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The Insider: 5.5.21

Save the date! The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital hosts its Illumination Gala June 5. The virtual event will raise money to fund the life-saving research being done at Siteman Cancer Center. Visit for more information.

The Big 550 KTRS recently celebrated 25 years of bringing the StL live and local talk radio. The station’s first broadcast was April 15, 1996, and currently, its 5,000-watt signal is Missouri’s largest daytime signal, reaching more than 58,000 square miles.

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Looking to upgrade your next movie night? St. Louis County Library has you covered! Last month, it started offering portable projectors for check-out. Easy to use, they come with built-in speakers and all necessary equipment.

St. Louis was well represented in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of public high schools. Of the top 10 in Missouri, nine are in the area: Metro Academic and Classical High, Ladue Horton Watkins High, Clayton High, Kirkwood Sr. High, McKinley Classical Leadership Academy, Parkway West High, Lafayette Sr. High, Marquette Sr. High and Lindbergh Sr. High.

Step back in time to the roaring ’20s and support Craft Alliance. The nonprofit is hosting a virtual speakeasy event, Feathers & Fedoras, May 13. The evening includes cocktail demonstrations and presentations from the craft community. It’ll be the bee’s knees!

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