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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

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LouFest founder shares thoughts on cancellation of music festival

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer September 5, 2018

In 2010, Brian Cohen, a documentary filmmaker, founded LouFest, a small music festival in Forest Park with performers such as Broken Social Scene and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. Six years later, the festival had expanded to feature names like Ludacris, Hozier...

Indie-rock band TV on the Radio

Returning to Forest Park, Loufest boasts promising lineup

By Daniel Durchholz, Special to the Jewish Light July 27, 2011

Last year’s Loufest in Forest Park struck a near-perfect chord in terms of idyllic location, audience amenities, and terrific music. I’d say it was the coolest thing to happen on the St. Louis concert scene in 2010, but the scorching heat and humidity...

Brian Cohen

Cohen’s passion for music festivals pays dividends for St. Louisans

By Dan Durchholz, Special to the Light July 28, 2010

Brian Cohen conceived of and created LouFest — a two-day music festival scheduled for next month in Forest Park — for one simple reason: It was the kind of concert he wanted to attend.Cohen moved to St. Louis seven years ago from Austin, Texas, a...

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