On Friday afternoon, we posted a story about how the grandson of a former mayor of St. Louis was shot in both arms during a drug deal. The story was posted late in the afternoon, so if you missed it, check it out here (with police report included):
Police Say Grandson of Former St. Louis Mayor Alfonso J. Cervantes Wounded in Drug Deal Involving Clayton High School Students
Onto the music:
Sharon Jones at the Pageant
Soulful songstress Sharon Jones performed Friday night at the Pageant. Music editor Annie Zaleski has a review and pics of the smokin' show, arguably the hottest ticket in town.
There's also video of Beatle Bob dancing with Jones on stage.
Here's a bit of the review:
That was certainly obvious last night at the Pageant, when the 52-year-old dynamo strutted, sassed and sang for an adoring crowd full of dancing fools and soul revivers. For 90 minutes, she and the Dap-Kings - her crack band full of horn players, percussionists and the usual bass/guitar combo - played highlights from their 100 Days, 100 Nights and Naturally albums, debuted a slow, soulful new song and performed a few covers with a bizarro-world James Brown named Charles Bradley. Read More.
Although the Rams were woefully beaten Sunday by the Arizona Cardinals, it's never too early to begin forgetting about the season that former Ram Kurt Warner made a run for (and could win his) third MVP award. Look ahead at five ways for the Rams to build buzz for the 2009 season.
Meanwhile, Kurt Warner showed on Sunday against the Rams why losing stings doubly bad -- a former St. Louis player throwing bombs for a former St. Louis team. Congratulations, Arizona, you bastards.
Here's what you don't want to miss this week: RFT Calendar.
- Nick Lucchesi