During her five-year battle with ovarian cancer, St. Louis artist Sarah Jean Linquist created a series of magical lands in diorama form and began a children's book that used the dioramas as the backdrop for a series of adventures starring a rogue Christmas present named Dolly. After Linquist died last year, her family and friends continued the project. Onward is Best: A Christmas Journey will be released as a hardcover book next weekend, but last week RFT photo intern Savannah Dodd visited Linquist's studio for a sneak preview.
tUnE-yArDs played its first headlining show in St. Louis to a sold-out crowd at Off Broadway Tuesday night. Pat Jordache opened. Photographer Jason Stoff was there and finally did find some fans with face paint. Read Kiernan Maletsky's review on the RFT Music blog.
This week, Ian Froeb gives us the low-down on twinOak Wood Fired Fare, a new eatery off Hanley Road in Brentwood. How'd he like it? Read the review. Meanwhile, enjoy these photos by Jennifer Silverberg.
This weekend was the first-annual Craft Outloud craft fair in the Central West End. Thirty five artists came together to exhibit their wares at New City School. From metalwork to screen prints, there was a wide range of talent on display. Photos by Savannah Dodd.
In this week's issue, Ian Froeb begins evaluating the St. Louis food-truck scene by hunting down Cha Cha Chow and Sicily Streat. How did they fare? You'll have to read the review. Meanwhile, feast your eyes on a gallery of photos of Cha Cha Chow's fare by Jennifer Silverberg.
The Kansas City-based band/performance art troupe/multimedia circus Quixotic invaded the Pageant Saturday night, October 29. Also on the bill was Portland, Oregon's MarchFourth Marching Band. Photos by Nick Schnelle.