Thursday, September 06, 2007


DONT FORGET TO VOTE FOR MY BLOG, OUTTOWN ( for Best Blog for this year's Best Of St. Louis Poll. Just go to and look to the upper left where it saiis best of Poll and do your thang!
Also, be lookin out in a few weeks on my cover story with Brian Stemmons, doorman and owner of Frontline Protection and his take on the STL club scene in my story, "VIp Check: A Doorman's P.O.V. of the STL Club Scene."
Because the Nelly Gala was so long, I decided to do the rest of my blog on a separate page.

STL-TIDBITZ. (UPDATE) The heat is on with STL Mayor Francis Slay' demanding Fire Chief Sherman George to promote some black firefighters by a Sept 15 deadline or face "consequences"? This is gettin ugly. George was under the impression that he had some time to try and interview black firefighters and didnt know that the mayor's Office was going to take it to the press. Now George has hired a lawyer and saying that the forced hand of the Mayor is giving him illegal. This is all stemming from the controversy stemming from the allegations that the fireman test's being "racially biased" in that the majority of black firefighters could not pass it yielding fighters being unqualified for promotion. With the test being deemed as fair and just in the courts earlier this year, this is putting George in a bind to "make rock soup out of a rock" and putting the blame on geirge for the problem. This is too much playin.....On the East Side, residents are protesting a plan to merge services at Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital in the city with those at Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville. Opinion was much the same at another hearing earlier in the day in Centreville. According to, Kenneth Hall is losing about $3 million a year, said Bob Klutts, an official with the Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation, the nonprofit that runs both hospitals. That's better than the $6 million it was losing in its final year as St. Mary's Hospital before the foundation took over, but still not tenable. Are we gettin ready to have the same situation when Homer G. Philliips in the STL side closed in the late 70s resulting in a black hospital closing indefinitely? I've been told that its better to have something, than to have nothing at all...Speaking of protests, about 800 retired St. Louis police protested Police Chief Joe Mowka's offices last week in protest to the health care benefits they were promised and the city sending them a rising cost of its bills. As of this wring, its union, the Police Veterans Association is counting on either a tax increase to pay its bills or a court hearing.....Did you hear that the Missouri goverement has approved a bill to make ticket scalping legal? It will occur within 90 days. According to, proponents of the passage believe that it's passage will bring the "regular guy" into the market by de-criminalizing his participation. Opponets say that organizations "like Ticketmaster stand to gain the most, not the average consumer." meaning, if the ticket is inflated, the ticket outlets have the right to raise their tickets even higher. Hmmm, must be some Rams fans in the House or something. What do y'alll think about this?........Speaking of the Rams, a few of them got de-rammed last week including actor Denzel Washington's son, David (Jon Allston also got it which i was surpsied) . Well, there goes the Hollywood factor. Damn, did he suck that badly? .............Looks like St.Louis’ adopted son IKE TURNER skipped the Big Muddy Blues Festival that was held on labor day Sept. 2. I guess he didn’t want to come to the fest after Mayor Francis Slay denied him the key to the city earlier this year ..... Is everyone happy that Charlie the Tortoise was found?....................Everything was Nelly Nelly Nelly this past weekend with with Labor Day parties and all. Despite all the rumors regarding his relationship with Ashanti, Nelly is still doin what he was signed to do—music. This week on the Billboardcharts, his newest single, “Wadsyaname” is the debut this week on the Hot 100 as it debuts at No. 43. It's a career-best opening position for the rapper. It also moves up four spots from No. 45 to 41 on the Hot Hip-Hop/R&B charts in its third week. Will it go No.1? It has a shot. Its still kind of early to predict……….............St. Louis rapper Jibbs can be seen in the remix video to the No. 1 song on the Hot 100 this week, “Soulja Boy” You can check it out at video
....................St. Louis Idol winner Natalie Delucia did not advance to the next rounds when she auditioned in Philly last week…..............St. Louis native Annie Wersching has joined the cast of "24" as Agent Renee Walker, the new female lead opposite Kiefer Sutherland. Wersching, who performed and competed with the St. Louis Celtic stepdancers as a child, may be best known for a recent, 77-episode run as TV producer Amelia Joffee on "General Hospital."(FYI, .Did you know that Kiefer's former female co-lead opposite was St. Louis native/John Burroughs grad Sarah Clarke?) ……..I hope they find Steve Fossett’s plane. Looks like another Amehila Earhart story…...............thanks to Nicci Roach of the Freeman Bosley Jr. Show for giving my blog a shot out to be vote don for Best Blog in the Riverfront times Best of Poll….....................Can you believe that the St. Louis Cards may have another shot at winning the pennant this year after a rocky start (well the rocky start helped them last year win the World Series and the new report that their wonder Cardinals' outfielder Rick Ankiel got a year's supply of the now banned human growth hormone in 2004 back when it was not banned and the bruhahah about it)................….There is a great story about the underground hip-hop scene in this week’s Riverfront Times. They also interview DJ Nappy Needles who talk about some of the recent incidents that occurred at clubs…....................And OUTTOWN give its sympathies to club owner Gene Lynn whose son, Gene Lynn campbell III drowned over the Labor day weekend while at the LAke of the Ozarks. His death is speculated as been alcohol induced. His wake will be Friday (Sept 7) at new Sunnymount Baptist Church from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and funeral at NOON.


BLIND-BITZ. Which national recording artist who performed recently at a local event ran late because this act stayed in their hotel room getting prepared? (Hint—it is not a group and the event lasted more than one day).

MIA-FILE. What ever happened to Harold Guy and Terri of The Vision group?

MIA FOUND—I saw model/socialite Jimelle over the weekend atteh Nelly festivities. She said that she was laying low on the scene but she is now back.

EVENT-IDBiTZ STRESS FREE FRIDAYS, Friday, September 7, 2007 5pm St. Louis' Happy Hour Bar & Grill ( 12948 New Halls Ferry Road, Florissant, Missouri 314-831-8929. BE SURE AND VVOTE STRESS FREE AS BEST HAPPY HOUR ON THE RIVERFRONT TIMES’ BEST OF POLL!

JS and JPEK present an All White Party , Sat. Sept. 8, 9 p.m. at 322 Vandeventer . Admission $5. Drinks, music and food. Fo rmore info call 618.567.0237 or email at or presents Models and Bottles at Savor, 4356 Lindell (CWE), Sat. Sept. 8. Come enjoy a night of pleasure with some of the hottest models in St. Louis. Cost $10. Ladies $5 til midnite. For VIP bottle servcie and mor einfo call 314.480.0545.

Dart Competition at Cuetopia. Saturday, September 8thCuetopia Bar & Grill (11824 W. Florissant @ New Halls Ferry) Sign up starts at 1 pm Games start at 2:30 pm $10.00 entry fee Game: 501, cricket & 501 tie breaker Hosted by Tim & Bonnie Rogers (cell: 314-598-5960 & 314-598-7002) $1000 guaranteed for first place (based on 64 players) If you feel that you can hang with the best shooters in St. Louis or just want to come out and have fun, make your way to Cuetopia on Saturday, September 8th for the biggest dart tournament of the summer. $3.50 Jack Daniel’s Drink Specials! Meet the Jack Girls and Enjoy Giveaways.


Please join us for the opening of Visual Thoughts, A Group Exhibit on Saturday, September 8, 2007 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Portfolio Gallery & Educational CenterThis exhibition is curated by Robert Powell of Portfolio Gallery and will feature works by Ken Calvert, William Burton Jr., Cbabi Bayoc, Joy Wade Thomas Sleet, Perry Green, Joseph Smith and more. It features paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, textiles, pottery and mixed media pieces that “explores the thoughts and concerns of the African-American artist, Portfolio Gallery & Educational Center 3514 Delmar Blvd St Louis, MO 63103
DUB Magazine's 7th Annual Custom Auto Show, at the America's center in downtown St. Louis, Sunday. Sept. 9, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pre-sale tix $20. $25 at door. For more info, go to

It's that time once again to come out to The Boulevard St. Louis and "B" SEEN as we begin to fall into those colder days just around the corner! Our last "B" SEEN event for 2007 will be September 19, 2007 from 5:30-8:30pm. Please make sure to e-mail and to bring your suggested $10 Donation for the Habitat for Humanity Organization affliated with us on this event! Intersection of Hwy 40 and Brentwood Blvd.

SYGU SUGGESTS—Celebrate the grand opening of the hottest new lofts in St. Louis EVENT HOSTED BY ROBERTS PLACE LOFTS, Thurs, Sept. 6, 7 p.m. 800 Arlington Ave., Complinteray appetizersRSVP to
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Thursdays at the Missorui History Museum: Kick-Off Party
Thursday 9/20/07, cornwer of Debalivere and Lindell
Free to attend


Absolut Sundays at Club 609 on Eastgate, with DJ Nappy needles and other special guest dee-jays, Doors at 7 p.m. networking at 9:30 p.m.Ladies free all night. Fellaz $5 after 9:30 p.m.
The Sunday Night Shindig w Mocha Latte Sundays at 9 p..m. Lucky’s (Tucker and Washington). Ladies Free/Free Food.
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. 479.6283
1st Friday & Budweiser Select presentLADIES FIRST Friday September 7th, 2007 @ The newly opened J. BUCK’S Restaurant & Lounge located at 1000 Clark St. (10th & Clark) in the heart of St. Louis’ Downtown Loft District. Experience one of the cities hottest special events as 1stFriday urban professionals celebrate the 2007 Cosmopolitan Woman. Ladies the night is yours as we tribute you for your beautiful sexy cool. LADIES enjoy free admission until 10:30 p.m., drink specials all evening, and the summer vibe of Hip Hop, R&B and Classic Soul from St. Louis’ Hottest DJ’s. The Love begins at 9pm with The St. Louis Summer Honey Model Search. Early arrival is suggested. We look forward to seeing all you beautiful people at this months’ 1stFriday.LADIES FREE BEFORE 10:30PM Attire: Beautiful/Sexy/CoolValet Parking & Bottle Service are available. For VIP seating contact: more details visit:

Club Denim abnd Mocha Latet Present the Official Balck Men Magzaine Model Search, Friday, Oct. 12 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 6635 Delmar (Delmar Loop) . Registration and Interview is free. Judged by Black Men Editor in Chief Marcus Blassingame. Winner will receive a layout in the Black Men Magazine, all expense trip to L.a. or NYC for a photo shoot with $500 spending money, $500 Gift Certificate to Club Denim Clothing Store. To register for competition, call 314. 725. 7773. After Party at cCub Society hosted by video girl Shannon (from Usher and R Kelly's “Same Girl” videio) . For more info and tickets call 314.725.7773

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Tyler Perry’s What’s Done in the Dark comes to St. Louis for 4 live performances at the Fox Theatre from September 21-Sunday, September 23. Showtimes are Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 3 p.m. Prices range from $45-$50 depending on performance date and time. Starring the incomparable Mr. Brown (David Mann) and Madea’s daughter Cora (Tamela Mann), What’s Done in the Dark, has been on an incredible journey touring since September 2006 selling out in major venues across the country such as New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, DC and Detroit. The fans absolutely love it!Tickets for Tyler Perry’s What’s Done in the Dark are on sale now at the Fox Theatre Box Office and MetroTix outlets. To charge by phone call MetroTix at 314/534-1111 or online at Special prices for groups of 20 or more, call 314/535-2900.

The Sheldon Arts Foundation has announced artists and dates for the 2007-2008 Cabaret in The Savoy Room series. This series will feature the following premier artists including: Steve Ross, Julie Budd, Andrea Marcovicci and KT Sullivan & Mark Nadler. All will perform in the Savoy Room at The Sheldon. Performance times are Thursday & Friday at 8p.m., Saturday at 5p.m. & 9p.m., and Sunday at 2p.m. St. Louis favorite, Steve Ross will open the series from October 25-28, 2007 performing his new show GOOD THINGS GOING – Steve Ross Sings Sondheim. Julie Budd continues the series with her show, The Standard of Things from November 29-December 2, 2007. We will welcome Andrea Marcovicci from January 31-February 3 to perform Andrea Sings Astaire with musical direction by Shelly Markham. Closing out the 2007-2008 series will be the magnificent duo of KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler from March 27-30 performing TIME AFTER TIME – Celebrating the American Song Book. Past subscribers will receive renewal information in early September with new subscriptions going on sale September 15. On-sale dates for individual shows will be announced later. To charge your subscription by phone please call Cabaret series concierge Mr. Terry Love or his assistant Mr. Luke Thomas at 314/535-1700. For more information, please visit Cabaret in The Savoy Room is produced by The Sheldon Arts Foundation in association with Fox Associates.

Date: Tuesday, October 16 at 7 p.m.
Venue: The Fabulous Fox Theatre
Prices: All reserved seats $32.50
On-Sale Information:
Tickets go on sale to the public
At the Fox Box Office, select MetroTix outlets
Or by calling 314-534-1111.
Order tickets online at
For more information, Visit:
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Date: Friday, October 26 at 8 p.m.
Venue: The Fabulous Fox Theatre
Prices: $55, $50, $45 & $40
On-Sale Information:
Tickets go on sale to the public
At the Fox Box Office, select MetroTix outlets
Or by calling 314-534-1111.
Order tickets online at
Multi-Grammy award winner Anita Baker’s musical career spans over two decades.
Her debut album in 1985, Rapture, sold over 6 million records worldwide and a
Grammy Award for Best R&B Female Performance and Best R&B Song for “Sweet
Love.” Her follow-up album Giving You The Best That I Got received a Grammy in
1989 for Best R&B Female Performance, and in 1990 she won two Grammy awards
for Best R&B Song – one for “Giving You The Best That I Got” and one for “Just
Because.” She experimented with jazz for Compositions and won her sixth Grammy
award for Best R&B Female Performance. She won her seventh Grammy award in
1995 for Best R&B Song for “I Apologize” from her album, Rhythm of Love.
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Black Rep Kicks-Off Season 31, The StoryTellers!The Black Rep’s 31st Season will open with BOESMAN AND LENA by Athol Fugard September 12 – 23 at the Edison Theatre at Washington University followed by a weekend of performances at the Orthwein Theatre at Mary Institute Country Day School (MICDS). Single tickets are $35, a $5 discount is available for students and seniors. Student rush tickets (30 minutes prior to curtain) are $17.50. Subscriptions for all six shows range from $140 to $218.75 and are on sale now. To reserve your seat please call (314) 534-3810 or visit 2007 Performance ScheduleWednesday and Thursday Previews at 7:00 p.m.Thursday at 7:00 p.m.Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.Sunday matinee at 3:00 p.m.
Legendary Grammy Award winning Gospel artist and evangelist Shirley Caesar will be performing at East St. Louis Senior High School, 4901 State, Sat. Sep 08, 7:30 PM, Ticket Pricing VIP $50.00 GEN ADM $20.00. For more info call (314) 534-1111

Festival 2007 Presents 2nd Annual Sushi Eating contest at St. Louis Wasabi Sushi Bar on Washington Ave. between Tucker and 13th Street, Sunday. Sept 30. 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Gifts, live entertainement, free food, free drinks and Japanese drum showcase. For more info, contact Jacque Land The Platinum Group 314-231-3500 or
HELP-BITZ. Shante LIFE Davis is offering tutoring services for the youth for grades 1-12. If you are aware of anyone who is in need of some extra educational support, please feel free to contact her or give them her contact information. Shante "LIFE" Davis(314) 418-9803................


J-Kwon -has a new label deal and we are looking for some interns to work on the new label HOOD HOP MUSICgraphic designers street team female street team club street team models internet teams (e-blasting,bloggers, writers)We are looking for the best. So instead of just grabbing the person that says they are the best, we are looking for people to SHOW us they are the best at what they do. The bread-winners will be put on payroll with a permanent job with the company. If you think you will be the next hottest publicist, model, A&R, sponsorship writer,....whatever it is that you do..then get at us! If you can do mixtape covers, ad covers, posters, willing to do street team work and be apart of this new label contact me directly at RIGHT NOW!!

ONGOING BITZ. Urban Causal Fridays hosted by Bishop v-luv, Happy Hour at Spruills, 1101 N. Jefferson. Free from 6p.m.-9p.m. (2 for 1) Free food 9 p.m.-11p.m. Drink specials until midnite. Party 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Ladies free til 11 p.m. for more info call 314.574.9601 or 314.625.4595 or go to

Seven Summer Saturdays. Saturday Nights @ Posh (408 N. Euclid) Limited Time Only thru 9/15 Experience the indoor/outdoor vibe of Posh while the weather still allows. Seven Summer Saturdays will be held for seven consecutive Saturdays and that's it. When they're gone, they're gone. So make the most of the rest of your Summer and meet us on Saturdays at Posh at 9pm Party til 1:30am No Cover Posh - 408 N. Euclid in the Central West End. DJ Kue spinning Hip-Hop and Old SchoolIntelligent Dress Code Enforced. Jack Daniel’s, Gentleman Jack and Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Drink Specials All Night!

Mellow Mondays at the Main Ingredient, 3960 Chouteau on Vandeventer. For more info, call 314.229.7952.Absolut $2 Tuesdays on Another Level at the Loft , 3112 Olive. Ladies Free till 11p.m. hosted by Darius Bradford and Craig Blac. For more info, call 314/392-3938JB Ent and Creative Mortgage present Toastin Tuesday every Thursday at Dolce, 200. N. Broadway 10 p.m. to 3, Ladies free before 11 p.m., $10, dress code enforced. For more info go to

NEW: J’var, JE and Maxxed Out Entertainment Presents……The all new Lyric Lounge every Wednesday @ Laughs on the Landing, 801 N. 2nd Street……..Featuring Poets, R&B, Neo Soul, Jazz and Funk artist weekly……Singers and poetry slam enthusiast gather weekly to present a unique blend of spoken word poetry and music from local and not so local artist…….Doors open @ 8 show starts @ 9…..$100 weekly cash prize to the hottest lyricist….live band …..door prizes….giveaways…….all for only $5 at the door For more info, call 314. 241.5233 or go to

CERTIFIED WEDNESDAYS feat. DJ’s Charlie Chan and Stan da Man, Wednesday at R Bar 4054 Chouteau, just west of Vandeventer, ladies free before 11 p.m., Fellas 5 dollars. Dress relaxed For more info, go to its' Who Wednesdays at Posh, 408 . N. Euclid Happy Hour 6 p.m.-8p.m. free food and drink specials .

NEW: Please join us for "One Mic" at Filterbar. "One Mic" is an open mic poetry reading experience hosted by MK Stallings every Thursday night. One Mic features Live Funk - Jazz Performed by the Soul Thump Chronicles every Thursday Night from 7:00pm - midnight.
Cover charge is $5 and the doors open at 5:00pm
So join us at Filterbar located at 309-13 Belt @ Pershing st. louis, mo 63112, you will not be disappointed! For more details or reservations call 314-361-5277or visit us online at

JE ENT and M.O.E. present tHERs days every Thursday at Laughs on the Landing, 801 N. And Street and Washington, ladies free til midnite…$5 after) Giveways, complimentary messages, drink specials. For more info, call 314.276.8676 or 314.766.0172

Its Your Birthday Fridays at the Dime Slot Hosted by Bishop V-Luv. Get in free every week in the month of your birthday more info.
Femme Fridays presents Rappers Delight, feat. local artists, Club 747, 1624 Delmar, 10 p.m. for more info email

UC ME Radio with Murphy lee, Kyjuan and comdeian Darius Bradford, 6 p.m. , Sundays on 100.3 The Beat.

NEW: Bosley and Associates Traffic Law Centers . Suspensions, Speeding. Revocations. DWI. Point Problems. Accidents. Frison ‘s Flea Market, 7025 St. Charles Rock Rd., Fri-Sunday 9 am-5 p.m. or Big Top Flea Market, 367 Chambers Road. For mor einfo, call 314.621.1744

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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 PArker Plaza, 12948 Halls Ferry at Parker Rd.
Majic 104.9's BJ the DJ is personally inviting you to the Saturday to a straight up Old School imitation...nolimitation! The house party will be live at the new Broadway Nite Club on New Hallsferry and West Florissant!For more info contact Gina Foster at 314.712.1083 or go to
Check out blog local literary group Sister’s Nineties Afrocentric literary activities for the family and youngsters.
Check out Lachrisa Crenshaw’s spa products at,or call her at (314)401-0710
For body painting, makeup, face painting wigs and other special effects, contactJessica Dana at go to
For all of your STL club event plans, AD SPACE and pics,go to, or

KDHX Radio’s Chuck Lavazzi has a 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
Check out STLdee-jay Enoch online with his own radio playlist.The Flow: Music Lounge. Peep it out at or go to his myspace page www.myspace/enochisreal.
For all your STL hip-hop info needs, go to!
Peep out Marquita Parker's hot new entertainment blog,
STL videographer Dana Christian has a hot website where people can send their professional music videos films to get exposed. Itis
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
BIG TAH Presents...2 FlyTuesdays, The Main Ingredient, 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
Well that be it for me. Hit me up at if you got some ish, pub or juice for me to report on!

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