Three years ago, the greater St. Louis area became synonymous with racial unrest. The aftermath of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri showed that this metropolitan area had some long-simmering problems. It also served as a reminder to the leaders of the Community Gospel Choir of St. Louis that they had the right message and mission. Advertisements
You’ve made it intact through hump day at work. Looking for a little jazz to mellow out the week? Sounds like a plan. Even better, a legit jam session, expertly smoked meat, and all within the confines of St. Louis County. Welcome to @Nesby’s Bar & Grill. This family-owned restaurant in the heart of Sunset Hills is where you’ll find many […]
One of the great musical treasures of far West County is a honky-tonk named Stovall’s Grove Rockhorse Saloon. When you walk in the front door, you immediately feel like you have walked onto a movie set. The decor is mid-century country, complete with wagon wheel chandeliers, tables covered in blue gingham, a pool table and an adequately sized dance floor speckled with […]
Rock ‘n roll pioneer and icon Chuck Berry may be gone, but his memory lives on in the University City Loop. The statue of Berry at the entrance to Ackert Walkway on Delmar Blvd. continues to generate stuffed animals, beads, leis and other odds and ends left by the singer’s fans. Across the street at Vintage Vinyl, the marqee notes […]
One of St. Louis County’s most beloved community theatre performers was recognized for his work on April 1. George Lamb and his wife Bea were honored with the Theatre Mask Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. Art For Life, the community theatre support organization, presented the Lambs with the honor during their annual awards luncheon. George Lamb arrived at the event fresh […]
Twice a year, Mother Nature puts on a colorful show in eastern Missouri: fall and early spring. The month of April offers a perfect opportunity to get out and see blooming flowers and trees. In fact, the Missouri Department of Conservation suggests this month is prime time for the state’s colorful woodland trees, beginning with dogwoods. While you’re out looking […]
Nothing quite compares with farm fresh vegetables. When you eat produce picked a day or two earlier, it just tastes better than the generic grocery store goods. Of course, it is also is a one small way of reducing your carbon footprint and benefiting the environment. And, according to the University of Vermont, the shorter the time between the farm […]
Coming April 5!! St. Louis County Arts Blog Launches Non-profit website will highlight local arts and artists April 5, 2017—A new online magazine will connect artists and residents who love the arts in St. Louis County. The blog—stlcountyarts.com – goes on Wednesday, April 5. The goal of St. Louis County Arts blog is to highlight notable local artists who work in a variety of media, including music, theatre, dance, designers, painters and much more. St. Louis County Arts Blog is a non-profit, volunteer-driven initiative. The co-creative directors of the blog are Valerie Tichacek and Bill Motchan. Tichacek was formerly web editor at public radio station KDHX. Motchan is a writer and photographer whose work regularly appears in the St. Louis Jewish Light. Both are enthusiastic about the opportunity to expose more St. Louis Countians to the wide variety of arts in the area. “The St. Louis County arts scene is alive and vibrant, and we plan to feature the people who make it happen,” Tichacek said. “It could be behind-the-scenes stories of the stage designers at the Rep or the working musicians who call St. Louis County their home base.” The blog will provide listings of upcoming events, feature stories, photos and audio interviews with notable St. Louis artists.