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Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Launches 2014 Summer Concerts

The Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Division kiked  off its 2014 Summer Concert Series at Harry S. Truman Park, 7029 Howdershell Road, with the Americana sounds of Lucky Old Sons on Saturday, May 31.

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Cast For Muny’s ‘Grease’ Named, ‘The Office’ Phyllis Smith Returns

Broadway sensation and long-time Muny performer Taylor Louderman leads this phenomenal cast as Sandy Dumbrowski in The Muny’s 2014 production of Grease.

Brandon Espinoza makes his Muny debut as Danny Zuko, while the beloved Phyllis Smith, star of the hit television series The Office, returns to The Muny as Miss Lynch. Ariana DeBose, recently seen on Broadway in Motown the Musical, will play Rizzo, and Drew Foster, who played in both the Muny production and national tour of West Side Story, is Kenickie. Matt Saldivar will play Vince Fontaine in the 6th production of The Muny’s 96th summer season.

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New Seth Rogen film takes him one step beyond fraternity days

Neighbors: Anti-Heroes for Everyone

by Sandra Olmsted

Director Nicholas Stoller tackles another perpetual adolescence movie with Neighbors, a frat house movie with none of the charm or amusing characters of the granddaddy of all frat films, Animal House. In Neighbors, the main characters aren’t even the frat boys, but the neighbors to the frat house, Mac and Kelly Radner ( Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne, respectively), a young couple barely passed their own college year and struggling to enjoy first-time parenthood. With a new baby in the house and a mortgage, a fraternity buying the house next door is hardly good news, and predictably, they handle it all wrong, presumably because of their own mixed feelings about getting older and having conflicting responsibilities and desires.

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The Other Woman: Revenge Is Served Smokin’ Hot

By Sandra Olmsted

Director Nick Cassavetes teams up again with Cameron Diaz this time for a revenge comedy that offers three often scantily clad female leads — Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton — and neatly scripted madcap comedy deftly directed. First time screenwriter Melissa Stack provides a solid backbone for the comedy and plenty of comic moments for Cassavetes to bring to life.

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Musical ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ at the Fox

The Fabulous Fox Theatre is delighted to announce that the new 2014 national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, will play April 29 – May 11 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis.

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‘The Swing of Hearts’ and ‘River City Ramblers’ to Close FFAC Season

The Swing of Hearts is the title of an upcoming “Romantical” evening of heart-felt song with Wayne Coniglio leading St. Louis’ finest 35 piece studio orchestra, featuring Cecil Cope from Memphis and St. Louis’ own Elsie Parker. They will appear on April 26 at 8 p.m. at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre in tandem with special guests Bob Ceccarini and the River City Ramblers.

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