Wednesday, September 19, 2007



Man oh man(hunt)! As of this writing, The East Side was in a tizzy early today Wednesday when the police of all municipalities on the East Side was looking for ATL’s Julian Walker, 34, (PICTURED RIGHT) who trekked to the OFallon/Fairview Heights area to hideout after killing his ex-wife and his teenage girlfriend’s father. Well, after hours of finding him in the Fairview Heights area, he was found by police dead in the woods near Fountains on Highway 159 and I-64 in Fairview Heights (near St. Clair Square). The Metro east can breathe a sigh of relief(they had the city on lock almost with people ordered by the city of Fairview not able to come to work, or kids not being able to go to school and to keep their doors locked for possibilities of him taking someone hostage) , but it is still sad that things went down like it did. It was apparent that this guy had problems…………….

Looks like its decision time this week for the St. Louis Fire Chief Sherman George (PICTURED RIGHT)as the deadline for him to make promotions in the department passed last Friday. As of today, Mayor Francis Slay is recommending disciplinary actions for the chief demote, suspend or fire. It has been reported that both parties would probably use the courts to get what they want (George requested his lawyer to appeal for the aptitude tests for promotion which caused this fiasco, as racially biased so he doesn’t have to go through the process. From a source, it is written ion the city charter that the fire chief has autonomy from the city and can promote anyone he pleases or not, but George doesn’t use that part of his sovereign for some reason Ironically, on the deadline day, the fire department had a 150th anniversary celebration which brought both George and Slay in the same venue!..........It is also interesting to note that while I was listening to Don Wolff’s radio show, “And justice For All” on KMOX last Sunday, he had a special show on tribute to the police and fire departments who help make our cities safe-R (He didn’t make one mention of the controversy going on in both fire and police departments oddly enuff, one of his guests was Chief George, who was a guest via telephone and he was calling from Atlanta! I wonder why he was there and not in the Lou? Hmmm, interesting…...In similar news, the activist group FIRE, a group consisting of black firefighters protested the home of newly appointed director of Public Safety Charles Bryson, who replaced Sam Simon, resigned as soon as he gave Fire Chief George the letter of ultimatum. Freeman Bosley Junior Show Radio talk show host Pat Washington made a valid point when she questioned the black firefighters protesting Bryson , a black man, who didn’t give George the ultimatum (Simon, who is white, did) and wondered if FIRE was planning to do the same at Simon’s abode…..There was a lot of sporting activities going on last weekend: The Cardinal games at Busch stadium, the Rams game at the Edward Jones Dome, the St. Louis Blues hockey at the Scott Trade Center, the Forest Park balloon race, Tour de Missouri, a bike trail competition--and Black Sunday at the Gateway International raceway in East St. Louis. I am sure that was unprecedented and it would have been nice if the Cards and Rams would have made the megaevent weekend the cherry to the Sundae by winning a game on Sunday (well, at least the Cards won one of the two games he Cards played on Sunday).................
The Cahokia School District is on strike. They want mo money mo money mo money……………Congrats to STL native/Baby Phat CEO/fashion diva Kimora Lee who hosted FAshion Police The Emmys on E! this week.............

According to St. Louis Post Dispatch’s Columnist Deb Peterson folks came out in droves to check out the St. Louis American’s/Foundation’s 20th Annual Salute to Excellence in Education Awards last Friday, mainly to check out keynote speaker "blactor" Hill Harper (PICTURED RIGHT) who according to Peterson, “,strolled through the audience with a microphone in hand and held interactive conversations that everyone could hear.” (I also heard he challenged the guys in the crowd to be mentors and did a lot of bragging about his being a millionaire and had to tug his tux for running over his time ). He appeared earlier at An American Place restaurant for a VIP reception expecting a small group and found an overflow crowd of about 250. The salute this year raised more than $135,000 for scholarships and community grants. Much love to my former gig at the St. Louis American for another success.

STL comedian Lavelle Crawford (PICTURED RIGHT) did his thing last Wednesday on the weekly NBC show Last Comic Standing. He has made it to the Top Two (along with Comedian Jon Reep). It looks pretty good for Crawford to win it all (He already won a trophy for the Best One Liner competition). A source told me they talked with Crawford and says that Crawford is confident that he will win. We will find out if he will go all the way this Wednesday at 8 p.m. on NBC. To watch his last week’s performance go to……

I hear that 2004 Americna Idol finalist/St. Louis singer Aloha (PICTURED RIGHT) is now being managed by former club Toxic owner Reno….....................More trouble for Casino Queen and the Illinois ‘s cigarette ban law, A recent survey from The American Lung Association of Illinois showed there was too much second hand smoke goin on which could affect the health of workers and gamers. Meanwhile, Anti-smoking advocates are hoping to lobby anticipating lawmakers to exempt casinos from Illinois' soon-to-be indoor smoking ban in Jan………

The St. Joseph Tourism dept is getting gangsta—like Jesse James. It was reported that the tourism bureau petitioned for the producers of the flick, The Assassination of Jesse James’(PICTURED RIGHT) to move the locale of the film to be shot in St. Jospeh over a year ago. St. Joseph wanted it there cause its the place Jesse James supposedly was assassinated. Well, the producers took the flick to parts of Canada to supposedly save money and get tax creditation. Well, the city ain’t giving up, for a month now, the bureau has been trying to get the premiere of the film be in the city that James was assassinated. Well, they have two more days before its US release so, it doesn’t look good.(Oh, and isn’t actor Brad Pitt, who is playin Jesse James from Missouri? Springfield I think.)………….I guess the poetry events in the STL got their competition returning. For fans of Got LYRICS, it will be back in full effect, October 24 at VanGogh, located at 3200 Shenadoah………… Congrats to OUTTOWN fan/former St. Louis American writer Daniel Brown, or shall I say Atty. Brown, Esq. he recently passed the bar. You go, boy. (Now you can practice law and help folks get their tickets fixed at the St., Louis flea markets. LOL)……Happy belated b-day to local actor. model Stuart Allen who kicked it with his friends at drunken Fish and club 1014 to celebrate the big 3-0……………

Whats up with this abs competition with 100.3 The Beat personalities Hypeman Dwight Stone (PICTURED ON THE RIGHT OF PIC)and Shorty(Is this a local version of the Fiddy/Kanye battle?)? They got a contest going on and fans can vot eon their results at (looks like D-Stone is winning) Also, fitness trainer Kason(PICTURED ON THE LEFT OF PIC), who is training both personalities, is also giving fitness advise on Wednesdays on 100.3 The Beat..............
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center is celebrating its Founders Day on Sept. 26.The day begins at 1 p.m., with an alumni parade, which will start from 11th and State streets. The event will include a presentation, performances, tours, exhibits and a reception at the East St. Louis High Education Campus, 601 James R. Thompson Boulevard, Building A, in East St. Louis.For more information, visit, and click on schedule of events…..My neph Jerome Stewart III is now playing high school football with Belleville East (The Lancers). I am going to his game this Friday at Bellville West…………………
I hear that East St. Louis native/poet/photographer Sherman Fowler is ill. He is suffering from diabetes and has developed massive weight gain that he is now confined to a wheelchair. My thoughts and prayers are with him. We collaborated on many writing projects together in the late 1990s including the book, “Visible Glory” with SIUE English Professor/poet Eugene B. Redmond in 1998.

OUTTOWN gives a R.I.P. to Frank Peters Jr., a former arts editor and music critic for the Post-Dispatch who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972, died of a heart attack last Friday (Sept. 14, 2007). He was 76.

MIA (MISSING IN ACTION) FILE. Where is STL comedian G-Thang?

BLIND-BITZ. Which STL administrator emailed OUTTOWN recently in hopes that this website could omit a post of their event due to this administrator’s fear of backlash? (Hint. The administrator is not a white male and the event was attended by a color coordinated guests)
EVENT-BITZ. ST Louis Festival 2007 presents KICK OFF PARTY FOR ST LOUIS FASHION FESTIVAL and DVD release of “We Are Marshall” starring Matthew McConaughey and STL actor Daniel Gould Where: Kitchen K (downtown-1000 Washington Ave) When: Sept 19, 2007 Time: 9pm-Until (Free before 10:30pm). Red Carpet begins at 9 p.m. FREE before 10:30 p.m.
SYGU GROUP SUGGESTS Thursdays at the Missouri History Museum: Kick-Off Party Thursday 9/20/07, corner of Debalivere and Lindell 6pm-10pm Free to attend
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 affiliated with us on this event! Intersection of Hwy 40 and Brentwood Blvd.
STRESS FREE FRIDAYS.> 5pm Friday, September 21, 2007 > > Vin de Set (> 2017 Choteau Avenue> St. Louis, Missouri 63103> 314-241-8989
So Diverse presents NEO MEETS SOUL Special Edition Part II, from Sept 21, 9 p.m. at Panama Reds,1909 Locust, $3 Absolut Vodka $5 Remy Martin Cognac drinks, $10 Admission For more info call 314.495.0922For more info email at to
The Sunday Night Shindig w Mocha Latte Sundays at 9 p..m. Lucky’s (Tucker and Washington). Ladies Free/Free Food. GOT A BIRTHDAY OR ANNIVERSARY COMING UP? YOU CAN BOOK IT WITH THE SHINDIG! JUST EMAIL HER AFTER THIS SECTION!
Funny First and Second Saturdays Comedy with Darius Bradford at the Plaza on Broadway.

Club Denim and Mocha Latte Present the Official Black 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

Got Lyrics will be back Oct. 24 at Van Gogh, 3200 Shenandoah!

Pick up an Evening Whirl and check out Mocha Latte’s column COFFEE TALK!

For more info on these events, contact Miss Galvin at
NYC-BITZ—Gordon Chambers, Anthony David and the Last Poets Saturday, September 22, New York, NY The Harlem Stage at The Gatehouse150 Convent Avenue near West 135th New York, NY Showtimes: 7 PM. Price: $30 For ticket info: 212-281-9240 ,
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). 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. 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 on sale at the Fox Box Office, select MetroTix outlets Or by calling 314-534-1111.Order tickets online at www.metrotix.comFor more information, Visit:
Friday, October 26 at 8 p.m.
Venue: The Fabulous Fox Theatre
Prices: $55, $50, $45 & $40
On-Sale Information:Tickets on sale at the Fox Box Office, select MetroTix outlets Or by calling 314-534-1111.Order tickets online at

Black Rep Kicks-Off Season 31, The StoryTellers!The Black Rep’s 31st Season will open with BOESMAN AND LENA by Athol Fugard thru September 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.''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
Bill Beene’s Backyard Bash, an end of the Summer Soiree Fri.,Sept 21, 7 p.m. at the Central West Bed and Breakfast , 4045 Washington , $10 For more info 314.750. 3643
"Upscale Re-defined"
After Hours - St. Louis
DATE: September 27, 2007
TIME: 7pm - Until (Happy Hour: 7pm-9pm)
LOCATION: Lucas Park Grille - 1234 Washington Ave
ADMISSION: $5 minimum donation
MORE: RSVP to reserve tables and receive special promotions
Email After Hours at:

Come network with some of St. Louis' most influential professionals. Proceeds go to the Jena Six Foundation

Meet and celebrate with the latest members of the Missouri Bar

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Bring your business cards BEFORE 10PM to be advertised on our website for free.
1800 Tequila and Inkosi DS presents “CASINO ROYALE” BENEFIT FOR F.I.R.E. FEATURING MUSICAL GUEST CARL THOMAS– For one night, 1800 Tequila and Inkosi DS will transform The Loft, located at 3112 Olive, into an unmatchable first class gaming site while aiding Firefighters Institute for Racial Equality (F.I.R.E.) Charitable Fund in awareness and contributions. On Thursday, September 27, 2007, at 9:00 p.m., “Casino Royale” will be unveiled. Celebrity guest, drink specials and a live performance by Grammy nominated R&B sensation Carl Thomas will compliment an evening of networking, dancing and gaming. F.I.R.E. Charitable Fund will be honored for their commitment and service within the St. Louis community. In addition, a formal check presentation will take place to support their continued efforts. For advanced tickets call Metrotix at (314) 534-1111. For additional info, (314) 361-3984
Sip in Style at The Third Annual St. Louis Wine Festival.The Saturday, September 29th (Noon-8pm) and Sunday, September 30th (Noon-6pm). Tickets are $25 at the door for adults ($20 in advance), $15 for Designated Driver ($10 in advance). Patrons under 21 are free when accompanied by an adult. Adult tickets include a souvenir wine glass, 10 tasting tickets (a booklet for 10 additional tickets is $5), wine taster’s program guide and access to all demonstrations, seminars and musical entertainment. Tickets can be purchased at the festival entrance, by calling 888-210-0074
Gateway Classic Saturday. Saturday, September 29thMike Shannon's Outfield - 620 Market St.9 pm - 3 am Ladies $5 til 10:30Witness the criteria of St. Louis’ progressive nightlife as STYLISHLY HOT returns for its fifth installment. The ambiance for the evening is provided by Mike Shannon’s Outfield so celebrate the arrival of fall with a party just for you. Calling all socialites, urbanites, fashionistas and professionals craving an experience less ordinary. Attire: Fly & FashionableDJ Reminise Hip-Hop R&BValet Parking & Bottle Service Available
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 entertainment, free food, free drinks and Japanese drum showcase. For more info, contact Jacque Land The Platinum Group 314-231-3500 or and Something Blue present Oktobetfest Wine Trip at St. Genievieve, Oct. 6 , 11 am- 7 p.m. For tickets and more info call 314..480.9545
Aure Foundation and Utopia Salon and Spa Feature Fall Starlight Party –A Fall Fashion Show to benefit the Aure Foundation Mandarin Lounge-Central West End 44 Maryland Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63108, Friday, October 12, 2007 Doors Open at 7:00 PMShow starts at 7:30 PM Enjoy a variety of appetizers, drink specials, and a Fall Fashion Show with designers KayOss Designs, Michael Tomlinson and Bella Veninga. Prices are $25 for general admission, $65 for VIP admission and Sponsors at $150. For more information, please call 314/534-9251 or send an e-mail to
Whats Ya Flava presents Halloween Costume Party (All Girl Party), Sat,Oct. 27 at 9 p.m. at filter Bar, 309-13 Belt, $8 before 10 p.m., $10 after 10 p.m. For more info call 314.703.7146 or go to 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................STL rapper/producer 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

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 314/392-3938
JB 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
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
Whos' 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 5:00pmSo 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 more info, 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
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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
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