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Tommy Wolf

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2014

    The 100 Greatest St. Louis Songs

    By Roy Kasten, Christian Schaeffer and RFT Music St. Louis isn't just a city. It's a song. Or rather songs, hundreds, thousands and more. Don't bother counting. We tried. In back rooms and basements, on stages and streets, musicians have paid tribute to St. Louis again and again. Place matters. St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    RIP Poet and Songwriter Fran Landesman, 1927-2011: "Life is a Bitch"

    image viaFran Landesman in 1996.​Fran Landesman, a poet and songwriter who, along with her husband Jay and brother-in-law Fred, ran the Crystal Palace nightclub in Gaslight Square in the late 1950s, died last Saturday, July 23, in London. She was 83. Her website proclaims her "the poet laurea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    RIP Jay Landesman, Founder of Crystal Palace Nightclub, Mayor of Gaslight Square, Writer and All-Around Hep Cat

    David Edmunds​Jay Landesman, who founded the Crystal Palace nightclub, which became the linchpin of the Gaslight Square hipster/entertainment district, and wrote the novel The Nervous Set, which became the basis for the world's first (and only) beatnik musical, died Sunday in London. He was 91 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    R.I.P. Jay Landesman, Founder of Crystal Palace Nightclub, Mayor of Gaslight Square, Writer and All-Around Hep Cat

    David Edmunds​Jay Landesman, who founded the Crystal Palace nightclub, which became the linchpin of the Gaslight Square hipster/entertainment district, and wrote the novel The Nervous Set, which became the basis for the world's first (and only) beatnik musical, died Sunday in London. He was 91 ... More >>

  • Music

    December 5, 2007

    Smooth Operators

    Schoolhouse Rock's songwriter celebrates a few special birthdays in St. Louis while we pit Kenny G vs. Trans-Siberian Orchestra in a fight to the holiday death.

  • News

    April 7, 2004

    Letters

    Week of April 7, 2004

  • Culture

    March 10, 2004

    St. Louis Blue

    The beats don't go on in The Nervous Set

  • News

    March 3, 2004

    Beat Regeneration

    When audiences dug the dexedrine-fueled, pot-stoked Nervous Set at the Crystal Palace back in 1959, St. Louis was like cool, man, cool

  • Culture

    September 17, 2003

    Those Were the Days

    An entertaining look back at Gaslight Square, and a dated take on 9/11

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