Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Lou’s South Side Deutsche

No immigrant group has more greatly impacted St. Louis than the Germans – from population to architecture, commerce to culture – they have been a powerhouse from the early-mid 19th century to the present. The Head House of Union Station … Continue reading

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Songs Our Dads and Grandads Sang

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches the St. Louis Irish prepare to celebrate roots that run deep within us. Roots that bind us to everything from castle ruins to the green, green fields of Erin. We tune the harps, limber up … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras: St. Louis and Beyond

The Mardi Gras season which had its start Twelfth Night at the Old Courthouse with an afternoon ball and a music parade in Soulard ending with fireworks, culminates Tuesday night in St. Louis, as elsewhere in the world, with the … Continue reading

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