August 28, 2008 Slideshows

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August 2008 in Photos 

A look back at Bruce Springsteen, Barack Obama, a Naked Bike Ride, Nine Inch Nails fans, the Festival of Nations, A Midsummer Night's Dream, a lingerie show, Dolly Parton, Billy Bob Thornton's appearance in town, the best snow cones around, the grueling MR 340 river race and more in our look back at August 2008.
By Todd Owyoung
Bruce Springsteen played arguably one of the best St. Louis shows of his career on Saturday, August 23. See more photos and read a concert review.
By Steve Truesdell
The first St. Louis Naked Bike Ride rolled through the city on Saturday, August 2, to protest the world's dependency on fossil fuels -- and to get naked and ride bikes with a few hundred other soul-baring people. See more photos.
By Jason Winkeler
Presidential hopeful Barack Obama announced on August 23 his VP candidate -- Joe Biden -- at an event 100 miles north of St. Louis, in Springfield, Illinois. We have a slide show of the day's events.
By Jason Winkeler
The City Style Lingerie Fashion Show took place Saturday, August 2 at Lure Nightclub. See more photos.
By Jennifer Silverberg
We interviewed merchants at the Galleria mall and residents of the Delmar Loop neighborhood, as well as analyzed crime stats in our story, "Out-of-control shoplifting at the St. Louis Galleria. Violent attacks in the Delmar Loop. Is MetroLink a vehicle for crime?" which came out August 20. Read the story.
By Sarah Paradoski
You've got to hand it to Nine Inch Nails fans. They let their freak flag fly. Taken before the Nine Inch Nails concert on August 20. See more photos and read a concert review.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Andy Martello and his son, 4, who live near Lucas Park downtown. Martello and other loft district residents are fed up with the he Rev. Larry Rice and the homeless shelter he runs. Read the story.
By Sarah Paradoski
Dolly Parton performed on August 14 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. See more photos and read a review of the show (includes set list.)
By Jennifer Silverberg
The world's foremost demonologist: William Bradshaw of Chesterfield. We profiled the professorial Bradshaw in "Demons Among Us: The RFT paid a visit to America's foremost demonologist in Chesterfield and came home with our head spinning," in the August 13 edition. Read the story.
By Jennifer Silverberg
The RFT honored four of St. Louis' young artistic talents in its August 28 issue, with the first-ever MasterMind awards. Pictured clockwise from the left are: Timothy Lane, Magan Wiles, Sarah Frost and Matthew Krentz. Read their stories.
By Sarah Paradoski
The original shock rocker Alice Cooper performed on August 7 at The Pageant in the Delmar Loop, drawing in plenty of fans who donned Cooper's signature black eye makeup. See more photos from the concert and of the fans.
By Nicole Reinerston
"Up Show-Me Creek" chronicled the MR340, a boat race down the Missouri River from Kansas City to St. Charles. Read the story and view more photos.
By Jason Winkeler
MTV's DJ Skribble performed on Saturday, August 2 at Lush Nightclub. See more photos.
By Lyle Whitworth
Festival of Nations took place August 23 and 24 in Tower Grove Park. See more photos.
By Todd Owyoung
Jewel and Brad Paisley performed on Friday, August 15 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. See more photos.
By Jason Winkeler
Lush Nightclub hosted the Midsummer Night's Dream party on August 16. See more photos.
By Jason Winkeler
On Saturday, August 9, the row of nightclubs along Manchester in the Grove neighborhood were busy as an 80's Prom and a toga party got underway at separate venues. See more photos.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Food Editor Ian Froeb took a break from the restaurant scene and reviewed some of the tastiest snow cones of the summer on August 14. Read the story and check out a slide show of the snow cones stands of St. Louis.
By Sarah Paradoski
Pabst Blue Ribbon beer hosted the "PBR Blowout," a concert and party, on August 16 at Off Broadway. Burlesque dancer, fire breathers, an Elvis impersonator, as well as local bands the Trip Daddy's, The Livers and the Humanoids performed. See more photos.
By Steve Truesdell
The tenth annual summer concert, The Lot, took place on August 23 in the parking lot of the Schlafly Tap Room downtown. See photos of So Many Dynamos, Victoria, the Monands, The Feed and the Earthworms, plus the revelers.
By Nick Lucchesi
Actor Billy Bob Thornton came to the city on August 7 to perform with his band, the Boxmasters, at Harrah's Casino. The group played three songs -- and drank a few beers -- at Vintage Vinyl before the show. See more photos.
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By Todd Owyoung
Bruce Springsteen played arguably one of the best St. Louis shows of his career on Saturday, August 23. See more photos and read a concert review.
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