Tom Paule Photography via www.peabodyoperahouse.comThe ticket lobby at the Peabody last month -- still a long way to go before opening day.It's not quite like Grandma trying to figure out Twitter -- but it's close.Like many a grand dame who's found herself thrust into our increasingly wired age, ... More >>
Photo: Diana BenantiLeft to right: Blues musicians Bob Case, Roland Johnson and Mayor Francis Slay. Organizers of a new music festival to be called St. Louis Bluesweek held a press conference downtown yesterday to announce their lineup and unveil plans for construction of a new Blues Hall of Fame ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/dduckworthEd Golterman, your ship has come in. This morning, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen approved a plan to subsidize $29 million of the $74-million redevelopment plan for the Kiel Opera House. The city's money will come from an amusement tax on Blues hockey tickets. Developer ... More >>
I was wondering how Ed Golterman would respond to the St. Louis Business Journal's story last month announcing plans to re-develop downtown's Kiel Opera House.Today I got my answer. It arrived in the mail in a neatly typed letter from Mr. Golterman himself. Golterman -- as many of you know -- is the ... More >>
The lights go out at a fabled club but only after one hell of a party.
www.stlouisarch.com It seems that ever since Eero Saarinen blessed our river town with the Gateway Arch by winning a competition, this city has never figured out exactly how to honor the beautiful monument -- or how to lure visitors to the structure into downtown. So we've mostly just left the Ar ... More >>
Week of November 30, 2006
Riverfront Times uncovers secret plan for Ballpark Village cultural landmark.
This former St. Louis Blues star has skated on some thin ice since leaving the rink
Letters from the issue of Wednesday, March 16, 2005
The defiant Reverend Larry Rice infuriates big developers and city leaders over a proposed shelter in a downtown federal building
Week of October 22, 2003
Week of October 1, 2003
The summer season in Forest Park had some highs, but let's keep them in perspective
The Cardinals' promises are worth as much as the Kiel Partners'
Ed L. Golterman
Ennio Morricone has written great music for good, bad and ugly films
After five years in office, enigmatic Darlene Green has become a force to be reckoned with in St. Louis
What people talk about when they talk about art
Getting Springsteen tickets will cost you, one way or another
St. Louis comings and goings in anno Domini 1999
Loop savior Joe Edwards and his partners debut their plans for the new Pageant theater
Herewith, a guide to the latest crop of musical heartthrobs
St. Louis prisoners' temporary digs in the county jail mean headaches for city Sheriff Jim Murphy
The local NHL team wants to put the city's amusement tax on ice
How long before Bill and Nancy Laurie move their newly purchased Grizzlies from Vancouver to Our Town?
Doing the math for the new owners of the Blues and Kiel Center
Kiel is suddenly the Center of attention with its acquisition by Bill and Nancy Laurie, but that doesn't mean the Opera House will return to the spotlight
June 2 - 9, 1999
Sound advice on the summer's hottest concerts
City Treasurer Larry Williams used to be known for bounced checks, bad audits and bogus talk. Now he's emerging as the savior of downtown. Who'da thunk it?
The passing of wrestling promoter Sam Muchnick rekindles interest in the wrestling days of yore
No one wants to talk about what it will cost to reopen Kiel Opera House and who should pay for it. But now comes yet another consultant -- paid $100,000 by St. Louis 2004 -- saying Kiel should not be reopened.