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Political VOICE: The Road Ahead

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Politico

The Saint Louis region has recently seen a number of LGBT supportive measures move forward. In 2009, the City of Saint Louis updated its nondiscrimination ordinance to include gender identity; Governor Nixon issued an Executive Order last year protecting State employees from discrimination; University City passed a Domestic Partnership registry in May, and quickly thereafter, Olivette passed both a registry and a fully inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance.

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Patrick Wetzel Talks “Billy Elliot”

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One of Broadway’s finest productions will hit the boards of St. Louis’ Fabulous Fox Theatre, Nov. 1-13. Billy Elliot the Musical is based on the wildly popular 2001 film and features music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry.

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Circle Mirror @ the Rep Studio

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Stuart Carden has done consistently excellent work with the Rep, and Circle Mirror Transformation (by 30-year-old Annie Baker) is another in his string of directorial achievements. He and this fine cast make the most out of flawed material. However, the play is mostly worthy, has received critical accolades, some awards, and points toward an eventually brilliant career for Baker.

 

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Op Ed: Horrible Little Words

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Faggot. Dyke. Tranny. Freak.

 

These are all hateful words, and there are even more.  Whether or not you find one of these words offensive, you can bet that someone else does.  We are fighting for our rights.  We want to marry whom we want to marry, we want to adopt when we choose to raise children.  We want our youth to grow up in a world where they can feel accepted, loved and able to pursue happiness.

 

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R-S’ “..Playground Injuries”

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R-S Productions is a small company that originally spun off from Soundstage Productions, an established Reader’s Theatre group now located in the Crestwood ArtSpace at Crestwood Court (formerly Crestwood Mall). Randy Stinebaker, a local pioneer in the art of enhanced productions which are rehearsed but actors still hold scripts, named his spinoff “RS” after himself.

 

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“Hairspray” @ The Edison

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Hairspray

If you don’t live under a rock, you probably know the name “Tracy Turnblad,” or at least recognize Hairspray as more than a product to set your coiffure. Born in the twisted mind of John Waters with the divine Divine as Edna Turnblad, Tracy’s zaftig mama, the 1988 movie became a cult film.

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Harvest Moon Approaches

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VANDALIA, IL – An exciting new event is coming to the St. Louis area this weekend.  Saturday, October 22nd will mark the inaugural Harvest Moon Music Festival.  Hundreds of music fans from around the region are expected to gather in Vandalia, Illinois to enjoy camping, bonfire, food, vendors, and some of the best acoustic, indie, folk and rock music the region has to offer.

 

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“God of Carnage” @ The Rep

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One of the most appealing aspects of Yazmina Reza’s plays is how readily we see ourselves in her characters.

 

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