Author Archives: Lauren Healey

LGBTQ+ Community Has Long Bolstered the Armed Forces

As Pride Month celebrations are in full force, the Soldiers Memorial Military Museumis paying homage to LGBTQ+ community members who served in the armed forces. Although LGBTQ+ contributions to the military are not often highlighted in history books, members of the community have served in the U.S. military since its inception. “The father of what […]

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‘Kinky Boots’ Star J. Harrison Ghee Gets Real About How the Musical Changed His Life in the Best Ways

Prepare to “step into a dream where glamour is extreme” when “Kinky Boots” makes its regional and Muny debut June 19-25 featuring 16 Grammy Award-winning original songs by Cyndi Lauper. We chatted with the star of the show, J. Harrison Ghee, who fabulously portrays Lola in a role he was born to star in. “This […]

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Andrew Kuhlman of STAGES St. Louis Shines a Light on the Power of Theater

STAGES St. Louis is gearing up for an incredible 2019 season, and Andrew Kuhlman, associate producer at STAGES and co-producer of Broadway’s “The Prom,” believes the true power of the arts comes from its ability to inspire. “Whether you’re an audience member seeing a show come to life onstage or a student taking a class […]

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Dine For a Cause May 2 at Dining Out For Life St. Louis

Give back to the community while grabbing some great grub with your family and friends during this year’s 26th Annual Dining Out For Life (DOFL). To get involved, diners simply dine out at one or more of the over 100 participating restaurants of their choice on Thursday, May 2, and a portion of proceeds, ranging from […]

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The Muny and Missouri Historical Society Have Long Supported the LGBTQ Community

Although homosexuality was celebrated in many cultures in the past, the LGBTQ community in our culture has been kept in the closet for much of modern times. When the gay rights movement took hold in the 1960s, however, this marginalized group began enjoying increasing acceptance. In the Muny Memories exhibit on display now at the Missouri […]

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