Monday, June 16, 2008

OUT 426--STL TIDBITZ AND MORE!

Hello OUTTOWNERS

Its Wednesday and its time for one more for yawl and we will try and not make you sick in eagerness like a tomato to the stomach when we do it.

So lets get to it.

The third unsung STL artist we would like to highlight during Black Music Month is Fontella Bass.

The daughter of gospel singer Martha Bass (of the Clara Ward Singers), Bass was exposed to music at an early age, and was singing in her church's choir at six years old. As a teenager, Bass was attracted by more secular music. Throughout high school she began singing R&B songs at local contests and fairs. In 1961, Bass found steady work on the local Leon Claxton Show, playing piano and singing in the chorus. She also began playing piano on blues vocalist Little Milton's records. With the support of Bob Lyons, the manager of St. Louis station KATZ, Bass recorded several songs released through Bobbin Records. She saw no notable success outside her home town.


Two years later, she moved to Chicago after a dispute with Little Milton. She auditioned for Chess Records, who immediately signed her as a recording artist. Her first works with the label were several duets with blues singer Bobby McClure, also a newcomer to the label. Released early in 1965, "Don't Mess Up a Good Thing" found immediate success, reaching the top five at R&B radio and peaking at #33 at pop. They followed their early success with "You'll Miss Me (When I'm Gone)" that summer, a song that had mild success, reaching the top 30 at R&B, but barely charting at pop.

After a brief tour, Bass returned to the studio. The result was an original composition with an aggressive bass and drum work by Maurice White, of the future Earth, Wind, & Fire. The song, "Rescue Me," shot up the charts in the fall and winter of 1965. After a month-long run at the top of the R&B charts, the song reached #1 R&B and #4 at the pop charts. She followed with "Recovery," which did moderately well, peaking at #13 at R&B and #37 at pop in early 1966. The same year brought two more R&B hits, "I Can't Rest" (backed with "I Surrender)" and "You'll Never Know." Her only album with Chess Records, The New Look, sold reasonably well, but Bass decided to leave the label after only two years, in 1967.


In 1970 Bass recorded two albums with the Art Ensemble of Chicago, The Art Ensemble of Chicago with Fontella Bass and Les Stances A Sophie. The latter was the soundtrack from the French movie of the same title. Bass' vocals, backed by the powerful, pulsating push of the band has allowed the Theme De YoYo to remain an underground cult classic ever since.] After three years performing in Paris with the Art Ensemble of Chicago and Art Ensemble member, St. Louis native jazz trumpeter, Lester Bowie (whom she married) and the Art Ensemble of Chicago, she returned to St. Louis in 1972 to raise her family.

Even with the success of "Rescue Me" it was years and much litigation before Bass would be credited with her part in the songwriting process and the royalties she actually deserved from the song. Some sources credit the climate for racial discrimination and the treatment of women in the music business for these issues at that point in time.

Again, in 1993 Bass had to enter into litigation against American Express and Ogilvy & Mather for the unauthorized use of the song in a commercial for the credit card giant.(Aretha Franklin was also used to sing the song)


[The next few years found Bass at a number of different labels, but saw no notable successes. After her second album, Free, flopped in 1972, Bass retired from music. She returned occasionally, being featured as a background vocalist on several recordings, including those of her husband, the late St. Louis native Lester Bowie, a jazz trumpeter and member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago.


In the 1990s she hosted a short-lived Chicago radio talk show, and has released several gospel records on independent labels. Always sharing her musical gift in local churches, she went on to perform internationally and at Carnegie Hall. 1995's Grammy-nominated album "No Ways Tired" and 1999's "Speaking in Tongues" showcase the extraordinary talents of Fontella Bass.

Like many artists of her time, Bass experienced a revival of interest. Her voice can be heard on two tracks on The Cinematic Orchestra's 2002 album Every Day, and another two tracks on their 2007 album Ma Fleur.

She was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame on May 21, 2000 . She is the older sister of R&B singer David Peaston, who was a former Showtime at the Apollo champion.

Bass suffered a stroke in 2005.

OK. Now here are some of the newz:







The Imbev—Anheuser Busch Takeover War is still brewin in the STL with so many turns and stops that we are sure this could become a year long news item. First up, supporters of an effort to keep Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis are organized a rally at Al Hrabosky's Ballpark Saloon. Hrabosky spoke to the crowd and whipped up crowd enthusiasm. Then they marched to the Stan Musial statue on the west side of the ballpark. One of the organizers and supporters was Ed Martin, Gov. Matt Blunt's former chief of staff, who started the website http://www.saveab.com/. And speaking of the website, as of this blogging, 30,000 signatures have been posted on it saying NO to Imbev buying out Anheuser Busch. Then it was discovered that Imbev wanted to buy AB for $46 billion, keep the breweries, have ST Louis as the main headquarters for AB and for good measure name the new merger company with Abs heritage in mind. .During the public outcry, privately, AB stock owner Warren Buffett (who owns 5 percent) spoke to AB prez August Busch IV, to discuss the hostile bid. Buffett wanted to remain neutral and negotiate.
Soon after, AB started talks with Mexican beer company Grupo Modelo causing rumors that AB was trying to use Modelo to thwart Imbev;s bouyout (which according to Abs public relations firm was not true). AB accoridnfg to reprts just wanted to explore all of its options before negotiating with Imbev. In a letter that appeared aimed at Anheuser-Busch shareholders, InBev suggested that doing a deal with Modelo could impact the value of its $65-a-share takeover offer.
InBev, whose beers include Stella Artois and Beck's, on Wednesday made an unsolicited bid to buy Anheuser-Busch, which brews the popular Budweiser brand. A deal would create the world's largest brewer. St Louis, Missouri-based Anheuser-Busch responded that its board would evaluate the proposal carefully Anheuser-Busch owns a 50 percent stake in Modelo, maker of Corona beer, which is emerging as a critical power broker in the battle for control of Anheuser-Busch. (Hmmm, so if we are thinking logically here, if AB owns 50 percent of Modelo, if Modelo buys AB, then it would be as though they were not bought if AB already has 50 percent of Modelo. It would be like moving 50 dollars from your checkings account to your savings account, but its still 50 dollars). Next was students at Mizzou threatening to boycott all Imbev products (talk about incentive college kids protesting a college staple—beer?) and they have developed a Facebook petition for folk to sign. Then the political machine got involved. Both Mo. Gov. Matt Blunt abnd STL Mayor Francis Slay opposed the takeover and used their political avenues to try and see if they could stop it. Blunt in particular talked with the Federal Trade Commisssion to inquire if Imbev was violating trade laws with a possible monopoly (The answer was NO). It was rumored that AB wanted state intervention, but that was another rumor that was not true according to its public relations firm.
Then lastly, the newest political intervention came just a day ago when Inbev prez Carlos Brito traveled to Washington Dc and visited Mo. Senator Claire McCaskill to convince her that the Imbev-AB combo would be a match made in heaven. Well in her words she told him, “I amd from the Show Me State so, you are going to have to show me.” HILARRRRRRRRRRRRRRIOUS. Basically, McAskill said Hell to the Naw. She said that she voiced what the city of STL was feeling. Her points were that AB has a 100 plus year history in St. Louis as being a family created independent company (yet the family only owns 4 percent of its voting and executive power!), there’s no proof that jobs wont be cut and Imbev’s past business practices of taking over businesses and cleaning house.
All we can say is bravo to the city of St. Louis for rallying around something that they are passionate about, but on the flipside, if the “city” can rally around more important issues like our children’s education in the St. Louis Public Schools and the controversial firings that occurred in the Mayor’s office with the Fire Chief Sherman George, the playing field would be balanced. The protests from both these events have just as much merit if not more than ballyhooing over STL’s rite to own beer. We just saying.
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This week, The Missouri State High School Activities Association stripped Vashon High School of three state basketball championships for placing ineligible players on the court. The action finalizes a 19-month investigation of the Vashon program and its legendary coach Floyd Irons. The school must give up their titles from 2001, 2004 and 2006. Those titles will go to the three runners-up in those years: Liberty, Kearney and Springfield Kickapoo. Vashon must also forfeit five district championships and a 2005 second-place finish. Back in April, Vashon presented the state association with the results of its own internal investigation. At the time, officials said the school would likely lose at least three titles. This spring, St. Louis Public Schools reported that Vashon used at least five ineligible players on championship basketball teams over five years. The names of the five players have not been released publicly by the state association. Irons was removed as coach of Vashon in 2006 after an audit found mismanagement of money in the basketball program.
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As of this writing,. Presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain was going to be in the STL area to conduct a seminar on energy and national security Wednesday in the student union at Missouri State University.

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Mo Sen. Clair McCaskill is getting around this week. Earlier in the week, she and Sens. Christopher "Kit" Bond got a bit beefy with Vice Premier Wang Qishan, a top Chinese economic official, and others for a biz meeting at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Clayton, Qishan held closed-door meetings with Missouri's two U.S. senators while business leaders pitched the region to a roomful of Chinese firms looking to invest in the Midwest. The Chinese are exploring the notion of making St. Louis their Midwestern port of entry to the United States. Well, the two senators got the effort started by vowing to help send beef through Lambert Airport to China (and from reports occurred during talks after a lunch of Midwestern beef) who are experiencing inflation over its economy and products, one being beef. Reports now are if this trade will cause beef in the STL to rise, and of course experts are saying that it should not…..but then again, who thought gas would be 4 dollars a gallon? Okay?.

Lori Drew, the Missouri woman accused of taking part in a MySpace hoax that ended with 13-year-old Megan Meier’s suicide , pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles federal court. She was released on $20,000 bond. As of this writing, Drew’s case has yet to be assigned to a judge and a trial date. However, after both are met, she would then be allowed to return to her home state pending trial. (Drew so far avoided state charges). Drew is accused of one count of conspiracy and three counts of accessing protected computers without authorization to get information used to inflict emotional distress. Each of the four counts against Drew carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison. It was reported that as soon as Drew returns back home, she and her family are going to move due to the inevitable popularity the case will have and media hounding of her whereabouts.


St. Louis Cards first baseman Albert Pujols will be out three weeks following his calf injury last week. But the big newz in the Cards bullpen was the scary moment involving Yadier Molina in the ninth inning of the Cardinals’ game against Philadelphia last Sunday. Molina was involved in a collision at home with Eric Bruntlett, and suffered a mild concussion. The Cardinals got the out, and
later won 7-6 in 10 innings, but Molina had to be taken off the field on a stretcher. It wasn't clear at the time of the incident whether Molina would end up on the disabled list, but Molina aint having it. Molina lobbied St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa for a quick return to the lineup. Molina was available Tuesday on an emergency basis, but the Cardinals hoped they could make it through their game with Kansas City using only Jason LaRue. Molina caught some warmup pitches during the game. Now that’s what you call determination and dedication to the game.











STL. Sen and Sen. Minority Leader Maida Coleman \ “hot weather rule” legislation was signed into law this week by Acting Governor, Lt. Gov Peter Kinder (Gov. Blunt was on vacation). Prior to the signing, consumer advocates were asking the Missouri Legislature to pass a "hot weather rule" to prevent utilities from turning off power during heat waves. They say lives are at stake: Missouri had 292 heat-related deaths during the past 10 years. Thus, Coleman presented legislation to the Senate Commerce, Energy and the Environment Committee. The bill would bar power companies from disconnecting service to residential customers from June to Sept when either the temperature is expected to rise above 95 degrees or the heat index above 105 degrees for 24 hours. Coleman reportedly said too many people have died: "They were afraid to use their fans or air-conditioning because of the high cost of utilities."




With enrollment for the fall semester already at record levels, the University of Missouri-Columbia has decided to stop taking admissions applications from freshmen. Already 5,860 freshmen have paid the initial enrollment deposit, which would be the largest freshmen class by more than 850 students. Freshmen enrollment in the fall of last year was 5,027. The official enrollment, determined after the 20th day of classes, dropped by 45 to 4,982.University officials set a 7 a.m. Monday deadline for accepting any more applications. The official campus application deadline was May 15, but the school traditionally ignores that deadline and reviews applications until the first day of class in August.




The President Casino is still closed from the flooding. And speaking of flooding, the Mississippi is suppose to crest 10 feet above flood stage on June 21.

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If you were planning on taking an Amtrak to Chitown to check out the city’s Taste of Chicago or anything else going on up there, you can forget it. Amtrak is temporarily canceling some trains along its St. Louis-to-Chicago corridor and modifying the schedule of others to accommodate track repairs in central Illinois. Railroad officials say some of the changes will remain in effect through June 24

Speaking of trains, have yawl got your free June 19 boarding pass from Metro during its Dump the Pump program?


Congrats to STL rapper Nelly. He along with his Iron Ring Team MMA World Champion Jermaine Andre’, entertainment guru Rob Evans, Iron Ring Champion Darryl Cobb crushed the comp on BET’s Iron Ring reality show over other celebrity teams such as Team Floyd Maywhether, Team Little John, Team Ludacris, & Team Dipset! They had a party to celebrate the victory at Skybox Monday. In unrelated news, according to gossip reports, Nelly’s lady, Ashanti has denied reports she is engaged to longtime boyfriend Nelly-but is sure they will wed one day. Hmm, any predictions when that day will be? Why do we feel as though it may occur during the street release of his new CD Brass Knuckles in August? Why do we think that? But we could be wrong.










After 14 years on the air as a reporter for KMOV-TV, Kara Kaswell is leaving next week. Kaswell says there were "contract and life issues involved" in her decision to ankle the station. During her time on the air, Kaswell was nominated for six Emmy awards for breaking news and investigative coverage. No word yet on where she's headed. Hmm, contract and life issues. Hmm, that sounds like she already had a offer in the works with more money and more time for her family. But at any rate.....







STL model/mogul Kimora Lee Simmons’ STL episode of her reality show “Kimora Lee Life in the Fab Lane” on the Style network was aired as a part of a marathon last Sunday. In the episode titled, “High School Daze” where she returns to her hometown of St featured many STL stars and landmarks as she received awards and hosts a party to kickoff Alive Magazine’s Fashion Week in March (SEE OUT 352 and 353 for coverage) Those STL stars seen in the episode included Mayor Francis Slay, ALIVE’s Jill Manoff, and SYNERGY’s Amit Dawan (who was in a funny scene with one of Kimora’s assistants over the right saying of “Fabulositini”) and Kimora’s STL relatives including her distant father Vernon Whitlock. They actually had speaking parts in the episode (and we are sure they signed non-union vouchers for payment). Also in the episode were STL City License Collector Mike McMillan, Wash U Professor Jeigh Singleton, Veteran Fashion Designer Susan Block, Anheuser Busch VP Johnny Furr , STL Post Fashion writer Debra Bass, models Renata Walsh and Christiaan Cofield, and YOURS TRULY Ma’at Atkins. They all had nonspeaking or barely in the scene scenes, but they can be seen. Landmarks in the scene were The Arch (of course), Union Station, and Imo’s Pizza in downtown STL. Now what was up with this porno tape Kimora said she directed with a video camera when she was a teen? TMP!





A portion of Def Poetry Jam poet Sunni Patterson’s May 26th performance in St. Louis at Legacy and HOTBOX Virtualclub is available on the net for those who want to remember it; and for those who missed it. Go to
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0rhed8uUyg.








A big budget flick is about to be filmed in the STL and directed by a STL native."Almost Doesn't Count" is slated to begin production in St. Louis, MO in August. The script is helmed by critically acclaimed writer-director Chrys Yvette (A Woman's Worth, Say, Amen!) and produced by Jerrin L. DeLoatch, president of Serenity Arts & Entertainment. The writer-producer duo is currently in pre-production on the film. It is a riveting story centered around a lovesick bride to be whose dreams of the perfect wedding crash come when her fiancé ups and leaves. "Shooting the movie at home will be special," said Yvette to EURWEB.com. Family and friends are financing the project. "After working in Hollywood for the past ten years, to return home to shoot "Almost Doesn't Count" is a dream come true," says Yvette. The movie will be released in the Fall and distributed worldwide by Serenity Arts & Entertainment. She also has started teaching acting classes for folk who wanna get into the biz (SEE HELP BITZ BELOW)
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Majic 104.9 Tony Scott Show producer Arrika Parr had the radiowaves heated this week after her provocative comments about Barack Obama's Father's Day Speeach at the Apostolic Church in Chi Town. Her comment was that although she supports Obama, she wanted to know why Obama was very negative on the black man and his lack of responsibilities with the family. Her point was he never talks about race and when he does, it was something negative about the black men and not positive. Well, that brought up a lot of interesting conversations from his comments weren't negative to he should not be protected on what he says. Well OUTTOWN wanted to say this: In our opionion, Barack has talked about race when he spoke about his father and mother a few months back in his speech on America. Two, as a black man, and being the first in what he is about to accomplish, you cannot speak too pro-black when youre black in a racially mixed culture as America. You have to be colorblind to a degree so folk can see you as universal. Thats how the game is played. Third, we didnt see his comments as negative but constructive. And he, as well as with Bill Cosby and his criticisms, is an example of the positive aspects of the black man: hard working, family man, provider, and non-criminalized. Thanks Arrika for your comments that has caused a tsunami of conversation in the Lou.

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Congrats to STL fitness model Fred Williams who took 2nd Place in the NPC (national Physique Committee) Oklahoma State and Central Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure Championships in Tulsa last weekend. He placed in the Novice Middleweight Class.

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Some of St. Louis’ movers and shakers chilled with one of R&B’s top bands. St. Louis Post Pop Critic Kevin Johnson and STL mover and shaker couple Ms. Gina of DIVA and BJ the DJ of Majic 104.9 hung out with Tony! Toni! Tone! after their performance at Harrah’s Casino last Thursday . Oh, no lead singer Raphael Saadiq was not there,. He left the group a few years back. new lead singer, cousin Amar Khalil









Happy b-day to another June Cancerians, STL comedian Maurice G. To celebrate it, he will be working. He along with his comic friends will perform at St. Louis Happy Hour Bar And Grill on June 26 (SEE EVENT-BITZ BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS)







And happy belated b-day to Ma’at Atkins dad, Herman Atkins who celebrated number 63 Monday (the day after Father’s day!).........................................................Was it us daydreamin, or did we see STL actress Erica Sutherin pumping in her car at the BP in Belleville on the North Belt Tuesday? We thought she was in Cali. Maybe she is here visiting. If it was her. Does anyone know? .................................................................We are sure we peeped up in Whole Foods on Brentwood in Clayton and ran into Nubia Café owner Hon. Henry Iwenofu Tuesday evening trying to find some wheat pancakes up in there. Hope you found them cuz all we saw up in that freezer were waffles. LOL.








IN THE MIA(MISSING IN ACTION) FILE—Where is Matthew Dickey’s Indigo Sams?









BLIND BITZ. Part DOS. Last week we gave you more of the same blindness on a mover and shaker who tried to use a fake credit card to pay for drinks at a particular venue, and we were gonna give you part two next week. Well, next week is here. Now, while the credit card processing was going on, this person told this other person that they were quitting the promotions team they are affiliated with. But what is so hilarious, the mover and shaker told the person the WRONG promotions team. It was apparent that the mover and shaker was as drunk and lit as a smoking cigarette. Who is this mover and shaker? (Again the hint is, this person has an E in their first and last name).


EVENT--BITZ

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 http://www.theblackrep.org/ 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
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: 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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STESS FREE FRIDAYS -Friday, June 20, 2008, 5pm-UNTILat the R Bar (http://www.rbarstl.com/)4054 Choteau Ave, just West of Vandeventer—The Grove Neighborhood314-480-2415 EARLY ARRIVAL IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED!Stress Free Fridays visits The R Bar, located in The Grove Neighborhood and we will be teaming up with The AFRICA Group...The AFRICA Group raises funds to prepare our youth for employment opportunities in the Business Sector...dig into your pockets and help support this worthy cause all while enjoying the many amenities that The R Bar has to offer...bring a friend and leave your stresses at the doorstep... Bring your business cards and be prepared to network as you> > never know who you might meet...employment Please visit our NEW website:> > > http://www.stressfreefridays.ning.com/

STRAY DOG THEATRE presents MORNING'S AT SEVEN
BY: PAUL OSBORN
DIRECTED BY: GARY F. BELL
THRU JUNE 28, 2008
THURSDAY - SATURDAY AT 8 PM - SATURDAY 6/28 at 2 PM ONLY$18 FOR ADULTS / $15 FOR SENIORS & STUDENTS 9 PERFORMANCES AT
TOWER GROVE ABBEY
2336 TENNESSEE AVE. / SAINT LOUIS, MO 63104
For Tickets and Information
CALL: 314-865-1995
http://www.straydogtheatre.org/



Precision Ent & Bud Light Lime present “LADIES NIGHT" on Friday, June 20 at 9:00pm.at 609 Restaurant & U Lounge To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=22396977641


Bishop V Luv presents Who’s the Hottest Act of the Year Contest. Fri. June 20 at Spruills, 1101 N Jefferson. For more info call 314.574.9601 or
bishopvluv@yahoo.com


MEGS and the city of Belleville will be hosting its first ever Pridefest event on Saturday, June 21, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Club Escapade, 133 W. Main street Contact: Jessie at (618) 277-0743.

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 info@soulstylz.com*


The Konnection presents CHOCOLATE Saturday, June 21 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. at Simply Fondue, 1629 Locust. Ladies $5 before 11 p.m. $10 gen admission. VIP drink specials.



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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…………………….

EVENT SPOTLIGHT





SUPER JAM CONCERT "PRE PARTY"
"MEET AND GREET"@SKYBOX
THIS FRIDAY NIGHT JUNE 20TH
DOORS OPEN AT 9PM
EVERYBODY IS FREE TIL 10THIS FRIDAY NIGHT...DONT MISS THE MEET AND GREET OF THE SUPER JAM ARTISTS AT THE SKYBOX -EVERY BODY FREETIL 10PM....ALL POWERED BY LOOSE CANNON ENT‏

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 314-831-7505
Please 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



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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 http://www.robertplantalisonkrauss.com/. ……. 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 http://www.metrotix.com/.2008-2009.......................................TOM 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 http://www.metrotix.com/. ....................................................................... 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 http://www.metrotix.com/.


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 http://www.metrotix.com/.

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Monday, August 18 • 8 p.m.
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On-Sale Information:
Tickets on sale Saturday, June 21 at 10AM!
Purchase tickets at the Fox Box Office, MetroTix outlets
or by calling 314/534-1111.
Order tickets online at www.metrotix.com.


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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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




T.I AND GRAND HUSTLE HUSTLE PRESENTS"THE GRAND HUSTLE COMEDY SHOW TOUR" HOSTED BY LIL DUVAL AT STLOUIS HOUSE OF COMEDY CLUB ON THE LANDING, 801 N. 2nd St. Shows are 8p.m. and 10:30 p.m., After party follows. Advance tickets online at http://www.stlhousofcomedy.com/
or box office. For more info call 314.241/5233.





Power Couple Inc presents a meet and greet with Don Calloway, candidate for State Rep of the 71st District, 6:30 p.m., June 26, at the Grammophone, 4243 Manchster. Suggested Donation $50. For more info email at
info@powercoupleinc.com


St. Louis Happy Hour Bar And Grill Live it Thursdays presents A Fall Out Happy Hour and Comedy Show featuring Maurice G and Friends Jessie Taylor, Mista McGriff, Jay Lee, St. Louis Slym, and Hot Sauce. FREE Food and Jack Daniels Drink Specials, Thurs. June 26. Door 6 p.m. Show 8 p.m. To RSVP call Cerise Cohee at 314.504.1642





Precision Entertainment, LLC & Miss Independence present PANACHE, Friday, June 27 at 8:00pm. At PURE Ultra Lounge & Bistro (formerly America's Pub)To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=17761447733


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: http://www.lme-stl.com/summer.html
or you can purchase one from your favorite LME member! All events occur at the Lodge of the Four Seasons in which LME has reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate..........................................

Dance diva Martha Wash will perform at Pridefest at Tower Grove Park, June 29 at 3 p.m. Pridefest itself is June 28 and 29. For morte info go to http://www.pridestl.org/

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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 info@beautifulbutterfliesinc.org
Portion of the proceeds will go to the Matthew Dickey Boys & Girls

Robert invited you to "Red, White, & Blue Weekend!" on Friday, July 4 at 4:30pm.Event: Red, White, & Blue Weekend! "In The Lake of the Ozarks! Hottest Weekend of the Summer!"What: Holiday PartyHost: Precision Entertainment & Roc Star PromotionsWhen: Friday, July 4 at 4:30pmWhere: Kirkwood LodgeTo see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=14825799286

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.

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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!!!!!!!!!!!


REGISTER NOW FOR THE CHRYS YVETTE ACTING STUDIO WORKSHOP STARTING JULY 12TH! At the Chrys Yvette Acting Studio you will learn valuable skills that will help you master the art of working and not just auditioning. Many spend most of their time training more than they do acting. Not here, we are looking for actors to train with the C.Y.A.S. Technique, and put you right to work on one of our movies, plays, showcases, sitcom pilots, or soundtracks. We donʼt just train, we get you the job too! TO REGISTER VISIT http://www.cyactingstudio.com/
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This class is followed by a showcase by the Chrys Yvette Acting Studio actors and a reception with industry insiders!

Class times are subject to change TO REGISTER, VISIT http://www.cyactingstudio.com/
OR CALL 314-221-4198

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 meetingattheeldercircle@gmail.com. ………………………….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> http://www.beelieve.org/ .......................................
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 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 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 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

NEW: The St. Louis Poetry Slam will be holding a preliminary qualifying round for all interested poets wanting a chance to make the team to go on and represent St. Louis in The National SLAM Competition held later this year. Come out and sign up to make your spot on the team. The Slam 1st Round starts at 9:45 pm at Legacy Books and Café before the regularly scheduled Open mic.on Fridays. Come out and be a Judge, Audience member, or Competitor (Sign up is at the door. *$5 cover. For more info, call David A. N. Jackson 314 995-9570



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. Venuestl.com 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 therapystl@gamil.com


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 http://www.1stfriday-stl.com/

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
http://www.inspotlounge.com/

This event is also in support of the Saint Louis Susan G. Komen Race for the cure of breast cancer visit us at http://www.powerstiletto.com/






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 www.myspace.com/URBANCASUALFRIDAYS



All Star Inc presents Grown Folks Friday at St. Louis happy Hour bar and Gruill, 12948 Halls ferry at Parker Rd., with Dj Sir Thirl. Ladies Free til 11 p.m. FREE Parking.




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 http://www.thevirtualounge.net/








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




Majic 104.9's BJ the DJ is personally inviting you to the 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/





PIECES OF A DREAM"
One of the most critically-acclaimed, powerful independent films of our generation!!!
ORDER IT NOW AT http://www.one-wayproductions.com/
orBy calling the Customer Service toll free# at 888-418-8637
Mon.-Fri. between 10am - 5pm (CST) & selecting option #2
(accepting debit/credit cards & checks/money orders)
Get the "Pieces Of A Dream" Feature Film DVD /
the Music Soundtrack CD
individually available for $13 + shipping/handling
orGet the "Pieces Of A Dream" Combo Pack (Both the DVD & CD)
for $23 + shipping/handling. Fans worldwide are responding and joining the "Conscious" Film Movement!!! Snapping up more than 30,000 copies of the independently produced "conscious" film "PIECES OF A DREAM" DVD & Music Soundtrack CD,since it's worldwide release in December 2007.



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.



NEW: For your hip-hop ministry and Christian music services check out Mynista’s website at http://www.reverbnation.com/mynistaakadoctawuzdead?eid=591050_2558942


NEW: Hear new music from STL singer Silky Sol at http://www.myspace.com.redafroqueen/



For all your photography needs go to www.lanceomarthurman.com/






The Black Rep's blog, Black Reppin. It can be found on its website, http://www.theblackrep.org/







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







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 literary activities 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/

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.com
for pub or info you want on OUTTOWN.























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