Marlene Davis

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    Summer Rocks Festival Proposal Scrutinized Over No-Compete Concerns

    Los Angeles talent agency ICM Partners is working on plans to hold dual Summer Rocks music festivals in downtown St. Louis' Gateway Mall, beginning the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends in 2015. Proponents of the festival say that St. Louis' geographically central location makes it a perfect trave ... More >>

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    February 28, 2014

    LaFarge Pokes Veteran's Administration for Plans to Destroy Palladium

    One of St. Louis' most popular musicians entered the fray to save a nightclub pivotal to the history of St. Louis' music. In a op-ed letter published on St. Louis Public Radio's web site, Pokey LaFarge chastised the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' desire to raze the Palladium (Plantation Club) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    St. Louis Saggy Pants Ban: Antonio French Slams Bill, Says Wrong To "Criminalize Fashion"

    On Friday, St. Louis alderwoman Marlene Davis introduced a bill to ban saggy pants in the city that could potentially result in hefty fines and even jail time for offenders. Since news broke about her proposal, there has already been backlash, including from some of her colleagues who say it's an in ... More >>

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    June 21, 2013

    St. Louis Alderwoman Wants To Ban Sagging, End Unsightly Exposure Of "Undergarments"

    St. Louis alderwoman Marlene Davis today introduced a proposal to ban sagging pants in the city as part of an ordinance that could carry fines up to $500 and up to 90 days in jail. The language of the bill says that banned lewd behavior includes "any person to appear in a public place wearing pant ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    Board of Aldermen Turn up the Heat

    ‚ÄčToday's Board of Aldermen meeting kicked off with a complimentary Christmas concert by the Rosati-Kain High School choir. After the warblers finished their hymns about a poor baby shivering in a chilly night, the city's lawmakers voted to help ensure St. Louis children never go to bed cold. Coin ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    Board of Aldermen: Cha-Ching! Bring on the Chain of Rocks Casino

    Image viaThe Board of Aldermen think they can hit it big with the Chain of Rocks Casino‚ÄčThe Board of Aldermen doubled-down on the city's efforts to replace the defunct President Casino, approving a measure at their meeting this morning that opens the door for developers to build a $134 million cas ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Smoking Ban Debated Today at Board of Aldermen

    Updated 12:12 p.m. Debate today was canceled last minute as the bill was placed on the board's informal calendar. Bill is now schedule for discussion at next Friday's meeting.The citywide smoking ban floated by Ward 28 Alderwoman Lyda Krewson goes to the floor of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen toda ... More >>

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    August 14, 2007
  • News

    June 20, 2007

    Rebuilt to Suit

    SLU won't say what it has in store for the Locust Business District.

  • News

    November 26, 2003

    Knockin' 'Em Dead

    Here's how the Board of Education could raise money for St. Louis schools: Charge admission to its meetings

  • News

    July 9, 2003

    Demolition Man

    To save St. Louis public schools, Bill Roberti and his band of hired guns plan to blow things up. Who'll pick up the pieces when they're gone?

  • News

    June 12, 2002

    Cloned Drones

    The Danforth Foundation joins the long march to replace the School Board's "Gang of Four"

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    November 21, 2001

    Board Games

    New school-board members Amy Hilgemann and Rochell Moore wanted to improve public education in St. Louis but ended up suing the district. The gridlock continues, but the schools remain the same.

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    August 22, 2001

    Board Games

    New city school-board president, once a critic of the status quo, launches an investigation of two reformers

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    January 17, 2001

    The Education of Brother Mac

    Torthel McClodden taught at one of the worst high schools in the city and loved it. Now they don't want him back.