Monday, March 24, 2008

OUT 360--STL TIDBITZ AND MORE!


ITS HUMP DAY-TIME FOR OUTTOWN

IN BREAKING NEWS: As of this writing, The Centene Corporation backed out of the much delayed and controversial Ballpark Village project which explains why former Cardinals Prez Mark Lamping, who helped get Centene on board , resigned last week. For more info go to
http://www.ksdk.com/.



AND NOW BACK TO OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED BLOG:



The big news in the STlL this week was the heavy rains effects on the area. Parts of the STL is still recuperating from all the rains from last week as parts of highways were flooded as well as the Meremac river due to the inches of rain. Floods Road crews worked all last week to clean the mud and mess on Highway 141 left behind by flood waters on the roadway at Interstate 44. Workers started before dawn using snow plows to clear the mud that settled on the highway. But the workers also must adjust traffic signals to make sure the electricity is properly connected to get the signals working. The Mississippi River at Chester, Ill., and Cape Girardeau, Mo. crested early this week The St. Louis County Emergency Operations Center is recommending that residents take precautions when returning to their once-flooded homes. Officials recommend that the homeowners make sure that all utilities are turned off before entering their homes for the first time to prevent electrical shock. Residents should disconnect the main switch and all currents.


Speaking of weather, what was up with the snowstorm this past Easter?



Three St. Louis labor unions are locked out of their jobs at America's Center this week. The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission says the job action follows more than a year of negotiations for a new agreement with audio-visual technicians. According to ksdk.com, The CVC says costs and customer complaints are at the top of their list and the main reasons they say it's time for a new type of agreement. In the old agreement, audio/visuals are supplied by IBEW AND IATSE, the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees, since they choose the workers for the event. Now the CVC wants all technicians to be CVC employees, although they can still belong to the unions. And they want to end shadowing, a practice they say mandates that customers must hire local techs. But a memorandum of understanding would change that. CVC board member Earl Wilson says race is an issue too. He says there's not enough diversity in the union ranks. Hmm, for some reason OUTTOWN is feelin the shadow of protestor Tauheed Youth Group’s Anthony Shaheed’s tactics coming into the light....................................................




Cory Spinks and his longtime trainer, Kevin Cunningham(SEEN ON THE RIGHT OF PIC NEXT TO SPINKS) , have split. Cunningham won't be working Spinks' corner at Scottrade Center for Thursday night's IBF junior middleweight title defense against Verno Phillips. Cunningham has turned his full attention to the promising Devon "The Great" Alexander (14-0), who will be on Thursday's card, defending his WBC Continental America's super lightweight championship against Miguel Callist. In the past, Spinks and Cunningham have quarreled over Spinks' training habits. OUTTOWN finds it interesting that all this went down after Don King’s promoting the fight a couple of weeks ago in the STL. One wonders of King jabbed more money into Spinks’ ear in regards to managing him. Hmmm. Seems odd all of a sudden.




Former Vashon High coach Floyd Irons was sentenced Tuesday to 12 months in federal prison and ordered to help pay back more than $653,000 in losses to banks. Irons faced 33 months. Basketball organizer and real estate investor Michael Noll, biz partner to Irons, was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison and ordered to help pay back more than $1 million in losses to four banks. The charge was for mail and wire fraud in a real estate scheme prosecutors said was meant to kick back thousands of dollars to Irons and a partner. Irons and another unnamed man bought or arranged the purchase of four houses for $1.6 million, paying significantly more than their market value and falsifying loan application documents to secure the money, prosecutors have said. A mortgage broker -- unbeknownst to the sellers -- then paid Irons and his partners kickbacks from the sale proceeds. Prosecutors say the pair received between $20,000 and $60,000 for each house. Irons, an icon in Missouri high school basketball for over 33 years, won more than 800 games and 10 championships as coach for the St. Louis' Vashon High School boys basketball team. He retired in 2006. From what OUTTOWN, gathered,. The judge that sentenced Irons was teary eyed. Wow. You would think Irons would have been the one in tears, but this is very telling on Iron's public character........................The St. Louis city prosecutor's officer is considering whether to charge an off-duty St. Louis County police officer accused of pulling a gun on a parking lot attendant who told him he could not park where he wanted during a St. Patrick's Day parade. The parking lot attendant said that the officer, who is not being identified by St. Louis city police, tried to park in a lot at a strip mall on 6600 Manchester Road, according to reports. The off-duty officer was trying to park to go to see a parade in observance of St. Patrick's Day. The attendant told police that after he told the officer that he could not park at the mall's parking lot, the off-duty officer announced himself as a law enforcement officer and pointed a small, silver handgun at the attendant. The officer went ahead and parked his car and walked toward Tamm Avenue with a woman who was pushing a child in a stroller. The off-duty officer's vehicle was towed and it was ordered held by police. Police were called to the scene and later identified the officer as working for the St. Louis County Police Department, Jackson said. St. Louis city police have applied for a warrant for flourishing a weapon, Jackson said. The case is under advisement by the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office. OUTTOWN also gathered that there were racial expletives that were communicated to the attendant as well. Oooh, this is about to get heated!................A federal judge in East St. Louis has given his approval to Walgreens' plan to pay $24-million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging racial bias at the nation's largest drugstore chain. According to reports, roughly 10,000 past and present black Walgreens workers will split $20 million under the consent decree given final approval. Attorneys involved in the case will share about $4.5 million in fees separate from the settlement amount. The decree also requires Walgreens to hire outside consultants to review and make recommendations about their employment practices. A Walgreens spokeswoman says the company began putting the decree's requirements in place last July when a judge gave the settlement deal tentative approval. The company, however, still says it did nothing wrong. Good for the working folk on the minimum wage tip. Reparations came early for them fo sho! .....................What was up with a baby wandering the streets of Belleville this week? The mother of a toddler found wandering Monday morning in 40-degree weather wearing only a diaper was charged with child endangerment. Thelma M. Straughter, 28, of Belleville, was charged Monday afternoon with a misdemeanor of endangering the life or health of a child.Police aren't sure how the child got out of the home or whether he left before Straughter left the house to do errands. If convicted, Straughter faces up to a year in prison and a $2,500 fine. Her bail was set at $5,000. She needs to be up under the jail for this one!






Spring is here and you know what that means, baseball time. The St. Louis Cards opening day is March 31. The Cardinals return to Busch Stadium for an Opening Day game against the Colorado Rockies. If you don't already have tickets, you're out of luck, but you can still join in the pep rallies and parties before and after the game. For more info go to www.cardinals.mlb.com/ ...................
In other sports news, this week The St. Louis Rams agreed to terms two players. One is a two- year contract with defensive end James Hall. Hall was released by the Rams less than a month ago, but will return to St. Louis for his second season there. The Michigan product has played eight seasons in the NFL, and joined the Rams in 2007 after spending the first seven years of his career with Detroit. The St. Louis Rams also agreed to contract terms with wide receiver Reche Caldwell. He got a one-year contract. The 28-year-old Caldwell played for the Washington Redskins last year when Al Saunders was that team's offensive coordinator. Saunders now has that job with the Rams...................... If yawl are MetroLinekrs, listen up. Metro will close the Delmar MetroLink station this Saturday and Sunday so city workers can demolish part of the Delmar Boulevard overpass across the rail system's tracks. Metro will provide buses to take passengers between the Wellston and Forest Park stations with a stop at the Delmar station. Staff members will be at each station. Metro will provide normal rail service between Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and the Wellston station and between Forest Park and the Shrewsbury station..............................Kudos to Kinloch, Mo. Native actress Jenifer Lewis who can be seen in the No. 2 flick in the country, "Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, which raked in 20 million over last weekend. Her role as the drunken daughter Vera was typical Jenifer, comic relief with a serious edge. Her next film will be the drama “Not Easily Broken,” directed by Bill Duke scheduled for release in September.














Two St. Louis native models get the Too Much Playin Award this week. First is model mogul Kimora Lee Simmons. According to mediatakeout.com, it appears that Simmons, who was in her hometown a couple of weeks ago to launch St. Louis Fashion Week and to be honored at Wash U, told what she plans to do with the remains of her recently deceased dog. Here's a direct quote: “There is a company that makes diamonds out of your loved ones. [They] make diamonds from a little of the carbon from the ash, so I might do that. I might turn her into a diamond.” What ever happened to getting your pet freeze dried? Then, locally, a ruckus occurred at the Loft Nightclub last Friday during the Million Dollar Man Contest. For the local socialites in the STL who didn’t hear, there was a right that occurred on stage during the contest involving contest host Flava of Love star St. Lewis (us STLers know her as B. Skye). Things were set in anger mode for Lewis when she started out the contest saying, “Yeah, people thought I wasn’t able to do this shit. Well how you like me now MFers.” Oh oh. Well when the contest started (which was after 2 o’clock Saturday morning) and one of the contestants got on stage, a male heckler asked why he was son stage. Well, he was whisked away from the stage, then returned to the stage. As the heckler kept talking during the second and third contestant on stage, B Skye kneeled down from the stage and cold coked the heckler. Well, the hecklers reaction was to grab her and punch her back! Next thing you know, weave and earrings were flying off her! It got ugly very fast. Before you know it Eye Candy creator Mo Spoon of MPAC got on the mike and said that the show was over. It doesn’t look good for the inaugural Million Dollar Man contest. First one out and this happens? Well, at least the Lofters still had twenty more minutes to party before the club closed. (TO SEE PICS B$ THE MELEE GO TO OUT 358).....................................According to some websites, Joplin, Mo. Native American Idol contestant Asia’h Epperson may get another shot of being part of the Finals on the show. (What did I tell yawl!). See, according to rampant message board postings, five semi-finalists who failed to make the top 10 will return to the American Idol stage for the April 9th Idol Gives Back charity special, and one is Epperson, who came in 14th and was eliminated three weeks ago. She was the sista whose father died two days after she auditioned in Altanta last summer for the show. The five contestants will battle for a wild-card slot on this summer's American Idol concert tour..................................STL businessman Dwayne Randle will be competing in a triathlon in May. Randle is a Team In Training athlete and the organization raised monies for those who are stricken with Leukemia and Lymphoma. For more info, go to
http://www.active.com/donate/tntgmo/tntgmoDRandle That would explain why OUTTOWN spotted Randle puttin the foot to the gas tryin to get in Ballys in Clayton this past Monday 30 minutes before they closed!







Good luck to STL fitness model Fred Williams (SEEN SECOND TO THE LEFT IN PIC) who will be competing in the 25th Annual Romantic Times Book Lovers Competition during its conference April 16-20. Williams is amongst 12 finalists competing in the Mr. Romance competition on April 19 in Pittsburgh. Last year was his first time trying out (which is where the pic came from) Although he he did not place, he got Readers' Choice & Contestants' Choice Last week, Williams did an interview on the Talkshoe radio show Positively Pittsburgh about his being in the competition. To peep it out go to
http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/audioPop.jsp?episodeId=101052&cmd=apop ................An update on STL bodybuilder Derrick Johnson. Unfortunately, he did not qualify for the Olympics trials in Peru last week. But he is not giving up. He will be competing in May 16-17 in Atlanta to quality.......................... Your eyes are not deceiving you but Club KYO on Washington AVE is now called Sugar’s.....................And speaking of clubs, looks like Nubia on Delmar is ready for its soft opening this weekend....................... And thanks for givin me back my rechargeable batteries Ms. Brooks! LOL..........................................And lastly, Happy belated b-day to Yani Co. fashion designer JW Moore.













IN THE MIA(MISSING IN ACTION) FILE —What ever happened to socialite Miss April? MIA FOUND Model Brandon Demps at a b-day party at Home Nightclub a couple of weeks ago. He stays in St. Charles now.








BLIND BITZ—Which radio personality almost told about an afterparty on the radio for an upcoming big event and their co-host stopped the personality in their tracks before they told it? (HINT. The two personalities are local on the FM dial and are not part of a nationally syndicated show. The big event has been coming to St. Louis since the “main attraction” has been a professional.)




EVENT-IDBITZ.

Majic 104.9’s BJ the DJ invites the STL for Way Beck Wednesday at Studio Blu, 8909 Natural Bridge Rd, FREE, 7 p.m. For more info call (314) 426-33377







ELLA featuring Tina Fabrique as Ella Fitzgerald performing 24 of Ella’s timeless, thru April 13 at the Loretto –Hilton Center, 130 Edgar Road. Tickets start at $40 314.968.4925 or http://www.repstl.org/




The Black Rep and The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Department of Theater will present the staggering and vibrant play, DEATH AND THE KING’S HORSEMAN, written by Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka, thru – April 13, 2008 at the Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square inSt. Louis, MO. Single tickets range from $33 to $43. Three play subscriptions are $105 and are good for any show best available seat. Student rush tickets (30 minutes prior to curtain) are $10 with valid I.D. The Black Rep will continue its Target “Next Generation Family Series” 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. In addition the popular Friday night RUSH HOUR ticket special will be available for Death and the King’s Horseman on Fridays, March 28, April 4 & 11. Come to The Black Rep’s Box Office at the Grandel Theatre between 6 and 7 pm and pick up your ticket to Death and the King’s Horseman for just 20 bucks. To reserve your seat please call (314) 534-3810 or visit http://www.theblackrep.org/.






ALIVE MAGAZINE presents ST Louis Fashion Week March 25-30 VISIT
http://www.stlouisfashionweek.com/ FOR A SCHEDULE OF EVENTS.......................


HMC Entertainment/Nu Visions/Close to Famous present "Desire with Grammy nominated R&B sensation Raheem DeVaugnn," the Official After party of the Real Thing Tour , March 26 at the Loft . Doors at 9 p.m. Show at 10:30 p.m. Hosted by Craig Blac with performances by Nite OWL . Special invited guest Jill Scott, Up close and personal VIP with comp drinks ladies Free til 10:30 p.m. $5 Discount with Ticket RSVP to closetofamous@yahoo.com For more info call 314.225.2505



St. Louis Movers and Shakers Mixer, Wed. March 26 at Dolce, 200 N. Broadway from 5 p.m. –until.


Power Couple Inc. presents the Official Cory Spinks/Devon Alexander Fight After Party at Club Society, 306 S 21st , Thurs. March 27 Ladies free before 11 p.m. For more info call Vic Damone at 314.313.7122.

JPEK CreativeWorks Entertainment series presents its Arts & Wine
at THE Space Featured Performing Artist Miss Fannie Lebby;
Featured Visual Artist Fanta Drummer; Photography by Katrina; Artwork by Daniel
March 27-29, 2008 Doors open @ 6pm $10.00 admission 314.494.9095 / 618.567.0237 ARTS & WINE Sponsored by: Salon 53..............................




Stress Free Fridays Networking Happy Hour Event, Skybox800 North Third Street, Laclede's Landing. Stop by...a great time will be had by all in attendance..."Hosted by : Mark Anthony Jones and Mario Wayne, Friday, March 28 at 5:00pm. To see more details and RSVP, follow the link:
http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=12824472215




Only 1 will take home the grand prize on March 28th as winner of the largest stage in St. Louis Gospel history! Hallelujah 1600, your #1 station for Gospel hits, presents …Praise Alive! Talent search featuring guest judge: the 1-and only - Donnie McClurkin. More than 200 local gospel artists will shine for all to see in preliminary and final rounds, vying for prizes and national exposure. Tickets: Purchase your tickets for the Praise Alive Finals featuring Donnie McClurkin HERE. Finals will be at Abundant Life Fellowship Church on Friday, March 28th.Finals Location:Abundant Life Fellowship Church 6055 Parker Rd.Florissant, MO 63033 The Praise Alive Top 7 Finalists:Karen E. Hylton Shalom Church-City of Peace; Herman Gordon, Center of Prophesy Church; Cheneta Jones, Faith Miracle Temple Church; Michaela West-Grice, Mt. Hebron M.B. Church; Curtis Finch Jr., Shalom Church-City of Peace; Amy Hilton, Life Center International Church of God in Christand Cheryl Brown.................................
Nikko Smith. In concert on March 29 @ 7pm & 9pm at the Presdient Casino . Tickets are only $10. for more info call 314.622.3060...............................




Precision Ent and Power Couple Inc present Panache, at the Meteropolitan Square Building (across from Dolce, 200 N. Broadway) in downtown St Louis, Fri. March 28, 10 p.m.—until Ladies free until 11 p.m............................

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MOCHA's CORNER















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.........................Check out Mocha Latte on STL-TV (Formerly City 10) this Wednesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. and will repeat for two weeks thearfater Fri, March 28 at 4:30 PM; Sat. March 29 at 9:00 PM; Sun. March 30 at 10:30 PM; Mon, March 31 at 3:00 PM; and Tues. April 1 at 10:30 PM. The same time schedule will repeat until April 8..............................My Drink N My Two Step Thursdays at Dante's hosted byMocha LAtte . Ladies Free Admission and Drinks til Midnite........................... Wells Fargo Slims Big Ass Party for No reason, Club Society, Sat. March 29, 9 p.m.......................................Pick up an Evening Whirl on Mondays and check out Mocha Latte’s column COFFEE TALK!



MOCHA'S SPOTLIGHT


Writer, poet, singer, musician. Te’ V. Smith is a talent worth seeking out! From his humorous and playful yet educational political and social songs to his mind and soul challenging poetry he has amazed crowds from Kentucky to Paris France.


An accomplished jazz pianist and soul writer his debut onto the national scene came mid 2007 when he joined the legendary “Roots” for a 5 city tour sharing the gift of word through poetry and song. With a strong following on the poetry/spoken word circuit Mr. Smith is sure to continue to push the envelope, raise the bar and change lives.


Other credits include: The Washington Post’ 100 most influential writers of the next generation 1997 ; Guest youth poet at le deil with Saul Williams and Ani Difranco 2000; featured on BET’s Lyric Café 2006; guest performer for Floetry’ “Floetry remix Tour” 2007; and
featured artist on Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam 2007


HEAR HIM SHARE HIS LIFE at WWW.MYSPACE.COM/TEVSMITH


Contact Mocha Lattte if you want to book him.



For more info on these events, contact Miss Latte at 314.646.9917 or sgalvin26@yahoo.com



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FOX FILES









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 www.metrotix.com.
The Savoy Room at The Sheldon3648 Washington Blvd..........................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 Purchase tickets at the Fox Box Office, MetroTix outlets or by calling 314-534-1111. Order tickets online at http://www.metrotix.com/. ...........................................CHRIS ROCK Sunday, March 30 7:00 PM Live at Fox Theatre!Tickets on Sale Saturday, January 26 at 10 am!Reserved Tickets: *$45.50, *$55.50 and *$75.50*price does not include service charge.........................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...........................Go, Diego, Go LIVE! The Great Jaguar Rescue 5 performances at the Fabulous Fox Theatre! Saturday, May 31 at 11am, 2pm & 5pm ; Sunday, June 1 at 2pm & 5pmTickets go on-sale Friday, April 4 at 10am! $43, $33, $28, $24, $20 & $15At the Fox Box Office, MetroTix outlets or by calling 314/534-1111Order tickets online at http://www.metrotix.com/



2008-2009 U.S. Bank Broadway Series Shows and Specials: (Subscription Season in Bold) Oprah Winfrey presents THE COLOR PURPLE, October 21-November 2, 2008 SWEENEY TODD, November 14-16, 2008
CATS, November 28-30, 2008
LEGALLY BLONDE the Musical, January 20-February 1, 2009
The Rep presents SPRING AWAKENING, February 10-22, 2009
CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY, March 17-29, 2009
Dance St. Louis presents STOMP, April 3-5, 2009
HAIRSPRAY, April 24-26, 2009
Dance St. Louis presents RIVERDANCE, May 1-3, 2009
A CHORUS LINE, May 12-24, 2009
RENT, June 2-7, 2009
MARY POPPINS, AUGUST 13-30, 2009
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, September 23-October 17, 2009

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Something Blue. Want to see what is next for SYGU? Saturday 3.29.08 No clue what Blue is? Lumen, 2201 Locust. You are just going to have to come to find out. RSVP is required to attend - Go http://www.sygugroup.com/



EVENT SPOTLIGHT









J-Maxx Promotions and ENT LLC presents Lovin the Skin I’m In 2008 Calendar Release Party and Model Search THURS. at the Old Rock House, 1200 S. 7th Street, March 27. Doors open at 9 p.m. They are also looking for men to pose in their calendar as well. For more info, call 314.323.8774 (CLICK ON PICTURE ABOVE TO GET MORE DETAILS )








The 3rd Annual Kevin Kline Awards,March 31 at a ceremony at the Loretto-Hilton Center in Webster Groves. For ticket information, visit kevinklineawards.org, or call 314-276-8165.


Tues., Apr. 1, 9 p.m., The Suite Soul Spot Concert Series in association with VanitaApplebum Entertainment Services presents Eric Roberson Live with special guest Michael “Wildmann” Rainer performing selections from his new album “Man Alive”. The Old Rock House, 1200 S. 7th Street. Tickets are $20.00. Call 314-588-0505.



The Men of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity presents their Regional Convention and Throw Back Old School Party, Thursday, April 3, 9 p.m. –until at the Loft, 3112 Olive. Mature Adults Only $10 ADV$15 at the door Fro more info contact Platinumgroup02@cs.com





St. Louis Happy Hour Bar and Grill, Rock Da Mic Unplugged, Thurs. April 3, 7 :30 p.m. Ladies Free til 8 p.m.



Night of Mayhem, Host: LME - St. Louis When: Tuesday, April 8 at 8:00pm
Where: Houlihans (on Olive) To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=9030849703 "Another outside of the box event brought to you by LME. RSVP to info@lme-stl.com
for table reservations, pre event give-a-ways andevent updates.





HOLISTIC/NATURAL DOCTOR, DR. LLAILA AFRIKA will be in the LOU @ Ujamma Bookstore..Friday , Apr. 18 at 6pm. Tickets are $10 adv, $15 door. Includes an 11:30am lunch...Call 535-3238 for more details...otherwise, hope all is well in your world. Link up wit me over at myspace if you have an account go to www.myspace.com/blackspiritualistmystic






AUDITION BITZ It's Just Me April. I'm looking for all kinds of talent for a promotional live show to be held at a cafe in Indianapolis Indiana. If you sing R&B,Soul,Jazz,Gospel, Neo Soul,Country,Blues,Rap,Rock what ever. If you play any kind of insturment,spoken word, dance, 1-3 person stage act. Please contact me at jmproductionsllc@aol.com




HELP-BITZ.Stray Dog Theatre Hop into spring dance classes for children taught by Sheila Rabbitt - professional teacher/choreographer

http://www.sheilarabbittanddancers.org/ Come learn beginning modern and jazz dance in a positive environment where children will not only learn steps but create their own dances. Great for kids just starting out and those with some experience!
Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:45-5:45 pm 4:45-5:45 pm Children 6-9 Children 10-12
Cost $48 for 8 week session Class size is limited. Early registration suggested.
Please call Sheila Rabbitt at (314) 898-0374 to register. LOCATION
Tower Grove Abbey 2336 Tennessee Avenue.....................................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 best at 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 kanecc@tmail.com…………………………..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. 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................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 314-750-6806.................


ONGOING BITZ
CAFE SOUL, every 3rd Friday of the Month, Lucas House, 1220 Allen at Gravois, Doors 8 p.m., Band 9 p.m. FOR VIP SEATING PLEASE CALL 314-504-7405GET THERE EARLY! SEATING IS LIMITED!


The Black Rep's blog, Black Reppin. It can be found on its website, http://www.theblackrep.org/, or directly at http://theblackrep.blogspot.com/. As with other blogs, readers are invited to join the conversation..............

Martini Mondays, Old Rock House, 1200 S. &th St. Employee Appreciation w FREE til 9 p.m. with valid I.D. Admission is free til 7 p.m. $5 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and $10 after 10 p.m. To reserve a table, email Alice Prince at aliceprince@yahoo.com . For more info go to http://www.stl-events.com/ or http://www.guccioonline.com/


Suite Soul Spot, 1st Tuesday of each Month at the Old Rock House, 1200 S 7th Blvd. 9 p.m. 314-588-0505.


2 Dollar Tuesdays at The Spot, 8370 N Broadway. $2 to get in and $2 drink specials all niet liong. Doors at 9 p.m. for more info call 314.385.4545

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 http://www.laughsonthelanding.com/

Power Stiletto Entertainment presents Power networking Wednesdays, beginning 5 pm-10 pm at the Lush Café and Lounge 3037 Olive St. For more info email powerstiletto@aol.com


Roc-a- Star presents Refreshin with DJ NeedlesThursdays at Xes behind the Drunken Fish, 612. N. 2ndSt. Laceldes Landing. Ladies FREE til 11 p.m..............

Check out DJ Soundz every Friday nite spinnin on the 1s ans2s at the Loft on Olive............

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 www.myspace.com/URBANCASUALFRIDAYS


The Virtual Lounge Expressions, A Christian based open mic every 1st Friday, Cookies jazz and More #20 AllenBlvd. Webster Groves, Mo. Doors open at 8 p.m. Cover $10. For more info go to http://www.thevirtualounge.net/


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 www.myspace.com/tuffonpaper.com or call 314.443.5001

Check out Leannett Payne’’s CHOCOLATE BLOG by emailing her at Leannettpayne@yahoo.com!


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

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

If you want to get on Vanita Applebum'shot new entertainment newsletter, email her at www.myspace.com/vanitaapplebum


Majic 104.9's BJ the DJ is personally inviting you tothe Saturday to a straight up Old School Party...no limitation...no limitation! The house party will belive at the new Broadway Nite Club on New Hallsferryand West Florissant! AND at the new Knockouts! For more info contact Gina Foster at 314.712.1083 or go to http://www.divaeventplanning.com/


Check out Lisa Rose blogsite on Strong PositiveBlack Sisters at http://www.positivesisters.blogspot.com/ or go to her my space page at www.myspace.com/lisarose08


Check out blog http://www.sistersnineties.blogspot.com/for local literary group Sister’s Nineties Afrocentric literaryactivities for the family and youngsters.

Check out Lachrisa Crenshaw’s spa products at http://www.warmspirit.org/or 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 diversitygallery@netzero.net


For body painting, makeup, face painting wigs andother special effects, contact Jessica Dana at http://www.jessicadana.com/or go to www.myspace.com/jessicadada13


For all of your STL club event plans, AD SPACE andpics,go to http://www.stlouis-online.com/%20,http:/www.indalou.com/ or http://www.stlonfire.com/


Check out STLdee-jay Enoch online with his own radioplaylist.The Flow: Music Lounge. Peep it out at http://www.flowink.com/player-popup.htmlor go to his myspace page www.myspace/enochisreal.


For all your STL hip-hop info needs, go to http://www.stlhiphop.com/!


STL videographer Dana Christian has a website where people can send their professional music videos and films to get exposed. Itis http://www.spitflix.com/.


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