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5:06 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Prohibition Era St. Louis, From Dance To Drink

A group of drinkers from the American Spirits Exhibit.
Courtesy Missouri History Museum

From 1920 until 1933, it was illegal to manufacture, transport and sell alcohol in the United States. In response, an underground culture of speakeasies and bootleggers sprang up, where covert groups met in unmarked locations to drink homemade gin, listened to jazz and danced the Charleston.

In St. Louis, those looking for a drink met in cellars and caves, said Tracy Lauer, an archivist at Anheuser-Busch.  Saloons and taverns shut down across the city, many to never reopen.

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3:56 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Lindy Hop Brings Swing Dance Festival And Jazz Music Crawl To St. Louis

Swing dancers perform during the 2012 Nevermore Jazz Ball.
Ben Hejkal (Courtesy Lindy Hop St. Louis)

Arch City Radio Hour is a program hosted by Nick Garcia on St. Louis Public Radio's HD-2 Channel, The Gateway. The show features conversations and performances with St. Louis area musicians.

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