Friday, July 08, 2005

the haps around town

Hello people. Welcome to my blogger. From this day on, I will scribe my thoughts on the latest gossip and events I attend and maybe get ya'll to respond and get your feedback. I am a vet at special events in the STL area and beyond and I hope to continue this on until I no longer have breath in my body.


First off. I attended recently the Jazz Festival in Shaw Park last month and I must say I really enjoyed it. My fave was Peabo Bryson (still looks good after all these years in the biz), Everette Harp and Normon Brown (He is very energetic with that guitar). Brenda Russell unfortunately was not able to attend due to a minor operation. Hope you get better. The guys did a tribute to her by singing her penned gem, "Get Here" (that was covered by Oleta Adams). Peabo stole the show by walking out in to the audience of of women who wanted to wipe the sweat off his brow. I was waiting for him to take off that suit coat and show off his chesteses. LOL. Anyway, I saw many local celebs there like Portfolio Gallery's Robert Powell, Black Rep's Karla Goldstein, and CBS TV guy Russ Mitchell in the VIP tent. The following day, Roy Hargrove and RH Factor performed. I mostly stayed in the well air conditioned tent gettin my grub on with my friends Sonja Sheriff and Kameron. But from what I heard they were OK. They had one sista named Renee who was the def eye candy for the show. The attendance was kind of low for this one, but it seemed as though people had a good time while they were there.

Next off was the Woodie Awards at the Balck Rep. Intimate Apparel cleaned house swiping most of the major cateogories: Best Play, Best Actress (Linda Kenndedy, of course), Best Suppoting Actress and Best Director, Ron Himes. The celbs that were there were Ken Page, Glynn Turman (Still lookin good), Antonio "Huggy Bear" Fargas and Phyliss Yvonne Stickney. The festivities were nice, but the auction during the ceremony was kind of tacky, but I digress. The post party was very shi-shi with salmon and noodles and drinks flowing to the fullest. I had everyone talking with a balck sarong and pants outfit I had on. You had to have been there to see it.

Last July 4 weekend, I attended Steve Lacy's B Day Party at Seven. It was nice. Packed as always. No big celeb attended like Mike Jordon did awhile back at Seven for the Rams Party, but it was still nice. I'm glad I attended that and not Nelly's Black and White Party at Plush that was going on at the same time. I heard that Nelly did not show up and there was many fights that erupted there. What is really going people? Can't we all get along?

Last Monday I attended Darius Bradfords Comedy Jam at Plaush. It was $3 to get in with a special ticket that people got from Steve Lacy's Party. Now I now it was the end of teh holidays, but can we still be on time for stuff? The show was suppose to start at 9:30 p.m. Well I thought at least it would begin at 10. NOT. It started close to 11 pm. Now this was too TRIFLIN. They say it was the mike problem. But DJ Needles, for some reason did not have a problem with his amps on the 1s and 2s. Anyway, Darius asked the bar to give away $3 shots for an hour to make up the time. The comedians were OK. The first was Deandre. He needed to go back and learn how to deliver his stand up. My lil neph can get up there and do better. Then there was a sista who performed. Her name slips me. But she was actually good. She had a joke about her baby daddy kids stealing this mans CDs in his car and she said, "Boy, put all those CDs back in his truck. You can have two, but give the rest back. That was funny. Then it was Mr Whitfield. A comedy legend. He is TOE UP to the floor up. He reminds me of Redd Foxx. He is a blue comedy comdian. The joke with the mike hitting the top of women's heads simulated a DYCK was too hilarious. Darius, who was recently seen on P Diddy's Bad Boy of Comedy, had the laughs going as the host. He even brought up this sista from the audience who sang the hook to Nellys "Tipdrill". Bruh man had her in a headlock and demanded that she sing her verse so the crowd will know it is her. She refused and he continued to put her in a headlock. It was too classic.
Anyway, the show was good. It just needs to start on TIME. People like myself gotta hear the birds chirping the next morning.

Next week, Ill guive you my dibs on the Destinys Child concert and post party. And my skinny on the sneak preview of 1204, formerly Club Isis. An upcoming party is Joe Torry Basketball Game After Party at Seven July 16. It should be nice. I hear Soul Food's Rockmond Dunbar and Diffrent World's Dawnn Lewis are suppose to come through this year. I hope all the celebs show that say they are attending. We'll see.

FUTURE BLIND DISH: I just got word that in the next few weeks, some prominent big shots will get exposed about their hiring practices of AFRICAN AMERICANS. This has the potential to rock the world of St. Louis. Hmmmm. Be on the look out for that.
Until next time--see ya outside!


hollabackboi said...

If anyone considers themself an "A" lister in town then you would have been on the guest list to get into the Nectar Lounge last Saturday July 9, 2005. All the "A" List people were in the house chilling with Nelly and his bodyguard, big time attorney Scott Rosenblum, the crew of Dirty entertainment Shockey and her girl and my fly girl Jamie Lomax all chilling in VIP and the stylist to all the "A" list people in town Mr. Terrance Booker of Mainstreet hair salon, international designer Paul Baily in town for the party and hot boy, fashion guru Curtis Smith. If you don't know any of these people then consider yourself not an "A" lister! If you want tips on how to become an "A" list in the Lou check out my bloger and e-mail me.

hollabackboi said...

Okay looks like the hottest party in town was at the Joe Tori's celebrity basketball tournament after party at Club Seven. If you were part of the "A" list crowd you would have known that. Everybody came out to hang out and socialize with the stars. We even had some our legend "A" listers stopped through like my girl Sue or better known as Chinese Sue, who is always looking ever so beautiful and stylish. Some of the Johnson sisters from the Eastside looking flawless of course. I was waiting to see my girl Stephanie Foxworth since we had all the other legends in the house but of course when you are married to a very successful man and live in a million dollar home you can party in one of those rooms in your fat crib. Hey my boy Curtis Smith was in the house celebrating his birthday looking like he stepped off of a Gucci runway...fellas get some pointers from this guy. He had some of his peeps chillin with him like, Terrance Booker hairstylist to the "A" listers, Paul Baily international fashion designer, Angelique Joseph business owner and fashion designer, Lady Donna fashion designer and big time real estate agent, and of course his boy Maa't looking fly with the cornbraids. The party was off the chain so if you missed it you need to get to my website to find out how the "A" listers party. Peace!!!

ma'atology said...

Hello people. This is ma'atology here here to give you the 411 (or 911) ofr teh happenings in the Lou and beyond. Thanks again for those who have been reading this new blog Ive created and posted (much love to hollabackboi--and hope you kick it good in NYC). ANyway, I am going to give you a run down of some of teh spots Ivve attended since last time I posted. OK. I did not get a chance to go to teh Destiny's CVhild concert (boo-hoo). I did not get my hook up tix for soem reason, but from I heard DC showed their azzes last Friday at teh Savvis, and of course Beyonce did her thing. They say teh highlight was teh Cater to You lap dance when they brought three guys from the audience and did what they did on teh BET Awards with Majic, Nelly and Hustel and Flow star terrence howard. I tried to roll up to teh official VIP afterparty at Club Toxic, but I hookupthere did not show up either. Thsi is just too much playing for me. If anyone went to this, let me know how it was...I'm hearing teh Nectar Lounge is teh place to be. Hollabckboi gave you teh skinny on that. I attended the FREE preview of 1204 formerly Club Isis. It was still under construction, but it gives you the feel of Malibu for real(just without teh palm trees that I hear will be comin thru there). There are two balck marble stages on both sides of the wall for dancing, two adjavcent bars and teh basement area will be use dfor bands to jam (kind of like the Duck Room in Bluebarry Hill). They had $1 shots for the crowd. Peeps up in there were Black Rep's Ron Himes, Christian Coffield, Kameron, Brandon, Lisa May, Kadov, Kwame and Tony Thompson, Ingrid Owens, Indigo Sams, and Vokal's Yomi Martin, to name a few. The music was poppin and the barm,aids were jumping up on the bar counters doing a PG striptease to the 1s amd 2s. It was too classic. My only thing is teh type of music played, after 1 a.m. they started playing teh KNUCK IF YOU BUCK music for teh thundercats who staretd comin in tehre. I just hope teh clientele doesnt turn into what Club isis use dto be with all kinds of street thugstARS all up itn he cut. Anyway, much love to new manager Kay for the hospitality. The official opening I hear is Late August...
Next up was teh Joe Torry B-Ball weekend. It was OK this year. The game was held at UMSL. The only problem I saw were the mix of stars this year. this year's biggest star ws Dawnn Lewis (yes, Jalissa from Diffrent World). Next were Rockomnd Dunbar (Kenny from SOul Food) and Mel Jackson (Tripp on Living Single) The rest were...I know him/her, but what;s there names. The game was godo as always. It was Hollywood vs,. St. Louis. Some of STL stars in teh house were Darius Miles, King Jacob and former Rams Player Mike Jones (He got teased throughoutteh game withhsi name being exactly liek teh rapper--I'M MIKE JOOOOOOOOOOONES.LOL) and Joe Torry. Boxing star Cory SPinks wa sin teh house, but he was nursing a cast on his right leg and sat ion teh sidelines. How did he hurt that I wonder. St. Louis won the game and they had a Dunking COntest.Not too many people stayed to see it. Peopel had to get flossed for teh AFter Party at CluB Seven. Maybe it wa sjust me,. but I thoughtteh party should have been at teh Airport Hilton liek last year becasue it wasnt enough room to walk around and be noticed. Club Sveen is cool, buity I thought it wa stoo small of a venue to accomodate everyone.

hollabackboi said...

Okay people, it seems as though I'm the only one leaving comments. You folks don't get out or what. I just got back from my trip to the NYC and it was off the chain. I got a chance to check out the sold out broadway play "Wicked" When it comes to St. Louis you gotta check it out, but it will not be the same as seeing it on broadway but when you are an "A" lister you do those kind of things. I will fill you guys in on my trip later.