Kurt Weill

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Sixteen Songs Forever Ruined By Their Commercial Parodies

    Most people who meet me learn within about thirty minutes that I'm in a state of constant agony. Not because of some sort of tragic childhood or traumatic physical ailment, but because I have television commercials circa 1987 to 2000 stuck in my head at all times. The word "bucket" triggers the song ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011
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    March 4, 2011

    The Ten Most Annoying Drunk-Sing-Along Songs

    Wikimedia Commons​Mardi Gras is this weekend. For some, it's a reason to stay the hell away from Soulard. For others, it's the time to go on a bender for a few days. The latter scenario wreaks havoc on livers, arrest records -- and jukeboxes. Yes, throw alcohol into the mix, and sane, rational ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010
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    October 20, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scene ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 22, 2006

    Good to the Last Drip

    Urinetown: Brecht as squeezed through the catheter of Hal Prince.

  • Culture

    June 21, 2006

    Last Chance for Romance

    Opera Theatre closes out 2006 with a passionate Street Scene

  • Culture

    June 14, 2006

    O Soul Mio

    Jermaine Smith once laughed at the notion of a black opera singer. Now the UMSL gradís at the top of the profession.

  • Music

    April 27, 2005

    Fiona Apple

    Extraordinary Machine (unreleased)

  • Culture

    November 3, 2004

    Come to the Cabaret

    Skip A Picasso -- but don't miss the show at Cookie's

  • Music

    March 5, 2003

    Sum of Their Parts

    With a twisted vision, Reverend Glasseye and His Wooden Legs get a leg up on the competition

  • Culture

    June 12, 2002

    Heaven on Earth

    Opera Theatre of St. Louis premieres a homegrown epiphany, Loss of Eden

  • Music

    June 12, 2002

    Puerto Muerto with Fred's Variety Group

    Friday, June 14; Lemmon's Basement Bar

  • Music

    August 15, 2001

    Married, with Music

    Husband-and-wife team Puerto Muerto produce a strange and beautiful brainchild

  • Music

    December 27, 2000

    Ode to Joy

    The RFT music staff indulges itself by picking the best work of 2000

  • Music

    June 14, 2000

    Ute Lemper

    Punishing Kiss (Decca/Universal)

  • Music

    November 24, 1999


    Following local record label MAXJAZZ's upward trajectory

  • Music

    August 4, 1999


    All the news Lafitte to print about Puerto Muerto