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  • National March on Ferguson Leads Protesters to Police Station
    Three weeks after Ferguson officer Darren Wilson fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, tensions in Ferguson remain high. As part of the National March on Ferguson on August 30, 2014, more than 1,000 people -- including Brown's father Michael Brown Sr. and mother Lesley McSpadden -- gathered...
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  • St. Louis' Badass Members of the KISS Army
    KISS returned to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on August 28, 2014, during its 40th anniversary tour, and the band's dedicated KISS Army came out in force -- makeup and all! Def Leppard and the Dead Daisies opened the show. Photos by Steve Truesdell for the Riverfront Times. See also: KISS and...
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  • The Crazy, Drenched Fans of One Direction
    An afternoon downpour didn't stop One Direction fans from lining up early at the Edward Jones Dome on August 27, 2014. The crowd of mostly teenage girls and their parents brought their boldest signs and wore their most attention-getting 1D gear in hopes of nabbing a look from Harry, Zayn, Liam,...
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  • Michael Brown's Funeral Draws Thousands
    Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church was the scene of both grief and hope when Michael Brown was laid to rest on August 25, 2014. Among the thousands attending were director/actor Spike Lee, civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, civil rights activist Al Sharpton and three White House aides....
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  • RFT Q & Brew in the Lou
    Beer and barbecue were the treats of the day at the Riverfront Times' first-ever Q & Brew in the Lou event. The sold-out tasting bonanza, held August 23 at Union Station, featured more than twenty breweries, plus barbecue from Sugarfire Smokehouse, the Precinct and Rib Shack. Local bands Dance...
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  • El Monstero Plays Pink Floyd on Art Hill
    El Monstero showed Pink Floyd fans that they could eat their meat and have their pudding during a well-attended concert on Art Hill in Forest Park on August 23, 2014. Billing themselves as "the definitive Pink Floyd tribute experience," El Monstero faithfully performed classic cuts from their...
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  • Rise Up Festival Celebrates Urban Revitalization
    On August 21, 2014, Rise celebrated another year of connecting organizations, financial institutions and government entities together for urban revitalization and renewal. People attending the Rise Up Festival in Old North St. Louis enjoyed live music, mural creations, street entertainers, food...
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  • Scenes from Ferguson as Week Two Begins
    Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown, 18, on August 9, 2014, but the reverberations still are being felt. As week two of the investigation into Brown's death begins and the findings of several autopsies are released, Ferguson remains a heated zone of peaceful protesters and...
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  • Billy Bragg Supports Ferguson with Impromptu Set at the Royale
    Around 11 a.m., world-renowned folk-punk musician Billy Bragg had an idea to perform in St. Louis on the way to Arkansas. An hour later, Bragg had everything he needed to do so. Bragg and guitarist Joe Purdy performed a Ferguson-centric show on August 19, 2014, at the Royale. Calling for...
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  • Salt + Smoke Serves BBQ in the Delmar Loop
    This is the latest concept from restaurateur Tom Schmidt, best known for his French restaurant in Soulard, Franco. His sophomore venture, the Mediterranean-themed Nico, had a good two-year run before Schmidt decided to rebrand the spot this past June. The transformation seemed to occur...
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  • Potluck Gives Way to Chaos in Ferguson
    The St. Louis chapter of Food Not Bombs, which is dedicated to taking nonviolent direct action to change society, organized a community potluck and barbecue at the burned-out QuikTrip gas station on August 17, 2014, in honor of Michael Brown, 18, who was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren...
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  • 20 Neo-Noir Films You Have to See
    The Voice's J. Hoberman was more mixed than most on Sin City when he reviewed it in 2005, but his description of the film as "hyper-noir" helps explain why this week's release of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has us thinking back on the neo-noir genre. Broadly speaking, neo-noir encompasses...
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