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    February 19, 2010

    Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings, February 19-21, 2010

    Now that Mardi Gras (and the hangover) has passed, people are giving up all sorts of crazy things for Lent. Luckily, art isn't one of them! So get your mind off the cigarettes, reality TV guilty pleasure of your choice, and check out one of these openings. If you don't see your show listed, ple ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    The Blues' Best Win of the Year?

    The Blues and their new head coach, Davis "Bring The" Payne got a little bit of revenge last night on the Chicago Blackhawks. ​A month ago, when Payne took over as interim head coach of the Blues, replacing Andy Murray, his first game was against the Blackhawks, on home ice. It did not g ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Video: Jon Hamm Asks "Where'd You Go to High School?" on Saturday Night Live

    Hamm (right) on-screen with Will Forte on Saturday Night Live.​Mad Men actor and a good-looking former St. Louisan, Jon Hamm, hosted Saturday Night Live last night, and slipped in that most-telling of St. Louis question: "Where'd you go to high school?" during a sketch on the show.Was the question ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Game Notes: Blues 1, Wild 0 -- A Shutout at Home

    Well, I think it's pretty clear now that Andy Murray may quite possibly be the worst coach in the history of the National Hockey League, and Davis Payne is unequivocally the greatest coach in the history of said league. ​What's that? You don't believe me? The record is clear: under Murray, th ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    Breaking Down the Blues' Slow Start

    Sadly, it's become an annual tradition here in St. Louis, it seems: the Blues' Slow Start. Happens every year, right around this time, when we look at the record of our beloved boys in blue and notice they aren't doing so hot. ​This year, though, this seems a bit different. Oh, sure, they wer ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: Friday, October 2 to Sunday, October 4

    Friday, October 2 *Darker My Love/Fractured Army/Troubadour Dali, Firebird *Sea Wolf/Sara Love/Port O'Brien, Billiken Club *Michael Franti & Spearhead/Trevor Hall, The Pageant *Presidents of the United States of America, Taste of St. Louis *Billy Talent/AM Taxi/Poison the Well, Pop's *Steddy P "Styl ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    Board of Aldermen Approve Subsidy for Kiel Opera House 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 >>

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    April 21, 2009

    Since the First Minutes of the Series, the Blues Have Been Playing Scared.

    Well, it certainly wasn't the series we were expecting. The Blues' series against the Canucks, I mean. Not at all the way is was supposed to go. I know, I know, the series isn't over yet, so how can I be saying that it wasn't anything? "Still present tense, motherfucker!", I can hear you shouti ... More >>

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    April 17, 2009

    Three Ways the Blues Can Even it Up in Vancouver

    SBNationNo messing around against Vancouver.The Blues will take the ice tonight in Vancouver, trying to even their series at one game apiece, after looking rather lifeless and a little bit overmatched in game one. What went wrong was fairly obvious: they got outplayed, outworked, and outphysicaled. ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Blues End-of-Season Awards

    To get your mind temporarily off last night's loss to the Canucks in Game 1 of the playoffs, and your cursing Roberto Luongo's name for the ridiculous saves he made, I wanted to hand out the regular season hardware. Mostly, I want to give out the awards before the playoffs have a chance to cloud my ... More >>

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    April 13, 2009

    The Kariya Konundrum

    Well, not only did the Blues qualify for the playoffs, they actually managed to leapfrog all the way up into sixth place. Didn't see that one coming, did you? So now we switch our focus and look ahead to the Blues' first round matchup, against the Vancouver Canucks. How the Blues attack the Can ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    David Backes Goes Crazy in Detroit

    Photo: artist's represenation of David Backes' performance Thursday against the Detroit Red Wings.Now that's more what I'm talking about. The Blues looked overmatched in Chicago. They looked much, much better on Thursday night in Detroit. Of all the players we've s ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009

    The Blues Find Themselves on the Outside Looking In -- Again

    That's exactly what I was afraid of. Last night, the Blues ran into the Chicago Blackhawks, who have been one of the top teams in the league for most of the year. They were an absolute buzzsaw in December, and though they haven't been able to maintain that torrid pace in 2009, the 'Hawks are still t ... More >>

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    March 30, 2009

    The Blues' Best Weekend Ever

    Oshie earlier this season.At the start of the weekend, the Blues were one of the chasers, a team on the outside looking in. Now, we get to see just how well they can play while being chased. After beating the Columbus Blue Jackets twice in less than 24 hours, the Blues are, as of right now, the fina ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    T.J. Oshie Fakes Out Roberto Luongo, Canucks Leave as Losers

    Yesterday, I predicted the three things that the Blues had to do in order to beat the Vancouver Canucks last night. I said, in this order: 1. The kids need to do better getting into scoring situations;2. The Blues have to keep the Canucks' Sedin brothers from being a factor; and3. They need to ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009

    Three Ways the Blues Can Beat the Canucks Tonight in St. Louis

    Yes, it is absolutely a cliche at this point, but the Blues are playing one of the biggest games of their season tonight. The Vancouver Canucks are in town, and the Blues desperately need to get a win here. I know, every game the Blues have played the past two months has been the biggest of the ... More >>

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    March 20, 2009

    The Blues: Scoring Down the Stretch, Day Off for Mason?

    Well, at least Tkachuk's wrist isn't broken. Sadly, that's really the only positive you can take out of last night's Blues game; they got shut out by Roberto Luongo (for whom I have an irrational hatred, for some odd reason), and I'm afraid it looks as if the Blues may be running out of steam.& ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    The Blues: So Close, Yet So Far Away

    The Blues came close to pulling it off last Mason just kept making save after save, and the Blues went down time after time and took good, solid shots. I kept thinking that eventually, something just had to go in. Turns out I was wrong. Well, technically ... More >>

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    March 13, 2009

    The Blues' Finest Hour

    I'll be the first to admit it: I didn't give the Blues any chance of winning against the Sharks Thursday night. San Jose is probably the best team in hockey, in my ever so humble opinion, and I just didn't think that our boys in blue had any real shot. Well, turns out I was wrong. The Blues wer ... More >>

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    March 4, 2009

    Blues Slink Under Red Wings in 5-0 Loss

    In game that meant they were playoff-ready this year or not, the St. Louis Blues gave up five goals to the Detroit Red Wings and were unceremoniously shut-out Tuesday night at home, in front of a sold-out crowd at the Scottrade Center. The game Tuesday night was hyped as a litmus test by the local d ... More >>

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    March 4, 2009

    I'm Done Saying Nice Things About the Blues

    Okay, that's it. Yesterday, I go on the record with my own vote of confidence in the Blues. I tell everyone in the world that I really, truly believe this team is close enough to a playoff berth that they simply cannot trade away Keith Tkachuk. I stood up publicly and said that I thought this team w ... More >>

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    March 3, 2009

    The Red Wings are Coming! Tonight and the Blues' Playoff Hopes

    Tonight, at the Scottrade Center, the Blues may very well decide the fate of Keith Tkachuk. They win, he stays. They lose, he goes. Okay, okay, fine. So maybe it isn't nearly that cut-and-dry. Look, "Tonight, at the Scottrade Center, the Blues will add yet one more point of consideration to an ... More >>

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    February 23, 2009

    Andy Murray's Perfect Game

    I feel terrible. Just awful. I feel like a complete and total heel. This past Thursday night, Andy Murray, coach of our very own St. Louis Blues, notched the 300th win of his career, when the Blues beat the Nashville Predators in overtime. Now, that may not seem like the sort of thing that woul ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    The Blues Come Up Short When it Counts... Again into last night's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, plenty of talk was being devoted to the fact that the Blues had only lost one game in regulation in the previous eight contests. Unfortunately, that particular loss was a bad one, coming at the hands of Va ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009

    Did the Blues Steal a Jersey Design from a Fan?

    Paul Lukas over at ESPN's Page 2 has an interesting column out today about uniform designs submitted by fans to their favorite teams -- and what happens when those teams seem to use the designs without giving credit.This story has a very local angle, with lifelong St. Louis Blues fan Darryl Swint su ... More >>

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    February 11, 2009

    Last Night: The Blues "Pull an Izzy"

    Jason IsringhausenWith a scant twelve minutes to go in the third period last night, it looked as if all was well in Bluesland. The Note found themselves up 3-2 over the Vancouver Canucks, thanks to another strong showing by goalie Chris Mason, as well as goals from Steve Wagner, Brad Boyes, and Keit ... More >>

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    February 3, 2009

    Maybe He Just Forgot Which Manny He Is?

    Look, I've said it before, and I'll say it again: the Blues aren't going to win much of anything until they find some consistent, halfway good goal-tending. I'm not sure what was going on exactly with Manny Legace last night against the Detroit Red Wings, but whatever it was, it wasn't good. Th ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    The Blues Come Out Like Lambs

    I'm confused. Isn't it March that always comes in like a lamb, and goes out like a lion? Or is that backward? Maybe it's April. You know what? I don't feel too very bad about being confused, because apparently the Blues are too. In their first game following the All-Star break last night, the B ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    Blues Update: The Light at the End of the Tunnel

    Over the weekend, we may have finally seen some real reason to be optimistic for the Blues' future. In the NHL's YoungStars Game, the Blues had two players participating, and both showed well for themselves. Don't get me wrong; there have been plenty of reasons to be optimistic before now, but ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    The Most Exciting Hockey Game Of the Year

    And I didn't even see it live, just on this YouTube clip.   

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    January 2, 2009

    Go! St. Louis Weekend Calendar, January 2-4, 2008

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature delivers the can't-miss activities to complete your fun-seeking agenda. Looking for live music? Here's your St. Louis weekend concert calendar.FridayFeel good on Friday, the first night of the first week ... More >>

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    December 6, 2006
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    October 11, 2006

    Liberté! Equalité! Hocké!

    The St. Louis Blues want you back. And this year, they even have Ice Girls!

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    October 4, 2006

    Twist of Fate

    This former St. Louis Blues star has skated on some thin ice since leaving the rink

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    May 17, 2006

    Letters Column

    Week of May 18, 2006

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    April 26, 2006

    Going Down Slow

    Bennie Smith and a dwindling cadre of St. Louis music pioneers have a right to sing the blues

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    November 16, 2005

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of November 16, 2005

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    June 29, 2005

    Unreal Makes Bid for Blues

    Hey, Bill and Nancy Laurie: Unreal's got $200 and a hot new dance craze! Plus, we learn how to dupe the beer vendors at Fair Saint Louis, join a local blog in the clubhouse and get Matt Blunt's feelings on (Confederate) flag-burning.

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    June 1, 2005

    Get Your Acts Together

    Our handy guide to this year's Music Showcase

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    December 15, 2004

    Rinky Dink

    Local amateurs get ice time with the Blues

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    December 8, 2004

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of December 8, 2004

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    September 29, 2004

    Best Coach

    Joel Quenneville

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    September 29, 2004
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    August 11, 2004

    We Come from the Water

    Saltwater floods Fontbonne

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    December 3, 2003

    Blues & Boobs

    Cool Bars Tour goes west, young men

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    November 26, 2003

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of November 26, 2003

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