RFT (Riverfront Times)

Ghostface Killah Headlining Seoul Taco's 10th Anniversary Party in the Grove

Ten years ago, David Choi opened the window of his food truck, Seoul Taco (multiple locations including 6665 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-863-1148), at a popular local food truck festival and got absolutely crushed by the demand for his Korean tacos. Since then, he's grown into a beloved brand with brick and mortar outlets throughout Missouri and Chicagoland. To show his appreciation to everyone who has supported him along the way, he's throwing an epic anniversary party in the Grove, featuring food, art and none other than hip-hop icon Ghostface Killah.
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Alton, ILTelegraph

This Week In Pictures

ALTON — Each week award-winning photographer John Badman of The Telegraph captures images of the Riverbend area. Here is a sampling of his photographs from this week. They also appear in the weekend issue of The Telegraph.
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Saint Louis, MOKSDK

St. Louis chef featured in Netflix series

ST. LOUIS — Daym Drops is the ‘Grandfather of Food Reviews’ on YouTube. He has more than 250 million views and travels the country to find the best unknown fried dishes in his new Netflix series Fresh, Fried & Crispy. The second season hit Netflix earlier this week, and one...
Saint Louis, MOwustl.edu

Phillips wins 2021 Jackson Poetry Prize

Poets & Writers has awarded the 2021 Jackson Poetry Prize to Carl Phillips, professor of English in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Endowed by philanthropists John and Susan Jackson, the annual prize carries a monetary award of $75,000 and aims to provide poets with the time and encouragement to write.
Alton, ILadvantagenews.com

Vintage Voices auditions set for July 24

Vintage Voices, a cultural event in Alton, consists of tours in the Alton Cemetery with actors in period costumes telling the story of Altonians who have shaped the city’s history. The Vintage Voices committee has set an audition date for the 2021 edition of Vintage Voices. Auditions will be Saturday,...
Saint Louis, MOPosted by
5 On Your Side

New multi-skilled journalist headed to 5 On Your Side

ST. LOUIS — Multi-skilled journalist Pepper Baker will bring her energetic personality and storytelling skills to 5 On Your Side beginning next month. Baker comes from 5 On Your Side sister-station 13WMAZ in Macon, Georgia, where she has spent the last three years working as an MSJ and fill-in anchor for the station’s weekend morning and evening shows. As the station’s education beat reporter, Baker has worked on the weekly series “School of the Week” and a special called “Driving Me Crazy.”
Saint Louis, MOwustl.edu

University Libraries acquires papers of acclaimed author Charles Johnson

University Libraries at Washington University in St. Louis has acquired the papers of Charles Johnson, the acclaimed author, cartoonist and essayist who won the 1990 National Book Award for his novel “Middle Passage.”. Spanning nearly six decades, the archive brings together manuscripts, drafts, correspondence, artwork and ephemera and serves as...
Saint Louis, MOstlmag.com

See this now: 'A Conversation… A Dance on Differences,' K/P Project's inaugural concert

The K/P Project, formed by Prince Lyons and Kameron Saunders, is a new collective with a hyperlocal focus. For their inaugural concert called A Conversation… A Dance on Differences—running Friday through Sunday at the future site of City Foundry—Lyons and Saunders, two celebrated local dancers and choreographers, aim to shine a light on a diverse group of talented artists and the issues that impact them, right here in St. Louis.
Saint Louis, MOwearemoviegeeks.com

Win Passes To The St. Louis Virtual Screening Of Edgar Wright’s THE SPARKS BROTHERS On Thursday, June 17

How can one rock band be successful, underrated, hugely influential, and criminally overlooked all at the same time? Edgar Wright’s debut documentary THE SPARKS BROTHERS, which features commentary from celebrity fans Flea, Jane Wiedlin, Beck, Jack Antonoff, Jason Schwartzman, Neil Gaiman, and more, takes audiences on a musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades with brothers/bandmates Ron and Russell Mael celebrating the inspiring legacy of Sparks: your favorite band’s favorite band.
Saint Louis, MOSt. Louis Post-Dispatch

Food Network's 'BBQ Brawl' will feature two St. Louis chefs

Two St. Louis chefs are among the contestants on the second season of “BBQ Brawl,” which debuts June 14 on the Food Network. David Sandusky of Beast Craft BBQ Co., Beast Butcher & Block and Beast Southern Kitchen & BBQ and Christina Fitzgerald of Sugarfire Smoke House will compete against each other and 10 other contestants under the guidance of chefs Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Eddie Jackson.
Saint Louis, MOstlmag.com

Arts, Culture & Entertainment

While symphony lovers have been eager to get back to Powell Hall, it’s not as though SLSO left them totally bereft during the pandemic. The orchestra invested in a half-dozen 4D robotic cameras and sophisticated production to stream a half-dozen shows with the kind of up-close-and-personal points of view you’d never get in person. slso.org.
Saint Louis, MOSt. Louis Post-Dispatch

OTSL's 'New Works, Bold Voices' takes on current events, social justice

The parameters were constrictive but clear: Each creative team was given nine months to create a 20-minute work for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis on issues of social justice, the pandemic and other global events happening in the summer of 2020. Each opera was to answer the question posed by OTSL general director Andrew Jorgensen: “How are you feeling about the world?”
Saint Louis, MOSt. Louis Post-Dispatch

Volumes of history: Mercantile Library marks 175 years of collecting Americana

Little Shield's drawings were never lost in the Mercantile Library. But when new employee John N. Hoover opened the ledger of colored drawings by the Arapaho leader, he felt a rush of discovery. Shelved in a long-locked cabinet, the 150-year-old pictures of Little Shield's own victorious battles seemed overlooked as the treasure they were.
Belleville, ILSt. Louis Post-Dispatch

School's out! See 11 iconic photos that were taken on June 11

Belleville, Ill., students could barely contain themselves on the last day of school on June 11, 1974. The Associated Press has won 31 Pulitzer prizes for photography since the award was established in 1917. Each day we offer a curated collection of some of the best AP images that were taken from that day. Not all of these photos were prize winners, but each of them certainly tells a story.
Saint Louis, MOkeeparthappening.org

Open Air: Chuck Flowers

Celebrate live arts and culture safely at Open Air, a concert series presented by Kranzberg Arts Foundation featuring St. Louis’ finest musicians. Indulge and imbibe from our rotating menu of seasonal food and drinks while the musicians light up the stage under the heated and well-ventilated tent outside The Grandel.
Saint Louis, MOKMOV

Fox season ticket holders get access to Hamilton, option to add-on The Lion King

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Season tickets for the upcoming U.S. Bank Broadway Series at The Fabulous Fox will go on sale Monday. Season ticket holders will get access to watch Pretty Woman: The Musical, CATS, The Prom, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady and Hamilton. New subscribers will have the option to purchase the six-show package or add Disney’s The Lion King for a seven-show package.