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Friday, September 8, 2017

Ellie Kemper Bragged to HuffPo About St. Louis, and We're Totally Flattered

Posted By on Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 6:48 AM

Aww shucks, Ellie, you're making us blush. St. Louis native-turned-Hollywood-actress Ellie Kemper, who is the star of Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, told the Huffington Post in an article published on Tuesday all about why she loves her home city so much. Fittingly titled "To Explain Ellie Kemper’s Brand Of Kindness,...

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Best Things to Do This Week, September 7 to 13

Posted By on Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 6:33 AM

There's a chill in the air, a spring in my step and a flask in my back pocket; it must be Autumn in St. Louis. Pretty soon the Christmas lights will be up at Target. But let's not rush things — let's enjoy this weather while it lasts. Get...

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New NFL Player Has a Surprising Alma Mater: Division III Greenville University

Posted By on Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 6:19 AM

College football season kicked off this past weekend, with millions of fans across the country packing into massive stadiums, many larger than the NFL stadiums that most players strive to play in one day. Most of those games are televised to many more millions watching at home. Then there...

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Kinloch Park's Basketball Courts Are Now a Work of Art

Posted By on Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 6:52 AM

For the past five years, the Sunday closest to Keri Gilyard's birthday has marked an annual basketball tournament for players across St. Louis. The tournament in Kinloch Park reunites not only Gilyard's friends but more than 200 people — including many who have been forced to move out of Kinloch. But...

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St. Louis' Only Legal Outdoor Skate Park Prepares to Unveil a Huge Upgrade

Posted By on Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 6:39 AM

The moonshine comes as a complete surprise. Bryan Bedwell has just sat down on the edge of the Peter Mathews Memorial Skate Garden, which is currently under major construction in the Bevo Mill neighborhood, when a colleague shows up with a clear glass mason jar. The man is proud of...

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Strange Folk Festival Is Coming to Carondelet Park

Posted By on Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 10:07 AM

Strange Folk Festival has a new home: Carondelet Park. The announcement was made today on the festival's Facebook page after a series of clever clues. The Carondelet location, a sprawling city park in deep south city, will be the fourth in as many years — and follows some controversy with...

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Week, August 31 to September 6

Posted By on Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 12:50 PM

And lo, another summer ends. Fall will be here soon enough, but first — a three-day weekend (three-and-a-half if you duck out of work early on Friday). Take advantage of this long weekend, because we don't get another one until Thanksgiving. 1. See two new plays by local playwrightsStray...

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Basketball Hoops Make the (Preliminary) Master Plan for Tower Grove Park

Posted By on Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 3:14 PM

Big things are coming to Tower Grove Park. Today the park announced its preliminary master plan, which outlines developments slated for the next twenty years. Among the new amenities: basketball courts. And that's not all. The park also plans to add five additional public restrooms, a 2.5-mile running track...

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Monday, August 28, 2017

SIUE Aims to Set a World Record — and Benefit Kids — With Books

Posted By on Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 6:11 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville needs books — but we're not talking about books for classes. The university has its sights set on breaking a world record and helping the community in the process. On September 8, SIUE is honoring World Literacy Day by working to beat the world record for...

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Best Things to Do in St. Louis, August 24 to 27

Posted By on Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 12:53 PM

The eclipse is over; what's left to look forward to? Plenty. Summer's winding down, but there's always another weekend to fill up. Take your pick of art shows, documentaries, festivals and even a circus — we also have the bloodiest play Shakespeare ever wrote. 1. See a film about...

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