Tuesday, May 06, 2008

OUT 393--STL-TIDBITZ AND MORE!


Yawl still recouping from all the Cinco de Mayo drinking? Good , now you can sober up to whats up on OUTTOWN this week.

What is goin on in the STL this week? There were so many stories that could have been the top story (as well as so many stories that occurred in the same area or time frame!) that it was like I was a super delegate and I had to decide which dead heat candidate should rep the blog!

Oh and speaking of delegates, Big ups to those in North Carolina voting for our next prez. Illinois Senator Barack Obama in a landslide victory in your the primaries Tuesday!

AND DON’T FORGET MAMMA THIS WEEKEND!






OK herre is the action for this week:
The top story had to be the late breaking high speed police chase that occurred on Tuesday. The chase unfolded live on STLOUIS FOX 2 as a man in a gray GMC Jimmy, who was a suspect in a bank robbery(PIC ABOVE) , ran from police in Woodson Terrace. The pursuit, which reached speeds of more than 95 miles an hour, went down Interstate 70, across the Poplar Street Bridge, and down eastbound I-64 in Illinois. They turned around in O’Fallon, IL, heading back toward St. Louis, as the suspect swerved to try to get around police who had them boxed in. Police slowed down in front of them, but the accused bank robber kept going. Finally, at the approach to the Martin Luther King Bridge, one of the police cars bumped the SUV. The tires blew and the car crashed into a median wall then crossed into oncoming traffic. Luckily no one was hit. The suspect jumped out of the SUV and ran. Police were able to catch him, ending with the arrest of the suspects shortly after 3 p.m. As of this publishing, based on the videotaping of the pursuit, Officers near St. Louis, Missouri are being questioned after the way they handled a suspect that lead them on a pursuit that crossed state-lines. Can we say idiots? How can you try and escape from the cops? Speaking of cops, we are sure the producers of COPS were kicking themselves that they weren’t in the STL to film it for their show!
To watch the short version of the High speed chase at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0-rST5Q3B8

or watch the long version of the chase at http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/index.php?cl=7702186









The serial bank robber known as the Boonie Hat Bandit hit two banks Monday. He's now considered one of the most prolific bank robbers in recent St. Louis history. He's believed to be responsible for nine robberies, from St. Peters to Fenton and now back again. He hit a Bank of America in St. Peters around 2 P.M. Monday, after agents say he robbed a Commerce Bank in Chesterfield. That robbery was at 11:40 A.M. But he looked different during those robberies. Gone is the military style canvas hat he sported during his first crimes. Those hats are called boonie hats, which led to his nickname. He had sported a baseball cap during a robbery in April, but Monday there was no boonie hat. No baseball cap, no beard, no winter coat on him either. The Boonie Hat Bandit appeared on surveillance pictures as clean shaven, wearing a jacket and button down shirt. But the FBI knows it's him because of his mannerisms and the things he says to tellers. Lowe says he always puts his right hand across his chest in his jacket, and he slouches. The Boonie Hat Bandit is thought to be about 45 years old and six feet tall. There is a five thousand dollar reward. The FBI wants bank customers and workers to be on the lookout for anyone matching his description in any bank in the St. Louis region. Why do we got a feelin that his demise will be just like the flicks, “Bonnie and Clyde” and “Set it Off?”





PICS OF THE SCENE IN BELLEVILLE WITH THE EXPODED HOUSE (LEFT AND BELOW PICS pics by Ma'atology)


















On the east Side, the big story was the explosion in Belleville to a house in the 1300 block of Orchard Street last Friday. The house blew up at 4:30 a.m., severely burning resident Gary Smith (as of press time, Smith’’s condition at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur, Mo. Is not being released). Smith’s wife and daughter escaped serious injury and damaging more than a dozen nearby homes. Belleville Fire Chief Scott Lanxon said he suspects the explosion around 4:30 a.m., was caused by natural gas, however as of this publishing, it was revealed that Gary was trying to kill hi family members. While police detectives and the state fire marshal continue their investigation into possible criminal charges related to a Belleville house explosion Friday, neighbors have stepped up to help family members with clothing and other necessary items. To donate clothing or other items, call 618.239-2558. A trust account has been set up for Darline Smith and her daughter at Southwest Bank, 2 Carlyle Ave., Belleville, for cash or check donations. What is the irony in this situation? The person who was trying to kill someone ends up almost getting killed. TMP!











Therre were two big newz items that occurred in the Central West End area of the STL . on the same day. The newborn that was found alive in dumpster in CWE late Monday. Wesley Falker (pictured) told media that he was preparing to dispose of yard waste after cutting his grass Monday and found the baby boy crying with his umbilical cord still attached in a dumpster in the city's Central West End. The child was taken to St. Louis Children's Hospital. Media reports say he is in good condition, but hospital officials aren't commenting. Police are searching for suspects and the child’s mother. As of press time, she was not found and that she would be assured that no criminal charges would be taken against her. This is beyond sad and heartbreaking, but Thank God and luckily the child survived. This newz item reminds me so much of 2Pac’s prolific song, “Brenda’s Got A Baby.”









The other CWE item happened earlier that Monday last week when 19-year-old Emily Starkloff, daughter of Paraquad founder Max Starkloff was killed after being hit by a car in the Central West End. It happened around 1:00 a.m. on Monday near the corner of Taylor and Forest Park. Police say the driver of the car took off from the scene. Emily had just gotten off the Metrolink who lives nearby, apparently had been trying to cross the street when she was struck. Police found no witnesses and did not have a description of the car involved. She was walking to a friend’s house..................................Its starting to be biz as usual with these quakes. There was another earthquake in the area this week. This time a few miles away from Fenton, Mo. The U. S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 2.7 earthquake on Monday Residents in several communities around Fenton reported hearing a boom sound and felt tremors.
The quake occurred at 6:25 a.m. The preliminary report from the USGS placed the epicenter of the quake near Uthoff Elementary School. The revised report now places the epicenter east of highway 141 and between highways 21 and 30, right along the St. Louis-Jefferson county line. There were no reports of any damage....................STL Mayor Francis Slay supports the decision for a plan to assign bodyguards to Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed and Comptroller Darlene Green.



















As reported, Slay was initially surprised at a budget insert that called for the hiring of two new sheriff’s deputies to guard, and possibly drive, Reed and Green, at least on a part-time basis. Slay said last week he was under the impression that, in the wake of the Feb. 7 shootings in Kirkwood — where six people, including two council members, were killed — the deputies would be used to better secure the Board of Aldermen. Yet in an earlier report, Reed denied speculation that he and Comptroller Darlene Green are getting security details. Yet, in April, the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, on which Reed and Green sit, added two new sheriff's deputies to the city budget. The budget documents do not say what those deputies would do, but sources at City Hall said they may be bodyguards and drivers for the president and comptroller. However on Friday Reed told KWMU the deputies' exact duties have not been determined, but they may spend some of their time providing security for the board of aldermen. Reed said the new deputy positions are part of a larger plan to improve security at courthouses. He also said the Kirkwood City Hall shootings in February have led to a renewed interest in security at St. Louis City Hall. Including salaries and benefits, the two deputies would cost taxpayers $37,651 each. We say give it to them if it means them being able to get out of their luxury vehicles and walk into city hall in peace! LOL.......................................................
Divers began searching the Missouri River today, Wednesday, for the second day upstream from the Daniel Boone Bridge, for the body of a turkey hunter who fell into the swirling waters when his canoe capsized Tuesday. One man was safe after he clung to the canoe, which overturned before 5 a.m. Tuesday. But his hunting buddy — Keith R. Fietsam, 27, of Winfield, Mo. — is missing. He was last seen bobbing in the river near Howell Island Conservation Area in St. Charles County. Neither hunter had been wearing a life vest, said Dave Nichols, fire marshal at the Monarch Fire Protection District. By 7 a.m., Tuesday, four agencies with boats in the water had scaled back their efforts. They presume Fietsam is dead. Crews knew hypothermia would've set in when someone is exposed so long to the frigid waters. Their rescue mission had turned into a recovery mission.............................................Is the rumor really true that beer conglomerate Anheuser Busch may get taken over by Brazilian beer company Ambev? Well, according to reports, the controller of brewer Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. exercised options for 100,000 shares of common stock, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Monday. Well, we will see when Busch becomes A&B Beer (Ambev and Busch Beer)...................................................Missouri Senate passed law this week to protect citizens of identity theft. The bill enshrines into law a practice that had already been voluntarily adopted by the three major credit reporting agencies. The bill, HB 1384, would order the credit bureaus (Eperian, Trans Union and Equifax) to honor a consumer's request for a credit "freeze" in cases of believed or actual identity theft. The block would prevent any new accounts being opened in the consumer's name without their explicit authorization, usually through a multi-step "unlocking" procedure established between the agencies and the consumer. A sof blog time, the bill was being heard in the House for a vote.

Whassup with this ridiculous crazy Gas tax removal? Isnt that like pouring water out of a glass in a rainstorm?










Whats going on in Alton? First was the fight that was caught on tape of a shooting after a wrestling and tousling of two guys. One man is recovering after a fight was caught on tape. The fight led to a shooting. Police say the fight was videotaped in Alton, Illinois. A woman's voice can be heard in the background saying "Just fight... one-on-one." She apparently thought it was the best way to settle a feud between to the two men. But before it was all over, one of the men shot the other. The shooter was arrested. To peep it out go to
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46HHSIOWUi8
Then Alton High school is under a 24 hour police surveillance after a bomb threat occurred last week. A written threat found in a girls' restroom about 2 p.m. last Tuesday, according to Madison County Sheriff's Department. The threat was not toward a particular individual, and there was no evidence to prove it is a violent threat. He could not say what the threat said because of the ongoing investigation. Patrol officers and detectives were at the school escorting students into the school through metal detectors, Deputies will also be patrolling the campus during the night to ensure safety. School officials have asked students not to carry bookbags, large tote bags or gym bags into the school, and access into the school has been limited to two entrances that are monitored by police........................................................................There were two separate fundraisers for the victims of the Kirkwood City hall Shootings. First, the Meachum Park community had a fish fry fundraiser was given for Annie Bell Thornton, mother to Kirkwood gunmen Cookie Thornton, in Meachum Park in order to save her house whose mortgage was in serious debt on the verge of foreclosure after Cookie’s passing after the now infamous Kirkwood City Hall shootings sin February. Since Cookie's death, the family found out they were days away from being homeless. They persuaded the lender to delay the sale of the home — originally scheduled for last month. Plans call for Maureen Thornton, Cookie's second wife, to transfer ownership of the house to her mother-in-law, who will try to set up a payment plan with the bank. The fundraiser’s proceeds were given to her church, Douglas Memorial Church of God In Christ in Meachum Park. If you would like to donate to the fund call 314-965-7515.................................................................... Also, in the Kirkwood area, downtown Kirkwood businesses came together April 7 in Downtown Kirkwood Donates Day to help the families of the five people murdered in the shootings. More than two dozen businesses donated a portion of their proceeds Monday to the victims' families. Some gave as much as 25 percent of their proceeds, others gave a set amount. The downtown Kirkwood Special Business District, one of the main organizers of the fundraiser, hopes to raise several thousand dollars from the effort. To assist the families of Kirkwood Police Officer Tom Ballman and Kirkwood Police Sergeant Bill Biggs donations may be made to Backstoppers, P.O. Box 66927, St. Louis, MO 63166. To assist the children of Officer Tom Ballman, donations may be sent to the Tom Ballman Family Trust Fund, c/o U.S. Bank, 141 Hilltown Village, Chesterfield, MO 63017. Because Backstoppers can only assist families of police officers and firefighters, accounts have been set up with Eagle Bank for the families of Kirkwood Public Works Director Ken Yost and Kirkwood City Council members Connie Karr and Mike Lynch. Donations made payable to “Eagle Bank” will be accepted at any Eagle Bank branch or they can be sent to Eagle Bank, 1052 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood MO 63122. Donors may specify who their donation is for on the memo line of the check. Donations received by Eagle Bank without directions will be divided equally between the families of Ken Yost, Connie Karr, and Mike Lynch..................................................................................The ST. Louis Cards were on a winning streak this week and two of their players had some phenomenal moments. First was First baseman Albert Pujols who reached base for the 32nd consecutive game, one shy of his personal best to start the year, and did it with a key two-run double in the fourth inning that was the go-ahead hit in the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night. Then, centerfielder Rick Ankiel made two astounding throws from center field to catch two Colorado Rockies runners at third base and help pitcher Branden Looper get within two outs of his first career complete game and the Cards’ A 6-5 victory. Ankiel's two helped make the Cardinals the first team in the National League to win its 22nd game.......................................................................Friends, relatives and colleagues of the late Steve Fossett gathered at Washington University in St. Louis this week to pay homage to the alumnus and self-made businessman and adventurer. Fossett, a longtime trustee and booster, and engaged the university as his mission control in his many attempts to fly nonstop around the world, alone, in a balloon. Fossett was declared legally dead in February after disappearing during a one-man airplane flight. He was 63. Last Sept. 3, multimillionaire adventurer Steve Fossett took off from his friend Barron Hilton's Flying M Ranch, south of Yerrington, on what was supposed to be a short pleasure flight. He never came back. A month-long ground and air search of the remote 20,000-square-mile area by the National Guard and Civil Air Patrol failed to turn up any sign of Fossett or his small plane. An Illinois judge declared Mr. Fossett legally dead on Feb. 15. Mr. Fossett is believed to have left an estate worth more than $10 million.The state of Nevada figures it incurred a $687,000 search bill, even after Mr. Hilton, the hotel magnate, voluntarily sent in a $200,000 check to cover some of the costs.Now, a spokesman for Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons says the state -- facing a fiscal crunch -- will bill Mr. Fossett's widow for that $687,000.............................................................................Whatsup with all the arsons going on in North St. Louis? As of Monday there were 10 fires in three days ! The last one happened Sunday night at 22nd and Herbert, in the same area as a string of nine other fires. Investigators are not saying if this fire is related to the others. The fire department reported five suspicious fires Saturday night in north St. Louis and are investigating to determine if the fires were set by an arsonist. In total, 10 fires have been reported in the area surrounding Fairgrounds Park. Four of those fires were reported on Friday night, five on Saturday night and one on Sunday night.
................................................................................Wow, wasn’t that scary to see that car that crashed and flipped onto the Metrolink track near Lambert Airport throwing the driver from his car? My goodness, if he was rushing for a flight, we are sure that the airline would have given him to next flight out to his destination!.............................................................................MoDOT workers didn't waste time last Sunday taking care of a potential hazard for drivers on Interstate 44. In 20 minutes, they blew up a loose boulder in the wall of the rock cutout along the highway. A driver actually noticed the boulder about six weeks ago, and thought it looked like it had worked its way loose MoDOT engineers says the boulder was about the size of a car. While the risk of it falling onto the interstate was small, last month's earthquake and aftershocks accelerated their response.






O’ Fallon Ill is mourning the death of Jonathan J. Sory, 13, a student at Fulton Junior High School who was killed in train accident Sunday afternoon when he was hit by a freight train at a crossing in downtown O'Fallon. of an area near Lebanon. He jumped in front of a CSX freight train at the North Lincoln Avenue crossing by West State Street. The boy was dragged 195 feet. He and his friends were on skateboards and playing a game of chicken.















Legendary singer and performer Tina Turner is embarking on her first tour in eight years in the autumn, starting in Kansas City. The tour will start in North America but may expand to include dates in Europe and around the world, according to reports. The 68-year-old singer, who spent most of her late teens and early singing career in East St. Louis and St. Louis with then husband Ike Turner in the late 1950s and 1960s, announced the event on Oprah Winfrey's show taping April 26, in front of a crowd of 4,000 live in Las Vegas. (The show will air Thursday, May 8) Officially, the tour is expected to be confirmed by the "Simply the Best" star when the show airs next week. Tickets are expected to go on sale on May 12th. The arena tour will reportedly be promoted by AEG live and will include close to 40 shows in North America. The star performed with Beyonce last February at the Grammy's, and was introduced on stage simply as "the queen". Her last tour in 2000 was said to be her last, and grossed $110 million. At the time, it was the top-selling tour by a female artist, although this record has since been beaten by Madonna and Cher (who also will be on the same Oprah show with Turner). Well you go Miss Turner, we ain’t mad at cha. We are sure she got the bug after performing with Beyonce cuz we all now that Beyonce is her musical daughter. Lets hope The Queen can still roll on the river! LOL






Radio personality Todd Schnitt, bka MJ, revealed on his daily morning syndicated radio show, MJ Morning Show, Tuesday that he may leave the popular show after his contract expires in August. The popular radio host said on his morning show—that can be heard locally in St. Louis on Z107.7 fm, hat he recently signed a contract with Jones Radio this week to syndicate his afternoon show “The Schnitt Show” that was only heard in the Florida market (the same homebase of his morning show). Schnitt said that he has until August 31 when his contract with the MJ Morning Show (syndicated by Clear Channel) expires to decide whether he wants to re-sign (or resign) with the morning show. He also said that he would make the transition a gradual one by helping out with his replacement. He says that his revelation caused a blast of emails on his Blackberry on his revelation, but he assured his morning audience that is currently all in speculation, but it could be a possibility. His reasons for the possible change were his desire to spend more time with his family and concentrate on just one job.
On a local radio front, KMOX radio personality Carol Daniel made history of sorts as she moderated the first ever State of Black St. Louis panel on her show “A Closer Look” Tuesday (heard daily on KMOX). On the show, her guests were Rev. Ronald Bobo of Westside Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Douglas Parham, president of the St. Louis Metropolitan Clergy Coalition, Alvin Reid, City editor of the ST. Louis American. The panel discussed and answered questions from callers on various topics ranging from the Obama—Rev. Wright controversy, the Sherman George ousting and reverse racism. One of the interesting moments of the show occurred when Reid said they best way to handle and examine how inane black and white race disparities are in this country was to pick up a copy of the 1970s classic comedy Mel Brooks, “Blazing Saddles” and watch how race relations are handled in that flick and how white and blacks sat in the theatres and laughed at the satire. Wow, if it can only be that easy! Oh and Reid responded to OUTTOWN’s tongue in cheek inquiry via email (and to let him know that we were listening) if "Saddles" was on DVD or VHS and he responded that it is on DVD. LOL.








Well, teen sensation and St. Louis native Miley Cyrus was back on stage last Saturday and keeping a low profile. after the bruhaha over her Vanity Fair photoshoot. The 15-year-old star of Hannah Montana performed several songs at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Controversy flared after photos showed her apparently topless, draped in a sheet and looking disheveled. She cancelled an appearance at a red carpet party before the concert, which will be included in the Disney Channel Games series on the Disney Channel. Cyrus did not refer to the photos on stage. She did spot a sign in the crowd saying "Miley I'm praying for you", and responded: "I can't be more appreciative of that." posing topless in the magazine's latest issue. She previously released a statement saying she felt "so embarrassed" after taking part in the session with photographer Annie Leibovitz, which was "supposed to be 'artistic'". "I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about," she said. Vanity Fair released a video of the photo shoot to show that the session was a "relaxed family event," instead of a situation in which the 15-year-old was "manipulated," as the Disney Channel suggested. All we can say is, controversy breeds success (Can we say Madonna? Vanessa Williams? ) . Next thing you know, her single, “See You Again,” will become (or if it hasn’t already) will become the top selling song on I-Tunes!








Not only did Mayor Francis Slay approve of the security for Reed and Green, but earlier thie week, he gave Oscar winning actor Louis Gossett a key to the city last Saturday. He received it at a banquet celebrating the 96th anniversary of the St. Louis Argus where he also received a lifetime achievement award from the paper. What is the STL connection you say, well, in 1995, while watching a morning news segment on poverty and children, Gossett was especially touched by a profile of young boy about 8 years old. The child's face reflected a loneliness that Gossett himself was experiencing--especially in light of his recent rehabilitation from drugs and alcohol. Moved to action, Gossett began a search for the young boy and found him several weeks later in St. Louis, Missouri. Gossett's meeting with the child--a street youth named Sharron Anthony--changed both their lives. Gossett had planned to provide young Sharron with monetary support for food and clothing; he ended up asking Sharron's mother, an impoverished single mother with two other children, to surrender his custody. Gossett legally adopted Sharron in 1989.






St. Lunatic member Murphy Lee is giving his fans a taste of his new single, “Murph Derrty.” Derrty ENT & UC Me Entertainment presents fans downloading the single as a promotion for his upcoming 2nd CD, “U C Me,” that will be out in June (at the same time of his St. Lunatic buddy Nelly’s “Brass Knuckles.” To get more info on the singles promotion Contact Brandon at (314) 314.324.4866 or
bhinkle@tmail.com or all of Murphy Lee’s myspaces accounts: www.myspace.com/murphylee, www.myspace.com/derrtyentmyspacemusic, www.myspace.com/theofficialstluntics, or www.myspace.com/kyjuanderfulevents. In related Murphy Le enews, he, along with rap stars Chingy, Twista, and UNK, have been added to the Big Beat May Day Fest, coming to the Pageant at 8 p.m. May 18. STL acts One Chance, Big Kuntry King, Teyana Taylor, and Sean Garrett are also on the bill. (SEE EVENT-IDBITZ BELOW FOR MORE INFO)............................................According to reports, the new Lumiere Place Hotels will hold its upstairs area as a small concert venue. Lumiere got the idea after several events being held at the venue including April’s Fashion Week festivities. The upcoming venue would keep Lumiere Place in line with most other casinos in the area including Harrah’s and Ameristar that have concert venues with national talent. The new spot would be in addition to the several restaurants, bars and lounges such as Sleek and Globar already at Lumiere Place.........................................................Got your best recipes together? Well, according to reports the producers of the hit Bravo show Top Chef is coming to the STL. Bravo is launching a “Top Chef” tour that will visit 20 cities, including St. Louis, beginning in New Orleans in a couple of weeks. The “Top Chef: The Tour, will replicate the challenges on the series and hosted by former “Top Chef” contestants. A customized “Top Chef” 18-wheeler semi-truck will travel to 20 key markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, St. Louis, Detroit and Denver, giving fans a first-hand look at how to make it as a top chef – complete with cooking demonstrations, gourmet tips and show secrets.








Two local promoters are getting in on the act. One is Café Soul (pictured are creators Nichol Stevenson, Angie Brown and singer Coco Soul) and McDonald's are partnering up for the McDonald's May Day Bluesfest on Sunday, May 18th at Kiener Plaza. For the third year in a row, McDonald's presents this FREE family event to the general public. The post May Day Parade celebration will kick off at 4pm and will feature live music and performances by some of the top neo soul and blues performers in St. Louis. Café Soul is a local open mic event that provides a platform for singers, spoken word artists, and musicians to gain exposure through live musical performances. Naturally, when the opportunity arose to host the 2-hour McDonald's Mayday Bluesfest concert at Kiener Plaza, the partners jumped at the opportunity. "We work with a variety of artists on a local level each month, so this was a perfect fit for us," expressed Rochelle Walker of Café Soul. "We are very grateful and excited to be able to work with McDonald's to put together a power packed music event for St. Louis." There will be performances by the winner of last year's McDonald's R&B Soul Search Justin Hoskins and 1st runner up Shelley Miller along with other St. Louis favorites, Kim Massey, Lamar Harris, True Lyric, Slky Sol, Tydis, poet Mocha Latte and more! The annual May Day Parade will take place on Sunday, May 18th at 1PM. The route for the parade is along Market Street beginning at 20th and ending at 7th Street. The McDonald's May Day Bluesfest is immediately following the parade at Kiener Plaza. For more information on the McDonald's May Day Bluesfest, please log on to www.mcdonaldsStl.com/com_annie.asp, or
http://secure.ifanz.net/clickthru.php?C=1762&M=0000019875&L=http://www.myspace.com/cafesoulstl. .............................................................The second is Monopoly Productions headed by Hoodstar Mocha Latte. THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, at her new The Best Damn Friday Night Period weekly party hosted by her at the Skybox they ARE SHOOTING A TELEVISION COMMERICAL...As of this writing, sexy females would have been chosen t wear t-shirts promoting her Friday night!!








Congrats goes out to STL’s neosoul sensation signer Mi’ahni who will open for national R&B recording artist Jaheim at the Imperial Lounge, May 9 (SEE EVENT BITZ BELOW)

Why ain't DJ Divine Soundz no longer at the Loft?






And lastly, OUTTOWN gives his sympathy to Lynne Harvey, wife of longtime broadcaster Paul Harvey, has died. Mrs. Harvey died early Saturday at the couple's home in west suburban
River Forest after a yearlong battle with leukemia, according to a release from the "Paul Harvey News" office. The release did not mention her age. Mrs. Harvey, a St. Louis native, was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Washington University. She was working as an education reporter at KXOK in St. Louis when she met Paul Harvey, who was a special-events director at the station.Radio commentator Paul Harvey and his wife, Lynn, hold a street sign bearing his name in Chicago, on Nov. 15, 1988. OUTTOWN also gives its sympathies to two STL stars Konnection’s Wordsmith and Stress Free Fridays’ Mark Anthony Jones who lost loved ones in their respective families.








IN THE MIA (MISISNG IN ACTION) FILE—What ever happened to STL singer Deveaon? MIA FOUND STL educator/fitness trainer Malcolm Lee chillin at the Skybox last Friday with a buddy.














BLIND BITZ. Which former sports star was thrown out of a STL bar after using expletives at one of the bartendars? ( Hint this person changed careers but his new "replacement" career is in another field yet still affiliated with what he did as a sports star and the venue was where an STL promoter was cussed out after trying to pass out paraphernalia without permission a few weeks back.)





EVENT-IDBITZ Cocktail Dresses and Kufflink Nights at the LOFT, Thursday, May 8, 2008, Happy Hour Starts at 6pm, $10 @ 3112 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO...............‏

The Black Rep, the country’s largest and premier professional, African-American theatre company will continue its 31st Season with HARLEM DUET by Djanet Sears, thru May 18, 2008 at the Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square in St. Louis, Missouri. To reserve your seat please call (314) 534-3810 or visit
http://www.theblackrep.org/. Ticket Pricing and Specials: Single tickets range from $33 to $43. Student rush tickets (30 minutes prior to curtain) are $10 with valid I.D. The Black Rep continues its Target “Next Generation Family Series” this season where young people ages 8 -18 are 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 $20 RUSH HOUR ticket special will be available for Harlem duet on Fridays, May 9 and 16.

Come to The Black Rep’s Box Office at the Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square between 6 and 7 pm and pick up your ticket to Harlem Duet for just twenty bucks. To reserve your seat please call (314) 534-3810 or visit
http://www.theblackrep.org/.
Performance Schedule, Wednesday and Thursday Previews at 7:00 p.m.Thursday performances at 7:00 p.m.Friday and Saturday performances at 8:00 p.m.Saturday and Sunday matinee performances at 3:00 p.m.SUBWAY Noonday Series: Student matinee performance April 30, 2008 at 10:00 a.m...................................................................

EVENT SPOTLIGHT



photo above by Ma'atology



STRESS FREE FRIDAYS/KONNECTION Friday, May 9, 2008
5pm-UNTIL Posh (
http://www.myspaceposhstl.com/) 408 N. Euclid St. Louis, Missouri 63108, 314-361-POSH EARLY ARRIVAL IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED!
Stress Free Fridays teams up with The Konnection's "Chill Status" and visits one of the hippest venues in the Central West End, Posh...at Posh, you will be able to enjoy the great sounds of DJ Charlie Chan and DJ OK on the one's and two's
(starting at 9pm) and a truly magnificient vibe...bring a friend or two and unwind from your stressful work week...Early arrival is suggested as we expect a huge
turnout...Do not forget to bring your business cards and be prepared to network...ample street parking is available or you may choose to park on the public parking lot...the fee is $4.00. Please visit our NEW website:
http://www.stressfreefridays.ning.com/ (CLICK ON PIC FOR MORE DETAILS)




JAHEIM, Live on stage @ the Imperial Palace, 2543 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO. Friday, May, 9. Doors open 7pm, Show @ 8pm. Opening act Mi'Ahni.
For more information call 314.280.4795. The concert is presented by MAIN EVENT PRODUCTIONS/WRIGHT LIMOUSINE‏.
3rd Annual PRONTO Fashion Show
Friday, May 9, 2008
Doors Open 7:30 PM ;
Show starts at 8:30 PM
Hosted at 555 Washington Avenue Building - Lobby
St. Louis, MO 63101
Tickets are now available! Tel. 314/726-3117http://www.prontofashion.com/
Don’t miss St. Louis’ only international runway fashion show where the Best Voted Designer and Best Voted Model will be selected in front of a panel of judges, and receive gifts and prizes. Make-up for the models provided by the talented artists of Sisley-Paris Cosmetics. Complimentary wine bar and appetizers provided by Hendris.
Proceeds will also benefit the Aure Foundation whose mission is to promote development programs for arts and culture, education, medical and technical assistance. Overall to provide scholarships for economic and social development programs. Cost per individual $40; VIPs $125 which includes front row seats, access to VIP lounge, and VIP after-party at Mosaic Modern Fusion Restaurant.
PRONTO-St. Louis 2008 is brought to you by HT Communications Group and the following Co-Sponsors: Anheuser-Busch, Bar Italia Ristorante & Cafe, Coastal Check In, Dominic Michael Salon, The Fashion Group International of St. Louis, Greater Missouri Builders, Hendri’s Banquet and Catering, Keller Creative, L’Oreal USA, Mosaic Modern Fusion Restaurant, Pearl Vodka, Philip Johnson Salon, St. Louis Academy-Paul Mitchell Partner School, Sisley-Paris Cosmetics, Laurie Solet Boutique, Studio Branca Salon Spa, Surgery Specialists of St. Louis-Francis Dysarz, M.D., Warehouse of Fixtures, Utopia Salon & Spa, Vie Boutique, and the World Trade Center............................................................



Come dig the global fusion of Mario Pascal, a St. Louis native by way Port-au-Prince, Haiti, has been playing some form of music since he was three years old. But it wasn't until Mario taught himself the guitar that songwriting and self-expression became pinnacle in his life. Through his songwriting and performance, Mario has played with likes of local bands such as HOMEGROAN and more recently Cosmosaic. Now Mario Pascal is striking out on his own with a great skill for songwriting and infectious grooves that enrapture your heart and soul. Check him out at the Grammophone, 4243 manchester, Sat. May 10 ( p.m. doors, 10 p.m. show $5 cover..........................................................




Sugar Lounge Grand Opening, 1403 Washington Ave. , Sat.May 10 FREE VIP Admission RSVP to
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Singles Vibe and Something Blue (the companies that brought you the Blue Party) is having it's second annual wine trip to Crown Valley in St Genevieve Mo, Sat May 10th for 9am to 8:30pm. Tickets are $40 and includes charter transportation, food, and drinks on the buses! To purchase tickets or to get information call Joseph Jennings at 314-769-1060 or visit us on the web at http://www.singlesvibe.com/ (CLICK ON PIC FOR DETAILS)

MAY IS CELEBRATION MONTH AT “THE POT ” * May 11 th Mother’s Day has gifts and Special Menu * May 17 th to May 31 st $15.00 off for Military * Happy Hour 5 to 7 pm, weekdays * Wine School May 20th May 5 th Cinco de Mayo --Join us for half off on Margaritas, Corona beer, Fiesta Cheese fondues and of course, Chips and Salsa. Don’ forget that every Monday is half off of bottles of wine when you order a three course dinner. Get your week started with some great food and drinks. May 11 th Mother’s Day--We have a special gift for every Mom that comes in on Sunday. We have a special menu for the occasion too. Just call us at 314-725-4141 for the details.
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, we have a 15% off coupon for Mom for a future visit. We will open at Noon on Mother’s Day so call now to get your favorite time. Three course dinners start at only $ 34.00 per person. $15 dollars off for 15 days--This special program is for our friends and neighbors in the Military. From Armed Forces Day (5/17) weekend to Memorial Day (5/31), our Military friends and neighbors get $15.00 off when they order the Big Night Out four course dinner. Just bring your Military ID or CAC and tell your server. Thanks for all that you do. Call us at 314-725-4141. For more info email Mike at mike@meltingpotstl.com Or call 314-725-4141







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GOT Lyrics hosted by Mocha Latte’ every Wednesday night is back on track. Got Lyrics is held at the new location, Van Goghz Martini Bar 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........................Ladies Night OUT Thursdays at Dante's hosted by Mocha Latte . Ladies Free Admission and Drinks til Midnite………….. The Best Damn Friday Night Period at the Skybox in the Landing. Doors open at 9 p.m. All free til 10 p.m…………………….Pick up an Evening Whirl on Mondays and check out Mocha Latte’s column COFFEE TALK!SPRING INTO FITNESS...CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE:
http://www.mvpfitness.net/ OR CALL 314-831-7505Please tell them Mocha Latte' referred you.
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; andfeatured artist on Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam 2007HEAR 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 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
FOX FILES








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 & $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/.................................SHERYL CROW with special guest SHAWN MULLINSThursday, May 22 • 8 p.m.Fabulous Fox Theatre$50, $45VIP ............................................ERYKAH BADU with THE ROOTS NEW AMERYKAH TOUR Thursday, May 29 – 8 p.m. Fox Theatre $59 $49 $38............................... MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, makes a triumphant return to the Fox Theatre for one week only, June 3-8 as a special offering of the U.S. Bank Broadway series. Curtain times are Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. This marks the musical’s fifth engagement at the Fabulous Fox proving to be a St. Louis favorite! Tickets for MAMMA MIA! range from $25 to $69 depending on performance date and seat location. Tickets go on sale April 27 at the Fox Theatre box office and all MetroTix locations. To charge by phone, call MetroTix at 314/534-1111 or order on-line at http://www.metrotix.com/. Groups of 20 or more can call Fox Group Sales at 314/535-2900 for special rates on select performances. MAMMA MIA! is a special offering of the U.S. Bank Broadway Series and sponsored by American Airlines...................................................................KETC / CHANNEL 9 presentsWillie NelsonWith Special Guest James HunterSaturday, June 14 • 7:30 pmAt the Fabulous Fox Theatre!$53, $48, $43, $38Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 12 at 10 am!...................................................................RETURN TO FOREVERwith Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Al Di Meola, Lenny WhiteBack together again for the first time in over 25 years!Tuesday, June 17 • 8 p.m.Fabulous Fox Theatre$74.50, $64.50, $49.50, $44.50, $39.50VIP Packages also availableTickets are on sale now.Miles Davis’ electric bands in the late ‘60s served as inspiration for several pioneering jazz fusion bands, including Tony Williams’ Lifetime, Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, John McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra, Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter’s Weather Report and Chick Corea’s legendary Return to Forever. Formed in 1971, Return to Forever is known for improvising complex compositions and melding the jazz tradition with rock music. Though the lifespan of the band was only from 1972 to 1977, Return to Forever has been heralded as one of the most innovative bands in jazz history. The highly anticipated return of Return to Forever gives original fans and a new generation of listeners a chance to experience their unparalleled pure sound live..............................................................ROBERT PLANT AND ALISON KRAUSSFeaturing T Bone BurnettThursday, June 19 • 8pmFabulous Fox Theatre$67.50, $57.50 & $47.50Tickets are on sale nowRecipients of the 2007 Grammy award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, for the track “Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)”, ROBERT PLANT and ALISON KRAUSS – along with Raising Sand producer and band leader T Bone Burnett – are creating a show that will feature songs from their collaborative release, as well as from the artists’ extensive career discographies.Band members for the tour include Jay Bellerose (drums) and Dennis Crouch (bass) – both of whom played on Raising Sand – as well as Buddy Miller (guitar) and Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin and other instruments). Burnett will play guitar and 6-string bass, as well as perform several songs. For more information, go to http://www.robertplantalisonkrauss.com/. ……. Melissa Etheridge The Revival Tour 2008 Fox Theatre Monday, August 11 • 8 p.m. On-Sale Information: Tickets on sale this Saturday, May 3 at 10am! Purchase tickets at the Fox Box Office, MetroTix outlets or by calling 314/534-1111. Order 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, 2008CATS, November 28-30, 2008LEGALLY BLONDE the Musical, January 20-February 1, 2009The Rep presents SPRING AWAKENING, February 10-22, 2009CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY, March 17-29, 2009Dance St. Louis presents STOMP, April 3-5, 2009HAIRSPRAY, April 24-26, 2009Dance St. Louis presents RIVERDANCE, May 1-3, 2009A CHORUS LINE, May 12-24, 2009RENT, June 2-7, 2009MARY POPPINS, AUGUST 13-30, 2009THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, September 23-October 17, 2009
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AFTER HOURS presents""DECEPTION"" on Thursday, May 15 at 9:00pm. Event: "DECEPTION" "Shhhhh....."What: Club Party Host: After Hours Entertainment
When: Thursday, May 15 at 9:00pm Where: "St. Louis' Best Kept Secret" Renowned D.J. / Dance Floor / Plush VIP Seating / Drink Specials / and of course....THIS IS A NO COVER EVENT. To find out... AND NOT BE LEFT OUT.... you MUST RSVP by MAY 12 @ 12pm. The location will ONLY be revealed to those who RSVP. Email us at:
deception.afterhours@gmail.com to RSVP *NOTE: Include "RSVP" in the subject line.



McDonald's® of St. Louis and Metro East and The Annie Malone Children and Family Service present the annual May Day Parade will take place on Sunday, May 18th at 1PM. The route for the parade is along Market Street beginning at 20th and ending at 7th Street. The McDonald's May Day Bluesfest is immediately following the parade at Kiener Plaza presented by Café Soul and McDonald's at Kiener Plaza For more information on the McDonald's May Day Bluesfest, please log on to www.mcdonaldsStl.com/com_annie.asp, or
http://secure.ifanz.net/clickthru.php?C=1762&M=0000019875&L=http://www.myspace.com/cafesoulstl.



Rap acts Chingy, Twista, UNK, and Murphy Lee have been added to the Big Beat May Day Fest, coming to the Pageant at 8 p.m. May 18. One Chance, Big Kuntry King, Teyana Taylor, and Sean Garrett are also on the bill. Tickets are $15, on sale now, available through Ticketmaster and at the Pageant box office.

SOUL STYLZ presents FRAMES hOSTED By: Precision Entertainment, 1824 Magazine, SYGU, SoDiverse, After Hour Entertainment, The Konnection, Someth' n blue, DJ Reminise & SinglesVibe.comJ Buck's Restaurant Downtown} OutSide Area1000 Clark Ave St. Louis, MO 63102 9:00PM- UNTIL 05.24.08 Memorial Day Weekend21+ } EARLY ARRIVAL IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED } ATTIRE: Relaxed {This Event Requires FRAMES for General admission price}GENERAL ADMISSION: $10VIP: $15*Valet Parking*................................................





Starting Friday May 30th, Saturday May 31st, and Sunday June 1st, a > change in the landscape of metropolitan St. Louis will begin. The St. Louis Metro Police Dept presents "The Weekend of Reconciliation". Friday will kick off the weekend with a youth oriented "State of Emergency" panel discussion. Incorporated in to this evening, with the help of Hot 104.1 will be the finals of a hip hop/rap contest hosted by Dynasty Productions. This event will be housed at the Lindbergh campus of Shalom (Church City Of Peace) 5491 N.Highway 67, Florissant, MO 63034.


Saturday will be the implementation of education. We will host workshops and classes at satellite sites throughout St. Louis City, County, and East St. Louis, all united via video conferencing. Saturday evening will encompass an evening of basketball at Harris-Stowe University. There will be a group of games played by local all stars and "not so all stars" alike. >


The weekend will culminate on Sunday with the most outrageous, powerful, and > magnanimous gathering of black men that the Midwest has ever seen. We will unite 20,000 black men at the Robert's building on Kingshighway, and march the old Annie Malone parade route ending in Tandy park. After the parade, we will be blessed with speakers, leaders, and fellowship the type unheard of in St. Louis to introduce the plans of "A Call to Oneness". . For more info please contact Erich Morris at (314)653-2300. >
http://www.myspace.com/acalltooneness> <http://www.myspace.com/acalltooneness> ....................................................



My Daddy is a DJ produced and starring Tony J TheTraffic Man written and directed by Henry Davis, kickin off Father’s Day weekend, Friday June 13 at the Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, 3125 Kingshighway, $15 door $10 w.student ID doors open at 5 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. For more info call 314.306.7740. Special guests include Hakeem Da Dream, Da Fam, Thyck Clyck, Gangsta Grits, MC, Rucka Puff. Nikko Smith and Jibbs...................................................


The Pocketbook Monologues (aka the black Vagina Monologues) Presented by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Omicron Theta Omega Chapter, Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 6:00 PM at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63108. Single Tickets On sale Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 9:00 AM Ticket Prices$35 general For more info call 314.533.9900 or go to http://www.sheldonconcerthall.org/calendar.asp



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.............................................St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase - July 19-24, 2008 Cinema St. Louis is proud to announce that submissions for the 8thannual 2008 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. Deadline for submissions isMay 31, 2008. Click here http://cinemastlouis.org/showcase.html for an Adobe PDF of the official submission application and entry rules. A Word document can be supplied upon request.

JOB-ITZ City Light is a gospel video production company that continues to grow on and on and on!!!!!!!!!!!! We are currently looking for a professional independent videographerwho is experienced in filming, creative and skilled in editing with alove for video and eager to learn with an ability to travel. We are also looking for an additional shooter and PA's free to travel and an interest in assisting on the following: 100 Black Men National Conference........July 2008 Orland, FL (In Disney) Essence Music Festival ......................June 2008 New Orleans, LA(Only filming City Lights client's participation on stage and workshops) NAACP National Conference..................June 2008 City TBA Urban League National Conference..........August 2008 City TBA Live Gospel Music Video.........................October, 2008 Durham, NC Church musical service............................October, 2008 Durham, NC Gospel Music Video .............................. September, 2008 Durham, NC (2) Gospel Music Video................................Date TBA Denver, CO All PA's travel and hotel fully paid with possibly 1 to 2 meals per work day Camera operator hourly pay per work hour along with travel and hotel fully paid. Skilled students and ladies are encouraged to apply!!!!!!!!!!!!! All interested please reply to this email stlfilmwire@kdhx.org and put or leave Employment in Subject Line! no phone calls please! Thank You for your interest in working with City Lights!!!!!!!!!!!
HELP-BITZ.
HELP CALL TO ONENESS MEETINGS. DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY to play your God given part. There are plenty of ways for you to be involved. There are over 25 different, but vital committees that we have to fill. We also are in need of Marshalls for the weekend and participants in the march. We need ideas for implementation. But mainly, WE NEED YOU!!! Take a look at the info, and plan on being at our next "Call to Oneness" meeting this and every> Thursday at 7:PM at the Lindbergh campus of the Shalom Church (City of> Peace) 5491 N.Highway 67, Florissant, MO. For more info on > that, please contact Erich Morris at (314)653-2300......................................ArtsINTERsection, Metro Theatre Company’s exciting arts education program returns to New City School, 5209 Waterman Avenue, June 9 – 27, 2008. ArtsINTERsection offers a preschool program for children ages 4 – 5 and school age children ages 9 -11. “At ArtsINTERsection kids can expect to have a busy day exploring theater, music, visual art and movement led by a staff of experienced, professional teaching artists with loads of individual attention in a caring environment where every child feels successful,” said Emily Petkewich, Director of Education Metro Theater Company. Four and Five year olds will explore creative drama and music in the morning and visual art and outdoor play in the afternoon. This unique program is great way to get preschoolers ready for their fall school experience! Six through 11 year olds explore acting and improvisation, creative movement, a creativity lab and visual art. Each week brings new creative challenges! Children may attend one, two or all three weeks of the program. Before and after care is also offered by New City School for an additional fee. Tuition is $230 per week, parents who register prior to May 1, 2008 receive an early bird rate of $210 per week. For more information or to register visit
http://www.metrotheatercompany.org/ or call (314) 997-6777……………………………………………….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..................................... Stray Dog Theatare 2008 SUMMER ON STAGEChildren’s Theatre Arts Camps for Kindergarten – 5th Grade* Join Stray Dog Theatre’s ARTS IN MIND for a summer season of theatre camps.Camps are taught by theatre professionals and offer a variety of hands-on fun and education, culminating in a week’s end play for friends and family. Snacks and materials are provided. Space is limited, so make your reservation today. Come join the fun! TIME9:00am – 12:00noon LOCATION Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63104 COST $100 per child, per week (Check, Money Order, or Credit Card)CONTACT Call for information and registration (314) 276-9039 and http://www.towergroveabbey.org/ .......................................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 For all your photography needs go to www.lanceomarthurman.com/




Status Fridays every Friday at Dolce Ladies $5 before 11 p.m. 9 p.m.-3 am



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 314-504-7405. GET 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..............


Francois cognac and cigar bar presents Evening of Expressions, every Tuesday a blend of culture, spoken word and neo soul, 326 N/ vanderventer. Free until 9 p.m. $5 after 9 p.m. For more info call Ms. Bell at 314.229.7952 or Alexander at 314.448.2939



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 @ House of Comedy (formerly 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





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..............





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.comor 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




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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/.





Well that will be it,.Thanks all for your comments and keep em comin. Hit me up at maatspear@yahoo.comfor pub or info you want on OUTTOWN.






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