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Watch the Rolling Stones Play Their First Show Without Charlie Watts

The Rolling Stones aren’t launching the 2021 leg of their No Filter tour until Sunday night at the Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri, but a tiny crowd of invited guests got to see them play a 14-song warmup show Monday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The private event was organized by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The show was the unofficial debut of touring drummer Steve Jordan, and their first gig without Charlie Watts since he joined the band in January 1963. “It’s a bit of a poignant night for us,” Mick Jagger told the...
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Free Little Library added to Stephanie's Place

ALTON — A Free Little Library has been established by Stephanie’s Place in Alton. The library, built by Alton homeschool students Jacob and Blake Schaper, joins a registry of more than 100,000 libraries around the world helping to increase book access for all. Although Little Library kits can be purchased,...
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Interview: Beyond Housing

ST. LOUIS – “Dear Lou” is a conversation designed to bring all of St. Louis together around creating a stronger St. Louis region and also raise awareness for a new program called “Once and for All.” The program was created by our friends at Beyond Housing to create a stronger, more prosperous St. Louis by investing in our under-resourced communities. Today on the show, we welcomed St. Louis’ very own Mvstermind, who was named by NPR as one of its 2019 musicians to watch. He showed off a video of him performing his own “Dear Lou” letter to all of St. Louis, as well as announced plans for a new release coming next month. Learn more at and

Archon returns after COVID-induced hiatus

COLLINSVILLE — Attending Archon can be full of surprises — especially this year after the regional science fiction/fantasy convention returns after a COVID-induced hiatus last year. “It feels really good. It’s been a long two years,” said Alan DeVaughan, co-chair of the convention. “I don’t even know what to expect;...

Red Plaid Shirt Comes To Alton Little Theater This October

ALTON - Playwright Michael Wilmot was a silver-haired creative genius who left a legacy of brilliant plays in his estate. His nieces now manage the estate allowing community players throughout London, Canada, and the U.S. to continue honoring his legacy and reaping the rewards of his dedication to small community playhouses.
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The Riveting and Joyless World of St. Louis Film Part Time

There came a moment early in the writing of Part Time, when the script was still growing beyond its first dozen pages, when Stryker Spurlock decided that the plot should be more than an extended gag about spontaneous teleportation. Spurlock, one of the key creators behind the live comedy sketch...

Kindermusik with Ellen Singh is Internationally Recognized

Kindermusik with Ellen Singh, an early childhood music program run through SIUE’s Suzuki program in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a Top Program by Kindermusik International. The international award recognizes excellence in program development and outreach. An article posted by Jill Moon on Tuesday, Sept. 21...

A New Mural Comes To Highland - Arts Council Receives Grant From The National Endowment For The Arts

HIGHLAND - A renowned artist from St. Louis, Robert Fishbone, began painting a mural on the west wall of the Weinheimer Community Center in Highland on September 2. The primer creates a surface for a fantastic picture representing Highland’s past flowing through the future. The Weinheimer Community Center has been an integral part of the community, and this mural will continue the purpose of the Weinheimer, which was built to bring our community together. The Weinheimer has done that since 1949 through the generosity of forward thinkers within the city. Now, the mural will bring the community together again to appreciate the arts.

Watch: first trailer for Kurt Warner biopic released

ST. LOUIS- Christmas Day is a little over three months away, and that’s the day Kurt Warner’s story hits the big screen. “American Underdog,” tells the story of Warner’s rise from working at a grocery store to the Arena Football League to then winning a Super Bowl with the Rams and eventually entering the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Alton Little Theater to don "A Red Plaid Shirt"

Playwright Michael Wilmot was a silver-haired creative genius who left a legacy of brilliant plays in his estate — which are now managed by his nieces — and so Community Players throughout London and Canada are able to honor his untimely passing AND reap the rewards of his dedication to small community playhouses.

Review: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Presents World Premiere of ‘Dreaming Zenzile’

Venue: Loretto-Hilton Center, Webster University, 130 Edgar Road. Tickets: $36-$99; visit or call 314-968-4925. Highlights: International music sensation Somi Kakoma is a powerful force in her own right as playwright and primary performer in this dazzling world premiere musical depiction of the life and times of one of the 20th century’s most influential women. With the noted guidance of director Lileana Blain-Cruz, Dreaming Zenzile entertains while it also educates and informs its receptive audience.

Early childhood music studio earns international award

EDWARDSVILLE — “Kindermusik with Ellen Singh” has been named a Top Program by Kindermusik International. Singh is an early childhood music specialist at “Kindermusik with Ellen Singh.” The Kindermusik Top Program award recognizes excellence in building an expansive program and reaching many families in the community with the renowned music and movement program that promotes early childhood education.
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Review: 'Echoes of the Dead' is a fast-paced thriller

“Echoes of the Dead,” by Spencer Kope (Minotaur) When four wealthy men, one of them a congressman, disappear on their annual fishing trip to the Upper Kern River near Bakersfield, California, Magnus “Steps” Craig of the F.B.I. Special Tracking Unit senses real trouble. The four know the river too well...