Tuesday, July 08, 2008

OUT 441-STL TIDBITZ AND MORE!

Hello OUTTOWNers!

It is Wednesday

Welcome to The Beginning of Year Four of OUTTOWN!


Before we get into the newz we got a breaking newz story below:
BREAKING NEWZ: Congrats to Culinary student Christina Machamer from Maplewood., Mo. She won top chef on Fox 2’s reality restaurant show “Hell’s Kitchen” Tuesday. She will become executive chef at Chef Gordon Ramsay’s new London West Hollywood restaurant which will open this summer !


AND NOW TO THE NEWZ:









Its back and forth on the Imbev buyout of Anheuser Busch. Last week, Imbev sued AB in federal court to try and dismantle the executive board so they can buy out AB. Well, AB countersued Imbev this week. The lawsuit, filed in St. Louis federal court, claims that InBev is deceiving Anheuser-Busch shareholders about the company's $46 billion takeover bid by concealing a number of facts. The suit says InBev doesn't have the solid financing to underwrite the deal, as the company claims, and that it has not disclosed that it operates a brewery in Cuba, which could complicate its efforts to operate in the United States. Anheuser-Busch claims that Belgian brewer InBev's unsolicited takeover bid isn't just bad for the bottom line, but is an "illegal scheme" that threatens to defraud Anheuser-Busch shareholders if a federal judge doesn't step in.

InBev took out a full-page ad in Tuesday's St. Louis Post-Dispatch, saying the takeover would make for a stronger, more competitive global company. It says Budweiser would be expanded globally, and St. Louis would serve as North American headquarters. Anheuser-Busch questioned that promise in its lawsuit, saying InBev's presence in the U.S. could be prohibited by federal law because of the brewer's operations in Cuba. In the meantime, the whole Inbev-AB bruhah hah can be read in this issue of Time Magazine (PICTURED ABOVE) that has Florida, Missouri native/humorist Mark Twain on the cover.

But with all of this suing and hostility, one expert in all of it said it best, regardless if AB was St. Louis owned or if InBev owned it, folk will still be layed off of their jobs because of the economy and other plants laying off (Chrysler Plant in Fenton two weeks ago is one big example). St Louisans over the July 4/Cards-Cubs game weekend were asked by various media reporters on the possible hostile takeover, the majority said that they would boycott the AB products by not drinking (Yeah, ok) and what was next changing Busch Stadium to Inbev Stadium .
But our question is, has anyone forgot that the one sole exec board member who was 50 percent owner of Grupo Modelo, the Mexican based brewery, and quit the Board a few weeks back cuz he didn’t want conflict. Yet, AB wanted to buy the other 50 percent of Modelo to own that brewery and its operations just to curb Inbev’s interest in buying AB. Now what’s the difference between what AB is trying to do and what Inbev is trying to do as far as taking over another company? We just sayin.


Democratic Presidential nominee Sen.Barack Obama had to jet back to the STL Monday after his Midwest charter had a problem keeping the nose up on takeoff from Chicago. The plane, an MD-80 Midwest charter, had a problem keeping the nose at the necessary angle, as it left for Charlotte, N.C. An FAA spokeswoman, said the plane did not declare an emergency, but simply "requested a diversion for mechanical issues they called a flight control problem."On the ground, Obama read the paper in the front cabin, but ventured briefly to chat with the press at one point. "I just thought we'd spice things up a little bit today," Obama said, smiling and joking.The Illinois senator and a small entourage eventually left the plane to wait out the maintenance at a local hotel on Natural Bridge (DA HOOD YAWL); the North Carolina trip was postponed until a future date. But the campaign said he would deliver his speech on the nation's economic woes, intended for the Charlotte audience, to his traveling press corps here in the STL, a battleground state he hopes to win in the fall. He had two fundraisers in Atlanta scheduled for Monday evening. Upon takeoff from Chicago, passengers had felt the plane dip briefly, causing a stomach-rolling sensation like being on a roller coaster, but the unexpected movement didn't alarm the frequent fliers on board.
To see his press conference on his economy plan go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO7RAhNtb3Y

Meanwhile, Obama addressed over 30,000 folk from the African Methodist Episcopal Church Saturday during the church’s convention at America’s Center where he defended his religious identification telling the jovial crowd that they should have no doubt of his commitment to his Christian faith, his nation or his political principles. Obama said his faith would continue to influence his performance and his politics if he wins the White House, and he recounted the strong role that churches have played in tackling numerous issues — including slavery and women's rights — facing Americans since the colonies declared independence 232 years ago. Obama ignited repeated cheers and standing ovations as he reaffirmed his proposals to expand on faith-based government initiatives begun by President George W. Bush. Conference organizers, meanwhile, said Saturday they had yet to hear from McCain, who also had been invited to address the gathering, which runs through this Thursday. Hmm, now they have to understand that McCain, who is a Senior Senator in Arizona, is the same man who voted HELL TO THE NAW to the Passing of Dr. King’s B-day becoming a National Holiday, so go figure.
And speaking of The Cain, he will return to the St. Louis area on July 15 for a fundraiser and a separate public event. The fundraiser will be at Hunter Farms, the estate of Hunter Engineering executive Stephen Brauer and his wife, Kimmy Brauer, that has been a popular GOP fundraising locale for more than a decade. McCain also will hold a public event. As of this blogging, the particulars appeared to be still in the planning stage. McCain was last in the St. Louis area in March for an evening fundraiser in Frontenac, followed by an early morning speech/town hall the next day at Savvis Inc., an information technology company in West County.











The July 4 weekend was a fulfilled weekend for sure with Live Off the Levee, The AME Church Convention at America’s Center, Obama speaking to the AME’s and the Cards v Cubs series going on at Busch Stadium which the latter caused a bit of a strike beyond the dugout. Former Cardinal outfielder (ooops)....We mean Cubs outfielder Jim Edmonds spent his first few weeks as a Cub asking the media to stop referring to him as a former Cardinal, hoping Cubs fans would accept him for who he is, not for the rival player he was. But when Cards manager Tony La Russa shot back in an interview with the media, saying Cardinals fans should "honor his request [and] ignore the fact that he was ever here," Edmonds ripped his former manager for comments he called "the most asinine I've ever heard." This dugout battle occurred Friday at Busch Stadium. Edmonds pointed to a Chicago reporter and insisted he could verify that Edmonds never had said anything about "not wanting to be a Cardinal." But on several occasions, Edmonds had chided the media for bringing up his past with St. Louis, even saying they tried to "ruin" him with Cubs fans with constant references to his former team. La Russa apparently saw several of Edmonds' comments and answered back. The two did not speak on the field before Friday's game, though Edmonds joked he would "punch him in the mouth" if La Russa ignored him and La Russa told reporters he would shake his hand if they met. Then during that game, Edmonds received a big ovation when he came to the plate in the second inning, and he tipped his cap to the fans in turn. "I think he's just trying to stir it up," Edmonds said.

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Speaking of the Cards, the ball club will have two players on the NL squad for the All-Star Game on July 15 at Yankee Stadium., Cardinals outfielder Ryan Ludwick (selected by the fans) and First baseman Albert Pujols (selected by LaRussa) In a bit of controversy, Houston’s Lance Berkman outpolled Pujols for the starting first base job in the balloting among Major League Baseball fans. And speaking of Pujols, he hit his 300th career home run on that same Friday night game where the Edmonds-LaRussa quibbles took place prior , becoming the fifth-youngest player to reach the milestone.The Cardinals slugger lined his 18th homer of the season on a 2-2 pitch from the Cubs' Bob Howry in the eighth inning, the ball banging off the foul pole in left field. He beat Hall of Famer Mel Ott for the fifth-fastest by one day.Pujols reached the mark at 28 years, 170 days. Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees is the youngest player to reach 300 homers at 27 years, 249 days.Pujols is 5-for-9 with two homers in his career against Howry.
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In other STL sports newz, a few weeks back, St. Louis native Deandre “THE BULL” Latimore (19wins-1 loss with 16 KO’s) scored the biggest win of his career as he stopped #1 IBF Junior Middleweight Sechew Powell in the seventh round at the Hard Rock Café in New York City. The bout, is being called an early contender for upset of the year. About Latimore’s next bout, it was reported that he would like to have a big fight in St. Louis with either Verno Phillips or Cory Spinks, who, with him also in St. Louis, would make a perfect cross town showdown. This may be true, but is the STL getting waned from the STL boxing hype especially after the dismal turnout of the Spinks—Phillips fight at Scott Trade Center in March where folk were giving away tickets on the day of the fight?



Hundreds of people were evacuated after a Sunday morning fire at Harrah's Casino. Smoke poured into the Moby's Fish Tales restaurant, but the flames remained on the outside of the building next to the casino's main entrance. The casino's Senior Vice President and General Manager says a cigarette smoldering in the mulch may have started the blaze. About 250 customers plus staff members were evacuated from the casino in 13 minutes. As a precaution, they also evacuated all 502 rooms in the two hotel towers located on the opposite end of the building where the fire started. As of this blogging, Moby's Fish Tales restaurant is expected to reopen later this week after they clean up the water.Now, the question is, during the evacuation, was there any other kind of ”fires” that were getting extinguished in those hotel rooms. If you get what we mean. LOL.


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First it was the Boonie Hat bandit in the STL area, now the sock bandit in Belleville? And from reports he has done this before. What’s up with this? St. Clair County prosecutors have charged 36-year-old James Dowdy with residential burglary after police say he was caught with socks taken from a Belleville home Monday. Dowdy was sentenced to prison in 2004, 1997 and 1994 for various periods, all for burglary-related charges tied to his efforts to get women's socks. On Monday, a man called police to report that his daughter had heard someone in the basement of their house and that a man was spotted crawling out of a basement window. Police dogs were called in and led officers to Dowdy's home. Inside, authorities say police found socks that had been taken from the basement laundry room. This is beyond….if he wants socks that bad, why don’t he go to the store and go in the ladies section and steal them like a regular thief. LOL.


There were two incidences involving children reported on Tuesday. The first was a Desoto woman Brandy Jean Mabery, being charged with beating her boyfriend's 2-year-old son Stacey Tolbert-Wyatt to death. Paramedics found the nearly one-year-old child in full cardiac arrest early Monday. His father, Stacey Tolbert called 911 to report that the child was having difficulty breathing. Police believe Tolbert saw that his son was injured when he came home from work and waited two hours before calling for help. The child was pronounced dead at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. An autopsy revealed that the child had numerous new and old bruising over his entire body, including swollen and bruised genitals and injuries to his head, according to court documents. St. Louis County Chief Medical characterized the physical findings as torture. This woman sho nuff should get the death penalty for what she did. This was horrible and she should definitely be punished.


Then later on Tuesday, a teenager was rushed to the hospital after hitting her head on one of the attractions at City Museum on one of the attractions on the mezzanine level at the museum. The girl was taken to Children's Hospital for treatment. The incident happened while the girl was climbing on barrels and rope in the museum. She apparently hit her head. That's when her friends went and got museum personnel. Officials at Children's Hospital say the 13 year old is awake and alert and is being evaluated. She was there as part of a summer camp. City Museum officials say this is the first problem that they know on that particular attraction. But the museum has faced several lawsuits from people who say they were injured here.
Museum officials say they will review the display to make sure it's safe. Uh, one injury lawsuit is enough we think. We think if its more than one suit, the building should be closed permanently cuz we are sure their liability insurance is as high as folk attending a Grateful dead concert and the payoffs alone would cause a foreclosure sign to be erected. Hello.

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There was a water main break that occurred in front of Galleria Thursday near Clayton Road. As a result, the southbound side of Brentwood Blvd. was down to one lane in between Clayton Road and Highway 40/I-64. Water started bubbling up from the ground. The water main break even caused a portion of the pavement on Brentwood Blvd. right in front of the Galleria mall to buckle.Richmond Heights police temporarily closed off part of the road, but have since reopened it. We think the break is fixed cuz when YOURS TRULY, Ma’at Atkins drove passed there last Sunday there were no breaks or warning signs seen. We think the buckle is still there, though.






State officials this week warned lakegoers at the Lake of the Ozarks that recent testing shows a high level of E. coli bacteria that can be potentially harmful. Tests from the lake conducted by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Missouri Department of Conservation showed that five of 53 samples from different sites around the lake contained an excess of the bacteria considered safe to swim in. Yet, the Department of Resources said that they are working to determine the cause -- including faulty septic systems or from birds. The department's warning asks swimmers to not swallow any of the water, but officials said that the lake is safe to swim in. E. coli is a bacteria that collects in the intestines and causes nausea, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problems. Wow, sounds tempting to us.



Speaking of waters, the Mississippi River is falling from the floods.

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Gov. Matt Blunt is at it again this week with his passing laws in the M-O. As Obama was speaking to hundreds in Independence, Mo. at the Truman Memorial Building on patriotism last week, Blunt signed to cut $500,000 in contribution monies to help refurbish the Truman building. Blunt cut the funding Monday, the last day to approve the budget for the 2009 fiscal year. Jackson County officials working to save the building in this Kansas City suburb said Blunt's action might significantly add to the project's cost and could cause a yearlong delay on its second phase. Truman served as an administrative judge in the building during the 1920s and 1930s. He presided over a dedication of the renovated building in 1933. Blunt spokeswoman Jessica Robinson said the governor thought that committing state money without a more concrete financial plan would be irresponsible. Huh? Irresponsible? Contributing to patriotism is irresponsible? Wow. Nuff said.

Also on Monday, Blunt signed legislation that creates new restrictions on illegal immigrants and new requirements for businesses that employ them. Blunt said the new law puts Missouri "on the vanguard" of states working to crack down on illegal immigration. Under the immigration legislation, applicants for food stamps, housing and other public benefits will need to prove they are U.S. citizens or are legally in the country; the Highway Patrol will need to seek special federal immigration training; commercial driver's license tests will be given in English with no translation assistance; and cities would risk some state aid and grants if community leaders adopt policies to not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Is it us or ids this law anti-immigration? What about public benefit cheats who are natural citizens here? Then, if they prove are U.S. citizens, then they have to go under the scrutiny with driving tests only be given in English with no translation assistance? What ever happened to their first amendment rights of freedom of speech if they are U.S. citizens? And what’s the purpose of the State having translators in the first place? (Don’t the United Nations use them? Hello) And then punish cities with the decrease in state aid and grants if they don’t comply to Immigration authorities? Wow, if that s the case, wouldn’t natural born citizens be affected by that as well? We just sayin….

Then, Blunt signed into law last Thursday legislation designed to better protect you from repeat drunken drivers. The new law requires those repeat offenders to modify their vehicles with an ignition interlock device that forces the driver to blow into a breathalyzer to start the car. If the breathalyzer reaches the limit or more, the car will not start. It closes a loophole that previously allowed municipal DWI's not to count against a defendant. How are you going to modify the vehicle? Will the apparatus be issued for free? (We think not). And don’t you think repeat offenders will have a designated driver to blow into the device to start up the car and that repeat offender can drive on? We just sayin, I mean lets be real here.





The Shawn Hornbeck Foundation -- which gained notoriety after last year's rescue of its abducted namesake --is under scrutiny for delays in filing required IRS reports and "failure to be transparent," the Better Business Bureau warned this week. The Missouri-based foundation countered that it is working with the federal government to ensure that all necessary reports have been filed. The Better Business Bureau said it made several unsuccessful attempts to obtain information about the foundation, which operates out of a home that was donated to the Hornbeck family after Shawn Hornbeck (PICTURED) was rescued Shawn's mother, Pamela Akers, is the newly elected president of the Shawn Hornbeck Foundation; her husband, Craig Akers, is the vice president. In a joint statement issued Monday, the Akers said the donations to the foundation have been used to fund free programs that benefit the public, and that there are no paid employees at the foundation. That’s all cool, but who forgot to send those tax documents to Uncle Sam, that’s the problem.






Investigators are seeing more signs that the salmonella outbreak blamed on tomatoes might have been caused by tainted jalapeno peppers and have begun collecting samples from restaurants and from the homes of those who have been sickened, according to health officials involved in the probe.New interviews with those who became infected found that many had eaten jalapeno peppers, often in salsa served with Mexican food, according to two state health officials. So far, none of the jalapenos taken from restaurants and from the homes of those who became ill have tested positive for Salmonella The outbreak, which began 12 weeks ago, is believed to be the largest of its kind, and new cases continue to emerge. It has sickened more than 920 people across the country, up from 756 one week ago, and sent more than 110 to the hospital. In Maryland, 29 people have been confirmed to have the illness, which can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, and, in severe cases, death.









Former Missouri Sen. John C. Danforth believes the National Park Service has made up its mind against any changes or improvements to the grounds of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. He described a meeting this week in Forest Park, and another one next week at the Old Courthouse downtown, as "window dressing."
Danforth reportedly said. Park Service officials say they're keeping an open mind. Danforth has puzzled over the riverfront problem for years. He has made various attempts to change and improve it. He and his associates - which include civic leaders and officials of his family's philanthropic Danforth Foundation -- believe the riverfront has potential to be a regional asset and a magnet for residents and tourists alike.
He believes - and there is reasonable consensus here - the ragged, forbidding connection to the grounds from downtown is a serious problem. There are various ideas of ways to solve the problem, and at various times various schemes have been presented. Another problem, more complex than a connection, is that the Arch - magnificent as it is - is not enough to stimulate visits by large numbers of people, and that the services and exhibits under the Arch are inadequate,. In particular, Danforth advocates the establishment of a brand new attraction such as a museum on the Arch grounds.
Meanwhile, Danforth supporters have set up a web site and committee and wants the public to join. The group, called Groundswell for Change, established a committee comprised of civic, business, labor, disability rights and government leaders who want the National Park Service to make changes to the Riverfront and Arch grounds. The group will continue to collect public input until July 14. People who would like to join Groundswell for Change http://www.groundsforchangestl.org/


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Last week, four parking cheats were nabbed by police officers patrolling the St. Clair Square shopping mall in Fairview Heights. The officers were part of a sting operation led by the Illinois secretary of state's office. It conducts the stings periodically. Nearby, police caught three drivers without a disabled placard or plate parked in a handicap spot. The fine for this violation: $250 to $350.
They also caught one woman using her dead father's handicap placard just to park closer to the door. Her fine: $500. In recent years, Illinois police have made a concerted effort to crack down on handicap parking abuse. The parking spots are there for people who have trouble walking, have respiratory or heart problems, or meet other criteria set forth in state law. The police reportedly said that if you suspect someone is using a spot illegally, don't confront him or her. They advise writing down the license plate number and placard number, which should be visible through the windshield, and contacting police. They say you can also report the individual to the Missouri Department of Revenue in Jefferson City or the Illinois Secretary of State's office in Springfield, Ill., 217-785-0309. I wish someone would call the fuzz on us, we will make them handicpapped!









Local radio station Z 107.7.FM introduced a new personality to their weekly lineup—sort of speak. Radio personality Ryan Seacrest. His syndicated show, “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” began airing this week which airs right after the syndicated morning show MJ Morning Show. It airs 10 p.m. to 1p.m.). The show, which is headquarted in Los Angeles station KIIS-FM, airs prior to Taylor J’s Afternoon Show. Seacrest’s show is the second syndicated aired on z 107.7 FM (The first was “
American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest” that was aired earlier this year) Clear Channel Radio (which markets both Seacrest’s shows) and Seacrest partnered in February to create a new national entertainment news program.











You wanna be on top? That’s the slogan for entertainment mogul Tyra Banks highly rated show, America’s Next Top Model.” Well young women in the STL area who got what it takes, the Producers of ANTMN will be in the STL area July 19. They will hold auditions for Cycle 12 (or Season 6 in regular seasons) at the Missouri College of Health Careers in Fenton. Those interested, can contact Suzi Schrappen 314-447-6360 But you had to have your application in before the audition (which deadline is July 25) Out of curiosities sake, we checked out the application and here were some of the interesting things that potential models must go through to be a part of the show: OH AND BEFORE WE GET STARTED, WE DON’T THINK MISS TYRA WILL BE AT THE AUDTIONS.

If selected as a participant, you must be willing to live in a house or loft located at a location and in a city as determined by Producers for approximately one and a half months sometime around October through December 2008 with approximately nine to fourteen other female strangers, where you will have little or no
privacy. (AKA. YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN AND CATFIGHTS WILL ENSUE)

If you are chosen to be a participant, it is your responsibility to make any necessary arrangements with your employer and family in anticipation of your extended absence from home. Finalists must hold a current U.S. passport, as international travel may be required of all participants. (AKA. DON’T THINK THE PRODUCERS ARE GONNA ACCEPT CALLS ASKING WHY YOU DIDN’T COME HOME)

The house is extensively outfitted with video and audio recording devices which will record, broadcast and exhibit your actions and voice at all times, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week in every room of the house as well as any and all locations and settings outside of the house for the duration of your participation in the Series.
You will be observed at all times by the Producers as well as the general publicwatching on television and possibly the Internet. (AKA YOU HAVE NO CONTROL ON HOW THEY WILL MAKE YOU OUT NOT TO BE)

You must not now be a candidate for public office, and if selected as a participant, you must agree not to become a candidate for public office until after the initial broadcast of all programs in which you appear. (AKA. YOU CANT USE THEIR NAME TO GET VOTES UNTIL YOU ARE VOTED OFF THE SHOW)

You must be in excellent physical and mental health. (AKA YOU CANT BE TOOTHBRUSH THROAT POKER, EAT LEMON ONLY LEMONWATER, BE A TRANNY OR CRAZY—COMMITTABLE THAT IS)

You understand and agree that you may be required to pose and be photographed or videotaped while clothed, partially clothed or naked. (AKA. THEY OWN YOUR ARSE)

If you are selected to be interviewed, you will be given, and must complete and return (prior to the date of our personal interview in Los Angeles) a Medical History Form. (AKA MAKE SURE YOU WONT GO OFF IF THEY DIG UP SOME SKELETONS )

If selected as a finalist you must complete a participant package, which will be furnished to you by the Producers and will include among other things, release forms and waivers for you and your immediate family. (AKA YOUR FOLK CANT TELL THAT YOU IN THE SHOW AND WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE SHWOS RUN CUZ THEY WONT HAVE NOBODY WATCH—SPOLIER!)
If selected for interviews, you must also submit to physical and mental examinations by medical professional(s) in Los Angeles selected by the Producers and meet all physical and psychological requirements. (AKA AGAIN, MAKING SURE YOU WONT DO OR BE THE ALREADY MENTIONED WITH A SECOND OPINION. YOUR DOCTOR DONT COUNT.)


By applying for participation in the show, you authorize the Producers to conduct civil, criminal, financial, driver-history and any other type of background checks deemed necessary by the Producers. (AKA IF YOU GOT SOME SCANDAL, IT WILL WORK WELL WITH THE RATINGS!)




According to http://www.panachereport.com/ rapper Nelly has suffered terrifying experiences with stalkers - including a crazed fan who claimed to have given birth to his son. Nelly insists he has been targeted by dozens of fanatics over the years, but only took action after a woman turned up at his house accusing him of fathering her child. Nelly insists that he had never seen her before and was forced to take the unnamed woman to court in a bid to stop her harassing him. He says, "I've had so many stalkers that lie about me and write stuff on my MySpace (internet page). I had this woman drive over to my house from Texas back in 2003 with her son in the back of the car. "And she swore that I was from Texas and her son was mine. I felt sorry for the kid. She'd been telling him he was mine for as long as he could understand. He was 14 at the time and I was like, 'What, did I have him when I was 12?' "I had to get a restraining order out against her in the end. It was scary, because I didn't know what she was going to do next."
In regards to his upcoming CD, “Brass Knuckles’ which will be relased next month he was interviewed Monday, and reportedly said, "I'd rather eat a fresh dirty diaper than listen to my own music. Its amazing that there was someone in the studio that actually liked what sounds were coming through the monitors. If you had those headphones on, I can tell you, there were not pretty sounds coming out. I'd rather stick with my pimp juice." Hmmm. That doesn’t sound too assuring. Oh oh.

In unrelated news, Nelly chilled in the STL for a few weeks to attend a few function. There was a private industry party held at Posh in the CWE (where we heard STL stars such as his St. Lunatic band mates Murphy Lee, Kyjuan, Slo Down Ali and City Spud as well as Cedric The Entertainer’s manager Eric Rhone were in attendance ). He also attended his manger T-Luv’s b-day party at Lush (SEE OUT 434) and Derrty ENT/UC ME/Loose Cannon’s packed out Red, White and Blue Party held at Mocha Lattes event Best Damn Fridays Period at the Skybox last Friday(SEE OUT 439)



Mr "Bodyguard," Kevin Costner was in Springfield, Mo, Sunday to screen his new movie, "Swing Vote.” The Oscar-award-winning actor, director and producer hosted the worldwide preview of his most recent film in Springfield, where he is also encouraging support for local charities. Costner was there as part of a fundraising event hosted by Springfield-based Bass Pro Shops to benefit the Upper White River Basin Foundation and the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks. The screening of the movie was held at the Campbell 16 Cine Theater.
Costner is an avid fisherman, longtime customer of Bass Pro Shops and friend of the company's founder, Johnny Morris, and his wife, Jeanie. Costner wears a Bass Pro Shops cap in many scenes in the movie, in which he portrays Bud Johnson, described as a "good ol' boy" … whose one vote will determine the election of the country's next president. The film, which is a Walt Disney Pictures production, is scheduled for release Aug. 1.


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Besides culinary student Christina Machamer who won on “Hell’s Kicthen,” two area St. Louisans were featured on two reality based TV shows.












The first was Fenton- bred Tom Vize, who is comic Kathy Griffin’s tour manager and star of her Emmy winning reality show “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List” seen on the Bravo Networkl. On the episode entitled
Home Is Where the Profit Is that aired last week, where Griffin visited the hometowns of her crew. Griffin visted Vize’s hometown of the STL where she was performing a sold out concert at the Fox Theatre) in Feburary. In the show, Vize receievd a Proclamation from Mayor Francis Slay making that day Tom Vize Day, he appeared on "Show Me St. Louis" and he was seem taking Griffin and crew to the Bulls Eye Firing range in Manchester (hmmm, Machamer was from Mapelwood. Hmmm) . Oh and shots of the Arch and the Metrolink also were in the shots. Of course. In an interesting sidebar Griffin is quoted on her website as saying about the episode’s publicty, “Basically at this point my assistants are more famous than I am. Tom is from St Louis. But the St Louis Post Dispatch, THE paper for St Louis, is not feeling the show’s press release about tonight’s episode from The Lou. Why? The press release refers to St Louis as a small town. Excuse me?!”









The other “ St. Louisan” is comic Andi Smith —who moved to St. Louis from Wisconsin after graduating college--competed last week in the semi-finals on the comedy competition Last Comic Standing that were held
Las Vegas at the Paris Hotel & Casino. She won a spot in the semi-finals after her audition in Houston. Unfortunately she didn’t make the Final Top 12.








Happy belated b-day to STL jazz diva Mae Wheeler!


STL rapper Ebony Eyez is back. She tells her story of the ups and downs of the biz in the newest issue of Inbox Magazine, the multi-city distributed print and online entertainment magazine published in East St. Louis. To peep it out go to http://inboxmag.com/inprint

We hear that rapper Lil Webbie and LIl Boosie will be in the Lou this Saturday to pick video girls for a video shoot at Club Society. We didnt get if thr video shoot will be just club footage or a whole video, but if you think you got what it takes sistas, Web Boose and Trill Entertainment will be at Club Society there from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. So get hoochified!




















Break a leg (more like flex a leg) to Clayton Bally Trainer Deanthony (ABOVE PIC), STl Fitness Model Fred Williams (PIC TO RIGHT) and STL Barber Steve Lacy (BELOW PIC) , who are among the STL bodybuilders who will compete in the 2nd annual Natural Body Building and Figure Classic on July 12 at the Roberts Orpheum Theatre. (SEE EVENT SPOTLIGHT FOR MORE INFO)










































STL Poet Floyd IMPAKT Boykin and his wife Jacquette would like you all to votes for their baby boy Floyd Jr in the Majic 104.9 Baby Idol Cutest Baby Contest! He is listed as "Floyd B" under the "E-J" button. Voting started Monday. Please go to the web site and vote for him to win (
http://www.kmjm.com/pages/babyidol.html).
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YOURS TRULY Ma’at Atkins would like to thank all who came through Subzero Sushi Bar and Restaurant last Saturday to celebrate his born day and blog day. It was the best kept secret in the STL from what we heard especially after events at Vitos and the Skybox did not go well as planned. Sorry to those who couldn’t make it or heard that it was off the chain and you decided to be elsewhere. We aint gonna say no names (Thanks to the uninvited one for spreadin’ how crunk it was. LOL) Ma’at and his guest s had a reserved room next to the bar and clowned it up (and from the pic taken we see Ma’at did his share of clowning with them dranks. LOL). Again, Ma’at would like to thank all of those who made his b-day celebration a night to definitely remember,. And d thanks Lakisha Dickens for the pic! In unrelated Ma’at NEWZ, YOURS TRULY will be one of nine mannequin models in Urban Expressions the Body Art Show and All White Party this Friday at the Polish Heritage Center (SEE EVENT SPOTLIGHT BELOW FOR MORE INFO)

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And lastly, we heard at OUTTOWN Tuesday that Whats Ya Flava’s Keisha Daniels was moving away from the STL. We heard she is moving back to Minnesota (Wow who woulda thunk! LOL). You were a party people socialite for real who kicked it with her hearty laugh and didn’t give a fuck who knew what was up with her as far as her sexuality and we loved her for it. You will be deeply and greatly missed on the STL social scene.







IN The MIA(MISSING IN ACTION) FILE. Whatever happened to STL Rapper singer SK?











BLIND BITZ. Which night club had a bloody brawl that rang out a few weeks back that involved a mob of sistas against one brotha after the brotha disrespected one of the sistas in the click calling her a bitch? (Hint, the club is not in St. Louis City, but its name represents St. Louis)

EVENT--BITZ


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


Home Nightclub presents Awakenings Fashion Show, Thurs. July 10. For more info go to
www.homenightclubstl.com

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



Stress Free Fridays at the I-Bar, 2904 Market Street (across from Wachovia Securities between Compton and Jefferson), Friday, July 11, 5:00PM
Phone: 1-314-289-6177 Join us this Friday, July 11, 2008 as we visit I-Bar, located across the street from Wachovia Securities, between Compton and Jefferson...enjoy great drinks, complimentary appetizers and a lively atmosphere...do not hear about all of the fun that you missed when you can be apart of the festivities...bring your business card and be prepared to network as you never know who might be in attendance...bring a friend or two and spread the word about Stress Free Fridays. If you are celebrating a special event in your life, email Mario (wayne_mario@yahoo.com)
or Mark Anthony (maj_826@yahoo.com) and let us know... Make sure to check out our new and improved website: www.stressfreefridays.ning.com and make sure to sign up to become a member of Stress Free Fridays...



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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. 20th 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




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The 2nd Annual STL Louis Natural Body Building and Figure Classic, 10 am (prelims) and 6 p.m. (finals), Saturday, July 12 at the Roberts Orpheum Theatre, 416 N. 9th St. Tickets are $40 VIP; $25 GEN ADM. Tickets can be purchased at
www.ticketmaster.com



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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.






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; and featured 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.......................................Melissa 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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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 or srdproductions@yahoo.com







AUDITION BITZ .
It's Just Me April. I'm looking for all kinds of talent for a promotional live show to be held at a cafe in Indianapolis Indiana. If you sing R&B,Soul,Jazz,Gospel, Neo Soul,Country,Blues,Rap,Rock what ever. If you play any kind of insturment,spoken word, dance, 1-3 person stage act. Please contact me at jmproductionsllc@aol.com



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: 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!!!!!!!!!!!
HELP-BITZ

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 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................
ONGOING BITZ
NEW: The St. Louis Poetry Slam will be holding a preliminary qualifying round for all interested poets wanting a chance to make the team to go on and represent St. Louis in The National SLAM Competition held later this year. Come out and sign up to make your spot on the team. 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..............


NEW: Lamar Harris and The L, Wednesdays at 8 p.m. til midnite at Delamr Resturant and Lounge6235 Delmar Blvd. Free before 10 p.m. 314) 725-6565 ·

Power Couple Inc presents XCLUSIVE THURSDAY'S (aka FRIDAY EVE) 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.


NEW: Milq Da Game presents Destination Thursdays 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/



NEW: M5 Entertainment presents Rhythm and rhyme Thursdays every Thursdays. Calling all hip-hop artists, poets, singers. Royal Palace Restaurant and Lounge, 4266 Natural bridge at Lamdin. Sign up by 8:30 p.m.. Show at 9:30 p.m., Admission FREE before 9 p.m., $5 After wards.


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. Drink specials 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 Halls Ferry and 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.


NEW:Good Shepherd Infant and Toddler Center, 5990 Page. Now Enrolling. School age children welcome. Info: 314.725.5710



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/ or directly at http://theblackrep.blogspot.com/


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


NEW: Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc. Patrinna Wiley & Eric LaGrone
Independent Associates Small Business and Group Specialists
Identity Theft/Restoration Services
We give members access to professional legal counsel not only for traditional legal problems, but for everyday events such as buying a house or a car, creating a will, handling a problem with an insurance company, dealing with identity theft, and much more where legal review should be routine, but rarely is. These events can be among the most important events in a person's life, yet there is a tendency for them to take place without proper legal review. For Pre-Paid Legal members, access to legal counsel is only a toll-free phone call away. Call to set up your appointment.Office: (314) 837-6779
Cell Patrinna: (314) 581-9888
Cell Eric: (314) 713-7803

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http://www.gosmallbiz.com/




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




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.comfor pub or info you want on OUTTOWN.

UNTIL THEN...SEE YA OUTSIDE!

























20 comments:

Ms STL said...

BLIND BLITZ

Would that be St. Louis Happy Hour

Ms STL said...

BLIND BLITZ

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