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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The Best Things to Do in St. Louis, February 20 to 25

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 6:06 AM

Most of St. Louis is praying for warm weather on Saturday, because the Mardi Gras Grand Parade is your chance to blow out your ya-yas (interpret that how you will). But that's not all there is to do this week; read on, party monsters... 1. By a Nose Edmond...

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The First Ever Alton Pride Fall Festival Will Happen Later This Year

Posted By on Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 2:10 PM

Now that Illinois has established itself as the home of the free (recreational marijuana, anyone?), we Missourians are looking across the river and wondering what other wonders the Land of Lincoln might bring to our boarder. Well, Illinois has many more surprises in store, because the first ever Alton...

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Monday, February 17, 2020

RIP David Clewell, Missouri Poet Laureate and Beloved Webster Prof

Posted By on Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 3:11 PM

David Clewell, Missouri's second poet laureate and longtime Webster University professor of literature, passed away on Saturday, February 15. The university released a statement Sunday morning confirming his passing and celebrating Clewell’s career, impact as a professor and voice as a writer and poet. “David Clewell was a beloved...

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

The Best Things to Do in St. Louis, February 13 to 16

Posted By on Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 11:07 AM

This weekend is officially an indoor weekend, because it's cold and it's Valentine's Day. If you're all alone on the second-worst holiday of the year (Christmas is the all time number one worst holiday in perpetuity), there's always the Purina Pet Parade on Sunday. 1. Hong Kong Beauty Hark...

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LEGO Builders of All Ages Unite at the Minifig Shop in Kirkwood

Posted By on Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 6:10 AM

Michael Toler remembers when his children stopped playing with LEGO bricks. As an avid Star Wars fan, he bought his sons the themed LEGO sets, but he never knew what to do with them when they lost interest in building them. He eventually started constructing the sets himself, and...

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Jay Bouwmeester Update: GM Doug Armstrong Says "He's Doing Very Well"

Posted By on Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 4:25 PM

St. Louis Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong provided an update on Jay Bouwmeester's condition during a 3:30 p.m. press conference this afternoon from the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Las Vegas. The good news is that Jay Bouwmeester is "doing very well, things are very positive," according to Armstrong. At...

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Do it Doggy Style This Valentine's Day With the APA's Weekend Fostering Program

Posted By on Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 11:37 AM

The Animal Protective Association (1705 S. Hanley Road, Brentwood) is promising you “a little canoodling with a playful partner” and “weekend fling you’ll never forget,” and you don’t even have to buy an expensive dinner first! The APA’s Valentine’s Day fostering program allows you to bring home an adoptable...

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Friday, February 7, 2020

How Much Reality Will MTV’s New Show About the Busch Family Share?

Posted By on Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 9:39 AM

St. Louis has long been in the national spotlight for its historic and prolific beer industry. Anheuser-Busch is still easily the most famous brewery in town, having been founded in 1852 (and just as famously sold to InBev in 2008). Now, Billy Busch Sr., the great-grandson of A-B co-founder...

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The Best Things to Do in St. Louis, February 7 to 12

Posted By on Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 6:03 AM

It's a week full of classics this time around. Between the art shows, the drama, the opera and the towering musical work at the Symphony, your tuxedo is going to get a workout this weekend. 1. Three in One Edward Albee's drama Three Tall Women is that rare beast:...

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Board Member and Opera Fan Gives Opera Theatre of Saint Louis $45 Million

Posted By on Thu, Feb 6, 2020 at 1:12 PM

Phyllis Brissenden never missed a production from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (210 Hazel Avenue, 314-961-0644). After each performance, she loved congratulating and speaking with the singers under the big green and white tent just outside the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts in Webster. Brissenden, a lifelong lover...

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