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Friday, June 14, 2019

World Aquarium on Laclede's Landing closes after city condemns building by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Aquarium has troubled past; was kicked out of City Museum in 2015.

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Retired Ladue sculptor, 93, gets a little help refurbishing his whimsical art by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

John Burroughs graduate Grant Kinch helped refurbish the work of Donald Behrens, now a resident at Aberdeen Heights in Kirkwood.

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Giant wedding gift tells unlikely Lindbergh love story in new Missouri History Museum exhibit by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Flores Mexicanas," a painting given to Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh as a wedding gift from the Mexican president, was conserved to tell the story.

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Friday, May 10, 2019
Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Randy Rainbow connection: Comedian spoofs politics with viral musical videos by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“I think I’ll always go where there’s heat or controversy,” he said.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Burglars break into historic St. Louis mansion's carriage house, steal computer equipment by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The museum recently launched a campaign to restore the mansion's windows.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Take a peek behind the construction barricades at St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The aquarium and entertainment complex will include a Ferris wheel, zip line, and a 250,000 gallon shark habitat.

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Friday, January 4, 2019

City Museum sold to Oklahoma-based theme park company by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

City Museum had been looking for a new owner that could keep it growing and make some behind-the-scenes changes, director says.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Toby and Mickey, two African elephants who lived at Grant's Farm, have died by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Mickey had suffered a brain tumor, and their deaths did not appear to be related, officials said.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Putt-putt what? Artists design holes for a gallery-worthy mini-golf course by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Sheldon Golf Galleries is home to a new 9-hole miniature golf course you can play this summer.

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Magician's money disappeared in Branson, but now he's wowing millions worldwide by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Justin Flom, who specializes in sleight-of-hand illusions using ordinary objects, performs at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Brave storytellers will dare to tell all when 'RISK!' comes to Delmar Hall by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The RISK! show and podcast is a format for people to share juicy, outrageous and amazing stories otherwise saved for good friends or a therapist.

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Leslie Jones delivers fun, energetic, raunchy show at Touhill by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Comedian warns crowd that her standup will be nothing like SNL; most don't seem to mind.

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Closed for decades, renovated museum reopens at Missouri Botanical Garden by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Built in 1859, the building is one of the oldest in the city. It has been closed to the public since 1982.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Sugarfire at the Boathouse, opening Wednesday, will offer paddleboard, kayak, canoe rental by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Barbecue by Sugarfire Smoke House, paddleboarding, canoes, kayaks and Forest Park? You can enjoy that savory, sunny combination this summer, according to a partnership announced Monday.

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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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