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    August 7, 2014
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    May 29, 2014
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    April 24, 2014
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    February 19, 2014

    Designers Needed! How to Show Your Work on the St. Louis Fashion Week 2014 Runway

    Are you a fashion designer with big dreams? ALIVE Magazine might have a spot for your creations at St. Louis Fashion Week. The magazine is looking for an exclusive group of elite, emerging designers to fill this year's event, which will show at St. Louis' revitalized Union Station for the first tim ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    David Cassidy

    8 p.m. Saturday, December 8. J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts, 2300 West Clay Street, St. Charles.

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    August 2, 2012
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    June 28, 2012
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    June 21, 2012

    STL Loud 4

    Noon. Saturday, June 23. PrideFest at Tower Grove Park, 4256 Magnolia Avenue.

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    March 8, 2012
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    December 29, 2011
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    December 22, 2011

    7 Shot Screamers

    9:30 p.m. Friday, December 23. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

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    November 1, 2011

    Standup Iliza Shlesinger: "Yes I Google Myself, and Anybody Who Says They Don't Is a Liar"

    iliza.comIliza Shlesinger coming to the Funnybone this weekend!​Iliza Shlesinger's hotness is (1)  undeniable, and (2) irrelevant, because  her comic chops are real: In 2008, at the tender age of 24, she won NBC's Last Comic Standing, and hasn't looked back since. She'll be at the Funnyb ... More >>

  • Music

    October 27, 2011

    The Sheepdogs

    8 p.m. Wednesday, November 2. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.

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    August 8, 2011

    The Gap Ruins Four Food Trends in One Leap

    On Friday we thought Applebee's killed the food truck trend dead. But it was only the beginning. Gap puts tacos in jeans. ​ Meet Pico de Gap, a taco truck operated by The Gap in Los Angeles. Because having a trillion brick and mortar stores isn ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    Ten Fatty Foods Gut Check Would Buy With Our Biggest Loser Winnings

    Image viaThe reward Biggest Loser contestants receive is a big one: $250,000.​Some lucky St. Louisans could be next in line to get their asses kicked into shape by Anna Kournikova. In search of season thirteen contestants, NBC's feel-good weight-loss reality show The Biggest Loser is coming ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    They Dumped All My Children For This?

    The Chew is a new weekday talk show about food. It features celebrity chefs Mario Batali and Michael Symon with Carla Hall from Top Chef, something called a Daphne Oz and something called a Clinton Kelly. It will replace long-running soap opera All My Children on ABC's weekday schedule this fall.Bas ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    What It's Like To Audition (Unsuccessfully) For American Idol

    One of these people might have moved past the first round. Maybe. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.​Ed: The American Idol Season 11 auditions attracted more than 10,000 hopefuls to the Scottrade Center yesterday. Recent Mizzou grad Mallory Gnaegy was one them, and she has agreed to let us publish her ac ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    American Idol Auditions Attract Thousands to the Scottrade Center

    Photo by Jon Gitchoff​Holy hell a lot of people want to be the next American Idol. St. Louis is hosting tryouts today at the Scottrade Center, and thousands of hopefuls have been lining up since well before the sun came up. People came from places like Minnesota for a shot at being the next S ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    Local Singer of "Ferret in the Closet Act II" Takes On America's Got Talent

    ​Today we bring you the latest news from Walt Winston, who was recently subjected to the America's Got Talent treatment. His friend was so incredibly pumped about this story we're about to share that he called RFT headquarters and freaked out over the phone. Thank you, friend of Walt's, for te ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    Make St. Louis Proud: American Idol Auditions Come to Scottrade Center Tuesday

    ​It's hard to believe American Idol is nearing eleven years old. That marks ten years of watching and laughing with (read: at) contestants, ten winners whose names we can remember only about half of, countless instances of celebrity pandering and hundreds of strangely inspired musical collabor ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Tony Bennett, American Idol, And New World Order Idol 2061

    Tony Bennett appears in the first of 50 consecutive American Idol finales. ​I saw Tony Bennett was trending on Twitter the other day, and I'm not sure if this makes me a bad person or just an unobservant one but my first thought was: Oh, god, Tony Bennett's dead. It turns out that the 84-year- ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    David Cook Sings "Don't You Forget About Me," America Tries To Remember

    Dear Mr. Vernon, you see us as a pop star, a pop star, a pop star, a pop star, and a pop star...​David Cook's decision to cover "Don't You Forget About Me," currently the official "send-off" song of season season of American Idol, was as an especially gutsy move for an alum of a show that has, ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    The Voice with Cee-Lo, X-Tina and Two Other Dudes: Four Possible Spin-Offs

    Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green, and some white guys are the hosts of America's first communist TV talent show, "The Voice." ​The Voice, America's favorite socialist-realism-inspired TV talent show, has quickly and abruptly become NBC's first broadly accepted hit show since Friends, a sitcom ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    Get Energized for National Park Contest

    ​We're pretty certain that there will never be a reality show on national parks that rises to the level of American Idol or Dancing With the Stars, but we thought you should know that you still have the chance to vote for the St. Louis Arch Grounds as one of the best parks in the country. If w ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Win Tickets to see Shock Illusionist Dan Sperry

    Image viaDan Sperry, Shock Illusionist​Given that you're reading this post, it's fair to assume that you enjoy reading about food. Another pretty safe guess: You share Gut Check's fondness for the endlessly entertaining intersection of food and weird. Where do you stand when it comes to watch ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    Gary Busey Chooses St. Louis Nonprofit for Celebrity Apprentice Charity

    image viaGary Busey​Congratulations, St. Louis. You now have an excuse to watch the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice, Donald Trump's "ultimate job interview" in which celebrities -- some of whom you may have actually heard of -- compete in various business tasks to...uh...well, not work ... More >>

  • Music

    February 17, 2011


    8 p.m. Wednesday, February 23. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

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    December 30, 2010

    Fantasia/Kandi Burruss/Eric Benet

    8 p.m. Saturday, January 1. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.

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    November 25, 2010

    Carrie Underwood

    7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 1. The Chaifetz Arena, One South Compton Avenue.

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    November 11, 2010

    Project Runway Sashays Onto Delmar

    Michael Drummond, lookin' good!​Next week, one of our favorite boutiques in University City, Ziezo, will host a trunk show featuring the work of Michael Drummond. (In case you've been living under a rock, designer Drummond, along with A.J. Thouvenot, repped the Lou this season on a little show cal ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    Clownvis returns to America's Got Talent as a Finale "All Star" [Goo Goo Dolls Update]

    image via Clownvis' debut appearance on America's Got Talent​Back in June, Clownvis Presley's audition for America's Got Talent aired. Despite his quick and obscenity-ridden dismissal by the judges, Clownvis was invited back to America's Got Talent for tonight's season finale. For those who ... More >>

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    August 31, 2010

    Kurt Warner to Compete on Dancing With the Stars

    ​We weren't at the wedding of Kurt and Brenda Warner, though we assume the couple had a first dance.From that we can deduce that Warner has twirled before an audience before, but does he have what it takes to shimmy in front of millions of viewers? We're about to find when Warner competes on ABC's ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Calling All St. Louis Reality TV Wannabes, HGTV Wants You for My First Place

    ​Now that pseudo-reality TV show The Hills is over forever, and Dancing With the Stars is done waltzing until the fall, where are we supposed to get our reality-TV fix? (Other than the dozens of other reality TV shows still airing new episodes, that is.) It's like they say in that philosophic ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Clownvis Presley, King of Clowns, Pisses Off Sharon Osbourne, Mocks Howie Mandel on America's Got Talent

    It doesn't matter what they say!​[Update! Watch video below, courtesy of Creative Saint Louis.] After seeing Clownvis Presley's performance on tonight's episode of America's Got Talent, it's obvious why it was chosen to be televised. Clownvis took the stage with his handlers, right after h ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 6.11

    After 134 years, New Orleans' P&J Oyster Company has ceased operations because of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig catastrophe. According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the company will not close entirely. They'll shuck as oysters are available, even if they have to ship them from the west coast. " ... More >>

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    April 5, 2010

    Preview Photos: Ozzie Smith's New Restaurant Downtown

    April Seager​Ozzie Smith was distracted by golf, not baseball. "I don't play this," said the legendary Cardinal, pointing to a Golden Tee video game at Ozzie's Restaurant, which has moved from Westport to 1511 Washington Avenue downtown. "I play for real." At Saturday night's sneak peek of th ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Divas of Da Lou

    7 p.m. Friday, April 2. The Ambassador, 9800 Halls Ferry Road, Jennings.

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    March 10, 2010
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    January 13, 2010


    9 p.m. Saturday, January 16. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.

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    April 24, 2009

    It's a Bird. It's a Plane. It's Rod Blagojevich.

    Raw footage here of impeached Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich filming a promo for the NBC reality show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! 

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    April 15, 2009

    Can Blagojevich Survive the Jungle? Reality Show Wants To Know

    Producers at NBC have asked former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to participate in a reality show titled, "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!"The show drops ten celebrities in the middle of the Costa Rican jungle "to face challenges designed to test their skills in adapting to the wilderness. ... More >>

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    January 14, 2009
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    August 19, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 8.19

    The Department of Justice wants more info on InBev's planned takeover of Anheuser-Busch. (AFP) Controversy about potential grape-mixing in another Italian wine, vino nobile di Montepulciano. (Chicago Tribune) God help us all: The Food Network is working on a show described as a cross between eatin ... More >>

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    April 18, 2008

    Go! The St. Louis Calendar, April 18-20, 2008: UMSL Jazz Festival, Sexy Parties, Zombie Squad and Earth Day

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Also check out our Calendar Homepage for more events going on this weekend in St. Louis. Want to go a ... More >>

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    April 16, 2008
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    April 8, 2008

    Review Preview: Everest Café & Bar

    Opening a good restaurant is miracle enough. I don't mean a four-star temple of haute cuisine or a bauble of glass and light the trend-humpers will pack for six months and then forget as quickly as they did last year's American Idol winner. I mean a comfortable, unpretentious place that serves flavo ... More >>

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    November 7, 2007
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    June 29, 2007

    What’s It Gonna Be?

    Oh sure, we’re pulling for hometown fave Andi Smith on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. But what we really want to know is when Mike O’Connell and Dr. Ken will find their place in the sun. -Unreal

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