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  • The National at the Pageant
    Before a high violet curtain (not a metaphor) and a blacked-out stage, the National walked out to an overture, Neil Young's "On the Beach," readying their instruments precisely at the lines "I need a crowd of people, but I can't face them day to day." Often, vocalist Berninger didn't, turning...
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  • The Beast Comes Alive: Artwork from the Best of St. Louis 2010
    This year's Best of St. Louis takes it's visual inspiration from the fabulously cheesy horror movie posters of the 1940s, '50s and '60s. Going into the project, we did exhaustive research into this graphic genre. No, really. Our findings: Women -- usually in nightgowns, ball gowns or swimsuits...
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  • St. Louis Wine Festival
    Forest Park hosted The St. Louis Wine Festival over the weekend. Besides seminars and cooking demonstrations, wine lovers could sample over 150 wines from around the world. Photos by Kayci Merritte .
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  • Blues City Deli Anniversary Streetfest 2010
    It was a beautiful day for the Blues City Deli Anniversary Party in Benton Park. This massive street party featured music from The Funky Butt Brass Band, Kilborn Alley Blues Band, The Special 20's, Rough Grooves, Matt Hill, and Felix Reyes and Dave Herrero. Paired with great food and a fun...
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  • NIGHTVISION at the Upstairs Lounge
    The Upstairs Lounge was jam packed last night as partygoers piled into the venue for the kick-off of NIGHTVISION, a brand new party from the minds of Matt Leach and David De Guire. Dubbed as a night of crunk/dance/disco, DJs Matt Leach and Josh Levi did not disappoint. The dance floor was...
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  • Kings of Leon Return to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
    Sonically, Kings of Leon was spot-on. The band did as much justice to the songs as it did when it recorded them. "Closer" still sounded like the Cure, for instance, and "Fans" still sounded like John Cougar Mellencamp, and Caleb Followill's gutsy voice filled the unwalled venue without...
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  • Avett Brothers at the Pageant
    In a full two-hour set that made sure the lyrics rose above the ruckus, the Avetts hosted a stomping celebration of life, love, death and music. Continue reading Katie Moulton's review of the Avett Brothers at the Pageant. Photos by Jason Stoff.
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  • Copia Urban Winery Returns
    Amid such spectacle, the food clamors for attention. Salmon cured with lemongrass, an appetizer, is lovely to behold, the thin slices of fish wrapped around one another to resemble a blooming flower. Unfold a petal and you're rewarded with luscious salmon, its sweetness gradually yielding to...
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  • Top Costumes from the St. Louis Pirate Festival
    Every year Wentzville's Rotary Park is turned a Caribbean port city for the St. Louis Pirate Festival. The island is taken over by boneheaded pirates, decorative nobles, merry maidens and any one who cares to join in the fun. Here are the best costumes from September 18. Photos by Nick Schnelle.
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  • KSHE 95 First Annual Pig Roast
    KSHE 95 held their inaugural Pig Roast on Saturday at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. It was a great day of beer, sun and music for serious rock fans. The event featured Queensryche, Tesla, Ratt, Candlebox, Jackyl, Saving Abel, Gracious Few, Shaman's Harvest and more. Photos by Jon Gitchoff.
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  • Project Comic Con 2
    The Maryland Heights Centre hosted Project Comic Con 2 this weekend. Special guests included artist Adam Kubert, Ethan Van Sciver, Greg Horn, Howard Chaykin, Gail Simone, Jamal Igle, Fred Van Lente, Gary Friedrich, Phil Hester and more. In addition, there were plenty of vendors on hand for fans...
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  • The Flaming Lips at the Pageant
    Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd and friends left a sardine-packed Pageant full of grins, a few tears and pure-fucking-joy with all of their typical theatrics, some new tricks and treats and a high-energy show - enhanced immeasurably with but absolutely not reliant on balloons, confetti, streamers and...
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