A Crooner Comes A-Caroling

Stage performer Tim Schall knows the winter holidays can usher in a whole sleigh-full of emotions, from the mirthful to the melancholy. That’s why he’s bringing all of them out in song December 14 at the Stage, an event space run by KDHX 88.1 FM in Grand Center. Backed by his longtime accompanist Carol Schmidt

SMASH BASH!

A grudge match is upon us, ladies and gentlemen! The pent-up anger goes back to last April, when two-time Arch Rival Roller Derby champions the Stunt Devils tried to clinch a three-peat, but fell instead to the hungry Smashinistas in the season finale. Now the Stunt Devils are hell-bent on showing that it was all

Sex, Secrets & Shame: Salam Alhamdy Tells All

Salam Alhamdy hadn’t been in the office more than an hour when he became fixated with setting up a sexual encounter. On that May morning in 2016, the 33-year-old was still living in Kansas City. Business travelers were always on his radar, and one was ready and waiting at an airport hotel. He fired off

Physician Ken Haller Has a Not-So-Secret Talent: Cabaret

“I think of myself very much as a storyteller — probably a storyteller first and then a singer second.” For cabaret artist Ken Haller, the stories that weave his songs together are the important part of his shows. “The thing about the cabaret is that it’s about creating an emotional space for the audience so

The Telethon, Trans-formed

This ain’t your grandad’s telethon! Starting at noon tomorrow, the Metro Trans Umbrella Group of St. Louis will stage a 24-hour variety show on Facebook and YouTube to raise money for MTUG’s many trans-oriented programs. The telethon will have a bit of everything: Musician Kristen Goodman will play a set, designer Maxi Glamour will put

At Last, a St. Louis Cycling Club Free of Alpha Males

Death. Taxes. Dudely bro-dawgs monopolizing bike rides. Some things you must endure, but others you can adjust. For more than four years running, a group of women has converged on the first Monday of every month for a social bike ride: the Monthly Cycle. They pedal a different fifteen-mile route each time through a mix

Crown Jewels: Meet our 2017 Diamond List

The history of drag in St. Louis is both colorful and politically important. The St. Louis LGBT History Project has unearthed examples of “female impersonator” news stories dating as far back as the 1870s — including one of a man who died from wearing a corset too tight, crushing his organs. St. Louis’ masquerading laws,

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