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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

Build it (with Legos), and they will come: Skyscraper show makes U.S. debut at Magic House by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Ryan McNaught, one of only 14 Lego professionals worldwide, came with a crew from Australia to Kirkwood to install the still-huge replicas.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Jim Gaffigan on brain tumors, Chappaquiddick and taking a break from politics by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Gaffigan, who performs at Scottrade Center on Saturday, says busy off the stage with some serious matters.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Bundle up, St. Louis: Cool ways to spend the cold days by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

From stargazing to wreath-laying to holiday parade-watching, we have several suggestions for enjoying the outdoors.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Behind the scenes at Missouri Botanical Garden's Gardenland Express by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Pat Scace and her team of workers and volunteers plan for each show three years in advance, and order flowers for each the year before.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Ellie, one of St. Louis Zoo's Asian elephants, diagnosed with tuberculosis by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

She's not showing any symptoms and doesn't pose a risk to visitors, the zoo says.

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Friday, November 3, 2017

St. Louis Zoo temporarily closes grizzly habitat to deter bears from digging by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The new habitat, which opened to the public on Sept. 15, should reopen next week.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Seinfeld and his jokes pass the test of time at Fox show by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“People are nice. It’s a great town,” the comic said of St. Louis. “Couldn’t wait to get here. Can’t wait to get out.” The audience roared.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Gateway Arch museum, visitors center to open in time for Fair St. Louis by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Construction preview shows new entrance, several levels of interactive exhibits

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Contemporary Art Museum's new Art Up Late series celebrates current exhibits by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Their first party on Oct. 20 is based on Mickalene Thomas' Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities

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