Some kids go to summer camp. Some kids mow lawns. Some kids play softball. And some kids take their musical acts on tour, perform at the world's largest music festival and get face time with the drummer from the original Smashing Pumpkins. You know -- no big. It's been quite a summer for students ... More >>
Independence Day will be a little bit different in St. Louis this year, with construction on the Gateway Arch pushing the annual Fair St. Louis into Forest Park. The change in venue hasn't dampened the three-day patriotic extravaganza: The famed VP parade starts at the Muny at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Bon ... More >>
All week long we're rolling out content from our Summer Guide 2014. In it you'll find all the best ways to enjoy the season in and around St. Louis. Click here to read the rest of the guide or pick it up in print at the red Riverfront Times box nearest you. According to the Farmers' Almanac, it's g ... More >>
There's really no other band in the world quite like Iron Maiden. With no real number-one hits or mainstream success in its almost 40-year history, the band has still managed to influence practically every rock band that exists and become one of the most enormous musical acts on the face of the Eart ... More >>
At one point, only five Mexican gray wolves and fourteen red wolves existed in the wild, says Steve Parker, director of operations at the nonprofit Endangered Wolf Center (6750 Tyson Valley Road; Eureka). Now, thanks to managed breeding and care facilities, those numbers have risen to 75 and 100 wol ... More >>
If you leave St. Louis and travel southwest on I-44 for about fifty miles, you'll hit the town of Clair, Missouri (population 4,700). It's a small town, but has a publicly funded fire department that boasts four fire houses and 18 full-time firefighters. Eric Hinson began as a volunteer firefighter ... More >>
"Have you done some time in prison?" asks Raynell Brandon, talking like an infomercial narrator to his fellow inmates at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center in Pacific. "Having trouble adjusting to society? Solve all of your problems with our new spray, De-Institutionalize Plus! It works in s ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
Inexplicably known to some as the sexiest man alive, Barry Manilow heads to the Fox Theatre March 1. Dream beat duo Teengirl Fantasy and Chicago's Kids These Days are the fist announcements out of the Gargoyle in 2012, and uuugggghhhh; Vinny from that societal genital wart we call Jersey Shore will ... More >>
Image viaThis week, ten public schools hosted the I Lead Empowerment Tour run by the St. Louis non-profit organization Get Free. The group seeks to connect with young students and encourage them to make good decisions, including abstaining from bullying and drug use. "Everything with mentori ... More >>
Jason StoffDom Flemons of Carolina Chocolate Drops at LouFest.It's been a long year for the Carolina Chocolate Drops, who have been on the road in tireless support of Genuine Negro Jig. The trio will make its third St. Louis appearance of 2010 tonight at the Sheldon; earlier in the year, the ... More >>
image viaInnoventor, an Earth City-based company, got a $1 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency last year to build a pressure cooker-like contraption that reduces pig waste into bio-oil that can be used to make asphalt, among other things. Former Riverfront Times staff writ ... More >>
Friday, June 12 *Twangfest, featuring Andre Williams, Asylum Street Spankers, Jon Hardy & the Public, more, Duck Room *Yowie/Upsilon Acrux/Aleuchatistas, Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (late) *Peter Brotzmann, Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (early) *The Northwoods, Off Broadway *Colbie Caillat, Six Fl ... More >>
Bowling alley owners hope to be spared from what they call an unfair tax.
The trials and tribulations of R. Kelly.
A small community of pinball wizards keeps the game alive in St. Louis.
B-Sides gives you a guided tour of St. Louis through the eyes of Billy Joel, and provides three nifty downloads for the price of one.
Week of October 26, 2006
So sad to see you go
A feast of sweet summer sounds awaits you
Week of October 27, 2004
Introducing Pyromania!, the show-stopping, arm-severing Def Leppard musical
We struggle with that most serious of questions: Roth or Hagar?
Week of November 19, 2003
And then die some more
But where are all the sign makers?
Scaring the bejesus out of someone -- now that's a good day's work
Week of September 4, 2002
Joe Arena's cowboy obsession and the frontier trappings of his assisted-living home
Week of May 15, 2002
The Prison Arts Project helps local inmates present a mesmerizing Hamlet
Jackie Smith was an awe-inspiring football player, no doubt about it
The Others goes bump in the night
Here are 10 good reasons
Chris Hummel was the life of the party until he joined Life Christian Center. There, the Holy Spirit set his soul aflame -- and his joy burned so bright it blinded him.
Developers of pricey high-rise condominiums are selling Clayton as a place for the rich and famous. So far, out-of-towners aren't buying.
St. Louis has a long and tortured history with the Admiral, home of the President Casino, but the city is about to gamble another $3 million to keep it afloat. It's a risky bet.
The cheesy-yet-compelling spectacle of thousands of lights at Santa's Magical Kingdom