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The Insider: 9.20.17

Lots of fun children’s books have been launched from st. Louis, and one of the latest is My Pet Arch by former Kmov Channel 4 Reporter Ryan Nusbickel. It’s the story of a boy who visits our city’s most iconic landmark, which comes to life and follows him home.The book is available at And

Look out below! Award-winning guitarist, songwriter and producer T Bone Burnett has joined the likes of Stan Musial and Tina Turner with a star on the St. Louis Walk of fame in the Delmar Loop. Burnett was born in St. Louis and has gained fame for
his work in film, television, recording and live performances. His wife, Academy Award-winning screenwriter Callie Khouri, was on hand for his Walk of Fame ceremony.

A big ‘paws up’ to members of the St. Louis Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers! Its work in animal care has been officially recognized with the organization’s 2017 Barbara Manspeaker Chapter of the Year award. Local members include keepers at the saint Louis Zoo, Grant’s farm and area animal sanctuaries. AAZK provides educational and networking opportunities for animal care professionals.

To advance the study of Biodiversity and threatened animal and plant species, Washington University is teaming up with the Missouri Botanical Garden and Saint Louis Zoo to form the Living Earth Collaborative. It will be headed by noted biologist and researcher Jonathan Losos (pictured), who comes to the collaborative from Harvard university.

the main events
St. Louisans can show their heart for animals Sept. 23 at the Best Friends ‘Strut Your Mutt St. Louis’ charity dog walk in Tower Grove Park. The event raises funds to help shelter and rescue pets find homes.

Meat Meets music at Q in the Lou in downtown St. Louis Sept. 29 through Oct. 1. the event, one of the first to be held at the newly reimagined Kiener Plaza, features live entertainment, beer, and barbecue from nine renowned pitmasters.

Legendary musician Art Garfunkel will be in the Lou Oct. 6 for a special evening at St. Louis County Library headquarters. He’ll discuss his memoir, What Is It All But Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man. Tickets are available at the branch on south Lindbergh Boulevard.