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Stomp at Fabulous Fox Theatre April 10 – 12

Stomp, the international percussion sensation, makes its St. Louis premiere at the Fabulous Fox Theatre April 10 – 12. From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, Stomp has grown into an international sensation over the past 20 years, having performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million people.

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Hawthorne Players Announce Season

Season tickets are now on sale for Hawthorne Players’ 70th season. Season tickets to all four shows at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre are $48 for seniors/students and $52 for adults and may be ordered at the box office or by calling 314-368-9909.

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Florissant Valley Symphony Orchestra in Concert March 8

The Florissant Valley Symphony Orchestra will present a concert at 3 p.m. on March 8 at the Terry M. Fisher Theatre on the St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley campus. The concert is free.

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Oscar Predictions: In a Perfect World

By Sandra Olmstead

As I make my predictions for who with win and who won’t in office pools, in social media forums, at the party, and privately during the Oscars’ telecast, I am always conscious of three factors in Oscar prediction that make it more a game of chance than an intellectual pursuit. The first challenge is that I have my favored and loathed among the nominations, which influences my guesses. Second, although the actual quality of one film above the other requires comparing apples to oranges, the nominees and the winners reflect only the majority opinion of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences members. The third challenge to predicting the winners is more complicated. The personal and business politics of who wins and the studios’ massive advertising campaigns both influence, or not, the voting of the Academy.

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Alpha Players Presenting ‘Parfumerie,’ A Sweet and Timeless Scent, in March

PARFUMERIE: Danny Brown (who plays George   Horvath) and Diane Kenley (who plays Amalia Balash)     in The Alpha Players production of " Parfumerie."

PARFUMERIE: Danny Brown (who plays George
Horvath) and Diane Kenley (who plays Amalia Balash)
in The Alpha Players production of ” Parfumerie.”

Alpha Players’ second show of its 56th season – E.P. Dowdall’s Parfumerie –will play the Florissant Civic Center in March.

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Della’s Diner Comes to the Civic Center Theatre

The Florissant Fine Arts Council Presents: Della’s Diner from the State Theatre of Georgia on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m.

Della’s Diner is a delicious comedy romp with outrageous Southern characters and show-stopping Country, Blues and Rockabilly tunes. Della is the sassy, big-hearted café owner who dispenses love, wisdom and moral advice to the parade of odd balls who come and go from her cozy diner on Morning Glory Mountain. The musical tells the tale of Della’s mixed-up relationships and the threatened future of her diner.

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