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New Movies, Old Moves: 3 Classic Hollywood War/Romance Films

           by Sandra Olmsted

Several of the films this spring display an interesting development. As the audience has shifted from solely the 17-34 year old male demographic, filmmakers have adapted Classic Hollywood filmmaking styles to lure other audiences into the theaters. The baby boomers, retirees, and empty nesters go to the movies more, a trend documented in varies trade journals over the past several years. To appeal to this demographic, the best filmmakers have successfully selected a unique combination of strong classic narratives, magical realism, cerebral storytelling, stylish special effects, wide audience appeal, and lofty themes.

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It’s Yet Another BBQ Place in STL that The Dining Divas Love

The Dining Divas

**Lisa Kampeter photo** revisedBy Lisa Kampeter

I’m always excited when we find a new restaurant that’s delicious, down to earth, and affordable, and the Dining Divas discovered another in the U-City loop area at Salt and Smoke.   The sign out front says it’s barbecue, beer, and bourbon, and that means…it’s good eating.

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Dining Divas

Maplewood Restaurant is One

Of a Kind with Dining Divas

**Lisa Kampeter photo** revised   It was a pleasant spring evening. You know the kind. Jacket weather. Not quite warm enough for flip flops but warm enough to question wearing boots. The pollen hadn’t started to attack yet. The bees and flies were still south for the winter.   And the sunset was such a lovely site. That’s what I remember thinking walking into the Dining Diva destination for this past month. What a wonderful night!

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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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