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Lipkin to be Honored, Jan. 23

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Acclaimed director and playwright Joan Lipkin is set to receive a major award this coming Monday. Lipkin is set to receive the Arts Innovator of the Year award from the Arts and Education Council at a ceremony on Jan. 23 at Chase Park Plaza.

 

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Review: A “Tapas Off”

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SkinnyChef

You’ve broken all of your New Year’s resolutions by now, and there are no holidays to demand your attention. Accordingly—It’s time to enjoy family and friends without worries about diet and exercise—and Tapas style dining is the perfect way to do that.

 

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Growth in the Grove

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Grove-Illuminated

ST. LOUIS – 2012 has started with a bang in the Grove. The first minutes of 2012 began with packed celebrations along Manchester in a leading destination for diversity and nightlife here in St. Louis.

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Review: “La Cage” @ Fab Fox

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Lacage4

A young man comes home with news that he plans to marry. His parents aren’t completely thrilled because he’s young (24) and they have concerns about his fiancée whom they’ve not met. The son wants to bring his future in-laws to meet them the very next day, and chaos ensues.

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Sunday in the Park with George

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I’ve long remembered the epigraph chosen by E.M. Forster for his novel Howard’s End: “Only connect.” Noting the emphasis on “connection” in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Sunday in the Park with George, I can’t help wondering whether Sondheim was influenced by that nugget of wisdom which can serve as a design for living: making connections among ideas, people, work and play—everything we do really—is the single most important ordering principle of existence.

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Comer: A Treadmill A Day…

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CurtisC

A couple of days ago I went to the doctor for a routine checkup, this courtesy of my newly-gained benefits through the university where I work. It had been at least nine years since I had last visited a doctor, primarily because I had lived that long here without health insurance and, given the fact that I’m at the age where anything can go wrong, I did so with a little trepidation.

 

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2012 ICON: Well—Hello, Carol!

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No need to find her an empty knee just yet, fellas.

 

Carol Channing: Still glowin’? Check! Still crowin’? Oh, yeah! Still goin’ strong? Was there any doubt?

 

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2012 St. Louis ICONS

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Isaacson1

Happy 2012 and welcome to our annual ICON issue! Admittedly—this is one of our favorite themes each season. It was our first effort as the newly rebranded Vital VOICE Magazine in January 2010—and over the past two years, we’ve celebrated 14 LGBT and allied St. Louisans who both enrich and empower our prismatic community each day.

 

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