Tuesday, June 12, 2007


HERRE ARE PICS FROM THRE PARTIES I ATTENDED LAST FRIDAY (PHOTOS BY MA'ATOLOGY PRODUCTIONS) FIRST SET OF PICS ARE FROM FLAUNTY FUSION 2 AT PANAMA REDS ON 19th AND LOCUST....Got Lyircs' Mocha Latte and Calvin Nelson Millicent and her fiance. The big day is comin up. June 30. After Party at Central West End Bed and Breakfast. Who say black and blonde don't mix? From left: The So Diverse Team who put on the event Jameelah E. Deidria B. and unknown name sista....Jammelah gettin her party on with a guest....

NEXT SET OF PICS. SYGU's Rashad and FREE TIME's Adrian Saddler ....Mocha Latte, Mr. Rodney (who was celebrating his b-day buying folks drinks) and Lia...

A pic of Lia with a newfound male friend

Another male friend of Lia's (I think his name was Mark)

Some of the party peeps doin that club pose (Can you spiot out Lia?)!

Party sista cheesin it up to the camera.

Party people doin their party thang.

Check out the Roc Diva. She is Roca wearing it out!


CTFE's Harlem and LaCoy

Some party dwellers

More dwellers. The party was held at the guy second from the left's loft.

The group's logo

The drinks were a little steep. Here is evidence with the drink list. The highest drink was a mixed drink with Red Bull for 9 dollars!


Owner David Cervan (right) talking with photographer Demond Meeks.....

One of David's photography pieces called, "Attraction."

Three of the paintings I liked from the event.

A patron looking at the artwork.

Art lovers schmoozing.

The band with no name who was entertaining the patrions outside with cover songs from Aretha "Respect' to Journey's "Lights."

More patrions looking at artwork.

A lady looking at the art while a guy is looking at her. LOL.

More art lovers

More art lovers.

A shot of the tent outside of the studio.

Repeat the shot!

The flower garden in the back of the studio.


I attended three events back to back to back last Friday. I had help from Mocha Latte who I was playing driving Miss Mocha to that night. LOL Anyway, before I picked up Mocha, I checked out David Cerven's art show, "Art on the Other Side of the Tracks' held at Studio Altius in Maplewood (where I had my fashion show Testoscouture, BTW). It was like a smorgasbord display of local painters and artists work displayed for sell their work to a diverse crowd.
Outside was a cover band (with no name) who performed under a small white tent along with some tables around for peoplelto get a close view of the band.
The patrons were coming strong through the event (I'm sure close to a 1,000 came through) which was also a mini-fair as well. The appetizers were OK. On one side of the studio they had desserts like chocolates, brittle, and cream puffs and wine. The other side of the studio they had veggies, crackers and cheese and the hard liquor like margueritas, beer and vodka tonics provided by Schlafly (AND FREE). I had two marguritas but they were in small plastic cups yet it got my buzz on just enough to hold me over.
Some of the painters/artists whose works were displayed were M Shawn Corenll, Benjamin Guffee,Davud Huth, Anne Ibur, M. Shawn Cornell, Darlene McGee, Lee Shannon Rhodes, Kathryn Redell, and David Cerven.
Afterward, I picked up Mocha around 9ish, and we rolled to Close to Famous' Liason at the #12 Lofts. We parked and walked toward where we thought was the loft building, but we went to the wrong lofts and was about to join some college kids' shindig when we ask if they were a part of Liason. Then we saw a sorority party going on when we looked through some blinds of another loft party. This was too much playin.
We left out of that building and walked across the street where the right loft was. The group who was putting this one on was still waiting to get buzzed up to get in to set up. We chilled there for a minute but the crowd was sparse the time we got therre (the crowd picked up much later ). I took a few camera shots, but what was tripped out was the two of the people who are part of Close To Famous Enterpise are two guys that I see work out together at Bally Gym in Clayton with (one guy is Brian). (I call them the Arrogant Mutt and Jeff gym rats. LOL.)
But the trip part was the drink list. They had their mix--mixed drinks, shots, beer, etc., but the drink list prices was as high as this gas out here. Th highest drink was like 9 dollars (and it was 10 dollars for people to enter) ! Mocha tried to let the group now that the prices were a litlte steep for a house party and that the prices aren't even what the Loft (as in Jazz Loft) even charges. We found out Brian made up the price list and said to Mocha after she confronted him with the prices, "I know how much drinks cost, cause I go out." Okay!Anyway, I think they got it taken care of after Mocha made it known.
After staying for about an hour, we rolled over to Panama Reds where So Diverse (much love to Jamellah E on the guest list hookup) was having their Flaunty Fusion networking party. The crowd was cool. The good thing was one of the patrons, Mr Rodney were buying drinks for people cause of his birthday. I got a Absolut and cranberry and it wa sa sstrong as Popeye after eating spinach. I spent the rest of the night drinking ice water shots so I wouldnt get that hangover the next day (Old college trick). The crowd was modest. I was expecting much more people (like 500 at least) but it was a decent crowd. DJ Reminisce was on the 1s and 2s.
In the house were Big Tah, American Graphc Artist Melvin Moore (Congrats on the new baby), Keith Harris, and photographer Kevin Jordon and Lia who hipped me on the clothing store Pandora's Box after she saw me and complimented me of my wearing my cloud painted jeans. LOL
I stayed til about 2 or so. I was gettin ready to take Mocha back to Liason, but she got a ride with a friend. I decdied to roll back to the EAst Side to the Water Geyser and go in to work to cop some hours.

STL-TIDBITZ. STL director David Conley didnt win any awards at the Hollywood Black Film Festval last week in Los Angeles, but they are winners for even being selected to have their film, "Tapestry of Shadows" even selected for viewing.....Congrats to the following winners of this year's Riverfront Times Music Award Winners as picked by the RFT's readers: Murder City Players (Best Reggae band), Midwest Avengers (Best Rap/Hip Hop Artist), Kim Massie (Best Vocalist) , Nite Owl "Now You Can Boo ME" (Best Local release), Flex Boogie (Best DJ), Needles (Best Hip-hop DJ)...BIG UPS to Midwest Salon on West Florrisant for hooking me up on my rolls and shave. Much love to hairstylist Delissa Dee Dee Fair (cell 314.495.7086) and barber Mike Lowery (hit em up at 314.494.2884). If ya need your braids tight or your face clean hit them up and tell em Ma'at sent ya....Has anyone been to the clothing store Pandora's Box?...I hear that StL jazz artist Lamar Harris' new CD, Groove Theory" is off the chain. For more info log onto www.jowilliemusic.com!.... Happy B-day to Nicci roach thsi past Sunday (No ownder you werent on Freeman Bosley's Show last Sunday. Had me worried for a minute. LOL) Bally Total Fitness in Clayton about to close? I hear that they are gettin ready to build a 24 Hour Fitness in the same area and Bally will be closing the first of the year....Where is former St. Louis model Alvin Jackson?

EVENTZ-BITZ Tired of hearing the latest cries of Paris Hilton 's in jail? Paying high prices of gas? Driving in the construction headaches on Highway 64 and 270? or hearing about the upcoming State takeover of the St. Louis Public Schools? Well, herre are some events happening this week and beyond for ya!
STRESS FREE FRIDAYS, Friday, June 15, 2007 > 5pm> > 609 U lounge(http://www.609u.com/)> 609 Eastgate> University City, Missouri 63130> University City Loop> 314-721-9168

GOT LYRICS. hot new poetry event at the Loft hosted by Mocha Latte Wednesdays. Contact
sgalvin26@yahoo.com for showtimes and ticket info.

Absolut Sundays at Club 609 on Eastgate, with DJ Nappy needles and other special guest dee-jays, Doors at 7 p.m. netwroking at 99:30 p.m.Ladies free all night. Fellaz $5 after 9:30 p.m.

SLO DOWN presents Flirtatious Fridays at Club 314, Hwy 270 and St. Charles Rock Road (in the Econo Hotel Lodge behind Ryan’s. Ladies free til 10;30 p.m. For Vip and b-day party info call 314. 479.6283Big Tah presents Summer in the City, a female swimsuit contest, June 14 at the Loft, , 9p.m. for more info go to

Da Vision Entertainment party presents A Night of fashion, pt. 2, Fri. June 15 atteh Grand Marias Golf course at frank Holten Park in East ST. Louis, 9 p.m. Ladies free until 10 p.m. 581-7574 ort
http://www.myspace/ don_mlwgroup

DEMETRIOUS JOHNSON CHARITABLE FOUNDATION presents NEO JAZZ feat. ERIC ROBERSON, BOB BALDWIN, MARION MEADOWS & MAYSA, 8pm June 15th, @ Forest Park Community College 314.534.1111 for tickets.

FreeTime's BIGGEST monthly event is coming up this Saturday! June 16 MS FUNY (yeah... it's spelled like that), Atlanta's funniest comedian LAVAR WALKER (Laffapalooza) and more will have you rollin on the floor from 9:30 - 10:30 PM. Tickets are only $10 for the show and party! Dj Stan da Man and Dj Kue will keep the party live all nite long. Party admission is only $5 til 11 and FREE all night for June babies!! Contact 314.397.6728 for special events. This is one you definitely won't want to miss. For more info go to www.myspace.com/freetimestl

Black Rep’s Popular Father’s Day Concert Returns FeaturingThe Cast of GUYS AND DOLLS and Special Guest, Sandra Reaves-PhillipsTickets are $25 or $20 for Black Rep subscribers. All proceeds will benefit the Vivian Crane Scholarship fund. WHEN: Sunday, June 17, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.WHERE: Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel SquareTICKETS: $25 or $20 for subscribers. Available by calling the Box Office at (314) 534-3810, or inAt the box office, 1717 Olive Street, 4th Floor, St. Louis, 63103 between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
The monthly open mic for singers, CAFE SOUL is celebrating its 1 year anniversary for Cafe Soul. Its theme is "the Very Best of Cafe Soul." The group will have the top 10-12 artist that have performed at Cafe Soul over the last year! They will also open the mic afterwards. The event will be on June 20th at Lucas School House at 1220 Allen @ Gravois. Platinum Group will be hosting the happy hour from 5:30PM to 7PM and their hosts for the evening will be Coco Soul and newcomer Doug James. The show will start at 8PM. For more info on tickets, go to cafesoulstl@hotmail.com or go to www.myspace.com/cafesoulstl

Velvet Entertainment Presnets "Up Close and Perosnal with Ne-Yo" June 21 at Dante's 3221 Olive Blvd., 9 p.m.Admission $25 Gen, $40 VIP. For more info call 314.503.1242 or velvetent@yahoo.com
The 80’s babies presnts the 80s baby Skate Party, Skate king, 6100 Natural bridge, 11p.m. June 23. For more info go to www.myspace.com/80sbabyskateparty
SRD & Wright Performing Art Ministries, Inc. presents "Unpleasant Excitement" premiers Saturday, June 30, 2007, 1:00 & 6:00 PM, Harris Stowe State University, 3026 Laclede-Main Auditorium-112 Dr. Henry Givens - Admin Bldg. St. Louis, MO 63103Tickets are on Sale NOW! $15 (advance) - $20 (door)CALL 618.234.3383 (for Illinois) 618.795.0714 (for Missouri)
(FYI They are having a sneak preview of the play this Wednesday at the Jazz Loft)
ONGOING BITZ. Its Your Birthday Fridays at the Dime Slot Hosted by Bishop V-Luv. Get in free every week in the month of your birthday http://www.dimeslotstl.com/ http://www.allstarstl.com/ for more info.

Femme Fridays present Rappers Delight, feat. local artists, Club 747, 1624 Delmar, 10 p.m. for more info email JMPRODUCTIONSLLC@aol.com
Fat Cat, Model House and Bodacious ENT present Thick Thursdays, at Studio Hitz 8927 Riverview(at the corner fo Riverview and Broadway) , $10 Adnmission (free food, drink specials). Thick girl contest starts at 11 p.m.
If you want to get on Vanita Applebum's hot new entertainment newsletter, email her at vanitaapplebum@yahoo.com
Mingle and Mix Mondays , Mingle 4p.m. (Bring Ya Laptods and Biz Cards) Drink Specials, $1 off Appetizers and Mix with DJ Sir Thurl (8p.m. -1 a.m.) FREE before 9 p.m. $3-$5 Cover after 9 p.m. at the ST. Louis Happy Hour Bar and Grill inside PArkler Plaza, 12948 Halls Ferry at Parker Rd.
Check out local comedian Brie Johnson's website podcast.Make sure to logon to http://www.riverfrontradio.com/and listen to the new morning radio talk show called "The Grey Area"!!! Every Monday morning from 10am to 12noon CST. Chat online with us, or call in to talk live on the air.
Check out blog http://www.sistersnineties.blogspot.com/for local literary group Sister’s Nineties Afrocentric literary activities for the family and youngsters
Check out Lachrisa Crenshaw’s spa products at http://www.warmspirit.org/esuite/home/chriscspirit,or call her at (314)401-0710
For body painting, makeup, face painting wigs and other special effects, contact Jessica Dana at http://www.jessicadana.com/or go to www.myspace.com/jessicadada13
For all of your STL club event plans, AD SPACE and pics,go to http://www.stlouis-online.com/.
KDHX Radio’s Chuck Lavazzi has a hot new podcast calledSTAGE LEFT which he talks about CD reviews, news and the world of stage, screen, cabaret and related places.Go to it directly at http://tinyurl.com/zrqd7
Check out STLdee-jay Enoch online with his own radio playlist.The Flow: Music Lounge. Peep it out at http://www.flowink.com/player-popup.htmor go to his myspace page www.myspace/enochisreal.
For all your STL hip-hop info needs, go to http://www.stlhiphop.com/!
STL videographer Dana Christian has a hot website where people can send their professional music videos films to get exposed. Itis http://www.spitflix.com/.
Popular DJ Enoch has just posted a new episode on his podcast. the title is Knocturnal Sunshine Episode: Knocturnal Sunshine #214. You can hear it at http://knocradio.podOmatic.com/
Peep out veteran radio personality Edie Bee with her weekly jazz series Jazz on the Bee Side"Sundays from 1-3pmOn Soul Classics 1490 WESL AM
BIG TAH Presents...2 FlyTuesdays, The Main Ingradient, 3860 Chouteau. Play Spades- Dominoes-Shoot Pool- Throw Darts- Listen To Good Music- & Mingle. Come On Out Each & Every Tuesday- Make 2 Fly Tuesday's Your Tuesday Night Spot! 8p- 1a; 2-1 Drink Specials All Night; Ladies Free Unitl 10:30 ; $5 cover. For more info. contact Big Tah at bigtah06@hotmail.com
Well that be it for this week. Hit me up on the email for comments of peepin out ish at maatspear@yahoo.com

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