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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

MOBOT cancels Chinese Culture Days in April, other events due to coronavirus concerns by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Science Open House, Sake and Sakura, and Eggstravaganza events will also be canceled.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Jupiter Quartet to perform Friday as part of Washington University's Great Artist Series by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The musicians are artists-in-residence at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Craft Alliance to move two miles east to 'maker district' on Delmar Boulevard by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The nonprofit art center has called the Delmar Loop home since 1969.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

St. Louis Holocaust Museum & Learning Center plans $18 million expansion by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The expansion will triple the size of the existing space. They plan to break ground in May.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Kayaking? Glamping? Breeding? St. Louis Zoo seeks input for 425-acre north campus by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The zoo bought the land in north St. Louis County in September 2018. Now it's hosting input sessions on Saturday and Jan. 23 to get ideas.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Blues hockey legend Bernie Federko crowned Rex of Soulard Mardi Gras by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Monday was Twelfth Night, the official start of the Mardi Gras Season. The Grand Parade on Feb. 22 will have a Blues theme.

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Friday, January 3, 2020

Expansion, exhibitions and an elephant baby among 2020 highlights at cultural institutions by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Officials will break ground soon at MOBOT for a new visitor's center, and prepare to ooh and ahh at a new baby elephant this summer at the St. Louis Zoo.

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Friday, December 20, 2019

A big splash: Your guide to St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The aquarium debuts Christmas Day, and while tickets for the big opening are already sold out, you can still visit Union Station's other new attractions.

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Partying with little ones? Here's where to ring in 2020 at a decent hour by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Ring in 2020 with fireworks, skating, hiking or even a library party.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Comedian Jim Gaffigan adds fourth show to his St. Louis stop in February by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

His new world tour, "The Pale Tourist," starts Jan. 10 in Pittsburgh.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

It's o-fish-al: St. Louis Aquarium will open Christmas Day at Union Station by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Construction on the $187 million entertainment complex, which includes an observation wheel and an indoor ropes course, began in November 2017.

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

A river runs through us: New book, exhibit explain how a river shaped St. Louis by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Mighty Mississippi" opens at the Missouri History Museum on Saturday. "Great River City: How the Mississippi Shaped St. Louis" by Andrew Wanko is its companion book.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

After months of flooding delays, Grafton aerial lift opens for sweeping river views by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Owners Jeff and Sandy Lorton lost their farm to flooding in 1993, and have spent the last two decades building the attractions at Aerie's Resort.

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Is membership worth it? Even for St. Louis' free museums, it pays dividends by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Friendship, discounts, and admission to museums and zoos around the country might make buying a membership worth the cost. At the St. Louis Zoo, it means free parking, invitations to be firs…

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Six Flags will host live shadowcast of 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A fire at St. Andrew’s Cinema in St. Charles in early October left the Flustered Mustard theater group no place to perform their live shadowcasts of the "Rocky Horror Picture Show." They…

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Missouri Botanical Garden to break ground on new, $92 million visitor center by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Construction starts in January for a larger center that replaces current one, now 37 years old. Private donors will pay for the new center, which is set to open in the spring of 2022.

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Angad Arts Hotel: Weird, art-centric, playful surroundings offer unique stay by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The tower of luggage art piece outside the entrance gives one clue that your stay at the Angad Arts Hotel will be, well, different.

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Boos cruise! Creepy new riverboat show and dozens of other ways to get spooked this Halloween by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Phantasmagoria, a new Mississippi River Ghost Cruise, will be staged aboard the Becky Thatcher riverboat through Nov. 3.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

The wheel deal: As the St. Louis Wheel opens, let's not forget the others by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The St. Louis Wheel opens at St. Louis Union Station downtown at 10 a.m. Monday.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Ferris wheel at Union Station ready for riders Oct. 1; soft opening Sept. 30 by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The 200-foot wheel has 42 climate-controlled gondolas, and is part of the new St. Louis Aquarium complex.

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Stethoscope, Cardinals jersey, 4 turkey sandwiches: SLU Hospital buries time capsule at new building by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The time capsule contained more than 150 items from hospital workers and officials. The new building is set to open on Sept. 1, 2020.

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Six Flags St. Louis revives its popular Coffin Challenge — with more at stake by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The contest debuted last year and went viral, prompting more than 45,000 applications.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Six Flags will debut a high-flying ride, Catwoman Whip, next season by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Six Flags St. Louis announced a new ride Thursday that’s designed to make you, well, yowl.

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Treat your kids to tickets for these family-friendly events this fall by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Disney on Ice, The Price is Right Live, and even JoJo Siwa are coming to town this fall.

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Sweet! Giant honey bears by St. Louis native grace Grand Center building by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The street artist, known as fnnch and based in San Francisco, hopes to bring art and a smile to people on their own turf.

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Monday, July 15, 2019
Friday, July 12, 2019

It's got legs: Observation wheel at Union Station to open in October, aquarium in December by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Officials from the St. Louis Aquarium and the St. Louis Wheel opened the complex to media tours on Thursday.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Moonstruck: Here's how to celebrate the 50th anniversary of mankind's giant leap by Valerie Schremp Hahn St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Joe Edwards, owner of St. Louis' space and moon-themed Moonrise Hotel, plans to host a party to celebrate the moon landing.

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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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