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  • Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Drive-By Truckers at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 7/18/10
    A Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers summer tour is as American as baseball, apple pie and fireworks. Last night at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, the band once again proved why, by turning in a predictably solid set full of familiar hits and musicianship. Continue reading Annie Zaleski's review...
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  • The Little Monsters
    Lady Gaga's fans, affectionately nicknamed Little Monsters by Gaga herself, came out to last night's concert at the Scottrade Center in full pomp and splendor. Bizarre, beautiful and bold, these fans highlight the unique and dedicated spirit of Gaga's following. Photos by Erin Kinsella.
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  • Lady Gaga and Semi Precious Weapons at the Scottrade Center, 7/17/2010
    ​Anyone who came to Scottrade Center last night as a Lady Gaga enthusiast left a disciple. Boys kissed boys, girls kissed girls, freak flags flew high and there wasn't a single person in the audience who wouldn't have jumped happily into bed with Gaga after the show. Her presence was...
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  • The Lilith Fair at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 7/16/2010
    "This is so much better than I could have ever imagined," exclaimed Mary J. Blige, as the Lilith Fair crowd cheered wildly for her. The same could be said about yesterday's all-day show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. While negative publicity has dogged Lilith Fair all summer - in the...
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  • Hole at the Pageant, 7/13/2010
    At about 10 p.m. - 50 minutes after the set was scheduled to start - Courtney Love and her backing band strolled onto the Pageant stage. Wearing a flimsy, light-colored dress and clutching pink flowers, the Hole front woman breezily said, "Sorry I'm late. We'll just have to play longer."...
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  • Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse
    With a few exceptions, the steaks here are seasoned with "Ruby Dust," a secret blend of twenty herbs and spices. So secret is the blend that, according to our server, two different companies make it. Each is responsible for half the ingredients; only at each restaurant are the two halves...
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  • Maplewood's Let Them Eat Art
    Families, art enthusiasts, and friendly revelers lined the streets of downtown Maplewood on July 9, 2010 for an anything-goes tribute to Bastille Day. Featuring face painting, dream interpretation, a costume contest, music and belly dancers, this event delivered a motley evening of fun for...
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  • "A Midsummer Night's Cream" at the Crack Fox, 7/10/10
    Partygoers piled into the Crack Fox on Olive Street for a crazy night of music, mayhem, and whipped cream. Billed as the wildest party of the summer, this event did not disappoint and featured music from Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship as well as the debut of the all-girl band Creem Dreem. Photos...
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  • Common at Soldiers Memorial Park, 7/9/2010
    Fans piled into Soldiers Memorial Park to see Chicago rapper Common rock the mike, with DJ Needles and a host of local talent affiliated with the Force collective warming up the crowd. Continue reading Calvin Cox's review of Common's performance at Soldiers Memorial Park. Photos by Todd Owyoung.
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  • Milagro Modern Mexican Takes You to the Border and Beyond
    As soon as you enter Milagro, you will observe that this is not the typical Mexican restaurant. The look is cool and clean, with muted earth tones and stone accents. The d├ęcor evokes Mexico without hitting you over the head with it. In other words, as far as I could tell, there are no Day of...
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  • Vans Warped Tour at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 7/5/2010
    Happy to extend the holiday weekend into Monday, fans showed up in droves for the 2010 Vans Warped Tour at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. This year's lineup featured acts such as the Bouncing Souls, Dillinger Escape Plan, All-American Rejects, Alkaline Trio, The Casualties, Motion City...
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  • The B-52s at the Gateway Arch, 7/4/2010
    All in all, the crowd was receptive and had fun. There were lots of folks gettin' down, while whole familes took photos of said folks while laughing; in general, good times were had. People seemed to "get" the B-52s, with the exception of the confused gentleman who walked past me and said,...
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