One of St. Louis' most beloved holiday traditions is back this week, as Brewery Lights at Anheuser-Busch's flagship brewery in Soulard kicks off Saturday. This year, the brewery is promising some exciting new features, including a 50-foot digital tree (there's also a 22-foot tree if that's more your speed). A new "dazzling light show" will take place multiple times each night and last for 10 minutes at a time, and Yule Groove performances take place twice nightly.
On Tuesday morning — at 9:25 a.m. to be exact — the RFT reported that city prosecutors were dismissing first-degree murder charges against Dejuan Allen, a 25-year-old who was first charged almost six years ago, when he was 19. Allen had spent five of the last six years in the City Justice Center.
Perhaps the first thing you notice is the voice. Hunter Hamilton, the young St. Louis-based guitarist, singer and songwriter, has a charmingly squeezed vocal timbre, present in both his speaking and singing voices, that creates a mirthful tenor, like a mix of Nick Drake, Sonny Bono and helium.
A night of canvases and cocktails awaits you at Paint and Sip at HandleBar (4127 Manchester Avenue, 314-652-2212), where St. Louisans 21 and older are invited to learn from local art instructor Gage Lopez as he guides them through a night of laughter, creativity and holiday spirit. Lopez works for Painting on the Rocks, a local company that hosts workshops and events designed to get people painting, and he knows his stuff.
If the words "Nelly" and "party" together don't do something for you, then there's no way that you're a St. Louisan. And since this paper breathes and bleeds St. Louis, it's practically our duty to cover any and all Nelly and party related-news. Thus, we are here to let you know that Nelly's Black and White Ball is slated to return to the Lou on Sunday, December 3.
A group of KDHX associate members filed suit in St. Louis Circuit Court yesterday, seeking to compel the community radio station to seat the board members that they voted in during a September meeting. They also are asking a judge to remove two members from the board whom they voted to oust at that same meeting. The lawsuit represents the latest front in attempts by associates and former DJs who are deeply critical of KDHX President Gary Pierson and Executive Director Kelly Wells to challenge station leadership.
Ari Lennox w/ Rod Wave, Toosii 8 p.m. Sunday, November 19.
Missouri Governor Mike Parson recently broke bread — or at least a few barbecue-slathered ribs — with Kansas Governor Laura Kelly. No big deal, right? Just two middle-aged white people in neighboring states finding common ground.
If you are one of the many, many St. Louisans who had your catalytic converter stolen out from under your car, you may have wondered whatever became of that pilfered hunk of metal. Well, the New York Times has your answer.
For the past seven weeks, Metro Transit has been experimenting with a change to MetroLink service — and it's getting an earful from riders who aren't happy about it. The public transit agency announced in late September that it would begin putting some single-car trains into service instead of its normal trains, which include two cars. Metro Transit framed the change as a pilot project that would allow "more flexibility" that "provides opportunities to try out new innovative options that may better serve the changing travel patterns of our MetroLink riders.” But as the experiment has continued into its seventh week, with no end date publicly announced, some riders have grown fed up.
“You do it nicely, ‘cause it really does matter how it looks.” So says Gracie (Julianne Moore) to Elizabeth (Natalie Portman) in Todd Haynes’ May December. Ostensibly, she’s talking about arranging the maraschino cherries in a pineapple upside-down cake.
Weiquan Jiang and Zixuan Hu, co-owners of Dumplings and Tea (137 Chesterfield Towne Center, Chesterfield; 636-778-9090), both hail from the southern part of China. Though their hometowns are in different regions — Jiang is more from the center-south and Hu is from the southeast — they take pride in the area's unique culinary heritage and have fond memories of the particular style of bao and dumplings they grew up eating.
It's the best of times, it's the worst of times for LGBTQ rights in St. Louis. On Tuesday, the Human Rights Campaign released their annual Municipal Equality Index, which evaluates more than 500 cities across the country on how inclusive their laws, policies, and services are for LGBTQ residents.
Workers at all eight unionized Starbucks in the St. Louis area plan to go on strike on Thursday, November 16 — and that could spell big problems for the coffee behemoth. In a press release announcing their plans, the workers note that they've planned their strike for Red Cup Day, when the coffee giant hands out free reusable cups and is often one of the busiest days of the year for Starbucks. They call it the Red Cup Rebellion, and it's part of a bigger movement, with strikes planned for November 16 across the U.S.
When long-running Clayton favorite BARcelona Tapas closed in 2021, it was billed as a temporary measure. The restaurant had been displaced from its longtime home on Central Avenue by a high-rise development. But owner Frank Schmitz said he would reopen — he just needed a new space.
Thursday 11/16 Simply the Best Described as an "uplifting comeback story like no other," Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is a fittingly rockin' tribute to one of the greatest musicians to come out of this city, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 83.
Last September, a scandal in St. Louis rocked the chess world. Magnus Carlsen, a 31-year-old Norwegian grandmaster, implied Hans Niemann, a 19-year-old prodigy from San Francisco, had cheated during the Sinquefield Cup at the St. Louis Chess Club. Online, many speculated how Niemann could have cheated, with the prevailing theory that he'd used remote-controlled anal beads to direct him on the best moves.
Five months after he was federally indicted on insurance fraud charges, former Alderman Brandon Bosley has found himself in a precarious place with his legal representation. In September, the attorney Bosley initially retained to represent him, Paul Sims, filed a motion with the court to withdraw as Bosley's counsel.
I'll never forget the moment my daughter went from being my shopping sidekick at Parker's Table (7118 Oakland Ave, Richmond Heights; parkerstable.com) to a customer for life in her own right. It was New Year's Eve, and she was eight years old, tagging along with her mom as we procured provisions from the low-key lunch counter and specialty shop in Richmond Heights: some sparkling wine, an obscene amount of cheese and charcuterie, a container of the citrus-marinated olives that have a cult following, freshly baked ciabatta (because you never leave Parker's Table without its freshly baked ciabatta), more wine, some good rum and mixers.
When City Foundry STL (3730 Foundry Way, cityfoundrystl.com) opened its doors two years ago this past August, it was all about the food. St. Louisans were so excited to try the bounty of international cuisines in the former manufacturing plant's food hall, no one seemed ready to acknowledge the place was basically an elevated food court — without the mall to go around it.