Tuesday, July 01, 2008

OUT 437-- STL-TIDBITZ AND MORE!

Hello Outtowners!

It is the July 4 Weekend and we know yawl gonna do your usual 3 day weekend ish.


But as the STL begins its grieving of Lee Nixon aka Roseman, let us all be safe and pray for the families of Nixon ans well as the others who have been murdered in our city.

Oh and this is the weekend of YOURS TRULY, Ma’at Atkins aka Maatology’s BLOG BIRTH DAY and SELF BIRTH DAY this weekend where this blog OUTTOWN turns three and YOURS TRULY turns, well, lets say it’s a “3” in the age. LOL.(GO TO OUT 435 FOR THE 3 YEAR TRIBUTE)

OK let’s get to the newz:


BREAKING NEWS: Authorities said Tuesday night they captured an ex-con suspected of killing eight people in two states. The St. Louis Area Major Case Squad said 28-year-old Nicholas T. Sheley (ABOVE PIC) was captured Tuesday night in Granite City. He was in the city jail after being arrested quietly while smoking outside a bar. Patrons and bartenders at Bindy's, 3705 Nameoki Road near the Granite City Kmart, recognized Sheley from newscasts when he came in, asked for a lighter, tried to use the phone, had a glass of water and was asked to smoke outside. He was in the bar about 10 minutes, witnesses said. Bar occupants called police, and a patron went outside to flag down a patrol car. Within minutes, police and FBI agents swarmed the bar parking lot.They arrested Sheley without a struggle as he smoked his cigarette. How wild is this? This reminds me of that joke comic Dominique does when she gioes over a mans house for a romantic evening and watches TV and sees the man she is seeing on America’s Most Wanted and her trying not to pay attention to the show. Only difference is, folk in the bar called the cops. Hilarious. We are sure some Hollywood writer will write the movie for this!






The continuing saga of Belgium based alcohol company InBev trying to pursue the ownership of Anheuser Busch still brews on. The latest is Anhuser Bush AB said NO to Inbev’s request for a buyout and files lawsuit against Imbev. Anheuser-Busch Cos. plans to cut pension and health care benefits for its salaried employees as part of an effort to slash $1 billion in costs by the end of 2010 and fend off an unsolicited $46 billion bid from Belgian brewer InBev. The cost-cutting plan -- dubbed Blue Ocean by the company -- is part of Anheuser-Busch's effort to stop InBev's takeover effort. InBev's offer amounts to $65 a share, which is a steep premium over Anheuser-Busch's stock price of roughly $50 a share before speculation about the InBev offer was reported by media outlets. In response to reports that
Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc.'s board of directors rejecting InBev's $46.3 billion unsolicited takeover offer, the Belgian brewer filed suit in Delaware Chancery Court, asking the court to confirm that shareholders can remove without cause all 13 members of St. Louis brewer's board.



InBev said the eight Anheuser-Busch directors elected after 2006 are subject to removal without cause under the brewer's charter and the laws of Delaware, where Anheuser-Busch is incorporated. InBev wants to confirm that the other five Anheuser-Busch directors, elected in 2006, can be removed without cause through the written consent procedure. The board had 14 members until Grupo Modelo chairman and CEO Carlos Fernandez resigned from Anheuser-Busch's board last week to avoid the appearance of any conflicts. It was reported that Anheuser Buisch was going to buy out the other 50 percent of Group’s ownership to create debt to make the ”hostile” buyout request from Inbev seem less attractive. And to make matters much worse, They call Inbev CEO Carlos Brito, « a silent butcher. » OUCH. We think the writing is on the wall in AB owning itself and if Imbev is successful in its injunction to remove the Board, that’s all she wrote. Goodbye Anheuser Busch, Hello Anheuser-Bev.

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After DaimlerChrysler announced plans yesterday to cut jobs at the suburban St. Louis plant where it makes Dodge and Chrysler minivans, Missouri officials said they might revoke tax cuts granted to the company. About 1,300 workers will lose their jobs in Fenton, government leaders said. That’s about one-tenth of the 13,000 job cuts announced by Chrysler in a nationwide restructuring plan aimed at returning the automaker to profitability by next year.

Chrysler said it will eliminate a shift at the South assembly plant in 2008. The plant, one of two Chrysler plants that sit adjacent to each other in Fenton, employs about 2,850 workers. Just more than a year ago, Chrysler officials came to Fenton and announced plans to invest more than $1 billion there. State and local officials promised the automaker up to $78 million in tax incentives to lure the investment.

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Last week the STl lost a well loved family and business man Lee Nixon aka Roseman from a gunshot wound. Now yet another family and business man has been murdered. 48 year Lemuel Houston , A family man and respected business owner of an ice cream shop on North Grand was shot inside his Cahokia home Monday night while his younger brother was in the house.. The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department called the Major Case Squad in to help with the investigation. It was been speculated that it was a robbery attempt. For those with nay info should contact the St Clair County Sherriff’s Department. The family is offering a reward.






Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama was in Independence Mo Monday to make a speech on patriotism at the Truman Memorial Building. Reports say that those in attendance said they gained even more respect for Obama as he argued that patriotism should allow Americans to stand up and dissent against a government they don't agree with.


To catch his speech go to
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMbBuEoEYnk

To catch him with the people go to
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdX8McbPWEA









Archbishop Raymond Burke will leave St. Louis at the end of August to accept an appointment in Rome. He will work at the body responsible for interpreting church law known as the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. Burke has been a member of the body since 2006. Burke replaced Justin Rigali, who is now the archbishop of Philadelphia, in 2004 and during his relatively short time in St. Louis quickly became a polarizing figure, often causing controversy with his strict adherence to traditional Catholic teachings.Perhaps the most notable example was in the first few months of his tenure when he said he would deny communion to John Kerry because of Kerry’s position on abortion rights. At the time, Kerry was campaigning as the Democrats’ presidential contender. The debate sparked by Burke’s comments drew international attention. As soon as the Vatican made the announcement June 27, Burke’s authority as archbishop was suspended. Bishop Robert J. Hermann has been selected to serve as archdiocesan administrator until the pope names a new archbishop of St. Louis. According to The Shadow in this week's Evening Whirl, there is speculation that former St. Louis Archbishop Terry Steib, now Bishop of Memphis , is on the short list of becoming the first Africn American St. Louis Archbishop. Hmm, we will see.







Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt is getting his hand cramped these days for signing bills this week and before he steps down not seeking re-election.
Blunt signed the Internet bullying bill. The bill extends the state's harassment law to include electronic communications including the Internet. It forbids anyone of making more than two attempts to stalk or harass someone over the web. The law also requires schools to adopt policies that require administrators and teachers to report any incidents of such stalking or harassment to law enforcement.The new law makes harassment a felony for adults 21 years of age or older. Anyone under 21 caught harassing via the Internet would be charged with a misdemeanor.The law was inspired by the suicide of Megan Meier, 13, in October of 2006 in her home after receiving cruel messages from what she thought was a 16-year-old boy on a MySpace account. Blunt signed the bill at the Middendorf-Kredell Library in O'Fallon.


Blunt also asked President Bush to approve a Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance for seven Missouri counties as a result of the August 19-21 severe weather and flash flooding in southwest Missouri. Eight to 11 inches of heavy rains caused flash flooding in many Southwest Missouri communities. Blunt is requesting a Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance for seven counties: Dade, Dallas, Greene, Laclede, Lawrence, Polk and Webster. Additional jurisdictions may be requested as affected counties identify storm‑related damages.


During a swing through Joplin, Blunt signed legislation aimed at curbing the theft of copper and other metals.Key provisions of the new law require better record-keeping by scrap-metal dealers, and stiffen penalties for the thieves and the dealers who do not follow the law, Blunt said during a news conference at the Joplin police station.

Blunt also signed into law the Missouri’s Textbook Transparency Act..The Missouri act, proposed by Rep. Jake Zimmerman, a Democrat from Olivette, requires textbook publishers to disclose book wholesale prices to professors ordering textbooks for their classes. It also requires publishers to tell professors about any content differences between a new book and its previous edition.










On the ILL side, Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich signed into law the final piece of the state’s most comprehensive death penalty reform package ever, helping to restore confidence in Illinois’ troubled criminal justice system. The bill signed, House Bill 576, establishes procedures for dealing with police officers accused of perjury. The new law provides for decertification of police officers by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board if the officers are determined by the Illinois Labor Relations Board to have knowingly and willfully made material false statements in relation to a murder case. House Bill 576 is the final piece in a comprehensive package approved by the General Assembly this fall. Many of the reforms were recommended by a death penalty review panel established by former Gov. George Ryan when he put in place a moratorium on executions in Illinois in January of 2000. The primary bill, Senate Bill 472, contained a number of provisions, including: prohibit the death penalty to the mentally retarded, creating proper prodcures for lineups, a truial judges power in death sentences, the state Supreme Court’s power in overturning death penalties among others. During the 2003 legislative session, Blagojevich and members of the legislature focused on reforming Illinois’ broken death penalty system.

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Now this is the ARSE HOLE NEWZ BIT: A man is accused of stealing a boat from a St. Charles County marina and taking a joyride in floodwaters, with his young son along for the ride. A Lake Center Marina employee reported that he and his co-workers noticed that the boat was gone last Wednesday, they began searching the floodwaters. Soon they spotted the boat, but said the man grabbed his son, jumped into the water and swam into a flooded woods. More than an hour passed before an employee at neighboring Eagle's Landing Marina found the boy in the water, wearing a life jacket. He said the boy told him that his father drowned, but within an hour authorities found the man nearby. St. Charles County deputies say a man could face several charges. The boy, who is primary school age, was not injured.


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A U.S. Park Ranger who was is in serious condition after being run over by a car near the Arch grounds early Sunday is out of the hospital . Around 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning, the ranger saw four people throwing barricades into the river near First Street and Washington Avenue, according to city of St. Louis police. Three of the suspects ran when the ranger approached. A fourth man attacked the ranger, according to police. The ranger used a Taser on the 23-year-old man and handcuffed one of his wrists before the man ran to his car.


The driver then ran over the ranger and the ranger fired off several shots before calling for assistance. City police found the ranger in a semi-conscious state before he was taken to a. His name has not been released. Police found and arrested two suspects near the scene. Minutes later, police received a call for a car accident at Mullanphy Street and North Broadway, about 10 blocks north of the Arch grounds. The man who ran over the ranger was trapped in his car with gunshot wounds to his chest, abdomen and groin, police said. He later died at a local hospital and his name has not been released. A police investigation is continuing. Our question was, wasn’t it flooding near the Archgrounds? How did the boys get through in that water to even get to the barricades? Hello?






















Another newz story of hooligan behavior happened when he St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department reported one of two mini-motorcycles was stolen last weekend from a locked trailer parked in Ballpark Village has been recovered. The Shriners' chapter from Delaware owns the mini-motorcycles worth $800 each. The group drove two days to St. Louis to be a part of last Tuesday's Shriners International parade and convention. The Shriners International parade was July 1 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.. The route began at Olive and 14th Streets in downtown St. Louis. The Shriners International will held its 134th annual international convention, called the Imperial Council Session, in St. Louis from last Sunday through July 3.

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And speaking of the Ballpark Village, The St. Louis Cardinals, under pressure from city leaders, are cleaning up the site of the long-delayed Ballpark Village project adjacent to Busch Stadium.The weeds have been cut and the trash picked up from around the chain-link fence. Water is being pumped from a large hole that has turned into a pond. But what will happen beyond that is unclear. Public Safety Director Charles Bryson said he will meet with Cardinals officials later this week.


If the land is considered a demolition site, then the Cardinals would be urged to fill it in and seed it. But if it's a construction site, then the city and the Cardinals would reach agreement on how to keep the six blocks of land looking acceptable until construction begins which could start early 2009. Initially, the first phase of Ballpark Village was to be open in time for the All-Star Game, which will be played at Busch Stadium in July next year. If the Cardinals have not completed at least $60 million in development by 2011, the team would be penalized $3 million a year, according to its agreement with the city.






More than 30,000 conventioneers are expected to descend upon Downtown St. Louis at the Americas Center and the region for the 48th Session of the General Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the nation’s oldest black denomination. The convention will be July 4-11. It is reported that people will be coming in from across the nation and also from Asia and India. We are sure that the Live OFF the Levee folk are excited cuz this weekend, R&B singer Anthony Hamilton is performing and we are sure the gospel folk would want something to do after they convene on July 5 (akin to the national Urban League Convention this time last year during the Musiq concert at the Levee). But our question is, where is Anthony Shahid and his black KKK robes for this infamous demonstration at Americas Center?

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After swearing in 10 police hires this month, Mayor Alvin Parks proudly told the audience "you are as safe as anybody now, in this city, in this room." He praised a city committee for choosing the officers from a pool of 29 candidates and for performing background checks. But documents obtained reportedly revealed that two of these new officers had criminal histories, and one of the two even took the oath of office with an outstanding arrest warrant for domestic battery.



The top recruit — the son of Police Chief Michael Baxton — had been released from the Army for misconduct. The records of several new hires are marred by arrests for misdemeanors, extensive traffic citations and multiple bankruptcies.



This was the largest group of new police hires in this high-crime city since 1994; they come at a cost of roughly $500,000 a year, funded in part by the East St. Louis School District. Now, city officials admit they rushed the process to try to get as many officers into the police academy as possible by July 1. The city relied on its own investigations instead of waiting for Illinois State Police background checks, which the city received this past week. The new recruits with questionable records include Officer Larry D. Greenlee, Officer Lawrence Wood, Officer Michael Baxton Jr.. Three new hires have filed for bankruptcy at least once; one had filed three times and has several small-claims judgments in his financial record. The city has not performed any financial checks. Wow, this looks bad for the department, but then again, which top official said that “he did not have sex with THAT woman, Miss Lewinsky?” We rest our case.


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Authorities have charged a 20-year-old A Belleville man with the murder of his 66-year-old grandmother.Logan Dyjak was charged Friday and was being held in the St.Clair County Jail in lieu of $1.5 million bond.Police said neighbors found Judith Bauer dead Thursday night inthe family home several hours after she returned from a localhospital where she was being treated for a recent stroke.St. Clair County Sheriff's Police Captain Steve Johnson saidBauer had been strangled and stabbed, and there was a puncturewound in her neck. O'Fallon Police later found Dyjak walking along a roadCaseyville, carrying a large knife. Johnson said he was arrestedwithout incident.
















The St. Louis Cardinals are on a roll, they are second in the Central division of the national league (48-37) The Cards are in a four game series against the New York Mets, with the Cards winning in a' 7-1 victory at home Monday night, First baseman Albert Pujols is back in the lineup and for those who checked out last week’s Riverfront Times’ they had an indepth article on newcomer Cards rookie Brian Barton who is helping to get the Cards back on track this season. Did you know that he is a semester away from being a rocket scientist? Yep. The 26-year-old Los Angeles native attended the University of Miami on an academic scholarship paid for by Boeing and majored in aerospace engineering. The article (entitled: “Faster Than a Speeding Rocket Scientist”) expounds on his growth as baseball player in Major League Baseball's Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program, his struggles of being a minor league player and school, the Cardinals desire to recruit him and the baseball policy hindrances of signing him. It is very provocative story about this brother. Oh and did you also know that he lives about five minutes from Busch Stadium? Down, ladies. LOL. For more on this story just go to http://
http://www.riverfronttimes.com/ and do a search on his name.











Actress/singer Jasmine Guy was in the Lou last week, no not in a play, but talking to senior citizens about medicare. Guy and some St. Lousi church leaders Sunday talked about the Senior Savings Program, a medicare savings plan for local seniors on Sunday. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is sponsoring the "Senior Savings Challenge." Those who qualify for the low-income subsidy can save 75 percent or more on their Medicare prescription drug costs. Many seniors qualify for this benefit and do not even know it. Actress Jasmine Guy, known for her role in the 1980's sitcom "A Different World" helped inform seniors and caregivers at two local churches. Hmm, we wonder if she accidentally slipped and started speaking like Whitley Gilbert all of a sudden? LOL. For more information about the "Senior Savings Challenge" call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 or visit http://www.medicare.gov/


HEAR SAY BITZ. A woman called on the Freeman Bosley junior radio Show last Sunday and said that there was yet another shooting at the Soft Touch in Washington Park, the same place where Lee Nixon, aka The Roseman was shot and killed from a drive by shooting early Monday morning. The lady said that that someone rang shots there early last Sunday and that she was waiting to get in the club but ran to her car as the bullets flew. Also, as YOURS TRULY, Ma’at Atkins was a hanging out in the Delmar Loop early Sunday morning, it was reported from club hoppers that there was a stabbing at the Shell Gas Station on the corner of Delmar and Skinker (who, what, and when is a DUNNO) and a suicide when someone jumped off a balcony at one of the venues in the Delmar Loop (who, what, where DUNNO).














Website http://theybf.com/ spotted lovey dovey couple STL fashion mogul Kimora lee Simons and actor Djimon Honsou last week getting cozy while shopping in Beverly Hills. We are sure she was doing some serious shopping especially after the child support payments kicked in from ex Russell Simmons recently for their daughters Aoki and Ming Lee . Child support documents uncovered this week by
TMZ.com show that the daughters of divorcing parents Kimora Lee and Russell Simmons are to receive $20,000 each month in support from their father, per an agreement filed last Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.The monthly checks will come until 2019 for 8-year-old Ming Lee, and 2022 for 5-year-old Aoki.Kimora Lee, 33, filed for divorce in March after nine years of marriage. She's asking for primary custody of the kids and that Russell, 50, be granted "reasonable child visitation - accompanied at all times by the children's nanny and security personnel."

















The STL is still feeling the pain of the loss of lee Nixon, aka The Roseman who was tragically killed last week in a drive by shooting while selling roses at the Soft Touch in Washington park. There were several tributes to Nixon (go to OUT 431 for pictures) and black radio even got on board with their tributes. On the Freeman Bosley Junior Show on 100.3 The Beat, , the personalities dedicated the whole hour to the life and memory of Nixon. Callers were angry, upset and wanted the killer to turn himself in. His sister, NYC author Gloria Nixon was also on the show talking about her brother. What was emotive of the show was when radio personality Pat Washington said that at a recent meeting for the Gateway Classic event she recommended that Nixon be selected as the Grand Marshall of the Classic parade. Then days later, she heard news that he was killed. Bosley read off the obituary that was printed at his funeral last Friday at Friendly Temple Baptist Church. And, STL music producer Sunny Metcalf introduced a new record that he helped record and produced called “get Your Mind Rite” with featured STL artists Hakeem the Dream, Rucka Puff , Nikko Smith , and Squad Tre, among others. Metcalf said that he will pass out 1,000 copies of the CD at various events including the block parties will coordinate in respective areas of the inner city ST Louis area. On Sunday Morning Live, there was a panel of guests talking about the Roseman, including Posts’ Kevin Johnson on the life of Nixon and the callers , akin to the Bosley show, livid as ever of what happened.


















Alton bred filmmaker Skee Skinner was interviewed on Blog Talk Radio recently about his successful independent film “Piece of a dream.” That was filmed in Alton in 2005. Skinner is now dubbed the new Tyler Perry with his concept of inspirational based films (he calls them conscious films) and using his own funding to produce and distribute them. To check out the interview go to
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/issuesoftoday/2008/06/27/interview-with-skee-skinner-

















Happy belated b-days to STL actress/director Chrys Yvette as well as Happy B-days to Nelly’s manager T-Luv (PICTURED) who celebrated his b-day last Sunday at Lush (go to OUT 434 for pics). As well as YOURS TRULY, Ma’at Atkins .


















Did you know that East St. Louis native singer Arama Brown (PICTURED) is the background female on Noel Gourdin’s hit, “The River?” Yep. She can be heard singing the la la la las, the adlibs and the line “…and I will be right there….” Arama, who lives in NYC and has traveled the worlds as a singer, is sister to STL actress Kine Brown. ..................................Congrats to Attorney/broadcast journalist Jeannie Roberts who will be jumping the broom in August........................................ First it was the Indigo Room, then Club Isis, then Club Formula, then Lucky’s, now the space on 1204 Washington is now Lure. And from what we hear, it gives a taste of out of town Las Vegas style atmosphere. ……………………And Speaking of clubs, we hear that 1st Fridays Fred Finley and Harry Michel will finally open up their club. It will be called Club Exo and it will be located on Locust. We hear an October opening. Hmm, interesting they get a spot that was a block away from their old Club Seven where Dante’s now currently is located………………. Oh and does anyone know when comedian Darius Bradford’s comedy club The Big Joker suppose to be opening in Union Station? We were first told by him April, now its July. Or is it open already and we just slow to pick up?........................Hoodstar Mocha Latte is putting her weekly spoken word event GOT LYRICS on hiatus for a minute and retool.......................... YOURS TRULY, Ma’at Atkins, is getting back in the modeling game again as he along with seven other STL models will be half nude and portray body art mannequins in an event sponsored by Urban Expression July 11. The other models include Yani Co. model Tia B. and STL fitness model Fred Williams (SEE EVENT BITZ BELOW FOR MORE INFO)




E-LETTER TO THE EDITOR BITZ. OUTTOWN received an email from a blog reader named Pinky who emailed us about a bad experience someone had at HOME Nightclub recently that she wanted us to share with our readers. Here is the letter:

Hello Maat,

I am a blogger myself, my site is
http://www.mzpinky.com/ and a young lady wrote me about her experience at Home nightclub. Can you please post this on your site because we need as many people as possible to know about this incident. This is what she wrote:

I am contacting you because of an event that took place over this past weekend. On 6/28/08, I and three other friends were going out to the local nightclub "HOME," located in the Ameristar Casino. This was only my second time attending this club but my girlfriends attend quite regularly. We arrived at the club around 12:30am, as we approached the entrance, I noticed two African American women standing off to the side. My friends and I are also African Americans.

We pulled out our I.D.'s and we were asked how many were with our party. We responded "four," within seconds a tall Caucasian man from the background approached and said, "Sorry, we can not help you tonight, thank you," and he stepped back. Of course, we thought it was joke and continued to stand there until he repeated the same thing, "Sorry, we can not help you tonight, thank you".


By this time we noticed this was not a joke, so we asked what was the reason, he did not say anything other than what he had been say, "Sorry, we can not help you tonight, thank you". We are all confused and by this time we are standing on the side with the other two girls. We watched many Caucasian women and men enter the club and I noticed that African Americans were entering into the club only if they were accompanied by anyone Caucasian.


After I realized what I was seeing, I noticed a sign off to the far right of the entrance and it read something to the effect of: "The management of club Home has the right to refuse anyone at the door for any given reason". We tried asking the tall man his name, why weren't we allowed in the club and his only response was the same, "Sorry, we can not help you tonight, thank you". Oh, he did say one other thing, when he noticed we did not leave he told us, "This is not a joke so there is no need for you to wait around".


My girls spotted a guy (African American) that works in the club and told him what was going on. As he approached the entrance, the tall Caucasian guy quickly said, "Sorry, we can not help you tonight, thank you", until it was brought to his attention that he worked there. I don't want to take up to much of your time but there was more to the story but to sum it all up. Around 1:15 a.m. there was a nice size crowd of African Americans out front confused about why "WE" weren't able to get into the club.

My friends and I had VIP passes; we were on the list for my girlfriend's birthday party (which was with me). We later talked to the worker from the inside of the club and he apologized and told us that that guy was head of security from Las Vegas and he is only here once every three months and it was based on our race. I am not sure what can be done or really what the purpose of me writing you, all I know at that present moment, I was outraged. I can not believe that in 2008 there can still be open racism.


Wow, if that was the case, this was flat out racism in your face. However, in Journalism 101, there is always two sides to a story and because HOME is not repped to give their side, this can only go as speculation (we learned that from watching Judge Judy. LOL). But if this is the case, your friend should definitely litigate and get documents from others who were treated the same way. Can you say Dennys’?
















IN THE MIA (MISSING IN ACTION) File--Where are the model/club dancer duo brothers Calvin and Maurice Dunlap? MIA FOUND Ingrid Owens at the McD’s R&B/Soul Search event at Loft last week and saw that last weeks’ MIA person poet Robert Dillard performed at Suite Soul Spot with Algebra at Old Rockhouse Tuesday.







BLIND BITZ. Which STL comedian is rumored to have split with their married half recently? (HINT. The wife was in an independent film and was on a national talk show with their other half a few years back)


EVENT--BITZ
Bishop V Luv presents the Re-Released of St. Louis Compilation vol. 2 and the celebration of the b-days of DJs Tossin Ted and Sir Thurl and Bones, prez of the St. Louis Duffles MC, Wednesday, July 2 at the Loft, 3112 Olive, doors 8 p.m., $5 before 10 p.m. hosted by Bishop V-Luv. Guest DJs and live performances. Info call 314.574.9601 or
bishopvluv@yahoo.com

SYNERGY invites you to start the holiday weekend on Thursday, July 3 (7pm-11pm) on the gorgeous 8th floor outdoor Sky Terrace at The Four Seasons Hotel at Lumiere Place. Please join us for an evening of cocktails and spectacular views of downtown along with music by DJ Andrew. The event has a $10 cover charge that serves to support CUREIOSITY 2008 (
http://www.cureiositystl.org/). Cash Bar.

LME and SYGU present FOR THE PEOPLE this Thursday, July 3 at F15teen (1900 Locust Ave. - Downtown) Lounge and Nightclub. Please visit
http://www.lme-stl.com/ to RSVP for free admission.


Milq Da Game presents The Pre 4th of July Party and Kickoff of Destination, on Thursday July 3 (each and every Thursday) at Club Society. $500 to the sexiest lady. Ladies Free til 11;30p.m. 2 for 1 drinks before 10:30 p.m. for fellas and free drinks for ladies. Info: http://www.societystl.com/


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 go to http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=14825799286


InMagazine present & Days of Praise at the InSpot Dessert Bar and Lounge , 5854 a Delmar (next to Nubia Café) feat. Contemporary and traditional music, July 4 thru 10 18 + age for mature Christians. $5 charge nightly. Info: www.inspotlounge.com/events

AN OLE' SKOOL HOUSE PARTY, Sat. July 5th, 2008 hosted by BJ the DJ @ The Starlight Room inside Lights On Broadway Conference Center 8350 N. Broadway, St. Louis. 314.385.4545 for more info. ..................................


AFTER HOURS present THE COOL, July 5th, 2008 Time 8pm-10pm-Until , Cover $10-$15; Location Vitos (3515 Lindell Blvd) Attire Stylish Hip Sexy. Join us as we merge the St. Louis Professionals and Socialites. Join After Hours for "The Cool" with catered appetizers, wine-tasting, and a Live Band (Under The Influence). Afterwards experience "The Vibe" with DJ Flex Boogie and St.louis' Sexiest Socialites. Wine Tasting / Live Jazz Band ($15: includes entrance to party) "The Vibe": 10pm-Until - Summer Party / DJ Flex Boogie ($10) Email: stl.afterhours@gmail.com



United Way leadership presents Party with a Purpose, Live on the Levee Anthony Hamilton After Party, Watch Anthony Hamilton. After the concert, join us for an after-hour party with drink specials at Skybox Sports Bar & Grill (800 N. Third St. -- Laclede’s Landing).* $10 entrance fee will benefit the United Way. Party starts at 10 p.m. *Anthony Hamilton is not guaranteed to appear at Skybox.
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GOT Lyrics IS ON HIATUS.......................Ladies Night OUT Thursdays at Dante's hosted by Mocha Latte . Ladies Free Admission and Drinks til Midnite………….. The Best Damn Friday Night Period at the Skybox in the Landing. Doors open at 9 p.m. All free til 10 p.m…………………. Pick up an Evening Whirl on Mondays and check out Mocha Latte’s column COFFEE TALK!



SPRING INTO FITNESS... CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE http://www.mvpfitness.net/
/OR CALL 314-831-7505 Please tell them Mocha Latte' referred you.



EVENT SPOTLIGHT










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.




MOCHA'S SPOTLIGHT

Writer, poet, singer, musician. Te’ V. Smith is a talent worth seeking out! From his humorous and playful yet educational political and social songs to his mind and soul challenging poetry he has amazed crowds from Kentucky to Paris France.An accomplished jazz pianist and soul writer his debut onto the national scene came mid 2007 when he joined the legendary “Roots” for a 5 city tour sharing the gift of word through poetry and song. With a strong following on the poetry/spoken word circuit Mr. Smith is sure to continue to push the envelope, raise the bar and change lives.


Other credits include: The Washington Post’ 100 most influential writers of the next generation 1997 ; Guest youth poet at le deil with Saul Williams and Ani Difranco 2000; featured on BET’s Lyric Café 2006; guest performer for Floetry’ “Floetry remix Tour” 2007; andfeatured artist on Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam 2007HEAR HIM SHARE HIS LIFE at WWW.MYSPACE.COM/TEVSMITH




Contact Mocha Lattte if you want to book him.For more info on these events, contact Miss Latte at 314.646.9917 or sgalvin26@yahoo.com






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The Robert Plant & Alison Krauss concert at the Fox Theatre on June 19th has been RESCHEDULED to September 24th. Update: Due to a change in schedules, the previously announced planned additional September 25th performance will not be added and the filming of the performances will now not take place. Tickets for the June 19th performance will be honored at the September 24th show. If you have purchased tickets to the June 19th performance and are unable to attend on September 24th, please contact MetroTix at 314/534-1111.






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/.

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
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Grand Opening of the Good Shepherd Infant and Toddler Center, Mon. July 7 , 5990 Page. Now Enrolling. School age children welcome. Info: 314.725.5710



Alive Magazine presents We Love House The Summer Series Kickoff Party at Sol Lounge, 4241 Lindell, Thurs. July 10. 9 p.m. DJs mix house music. Hosted by ST. Louis Post’s Debra Bass and socialite Dwight Carter among others. RSVP to: welovehouse@alivemag.com

Urban Expressions Tattoos present Body Art Exhibit, An All White Event, Friday, July 11, 8 p.m. to midnite at the Polish Heritage Center, 1413 N. 29th St. Tix can be purchased at Urban Expressions (2808 N. Grand on the corner of Grand and St. Louis Avenue) or Metrotix at 314.524-1111. $20 ADV/$25 At door................................

Summer in the City Papparazzi edition, Fri. July 11 at the Loft. Dj Cuddy on the 1s and 12s. Hosted by Big Tah. Free til 10:30 p.m. Info: 314.713.0926



8th Annual St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase 8th Annual St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase July 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: 314-289-4152 Cell: 314-448-3456Fax 314-289-4159
http://www.cinemastlouis.org/


SOUL STYLZ presents "INVITE" The Official All White Affair : FREE with Invite PassSaturday July 26, 2008 9pm-1:30am The Architect House at 4246 McPherson Ave St.Louis MO, 63108Invite is a FREE celebration that's held at the hottest see-and-be-seen spots in the Midwest. Invite allow people who demand a relaxed ambiance amongst trend setters, forward thinkers, and VIPs' who live extraordinary lives, the opportunity to dine, laugh, socialize, and groove with the elite. Invite cards will be given; for a FREE night of music, and style. Our invite is simple: Sexy, Exclusive, and Style, that's what we ask. So remember, where there is no Price, no Lines, and everyone is V.I.P there is "INVITE". Invite Card Holders Info: Free Admission + Guest Free Valet Parking until 11:00PM Bypass Line Drink Specials *Table Reservations please contact 314.497.3861 or info@soulstylz.com Getting to The Architect House Click here South on Kingshighway to Lindell : East on Lindell to Boyle : Left on Boyle to 4246 McPherson Ave


SRD and Wright Ministries present THE COLOR OF RAIN, July 26 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Harris Stowe State University EARLY BIRDs $15; Gen ADM $20 Door $25
Info : 314 425-9233 618-795-0714
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JOB-ITZ City Light is a gospel video production company that continues to grow on and on and on!!!!!!!!!!!! We are currently looking for a professional independent videographerwho is experienced in filming, creative and skilled in editing with alove for video and eager to learn with an ability to travel. We are also looking for an additional shooter and PA's free to travel and an interest in assisting on the following: 100 Black Men National Conference........July 2008 Orland, FL (In Disney) Essence Music Festival ......................June 2008 New Orleans, LA(Only filming City Lights client's participation on stage and workshops) NAACP National Conference..................June 2008 City TBA Urban League National Conference..........August 2008 City TBA Live Gospel Music Video.........................October, 2008 Durham, NC Church musical service............................October, 2008 Durham, NC Gospel Music Video .............................. September, 2008 Durham, NC (2) Gospel Music Video................................Date TBA Denver, CO All PA's travel and hotel fully paid with possibly 1 to 2 meals per work day Camera operator hourly pay per work hour along with travel and hotel fully paid. Skilled students and ladies are encouraged to apply!!!!!!!!!!!!! All interested please reply to this email stlfilmwire@kdhx.org and put or leave Employment in Subject Line! no phone calls please! Thank You for your interest in working with City Lights!!!!!!!!!!!
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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: http://www.gandgcasting.com/ 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 http://www.cyactingstudio.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 meetingattheeldercircle@gmail.com.
………………………….Believing in Excellence in Education is a 6 week> life-skills summer program for ages 10-18 designed to> empower young people to BEE the best they can be. The> program focuses on etiquette/manners, social> responsibility, financial responsibility, internet safety,> peer pressure and more (see flyer). > > Open Registration is this Thursday, June 5th from 6pm-9pm> at the Emerson YMCA on Pershall Road (near hwy 270 &> West Florissant).> > Classes meet every Friday evening for 6 weeks from 6pm-9pm> and ends in a cotillion/beautillion so students can show> off their newly learned skills. For more information or log onto> http://www.beelieve.org/
....................................... ……………………………………………….Stray Dog Theatre Hop into spring dance classes for children taught by Sheila Rabbitt - professional teacher/choreographer http://www.sheilarabbittanddancers.org/
Come learn beginning modern and jazz dance in a positive environment where children will not only learn steps but create their own dances. Great for kids just starting out and those with some experience! Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:45-5:45 pm 4:45-5:45 pm Children 6-9 Children 10-12 Cost $48 for 8 week session Class size is limited. Early registration suggested. Please call Sheila Rabbitt at (314) 898-0374 to register. LOCATION Tower Grove Abbey 2336 Tennessee Avenue..................................... Stray Dog Theatre 2008 SUMMER ON STAGEChildren’s Theatre Arts Camps for Kindergarten – 5th Grade* Join Stray Dog Theatre’s ARTS IN MIND for a summer season of theatre camps.Camps are taught by theatre professionals and offer a variety of hands-on fun and education, culminating in a week’s end play for friends and family. Snacks and materials are provided. Space is limited, so make your reservation today. Come join the fun! TIME9:00am – 12:00noon LOCATION Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63104 COST $100 per child, per week (Check, Money Order, or Credit Card)CONTACT Call for information and registration (314) 276-9039 and http://www.towergroveabbey.org/
.......................................Kobalt Books has just inked a movie-production dealwith Factor Media Group/Applecrate Films/OmniquestMedia to develop the true life story of Rev. BurtonBarr Jr. and his autobiography, “The HoodlumPreacher”, into a feature film. The publisher, KobaltBooks, is currently looking to raise development fundsfor this film. Potential investors will come on asmanaging members of the company thatproduces thefilm.For More Investment Info, Contact:Cedric Mixon at 314-503-5462........................................Shante LIFE Davis is offering tutoring services forthe youth for grades 1-12. If you are aware of anyonewho is in need of some extra educational support,please feel free to contact her or give them hercontact information. Shante "LIFE" Davis(314)418-9803................STL rapper/producer J-Kwon-has a new label deal and we are looking for someinterns to work on the new label HOOD HOP MUSICgraphicdesigners street team female street team club streetteam models internet teams (e-blasting,bloggers,writers)We are looking for the best. So instead ofjust grabbing the person that says they are the best,we are looking for people to SHOW us they are the best at what they do. The bread-winners will be put onpayroll with a permanent job with the company. If youthink you will be the next hottest publicist, model,A&R, sponsorship writer, whatever it is that you do,then get at us! If you can do mixtape covers, adcovers, posters, willing to do street team work and beapart of this new label contact me directly at kanecc@tmail.com
…………………………..Joel P. E. King, owner of JPEK CreativeWorks LLC and The Space, wants to make an offer tothose of you who are in search for party and eventspace. Close to 2,000 square feet of available spacefor your next event, wedding party, baby shower, artexhibition and more. Here at The Space, you willacquire elegance, convenience and wonderfulhospitality. The Space located at 320-24 N.Vandeventer (off Lindell Blvd. in SLU area) Contact:314.494.5976 or 314.494.9095................Saint Louis has a new STREET TEAM. STL Promotions Professional Staff ,On time reporting with Pictures Electronic Marketing:E-Cards, E-Blast, Website Presence, Guerilla Marketing Techniques, Service Street, Radio, College, and Mixtape DJs, Special Events, Telephone Conferences,Retail, Market Visits, Professional Marketing Strategy for Saint Louis, Premium Product Placement, Exposure every day and every night at every event Our machine operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!!!! We will exceed your expectations!!! Contact us at 314-750-6806................
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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. Venuestl.com presents Therapy every Sunday at Lush, 3037 Olive, doors at 10 p.m. (close at 3 a.m.) Ladies free til midnite. Fellas $5 before 11 p.m. ladies $5 after Midnite. $2 martinis til 11:30 p.m. Dress Code enforced. Free B-day parties (limited space). For info call 314.392.7882 or therapystl@gamil.com

NEW. Fred and Harry Inc. presents Champagne Sundays at Sol Lounge, 4241 Lindell, 3:30 p.m. Cocktails $5, Cover $3. For more info go to http://www.1stfriday-stl.com/

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

NEW: Neo Soul singer Silky Sol and Good for the Sol perform Sundays at Janae’s West, 7555 Olive Blvd, 5 p.m. For more info call 314.863.7420 Mondays are Comedy Nites at Janae’s West 7555 Olive Blvd, hosted by Darius Bradford. 8:30 p.m. $10 Cover. (314)863-7420...............................

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

Suite Soul Spot, 1st Tuesday of each Month at the Old Rock House, 1200 S 7th Blvd. 9 p.m. 314-588-0505.2 Dollar Tuesdays at The Spot, 8370 N Broadway. $2 to get in and $2 drink specials all nite long. Doors at 9 p.m. for more info call 314.385.4545..................

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 www.myspace.com/URBANCASUALFRIDAYS

All Star Inc presents Grown Folks Friday at St. Louis happy Hour bar and Grill, 12948 Halls ferry at Parker Rd., with Dj Sir Thirl. Ladies Free til 11 p.m. FREE Parking.
Status Fridays every Friday at Dolce Ladies $5 before 11 p.m. 9 p.m.-3 am

CAFE SOUL, every 3rd Friday of the Month, Lucas House, 1220 Allen at Gravois, Doors 8 p.m., Band 9 p.m. FOR VIP SEATING PLEASE CALL 314-504-7405. GET THERE EARLY! SEATING IS LIMITED!



The Virtual Lounge Expressions, A Christian based open mic every 1st Friday, Cookies jazz and More #20 AllenBlvd. Webster Groves, Mo. Doors open at 8 p.m. Cover $10. For more info go to http://www.thevirtualounge.net/



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



Majic 104.9's BJ the DJ is personally inviting you to the Saturday to a straight up Old School Party...no limitation...no limitation! The house party will belive at the new Broadway Nite Club on New Hallsferryand West Florissant! AND at the new Knockouts! For more info contact Gina Foster at 314.712.1083 or go to http://www.divaeventplanning.com/





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



Check out Leannett Payne’’s CHOCOLATE BLOG by emailing her at Leannettpayne@yahoo.com!


NEW: Catch all the latest STL entertainment sites, sounds and interviews at http://www.ohhmy.net/



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

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


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


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


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


Bosley and Associates Traffic Law Centers .Suspensions, Speeding. Revocations. DWI. PointProblems. Accidents. Frison ‘s Flea Market, 7025 St.Charles Rock Rd., Fri-Sunday 9 am-5 p.m. or Big TopFlea Market, 367 Chambers Road. For more info, call314.621.1744
If you want to get on Vanita Applebum'shot new entertainment newsletter, email her at www.myspace.com/vanitaapplebum


Check out Lisa Rose blogsite on Strong PositiveBlack Sisters at http://www.positivesisters.blogspot.com/
or go to her my space page at www.myspace.com/lisarose08
for local literary group Sister’s Nineties Afrocentric literary activities for the family and youngsters.
Check out Lachrisa Crenshaw’s spa products at http://www.warmspirit.org/
or call her at (314)401-0710
Check out Diversity Gallery, for all of your naturalhair and beauty needs as well its café located at 6150Delmar Blvd. in the Delmar loop.For more info call314.721.3361 or email at diversitygallery@netzero.net



For body painting, makeup, face painting wigs andother special effects, contact Jessica Dana at http://www.jessicadana.com/



Check out STLdee-jay Enoch online with his own radioplaylist.The Flow: Music Lounge. Peep it out at http://www.flowink.com/player-popup.html
or go to his myspace page www.myspace/enochisreal.


For all your STL hip-hop info needs, go to http://www.stlhiphop.com/!


STL videographer Dana Christian has a website where people can send their professional music videos and films to get exposed. Itis http://www.spitflix.com/.


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

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