Friday, December 12, 2008


Photos by Ma'atology, Erica Brooks, Lance Omar Thurman, Carlston Edwards and Google research.

The year 2008 had its share of national celebs who came through the ST. Louis area to perform in concert, host a party, make a speech to a crowd, attend an event as a fan or just chillin. The following are some fo those national celebs who came through the Lou (NOTE; Although we got celebs from the STL such as Cedric the Entertainer, Nelly, Chingy, Kimora Lee and the like, we wanna focus mostly on the out of towners who came through. Oh and we excluded the celebs who were from the Missouri and Illinois areas as well such as Lalah Hathaway, Neil Boyd, David Cook and Barack)


Lamann Rucker was a panelist at King Dream Conference at the Renaissance Grand Hotel. Later on, he made an appearance at AJs.
BernNadette Stanis was also a panelist at King Dream Conference and later on hung out at J Bucks downtown(pictured with Stress Free Fridays’ Mark Anthony Jones and Monopoly’s Mocha Latte) and in August was a panelist at the Missouri Black Expo.

Former heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield was spotted at Lush. In September, he attended the Gateway Classic and Club Exo’s grand opening.

Former President Bill Clinton spoke at SIUE, then later in the month, accompanying his wife, Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Hilary Clinton at McCluer North High School . In October, he addressed a crowd at a Kirkwood high school in support for Obama.

Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Hilary Clinton addressed a crowd at McCluer North High School.

Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards addressed a crowd at the Carpenters Union Hall.

Ron Jeremy spoke at SIUE.


Chelsea Clinton spoke to students in the MU community.

Paris Hilton hosted a party at HOME Nightclub

Tracy Morgan, performed at Laughs on the Landing (now called House of Comedy)

After 7, Stephanie Mills and the Whispers performed at the Fox

MARCH 2008

Hoopz made an appearance at Studio 11 (pictured with STL bodybuilder/model Fred Williams)

APRIL 2008

Punany Poets performed at Moolah Lounge

Eric Roberson performed at Old Rock House and in December guest hosted an event at Old Rock House (pictured with STL producer James Glasco).

Millie Jackson performed at the Imperial Lounge.

Freddie Jackson performed at the Ferrara Theatre in the America's Center

Boxing promoter Don King promoted The Pride of St. Louis boxing match with World champ Verno Phillips (pictured with STL boxer Cory Spinks) at Scott Trade Center

Lyfe Jennings performed at the Loft

MAY 2008

Quincy Jones received an Honorary Doctorate from at Wash U

Lou Gossett received the key to the STL and an award at 96th anniversary of the St. Louis Argus

Amerie made an appearance at Lumen (pictured with FREETIMEs Adrian Saddler and Daryl Frierson)

Terrence made an appearance at the Loft (pictured with FREETIME's Daryl Frierson and Adrian Saddler)

JUNE 2008

Erykah Badu performed at The Fox

The Roots opened for Erykah Badu at the Fox

Sheryl Underwood performed at House of Comedy

Matha Wash performed at Pride at Tower Grove Park.

Jasmine Guy spoke to STL church leaders about the Senior Savings Program

JULY 2008

Anthony Hamilton performed at Live off the Levee and in November performed at the Pageant.


Headcrack from the Ricky Smiley Morning Show attended (pictured with OhMy TV perosonality Big MAX).

Webbie performed

Karina performed.

Gorilla Zoe greeted fans and performed

Bun B performed at Superjam and in December performed at Club Society and will be performing later this month at Old Rock House

Keyshia Cole (with her mom Frankie) performed

T.I. greeted fans and performed

Vanessa and Angela Simmons was spotted at Scape and Mandarin


Lil Wayne performed at Chaifez Auditorium. In January 2009 he returns there.

Tommy Davidson performed at the House of Comedy (pictured with House of Comedy assistant Miss Maria)


DJ SPINDERELLA was a panelist and performed. Earlier in the year, she hosted an event at J Bucks in downtown

Vivian Green performed

Will Downing performed at the Missouri Black Expo and in December at the Pageant with Lalah Hathaway and Gerald Albright.

Kenya Moore was a panelist

Taj of SWV was a panelist

Ralph Carter was a panelist

Eva ( Pigford) Marcelle hosted an event at Blackmon’s Plaza in East St. Louis


Liza Minnelli performed at The Lindenwood Center,

Noel Gourdin and Eric Benet performed at Majic 104.9's 30th Anniversary Party at Lights on Broadway.

Phylicia Rahsad appeared on “Great Day St. Louis” and spoke at various events about promoting awareness for Peripheral Artery Disease.

Alyssa Milano signed autographs at the Busch Stadium Team Store.

Donnie Klang made an appearance at Club Xes inside the Drunken Fish.

Alphamega performed along with STL rapper Chingy at Dante's.

Ricky Smiley performed at the Chaifez Stadium. Afterwards, he performed at the In Spot Dessert Lounge.

Anthony Anderson hosted Ricky Smiley’s event at Chaifez Stadium.

Chico DeBarge performed at Club Exo.


Richard Roundtree attended

Wendy Raquel Robinson attended

Tracy Ellis Ross attended

Larry Alexander of the Barkays performed at Foxy Fest in Forest Park


Republican Vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and Democratic Vice presidential candidate Joe Biden spoke at Wash U. Also later in the month, Palin dropped the ceremonial first puck at a St. Louis Blues game at Scott Trade Center.

Maxwell performed at the Fox

Jazmine Sullivan opened for Maxwell at the Fox . A few months earlier she made an appearance at the Loft

Adam Wade, acted in “The Color Purple” at Fox

Katei Couric attended the VP debates at Wash U for debates and later in the month did news footage for a story on CBS News

Wasn't Republican Presidential Candidate John Mccain here? Private functions, yes, but anywhere in public? Oh yes, he Ted Drews. LOL. BTW, the Jonas Brothers were here too for a concert and they visited Ted Drews as well.

Paul Mooney performed at House of Comedy

Avant performed at the Jazz Spot

Darrin Henson attended an event at the Space

Ludacris hosted an event at Exo.

Rocsi hosted an event at Club Society

Will Smith made an appearance/hosted at AMC 12 Creve Couer (pictured with STL photographer Erica Brooks)

Keith Murray performed at Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room.

CeeCee Michaela spoke at the Singles Conference at New Life in Christ Church in Lebanon, Ill


Boyz II Men attended and performed

Nelly’s protégé Avery Storm attended

Jermaine Dupri attended

Ashanti attended

Ernie Isley attended


DL Hugley performed at House of Comedy (pictured with House of Comedy owner Dee Lee)

Lynn Red Williams aka Sabre and DL Hughley's manager was spotted at House of Comedy (pictured with House of Comedy assistant/Black Rose Ent Ed Lover)

Harry Connick Jr performed at the Fox and was spotted at Lumiere Place

Joan Rivers performed at Lumiere Place

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