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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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From High-Security to High Tide: Susan Surftone Takes on Politics One Note at a Time

What’s it like to leave the high security world of being an FBI agent and turning into Susan Surftone the musician? It was a little jarring at first. I had gotten used to having a badge and having a gun, and all of the sudden, you hand it over and that’s it. It’s a moment […]

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Biondi Reveals Redesigned BOYSTOWN Covers

BOYSTOWN series author Jake Biondi announced that he is re-launching his entire book series with an exciting new look just ahead of the release of his seventh BOYSTOWN book on July 7.  Throughout June, the month that celebrates Pride, Biondi will release the new designs of his book covers.   “It’s going to ‘wow’ readers […]

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Review: ‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid’ Swims to the Surface at the Muny

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly states Michael Schweikardt designed Ursula’s costume. In actuality, it was designed in collaboration by Eric Wright, Puppet Kitchen Productions, Robin McGee and Schweikardt. Take it from Sebastian, “Everything’s better down where it’s wetter.” The Muny is currently “Under the Sea” with its second show of the 99th season: […]

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Jerry Dixon Goes Under The Sea as King Triton at the Muny

The Muny’s 99th season continues June 20-29 with its production of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid.” Jerry Dixon, of New York, portrays King Triton, Ariel’s father. Dixon is no stranger to the stage, and though King Triton is only one of a few large production characters Dixon has portrayed, his excitement for the role isn’t shadowed. […]

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SLSO Resident Conductor Inspires Next Generation of Musicians

Madeline De Geest, 11, started dreaming of becoming a conductor after she saw St. Louis Symphony Resident Conductor Gemma New perform in the Fall of 2016. “When she went on stage she had this presence,” De Geest said. New was leading the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra. “I could not take my eyes off her,” De Geest […]

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Jessie Gilroy’s Plan for Bringing Pangea to Modern Earth

Jessie Gilroy is the kind of person — and chef — that is objective in the way she does things. It’s how she presents herself in the food she makes, and it’s in the interactions that she has with her fellow staff and diners. She’s in the kitchen on a mission: to get the job […]

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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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