Blueberry Hill http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Meet Preston Humphrey Jr.: Ambassador Of Darts For Blueberry Hill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/meet-preston-humphrey-jr-ambassador-darts-blueberry-hill <p></p><p>Preston Humphrey Jr. runs a dart league at Blueberry Hill on Wednesday nights, the same night of the week Chuck Berry plays his regular gig there. Humphrey has never thrown darts with the rock &amp; roll legend, though Berry did watch him represent the league once.</p><p>One night Joe Edwards, owner of Blueberry Hill and manager of Chuck Berry, brought the star down to the pub’s basement Elvis Room, where Humphrey was hosting the dart league. The rooms upstairs were crowded, and Berry was simply looking for a place to eat his dinner in peace.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 01:27:29 +0000 Chris King 36399 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Meet Preston Humphrey Jr.: Ambassador Of Darts For Blueberry Hill Chuck Berry statue installed in the Loop http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/chuck-berry-statue-installed-loop <p><a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/berry-get-st-louis-area-statue-despite-critics">Despite criticism</a>, a statue of rock legend Chuck Berry was installed in University City, Mo. Friday in the Delmar Loop.</p><p>The statue was crafted by local artist Harry Weber and a formal dedication is planned for July 29.</p><p>Previously, critics voiced concerns that the statue was to be installed on city-owned land and that Berry spent time in jail.</p> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 15:22:34 +0000 Kelsey Proud 1550 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Chuck Berry statue installed in the Loop Berry to get St. Louis-area statue despite critics http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/berry-get-st-louis-area-statue-despite-critics <p>The rock legend known for such hits as &quot;Johnny B. Goode&quot; will be getting a statue in suburban St. Louis, but not everyone thinks that&#39;s so great.</p><p>University City&#39;s City Council on Monday night refused to block installation of an 8-foot bronze sculpture by artist Harry Weber honoring 84-year-old Chuck Berry.</p> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 15:02:05 +0000 The Associated Press 1518 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Berry to get St. Louis-area statue despite critics