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Monday, January 15, 2018

STL Rapper Gets Nod from MTV, Which Still Does Music Sometimes Apparently

Posted By on Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 6:47 AM

MTV, a television channel best-known for its programs about grossly spoiled children and fabricated identities and grotesquely irresponsible parenting, published a list Friday entitled "10 Chill Artists That Will Make Your January Less Dry," proving — to the shock of many — that the station actually apparently does still focus...

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

St. Louis Musician Nathan Jatcko Missing, Family Seeks Help

Posted By on Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 1:59 PM

A St. Louis-based musician has been missing since early Friday morning, and now his family is asking for the community's help in searching for answers. Nathan Jatcko, 31, was last seen around 1:30 a.m. Friday morning at his apartment on Lawn Avenue, near South Kingshighway, his father John Jatcko says....

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Mean Superintendent Refuses to Call Snow Day Despite Bribes, Music Videos

Posted By on Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 1:53 PM

Hillsboro Schools superintendent Doc C. Cornman will not be moved. Not by begging, not by bribery, not even by well-reasoned discourse delivered in rhyme and put to video. Absent a sufficient amount of snow on the ground, there will not be a snow day. The integrity of the Jefferson County school...

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The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: January 12 to 14

Posted By on Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 10:38 AM

As the city plunges back into a mini ice age, St. Louis offers the kind of hot and heavy shows that would feel right at home in the dead of summer. For one, Tef Poe unleashes Black Julian 2 with a party at the Bootleg while the FarFetched Collective celebrates...

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Nelly and Vatterott College's Ex'treme Institute Cut Ties

Posted By on Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 6:03 AM

Vatterott College, a for-profit career training institute with locations set up all around the Midwest, has removed rapper Nelly's name from its St. Louis-based music production program, the Ex'treme Institute. The move comes just one week after an announcement that many of Vatterott's campuses — including the Ex'treme Institute — are...

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Newly Announced: Steely Dan, Rod Stewart, Hot Snakes, FemFest 4 and More

Posted By on Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 6:53 AM

Here, again, is every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention. Page two contains our complete listing of new shows, so you can do some digging of your own and let us know which ones you...

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Friday, December 29, 2017

The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis this New Year's Weekend

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 7:56 AM

While a nation-wide deep freeze might ease the hijinks of New Year's Eve, those wanting to avoid amateur hour altogether have other options to cap off the year, with a full weekend of parties. 2017 was record-breaking in all the wrong ways, so consider the next three days a...

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The Ten Best Songs By St. Louis Artists in 2017

Posted By on Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 8:54 AM

Each year, the sound of St. Louis gets broader, deeper, brighter and darker — and harder to pin down. Not that we don’t try. Each week, in fact, RFT music critic Christian Schaeffer’s long-running Homespun column takes a local album for a spin and talks with the artists behind...

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Friday, December 22, 2017

The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: December 22 to 24

Posted By on Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 10:29 AM

Whether your holiday spirit is still going strong or has totally diminished, the weekend ahead offers ways to fully immerse one's self in everything Christmas or avoid the jingle bells altogether. One glaring omission from the list below is Smino, but that's only because unless you're willing to pay a...

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Nelly's Rape Accuser Tells Her Story of What Happened That Night in Lawsuit

Posted By on Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 12:15 PM

New details have emerged in the rape allegations against Nelly, real name Cornell Haynes Jr., as the rapper's accuser, Monique Greene, has filed a lawsuit against him for sexual assault and defamation. TMZ was the first to break the news about the lawsuit, which comes on the heels of an announcement from...

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