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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The St. Louis Blues want you back. And this year, they even have Ice Girls!
This former St. Louis Blues star has skated on some thin ice since leaving the rink
Week of May 18, 2006
Bennie Smith and a dwindling cadre of St. Louis music pioneers have a right to sing the blues
Week of November 16, 2005
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.
Our handy guide to this year's Music Showcase
Local amateurs get ice time with the Blues
Week of December 8, 2004
Saltwater floods Fontbonne
Cool Bars Tour goes west, young men
Week of November 26, 2003
Almost-Blues and faded Stars
Make way for the down-and-dirty sounds of the Big Muddy Blues Festival
Local musician Willie Woods says the Trackboyz promised him credit on a smash hit -- then reneged
Despite the odds, the second annual St. Louis Jazz Festival will succeed -- thanks to all the help from corporate backers
Week of February 20, 2002
Week of January 23, 2002
Week of November 7, 2001
Bill Laurie has a basketball jones that won't go away. Who cares whether it makes economic sense?
The hockey Hawks hardly ever win, but they're not about to quit. Game on.
Spreading the buzz on St. Louis' pro-basketball franchise
The new St. Louis Blues Net uses a new medium to promote our hometown brand of an old art form
Highlights from RFT's "Calendar"