St. Louis

St. Louis’ Greatest Hits

September 24, 2012

The Hollicks’ Top Ten in St. Louis, MOThe saying really is true: It’s not quantity but quality that counts. Our short three-week St. Louis stay could have been disastrous, from many accounts. We kept noticing one annoying thing after another in our dismal vacation rental. My neck was still a-killin’ me. And oh yes, there [...]

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St. Louis’ City Museum: the best stop on tour ever?

September 15, 2012

A photo essay by Nick Cordileone Angela’s note: Our good friend Nick Cordileone, who plays Timon in The Lion King on tour, went back to City Museum with his daughter Hero FOUR times within one week during the show’s short 3-week stint in St. Louis.  Nick takes incredible photos on his iPhone, so I recruited him [...]

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The Insta-Home Challenge: St. Louis

September 3, 2012

You’ve read about the most alarming part of living in St. Louis — the crime in our supposedly posh Central West End neighborhood.  Now for the not-so-bad-but-still-questionable part of our housing situation: our actual housing. I had found our 2 bedroom/1 bath apartment to split with the Cordileones on Airbnb, after zeroing in on the [...]

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Backstage ghosts at The Fabulous Fox Theater

September 2, 2012

One of the coolest things about touring is working in different theaters all over the country. All have their own identity, and The Fabulous Fox in St. Louis is worthy of its name. But as beautiful and ornate as the front of the house is, the real magic is backstage. Many theaters preserve a simple [...]

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Rode hard and put away wet

August 30, 2012

There is a saying I learned while we were in Texas: Rode hard and put away wet. Back in the days when people rode horses and not Priuses, if you had ridden your horse hard, you had to let her cool down before stabling her, letting her drink water and walk the last mile. It [...]

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Shots fired, one block away — and Ang is on the news

August 24, 2012

During my junior year at Duke, I took a Statistics course that was a requirement as part of my Public Policy degree. I bombed it horribly. Numbers were just never my bag. But I do know enough about probability to expect that our luck with housing on the road with The Lion King was going [...]

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