How was your week?
Its Wednesday so its OUTTOWN TIME!
As we get into the first week of Summer here is what’s up. The last unsung artist we are paying homage to is Phil Perry and the Montclairs
Born in East St. Louis (some reports say Springfield) , IL on January 12, 1952, Perry is an R&B musician and a former member of the soul group The Montclairs. They Montclairs were a Sweet Soul vocal group who were, actually, named after a local brand of cigarettes!This R & B vocal group from East St. Louis comprised of Perry lead vocalist, David Frye, George McLellan, Kevin Sanlin and Clifford 'Scotty' Williams. The group recorded their first single in 1969, which was only distributed in the St. Louis area, and the following year began recording for bandleader / producer, the late, Oliver Sain at his Archway Studio. They also recorded 'Hey You! Don't Fight It!' on Arch in the late 60's, and recorded other sides for the Vanessa, Premium and United International imprints.
Sain arranged for the group to be signed with Paula Records, based in Shreveport, Louisiana. At Paula the group released the songs for the label, 'Dreaming Out Of Season' (number 34 R & B), in 1972, 'Beggin' Is Hard To Do' (number 33 on Billboard) and 'Make Up For Lost Time' (number 46 R & B) in 1974. In 1974, Clifford Williams was drafted into the U.S. military and the group continued as a quartet. Their only album, 'Dreamin' Out Of Season', was released in 1972, with the track 'Prelude To A Heartbreak' (number 70 R & B) released as a single the following year. Their last chart record was 'Baby You Know (I'm Gonna Miss You)' (number 40 on Billboards charts) in 1974. After the Montclairs left Paula in 1975, they disbanded.
In 1979, Phil Perry moved to Los Angeles, hooking up with producer Chuck Jackson who signed the singer to Capitol, along with Kevin Sanlin of the Montclairs, to form the duo Perry & Sanlin. Their first single reached number 81. , Phil Perry has spent most of his career as one of the most sought-after backing vocalists in the music business. His bright, multi-octave range has played a supporting role on dozens of albums by such acts as Anita Baker, Boz Scaggs, Rod Stewart, Peabo Bryson and George Duke.
In 1985 Perry married soul/jazz singer Lillian "Tang" Tynes, and began a marriage partnership that has lasted ever since.They continued as songwriters and freelance producers (Perry wrote and prioduced Aretha Franklin;’s 1980 R&B hit, “United Together”.)
Perry issued his own debut LP, 'The Heart Of The Man', for Capitol in 1991 where he had his biggest success with the remake of Aretha Franklin’s number-one R&B hit "Call Me", as well as the top forty R&B singles "Amazing Love" and "Forever" all from the hit album The Heart of the Man, even though he has released many albums since his breakthrough in 1991, he has not had major success since. His follow-up album, 1994’s Pure Pleasure, was perhaps his best, and included fantastic remakes of “After the Love is Gone” and “If Only You Knew” and a seven minute cover of the Spinners’ “Love Don’t Love Nobody” that was sheer magic.
During the 90s, Perry also received increased coverage on Smooth Jazz radio through his guest work on albums by Lee Ritenour and Windham Hill subsidiary of Private Music who signed Perry, along with Barry White and Peabo Bryson, in an attempt to become the major label in the confluence of the Urban Adult Contemporary and Smooth Jazz formats. His Private Music debut, One Heart One Love, was aimed straight at the Smooth Jazz market and hit the top five on the back of its killer title track, despite being perhaps his weakest album. His follow-up album, My Book of Love, received less attention, but was a far stronger album. Book was also the album on which Perry began to take a more active role in songwriting and production, putting his personal imprint beyond the vocal performance. This led to his lead songwriting role on 2001’s Magic, an excellent album on Peak Records that showed Perry in complete control over his music.
He was also featured on a song with The Emotions, "I Wanna Thank You For My Love", on the Bebe's Kids soundtrack. In 2007 he toured with saxophonist Dave Koz.
And now onto the newz.
The levees in the Missouri area have been filling up in the newz these days. Just Tuesday, The swollen Mississippi River burst another levee, submerging farmland and threatening a residential area whose occupants had already moved out in anticipation of a flood. The Elm Point levee failure near St. Charles comes as teams furiously fill sandbags to reinforce other waterlogged embankments guarding towns still waiting for the arrival of the huge river's flood crest. A mobile home park where about 700 people live near the Elm Point Levee had already been evacuated.Forecasters expect the last stretch of the bloated river to crest later this week..
The constant pressure of the river remains also the primary concern in Lincoln County, where officials asked for volunteers Monday to help fill 50,000 sandbags to fortify the 2 1/2-mile-long Pin Oak levee, Federal officials said they couldn't be sure it would survive through the river's crest at Winfield later in the week. If it breaches, the river will swamp 100 homes in east Winfield, as well as 3,000 acres of farm fields, several businesses and a city ballpark. A muskrat that burrowed a hole in the soft ground released a geyser of water, and officials said it took nearly six hours Monday to choke off the leak.
In Foley, north of Winfield, floodwaters late Monday were filling the higher part of town. The east side of Foley was already submerged. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the levees along the Mississippi River near the Metro East area are doing their jobs. However, they should be watched.Officials say the Mississippi at St. Louis will crest at 37.5 feet, a moderate flood level about 12 feet below the 1993 record.
The five metro-east levee systems, which are located at Wood River, the Chain of Rocks Bridge, East St. Louis, Prairie Du Pont and Fish Lake, were built about 40 years ago and were designed to withstand a 500-year level event. However, reports say recent flooding has shown the levees cannot perform at a 100-year level.Officials say once river levels recede, the Army corps will be able to assess the damage and determine what work needs to be done to the improve the levees.
The brewing of a hostile takeover of Anheuser Busch and Imbev continues. Last week, the prez of Imbev Carlos Brito visited D.C and met with Mo. Senator Clair McCaskill, then he met with Mo. Senator Kit Bond (PICTURED FAR RIGHT) to talk about the company's proposed buyout of Anheuser-Busch.Sen. Bond told Brito that the St. Louis community depends on Anheuser-Busch for charitable and civic endeavors. He said the buyout could cause St. Louis workers to lose their jobs and hurt the state's economy. Both senators want to ensure InBev's proposed takeover of Anheuser-Busch would not create a monopoly of the U.S. beer market. Then, The head of Mexican beer company Grupo Modelo, Carlos Fernandez (PICTURED RIGHT), stepped down from the board of Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. as the remaining directors of the iconic American brewer of Budweiser are considering a $46 billion takeover offer from Belgian brewer InBev.
The Live on the Levee/Fair St. Louis activities will be moved to a safer location cuz of the flooding. Both will be mov ed to Soldiers Field nearly a mile away from the Archgrounds at 14th and Market streets. Floodwater forced organizers to move the summer series of free concerts and family activities off the St. Louis riverfront. Organizers could not find a safe downtown location to launch the annual display, considered one of most spectacular in the nation. River levels are expected to be low enough for barge traffic, but not so low to accommodate large crowds on Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard, the original site of the events. Jefferson National Memorial Deputy Superintendent Frank Mares said spectators are welcome to view the fireworks at the Gateway Arch. However, he expects portions of the Arch's staircases to remain fenced off until floodwater has receded and city street crews clear Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard of debris. The National Park Service will erect checkpoints into the park. There will be no other organized activities or vendors on the Arch grounds.Fair St. Louis runs July 4-5. Live Off the Levee runs on Friday and Saturday evenings July 11 to Aug. 2. The 15- to 20-minute fireworks displays start at 9:15 p.m.
On the East Side, federal officials have declared that East St. Louis' levee system doesn't meet current standards for flood protection. The questionable levee system protecting the city's population of largely poor, black and disenfranchised residents has produced comparisons to New Orleans. There, the levee system's failure in Hurricane Katrina drew attention to the city's racial divisions and government's perceived indifference to blacks, many of whom lived along the flawed levees. llinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich last month signed into law a measure that lets Illinois counties each create a flood-protection district that could increase the local sales tax by a quarter of a cent to help pay for levee improvements.
East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks Jr. (PICTURED) would love to see those repairs on the levee in this once-thriving city where a casino now is the biggest employer. But Parks trusts that the current levees will hold as the Mississippi River rises.
Just this week a small sand boil was found in East St. Louis by a Corps of Engineers inspection team. The boil is being countered by the Metro East Sanitary District (MESD) with technical assistance from the Corps of Engineers. The boil has been assessed as manageable. Sand boils occur when high river elevations on the outside of the levee create enough hydrostatic pressure to push fine particles of soil to the surface inside the levee along with the water flow.If left unchecked this groundwater flow could erode the levee foundation and weaken the levee.``We feel, based on what we heard from the Army Corps, that we're not in imminent danger,'' Parks said.
A St. Charles man is in critical condition at a St. Charles hospital after being struck by lightning Tuesday. The man was struck at the Deerfield Village Mobile Home Park during a thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon. Neighbors say, he was out on his porch during the storm. They think he was reaching for a glass when lightning struck. They heard a loud crack and ran outside. The glass had shattered and their neighbor was lying unresponsive on the porch. Emergency crews were able to restart his heart at the scene. They took him to a local hospital where he is in critical condition.
Any one go to the Race for the Cure Marathon this past Saturday?
Congrats to two St. Louis based athletes who will be in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The first is Sarah Haskins (PICTURED) as part of the U.S. Swim team. Haskins had the inside track on the final Olympic spot before Sunday's race. She had finished second in each of the previous qualifiers, and only one other woman had a chance to take the spot, Sarah Groff, who had to be the first American across the line. Haskins also was coming off a strong showing two weeks ago at the World Championships in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she finished second. Haskins will be joined in Beijing by Julie Swail Ertel, who finished seventh Sunday in 2:07:12. The men's team also was completed Sunday, when Hunter Kemper joined Jarrod Shoemaker and Matt Reed by finishing sixth in the men's elite race, won by Rasmus Henning of Denmark in 1:54:21. Kemper finished in 1:54:58.Another St. Louisan, Jillian Petersen, finished 18th in the women's race, in 2:13:11. Petersen recently moved to Colorado Springs to train and qualified for the race just six weeks ago by winning a continental-level race, the circuit ranked just below world cup, in Mazatlan, Mexico.
Looks like the salmonella tomato scare is over. In Missouri there were six cases of Samonella poisoning in the STL, and 400 overall in Missouri. There were also 7 cases in the Illinois side of the STL.
Brentwood exit closed this past weekend . Two lanes of southbound Brentwood Boulevard were closed at I-64. One lane of northbound Brentwood will be closed from Wrenwood to Eager Road.
There were several law breaking cases that were happening this week Bobby O. "Na Na" Williams was sentenced to life without parole Tuesday for the 1994 murder of Sharon Bushong, a clerk who was dragged to the cash register in a west Belleville convenience store and executed with one shot to the head. The sentencing ended seven years of legal wrangling that resulted after former Gov. George Ryan in 2003 commuted the death sentence of all inmates on Illinois' death row. Williams, who had been found guilty by a jury in 1996 and was sentenced to death, was returned to the St. Clair County Jail where he waited more than seven years to learn his fate.
Next up, was a 26-year-old former employee of Copia Urban Winery and Market faces arson charges for the blaze that badly damaged the downtown St. Louis business. The federal charges were announced on Friday. In addition to the restaurant and winery, the adjoining Vanguard Loft Apartments were also damaged in the fire in December.Gilbert Summers was indicted by a federal grand jury on two felony counts of arson and arrested on Thursday.The blaze happened about two hours after the restaurant closed. No one was hurt, but several people were evacuated from loft apartments.
Then, an Illinois prison inmate has been accused of trying from behind bars to arrange a murder of a girl he molested and her mother. Edward H. Bareiter Jr., 39, was indicted in federal court in East St. Louis last week on charges of murder for hire and conspiracy to commit murder for hire. Despite the wording of the charges, nobody was hurt. Prosecutors declined to comment on the case Monday, and there was little information in Bareiter's indictment beyond that the conspiracy is alleged to have occurred in summer 2006 in Clinton County and that his mother Barbara A. Rosselot, of Pierron, was involved. Rosselot was sentenced last August to 87 months in federal prison after she pleaded guilty to a murder for hire charge and admitted helping her son plan the crime from the Clinton County jail by acting as an intermediary.
A mosquito sample collected in Jackson County has tested positive for the West Nile virus -- the first in Southern Illinois this year -- according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Other mosquito batches testing positive have been found in DuPage County near Chicago, Tazewell County, which includes the Pekin area, and Adams County, which takes in Quincy. Two in 10 people who are bitten by an infected mosquito become ill. Symptoms include fever, headache and body ache. Department recommendations about mosquito control after flooding may be found at http://www.ready.illinois.gov/mosquitomemo.pdf. More information about West Nile virus can be found at http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/wnv.htm.
Earlier we talked about Live on the Levee move to Soldiers Field. Well, the move mos def didn’t affect one of the performers who will open up for one of the major acts. Pop rocker/keyboardist Shannon Nicole will open for national recording artist Joss Stone. A former background singer
There are many artists who do not follow traditional methods to become successful. Shannon Nicole is an example of this type of rebellious singer/songwriter. Shannon never followed her sheet music when tickling the ivories of her piano and disregarded vocal lessons from celebrities Jessica Simpson, Justin Timberlake and the band Destiny's Child. As a result of her rebellion, a perfect blend of contemporary and classic was formed, as Shannon integrated gospel teachings of her Southern Baptist education. From teenage home recordings to a deal with Universal Republic, Shannon has never lost sight of her target—or, rather, targets. “I only had three major goals growing up,” she reveals. “The first one was a record deal, the second was singing a jingle for Diet Coke, and the third was diving with great whites.” She smiles warmly. “Only two more goals to go!” She will peform Friday, July 4 at 6:00 p.m
To peep her out go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt7tmRYJiHU
STL’s biggest Hip hop superstar Nelly was one of the several who performed at Tuesday’s 8th Annual BET Awards in Los Angeles. He performed his newest single “Steppe don My J’s” with J Dupri and Ciarana nd then followed with his last single, “party people,” with Fergie. From OUTTOWN's point of view, the Nellster got more pub for performing without his shirt exposing his guns and abs than his actual performance. Nelly himself even mentioned about his performance eat the televised After Parrty segment of the Bet AWArds on the couch with Big Tigga. He pretty much said that Alicia Keys had teh performance of the night and thought that the Supremes were going to follow the guests of Alicia’s SWV, En Vogue and TLC. He was quoted as saying. “That (Alicia Keys) performance was my highlight. I was just glad there was time that lapsed form that performance to my performance. “ As far as the awards, the only nod Nelly received was for Life of Da Party Award, a Pre Award Show Award for his video “Party people,” but lost to Flo Rida’s, “Low.” (which ironically speaks on women who wear Nelly’s Applebottom jeans). On Monday, Nelly along with his suga wuga Ashanti, Jermaine Dupri and Jill Scott were among those who gathered Monday at Vibiana -- a majestic church built in 1876 -- for a private dinner hosted by Black Entertainment Television chairman Debra Lee which was touted as the BET Awards pre-party.
Did you know that newly crowned Miss Black USA Kristen White has family in the ST. Louis area. Yep. She was on the Tom Joyner Morning Show Wednesday talking about her win Tuesday in Las vegas and said she had roots in the Lou. The 27 year old beauty attended Tennessee University majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Her competition platform was Project Protect: Missing & Exploited Children Awareness & Prevention. Currently, she serves as the spokesperson for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. White is the owner of K. White Imagery, LLC. Her styling has been featured in videos on MTV, VH-1, and BET. Her modeling career landed her in several national and local magazines and Kristen has walked the runway for Betsy Johnson, Diane Von Furstenburg and Sherri Hill for Jovani.
SIUE head wrestling coach Pat McNamara announced his resignation Monday, effective June 30. The announcement comes after a major donor canceled his $2 million contribution to the new, $10 million wrestling and volleyball arena, effectively canceling its construction.
The 12 finalists for the McDonald’s R&B Soul Search have been selected, and are getting ready to compete for a Sony music contract at 7 p.m. June 27 at the Loft. Those finalists are Kimyetta Huffman, Nikki Pye, John Fritz, BJ Rice, Ronata Johnson, Kantrell Lee, Flirt, Kristin Stimage, Sieglinda Fox, who were voted in by the judges, and J’Var (PICTURED) , Bernard Jefferson, and Cheron Phillips, voted in online. The deal with Sony is for one song, and will be recorded locally at Phat Buddha recording studios. The finals are free. Go to http://www.mcdonaldsstl.com/ for more information.
Congrats to Stress Free Fridays Mark Anthony Jones who received the Best New Administrator at the Consortium of Elementary and Secondary Schools—Missouri I Division. The ceremony was held this weekend in Kansas City. Mo.............
104.1’s DJ Soundz just landed the new gig as Café Soul’s DJ for its downstairs party at Lucas House during its monthly open mic event. Soundz replaced longtime dee-jay DJ Enoch.
STL model via Chi-town model Alli Nicole is gearing up to launch her own website on Independence day. Nicole, who moved to St. Louis, in 1999. have been modeling for a few years and have experience in dance and public speaking. Aside from that, work in the Marketing field. She is trying to get on for real. She said that she was "currently having NO obligations so I am able to travel at anytime." Her web launch address is http://www.officialallinicole.com/ and you can also hit her up at http://www.myspace.com/modelallinicole
If you watch Deal or No Deal tonite, there will be a sista on there by the name of Randy Brown who is from St. Louis competing for the milli. Check it out tonite on Channel 5 KSDK at 8 p.m. and see how well she does.
And lastly, the STL world lost a true treasure when the beloved nightclub fixture affectionately called “The Rose Man” was shot and killed Monday. At 5:12 a.m. (Monday, June 23), Lee Nixon a.k.a. The Roseman was pronounced dead at Saint Louis University hospital after an individual fired shots into The Soft Touch Lounge, a Metro East nightclub, and one of the bullets struck him in the head.
“I really wanted him to move away from St. Louis because of all of the violence,” Nixon’s sister Gloria said. “But he said that he couldn’t leave because the people loved him so much and he loved the people.
According to Gloria Nixon, it was the murder of one of Lee’s next door neighbors and the shooting injury of the person living in the house on other side of him that had her concerned for her brother’s safety.
“I am relieved - though not relieved - that it was random and not an attack against him,” Nixon said. “It is insanity to just shoot at people you don’t have a grudge against.”
One other person was injured in the shooting that reportedly stemmed from a disgruntled clubgoer in retaliation to being ejected from the club by a bouncer.
Lee was caught in the crossfire.
“He regretted that he had to sell them, he wished that he could give them away because they bring so much joy to people,” Nixon said. “I regret Lee being a victim to this because he was the most wonderful person I’ve ever known.”
UPDATE: The Roseman’s WAKE will be from 4-7 p.m., Friday, June 27 at Austin Layne Renaissance, 7302 West Florissant. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 28 at Friendly Temple, 5544 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the Illinois State Police or St. Louis-area Crimestoppers at 1-866-371-8477.
Hoodstar Mocha Latte is requesting and inviting all media, friends and partners to join her and help sponsor an event by utilizing media outlets to let the community know of a Roseman Benefit and Fundrasier. The fundraising event will take place at the Loft this Sunday, June 29th, 2008 starting at 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. The Loft is located at 3112 Olive, St. Louis, Mo. 63103. For more information, please contact Drexel Stith 314 393 6340 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BLIND BITZ. Which club venue may have asbestos? (HINT. It is located in downtown STL and its former name was part of “someone’s house?”
Advance tickets for all 16 programs of the 8th Annual St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase 8th Annual St. Louis Filmmakers ShowcaseJuly 19-24, 2008. They are now on sale at the Tivoli Theatre box office (5-10 p.m. Monday-Friday and 2-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday). All tickets are $10 each; $8 for students with valid and current photo ID and for Cinema St. Louis members with valid membership cards. Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis. No phone sales, but tickets can be purchased online ). Chris Clark, Artistic DirectorCinema St. LouisCentene Center for Arts and Education3547 Olive StreetSt. Louis, MO 63103-1014Main line: 314-289-4150Chris direct: 314-289-4152Cell: 314-448-3456Fax 314-289-4159http://www.cinemastlouis.org/
Power Stiletto Entertainment Presents "Power Networking Wednesday's"where "powerful" minds meet to do "powerful" things in our community! Date: Wednesdays June 25 7:30 p.m. Attire: Business/Business Casual (Strictly 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/
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. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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 email@example.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
STESS FREE FRIDAYS - Friday, June 27, 20085pm-UntilJive & Wail Dueling Pianos (http://www.jiveandwail.com/)7376 Manchester RoadMaplewood, Missouri 631431-314-781-7000.**From 6pm-8pm, you will be able to showcase your singing and musical talents during Keyboard Karaoke and from 8pm on, you will be able to request any and every song that you want to hear from the Resident Dueling Pianists/DJ's...**SPECIAL NOTE: FREE ADMISSION UNTIL 10PM, YOU HAVE TO MENTION STRESS FREE FRIDAYS FOR FREE ADMISSION...this Stress Free Fridays event will be very different and exciting...leave your stresses at the doorstep and be prepared to network as you never know who will be in attendance...bring your business cards and bring a friend as you kick-off your weekend in style...**IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RESERVE A TABLE, please call Jive & Wail at 1-314-781-7000...Valet Parking is also available...If you are celebrating a special event, please let us know...you can email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.comPlease visit our NEW website:> > > http://www.stressfreefridays.ning.com/
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
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
The June Eye Candy Party will take place at Club Society Saturday, June 28th. Ladies get FREE admission until 12pm, FREE martinis until 11pm and get FREE valet parking all night long! The winner of the Eye Candy Competition will recieve $500 and a PR package from MPAC which includes: picture and bio in The St. Louis American and www.stleyecandy.com, a free photo shot, featured on MPAC TV and a chance to be in the Eye Candy Calender! Ladies must register before 11pm and be at least 21 years of age. Saturday, June 28th at Club Society will be a night to remember! DJ Sir Thurl will be on the one's and two and Big Terence will keep the party rocking until 3 in the morning. It's a party not a pageant! For booth and bottle service contact 314.226.5777 or log onto
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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Derrty ENT, UC ME and Loosecannon present Red , WHITE and BLUE PARTY hosted by Murphy lee, Kyjuan and S.L.I.M., Fri. July 4 at the Skybox. All Free til 10p.m. No hate or plain white tees. For more info, contact Mocha latte.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
GLADYS KNIGHT& Newly awarded BET Lifetime Achievement winner AL GREEN Sunday, 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/. Summer Tour 2008, THINK FAST, STEELY DAN steelydan.com Monday, August 18 • 8 p.m. Fabulous Fox Theatre 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 http://www.metrotix.com/.
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
If interested, talent must contact ACIM by 12 noon Thursday, June 26, 2008. Please read the entire email before responding. A client is currently seeking local SAG talent for a feature film "Orangeburg": If the client cannot find enough CURRENT SAG talent it is possible they will accept non-union talent that is willing to Taft-Hartley.TALENT WANTED FOR THE FOLLOWING ROLES:
“Smitty” – Black, early 20’s, male. Should be tall and lanky and a little funny looking. should come across as very endearing. Read pg. 36 & 37, scene 40, & pgs 3-4, scene 6
“Tony” – Black, early-mid 20’s, male. Athletic, handsome and serious. Someone you would trust to look out for your little brother. Pgs. 3-4, scene 6 & pgs. 36-37 scene 40
“Jordan” – Black, early 20’s, male. Mature for his age. Attractive. He is a little more free spirited. He is someone that is respected by everyone but is still able to have fun. Pgs 8-9, scene 15
“Flo” – Black, early 20’s, female. Beautiful, very intelligent, wealthy, with a good sense of humor. She is graceful and has a comforting personality. Pgs. 17-18, scene 22
“John” – Black, early 20’s, male. Looks older than his age. He has a strong sense of self-pride and is very hot headed. Pgs.23-24, scene 26
A script is available by e-mail. Pay rate will be dictated by the union (minus 10% agency fee). Shooting is scheduled to begin at the end of August/beginning of September, and is expected to continue for four weeks. Preliminary auditions with ACIM will be held:Thursday, 6:30pm June 26, 2008Talent must bring a current photo to the ACIM preliminary audition. Auditions at the casting company will be held:Friday, June 27, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Saturday, June 28 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.NO TALENT WILL BE ALLOWED TO AUDITION FOR THE CASTING COMPANY WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT TIME SET BY ACIM.
If interested, please email or call ACIM by 12 noon Thursday, June 26, 2008.
We will reply to those who reply by email first (because it will be easier for them to get the script) AND WHO GIVE US ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
The talent's first and last name, that you are interested in the ORANGEBURG FILM, whether you are CURRENT WITH SAG, NOT-CURRENT WITH SAG, OR NON UNION, which role or roles you wish to try out for, your age, phone number(s) and an email address so we can email the script to you..............................................................................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 email@example.com
OR CALL 314-221-4198 SCHEDULE SATURDAYS 12PM-2PM STARTING JULY 12TH SUNDAYS 4PM-6PM THROUGH AUGUST 31ST Ms. Yvetteʼs extensive hands on training will guide you through seven steps that will enhance your acting ability and give you the confidence you need to succeed in the entertainment business. So if you know that you were born to be a superstar and you just need that extra push to jumpstart your career register today, and move into your destiny! Cost: $20 per session This class is followed by a showcase by the Chrys Yvette Acting Studio actors and a reception with industry insiders!.................................................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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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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.
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