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April 8 Unofficial Election Results

The results of the April 8 municipal elections are below. Results are unofficial until certified by the St. Louis County Board of Elections....more»

Left Bank Books Leaves Downtown

Flagship store in the Central West End remains open
Left Bank Books, the 45-year-old independent St. Louis bookstore, has announced that it is closing its downtown location by May 31. Its flagship store in the Central West End at 399 N. Euclid remains open....more»
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Four Men Charged Following Police Involved Shooting In University City

The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on April 16 issued charges on four men in connection with a St. Louis County Police shooting that occurred on April 15....more»

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Washington University's Thurtene Carnival

The student-run event has been entertaining crowds for 106 years
by Eileen P. Duggan
After 106 years, one might think the Thurtene Carnival would be getting old. But every year there’s something new at the Washington University in St. Louis student-run event, and this year is no exception....more»
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Dine Out April 24 For St. Louis Effort For AIDS

Annual fundraiser has more than 140 restaurants on board
by Fran Mannino
There are a lot of options when choosing a place to dine out in the St. Louis area. But how often can a person enjoy a great meal while helping to support an equally great non-profit organization?...more»

$9 Million Price Tag On Proposed MetroLink Station For Midtown

Cortex big supporter of Sarah at Boyle station
by Jaime Mowers
A new MetroLink station at the Cortex development in Midtown would cost about $9 million to build and $835,000 a year to operate....more»
Jamie Adams
The idealized nudity depicted in Jamie Adams’ work challenges the viewer with illusions and dreams the painter has created, but sex is not the subject here. Adams masterly renders a sly parody of our culture’s fantasies and obsessions with sex, control and turning women into market-ready images of desire. The paintings reveal an upside- down world that floors ideas and books into mere foot pedestals — attending the subject’s ennui. Statuary and fruit, even a tiny dog, are nuanced references to art history, along with the classic poses — reminders of time refusing to stop, as light dances across bodies, sheets and bedroom walls. Adrift in materiality, each subject suffers a narcissistic pain, totally alone, aware only of being noticed by the artist and the viewer, and longing for something more. Through May 17, 2014. (Philip Slein, 4735 McPherson Ave. 314-361-2617.) ---Dickson Beall

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre At The Fox

Troupe returns to St. Louis April 25-26 with local dancers Alicia Graf Mack & Antonio Douthit-Boyd
by Regina Popper
And they’re back! St. Louisans swoop into the Fox Theatre every time Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre hits town. The predominantly African American dance troupe, which celebrated its 50th anniversary a few years back, creates intensely beautiful, heart-rending and memorable stage moments that are unforgettable....more»

Chelsea Handler’s Latest Book: “Uganda Be Kidding Me”

by Jennifer Alexander
Chelsea Handler is the brash, opinionated host of the late-night talk show "Chelsea Lately." She is also the author of several bestselling books of humorous essays including "Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea" and "Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me." ...more»

St. Louis Indie Bookstore Best-seller List

For the week ending April 13
Adults: 1. Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler 2. Amazing St. Louis by Charlie Brennan 3. The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin 4. The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox 5. Can’t and Won’t by Lydia Davis...more»
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Easter Sunday Brunch Cruise

Date: Sunday, April 20, 2014

Enrichment Eggstravaganza at the Zoo

Date: Sunday, April 20, 2014

Gaslight Cabaret Festival

Event Occurs Through Saturday, April 26, 2014.

Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet

Event Occurs Through Sunday, July 06, 2014.

Art of its Own Making

Event Occurs Through Saturday, August 23, 2014.

"The Trials of Brother Jero"

Event Occurs Through Sunday, April 27, 2014.

COCA Gallery Exhibition: Habitat – Carol Fleming Marks

Event Occurs Through Sunday, April 27, 2014.
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