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Best Road Trip Ever app takes home the gold at Addy’s!

Best Road Trip Ever app takes home the gold at Addy’s!

Last night, Kansas City’s ad community gathered to celebrate themselves at the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF-KC) 2013 Addy Awards show and reward creative excellence. Happily, Best Road Trip Ever! took home the gold for Apps in the digital advertising category. The road to Best Road…

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The service station of 66 nostalgia

The service station of 66 nostalgia

Paris Springs Garage and Sinclair Station – Gary Turner 21118 Old 66 Ash Grove, MO 417-234-4943 Website Petroliana, Signage Gary Turner is quite a character, so don’t be in a hurry when you stop in. Across the street is the Gay Purita Store, once had a…

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The best frozen custard on Route 66 — Ted Drewes is solid

The best frozen custard on Route 66 — Ted Drewes is solid

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard 6726 Chippewa St St Louis, MO 314 481-2652 website Ice Cream Parlor This St. Louis landmark is almost as famous as the pesky arch. It all started when tennis star Ted Sr. opened his first ice cream store in Florida in…

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Missouri folk artist, Bob Smithy, sculptures for sale

Missouri folk artist, Bob Smithy, sculptures for sale

I recently heard from Chris Roush, grandson of Missouri folk artist Bob Smithy, who is interested in selling the remaining sculptures at his grandfather’s house in Plevna, Missouri. (Bob passed away on May 18, 2012.) Bob Smithy, born in 1930, has worked as a trucker…

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SXSW bound!

SXSW bound!

It is a rare road trip that I “make good time,” it’s more about having a good time. And this that kinda trip. Sure – there is a “point” to all of this – SXSW Interactive starts this week – making this a bit of…

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RIP Bob Cassilly – City Museum founder

RIP Bob Cassilly – City Museum founder

photo courtesy of Slide Quest Bob Cassilly, founder of City Museum, found dead in bulldozer at his Cementland project By Dale Singer, Beacon reporter    Updated 4:08 pm Mon., 9.26.11 Bob Cassilly, who turned a collection of unusual artifacts into City Museum, a top tourist attraction…

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Saving Ralph Lanning’s Sculptures in the NY Times

Saving Ralph Lanning’s Sculptures in the NY Times

<nyt_headline type=” ” version=”1.0″>Search for de Soto in Southeast Georgia <nyt_byline> By EVE M. KAHN   Published: May 20, 2010  Enlarge This Image Matthew Kile “Lady Godiva,” a sculpture from the garden of Ralph Lanning, an outsider artist who died recently. His works are w…

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Ralph Lanning Auction

Ralph Lanning Auction

“When I was 80, I had enough work to do for the next 10 years. Now at 90, I have work lined up for 10 more years. I don’t think God is going to take me before I finish. I have work to do.” Ralph…

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Memorial service for Robert E. Smith

Memorial service for Robert E. Smith

A memorial celebration for Springfield artist and performer Robert E. Smith will be held Saturday, April 10 at 2 p.m. at the Springfield Art Museum Auditorium, 1111 E. Brookside Drive adjacent to Phelps Grove Park. The memorial will include remembrances by friends and family, a…

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An evening of the artwork by Kathy Ruth Neal

An evening of the artwork by Kathy Ruth Neal

This Friday, November 6th would have been Kathy’s birthday. She passed last year after a battle with cancer. I was fortunate to have known Kathy, and her art was a big crowd favorite at the Rare Visions/Detour Art show at the Belger. Eclectics Gallery in…

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