Entertainment

JB Blast returns for 20th year at Jefferson Barracks July 3

The JB Blast, south St. Louis County’s biggest Fourth of July celebration, is returning to Jefferson Barracks Park for its 20th year. This family-friendly evening will start at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at the Amphitheater in Jefferson Barracks Park. This year, the Blast will feature a concert from 7 to 9 p.m., with fireworks

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Fair St. Louis announces 2019 entertainment lineup

Fair St. Louis will host ‘America’s Biggest Birthday Party’ July 4 through 6. Photo courtesy of Fair St. Louis. Fair St. Louis announced the entertainment lineup last week for its 2019 annual 4th of July celebration by the Arch. Country music singer Brett Young, R&B star Keith Sweat and rock band The Flaming Lips are set to headline “America’s Biggest Birthday Party,“ July

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Hozier set to perform in STL June 6

Pictured above: Hozier. Photo by Alex Lake.  By Alan Sculley For the Call Hozier will appear June 6 at the Stifel Theatre, 1400 Market Street. Tickets start at $43. Even if Hozier’s newly released second album, “Wasteland! Baby,” fails to come close to the success of his debut effort, the Irish singer/songwriter will always have at

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Mehlville students perform with the pros

Mehlville School District students performed with professional musicians on March 16 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. Eight students from both Mehlville and Oakville high schools performed as members of the Music City Hit-Makers’ classical instrument ensemble. “The songwriters were so happy to have local kids playing their music,” said Amy Meschke, orchestra director for

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Derik Scott places second in Titan Games

Derik Scott, the Lindbergh High School alumnus who competed in the premier season of NBC and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s “The Titan Games,” took second place in the finale as the show closed out its first season. The former Lindenwood University three-time All-American diver took second in the final round at the Titan arena Feb.

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Mehlville ranks among top in Missouri on 2018’s test scores

Pictured above: Mehlville High School’s 2018 graduation ceremony.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Mehlville School District earned its highest scores ever on a statewide academic test in 2018, ranking the district among some of the highest performing public school districts in the state even as most districts saw scores fall with a harder

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Dark days behind, Kelsea Ballerini looks ahead

Pictured above: Kelsea Ballerini. Photo by Sarah Barlow. By Alan Sculley For the Call Kelsea Ballerini will open for Kelly Clarkson at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at Chaifetz Arena, 1 S. Compton Ave. Tickets start at $32. Going into her second album, country rising star Kelsea Ballerini didn’t know how the project would take

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