Olivia Newton-John

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Roundheels to Release Phonocology, Ink Deal with Bug Eyed Puggle

    Formed in the Fall of 2009, Roundheels has taken nearly four years to release its first CD. With the release party of Phonocology finally approaching on Friday, August 2 at the Heavy Anchor, RFT Music sat down with drummer Eric Moore and discussed the future of Roundheels, his label Tension/Release ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Paula Deen to Star in Her Own Comic

    Surprisingly, not everyone has canceled their Paula Deen books. Bluewater Productions will roll out their "Female Force" biography comic book featuring the butter-loving chef this fall. Here's the kicker: they aren't making fun of her. See also: -Paula Deen Should Probably Just Own It -Angry Paula ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Gift Guide for Musicians we Love (and Love to Hate)

    Last week, I received a surprising call from the North Pole. Apparently Santa Claus has become a fan of my column and wanted some musical selections to play in his sleigh on the big night. "Anything but 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus', I was told. "Mrs. Claus always looks askance at him when they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    St. Charles GOP Catches March Madness, Caucus Implodes

    ​First we had the Republican primary that didn't matter. Now we have a Republican caucus that goes nowhere and breaks down in finger-pointing, shouting and recriminations. Say what you will about the GOP, but the guys behind the scenes seem game-ready for the big show in Washington.

  • Calendar

    December 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Kids These Days: The Six Least Impressive Music Careers Of Respected Musicians' Children

    ​By now you've probably heard about Pablo Dylan, Bob Dylan's grandson's aspiring rap career, which, if you're like us, probably made you cringe, especially if you've listened to any tracks from his mixtape, 10 Minutes. After we wiped the blood from our ears, we started to think about other o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Remember "Cum Gum"? Five TV Commercials for Extinct Foods

    "Here it comes," she's about the enjoy the "gum that goes squirt," so says the old-school commercial for Freshen-Up gum.​Food products come and go, often with good reason. What seems like a good idea might leave diners gagging in retrospect a decade down the road. Some products die because t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 6, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Throwback of the House: Uncool Vienna-Sausage Shortcake

    Todd Ehlers, Wikimedia CommonsWhen I was in fourth grade, I loved Vienna Sausages and took them in my lunch to school several times a week. I also liked Laura Branigan and Tic Tac Dough, so what the hell did I know?I can't remember the last time I had Vienna Sausages, or when I realized that gelatin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2008
  • Calendar

    June 20, 2007
  • Music

    March 28, 2007

    Youth Group

    9 p.m. Saturday, March 31. The Billiken Club at Saint Louis University (20 North Grand Boulevard).

  • Music

    February 7, 2007

    The Autumn Defense

    9 p.m Thursday, February 8. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).

  • Culture

    August 2, 2006

    Lube Job

    Stages St. Louis slathers on Grease

  • Calendar

    September 7, 2005

    What Is That Word?

    Grease (sing it with us)

  • Dining

    July 27, 2005

    A Dream to Dine For

    Xanadu goes to great lengths to fulfill fantasies -- but foodies might not be thrilled

  • Calendar

    February 16, 2005

    Dogged Artists

    Make doggy art

  • Music

    January 7, 2004

    Bitter Truths

    Gary Stewart saw the truth in the bottom of a glass, and it killed him

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2003

    No Más! No Más!

    Starlight Express is the limit

  • Music

    June 18, 2003

    Sounds Around Town

    Week of June 18, 2003

  • Film

    November 6, 2002

    Film Openings

    Week of November 6, 2002

  • Calendar

    September 25, 2002

    Death on Wheels

    Xanadu was a career-ender for nearly everyone who starred in it -- which is why it makes great live theater

  • News

    August 28, 2002

    Sweaty Teddy

    For this maestro, the weddings go on forever and the receptions never change

  • Music

    August 21, 2002

    Juliana Hatfield

    Sunday, August 25; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room

  • Film

    January 24, 2001

    White-Bread Wedding

    If you really like Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey, don't encourage movies like this one

  • Music

    September 6, 2000

    Christy McWilson

    The Lucky One (Hightone Records)

  • News

    May 24, 2000

    Right of Passage

    Katie was in a rush to graduate, and McCluer North was eager to send her off. But education is never that simple.

  • Culture

    December 23, 1998

    Ice Land

    Grease evolves into a figure-skating show with Nancy Kerrigan as Sandy