If you think the only way to really enjoy listening to an Ambrosia or Lynyrd Skynyrd album is on vinyl . . . if you think CDs sound too digital and an mp3 is just a badly-sampled CD . . . then the day you live to celebrate is coming up this weekend. There’s something about the interaction between man and machine that makes a … Continue reading Record Store Day Celebrates Everything Vinyl
Spring plays hard to get in the Midwest. She flirts and bats her eyes with early crocus blossoms that pop up through snow and prematurely excite us. But she is not to be so easily had. Collectively, we are so “over” the monotonous solitude of winter, tucked into mattresses of garments, head down, aching for color, for scent and touch. But, despite early flashes, spring … Continue reading Hello Spring!
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.
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 of the region’s finest jazz musicians taking turns entertaining the crowd, themselves and each other.
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 sawdust. Patrons wearing cowboy hats line the bar to watch the dancers kick up their heels.
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 “HAIL, HAIL ROCK & ROLL/CHUCK … Continue reading Chuck Berry Lives On In The U. City Loop
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 from a late performance of … Continue reading Community Theatre Veterans George And Bea Lamb Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award