Posts Tagged ‘III’
Scribe William Powell, in the current St. Louis magazine, describes tough-as-nails city prosecutor Jennifer Joyce as having “a button nose and a neat bob hairdo that give her a girlish-charm”. . .Pamela Hansen, the self-described former aide to Anheuser-Busch’s retired leader, August Busch, IV, has turned out a tell-all tome about her former boss: “Billions of Illusions,” (by her nom de plume Pamela Rocks). . .Milton Ohlsen, III has beens sentenced to 20 years in prison by Judge Richard Webber for his involvement in the 2008 bombing in Clayton’s Carondelet parking garage injuring barrister John Gillis. Prosecutors, the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s office conducted the investigation for about three years. . .Phillip Leonetti, underboss of a crime family and participant in 10 murders, has been released from prison and has become an author. His tome: “Mafia Prince: Inside America’s Most Violent Crime & Family,” about the “bloody fall of the Costa Nostra.” The sweet tome will hit the bookshelves on Valentine’s Day. . .
A block away at Anthony’s, Ira and Bill DeWitt, III dined at the bar with their eyes riveted to the screen and flinching as the Braves’ prowess.
Nearby, Pulaski prez Tom Reeves was feted on his birthday by his wife, Kathy, and his offspring Katie, Brian and Danny Reeves, who confided he’s bought six Justin Bieber toothbrushes for gift-giving.
At Tony’s Louis andGiovanna Buck honored their son, Chris on his graduation. Ditto for Tony’s matire de Ken Bollwerk, who fed his son, Ken Jr., on his graduation, while Lindenwood prof Bob Frischmann joined in the festivities. In Tony’s party room, Beth Pollnow
tossed her own natal day celebration with her twin brothers, Slade and Trask Bradbury and a crowd of celebutantes. On Mom’s Day at the Ritz Carlton,
Brett Syberg, with his best gal-pal, Abigail Lopez, explained how his family’s namesake restaurant chain is expanding:
“We’re tearing an entire block on Gravois in Affton to create a Fast Eddie’s; we’ll build two beer gardens at Syberg’s in Chesterfield; we’re exploring the construction of Syberg’s venues in Arnold and Fairview Heights, Illinois.”
Brett noted both his parents, three brothers and two sisters are involved in the company, where he is head chef.
If there were a Michelin Guide for our town, it would have to award three stars (“worth a special journey”) to the St. Louis Science Center. It’s the attraction that knows how to please visitors. Now, it has booked “Star Trek: The Exhibition” for late October. The intergalactic adventures of James T. Kirk will unfold via movie props and the science of creating the reality show. In addition to exhibits, the “Star Trek” franchise has spawned television shows, movies, books, comics and games. . .College students have been alerted by the Better Business Bureau to take steps in fighting identity theft on campus. They are: send sensitive mail to your parents’ home or post office box; important documents should be stored under lock and key; never lend your credit card or debit card to anyone else; make sure your computer has up-to-date anti-virus and anti-spyware software; always check your credit card or debit card statements closely for any suspicious activity; check out unfamiliar websites with the B.B.B.; check your credit report at least once a year. . .William DeWitt, III., has been paged to serve as honorary chair of the 100th anniversary celebration of the St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired. A family festival on Sept. 17 will be held in Shaw Park for which the Cardinals and Cardinal Care Foundation are helping with the production. A major part of the event is for people of all ages including children, who are blind or visually impaired, who can play “Beepball.”
THURSDAY IN THE PARK WITH BERGER: Richard Nix, Jr., who owns Butler’s Pantry, said he is eyeing a site for a future restaurant in The Loop, on Delmar Boulevard east of Skinker Boulevard. Over signature crab cakes at Nix’s restaurant, Bixby’s, the columnist got an update on his company’s other venues – at the Palladium, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Cafe Madeleine in Tower Grove Park, where Sunday brunches are a must. Bixby’s is located in the Missouri History Museum, where its chief Bob Archibald was occupied putting finishing touches on future exhibits for 2012. Among them: “The Hidden Luggage of Portraits”;”The Civil War in Missouri”; “Kirkwood Roots”; “About Hunger and Resilience”; ‘Vashon High School Activists” and “Local Olympic Stories.” Then, it was on to the Muny. I suppose those who knew the outdoor theater in its glory days really miss it. Part of the glory days that have vanished was the engagement of major stars, Broadway imports, one-night concerts and resident producers/directors John Kennedy, Richard Berger, Glen Jordan and Ed Greenberg. For many years maestro Edwin McArthur got standing ovations. Management positions were held by showmen Paul Beisman, Bev Kelly, William Zalken and presently DuBourg High alum Dennis Reagan. Sadly, Zalken was asked to retire to allow inexperienced Edwin “Bill” Culver, III, to take over the reins. At that time Culver was a muckety-muck with the Veiled Prophet Order. Not so coincidentally, Robert Hyland was the president of the board and Hyland’s daughter was subsequently crowned Veiled Prophet Queen. Enter stage left and right Mike Isaacson, newly-dubbed productions chief to succeed Paul Blake. In the glory days we had big names like Ethel Merman, composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein, Gene Kelly, Rudolph Nureyev, Rock Hudson, Sonny and Cher, Angela Lansbury, Lauren Bacall, Pearl Bailey and Ann Miller. During a performance in the Cole Porter hit, “Anything Goes,” Miller collided with the steel curtain and was rushed to the Deaconess Hospital. Through her attorney, she sought damages and alleged she was unable to dance anymore. A doctor whom the columnist knew was attending a patient on the floor beneath Miller’s. He said his patient complained that someone was tap dancing all night in a room above hers. Fast forward. At a rehearsal, the columnist looked on as aspiring stars went through their paces for the upcoming Cole Porter musical, “Kiss Me Kate,” Here are a few sightems taken during the rehearsal. Please see the columnist’s wrap of the rehearsal on his weekly stlmag.com blog.
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HUGZ & GLITTA: Two motherly types met at the Muny. One asked, “How’s your son doing?” The second mother replied, “He’s a doctor in Clayton and he makes $2 million a year. How’s your son getting along?” The first mother said, “He’s never worked a day in his life. He’s just gay, that’s all.” The second mother said, “That’s awful!” The first mother said, “It’s not so bad at all. One day he went to Fort Lauderdale and turned prematurely gay. After he came back, he met this doctor in Clayton who makes $2 million a year.”