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Stories From The Squirrel

Like your best friend who “dishes” all the dirt to you after a few cocktails (some of them even do it sober), it’s time to pull back the curtain and share some secrets with our beloved Vital VOICE readers. I am The Squirrel. Yes, The Squirrel. Vital VOICE’s (un)official mascot here in St. Louis. And […]

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TV, Internet Dance Stars Bring Moves to Stage in #FOLLOWME at the Fox

For the first time ever, dance superstars and online sensations WilldaBeast (“So You Think You Can Dance” choreographer; 2.6 million followers), Nia Sioux (“Dance Moms”; 5.8 million followers), Kenneth San Jose (685K followers), and Janelle Ginestra (587K followers) will join forces and hit the road in a brand new live dance show #FOLLOWME. The show […]

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Central West End Galleries to Host Coordinated Openings on Thursday, June 8

Celebrate contemporary art in the Central West End with the opening of several new shows at the neighborhood’s award-winning galleries on Thursday, June 8, including:  Portals & Dimensions at Duane Reed Gallery — 4729 McPherson Ave. Works by Greg Pettit, Benjamin Lowder and Francesco Lo Castro. Runs through Aug. 5. Mark Hillard at Houska Gallery — 4728 McPherson Ave. Hillard’s primary interests are […]

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Streets of St. Charles Live Concert Series Continues June 14 with Superjam

The Streets of St. Charles teams up with Y98 and the Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau to continue its StreetsFest Beale Street Concert Series with Superjam who will bring their classic rock ‘n’ roll sounds to the stage on June 14 from 6-8 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. “We […]

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Open Letter: New Hope for Life After Hemorrhagic Stroke

By Jeroen Coppens, MD It’s the third leading cause of death among Americans and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. It’s STROKE. More specifically, hemorrhagic stroke – bleeding that occurs from a broken blood vessel within the brain and statistically, the deadliest, costliest and most debilitating form of stroke with no proven surgical answer. […]

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NBC Out Launches #Pride30 List

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In celebration of Pride Month this June, NBC Out, part of NBCNews.com, has released its inaugural #Pride30 list that recognizes LGBT Americans who are making a difference in their communities. “We decided to launch our inaugural #Pride30 list as a way to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month and recognize some of the many people who are […]

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Exclusive LGBTQ Pride Collection to Raise Awareness and Funding for LGBTQ Community

Represent, a social merchandising and marketing platform that enables talent and influencers to create and sell custom apparel, announced the launch their limited edition Pride collection. All proceeds raised will go to the NOH8 campaign and The Trevor Project, two organizations working to advance LGBTQ issues. At Represent, communities and the people within them are […]

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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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