Friday, January 18, 2008


Hello OUTTOWN FANS, Ma’atology here again for ya. Herre is the latest stuff that is happening in the STL:

This week the STL area was saddened to hear the news of three children who are currently fighting for their lives in a St. Louis hospital. Last Thursday, a man, Gregory Richards III who was speeding in the Riverview area in St. Louis and causing his car to airborne into the back of a house on the 5400 block of Partridge Avenue. The result was three children who were playing on the computer getting crushed under the car when it hit the house. The children are Isiah McDaniel, 7, who suffered a skull fracture. Another child, Ania Martin, 10, who suffered several broken bones and chest and lung injuries. A third child, Miguel Ashford, 8, suffered head injuries. They are currently in critical condition at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Vincent Brown (PICTURED), the uncle of the injured children, was left to clean up and fix his mother's house, while worrying about his injured niece and nephews. "They were actually just in there sitting at a computer game and before they knew it they were being broad-sided with a car," he said to "So it's real devastating to me and my family."Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson said the home is next to a city firehouse, known as "the 27s," and the injured children were well known to the firefighters there. All three children go to Meramec Elementary School. Police say it's still unclear whether the three were hit by the car or debris. The house suffered significant damage. Thoughts an d prayers go out to the family. (SEE OUT 315 for more info on how you can help the family )

Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt Had his State of the State Address on Tuesdayin Jefferson city (I know, yawl were probably hoping it didn’t affect the American Idol premiere. LOL). Anyway, he talked about the usual stuff (the economy, health care, etc.), but critics hat Blunt used the podium mostly to attack the record of Democratic candidate Jay Nixon who is running against GOP Blunt in the November elections.

Looks like crime is down in St. Louis. Well, at least according to Police Chief Joe Mokwa in a recent press conference. According to the department, crime in St. Louis dropped nearly 16 percent in 2007 from the previous year with significant declines in the number of robberies, rapes and auto thefts. Mokwa attributed the decrease to the hard work of his department and some creative initiatives that commanders launched in the last year. He also reported that property crimes were down 16.6 percent while crimes against persons dropped 11.1 percent, according to the department. Murder was the only crime that saw in increase with a 7 percent. Meanwhile, rape reports dropped 24.3 percent, robbery went down 12.3 percent and vehicle theft dropped 27.3 percent. Now, do you all feel safe?

East St. Louis can breathe a sigh of relief for now in regards to the city’s hospital not having to merge with another hospital. The Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board postponed its decision on the proposed merger of the two hospitals, Kenneth Hall regional Hospital (formerly St. Mary’s) in East St. Louis and Touchette Regional in Centerville, citing the need to further analyze financial information submitted by the Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation, which owns both of the hospitals. The postponement came at a crowded Springfield meeting attended by hundreds of East St. Louis residents from a rally call heralded by East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks(PICTURED). On early Tuesday, over 700 East St. Louis residents took to 20 charter buses to Springfield, Ill. To protest the merger. Parks planned the trip on MLK’s b-day The city paid for all the expenses for the trip (even the pizzas that were by the stack loads as they boarded. LOL). With a little unity, we can make a difference. Power to the people. Big Ups east Boogie!

Looks like State Rep. John Bowman is going to the Big House. Bowman, a Democrat from St. Louis County, pleaded guilty last Friday to his role in a bank and credit card fraud scheme. Bowman, who was in the Capitol halls this week for the legislative session’s opening, pleaded guilty to bribing a bank officer, a misdemeanor. He faces up to one year in prison. He also agreed to resign his legislative seat effective Jan. 31. Bowman is chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus Bowman was among 16 people who received credit cards or lines of credit in a scheme said to have cost the bank $1.2 million. Bowman was the last to face trial in the case; all others pleaded guilty..................................... The McKnight Road overpass came down this week, becoming the third overpass to fall since the Highway 40 project began Jan. 2. It will be closed for six months..............................Last week was the 1st year anniversary of the Miracle in Missouri/ Shawn Horbeck—Ben Ownby –Michael Devlin kidnapping drama............................Missouri State Rep Clair McCaskill and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley for their support of Democratic Presidential candidate Illinois Senator Baraka last week. We’ll see what will happen with that endorsement when the Missouri and Illinois primaries come here Feb. 5 during Super Tuesday.

St. Louis boxer Devon Alexander will be punching his way to pay per view this weekend, Jan 19. After years of training, Alexander. goes to New York for the biggest fight of his career. Alexander will be on the under card of the HBO Pay-Per-View bout between Roy Jones Jr. and Felix Trinidad. Alexander will be going up against former World Champion DeMarcus "Chop-Chop" Corley, but his trainer Kevin Cunningham believes Alexander is more than ready. Alexander would improve to 14 and 0 with a win and from there the sky's the limit.........................Speaking of St. Louis sports people doin their thing, last Friday, Rams linebacker Chris Draft and running back Steve Jackson player hosted a showing of Denzel Washington’s “The Great Debaters” at the Chase Park Plaza Theatre for 30 high school kids from the ST. Louis Public Schools. Draft and Jackson are supporters of SLPS’ Fresh Start Program that helps high school students choose alternative means of bettering their education.

What’s goin on with StL rapper Chingy and the rumors of a sex tape with R&B singer Ciara and his hating gay people? Well, according to the rapper, the he allegations are false. On a recent appearance on Wendy Williams’ Experience Radio Show in NYC, Chingy talked about such things but he felt that he was made to look “like a cornball.” On, Chingy talked about his recent appearance on the top rated Wendy Williams Experience radio show. He claims that he only let Charlamagne Tha God, Williams; sidekick make him look like an idiot because he was tired. He also cleared up rumors about his hating gay people. Well either way, if it was a stunt or not, it must have done serious damage to the 1st week sales of his new CD, “Hate it or Love it” that sold a dismal 13,000 copies and debuting at #81 on the Billboard 200 Album chart. To check out the video of Chingy clearing up the rumors go to like_a_cornball.html

St. Louis native/model/Baby Phat mogul/reality show star Kimora Lee has done some sexy ads recently. One is a fashion ad with current beau actor Djimon Hounsou in Harper’s Bazaar and the other is a PETA ad (BELOW) with her diggie Zoe entitled, “Be an Angel for Dogs.”

Is it safe to call them both "Dimora?"

Three St. Lousians are doin their thing in the fields of modeling and acting. They are:

Aspiring model Fred Williams (SEEN LEFT OF PIC) can be seen seen on the cover of the romance novel One Ain’t Enough(with Mr. Romance winner Randy Ritchwood in pic) published by Green day Publishing. The online releases will be Feb. 14 and in stores in March 2008. Stayed tuned to OUTTOWN for more details!


Former St. Louisan personal trainer Kyle Robinson was recently seen as an actor on an episode of BET’s “Hell Date.” He is currently a restaurant server in L.A. waiting for that big break.

Fifteen year-old Webster Groves High School student Karlie Kloss can be seen on the cover of this month’s Teen Vogue. She is signed to Elite Management and has appeared on the runways in the States and overseas. Happy belated 40th b-day to STL architect and house party coordinator Anthony Robinson who had a b-day party Saturday at F15teen then after party at hs crib on McPherson (Hmmm, I wonder what happeend there? Any cake served? LOL)...............Radio One’s WHHL 104.1 did some behind the scenes job cuts last week at the radio station and DJ Metti Metti went back to North Carolina before the cuts started (the same station that cut the Craig Black Morning Show personalities Blac and Wendi mid 2007)!................................... KYHU (Keep Your Head UP) to Ronald “Mookie” Gavin, owner of Printing Etc. who is going away to serve jail time for drug possession. His family and friends had a party recently for him at Club Xes.

And lastly, RIP to Marty Hendin, VP of PR with the St. Louis Cards. The Cardinals’ long-time vice president of community relations, died late Saturday night at St. John's Mercy Hospital after a lengthy illness. Mr. Hendin had worked for the Cardinals since 1973, holding positions in public relations, marketing and community relations. He was 59.

IN THE MIA FILE—Where is poet Queue?
BLIND BITZ. Which popular local singer could be evicted out of their home as of this writing? (Hint. Their last name ends with an “s.”)
EVENT-IDBITZ. The Black Rep runs Othello through February 3, 2008. Single tickets range from $33 to$43. Student rush tickets (30minutes prior to curtain) are $10 with valid I.D. TheBlack Rep will continue its “Next Generation” program this season where young people ages 8 -18 will be admitted free with the purchase of an adult ticket on Thursday evenings and at all Saturday matinee performances. Limit one child per adult. To reserve your seat please call (314) 534-3810 or visit

STESS FREE FRIDAYS, Friday, January 18, 5pm, Reggie's Backstage ( 522 N. Grand Boulevard (Grand Center, across from the Fox Theater) St. Louis, Missouri 63103 314-535-557The King Dream Committee presents its 3rd Annual The King Dream Conference, Jan. 18-21. For more details and info go to


GOT Lyrics hosted by Mocha Latte’ every Wednesday night is back on track. Got Lyrics is held at the new location, Van Goghz MartiniBar and Bistro, 3200 Shenandoah Ave. , from 7pm to12am each week. Admission for the event is free before8pm. After 8:00 the cost is minimal; $3.00 for poets and $5.00 for audience. Members of the press are welcome and encouraged to attend opening night.
My Drink N My Two Step Thursdays at Dante's hosted byMocha LAtte and DJ Metti Metti. Ladies Free Admission and Drinks til Midnite. Birthday parties and VIP available. FREE B-Day parties all in January/Feb, which include cake, balloons, FREE female guests with unlimited drinks before midnite and their male guests are only $5 before 11:30 p.m. B-day person gets a free bottle of champagne. You must reserve space with Mocha Latte
Pick up an Evening Whirl and check out Mocha Latte’s column COFFEE TALK!


VALENTINE’S CLASSIC SOUL Starring The Whispers, Stephanie Mills & After 7Friday, February 8, 2008 – 8pmFox Theatre ▪ ON SALE NOW!!$75, $55, $45 & $37.50Tickets ON SALE NOW at the Fox Box Office and allMetroTix locations.Charge by phone at 314/534-1111 or online at

TIME AFTER TIME Celebrating the American SongbookMarch 27-30Thursday-Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 5pm & 9pm; Sunday, 2pmTickets are $50 & $40 and go on-sale March 8 at 10 a.m.Tickets are available through MetroTix at any outlet or by phone at 314-534-1111 or online at The Savoy Room at The Sheldon3648 Washington Blvd.St. Louis, MO 63108Award winning Cabaret and concert artists, KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler have created a dozen different shows heralding the greatest composers and lyricists of the American Songbook – George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim and Richard Rodgers – to name just a few. “Time After Time” is an exuberant and stylish celebration of the American Songbook.

Back by popular demand for FOUR fabulous shows! RAIN: The Beatles Experience - A Tribute to the Beatles, is the most renowned Beatles tribute in the world. There are other tribute acts who respectfully attempt to replicate a subset of the Beatles music, but only RAIN can perform the full range of the Beatles discography live onstage. No other rendition of the Fab Four's music comes close to this level of performance; from the early days of their appearance on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964, through the Sgt. Pepper era and on to the Abbey Road years, RAIN's performance captures it all flawlessly. Presented by Fox Concerts.
People Magazine declared her new album – The Real Thing¬ – “The sexiest album of 2007” and it also earned her three Grammy nominations including Best R&B Album, Female R&B Vocal Performance for “Hate On Me” and Best Urban/Alternative Performance for “Daydreamin’” featuring Lupe Fiasco. JILL SCOTT, THE REAL THING TOUR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26 AT 7:30PM Fabulous Fox Theatre $58 * $48 * $37 Tickets go on sale this Saturday, January 12 at 10am! Purchase tickets at the Fox Box Office, MetroTix outlets or by calling 314-534-1111. Order tickets online at
Celtic Woman, March 28-29Friday & Saturday, 8p.m.Prices and on-sale date to be announced. Celtic Woman features the very special talents of four Irish female vocalists and a very exciting fiddle player. Together, the women create a wonderful musical experience that presents the unique voices and styles of each as soloists, as well as the group as an ensemble.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++The Toast of Soulard Wine Taste is January 18th 2008.Taking place at the Mad Art Gallery and The Lemp Grand Hall, several Missouri’s Wineries and National Brands will be on hand to sample to you some of the best wines around. Four of Soulard’s great restaurants will be sampling their culinary delights while you take part in a great wine experience. TKO Dj will be providing entertainment at the Lemp Grand Hall so we can dance the Night Away.If you have been to this event, you know it’s a great time.$25 in advance$30 at the doorMore information is available at
Café Soul,8 p.m., Fri. Jan. 18 Lucas House, 1220 Allen Ave (between Allen and Gravois. For tickets and more info call 314.621.6565.....................................

We are back and giving back in 2008! We are focused on giving back to our community and at this particular event we are helping out the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). The RMHC provides a home away from home for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals and has positively impacted the health and well being of over 10 million families worldwide! For more information go to:
http://www.rmhc.comCome support, feel good, and have fun doing it!There will be a Raffle and Giveaways!Enjoy R&B/Jazz/Soul/Hip Hop/Old SchoolFeaturing a live band performance by Khaotic Soulz, guest performances by local artists and DJ Sno from Hot 104.1 spinning on the 1s and 2s!When: JAN18, 2007Where: Old Rock House(Soulard District-Downtown Stl)1200 S. 7th Street St Louis, MO 63104http://www.oldrockhousestl.comTime: 9pm-3amAdmission: $10 (Bring 2 can goods and get 1/2 off at the door until midnight)Attire: Upscale/Sophisticated(Dress Code Strictly Enforced)For Booth and Bottle Service contact Hanna Krame at (314) 588-0505For more information email or call (314)
FREETIME and XM 2 present KINGDOM COME, the Official Website Release party for both organizations. 9 p.m. J Bucks Restaurant, 1000 Clark Avenue, $5 before 10:30 p.m. Hosted by XM 2 Models. DJ Charlie Chan on the 1s and 2s. for more info, call 314.397.4007.
LME presents Balls of Fury at the Moolah Lanes, Sunday, Jan, 20, 3821 Lindell (on Vandeventer and Lindell), Doors open at 7 p.m. Competition starts at 8 p.m. To RSVP go to . Website
COUTURE by Soul Stylz, Fashion Event January 28, 2008. at Mihalis Chophouse, 1603 McCausland. For more info go to To log on for free email pass to event go to
Creative Works invites you to participate as a vendor in the official launching of our newest business venture THE SPACE on February 2, 2008 at 320-24 Vandeventer St. Louis, MO 63108. Come join us for a full day of networking, showcasing, and entertainment, as we present the newest addition of JPEK.THE SPACE nearly a 2,000 sq ft venue is now available for small theatrical presentations, parties, meetings, receptions, art exhibitions and more. THE SPACE is a quaint, yet sassy venue, that offers the right appeal but minus the price. “We create THE SPACE for you”. THE SPACE has grown from a capacity of 45 to a capacity of one hundred twenty five guests. (Not including standing room.)For more info call 314.494.5976
HELP-BITZ.Kobalt Books has just inked a movie-production dealwith Factor Media Group/Applecrate Films/OmniquestMedia to develop the true life story of Rev. BurtonBarr Jr. and his autobiography, “The HoodlumPreacher”, into a feature film. The publisher, KobaltBooks, is currently looking to raise development fundsfor this film. Potential investors will come on asmanaging members of the company thatproduces thefilm.For More Investment Info, Contact:Cedric Mixon at 314-503-5462........................................Shante LIFE Davis is offering tutoring services forthe youth for grades 1-12. If you are aware of anyonewho is in need of some extra educational support,please feel free to contact her or give them hercontact information. Shante "LIFE" Davis(314)418-9803................STL rapper/producer J-Kwon-has a new label deal and we are looking for someinterns to work on the new label HOOD HOP MUSICgraphicdesigners street team female street team club streetteam models internet teams (e-blasting,bloggers,writers)We are looking for the best. So instead ofjust grabbing the person that says they are the best,we are looking for people to SHOW us they are the bestat what they do. The bread-winners will be put onpayroll with a permanent job with the company. If youthink 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, adcovers, posters, willing to do street team work and beapart of this new label contact me directly at…………………………..Joel P. E. King, owner of JPEK CreativeWorks LLC and The Space, wants to make an offer tothose of you who are in search for party and eventspace. SAVE BIG on all three room rentals before Jan.1, 2008. Close to 2,000 square feet of available spacefor your next event, wedding party, baby shower, artexhibition and more. Here at The Space, you willacquire elegance, convenience and wonderfulhospitality. The Space located at 320-24 N.Vandeventer (off Lindell Blvd. in SLU area) Contact:314.494.5976 or 314.494.9095................ATTENTIONRECORD LABELS Contact STL PROMOTIONS at stlpromotionsteam@gmail.comSaint Louis has a new STREET TEAM. Saint Louis has anew STREET TEAM. STL Promotions Professional Staff ,On time reporting with Pictures Electronic Marketing:E-Cards, E-Blast, Website Presence, Guerilla MarketingTechniques, Service Street, Radio, College, andMixtape DJs, Special Events, Telephone Conferences,Retail, Market Visits, Professional Marketing Strategyfor Saint Louis, Premium Product Placement, Exposureevery day and every night at every event Our machineoperates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!!!! We willexceed your expectations!!!Contact us at 314-750-6806.................
NEW: The Black Rep just lanched its new blog, Black Reppin. It can be found on its website,, or directly at As with other blogs, readers are invited to join the conversation..............

Every Monday night the Old Rock House, 1200 S 7th St, St. Louis. 314. 588.0505 Music by DJ TrackStar Spinning Hip Hop and Soul. No Cover Charge. Three levels. For more info call 314.588.0505Martini Mondays at AJ’s, 5 p.m., Free Happy Hour FreeFood Live Band: The party will roll through the nightuntil 3am with Charlie Chan or DJ Cuddy on the 1's and2's............
GQ’s Ent and TCP presents Red Carpet Wednesdays withNFL and NBA stars at Savor, 4356 Lindell 9 p.m. to every Wednesday Ladies free w/canned good music byDJ Charlie Chan and hosted by 100.3 The Beat’s Kikithe 1st Lady For more info call 314.385.0455
J’var, JE and Maxxed Out Entertainment Present Lyric Lounge every Wednesday @ Laughs on theLanding, 801 N. 2nd Street Featuring Poets, R&B, NeoSoul, Jazz and Funk artist weekly……Singers and poetryslam enthusiast gather weekly to present a uniqueblend of spoken word poetry and music from local andnot so local artist…….Doors open @ 8 show starts @9…..$100 weekly cash prize to the hottestlyricist….live band …..door prizes….giveaways…….allfor only $5 at the door For more info, call 314.241.5233 or go to

Roc-a- Star presents Refreshin with DJ NeedlesThursdays at Xes behind the Drunken Fish, 612. N. 2ndSt. Lacelded landing. Ladies FREE til 11 p.m.
Urban Causal Fridays hosted by Bishop V-luv, HappyHour at Spruills, 1101 N. Jefferson. Free from6p.m.-9p.m. (2 for 1) Free food 9 p.m.-11p.m. Drinkspecials until midnite. Party 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Ladies free til 11 p.m. for more info call 314.574.9601 or314.625.4595 or go to
Tuff On Paper ENT presents Network and ShowcaseSaturdays every first Saturday of each month and LoveYourself Saturdays every third Saturday of each month,9.m.--until at the Spyglass, 255 Union at Lindell $5at the door. first 50 Ladies Free until 11 p.m. First25 ladies get a free drink. 21 and older. Grown andsexy attire. For showcase info hit up or call 314.443.5001
NEW: STL Events and R. Kirk of Precision presents Sexy Saturdays at AJ’s inside eteh Adam;s Amrk Hotel on 4th and Chestnut, 9 p.m. -3 a.m. with DJ AJ. Ladies free til midnite and Guys $5.

Check out Leannett Payne’’s CHOCLOLATE BLOG by emailing her at!
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 with a canned good. For more info call314.385.0455
Bosley and Associates Traffic Law Centers .Suspensions, Speeding. Revocations. DWI. PointProblems. Accidents. Frison ‘s Flea Market, 7025 St.Charles Rock Rd., Fri-Sunday 9 am-5 p.m. or Big TopFlea Market, 367 Chambers Road. For more info, call314.621.1744
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Majic 104.9's BJ the DJ is personally inviting you tothe Saturday to a straight up Old School limitation! The house party will belive at the new Broadway Nite Club on New Hallsferryand West Florissant! AND at the new Knockouts! Formore info contact Gina Foster at 314.712.1083 or go to
Check out Lisa Rose hot blogsite on Strong PositiveBlack Sisters at or go to her my space page at
Check out blog local literary group Sister’s Nineties Afrocentric literaryactivities for the family and youngsters.
Check out Lachrisa Crenshaw’s spa products at call her at (314)401-0710
Check out Diversity Gallery, for all of your naturalhair and beauty needs as well its café located at 6150Delmar Blvd. in the Delmar loop. For more info call314.721.3361 or email at
For body painting, makeup, face painting wigs andother special effects, contact Jessica Dana at or go
For all of your STL club event plans, AD SPACE andpics,go to, or
Check out STLdee-jay Enoch online with his own radioplaylist.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 entertainment blog
STL videographer Dana Christian has a hot website where people can send their professional music videos and films to get exposed. Itis
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