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Midtown Overhaul in Action

Midtown Overhaul in Action

Tannock Blair, Associate News Editor

February 28, 2019


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There is a major development going on around SLU that was last year branded “Prospect Yards.” The name was voted upon last March by select members of the SLU family, SSM Health employees and others within the community. The area connects north and south campuses; bordered by Grand Boulevard and Vandeventer...

The Hidden Gems of Grand Center

The Hidden Gems of Grand Center

Lauren Smith, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


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Just around the corner from SLU is the Grand Center Arts District, alive with concerts, symphonies, festivals, films, and art just waiting to be experienced by the Midtown locals. Since the early 1900s the Grand Center has been a bustling hub for the arts and a major midwestern tourist destination. The area t...

Reigning Men

Marycait Dolan, Contributor

September 21, 2017


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This past weekend marked the closing of the Saint Louis Art Museum’s summer exhibition, Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear. As fun as its punny title would suggest, Reigning Men encompassed the main goal of refocusing the frequently feminine lens of fashion to instead showcase the lesser-celebrated history of men’...

St. Louis Theatre: ‘Fabulous’ theater strives to be student-friendly

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October 11, 2011


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Located just one block away from Saint Louis University’s Frost Campus, the Fabulous Fox Theatre has been entertaining audiences since its opening in 1929.  This historic theater produces shows year round, including touring plays and musicals, comedians, musicians and dance groups. Students can even...

St. Louis Theatre: Peabody offers blast from the past

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October 11, 2011


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The historically rich doors of the Peabody Opera House will be opening for the first time in 20 years this October. After receiving $78.7 million in restoration, the Opera House is sure to be more magnificent than ever.  The Peabody Opera House (formerly the Kiel Opera House) at 1400 Market St. is...

St. Louis Theatre: Powell Hall: Home of the symphony

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October 11, 2011


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St. Louis Symphony’s Powell Hall is known for its tremendous acoustics, beautiful foyer and dramatic performances. This fall season, Powell Hall, located north of campus at 718 Grand Blvd., is offering a large variety of shows, aiming to combine music as well as dance. In 1925, when the theater...

St. Louis Parks: Tower Grove Park serves as ‘Victorian ideal’ for community

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October 11, 2011


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Founded in 1868, Tower Grove Park is known for its beautiful Victorian Pavilions and its lush greenery. With 289 acres, it is the second largest park in St. Louis and a truly beautiful sight in the spring. “When you live in a city, you get consumed from all the concrete around you,” junior Aravinth...

St. Louis Parks: Free attractions: The St. Louis Zoo

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October 11, 2011


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Arguably the greatest free attraction in the city, The St. Louis Zoo is not only renowned for its elaborate exhibits, but also for a continuing focus on diversity.  Located in the heart of Forest Park, the sprawling Zoo contains more than 18,000 animals and 700 species.  “I love going to the Zoo,”...

St. Louis Parks: Local site is the ‘Heart of St. Louis’

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October 11, 2011


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As summer winds down and the St. Louis weather cools, there is nowhere more enjoyable to be than the outdoors. Forest Park is a natural escape set deep into urban St. Louis, and upon entering, it’s as if the entire city disappears into the skyline. Saint Louis University students and St. Louisans...

St. Louis Concerts: The Firebird

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October 11, 2011


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To earn a profit, bands must not rely solely on CD sales, but touring as well. The Firebird has succeeded as a live concert venue and haven for traveling and local musicians since 2007. Located east of Saint Louis University’s campus at 2706 Olive St., the venue was formerly known as The Bluebird,...

St. Louis Concerts: Delmar Loop holds world-ranked concert venue

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October 11, 2011


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Mumford & Sons, Fleet Foxes, Lauryn Hill, Phoenix, Bon Iver and Matisyahu. What do all of these award-winning artists and bands have in common? They have all played at The Pageant. The Place  Located at 6161 Delmar Blvd. in the St. Louis Delmar Loop, The Pageant is a premier club venue t...

St. Louis Concerts: Blueberry Hill: Celebrating American pop culture

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October 11, 2011


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Blueberry Hill is one of the seminal attractions of the Delmar Loop district in St. Louis, and the restaurant has become strongly intertwined with all things pop culture in America. A holographic image of Blueberry Hill’s owner Joe Edwards, with “Welcome” written across it, is a strong hint...

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