By Lynn Venhaus
Local Spotlight: Haunted Restaurant
Yes, Papa Vito’s restaurant in downtown Belleville is in a haunted historic building. It has a colorful history, but more importantly, the ghosts remain active. I was just there Saturday evening at a birthday party, and we heard from employees who have had encounters.
Here’s the backstory published in the Belleville News-Democrat today:
Streaming: Halloween movies for tonight (and anytime you want something spooky)
This is a good comprehensive list of what’s available on the streaming services – classics and new horror films:
Theater: Shining Local Star
What a delightful young woman! I was thrilled to be able to write about Berklea Going for last week’s Webster-Kirkwood Times. The Nerinx Hall graduate and Muny veteran of 19 summers is in the national tour of “Frozen” and will be at the Fox as soon as her run in “42nd Street” at the Goodspeed Opera House is over this weekend. Here is my feature on this talented St. Louis native
Here is my feature in Friday’s print edition of the Webster-Kirkwood Times:
Food: The McRib Farewell Tour
Yes, the McRib is available at participating McDonald’s starting today – but it’s a limited time, and yes, the final countdown.
Playlist: Who You Gonna Call?
Ray Parker Jr. performed his classic “Ghostbusters” song on “The Talk” today.
Word: “It’s as much fun to scare as to be scared.” – Vincent Price
May you have a safe and fun Halloween!
Lynn Venhaus has had a continuous byline in St. Louis metro region publications since 1978. She is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic, currently reviews films for Webster-Kirkwood Times and KTRS Radio, covers entertainment for PopLifeSTL.com and co-hosts podcast PopLifeSTL.com…Presents, and writes features and news for Belleville News-Democrat and contributes to other publications. She is a member of CCA, AWFJ and St. Louis Film Critics Association. She is a founding member of the St. Louis Theater Circle.