman
A round-up of summer's surefire hits (and definite duds)
Garrison Keillor reads poetry
David Sedaris won't bring a fifth of whiskey to his reading at the Powell
Kevin Smith is Silent Bob? Dude, my butt he is.
Left Bank Books
Jewish pottymouth MC Paul Barman makes a brilliant hip-hop oddity
Minnesota's most famous export sits and chats for a spell
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Special-Event Concert
By William Shakespeare (St. Louis Shakespeare Company)