Tuesday, October 21, 2008



ITS Wednesday

Time for OUTTOWN!

Before we get into our new of newz, the STL world has lost a talented artist recently.


Also, YOURS TRULY, Ma’at Atkins was recently hired on a temp basis as a photo journalist freelancer with Riverfront Times. Scroll down later on to find info on his first photo project.

And we are still waiting for yawl to send us a pic and bio to be featured on STL-LICIOUS. If you or someone you know got it goin on in looks and biz. Send us a BRIEF bio and pic at

And now to the newz:

The STL is still in a buzz when Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama came through the Missouri area with two rallies. The first was in St. Louis which brought out a historic 100,000 plus people under the Gateway Arch.

The huge showing set a record for an Obama event. Coupled with a large rally later Saturday in Kansas City (which had over 80,000), the turnout heartened local Democrats about his chances of carrying the state -- one of a handful of remaining state battlegrounds and where the latest Missouri polls show him tied with Republican rival John McCain.

On Saturday, Obama responded to heightened GOP attacks on his character and background by portraying McCain as a candidate in league with lobbyists and special interests, and out of step with average Americans.In his 40-minute address, Obama talked about Mccain’s “sameness” of Bush’s policies, responded to McCain's latest attack, about his proposed tax cuts for lower to middle class and his “out of touch’ views on the country.

Saturday's event at the Arch was the largest outdoor political event in St. Louis since 1992, when the Democratic ticket of Bill Clinton and Al Gore attracted an estimated 20,000 people downtown on a closed section of Olive Street.The last presidential campaign rally at the Arch was in 1996, when Republicans Bob Dole and running mate Jack Kemp paid a Labor Day visit that drew thousands.
Obama was joined by most of the region's top Democrats and the party's statewide ticket. Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee led the crowd in the pledge. Secretary of State Robin Carnahan offered how-to-vote tips after she got a show of hands from thousands who signaled that November would be their first time to cast a ballot.
Saturday's line to get through security at times stretched more than a mile, with some people saying they'd shown up at 6 a.m. Obama took the stage shortly after noon.There also was a lady who flew all the way from Argentina to be a part of the rally.

OUTTOWN contributor Senora Robinson said that she went down there via Metrolink and was not able to return to the Metrolink station because of the mass amount of people that were there and had to hitch a ride with someone.

In unrelated Obama news in the STL , St. Louis Post Dispatch columnist Deb Peterson reported that Chris Sommers, an owner of Pi restaurant (6144 Delmar Boulevard), , said that he was walking down Market Street after the rally when his cell phone rang. Sommers said that when he answered, he was asked to hold on a second and then he heard: "Chris, this is Sen. Obama, and I have to tell you, that was the best pizza I've ever eaten." Sommers had contacted Reggie Love, Obama's "body man" earlier in the week, offering to feed him and the senator. Obama also packed in a cheeseburger , a hand-ground K-Burger with cheddar cheese (cooked medium well), a grilled chicken breast, broccoli and jasmine rice for Obama at 1000 Washington Avenue.

Geez, I’m surprised they didn’t save the napkins Obama used to wipe his mouth and have him to sign them!

To see a great slideshow of the rally go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7EFaYPZ0pI&feature=related

To see a brief snippet of the rally go to

Following in Obama’s footsteps (and barely), Republican Presidential candidate John McCain came through St. Louis Monday before about 3,000 supporters packing an outdoor amphitheater at New Town in St. Charles.
McCain was energetic in his speech and promising his supporters that they will lead in the polls. McCain promised he would act to keep taxes low, cut federal spending and win the war in Iraq. McCain also emphasized to the crowd that he couldn't win the White House without Missouri, one of the states that President George W. Bush carried in 2000 and 2004. After St. Charles, McCain made a brief stop in Columbia to meet with some local Republicans followed by a rally in Belton, Mo., just outside Kansas City which drew a crowd of 6,000.

Hmmm. According to the crowds, looks like Obama won.

As the campaign trail of the Presidential race go toe to toe, other politicians have come to the St. Louis area to endorse other candidates running in other races.

Former President Bill Clinton spoke Monday night in support of Obama to a crowd of 2,500 in a school auditorium in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood. An estimated 3,500 others listened in overflow space outside of the room. Clinton's appearance came several hours after Republican nominee John McCain made a campaign stop in nearby St. Charles County.

Obama supporter Missouri Senator Clair McCaskill held a press conference in St Louis for McCain’s campaign workers for making robo-calls to Missouri residents. . Senator Claire McCaskill joined voters known as Republicans for Obama in St. Louis. She denounced the recorded phone messages that suggest the Illinois senator is a terrorist among other things. McCaskill says the calls give voters a distorted view of what Obama stands for. McCaskill says, "They are trying to give the impression that Barack Obama was plotting with terrorists to kill people, Americans, and blow up buildings."The calls have drawn heavy criticism even from people who endorse McCain.

Hmmm, can we say back fire?

Vice President Dick Cheney came to Cape Girardeau this week to attend a fundraiser at the home of local lawyer and conservative author David Limbaugh. The fundraiser was scheduled to benefit the campaign of Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder. Major traffic delays were caused as Cheney was transported from the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport to Limbaugh's home as local police worked with the Secret Service to provide security.

Last Saturday night, FOX 2 hosted a gubernatorial debate between Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon and Republican Congressman Kenny Hulshof. Both candidates talked about their stance on the issues important to the Missouri voters. Saturday's debate was also seen on WDAF FOX 4 in Kansas City and across the country on C-SPAN. Voters also listened in on 550am KTRS radio.
Is it us, or does Hulsof look like actor Randy Quaid? LOL

Democratic VP candidate Joe Biden’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden, held a campaign rally in ST. Joseph, Mo last week. Dr. Biden stopped at the Buchanan County Democratic Headquarters to rally backers of Barack Obama and her husband. About 100 people crammed into the room for her speech and, after her departure, get-out-the-vote training.

TIDBIT: According to the Missouri Secretary of State office, over 250,000 new voters were registered in Missouri and 500,000 have changed addresses.

OUTTOWN endorses Barack Obama and the Dems party candidates!

For those in the Illinois area, early voting began this week. The voting will end Oct 30.

To Avoid the long lines on election day Nov. 4, Here are times and locations for your convenience and don't forget to vote for the great candidates listed below:

SWIC, 2500 Carlyle Ave. Belleville--Wednesday, October 22, 12 noon - 2 p.m., 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

O'Fallon City Hall, 255 South LincolnSaturday, October 25, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, October 26, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Cahokia Sr. High School800 Range Ln., CahokiaTuesday, October 28, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

BARACK OBAMA for President and JOE BIDEN for Vice President http://www.barackobama.com/

DICK DURBIN for the United States Senate http://www.dickdurbin.com/

JERRY COSTELLO for Congress http://www.costelloforcongress.com/

RICK STONE for Coroner

BRENDAN KELLY for Circuit Clerk http://www.votebrendankelly.com/

CHARLOTTE MOORE for Board of Review

MIKE COSTELLO for Recorder of Deeds

With our economy in turmoil and our national security in shambles, now more than ever your vote is needed. So this year vote Democrat!

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In non-political local news, the big newz story is on Tuesday, a 17-month-old boy from St. Louis was killed Tuesday night when someone fired shots at his father's car. The boy -- Rashaad Bobbitt -- died at 9:41 p.m. Tuesday at St. Louis Children's Hospital, according to the St. Louis County medical examiner's office.Rashaad's family lives in the 5700 block of Amelia Avenue in north St. Louis.The boy was riding in a car driven by his father, Richard Bobbitt, when it was hit by gunfire about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Kingsland Avenue and 70th Street.Bobbitt had just finished boxing at a gym in Pagedale while Rashaad and Rashaad's mother, Chinara Meeks, slept in their red Ford sedan. They woke up and left the gym's parking lot. That's when the shooting started.

After the shooting, the boy's father drove to the Pagedale Police Department about six blocks away to get help, Pagedale Police Chief G. Thomas Walker said Tuesday night. As they rushed to the police station, Meeks said she tried to give her son mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. She had learned CPR while attending school to become a medical assistant.

The car carried two other young children -- two boys, ages 4 and 5 -- in the backseat, but they weren't hit.

CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric broadcast from St. Louis this week. Couric and her TV crew went out to Fenton to talk with two workers at the Chrysler plant who are losing their jobs at the end of the month. Then she went downtown to do a lot of pre-show work, from a balcony on the fourth floor of the Gateway One building at Seventh and Market, with the Old Courthouse and Gateway Arch as the classic backdrop. She also stopped by Ted Drewes again like she did when she was here for the VP debates and also visited KMOV anchor Vickie Newton.


Police exploring a mistaken-identity angle said Monday they were checking whether anyone who parks in the Carondelet Plaza garage has a car like the one where a bomb was planted last week. Investigators said they still have no idea whether John Gillis, a corporate lawyer injured in an explosion when he picked up a wicker basket left beside his automobile, was the intended target.

According to reports, The bomb that exploded last Thursday in a Clayton parking garage, injuring a lawyer when he picked it up beside his car, was planted the day before, police said Friday. Surveillance video shows the bomber arriving at the garage, on Carondelet Plaza just east of Hanley Road, between 4:30 and 4:45 p.m. last Wednesday. The bomber is recognizable by the package being carried, a wicker basket with a decorative bow that police said was placed beside the lawyer's car.

But the bomber is so well disguised that police cannot tell the race. They said they believe it is a man. He is seen on the tape dressed in a yellow rain poncho down to the knees, with a hood, and sunglasses. Helium balloons attached to the bomb further obscure the face. Police did not say if the balloons were still on the basket when John Gillis, 69, picked it up the next day.Gillis was burned and bloodied in the blast. Police said his injuries were not life-threatening. Police said they still do not know whether he was the intended target. He is a securities law expert at the Armstrong Teasdale law firm in downtown St. Louis. The bomb was placed beside his car in its assigned parking spot in the office-condominium complex where he lives.


Folk are still buzzing that the STL Rams won against Dallas at the Edward Jones Dome last Sunday making their record 2 and 4 and them contenders on the NFC West. ...............In other sports news, The Cards First Baseman Albert Pujols took the National League award by his peers. He won for having the second-highest batting average in
baseball at .357, hitting 37 home runs and driving in 116 runs. Players voted for the first baseman over Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones and Philadelphia Phillies first sacker Ryan Howard. Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers was also named.


If you're thinking about trick-or-treating in Belleville and you are older than 12, think again. Tuesday, Belleville Mayor Mark W. Eckert signed a new law -- approved by the Belleville City Council Monday night -- that bans anyone older than 12 from wearing masks or disguises in public.

Kids 13 years and older will not be permitted to trick-or-treat this Halloween in Belleville, Illinois unless they are special needs children accompanied by an adult, limits trick-or-treating to between 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Halloween night and restricts.

The ordinance also bans child sex offenders from participating in any Halloween parties or events where their own children are not present. That includes turning off exterior lights between 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. and not handing out candy to children.

City leaders said they issued the curfew and costume ordinance because of complaints from older residents who were scared by teens ringing their doorbells late at night on Halloween.

Age and curfew violators on October 31 will be issued a warning and released, but parents could be subject to a $25 fine.

So all this stemmed cause some elderly people kids rang their doorbell? What about the rest of us who didn’t want to be bothered with ‘nem too ?
Police said late Saturday afternoon a 51-year-old man living with his family in a second floor apartment in the Bevo Mill Neighborhood threw his wife and their 13-year-old daughter out the window. The family is from Afghanistan and police said the father spoke little or no English. Other family members acted as interpreters.
Wow, this is beyond interpretation!

Two major store chains will be closing in the STL area. Linens ‘n Things began closing sales Friday at its remaining 371 stores in 48 states, including six stores in the St. Louis metro area. More than $1 billion in inventory will be sold at discounts up to 30 percent, according to a release from the joint venture group conducting the closeout. Store fixtures, furniture and equipment are included in the sale.The retailers remaining St. Louis-area stores are in Fairview Heights, Ill., and in Town & Country, Clayton, Chesterfield, Fenton and O’Fallon in Missouri. Clifton, N.J.-based Linens ‘n Things filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.Linens ‘n Things was to be sold at auction Tuesday, but the auction was called off when there were no bidders to compete with the liquidation joint venture group. Then Tuesday, Sears in Jamestown will be closing.
Sears Holding Corp. is closing its Sears department store at the Jamestown Mall in Florissant early next year. It’s also closing a store in Indianapolis. The two stores are closing because they are underperforming and not meeting sales targets, she said. Some of the 90 employees at the Sears in Florissant will be offered severance and encouraged to apply to one of the other seven Sears stores in the St. Louis area but will not be automatically transferred.

Former MOKAN CEO Eddie Hasan received one year in prison Wednesday. The sentence stemmed from the claim that false tax returns involving money Hasan received as a consultant to minority-owned businesses. He also headed the group MOKAN that monitored minority participation in construction contracts in the St. Louis area.Hasan failed to report earnings of more than $470,000 from 2001 to 2005. He owes $106,000 in back taxes. Hasan diverted more than $200,000 from MOKAN to his personal use, including the purchase of a Mercedes Benz.

The city said Monday that it has secured a $7 million federal grant to remediate lead from additional housing units in St. Louis. Mayor Francis Slay said the rate of lead poisoning in St. Louis children has dropped dramatically since the city launched a campaign in 2003 to eliminate lead poisoning by 2010. The rate of lead poisoning in the city's children has dropped 76 percent since 2001, from 16.2 percent to 3.8 percent today. Slay said the latest Housing and Urban Development grant would allow the city to remediate 800 additional units over the next three years.
A Missouri Appeals Court ruled Tuesday that St. Louis County must obey a state law requiring two years' notice before establishing its new trash districting program.The ruling revives a lawsuit that seeks to derail the program, which took full effect Oct. 1 throughout unincorporated St. Louis County.The appellate court, based in St. Louis, reversed the opinion of St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Steven H. Goldman. In May, Goldman dismissed a suit filed by three waste haulers — American Eagle Waste Industries, Meridian Waste Services and Waste Management of Missouri — that had lost out in the bidding process to haul trash in eight districts that the county had established.Goldman agreed with the county that its charter status gave it leeway to enact the trash program without adhering to a state law requiring two years' notice.
The appellate court's ruling disagreed: "St. Louis County may not exercise its constitutional legislative authority to override (the statute)."The court ordered the case remanded to the circuit court.
From listening to KMOX recently, resdients from the St. Louis County were getting forced trasgh containers sent to them regardles sif tehy had major trash or not and was gettin billed for it! Wow, TMP!

Last Sunday, rapper Murphy Lee shot outside scenes for his new video, “My Shoes” at a shopping mall era on Riverview in St. Louis (CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE). The video concept is an imposter Murphy Lee waking the streets with the real Murphy Lee’s shoes and the real Murph trying to find the imposter. The video was filmed by Spit Flix’s Dana Christian. We heard that the outside shoot lasted all day. There’s no release date yet for the new video. Also this week, rapper Ludy shot portions of his new video on 5558 Martin Luther King in Kinloch. (Photo by Erica M. Brooks, Erica M. Brooks, Photograper, St. Louis American Newspaper)

Former KSK meteorologist John Fuller joined KPLR (Channel 11) as the new Chief Meteorologist on this week. Earlier this year, Fuller and another meteorologist at KDSK were told they would have to take pay cuts in order to keep their jobs. Fuller declined that offer and resigned Oct 1.

The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble’s production of "Katherine Dunham…She Lives!" will present a program at Missouri History Museum on the celebration of the extraordinary life and work of Katherine Dunham, the legendary dancer, choreographer, anthropologist and human rights activist. The performances at the Missouri History Museum mark the opening of the museum’s new special exhibition, "Katherine Dunham: Beyond the Dance"."Katherine Dunham…She Lives!" will feature dances originally choreographed by Dunham: "Choros", "Barrel House Blues" and "Ragtime". Other pieces are inspired by Dunham’s legendary dance technique, including "Escapades", which was originally created by Alvin Ailey.The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble is an international, cross-cultural, dance-arts and educational institution rooted in African American traditions, and dedicated to excellence in providing instruction, performances and community programs, for intergenerational students, artists and audiences."Katherine Dunham…She Lives!" debuted in Denver earlier this year.Saturday, November 8, 2008, 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, November 9, 2008, 3:00 p.m.$50 for the general public; $40 for Missouri History Museum members.Special Student Rate! $20 with valid student identification (Available only by calling 314-361-9017 or at the Missouri History Museum box office.)

St. Louis native legendary rocker Chuck Berry will perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 13. Tickets are $25 for this special all-ages show for Berry.
A Belated congrats to two businesses in the Missouri area who won at last month’s 6th Annual Hoodie Awards held at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The two winners in our area were STL’s Showroom Shine for Best car Wash and Detail Shop and Gates Barbeque for Best BBQ of Kansas City. Mo.

To see Showroom Shine win go to

STL rapper ebony Eyez is still on the case on the YOUTUBE episodes. Watch the hilarious BRAND NEW EBisode starring the Queen of Da Lou Ebony Eyez. This time, she's with Chocolate Tai in the studio gettin it in. They talk about EVERYTHING... (click link below)!!!

Radio personality Craig Blac has an online radio show called Renegade Radio on riverfront times radio. To check it out the local listings go to

Balabans restaurant in the Central west End is now Herbie's Vintage 72.

Congrats to actress Shawn Guy-Pitts who added another title to her name. She recently received her official certificate as a certified trained S.A.R.T. (Sexual Assault Responsive Team) Advocate through the YWCA (SEE HELP BITZ BELOW FOR MORE ON HER NEW JOB AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP)

Happy Libras. B-day shouts to Platinum group/100 Black Men prez Jacque Land and 100 Black Men member John Haigler (who celebrated their b-dayz last weekend. SEE OUT 495 for the coverage) and socialite Ken Joshway.


As I stated earlier in the blog, YOURS TRULY, Ma’at Atkins is now a freelance photojournalist for the RFT where I go to different hot spots and stake shots for its Slideshow online. My first assignment was covering the Luster’s Mosel Search and the return of FREETIME’s Groove Theory at Club Exo. To peep it out go to
http://www.riverfronttimes.com/slideshow/view/165542 and be sure to make a comment so more events such as this will be repped on the RFT.


The COVER STORIEZ interview HOT and SOSY with STL upstart trio SOSY will be posted the first week in November!

Lastly, our thoughts and prayers go out to STL poet Fo Feet whose son Ricky was hit by a truck in Los Angeles last month when he was crossing the street breaking both his legs.She says that he’s recovering well and will be back in the STL October 27.

IN THE MIA FILE. What ever happened to STL hip-hop trio, Three Shades

BLIND BITZ. Who rented a school bus last Saturday nite and used it as a limo to transport partiers to different spots in the Loop area?

EVENT BITZ. KAPPA HAPPY HOUR OCTOBER 23RD!! 500 Vandeventer 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Buffet. Full Service Bar with Tix. $15 at doo 410 ADV 314.652.3360

Fall Black Event, I AM Boutique, 7700 Delmar Blvd. Thursday, Oct 23, 9 p.m. to midnite. FEE admission and drinks. Giveaways. DJ Trackstar on the 1s adn 2s. 314-726-2224‎

DoYouSocial Launch Party & Lingerie Fashion Show Invite
Solique presents a night of excitement, a night of surprises, and a night of all things new. From the creative force behind Thursday Social at Harry's, comes the next chapter in upscale nightlife entertainment.
October 23rd, Thursday nights have a new home, Lure Nightclub. Celebrate the beginning with the launch of doyousocial.com.
Lovely Models will light up the runway dawning the sexiest trends in lingerie. Thursdays are now stripped.Featuring the sounds of multi-platinum DJ JAY-EDO YOU SOCIAL?DOORS OPEN AT 9PM. LADIES NO COVER/FREE DRINKS 9-12AM. LURE NIGHTCLUB1204 WASHINGTON AVE, ST.LOUIS, 314-241-LURE
For More Info Visit:www.myspace.com/doyousocial
Singlesvibe presents XOX Thursday Oct. 23 and every other Thursday at Posh located on Euclid and Mcpherson. FREE all nite. Info: http://www.singlesvibe.com/
Stray Dog Theatre presents PIPPIN. An enchanting musical filled with Schemes! Lust! Intrigue! Power! and one man's search for the meaning of life!OCTOBER 23 - NOVEMBER 8, 2008THURSDAY - SATURDAY AT 8 PM - SATURDAY 11/8 at 2 PM and 8 PM$20 FOR ADULTS / $18 FOR SENIORS & STUDENTS10 PERFORMANCES ATTOWER GROVE ABBEY2336 TENNESSEE AVE. / SAINT LOUIS, MO 63104For Tickets and InformationCALL: 314-865-1995www.StrayDogTheatre.orgFEATURINGMelissa Flinn / Laura Kyro / Chuck Lavazzi / Julie Nagy /

Stress Free Fridays Friday, October 24, 5pm-UNTIL, The Loft (
www.theloftstl.com)3112 Olive—MidTown St. Louis, 314-225-2505 Join Stress Free Fridays this Friday, October 24, as we visit the ever popular Mid-Town venue, The Loft...enjoy great drink specials, mouth-watering food, the best live entertainment that St. Louis has to offer andfantastic DJ's that will have you dancing the night away...ALSO, the October EYE CANDY competition (MPAC), will be held....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 and we will recognize you and your special event. Please visit our website: stressfreefridays.ning.com and> > become a member of Stress Free Fridays. > >


October Eye Candy Party - Halloween Edition Friday, 10-24-08 @ Loft. The October Eye Candy party is going down Friday, October 24th @ The Loft and yes, it's the Halloween Edition. There will be giveaways throughout the night for the best costumes so bring your 'A' game ladies and gentlemen. Ladies are FREE all night in costume and NUVO drink specials all night! (please remember to drink responsibly). The winner of the Eye Candy competition will recieve $500 CASH and a PR package from MPAC which includes: picture and bio in The St. Louis American and www.stleyecandy.com, a free photo shot, featured on MPAC TV and a chance to be in the Eye Candy Calender! Ladies must register before 11:00pm and be at least 21 years of age. Friday, October 24th at the Loft night club will be a night to remember! DJ Sir Thurl will be on the one's and two's and will keep the party rocking until 3:00 in the morning. It's a party not a pageant! For birthday, booth and bottle service contact 314.226.5777 or log onto
This event is brought to you by MPAC.

Come one, Come all!! Help celebrate the Awareness of Breast Cancer, Xcel Models & Ladies 1st Style!! This time we are doing Comedy for a Cause!! Proceeds from this event will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. There will be a Silent Auction, Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirts and Sports Couture Xcelerated . . . with a cause (16-Month Breast Cancer Awareness Calendar) will be for Pre- Sale as well.

Show Date Friday, October 24, 2008
Doors Open at 7pm and Show starts 8pm
Open Bar All Night; $20 Admission
To Pre Order Tickets visit

The Hilarious J.J. Oct 24th-26th Comedy for a Cure-Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness. Laugh Pass Inside!

Blue Lotus & B. FREE , Saturday, October 25, 2008, 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Soulard Street: 1525 South 8th Street. The all-new Darkness is located next to Soulard Market at 1525 South 8th Street, Saint Louis, Mo. 63104$16
To purchase tickets with cash please come to POSH-406 euclidYOU CAN PURCHASE-Monday-Thursday 6-9pmYOU HAVE TO PURCHASE THRU EITHER ME OR TEDDY BLACKETT. CASH ONLY- no debit or credit cards can be expected.The money from this trip goes towards a free halloween party on october 31st. After party-Scorpio & Halloween Costume Party at Le Coeur Du Monde Apartments Clubhouse/ Halo Bar2035 Clermont Crossing Ct Maryland Heights, MO
For those of you that don't want to use the online option come to Posh!!! (406 euclid IN THE CWE) YOU CAN PURCHASE- Monday-Thursday 6-9pm



Mocha's EVENT SPOTLIGHTS (Hit pics for info)

And three separate b-day parties at Dantes in one nite!






Mocha's daughter need yawl help. ST LOUIS CHARTER SCHOOL is having a fundraiser. You can shop online at
http://www.mrfundraising.com/store/brochures.php?sID=cha4822 The group receives profit from the sale and the seller will receive prize credits. Enter the seller ID below to begin.Seller: sydney cowinsSeller ID: cha4822Thank you for your support.If the link above does not work, please use the following link and enter the seller ID: http://www.mrfundraising.com/store/index.php
SPRING INTO FITNESS... CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE http://www.mvpfitness.net/ OR CALL 314-831-7505 Please tell them Mocha Latte' referred you. The Next MVP Boot Camp Starts September 9th!" ONLY 89 BUCKS!!
NEW: Singing from the Heart is Music from the Soul" is the philosophy behind the newest voice in the entertainment world. Torre Sanders, born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, introduces a fresh perspective, emphasizing an appreciation for music's power to inspire, connect and uplift. Torre's musical influences range from the soulful Donnie Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind and Fire, Nat King Cole to the energetic Michael Jackson, Aerosmith and Lenny Kravitz, all of which are apparent in his smooth, sincere and gritty vocals.

Torre Sanders is a singer, songwriter and producer that play's guitar. He honors us with his one-of-a-kind sound blending subtle hip-hop, pop, r&b beats with rock riffs. A sound that is universally appealing to people from all walks of life; kids, young adults, the sexy & grown and let us not forget those high rollers alike. His music speaks of experience, being in love, living it up and enjoying life. Outside of his passion of crafting remarkable music, Torre's has an uncanny niche for acting, modeling, film-making and is very pronounced in various action sports.
Torre’s additional aspirations include plans to establish his own talent management company, a very unique-stylish clothing line, a performing arts school for under-privileged youths with talent and a not-for-profit facility for battered women along with many other aspirations and goals. Torre Sanders is an artist for the ages to come.

With his original and crowd-pleasing compositions Torre Sanders extraordinary talent shows no bounds. With his latest release on AlphaTorre Records, Torre Sanders not only delivers high energy performances, fresh and inspiring writing skills, he displays determination, ambition, creativity and an unearthly charisma that is unforgettable in addition he is also heading up his own venture. Each song that is included on his debut record "The Next Man" from AlphaTorre Records, has been under his creative direction.
Torre Sanders first single "Ghetto Girl" is already heating up the airwaves from the Midwest to the South. The follow-up single "Party Mode" is already creating a buzz with the DJ's in the clubs all over the US.

As for the label AlphaTorre Records, Torre Sanders is focused and creating more exceptional music that blends all elements of Pop, R&B and Rock to further establish AlphaTorre as not just one man, one sound but as a multi-genre label originating in St. Louis, Missouri. Torre Sanders will set the precence of sound, style and business for AlphaTorre Records.
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.

Pick up an Evening Whirl on Mondays and check out Mocha Latte’s column COFFEE TALK!

For more info on these items and events, contact Miss Latte at 314.646.9917 or sgalvin26@yahoo.com
SENORA SPEAKS: Obama Rally at the Arch and Maxwell at the Fox
Hundreds of thousands St. Louisians packed the Arch-Grounds to hear Democratic Presidential Candidate, Senator Barack Obama on Saturday.

Visiting cities nationwide, Obama made a special stop right here in St. Louis as part of his presidential campaign.
A Confident Obama spoke to an audience estimated of over 100,000 about the matters of our hearts. The challenges facing our middle class families; The Economy, Health Care, Taxes, Education and most of all CHANGE.
Obama addressed the recent debate, and some of the personal attacks that the McCain camp has made towards him. Stating that he can handle those personal attacks over the next three weeks, but that the American people cannot afford 4 more years of what has been going on in the Bush Administration.
Speaking of McCain, and his ways similar to the Bush Administration, and it has failed the American People. “…They are out of touch, and if you stand with me, through these next 17 days, then they will be Out of Time…”
Crowd participation was warranted, when Obama referenced tax cuts under his administration. Proposing to cut taxes to over 100 million Americans, those making less than $250,000 annually, Obama asked for a show in hands of who in the audience makes less than a quarter of a million dollars a year.
The audience chants OBAMA! OBAMA! Between his remarks,
He spoke of Teachers, Nurses, and even Plumbers…. “They are the ones who Washington (DC) has forgotten about. They are who I will work for…”
When speaking of McCain’s tax plan; he mentioned that yes, McCain had a plan to cut taxes, but it merely came down to values. “Do we simply value wealth, or the work that creates it?”
On the devastating housing market issue, Obama proposed under his administration; he would potentially offer a 3-month Moratorium on Foreclosures. Under the Education plan, he makes it pertinent to “Provide every American child with a World Class Education,” touching base on increasing teacher salaries, and making it possible and affordable for every child to be able to attend college.
A humble, genuine Obama states that it would not just be his sole leadership to create the Change that our country needs/ desires; but a collective effort, a grassroots approach that “We will all need to sacrifice; we all need to pull our weight.”
“I can invest in Education, but only a parent can turn off the television”
Anyone present had the opportunity to be part of a real movement downtown on Saturday. The crowd, a sea of people, from under the Arch, to the cobblestoned LaClede’s Landing, all came out to support Barack Obama; our next Presidential hopeful.
Wearing their T-shirts, hats, buttons and other Obama paraphernalia, St. Louis represented and showed in numbers how bad they wanted a taste of new leadership for our country.
From infants to the elderly, walkers to wheelchairs, from the Elite to the poor, a blanket of various races and religions joined together on one phenomenal Common Ground: CHANGE.
Ending eloquently, OBAMA urges us to stand strong, and mentions how we will become that one Great Nation again. He urges us to put our values and beliefs to the test and Vote.
“When we battle back from adversity; despite of all this: I ask of you; To Believe in yourselves, believe in each other,
because together: we cannot fail.”

After having a long hiatus, Or favorite Urban Hang Suite Singer Maxwell;goes on a nationwide Tour. Fans got a chance to attend the long-awaited concert; Maxwell, one of the original trendsetters of the Neo/ Soulmovement graced the Fox Theatre last week, minus the long wild hair.
A new Sultry look; fans heard favorites "Ascension," "Fortunate," "Tillthe Cops come Knockin" and my all time favorite; "Whenever WhateverWherever"...
Concertgoers also got a chance to hear a couple new songs from his upcoming CD; "Pretty wings," and "Bad Habits"
The show was opened by new-school soul artist Jazmine Sullivan. Most compare her to the voice of Lauryn Hill.
Overall: this concert was rated One to not have missed.


THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW PERFORMSPINK FLOYD’S ‘THE WALL’FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN 25 YEARS, PINK FLOYD’S LEGENDARY ROCK OPERA ‘THE WALL’ TO BE PERFORMED LIVE IN ITS ENTIRETY!Friday, November 7 • 8 pm &Saturday, November 8 • 8 pmLIVE at the Fox Theatre!$49.50, $44.50, & 39.50Concert preview on KETC/Channel 9On sale date to be announced soon

SMASHING PUMPKINS20th Anniversary TourWednesday, November 26 • 8 pmLIVE at the Fox Theatre!$53, $48 & $43A limited number of Gold Circle seats are also available.On-Sale Information:Tickets on sale Friday, October 3 at 10 am!Purchase tickets at the Fox Box Office,MetroTix outlets or by calling 314/534-1111.Order tickets online at www.metrotix.com.
THE CHRISTMAS MUSIC OFMANNHEIM STEAMROLLERBY CHIP DAVISFriday, December 5 • 8 pmSaturday, December 6 • 2 pm & 8 pmFabulous Fox Theatre$52.50, $47.50, $42.50, $37.50A limited number of Gold Circle seats are also available.
THE 2008 EDITION OF THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR SPONSORED BY AMERENUE AND PRESENTED BY DANCE ST. LOUIS RETURNS TO THE FOX THEATRE DECEMBER 11-28, 2008! SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE SEPTEMBER 27 AT 10AM! ST. LOUIS, MO / September 2, 2008 – Fox Members of the world-famous Rockettes will be on hand to greet ticket buyers at the Fox Theatre box office at 10am. All MetroTix outlets, charge by phone at 314/534-1111 and http://www.metrotix.com/ will also open at that time. Ticket prices range from $29.50-$69.50 depending on performance date and seat location; a performance schedule is attached. Sponsored by AmerenUE, Dance St. Louis will present this return engagement of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular for 38 dazzling performances. Orders for groups of 15 or more may be placed by calling 314/535-2900. For more information, visit http://www.fabulousfox.com/. \+++++++++++
HARRY CONNICK JR. and his big band A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION Sunday, December 7 • 7:30 pm Fabulous Fox Theatre $73, $48 A limited number of Gold Circle seats are also available.


Oprah Winfrey presents THE COLOR PURPLE, through November 2, 2008; Curtain times for the U.S. Bank Broadway Series presentation are Tuesdays through Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday, October 26 at 2 & 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, November 2 at 2 p.m. There is also a weekday matinee on Thursday, October 30 at 1 p.m.

Nominated for eleven Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, THE COLOR PURPLE opened on December 1, 2006 at the Broadway Theatre where it ran for over two record-breaking years. It is based on the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the moving film by Steven Spielberg. It is the unforgettable and inspiring story of a woman named Celie, who finds the strength to triumph over adversity, and discover her unique voice in the world.
With a joyous GRAMMY®-nominated score featuring gospel, jazz, pop and the blues, THE COLOR PURPLE is about hope and the healing power of love. Michael Kuchwara, the Associated Press described THE COLOR PURPLE as “a roof-raising story of triumph.” And Richard Corliss of TIME Magazine said, “[it is] a soaring, epic tale. It made a joyful noise in my heart.” Elysa Gardner from USA Today raved, “Pure heart! It celebrates the inspiring relationships of faith and love, a Broadway hit!”
Single tickets for THE COLOR PURPLE at the Fox Theatre box office, online through http://www.metrotix.com/, MetroTix charge by phone at 314/534-1111 and all MetroTix outlets. Orders for groups of 20 or more may be placed by calling 314/535-2900. Ticket prices range from $27-$68 depending on performance date and seat location. For more information, visit http://www.fabulousfox.com/.
THE COLOR PURPLE is a U.S. Bank Broadway Series presentation and sponsored by American Airlines.
Upcoming: 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

Cast members of “The Color Purple” musical, will present a concert benefiting the St. Louis Black Rep at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at the St. Louis Zoo’s Living World. Call 314-534-3807 or go to http://www.theblackrep.org/ for tickets. For tickets to “The Color Purple,” go to http://www.metrotix.com/.

Enjoy a Night of Theater -- On the House!St. Louis theaters offer FREE tickets as part of a nationwide program Seven St. Louis theaters offer FREE tickets to their productions on select through Friday, October 31 "Free Night of Theater" is sponsored locally by the Regional Arts Commission and the Kevin Kline Awards Tickets for two free seats can be reserved at www.freenightoftheater.net (select FIND A SHOW, then select St. Louis).
The participating theaters and productions include: THEATER PERFORMANCE DATE(S) Mustard Seed Theatre Smoke On the Mountain Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. This is the first yearSt. Louis is participating in Free Night of Theater, which was launched in three cities in 2005 by the Theatre Communications Group to encourage people to attend a play for the first time or to experience a theatrical company they'd never seen. More than 100 cities and 600 theaters are participating in 2008.


On October 31 of two day Arts & Wine Series, we have been blessed with an opportunity to present my latest piece, Real Life, to a national talent who could possibly take us to a national level of exposure. In this attempt, your attendnace is soooooo imperative. I want this producer to know that St. Louis talent can survive in the big league as we have already proven. Let's continue to show them right in this regards.

Please view the flyer for all detailed information and feel free to pass along. We need to pack The Space on both nights, and especially on October 31st.

Bacardi Gold presents the 7 Deadly Sins . Oct 31. Come experience your ultimate TEMPATIONS & DESIRES with the Sexy & Seductive Demi-Goddesses of Wrath, Envy, Pride, Sloth, Gluttony, Greed, & Lust @ Exo on Halloween Night!
* Have your fortunes told to you by Madame Rose "The Palm Reader"
* Facial & Body Paintings by Cbabi
* Best Halloween Costume contest @ (10:30pm sharp for Prizes)
* There will be other Prize Giveaways
* Internationally Known & Special Guest DJ
Please consider bottle service and early arrival as a means to guarantee a great experience. For bottle service please contact
* Be there. Be beautiful. Doors at 8PM Must be 21 to Attend Drink Responsibly
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Oct 31- SoCo Superheroes Halloween Party at Pepper Lounge
Celebrate Halloween at the city's premier nightlife destination. Complimentary SoCo sampling from 9-10:30pm and no cover until 11pm on guestlist. $500 costume contest for the best superhero costume and drink specials all night. To RSVP, email
info@synergystl.com or reply to this email.
Call to Oneness wants to motivate people to volunteer at the polls and vote on Election Day November 4. Under the campaign called "Take Power, Take Control." It is designed to register and educate voters, provide transportation to voters who may not be able to make it to their polling location and to stress the importance of voting.

The group's goal is to get 10,000 people to volunteer in north St. Louis and North County on Election Day. The volunteers will go door to door to make sure people get out and vote and assist voters in getting to the polls. Eric Rhone, the co-founder of A Call to Oneness, wants African Americans to cast their votes before 1:00 p.m. on Election Day in hopes of doubling the African-American turnout.

The group will also hold a "Get Out to Vote" rally on November 2 at 1:00 p.m. at Kiener Plaza at 500 Pine Street in downtown St. Louis.

Nov 7- CUREiosity party benefiting Siteman Cancer Center at Lumen
Join SYNERGY and honorary event chair Mike Shannon as we host one of the city's premier benefit parties. CUREiosity celebrates the Rock Docs making a difference at Siteman Cancer Center and features great food, premium open bar, music by DJ Andrew, and interactive performers. Tickets and more info available at

Simple Pleasures Bringing the Winery to the People Host:
B. Free Paparazzi MoviesThursday, November 13, 2008 Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pmLocation: The In Spot Dessert Bar & Lounge. bfreepaparazzi.com, welcomes you to join us for Simple Pleasures. Simple Pleasures is a seductive journey into classic style & timeless taste. This will be a networking event which fuses Neo Soul & Jazz with urban socialites, corporate executives, and blue collar professionals from all walks of life. Simple Pleasures will be introduction to a lifestyle...FREE WINE, DESSERTS (for sale), AND SMOOTH R&B & NEO SOUL ALL NIGHT.ADVANCE TICKETS $10 OR $15 AT THE DOOREmail: Teddy@bfreepaparazzi.com



Cabaret St. Louis is coming in October. The inaugural Cabaret St. Louis fall lineup will include Fran Landesman, Steve Ross, Sylvia McNair, Lee Lessack and Tony Sandler. Performances will be held at The Sheldon, Kranzberg Arts Center, The Gaslight Theatre plus additional venues. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets on sale at all MetroTix locations.

FRAN LANDESMAN returns to her roots October 22-25 at The Gaslight Theatre. The legendary proprietess of Gaslight Square’s Crystal Palace presented such artists as Barbra Streisand, The Smothers Brothers and Elaine May. But outside of St. Louis, Ms. Landesman is most well known for her own songs and shows. Spring Can Hang You Up The Most and The Ballad Of The Sad Young Man became standards and were recorded by Elle Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand and Sarah Vaughn. Fifty years later, accompanied by her son Myles, and around the corner from the old Crystal Palace, this top songwriter and cultural icon will treat St. Louis to an evening of storytelling and song. Tickets for Fran Landesman are $35.
The smartest of the smart set and St. Louis favorite, STEVE ROSS, returns with his latest work, “To Wit: Ross on Wry – Funny Songs Throughout The Ages,” October 1-4 at the new Kranzberg Arts Center in Grand Center. Ross is no stranger to St. Louis, as he has performed many times at The Grand Center Cabaret, Cabaret in The Savoy Room and St. Louis Muny. After Ross’s 2004 St. Louis appearance, Chuck Lavazzi of KDHX Radio wrote, “The fact is, Mr. Ross has a breezy elegance on stage that’s reminiscent of Fred Astaire, Noel Coward, Cole Porter and, above all, the late and much lamented Bobby Short.” Tickets for Steve Ross are $40.
Cabaret at The Sheldon will host Grammy Winner SYLVIA MCNAIR October 16-17 for two performances only. A beloved performer at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Ms. McNair has segued from opera to the Great American Songbook, the music with which she feels most at home. Now, instead of singing V'adoro pupille on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera, she's singing Embraceable You to rave reviews. Of McNair's Algonquin Oak Room debut, Rex Reed wrote, "Her phrasing is exemplary. Her modulations are inspired. I could get used to this kind of ecstasy." Tickets for Sylvia McNair are $45.
LEE LESSACK’S lyric baritone vocals and sophisticated yet endearing persona have made him a shining star of the international cabaret scene. His tribute to Johnny Mercer, “Too Marvelous For Words,” runs October 29-November 1 at the Kranzberg Arts Center. As we celebrate the centennial of Mercer, Lessack is the perfect match for this romantic of songwriters. Billboard Magazine calls his singing, "Cabaret romanticism of a high order." Tickets for Lee Lessack are $30.
TONY SANDLER finishes the CSTL Fall season November 13-14 at The Sheldon with “Chevalier-Maurice & Me.” This show is neither caricature nor impersonation, but a heartfelt homage to this widely-admired entertainer. It has been the subject of a PBS special and DVD, and contains the charm and savoir faire that Maurice himself brought to film and stage. Tickets for Tony Sandler are $40.Tickets for all five Cabaret St. Louis performances go on sale Tuesday, September 2 at 10 a.m. at all MetroTix locations. To charge by phone call 314-534-1111 or online at http://www.metrotix.com/. Memberships available by calling 314-726-1616. For more information, visit http://www.cabaretstl.org/. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
AUDITION BITZ (NEW) DIVA Planning Model Search for Lights on Broadway Special Events and Bridal Expo. For more info: 314.443.8828

We got an email from actress Shawn Guy Pitts on ger new job and she is seeking help: Greetings! Just this past week, I received my official certificate as a certified trained S.A.R.T. Advocate through the YWCA.

S.A.R.T. stands for Sexual Assault Response Team.

As an advocate, I will be on-call to respond to victims of sexual assault and rape that present to the emergency room and provide them with support, empowerment, and resources.

Some of you were lovely to attend my one-woman show put on in July 2007 that was about sexual abuse. At the end of the show, I encouraged all attendees that if they knew anyone who may have been or is a victim to go to the YWCA Sexual Assault Center.

Well this year, I would like to take it a step further.

As with any non-profit organization, funds are always an issue. This year, the deficit is even greater as well as the number of women who are beginning to report these devastating crimes.

We are approaching the holiday season, which for many is a time of giving and sharing. I ask that you PLEASE consider donating money to the Sexual Assault Center.

Remember, we love our mothers, aunts, grandmothers, sisters, nieces, wives, girlfriends, and daughters. And guess what? Sexual abuse, assault, and/or rape can happen to ANY of them. Women (and sometimes men) present to the emergency room from all walks of life, economic standing, and backgrounds as victims.

The YWCA Sexual Assault Center provides counseling, clothing, advocacy, resources, etc. to victims. Your donations will help to make this awesome refuge bigger and better.

If you decide to donate before November 1st, you must send your donations to the United Way (where they divide the money up). If you donate AFTER November 1st, you can send your donations DIRECTLY to the Center at 140 N Brentwood, Clayton, MO 63105. ....................................Nar Js Music Evangelist Nakisha Joseph, 7740 Dale Ave. 314.313.2288............................Teddy Blackett needs help with sponsors for his website. He emailed OUTTOWN and he wrote:
Hey folks As most of you know i have my website up and running, http://www.bfreepaparazzi.com/ is still in its infancy stage and appreciate all of your support. One of my goals is to eventually bring St. louis top notch events for FREE (or for as little as possible). To do this i will need major sponsors, and the 1st step is to get my email list full grown.PLEASE TAKE A SECOND AND GO TO http://www.bfreepaparazzi.com/mailus.html AND SIGN UP. IT TAKES LESS THAN 30 SECONDS (yes i timed it fa real)”............................. Believing in Excellence in Education is a 6 week life-skills program for ages 7 though high school designed to empower young people to BEE the best they can be. The program focuses on etiquette/manners, social responsibility, financial responsibility, internet safety, peer pressure and more (see attached flyer). Open Registration and Parent Orientation will be held at Emerson YMCA on Pershall Road (near hwy 270 & West Florissant). Classes meet every Wednesday evening for 6 weeks from 6:30pm-8:30pm and ends in the B.E.E. BALL where students will dress up and show off their newly learned skills.. To register, log onto http://www.beelieve.org/. Please pass along............................................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...................................................... 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......................................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................


ONGOING BITZ. 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
Soup Kitchen presents a Taste of Healing every 1st Sunday of the month feat. DJ G and Needles at JMRJ Soul Food Restaurant, 2800 Olive Blvd below the Heritage House 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. $10 Web-site: http://www.myspace.com/alsmile PLEASE FORWARD TO FRIENDS!!
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. +++ 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: Close to Famous Enterprises presents Worth Sundays at Luciano’s 172 Carondelet adjcenet to Ritz Carlton Every Sunday 8:30 p.m until Complimentary Admission, drink specials 314.863.9969

NEW: JE presents Soul Sessions every Tuesday at the Jazz Bistro, 3536 Washnton Ave. Doors at 8 p.m., Show at 9 p.m 314.922.7350 weekly featured artists live music by Music Unlimted $5 door prizes . For more info contact sevenkonektions@yahoo.com +++++++++++++++++
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..................
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..............
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: After Hours presents The Return of Nightlife Networking. No Cover. Live Entertainment every other Thursday starting Sept 25 at Posh, 408 N Euclid.
XOX Singlesvibe presents XOX Thursday Oct. 23 and every other Thursday at Posh located on Euclid and Mcpherson. FREE all nite. Info: http://www.singlesvibe.com/
NEW: FreeTime's popular weekly event is BACK at St. Louis' newest hotspot: Exo Lounge (3146 Locust) FreeTime is teaming up with 1st Fridays-Stl to bring out the cities sexiest young professionals this Thursday for the official kickoff! Come out early from 6-10 for Lusters nation-wide model search (as advertised on Q95.5 and Hot 104.1). Enjoy the best in Jazz, classic R&B and Soul and martini DRINK SPECIALS for EVERYONE. This is the new place to be every Thursday, at EXO. Must be 21 to enter. Stylish attire required. And if you haven't tried it yet, NUVO will definitely be in the building sampling from 8:30-10PM! Enjoy responsibly.RSVP for FREE admission before 10pm! Email: http://us.mc597.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=freetimestl@yahoo.com by 4pm Thursday. Must include full name & email for each guest.For VIP booths and bottle service call 314.397.4007. Or visit FreeTimestl
Drama House Thursdays @ The In Spot, 5854a Delmar- Clean Comedy‏ . Doors at 8 p.m., Show at 9 p.m. $5 http://www.inspotlounge.com/
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/
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.
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/
Spectrum presents "Friday Night at the Sky Box "EACH & EVERY Friday"Sky Box Sports Bar & Grill beginning Friday, October 3 at 9p to 3am Where: Sky Box Sports Bar & GrillTo see more details and RSVP, follow the link below: http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=41828731487
Urban Causal Fridays hosted by Bishop V-Luv, HappyHour at Spruills, 1101 N. Jefferson. Free from6p.m.-9p.m. (2 for 1) Free food 9 p.m.-11p.m. Drink specials until midnite. Party 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Ladies free til 11 p.m. for more info call 314.574.9601 or314.625.4595 or go to www.myspace.com/URBANCASUALFRIDAYS
All Star Inc presents Grown Folks Friday at St. Louis happy Hour bar and Grill, 12948 Halls ferry at Parker Rd., with DJ Sir Thirl. Ladies Free til 11 p.m. FREE Parking. Status Fridays every Friday at Dolce Ladies $5 before 11 p.m. 9 p.m.-3 am
CAFE SOUL, every 3rd Friday of the Month, Place: Lucas Shcool House , PLEASE CALL 314-504-7405. FOR INFO.
NEW: DT presents 30s the New 20 at the Jazz Spot (formerly WS Hotel), 400 Wash Ave., Starting Saturday, Sept 13, 30 and upo, Doors at 8 p.m. Dress Code. Info: 314.922.4387. JOIN DERRTY DJ'S DJ AJ & DJ CD EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT FOR THE ULTIMATE 30 & OVER PARTY


MPAC presents '2 is better than 1 Sunday' @ Knockouts. Every Sunday there is 2 for 1 admission, 2 for 1 drink specials til 11:00 pm along with 20 flat screens to watch Sunday night Football and party.The football game starts at noon and the party kicks off at 8pm until 1:30 in the morning.

If you wanna see what crime is goin on in your hood, just go to http://www.crimereports.com/ (The only problem is, the only areas they highlight so far in the St. Louis area are Kirkwood and Ahzelwood and Maryland heights)

“Eccentric Soul: The Young Disciples” CD featuring the 1960s East St. Louis group will be released Oct. 21. For more info go to http://www.numerogroup.com/catalog.php?subcat=Eccentric%20Soul


STL-TV's popular "The Best of the STL" can also be seen on Saturdays at 11 p.m. on CW 11.
Floyd Boykin hs a new GreetingCard Line "POETICBYDESIGN." Log on to http://www.poeticbydesign.com/ and purchase ANY single card, your name with be automatically placed into our internet raffle. For each card that you purchase, your name will be placed into the raffle again, which will give you a better chance of winning. If your name is pulled, you will WIN 5 cards of your choice, redeemable anytime before 02-28-2009. So that means, as we produce more cards, you will have your choice of picking between existing and newly published cards. ISN'T THAT GREAT??? This promotion will end on September 30th.We sincerely appreciate your business. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@poeticbydesign.com, or call 314-517-8764.
DJ Sir Thurl will DJ your birthday party for FREE!!!Have "The Official Party Starter" DJ Sir Thurl from 100.3 The Beat Aka Mr. Myspace DJ for July Spin at your birthday party FOR FREE!!! All you have to do is call 314.551.9872 for the details or email: wegotthejams@yahoo.com You must be 21 years of age or over to receive this special!
Rance John Styles and barbering, located in the luxurious Benton Park Neighborhood, 2909 Jefferson. 314.772.7511 salonr@sbcglobal.net
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.
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!
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 :
Check out author and activist Keith Boykin’s new website Daily Voice at
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
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STL videographer Dana Christian has a website where people can send their professional music videos and films to get exposed. It is http://www.spitflix.com/.
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