Wednesday, June 25, 2008



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 resignation of, president and chief executive of Grupo Modelo SAB, was announced Friday -- the same day that news reports say the Anheuser-Busch board was to meet in St. Louis to consider InBev's $65 a share offer for the nation's largest brewer. St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch (who owns 50 percent of Modelo’s stock) did not say why Fernandez resigned, and Grupo Modelo representatives in Mexico declined comment. His departure leaves the board with 13 members. Grupo Modelo said in a statement that Fernandez resigned from the Anheuser-Busch board "to avoid the appearance of any conflicts."
What conflict may that be? It was reported that AB may buy all of Modelo’s stock to offset Inbev;s takeover. One person leaving the board is going to affect the outcome? Hmmm, this sound s a but strange.
Meanwhile, Union leaders representing InBev workers in Brazil, Canada and Europe are warning AB about ImBev;s work ethic. "They should worry, because the production is going to be concentrated and the work force reduced," says Siderlei Oliveira, president of Brazil's 1.2 million-member food workers union, citing a reduction in Brazil's brewery workers to 13,000 from 23,000 since the 1990s. "This is the strategy that they have."
Hmm, they are probably right on that case. Whats that saying, out with the old , in with the new?

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.
In unrelated city of East St. Louis news, the city hired 10 new police officers last week but City Councilman Delbert Marion said he was not happy with the latest group of police recruits hired by East St. Louis and wants a more thorough investigation into their backgrounds. The News-Democrat reported that one of the 10 new officers sworn in last week had an outstanding warrant on a charge of domestic battery. Marion said some of the other recruits have criminal backgrounds or questionable employment histories.Marion, who did not attend the swearing-in ceremony on Monday, said more thorough background checks should have been performed. He added the credibility of the East St. Louis Police Department is at stake.

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 More information about West Nile virus can be found at

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

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.

Happy belated b-day to St. Louis born actor John Goodman. He was last seen as Pops racer in the Speed Racer. He can next be seen with Tommy Lee Jones in the film, “In the Electric Mist.”

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 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 and you can also hit her up at

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

WORDZ TO THE WHYZ AT THE BET AWARDS. Pre-Award Ceremony Whyz: Why was comedian Brandon T. Jackson sounding like Chris Rock when he was talking to 1-06 and Park’s Rosci and terrance about his new flick, “Tropic Thunder?”….Why does Bet keep giving us the Target cam to check out whose on the red carpet and they don’t show anyone?....Why was Lil Kim lookin like a Spanish woman?....Why did Terrence almost fall while presenting and announcing an award?....Why was Trina looking like Solange?....Why does Chris Brown’s haircut make his head look like a saucer?....At the end of the Pre-show why weer the hosts trying to fill time with nothing to say or do?....Why was Keyshia Cole’s mamma Frankie dropping it like its hot in a gown and in front of youngsta group Pretty Ricky?....And why was Pretty Ricky speaking all at once talkin about their new CD?....The Awards….Why was Usher lip synching?....Why did host Dl Hughley seemed nervous and flubbed a lot of jokes?....and why was DL wearing a hat that made him look like Inspector Gadget?....Why was that chick that was sitting with John legend kept whispering in his ear?....Why did Terrence Howard bring a guitar to play during his presenting an award with Jennifer Hudson?.....Why did Keyshia Cole lose her place in the opening of the song, “Let it Go?”…… Why wasn’t Missy Elliot there? Why was Cuba Gooding yelling and screaming on stage? Why did Queen Latifah look hesitant when Ne-Yo was performing, walked off on stage, walked up to her and touched Latifah’s chin?....Why did LL Cool J touch Ashanti’s stomach to see if she works out? And why did Ashanti say that she gives Nelly the “goody goody” when she introduced Nelly?....Why did Kanye West bring Lil Wayne up on stage when he won awards?....Why did rapper Rick Ross have his starter jacket zipper down showing his belly?....why did Ne-yo wrap his arm around his dates’ neck in the audience? Why was T-Pain walking like a tortoise when he won an award with Kanye West? And Why did Kanye look embarrassed after Bun B thanked Kanye for his giving them his award last year?....Why did DL Hughley introduced gospel artist Marvin Sapp as Warren Sapp?....Why we didn’t hardly recognize Lisa Lisa ?..... Why was Chris Brown gyrating his crotch up and down on stage? And why was Chris brown singing Rhianna ‘s song “Take A Bow” while she was performing on stage?” Why did Anthony Hamilton change his look from grunge to Gucci model?....Why did Maxwell seem uncomfortable on stage? And Why did he look more like Eric Benet in his new do and shades?....Why did the audience laugh at Al Green when he won his Lifetime award and thanked <”the Academy of BET?” Why did Lil Wayne bring ALL his family up on stage when he won an award/ And why did he constantly thanked God?....Why did Quincy Jones while accepting the Humanitarian Award seem spacey and babbling? and why wasn’t there a tribute to all of the entertainers who died since the last show? AFTER PARTY…. Why was Diddy, who sponsored the show, interrupting folks interviews? Why was interviewer Big Tigga laughing like a hyena? Why did Usher try to evade the question about his new marriage? Why did Cassie look uncomfortable with Laurie London when Keri Wilson asked Laurie if she can sing? And why did Anthony Hamilton do a lean backwards onto the piano?

IN THE MIA (MISSING IN ACTION) FILE) Where is poet Robert Dillard?

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 314-289-4159

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

The Black Rep, the country’s largest and premier professional African-American theatre company will close its 31st Season with SARAFINA! The Music of Liberation by Mbogeni Ngema, through June 29, 2008 at the Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square in St. Louis, Missouri. Reserve your seats by please calling (314) 534-3810 or visit Single tickets range from $33 to $43. Student rush tickets (30 minutes prior to curtain) are $10 with valid I.D. The Black Rep continues its Target “Next Generation Family Series” this season where young people ages 8 -18 are admitted free with the purchase of an adult ticket on Thursday evenings and at all Saturday matinee performances. Limit one child per adult. To reserve your seat please call (314) 534-3810 or visit
Performance Schedule 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 +++++

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 ( 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 can email at or mario@yahoo.comPlease visit our NEW website:> > >

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:


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, 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 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


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 WAITSGlitter and Doom TourThursday, June 26 • 8 p.m.Fabulous Fox Theatre$102.50, $90, $70--2 ticket limit per orderMelissa Etheridge The Revival Tour 2008 Fox Theatre Monday, August 11 • 8 p.m. On-Sale Information: Purchase tickets at the Fox Box Office, MetroTix outlets or by calling 314/534-1111. Order tickets online at ....................................................................... Melissa Etheridge The Revival Tour 2008 Fox Theatre Monday, August 11 • 8 p.m. On-Sale Information: Tickets on sale this NOW! Purchase tickets at the Fox Box Office, MetroTix outlets or by calling 314/534-1111. Order tickets online at Fox Concerts presents Melissa Etheridge at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on August 11 at 8 p.m. Come and experience the anthemic power, compassion and generosity of spirit that is unlike any other live music performer. Melissa Etheridge’s latest album, The Awakening has been described as a collection of powerful and playful yet confessional and engaging songs that are personal as well as universal. Time after time, her concert performances reaffirm her enduring status as one of the greatest all-time female rock icons……………………………… Evening WithDOLLY PARTONThursday, August 14 • 8 pmat the Fabulous Fox Theatre!$59.50, $54.50, $49.50, $44.50A limited number of Gold Circle seats are also available. On-Sale Information:Tickets on sale this Saturday, June 14 – phones and onlineat 10 am and box office and outlets at 11 am!Purchase tickets at the Fox Box Office, MetroTix outletsor by calling 314/534-1111.Order tickets online at Summer Tour 2008, THINK FAST, STEELY DAN 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
THE 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

LME presents Summer Reign is a weekend event for those who miss those days when you had no cares, no worries and the only thing you had to worry about was where you were going later on that night to kick it. LME has lined up three hot summer events that are sure to have Saint Louis talking for months to come. LME has pulled out all the stops and rolled out the red carpet for this Lake of Ozarks event, so come prepared for two full days of fun, relaxation and straight kickin it. The Cool….a private pool party

June 27, 2008 8pm – 11pmThe Lodge of the Four Seasons The Cool will be the official kick off of the weekend. Come dressed the part…tank tops, flip flops and bathing suits. The Dream…..a private yacht party
June 28, 2008 11am – 2pmSet Sail from The Lodge of the Four Seasons The Dream will be fruition. We’ve secured a 150 passenger yacht and we’ll be sailing down the Lake vibing to Hip Hop & R&B with an OPEN BAR. This is definitely an event that will be talked about going into the evening’s main event. Quiet Storm….
The climaxxx June 28, 2008 9pm – UntilMist @ The Lodge of the Four Seasons Quiet Storm will be the weekends climax. We’re taking over the hottest lounge at the Lake of the Ozarks and we’re closing out the weekend on a high note. Tickets for all events should be purchased in advance.
We are offering all events bundled together for a very low price for a very limited amount of time. You’ll never find an event of this magnitude at the Lake of the Ozarks especially at the rate. FOR ONLINE TICKET PURCHASE VISIT: or you can purchase one from your favorite LME member! 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 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Something Blue & Beautiful Butterflies presents: SOMETHING FLY June 28th @ Lucas House / 1220 Allen Ave (Allen & Gravois) in Soulard 8:00p.m. until 1:00a.m. Men free before 10:00p.m. Upscale attire required, fashion police will be present! For more information call: Lucas House at (314) 621-6565 Or email Portion of the proceeds will go to the Matthew Dickey Boys & Girls
Precision Entertainment & Roc Star Promotions present a "Red, White, & Blue Weekend!" on Friday, July 4 at 4:30pm.E "In The Lake of the Ozarks! Hottest Weekend of the Summer!"What: Holiday PartyHost:: Friday, July 4 at 4:30pmWhere: Kirkwood LodgeTo see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
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
JOB-ITZ City Light is a gospel video production company that continues to grow on and on and on!!!!!!!!!!!! We are currently looking for a professional independent videographerwho is experienced in filming, creative and skilled in editing with alove for video and eager to learn with an ability to travel. We are also looking for an additional shooter and PA's free to travel and an interest in assisting on the following: 100 Black Men National Conference........July 2008 Orland, FL (In Disney) Essence Music Festival ......................June 2008 New Orleans, LA(Only filming City Lights client's participation on stage and workshops) NAACP National Conference..................June 2008 City TBA Urban League National Conference..........August 2008 City TBA Live Gospel Music Video.........................October, 2008 Durham, NC Church musical service............................October, 2008 Durham, NC Gospel Music Video .............................. September, 2008 Durham, NC (2) Gospel Music Video................................Date TBA Denver, CO All PA's travel and hotel fully paid with possibly 1 to 2 meals per work day Camera operator hourly pay per work hour along with travel and hotel fully paid. Skilled students and ladies are encouraged to apply!!!!!!!!!!!!! All interested please reply to this email and put or leave Employment in Subject Line! no phone calls please! Thank You for your interest in working with City Lights!!!!!!!!!!!
G & G Casting is currently scouting talent. Based out of Chicago, G &G was hoping to connect with some folks in St. Louis. If you know of any individuals who are serious about their craft and have experience and/or professional head shots and resumes please let me know. G & G is currently revising their web site, but they do have a basic splash page. I have attached the link as a reference: Please direct talent to me, that I may review their material and touch base with each individual before it's forwarded to the Executive Director. If talent sends incomplete or inadequate material directly to G & G it may get discarded. Call or e-mail me with any questions. Talk to you soon!Tamekeyo House630-729-4169...................................................... 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
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
………………………….Believing in Excellence in Education is a 6 week> life-skills summer program for ages 10-18 designed to> empower young people to BEE the best they can be. The> program focuses on etiquette/manners, social> responsibility, financial responsibility, internet safety,> peer pressure and more (see flyer). > > Open Registration is this Thursday, June 5th from 6pm-9pm> at the Emerson YMCA on Pershall Road (near hwy 270 &> West Florissant).> > Classes meet every Friday evening for 6 weeks from 6pm-9pm> and ends in a cotillion/beautillion so students can show> off their newly learned skills. For more information or log onto>
....................................... ArtsINTERsection, Metro Theatre Company’s exciting arts education program returns to New City School, 5209 Waterman Avenue, June 9 – 27, 2008. ArtsINTERsection offers a preschool program for children ages 4 – 5 and school age children ages 9 -11. Four and Five year olds will explore creative drama and music in the morning and visual art and outdoor play in the afternoon. This unique program is great way to get preschoolers ready for their fall school experience! Six through 11 year olds explore acting and improvisation, creative movement, a creativity lab and visual art. Each week brings new creative challenges! Children may attend one, two or all three weeks of the program. Before and after care is also offered by New City School for an additional fee. Tuition is $230 per week, For more information or to register visit or call (314) 997-6777……………………………………………….Stray Dog Theatre Hop into spring dance classes for children taught by Sheila Rabbitt - professional teacher/choreographer
Come learn beginning modern and jazz dance in a positive environment where children will not only learn steps but create their own dances. Great for kids just starting out and those with some experience! Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:45-5:45 pm 4:45-5:45 pm Children 6-9 Children 10-12 Cost $48 for 8 week session Class size is limited. Early registration suggested. Please call Sheila Rabbitt at (314) 898-0374 to register. LOCATION Tower Grove Abbey 2336 Tennessee Avenue..................................... Stray Dog Theatre 2008 SUMMER ON STAGEChildren’s Theatre Arts Camps for Kindergarten – 5th Grade* Join Stray Dog Theatre’s ARTS IN MIND for a summer season of theatre camps.Camps are taught by theatre professionals and offer a variety of hands-on fun and education, culminating in a week’s end play for friends and family. Snacks and materials are provided. Space is limited, so make your reservation today. Come join the fun! TIME9:00am – 12:00noon LOCATION Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63104 COST $100 per child, per week (Check, Money Order, or Credit Card)CONTACT Call for information and registration (314) 276-9039 and
.......................................Kobalt Books has just inked a movie-production dealwith Factor Media Group/Applecrate Films/OmniquestMedia to develop the true life story of Rev. BurtonBarr Jr. and his autobiography, “The HoodlumPreacher”, into a feature film. The publisher, KobaltBooks, is currently looking to raise development fundsfor this film. Potential investors will come on asmanaging members of the company thatproduces thefilm.For More Investment Info, Contact:Cedric Mixon at 314-503-5462........................................Shante LIFE Davis is offering tutoring services forthe youth for grades 1-12. If you are aware of anyonewho is in need of some extra educational support,please feel free to contact her or give them hercontact information. Shante "LIFE" Davis(314)418-9803................STL rapper/producer J-Kwon-has a new label deal and we are looking for someinterns to work on the new label HOOD HOP MUSICgraphicdesigners street team female street team club streetteam models internet teams (e-blasting,bloggers,writers)We are looking for the best. So instead ofjust grabbing the person that says they are the best,we are looking for people to SHOW us they are the best at what they do. The bread-winners will be put onpayroll with a permanent job with the company. If youthink you will be the next hottest publicist, model,A&R, sponsorship writer, whatever it is that you do,then get at us! If you can do mixtape covers, adcovers, posters, willing to do street team work and beapart of this new label contact me directly at
…………………………..Joel P. E. King, owner of JPEK CreativeWorks LLC and The Space, wants to make an offer tothose of you who are in search for party and eventspace. Close to 2,000 square feet of available spacefor your next event, wedding party, baby shower, artexhibition and more. Here at The Space, you willacquire elegance, convenience and wonderfulhospitality. The Space located at 320-24 N.Vandeventer (off Lindell Blvd. in SLU area) Contact:314.494.5976 or 314.494.9095................Saint Louis has a new STREET TEAM. STL Promotions Professional Staff ,On time reporting with Pictures Electronic Marketing:E-Cards, E-Blast, Website Presence, Guerilla Marketing Techniques, Service Street, Radio, College, and Mixtape DJs, Special Events, Telephone Conferences,Retail, Market Visits, Professional Marketing Strategy for Saint Louis, Premium Product Placement, Exposure every day and every night at every event Our machine operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!!!! We will exceed your expectations!!! Contact us at 314-750-6806................
NEW: The 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. Rounds 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. presents Therapy every Sunday at Lush, 3037 Olive, doors at 10 p.m. (close at 3 a.m.) Ladies free til midnite. Fellas $5 before 11 p.m. ladies $5 after Midnite. $2 martinis til 11:30 p.m. Dress Code enforced. Free B-day parties (limited space). For info call 314.392.7882 or
NEW. Fred and Harry Inc. presents Champagne Sundays at Sol Lounge, 4241 Lindell, 3:30 p.m. Cocktails $5, Cover $3. For more info go to
NEW. The Head Nodders Ball w DJ Needles Mondays at the Delmar Lounge, 6235 Delmar 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. $3 Cover..........................
NEW: Neo Soul singer Silky Sol and Good for the Sol perform Sundays at Janae’s West, 7555 Olive Blvd, 5 p.m. For more info call 314.863.7420 Mondays are Comedy Nites at Janae’s West 7555 Olive Blvd, hosted by Darius Bradford. 8:30 p.m. $10 Cover. (314)863-7420...............................
Francois Cognac and Cigar Bar presents Evening of Expressions, every Tuesday a blend of culture, spoken word and neo soul, 326 N/ Vanderventer. Free until 9 p.m. $5 after 9 p.m. For more info call Ms. Bell at 314.229.7952 or Alexander at 314.448.2939..............................
Suite Soul Spot, 1st Tuesday of each Month at the Old Rock House, 1200 S 7th Blvd. 9 p.m. 314-588-0505.2 Dollar Tuesdays at The Spot, 8370 N Broadway. $2 to get in and $2 drink specials all nite long. Doors at 9 p.m. for more info call 314.385.4545..................
J’var, JE and Maxxed Out Entertainment Present Lyric Lounge every Wednesday @ House of Comedy (formerly Laughs on theLanding), 801 N. 2nd Street Featuring Poets, R&B, NeoSoul, Jazz and Funk artist weekly……Singers and poetryslam enthusiast gather weekly to present a uniqueblend of spoken word poetry and music from local andnot so local artist…….Doors open @ 8 show starts @9…..$100 weekly cash prize to the hottestlyricist….live band …..door prizes….giveaways…….allfor only $5 at the door For more info, call 314.241.5233..........................
NEW: 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
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

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

Majic 104.9's BJ the DJ is personally inviting you to the Saturday to a straight up Old School limitation! The house party will belive at the new Broadway Nite Club on New Hallsferryand West Florissant! AND at the new Knockouts! For more info contact Gina Foster at 314.712.1083 or go to

PIECES OF A DREAM" One of the most critically-acclaimed, powerful independent films of our generation!!! ORDER IT NOW AT 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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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
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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
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Check out blog for local literary group Sister’s Nineties Afrocentric literary activities for the family and youngsters.
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STL videographer Dana Christian has a website where people can send their professional music videos and films to get exposed. Itis
Well that will be it,.Thanks all for your comments and keep em comin. Hit me up at maatspear@yahoo.comfor pub or info you want on OUTTOWN.

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Anonymous said...

What Do you mean where is Robert Dillard? Are you even looking!? he's doing plenty of shows everywhere and releasing an maybe you are just out of the loop!!