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  • 2014 RFT Music Showcase in the Grove
    The 2014 RFT Music Showcase was full of firsts -- first time in the Grove neighborhood, first time that a record-setting 88+ bands performed, first time that a downpour and multiple tornado warnings threatened to halt the event. The sun and good tunes prevailed, though, and thousands of St....
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  • Three Flags Tavern: Best New Restaurant of 2014?
    When chef John O’Brien and his wife, Cathy, opened Three Flags Tavern, they intended to create a simple neighborhood spot. What they ended up with could possibly be the best new restaurant of 2014. You may not have heard O’Brien’s name before (though he came up in some of the city’s finest...
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  • The Monkees at the Fabulous Fox Theatre
    Original Monkees members Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Mike Nesmith performed June 5, 2014, at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Lead vocalist and heartthrob Davy Jones passed away in 2012, and this tour marked the first time St. Louis had seen the remaining three members perform together in decades....
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  • Cody ChesnuTT and More Open Twangfest 2014
    Twangfest 18 kicked off what its website calls its "best lineup ever" on June 4, 2014, at Plush -- and the event certainly delivered. The engaging Cody ChesnuTT headlined the evening with crowd-pleasing neo-soul and was supported by the funky DeRobert & the Half-Truths and St. Louis R&B angel...
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  • The Purple Martin Holds Great Promise in Fox Park
    Long-time residents Brooke Roseberry and Tony Lagouranis saw the need for a neighborhood gathering place and seized on the opportunity to buy the charming storefront on the corner of California and Shenandoah avenues. Judging from the packed house on both of my visits, they have hit the right...
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  • Pride St. Louis Kickoff Party at KDHX
    Pride St. Louis kicked off its month of Pridefest 2014 events with a free party at KDHX's new location in Grand Center. Guests enjoyed an evening of free food, drinks and so much more on May 31, 2014. St. Louis PrideFest will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29, with the Pride Parade...
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  • 2014 Tour D'onut
    Cyclists traveled all over St. Louis to visit some of our fine donut establishments as part of the fourth-annual Tour D'onut on May 31, 2014. We met up with the group at Citygarden for Vincent Van Doughnut and followed it to Cielo and Pharaoh's Donuts. The tour then continued to John Donut,...
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  • May 2014 in RFT Photos
    In May, RFT went behind the scenes as protesters marched against Monsanto, concertgoers moshed at Pointfest, party people celebrated Cinco de Mayo, cosplayers dressed up in costumes for Free Comic Book Day and much more. We even snuck onto Riff Raff's tour bus. Continue clicking for our...
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  • Outdoor Art to Explore in St. Louis
    Now that winter truly is over, St. Louisans have wasted no time soaking up the warm, early-summer weather in many of the region's art-promoting parks. Throughout May 2014, we visited Laumeier Sculpture Park, Forest Park and University City and found art lovers enjoying sculptures, interactive...
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  • The Salted Pig Disappoints in Frontenac
    One would expect anything placed on the moneyed corner of Conway Road and Lindbergh Boulevard in Frontenac to do gangbuster business, but the spot has trouble maintaining a tenant. Coco’s Bakery came first, followed by a hair salon. Mike Faille (of Talayna’s fame) transformed the space into the...
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  • S.L.O.B.S. Rib-Off Gets Deliciously Sloppy at Iron Barley
    S.L.O.B.S. (St. Louis Occasional Barbecue Society) kicked off its new season May 26 with the sixth-annual invitational rib-off outside Iron Barley. A barbecue competition that takes place in different St. Louis locations each month, the 2014 debut event benefited Lift For Life and the...
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  • St. Louis County Greek Fest 2014
    A family tradition for years, the 2014 St. Louis County Greek Fest at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church was a feast for the senses despite a little Memorial Day rain. With live music, a Greek market, folk dancers and -- of course -- plenty of food, it's no wonder the festival was one of our...
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