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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Pande-Mix Playlist: The Monroes' “What Do All the People Know?”

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 2:59 PM

Each week, ex-KDHX DJ Chris Ward examines a song from his quarantine-based playlist dealing with isolation, loneliness, hope and germs. This song and more can be found on the Spotify playlist, “Pande-mix: an end of the world playlist”: https://spoti.fi/2WZGTJZ. “What Do All the People Know?” — The Monroes —...

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Friday, June 26, 2020

WerQfest to Celebrate Black Queer Art and Community This Weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 2:07 PM

In the absence of a June PrideFest celebration in St. Louis this year, which was rescheduled to August due to COVID-19, a new digital festival is stepping up in its place. Aptly named WerQfest, St. Louis will see its first totally online event geared toward “celebrating Black queer art...

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Rapper Huey Killed, One Man Wounded in Kinloch Shooting

Posted By on Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 8:32 AM

The rapper Huey was killed overnight in a shooting in his hometown of Kinloch. Huey, who's "Pop, Lock & Drop It" hit No. 6 on Billboard's Hot 100 in 2007, arrived bleeding from at least one gunshot wound about 10:50 p.m. at a hospital, according to St. Louis County...

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Blues Museum to Reopen July 1, Will Host Outdoor Live Music Series Downtown

Posted By on Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 2:08 PM

St. Louis' National Blues Museum will reopen its doors on July 1 and will play host to a weekly series of outdoor live music events through Labor Day, according to a press release Thursday afternoon. The slate of shows has been dubbed "Al Fresco @ the MX" and will...

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Pande-Mix Playlist: Todd Rundgren's "Influenza"

Posted By on Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 1:01 PM

Each week, ex-KDHX DJ Chris Ward examines a song from his quarantine-based playlist dealing with isolation, loneliness, hope and germs. This song and more can be found on the Spotify playlist, “Pande-mix: an end of the world playlist”: https://spoti.fi/2WZGTJZ. “I can feel my will slip away” I have a...

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

New Drive-In Series Will Bring Nelly, Brad Paisley, El Monstero to St. Louis

Posted By on Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 2:33 PM

Drive-ins are really having a moment right now. As the entire live event industry has largely been at a standstill due to lockdowns meant to slow the spread of coronavirus, the old tradition of loading up into your car and parking in a lot full of your fellow citizens...

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Friday, June 19, 2020

St. Louis Jazz Station 88.7 FM Is in Danger of Going Under Due to COVID-19

Posted By on Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 1:13 PM

After nearly 50 years as a community radio station serving the St. Louis region, WSIE (88.7 FM), the area's only source of 24/7 jazz on the FM dial, is in danger of being knocked off the air thanks to COVID-19. The station, branded "The Sound" in 2016 after decades...

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18andCounting Stays Bent and Busy With 71-Day Livestream Run

Posted By on Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 11:31 AM

“Stay woke, stay ready,” as the saying goes. That dictum has been put into practice for years by civil rights organizers, but as the intertwined movements of police reform and Black Lives Matter have hit a critical mass over the past month, the phrase rings ever more true. Stan...

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Halo Bar at the Pageant to Require Masks Upon Reopening

Posted By on Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 5:32 PM

The Pageant may still be closed, but its smaller attached watering hole, the Halo Bar, will reopen for business this Friday. "We are excited to announce that the Halo Bar is re-opening in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, starting on June 19th," reads a press release. "We have enhanced our...

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Schnucks Freedom Fest Will Include Fireworks, Live Music, Movies and a Car Show

Posted By on Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 1:25 PM

Most of the more traditional ways to celebrate the birthday of the United States may be canceled or postponed this year, but thanks to the sudden comeback of drive-in entertainment, St. Louis' 4th of July will still go on with a bang in 2020. Schnucks Freedom Fest sees the...

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