click to enlarge COURTESY OF STRANGE FOLK FESTIVAL Strange Folk brings arts, crafts and fairy doors to south city. June's here, and the Blues are still playing hockey. If you can get tickets to the game — or just don't care for hockey, as if that's possible — there are some great arts and cultural events this weekend, including Strange Folk Festival's return to Carondelet Park and a current Broadway hit playing right here in St. Louis. Read on for all the details. 1. How to Be Cool How is a musical like the wildly popular Be More Chill lighting up Broadway and also opening in St. Louis? "Be More Chill was originally commissioned by Two River Theater in New Jersey, and after the run the show didn't get any takers to go Broadway," Scott Miller, co-artistic director of New Line Theatre, explains. "So they did a cast album and released the rights for colleges and regional theaters — and then they got an offer for Off-Broadway, and from there it went to … [Read more...] about The Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Week, May 31 to June 4
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After his night of one-pitch wonderment, Cubs shortstop returned to the Cubs lineup Wednesday for the first time since leaving Sunday’s game because of a bruised heel. Baez came off the bench with the bases loaded in the ninth inning Tuesday to drive the first pitch he saw into right field for a walk-off hit. After testing the heel in afternoon drills Wednesday, he was cleared to start – without apparent restrictions, manager Joe Maddon said. “If he’s feeling something we may have to deviate from that, but as of right now I think he’s fine to go,” Maddon said. Baez had a precautionary MRI Tuesday, revealing no structural damage. Mix and mash? Maddon said the reports on Phillies lefty starter Cole Irvin – a rookie making his third start – looked favorable for lefty slugger Kyle Schwarber so he kept his new leadoff man right where he’d been since Thursday. Schwarber lined a double off the basket in right field leading off the first … [Read more...] about SS Javy Baez (heel) returns to Cubs lineup
Judy Meisel survived the Holocaust by escaping from a Nazi concentration camp. She moved to the United States, became a fighter for civil rights and met the Rev. Martin Luther King. Last fall, her lifelong fight for justice came full circle when she submitted testimony for the trial of an accused Nazi war criminal — a guard at the camp where she had been held. On Sunday, the St. Louis Park woman will receive an award in Chaska from the FBI honoring her dramatic story and dedication to fighting hatred and bigotry. Meisel’s grandson, Ben Cohen, a filmmaker working on a documentary about her, will speak. “We’re all human beings, we’re different religions but we all belong to each other as human beings,” said Meisel, who turned 90 on Thursday. Sunday’s event will be held in connection with Transfer of Memory, a touring collection of portraits of Holocaust survivors in Minnesota on exhibit at the Chaska Community Center through February. Police … [Read more...] about St. Louis Park Holocaust survivor to receive FBI award for civil-rights activism
WHERE: Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, 4751 Main Street, Jupiter, FL 33458CALL: (561) 630-1828REPORTING DATES: Pitchers and catchers, Feb. 13; full squad, Feb. 18.SPRING TRAINING 2019: Team-by-team Grapefruit League schedules and ticket informationTICKETS: Click here to purchase ticketsFeb 23 MARLINS 1:05Feb 24 NATIONALS 1:05Feb 25 TIGERS 1:05Feb 26 at Nationals (West Palm Beach) 1:05Feb 27 BRAVES 1:05Feb 28 METS 1:05Mar 1 at Astros (West Palm Beach) 6:05Mar 2 MARLINS 1:05Mar 3 METS 1:05Mar 4 at Tigers (Lakeland) 1:05Mar 5 at Phillies (Clearwater) 1:05Mar 6 at Yankees (Tampa) 1:05Mar 7 offMar 8 NATIONALS 1:05Mar 8 at Astros (West Palm Beach) 6:05Mar 9 CARDINALS 1:05Mar 10 at Mets (Port St. Lucie) 1:10Mar 11 NATIONALS 1:05Mar 12 at Braves (Orlando) 1:05Mar 13 MARLINS 1:05Mar 14 METS 1:05Mar 15 at Astros (West Palm Beach) 6:05 (ss)Mar 15 ASTROS 6:05 (ss)Mar 16 at Nationals (West Palm Beach) 1:05Mar 17 MARLINS 1:05Mar 18 PHILLIES 1:05Mar 19 offMar 20 MARLINS 1:05Mar 21 YANKEES 1:05Mar 21 at … [Read more...] about 2019 St. Louis Cardinals spring training schedule
Anthony Fenech Detroit Free Press Published 12:01 PM EDT Sep 28, 2018 MILWAUKEE — After 159 games of low-stakes baseball, here are the Detroit Tigers, with an opportunity to somewhat play the spoiler’s role. The Tigers finish their season this weekend against the Brewers, who enter Friday night’s game just one game behind the Cubs for first place in the National League Central division. The stakes aren’t the highest — the Brewers have clinched at least a spot in the NL Wild Card game — but there is no doubt there is a lot on the table. With the Cubs facing division-rival St. Louis, who has a postseason prayer of their own, Milwaukee gets a disadvantaged 90-plus loss team in the Tigers. More: Chris Ilitch should sell the Detroit Tigers to Dan Gilbert. Here's why It’s a fitting end to the season for the Tigers, who haven’t had much to play for since they sat a game below the .500 mark in the middle of June. They haven’t played … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers mailbag: Is Jose Iglesias at SS next year?