The tornado that tore through Joplin May 22 destroyed an area that was 3/4 of a mile wide and 13.8 miles long, killing at least 153 people. The RFT's Albert Samaha visited the beleaguered city last weekend. In his report on the tragedy, he writes, "It's been three weeks since the tornado hit Joplin, but it looks like it could have happened yesterday." Click here to continue reading Samaha's report, Joplin Tornado Three Weeks Later: Looters, Do-Gooders and One Giant Mess.
The fourth annual World Naked Bike Ride pedaled its way through St. Louis on Saturday, June 11. Riders gathered at the South Grand Parking Lot for body painting, live music and other pre-ride festivities. The post-event parties took place at the HandleBar and Atomic Cowboy.
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Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown rolled into the World Shooting & Recreational Complex in Sparta, IL on Saturday, June 11. The event featured Willie, Jamey Johnson a host of others. Photos by Todd Owyoung.
Night one of Twangfest kicked off at the Pageant on Wednesday, June 8. The event featured performances from Hayes Carll, Elizabeth Cook and Kentucky Knife Fight. Photos by Jason Stoff.
Hayes Carll and Elizabeth Cook at the Pageant, 6/8/11: Twangfest Night One
Of course, the most important holdover from Taste v1.0 stands behind the bar: Ted Kilgore. The master mixologist, more responsible than anyone else for dragging St. Louis cocktail culture into the here and now, offers a lengthy menu of his creations, handily divided by flavor and body profile...
Over 70 bands and artists invaded Washington Avenue for this year's RFT Music Showcase. Photos by Jon Gitchoff, Jason Stoff, Steve Truesdell and Kelly Hogan.
RFT Showcase 2011: Crowd Reaction Interviews (VIDEO)RFT Showcase 2011: Highlights (Part One)
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Mumford & Sons, Low Anthem and Matthew and the Atlas performed at the Pageant on Sunday, June 5. Photos by Todd Owyoung.
Mumford and Sons at the Pageant, 6/5/11: Review, Photos, Setlist
My best advice is not only to take Kim at his word that he wants you to try something different, but to engage him and the rest of the staff in conversation and see what transpires. On my final visit, sitting at the bar, I ordered the tako wasabi and the fried saba (mackerel). While I ate the...
Mark another one off the calendar, because May 2011 is done! Take a look back at a month that included a Kentucky Derby party, an epic three-day burlesque showcase, outdoor concerts and plenty of partying.