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 >>
Wikimedia CommonsMardi 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 >>
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 >>
Urinetown: Brecht as squeezed through the catheter of Hal Prince.
Opera Theatre closes out 2006 with a passionate Street Scene
Jermaine Smith once laughed at the notion of a black opera singer. Now the UMSL gradís at the top of the profession.
Extraordinary Machine (unreleased)
Skip A Picasso -- but don't miss the show at Cookie's
With a twisted vision, Reverend Glasseye and His Wooden Legs get a leg up on the competition
Opera Theatre of St. Louis premieres a homegrown epiphany, Loss of Eden
Friday, June 14; Lemmon's Basement Bar
Husband-and-wife team Puerto Muerto produce a strange and beautiful brainchild
The RFT music staff indulges itself by picking the best work of 2000
Punishing Kiss (Decca/Universal)
Following local record label MAXJAZZ's upward trajectory
All the news Lafitte to print about Puerto Muerto