Author Archives: Lauren Healey

Kathy Griffin Gets Real About the Decapitated Trump Photo That Changed Her Life and How She’s Using it to Bring Life to Her ‘Laugh Your Head Off’ Tour

When comedian and actress Kathy Griffin posted a photo on social media of her holding President Donald Trump’s decapitated head last year, she had no idea the immense impact it would have on her future. “May 30, 2017, was the day that changed my life forever,” she says. “People said I’d come unhinged — first […]

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The Men of ‘Mamma Mia!’ at STAGES St. Louis Will Evoke Your Inner ‘Dancing Queen’

STAGES St. Louis is currently home to an epic rendition of “Mamma Mia!” so we chatted with some of the cast to find out what makes this version of a timeless classic such a fabulously groovy time. The musical follows Sophie and her mother Donna as they prepare for Sophie’s wedding. Sophie, desperate to have […]

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Kristen Goodman to Release Debut EP Album

Kristen Goodman will release her debut EP album “I’m Ready…” on Friday, Dec. 1, at the Corner Gates on Cherokee Street. Below, check out our Q-and-A with her. – What inspires/influences your music? I’m inspired by elements of all genres of music.  I grew up on jazz, funk, yacht rock, and Broadway.  I came of age […]

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Big World, Little Om Celebrates Diversity Through Animation

Big World, Little Om is a campaign to create a television program for LGBTQ children and other children living in non-traditional households that will enable them to see representation of their family in a cartoon format. Representation in film and media has become a huge rallying cry for LGBTQ activists, especially in children’s entertainment. Marginalized […]

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Circus Flora’s Harald Boerstler Talks Time Travel, Pride and More

Now in his 27th season with Circus Flora, House Manager and Volunteer Coordinator Harald Boerstler joined the Circus in 1990 when founder David Balding asked him to play bagpipes for a benefit in Forest Park. Boerstler then became a regular volunteer. “We had eight volunteers [at that time] who took care of everything, and my […]

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