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Dance St. Louis Presents Diavolo at Touhill

diabloDance St. Louis will present Diavolo on Friday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 1 at 2 and 8 p.m. The shows will be held at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. Tickets atre $35 – $55 for evening performances, and $35 for the Saturday matinee. Tickets are available at the Dance St. Louis box office at 3547 Olive St. in the Centene Center for Arts and Education in Grand Center, by calling 314-534-6622, or by visiting dancestlouis.org.

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The Music of Queen Featured in ‘We Will Rock You’ Coming to Fox

we will rock youThe worldwide smash hit ‘rock theatrical’, Queen and Ben Elton’s We Will Rock You, built around 24 of Queen’s biggest hits, opens at the Fabulous Fox Theatre March 18. We Will Rock You is produced by Queen Theatrical Productions, Tribeca Theatrical Productions, Phil McIntyre Entertainment and NETworks Presentations.

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Dining Divas do Brunch at Roster’s

**Lisa Kampeter photo** revisedThe Dining Divas Have Lots to Crow About at Rooster

By Lisa Kampeter

If you’re like me, when you think of a rooster, you think of crowing.  You think of an annoying male chicken whose morning cry awakens even the heaviest of sleepers.   You may even think of him strutting his stuff, marking his territory.  Some may consider it romantic.  He stands guard protecting his flock, crowing loudly if predators approach.  I find it cocky, no pun intended.

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Labor Day may be good Valentine film

The pie making scene in  Labor Day w with Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet, rivals that of the pot throwing scene in Ghost.

The pie making scene in Labor Day w with Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet, rivals that of the pot throwing scene in Ghost.

By Sandra Olmsted

In writer-director Jason Reitman’s Labor Day, the slowly unfolding story doles out romantic and dramatic tensions in digestible bites. Although told from the perspective of  13-year-old Henry (Gattlin Griffith), the story focuses on his mother Adele (Kate Winslet) heartbreak, depression, and withdrawal from society. At first, her wallowing in seems to be about being divorced from Henry’s father Gerald (Clark Gregg), but a deeper reason for Adele’s sadness drove the weak Gerald away. Although Hollywood rarely makes this once popular genre of film, the Woman’s Picture, Reitman may revive it with Labor Day.

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North County Girl Returns to Civic Center Stage Where She Made Debut

barbiea2Laura Barbiea, a St. Louis area native whose first performance was at age 3 at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre, will make her debut performance as a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the labor union that represents nearly 50,000 actors and stage managers, on the same stage when she appears with TheatreworksUSA in a production of The Teacher from the Black Lagoon January 16-23.

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Alton – Audubon Eagle Festival Saturday, Jan. 4

On Saturday, Jan. 4, the 2014 eagle watching season will officially kick off with the Eagle Festival.

The Audubon Center at Riverlands at the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary will be one of the hosts of the festival from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The center will have eagle viewing walks and vendor displays previewing upcoming activities and events happening throughout the season.

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