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Looking for something different in holiday entertainment? Seriously consider "A Winter Fable," the current collaboration between Circus Flora and the St. Louis Symphony. It features great music by Steven Jarvi and the symphony—including some rarely played pieces by Ippolitov-Ivanov, Dvořák, and Janáček—and an impressive array of circus acts. It's major holiday fun.

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The play begins and almost immediately it is clear why Lorraine Hansberry’s "A Raisin in the Sun" has been highly successful and celebrated for over 50 years. Her genius not only lies within the dynamic characters she created, but also in the manner in which she captured the human condition with such precision and authenticity.

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As the global economy begins to rebuild after the recent economic recession, a lot of people who once considered themselves comfortable are finding it difficult to rebound. Max & Louie's United States premiere of the Irish play "Chancers," by Robert Massey, takes a darkly comic look at the very real, and sometimes very desperate, straights of the struggling middle class.

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You're probably familiar with the phenomenon of the unreliable narrator—someone who won't or can't give an accurate account of his or her experiences and memories. In real life it's annoying as hell. In Sharr White's "The Other Place" it's the basis for a compelling drama about what happens when reality, perception, and memory become disconnected from each other.

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Thursday, 09 June 2011 22:54

A Chorus Line Hits the Mark

It's understandable that some folks might think a show that opened in 1974 could be dated and silly. I mean, the world has changed a lot in 41 years, right? But wait! when it comes to A Chorus Line, you'd be dead wrong.

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Saturday, 14 May 2011 09:04

The Lady with All the Answers Tells All

I spent an evening with Anne Landers recently....at least I watched as an extraordinary actress brought La Landers back to life for a touching, rollicking jaunt through the life of an American original.

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Saturday, 07 May 2011 06:51

Dark Matters: More pointless than spooky

Okay, it has all the elements: Dark night, missing Mom, creepy Dad and Sheriff, mysterious lights in the sky, but I think the author would have done much better if he'd kept to the more traditional story arc and offered us, say, a plot.

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In the lobby of the area's local Taj Mahal, otherwise known as the Scheidegger Center for the Arts at Lindenwood University, is a display window paying homage to early 20th century scenic designer Lyobov Popova.

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Karate Bikini - A Simpler Sugar

Wed November 26
Karate Bikini is an eight piece ensemble who's members hail from St. Louis and the metro area. They are a large band with a large sound. Their latest album A Simpler Sugar is full of upbeat pop songs,…