Opening Night at the Peabody Opera House 

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On Saturday night, St. Louis's refurbished and renamed Peabody Opera House held its grand opening celebration with red-carpet arrivals and performances by Jay Leno and Aretha Franklin. Here's a look both inside and out courtesy of photographer Jason Stoff. Also, be sure to read Michael Dauphin's review of the show.
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The Kiel bears still guard the entrance to the newly opened Peabody Opera House.
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People on the red carpet posed with the bears.
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Photographers swarmed celebrities such as Cardinals Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith.
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More red-carpet arrivals.
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People milling about before the festivities.
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The Peabody exterior.
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Inside, the crowd waits for the show to begin.
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A view toward the stage.
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Funny man Jay Leno takes the stage.
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Jay Leno
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Jay Leno
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Projections prior to Aretha Franklin's performance.
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Aretha Franklin
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Aretha Franklin and backing band
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Aretha Franklin
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Aretha Franklin's backing band.
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Aretha Franklin
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Aretha Franklin and band
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The Kiel bears still guard the entrance to the newly opened Peabody Opera House.