Tuesday, August 05, 2008

OUT 454--STLTIDBITZ AND MORE!

Whassup OUTTOWNERs!

Its WEDNESDAY

Its time to get OUT….TOWN



Before we get to the new of the newz, do yawl know that the STL has just reached the centennial mark of killings? Actually one killing over. In what could be the city's 100th murder this year, a man was shot while sitting in a car Tuesday night and died early this morning, police said.The shooting happened at the intersection of North Broadway and Calvary Avenue just next to the Calvary and Bellefontaine cemeteries, police said.The man was taken to a hospital where he died early this morning, police said. WOW!





Now to the newz:



In Tuesdays Missouri primary election. The results there were some givens, surprises and blowouts. The following are those who will battle it out in the November general elections.
For writers; sake the abbreviations are as follows (R) Republican, (D) Democrat


In the Governor race, Kenny Hulsof ( R) will battle Jay Nixon (D) for non-returning (R ) candidate Matt Blunt’s seat. Hulsof got 49 % of the vote and his closest competition was Sarah Steelman with 44 %. Nixon blew out his competition Daniel Carroll 84 % to 15%.

In the Secretary of state race. Two candidates in both parties won unopposed Mitch Hubbard ( R ) and Robin Carnahan (D). It was unopposed in the Circuit Attorney race as Jennifer Joyce (D) got the vote .
In the U.S. 1st District (District) St. Louis, St. Louis County Race, Lacy clay (D) was also unopposed.

The incumbents also smashed the competition with the exception of the State Senate race in the 5th district. Incumbent ROBIN WRIGHT-JONES won over Rodney R. Hubbard in State senator 5th District (D) in one of the closest races of the evening with Wright with 50.5% to 49.55% . In the State representative 57th District (D) 57th District race, incumbent TALIBDIN "TD" EL-AMIN beat Joseph "Joe" Palm 63.22% to 36.8%. In the State representative 60th District (D) 60th District race it was incumbent JAMILAH NASHEED 75% over Kimberly Gardner 25%


Two female candidates fairly new in politics did well. In the State representative 63rd District (D) newcomer Tishaura jones (daughter of former comptroller Virvus Jones) won with 53% over her (D) candidate April harris who receeievd 46 %. And in one of the biggest landslides of the night was in the State representative 64th District (D) as RACHEL STORCH beat newcomer candidate Mike Roberts Jr. 82.4% to 0 17.6%.


In State representative 71st District (D) , St. Louis County one of the youngest candidates won. DON CALLOWAY, 28 won over his competition with 52% of the votes beating out candidates Vernon Harlan 36.1% and Roger Wilson 12.2%


For all of the results go to
http://elections.stltoday.com/voter/

Also, to see some of the Rodney Hubbard roast that went down last week at the Plaza go to
http://www.pubdef.net/2008/07/26/roberts-jr-gets-ribbed-by-darius-bradford/

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Meanwhile, during the elections, the STL area was hit with heavy thunderstorms after two consecutive days of 100 plus heat. The storms brought on high winds, hail and a lot of power outages on both sides of the River. AmerenUE reported at 8 a.m. that 1,249 customers were without power on the Missouri side of the river, mostly in the Arnold and DeSoto areas and in parts of St. Charles County. In Illinois, at 8 a.m., power was restored to abut 5,000 customers but 10,771 customers were without power in the Jerseyville, Bunker Hill and Pocahontas areas. (In my area of Belleville the storm looked like a mini tornado!) In last night's storms, police reported many trees uprooted, especially northeast and south of St. Louis city. And more to come tonite.






As Assistant Chief Stephen Pollihan, a 36-year department veteran, was named interim chief, after former Police chief Joe Mokwa retired 2 weeks ago and the Police Board began an expedited process to name a new chief, local poiticains are demanding a change in the rule of that board from state control to city control. Members of the Board of Aldermen also had little or nothing to tell their constituents. They were not included in the discussion about whether Police Chief Joe Mokwa should stay or go, a move he made under pressure. Aldermen were also not part of the decision to give Mokwa a generous severance package — one year's salary plus paying for his legal counsel — even though city taxpayers will foot the bill. Aldermen considered holding investigative hearings, but had no power to compel Mokwa or other officers to show."The necessary checks and balances — they are not there," said Terry Kennedy, D-18th Ward. "More so than the individual or the person, there is a systemic problem that needs to be solved."
Look like the watch dogs will soon get watched. Hmmm.





And speaking of the Police Board,one of its members Mayor Francis Slay announced this week is seeking a third term in office (We guess the Recall Slay supporters should be gearing up in protest again from now til next April) In related slay news, Slay met with InBev CEO Carlos Brito last week to discuss the Belgian brewer's impending takeover of Anheuser-Busch. Mayor Slay posted the following entry in his blog regarding that meeting: "I have just met with InBev CEO Carlos Brito. It was a cordial conversation, in which each of us said pretty much what you would have wanted and expected us to say. "Brito said that he understood the importance of St. Louis to AB's brand and corporate identity. I told him St. Louis was a great place to build a larger business and offered him a tour, which he said he would like to take on a future visit. Yalw know what really went down. “Yo, Carlos, don’t take away the jobs of my buddies, I beg of you. What’s your price? LOL”




Fitness diva Richard Simmons stopped by various STL TV news shows to talk about a new bill he is trying to push through congress called 'The Fit Kids' bill. He also was at a meet at greet last Wednesday at the Kirkwood Walgreens. Last week, Simmons, who is 60, who has had people Sweatin' to the Oldies for years, offered new ideas for pumping up physical education at a congressional hearing last Thursday in Washington. "Some schools have 15 minutes two days a week for PE classes, and a lot of schools don't have recess," Simmons says. "When you take the physical activity and the recess away, these kids are just sitting in the classroom all day." Simmons, who has 50 fitness videos with titles that include Sweatin' to the Oldies, Dance Your Pants Off and Disco Sweat, says schools must offer more variety than just sports and games. "Everyone isn't made to play sports, but everyone wants to move." He speaks from experience. As a heavy child growing up in
New Orleans' French Quarter, he says, he often sat out during gym class because he wasn't picked for teams. "I'd sit down and open the other kids' lunchboxes and eat their lunches while they were playing." To help support his bill go to http://www.richardsimmons.com/

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Fashionistas, shopaholics, and Back-to-School shoppers unite, it's time to take advantage of the Missouri Tax Free holiday last weekend. The Missouri Sales Tax holiday draws shoppers from around the metro and neighboring states who wish to take advantage of tax exempt purchases. Missouri instituted this wonderful holiday which begins at 12:01 a.m. on the first Friday in August and ends at midnight on the following Sunday. The holiday allows tax exemptions on certain back-to-school purchases--which include clothing, school supplies, computers and computer software. We are sure somebody tried to bust up in one of the participating stores wondering why food or gas didn’t apply and probably argued that they needed both things to get their child to school. TMP!

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A train derailment near the Fenton Chrysler Plant has cancelled the first shift for workers and the second shift may be called off, officials said. Last Thursday, police said, two or three cars, loaded with sheet metal, disconnected from the train and struck the plant. It happened at the truck plant's loading dock.No one was injured. Workers on the third shift Thursday were sent home. It is unknown when work will resume at the plant.


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Pastor Terrence Jenkins of Alorton was charged last week with predatory criminal sexual abuse against an 8-year old girl, records show. He is currently being held in the St. Clair County Jail under a $250,000 bond. The crime allegedly happened in December in East St. Louis, where Jenkins served as an auxilliary police officer, according to East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Baxton. Investigators say Jenkins was a youth pastor at O'Fallon's Faith United Baptist Church, which has more than 100 members. They include the girl and her mother. The mother went to East St. Louis police and filed a complaint against Jenkins, who worked at the church for four years. Jenkins doesn't have a listed home telephone number. It isn't immediately clear if he has an attorney.





Well known figure Eddie Hassan was charged of tax evasion last week. Hasan, plead guilty in federal court for filing a false tax report. He admitted not paying taxes on money he earned from a consulting contract with St. Louis Public Schools, as well as other income. According to reports Hasan was funneling monies from Mokan, which helps construction contractors with minority contracts and depositing the funds in a dummy account well over six figures to escape from paying taxes on it. The charges, publicly at least, were unexpected: There were no reports that Hasan was under investigation. Hasan runs MoKan, is the publisher of the St. Louis Argus newspaper and father of former State Rep. Yaphett El-Amin, whose husband, T.D. El-Amin, currently holds her old seat.

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MetroLink celebrated 15 years this week amidst some unheralded events when riders were attacked minutes apart at 2 stations last week. Police are investigating two violent attacks on MetroLink riders that occurred within minutes of each other late last Saturday night at the Delmar and Forest Park stations. St. Louis police arrested two teens after one of the attacks, officials said. At least three of the victims were taken to area hospitals. Police and transit officials gave this account “At 11:30 p.m. Saturday, about 10 assailants approached three teens who were waiting for a MetroLink train at the Delmar Loop station at 660 Rosedale Avenue. “


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The Fairview Heights Police Department is no longer responding to calls of drivers filling up atteh pump and driving off. "For a long time, we felt that gasoline thefts were one of the most preventable crimes that we deal with," said Chief Ed Delmore. "Obviously if stations choose to require pre-pay, as most do now, the opportunity for the crime is eliminated." The department does not plan ask for an ordinance requiring gas stations to implement a pre-pay system because the decision should be made by businesses, Delmore said. Before the new policy went into effect July 23, officers were dispatched to the scene to take a report, an investigation would be conducted to see if the incident was a theft or unintentional, and officers would attempt to locate the suspect. Now that gas thefts are more frequent as fuel prices increase, Delmore said police resources are better spent elsewhere. Damn, you know its sirrus if the cops cant control the mob of folk stealing gas! Dayam!

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And speaking of gas, folk were ridin’ dirty…on bikes to protest oil prices. Last Saturday, dozens of cyclists strapped on their helmets and stripped off their clothes for the World Naked Bicycle Ride. Hundreds of curious voyeurs and mostly nude bike riders flocked to Tower Grove Park for the 10-mile "World Naked Bike Ride" to protest America's dependence on oil. The police showed up, too —to make sure riders wore the bare minimum. Although the ride was a first for St. Louis, about 70 cities worldwide have hosted the World Naked Bike Ride since 2004. The riders rolled out of the park about 9 p.m. and were scheduled to end at the Atomic Cowboy in the Grove neighborhood along Manchester Avenue near Vandeventer Avenue Most riders covered up strategically by wearing thongs, pasties, loin cloths, underwear or bathing suits. Body painting also was popular. We were sure they weren’t gonna get bucked naked (some did try though but was fined). But our question was, why were their going to Atomic Cowboy for? To celebrate? LOL

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Still no show for rams running back Steven Jackson. Steven Jackson's holdout is headed for the two-week mark, and it appears little or no progress is being made. The St. Louis Rams running back was absent for Tuesday's morning practice, the 16th workout he's missed in training camp and the 12th day of camp for which he has not been present.This missed workout, though, could hold more weight than others. According to NFL rules, a player must be in camp 30 days before the start of the regular season or risk losing an accrued season of experience. What’s interesting is, local TV is showing the commercial Jackson taped asking kids to stay in school and he ain’t no where to be found to do his J.O.B. LOL.

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Major League Baseball officials, joined by members of the St. Louis Cardinals, revealed the logo for the 2009 Major League Baseball All Star Game on Tuesday. Officials said St. Louis was a great baseball town and has the "best fans in baseball." Tony LaRussa spoke at the unveiling, and players Albert Pujols and Ryan Ludwick pulled the sheet off the logo. The sign will be permanently placed behind the bleachers in left-center field. The last time the All-Star Game was in St. Louis was 1966. St. Louis has hosted the All-Star Game four times before. An interesting tidbit was when Pujols spoke and jokingly said to LaRussa he wanted to see LaRussa as the manager of the team so he could put him in the starting-line up this time then he looked back at LaRussa who gave stone-faced grin. OUCH!

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And speaking of Cardinals, its fans fans and passers-by can now see equipment and activity on the long-vacant site of the proposed Ballpark Village. The co-developers, Baltimore-based Cordish Co. and the St. Louis Cardinals, said site work on the downtown retail and entertainment district begun this week. The site work — such as excavating the piers from the previous stadium and grading — is needed to get the property ready for construction. Excavators started showing up Monday afternoon as workers prepared to drain the pool of water on the property, said Bill DeWitt III, the Cardinals' president. The team recently received a notice from the city's building department requiring it to clean up the site by Sept. 10 or face fines.

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A man was shot down the street from Lumiere Place casino last week. The victim was shot on Second Street near Morgan while in a car, police said. Media reports said that the man drove to the casino north of Laclede's Landing on the riverfront.The victim was taken to the hospital, police said. He is expected to survive.Police had no further details yet on this breaking story.

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Busch's Grove may no longer be a restaurant, but you may soon be able to buy food there again. Southwestern Enterprises Inc. announced today that it acquired the high-end restaurant at 9160 Clayton Road in Ladue and will reopen the location as a gourmet grocery store. The store, to be known as The Market at Busch's Grove, will feature local produce and products from local food producers, Southwestern said. The store will also feature take-home gourmet meals.Southwestern said Paul Poe, who recently left Straub's after 13 years as chief executive of that upscale grocer, will head the new market.





Berry’s in the house—again. STL native rock pioneer Chuck Berry’s old house could soon be historic. A local preservation group is working to put a house once owned by Chuck Berry — the St. Louis native considered by many the father of rock 'n' roll — on the National Register of Historic Places.The shotgun-style cottage at 3137 Whittier Street is no Graceland. It features a simple white awning against sturdy red brick and a narrow porch. In related news in regards Berry news headlines last week on his skipping sold out concerts in Spain and a simple “Not Well” for cancelling.The reports said that during his European tour, Berry skipped a pair of weekend concerts in Spain just before show time. His agent reportedly called concert promoters to tell them Berry left the country. Berry was said to be paid for the concerts, and legal action is under consideration. Though no explanation was given, speculation was the 81-year-old Berry was ill. Delmar mogul Joe Edwards, Berry’s longtime friend and frequent spokesperson, reportedly said Berry stopped in at Blueberry Hill last Monday and was absolutely fine. “He was in great spirits, and we talked and laughed.’ Edwards also said Berry did cancel in Spain for unspecified reasons, but normally he “never cancels and he’s always on time.” Berry’s next Blueberry Hill gig is Aug. 13, and it’s sold out. Berry is also slated to perform on “The Tonight Show” Aug. 29, according to Edwards.







Granite city native country superstar Gertchen Wilson got sued for plagiarism last week.
The Black Crowes,is defending their 1991 hit “Jealous Again” was the inspiration for Wilson’s song, “Work Hard, Play Harder.” The Crowes allege that Wilson’s song, which is featured in an advertising campaign for TNT’s Saving Grace, infringes their copyright on “Jealous Again,” from their debut Shake Your Money Maker. The lawsuit names Wilson, Turner Network Television, Wilson's label Sony BMG and publisher J Money Music as defendants. As of yet, there has been no response from the Wilson camp.







According to
MediaTakeOut.com St. Louis native fashion mogul Kimora Lee Simmons got some beef with her ex Russell over a Phat farm ad that had Ruseell ex girlie Porsla Coleman.. Word is that Kimora found out that Russell was putting Porshla in Phat Farm ads and she went ballistic (As yawl know Kimora bought out Russ and is now the CEO of his company) According to one insider, Kimora was not at all happy about Russell's girl creeping up on her role as Phat Farm/Baby Phat spokesperson and put the pressure on Russell. What kind of pressure is not completely clear but we are sure you can read between the prenup lines. LOL








Reports say Rappers Nelly and T.I. are planning to record a full-length album together. Nelly reveals he is currently in talks with the self-proclaimed King of the South for the proposed project, although details have yet to be confirmed. He tells "Rap-Up," magazine, "We talked about doing a joint together, a whole album. It's not about just selling records for me anymore 'cause I've done that. It's about making something that people will remember." The two have previously teamed up for songs like T.I.'s"Get Loose," and last year's "Show It To Me." And Nelly has no reservations about working with convicted criminal T.I. - insisting everyone "makes mistakes." T.I. will begin a 12-month prison sentence in March(09) after being convicted of federal weapons possession charges earlier this year (08). Uh, why is Nelly talkin about an album with T.I. and he has yet to release his toooooooooo-long awaited Brass knuckles CD? In unrelated news, Nelly along with Usher, P. Diddy, and other celebrities escaped unscathed after gunshots were fired early Saturday morning at an Atlanta nightclub party sponsored by Jermaine Dupri, sending thousands of party-goers fleeing.A security guard was hit in the arm.Nelly, Usher and Diddy were believed to be performing at the time of the shooting at Club Dream. The shooting was reportedly over guests angry at having to pay to get into the VIP section after already paying to get into the club.In a statement to People magazine, Dupri said: “I’m sad this incident happened because it interrupted a beautiful and loving party. But I’m happy none of my people or friends got hurt. And the party continues.” In other words—SHIT, IM GLAD I DIDN’T GET SHOT!










The top three St. Louis Idol finalists were on Fox 2 Morning news Monday. The top winner was chosen on the show. The winner was Corey Temure of Park Hills, Mo. He won a spot in the Kansas city auditions on august 8 at Kemper arena (An interesting tidbit was that he said on the show that he was going to the auditions regardless if he won the spot or not. Hmmm) . The other STL Idol finalists were Vanessa Hafner, a student at Southern Illinois university at Edwardsville and 16-year-old Aarion Smith, a student from Hazelwood West. What’s interesting is, the winner was to get a spot in the Kansas City auditions. Yet, all three are going to the audition. Hmm, wouldn’t it be interesting if the other two who were not chosen as the STL Idol go further than Temure?










Guess who STL adopted girl actress Niecey Nash is getting snuggly with. Randy Ritchwood, from reality shows Mr Romance” (in which he won)and I Love New York 2, (He is also on the book cover for the steamy romance novel IF ONE AINT ENOUGH)Nash, who can be seen in the hit TV show “Clean House’ on the Style network, as well as the new film, Not Easily Broken, confirmed they’ve been dating seriously for a year. She also mentioned that she hasn’t introduced him to her kids yet. Earlier this year, Niecy brought Randy along to her birthday soiree. And that’s when people started suspecting. She’s also a newly divorced.




And speaking of STL stars doing it up , In a few weeks you can see St. Louis native comedian G Thang in the new movie Diaster Movie. G thang plays thr role of Calvin in the flick where over the course of one evening, an unsuspecting group of twenty-somethings find themselves bombarded by a series of natural disasters and catastrophic events. Its release date is August 29.

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We hear that STL jazz diva Mae Wheeler is in ill health. We will keep her in our prayers.














In the august issue of Alive Magazine, they have a special edition called The Men’s Issue where men’s style and fashions are featured. On the cover is actor John Hamm who can be seen in the Emmy nominated A&E drama “Mad Men” (In the issue he reveals that before he hit it big in Hollywood, he worked as a set dresser on soft-core porn movies. ) In the issue, several STL movers and shakers are featured for their style . They include St. Louis Ram’s Chris Long, KSDK anchor Mike Bush, business man David Arnold, and St. Louis Post’s Kevin Johnson. .













After nearly a year off, Hoodstar Mocha Latte’s popular party Sunday Night Shindig will be returning next Sunday, August 10. This go round the weekly party event will take place at Lush. (SEE MOCHA”s CORNER BELOW FOR DETAILS) We are sure she will pack them in. Let’s just hope and pray that no incidents will occur like what happened when promotion group Therapy was up in there doing their Sunday thing then a few weeks back a fight ensued causing the promotions group to be shown the exit door.













And speaking of clubs, Club Fondue closed its doors last week after only after being open less than a year.






We heard that two STL hot boyz got the ladies screaming at last week’s Stress Free Fridays at the In Onyx Bar








Before we got there, FREE TIME’s Adrian Saddler showed up and had the ladies (and we are sure some men haters) looking his way. We hear that the ladies swarmed him asking for autographs and pics. We are sure the new attention had to do with his being selected as one of the men to be voted on in Essence’s Magazine’s A FEW GOOD MEN competition.






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.........................minutes later, Award winning STL fitness model Fred Williams showed up causing even more of a woman rush up to him recognizing him in the St. Louis American last week for winning at this year’s Natural Body/Fitness Championships held at the Roberts Orpheum. He also brought in a few copies of the book If ONE AINt ENOUGH where he is one of the cover models.












Is it us or does those local Weekend Outlet commercials with eth guy holding a light switch on chain saying ish each weekday like…its Monday. Tuesday, its Wednesday, its Thursday…we’re closed, then turn off the light URKS YOUR NERVES!

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Yours Truly, Ma’at Atkins will try and make some of his school reunion activities. It’s a lot of events going on, but more than likely, he will drop by this Friday and see his high school classmates at the Meet and Greet at Reggie’s Backstage on Grand.






And lastly, an R.I.P. goes out to STL native sports announcer Skip Caray who dies August 3 . Harry Christopher "Skip" Caray, Jr. was an
American TV and radio broadcaster for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball. He was the son of the late baseball announcer Harry Caray, and the father of fellow Braves broadcaster Chip Caray; another son, Josh Caray, is an announcer for the Rome Braves. Caray grew up in baseball as the son of Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Caray. He studied television and radio at the University of Missouri where he received a degree in journalism. He began his career in St. Louis calling Saint Louis University and St. Louis Hawks basketball. In 1968, Caray moved with the Hawks to Atlanta, where he also called Atlanta Flames hockey games. In 2000, NBC hired Caray to do play-by-play with Joe Morgan on the Division Series between the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics. Caray was filling in for Bob Costas, who sat out the Division Series after anchoring NBC's prime time coverage of the Summer Olympic Games from Sydney, Australia. He had been suffering from failing health for nearly a year prior to his death, but returned to work for the 2008 season, calling a game on radio as recently as 3 days before his death. He was 68 and was only nine days shy of his 69th b-day.














In the MIA (MISISNG IN ACTION) FILE. Where is socialite and educator Lester Robinson?











BLIND BITZ. Which national recording act snuck over to the East Side after their performance recently in the STL to attend a club where they had their own private room? Hint. The act “lost” a member, performed outdoors and the club’s featured talent “briefly” entertained this act .

EVENT-BITZ

insideSTL Poker Tournament - Wednesday, August 6th @ Fifteen, 1900 Locust. Doors at 5 p.m. Tourney at 6 p.m. Free Buy in. Volunteer $100 and get all you can eat and drink for $25 from 5 p.m. to midnite. . Donation with the proceeds going to the Prevent Cancer Foundation.



Stress Free Fridays> > Friday, August 8, 2008> 5pm-UNTIL> > Posh (
posh.club41@yahoo.com)> 408 N. Euclid> St. Louis, Missouri 63108> 1-314-361-POSH> > Mario and I would like to thank you for joining us at> Onyx Bar this past Friday...those in attendance had> a spectacular time...Stress Free Fridays will be visiting> Posh as we team up with "Posh Life", located in> the heart of the Central West End...enjoy> thirst-quenching drink specials, complimentary appetizers> and a truly vibrant and relaxing atmosphere...The Resident> DJ will be performing all of your favorite music for your> listening and dancing pleasure...Ample street parking and a> public parking lot are available for your convenience...do> not hear about the fun that you missed when you can be apart> of the festivities...bring your business cards and a friend> and be prepared to network as you never know who might be in> attendance...if you are celebrating a special event in your> life, email Mario at wayne_mario@yahoo.com or Mark Anthony> at maj_826@yahoo.com> > Please visit our new and improved website:> stressfreefridays.ning.com and become a member of> StressFree Fridays...


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TOMMY DAVIDSON Aug. 8-10 @ HOUSE OF COMEDY, ST. LOUIS. Get your tickets now at 314.241.5233 or www.stlhouseofcomedy.com‏



Renowned visual artist Carlos Rodrigus will have an opening reception for his work My Sol Group, Fri. August 8 , from 7p.m.-11 p.m. on 462 N Taylor Info: 314.448.3541..



AUG 8, 2008 THE STL HOT LIST PARTY! ARE YOU ON THE LIST The Venue, 5960 Dr, Martin Luther King (between Skinker and Goodfellow), doors at 9 p.m. Info:
pfunkhill@yahoo.com


Alive Magazine's White Hot Party #2 blowout will celebrate the end of the rBar as they know it on Aug. 9. More information: http://www.rbarstl.com/.


Martell presents Topher’s B-day Bash 2008 Sat. Aug 9 at Lumen, 2201 Locust St. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Ladies free til 10 p.m. ladies valet free/ Hosted by Murphy Lee .



Alpha Phi Alpha - Alpha Eta Chapter present "Rumble In The Jungle," The 27th annual Midwest Marchdown! , Sat. August – 09, Touhill Performing Arts Center , University of Missouri - St. Louis, Doors: 5pm Show 6pm Tickets Available @
http://www.touhill.org/ and Touhill Box Office Touhill: 314.516.4949 866.516.4949 toll-free More Info: AH1942.com Then, The Alpha Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc presents "High Stakes" @ Club TV (formerly Club Dreams). The Official Marchdown After Party. Date August – 09; 10pm - Until Dress To Impress, 3207 Washington Ave ; 18 To Enter 21 To Drink Early Arrival Discount...Get their EARLY !



Oblique Motions Management Presents and WOA Entertainment Present: The Love Requiem Featuring Lamar Harris And The Georgia Mae Saturday August 9th 2008 At The The Soulard Preservation Hall 1921 South Ninth Street In The Historic Soulard District In Saint Louis, Missouri Show starts at 8pm Doors open at 7pm The Love Requiem will feature selections from Lamar Harris’s upcoming EP “The Death of Love” Featured Vocalists C Jay Conrod and Theresa Payne Guest Musicians and Artists Live Dance Interpretations by Nu-World Danse Theater The Georgia Mae is a 19-piece ensemble consisting of St. Louis Musicians and features students from Crossroads College Preparatory School Hosted by WSIU-E Radio Personality Ross Gentilie Tickets $15.00 Available through Metro Tix
http://www.lamarharris.org/

Or call (314) 588-0482 “A portion of all proceeds will go towards helping St. Louis and Illinois Instrumental Music Programs”

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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 2007 HEAR 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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FOX FILES
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.










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/.


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DAVID BYRNE
“Songs of David Byrne And Brian Eno”
Saturday, October 18 • 8PM
Fox Theatre
$52.50
A limited number of Gold Circle Seats are also available.

CORRECTION: THIS SHOW GOES ON SALE FRIDAY, AUGUST 8 AT 10 AM!
NOT AUGUST 7 AS MY ORGINAL ANNOUCEMENT STATED.
ON SALE THURSDAY, AUGUST 7 AT 10 AM!

Fox Concerts & The Pageant present
CARDINALS
Featuring Ryan Adams, Neal Casal, Chris Feinstein,
Jon Graboff & Brad Pemberton
Friday, October 3 • 8:30PM
LIVE at the Fox Theatre!
$35 & $30


ON SALE SATURDAY, AUGUST 16 AT 10AM!
An Evening with
JACKSON BROWNE

Sunday, October 19 • 7:30PM
LIVE at the Fox Theatre!
$57.50, $52.50, $ 47.50, $42.50
A limited number of Gold Circle seats are also available .





KETC / CHANNEL 9 presents CHRIS BOTTI Saturday, September 13 • 8 pm At the Fabulous Fox Theatre! THE U.S. Bank Broadway Series Shows and Specials: Oprah Winfrey presents THE COLOR PURPLE, October 21-November 2, 2008; SWEENEY TODD, November 14-16, 2008CATS, November 28-30, 2008 LEGALLY BLONDE the Musical, January 20-February 1, 2009 ! ; The Rep presents SPRING AWAKENING, February 10-22, 2009; CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY, March 17-29, 2009; Dance St. Louis presents STOMP, April 3-5, 2009HAIRSPRAY, April 24-26, 2009Dance St. Louis presents RIVERDANCE, May 1-3, 2009; A CHORUS LINE, May 12-24, 2009RENT, June 2-7, 2009MARY POPPINS, AUGUST 13-30, 2009; THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, September 23-October 17, 2009

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Yes, you heard me right. S.H.E.R.A.H. is back and we will hold our first meeting next Sunday at the Rowan Community Center located at 1401 Rowan, at the corner of Ridge. The official information is as follows:

S.H.E.R.A.H. SISTER CIRCLE
August 10, 2008
The Rowan Community Center
1401 Rowan
5-7 pm.

Please sisters, if you can come out and share with us. It will change your life. I promise. Pass this on to all of the sistahs you know.

Much Love and Respect,
Shante "LIFE" Davis
418-9803

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The 7th Annual Community Cutz for Kids, Aug. 12 at Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club and the Monsanto YMCA in the ST; and Belleville Barber College in the Jackie Joyner Kersee center in East St. Louis. Info: 314.266.2742 or

craigblac@gmail.com


Crunk Christian's Night Out Live @ Lewis N Clark Library Thursday August 14 When: Thursday, August 14th Time: 6:30 PM til 8:30 PM Where: Lewis N Clark Library Address: 9909 Lewis N Clark Blvd. Free Event Holy Hip Hop Artists Raffle Gospel SlideSnacks GET INVOLVED CALL 314.600.4366 Email: eventcritique@yahoo.com






EVENT SPOTLIGHT










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. (CLICK PIC FOR INFO BELOW)

















St. Louis Black Pride August 15-17, 2008. For more nfo:
http://www.stlouisblackpride.org/




A Midsummer Nights dream at Lush Sat,. Aug 16 9 p.m., hosted by Playboy Playmantes costume or mask required RSVP to Midsummer@cheresseink.com or 636.346.8168


"Nyamichi's Lament", Thursday, August 21, from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m at the Regional Arts Commission, located at 6128 Delmar Boulevard in the University Center Loop East. Nyamichi's Lament is a collection of poet/educator Cheryl DS Smith accompanied by her brothers, jazzmen extraordinaire, The Bosman Twins (Dwayne and Dwight Bosman). Stay tuned for an update on a special guest appearance for the evening. The event is free of charge due to the generosity of the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission!

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Missouri Black Expo Celebration Weekend August 23 & 24, 2008 America’s Center, St. Louis MissouriMissouri Black Expo Foundation invites you to the 17th Annual MBE Celebration Weekend titled “Let’s Unify Our Community” on the weekend of August 23rd & 24th, 2008 in St. Louis, Missouri.
http://www.missouriblackexpo.com/#CALENDAR



Summer Fusion, Sunday, August 24th at 5:00pm , will feature a special night of music, drinks and great eats all on the second floor terrace balcony of the newly completed Independence Center in the Central West End. Latin rock sensation Javier Mendoza will perform on the same stage with local R&B and soul sensation Coco Soul. One of St. Louis’ favorite restaurants, Jimmy’s on the Park, will provide a delicious fusion cuisine of items off the restaurant menu. There will also be great wine and drinks such as the Fusion Cocktail. All the proceeds benefit Independence Center. Info: 314-898-8388......



Virtue Lounge 2nd Annual "All White Party" "Hot Times in the City"What: Club Party The Virtue Lounge Fri. Aug 29 at 8:00pm, The City Museum’s Architecture Hall Join us for hot live performances by Jai Williams and Kenneth DeShields.D-Stone and Hypeman Warner will be there spinning the hottest mixes of Christian music. Check out
http://www.virtuelounge.net/ for ticket information.



Come see The Color of Rain at SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE
2500 CARLYLE AVENUE BELLEVILLE, IL 62221 Friday, September 19, 2008 / 7:00 pm Saturday, September 20, 2008 / 6:00 pm Tickets can be purchased at SWIC in Office #ISB 1115 Call Donna Moody at 618-235-2700 (x5537 )
NOW $15.00 (0ffer Ends August 23rd)Gen Adm $20.00 (After August 23rd)Door: $25.00
INTIMATE THEATRE - SEATING IS LIMITED!



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 instrument, 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 videographer who 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 NEW: Former radio perosonality Craig Blac is seeking haircutters to donate their skills for the 7th Annual Community Cutz for Kids, Aug. 12 at Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club abd the Monsanto YMCA in the ST; and Belleville Barber College in the Jackie Joyner Kersee center in East St. Louis. Info: 314.266.2742 or craigblac@gmail.com........ NEW: Sarah Thompson is chairing a fundraising event for Independence Center – an internationally-recognized, local non-profit that supports adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses. It is one of the top models of its kind in the world and is an incredibly amazing organization. The event is entitled Summer Fusion and will feature a special night of music, drinks and great eats all on the second floor terrace balcony of the newly completed Independence Center in the Central West End. It’s fantastic with a great view of the city and the balcony lights make it fantastic at night! For the first time ever, Latin rock sensation Javier Mendoza will perform on the same stage with local R&B and soul sensation Coco Soul. One of St. Louis’ favorite restaurants, Jimmy’s on the Park, will provide a delicious fusion cuisine of items off the restaurant menu. There will also be great wine and drinks such as the Fusion Cocktail. All the proceeds benefit Independence Center. Full details are below. If you love the best music and food St. Louis has to offer and, most importantly, want to support an often overlooked cause such mental health, I would love for you to attend. On a side note, her mother has worked in the mental health field as a psychiatric social worker for over 40 years. Her profession allowed me to see the need and benefit of organizations and services that support those living with mental illnesses such as Independence Center. It has become an important cause for me as I see the need for organized support in our city and community. She would greatly appreciate your support and attendance for this event. Please save the date for Sunday, August 24th at 5:00pm or buy tickets now. Info: 314-898-8388........................................................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..................... 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 to those of you who are in search for party and event space. Close to 2,000 square feet of available spacefor your next event, wedding party, baby shower, art exhibition and more. Here at The Space, you willacquire elegance, convenience and wonderful hospitality. 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. 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..............................


Two dollar Tease Me Tuesdays Comedy Show at the Twilight Room 8344 North Broadway, St. Louis MO. Call 314.385.4545 for more info.‏ 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 Delmar Restaurant and Lounge6235 Delmar Blvd. Free before 10 p.m. 314) 725-6565 ·


NEW: Drama House Thursdays @ The In Spot, 5854a Delmar- Clean Comedy‏ hosted by Arvin Mitchell. . Doors at 8 p.m., Show at 9 p.m. $5
http://www.inspotlounge.com/


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.


NEW: The "POSH LIFE" Happy Hour 6:00pm - 8:00pmDrink Specials: $5 Long Islands, $3 Apple Martinis, $3 B. Free ("Blue Muthaphucka's", $3 After Hours (Hennessey & Coke) The perfect end to a work week.... and the perfect start of the weekend. Don't dare start the weekend off without a trip to POSH!!!


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


UPDATE: CAFE SOUL, every 3rd Friday of the Month, Place: PLEASE CALL 314-504-7405. FOR INFO.


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/




NEW: Rance John Styles and barbering, located in the luxurious Benton Park Neighborhood, 2909 jefferson. 314.772.7511
salonr@sbcglobal.net





NEW: RAMS SINGLE-GAME TICKETS ON SALE . To purchase single-game tickets, fans can visit www.stlouisrams.com/tickets or any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets can also be ordered by calling Ticketmaster at 314-241-1888 or 314-421-4400 in Metro St. Louis; 866-646-8849 in Central Missouri; or 618-222-2900 in Illinois. Tickets will not be sold at the Edward Jones Dome Box Office. Fans may purchase up to eight tickets for all games with the exception of Dallas and Chicago, which are only available as part of a two-game purchase through Ticketmaster, or as a flex plan or season ticket through the Rams ticket office. Single-game prices range from $40-$125. All ticket sales are subject to convenience charges. A limited number of personal seat licenses (PSLs) and season tickets as well as flex ticket plans and group ticket opportunities are currently available. For more information on any of these options, please visit www.stlouisrams.com/tickets or contact the Rams ticket office by phone at 314-425-8830 or 800-246-7267 or by e-mail at ticketsales@ramstix.stlouisrams.com. For information on ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) seating, contact the Rams ticket office at 314-425-8830 or 800-246-7267.

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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.


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


NEW: Check out author and activist Keith Boykin’s new website Daily Voice at http://www.thedailyvoice.com/


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


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


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



If you want to get on Vanita Applebum's entertainment newsletter, email her at
www.myspace.com/vanitaapplebum


Check out Lisa Rose blogsite on Strong PositiveBlack Sisters at
http://www.positivesisters.blogspot.com/ or go to her my space page at www.myspace.com/lisarose08


Check out blog
http://www.sistersnineties.blogspot.com/ for local literary group Sister’s Nineties Afrocentric literary activities for the family and youngsters.


Check out Lachrisa Crenshaw’s spa products at
http://www.warmspirit.org/ or call her at (314)401-0710


Check out Diversity Gallery, for all of your naturalhair and beauty needs as well its café located at 6150Delmar Blvd. in the Delmar loop.For more info call314.721.3361 or email at
diversitygallery@netzero.net



For body painting, makeup, face painting wigs andother special effects, contact Jessica Dana at
http://www.jessicadana.com/ or go to www.myspace.com/jessicadada13



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!


















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