Its time to get OUT…TOWN
Before we get into what’s new in the newz, we here at OUTTOWN is introducing a new segment that our readers can participate in called STL-ICIOUS. For more info go to OUT 458 for all the details!
Next that we wanna get into before the STL newz are the passing of two legendary entertainers who passed days apart last weekend. Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes. As of now, you all have seen all the tributes and write ups of their lives and contributions and how they died but now its all about the investigations and arrangements for the public viewings. According his publicist Danica Smith., Mac lived with sarcoidosis for 25 years, but the rare lung disease that predominately affects African
Americans, reportedly went into remission in 2005. His publicist said the disease didn’t have anything to do with hisdeath, but Dr. Marc Siegal, a Hollywood doctor on Fox 2’s MJ Morning Show thought differently. Reportedly, he said,
“I believe that sarcoidosis played a major role in his death. It scars the lungs and populates them with inflammation and keeps themfrom being their own vacuum and pneumonia puts fluid on the lungs,” Bernie Mac had double pneumonia in 2004 and once showed up to a TV interview in a wheel chair with oxygen tubes in his nostrils. Rumors ran rampant that the funnyman had AIDS because of his bouts with pneumonia. Bernie Mac’s publicist reportedly said no other details were available regarding his untimely death and asked that his family’s privacy b e respected. According to panachereport.com, Mac’s wife, Rhonda, begged Mac to not leave her as he motioned as a response to her begs and pleads. The 2008 Bud Billiken Parade in Chicago, on the day he died, was dedicated to his memory. OUTTOWN also got info from a disclosed source before Mac’s death that a Chicago hospital worker who knew the family and who worked in the hospital that Mac was being treated that Mac’s health was much worse off than what the public knew and the family didn’t want it known of his deteriorating health. A public memorial for late comedian Bernie Mac will be held Saturday in Chicago. Services are scheduled for noon in the 10,000-seat House of Hope at 752 E. 114th St. Donations in Mac's honor may be sent to: The Bernie Mac Foundation for Sarcoidosis40 E. 9th St., Suite 601 Chicago, IL 60605.
Then a day later,soul legend Isaac Hayes died. Although the autopsy is not complete, authorities in Memphis announced yesterday that soul legend Isaac Hayes apparently died of a stroke (it was reported and confirmed by Hayes that he suffered a stroke in 2006) No official determination has been released by the medical examiner's office or filed with the Memphis health department, which issues death certificates. A memorial service will be held in Cordova, Tennessee on Monday at Hope Presbyterian Church (8500 Walnut Grove) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The irony of both of these legends passing was that both were working on the film, Soul Men, which included actor Samuel L. Jackson . Director Malcolm Lee (Spike Lee's cousin) is re-editing his new movie "Soul Men," in a bid to honor late stars Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes.
In other regional newz, Kanye West is to launch a chain of burger restaurants in his native Chicago, Illinois. Executives at the rapper’s company, KW Foods LLC, have purchased the rights to the North American Fatburger franchise to develop 10 fast food joints in Chicago. The first Chicago-area Fatburger is slated to open next month in southwest suburban Orland Park.
And now the STL newz:
On Tuesday, FBI agents raided St. Louis Metropolitan Towing, the company at the center of a scandal involving the daughter of the former St. Louis Police Chief.FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents arrived at the towing company across the street from the tow lot. Federal investigators were looking into the Police Department's relationship with the towing company, which held a lucrative contract with the department. Joe Mokwa retired as the Police Chief last month after a firestorm erupted over his daughter, Aimie Mokwa, and her use of vehicles from the towing company. The federal agents set up a command post vehicle right outside the company's offices. Agents searched inside the building and stood guard at the gate. Mokwa's retirement came a week after the St. Louis Police Board revealed it had hired a private law firm, Armstrong Teasdale, to investigate Aimie Mokwa's use of previously impounded vehicles from the towing company. The board said then it would no longer use the company.The law firm reported that Aimie Mokwa and an unknown number of police officers had been allowed to use vehicles for weeks or months. FBI agents this morning raided the offices of St. Louis Metropolitan Towing., the company that provided previously impounded cars to the daughter of the former St. Louis police chief. Federal investigators are looking into the St. Louis police department's relationship with the towing company, which held a lucrative contract to impound thousands of vehicles a year.
Those unclaimed after 30 days could be sold by the firm, which kept the profits. FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents were also searching the towing company's offices at its second impound lot on 13th street, as well as an affiliated company, Mo-Jo's Towing in Kirkwood. Beyond raiding the towing company, the FBI is asking for the public's help in documenting the company's dealings with vehicle owners. The FBI posted a survey on its website asking for information from anyone whose vehicles were towed by St. Louis Metropolitan Towing or its affiliated companies, S&H Parking or Parks Auto Sales, in the past five years. The survey can be found at http://stlouis.fbi.gov/publiccorruptionsurvey.htm. Vehicle owners can also call the FBI at 800-CALL-FBI. You know they are gonna have a flood of complaints especially those who got some revenge of getting their cars towed.
Back to School is here for some but after Labor Day all local schools — including parochial and private — will be in session. Can parents say Hallellujur!
Missouri Rep. Scott Muschany, R-Frontenac, was indicted last Wednesday in connection with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl early in the morning on May 17, hours after this year's legislative session ended.The alleged victim is the daughter of a state employee. The girl's mother and Muschany — who is married and has two children — were involved romantically, the woman said. A Cole County grand jury returned an indictment charging Muschany with the Class C felony of "deviate sexual assault." The indictment identifies the victim only by initials. It says that on May 17, Muschany "had deviate sexual intercourse" with the girl, "knowing that he did so without" her consent.The charge carries a potential prison term of up to seven years and a fine of up to $5,000.
Police found two teenage girls who were missing from the Pine Lawn area. Dogs were involved in the search that ended Tuesday afternoon with the two girls, ages 12 and 15, being located in the basement of a St. Louis City home. Police say the two teens went to the home willingly. Neither was harmed. The girls have been reunited with their mother. Both are from University City and had been visiting their grandmother in Pine Lawn when they went missing. Pine Lawn police had called in Eureaka’s search and rescue team for help them search vacant buildings in the area. What’s weird about this case is, when the police found the girls, they were in a house with several other teens with the oldest being eighteen. Hmmm, what’s really goin on?
On Monday former Fire Chief Sherman George learned he had lost a first-round battle in his effort to seek justice from Mayor Francis G. Slay and the City of St. Louis, but he said it was a battle he had expected to lose.He said the fight will continue - and he and his lawyer don’t expect for the matter to be adjudicated conclusively until it reaches the Missouri Court of Appeals. In a 20-page decision, the commission said it had concluded that George “was demoted for good and just cause,” citing Rule IX, Section 3(a)(4) of the City’s Civil Service Rules. The commission said the decision to demote George on October 1, 2007 “is hereby affirmed and upheld.” George believed his demotion was in effect a termination and retired soon after.
Pine Lawn police are investigating what happened between the Wellston police chief and his assistant police chief that led to a physical altercation. And it left the Wellston mayor in need of medical attention. The incident happened last Friday afternoon at the Wellston police department. Witnesses tell FOX 2 the pair was possibly arguing over recent personnel changes. The mayor of Wellston tried to step in and break up the fight when he suffered a minor injury. An ambulance was called and he was treated outside the police station. Pine Lawn police say a weapon was drawn during the altercation, but did not say who drew the weapon. The assistant police chief has been suspended. Both the police chief and assistant police chief are said to want to file charges. Pine Lawn police say they will conduct a full investigation and turn their results over to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s office. Hear say is saying that it had to do with jealousy of the new assistant police chief being hired and the old assistant police chief being fired. Wow, TMP!
According to police a taxi driver was not only robbed of his cab, but he was forced to disrobe and left in his underwear. The crime took place in the 4400 block of Washington early Tuesday. The cab driver said that at 1:29 a.m. a man pointed a gun at him, took some money, made him strip to his boxer shorts and fled in the driver’s cab. The victim is an employee of the St. Louis/Yellow Cab Company. The logs at the company show that the cab driver had picked up a fare in the 5800 block of Minerva Avenue in the city's Hamilton Heights neighborhood.
As the Olympics continue, folk are still talking about the death of Todd Bachman,(PICTURED ON LEFT OF PIC)keville, Minn., who had been stabbed to death during an apparent robbery attempt by a Chinese resident who later killed himself while in Beijing for the Olympics.. His wife, Barbara, while trying to help him, had been seriously wounded in the attack that also injured an unnamed Chinese tour guide. Bachman had St. Louis ties. He was on the board of directors of Edwardsville, Ill. based Hortica Insurance & Employee Benefits, since 1996.
Hundreds of local members of the United Auto Workers union are expected to rally near Chrysler LLC's headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich., on Thursday. More than 400 UAW members will travel to the Detroit area tonite, Wednesday night and join with about 500 additional auto workers to "show the UAW's dissatisfaction" with the automaker's June 30 announcement to indefinitely idle the Fenton minivan plant Oct. 31 and trim the number of shifts at the adjacent pickup plant by next month from two to one. Between the two plants, about 2,400 local Chrysler workers will be laid off. Workers plan to rally Wednesday evening in Fenton before leaving for the Chrysler headquarters.
Angry Olivette residents protested Tuesday complaining that its city hall is spending a hundred thousand dollars for a park project in their neighborhood that will make the community worse. The city is building a Pavillion in a tiny neighborhood park in the middle of the Indian Meadows subdivision. Neighbors have already had trouble with an unwanted element congregating in the park and fear adding amenities like a pavillion and restroom will just attract more undesirables to the park that's just 50 feet from some of their homes. They've told city hall they don't want it. The answer they get. It's been in the works and it's too late to stop it. For their part citizens aren't backing down from the fight and got a petition drive with over 200 signatures and climbing.
A new camera is installed on Clayton and Hanley Road to curb traffic violations in that intersection. But, there are two city limits that will deal with violaters. . As of today, running a red light at Clayton and Hanley will cost you, but you might be confused as to who will be collecting. One street Clayton you get fines 100. You get caught on Hanley you get fined by the Richmond Heights 106 dollars plus 26 dollar court fine. Hmm, it makes you wonder why the cameras were really put there. Was it cuz the more money that two limits could collect quickly? Hmmm.
Investigators are looking for thousands of dollars of stereo equipment that belonged to a 37-year-old man found killed over the weekend in East St. Louis. Authorities hope the sound system that was in Andrew Bethman's SUV leads them to who killed the St. Charles County, Missouri, man. Bethman's body was found Saturday near an East St. Louis church, nearly two weeks after he was reported missing. His family is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads authorities to his killer. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Baue (BOW'-ee) Funeral Home in St. Charles, Missouri.
A bill by a Town and Country alderman to ban drivers from using cell phones on the road died Monday night after other aldermen excoriated him for not first consulting them, police or the public before introducing the proposal."It wasn't dead on arrival, it was dead on the spot for a lack of a second," said Alderman John Hoffmann, who had placed it on the agenda. "I'm not surprised," he added, saying he had run for election as a "maverick."After the meeting, he said aldermen showed "a lack of concern for public safety."Under Hoffmann's "Hang Up and Drive" bill, drivers would have been banned from using hand-held cell phones or text messaging except in emergencies. Hands-free devices would have been allowed. Hoffmann introduced the bill in part in response to a deadly traffic accident on Highway 40 (Interstate 64) last month that killed three people and injured 15 others. Investigators are looking into whether cell phone use contributed to the crash July 15, when a tractor-trailer driver lost control and crashed into a line of slowed traffic near the interchange with Interstate 270. Hoffman said he had received numerous e-mails and phone calls of support and will bring it back up through proper procedure. Newly primary elect representative Talib El-Amin is supporting a state ban.
Concourse A at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport was briefly evacuated Wednesday afternoon after reports of smoke in the concourse.
A park in Maplewood will be named after a rookie firefighter who was gunned down on the job last month.The city council on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to change the name of Junior High Park to Ryan Hummert Park. Hummert was just 22 when he was shot and killed while responding to a vehicle fire. Two police officers were also wounded in the ambush.The council is also considering building a memorial for Hummert at the park.
There were paratroopers jumping into the southern part of St. Louis County Tuesday! This was a demonstration jump that marked the kick off of the 82nd Airborne's reunion and convention in St. Louis this week. The unit is one of the most storied in the U.S. Army.
More than 350 animals are being treated, cleaned and cared for by the Humane Society of Missouri. It’s part of that groups largest rescue on record. The animals were seized by rescue workers today on a property in Polk County about 200 miles southwest of St. Louis.
Korte Co. has pulled out of a proposed $4 billion office park at the Downtown St. Louis Airport in Cahokia. The Highland-based company released a statement Wednesday stating that it "withdrew its team" from the Martin Aviation Group Office Condominium Airpark project to "pursue additional design-build, construction interests that have been presented over the past several months."Martin Aviation wants to build about 4 million square feet of luxury, for-sale office space. The 17,000 to 150,000 square feet condos would come with a starting price tag of $950 per square foot. The company will begin accepting applications for the space on Sept. 1.
Fox 2 Weatherman Chris Higgins in Iraq. Higgins, who is the weekend weather guy at Fox 2 is also a weather officer with the US Air Force Reserves. He is currently deployed to the desert of SW Asia supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
MTV's comin to the Lou to audition artists for STARMAKER, Diddy's New Reality Show!!! Executive producers Diddy and Mark Burnett have joined with MTV to find the ‘Bad’dest, most talented singers around! Diddy is currently looking to sign two fresh artists to his label Bad Boy Records - one guy and one girl will be given the opportunity of a lifetime! Diddy and Burnett are coming to St. Louis, Tuesday, Aug. 26 at Blueberry Hill at 8 a.m. Diddy is seeking talent in all genres of music (rap, hip hop, rock, r&b, country, pop). 18+. For more info visit stlhiphop.com at: http://stlhiphop.ning.com
Cedric The Entertainer is coming to Broadway. Cedric will be one of the stars of American Buffalo along with Comedian/Actor John Leguizamo. American Buffalo is about a group of small time hoods who try to steal a rare coin. Cedric the Entertainer, the actor-comedian seen in concerts and on film as one of "The Original Kings of Comedy," is expected to play junk shop owner Don to John Leguizamo's Teach in the new Broadway production of David Mamet's acclaimed American Buffalo this fall. In unrelated news, KMOX contacted Cedric the Entertainer's publicist for a reaction to Bernie Mac's death and got this statement from Cedric via text message: "It's hard to put into words just how I feel and what a painful loss this is. Bernie was a brother, a friend, and one of the comic masters of our time. Sharing the marquee with him during the phenomenon of the Kings of Comedy tour bonded us like family and created a unique moment in comic history, making some of the most meaningful, memorable, and fun times of our lives. His comedic approach was his own brand and will definitely stand the test of time. The level of his talent always inspired me and other comedians to 'bring their A-Game.' I promise you that you never wanted to be the guy who had to follow Bernie's set. As a husband and father, he was THE MAN, and my thoughts and prayers are with his family. He will truly be missed, but so well remembered."
Could Nelly be preparing to pop the question to R&B singer Ashanti. MediaTakeOut.com has learned that a number of event planners in Atlanta were called to help with a special event for rapper Nelly. And according to one person in the know, the event - which is going to be extremely lavish - is in honor of a "special announcement by Nelly." What else could he be announcing?? In unrelated news, Nelly’s Apple Bottoms line will be one of the many STL design lines that will be featured among a list of international designers during Fall fashion Week produced by Alive Magazine. It will be held Oct 6 to 12. More info will be coming soon.
Two sistas in R&B and hip hop will perform at this years Missouri Black expo. Veteran dee-jay Spinderella and R&B chanteuse Vivian Green and will perform at this year’s Missouri Black Expo. DJ SPINDERELLA aka "Spin" Live Dance Party, Sat. Aug. 23 @ the Missouri Black Expo. Vivian Green will perform Sunday. Aug. 24. For more info see EVENT BITZ below. Spinderella was recently in St. Louis for an event she hosted at J Bucks in downtown earlier this year and Green during a Tom Joyner Skyshow at America’s Theatre back in 2006.
EVENT SPOTLIGHTZ: This weekend, a first in STL hip hop will take place. The very first St. Louis and EasT St. Louis Hip Hop Family Reunion will take place at the Pageant. Family Affair, Youvee, Phatman, and 40 til 5 is producing the show . Teh shwo will feature acts county brown, Family Affair, Gena, Potzee, Joka and Rucka Puff to name a few. The show will be August 16 at the Pageant, 7 p.m. door, 7;45 p.m. concert. FREE with ticket; over 21; $5 under 21. 314.546.9752
Ebony Eyez released new music this week with three freestyle songs that are available to download from the internet. Her latest song, "No Matta What" is a song about overcoming her past obstacles along with a tribute to all renowned female emcees rapped over T.I.'s latest beat. Ebony Eyez gives her version of the Rick Ross hit that features Nelly and Avery Storm "Here I Am Remix" and spits a hardcore one verse freestyle over this summers smash hit from Young Jeezy and Kanye West's "Put On". Her original debut single "Don't Touch" has received over 15,000 plays and downloads on MySpace and through e-mail blasts. The new freestyle songs can be downloaded absolutely free from ZShare by clicking on the following http://www.zshare.net/audio/16476461da54aaf6/
Another STl female artist Aloha is also doin her thing. The 2004 American Idol finalist is working with underground rapper Black Spade on her debut CD that will be released early next year. The first single that will be released, the pro-Barack Obama "Now or Never." “Now or Never.” Aloha debuted "Now or Never" at her new, free happy hour at the Loft, taking place at 7 p.m. on Fridays this month. The song will be sold at the happy hours, which also will be used to promote voter turnout. More information: www.myspace.com/starringaloha.
According to stlhiphop.com, there has been some talk on why the STL have been getting a bad rap with the national rap game especially Nelly. Kanecc, CEO of Hood Hop Music (J-Kwon's label)apparently Kanecc rolled up on 100.23 The Beat’s DJ Quinn who dropped a dime on why Nelly and Murphy lee keep gettin pushed back. There is also talk on why Ludy keeps gettin rejected because the labels trying to be slick and drop him and hating on Hakeem and Potzee. Kanecc broke down why folk hatin on Nelly in particular . He believes its because they (record labels) don't want him doing anything too hood. Instead they rather he make songs with Fergie (like the lackluster “Party People”), where they only rap 8 bars a piece thru the song. Wow, this has mod def has to be addressed. It is interesting that no STL artists are hitting the charts these days (A good example is Chingy’s last CD which flopped). The last big hit from the STL camp was Huey’s “Pop, Lock and Drop it” which was last summer. Could there be a bad rap on the STL? What do yawl think? Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post your comments.
The STL Idol winner, Corey Temure of Park Hills, Mo. who had won a spot in the American Idol auditions Aug 8 at Kemper Arena in Kansas city did not advance to Hollywood.
IN THE MIA(MISSING IN ACTION) FILE- What ever happened to Miss Shai of Pegasus Entertainment?
BLIND BITZ. Which STL male socialite was seen at a recent event giving ladies lap dances in front of the venue holding the event? (Hint. The socialite is an athlete, has consonants that start and end his first and last name, and the venue is "upscale" in the Central West End)
Miss Maria is celebrating her 25th b-day party Thursday, Aug. 14 at the premier Lounge of the House of Comedy on the Landing. Celebration begins at8:30 p.m. 314.5034.0990
DeRay Davis presents The Comedy Campaign feat. Shawty Shawty, and St. Louis own G Thang and Maurice G, Sat. Aug, 16 at Lights On Broadway (Starlight Room), 8350 Broadway St. Doors at 8 p.m. Show at 09 p.m. info : 314.780.9414. www.myspace.com/deraydavis
Better Family Life, Inc. Family Week 2008 thru – August 16th; Caring and Sharing Day/E. St. Louis, Thursday, August 14, 2008 Location: Better Family Life Office, 430 Wimmer Place E. St. Louis, IL Time: 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Family Festival, Saturday, August 16, 2008 Location: Harris-Stowe University Main Campus
Time: 1:00pm – 8:00pm Activities: Live Local Entertainment, Who’s Who in Black St. Louis Celebrity Softball Classic, Nation of Islam vs. 100 Black Men Bragging Rights Basketball, Vendors/Food Court, Children’s Play Area Car Show
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: email@example.com
STRESS FREE FRIDAY, Friday, August 15, 2008> 5pm-UNTIL, then we will transition into the "Glow in> the Dark" Event...free admission for ladies until> 10:30pm...EARLY ARRIVAL TO STRESS FREE FRIDAYS WILL GUARANTEE ADMISSION INTO "Glow in the Dark"..Mike Shannon's Steaks and Seafood(www.shannonsteak.com)> 620 Market Street> St. Louis, 314-421-1540 Stress Free Fridays will be visiting Mike> Shannon's Steaks and Seafood as we team up with the> "Glow in the Dark" event, located in the heart of the Downtown St. Louis...DJ Charlie Chan will have you dancing the night away... We will be celebrating a major milestone, our very own, Mario Wayne, will be celebrating 14 years of being "Cancer Free". Also, we will be> celebrating the Birthday of Freetime Founder, Adrian Saddler, who was featured recently in Essence Magazine as an "Eligible Bachelor ...if you are celebrating a special> event in your life, email Mario at firstname.lastname@example.org> or Mark Anthony at email@example.com
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)
Maxxed Out Entertainment and Sensational Diva Magazine present Size Sexy Party, Curvaceous Diva Model Search. Hosted by Frank L and Big Sexy, Fri. Aug. 15. Doors at 8 p.m.. contest at 11 p.m. Admission $10 until 11 p.m. at Studio Hitz, 8927 Riverview (corner of Riverview and Broadway) Info: 314.323.8774
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 Playmates costume or mask required RSVP to Midsummer@cheresseink.com
GOT Lyrics and Best Damn Fridays Period are ON HIATUS.......................Ladies Night OUT Thursdays at Dante's hosted by Mocha Latte . Ladies Free Admission and Drinks til Midnite………….. Pick up an Evening Whirl on Mondays and check out Mocha Latte’s column COFFEE TALK!
THE RETURN OF THE "ALL NEW "SUNDAY NIGHT SHINDIG!!!! STARTING SUNDAY AUGUST 10TH AT LUSH I WANT TO SEE YOU IN THE BUILDING
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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
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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.
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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“Songs of David Byrne And Brian Eno”
Saturday, October 18 • 8PM
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
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
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
SoooSadditty Entertainment and ten14 present The Concert After Party, Sunday, Aug. 17 at ten14 superlounge, 1014 Locust Street. Hosted by T-Rell and Chazz. Dress to Impress. Info: 314.221.9849
"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!
Zodiac Connection (LEO Pink & VIRGO Green) Special Fashion Edition: YNOBE SKYHonoring The Birth of: Mark Anthony Elcardo Moore Kris Moore Rhoshay Rogers Phillice Waters Raychelle Strong & Soul Stylz Carletta Blackmon Saturday August 23, 2008 10pm-3am J.Buck's Restaurant (DownTown) 1000 Clark Ave. St.Louis Mo, 63102 . LEO & VIRGO Ladies Wearing All shades of Pink & Green FREE all night. Guests come in Attire of Your Choice (Sexy Upscale) $5 B4 11:00P.M. The Preview Of YNOBE SKY DRESS CODE STRICTLY ENFORCED!! $5.00 ADVANCE TICKETS GO TO http://www.soulstylz.com/
Missouri Black Expo Celebration Weekend August 23 & 24, 2008 with Vivian Green and Spinderella 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
'S.H.E.R.A.H.'S SISTER CIRCLE' on S.H.E.R.A.H. -Sisters Helping Each Other Reach A Higher Height!Time: August 24, 2008 at 1pm Location: West End Community Center S.H.E.R.A.H.'s Sister Circle is a time to relax, release, and recharge. Come out and grow and share with other sisters of the community through guided meditation, affirmations, some basic yoga and a lot of self-love, God's love. See more details and RSVP on S.H.E.R.A.H. -Sisters Helping Each Other Reach A Higher Height: http://sherahsisters.ning.com/events/event/show?id=2260599%3AEvent%3A6&xgi=fjDy2x5
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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com and put or leave Employment in Subject Line! no phone calls please! Thank You for your interest in working with City Lights!!!!!!!!!!!
NEW: STLGRIND, Brainstorm and the Parker brothers present UPSCALE every Sunday at F15teen at 1900 Locust Street. Doors 7 p.m., Network 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Evolve from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.Admission $5 after 9 p.m. Ladies Two for one until 11 p.m. Info: 314.588.8899
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: 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: 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!!!
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: Lumen, 2201 locust.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
Good Shepherd Infant and Toddler Center, 5990 Page. Now Enrolling. School age children welcome. Info: 314.725.5710
Hear new music from STL singer Silky Sol at http://www.myspace.com.redafroqueen/ or http://www.redafroqueen.com/