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Haiti

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    January 25, 2013

    Here are Five Charity Songs that Sucked for the 28th Anniversary of "We Are the World"

    Way back in the '80s, people liked feeling magnanimous. "I hear there are starving kids in Ethiopia." "Fuck that! We can feed people with a song!" And thus, the idea for "We Are the World" was born. Maybe. I haven't actually talked to Lionel Richie about his motivation for coordinating the song, bu ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011
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    April 22, 2011

    Arcade Fire and the National at the Scottrade Center, 4/21/11: Review

    Todd Owyoung​Arcade Fire/The National Scottrade Center Thursday, April 21 "We're still getting used to this arena-rock thing," Win Butler said last night. "But shit, a room's a room. Let's go!" With that, he and the indie rock juggernaut he fronts launched into "No Cars Go," seven of its eigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Dr. Pat Wolff to Leave St. Louis Practice to Concentrate on Haiti, Peanut Butter

    Jennifer SilverbergDr. Pat Wolff confers with nurse Marie Fleurese Gourges over a Haitian medika mamba patient.​It's been a mystery to many how Dr. Patricia Wolff manages to balance running Meds & Food for Kids (MFK), an organization that produces and distributes nutrient-laden peanut butter t ... More >>

  • Music

    January 13, 2011

    Ms. Lauryn Hill

    Doors at 9 p.m. Sunday, January 16. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

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    December 22, 2010

    Five More Good Bets on New Year's Eve in St. Louis

    Wikimedia Commons​There were so many things to drink about this year, from the oil bleeding into the Gulf to the earthquake in Haiti. But, despite having every reason to booze up, you still don't have New Year's plans. A few weeks ago, we suggested ten ideas for your year-end revelry. Below, h ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010
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    June 30, 2010
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    June 30, 2010
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    May 14, 2010

    10 Things to do for $10 This Weekend in St. Louis, May 14-16, 2010

    It's that time of week again -- you're hopefully left with at least a few hours of free time where you can decide to do whatever you feel like: No time-sucking birthday lunches, Saturday morning soccer games or shift-covering for your slacker of a coworker. ("How has he not been fired yet?" you may ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    St. Louis Pediatrician Works a Peanut Butter Miracle in Haiti

    Image sourceDr. Patricia Wolff and one her Haitian patients.​Even before last January's earthquake, Haiti was the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. Thirty percent of its budget came from foreign aid. Infant mortality was high. So was the rate of childhood malnutrition; according to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Schlafly Tap Room Benefit February 24 to Aid Haitian Earthquake Victims

    Though it has been six weeks since the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the situation remains dire, as rescue and recovery workers struggle to provide the most basic of assistance and services. To meet this need, individuals, organizations and corporations continue to dig deep to help fill the gaps ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    FoodWire Update: Frazer's Restaurant Fundraiser Allows Veteran Chef to Visit Haiti After Quake

    ​Last month Frazer's Restaurant & Lounge hosted a benefit for veteran chef Cherichel Debrunes. A native of Haiti, he had family members who were directly affected by last month's earthquake. With the money raised, Debrunes flew to the Dominican Republic and traveled to Haiti by bus before fli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    This Week's Tip of the Tongue Newsletter

    Sign up for Tip of the Tongue here.​Gut Check not providing enough dining tidbits for you? Consider subscribing to Tip of the Tongue, the Riverfront Times' weekly e-mail dining newsletter. In this week's edition, get the scoop on some special Mardi Gras-inspired dishes being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    The Pageant Holds a Haiti Benefit This Weekend

    Although the initial rush of local Haiti benefit shows has waned, venues around town haven't forgotten that the beleaguered country still needs serious help. Thom Donovan, The Domani International, The Upright Animals and Whisperwall will be performing tomorrow night at the Pageant. The $10 cover wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Tech Supreme: (One of) The Hardest-Working Men in Town

    Tech Supreme, in a rare still moment​Think you're busy? Try being Tech Supreme. The RFT's "Best Hip-Hop Producer" of 2007 is forging a steady, stellar career helping out members of The Force, a newly formed hip-hop collective featuring local heavyweights such as Rockwell Knuckles, Tef Poe, Bla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Claire McCaskill Goes to Bat for Boeing C-17

    Photo Via BoeingThe Boeing C-17 is slated to be retired, but around 1,000 jobs in St. Louis are tied to the project.​ The Boeing C-17 is on the chopping block. It is supposed to be retired according to the Department of Defense budget for 2011.But Missouri senator Claire McCaskill is among those w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 2.1

    Massive food distribution begins in Haiti. (CNN) ​ Salami recall expands to include Boar's Head products. Starbucks recalls reusable glass water bottles (Baltimore Sun)The eternal restaurant debate: What's more important? Price, ambiance, service or food?  (USDA, New York Times)Even when ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010
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    January 25, 2010

    FoodWire: Haiti Earthquake Relief at Favazza's Monday, 1.25, and Tuesday, 1.26

    ​Favazza's Restaurant (5201 Southwest Avenue; website) will donate 10% of dinner sales today, Monday, January 25, and tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26, to earthquake relief in Haiti. The donations will benefit the Hands Together Foundation. For more information, call 314-772-4454.Again: If you know o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Radiohead Debuts a New Song at Intimate LA Concert

    ​ Last night in LA at the tiny Henry Fonda Theater, Radiohead performed a benefit show for Oxfam International. (Proceeds from the show will benefit the organization's efforts in Haiti.) Ex-RFT colleague Randy Roberts was at the show and gives a full play-by-play right here. Of note is that Radioh ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: Friday, January 22 to Sunday, January 24

    Please look here and here for Haiti benefits happening around town this weekend. Friday, January 22 *Corey Smith, The Pageant *Jeff Coffin & the Mu'tet, 2720 Cherokee *Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles, Deluxe (last show at the venue) *Soul Kiss (reunion), Duck Room *Mario Pascal, Lamar Harris a ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    Anheuser-Busch Sends 350,000 Cans of Water To Haiti.

    Image via Flickr​No, it's not actually Bud Light.As the brewer has done in the past when there's been a natural disaster and clean water is hard to come by, they ship in drinking water in what looks like plain white beer cans. As memory serves, last time they did this was after Hurricane Katrina.T ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Satan Responds to Pat Robertson's Claim That He Struck a Bargain With Haiti

    Satan has finally gotten around to responding to Pat Robertson's accusations last week that a bargain he struck with Haiti 200 years ago is the reason for all of that nation's misfortunes, including last week's earthquake.flickr.com/photos/15693951@N00Satan is not having a good week.​In an open le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    FoodWire: Robust Donating to Haiti Earthquake Relief Today, 1.19

    ​Webster Groves wine bar Robust (227 West Lockwood Avenue; website) is donating 20% of its proceeds today, January 19, toward earthquake relief in Haiti, according to the restaurant's own Twitter feed.Remember that, among many other donation opportunities, you can text "Haiti" to 90999 to donate $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    News Tidbits You May Have Missed Over the Long Weekend

    Lots of things happened over the three-day weekend. On this blog, too. Perhaps you missed some of them -- so here's a handy-dandy list of highlights if that was the case! *Deluxe Fine Food & Spirits is closing after the Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles show this weekend. *The number of benefit sh ... More >>

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    January 18, 2010

    FoodWire: Haiti Earthquake Relief at the Royale Today, 1.18

    ​Restaurants continue to offer opportunities for patrons to support earthquake-relief efforts in Haiti.Today, The Royale (3132 South Kingshighway; website) will host Frantz Sanon, the pastor of Kingshighway Baptist Church, a French-language church, who is mobilizing relief efforts for his native c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    An Updated, Centralized List of Local Haiti Benefit Shows

    Over the weekend, I received a ton of emails about the local Haiti benefit shows going on. Rather than add to the several posts we've already written, I figured I'd gather everything in one place. Update: Tonight! Monday, January 18: Black Label Gallery (tip to The Blender) Called "Hits for Haiti," ... More >>

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    January 18, 2010

    FoodWire: Pi Donating to Haiti Relief Efforts Tomorrow, 1.19

    ​Owner Chris Sommers Tweeted earlier today that all three locations of Pi (6144 Delmar Boulevard, 10935 Manchester Road and 400 North Euclid Avenue; website) will donate 20% of gross sales tomorrow, Tuesday, January 19, to Mercy Corps for earthquake relief in Haiti. The restaurants raised money fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Help Out Haiti: Get Drunk and Fat and Hear Live Music Every Day This Week

    Nothing feels better than giving help to those who need it most -- unless you're giving help to those who need it most by drinking heavily, rocking out and eating chicken wings.Seriously though, an entire country is devastated.Image Via​There are lots of ways you can contribute to the relief effor ... More >>

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    January 18, 2010

    FoodWire: Frazer's Earthquake Benefit for One of Its Own Thursday, 1.21

    ​I received some sad news via email this afternoon: Cherichel Debrunes, a chef for fifteen years at Frazer's Restaurant & Lounge (1811 Pestalozzi Street; website), lost several family members in the Haiti earthquake; several other family members remain among the missing. The restaurant will do ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Crossroads Alum Killed in Haiti

    blog.art21.orgMcGarrell in Haiti.​Flo McGarrell, an artist and graduate of Crossroads College Prep, was killed in Tuesday's earthquake in Haiti. He lived in Jacmel and specialized in agrisculpture, sculpture constructed from organic material and plants.After leaving St. Louis, McGarrell studied at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 1.15

    ​ World Food Programme's plan for distributing food in Haiti. (WFP.org)In memory of St. Louis' fruit basket king. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)Reclaiming family dinner. (Philadelphia Inquirer)Couple weds at Whole Foods. (Panama City News Herald)

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    FoodWire: Haiti Earthquake Relief at The Good Pie

    ​The Good Pie (3137 Olive Street; website) will donate all proceeds on the evening of Tuesday, January 19, to earthquake relief for Haiti through Mercy Corps, according to the Midtown restaurant's Twitter feed.Also, regular Gut Check contributor Robin Wheeler notes that The Abbey in Belleville (65 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    10 Things to Do for $10 This Weekend in St. Louis, January 15-17, 2010

    Flip the bird to cabin fever and enjoy the thaw this weekend. Mild temps are to be celebrated in January, but that doesn't mean you should go broke doing so. Here are our ten suggestions for weekend entertainment (inside and out) for $10 or less. As always, some events may be 21-and-up and call ahea ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    ​I like to end the week with something snarky or silly -- or both -- but that doesn't really feel appropriate today. So I'll just remind you again that you can donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti by texting "HAITI" to 90999. The donation shows up on your phone bill.Meanwhile, if you ne ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    St. Louis Man's Home Becomes Epicenter of Haiti Earthquake Correspondence

    Photo: Emily GoodBob Corbett​When Bob Corbett woke up at 4 a.m. Wednesday he had no clue what kind of day was ahead of him.

The St. Louis native and retired Webster University professor operates a Haiti email discussion list with thousands of subscribers, and at one point, owned the largest p ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Warning: Don't Let a Con Artist Steal Your Donation to Haiti Earthquake Victims

    Photo: Matthew Marek, American Red Cross​The 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 >>

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    January 14, 2010

    FoodWire: 222 Artisan Bakery Haiti Relief on Saturday, 1.16

    ​Edwardsville's 222 Artisan Bakery (222 North Main Street; website) will donate 10% of proceeds on Saturday, January 16, to earthquake-relief efforts in Haiti. 222 is the home of incredible bread and baked goods as well as Goshen Coffee, which is among the area's best. Do note that 222's listed ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    FoodWire: Pi Donating Portion of Proceeds to Haiti Relief Efforts Today

    ​All three locations of Pi (6144 Delmar Boulevard, 10935 Manchester Road and 400 North Euclid Avenue; website) will donate 10% of sales today, January 13, to Red Cross efforts in earthquake-devastated Haiti.Numerous organizations are gathering donations toward relief in Haiti. CNN has a list of se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Local Benefit Concerts for Haiti In the Works

    I'd be remiss today if I didn't mention the absolute devastation in Haiti, caused by the 7.0 earthquake that rocked the country yesterday. Over at Gut Check, Ian noted that Pi is donating 10% of today's sales to the Red Cross relief efforts. Naturally, the local music community is also gathering tog ... More >>

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    September 5, 2008
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    May 1, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 5.1

    Add Nepal to the list of countries banning some rice exports to control food costs. (BBC) The situation in Haiti remains dire. (Reuters) The threat of another famine in North Korea. (AFP) It's not only food that's in short supply. There are fertilizer shortages now, too. (New York Times) -Ian Fr ... More >>

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    April 14, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 4.14

    Finance ministers from the world's leading economies discuss rising food costs while meeting in Washington, D.C., this weekend. (Wall Street Journal) Rising food costs lead to the prime minister's resignation in Haiti and riots in Bangladesh. (CTV) People have fallen ill from the recalled Malt-O-M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 4.11

    ABC News surveys the riots and other domestic strife prompted by rising food costs in Haiti, Egypt and several other countries. A new report finds that, contrary to popular perception, last year didn't see a rise in cases of food-borne illnesses. On the other hand, the rate isn't declining, either. ... More >>

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    April 10, 2008
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    April 7, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 4.7

    On this day, 75 years ago, beer and wine returned (officially) to America. In celebration, we're drinking a cold one right now.* (CNN) More warnings that rising food costs could lead to social disruption. (Daily Telegraph) In fact, riots over food costs have broken out in Haiti. (BBC News) A mach ... More >>

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    Boukman Eksperyans

    Friday, Aug. 13; Club Viva!

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