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Chamber Music Society of St Louis Presents “The Russians Are Coming”

Monday night’s sampling of Russian composed chamber music was a delight to the senses. While I do consider myself a lover of various types of music, this was my first visit to the Sheldon Ballroom. The venue is beautiful although seating is very casual, as in round tables and chairs. However, if you enjoy classical music or would like to…

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Sweet Revenge Returns to St. Louis

As I arrived at the Kranzberg Arts Center to watch Sweet Revenge, the line was out the theater door! I was unfamiliar with the play, written by Polish author Aleksander Fredro, but I quickly learned it was a classic and it has local history. Sweet Revenge, as performed by the Julius Stowacki Players ( Saint Louis-1933)  had me wanting more…

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St. Lou Fringe Review: That Really Funny Improv Show

As a sarcastic individual who is a huge fan of comedy, I looked forward to attending today’s improv show at the 2017 St Lou Fringe Festival. Compass Improv did not disappoint. The venue at the Kranzberg Arts Center was a simple one. The lack of fancy seating and staging did not detract from the energy of the audience and performers….

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St. Lou Fringe Review: Story Stitchers Pick the City Up

Pick the City Up, pick it up, pick it up! Those are the words I left Strauss Park with, engraved in my mind this evening. I entered Strauss Park to see quite a few excited youths in all-black t-shirts with white writing that said: #DROPTHEGUNS #KEEPTHEPEACE. Messages necessary for any community but especially for our city, which has so much…

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In The Heights Brings Harmony and Latin Spice to the .Zack

I went into the .Zack with an open mind, not sure what to expect. I never heard of the venue before and hadn’t really heard much about this In The Heights, which is being produced at the venue by R-S Theatrics. The .Zack surpassed my expectations. It’s very modern and open. The theater features all black seats in a triangular design…

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From STL to LA: Colin Rich and the Road to Fame

It’s hard to imagine picking up your bags and moving to Los Angeles to fulfill your dreams but that’s exactly what multi-talented St. Louis artist Colin Rich did. From writing to acting to producing, Mr. Rich has worn many hats. Learning how to play the drums at a very young age drove him further into music. At the age of…

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The Arts are ALIVE at Strauss Park

When I read about the ALIVE festival in Strauss park I thought to myself, “how do they plan to host a festival is such a small space?” If you walk by too fast, you may miss this small park on the corner of Grand and Washington. For the ALIVE Festival, the park was completely transformed.  It was a welcoming inviting environment….

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Talent Spotlight Presents Actor Leland Lambert

St. Louis is filled with talent on the rise. You may be hearing a buzz about a shining inner city star, making a name for himself, prepared to shock Hollywood with an earthquake of versatile talents. If you haven’t heard the buzz yet, you’ll be hearing it everywhere soon.  We’re talking about a young actor/model named Leland Lambert.

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