The contribution and influence of African-American artists to the St. Louis sound and the universal music scene is undeniable. From Scott Joplin to Chuck Berry and countless others, St. Louisans have helped define what ragtime, jazz, the blues and rock 'n' roll are today. Scattered around the city, ... More >>
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It's time to select the next inductees to the Hall of Famous Missourians, and the state is using democracy to do it! Controversy arose around last year's selection after then House Speaker Steven Tilley chose conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, eventually eliciting some angry petitions. Limbau ... More >>
As you may have noticed from his sign-off post on Friday, Mr. Kiernan Maletsky has officially taken his leave from the Riverfront Times, and is soon to be at the helm of the music section of our sister paper, the Dallas Observer. Maletsky hired me and notoriously gives me too much credit, but it got ... More >>
The City of the Entertainer
Lighting up the night
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out local theater.
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene.
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold encapsulate the St. Louis theater scene.
A year-end wrap-up of what we adored, what was ignored and what the new year will bring.
The Skeletons reunite, we gift some of St. Louis' best bands and remember Ike Turner.
All dressed up!
Carlos Barbosa-Lima plays it all
Eat 'em, they're good for you
A local company is leading kids to water. But can it make them drink?
(And Mr. Festus is a pussy)
It's a hot, sweaty, cutthroat business. And in most city neighborhoods, it's illegal. A report from the front lines of the battle of the Bomb Pop.
Tom McDermott left the Lou for the Big Easy eighteen years ago, but he's holding our musical traditions deep in his heart
Vacant buildings abound in St. Louis, but local bands are finding practice space hard to come by
Opera Theatre of St. Louis
By Scott Joplin (Opera Theatre of St. Louis)
Scott Joplin receives a celebratory homecoming with Opera Theatre of St. Louis' revival of Treemonisha
William Partridge brings Christ Church Cathedral's 5,000-pipe organ to magnificent life
The ragtime music made famous by St. Louisan Scott Joplin is appreciated more now than it ever was in the entertainer's lifetime
City Museum takes a nostalgic look back at the 1904 World's Fair