Wednesday, November 19, 2008



Its Wednesday
And its Time for OUTTOWN!

Before we get into the new of newz, just as an FYI, next week OUTTOWN will take a week hiatus to take a breather as well as be thankful to eat Turkey. Next Tuesday, we will features some of the Best Social Events of 2008 from the blog to tide you over for the new blog Dec. 3

OK--Now the Newz:On national/local newz front, GOP Presidential candidate John McCain visited Dems Presidential elect Barack Obama in Chicago. Both men pledged Monday to work together to reform the federal government.

After meeting for about an hour at Obama's transition offices on the 38th floor of the Kluczynski Federal Building in downtown Chicago, the two issued a statement, pledging to "launch a new era of reform where we take on government waste and bitter partisanship in Washington.

McCain is not going to be offered a Cabinet spot, a source close to the Obama transition said.

Rather, the role for McCain that seems to be evolving is one where he either is tapped by Obama for special envoy assignments or leads a rump group of GOP senators who form situational alliances with Obama on issues where they have common ground

"We hope to work together in the days and months ahead on critical challenges like solving our financial crisis, creating a new energy economy, and protecting our nation's security," they said.

We guess Obama’s “Lincolnesque” strategy is part of the adage: Keep your friends close--keep your enemies closer.


Two Illinois brothers were charged Thursday in the shooting deaths of a waitress and cook at a Steak 'n Shake restaurant where the suspects had worked, authorities said.
Anthony Akins Jr., 20, and Oundr'e Akins, 19, of Cahokia, Ill. each was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of first-degree robbery and three counts of armed criminal action.

According to, Akins Jr., initially just taken in for questioning, was arrested Wednesday night. Oundr'e Akins was apprehended Thursday morning during a police raid on his father's home in Cahokia, Ill., where the brothers lived about a 20-minute drive from the restaurant.

Waitress Tammy Cantrell, 44, and cook Mark Gerstner, 24, were found shot to death early Monday at the Steak 'n Shake restaurant in south St. Louis County, about 10 miles outside St. Louis' city limits.

St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said the "horrible murders" were part of a robbery that yielded less than $200 for the suspects. He said both men, who are being held without bond, were familiar with the restaurant and its procedures.

"They just walked in," he said, and swiped a key card belonging to one of the victims to open the cash register. The charges said the crimes occurred at 3:30 a.m., a little over an hour before the victims' bodies were discovered.

St. Louis County Police Lt. Tom Larkin said that as a starting point, investigators went down the list of current and former employees, but didn't have to go far on the list before the case started to unfold.

On Wednesday, the Indianapolis-based fast food chain offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and prosecution. McCulloch said that "outstanding police work" rather than reward money led to the arrests.

The men's father, 41-year-old Anthony Akins Sr., said both of the sons worked at the restaurant until about six months ago, when one of them was fired and the other quit, unhappy about not getting promotions. Akins said his brother Ronald also has worked at that eatery. McCulloch said there's nothing to indicate that Ronald Akins had a hand in the crimes.


On another national/local newz hot story is about the protest on the passing of the ban of same sex marriage in Cali. Liek other cities, the protest became localized last week in the Lou.

In St. Louis, a crowd of more than 500 spilled onto the street outside the Old Courthouse Saturday afternoon as protesters gathered to voice opposition against California's recent ban on gay marriage. A host of activists and local politicians, including Mayor Francis Slay(who said to the crowd that he has a brother who is gay and two sister swho are lesbians) , state Sen. Joan Bray, D-University City, and St. Louis Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed, spoke at the rally in favor of equal rights for gay couples. Many of the protesters held signs condemning Proposition 8, the ballot initiative Californians approved last week that reversed a previous court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the state.In a short speech, Reed reminded the crowd that the definition of a legal marriage in the U.S. has changed before. He said his own marriage would once have been illegal in many states. Reed is black and his wife is white. "This is a personal issue to me," he said.Police and volunteers worked to keep the crowd out of the street, but protesters blocked one lane of Fifth Street for most of the rally. About 150 people watched from across the street.

We say let same sex couples have civil rights to marry. This shouldn't be a religious issue, but a civil issue. All human beings deserve the right to have rights. Folks should realize, if they ban the rights of same sex couples, who's to say other rights for other special groups will be next to be challeneged. Think about it.

On today, Wednesday, Derrick L. Luster apologized for killing a shopper on the parking lot of West County Center eight years

In the years that went by, you may not believe this, but there were few nights that I didn't cry myself to sleep for what I did," said Luster, 31.He said he was only 23 when he committed the crime. Earlier this week, Luster interrupted selection of a jury for his murder trial to plead guilty of killing a shopper on the parking lot of West County Center eight years ago. Luster pleaded guilty of second-degree murder and armed criminal action, the charges for which he was to be tried.

Joyce Belrose, 57, was slain in the lot in Des Peres about 3 p.m. on Aug. 29, 2000.
She was a fourth-grade teacher at Clark Elementary School in Webster Groves and had gone to the mall to buy school supplies.

She was shot to death next to her Chevrolet Blazer in what may have been a failed carjacking.
Luster, 31, formerly of Vinita Park, was arrested in February 2007 in Austin, Texas. Police say his DNA matches a hair inside a white baseball cap found near Belrose's body. DNA from under the victim's fingernails bolstered their case, police said.
The plea was part of a deal with prosecutors for recommendation of a 27-year prison term. The victim's husband, Thomas Belrose, 66, of Webster Groves, said any punishment that lets Luster live is not enough.
After Luster's apology to the victim's family, St. Louis County Circuit Judge Richard C. Bresnahan sentenced Luster to 27 years in prison for the murder of Joyce Belrose in 2000.

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral Thursday for murdered St. Louis firefighter Leonard Riggins. Most of the city’s 700 firefighters and 15 ambulance crews attended Thursday’s services. The city’s fire trucks and pumpers also were on display. To make that possible, hundreds of firefighters and their equipment from around the region volunteered to cover the city’s 30 fire stations.

About 500 firefighters, family members, friends and city officials, including Mayor Francis Slay, Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson, and former Fire Chief Sherman George, filled the auditorium at Harris-Stowe State University to say goodbye to Riggins, a 15-year veteran of the department. Riggins, 52, was killed Nov. 5 when he came upon an accident scene. The victim he stopped to help was a 19-year-old suspected carjacker, identified by police as Christopher L. Brandon of St. Louis.
Brandon opened fire on Riggins, fatally wounding him as he approached. St. Louis County police later shot and killed the suspect. Former Chief George said Riggins epitomized the good Samaritan. "He lost his life senselessly in an effort to assist his fellow man," George said. "To Leonard, every man was his neighbor. Every man was an extension of himself. And I am proud to have known Leonard."
And speaking of George, FURTHER BELOW check out what former Chief George had to say about teh possiblitie sof running for office!
Jury selection
begins today in the trial of Lori Drew, indicted by federal prosecutors for using false information to create a MySpace account.
She’s not
charged with “cyber-bullying” or harassment or even causing the death of Megan Meier, the teen who committed suicide after she received mean messages from the accounted that Drew created. (Drew’s daughter, among others, had access to the account, too, and are believed to have sent the messages in question.) Lori Drew faces years in jail, under a federal anti-hacking statute, because she violated MySpace’s terms of service (TOS), which forbid giving false information when setting up an account.

If Drew is convicted, it would set a dangerous precedent for all Internet users: violate any site’s terms of service, and you could wind up behind bars. The fact the case has even reached trial should be a cause for concern.
Now if the FBI can only convict these Nigerian-based "help me with money" scammers!

InBev has closed its $52 billion (41 billion euro) deal to take over Anheuser-Busch to create the world's largest brewer.
The new company is called Anheuser-Busch InBev from Tuesday and will also be one of the top five global consumer products companies.
The deal should help Budweiser beer expand into emerging economies such as Asia and Russia, driving growth for the company as beer sales decline in North America and Europe.
InBev says it now had all the regulatory clearances it needed. Last week it agreed to sell Labatt USA to win U.S. Department of Justice approval for the takeover.

So you know what that means—lay offs.

Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols overcame his team’s fourth-place finish and a Bunyanesque second half by Philadelphia Phillies first baseman St. Louis native Ryan Howard to earn election as the 2008 National League Most Valuable Player.Pujols, who also won the award in 2005, becomes the first Dominican-born player to earn multiple MVP titles.

Pujols, 28, amassed 37 home runs and 116 RBI in a season hampered by a strained calf that forced him to the disabled list and a nerve condition that caused him to undergo surgery last month.Universally perceived as an overachieving team in transition, the Cardinals stayed in contention for more than five months while drafting behind El Hombre’s daunting consistency.
Pujols had finished second three times in balloting during his eight-year career — twice to Barry Bonds and once to Howard in 2006. Just as Pujols won this time without reaching the postseason, Howard won previously by keeping the Phillies in contention. Though denied a second Gold Glove Award earlier this month, Pujols is recognized as one of the best defenders at his position in the game. He also led the NL in on-base-plus-slugging percentage (1.114) and reached 100 walks for the first time in his career.

After an inspiring start under new coach Jim Haslett, the St. Louis Rams are back to rock bottom. They're running out of bodies, too.Offensive tackle Orlando Pace will be sidelined two to four weeks with a knee injury sustained in a 35-16 loss at San Francisco that was not nearly as close as the score indicated. Offensive guard Richie Incognito was scheduled for an MRI exam for a strained rotator cuff. And running back Steven Jackson was already counted out for this week's game against the Chicago Bears after a second opinion agreed with the Rams' diagnosis of a strained thigh.
In unrelated news, The St. Louis Rams have teamed up with Goodwill to help us reach our goal of 150,000 donations. Your donation of clothes or household items give to Goodwill between November 1st, 2008 and December 31st , 2008 gives you the chance to win one of 11 ultimate prize packages, Rams tickets and merchandise, or 1 grand prize of a trip to an away game with the Rams. Click here to find the store nearest you.

Big Willy is coming to the Lou. Award winning actor/rapper Will Smith will headline a red-carpet event at the AMC Creve Coeur 12 cinema in the STL for the local première of his new movie "Seven Pounds," which opens nationwide Dec. 19.
The event begins TODAY, Wednesday, at 5:30 p.m. Fans attending the free event are encouraged to donate canned food items, which will benefit the St. Louis Area Foodbank and Urban League in partnership with the St. Louis Rams. Donors will get a chance to win a ticket for the movie screening, which begins at 7 p.m. I
In "Seven Pounds," Smith plays a troubled IRS agent who is compelled to help seven strangers. The Creve Coeur cinema is at 10465 Olive Boulevard, just west of Lindbergh Boulevard.

We wonder if Big Willy will step out of his limo with the theme Gettin Juggy Wit It playin? LOL Well we are goin to find out cuz we will be therre!

Two people were shot and killed last Friday after a SWAT standoff at an O’Fallon medical center.
Police say a man entered a medical building on Highway K, took his ex-girlfriend hostage and shot her. The man was then shot and killed by police.

The woman, 47-year-old Jenenne Meadows of St. Peters, died later at a hospital.
SWAT officers then killed the shooter, whom police identified only as a male who was approximately 45 years old.
O’Fallon Police said they received a call at 4:35 p.m. Friday about a man with a gun in the medical building, which houses St. John’s Mercy Health Care Center. Patients and employees were evacuated and police, including a SWAT team, descended on the building. For more than two hours, officers from several departments surrounded the facility, cordoning off the area and shutting down parts of Highway K near Winding Woods Drive, about a mile south of Interstate 70.
O’Fallon Police Chief Jerry Schulte said the shooter entered the medical center, displayed a handgun and told everyone to leave. He went up to the second floor to look for Meadows. Police did not say whether Meadows was an employee or a patient in the building.
Patients were evacuated quickly, a hospital secretary said. Three or four people were trapped in other parts of the building but got out safely, she said.
Schulte said the shooter found Meadows and locked himself in a room with her. Officers heard the two arguing and raising their voices inside, said Capt. Dave Todd, a special enforcement commander with the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department and a member of the Metro West SWAT team.

At some point, Meadows broke free from the shooter and unlocked the door, Todd said.

For more than a year, Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt’s administration has defended itself against accusations that it has ignored laws that guarantee an open government.The administration contended that a fired staff lawyer never offered advice about the governor's policy requiring public records, including e-mails, to be retained. But he did.Blunt’s staffers said the administration did not regularly conduct state business out of public view on campaign e-mail accounts. But they did.And the governor's then-chief-of-staff denied the existence of e-mails showing he had engaged in political activities on state time. But hundreds of them exist.
Proof of that pattern of mistatements is contained in more than 60,000 pages of e-mails, filling 22 boxes, that were turned over late last week to three news outlets, including the Post-Dispatch, which participated in a lawsuit seeking the records.Most of the e-mails spanned about three months in 2007, from August to October, when Blunt and his staff were buffeted with questions about how the office treated e-mails.
Media outlets sought the records to determine whether the governor’s office was violating state laws that require the state’s business to be done in public. Blunt’s office stymied the attempts, in some cases claiming the records didn’t exist, and in other cases, seeking to charge tens of thousands of dollars for them. The newly released e-mails portray a staff caught off guard by news outlets' queries and unable to determine whether the governor’s office even had a policy on public record retention.
Can anyone say E-mail-gate? Now its making sense why Blunt is hurrying to get out of Jeff City.

Struggling to keep alive a government bailout of the troubled auto industry, key supporters offered concessions Friday — including reducing its $25 billion size. The White House came out firmly against a Democratic plan to carve it out of a $700 billion rescue package for financial companies.
The measure gained important ground among Republicans on Capitol Hill, where at least a dozen to 15 GOP votes in the Senate will be needed to prevent opponents from blocking it in the Senate. The focal vote on that could occur as early as next Wednesday.
Sen. Kit Bond of Missouri (PICTURED) became the second Republican to publicly voice support for the idea, joining Sen. George Voinovich of Ohio. Both states have major auto plants. Several other GOP senators signaled they might accept a rescue for Detroit’s Big Three if it contained strict conditions for the beleaguered companies, including management and salary changes, concessions from their powerful unions, and a commitment to making more fuel-efficient vehicles.

On Monday, Dec. 15, Highway 40 (Interstate 64) will close between Interstate 170 and Kingshighway, and the five miles of 40 that have been closed all year will reopen. Transportation officials announced the date of the switch this morning at a press conference in the New I-64 headquarters building in Vinita Park. They said the switch will happen overnight -- well before the morning rush hour -- two weeks before the Dec. 31 deadline.A party will be held on the closed section of Highway 40 the Sunday before it reopens. A fun bicycle ride, a cycling time trial and a 5-K run are among the planned festivities for Sunday, Dec. 14.

Last Thursday, President George W. Bush declared St. Louis city and county, along with 14 other counties in Missouri, disaster areas, two months after flash floods ripped through the region.The declaration makes flood victims immediately eligible for federal aid, grants, low-interest loans and temporary housing.Remnants of Hurricane Ike pounded the St. Louis region Sept. 14, forcing hundreds of residents out of their homes and causing tens of millions of dollars in damage. The storm also killed three people in St. Louis County.

Officials estimated that at least 15 municipalities in the county, as well as unincorporated areas, were struck.Lincoln and St. Charles counties are included in the declaration.Some residents are still reeling from the impact, said Julie Feier, city manager of University City, where about 275 homes were condemned after the flood."I'm disappointed that it took this long to get federal help here," Feier said. "We still have people who are displaced, and others who are still without their water heaters and furnaces with winter closing in."
Our sentiments exactly!

A pedestrian made a grim discovery alongside a road in St. Clair County, Illinois road Sunday morning. The body of a white man possibly in his 40's was found in a ditch along Route 50 about one mile east of O'Fallon, Illinois. St. Clair County Sheriff's Deputies aren't sure how the man died or how long he'd been there, but his death is considered suspicious. Illinois State Police are also assisting with the investigation.
Could there a second man in the shooting of 12-year old Delarrian Davis? According to an article printed in this week’s Evening Whirl , in front of a coroner’s jury in Madison County, a detective testified last week that a second person is considered a potential suspect in the tragic Oct 7 death of Davis. Police reported they have identified a possible second shooter whose being monitored . Detectives are not identifying the man . Twenty-7-year-old Marcus Powell is charged with first-degree murder in the child's death.

U.S. Steel Corp. spokesman confirmed that the company plans to lay off 90 workers at its operations in Granite City, Ill., as part of a companywide downsizing that will total some 675 workers in the U.S. and Canada.
The Pittsburgh-based steel producer (
NYSE: X) notified workers on Thursday that it will cut 500 jobs in the U.S. at plants in Pittsburgh, Detroit, Alabama, and Gary, Ind. U.S. Steel has 26,840 employees in North America.The layoffs are effective immediately and severance packages for impacted employees will depend on their tenure with the company.


A Pattonville High School student is facing juvenile charges after he's caught carrying a fully loaded revolver on campus. Last week, Police say the 16 year old did not flourish the gun nor did he threaten anyone with it. But they're still concerned about why the teen would even have a loaded gun in the first place and then bring it to school. The 16 year old who had the gun will not be returning to the school. But investigators say he will be charged as a juvenile with unlawful use of a weapon. No one was hurt.

Belleville Policeman Sgt. Jon Brough, who was blinded during a raid two years ago, is recovering this month from three surgeries that may bring him closer to how he used to look, eat and breathe. Brough, who was blinded when he was shot in the face by a double-homicide suspect in November 2006, got prosthetic eyes Oct. 1.

Brough said he is recovering from the eye surgery.
Brough underwent a procedure Oct. 29 to insert permanent denture plates, so he eventually will have usable teeth in his upper jaw. He also had a surgery Oct. 30 to help him breathe properly again. It was the third such surgery he's had.

A couple of local filmmakers, Boyd Pickup and Jamie Leiendecker, premièred their new documentary, "A Sewer Runs Through It: A History of the River Des Peres," at the Tivoli Theatre on Wednesday night during the International Film Festival (which runs until Nov. 23). St. Louis native John Goodman does the voice-over for the film and, while he couldn't be at the première because he's in Morocco on a project, his brother, Les Goodman, filled in for the movie man.
The documentarians spent the past two years making the film about the history of St. Louis' "other" river.

Two women are on the move in non-traditional jobs .Belleville resident Sandra Magnus ,
a NASA flight engineer,
blasted off space in early October aboard
Atlantis for a destination 250
miles above the Earth. One of Magnus' duties was to attach a 14-ton girder to the International Space Station using animmense construction crane. . She just took off into space October 12, 2008. It looks like she is in a Russian space ship this time in Expedition 18 with several other astronauts. Then,
last weekend, St. Louis-born Chrissy Wallace attempted to qualify her No. 9 NASCAR Craftsman Truck in the season finale in Homestead, Fla. Wallace has been doing well this season, finishing in the top 20 three times over five Truck Series races. The race will determine the Truck Series champion.
As of this blogging, there was no reports on how well she did.

KMOV-TV (Channel 4) reporter Mike O'Connell may have resigned. According to, O'Connell's contract negotiations with the station have stalled, and insiders say his last day on air was last Friday. A station spokesman refused to comment on a personnel situation. O'Connell has been with the station since 1993.

And he really does look like Sir McCartney. LOL

Gateway Classic/CVC’s Earl Wilson's foundation is planning to feed some 500 homeless and needy senior citizens with a pre-Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings Thursday at the Gateway Classic foundation complex at 2012 Martin Luther King Drive. The hard work by volunteer staffers from the Hyatt Regency Riverfront, Millennium Hotel and Hilton At the Ballpark Hotel are helping Wilson make the dinner possible.

BET personality Rocsi, who hosts the daily countdown show “106 & Park,” was in the STL when she hosted “Ladies First” event at Society last Saturday. She was also there to celebrate her b-day (See what she had to say about celebrating her b-day in the hood and other pics at OUT 514)

Former STL Police Chief Sherman George, was a special guest on Sunday Morning Live with Kevin Pulley last Sunday on Majic 104.9 FM talking about the historic Obama win and life for blacks during Jim Crow. Then, before the interview ended, Pulleyasked George about the rumors that he may run for public office, albeiut the STL mayor's seat would he ever run for a public office. George said, "Well, you know....I will never say never."
Hmm, Mayor Sherman George does have a nicering to it. LOL.

Well, the reveiws are in on Cedric The Entertainer's Broadway debut in his role of Donny, the shop owner in the Broadway production of Mamet's AMERICAN BUFFALO which premiered Nov. 17. at the Belasco Thetare in NYC Below are what critics had to say:

Cedric the Enetratiner and Haley Joel Osment in American Buffalo

Talkin Broadway’s reviewer
Matthew Murray said

"Cedric the Entertainer is just the right bridge between the two, evincing some of Leguizamo’s world-weariness and some of Osment’s unquenchable hope: the glued-in-place realist caught between two men lost in very different fantasies.......
you need Cedric the Entertainer to outwardly appear so vacant, yet at the same time behave fully alive, as if he doesn’t know who he is..."

Newsday says, " an enjoyable if not revelatory "American Buffalo."
Cedric the Entertainer, making his Broadway debut, plays Donny, the shop owner, with a stable presence but not enough roiling subtext to the dialogue..."holds his own: with vet (John)Leguizamo

BELOW :Cedric, Osnet, and John Leguizamo

NY Times THEATER says:

"Cedric, a veteran of stand-up, is obviously at his ease on a stage, and his low-key, naturalistic performance registers inappropriately large in ways that go beyond his hefty physique.

Well, from these critics, Cedric did a solid job. As far as Tony Award worthy, well, that is still in the air.

St. Louis rapper/mogul Nelly along with
Ludacris, and Snoop Dogg were some of the artists who performed this week on MTV;s TRL’s Finale Show on Nov. 16. Nelly sang, “Hot in Herre”
To see the performance go to :
In other Nelly newz, Nelly, who appeared on “CSI: NY” earlier this season, makes a return TONITE, Wednesday night during the show’s special 100th episode. Nelly’s not the only name with St. Louis ties on the show. The episode also features football’s Marshall Faulk.

Nelly can also be seen in his Lunatic bandmate Murphy Lee's new video, "My Shoes' which was filmed here in St. Louis last month (The Loop and Riverview to be exact). The video also has cameos from some of the STL stars inclduing rapper Jus Bleezy,
models Ashlai Box and Renata Walsh, rapper Tiffany Foxx, Loose cannon's SLIM, Big Max of Maxx ENT and ohmyy TV as well as all of the ST. Lunatics including City Spud. To peep out the video go to

And speaking of STL artists and videos, STL band Ludo has just shot a video for its second single, "Go Getter" from the “You’re Awful, I Love You” CD. To check out Ludo’s “Go-Getter Greg” video
click here or

On a local tip, two of the members of the underground hip hop group The Committee will be performing this week. This week, Space the Cashtronaut (seen on the left with J Biggs) will open for hip-hop vet Keith Murray at Blueberry hill tonite on Wednesday (SEE EVENT BITZ) and Saturday, his bandmate, Santone will perform at the Pageant (6161 Delmar) on Nov,22 for LOOP UNDERGROUND , showcasing underground hip-hop artists. For those who didn't know, Space was spittin on the West Coast for a few months and said that he wanted to come back to the Lou to prove to those that he can still rock it back home.

Photographer King Yella is making history capturing photo print Gateway to change available to the public. Yella took flicks when Obama came to St. Louis late last month. For info on the photos go to

 reprted that The LIQUID LACE ON LINE RADIO Show is ready for the Lou. The Fabulosity of Urban Dirt Dripping Cynamin Jones Publicist extradonaire to the stars is about to take the airwaves by storm with her 30minute raunchy, gritty raw and uncut on line radio show, Liquid Lace. Cynamin will be breaking in new artist,and allowing them to promote their projects, but its not about the music it's about the raw dirt of any industry she will be touching base on... Cynamin tells it like it is.. If she SAID IT she MEANT IT... The question is will you be able to handle it. AT THE END OF THE DAY!

We saw local producer Tia Hodges on a special segment on KMOV TV on being a smart grocery shopper this week. The segment was reported by repeater Virginia Kerr and the questions raised was What if you could save up to 50 percent a month on your groceries? The report found a service that can help those do just that. Oh and Miss Hodges said that she kept the groceries, too. LOL
To see the segment go to :

And lastly, Stress Free Fridays Mark Anthony Jones made a speedy reocvery after his broef illness last wekeend when he was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital (what ya gon go with all them flowers? You can open a floral shop for sure! LOL).

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.

On that blog, we will have countdowns of the Top Ten News Stories of 2008, the Top Ten STL Social Events of 2008, and The Top Ten Socialites/Promoters of 2008.We will also have the Top Ten Too Much Playin Pics captured by the OUTCAM, national Celebs who came through the STL, and the Many Faces of Ma'at on the Social scene.
So what do you think should be the #1 STL news story, social event and socialite/promoter in the STL?Hit us up at and we will tabulate Blog Reader's Choices as well.

IN THE MIA FILE. Where is photograoher Jacob Owens and his online website

BLIND BITZ. Which local nightspot got its liquor license revoked recently? (HINT. This spot is next door to a popular after hours spot on one of the main streets in the St. Louis area (on one end of the street takes you to Grandel Square and the other end takes you to I-170) where folk go there to get “hooked” on what they sell.

EVENT BITZ. International film fest The 17th Annual SLIFF will be held thru Nov.23, 2008. The festival annually features the St. Louis premieres of more than 200 films. Please click (here) for general information.


Keith Murray, 40 Til 5, Spark1duh?, Space with Jonathan Toth from Hoth. 9 p.m. Wednesday. Nov. 19. Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room. $10–$12. MetroTix.

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 to register...ONLY $20
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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

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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
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 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 \+++++++++++
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.
Upcoming:CATS, 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

COCA ALUM AND ALVIN AILEY DANCERS PERFORM AT COCA Nov. 23, 2008 2pm @ COCA (Center of Creative Arts) 524 Trinity Avenue St. Louis, MO



AmerenUE is sponsoring the 24th annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, which will step off at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 27 from the corner of Washington Avenue and North Broadway. The theme of this year's parade is "St. Louis Shining Stars" — which is intended as a salute to people whose efforts make a difference in our community. The parade is hosted by Christmas in St. Louis and media partners KMOV-TV (Channel 4) and Clear Channel Radio. Top sponsors are Schnucks and US Bank. St. Louis' Maj. Robert Behnken, NASA astronaut, is the honorary grand marshal


We Do Entertainment presents DJ Unk Live in Concert Thanksgiving Nite at the Spotlight also performing Live Shorty Da Kid w/Butta Boyz and Joka. First 103 ladies FREE. Doors at 9 p.m.. 18 to enter/21 to drink/ Info: 314.303.2305
Tickets sold at Fresh Image 714 N Tucker


"November Eye Candy Party - Kick, Chick, & Rose' Edition" on Friday, November 28 at 7:00pm.Mo says, "The November Eye Candy Party is the Kicks, Chicks, & Rose' Edition. Ladies FREE till 11 and 2 winners will be chosen this month. Tenis shoe giveaway all night and 2 for 1 bottle of Korbel Sweet Rose'! ".Event: November Eye Candy Party - Kick, Chick, & Rose' Edition "It's a party not a pageant!"What: Club PartyHost: Mo SpoonStart Time: Friday, November 28 at 7:00pm To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:]
End Time: Saturday, November 29 at 3:00amWhere: The Loft
We took a page from the government (don't expect that too much from us) and came up with THE BAILOUT. They can save Wall Street and the Big 3 Automakers - why can't they do a little more for you right?THE BAILOUT @ LUSHNov. 27, 2008 - THANKSGIVING NIGHT9pm - untilDress: UPSCALE FREE! FREE! FREE! EVERY ONE IS FREE ALL NIGHT!AND (that's right AND - there's more).2 FOR 1 Drinks Before 11pm. There it is. Now you can celebrate and not kill your pockets at the same time. Now that we think about it - maybe the government should give us a call about the economy!


A Campy Comedy By Charles Busch!
Campy Comic Melodrama that evokes the 1960's B-movie thrillers.
First there was Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, and Lana Turner.......
Ladies and Gentlemen....Meet Angela Arden!


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DECEMBER 4 - 20, 2008



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Roger Erb / Andra Harkins / Zack Huels / William Ledbetter / Meg Rodd


Pastor Governor Harris and Min Mark Harris Live Concert Dec 8, 2008 at the Bread of Life church, 5000 hummert Rd in Alton, Ill. Tickets are $20. Time 6 p.m. Info: 618.593.6754 (cell) ot 618.465.7501 (church)


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, 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 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 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 ( 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: 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................
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: 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.
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
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 ·
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!++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
XOX Singlesvibe presents XOX Thursday Oct. 23 and every other Thursday at Posh located on Euclid and Mcpherson. FREE all nite. Info: +++++++++++
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: 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 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:
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 ++++++++++++++++++++++
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:
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
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
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
NEW: Sexy and Sizzling Saturdays begins this week as well, from 9 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. with DJ Charlie Chan. Admission is free before 10:30 p.m. Saturdays.Get more information at
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.
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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
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.
Children of Promise Learning Center is currently enrolling. Located at 4231 N Grand Blvd. 6 weeks to 6 years (enrollment fees are waivered until Nov. 1) To enroll or be a sponsor call 314.371.1308
“Eccentric Soul: The Young Disciples” CD featuring the 1960s East St. Louis group was released Oct. 21. For more info go to
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 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, 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: 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
PIECES OF A DREAM" One of the most critically-acclaimed, powerful independent films of our generation!!! ORDER IT NOW AT 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!
Catch all the latest STL entertainment sites, sounds and interviews at
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 :
Check out author and activist Keith Boykin’s new website Daily Voice at
Hear new music from STL singer Silky Sol at or
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The Black Rep's blog, Black Reppin. It can be found on its website, or directly at
Bosley and Associates Traffic Law Centers .Suspensions, Speeding. Revocations. DWI. PointProblems. Accidents. Frison ‘s Flea Market, 7025 St.Charles Rock Rd., Fri-Sunday 9 am-5 p.m. or Big TopFlea Market, 367 Chambers Road. For more info, call314.621.1744
Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc. Patrinna Wiley & Eric LaGrone Independent Associates Small Business and Group Specialists Identity Theft/Restoration Services We give members access to professional legal counsel not only for traditional legal problems, but for everyday events such as buying a house or a car, creating a will, handling a problem with an insurance company, dealing with identity theft, and much more where legal review should be routine, but rarely is. These events can be among the most important events in a person's life, yet there is a tendency for them to take place without proper legal review. For Pre-Paid Legal members, access to legal counsel is only a toll-free phone call away. Call to set up your appointment.Office: (314) 837-6779 Cell Patrinna: (314) 581-9888 Cell Eric: (314) 713-7803
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Check out Lisa Rose blogsite on Strong PositiveBlack Sisters at or go to her my space page at
Check out blog for local literary group Sister’s Nineties Afrocentric literary activities for the family and youngsters.Check out Diversity Gallery, for all of your naturalhair and beauty needs as well its café located at 6150Delmar Blvd. in the Delmar loop.For more info call314.721.3361 or email at
For body painting, makeup, face painting wigs andother special effects, contactJessica Dana at or go to
Check out STLdee-jay Enoch online with his own radioplaylist.The Flow: Music Lounge. Peep it out at or go to his myspace page www.myspace/enochisreal.
For all your STL hip-hop info needs, go to!++++++++++++++
STL videographer Dana Christian has a website where people can send their professional music videos and films to get exposed. It is
Well that will be it.Thanks all for your comments and keep em comin. Hit me up at for pub or info you want on OUTTOWN.

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