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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A St. Louis Designer Created Your Dream Wedding Dress — Out of Toilet Paper

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 8:57 AM

Many fashion designers create wedding dresses from silk, satin or organza, but it takes a special talent to craft a beautiful garment from toilet paper. St. Louis designer Ashley Ulicni has done just that. The 32-year-old Ballwin resident created an ornate, full-sized wedding dress from rolls and rolls of...

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St. Louis Symphony to Offer Free Forest Park Concert on September 13

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 6:37 AM

Here's one you might want to mark on your calendar: The St. Louis Symphony is offering a free concert in Forest Park on Wednesday, September 13. As the summer bustle begins to wind down, you'll want to bring your friends and a blanket to Art Hill. This concert begins at 7 p.m., followed...

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Miss Missouri's Groundbreaking Role Is Subject of New Documentary, Crowning Change

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 10:15 AM

When Erin O'Flaherty was crowned Miss Missouri 2016, the media swarm wasn't yet buzzing. In fact, the first public mention that O'Flaherty was gay — that she was, in fact, the first openly gay Miss America contestant in the pageant's history — was a blog post on But that...

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Your Complete Guide to St. Louis Fireworks 2017

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 6:41 AM

The calendar may say it's June, but guess what? The Fourth of July celebrations begin this weekend — with the rocket's red glare filling the skies as early as Saturday, July 1. The excitement continues on Sunday, Monday and into the Fourth itself on Tuesday evening. Plan right, and...

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RIP Steve Truesdell, St. Louis Photographer and Friend

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 6:15 AM

Steve Truesdell died on Saturday. He was 55 years old and had suffered a stroke in the early hours of the morning. In the late afternoon, following surgery to remove a massive blood clot, he died at St. Anthony's Medical Center. For years, Steve was the RFT's go-to photographer, the...

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Left Bank Books to Launch 'BookFest St. Louis' This September

Posted By on Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Calling all bibliophiles! The Central West End Business Community Improvement District has announced the creation of the first-ever BookFest St. Louis, a book festival featuring local and international writers and related activities for all ages. The festival will take place on September 23 in Central West End's Writer's Corner, home...

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Cardinals Announce Date for First-Ever Pride Night

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 11:35 AM

It's official: The St. Louis Cardinals have added a Pride Night to this season's theme ticket schedule. The Cardinals announced today (the first day of St. Louis' PrideFest, by the way) that the team's first-ever Pride Night will take place on Friday, August 25, at a 7:15 p.m. game against...

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The Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Weekend, June 23 to 26

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 6:43 AM

We're one week out from the Fourth of July and a glorious four-day weekend. But oh, rest assured, there's plenty of things to do and enjoy over this next four day stretch. We have art, fashion, pop culture and a whole lot of gay pride lined up. Get out there...

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

15 Ways You Know It's Summer in St. Louis

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 1:47 PM

There's nothing quite like summer in St. Louis. Sure, other cities experience the dreadful humidity, but there are some elements that make experiencing the season here so, well, St. Louis. From overdosing on frozen custard to fighting the masses at Fair St. Louis, here are 15 ways you know it's...

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Blues' History of Playoff Haplessness Lampooned in New Video

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 8:44 AM

It's a busy week in the world of hockey, what with today's expansion draft for the Vegas Golden Knights, Adidas unveiling a slew of new jerseys and the upcoming league draft just a few days away — so, this is probably a good time to ruminate on the amazing,...

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