city: st louis

country grammar block party

from nelly posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

Although Nelly was raised in the University City suburb of St. Louis, the muscle car-filled street party in the video for his debut single "Country Grammar" was filmed in North St. Louis near the intersection of Labadie Ave and Marcus Ave looking east.

Watch the video for "Country Grammar"

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bishop dubourg high school

from jack dorsey, twitter, square posted in technology by tacopolis

Bishop DuBourg High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in St. Louis, Missouri. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Louis.

Jack Dorsey, one of the founders of Twitter and developer of the Square mobile device (ya know, that square thing on the cell phone that the people in the food trucks use), graduated from Bishop DuBourg in 1995.

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blueberry hill

from chuck berry posted in music by tacopolis

Chuck Berry, American rock and roll legend, is still alive. Born on October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, MO, the 85-year-old still plays at his bar (Blueberry Hill) in St. Louis one Wednesday a month. Go see him while you still can.

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gaslight square

from miles davis, barbra streisand, lenny bruce posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

Gaslight Square was an entertainment district in St. Louis that thrived from the mid-1950s through the '60s. Over three dozen establishments in the area around Olive and Boyle Streets were home to the bohemian culture of the time. The area featured Dixieland jazz, ragtime and cabaret. Some of the legendary performers that made their way through Gaslight Square include Lenny Bruce, Woody Allen, The Smothers Brothers, George Carlin, Miles Davis and Barbra Streisand among others.

Someone told me about this when I lived in St. Louis ten years ago, and I had a hard time believing anything of the sort existed where at the time there were just decrepit, abandoned buildings and vacant lots. I think very little of the original architecture still exists, but development has picked up in the area and there are now condos and residential houses.

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chase park plaza

from wrestling at the chase posted in pro wrestling by chewing_the_scenery

The tv show Wrestling at the Chase was taped here at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel and it aired in St. Louis on channel 11 for almost 25 years (1959-1983). It was promoted by Sam Muchnick, president of the St. Louis Wrestling Club and also president of the National Wrestling Alliance, the national promotion that for many years consolidated a majority of the regional promotions under one name.

Ric Flair, Bruiser Brody, Ted DiBiase and many others appeared here at one time. The show aired on Saturday nights and Sunday mornings and was one of St. Louis's highest rated programs.

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