Magic City performs “Good Times Ride.” Band members are Larry Bulawsky, J.J. Hamon, Adam Hesed, Sam Meyer and Anne Tkach.
Singer Davy Jones of the Monkees died today; he was 66. “I’m a Believer” was one of the group’s many hits.
Check me out! Leg!!— Angelina Jolie’s Leg (@AngiesRightLeg) February 27, 2012
“Dawn” • The latest in our series of Listen music videos. Tight Pants Syndrome performs at Apop Records on Cherokee Street in St. Louis. (Video by Johnny Andrews / Post-Dispatch)
Pecking order • Everyone loves a bird in a bow tie! (Video by Jackie Hutcherson)
Drawn to order • St. Louis Post-Dispatch artist Dan Martin draws Weatherbird cartoons for revelers at my 111th birthday party Thursday night at 4 Hands Brewing Co. in St. Louis. (Video by Jackie Hutcherson)
Lights, camera, holiday action! • This year, the host with the most is Steven Spielberg. The biggest director in Hollywood history has two movies slated for the snowflake season: “War Horse,” adapted from a play about a battlefield stallion, and “The Adventures of Tintin,” based on the venerable comic strip about a Belgian boy reporter and filmed with the motion-capture animation technique used in “The Polar Express.” Joining Spielberg in the family-film free-for-all is fellow legend Martin Scorsese, the latter-day Scorsese David Fincher, and prestigious directors Lars von Trier, Clint Eastwood and Pedro Almodovar.
Unhappy return • On a day when the Rams’ defense yielded a season-low 262 yards, and the Rams outgained Arizona by more than 2-to-1 on the ground and enjoyed a 12-minute edge in time of possession, they still found themselves on the wrong end of the scoreboard. Two colossal special team meltdowns turned what looked like a 16-13 victory in regulation into a 19-13 loss in overtime.
Rally cry • St. Louis rapper/producer Vega has released “Go Cards (the Rally Song)” just in time for the Cardinals’ latest World Series journey. (It also includes a plea for slugger Albert Pujols to stay with the Cards after this season.)
Birds of a feather • When I first nested here 110 years ago, St. Louis was not for the birds — at least, not yet. Sure, the eagles stopped by every winter, but they always mocked my jaunty bow tie and taste in footwear. Finally, I found friends in Fredbird, the raptors of the World Bird Sanctuary and fowl of Shaw Nature Reserve. These days, we’re everywhere — in fiction, in the movies, in a gorgeous new education center and, occasionally, the rafters of Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. My featherless colleagues at Go! magazine offer a variety of places to enjoy my friends and me in our natural habitat.