Time for OUTTOWN
As we come off of Veteran‘s Day, one vet in the STL fire department is being remembered this week. Firefighter Leonard Riggins
On Sunday, the St. Louis Fire Department released the details of funeral and burial arrangements for slain firefighter Leonard Riggins was shot and killed by a man on a carjacking spree in north St. Louis County last Wednesday evening.
Police say Riggins saw the carjackers crashed can and was shot while trying help the thief.
On today, Wednesday, visitation for Firefighter Riggins will be held at Harris Stowe State University ’s main Administrative Building.
On tomorrow, Thursday, funeral services for Firefighter Riggins will be held at Harris Stowe State University , in the auditorium of the main Administrative Building , at 11 a.m. Overflow seating will be available on campus. As with visitation, limited parking is available on campus. Overflow parking is available at the St. Louis University Parking Garage located at the southwest corner of Compton and Olive. Fire apparatus planning to participate in the funeral procession should contact Central County Emergency Dispatch at 636.394.5442. Apparatus participating in the funeral procession will be staged along Market Street , facing east.
The funeral procession will immediately follow the service and proceed east on Market to Jefferson, north on Jefferson to Natural Bridge, west on Natural Bridge to Union, north on Union to West Florissant, then east to Bellefontaine Cemetery for internment Honor Guards are requested. To assist with Honor Guard services contact Kevin Hollaran at 314.659.7712.
Riggins will be buried at St. Peters Cemetery.
On Veteran’s Day, the erection ceremony of The St. Louis Fisher House was held on Tuesday, Veterans Day, for the new housing at the Jefferson Barracks campus of the St. Louis VA Medical Center. The construction of the program will cost $5 million. Tentatively expected to open in about a year, the St. Louis Fisher House will provide free lodging to families of soldiers or veterans so they can be near their loved ones receiving medical treatment.
Missouri is still too close to call in the Presidential election. Last week OUTTOWN stated that Missouri was still a close call and that MCcain may swing the vote to his side, things still may look as though Obama may win it. After Election day, McCain led Obama by 5,859 votes out of more than 2.9 million cast, a margin of two-tenths of one percentage point. There were about 7,000 provisional ballots and some scattered absentee ballots being vetted by local election officials before they certify their results to the state on Nov. 18. Though the outcome in Missouri will affect only the scope of Obama’s victory, a McCain win would mark only the second time in the past 100 years that Missouri has not sided with the presidential election winner. It would mark the third consecutive election, and eighth in the past 11 dating to 1968, in which the state has gone Republican for president.
Ok Missouri, you have “showed out” long enuff! LOL.
Two restaurant workers were found dead inside an all-night Steak 'n Shake in South St. Louis County early this morning. Police identified them as Tammy Cantrell, a waitress, of south St. Louis County and Mark Gerstner, a cook, of Arnold. Both were fatally shot.
The bodies of the workers were found inside the store at 5828 South Lindbergh Boulevard.. Police believe that the store was being robbed between 2:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. when the two workers were killed. It appears the business had closed at midnight for extermination efforts for pest control and was scheduled to reopen this morning. The bug spraying had already been completed and the two victims were in the restaurant preparing to open the store when the crime occurred.
A vendor on his regular route went into the restaurant about 4:50 a.m. and found one of the victims in the back of the store. When emergency crews arrived, they found a second worker inside the store. The two bodies were not found near one another, police said.
Investigators were studying store receipts to see if they could pinpoint what time the killings occurred. They are also reviewing surveillance tapes from the restaurant and surrounding businesses. Police have no suspects at this time. Police said there was a lot of blood found inside.
On Tuesday, dozens of friends and family members lit candles and huddled close outside the restaurant. They listened to the words and prayers of several clergy members
The St. Louis County Police Department asked this afternoon for the public's help to learn more about the killings. Anyone with information is asked to call the department at 314-889-2341 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS.
About 250 people attended a unity rally last Saturday in response to a National Socialist Movement parade and demonstration originally planned for downtown Columbia.
Law enforcement officers cordoned off the Capitol steps in order to keep observers and protesters at a safe distance as the neo-Nazis began their address at the Capitol building on Saturday afternoon. Two teenage girls perform the national anthem at the beginning of the speech. The National Socialist Movement rally brought about 50 demonstrators, including women and children — one of whom was being pushed in a stroller — to the steps of the state Capitol for a two-hour demonstration. Shoemaker estimated about 90 people, most of whom were journalists, attended the group’s rally.
At the National Socialist Movement rally, police arrested two people on suspicion of assault and resisting arrest. Both were counter-demonstrators who assaulted National Socialist Movement members and a police officer, Shoemaker said.
Across town at the unity rally, the environment was much warmer and more organized, said, a Columbia resident who attended both rallies..
The unity rally featured speeches from Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder as well as representatives from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Anti-Defamation League, Lincoln University and several religious groups.
The National Socialist Movement applied in August to hold a rally and parade in Columbia, but police denied the request, saying they did not have the resources to manage both the rally and a home MU football game against Kansas State University on the same day.
What’s interesting is, reports don’t really state what the Neo Nazis were protesting about???
IDOT said this week they will have less salt to use on the roads this winter because of budget cuts of its budget .
St. Louis city police Monday fired Bryan Pour, formerly a probationary police officer, for his involvement in an off-duty shooting incident early Sunday at a sports bar in Pontoon Beach.Police Chief Daniel Isom will comment on the incident after an investigation is completed, police said.In Sunday’s incident, an off-duty St. Louis Police officer shot a 25-year-old Granite City man following an altercation about 1 a.m. in the parking lot of Mack and Mick’s Sports Bar.A short time later, a Pontoon Beach police officer responding to the first shooting shot a second off-duty St. Louis police officer once in the head and once in the shoulder.City Police spokeswoman Erica S. Van Ross said a total of four city police officers were involved.Pour and three other officers were placed on administrative assignment pending the completion of the investigation of the city police Internal Affairs Division. One of those on administrative assignment is the one who was shot and now is hospitalized in critical condition. Until the investigation is finished, they will not be on patrol.It was not clear whether Pour was the officer who shot the 25-year-old man. Van Ross said she could not comment on an ongoing investigation.
Meanwhile, a Madison County grand jury will hear the results of an investigation into the shooting.
Data thieves are blackmailing a St. Louis based Express Scripts a U.S. prescription drug management company threatening to release millions of patient records held by the company unless they pay up. Is extorting money for data -the sign of things to come in this down economy? Historical data proves that when the economy is down, identity theft and white collar crime spikes -and criminals continue to find new and innovative ways to steal, hack or pilfer data! Express Scripts, said last hursday it received a letter in early October with the names, birth dates, Social Security numbers and some prescription information for at least 75 patients. The company provides benefit management services to health care organizations, insurers and other businesses.The FBI is investigating these threats and Express Scripts is offering credit monitoring services and has dedicated a website to provide information on this incident to its customers, and those who this breach may affect.
The suggestions that Democrat Jay Nixon got more Missouri votes than Barack Obama on ELECTION DAY because of racism drew a spirited objection Thursday from Gov. Matt Blunt and alternative explanations from other political observers.
The race explantion was advanced on last Wednesday by St. Louis University political scientist Ken Warren, who conducted an exit poll for the Beacon (SLU’s newspaper) . Noting that Obama “got more votes in the St. Louis area than Claire McCaskill did in her Senate race in 2006 but failed to add enough outstate votes to defeat John McCain,”Warren cited what he called "a redneck vote in the rural areas."
He said people tend to vote for candidates who are like them, and the overwhelmingly white population in outstate Missouri is "uncomfortable with people they are not familiar with."
"Ken Warren's allegation that President-elect Obama lost Missouri because 'the racist vote in rural Missouri cost him the state' is not only detestable, it is absolutely incorrect," Blunt said in a statement issued by his office.
U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello just won re-election on Tuesday night, but his name was mentioned for a possible Cabinet appointment in President-elect Barack Obama's administration.
Bloggers to the political blog "Daily Kos" and the biweekly magazine "The American Prospect" and the Washington, D.C., publication "Roll Call" have mentioned Costello, D-Belleville, as a possible appointment as Obama's Transportation secretary.
But Costello said Wednesday he won't pursue the nomination.
"It's an honor to be mentioned as a candidate, but I would expect a number of qualified candidates are also being considered and would be very happy to pursue the nomination," Costello said.
Hmmm, it seem like Costello is waiting until the right time to say YES or NO. Maybe in January?
Illinois political insiders say Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., , is the favorite to replace Barack Obama in the Senate. This gives Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who must choose between an African-American political scion and a close ally of the labor movement, a difficult decision.
Jackson has made plain that he would like to succeed Obama in the Senate.
Jackson’s case is strengthened by the fact that Obama is the only African-American member of the Senate. Presumably, Obama would like to see at least one African-American representative in the chamber.
Jackson also benefits from being co-chairman of Obama’s presidential campaign and a product of the same South Side Chicago political machine from which the Democratic nominee emerged.
Illinois political insiders, who declined to discuss the subject on the record for fear of appearing presumptuous before the results of the presidential race are known, say Obama would have a major hand in the decision.
But it’s not a slam-dunk for Jackson. Blagojevich must pick a candidate who can hold the seat in 2010, when the temporary two-year appointment would expire.
What do you think? Do you think he got a shot.? And on an interesting tidbit, Barack Obama’s daughter Sasha’s god mother is Jesse Jackson Sr’s daughter Santita and Michelle Obama and Jackson's daughter, Santita, are best friends. Hmmmm.
Russell Todd McBride, 46, of Creve Coeur, and Robert Wrolstad, 59, of O’Fallon, have have been charged in a 34-count indictment for their alleged involvement in a “major” mortgage fraud scheme involving the sale of residential real estate in Sikeston,
McBride, operator of Century Mortgage and Finance Inc., which provided mortgage-related services and had offices St. Louis County, Sikeston and Cape Girardeau, and Wrolstad, who worked with McBride at Century, bought Sikeston real estate and would sell the properties at or near fair market value to investors recruited by and known to McBride and Wrolstad, according to the indictment.
But the investors paid prices “significantly greater” than the actual selling price received by the sellers for the properties, according to Hanaway’s office. The investors would purchase the property at a fraudulent and overvalued price by obtaining loans to purchase the property.
As part of the scheme, McBride and Wrolstad obtained appraisals that overvalued the properties, allowing them to personally obtain inflated loan proceeds.
McBride told investors the residential real estate properties were good investment properties, that the rents would pay the mortgage, that the properties could be acquired with “no money down,” and that the properties could be sold, sometimes in approximately a year, at a profit, according to the indictment.
As part of the scheme, McBride and Wrolstad are alleged to have also paid investors as an inducement for them to purchase residential real estate funded by loans brokered through Century Mortgage. In one case a purchaser paid $66,000 for a property that the seller sold for $7,500.
Former Overland Attorney Eric Tolen got 65 years this week for molesting five teenage boys. Tolen merely nodded at the hearing in Clayton when St. Louis County Circuit Court Judge John Ross said he would be handed over to prison officials.At one point, Tolen glanced in the direction of several of the victims and their families, who were seated in the courtroom. Some of them sobbed.
The judge said Tolen, 47, squandered his skills and opportunity to make a positive difference.
Ross sentenced Tolen to 25 years for crimes against one victim that included first-degree statutory sodomy, plus an additional 10 years each for four other victims connected to second-degree statutory sodomy convictions. He was also fined $5,000 on a conviction for witness tampering.Tolen was convicted Sept. 19 by a jury that did find him not guilty on one count of attempted statutory sodomy.Victims testified that Tolen hired them to do odd jobs around his home in Olivette, and after 2000, at his home in Town and Country. They were 13 to 15 at the time.They said they agreed to sex acts in exchange for gifts, such as motorcycles, bicycles or cigarettes.Dressed in a jail jumpsuit, with his hands shackled at his waist, he spoke Friday in regard to several legal matters but declined when asked if he had anything to say before sentencing.
Rams running back Steven Jackson did not play in last Sunday’s game with Jets 47-3 Jackson’s thigh, who is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets, may also miss next week's contest at San Francisco, according to ESPN reports. St Louis Rams coach Jim Haslett announced running back Steven Jackson has been ruled out of Sunday's contest against the New York Jets.
After Jackson missed his third consecutive practice on last Friday, Haslett reiterated his stance that the running back would not play if he could not practice."
Humiliated? Maybe deafeated, but humiliated? Yowsah!
Dennis Phillips of Cottage Hills, near Alton , who is a 53-year-old trucking account manager from Illinois is more than $4.5 million richer thanks to a monster poker tournament, but winning the top prize just wasn't in the cards. He finished third early Monday in the World Series of Poker's main event in Las Vegas. He was the last American left in the field. Phillips lost to Peter Eastgate, a 22-year-old poker professional from Denmark. Eastgate will face Russia's Ivan Demidov to settle the $9.15 million title. Phillips won $4,517,773 for third place.
The nine finalists split $32.7 million. That's from a pool built on the $10,000 entry fees of 6,844 players who began play in July.
25-year-old William Bowen of St. Louis was sentenced to two years in federal prison for his role in the spray-painting of racial threats and epithets on an Illinois home where a black couple lived with a white friend.
A federal judge in East St. Louis ordered him to serve simultaneously terms of 25 months and one year for two felony counts linked to the graffiti in March 2003.
A co-defendant, 25-year-old Joe Brown, awaits sentencing after admitting he encouraged Bowen to spray paint the Collinsville home. Authorities say he hoped to scare away the home's residents.
According to MediaTakeout.com, William Balfour is likely to remain behind bars at least three more weeks while police continue to investigate the triple homicide of actress Jennifer Hudson's family.Illinois prison officials Monday ordered that Balfour, the lone known suspect in the case, continue to be held on a parole violation at least until a Dec. 3 hearing. At a closed hearing in Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, investigators presented evidence that Balfour had a gun matching the weapon used in the Oct. 24 slayings of Hudson's brother, mother and young nephew, Jorge Montes, chairman of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board, said later.
In addition, the board said he had violated parole by being in locations where drugs were sold. That allegation stemmed from a June 19 drug arrest, but Balfour's parole was not revoked at that time, and the charge was later dropped.During the hearing, Balfour protested the evidence that authorities used to hold him, Montes said.
Jennifer Hudson's sister Julia has provoked outrage with new photos on a social networking website by allegedly posting the pictures with insensitive captions referring to the murder of her brother last month in their native Chicago, Illinois.
The siblings' mother, Darnell Donerson, and brother, Jason, were found shot dead at their home in the city on 24 October (08). The singer/actress' seven-year-old nephew, Julian King-son of Julia-was also killed; his body was found in an abandoned car three days later.
According to website TMZ.com, one particular photo featuring Julia with two pals is captioned: "Now that Jason's gone I'm the prettiest one."
Julia's estranged husband, William Balfour, is still being held by police in connection to the murders, although he has yet to be charged.
A spokesperson for Hudson could not be reached for comment.
Let's hope and pray she does.
Bail has been revoked for former SIUE student Olutosin Oduwole after he allegedly tried to buy a handgun while awaiting trial.
Oduwole, 23, is under indictment on charges of attempting to make a terrorist threat in July 2007. He is accused of planning a Virginia Tech-type school massacre, based on a note found in his car by SIUE police and a loaded handgun found in his dorm room.
Witnesses testified Monday that Oduwole recently attempted to buy a .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun from a Hazelwood, Mo., gun dealer, arranging the transaction throughAuctionArms.com.
In filling out the required forms, Oduwole answered "no" to a question asking whether he is under indictment for a felony. The gun dealer, Keith Kemper, of Hazelwood, ran the national background check and was told he could not sell to Oduwole.
The national system then alerted agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, leading to Oduwole's re-arrest.
Oduwole never actually received the Tanfoglio handgun, for which he paid $340.
Attorney Jeffrey Urdangen of Northwestern University School of Law defended Oduwole for the motion, arguing that the $1.1 million bail already set for the case is excessive and that Oduwole feared for his life based on threats since his original arrest.
In July 2007, SIUE Police found Oduwole's car on North University Drive with a handwritten note that threatened "a murderous rampage" if money was not wired to a Paypal account. He is charged with attempting to make a terrorist threat, a Class 1 felony. He was expelled from SIUE and has been living with his mother in St. Louis.
On today, Wednesday morning, after a majority of Anheuser Bush B shareholders today approved the sale to InBev during a special shareholder meeting in New Jersey. The deal calls for the Belgian brewer to buy the St. Louis-based beer giant for 70-dollars a share. A closing date hasn't been announced, but InBev hopes to have the transaction finalized by the end of the year. could cease to exist as an independent company. A-B shareholders voted in New Jersey on selling the St. Louis-based brewery to InBev, the global brewing conglomerate.
And while the road to the sale is wide open there are some major potholes ahead. For one thing, the deal was approved at $70 a share cash. Some European financial publications have speculated that InBev might offer a combination of cash and stock but that would kill the deal since the agreement was cash only.
InBev has not yet been able to float all of the $45 billion in international bank loans it needs to pay for the deal. For another, InBev’s stock price is down more than one-third since September.
Meanwhile, in Secaucus New Jersey Tuesday, Marin Institute attended what may well be the last ever Anheuser-Busch (A-B) shareholder meeting held on U.S. soil. Marin Institute thinks its not a good deal and that"A-B leadership has compromised the financial security of its employees and their respective communities that depend upon the company's economic contribution."
Though the takeover includes a tentative "good faith commitment" that InBev will not close any of A-B's current 12 U.S. breweries, there are loopholes. For example, increased federal or state beer taxes or "unforeseen extraordinary events" that negatively impact business could allow InBev to renege on that promise, leaving A-B's breweries and their tens of thousands of employees vulnerable to closures.
General Growth Properties, parent company and manager of major shopping center properties across the country, says it might be forced to seek protection from its creditors as it struggles to refinance debt. The company's stock tumbled as much as 70 percent in Tuesday trading. The Chicago-based company has a significant presence in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Its local properties include the Galleria Mall.
General Growth has $958 million in debt that comes due Dec. 1 and another $3 billion in debt that matures in 2009. Citing weakness in the credit and the retail markets, the company says it can’t be sure it will be able to refinance or extend terms on the debt.
The late St. Louis jazz artist Henry Townshend will be honored and his posthumously-given Grammy he won in February will be displayed Saturday at BB’s Jazz and Soups. . At 7 p.m. Saturday at BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups, there will be a b-day celebration as well. Henry Townsend, considered the father of St. Louis blues, died in 2006. He's the only blues artist to record in every decade of blues recordings. He would have turned 99 this week.
His son, Alonzo, has pulled together the BB's event to honor him. The Grammy will be on stage, surrounded by a trio of the elder Townsend's classic guitars.
Townsend won a Grammy this year for the disc "Last of The Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen — Live in Dallas"
St. Louis comedian Cedric the Entertainer (PICTURED RIGHT)is on a roll these days in his career. Last weekend, his movie, “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” was the No. 1 movie and brought in a whopping $63.5 million at the box office beating out the debut of the first “Madagascar” released in 2005, by almost $15 million.
The voices include Cedric the Entertainer who returned as his role as the voice of Maurice the lemur for the sequel which is about talking animals that crash land in Central Africa
On Halloween, Cedric could be seen in the recently previewed, American Buffalo at the Belasco Theatre.
Directed by Robert Falls, the production will officially open on Broadway Nov. 17. The cast of the Chicago-set tale features John Leguizamo, Cedric the Entertainer and "Sixth Sense" Oscar nominee Haley Joel Osment.
American Buffalo, according to press notes, "follows three small-time crooks who wax philosophically about society while conspiring to steal a rare and valuable coin from a neighborhood collector. Volcanic and motor mouthed Teach (Leguizamo) schemes and spars with fatherly, street-smart junk shop owner Donny (Cedric the Entertainer) enlisting Bobby (Osment), a slow-witted and desperate young delinquent, to carry out their misbegotten robbery."
For the first time the play features a multiracial cast, with a Latino, a Caucasian and an African American."We think this play becomes even more relevant. The play seems so current because of the casting ... it feels like America is today," said Cedric from Auburn Pub.com .
East St. Louis bred singer Akon wants to be the first black James Bond and said he would pick Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger as his love interest.
Thesun.co.uk reports him as saying, "My ideal Bond girl would be Nicole. I think she'd be perfect. Lewis wouldn't mind if I borrowed her for a minute. He seems like a pretty secure guy. He's handsome and a world champion. I don't think he'd be worried".
Akon is even making plans to fund his own Bond venture if the present producers refuse to sign him. He said, "a lot of people don't know that I'm heavily trained in martial arts. And when it comes to cars - that's my thing. I was raised on cars. I could do acting. It would probably take me six months to a year of training to make sure I'd get the role. I could handle that role, no problem. If I don't ever get the opportunity then I'm gonna shoot my own.
In related Akon news, we guess he is holding onto to his US residency passport now that Barack Obama was elected President last Tuesday. Prior to the elections, the Grammy-winning, multi-platinum-selling R&B star, said that he will renounce his US citizenship and leave the country if John McCain won next the presidential election.
The singer, was born in Senegal (and raised in the St. Louis area) and plans to return to Africa should Barack Obama fail to become the United States' 44th President.
"If he [Obama] doesn't get into office, I'm gonna change my citizenship," he said. "I'm moving back to Africa. You can hold me to that. I'm afraid to live there if he [McCain] is President. The decisions he makes scare me: he's making selfish decisions, he's doing whatever it takes to get into office."
Akon cited the selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as McCain's running-mate as one of the decisions that gave him concern. "I don't think he's going to last eight years," he said, referring to McCain, "so she's definitely going to be president. Oh my goodness - that's scarier. And who would be her running mate? Joe the Plumber?
" The singer, was unable to vote due to a previous felony conviction, that of gun possession in 1998. He received 3 years probation after pleading guilty..
Well, we could see if Akon could vote, but err okay.
MediaTakeOut.com has caught wind that a new lawsuit is brewing that may bring unneeded embarrassment to the relationship of Djimon Honsou and St. Louis model mogul Kimora Lee Simmons.
A top Hollywood talent agent - repeatedly insulted his clients, stole gifts sent to them, and discussed their private parts, a bombshell lawsuit alleges. Former assistant Heather Devlin charges in a sexual harassment suit filed last week in LA Superior Court that Todd Shemarya, co-founder of Todd Shemarya Associates, created a hostile working environment by "parading naked" in front of her, forcing her to take dictation as he used the bathroom, and exposing her to computer porn - including a woman with a horse. The suit also claims Shemarya: “Said he was disgusted that Djimon Hounsou was dating Kimora Lee Simmons because she was a "cheap dirty w*****."
Two TV-newsmen make news. We didn’t actually see this on TV, but from a reliable source, it was seen that last week, Fox 2 reporter Charles Jaco (PICTURED)admitted to having an 7-year-old African American daughter, Elsie, on Fox 2 News. We also heard that KSDK anchor Cordell Whitlock had a bad coughing spell on air this week causing his colleague Rebecca Wu to take over with the news before going to commercial.
Singer/Actress CeeCee Michaela from TV's "Girlfriends" will be in St. Louis next week (Nov. 20-Nov. 22)for a conference for singles trying to find God-worthy relationships at the Singles Conference sponsored by New Life in Christ Church in Lebanon, Ill. She also is a life skills coach for teens and has her own organization GodzGirls/GodzGuys Network. And she is also an evangelist. To register for the conference call 618.632.6542 for info or email at email@example.com
106 and Park's Rosci will be in the STL Saturday, Nov. 15 at Club Society. (SEE CLUB SPOTLIGHT BELOW FOR MORE INFO).
Former Freeman Bosley Junior Show personality Nicci Roach was heard at her old radio grounds last Sunday at the Call to Oneness Voting Rally at Kiener Plaza when she sat briefly and spoke with her colleagues on the show, Darion Phelps, Pat Washington and the show’s namesake. On the show, Roach said she was making strides since leaving the popular radio show on 100.3 The Beat last year. She said she was currently the Assistant Director of Webster University (As an aside, she also was a panelist recently on about images, race and beauty on the documentary A Girl Like Me at Missouri History Museum.) When asked by Phelps when she was coming back to the radio show, Roach, paused and said, “I’m here.”
Beige World’s David Barnett, who is a heavy socialite in the STL area, had a big commentary about his experience at Club Exo during the Election Watch Party Thursday (See OUT 508 for pics) To peep his views on the party go to
OUTTOWN YEAR END COUNTDOWN COMING UP IN DECEMBER (SEE BELOW)
From the shut down of I-64 to Steve Fawcett's plane wreckage found, Kimora Lee Simmons' homecoming to St. Louis during STL Spring Fashion Week to Obama's historic Rally in October at the Gateway Arch, and Loosecannon's Fortune NYE Bash at 555 Building to the Riverfront Times' Best of the RFT party held recently at Skybox, The STL has had its share of newsworthy events , provacative people and bitz-makers that has made an impact in 2008.Next month, OUTTOWN will have its annual Best of the STL 2008 Countdown Blog that will be posted Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008.
And lastly, there was a very candid moment Wednesday on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, syndicated here in the STL area at Foxy 95.5, when a caller by the name of Stephen from Harvey, Illinois called up to the show to talk with Tom Joyner. On the show, he said that he was contemplating suicide because he was going from job to job , and that his wife did not support him in his struggles to find permanent work. He said he called the show to get someone to help him. The TJMS Crew tried giving him solutions such as prayer, going to a minister and so forth, until Joyner, who was very concerned of his well being, reached out to motivational speaker Iyanla Van Zandt and got her to be his life coach right while on air and when needed. .
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IN THE MIA FILE. Where is STLONFIRE’s Daniel Luckett?
BLIND BITZ. Which popular local TV personality was seen at a popular restaurant in the St. Louis area drinking four straight bottles of wine? (Hint. This personality is not a woman, also had a successful career in another medium in journalism and can been seen on a show who’s name is the same as the title of a 1961 Broadway play )
International film fest The 17th Annual SLIFF will be held Nov. 13-23, 2008. The festival annually features the St. Louis premieres of more than 200 films. Please click (here) for general information.
Join us for the Second Annual A Family Affair with Steven Jackson to raise money for the Dennis W. Lamme Jr. Scholarship Fund at The Belle Center.; When: Thursday, November 13th, 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Where: J.Buck’s in Clayton; Admission: $20/adult, children free Cash Bar, Silent Auction; Photographs and autographs available; National City Bank Kids Area SMASH band will play 5pm-7pmSteven Jackson show 7pm-8pm
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
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Friday, (Nov. 14) the artist group Blend will be presenting 8 Artists 1 Show, featuring Cbabi Bayoc, Carlos Rodrigus, Shadzilla, Kevin McCoy, the late great Shawn Williams (of Eyekon) and more. The show starts at 7 p.m. at 4363 Delmar. For more info, visit www.blendgroup.org or call (314) 255-5417.
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You're Invited to A Nite of Jazz with Newly Elected State Rep. Tishaura O. Jones, 11.14.08 @ The Jazz Spot, 400 North Washington, Downtown St. Louis.
Blues legend Bobby Rush will be performing at the 1st annual Blues Fest at Studio Hits, 8527 Riverview, Fri. Nov. 14 hosted by Jessie Taylor. For more info on tickets call 314.867.1844
Jack Daniels presents Urban Art Exhibition at the Moto Museum, 3441 Olive St. Friday, Nov. 14. Doors 7 p.m. FREE but need ticket. For ticket info go to www.jackdaniels.com/abl
Hip Hop Revue at COCA Nov. 14-16 Fri 7p, Sat 11a & 4:30p, Sun 1:30p & 3:30p Tickets at http://www.metrotix.com/,
Steve Lacy B-day bash at Brennan’s Wine and Cigar Bar in the Central West End located on Maryland and Euclid, Sat. Nov. 15 at 9 p.m.
Ladies Night OUT Thursdays at Dante's hosted by Mocha Latte . Ladies Free Admission and Drinks til Midnite… EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT FOR ALMOST ONE YEAR, SHE HAS CONSISTENTLY LET THE LADIES IN FREE AND THEY STILL DRINK UNLIMITED FREE DRINKS TIL 12!! WOW!DANTES IS OFF THE CHAIN!!! COME SEE US ON THURSDAY NIGHT!! BOOK YO BDAY PARTY WITH US!! PACKAGE INCLUDES:CAKE, BALLOONS AND CHAMPAGNE.
Mocha's EVENT SPOTLIGHTS (Hit pics for info)
MOCHA'S TALENT SPOTLIGHT
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.
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.
For more info go to: http://torre-sanders.com/epk/epk1.html
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
SENORA SPEAKS is taking a hiatus +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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 http://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.
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AFTER HOURS Nov 20th :: Nightlife Networking @ PoshAfter Hours 11/20/ at Posh THE #1 ONE NETWORKING PARTY CONTINUES!!
* ABSOLUTELY NO COVER
* DRINKS SPECIALS for early arrivals
*LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 9:00p - 12:00p
The Band: "Under the Influence" (Providing the best in Urban Jazz)
Are you looking for something a little different this holiday season? Something to get you out of the house?How much reality TV can America stomach? How about giving a self-proclaimed "loser" a million dollars, follow him around for a week, then let the TV audience decide if he "dies quietly in his sleep," "gets hit by a bus," or by "a chainsaw accident!" Disgustingly amoral, absolutely hysterical and certainly devoid of good taste, The Dead Guy is the must-see theatrical event of the season. Using live action video, as well as projection, intelligent lighting, and a generous helping of plasma screen technology, HotCity turns the Kranzberg Arts Center into a virtual TV studio where we present, in glorious technicolor, the fraying ethics of our TV culture.
When:Nov. 21st through Dec. 6th Thursdays and Fridays - 8pmSaturdays - 3pm and 8pmSundays - 7pmIn respect of turkeys everywhere, there will be no show on Thanksgiving!
The Kranzberg Arts Center - in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Building; 501 N. Grand in Grand Center.
General Admission tickets are
$25 for adults and $20 for seniors (62+)
$15 Student Tickets available 10 min. before show (Show an ID!)
Preview tickets on Thursday, Nov. 20 are only $15.
Reservations can be made at www.hotcitytheatre.org
Host enoch Location: Vibe Lounge7079 St. Charles Rock Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63133 USView MapWhen: Saturday, November 22, 8:00PMPhone: 314-610-8849Global Warmth is the only international good vibe party that St. Louis has seen. Be prepared to go to the Cosmos with the ethereal music of MeShell Suihailia Bashir Shakur a.k.a. MeShell Ndegeocello being played the entire night.Orbiting the listening party will be an acoustic Soul performance from songstressTeresa Jenee, a Spoken Word presentation from the electrifying M.K. Stallings, a short film by filmmaker Ronnell 'Falaq' Bennett, the healing gongs of the metaphysical musician Rashu Aten and an ancestral drum call by Ngoma In Motion. Please enjoy complimentary massages from Kelly Wimbley and witness William Burton Jr. as he demonstrates the craft of pyrography (fire writing on wood).
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Rams player Chris Draft is hosting a fundraising gala for his foundation, The Chris Draft Foundation, Monday, November 24th . Its mission and focus is to strengthen communities by empowering families to live healthy lifestyles. The Foundation focuses on seven primary initiatives with overarching themes that stress the importance of education, healthy lifestyles, character development, personal responsibility, self-discipline and physical fitness.
The night will be filled with great food, entertainment and raffle and auction prizes. It’s also a great chance to personally meet Chris, who is eager to grow a network of friends who are active in the community. For more information, and tickets please go to the newly-launched website www.chrisdraftfamilyfoundation.org.
CABARET ST LOUIS
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/.
Your Chance at Stardom: Casting Call for The Young & The Restless: Females 18-35! Nov. 14 at Ritz Carlton at 9 a.m.theyoungandtherestless.com for more info………………A Short film being shot in St. Louis looking for actors. The PAID film will be shot during December 6th and 7th. The actors will be needed for one or both of those days. I am looking for two female roles ages 40 to 60 years of age and one male role ages 30 to 60 years of age. I am unable to provide payment for the acting other than possible entries into St. Louis and international festivals, exposure and a product for a demo reel. Info firstname.lastname@example.org
HELP-BITZ The deadline is approaching this Friday to be included in the MLK Calendar of Events Booklet. With this being a historic year, I just want to make sure that we encourage attractions, restaurants, and more to share their Dr. King related events, as well as, Black History Month activities.
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Celebration Commission of Missouri invites you to advertise your Dr. King recognition event in the official 2009 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Celebration Commission’s Calendar of Events booklet. The booklet will be distributed throughout Missouri , and entries are free! Many organizations such as churches, synagogues, schools, universities, nursing homes, professional and civic organizations, government agencies, libraries and post offices submit their event information every year. Please feel free to not only submit Dr. King related events, but also Black History Month activities. Enter as many activities as you wish; one event per form. Please click here for the Event Application form. The deadline is November 14, 2008, so submit your information soon! Contact Marcy Busekrus at (314) 340-3380 for additional information.
Go to: http://www.hssu.edu/newsevents.cfm?ordering=239
Attached you will find a few ideas of things to discuss....................... Actress Shawn Guy Pitts is seeking help: Just last month, she 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, she 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 her one-woman show put on in July 2007 that was about sexual abuse. At the end of the show, she 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, she 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. She 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 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
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.
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
After Hours presents The Return of Nightlife Networking. No Cover. Live Entertainment every other Thursday starting Sept 25 at Posh, 408 N Euclid.
NEW: Afriky Lolo presents New African Dance classes for adults.Thursdays, November 6 - December 185:30 - 6:45pm$90 / 6 weeks (No class Thanksgiving week)Mahler Ballroom4915 Washington Ave. STL, MO 63108(1 block east of Kingshighway in the Central West End)One time classes can also be taken for $20.Call 314.644.1639 to register or visit us at http://www.afrikylolo.com/!++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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://email@example.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/
NEW: DERRTY THURSDAYS EVERY THURSDAY at ESCALADE(FORMERLY HADLEY'S) LADIES Automatically FREE TIL 10pmRSVP for FREE ADMISSION til 10:30pm firstname.lastname@example.org
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
NEW:Club EXO presents Feel Good Fridays: An Afterwork Experience, is every Friday from 5 p.m.-9 p.m., hosted by noted author-TV producer Lyah B eth LeFlore and featuring singer Biana and Little Black Dress Wines. Get more information at http://www.exostl.com/
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. (THIS WEEK ITS BEEN CHANGED FROM NOV 21 to NOV 28)
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
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 http://www.riverfrontradio.com/craigblac/craigblac
NEW: Those looking for a good throwback party, on wheels no less, should check out the Old School Skate Reunion. It goes down this and every Wednesday from 8 p.m.-midnight at St. Nicks, 1805 Lucas Avenue downtown. DJ Reminise will spin the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s skate jams all night. The event wants to bring back the glory days of skating at Saints and the Palace.Practice skate sessions run from 7 p.m.-8 p.m.Admission is $5 before 8 p.m. and $7 afterward. Costs include skate rentals at this 25-and-over event. Old School Skate Reunion is sponsored by Brainstorm. For more information call 314-392-7882.
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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
PIECES OF A DREAM" One of the most critically-acclaimed, powerful independent films of our generation!!! ORDER IT NOW AT http://www.one-wayproductions.com/ orBy calling the Customer Service toll free# at 888-418-8637 Mon.-Fri. between 10am - 5pm (CST) & selecting option #2 (accepting debit/credit cards & checks/money orders) Get the "Pieces Of A Dream" Feature Film DVD / the Music Soundtrack CD individually available for $13 + shipping/handling orGet the "Pieces Of A Dream" Combo Pack (Both the DVD & CD) for $23 + shipping/handling. Fans worldwide are responding and joining the "Conscious" Film Movement!!! Snapping up more than 30,000 copies of the independently produced "conscious" film "PIECES OF A DREAM" DVD & Music Soundtrack CD,since it's worldwide release in December 2007.
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!
Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc. Patrinna Wiley & Eric LaGrone Independent Associates Small Business and Group Specialists Identity Theft/Restoration Services We give members access to professional legal counsel not only for traditional legal problems, but for everyday events such as buying a house or a car, creating a will, handling a problem with an insurance company, dealing with identity theft, and much more where legal review should be routine, but rarely is. These events can be among the most important events in a person's life, yet there is a tendency for them to take place without proper legal review. For Pre-Paid Legal members, access to legal counsel is only a toll-free phone call away. Call to set up your appointment.Office: (314) 837-6779 Cell Patrinna: (314) 581-9888 Cell Eric: (314) 713-7803