Ladue News Feature Stories

Thoughtful Totes

Haley Black comes from a rodeo family. Growing up in Bloomington, Illinois, Black’s father crafted equestrian saddles, so she was always around leather goods. After moving away and getting her undergraduate degree in speech and hearing science at the University of Illinois and then her master’s degree in deaf education from Washington University in St.… Continue reading Thoughtful Totes

Ladue News Feature Stories

Emboldening St. Louis Women

In 2014, Jennifer Ehlen noticed that St. Louis ranked near the bottom of an American Express study on cities that support women entrepreneurs. She was troubled by this, and wanted to change the statistics for the region. Ehlen founded Brazen, whose mission is to help women entrepreneurs and CEOs grow their businesses. According to its… Continue reading Emboldening St. Louis Women

Dancing Astronaut

i_o invites you to his warehouse with ‘Not Techno’ [Q&A]

i_o continues to build his techno regime with each powerful new release. Fresh off an impressive two-track EP, the producer has been cooking up a sassy tongue-in-cheek track called “Not Techno.” He gave DA some insight into the track, along with his thoughts on today’s techno scene, in the Q&A below. What statement are you making with a song… Continue reading i_o invites you to his warehouse with ‘Not Techno’ [Q&A]

Dancing Astronaut

Premiere: Tim Schaufert & CASHFORGOLD – Always High [Q&A]

Tim Schaufert and CASHFORGOLD have collaborated on more than a dozen songs since they began releasing tracks together last spring. The German producer’s and Detroit songstress’ styles come together brilliantly from across the sea, blending into a glowing atmosphere that’s simultaneously ethereal and eerie. From last November’s “Gold” to July’s “Awake,” the duo demonstrate a perfect mastery of… Continue reading Premiere: Tim Schaufert & CASHFORGOLD – Always High [Q&A]

Happily Ever After Stories

Happily Ever After: Baby Bear and the Howarth Family

Once upon a time, Donna and Mike Howarth had an English bulldog named Rosie. When she passed away after 14 years, the Howarths donated all of her dog supplies to St. Louis English Bulldog Rescue, including several beds. Donna had been following the rescue’s Facebook page, browsing the dogs as they came in and were… Continue reading Happily Ever After: Baby Bear and the Howarth Family

Dancing Astronaut

Xan Griffin unveils the story behind his conceptual ‘Zodiac’ album [Interview]

Xan Griffin has been producing music for nine years — half of his life.  When he was just 9 years old, the young music enthusiast being creating his own compositions. He loved the idea of concept-style arrangements and swore to himself that when he honed his craft, he’d work on a large-scale project based around… Continue reading Xan Griffin unveils the story behind his conceptual ‘Zodiac’ album [Interview]