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Regina Carter brings jazz and therapy to Children's Hospital

6:36 am on Mon, 12.09.13

One night, the violinist is taking bows before a standing ovation at Jazz at the Bistro. The next afternoon, some of her audience may have trouble standing, but the kids in the playroom at Children's Hospital were no less appreciative. “Jazz is medicine personified," according to a doctor who brings in the jazz musicians.

St. Louis-Stuttgart SisterCities Karneval

In Giving Back

6:35 am on Mon, 12.09.13

It's not too soon to planahead for some oom-pah-pah fun as the organization that supports cultural exchange and educational programs, including scholarships, is hosting its winter ball in February.

Tigers v. Tigers: How Mizzou and Auburn stack up academically

In Out & About

12:58 am on Fri, 12.06.13

The University of Missouri and Auburn University are facing off at 3 p.m. Dec. 7 for the Southeastern Conference championship. We’d say, “Go, Tigers!” but the teams have the same mascot. Thanks to the St. Louis Business Journal, we learned that Auburn outspends Mizzou on its football program $33.3 million to $15.3 million (2011). We wondered how the two schools measured up in other ways, such as graduation success rate.

Encore: Dead before death

In Performing Arts

12:58 am on Fri, 12.06.13

For years , the author was certain he would never come to appreciate The Grateful Dead, let alone be a Deadhead. But little by little, he's come around. He talks about his conversion and relates a real evolution: by a musician who went on to play with the Schwag, a Dead cover band.

Lots of theater openings for cold evenings

In Out & About

6:44 am on Thu, 12.05.13

The Mousetrap at the Rep; Hannah Shenesh at New Jewish Theater; Oh, Hell! by R-S Theatrics; Medal of Honor Rag by the West End Players Guild; Kosher Lutherans by HotCity Theatre; The Screwtape Letters at the Touhill; and the Lafayette Square House Tour (though that might be cold)

Careful on that kitten or puppy for Christmas

In Giving Back

6:43 am on Thu, 12.05.13

Pets take time. Do you have it? Puppies and kittens explore where you might not want them to be. Christmas tree? Kittens may climb it. Puppies may drop their own presents near it. And then there is personality. What kind of animal fits with your family?

Of music things - with holiday themes and not

In Out & About

6:52 am on Wed, 12.04.13

There's a Renaissance Madrigal Theatre and Christmas Rout and 'A Christmas Carol' for the family. Bach is at the symphony and a Renaissance Sleigh Ride is at a couple of spots. But if you've had enough fa la la la la, check out the Bottle Rockets or A Mini Ring.

Cans Film Festival 2013

In Giving Back

6:51 am on Wed, 12.04.13

A free movie and contributions to food pantries: Where but at Wehrenberg? Five cans donated on Saturday will get you into a movie that afternoon. Add 10 more cans and get a ticket for a future show.

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Conference of American nuns will mull response to Vatican charges

In Nation

7:55 am on Fri, 08.03.12

Meeting in St. Louis next week, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will have its first opportunity as an assembled group to consider what to do after the Vatican issued a mandate for change this spring. It calls on the conference to reorganize and more strictly observe church teachings.

The 'free' Zoo

In Commentary

7:51 am on Tue, 05.22.12

When a family of four goes to the St. Louis Zoo, they can be forgiven for not knowing it will cost them $60, $72 if they park. If they can't pay, the alternative is to tell the kids they can't do what kids do at the zoo.

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House sends Boeing incentive bill to Nixon

In Economy

12:55 pm on Fri, 12.06.13

The Missouri House easily passed legislation aimed at attracting production of the 777x, a move that wraps up a legislative special session that saw little suspense and few surprises. The bill now goes to Gov. Jay Nixon, who has strongly supported the legislation.

Gandhi inspired Mandela on South Africa's 'Long Road to Freedom'

In World

10:10 am on Fri, 12.06.13

Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95, was a towering moral figure of the 20th century -- along with Mahatma Gandhi. It was no coincidence that Gandhi and Mandela, whose paths never crossed directly, both embarked on their campaigns against discrimination in South Africa. It was when Mandela won election as South Africa’s first black president that Gandhi's influence became apparent.

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Regina Carter brings jazz and therapy to Children's Hospital

6:36 am on Mon, 12.09.13

One night, the violinist is taking bows before a standing ovation at Jazz at the Bistro. The next afternoon, some of her audience may have trouble standing, but the kids in the playroom at Children's Hospital were no less appreciative. “Jazz is medicine personified," according to a doctor who brings in the jazz musicians.

Encore: Dead before death

In Performing Arts

12:58 am on Fri, 12.06.13

For years , the author was certain he would never come to appreciate The Grateful Dead, let alone be a Deadhead. But little by little, he's come around. He talks about his conversion and relates a real evolution: by a musician who went on to play with the Schwag, a Dead cover band.

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Schlichter honored with St. Louis Award

In Region

4:57 pm on Tue, 12.03.13

The attorney has founded Arch Grants, which brings together nonprofit philanthropy and commercially viable opportunitiesto fund new business startups, and Mentor St. Louis, which finds adult mentors for elementary students in the St. Louis Public School System. He was the driving force behind the state's historic tax credit program.

BioGenerator sets open house to celebrate new digs for entrepreneurs-in-residence

In InnovationSTL

12:29 pm on Tue, 11.12.13

BioSTL's BioGenerator organization is on the move as its entrepreneurs-in-residence find a new home in 4,300 square feet of office and conference space in an old automobile factory. The blossoming program, which helps BioGenerator's portfolio companies to get off the ground, continues to pay dividends within the growing biotech community.

Ambassadors aim to soften rough landing for St. Louis immigrants

In InnovationSTL

6:34 am on Fri, 11.08.13

The St. Louis Mosaic Project is set to hold an orientation for its new ambassadors -- dozens of foreign and native-born volunteers who aim to help make the community a more welcoming place for those from other nations. Participants will be expected to do everything from visiting local restaurants serving international cuisine to having dinner with an immigrant to the area.

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Regina Carter brings jazz and therapy to Children's Hospital

6:36 am on Mon, 12.09.13

One night, the violinist is taking bows before a standing ovation at Jazz at the Bistro. The next afternoon, some of her audience may have trouble standing, but the kids in the playroom at Children's Hospital were no less appreciative. “Jazz is medicine personified," according to a doctor who brings in the jazz musicians.

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