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CONTENTS EDITOR’S NOTE SEEING THE BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED ST. LOUIS CENTRAL Library following last month’s grand reopening reminded me of my years as a broadcast journalist, which involved—among other things—producing a weekly national radio program from a studio in Midtown. One of my monthly rituals was to visit the downtown library to peruse its extensive collection of classical and cinematic scores (on vinyl, cassette and CDs) for possible use on the show. I remember the anticipation I felt every time—crossing the majestic entrance, marveling at the extent of the architecture, and exploring the various nooks and crannies that have held decades of stories. Now, the library is ready for its next 100 years, offering its treasures to the next generation of St. Louisans. Have you seen the library’s newest incarnation yet? Our Design Rediscovered column, which begins on p. 41, takes you there.


17 ELY COMERIO ANDERSON & EDWARD PATRICK THURMOND Ely Comerio Anderson was living in Baton Rouge, La., and visiting her parents in St. Louis when she met Edward Patrick ‘Ted’ Thurmond on a blind date. The two hit it off right away and ended up closing the restaurant down at 1 a.m. The two were wed on August 25, 2012, at Ladue Chapel.

DINING OUT—NOBU’S JAPANESE RESTAURANT Chef Noboru Kidera has been creating superior sushi and other Japanese delicacies for years. Since 1991, he’s been plying his trade at the current location of his restaurant, Nobu’s Japanese Restaurant, which anchors a vibrant Asian dining and shopping scene on Olive Boulevard in University City.

HELPING THE HOMELESS For thousands of low-income or jobless individuals who are homeless or on the brink of losing the roof over their heads, local nonprofit shelters and organizations provide a bridge to a brighter future.

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ON OUR COVER: Charles D’Angelo’s weight-loss program combines healthy eating and proper exercise with the right mindset to achieve and maintain healthier lifestyles. Pictured on the cover: D’Angelo with client Eric Morff, who has lost 110 pounds. For more information, call 495-3228 or visit STORY BEGINS ON PAGE 14. CHANGE IS



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Contr ibu tor s Alan E. Brainerd Brainerd has been an interior designer for 30 years in the St. Louis area, and also has completed projects in 17 states and Mexico. He’s looking forward to 2013: “I personally have resolved to eat healthier and hopefully not work seven days a week…maybe just six.”

Dr. Joseph Kahn Kahn, LN’s The Doctor Is In columnist, is president of Mercy Children’s Hospital Services ( He is preparing for the New Year as so many of us do: “I have resolved, as I do every Dec. 31, to lose weight and exercise more in the New Year.”

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IFELONG VISION FOUNDATION recently held its Eye Ball at The RitzCarlton, where guests learned more about the mission of the Foundation, founded by Dr. Jay Pepose. The evening’s honorees included UMSL chancellor Tom George, Washington University School of Medicine’s David Beebe, St. Clair County, Ill., Deputy Sheriff Christopher Fitch, Dr. Geoffrey Tabin of the John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, and the Himalayan Cataract Project. The evening’s co-chairs were Eileen Edelman and Anne Stupp. KTVI’s Kevin Steincross served as emcee of the event, which raised $10,000 to help fund cataract surgeries and cure preventable blindness in the Himalayas.

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A T E WAY T O H O P E proudly presented C i rq u e M a g n i f i q u e a t t h e Pa l l a d i u m , wh e re event co-chairs Roberta Gartenberg and Peggy Musen, along with executive director Cindy Frank, welcomed guests to the join in the evening of enchantment, wonder and excitement. The night included a dinner, and box raffle and live auction with a chance to win a diamond necklace provided by Simons Jewelers. Gateway to Hope’s mission is to provide comprehensive care at no cost to uninsured and under-insured individuals with or at high risk for breast cancer. To date, it has connected more than 320 patients to muchneeded breast cancer treatment. More photos on page 52


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OUNGSTERS AND THE YOUNG at heart recently gathered at Neiman Marcus for its longstanding holiday tradition, Breakfast with Santa. While some families dined with Santa and Mrs. Claus for the very first time, others have made it their annual tradition. Members of one local family were there for their 27th year! The children enjoyed face-painting with Mrs. Claus, a petting zoo, magic tricks, and of course, pictures with the star attraction himself, Santa Claus.

Rigby Strang, Rhonda McIntryre

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Stray Rescue of Saint Louis



VERYTHING WENT TO THE DOGS at the 15th annual Hope for the Holidays Gala presented by Stray Rescue. After hors d’oeuvres and silent auction items, guests enjoyed dinner in the main room of the Moto Museum in Midtown. Following a video presentation, the Stray Rescue All-Stars were presented, along with the Hope for the Holidays Awards and a live auction. In addition, the new Animal Cruelty Task Force was hailed for its progressive work; and Stray Rescue founder Randy Grim received an honorary key to the city from Mayor Francis Slay. Elaine Hendrix served as mistress of ceremonies.

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Miss the ‘80s? Flashdance the Musical is coming to Peabody Opera House Jan. 8 to 13. But wait! There’s more…KIRKWOOD KNITTERY has teamed up with the Peabody for the Flashdance Legwarmer Contest. Every handmade entry will receive a prize, along with a 20-percent discount on show tickets. The grand prize winner will receive a package that includes admission for four to see the show and a backstage meet-and-greet with the cast. Contestants may choose to donate their legwarmers to charity following the contest. Entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7. For more information, visit

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Paper snowflakes created by students of VILLA DUCHESNE AND OAK HILL SCHOOL are on their way to Connecticut to decorate a new elementary school building in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy. The Snowflake Drive, sponsored by the Connecticut Parent Teacher Student Association, was inspired by the words, Like our children, no two snowflakes are alike.


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In memoriam…PAT DIELMANN, wife of former Creve Coeur Mayor Harold Dielmann, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 26. Mrs. Dielmann was married to her high school sweetheart for more than 62 years, and was the beloved matriarch of her family. A memorial service was held Dec. 29 at St. Paul’s Church, where Mrs. Dielmann was a lifelong member. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul’s Church Dielmann/ Hackmann/Knowles Memorial Fund c/o Ortmann Stipanovich Funeral Home, 12444 Olive Blvd., 63141; or Ladue Education Foundation for Patricia Dielmann, 9703 Conway Road, 63124.

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EIGHING IN AT MORE THAN 300 pounds, Eric Morff was very unhappy. He couldn’t sleep in the same bed as his wife because his weight-induced snoring kept her up at night. He always found an excuse to not exercise, and spent the weekend sleeping because he was so tired. And he never had the energy to chase his 4-year-old son or 2-year-old daughter around the house. Morff’s weight was disrupting many parts of his life, and through the encouragement of his wife and mother, he finally decided to seek help. Recalling information about weight-loss coach Charles D’Angelo from a previous Ladue News article, he made the call in September 2011 that would change his life. “Charles helped me understand that I was ready to lose the weight, why I was ready and what was important to me: my wife,

Charles D’Angelo with clients Allan Finnegan (who lost 103 pounds) and Fr. Ted Vitali (who lost 80 pounds). Both have kept the weight off for more than three years.

my children and myself,” Morff says. “I needed to make this change for them and for myself.” D’Angelo could relate to Morff’s pain and struggles. More than a decade ago, D’Angelo weighed 360 pounds and was a bullied and unhappy teenager. It wasn’t until he decided to change his perception of himself that he was able to lose the pounds. “I’ve

been on the opposite side of the spectrum. Rather than to continue to use the very source of my pain—food—I realized that change was only going to come when I set a new expectation on my life; that I deserve more than this,” D’Angelo explains. After losing 160 pounds on his own, D’Angelo made it his mission to help others like Morff Continued on page 53



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ORE THAN 80 KIDS PUT ON NEW COMPLIMENTARY school uniforms each year through the help of Manasseh Ministries. “It helps their self-esteem and motivates them—and lets them know someone cares,” notes Rev. Richard Jackson. Manasseh Ministries provides the uniforms for area youth with the support of Old Newsboys Day, which annually awards $3,000 grants to more than 250 children’s charities that are not funded by the United Way, federal, state or local government. Old Newsboys, which was founded in 1957 by former St. Louis Globe-Democrat publisher Duncan Bauman with a mission to “rewrite the future” of local kids, has raised more than $11 million for charities that help area families with essential and emergency needs. The volunteer-driven organization collects donations with the help of 36 local business leaders and their companies, as well as its trademark fundraiser, Old Newsboys Day, on the Thursday before each Thanksgiving. On Nov. 15, thousands of volunteers, led by Eagle Bank CEO Michael Walsh for the third consecutive year, again sold special editions of Suburban Journals on street corners to benefit the nonprofits. “We are thankful to the Suburban Journals for having the heart to want to care about these agencies, but more importantly about the youth, who need to know someone cares,” Jackson says. Jackson emphasizes how Manasseh’s uniforms program gives families, BY BRITTANY NAY

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some of whom are getting back on track following the incarceration of a parent, a three-fold opportunity: to mark that item off their budget list, to become familiar with the ministry and to gain access to its other programs, including complimentary necessities such as clothing and school supplies, job-readiness courses, healthy relationship groups, one-on-one mentoring and re-entry classes for ex-offenders. Old Newsboys, which hopes to collect $500,000 during the course of this year’s campaign, also raises funds through events, such as its new golf tournament, and longtime, dedicated donors, including Lou and Jackie Brock, who have supported the organization for 15 years. Old Newsboys’ volunteers say many donors such as the Brocks continually contribute to the organization because so many families can be reached through the hundreds of charities it helps annually. And Jackson says those local families and charities take note. “They appreciate it. And above all, it lets them know that God loves them.”

ON THE COVER Founded in 1957, the volunteer-driven Old Newsboys Day organization aims to “rewrite the future” of local children through annually aiding more than 250 children’s charities. For more information, visit Pictured on the cover: (seated) Mike Walsh, Marilyn Fox; (back row) Tom Welch, John Hessel, Debbie Elkins, Mary Ann Wagner, Robert Mooney, Wayne Kaufman, Scott Niekamp, Peter Miller



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For thousands of low-income or jobless individuals who are homeless or on the brink of losing the roof over their heads, local nonprofit shelters and organizations provide a bridge to a brighter future. “Many families view us as their home,” notes Scott Gee, executive director of Haven of Grace. HAVEN OF GRACE



Each year, more than 30 pregnant women and 40 children rely on Haven of Grace as a safety net during a critical time. Founded 25 years ago as an outreach center for St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Ladue, Haven of Grace provides a homeless shelter and transit housing for pregnant women, ages 18 to 24, and their children. Pregnant women continue to be one of the local populations in greatest need, Gee says. “We don’t necessarily serve large numbers. We look to serve people more in-depth, so we can affect greater change in each client’s life.” Residents can occupy the organization’s main building for up to a year and its apartments for as many as two years. Haven provides families with basic living needs, as well as case management and life courses that cover independent living, parenting skills, physical and emotional health, finance, education and job skills. Haven also partners with area agencies to provide further services, such as parenting education through Nurses for Newborns. “We give young homeless mothers better tools to live and thrive on their own, so they can become better mothers, become more gainfully employed and more active in the community,” Gee says. In addition, mothers are required to enroll in a GED program if they have not completed high school. One recent success story, Gee shares, was a resident who completed her GED. “She said that for years she never completed it because no one believed in her and held her to that expectation,” Gee explains. Another resident recently acquired a job after a difficult two-year search, he adds. “We have triumphs of all varieties throughout the year.”

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, St. Patrick Center is the state’s largest provider of housing, employment and health opportunities for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Through housing, mental and physical health, employment and financial services, the organization assists more than 9,000 residents each year. “Our clients are not black, white, blue or gray, and you wouldn’t know they are any different from you and I. They’re people,” notes CEO Tom Etling. While St. Patrick is not a shelter, it offers independent living skills training, including parenting, budgeting and employment training classes, to help people make a positive change in their lives. “We’re about giving a hand up,” Etling says. “When our clients come here, they have to be ready to make a permanent, positive change in their lives.” St. Patrick runs with a staff of 140, a board of directors led by Tom Cavanaugh and the help of 3,000 volunteers—many of which are LN readers who annually save the organization $1 million in employee fees, Etling notes. The nonprofit’s biggest annual fundraiser is its Irish Open dinner on June 1 at the Four Seasons, in conjunction with a golf tournament on June 3 at Norwood Hills Country Club. Corporate and individual donations also aid the center’s mission. For example, the St. Louis Rams contribute to end homelessness each time a sack is made at a game through its Sack Homelessness fundraiser.

Gateway180, which began as the Christian Service Center in 1975, annually serves 1,500 residents. At Gateway180’s shelter, there are 115 beds, and an additional 20 beds during the winter months. “We are always full,” notes interim executive director Kathleen Beach. But she adds that government guidelines soon are changing to allow re-housing of homeless families to take place more quickly. Gateway180 also has seven large transitional units, as well as permanent housing support for seven families. Families typically stay in the organization’s shelter for 27 days, then move on to its transitional and permanent housing support, which includes help paying for rent, utilities, food and medical supplies to give families a fresh start. The organization’s most important program is the monthly ‘huddle,’ Beach says. The resident mothers and fathers gather to share and celebrate their successes, such as finding a new job or any other positive, recent experience. “This is a great way for our residents to support each other and to feel proud of themselves for their accomplishments,” Beach notes. The organization is steadfast in its mission—in conjunction with other area agencies—to end homelessness in St. Louis, Beach says.“There’s always going to be a time period where some people don’t have a house because of certain circumstances, but if we set our sights high, hopefully as a community we can get closer to that goal.”


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Mission: Jazz St. Louis that focuses on leading the community in advancing the uniquely American art of jazz through live performance, education and outreach. The organization is mainly known for its Jazz at the Bistro series which presents internationally acclaimed jazz artists in an intimate club atmosphere—a setting that Wynton Marsalis included in his list of top 10 jazz clubs for USA Today. Those world-renowned artists, along with local jazz educators, also participate in Jazz St. Louis’ education and outreach programs, visiting schools throughout the metropolitan area for workshops, master classes, coaching and performances. History: In the ’90s, the late Barbara Rose began a ‘Just Jazz’ program at the Hotel Majestic in downtown St. Louis. The program presented both national and international jazz musicians in an intimate setting. In 1995, Rose moved the series to Grand Center, calling it Jazz at the Bistro. The organization was incorporated as a 501(c)3 in 1998, and renamed Jazz St. Louis to better reflect the full scope of its efforts.

What/When/Where: HotSax, CoolNight! Gala, FEB. 22 at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis Jazz St. Louis’ annual gala, co-chaired by Josephine Weil and Arnold Donald, features national jazz entertainment, dinner and live and silent auctions. The event sponsors include Richard and Josephine Weil, Staenberg Family Foundation and World Wide Technology. Individual tickets and various table sponsorships are available. How to Get Involved: Beyond being a patron or donor, Jazz St. Louis is always in need of volunteers for assistance during Jazz at the Bistro events or with artist transportation during education outreach. The organization also has a Young Friends group for jazz lovers younger than 50, while budding musicians in middle and high school can audition for the JazzU program. For more information, call 289-4030 or visit

Community Impact: The Jazz at the Bistro and Jazz St. Louis at the Touhill Performing Arts Center programs entertain more than 22,000 people each year. In addition, the organization’s education and outreach efforts, which include JazzU, Jazz St. Louis

All-Stars, Youth Concerts and Emerson Jazz in the Schools, reach 11,000 students annually. Of those who participate in the Jazz St. Louis All-Stars, 83 percent go on to major in music, with many students awarded full scholarships to prestigious music schools.

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On the Board: Pam Trapp When Pam Trapp’s college-aged sons were younger, she and her husband had them choose a musical instrument to learn. They both chose guitar; and through the years, Trapp has gotten a chance to see the effect music education can have. “It gave them so much confidence and allowed them to meet other kids who they never would have otherwise,” she says. “Whenever things were going badly, they had their music.” While Trapp didn’t know much about jazz in particular, her appreciation of the value of music encouraged her involvement with Jazz St. Louis when she was recruited to the board seven years ago. She is now in her third year as president, and has learned much more along the way. “Jazz is the most collaborative music there is,” she explains. “If you go to Jazz at the Bistro, it’s such a diverse audience. It brings people together from all walks of life and it’s truly community-building.” Since joining Jazz St. Louis’ board, Trapp has seen the organization expand its programming by working to bring more artists to St. Louis for 18

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Jazz at the Bistro and bigger performances at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. During her term as president, she is most proud of her role in getting Jazz St. Louis to set its sights higher and solicit greater support from the community, including a new relationship with Wells Fargo Advisors, the presenting sponsor for the 20122013 Jazz at the Bistro season. “We were this little arts organization that didn’t really have the confidence that those types of companies would be interested in us, and now we’re in a whole different place,” says Trapp, who also is on the board of trustees for the Saint Louis Art Museum and involved with the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, The Woman’s Exchange and Friends of St. Louis Children’s Hospital. While Trapp is planning to step down from her role as president in June, she is enthusiastic about the path Jazz St. Louis is on and where it can lead. “Our real goal is to raise the profile of jazz in the community, and therefore, raise the profile of St. Louis as a center for jazz in the Midwest.”

January Charity Calendar January Saturday 12 THE LITTLE BIT FOUNDATION MUSIC TRIVIA at CBC High School to benefit the organization, 704-7772 or SUPPORT DOGS’ ANNUAL WINTER DANCE featuring Sh-Boom at the Kirkwood Community Center to benefit the organization, 997-2325 or

FIFTH ANNUAL TRIVIA NIGHT AT THE SHELDON presented by Friends of The Sheldon at The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries to benefit the organization, 533-9000 or

Monday 21 2013 ST. LOUIS ARTS AWARDS featuring seven honorees, including Chuck Berry, at the Chase Park Plaza to benefit the Arts and Education Council’s annual campaign, 2894004 or keepart

ANNUAL TRIVIA NIGHT at CBC High School to benefit Friends of Kids with Cancer, 725-7440 or 2 26TH ANNUAL WINTER BALL, ‘The Roaring ’20s,’ at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac to benefit the St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities organization, 636-530-1010 or 2013 KING’S BALL at The Nightclub in Ameristar Casino Resort and Spa St. Charles to benefit Responder Rescue, 627-0700.

Friday 25 ST. LOUIS ARC TRIVIA NIGHT at St. Louis University High School to benefit the organization, 817-2241 or

Saturday 26 Monday 14 ‘NOTES FROM HOLLYWOOD’ concert featuring Leonard Slatkin at the Sheldon Concert Hall to benefit the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis, 941-6309 or

Saturday 19 ANIMAL RESCUE FOUNDATION’S STARS TO THE RESCUE gala hosted by Tony La Russa and featuring 5th Dimenson’s Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., Rodney Atkins and Uncle Kracker at the Peabody Opera House to benefit ARF and other St. Louis animal rescue organizations, 800-745-3000 or ‘TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME’ TRIVIA NIGHT at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church to benefit Our Lady’s Inn, Family Shield Ministries and St. Elizabeth of Hungary Pro-Life, 351-4590 or

FASHION PLATES WINTER LUNCHEON at CBC High School to benefit Assistance League St. Louis, 636-240-7516 or ALL STAR TRIVIA at CBC High School to benefit De La Salle Middle School, 531-9820 ext. 13,

41st annual ROBERT BURNS DINNER at the Chase Park Plaza to benefit the Scottish St. Andrew Society of Greater St. Louis, 304-0495 or DANCING WITH THE ST. LOUIS STARS at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis to benefit Independence Center, 880-5403 or CELEBRITY KARAOKE TO BENEFIT THE KIDS at the Champions Club at Busch Stadium to benefit The Adoption Exchange, 703-2257 or

Sunday 27 HANSEL & GRETEL: THE NEXT GENERATION at Clayton High School Commons to benefit Ready Readers, 564-8070 or

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8 10th annual WORLD’S GREATEST SPORTS TRIVIA CHAMPIONSHIP at Chaifetz Arena to benefit St. Patrick Center, 802-1976 or 9 TRIVIA NIGHT at St. Louis Gateway Classic Sports Foundation to benefit Neighborhood Houses, 383-1733 or OPEN YOUR HEART DINNER at Sheraton Westport Chalet to benefit Emmaus Homes, 636-534-5251 or FALLING IN LOVE…IN FIVE COURSES at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis to benefit the St. Louis Community College Foundation, 16 SIXTH ANNUAL ST. LOUIS LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION TRIVIA NIGHT at the Maryland Heights Centre to benefit the LDA’s early childhood outreach program, 966-3088 or MISSOURI WINEFEST at Westport Plaza to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 590-2238 or

Fourth annual GREATER ST. LOUIS HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTOUT at Scottrade Center to benefit American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer, 286-8148 or

Coming in February 1 PILLAR OF STRENGTH AWARD DINNER honoring Susan and Danny Ludeman and Wells Fargo Advisors at The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis to benefit Epworth, 918-3396 or

22 RICKY SKAGGS & KENTUCKY THUNDER presented by Friends of The Sheldon at The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries to benefit the organization, 533-9000 or 28 CHANTICLEER CONCERT at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis to benefit Saint Louis Cathedral Concerts, 533-7662.

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Board News David Schlafly

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DAVID SCHLAFLY was announced as chairman of Laumeier Sculpture Park‘s board. MATTHEW COBLE, JAMEY EDGERTON, SAM FOXMAN, GARY HOEMANN, RAMSEY MAUNE, SHELBY SHIRE and MIKE WALSH are the nonprofit organization’s newest board members. The St. Louis chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women announced its executive board members for 2013: ANGIE EARLYWINE as president; AMY MISTLER as immediate past president; MERRI CROSS as president-elect; KAREN KARWOSKI as national delegate; JULIE KRAPF as treasurer; and PAMELA BOELHAUF as secretary. JACK MARSH joins Circus Flora as associate artistic director and will understudy producer and artistic director IVOR DAVID BALDING during the transitional period. SUSAN MINTZ joins the nonprofit performing arts organization as director of development. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis announced the appointment of three new board members: LINDA STARK, CHERYL WHALEN and LYNN YAEGER. City Academy appointed five new board members: STACY COOPER, CHRIS DANFORTH, DON DOHERTY, TED NOLAND and DARCELLA JONES. The Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation elected GREG TWARDOWSKI to its board. MERS/Missouri Goodwill Industries announced JAY SUMMERVILLE as chairman. The St. Louis Symphony Board of Trustees welcomed three new members: THRIESS BRITTON, JOHN PIEPER and DAVID STEWARD.

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The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce St. Louis Foundation welcomed new board members MARGARITA FLORES and GILBERT BAILÓN. F. HOLMES LAMOREUX was elected commissioner and treasurer of the St. Louis Zoological Park Subdistrict Commission. JERALD KENT also joins as a board member. The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery welcomed SHY PATEL as its new advisory board member. The Saint Louis Zoo Association elected PEGGY RITTER as president, MATTHEW GEEKIE as vice president, SANDER COOVERT II as secretary, JOSEPH AMBROSE as treasurer and MARY CAMPBELL as immediate past president. BRITTANY PACKNETT was named executive director of Teach For America-St. Louis.

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MERCY HEALTH FOUNDATION 615 S. New Ballas Road, 251-1800, Join co-chairs Peggy Ritter and Marsha Rusnack for Mercy Health Foundation’s ninth annual Mardi Gras Masquerade on Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Chase Park Plaza. The event raises funds to support charity care for uninsured and under-insured residents of St. Louis County.

THE SHELDON CONCERT HALL 3648 Washington Blvd., 533-9900, The Sheldon announces its 2013 Gala on April 25 featuring Bobby McFerrin. Best known for his international hit song, Don’t Worry, Be Happy, the acclaimed musician returns to the stage where he performed with his father, the groundbreaking opera singer Robert McFerrin Sr., more than 25 years ago. Gala tickets start at $500.

Enjoy the culinary delights of Celebrity Chef Michael Mina at ‘Falling in Love . . . in Five Courses’ on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. Each course will feature wine pairings. The gala supports scholarships and programs for St. Louis Community College students.

ST. LOUIS-STUTTGART SISTER CITIES 121 S. Meramec Ave., Ste. 1100, St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities is hosting its 26th annual Winter Ball—The Roaring ’20s—on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Frontenac Hilton. This fundraiser supports high school, university and visitor exchanges between our cities. Tickets start at $60, and RSVP is required. For more information, contact Roy at 481-3184 or Pictured: Roy Leimberg, Ilona Wilken, Billy Harrison

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Ely Comerio Anderson & Edward Patrick Thurmond


LY COMERIO ANDERSON WAS living in Baton Rouge, La., and visiting her parents in St. Louis when she met Edward Patrick ‘Ted’ Thurmond on a blind date. The two hit it off right away and ended up closing the restaurant down at 1 a.m. The two were engaged at the Saint Louis Club after what Ely jokingly describes as “a series of deceptions.” The wedding ceremony was held at Ladue Chapel, where the bride wore a bracelet that held charms both her mother and future mother-inlaw had collected from special places throughout their marriages. The groom’s mother also gave Ely his birth charm for the bracelet. The reception, held at the Log Cabin Club, had several special touches—such as pie instead of cake, served with Ted Drewes frozen custard. The entire weekend was filled with excitement and energy as the couples’ sets of friends from Baton Rouge and St. Louis were united. The newlyweds honeymooned in British Columbia, Canada, where their itinerary was packed with adventure – hiking, zip-trekking through a rainforest, deep-sea fishing, fly-fishing, whale-watching and sea-kayaking. Ely is the director of client services at Taylor Porter Law Firm in Baton Rouge, La., and Ted is VP of operations at Archway Sales, Inc. in St. Louis.

THE DETAILS DATE August 25, 2012 BRIDE’S PARENTS Mike and Dotti Comerio of St. Louis GROOM’S PARENTS Susan Thurmond & the late Lawrence Thurmond of St. Louis CEREMONY Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church RECEPTION Log Cabin Club OFFICIANT Rev. Sarah Brouwer WEDDING DRESS Carolina Herrera RINGS Simons Jewelers FLORIST Bloomin’ Buckets CAKE Pies from Sugaree Baking BAND Curt Landes Trio with Whitaker Varley PHOTOGRAPHER Susan Jackson Photography TUX Kim Kuehner Men’s Sportwear INVITATIONS Danielle Juneau Graphic Design FLOWER GIRLS Ava, Jane and Audrey Purcell, and Elizabeth Grace Varley RING BEARER John Varley



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Julie Elizabeth Meyers & Jason Andrew Shanker


ULIE ELIZABETH MEYERS AND JASON Andrew Shanker first said “I do” during the Sadie Hawkins dance at Camp Sabra in Rocky Mount, Mo., when Julie was 12 and Jason was 14. Unfortunately, as young love can be unpredictable, they went their separate ways after camp was over. But as fate would have it, the two reunited in their late teen years back at Camp Sabra, this time as camp counselors. The two were engaged on a hot and humid July evening in Jason’s college town of Lawrence, Kan., over a picnic of their favorite takeout food. After the proposal, Jason had yet another surprise for Julie – her parents came down from St. Louis for a celebratory dinner at The Capital Grille. The couple’s wedding and reception took place at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, where the bride wore her grandmother’s wedding band and brooch. As a nod to the story of how they met, a subtle summer camp theme was echoed throughout the weekend. Each out-of-town guest was welcomed with a camp care package; camp favorite icy pops were handed out after the Havanagelah, and for the late-night snack at the reception, pizza bagels and S’mores were passed by servers wearing Camp Sabra shirts, custom-made in the wedding’s yellow and gray theme. As a very personal touch, Julie’s mother collected sticks from Julie’s childhood home, which were used to bind each of the wedding programs and escort cards. “Jason and I loved dancing all night with all of our friends and family,” says Julie. “We had the most amazing night of our lives.” The newlyweds honeymooned in Antigua and St. Lucia, somehow finding time to relax between snorkeling, zip-lining, exploring waterfalls, visiting a sulphur spring, and taking a helicopter tour. Jason works as an emergency medicine physician at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va., and Julie is an attorney for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Va. The couple resides in Arlington.

THE DETAILS THE DATE October 20, 2012 BRIDE’S PARENTS Mark & Judy Meyers of Chesterfield GROOM’S PARENTS Stuart & Marcia Shanker of Overland Park, Kan. BRIDE’S GRANDPARENTS The late Daniel & Esther Sabin of St. Louis The late Ray & Min Meyers of St. Louis GROOM’S GRANDPARENTS Isadore & LaVerne Newman of Leawood, Kan. The late Simon & Francis Shanker of St. Louis CEREMONY AND RECEPTION The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis OFFICIANT Rabbi Amy Feder WEDDING PLANNER Simcha Lourie, Simcha’s Events WEDDING DRESS Vera Wang FLORIST Festive Atmospheres CAKE Sugaree Baking Company BAND Griffin and the Gargoyles PHOTOGRAPHER Steven Seebeck BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES Jenny Yoo MAID/MATRON OF HONOR Jamie Meyers and Morgan Meyers BEST MAN Scott Shanker BRIDESMAIDS Amy Shanker, Jill Shanker, Lauren Rubin, Amanda Mor, Melissa Gale, Stacy Schultz and Dana Roth GROOMSMEN Matthew Meyers, Brian Nochlin, Patrick Roberts and Mark Ravis FLOWER GIRLS Lila Meyers and Sydney Shanker RING BEARER Greyson Meyers and Jack Shanker


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Trieste Lynn Signorino & Patrick Adams Bowe


RIESTE LYNN SIGNORINO AND Patrick Adams Bowe met in high school; and even then, Trieste knew she had found the one she would spend her life with. “I realized he would support me in following my dreams, even if it meant being apart while we both went to college,” she explained. Patrick popped the question over a simple dinner at Trieste’s apartment, not realizing it was April Fool’s Day when he proposed. Luckily for both, it was not a prank. The couple held their wedding at The Barn at the Chaumette Vineyards and Winery in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Trieste carried her grandfather’s wedding band and great-aunt’s necklace in her bouquet. Despite a couple of hiccups – Hurricane Isaac and two ripped bridesmaids dresses right before the ceremony – the couple’s celebration was the simple, elegant affair they had hoped it would be. Family and friends enjoyed dancing the night away, with the couple during the reception at The Barn. One memorable moment for Trieste was when the DJ put on Piano Man, and their collective friends and family surrounding them began swaying and singing along in unison. The couple honeymooned in Montego Bay, Jamaica, finding time to climb the whole length of Dunn’s River Falls between relaxing by the beach and pool. Trieste is a structural design engineer at The Boeing Company, and Patrick is a computer technician and warehouse assistant manager for Achievement House Cyber Charter School. The newlyweds reside in West Chester, Pa.

THE DETAILS THE DATE September 1, 2012 BRIDE’S PARENT Gloria Signorino of Festus GROOM’S PARENTS Dr. Chris & Joan Bowe of Manchester GROOM’S GRANDPARENTS Jean Bowe of St. Louis Tom Adams of Muncie, Ind. CEREMONY AND RECEPTION Chaumette Vineyards and Winery OFFICIANT Glenn Doherty WEDDING DRESS David’s Bridal CAKE The Blue Owl DJ Complete Music PHOTOGRAPHER Susan Jackson BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES David’s Bridal TUX Men’s Warehouse WEDDING PLANNER The bride’s mother; Rhonda Barnes (Chaumette) MAID OF HONOR Jennifer Signorino BEST MAN Jack Bowe BRIDESMAIDS Jayanna Begley, Chelsea Borchers, Emily Fish, Sonia Teran GROOMSMEN Ben Barga, Mark Borchers, Patrick Farrell, Josh Wilson FLOWER GIRL Danielle Borchers



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IMING WAS JUST RIGHT FOR LAUREN PAIGE Macheca and Michael Anthony Ambersley when they met at Bar Louie in Kirkwood through a mutual friend. They discovered that their paths had intertwined for years, but it wasn’t until that January night that they officially had their first conversation – which was the beginning of a whirlwind longdistance relationship as Mike began his professional soccer career in upstate New York. The couple proved that no distance could hamper their relationship. “I knew Lauren was the one for me because of the way I felt when I was around her,” Mike recalls. “I had never been happier, and knew I wanted that feeling forever.” Mike popped the question during a late-night dinner at the couple’s home in Tampa, Fla. The couple chose the simplistic beauty of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Clayton as the setting of their nuptials. Lauren’s bouquet, which held her grandparents’ wedding bands, was bound together with her grandfather’s handkerchief. A reception followed at Forest Park’s World’s Fair Pavilion, which was transformed into a warm, fall sanctuary for the occasion. The pavilion glowed with candlelit gold trees in urns that were brimming with white pumpkins and kale. Silver trays under each centerpiece were handpicked and collected through the years by Lauren’s mother. “It was everything I had dreamed it would be and more,” said Lauren. The newlyweds spent a relaxing honeymoon in Key West, Fla., enjoying local flavors at area restaurants. The groom is a professional soccer player for the Tampa Bay Rowdies.


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Summer Opportunities Fair

FAMILIES CAN EXPLORE EDUCATIONAL, RECREATIONAL, LEADERSHIP, employment and volunteer activities at the annual Summer Opportunities Fair on Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at John Burroughs School. The volunteer-driven event gives parents and children of all ages an opportunity to find information about an array of summer activities available locally, nationally and internationally. The fair is sponsored by John Burroughs


School, Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School, and Whitfield School. The event, which is free and open to the public, is a community service to families in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. Revisit any of the fair’s participants from Feb. 1 through Sept. 1 via the event’s 2013 Virtual Fair at



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Talking to Your Child Following a Tragedy The Doctor is In


N THE EVENING OF DEC. 14, HOURS AFTER THE TRAGIC KILLings of innocents in Connecticut, Mercy Children’s Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Duru Sakhrani participated in an expert panel on KSDK on how to communicate with children during times of tragedy. How should we discuss situations like the death of a loved one, a pending divorce, or the loss of a home? Here are some of her tips. Have as many facts ready as possible when you talk with your child. Children tend to fill in missing details with their imagination, so be factual and complete. Be prepared to answer questions raised by your child, but be careful to not offer unnecessary or unwanted information. Use simple terms. Be consistent and avoid conflicting messages. Choose the right moment and place. Ideally, you should try to share bad news toward the end of the day. Your child will have a shorter time to dwell on the bad news before bedtime. Talk in a comforting place and when you have adequate time. Talk to your child about what this means to her personally. Talk about how her life may change. Understand that your child reasons in an immature way. Don’t interpret your child’s behavior or thoughts as selfish, but try to Continued on page 32 BY DR. JOSEPH KAHN, MERCY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

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Continued from page 31 understand what this situation means to her. Allow time for his grief and feel free to share your own grief. Grief may be a new emotion for your child. This may be the first significant loss or time of turbulence in his life. Don’t rush your child or minimize his emotions. Reassure him that it’s OK to be angry or sad. Help him address his emotions. Seek professional help, if necessary. Use distraction. This is never a bad idea when dealing with children. Keep your child busy, but not so busy that he doesn’t have time to discuss or grieve over the loss. Children of varying ages will react differently and need different approaches. Those younger than 5 may not understand what you are saying. They aren’t insensitive or uncaring; they just may not be old enough to understand. Don’t be surprised if children between the ages of 6 and 9 blame you for the loss. It’s hard for them to understand that bad things just happen. Books about relating to their experience may help them realize they’re not alone. Young adolescents are emotionally adaptable but it may be especially hard for them to accept loss. Their reactions may be accentuated. Often, children this age won’t talk with their parents, but will talk with another adult. Reach out to their other adult contacts so they know the situation. Older teens may ask for more details and don’t be shocked when they reach out to the Internet for information. Remember that older teens still don’t have full life experience. They may begin or increase risky behaviors. I hope we never need to address a situation as tragic as the Sandy Hook shootings. But I hope these tips will provide some assistance when you have to talk with your children about more common issues in your daily life. 32

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What Other Experts are Saying... L N A L SO GAT H E R E D A G ROU P O F professional counselors who shared their advice for families undergoing trauma and tragedy in their lives. Professor Russell Hyken, psychotherapist/education diagnostician, Educational & Psychotherapy Services - First, ask your son or daughter what they have heard about the event. If the children do have those gory details, then change the direction of conversation and focus on the good people supporting the teachers and parents. - Reassure children that their school is safe and tell them of the school’s protocols. “That’s what children want to hear—that they will be safe.” - When young children do voice their concerns and worries, acknowledge their feelings. Then, re-direct their energy and do something fun. - It is important to build time into your week to spend time with your children. “It doesn’t have to be serious conversations; but by having that time, children will feel comfortable talking with you in the future when serious or troubling issues occur in their lives.”

Rekha Ramanuja, child and adolescent psychologist, Clayton Behavioral and Epworth’s Residential Treatment Program - Talk to friends, family or a specialist. If you are a grieving parent, then you need an outlet quickly. - If the child is actually a witness or survivor to a traumatic event, then there is no simple way to deal with everything your child is experiencing. “But start by letting your children know that you love them and are going to support them.” - If the child is afraid, “Be patient and let the child know this feeling will not be the same forever. Just let them know you’re available to talk.” - It is OK to say, “I don’t know the answer, but we’ll find it together.” - Children and teenagers display signs of stress differently. Some talk a lot, ask numerous questions, have stomachaches or headaches, or become preoccupied with the issue. - Older children may display changes in personality or in their habits. Parents can start begin a conversation by saying, “I noticed that you’re not yourself. Is it the shooting (or other traumatic event)? It’s OK, because it has affected me, too.” - If you are asking too many questions, then back off; let your child sort out their thoughts and come to you. Catherine Judkins, clinical child psychologist and co-founder of - “Parents have to take some time to know their emotions, and practice what they are going to say to the kids.” Get concrete points down for a conversation with kids. - If it’s a death in the family, of a teacher or a close friend, tell your young child that the body stopped working, they will not see the person anymore and that they will miss them. “Be factual without overwhelming them or scaring them.” - Then give the child a sense of peace. “The person is not in pain.” If religion is a part of the child’s life, then place the event in the context of the faith. - If children feel threatened, help them to take deep breaths to relax their body. “When children are calmer, they think more clearly and can listen.” - Parents should understand that children will revisit the topic. There is no single conversation that resolves the matter in a child’s mind. “Kids process things at several levels, that’s a good thing. Their view is changing and developing.” - Encourage kids to help children dealing with loss. “For instance, use bake sales to raise money to donate to the victims. Help children channel their energy in a positive way and help them take control of the issue.”


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Meningitis Vaccination Kids’ Wellness


ARENTS HAVE PLENTY TO WORRY ABOUT WHEN their kids go to school or away at camp, and illness is a major concern. Colds, flu, ear infections and strep throat are among the many potential illnesses shared by youngsters in close proximity. However, these infections are rarely life-threatening. Meningitis, on the other hand, is a potentially dangerous communicable disease that can spread through classrooms or dormitories. Meningitis, inflammation of the tissue surrounding the brain and spinal cord, can be caused by a virus or bacteria. Fungal meningitis, though less common than the viral or bacterial form of the disease, recently gained national attention when people were infected by tainted steroid injections. Meningococcus bacteria, which causes the most dangerous form of meningitis, also causes septicemia, a serious blood infection. Symptoms often appear mild and flu-like at first, but the infection can progress quickly, causing death within hours. Those who survive may suffer brain damage or permanent hearing loss. Fortunately, a vaccine exists to protect against meningococcal infection, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends it for all children between 11 and 18 years old. Ideally, the vaccine is given at age 11 or 12 with a booster dose at age 16. “The biggest concern has been for beginning college

freshmen,” says Dr. Edwin Anderson, a researcher at the Saint Louis University Center for Vaccine Development and professor of internal medicine. “Some schools require that entering freshmen who’ll be living in the dorm receive the meningococcal vaccine, and I think this is the first time a lot of parents really think about it.” Some studies have shown that the highest rates of meningococcal disease in the U.S. are in college freshmen, he adds. In adults, the most common germ responsible for severe meningitis, often resulting in death, is a bacteria called Neisseria Meningitidis, notes Dr. Joseph Hilgeman of Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine in Des Peres. “The vaccine to prevent meningococcal meningitis from this bacteria will only protect against infections with Neisseria Continued on page 53




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Summer Opportunities Fair John Burroughs School, 755 S. Price Road 993-4040,

Burr Oak Camp John Burroughs School, 755 Price Road 993-4040,

The Summer Opportunities Fair provides information on camp opportunities for kids ages 3 to 18. Come visit more than 150 exhibitors! Saturday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Coed, preschool through grade 6. The traditional full-day camp emphasizes swimming instruction and includes crafts, woodworking and games. Extended day is available. Three two-week camp sessions run from mid-June through July.

Camp Pegasus at MICDS 101 N. Warson Road 995-7342, Coed, ages 5 to 18. Pegasus offers a variety of camp choices featuring science and technology, athletics, swimming, visual/performing arts and unique hobbies. Professional instructors on staff. Hot lunches served daily, and before- and after-camp care is available.

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Building St. Louis Leaders for Four Generations

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CAMP WHITFIELD/WHITFIELD SPORTS CAMP Whitfield School, 175 South Mason Road 415-1270, Coed, ages 5 to 12. Camp Whitfield offers fabulous field trips, amazing art, great games and delicious dining. Sports camps give developing athletes access to Whitfield’s star coaches and premium facilities.


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YMCA Camp Lakewood is an traditional, residential camp for boys and girls ages 6-17, located 75 miles from St. Louis between Potosi and Steelville, Missouri. YMCA Camp Lakewood is a branch of the YMCA of Greater St. Louis. 1-888-FUN-YMCA 36

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COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL OF WEBSTER UNIVERSITY SUMMER MUSIC PROGRAMS 535 Garden Ave. 968-5939, Coed, ages birth to 18. Music camp programs in band, low brass, flute, string, composition, chamber music and individual lessons.

FORSYTH SUMMER DISCOVERY 6235 Wydown Blvd. 726-4542, Coed, ages 3 to 12. Sports >> Arts >> Adventure! From June 10 to Aug. 9, there are dozens of one-week themed camps at Forsyth Summer Discovery. Early childhood program. Extended day.


Community Camps 2013 Arts. Academics. Adventure.

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ST. JOSEPH’S ACADEMY SUMMER CAMPS FOR GIRLS St. Joseph’s Academy, 2307 S. Lindbergh Blvd. 394-4300,

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Girls entering sixth, seventh and eighth grade can choose day-camp activities ranging from theatre, jewelry making, creative writing, cake decorating, digital filmmaking, art, dance and athletic camps.

SUMMERQUEST Clayton High School, Shaw Pavrk and the Center of Clayton (2 Mark Twain Circle) 854-6023, Coed, ages kindergarten to eighth grade. SummerQuest unites outstanding programs and state-of-the-art facilities to provide a fun-filled summer camp experience.

OVERNIGHT CAMPS ANIMAL CAMP AT CUB CREEK SCIENCE CAMP Rolla, Mo., 65401 573-458-2125, Coed, ages 7 to 17. Feed monkeys, pet kangaroos, and take classes in veterinary medicine, animal care, survival skills, crime science, ziplining, archery, riflery, pottery, cooking, swimming and crafts.

YMCA CAMP LAKEWOOD Potosi, Mo., 241-9622 or 1-888-386-9622, Coed, ages 6 to 17. A summer residential camp for children is situated on 5,000 woodedacres, and features a private 360-acre lake.

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Keath Hausher, president of Shark Fitness No matter what time of year you’re working out, the most important thing is to learn the proper technique for your exercise. Form, tempo and stance are all important in order to work out effectively and safely. Once you find a program where you’ll receive the proper instruction, remember that feeling sore the next day is a sign of progress. If you don’t have any muscle soreness, you’re not working hard enough. Dr. Kanwal Khan, internal medicine specialist at St. Luke’s Hospital Dress appropriately. Wearing layers allows for warmth, but wearing too many layers during outdoor exercise in the winter may not allow sweat to dissipate from the body. Also, adequate protection for hands, feet and ears is imperative. Consult your physician if you have conditions such as asthma, circulatory issues or heart problems. Craig Marcacci, owner of CM Fitness When training outside in cold weather, stop and stretch more frequently and more comprehensively. Stretching the calves and rotating the ankles can prevent injury. Also, stretch the hips, lower back and hamstrings by standing with legs crossed and reaching toward your feet (unless you have a hip replacement). Stretch the quadriceps and hip flexors by standing on one leg and pulling the opposite ankle toward glute. Swing straightened arms in a horizontal plane, crossing them in front and stretching the shoulders and chest as the arms go back.

Work It!

Creating a Winter Exercise Program

If cold weather is your excuse for avoiding exercise, a slew of local experts has news for you: There are many ways to circumvent the challenges posed by winter exercise and create a great workout strategy even at this time of year. A few of their best tips: Tim Detmer, owner of Finish It Fitness Temper your workout to the conditions. If it’s 25 degrees and you’re wearing 15 pounds of clothing, that run isn’t going to be as fast. If there’s snow on the ground, it will require a lot more energy to cover the same amount of ground. In rough conditions, it’s much more about getting some exercise done, rather than trying to measure up to your usual pace and effort.

Reann Ratterman, fitness instructor and personal trainer Drink lots of water. You may not feel as if you’ve been sweating like you do in the heat, but with the drier, colder winter air you need to replenish your fluids. Also, if it’s a cold blustery day and you need to work out indoors, head to your local gym and try some of the different cardio equipment. Pick three machines and stay on each for 10 minutes or so to get your heart rate up and have fun. Sarah Tourville, owner of The Dailey Method St. Louis As winter approaches, people become unmotivated by cold weather. We can provide motivation via group classes, upbeat music and variety. (It’s important for people) to feel like they’re part of a community, and their visit is about getting or staying healthy and also about connecting with different types of people who offer inspiration and support.


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St. Louis Public Library’s Central Library: A Jewel in Our Crown


HE ORIGINAL BOOKLET FOR THE CITY LIBRARY described it best: The main purpose of the building has been kept in mind throughout its planning and construction; namely, that this structure is a library building, not an art gallery, a museum or a place of amusement; that its purpose should be reflected in its architecture and that its plan should be adapted to its needs. That a library contributes, as nothing else, to the education, culture and refinement of the community, and that in addition to the education obtained from books is that which comes from surroundings of quietude and refined good taste. That a love of beauty is an element of good citizenship and that to inculcate this lesson is a proper part of the general educational function of the library… These same principles were clearly and astutely followed in the recent twoyear renovation of this Cass Gilbert 1912 structure. Award-winning architect George Nikolajevich of St. Louis-based Cannon Design melded Gilbert’s original vision with his own modern interpretation to take the library forward for the next 100 years.

A little background regarding the building: The site on which it stands was originally an Exposition Building dating to 1884 and demolished in 1907. Filling the city block between Olive and Locust streets, and 13th and 14th streets, the new library—a four-level building faced with cut granite from Mt. Waldo, Maine—cost an estimated $1.5 million to construct, with a third of the money coming from Andrew Carnegie. The 190,000-square-foot building is in the Italian Renaissance style, a favorite of the Beaux Arts period. The exterior highlights include carved medallions, shields, ornamental designs and inscriptions by famous writers. My personal favorite is from Mr. Carnegie himself: I choose free libraries as the best agencies for improving the masses of the people because they only help those who help themselves. They never pauperize. A taste for reading drives out lower tastes. The interior is equally adorned with the finest of materials and craftsmanship. The level of quality is evident from the visitor’s first encounter with the bronze entrance gates that one passes through to enter the building. Ceilings hand-painted in the Beaux Arts style, alabaster and marble lamps, stained glass windows by Gorham, and carved wood and plasterwork all have been





painstakingly cleaned, repaired and freshened. Of note, the Fine Arts Room ceiling was based on a ceiling in the La Badia Church in Florence, Italy, built in the 13th century. The ceiling in the Periodical Room also was based on a ceiling in Florence, Italy, the Biblioteca Laurenziana that was designed in the 16th century. In each case, attention was paid to scale to make them appropriate for our space. Now, add to all of this the updating of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, flooring and lighting that needed to be done to this 100-year-old gem and you can understand why the planning took 10 years and the restoration took two


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unreliable, secondhand gossip from around the world* BRITNEY SPEARS

The drama continues in the pop star’s private life. First came the rumors that Britney’s longtime relationship with manager Jason Trawick had hit a rough patch. Now, out of the blue, her ex-husband, back-up dancer Kevin Federline’s brother has come forward claiming to be the biological father of Britney’s older son, Sean Preston. Christopher Federline claims that he and Britney had a brief affair. Well, I’m sure he’s just confessing this out of the goodness of his heart. I mean, what other motivation could he possibly have?

JANET JACKSON The pop sensation is rumored to be engaged. After months of dating a Middle-Eastern billionaire, the Nasty singer is going to tie the knot. They are planning an elaborate wedding with hundreds of guests. The wedding will supposedly cost millions, although the money they make selling photos of the planned wardrobe malfunction at the altar should even things out.

RIHANNA Over the Christmas holiday, Rihanna sent multiple tweets urging fans to empower themselves and improve their lives. She wrote, “It is most important to be happy, eliminate negativity around you this holiday season…2013 is way too futuristic for the same weak [expletive deleted].” Of course, the fact that she also announced that she had gotten back together with abusive ex Chris Brown did tend to dilute the message.

MARIAH CAREY The diva is wrapping up the holidays on vacation in Aspen with husband Nick Cannon and their twins. Well, they may be rich and famous, but they celebrate the holidays just like regular folks. Mariah tweeted, “Do you have your presents under the tree already? I’m not letting anyone touch them until Christmas Day.” No spoiling of those kids—just like every other kid in America, they had to wait until Christmas morning to open their bags of diamonds and pull the bow off the private jet.

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Dog Daze I WAS DOING A LITTLE RESEARCH ONLINE last week. Well, let me back up. We have had our puppy for a little more than a year. According to all the experts—you know, the neighbors, my dry cleaner, the cable guy—her, um, rambunctiousness should have died down by now. Yet for some reason, on the scale of canine insanity, she falls somewhere between peculiar and deranged. Of course, it doesn’t help that Whiny and Punch are for all intents and purposes human puppies, always eager for a little rough-housing. So I went to the source of all information both real and fictitious, the Internet. Turns out, I have what is known in the breeding community as a ‘designer dog,’ a term that must make animal rights activists cringe. A designer dog is a combination of two recognized breeds to create a new, elite, sought-after breed—a golden doodle or a peekapoo. I picture a mad scientist’s lab in a 1950s black-and-white movie with two dogs in glass booths and an electrical current running between two colanders strapped to their heads, but that would be absurd… Our dog is a puggle—a mix between a pug and a beagle. Now the pug is the royal Chinese lap dog. They are described as docile, rarely aggressive and good with children. They tend to be calm and quiet, depending on the mood of the owner. Hmm. The beagle, on the other hand, is a scent hound. In a study conducted several years ago,

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beagles were found to be the most excitable breed of dog in existence. They are described as playful, energetic and easily distracted...which brings us to the puggle. Pebbles, our puggle, is the puppy of a pug father and a beagle mother. What were they thinking? It’s like cross-breeding a Buddhist monk with a Mexican jumping bean—with ADHD…on crack. And she’s not a calmer beagle or a more energetic pug, she is both dogs. You never know what you’re going to get when you walk through the door—a lazy pug basking in a spot of sunlight on the carpet, or a miniature Cujo who seems to think your shoe is a small game animal. Well, I’ve got my best people on the case. You know, my mailman, my plumber, oh and of course, Kennelwood. They can try and train Pebbles, and I will work on Whiny and Punch. Plus, she’ll be a year-and-a-half old in March, surely she will have calmed down by then…

What a Feeling!



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UPON THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF FLASHDANCE, A NEW MUSICAL VERSION OF THE POP CULTURE PHENOMENON IS COMING JAN. 8 TO 13 TO THE PEABODY OPERA HOUSE. LN RECENTLY SPOKE WITH SCREENPLAY AND MUSICAL CO-WRITER TOM HEADLEY ABOUT TAKING THE ICONIC CULT FILM FAVORITE FROM THE SCREEN TO THE STAGE—WHERE HE ORIGINALLY IMAGINED IT. How did you take Flashdance from the screen to the stage? It’s two different art forms. You have to make it work for the stage. There is a huge cast and crew—they’re like a little army. So many elements are important: the costumes are designed by Broadway crews, and the lighting and sets really move seamlessly. It’s a big production.


Tell us about putting the iconic music into the production. There are big demands on the music—it features all the classics, What A Feeling, Maniac, Gloria and more—and we have an orchestra that is like a rock ’n’ roll band. It’s all live and you feel that you’re right there. That’s the thing about live theater —so much goes into the preparation. But once you get there, it’s all worth it. What are the differences between the movie and the new musical? In film, you can cheat a lot—with editing, camera tricks and doubles. For the Flashdance film, we had four dance doubles for the show’s star, Alex. For instance, in the street dance scene, we put a 14-year-old Puerto Rican street dancer boy in drag and no one could even tell. But onstage, it’s in your face; it’s completely honest and the athletic expression has to work.

It’s actually more demanding to get the story right. And it’s an enormously athletic feat for the cast—Alex never stops dancing the whole time, and the audition scene at the end has to be the biggest moment of dance you’ve seen. You have to be in amazing shape to pull that off. Tell us about the stage talent for the new production? We found Emily Padgett after I don’t know how many hundreds of castings. She had to be able to sing, dance and act, and that triple threat is not easy to find. Emily has done some Broadway shows before, but she is just really emerging in her career. And that’s what we were looking for—we didn’t want someone famous because any girl in the audience has to feel like she could be her. As the rounds of audition workshops went along, we noticed Emily had a lot of the characteristics of Alex. She started to get very nervous and fear that she wasn’t going to be able to make her dream happen, just like Alex. And that’s the universal message of the musical—how you face up to that fear. And Emily is enormously convincing and endearing as she does that. It is terrifying to go out there and put it all on the line like they do. I don’t know how they do it…that’s why I’m a writer. What is the story behind the name

Flashdance? I called it Flashdance because I knew these girls, ages 17 to 21, in Toronto that had this complete style of dancing—like modern burlesque or a cabaret act—that collided in this moment when fashion met dance and music. And I thought this is so rare—a very alive, interesting moment in their lives I wanted to capture. They were attempting to do live videos, and that’s when Flashdance and MTV (which both were created in the early ’80s) actually became coincidentally historically intertwined. It was only later I realized this was part of a bigger sub-cultural movement and the emergence of the ‘MTV generation.’ I was doing a movie with Sean Penn in Hollywood, and I was working on a script with him. This was when he was married to Madonna, and she said to me: I was the first Flashdance girl. And I realized later, she absolutely was. What do Flashdance film fans think of the new musical? There is a different generation that wasn’t even born when the movie came out. You have mothers in their 40s bringing their teenage daughters to the musical because the film was very big in their lives. It is a classic American story everyone can relate to. The movie’s iconic role continues, and certainly the musical gives it new life.

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RATING: 8 out of 10

N THE SPIRIT OF FULL DISCLOSURE, I HAVE TO SAY that this is my all-time favorite musical. Nothing was going to make me dislike this film. I mean, honestly, they would have had to try. That being said, the movie is not without its flaws, but all in all, it’s a beautiful, moving production. The story is stirring and heartfelt. I know you know the plot, but I get paid by the word. The prisoner Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) escapes parole fleeing the ruthless Javert (Russell Crowe). His life changes profoundly when he agrees to care for Cosette (Isabelle Allen/Amanda Seyfried), the child of Fantine (Anne Hathaway). Meanwhile, throughout Paris, the kindling is being thrown on the fire of the French Revolution. An interesting aspect of the film is that the singing is done live. Now it’s still not like live theater—the actors have multiple takes to perfect each scene—nevertheless, it delivers a far more visceral impact than dubbing the songs in during post production. The voices aren’t perfect—Crowe has been singled out for being one of the weaker singers. Honestly his singing did not bother me a bit, probably because his acting is so good. The only exception for me was the innkeeper (Sacha Baron Cohen) and his wife (Helena Bonham Carter) who turned the playfully conniving pair into a smarmy, disconcerting duo.

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RATING: 8 out of 10

THINK I’M FINALLY STARTING TO GET QUENTIN Tarantino. I think somewhere, way back when, Tarantino was profoundly impacted by an injustice. Maybe it was a bully stealing his lunch money, or maybe something worse. Whatever the reason, the 10-year-old boy inside of him clearly feels the need to right a wrong. And like any 10-year-old boy, he wants to right that wrong with as much violence and bloodshed as possible. Django (Jamie Foxx) is a slave in the South two years before the Civil War. His only goal is to reunite with his wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). He teams up with quirky bounty hunter King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), who is currently on the trail of two murderous criminals.Together, they carve a bloody swath until they find themselves at the plantation of the dubious Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). Does that not seem like enough plot for two hours and 45 minutes? Well, throw in a minute for every shooting, stabbing, beating, whipping, explosion and blood letting, and it’s just about right. But there is something about Tarantino’s treatment of the touchiest subjects that makes you want to cheer. I just keep picturing Tarantino behind the camera re-imagining history and whispering to himself, This is so cool! If you like his style, this is another winner.v BY DEBBIE BALDWIN


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Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, rules the Land of Oz from her perch in a bubble that hovers over the kingdom. Before Glinda was ruler, however, she was a popular student at Shiz University. She describes in flashback her friendship with another young student at that time, Elphaba, who came to be known as the Wicked Witch of the West. Elphaba was ostracized for her green skin, a condition caused by a strange potion given to her mother by a traveling salesman who impregnated her. When Elphaba’s younger sister, Nessarose went away to Shiz University, her father orders Elphaba to accompany and care for the younger girl, who is confined to a wheelchair. Elphaba’s magical powers, however, are noticed by Madame Morrible, head of the universit. Morrible tells the Wizard of Oz about Elphaba’s abilities. The two conspire to use Elphaba to repress the Munchkins and subjugate the animals of the kingdom.

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Blonde, ditzy Galinda and intelligent, passionate Elphaba form an unlikely friendship that is tested by their mutual attraction to a handsome student named Fiyero. Galinda, who changes her name to Glinda, also is hopelessly admired by a Munchkin named Boq, whom she convinces to care for Nessarose instead, leading to further romantic and tragic complications. So, who is truly wicked in the Land of Oz?

HIGHLIGHTS The Wicked phenomenon started with the publication of the novel by Gregory Maguire in 1995, which took its inspiration from the classic story by L. Frank Baum. Maguire’s tale, tells the back story of the Wicked Witch of the West from a vastly different viewpoint. Composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz then freely adapted Maguire’s novel into the wildly successful musical version, collaborating with author Winnie Holzman, who penned the script. That cast includes stellar work by Christine Dwyer as Elphaba and Jeanna De Waal as Glinda. The latter conveys Glinda’s evolution from vacuous airhead to a sadder but wiser ruler. As Elphaba, Dwyer is equally convincing, bringing the ‘different’ girl’s indomitable spirit and fight for justice to the fore. Wicked remains very much an acquired taste, yet the cast of this production sings quite convincingly and acts most impressively, elements fans of the show will doubtless appreciate. BY MARK BRETZ


Les Miserables



spicybits Congratulations go out to Cafe Madeline, which celebrates 10 years in business this month. The cafe, located at the Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park, is commemorating the anniversary with a brunch special available through January, where guests can buy one brunch at the regular menu price and get the second for just $10. CASSY VIRES and JOSH RENBARGER, the husband-and-wife team behind the uber-successful Home Wine Kitchen in Maplewood, have announced they’ll be opening restaurant No. 2 later this year. The eatery will be named Table, and will occupy the space that used to be The Stable at 1821 Cherokee Street in Benton Park. Look for a communal dining experience with a menu full of locally sourced goodness and a cocktail program, as well. We can’t wait! CHRISTOPHER LEE has announced via Facebook that he will be leaving his post as executive chef at In Good Company—the group that owns Sanctuaria, Diablitos, Cafe Ventana and Hendricks BBQ — later this month.

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More craft beer news to report: Excel Bottling Company in Breese, Ill., has been making and bottling soda for more than 75 years, and now they’re getting into the beer biz. The company began brewing in September, and the first brews, Shoal Creek Wheat, Excel Golden Brew and Shoal Creek Winter Ale are on shelves. Currently the beers are available in Illinois only, but the company is actively looking for a distributor in Missouri.

Chef Noboru Kidera has been creating superior sushi and other Japanese delicacies for years. Since 1991, he’s been plying his trade at the current location of his restaurant, Nobu’s Japanese Restaurant. The distinctive triangular building (that used to be an IHop in a previous incarnation) has been the anchor of a vibrant Asian dining and shopping scene on Olive Boulevard in University City. We were more than happy to swing by recently and revisit this local favorite. The restaurant had a refreshing lack of overthe-top Asian decor that allowed diners to focus in on the cuisine, not the kitsch. We settled in with some warm sake ($7) and green tea and perused the menu of favorite Japanese dishes, some adhering to traditional norms, others with a little twist from the chef. The Shrimp Tempura ($9, two-piece version available for $7) was a prime example of a simple dish perfectly executed. Tempura dishes are all too often heavily battered affairs, but the four pieces of shrimp we ordered, and the assorted veggies served alongside them, were ensconced in a light coating of delicate batter—just enough for a subtle texture without overwhelming the flavor of what was underneath. Sometimes salads take a secondary position to the entrees on a menu, but Nobu’s salads stood out on their own merits. The Marinated Seaweed Salad ($5) had crunchy cucumber slices in the mix to complement the unique texture of the seaweed strands, while the Tako Sunomono ($8) featured a panoply of consistencies and flavors, from the firm slices of octopus, smooth ribbons of seaweed and crunchy, tangy cucumber topped



Central Table Food Hall will be opening in March at 23 South Euclid Ave. in the CWE. The 10,000 square-foot space will have seating for 200 and some patio space, along with a retail component. Modeled after such famous food halls as Eataly in NYC and Umamicatessen in Los Angeles, the project aims to satisfy almost any culinary urge—and quickly. Picture a high-quality, highend food court of sorts. Should be interesting!

with shredded daikon radish. Of course, sushi was the order of the day, and we chose three rolls to sample. The St. Louis Roll ($6), touted as a ‘house specialty’ on the menu, consisted of tuna, avocado, pickled radish and topped with scallions and masago (smelt eggs). Surprisingly, the scallions didn’t overwhelm the roll, but added just a bit of sharpness that struck a nice balance with the mild tuna and creamy avocado. In contrast, the Caterpillar Roll ($10) was more monochromatic in both texture and taste, though just as delicious. The roll was all about the subtle interplay of soft eel and sweet/salty eel sauce. To be honest, we didn’t have high hopes for the BLT Roll ($5). We assumed it’d be a gimmicky, one-dimensional dish, most likely too heavy on the bacon, which in recent years has been used way too frequently to mask a variety of sins in all manner of cuisine. Happily, we were wrong—oh so wrong. This roll was extremely well-balanced, just like the best BLT sandwiches. We could actually taste the tomato, and the bacon—instead of being overbearing—added just the right amount of salt and savory. We finished up with a scoop of Green Tea Ice Cream ($4), one of our all-time favorite ways to cap off a sushi feast. No funky fusions, no dumbed-down sushi, just simple, classic Japanese fare, prepared with skill and served with care. Nobu’s continues to be the place to go for the real thing. 8643 Olive Blvd., 997-2303

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DIV ER SIONS Across 1. Type of fertilizer 5. Frequently, old-style 8. Caligula playwright 13. Black and white cookie 14. Fit 15. Things Fall ____ 16. Read quickly 17. Met solo 18. Old west chasers 19. The Razor’s Edge, 1944 22. Wizard’s tool 23. Absorbed, as a cost 24. Catalog 27. Cheers, for example 29. Give off, as light 33. Aunt’s spouse 34. The ‘L’ of XXL 36. ‘Gimme ___!’ (start of an Iowa State cheer) 37. The Canterbury Tales, 1475 40. ___ Town Too (1981 hit) 41. ‘Holy cow!’ 42. Animal catcher 43. Arduous journey 45. ‘Acid’ 46. Lace loops 47. Anger

49. Sot 50. What 37 across and 19 across were masters of 58. Laugh-a-minute folks 59. Boot 60. Not cons 61. Aerodynamic 62. Kevin Kline’s A Fish Called Wanda character 63. Majors and Marvin 64. Monty Python vet Gilliam 65. Athletic supporter? 66. Lack of difficulty

Down 1. Forest growth 2. Big name in oil 3. Enlarge, as a hole 4. Solo act? 5. Propelled a boat 6. Dart 7. ‘Go, ___!’ 8. ‘Go ____’ (flop) 9. High point 10. Alan Alda hit comedy 11. ‘Major’ animal 12. Check 14. Lacks, for short 20. Make something unique

CROSSWORD PUZZLE 21. Sound of frustration 24. Cipher 25. Contemptuous look 26. Harshly criticize 27. Howled 28. Parentheses, e.g. 30. Hong Kong neighbor 31. Dead to the world? 32. Wearies 34. Albanian coins 35. Soothing 38. Angers 39. Divorce, say 44. ‘Off ____’ (out of sorts) 46. It’s spotted in Westerns 48. Hazardous 49. Fritter away 50. At one time, at one time 51. ‘Blue’ or ‘White’ river 52. Attendee 53. Catcall 54. Vermeer’s Woman With a ___ 55. Length x width, for a rectangle 56. Functions 57. ‘___ quam videri’ (North Carolina’s motto)

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AROUND TOWN THROUGH 1/20 DISCOVER THE REAL GEORGE WASHINGTON: NEW VIEWS FROM MOUNT VERNON Missouri History Museum’s new exhibit examining the life of George Washington features 100 original objects—from the first president’s dentures to Revolutionary War armaments. $4-$10. 746-4599 or

THROUGH 1/20 FEDERICO BARROCI— RENAISSANCE MASTER Saint Louis Art Museum presents the nation’s first exhibit devoted to Federico Barroci’s paintings and drawings. 721-0072 or

THROUGH 2/3 WILDLIFE RESCUE EXHIBITION Capture, raise and release endangered species back to the wild during this interactive exhibit at Saint Louis Science Center. $3-$4, children; $6-$8, adults. 289-4400 or


exhibit at Art Saint Louis. A free opening reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 19. 241-4810 or

1/18-19 THE LOOP ICE CARNIVAL Experience a winter celebration in the Delmar Loop. The event will include |live ice carving demonstrations, ice slides, s’mores roasts and live music and performance groups. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 727-8000 or

1/19-27 CIRCUS HARMONY: CAPRICCIO See flying trapeze, wire-walking and magic tricks as the child performers of Circus Harmony present a vaudevillian show at City Museum. Various times. $15-$20, includes venue admission. 436-7676 or

1/20 WINTER CONCERT The Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis, led by conductor Nancy Summers, will perform various works, including Tchaikovsky’s Winter Daydreams, at the Maplewood Richmond Heights High School Theatre. 7 p.m. $5-$10. 822-4697 or


GOOD PEOPLE The Repertory Theatre presents the poignant drama, Good People, about the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots,’ at Loretto-Hilton Center for the Arts. Various times. $16-$74. 968-4925 or

P.W. SINGER St. Louis Speakers Series continues at Powell Hall with 21st century warfare expert P. W. Singer, who will discuss how technology in science fiction is playing a role on today’s battlefields. 8 p.m. $285-$420, series subscription. 534-1700 or



FLASHDANCE Starring Emily Padgett, the musical version of the cult film favorite, Flashdance—featuring hit songs What a Feeling, Maniac and Gloria—is coming to The Peabody Opera House. Various times. $22-$92. 800-745-3000 or

1/14-2/21 MISPERCEPTION Works that mislead the eye are featured in this multimedia


MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE This COCA exhibition, presented in partnership with Barnes-Jewish Hospital Arts and Healthcare Program, highlights the healing artwork of a mother and daughter—Connie and Sara Swinson—who each overcame serious illness. The exhibit opening will be from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 25. Free. 725-6555 or

AN EVENING WITH MARY WILSON OF THE SUPREMES Hear the soulful sounds of Mary Wilson, a member of the legendary Motown girl group, The Supremes, at J. Scheidegger Center of the Arts. 8 p.m. $23-$41. 636-949-4433 or

1/26 DUO VIRTUOSI St. Louis Classical Guitar Society presents Spanish native guitarist Virginia Luque, who returns to St. Louis with lauded Bulgarian violinist Bojidara Kousmanova for a program featuring Latin and flamenco favorites at the Ethical Society Auditorium. 8 p.m. $20-$24. 567-5566 or


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KIDS’ CONCERTS 1/24-27 SESAME STREET LIVE! Join Sesame Street’s favorites—Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie, Grover and Baby Bear—for non-stop singing and dancing during Can’t Stop Singing at Peabody Opera House. Before the show, have fun on the familiar street in the Play Zone. Various times. $9-$60. 800-745-3000 or 1/18 YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE! DJ Lance Rock and the colorful cast of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon, Yo Gabba Gabba, bring the new interactive family show, Get the Sillies Out!, to the Fox Theatre. 7 p.m. $26-$46. 534-1111 or 1/11-13 STOMP Experience the award-winning performance troupe, Stomp, use unconventional percussion instruments—from garbage cans to hubcaps—for a unique, rhythmic show at the Fox Theatre. Various times. $23-$65. 534-1111 or

BACH TO THE BEATLES St. Louis Symphony concertmaster David Halen and tribute band Flaming Pie will perform the classical masterpieces of Bach and Beethoven, as well as the rock hits of The Beatles, at Sheldon Concert Hall. A complimentary dessert reception where guests can meet the artists will follow the concert. 8 p.m. $15-$30. 534-1111 or

CHECK THIS OUT MOULIN ROUGE Set in Parisian streets and backed by French period music, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet will perform Moulin Rouge as part of Dance St. Louis’ Powerhouse Season at Touhill Performing Arts Center. Various times. Jan. 25-26. $35-$55. 534-6622 or


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reclaim their health. He combines healthy eating and proper exercise with the right mindset—an element that he says is missing from other weight-loss plans. “I help people tap into their potential, to change the way they feel about themselves and the way they think about food and exercise, so they learn to disconnect from spontaneity and replace it with strategy.” D’Angelo compares the concept to a puzzle with a missing box lid. “The pieces may all be there—the diet plan, the exercises—but the lid with the picture of how everything goes together is missing. I bring that box lid so people understand how to put this together in a simple, healthy way.” For D’Angelo’s clients, every ‘box lid’ is different, and they appreciate that each approach is customized for their needs and goals. “The difference between Charles’ program and others is that it is totally personal,” says Fr. Ted Vitali, who lost 80 pounds and has kept it off for three years. “All of his sessions are one-onone and tailored for each person. That is invaluable.” D’Angelo’s program requires honesty and accountability from his clients and shifting the way they look at themselves. And that accountability was key for Morff in his journey to his weight-loss goal. “There was someone who was objectively watching and making sure I was following the program,” he says. And now that he has reached that goal, Morff has entered the maintenance phase and will continue to see D’Angelo for guidance. “Instead of talking about how to lose weight, we talk about what could potentially throw me off and strategies to deal with those situations. It helps me make smart choices.” D’Angelo’s program has helped people across the country reach and maintain their weight-loss goals. He and his book, Think and Grow Thin, is endorsed by Bill Clinton, Sen. Claire McCaskill (who lost 50 pounds with his help), Tony Robbins and Richard Simmons. In addition, he recently was featured on the television show, The Doctors, alongside dozens of his clients who each lost more than 100 pounds, including Morff. But it is the everyday results of the program that especially stand out. Morff no longer snores, looks forward to exercising, can easily chase his kids around the house, and just bought a new suit to impress his wife. It is those moments that reinforce D’Angelo’s plan and keep clients on track. “You can be happy the moment you decide to be happy. You can be healthy the moment you decide to be healthy,” D’Angelo says. “It’s about having the right mindset and making the right choices. Those choices are out there; you just have to make the decision to be committed.”


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DESIGNER CLOTHING I will CONSIGN or BUY for TOP$DOLLAR, All Pre-Owned, Gently Worn Chanel, Hermes, Gucci & Couture Clothing, Jewelry + Accessories. 8 yrs. exp. Tania 636-579-2686

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Handyman/ Carpenter 33 yrs. exp. Clean, kind, honest and educated. I do all home repairs plus remodeling, texturing, painting, trim, doors and windows, decks and custom closets. References. Bryan 636 395 8036 KIRKWOOD HANDYMAN, Member BBB Insured. Carpentry, Plumbing, Elect., Gutter Cleaning, Drywall, Painting. Call Greg Filley 314-966-3711 No job is too small!

Home Helpers is your #1 source affordable, dependable care for all ages by compassionate caregivers. •

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On Call 24/7 Insured/Bonded and Carefully Screened

314.961.1002 636.391.0000

PRIVATE DUTY CNA Seeking position for a min of 8-24 hour 7-days wk. Live-in Possible. Specialize: Alzheimer's, Dementia, Movement Disorders, Lou Gehrig's, Diabetic, etc. 10+ yrs exp. Errands, Dr. appt., Cook, Clean, etc. Prices negotiable. Own transportation. Travel & References.

Call 314-403-9818



COMPUTER SERVICES ST. LOUIS CAR MUSEUM & SALES Now offering Upholstery Services for Your Classic, Antique, Custom and Special Interest Autos Contact Kevin 314.993.1330 Or

MIKE'S HOME SERVICES Heating-New, Repair, Maintenance. DecksïPowerwashingïRoof, Gutter Cleaning & RepairïPainting PlumbingïElectricalïSewer/Drain Basement Waterproofing. Hauling. Hardwood, Tile & Carpet. Ref's Available. Mike 314-265-4568 Fully InsuredïAll Work Guaranteed



Renew, Recover, Build... Vitality & Strength Let Randy use his 40 yrs experience to help you reclaim health, vigor, and personal power, as he has with thousands of others. Sessions are tailored using his simple, unique and potent physical therapy, personal training, and emotional/mental techniques - whatever is needed to dissolve issues that elude other approaches.

For a Free Consultation Today! Call Randy Fox at 314-757-0777 and get your New Year Started Right!


Cleaning, Repairs, Drainage Solutions, Screen Installation & Window Cleaning Professional, Reliable & Insured No Mess Left Behind ï Free Est.

ELIMINATE PAIN OR IMPROVE MOBILITY? DEVELOP STRENGTH & STAMINA. Randy Fox can help where others fall short. He's done it for 40 years across the US with thousands. Call 314-757-0777 for a free consultation today!

CLAYTON HEIGHT'S GUTTER & HOME EXTERIORS Cleaning & Gutter Repair Copper & Aluminum Guttering Soffit & Fascia Covering Insured & Small Jobs O.K. Paul Steinbrook Tel: 314-971-2074

INTEGRATED HEALING through HYPNOSIS A pathway to wellness.... Leonid Khodosov, B.A., C.H., L.M.T. LeChateau Village 314-723-4657

Contact Tony 314-413-2888

VISITING ANGELS 24/7 Companion Care for Seniors. Personal Care, Meal Prep, Light Housekeeping & Peace of Mind.


HELP WANTED FULL TIME WRITER Ladue News is looking for a staff writer with at least two years writing experience for a daily, weekly or monthly publication. Must be team-focused and able to handle a wide range of topics and meet tight weekly deadlines. Strong research, interview and writing skills needed, as well as attention to detail and accuracy. Journalism or English degree preferred. Apply online at: No phone calls or emails please Drug Free Workplace Equal Opportunity Employer

St. Joseph’s Academy Our independent all-girls Catholic college preparatory high school is now hiring a Principal for the 2013-14 school year. Interested candidates can find detailed job description and application instructions at /about/employment/.

HOME IMPROVEMENT PATRICK INTERIOR FINISH CONSTRUCTION Drywall, Taping, Painting, Interior Trim. References Available. Licensed and Bonded. Honest Day's Work for Honest Pay. No Pay Until Job is Complete. Call Pat 314-415-0377

HOME REMODEL & REPAIR Rotted Wood Repair, Tile, Flooring, Drywall, Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing, Painting. Insured. Free Est. 36 Yrs. Exp. Don Phillips 314-973-8511


LAWN & GARDEN Time for Some

Hard Work Yard Work SPRING LANDSCAPING Landscape Design Spring clean-up • Brush clearing Bed preparation • Tilling Weeding & mulching • Planting Tree/Shrub fertilization, trimming and removal • Lawn fertilization, weed control, de-thatching, sodding and seeding • Gutter cleaning • Power washing • Stone walls, patios, and borders • Drainage solutions

The Hard Work Yard Work Co. LLC For Free Estimates call Keith at 314-422-0241 or e-mail at Since 2001

KEN SINGLETON TUCKPOINTING brickwork, stonework, plaster, drywall, painting, carpentry, siding, gutters, roofing, chimney leaks; stopped guaranteed. Call Ken 636-674-5013

PRECISION REMODELING Since 1990 - Interior & Exterior We Are Here For All Your Home Improvement Needs & Repairs. Free Estimates! Fully Insured. Call Bob (314) 799-4633 or Jim (314) 799-4630

REPAIR IT BEFORE YOU REPLACE IT Carpet Repaired, Restretched, Installed, New Carpet Sales, Large Selection in 2 Showrooms. Over 21 Years Experience. For Quote Call Nick 314-845-8049

SEMI RETIRED TRIM CARPENTER Quality Work in Bookcases, Doors, Crown Moldings, Wainscoting, Kitchens and More. Dale 314-541-6708 ï Insured ï Free Estimates ï HARDWOODZ Specializing in Installation, Sanding and Refinishing of Hardwood Floors. For Free Estimate Call Dave 314-267-1348

GET BETTER ORGANIZED We offer functional solutions, tailored to your needs, so you can live Orderly Ever After. Home, office, moving & much more. Confidential, non-judgmental. 618-466-7638

PAINTING ASTON - PARKER PAINTING Interior/Exterior Painting Wallpaper Removal Staining & Powerwashing Insured & 30 Years Experience Free Estimates 314-766-2952 314-766-2962 JC PAINTS Interior/Exterior Painting Reliable, Clean & Reasonable. Insured. Call John for a free estimate 314-703-2794

Complete Lawn Maintenance for Commercial & Residential Leaf Cleanup, Leaf Vacuuming, Aeration, Overseeding, Fertilizing, Planting, Sodding, Seeding, Mowing, Mulching, Edging, Spraying, Weeding, Pruning, Trimming, Bed Maintenance, Dethatching, Brush Removal, Retaining Walls, Paver Patios & Drainage

MASTER ARTISANS INC. Quality Prep & Painting Wall Glazing, Marbleizing, Graining, Murals & More. Jeff Baumgartner 636.225.5244

PET SERVICES LaBest MOBILE GROOMING, LLC Full Pet Salon from Our Door to Yours! ISCC Certified Master Stylist, Meritus & Certified Feline Master Groomer. Insured. Yard Cleanup Available at Time of Service. Massage Therapist & Sedation Free Tartar Removed. 1-800-357-CLIP (2547)

For a Free Estimate Call 314-426-8833

THE WELL BEHAVED PET.... For all your home training needs. New Puppy, Puppy Mill, Rescue Dogs or Behavioral Problems. OH, DON'T FORGET THE CAT!!!! Call me, I can help. Laura @ 636-456-9993 CURT'S COMPLETE LAWN & Garden Services FOR LESS!!! Lawn Mowing, Garden Weeding, Power Washing, Patios & Other Honey Do Jobs Done Right! +FALL CLEAN-UP SPECIAL Call Curt at 314-686-2072

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SIMPLE MOVES We Specialize In Small Moves. We charge by the hour or the piece, house to house or room to room. Bonded & Insured. Packing Available. 314-963-3416


MEDICARE SUPPLEMENTS Save up to 12% on your current policy

ALLEN'S HAULING SERVICE 15, 20 and 30 Yard Trash Containers. Hauling Service. No Job Too Big Or Small. Any Type of Trash Removal. 314-621-0481 or 581-7274


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Complete Tree Service for Residential & Commercial Tree Removal, Brush Removal, Pruning, Plant Healthcare, Deadwooding, Deep Root Fertilization, Stump Grinding, Cabling & Storm Cleanup

M������ C���� 314-432-1888 Licensed Broker Since 1975

DISORGANIZED? STRESSED? MOVING? FILES IN SHAMBLES? Margery Miller & Assoc. Organizational Consultants 636-230-6683 We help put order in your life. óóóóóóóóóóóóóóó THE MOVING MANAGER ....managing the details door to door. A personalized service to organize & oversee your residential or business move. Margery Miller & Assoc. 636-230-6683

Over 40 Years Experience For a free estimate call 314-426-2911 or e-mail us at

314-725-6159 Tim Gamma B.S. Horticulture Board Certified Master Arborist Fertilization, Trimming, Pruning, & Spraying

$ CASH 4 OLD STUFF $ ————Light Hauling———— We Cleanup, Haul Away and/or purchase: Garage, Estate and Moving Sales! Also, Warehouse, Business & Storage Locker Leftovers! Trees Trimmed & Removed

GILLS TREE SERVICE • Stone Retaining Walls • Stump Grinding • Fully Insured

FAY FURNITURE 618-271-8200 AM WHAT'S FOR DINNER? Dinner is Served, Personal Chef Service will Plan Menus, Grocery Shop and Prepare Meals in Your Home for You to Enjoy at Your Convenience. Alison Brinker, Registered Dietitian 314-845-2709

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(636) 274-1378 AFFORDABLE TREE SERVICE: Professional Service at a Affordable Price. Call Baumann Tree for a free property inspection at 636.375.2812 You'll be glad you called!

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VACATION RENTALS GULF COAST CONDO Carillon Beach, FL, Destin Area 3BR, 3BA, 3 pools, tennis courts and so much more! Great Rates. Available NOW! Call Dave at 314-922-8344 For Pictures Please Visit

Chimney & Complete Houses, Spot Tuckpointing with Color Match.Brick & Stone Repair. Flagstone & Patio Repair. Basement Waterproofing. Caulking, Silicon Waterproofing. Powerwashing. Prompt Free Est. Fully Insured. 314-645-8991 or 636-947-2133 Member of BBB & A+ MC or Visa Accepted




WE BUY DIAMONDS! Immediate cash paid - 20 years in business - By appointment only 314-721-7210

COLLECTOR WISHES TO PURCHASE Gun Collections - Old and New Antiques of Any Type Fishing Tackle Call Steve Lapin 314-571-9427

M & P WINDOW WASHING & GUTTER CLEANING Reasonable Rates, Free Est., Angie's List, Insured, Dependable, Exp., Ref's. 8-5, 314-968-0987 (D) Paul, 636-529-1529 (E) Mark, 314-968-1356 (E)

WANTED WANTED CHINESE ANTIQUES: QUALITY CHINESE ANTIQUES: BUYING IVORY, JADE and BRONZE figurines, NICE PIECES 314-503-4847 ROBERTSVILLE ESTATE AUCTION CO. Entire Estates or Just Down Sizing Cash Buyout or Consignment For Onsite Evaluation Call 314-229-9274 ï 636-675-5566

22 Years in Business! 7 Consecutive Service Award Winner '05-'11. Solid Tuckpointing & Spotpointing with Color Match. Chimney, Stone, Caulking, Brick Repair, & Waterproofing. Prompt Free Estimates. Fully Insured. A+ BBB 2011 Torch Award Winner (314) 645-1387 Credit Cards Accepted

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