Tag Archives: the Jenny Kavanaugh Band

The Lou’s Starry, Musical Nights

Last Wednesday night’s Whitaker Music Festival in the Missouri Botanical Garden was the most recent in The Lou’s long history of large-scale, open-air, summer-musical events – many of which originate in 19th century band concerts in the city’s parks. The … Continue reading

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Henry Shaw & The Shaw Neighborhood

There is no more charming place in St. Louis to picnic, take a carriage ride or pose for wedding pictures than Tower Grove Park – a bequest to the people of St. Louis in 1868 from an English immigrant as … Continue reading

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Summer-Street Fests-St. Louis

Street fairs or festivals (known more commonly today as fests), where neighbors gather at crossroads to exchange goods, to socialize and to celebrate¬†– date to the Middle Ages and even earlier. I was intrigued, Sunday at Iron Barley’s Tomatofest (one … Continue reading

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