On February 25, the Friends of the Sheldon is presenting a benefit concert featuring cult composer/songwriter Randy Newman. According to the venue, proceeds from the show will benefit Sheldon educational programs. Patron tickets priced at $125 and $150 are on sale now; these include free parking, pr ... More >>
File under ridiculous douchebag bullshit: Major League Baseball and Topps have reached an agreement to make Topps the only licensed maker of baseball cards. I'm not going to try and be balanced or fair about this. This is fucking bullshit. Of all the shitty things MLB has done over the years - ... More >>
Mickey Carroll, one of the last surviving Munchkins from the Wizard of Oz, died of natural causes this morning in his sleep. He was 89.Until recently Carroll, born Michael Finocchiaro, lived in the Bel-Nor neighborhood of north St. Louis County where he settled following a career in showbiz. Among h ... More >>
Walk of Fame: Munchkin Mickey Carroll comes up short.
Update (May 7, 2009): Mickey Carroll, Dead at 89. In the end, neither a letter from Governor Matt Blunt nor the recommendation of St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay was enough to sway the jury. Mickey Carroll -- one of the few surviving Munchkins from the Wizard of Oz -- will not get a star on the St. Lou ... More >>
What does an old Munchkin have to do to earn a place on the St. Louis Walk of Fame?
B-Sides peeks in on a rehearsal for Riders on the Storm and finds out that the (English) Beat goes on for vocalist Dave Wakeling.
Week of December 21, 2006