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Thursday, April 19, 2018

St. Louis Earth Day wants every festival to celebrate the earth by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The event this weekend in Forest Park strives to be zero-waste. Its organizers want to help other big gatherings go green, too.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Ring in the new: Circus Flora starts earlier season in new location by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Big Top will stay up for six months instead of the usual shorter run of the show. New, closer offices will ease behind-the-scenes work.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Ready to launch: Columbia moon landing capsule on display at St. Louis Science Center by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission" opens Saturday and will be here through Sept. 3. It includes the story of the St. Louis role in the space race.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Exhibit of undersea Egyptian treasures at St. Louis Art Museum is 'big in every way' by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

'Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds' opens for the first time in America on Sunday.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

St. Louis artist Ellie Balk makes connections using color — and math by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"St. Louis seems to be aching for public art, aching for more color. If I can do that in an interesting way, I’m happy," she says.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

It's easy being green this St. Patrick's Day: Choose from 4 area parades by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Earlier start to Dogtown parade and added security to festival will make for a more family-friendly event, organizers hope.

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Friday, March 9, 2018

St. Louis Zoo will buy 425 acres in north St. Louis County by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The land, owned by the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562, may be used for breeding, conservation, or even public wildlife and safari experiences.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Tickets to Apollo 11 Mission exhibit at St. Louis Science Center now on sale by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The science center is one of four museums nationwide to host the exhibition from the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.

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Hippity-hop, grown-ups: It's adult egg hunt season by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Think Easter egg hunts are for the kids? Grab some friends for a fun adults-only night out.

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Friday, February 23, 2018

'Art in Bloom' at the St. Louis Art Museum promises springtime fun by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The event starts Thursday, March 1 with a preview party and dinner and continues through Sunday, March 4.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Thousands of carved woodblocks combine to animate 3-D 'Time Spy' at St. Louis Art Museum by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Chinese artist Sun Xun and his team carved thousands of woodblocks to animate "Time Spy," the St. Louis Art Museum's first 3-D film exhibition

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Monkey business: St. Louis Zoo's baby colobus monkey finally has a name by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Zookeepers chose the name Hawthorn for the male monkey, who was born in December.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Back where it started: Soulard's newest bar gears up for the year's biggest street party by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Harpo's in Soulard, which opened in the fall, was the site of the neighborhood's first Mardi Gras party in 1980.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Log home, mini-levee and stone building from 1818: A peek at museum construction below the Arch by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Members of the media got a peek at the 46,000-square-foot underground addition, which opens July 3, in time for Fair St. Louis.

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Off to see the Wizard World Comic Con? Here's what you need to know. by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

From celebs to the latest in anime, the three-day event has something for every fangirl and fanboy.

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After Beggin’ Pet Parade, dashing dachshunds will race in Wiener Dog Derby by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Founder and longtime organizer to turn over leash to new leadership

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Six Flags announces new thrill: Batman backward by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Six Flags St. Louis has announced a new thrill with a twist. But technically, it’s not a twist: thrill-seekers can now ride a roller coaster backward.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Lou Ferrigno won't make it to St. Louis, but he's still a hero to fans of all ages by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Lou Ferrigno was scheduled to appear at this weekend's Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con at America's Center, but we learned Tuesday that he canceled his appearances due to illness.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Monday, January 8, 2018

Not sure what the Missouri Historical Society does? A new brand campaign should help by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

New commercials and signage will be launched for the Missouri History Museum, the Library and Research Center and the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Eight cheetah cubs born at St. Louis Zoo; large litter makes history by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Mother cheetah Bingwa gave birth to the cubs on Nov. 26, and all appear to be healthy, zoo says

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

How to spike a trombone player's pulse? Have him play a DreamWorks film score. by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

DreamWorks Animation in Concert comes to the symphony on Dec. 29 and 30, and a trombonist says they're fun - and sometimes difficult - to play.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

'Elf the Musical' promises candy canes, syrup, sweetness at the Peabody by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Marie Lemon, who plays Buddy's stepmom, says bringing the holiday spirit to audiences doesn't feel like work.

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9 family-friendly New Year's Eve events that won't keep you up too late by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Celebrate by watching fireworks, ice skating, hiking, or ringing a bell.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Circus Flora packs up its big tent for new home, earlier show season by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The red and white tent will stand at 3401 Washington Boulevard at least six months out of the year.

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Mummies on the move: New Egyptian gallery opens Friday at St. Louis Art Museum by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Starting Friday, a trip to see the mummies and Egyptian artifacts at the St. Louis Art Museum will not include an odd detour through the period rooms of 18th-century French and English furni…

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St. Louis Art Museum buys John Singer Sargent portrait of girl for $2.2 million by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The painting, "Portrait of Charlotte Cram" fills a major gap in museum's collection and should become a visitor favorite, officials say

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Friday, December 8, 2017

11 fun ways to see Santa without traveling to the North Pole by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

From a pet-friendly festival to a throne by a train display, Santa Claus shows up in some unexpected local spots.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

St. Patrick's Day parades in Dogtown, downtown will adjust start times in 2018 by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Dogtown will also host a new Irish festival; time changes meant to even out public safety resources and help make Dogtown parade more family-friendly

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Jim Gaffigan delivers laughs and, ultimately, Hot Pockets to crowd at Scottrade Center by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The comic discussed everything from his wife’s brain surgery to the Chinatown YMCA in seamless routine.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

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