Thursday, November 01, 2007


There were several big time celebs that came though to the STL area last week. Most notably Illinois Senator and 2008 presidential hopeful Barak Obama who spoke at a fundraiser last Wednesday at Union station. Dubbed Countdown to Change, Obama spoke to hundreds of mostly-young supporters under a tent in the southern parking lot of Union Station that was both a rally and fundraiser. He was introduced by U.S. Reps. William "Lacy" Clay and Russ Carnahan, both Democrats of St. Louis. Obama said at the rally that he was running because "people are sick and tired of George W. Bush" running roughshod on the U.S. Constitution, engaging the nation in a terrible war and for a foreign policy that has diminished the nation’s standing in the world.” Obama is also is the only Dem candidate so far to set up a headquarters here in the St. Louis area. This month alone, Obama has headlined seven such events in cities across the country. With admission only $25, or $15 for students. All I can say is Run Obama Run!..................

Other big time celebs that came through were comedian DL Hughley who performed last Thursday at the Pageant. Before going on stage, he kicked with the Tony Scott Show who was broadcasting live from the Pageant and doin some serious flirting with TSS personality Tammie Holland (I don’t blame him for that. LOL) Oh and if you get a chance, peep Hughley out in a rare dramatic role in the flick, “Shackles” that is currently airing on Black Starz channel. R&B/jazz legend Anita Baker performed at the Fox (SEE OUT 281 FOR A REVIEW OF HER SHOW) and last Sunday, and R&B singer Trey Songz who, along with local rapper Jus Black, performed and picked sistas for a Video Shoot for Jus Black feat Trey Songz’s video for their cut, “Like Me” at Club Society. I hear the attendance wasn’t too good….…..

What is going on in St. George, Mo? Seems like a lot especially with it its mayor. St. George has become the town of iniquity with its mayor Harold Goodman (what a last name!). well he resigned a day after he was arrested for misdemeanor drug possession, by St. Louis County authorities. Not only this, but it was discovered a few days later that he had possession on his computah some kiddie porn! Not good. Goodman's arrest on suspicion of possessing child pornography is part of an ongoing, multistate investigation, police said last Friday. Officials also said a preliminary review of the materials seized from Goodman's home indicates that St. George children are not among the alleged victims. (Hmmm isn’t that interesting that none of the authorities at St. George knew nothing of this?.................

As of this writing the trial for accused murder victim Kevin Johnson is back in session. The 22-year-old man accused of killing Kirkwood police officer William McEntee in 2005 is facing his second trial. Johnson's first trial in April ended in a mistrial after jurors could not decide whether Johnson was guilty of first- or second-degree murder. Johnson said in that trial that he shot McEntee. St. Louis County prosecutors says they will use Johnson's confession in the new trial. He is facing either death or 20 years to life in prison if the jury can prove that Johnson premeditated to kill the cop or under duress………………The Rams are taking a week long break to get things back in gear after their 27-20 lost to the Cleveland Browns. The loss extended their record to 0-8 and the worst start in franchise history. I am pulling for the Rams to win at least the next half of its games. Let’s hope…………Well, looks like Jan, 2, 2008 will be the date when most of Interstate 64 in the St. Louis County area will be shut down completely for construction changes. Construction work will take place between Spoede road and Kingshighway and all lanes of 64/40 will close from Ballas Road and I-170 before morning rush hour ion Jan 2 and this shut down will take place ALL YEAR! For updates go to

St. Lunatics member Slo Down (PICTURED RIGHT) was at costume sop Johnny Brocks last Sunday in Fairview Heights passing out gift certificates for his upcoming Halloween party at Club Society, I hear he’s giving away plasma TVs for the best costumes! Speaking of Lunatics, Lunatic member Kyjuan and STL comedian Darius Bradford of The Bea’s U C Me Radio Show, stopped by Posh in the Central West End last Monday to wish Ms. Tia B. a Happy B-day. There, Kyjuan gave me some scoop on his next project. He told me that he is working on a piece called, “Changes.” You heard it first. (I will give yawl the details and pics of this next week). ……………I forgot to add last week that Jenna Bailey, the new star of College Hill Interns was cuzzins to Chingy (whose real name is Howard Bailey)………..Belated congrats to East. St. Louis born singer Akon who copped a nod for Best Pop/Rock Male Artist at this year's Americana Music Awrads which will air Sunday, Nov. 18. he is up agaianst Justin Timberlake and Timbaland (You can choose the winner directly online which is a first, so lets all vote for a hometown artist)......Local guitarman Wilman will be at Vintage Vinyl Nov. 7 in the U City Loop signing his upcoming CD...................... Metro need more money. St. Louis County may ask voters on Feb. 5 to triple a fourth-cent transit sales tax to help support the Metro public transportation agency's bus system and MetroLink trains and pay for expanding rail service. The County may not have a choice especially now that parts of I64/40 is about to shut down in the County. Hmmm, is there a tie in by chance?..... You all probably have seen my pic in the Evening Whirl recently (no not in the crime section .LOL) at Free Time and company’s event Forbidden at J Bucks 2 weeks ago (I was the brotha with the blue hat and crazy vets on) well, it could be that I am a ghostwriter if sorts for them. Startling last week, some of my STL-TIDBITZ will be featured in the entertainment section of the paper(Props to editor J Bailey for the hookup, now gimme me some credic! LOL)….

On the Freeman Bosley Junior Show last Sunday there will be changes (and they let me know that the changes were not severe by shouting me out on the radio of this indication. LOL). The show will have personality Nicci Roach’s Nick at Nine segment retitled Nic til Nine. The show airs every Sunday from 8 a.m. o 10 p.m. CST on 100.3 The Beat….

OUTTOWN received an email from Xcel Models in regards the missing of a child in the St. Louis area. It read: Hello all! Below is an email from one of my volunteer advocates regarding her own child, Mia Bowens, who went missing in the early AM today. Please forward this to all of those you know in the St. Louis area to increase the exposure of this tragedy. The email forwarded read: Mia Bowens is missing. She was last seen between the hours of 3-5am today October 29, 2007 from the University City (St. Louis) Missouri area. She is approximately 5'7", 163lbs, black hair, brown eyes, and has a birth mark on the back of her upper right arm (dime size). Her hair is medium length and she was wearing a black nylon/fleece Free Country waist length jacket, possible blue denim jeans and brown suede boots with white fur lining.If you see her please call 911 or 314-495-3219.Mia attends school at MICDS she's 13yo and in the 7th grade. She's a good student and a good daughter.Please forward this e-mail with the picture to anyone you know.Lots of Thanks, Ms. Luciana Bowens
As of this writing, The police were involved and are determining if an AMBER ALERT will be made.
RIP-BITZ. And lastly, OUTTOWN sends its prayers to the family of Riverview High student Ramika Thomas who was accidentally shot and killed as well as Pamela Schmidt, 47, who died from injuries she suffered when the driver of a black Mercedes SUV, Thomas Williams, sped away from officers and crashed into a Ford Explorer she was passenger in the Explorer last week. Also, Sadie Perkins, 71, who also was a passenger in the Explorer, was also killed in the collision. Williams BTW has been charged with murder, unlawful use of a weapon and resisting arrest by fleeing. Police said the incident began when they received calls near midnight on Thursday about shots fired in the 3600 and 3800 blocks of McRee and Blaine avenues. Callers described a black Mercedes SUV, and officers approached a vehicle matching the description at Spring and McRee avenues. Authorities said Williams flashed a weapon and sped off. At Ohio Avenue, Williams struck the Explorer, forcing it over a median and onto its roof. OUTTOWN also would like to give sympathy to the citizen who was skilled in the car crash that took place last Friday on I-64/40 toward Green Mount Road in O’Fallon, Ill.

IN THE MIA(MISING IN ACTION ) FILE. Where is message therapist/model Kamren Holbert?

BLIND BITZ. Which young mover and shaker was blunted and caught kissing a low hanging strobe-light lamp at the Halloween party on Rutger? (Hint. His first and last name is similar to a senior )

STRESS FREE FRIDAYS Friday, November 2, 2007 , 5pm Queen of Sheba (website under construction), 6665 Olive Boulevard (Olive and Kingsland) University City, Missouri 63130 314-727-7057 (office); 607-351-4711 (mobile)SYGU Group presents Mad Hatter, Sat. Nov. 10 at Kemper Art Museum. For more info go to or

Yani Company presents the 2nd Annual St. Louis Runway Fashion Show at Bevo Mills 4749 Gravois @Morganford, Nov-11-07 Doors open @ 5:30pm show starts @ 7pm (Get There an Hour early. The show is only one-hour) DJ Needles on the 1s and 2s all nite. The event will be filmed. Tickets are $35 (NOT $50) which includes FREE VALET PARKING, FREE APPETIZERS, OPEN BAR and an upscale Fashion Show. A portion of the proceeds goes towards the AIDS Foundation. To purchase tickets in advance, please call 314.743.4268.
ST. Louis Black Who’s Who, Monday, November 12, 2007, The Fabulous Fox Theatre 527 N. Grand Boulevard (Parking - $8.00) Networking Reception 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar Official Book Unveiling Program 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. FOREWORD BY DAVID & THELMA STEWARD Master & Mistress of Ceremonies – Tony Scott & Tammie Holland Majic 104.9, Clear Channel Entertainment by Leslie Johnson, Vocalist & Donna Moody, Vocalist. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW! $50.00 Per Ticket includes a copy ofWHO’S WHO IN BLACK ST. LOUIS® THE FOURTH EDITION(RETAIL VALUE $24.95) Order online at or call 614-481-7300
The Sunday Night Shindig w Mocha Latte Sundays at 9 p..m. Lucky’s (Tucker and Washington). Ladies Free All Nite Long and Free Martini Shots for the Ladies. Come out early!! GOT A BIRTHDAY OR ANNIVERSARY COMING UP? YOU CAN BOOK IT WITH THE SHINDIG! JUST EMAIL HER AFTER THIS SECTION!
Funny Saturdays Comedy with Darius Bradford at the Plaza on Broadway.
Got Lyrics hosted by Mocha Latte’ every Wednesday night is back on track. Got Lyrics will be reintroduced at the new location, Van Goghz Martini Bar and Bistro, 3200 Shenandoah Ave. , from 7pm to 12am each week. Admission for the event is free before 8pm. After 8:00 the cost is minimal; $3.00 for poets and $5.00 for audienceMembers of the press are welcome and encouraged to attend opening night. Please contact Sharee Galvin at 314-646-9917 to be placed on the VIP list.
Pick up an Evening Whirl every Monday and check out Mocha Latte’s column COFFEE TALK!
For more info on these events, contact Miss Galvin at
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 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 in The Savoy Room is produced by The Sheldon Arts Foundation in association with Fox Associates.
NEW: CLAY AIKEN CHRISTMAS IN THE HEARTLANDEvening with the Fox Theatre Orchestra, Tuesday, November 27 at 8pmThe Fabulous Fox Theatre $60, $55, $45 Tickets go on sale to the public Saturday, October 20 at 10 a.m. at the Fox Theatre box office, select MetroTix outlets or by calling 314-534-1111. Order tickets online at
The Best of the RFT Poll Party, Thursday, Nov.1. at the Koken Art Factory, 2500 Ohio Ave. You must RSVP to to attend this event.
Stray Dog Theatre presents AND MISS REARDON DRINKS A LITTLE Performances at The New: Tower Grove Abbey Theatre2336 Tennessee Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63104.(Grand to Sydney St. - 3 Blocks East to Tennessee Ave. - Left on Tennessee)November 1-17, 2007Thursday - Saturday at 8pm. (Final Saturday, November 17 is at 2pm only.) Adults $18.00 / Seniors & Students $15.00.(Cash/Check/Visa/Mastercard)For Information and Ticket Reservations call (314) 865-1995. or Visit us at
The St. Louis International film Festival Nov. 8-18. Go to for more info. One of the films that will be shown is presents "Ruzzian Roulette." directed by Falaq and Rukahs, Friday, Nov. 9, 7:15 p.m., Tivoli Theatre Thursday and Nov. 15, 5 p.m., Tivoli Theatre Through a series of interconnected stories, this raw,arresting drama – shot in St. Louis and inspired by atrack by local hip-hop group the Apostlez – exploresthe costs of irresponsible sexual behavior in theAfrican-American community and honors the victims andsurvivors of the HIV/AIDS crisis.Co-directors Falaq and Rukahs and cast members willattend.
Gateway Film Critics Association Award for BestExperimental or Innovative Feature Film at 2007 St.Louis Filmmakers Showcase. Advance tickets for programs at this venue arefor sale at the Tivoli box office beginning Oct. 22.Box-office hours are 5-10 p.m. Monday-Friday and 2-10p.m. Saturday-Sunday. No phone sales.For tickets online, visit Individual tickets are $10 each or $8 for Cinema St.Louis members and students with current and valid ID............
Black Rep’s Summer Performing Arts Academy Presents KATRINA: WINDS OF CHANGE at the Mildred BastianTheatre at Forest Park Community College on Friday,November 16, 2007 at 7pm and Saturday, November 17 at 2pm. Tickets are $10.00 each. Tickets are $10.00 each. Call (314)534-3810. For more Information or to reserve your seat pleasecontact (314) 534-3810.
Laughs on the Landing presents Who Got Jokes and Last Comic Standing host and actor Bill Bellamy, Nov. 16 -18. 801 N. 2nd St. For tickets and more info call 314.241.5233 Text “deelee” to 59568 for discounted tickets
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 …………………………..Joel P. E. King, owner of JPEK Creative Works LLC and The Space, wants to make an offer to those of you who are in search for party and event space. SAVE BIG on all three room rentals before Jan. 1, 2008. Close to 2,000 square feet of available space for your next event, wedding party, baby shower, art exhibition and more. Here at The Space, you will acquire elegance, convenience and wonderful hospitality. The Space located at 320-24 N. Vandeventer (off Lindell Blvd. in SLU area) Contact: 314.494.5976 or 314.494.9095................ATTENTION RECORD LABELS Contact STL PROMOTIONS at Saint Louis has a new STREET TEAM. Saint Louis has a new STREET TEAM. STL Promotions Professional Staff , On time reporting with Pictures Electronic Marketing: E-Cards, E-Blast, Website Presence, Guerilla Marketing Techniques, Service Street, Radio, College, and Mixtape DJs, Special Events, Telephone Conferences, Retail, Market Visits, Professional Marketing Strategy for Saint Louis, Premium Product Placement, Exposure every day and every night at every event Our machine operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!!!! We will exceed your expectations!!!Contact us at or 314-750-6806.................A buddy contacted OUTTOWN and wanted to know where are some hot spots for church people to attend. He has a lady friend who is moving to St. Louis, who is Christian and needed the 411 on the spots to go to. If you have the info, hit us up at

NEW: THE JESSIE TAYLOR SHOW @ THE PLAZA HOSTED BY JESSIE TAYLOR , 9 p.m. Sundays. For Booking and Ticket Information (314) 258-1213
Martini Mondays at AJ’s, 5 p.m., Free Happy Hour Free Food Live Band: Dre Boyd and Friends Great Drink Specials The party will roll through the night until 3am with Charlie Chan or DJ Cuddy on the 1's and 2's............

NEW: Boadacious ENT presents MONDAY NIGHTS @ SPRUILL'S ROCKDA MIC CONTEST. CALLING ALL RAPPERS AND RECORDCOMPANIES 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. A free style battlecontest, $100 cash prize Starts at midnite Entry FREE, 1101 N Jefferson. For more info call 600-4264 or374-3731

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL presented by H20 ENT & Bodacious ENT@ Spruill's 1101 N. Jefferson, St. Louis. $5 Entry Fee. Dominoes amnd Spades Tourneys, Cash Prizes, Football trivia, Door Raffle 6-8 pm Happy Hour. Free Until Game Starts, Drink Specials Free FoodMellow Mondays at the Main Ingredient, 3960 Chouteau on Vandeventer. For more info, call 314.229.7952.

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 10 Tuesdays, Hosted by County Brown and TC, doors open at 9 p.m., Showtime at midnite, Club Viva, 408 N Euclid. For more info call 618.960.0247 or

GQ’s Ent and TCP presents Red Carpet Wednesdays with NFL and NBA stars at Savor, 4356 Lindell 9 p.m. to 3 .am every Wednesday Ladies free w/canned good music by DJ Charlie Chan and hosted by 100.3 The Beat’s Kiki the 1st Lady For more info call 314.385.0455

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

"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. 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 314.766.0172Its 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.

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

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

GQ’s ENT presents Seductive Sundays with NFL stars at Savor, 4356 Lindell 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Upscale attire Ladies Free wuth a canned good. For more info call 314.385.0455

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

If you want to get on Vanita Applebum's hot new entertainment newsletter, email her at

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 limitation! 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 Lisa Rose hot blogsite on Strong Positive Black Sisters at or go to her my space page at

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,

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 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

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 this week, if ya got anything for OUTTOWN to pub or you got any scoop, hit us up at!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hey maatspear! great post. love to see all the STL happnins in one place. keep up the great work and reppin st. louis.

Lisa Rose