Monday, June 09, 2008



Herre we are again.

Wednesday's here.

Before we get to the newz, the next STL unsung hero we are highlighting for Black Music Month is the late gospel great Willie Mae Ford Smith.

Born in 1904 in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, Smith moved to Memphis, Tennessee as a child. She was raised in the Baptist church and began singing with her sisters in a family group known as "The Ford Sisters" after the family moved to St. Louis. The group, and Willie Mae in particular, achieved wider fame after an appearance at the 1922 National Baptist Convention.

Based in St. Louis, Missouri she was one of the early associates of Thomas A. Dorsey and an innovator in gospel style, introducing the "song and sermonette" style that other singers, such as Shirley Caesar and Edna Gallmon Cooke made popular.She married in 1929 and, shortly after that, began traveling in musical revivals. Dorsey heard her in 1931 and asked to help him found the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses, his organization devoted to spreading gospel music by training singers, choirs and composers. Smith became the principal singing teacher for the NCGCC as head of its Soloists' Bureau in 1936.

Among her students were Brother Joe May, who gave her the affectionate name "Mother". Teaming with Roberta Martin, Smith demonstrated how to make even familiar hymns such as "Jesus Loves Me" into deeper personal statements by slurs, note bending and other personalized adornments. Smith was also a major figure within the Baptist Church as the Director of its Education Department of the National Baptist Convention before she became a member of a Pentecostal denomination. She considered herself a preacher and imbued her singing and sermonettes with an evangelical fervor. She was noted for her finesse, control and subtlety, but could also, like her protégé Brother Joe May, belt out hymns.

As generous as she was in teaching others, she also developed a fine sensitivity to slights from others who did not appreciate her firm sincerity or thought she could be cheated. She also developed a rivalry with Sallie Martin that lasted for as long as they lived; the 1982 movie Say Amen, Somebody!, filmed when both of them were in their seventies, showed that the fires had only gone down, not out.

In 1990 Smith was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame. She died in 1994 at the age of 90 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Barack Obama was St. Louis on Monday and part of Tuesday for the first time as the presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee.The Senator from Illinois will attend a private fundraiser (the lowest ticket price was $500) at the Renaissance Grand Hotel Monday night after spending the earlier part of the day campaigning in North Carolina.The visit is among several Obama and Republican hopeful John McCain will make to Missouri between now and the election. Missouri is one of the swing states that could go either way. Missouri voters have been on the winning side of every election except one since the turn of the 20th century.
Hundreds who didn’t have the loot to pay to see him at the private dinner packed the lobby of the Renaissance Grand to catch a glimpse of Obama. At the event, among the Missourians greeting Sen. Barack Obama at a St. Louis fund-raiser Monday night were a batch of Hillary Clinton backers. Clinton's state director, state Rep. Rachel Storch, introduced Obama to the crowd. Those in the audience included Clinton's most prominent area backers -- former Gov. Bob Holden and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. The pro-Obama folks in the audience included state auditor Susan Montee, who'd headed the candidate's Missouri Women for Obama, as well as Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, her brother, U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan, and their mother, former Sen. Jean Carnahan. Two other pro-Obama figures -- U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay -- remained in Washington, but sent family emissaries to the reception. The fundraiser raised $1 million for the candidate. Obama spent Monday nite in St. Louis (I bet the security surrounding where he slept was like a scene from a bowling alley!) The next day, Obama visited Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He made the rounds with a cardiac nurse, asked four patients about their insurance coverage and brought one a breakfast tray (I’m sure that patient will sell the tray on E-bay!) One of those patients was Charles Long, of Belleville, Ill. Obama watched him get a shot and be examined with a stethoscope but did not take note of the fact that Long is one of his constituents. Another was Judy Ladage, of St. Louis, a disaster response coordinator for the Lutheran Church. Obama seemed impressed by her work and the fact that she was in the hospital for a preventive procedure, to “close a little hole in my heart,” as she put it. Obama said the health care system “ends up being a lot cheaper” when patients get preventive procedures ahead of time. The senator also asked about the practice of nurses working three 12-hour shifts and tried to pronounce the medicine Toprol and asked about the food. The highlight of the visit was Obama was given the task of wheeling a computer cart into the first patient’s room. “See, I’m finally doing something,” he told reporters. “I’m rolling.” He left Barnes in a limo and he wore dark shades waving to teh reporters and crowd like a rock star. Now the question is where is Obama’s new CD coming out? I mean he already won a Grammy earlier this year. Okay?

St. Louis is not gonna take the rumored takeover of Anheuser Busch sitting down. Theer is a new website protesting the supposed buyout of the St. Lousi dynasty by Belgium based beer company Inbev. The Web site,, encourages visitors to contact elected officials and Anheuser-Busch shareholders to discourage the deal. It features an online petition "To Save Our Beer," and claims to have more than 18,000 signatures.It was also questioned if the State can do something to block Inbev from taking ober AB (which generates over 40 million in tax money for the State) but Governor Matt Blunt was reported a ssaying that it could not be likely to do that. In relate dnews, A shareholder lawsuit was filed against Anheuser-Busch Cos Inc and its board of directors, claiming they failed to properly consider signs of interest in a possible takeover by Belgian brewer InBev. The lawsuit, which seeks class-action status, was brought in St. Louis Circuit Court last Wednesday and named Anheuser- Busch shareholder James Mayfield as a plaintiff. Mayfield, a resident of Anheuser's home city of St. Louis, has since asked to be removed from the case. Another shareholder was substituted for Mayfield, but declined to identify the new plaintiff. The suit also alleges that Busch family members have "refused to meet with InBev and have discouraged any public bid for Anheuser-Busch by stating that no company will acquire Anheuser-Busch while they sit on the company's board of directors." According to media reports Anheuser Chief Executive August Busch IV told a recent meeting of beer distributors the brewer his family has controlled for more than a century w No public offer has been made by InBev, the second-largest brewer in the world. Talks of a merger have periodically surfaced during the past 18 months. Is it us, or does it appear as though LAW and ORDER will make an episode of this fiasco?


Downtown STL and Grafton, Ill. folk are on pins and needles now that the Mississippi river will be cresting this weekend from all the rain we got last week. The President Casino in downtown STL is already closed cuz of the river coming up near the boat (which it is familiar doing earlier this year)..

And speaking of Grafton, was that arrow ever taken out of the goose that was found there?

The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame — a downtown fixture for nearly 25 years — announced last Friday that it is moving to Texas. The museum's board voted this week to sell its land to their neighbor, the Cardinals, who intend to use it as part of the stalled Ballpark Village development. The museum had been in discussions to move into a new location in the village but instead accepted an invitation to share a building near Dallas with two other bowling institutions. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. The museum will be open through the summer but close by year's end. The move is a potential boon for Ballpark Village, the proposed entertainment district on the site of the old Busch Stadium. The project has been mired in delays, with the city acknowledging it probably won't be open for business when the Major League Baseball All-Star game comes to St. Louis in July 2009.

Black leaders who organized Call to Oneness, an anti-crime march that drew tens of thousands last weekend in St. Louis said last Thursday they have begun recruiting “street teams” to mobilize in high-crime neighborhoods. In a press conference led by Jacque Land of Prez of 100 Black Men and newly appointed chair of the Emancipation day committee for Gov. Matt Blunt, Land said that teams of men, including former gang members, will be assigned a city neighborhood to visit regularly for “real talk” with youth about teen pregnancy, drugs and gang violence, and to be role models for the rewards of education and employment. They'll also encourage residents to report crimes and suspicious behavior to police. Other plans call for partnering with other groups to mentor young people, and holding regular neighborhood summits to get residents tackling their problems. The march was the launch for a plan dubbed “Call to Oneness” that black ministers, businessmen and community leaders have been working on since February. Its aim is to reduce crime and violence and resurrect struggling city neighborhoods. For more info of A Call to Oneness go to :
And speaking of oneness, Father's Day is this Sunday, so show them sum luv, okay?

Not only is June 19 Emancipation day for African Americans on a national tip, but, locally on the date Metro is “giving some emancipation to all.” Metro will celebrate Dump the Pump Day by offering a FREE ONE-DAY PASS on June 19. The Free One-Day Pass is valid on June 19th only, and lets commuters try MetroBus and MetroLink for the entire day. Interested individuals can get their free one-day pass from Metro by e-mailing Metro at
. Please include your name and address, and a Free Dump the Pump One-Day Pass will be mailed to you. All requests must be received by Sunday, June 13, 2008.

Two-year-old Idion Kyles, who accidentally shot by his 4-year-old brother on last Wednesday, remains in serious condition at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis. Alton police, meanwhile, continues to look for Quanotho Kyles, the boys’ father, who faces three charges in connection with the shooting. The older boy shot Idion with a .22-caliber rifle he found in a bedroom of his father’s house in the 400 block of Mildred Street in Alton. Quanotho told police he recently found the weapon in his yard and put it in a corner of the bedroom, which was off-limits to the children. Prosecutors have charged Quanotho with endangering a child, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and being an armed habitual criminal. The latter charge, the most serious, carries a possible penalty of up to 30 years in prison. Kyles served four years in prison for second-degree murder in the fatal shooting in 1998 of his brother, Pierre Kyles, 24. This is really sad and the father deserves what he gets. If you are an adult with a gun and have kids around, you should know to put a gun up especially during kids that young who are curious of the things that surrounds him. Prayers go out to Idion.

Tiffany Hall was sentenced to life in prison without parole this week after she admitted to a string of brutal killings that left five dead -- a pregnant friend, the fetus and three children. In 2006, prosecutors charge, Hall beat the pregnant Jimella Tunstall over the head and used scissors to cut her fetus from her womb. She then left the mother of three to bleed to death in a bathtub, wrapped her in a shower curtain and dropped her in a weeded lot in East St. Louis, authorities allege. Several days later, prosecutors charge, she drowned Tunstall's three children in the same bathtub, one by one. The slain children were DeMond Tunstall, 7; Ivan Tunstall-Collins, 2; and Jinella Tunstall, 10 months old. All three knew Hall. One child was found in a clothes dryer at Tunstall's apartment. The two others were stuffed into a washing machine. In testimony at a coroner's inquest last year, police said Hall had tried to claim Tunstall's dead fetus as her own. She even arranged a funeral service for the child - an event that lured her boyfriend home on leave from the Navy. St. Clair County State's Attorney Robert Haida had announced on Friday that a plea deal was expected. He signaled that the death penalty would be withdrawn in exchange for her guilty plea.
Two years after it was closed, the stage is set for the Ford Motor Co. assembly plant in Hazelwood to be redeveloped. Sacramento, Calif.-based Panattoni Development Co. closed last week on the purchase of the 155-acre site. It plans to convert the site into Aviator Business Park, an 11-building, $200 million project. Demolition of the main 3.5 million-square-foot building will begin within 30 days, said Mark Branstetter, senior vice president and project principal for Panattoni. Demolition will take nine to 12 months, Branstetter said, and the development is expected to be completed in five years.

Bad weather forced cancellation of Gov. Matt Blunt's plan to sign a bill outlawing cyberbullying. The Republican was scheduled to sign the bill Friday afternoon in St. Charles County. But severe storms hit eastern Missouri, bringing tornado warnings to much of the region. Blunt spokesman Rich Chrismer says the bill signing will be rescheduled, but so far, no date has been set. The governor had planned to sign the measure just a couple of miles from the neighborhood where 13-year-old Megan Meier hanged herself in 2006 after receiving cruel messages over the Internet. When the bill is signed it will updates state laws against harassment to keep pace with technology by removing the requirement that the communication be written or over the telephone. The bill will cover harassment from computers, text messages and other electronic devices. In unrelated Blunt newz, he reached back to the Great Depression to offer criticism of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. He said “It is clearly a time of economic uncertainty. Now is not the time to adopt the policies of Herbert Hoover of protectionism and higher taxes.” OUCH. Do we smell Republican BBQ smoke backlash in the Show Me State? Hmmm, we see why Obama is making many trips here to get votes in November!

Two kids involved in pool incidents also occurred this week. Teh frst was a 7-year-old Stover, Mo., boy who drowned last Wednesday while wading in shallow water in Big Buffalo Creek. The boy -- Kendrick Killiebrew -- had been standing in shallow water near where his mother, Megan Williams, and other family members were swimming at a low-water crossing about 11:45 a.m. Monday, the patrol said. Kendrick lost his footing and the current took him away. The current swept him into a culvert and Williams and a friend tried to hold onto him to keep him from being sucked into the pipe. The other was a drowning stopped Sunday night by a quick thinking response after a young boy falls in the water at a north county recreation center. It happened around 7:30 at the Jamestown Sports Complex. An 11 year old boy was seen sinking to the bottom of the deep end of the pool. He was pulled from the water. A bystander, a nurse practitioner, performed CPR on the boy and brought him back to life. The boy is expected to live.

Cedric The Entertainer Kyles, a Berkeley native, was honored in the U-City Loop Saturday. Cedric The Entertainer was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame. The ceremony took place at 6166 Delmar in The Loop (across from The Pageant). His star is the first in the City of St. Louis part of The Loop. The ceremony took about 15 minutes, and music was played by a four-piece ragtime band. OUTTOWN contributor Senora Robinson was at teh cereminy and herre is what she had to see say about the event:
A huge SHOUT-OUT goes to St. Louis’ own, Cedric “the Entertainer” Kyles, who is now officially a Star in the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
On Saturday, June 7, 2008, Cedric was presented with his very own STAR. This being especially special, as it embarks the extension of the WOF in the infamous U-City “Loop” on Delmar with it being the first STAR in the City of St. Louis landing on the opposite side of Skinker Blvd. Nearing 90 degrees temp, a diverse crowd of about 150 watched their homegrown comedian, actor and producer be recognized not only for his talents, but for his contributions to St. Louis alone.
Amidst the crowd, were Urban League president, Jim Buford, representative William Lacy Clay, former City of St. Louis Mayor, Clarence Harmon and University City Mayor, Joe Adams. In accepting his award, our Ceddy graciously thanked his family, who were all present and accounted for, his business partner, Eric Rhone, and his faithful supporters. In speaking of the profound talent within St. Louis, he gave encouraging words to the youth, “Follow your dreams, and always believe in yourself.”


State Rep Charles Quincy Troupe has added an amendment to his bill to repeal the ordinance allowing the use of red-light cameras in the city(which he believes are racist and unfair to citizens) . He is requesting the fees from the program to subsidize the gas allowance for aldermen, 35 cents a mile. He said that aldermen is having a hard time in the pocket paying for gas in their company cars as opposed to other members of city hall. he wants the city to pay for it and said that it can afford it from the program that has generated $3 million so far. Hmmm, I guess we understand the logic in using the red light fees, but shouldn’t the city people get some of that cheddar for their gas tanks as well. I mean, tehya re the reason why the city has generated $3 mill. We just sayin.

The STl area roads and bridges have been getting a lot of pub in the newz as well. The Missouri Department of Transportation closed a ramp on Interstate 70 for emergency work last week. Highway crews had to repair an expansion joint on a bridge at Interstate 70 and Interstate 270. The northbound ramp from eastbound and westbound interstate Interstate 70 and St. Charles Rock Road closed and was opened up a few hours later. Also, MoDOT closed the on ramp from northbound Interstate 55 to the Poplar Street Bridge and one of the two ramps to Memorial Drive from northbound I-55 from as well. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. MoDOT also began work to resurface New Halls Ferry Road from Parker Road to south of Interstate 270. The right lane of New Halls Ferry Road closed Monday. One lane at a time will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through July as crews for contractor N.B. West Contracting Company do the work. They will also start installing concrete medians and highway lighting on Lindbergh Boulevard from east of the intersection of New Halls Ferry Road to west of the Route 367 interchange from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. One lane of Lindbergh in each direction will remain open during the project that is expected to be complete by mid-August.

Residents from Missouri and Illinois gathered Saturday on the McKinley Bridge for the grand opening ceremony of the McKinley Bridge Bikeway and Trestle project. The project, which started in 2001 when developers decided to rebuild the dilapidated bridge for traffic, was a collaborative effort between park and recreation districts on both sides of the Mississippi River. The event symbolized the opening of the two bike and hike paths - the McKinley Bridge Bikeway in Illinois and The Trestle at Branch Street in St. Louis - so bikers and walkers could have another way to cross the river. The bridge trail is another direct connection to the many bike trails surrounding the riverfront area. Cyclists showed up for the event and took a ride across before the opening ceremony began. Greg Luttrell of Granite City said he started off on his bicycle in Illinois and rode to the Missouri side across the bikeway before turning around and coming back. Activities on both sides of the McKinley Bridge included a variety of street performances and food vendors, as well as free bicycle helmets and fittings for the first 200 children and helmet adjustments for anyone by Helmets First. In addition, two adult bikes and two children’s bikes will be raffled. OUTTOWN editor Ma’at Atkins’ family biz, Professional Security Company was the security for the Illinois side of the vent which was, well, light as far as the turnout. We hear that it was more crowded on the Missouri side. In other words, the Ill side was Kelly Rowland and Missouri side was Beyonce.

Speaking of Illinois-Missouri bridges, the plan to build a Mississippi bridge has been reopened. Crawford, Murphy & Tilly Inc. will design the interchange on the Missouri side of the new Mississippi River Bridge that will connect Illinois and Missouri one mile north of the Martin Luther King Bridge in north St. Louis as part of a $640 million project. The Missouri Department of Transportation said Wednesday it picked the Springfield, Ill.-based consulting firm after evaluating each proposal and brought in the firms with the highest-rated proposals for an interview to help determine the best design candidate. The states are responsible for constructing a partial interchange in Missouri with existing Interstate 70 near Cass Avenue; improvements at the I-55/64/70 tri-level interchange in East St. Louis to accommodate ramp connections to and from I-55/70; and a roadway connection between the existing I-55/64/70 interchange and the new bridge along the I-64 connector alignment. Missouri will spend $70 million to build the roadway connections on the Missouri side of the river. Illinois will need to spend $264 million to complete the work on its side of the Mississippi. Construction on the bridge could begin as early as 2010, with a possibility of being ready for traffic in 2014. The toll-free, four-lane bridge -- two lanes in each direction -- will connect Illinois and Missouri one mile north of the Martin Luther King Bridge in north St. Louis. Hopefully this will finally bridge us two, literally and mentally!
And adding more bridges to the newz, An Illinois state legislator proposed renaming the Martin Luther King Bridge in St. Louis to honor military veterans. State Rep. Ron Stephens, a Highland Republican, says he plans to introduce legislation in the Illinois House to name the bridge for veterans. He says he'll ask Missouri lawmakers to file a companion bill in their legislature on the Mississippi bridge redevelopment proposal. The bridge was called Veterans Bridge until 1972 when it was renamed to honor King. Missouri lawmakers attempted a few years ago to rename the bridge to honor former President Ronald Reagan. We think the bridge should be renamed by a renowned person from the Lou. Hmm, how about the Miles Davis Bridge? Or the chuck berry bridge? Or we can even understand the Stan Musial Bridge. Ya feel us?

The new Busch Stadium had its first music concert last Saturday. More than 35,000 were reported to hear The Dave Matthews Band and the Black Crowes, who opened with their Southern brand of rock. A day earlier, on Friday, winds and stormy weather stopped roadies and producers from setting up the massive stage, 7,200 on-field seats and 100,000 square feet of interlocking plastic sheets to protect the stadium's outfield grass. Moorehouse expected a capacity crowd of 35,000. The stage sat against the center field wall, with the Gateway Arch as a backdrop to its right, and the Old Courthouse to its left.The infield was cordoned off from concertgoers and left uncovered. Seats in right, left and center field — pretty much everything between the foul posts — were closed off to concertgoers because they didn't provide a good view of the stage, which faced home plate.
PIC BELOW: A pic of the bicyclists at the reopening of McKinley Bridge June 7.

Grammy Award winning STL rapper/actor/mogul Nelly and hosted and performed in the Rocks Lounge at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas last weekend (Our own Mocha Latte was up in Vegas partyin with the Nellster) . He previewed his forthcoming studio album, "Brass Knuckles.” The events included a VIP dinner, an evening of bowling inside Red Rock Lanes VIP bowling suite with radio contest winners, a press conference, an intimate live concert performance by Nelly inside Rocks Lounge, and an exclusive party at CHERRY nightclub. BRASS KNUCKLES, Nelly's first full album of new songs in four years is scheduled for release on August 19. Reports say Ashanti, his lady love, was not at the event. Hmmm.

In unrelated Nelly newz, Nelly, along with several other rappers gave their opinions on the new controversial memoir, “Hiding In Hip Hop” by entertainment writer Terrence Dean . In the book, Dean unmasks the secret gay culture in hip-hop. To check out what Nelly and the other hip hoppers had to say go to

This week, a few St. Louis Cards were on the injury list—two who were back in the lineup, then one of the two got out the lineup, and a third just got on the list. The on-out again one is St. Louis slugger Albert Pujols and outfielder Rick Ankiel were out of the starting lineup last week against Washington because of injuries. Pujols left that last week game with tightness in his left calf, and Ankiel has an infected right knee. The calf first bothered Pujols in a game last week and manager Tony La Russa wanted to take him out, but Pujols played until he was hit in the back by a pitch. Ankiel left the ballpark before the game with a bandage on his knee. He injured it making a catch in Sunday's game against Pittsburgh, and he decided to return to the team's hotel to rest it. But on Tuesday's game against Cincinnatti, Pujols tried to run to first base and reinjured his calf and was out the game and was helped off the field in the top of the seventh inning . As of this writing, he was to be evaluated to see if he was going to be on the disabled list. Ankiel though is still in the lineup. Then, its pitcher Adam Wainwright got on the list on the disabled Sunday following an examination of his right pitching middle finger indicated a sprain.

One of our OUTTOWN fans Ms. STL responded to our blog post on Home Grown Ent’s B-Day party at Lush for its Prez Abe Givins and our reporting that one of guards in VIP stopped us from camflickin STL b-baller Larry Hughes (SEE OUT 417) who was chillin up in VIP with some friends. She wrote: I wonder why Mr. Hughes didn't want you taking pics of him. And who in the hell does he think he is. I hope somebody tells him this... "never over estimate your popularity"It's no secret to the things he does behind closed doors (or at lush) hell even put him blast about his newest paternity case .
Well we responded to Ms. STL’s comment and we told her that Hughes wasn’t the problem (He actually smiled during one of the pics we had taken) cool with the pics we were takin, but it was the guard upstairs who was trippin. W evident know if he was part of Hughes camp or not. But our fan had us curious as far as the story she was talkin about so we did some research and we forgot about the alleged paternity suit Hughes was apart of as reported by the gossip website December 2007. According to Larry Hughes fathered a child with “state Property”
actress Sundy Carter. Since 2005, Sundy Carter maintained an exclusive relationship with Larry Hughes without knowledge of his current marriage and 3 children until she advised him of her pregnancy. Since their 4-month child was born, Mr. Hughes refuses to take responsibility and care for the child even though the DNA test proves he is the father. Well, all we gotta say is, Hughes is cool with OUTTOWN and appears to be a generous guy when it comes to his fans and giving back to the STL . If it is true about Hughes and Carter, we hope he takes care of that and do the right thing.

The West End Word News did an in-depth article on Central West End native keyboardist Josh Harris. He is currently on tour with rocker Seal and a part of his band. He was hired to play with Seal late last year. In the story, Seal called Harris because of Harris work as a music remixer and producer when he remixed one of Seal’s songs, “ The Right Life,” Harris is a John Burroughs High graduate and he has been nodded for Remixer of the Year by the International Dance Association and has remixed for Cher Madonna and Backstreet Boyz. For more on the story go to

STL rapper Ebony Eyez is back on the music scene. She is currently giving myspace fans a new song for them titled "Don't Touch". is predicting that this song will be “heard on mixtapes everywhere!” To peep it out go to

Congrats to DJ Needles who won Best Hip-Hop DJ for this year's Riverfront Times Music Awards, Flex Boogie for Best DJ and the Midwest Avengers for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Artist (Unfortunately, front runner nominee Rap/hip hop artist Vandaylm, who was up for two awards, did not win.) Congrats is also in store to STL based beer company, Ray Hills Beer who won Ladies Choice at the Annual STL Microfest this past weekend in Forest Park. They also got 3rd place for Best Decorated Booth.

Local comedian Brie Johnson is apparently over the whole local thing. She is packing up and moving to Los Angeles. She drives out June 12, and expects to arrive two or three days later, beginning her search for bigger and better things, as she puts it. Good luck to ya!

100.3 The Beat’s Kiki the 1st Lady shared a miraculous story about her cell phone this week on her afternoon show, she said that last weekend she lost her cell phone in a nightclub. The phone was lost when it was on a belt clip. A few days later, she sad that she got a call from her mother that someone named Corey Bradford who was in that club had returned her phone to her cell company US Cellular. Unbelievably, Kiki got her cell phone back. Wow, therre are still some honest people left. We are happy you got your phone, girlfriend!

STL actress Kine Brown is one of the many STL June Cancerians stars who will be celebrating their b-days. She will be kickin it with her friends at Rue 13 June 28.

OOPS UP. OUTTOWN got an email from St. Louis Post Dispatch Director of Photograher Larry Coyne who was checking out the site. He emailed us cuz we copped a pic of one of his photographers. The email was, “Matt [sic], I'm glad to see you liked our photo of Ericka Strickland(the lady who was rescued from her car in a flood by a 911 caller two weeks ago). But, as journalist, you should also know that there are copyright laws regarding published materials, and we at the Post-Dispatch we do protect that right.So, I would appreciate it if you removed Rick Mach's photo of Erika from your website.

Our response to Coyne was: First off, thank you for reading OUTTOWN to even know that I had a photo from one of your photographers. Per your email, I have removed the pic. And as a journalist of 15 years, I do know the copyrightability of pics. I was not intending to cause harm.

And we weren’t. It just makes us realize that OUTTOWN is starting to become…dare we say it. Mainstream!

IN THE MIA(MISSING IN ACTIOn) FILE,. Where is former a State Rep candidate Ingrid Owens?

BLIND BITZ. Which mover and shaker faked the funk trying to pay for drinks with a declined AND fake credit card at a recent event? (Hint. This mover and shaker is part of a promotion team who has the letter "E" in their first and last name ) And if this isnt enuff, this mover and shaker will be a part of another blind item next week as well that will outtop this one!


The Black Rep, the country’s largest and premier professional African-American theatre company will close its 31st Season with SARAFINA! The Music of Liberation by Mbogeni Ngema, through June 29, 2008 at the Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square in St. Louis, Missouri. Reserve your seats by please calling (314) 534-3810 or visit
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. To reserve your seat please call (314) 534-3810 or visit

Performance Schedule, May 28 - June 29, 2008
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: Join the director and designers for a lively discussion on Thursday, May 29 at
12:00 p.m., lunch provided by Subway Delmar Loop
Student matinee performances on Wed, June 4 and June 18 at 10:00 a.m.


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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…………………….

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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


KETC / CHANNEL 9 presents Willie Nelson with Special Guest James HunterSaturday, June 14 • 7:30 pm at 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 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 KRAUSS Featuring T Bone Burnett Thursday, June 19 • 8pmFabulous Fox Theatre$67.50, $57.50 & $47.50Tickets are on sale now. Recipients 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 ……. GLADYS KNIGHT&AL GREENSunday, July 13 • 7:30 p.m.Fabulous Fox Theatre$124.50, $64.50, $54.50, $44.50, & $34.50!Purchase tickets at the Fox Box Office, MetroTix outletsor by calling 314/534-1111.Order tickets online at WAITSGlitter and Doom TourThursday, June 26 • 8 p.m.Fabulous Fox Theatre$102.50, $90, $70--2 ticket limit per orderMelissa Etheridge The Revival Tour 2008 Fox Theatre Monday, August 11 • 8 p.m. On-Sale Information: Purchase tickets at the Fox Box Office, MetroTix outlets or by calling 314/534-1111. Order tickets online at ....................................................................... Melissa Etheridge
The Revival Tour 2008
Fox Theatre
Monday, August 11 • 8 p.m.

On-Sale Information:
Tickets on sale this NOW!
Purchase tickets at the Fox Box Office, MetroTix outlets
or by calling 314/534-1111.
Order tickets online at

Fox Concerts presents Melissa Etheridge at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on
August 11 at 8 p.m. Come and experience the anthemic power,
compassion and generosity of spirit that is unlike any other live music
performer. Melissa Etheridge’s latest album, The Awakening has been
described as a collection of powerful and playful yet confessional and
engaging songs that are personal as well as universal. Time after time, her
concert performances reaffirm her enduring status as one of the greatest
all-time female rock icons………………………………

Evening WithDOLLY PARTONThursday, August 14 • 8 pmat the Fabulous Fox Theatre!$59.50, $54.50, $49.50, $44.50A limited number of Gold Circle seats are also available. On-Sale Information:Tickets on sale this Saturday, June 14 – phones and onlineat 10 am and box office and outlets at 11 am!Purchase tickets at the Fox Box Office, MetroTix outletsor by calling 314/534-1111.Order tickets online at

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

Sugars Lounge presents DJ Reece of Chicago Thursday, June 12 . 9 p.m. for more info go to TO BOOK BOTTLE SERVICE IN OUR VIP SECTIONSPLEASE CONTACT JEN AT 314-621-9946 OR VIA EMAIL AT JEN@SUGARSTLOUIS.COM

JUNE 12 - JUNE 28, 2008

For Tickets and Information
CALL: 314-865-1995

Join Salon 53, a private residential art gallery, and St. Louis Community College
for an extraordinary exhibition of African American artists “Texture in Art”
curated by Freida L. Wheaton/Salon 53 Artist Reception Friday June 13, 6 -8 pm
Gallery of Contemporary Art/Library Building on the campus of St. Louis Community College Forest Park, 5600 Oakland Avenue , St. Louis , Missouri 63110
Exhibition Dates: June 2 – 28, 2008......................................

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

OUTTOWN contributor Senora Robinson celebrates the Big 3-0 at Posh, 408 N Euclid, Fri. June 13. 8:30 p.m...............................

Father’s day dinner “A Tribute to fathers” , June 15 at the Ritz Carlton in Clayton. Dinner at 5 p.m.. Program at 6 p.m. Rev. Starsky Wilson guest speaker. Wayman Smith dinner chair. RSVP & TICKET INFO at 314.374.4406 or

Zodiac Connection (Gemini Red & Cancer Yellow) Special Birthday Edition: Jamie Spencer SoUL StyLz Saturday June 21, 2008 10pm-3am Nectar Lounge at 2001 Locust St.Louis Mo, 63103 The ''ZODIAC CONNECTION'' is a Color Coded Celebration Honoring the Compatibility of GEMINI (Red) & Cancer (Yellow). According to Traditional Zodiac legend, ages ago it was found one can gain an insight into what kind of person he/she will best be connected with, based on the Zodiac Signs. GEMINI & CANCER Ladies Wearing All shades of RED & YELLOW FREE all night. Guests come in Attire of Your Choice (Sexy Upscale) $5 B4 11:00P.M. Sexy. Swagger. Style!!! Cosmos & Martinis Specials (Carrie Fever) · $3 Miller · *Shot Specials*For FREE Birthday Set Up please contact 314.497.3861 or*

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



LME presents Summer Reign is a weekend event for those who miss those days when you had no cares, no worries and the only thing you had to worry about was where you were going later on that night to kick it. LME has lined up three hot summer events that are sure to have Saint Louis talking for months to come. LME has pulled out all the stops and rolled out the red carpet for this Lake of Ozarks event, so come prepared for two full days of fun, relaxation and straight kickin it. The Cool….a private pool party
June 27, 2008 8pm – 11pmThe Lodge of the Four Seasons The Cool will be the official kick off of the weekend. Come dressed the part…tank tops, flip flops and bathing suits. The Dream…..a private yacht party
June 28, 2008 11am – 2pmSet Sail from The Lodge of the Four Seasons The Dream will be fruition. We’ve secured a 150 passenger yacht and we’ll be sailing down the Lake vibing to Hip Hop & R&B with an OPEN BAR. This is definitely an event that will be talked about going into the evening’s main event. Quiet Storm….the climaxxx
June 28, 2008 9pm – UntilMist @ The Lodge of the Four Seasons Quiet Storm will be the weekends climax. We’re taking over the hottest lounge at the Lake of the Ozarks and we’re closing out the weekend on a high note.

Tickets for all events should be purchased in advance. We are offering all events bundled together for a very low price for a very limited amount of time. You’ll never find an event of this magnitude at the Lake of the Ozarks especially at the rate. FOR ONLINE TICKET PURCHASE VISIT:
or you can purchase one from your favorite LME member!TICKETS FOR ALL EVENTS TOGETHER ARE $40 UNTIL JUNE 6, 2008All events occur at the Lodge of the Four Seasons in which LME has reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate.


Something Blue & Beautiful Butterflies presents: SOMETHING FLY
June 28th @ Lucas House / 1220 Allen Ave (Allen & Gravois) in Soulard
8:00p.m. until 1:00a.m. Men free before 10:00p.m. Upscale attire required, fashion police will be present! For more information call: Lucas House at (314) 621-6565 Or email Portion of the proceeds will go to the Matthew Dickey Boys & Girls

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


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 and put or leave Employment in Subject Line! no phone calls please! Thank You for your interest in working with City Lights!!!!!!!!!!!

HELP-BITZ....CreativeWorks, LLC is officially bringing back the smashing, hit inspirational comedy Meeting at the Elder's Circle: The Gathering of the Ushers. After another revision of script, cast and crew, God has opened the door of opportunity to have this wonderful production produced by Footlights Productions, August 14-24, 2008 at Christ Church Cathedral. Why I am sending you this message? With your efforts and assistance, this show will be a great success. I am in need of contacts and promotional opportunities inorder to get the "word out". Please assist me accordingly. I will be most appreciative. For all inquiries, please email ………………………….Believing in Excellence in Education is a 6 week> life-skills summer program for ages 10-18 designed to> empower young people to BEE the best they can be. The> program focuses on etiquette/manners, social> responsibility, financial responsibility, internet safety,> peer pressure and more (see flyer). > > Open Registration is this Thursday, June 5th from 6pm-9pm> at the Emerson YMCA on Pershall Road (near hwy 270 &> West Florissant).> > Classes meet every Friday evening for 6 weeks from 6pm-9pm> and ends in a cotillion/beautillion so students can show> off their newly learned skills. For more information or log onto> .......................................
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, For more information or to register visit
or call (314) 997-6777……………………………………………….Stray Dog Theatre Hop into spring dance classes for children taught by Sheila Rabbitt - professional teacher/choreographer 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 Theatre 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 .......................................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
…………………………..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................


NEW: The Soulition and Absolut present Chocolate Sunday with Dj Needles, 9 p.m. at 609/The U Lounge, 609 Eastgate. Ladies Free til 11 p.m., Ladies $3, fellas $5.

NEW. presents Therapy every Sunday at Lush, 3037 Olive, doors at 10 p.m. (close at 3 a.m.) Ladies free til midnite. Fellas $5 before 11 p.m. ladies $5 after Midnite. $2 martinis til 11:30 p.m. Dress Code enforced. Free B-day parties (limited space). For info call 314.392.7882 or

NEW. Fred and Harry Inc. presents Champagne Sundays at Sol Lounge, 4241 Lindell, 3:30 p.m. Cocktails $5, Cover $3. For more info go to

NEW. The Head Nodders Ball w DJ Needles Mondays at the Delmar Lounge, 6235 Delmar 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. $3 Cover..........................

NEW: Neo Soul singer Silky Sol and Good for the Sol perform Sundays at Janae’s West, 7555 Olive Blvd, 5 p.m. For more info call 314.863.7420

Mondays are Comedy Nites at Janae’s West 7555 Olive Blvd, hosted by Darius Bradford. 8:30 p.m. $10 Cover. (314)863-7420...............................

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 nite long. 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..........................

NEW: Power Stiletto Entertainment Presents "Power Networking Wednesday's"where "powerful" minds meet to do "powerful" things in our community!
Date: Wednesdays 6 p.m.
Attire: Business/Business Casual (Stirctly Enforced)
Admission: Free
Ambiance: Sophisticated and Mature
Attitude: Bring your "A" game and plenty of business cards
Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of the In Spot Dessert Bar and Lounge5854 Delmar Boulevard
This event is also in support of the Saint Louis Susan G. Komen Race for the cure of breast cancer visit us at

NEW: Fusion with DJ Needles of the Solution, Wednesdays at Posh, 408 N Euclid, 8 p.m. 21 Y.O. and up NO HATS FELLAS. FREE

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

Power Couple Inc presents XCLUSIVE THURSDAY'S A place for the business professional looking for the true benefits of an UltraLounge. Join us at Posh Ultra Lounge for a relaxing evening of music, food, and never a cover with drink specials all night. Exclusive Thursdays @ POSH... where the elite meet. Happy Hour at 5 p.m. Ultra Lounge at 9 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

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 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

Tuff On Paper ENT presents Network and ShowcaseSaturdays every first Saturday of each month and LoveYourself Saturdays every third Saturday of each month,9.m.--until at the Spyglass, 255 Union at Lindell $5at the door. first 50 Ladies Free until 11 p.m. First25 ladies get a free drink. 21 and older. Grown andsexy attire. For showcase info hit up
or call 314.443.5001

Majic 104.9's BJ the DJ is personally inviting you to the Saturday to a straight up Old School limitation! The house party will 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

One of the most critically-acclaimed, powerful independent films of our generation!!!
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Mon.-Fri. between 10am - 5pm (CST) & selecting option #2
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Check out Leannett Payne’’s CHOCOLATE BLOG by emailing her at!

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

NEW: For your hip-hop ministry and Christian music services check out Mynista’s website at

NEW: Hear new music from STL singer Silky Sol at

For all your photography needs go to

The Black Rep's blog, Black Reppin. It can be found on its website,

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

Check out Lisa Rose blogsite on Strong PositiveBlack Sisters at
or go to her my space page at
for local literary group Sister’s Nineties Afrocentric literaryactivities for the family and youngsters.

Check out Lachrisa Crenshaw’s spa products at
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
For body painting, makeup, face painting wigs andother special effects, contact Jessica Dana at go to
Check out STLdee-jay Enoch online with his own radioplaylist.The Flow: Music Lounge. Peep it out at go to his myspace page www.myspace/enochisreal.
For all your STL hip-hop info needs, go to!
STL videographer Dana Christian has a website where people can send their professional music videos and films to get exposed. Itis
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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