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Halloween Rituals Have Changed

Mr. Fuddy-duddy Longs for Yesteryear’s Halloween

   By Tom Anselm

Tom Amsel. pg 2jpgLike most holidays in our post-modern society, Halloween has become very complicated. There are elaborate and ghoulish haunted houses, Six Flags Fright Fest, full blown retail-outlets with aisle upon aisle of spooky paraphernalia and every conceivable costume known to man and zombies. And the gruesomeness-meter hits ‘tilt’ in every neighborhood with a yard display that makes “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” look like “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.” And so at the risk of sounding like Mr. Fuddy-duddy, I gotta say this just ain’t right.

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Northwoods Sunday Pops Concert Honors Anne Frank

Northwinds Concert Band, led by Larry Marsh, will present a Sunday Pops Concert in the Florissant Civic Center Theatre at 3 p.m. on Oct. 26. Reserved tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and may be purchased at the box office or by calling 314-921-5678.

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Shakespeare Comedy ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Comes to FCC Theatre in Oct.

St. Louis Shakespeare will present Much AdoAbout Nothing at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre this mont.

As one pair of (reluctant) lovers engages in a merry war of wits, another becomes innocent victims of a villainous plot to destroy their happiness. But thanks to the dogged persistence of a truly remarkable keeper of the peace, love prevails at last in one of Shakespeare’s most popular romantic comedies.

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Remember Judy Garland With Florissant Seniors

The Florissant Senior Office will sponsor a trip to see Remembering Judy Garland and enjoy a lunch out.

The Miller Sisters of Swing St. Louis will take the stage at the Robert Reim Theatre in Kirkwood performing their signature tight harmonies, impersonations and tap dancing in this special performance commemorating their hometown as it celebrates its 250th birthday. Along with the performance, participants will enjoy lunch at Helen Fitzgerald’s.

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Voices of Valhalla: A Hayride through History presented by Hawthorne Players

History and dead folks come alive when Hawthorne Players present “Voices of Valhalla: A Hayride through History” on Oct. 3, 4, 10 and 11 at Valhalla cemetery, 7600 St. Charles Rock Road.  The performances mark the fifth season for Hawthorne’s popular “theatre in a cemetery” event, produced by Valhalla Cemetery and Funeral Chapel.

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Peggy Neely-Harris Wins Branson Sing-off

neeley-harris pg2Ferguson resident and inspirational singer Peggy Neely-Harris recently took first place the Christian Action Ministries Sixth Annual Sing-off at the Sign & Sound Theatre in Branson. Chosen as one of ten from a field of 75 competitors to participate in the Aug. 31 event, she walked away with the grand prize and the opportunity to perform the next day at Silver Dollar City.

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