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Winners Named in Region’s First Startup Competition For the Arts

The Arts and Education Council has named two winners in the first-ever stARTup Competition for arts entrepreneurs, launched in January in partnership with the PNC Foundation. The Competition was created to encourage new ideas for community change through the arts. The winners are Creative Reaction Lab, founded in 2014 by Antionette Carroll, and Flow, the brainchild […]

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Get Free Doughnuts Today on National Doughnut Day

Celebrated the first Friday of June each year, this Friday, June 2, is National Doughnut Day. Here are some of the places around the Greater St. Louis area you can score free doughnuts today. At Krispy Kreme, you can have one doughnut of any flavor free of charge with no purchase necessary. At Tim Hortons, […]

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Operation Food Search Receives Grant for Summertime Meal Support

A St. Louis summer meal program just received a much-needed boost that will make a monumental difference in the lives of food-insecure children. Operation Food Search (OFS), a local relief organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger and family food insecurity in the St. Louis bi-state region, was recently awarded $28,744 from the Episcopal Presbyterian Health […]

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LOVEtheLOU Offers Opportunities to At-Risk Youth

LOVEtheLOU, a nonprofit in North St. Louis, has multiple facets, but STL | Lift, the youth development branch of LOVEtheLOU, is at the forefront of the organization. LOVEtheLOU and STL | Lift are currently connecting their students to several different businesses, organizations and people to provide a better future for their students. LOVEtheLOU launched STL […]

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St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards Winners Announced

The First Annual St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards winners were announced Sunday, May 28, at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. The ceremony was hosted by Ken Page and directed by Tony Parisi. The winners were named in 15 categories including an Outstanding Actress and an Outstanding Actor who will go on to compete in the […]

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Arts and Education Council Welcomes Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships

The Arts and Education Council (A&E) announced today that seasoned nonprofit fundraiser Scott Giffen will join its team as Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships in June 2017. In this role, Giffen will join Kate Francis, Vice President of Development, and Heather Edwards, Workplace Giving Campaign Manager, in continuing to grow established relationships with A&E’s generous corporate, foundation […]

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After Orlando to Commemorate the Pulse Massacre Through Theatre One Year Later

On June 12, 2016, the largest episode of civilian gun violence in the history of the US occurred in Orlando, Florida at the Pulse Nightclub. That night, the massacre took the lives of 49 LGBTQ, Latinx, and allied people. As the one-year anniversary of this tragedy approaches, That Uppity Theatre Company has teamed with R-S […]

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Vital VOICE Magazine Transitions to an Exclusively Online Publication June 1

ST. LOUIS, May 26, 2017 — The final print edition of Vital VOICE Magazine, the Midwest’s premier lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) informational source for a modern life+style has hit the presses. Effective June 1, 2017, the publication will transition to an online-only resource for the local LGBT community. “Print will always be an […]

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