Tuesday, January 13, 2009

OUT 536--STL TIDBITZ AND MORE!

HELLO OUTTOWNERS!

Its Wednesday! ITS OUTTOWN DAY!

Herre’s what’s happening in the STL, A&E style:



THIS JUST END. As we were blogging today, MediaTakeOut.com just caught wind of a developing story. Word coming out of Atlanta is that last night, Tuesday, (STL) rapper Nelly and his girlfriend Ashanti told people that they're expecting a child together. According to a EXTREMELY RELIABLE industry insider, Nelly and Ashanti were in Atlanta yesterday filming a music video together with rapper Plies. And word is that late last night (after filming ended) the hip hop couple held a "secret meeting" where they announced the pregnancy.Unfortunately, the insider wasn't there to hear the words directly from Nelly's mouth - so for now we're chalking this one up as a rumor. But the insider spoke to someone who reportedly heard the news directly from Nelly. MediaTakeOut.com had a few other snitches who were around the set and they should be checking in this week. Developin' story.

Hmm, if this is true, maybe this is the reason why Nelly is jittery about marryin’ Ashanti cuz she got a baby already in the oven? I guess we’ll find out in months if that is so, but then again….




ALSO JUST END, Chicago native Jennifer Hudson will make her first public appearance since the killings of her mother, brother and nephew during sports' grandest event - the Super Bowl. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed today that Hudson will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 1. E! News first reported Tuesday that Hudson would perform.
Hudson hasn't made a public appearance since her 57-year-old mother, Darnell Hudson Donerson; 29-year-old brother Jason Hudson; and 7-year-old nephew Julian King were slain in Chicago in October. Her estranged brother-in-law has been charged in the killings.


Good for her! Wow, we cannot wait for this. And you know we all gonna watch and see if she will hold it together.

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Hudson’s former home American Idol, Season 8 premiered yesterday with a two –hour auditions show from Phoenix. Tonite. Wednesday at 7 p.m. (CST) auditions will take place in Kansas City, MO. We will keep you posted if anyone from the STL made the audition trip to Hollywood.

In ONGOING STL A&E NEWZ:



Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier is scheduled to interview today for the St. Louis Rams head coaching job in Los Angeles.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported last weekend that the Rams put Frazier on their list of finalists without requiring him to go through a preliminary interview. According to the newspaper the final five candidates for the Rams job are Frazier; Dallas offensive coordinator Jason Garrett; Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo; Baltimore defensive coordinator Rex Ryan; and Jim Haslett, who finished the season as the Rams' interim coach.


Haslett had his finalist interview last week, according to the Post-Dispatch. Garrett is scheduled to meet with Rams executives Wednesday in Los Angeles and Spagnuolo will do the same Thursday. Ryan interviewed Sunday in Baltimore because the Ravens are still playing.

Frazier, who reportedly was runner-up to New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels for the head coaching position in Denver, also remains in the running for the Detroit Lions job. The Lions conducted a second interview with Tennessee defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz on Sunday and reportedly will talk to San Diego defensive coordinator Ron Rivera for the first time today.


We are betting that Fraizier may land the gig if he didnt have to go thru any preliminary interveiws. What yawl think?











Stars from the past — in the form of Cardinals and players from other teams who have participated in baseball All-Star Games — and stars from the present, including Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols (LEFT) , the National League's Most Valuable Player for 2008, and St. Louisan Ryan Howard(RIGHT), runner-up for the MVP and a star for the world champion Philadelphia Phillies, will be featured in the program for the 51st St. Louis Baseball Writers' dinner on Jan. 19 at the Millennium Hotel(Pujols is slated to receive his award there) . The All-Star theme for the dinner is in honor of the Cardinals playing host to the All-Star Game next July for the first time in 43 years.








In other sports newz, East St. Louis native Olympic star Jackie Joyner Kersee is making her rounds for bailing out her husband’s private foundation. Joyner-Kersee’s namesake Foundation reportedly paid at least $457,000 in consulting fees to her husband, Robert Kersee’s private foundation, which failed to file federal income statements as required by law. The board of directors of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation voted to pay Robert Kersee's Diversity Through Sports Youth Foundation $327,000 in 2003, $35,000 in 2004, $20,000 in 2005 and $75,000 in 2006, according to public tax documents.
During the same years, the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation was losing millions and the East St. Louis youth center it runs was struggling to pay its bills, according to financial records. Also from reports, Robert Kersee's foundation failed to file 990s for six years, from 2002-07. The Joyner-Kersee Foundation's 990s listed the $457,000 as payments for a "consulting agreement."

The Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation, according to its 990s, reportedly paid the money to Robert Kersee's foundation "to promote and guide athletes and their coaches through the process of engaging themselves in the area of leadership via sports philanthropy and volunteerism." Virtually the same language would show up again on reports listing other financial transactions between the two foundations.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee could not be reached for comment.

Oooh, this is about to get ugly.

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Another East St. Louis sportsman in newz is Grizzlies forward Darius Miles who swas shocked when he saw the e-mail that his former NBA team the Portland TrailBlazers president Larry Miller sent out last week. According to reports, Miller warned the other 29 NBA teams not to sign Miles just to screw up the Blazers' salary-cap situation. He threatened litigation. If Miles plays in two more games this year (heading into Tuesday's contest against the Cavs), his $18 million contract will go back on the Blazers' salary cap. That would eat up Portland's cap space and its ability to sign free agents this summer. It would also cause the Blazers to pay the luxury tax.The Grizzlies, meanwhile reportedly ignored Miller's threat and signed Miles to a 10-day contract last Saturday. The 6-foot-9, 235-pounder said he was "shocked" by the e-mail.Regardless, Miles is going to get paid. It's a matter of whether it's coming from the Blazers or their insurance company."I'm not worried about anything," he said. "It doesn't affect me what (the Blazers) do."Miles is happy to be back with the Grizzlies, who originally signed him on Dec. 13. The former Cavs forward has appeared in just two games and played nine minutes this season.

Man, talk about a tight grip. We are glad that Miles is going to continue doing what he does best—play ball.

Last Thursday, The I AM Music Tour stopped in St. Louis at the Chaifetz Arena. Headlined by multiplatinum artists Lil Wayne, T Pain and Keyshia Cole as well as rockers Gym Class Heroes, rapper Gorilla Zoe and singer Keri Hilson. (PIC OF LIL WAYNE, GORILAL ZOE AND T-PAIN courtesy of Carlston Edwards)
According to St. Louis Post Dispatch Pop Critic Kevin Johnson, clos eto 6,000 attended and LiL Wayne “ has stepped up his concert game,” “ a force live,” and “ has added a rock star-like production element, with big pyro, arena-level guitars and more.” Wayne brought out T-Pain for their hit, "Got Money," and according to Johnson, “ debated who was featured on more songs in 2008, then had a "feature-off" to show their work .”T-Pain was reported as “the real surprise, delivering a set that was headline-ready and unveiling a circus-themed set complete with fire eaters, stilt walkers, contortionists, a crew of little people - most of them scantily clad - and an inflatable version of T-Pain.” It was also reported that T-Pain’s songs were “started and stopped quickly, but he had much ground to cover.” A highlight according to the review was when “ T-Pain chastised a certain artist who titled her new CD "Circus," then introduced her, actually bringing out a "mini-Britney" who stripped to his early hit "I’m N Luv (With a Stripper)." Pain also sang without his Auto Tune voice on one occasion.

Johnson said Keyshia Cole “offered up her glitziest set yet, a classed-up, Vegas-inspired routine complete with feathered fans” and Gym Class Heroes “rocked, rolled and rapped its way through a winning set. ”However the performances of Zoe and Hilson were not lauded. Johnson said “Zo’s set was forgotten before he left the stage” and Hilson “failed to stand out, despite wearing a sequined black bra.” OUCH!
As far as the afterparties, we went to the Keyshia Cole/Hilson/Zoe party that was held at Lush (SEE OUT 533 FOR PHOTOS). It was close to 1,000 folk up in there crowding all three floors . Zoe arrived first hyping up the crowd with his bangers. Hilson came next. She chilled up in VIP, being friendly to the crowd (and even did the Stanky Leg when the song came on!). Cole, was, well, being Keyshia(maybe she was tired) . She said her thanks to her crowd and all, but for the most part she chillD in the corner of VIP. According to Evening Whirl, Gym Class Heroes was at F15teen, Lil Wayne jetted out of the STL, and T-Pain’s after set at Club Society was reportedly almost empty and that he was a bit stank with taking flicks with fans (According to the Whirl, “you could have walked an elephant through the spot.”)










St. Louis area comedian/actor Cedric the Entertainer has been in the newz this week for his talents. Last week, he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in A Motuon Picture for his work in “Cadillac Records” at this years 40th NAACP Image Awards. He is in stiff comptition with his fellow castmates Columbus Short and Mos Def for "Cadillac Records," Dev Patel for "Slumdog Millionaire" and Nate Parker for "The Secret Life of Bees." The 40th NAACP Image Awards will be broadcast live from Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium, Thursday, Feb. 12 on FOX. Also, BET Networks announced this week that the comedian will make an appearance at THE BET HONORS on Saturday, January 17 at the Warner Theatre in Washington D.C. This year's show will premiere on BET on Monday, February 9.









St. Louis native comedian and activist Dick Gregory was a guest via telephone on last Sunday's Sunday Morning Live Radio Show on Majic 104.9. he along with his brother Ron Gregory who was also a guest in the studio of the show talked about the upcoming Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama. Ron, who is producing a ST. Louis Inaugural Ball on Lights on Broadway (OBAMA EVENTZ BELOW). Dick, on the other hand, got more in the “psychoses” of Obama’s new reign as President of the United States. To paraphrase, he said that Obama really has two years instead of four to get the country back on its feet economically. In 2010, there is a mid term election, and if the country isn’t as well off as it was, then he predicts the country will vote Republcians back in Congress and Obama’s subsequent bills will not pass. And as far as the history of Presidents, Gregory laid some knowledge and said that George Washington was not the 1st President, but the “ninth”. He said that John Hanson was the actual 1st President and several other presidents elected theareafter for one term until Washington was elected in 1789. Gregory said if the country was founded in 1776, then there had to have been someone running the country. He said at the time, Washington was a General in the American Revolutionary War so “how could he elect himself as President?”

Hmm, point taken. But according to Wikipedia, Washington was the “eighth” President not the “ninth.”
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St. Louis actor Jon Hamm lost the Best Actor Golden Globe last Sunday but his show “Mad Man” won Best TV Drama.......... Kinloch native Jennifer Lewis’ film “Not Easily Broken” came in No. 9 at the Box Office last weekend raking in $5.6 million. What is interesting is, the film was played in only 724 theaters across the nation for a strong $7,735 per screen average. The other movies in the top 10 averaged about 2,950 theaters each.
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St. Louis rock legend Chuck Berry will perform at his monthly venue Blueberry Hill in his monikered Duck Room at 8 p.m. Feb. 11. Tickets are $25, on sale at 5 p.m. Friday at Ticketmaster outlets, http://www.ticketmaster.com,/
314-241-1888, and at the venue.

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Two local media perosnlaities made newz this week.




First up was KMOV-TV anchor Larry Conners who is back on air after a week off for medical leave from shoulder surgery. As of this blogging, the veteran broadcast journalist will show footage of his surgery on air either tonite (Wednesday) or sometime this week on the KMOV broadcast at 10 p.m (Some reports say it could be a report on his adjustable hairline these days. Ouch. LOL) . Hmmm, we wonder if the shoulder surgery had anything to do with his rhythmless James Brown dancing he did at last year’s annual Nelly’s Black and White Ball at Chase Park Plaza. Hmmm. LOL.






Next up was KMOX personality Jon Grayson who has made the transition from local host to syndicated host. Grayson's CBS-syndicated "Overnight America," have been heard weekdays since Jan 5 from midnight to 5 a.m in St. Louis as well as Pittsburgh and Boston. Grayson;s show replaced late night nationally syndicated host Al Malmberg’s show on WCCO radio stationed in Minneapolis. Malmberg was fired last week in the latest in a series of cost-cutting measures taken by the CBS-owned station(which also owns KMOX) and by other media outlets in the Twin Cities and elsewhere around the country. The station also let go Brad Walton, who was behind the microphone on weekends overnight for about the same length of time as Malmberg.
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According to St. Louis Post Dispatch Columnist Deb Peterson, over the NYE festivities here in the STL, in the atrium at HoteLumière during singer Nikko Smith’s weekly set at the venue, Isley Brothers guitarist Ernie Isley came up on stage and jammed with Smith on the Isley’s cover classic"Summer Breeze.” Oh, in case yawl didn’t know, Ernie currently lives in St. Louis.



One of St. Louis newest food stars is coming to the Lou for an upcoming event. St. Louis native Chef Christina Machamer (PICTURED) winner of last season’s Hell's Kitchen is among the stars that will make an appearance at The Repertory Company of St. Louis Seventh Annual St. Louis Food & Wine Experience that will be held Jan. 24 and Jan 25
at The luxurious Chase Park Plaza Hotel. There, folk can experience the color, taste and aroma of wines and prepared foods wafts from the culinary booths. Machamer , who is now, the Executive Sous Chef at Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood Hotel, will be on the mainstage to whip up a winter risotto recipe while sharing reality show behind-the-scenes insights and helpful culinary tips she has learned alongside some of the world's most honored chefs. Other VIP guests include pizza maker Father Dominic Garramone and Cards manager Tony LaRussa (FOR INFO, GO TO EVENT BITZ BELOW)
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And speaking of food stars, congrats to restaurant Owners Karen Duffy and Tim Kirby who was recently named the Greater St. Louis Restaurant Association’s Restaurateurs of the Year for the venue Duff’s (circa 1972). The two restaurant owners will receive the award at the Greater St. Louis Inaugural Dinner January 18.




STL Poet and businessman Floyd IMPAKT Boykin, Jr. just produced a new music video on domestic violence. The video is called “A Shoulder To Lean On". You can go to youtube.com and put in Floyd Boykin Jr. or SpokenVizions or go to
http://youtube.com/watch?v=kWC06d5gVQA













According to stltoday.com,
effective with this summer’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheater concert season, concert-goers will no longer be able to buy tickets for shows there through Ticketmaster, as they have for years. Live Nation, which owns Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, will begin selling its own tickets for its Live Nation venues nationwide, effective immediately. The only venue that effects locally is Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Those tickets are available at www.livenation.com, at the venue, and at select Blockbuster stores in the area.
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Anheuser-Busch
InBev has turned over the iconic Bevo Mill building and windmill in south St. Louis to the city. David Gilbert and Patrick Viehmann operate the restaurant at Bevo Mill, at 4749 Gravois Ave., and had leased the property from the brewer. A-B InBev has transferred the land to the city for a dollar, Gilbert said, and lease payments will now go to the city of St. Louis.

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Last week, department-store operator Macy's Inc. said it will close 11 underperforming stores in nine states - affecting 960 employees - and lowered its forecast for the fourth quarter after one of the weakest holiday seasons in years. The Macy's at Crestwood Mall, which opened in 1969, will be closed. Dillard's closed its Crestwood mall store in 2007. Sears remains.
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As of today, folk can cast their votes on whos who in St. Louis music at Vintage Vinyl in The Delmar Loop 6-9pm for the 2009 Traffic Music Awards. Open Voting ends 1/23/09 @ 5pm or vote by sending a message to myspace.com/thetrafficman For more info hit Tony J at 314.337.6468 or visit
http://stlhiphop.ning.com





And lastly, a happy belated 70th B-day to the Evening Whirl. The Evening Whirl, now called the St. Louis Metro Evening Whirl, is a local weekly newspaper that has been printing since 1938. It was published and founded by Benjamin Thomas (currently owned by Anthony Sanders) and focuses on local crime (YOURS TRULY is a contributing entertainment writer weekly) . As of 2004, it had a circulation of about 47,000. The paper, located at 4244 McPherson, recently had a locally star studded celebration of this feat at Studio Hitz entitled, “The Whirl Is Yours.” The party was also doubled as a relaunch of its website,
www.whirlonline.com








IN THE MIA FILE. Whatever happened to socialite/singer Sheldon Curtis? (We heard he celebrated his b-day last weekend at Lure, but still…..)

















BLIND PICZ. Who is this mover and shaker that was seen at last weekend’s I Am Music Tour afterpartty held at Lush?













STL-ICIOUS (Who’s hot this week in the STL?) Gina James and Triky


Gina James is co-founder of the promotions organization DIVA EVENT Planning, promoting various upscale events for the 25 and up crowd. Their latest venture is the upcoming STL Inaugural ball that will be held next Tuesday at STL City Hall. (We hear she celebrating a b-day this month, too!)















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Tricky is part of the Close To Famous promotions group that promotes parties at various events to the 21to 35 upscale crowd. Late last year, he solely created the weekly open mic event GRAY AREA (with co-promotions with Good People Entertainment) that mix poets and comics err Wednesday at F15teen.


















WORDZ TO THE WHYZ (GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS). Why was the celebs talkin’ loud throughout the show and several presenters has to SHUSH the audience members? Why did actor Mickey Rourke almost fall going up the steps after he won Best Actor? And why did he thank his dogs win he won? Why did Tracy Morgan say for actress Cate Blanchett to deal with that he is the new face of post racial America? Why did double winner Kate Winslett sound like she was having an orgasm when she won both times? Why is Renee Zellwigers’ eyes look so squinty? Why wasn’t Phylicia Rashad nominated for her role in A Raisin in the Sun? And why did triple winner the mini-series John Adams win for that bore fest?




FEAUTURE-BITZ. OUTTOWN interviewed rapper, Kello




Kello at an event at the now defunct Nectar Nightclub, 2007

OT:Why do you name yourself Kello?
KELLO: The name KELLO is a teenage nickname given to me by a college classmate from Lane College, which is based in Jackson,TN. The name KELLO is a play of my given birth name, Makal.

OT: Are you from ST. Louis?
KELLO: Born and raised from St. Louis

OT: What high school did you attend?
KELLO: Marquette, but my freshman and sophmore years were attended at Parkway Central High.

OT:Describe your style of hip-hop?
KELLO: It is a mixture of old school, current, "underground" and "commercial" all mixed into one...lol! Hey I love music, so that is what you get!

OT: When did you become serious about becoming a rap artist?
KELLO: At a young age, three, to be exact. Michael Jackson and New Edition had me thinking that this is my TRUE love from the start.

OT:Do you have any CD mixtapes or CDs on the streets?
KELLO: My mixtape is coming soon....so stay tuned....Im just trying to create a good mix/street CD that will define my name and brand.

OT: Do you have any upcoming performances anywhere?
KELLO: Last weekend, I performed at the "Who's Got Next" showcase. The location was at the Crowne Plaza Downtown. The showcase was thrown by Scoe of Sauve House 2, and attended by Lenny S of Def Jam, Conrad Dimanche of Bad Boy Entertainment, and Riggs Morales of Shady/ Interscope Records. Overall I did great, so we shall see. Shout out to Scoe!


Kello with his homegirl Amber at Fresh Paint at Fort Gondo last wekeend.

OT:Who do listen to as far as hip hop?
KELLO: I listen to all the classic legends, B.I.G., Nas, Pac, Scarface, UGK to the current artists like the T.I.'s, Jeezy's and so forth, but mainly the old school...B.I.G baby! Also me of course! lol!

OT: What’s your favorite pig out food?
KELLO: Cookies. Chocolate chip to be exact!


OT: What a re some o f your past time hobbies?

KELLO: Basketball, drawing, reading, and just relaxing

OT: What’s the last movie you saw and last CD you purchased?
KELLO: . The last movie I saw...it’s been awhile since I had time, but I will be checking out "NOTORIOUS" this Friday with the B.Free movie group camp. The last CD I purchased was that T.I. "Paper Trail".

OT: Do you have a website or contact info for anyone to get in contact with you?
KELLO: My contact info is
www.myspace.com/kellothe1 , or check me on Facebook under Makal Cross. Also my email account is makal_c@yahoo.com




MLK -EVENTZ






Dr. M. L. King Jr. Freedom Celebration St. Louis Art Museum, 1 Fine Arts Dr., in Forest Park, St. Louis MO, Jan. 17, 2009, 7-8:30pm Free 314.655.5437 or mailto:renee.franklin@slam.org
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NEW: Afroworld presents M.L. King Jr. Documentary, His Liberty, Passion & Life, Mon. Jan. 19 @ 1 & 3pm 7276 Natural Bridge Rd., St. Louis, MO. 314.389.5194‏
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Bishop V Luv Thrown Down Ent, Derrty DJS, and St. Louis Drifter present Martin Luther King Showcase. Jan 18, Calling All Artists to Come Out and Showcase your talent. You must sign up and bring your people. The show will be videotaped. Spruills Nightclub, 1101 N Jefferson, Doors at 8 p.m. Show at 9:30 p.m. $10 at the door. Hosted by Bishop V Luv, ed Lover and Mickey Lou 314 574-9601






OBAMA EVENTZ






1ST FRIDAY & KONCEPTS
The Executive OrderThe Inauguration Weekend Kick-Off CelebrationCelebrating the Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr and the Historic Inauguration of our 44th President Barack Obama.
Friday, January 16, 2009 at 9:00pm
EXO Lounge
3146 Locust St.
Select your level of entertainment in one of St. Louis most exclusive venues EXO, featuring music by DJ Reminise. The Stimulus Package- Free before 10:30pm- Free Moet before 10:30pm for Ladies- Old School" mix happy hour & Notorious Movie Soundtrack listening party 9pm-10:30pm- R&B/Hip-Hop, Old School/Reggae and House/Neo-Soul 21 & Older Dress Code: Dress is casual, absolutely no caps or athletic wear admitted.

Contact Info
Phone:
3145341500
Email:
info@koncepts-stl.com

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MPAC and Topher present My President is...Black Party" on Sunday, January 18 at 9 p.m. at The Skybox North Third Street End your MLK weekend off right with, "My President is Black Party!" It is going down Sunday, Jan. 18th at the Skybox. Everybody is FREE til 12 wearing all black (blue jeans are acceptable). Door open at 9 and the party doesn't stop til 3 in the morning!


Phone:
3142265777
Email:
mosoul@sbcglobal.net
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Precision presents BLACK POWER, Sunday, Jan. 18 at 10 p.m. at LURE, 1204 Washington. As we embark on such a historic event, which will take place on Tuesday, January 20th, lets try to make the most of this Sunday opportunity to kick it St. Louis style right before school starts.
LADIES, YOU ARE FREE UNTIL MIDNIGHT THIS TIME!

Contact Info
Phone:
3142415873
Email:
precisioneventsstl@gmail.com
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SPOTLIGHT
St. Louis African American Caucus Foundation and the Young Democrats of St. Louis invites you as they celebrate this historical moment on Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 during St. Louis’ own Inaugural Ball inside St. Louis’ City Hall. This will be an event of a life-time, never to be duplicated and always remembered. Make sure your life story will include celebrating this historical day in the infamous City Hall Rotunda!
VIP Reception & Dinner
6:30 p.m. until 12:00 a.m.

VIP includes: Valet Parking, Open Bar, Dinner, Photo Opportunities, a Silent Auction and Admission to the Ball.

The reception will be held on the second floor of the beautiful, historical City Hall. There will be a cocktail reception where guests can mingle and network before dinner. Photo opportunities will be available with invited honorary guests – political, corporate, and others. Cocktails will begin at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served promptly at 7:00 p.m. Inaugural Ball festivities begin at 8:00 p.m.

The second half of the evening is open to the general public. Ticket price is $50 and includes a stroll on the “Blue Carpet”, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live feeds of the festivities happening in Washington DC, live entertainment and more! The City Hall Rotunda will be magically transformed to highlight this elegant Presidential evening . FREE PARKING IN CITY HALL’S PARKING LOT!!!

Premier event planner for this event:
Sponsorship opportunities are now available!!! Please contact D.I.V.A. Event Planning at 314-609-4856 or info@stlinauguralball.com for more information.
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SPOTLIGHT

The New Millennium Group & The Pisces Birthday Group invite you to their 2009 Presidential Inaugural Ball of Barack Obama, Tues. Jan. 20, 2009 6pm-12 midnight @ the Starlight Room 8350 N. Broadway, St. Louis MO‏ 314.361.7793. $35 reserved $50 VIP; Soul food buffet 2 happy hour drinks, Souvenirs for all, live entertainment celebrity speakers.

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St. Louis Democratic City Central Committee presnest an OBama party. Paul Brown and the Killing Devils, Joe Dryer and Rosemary Watts, the Sean Holland Band, and DJ Tossin’ Ted will perform at the Party for the People Inauguration Celebration, taking place at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Pageant.President Barack Obama’s inaugural speech will be rebroadcast during the evening. Admission is $10 and a canned good donation for this all-ages event, and the attire is come-as-you-are. Get more information at 314-667-3785 and at http://www.citydems.org/.
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NEW: Afroworld presents Presidential Inauguration viewing Tues. Jan. 20, 1am-4pm, 7276 Natural Bridge Rd., St. Louis, MO. 314.389.5194‏
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NEW: CLOSE TO FAMOUS TONY DAVIS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP & E3THOS.COM CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO CELEBRATE THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO CELEBRATE THE INAUGURATION OF BARACK OBAMA 1.20.09 @ SKYBOX 800 N 3RD STREETCOME CELEBRATE HISTORY WITH A WHO'S WHO GUEST LIST OF ST. LOUIS POLITICIANS, YOUNG URBAN PROFESSIONALS, EXECUTIVES, CELEBRITIES, AND SOCIALITES.IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS EXCLUSIVE EVENT RSVP TO CLOSETOFAMOUS@YAHOO.COM
WITH YOUR FULL NAME BY 5:00PM MONDAY JANUARY 19THCOMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION W/ RSVPEACH RSVP INCLUDES A GUESTUPSCALE ATTIRE REQUIRED/BLACK PREFERRED****FACEBOOK RSVP WILL NOT COUNT YOU MUST EMAIL RSVP TO CLOSETOFAMOUS@YAHOO.COM
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NEW: New America Promotions is hosting a Presidnetial Inauguration Celebration Tues. Jan 20 feat. jazz artist Lamar Harris and poets Floyd Boykin and Ms Nterpretation at Blackmon's Plaza, 127 Collinsville Ave iN East St. Louis. & p.m. --Until. $20. Appetizers and Cash Bar. Dress Code: After Five. Over 30 to attend.
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NEW: INAUGURATION BALL 2009, hosted by CALVARY CHRISTIAN CENTER-STL, Jan. 20, 7-9:30pm 2013 Chouteau, St. Louis and more inside! 314.533.2633 or 314.371.1303 to pre-register.‏
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AFTER HOURS Join us as we CELEBRATE the inauguration of PRESIDENT Barack Obama!!Thursday, January 22nd · 6pm - 3am Lucas Park Grille 1234 Washington Ave. It's a recession folks!! You shouldn't have to pay to celebrate this monumental occasion!! And you know what....you don't. Where bringing this event to you ABSOLUTELY FREE... ALL NIGHT LONG. We're looking for the STL's sexiest professionals and socialites to join us. There will be an abundance of drink specials (including the exclusive "On My Momma... Obama") and the kitchen will be open all night. Live Entertainment [6pm - 9pm] DJ 76Kid [9pm - 3am]·
* THAT'S RIGHT... FREE ALL NIGHT!!! 6PM - 3AM *Contact us at stl.afterhours@gmail.com for VIP & BOTTLE SERVICE.
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EVENT BITZ
SEEN 2008 thru -January 16. Every December, lovers of photography come to Studio Altius to view a collection of the best photography created in that year from St. Louis area photographers. This show is called SEEN and it celebrates photographers, professional and amateur, across all genres. It is the culmination of a contest to find the best of the best in St. Louis . Come see the finalists and winners of this year’s show at Studio Altius. The best part? Most of the artwork will be available at really great prices!Events:Maplewood Christmas Tree Walk Gallery Preview: Friday, December 5th 6-10pmOpening Night Gala: Saturday, December 6th 6-11pmNew Year’s Eve Charity Auction Night: Wednesday, December 31st 8pm-1amWhere:Studio Altius3518 Greenwood Blvd.Maplewood, Missouri 63143www.studioaltius.com/events/SEEN2008.html



CLICK ON PIC TIO ENLARGE) For concert info go to
http://www.mynistamusic.com/

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The Black Rep presents the classic R&B revue “Tell Me Somethin’ Good" through February 8, 2009, The Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square, Thursdays – 7:00pm; Friday & Saturday - 8:00pm; Saturday & Sunday – Matinee – 3:00pm. Season tickets are on sale now!!! Prices range from $115.00 - $193.75. To purchase yours call The Black Rep’s Box Office at 314-534-3810 and ask to speak with Cindy or Cornelius. For information about other Black Rep news and events, visit our website at www.theblackrep.org.
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Urban Soul\ Suite Jan 14 w P Dub at the House of Comedy go to http://www.stlhouseofcomedy.com/home.htm St. Louis House of Comedy801 North Second Street Saint Louis, MO 63102Phone: (314) 241-5233
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Macy’s and ALIVE MAGAZINE present Alive Bride. The ST. Louis premier bridal showcase and fashion show feat. Venues, caterers, wedding 0lanners, gowns, registers, photographers, invitations, florists etc. ,Thurs. Jan 15 at Lumen, 22nd and Locust FREE. Appetizers served BORBAtinis. RSVP to
alivebride@alivemag.com
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Stress Free Fridays/Film Friday's> Friday, January 16, 2009> 5pm-1:30am> > EXO Lounge (www.exostl.com)> 3146 Locust> St. Louis, MO 63108> 314-534-1500> > > Join us this Friday, January 16, 2009 as Stress Free> Fridays teams up with Film Friday's and "The> Preview"...you will be able to preview the soundtrack> to the new movie "Notorious"...you will also enjoy> complimentary appetizers, free drink samples, such as the> "Notorious" courtesy of Major Brands and other> drink specials...the food menu is superior and there will be> live entertainment from 6pm-9pm featuring the great sounds> of the Jeff Hardin Band...EXO Lounge is A MUST SEE> VENUE...ARRIVE EARLY as we are expecting a huge> turnout...Valet Parking is available for a nominal fee...you> cannot afford to miss all of this fun and> excitement...remember, Stress Free Fridays starts promptly> at 5pm, so start your well deserved weekend in style.> > **If you are interested in attending the STL Inaugural> Ball, please visit
www.divaeventplanning.com
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Jazz at the Bistro presents: Lamar Harris “The Love Requiem Pt2” January 16 & 17 2009 Shows at 8pm and 10pm nightly If you attended last years phenomenal event, you do not want to miss “The Love Requiem Pt 2” featuring C Jay Conrod, Charles Quarrels, Moe E, Duane “Jingo” Williams, Calvin Barnes, Greg Lewis, Scripts & Screws, Alphonso Harried and many more. The Love Requiem Pt 2 features original compositions as well as interpretations of familiar love songs told through the Jazzy Soulful arrangements of Lamar Harris. Featuring a live horn section, acoustic elements, and spoken word," The Love Requiem Pt 2" will explore a diversity of sonic possibilities and themes. Jazz At The Bistro , 3536 Washington Ave. Tickets available at all Metrotix locations or calling 314-289-4030 For more Information. Log on to http://www.lamarharris.org/
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Rapper Lil Boosie performs at Society Saturday, Jan. 17 Big Terence and DJ Sir Thurl hosts. Women are free until 11 p.m. Saturday. For information call 314-249-6836.
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SYNERGY Productions LLC invites you to the 2009 Ladies of Lumiere calendar release party on Saturday, January 17 from 7-11pm in the HoteLumiere Atrium. The evite can be viewed at
www.synergystl.com/ladiesoflumiere and you may RSVP via the form at the end of the evite. We hope to see many of you at this event!
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SOULition & Rob Kirk of Precision Entertainment
Present TURN IT UP!. Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 9:00pm
The Gramophone
4243 Manchester Blvd (Between Kingshighway & Vandeventer)

An event for real deejays and the people who get them. Much in the spirit of events featuring House DJ's, TURN IT UP! features Soul DeeJays as performers; DJ REMINISE, DJ NEEDLES, and ENOCH IS REALDJs Blending records from around the globe, Enoch's selections provide soulful escapism through the sounds of house, classic R&B and hip-hop.
Contact Info
Phone:
3145315700
Email:
djneedles76@gmail.com

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IN 8 WEEKS MISS LATTE PLAN TO SHUT THE CITY DOWN!!! IT'S HER 21ST BIRTHDAY PARTY (FOR THE 16th YEAR . LOL) ...THIS IS WILL BE BIGGEST BIRTHDAY PARTY I HAVE EVER PLANNED/HOSTED!! YOU ARE INVITED...I WANT TO SEE U THERE!!



MISS LATTE IS LOOKING FOR FOLKS WHO WANT TO CELBRATE THEIR B-DAYS FREE AT LUSH.



NEW:TUESDAY NIGHT, JAN 20, LOOSE CANNON S.L.I.M PRESENTS THE INAUGURATION VIEWING CELEBRATION PARTY!! FREE ALL NIGHT LONG!! FREE DRINKS AND FREE FOOD AT LUSH

MOCHA’S TALENT SPOTLIGHT




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. 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. 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.
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. For more info go to:
http://torre-sanders.com/epk/epk1.html
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Writer, poet, singer, musician. Te’ V. Smith is a talent worth seeking out! From his humorous and playful yet educational political and social songs to his mind and soul challenging poetry he has amazed crowds from Kentucky to Paris France. An accomplished jazz pianist and soul writer his debut onto the national scene came mid 2007 when he joined the legendary “Roots” for a 5 city tour sharing the gift of word through poetry and song. With a strong following on the poetry/spoken word circuit Mr. Smith is sure to continue to push the envelope, raise the bar and change lives.Other credits include: The Washington Post’ 100 most influential writers of the next generation 1997 ; Guest youth poet at le deil with Saul Williams and Ani Difranco 2000; featured on BET’s Lyric Café 2006; guest performer for Floetry’ “Floetry remix Tour” 2007; and featured artist on Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam 2007 HEAR HIM SHARE HIS LIFE at
WWW.MYSPACE.COM/TEVSMITH
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Az One is composed of sisters: Ayanna whose name means "Beautiful Flower" and Niambi is "Melody." It is no coincidence they were given these names at birth by their parents. when you hear Az One perform their voices come together to create a perfect melody. They are beautiful flower with perfect melody; that continues to grow, blossom, feed off of the energy; to truly create a deliverance theat has been long overdue with satisfaction. Az One will captivate you with their presence, talent, gorgeous looks and down to earth personalities.

Az One started singing in church and musicals around the Midwest. After both sisters graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with bachelors degrees, they moved back to their hometown of Springfield, IL, and started performing at open mics and booking events around the area. The demand for their live performance encouraged the to relocate to a larger city and they decided on St Louis.
Career Highlights 2005: Performed the National Anthem in Miami, Fl for the WFL team, The Miami Fury (Women's Football League) 2006: Az One submitted an audition DVD to Black Entertainment Television (BET) and was selected to compete in the Wild out Wednesday R&B Competition on one of the most popular top 10 countdown shows 106&Park. In March of 2006, they traveled to New York and competed in front of a live audience and won. They returned for the AllStars Competition in July of 2006 and took 2nd place but received over 278,000 computer votes; selected by A&R Company Taxi and Billboard Magazine to perform in the Disc Makers Independent Music World Series; winners from BET's show Wild Out Wednesday competed in a competition called Blaze The Stage in New York,where they received the highest score for best stage performance.

2007: Az One released their debut Album titled The Jump Off in February 2007. Niambi & Ayanna were the executive producers. They also wrote every song on the album;featured on 99.7 Kiss FM in Springfield, IL. for the new music knockout. The first independen artist ever featured. Az One competed against The Goo Goo Dolls and won; Opened up for Cassidy and Common in St. Louis, MO and Twista in Springfield,IL.; Performed The National Anthem for Philadelphia 76ers Andre Iguodala's NBA Celebrity Charity Event; Named as one of the St. Louis artists about to 'blow up" in the St. Louis Whirl Magazine; Received and exclusive interview on St. Louis Radio One station 104.1FM; Selected as the featured artists of the week on the Clear Channel Music Website. 2008: Performed the National Anthem for the Professional Inline Hockey Association.; Selected as the featured artist on Vibe Magazine's Blackplanet.com; received an exclusive interview on ESPN's sports radio in St Louis,MO.
This sister-duo of Niambi & Ayanna Rowland sing "Eyez onMe."(to buy copy of Eyez On Me) http://www.ourstage.com/music/archive/entry/AIWERKRPQOCW-eyez-on-me
For more info on these items and events, contact Miss Latte at 314.646.9917 or sgalvin26@yahoo.com
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LARRY THE CABLE GUY· “Eat, Drink and Be Larry”· : : SELECT SEATS HALF PRICE : :· · ***We are offering an “Economic Recovery Package” where tickets are half price.· This offer on select seats is valid now until Saturday, December 31st at Midnight**· .· Saturday, January 17, 2009 5:00pm & 8:00pm at the Fox Theatre· · DISCOUNT: Half price seats available now! Offer expires Saturday, December 31st at midnight. Discount valid in lower, middle and upper balcony only. Limit of 4 tickets per order using discount.· · SALES LOCATIONS: Fabulous Fox Theatre Box Office, Metrotix locations, and Metrotix.com· · CHARGE-BY-PHONE: 314-534-1111· Welcomed by My 103.3· · Wednesday, February 4 • 8 p.m. &· Thursday, February 5 • 8 p.m. · At the Fabulous Fox Theatre!· $50, $45 & $40·
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LEGALLY BLONDE the Musical, January 20-February 1, 2009
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The award-winning Beatles concert, RAIN – A Tribute To The Beatles, returns to the Fox Theatre for two fabulous performances February 4 & 5. In a show the Denver Post calls “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles,” RAIN boasts a repertoire of nearly 200 Beatlemaniac favorites, ranging from such beloved songs as “Yesterday” and “Hey Jude” to classic hits including “Revolution” and “Come Together.” RAIN covers the Fab Four from their very first Ed Sullivan Show appearance through the Abbey Road album, through the psychedelic late 60s and their long-haired hippie, hard-rocking rooftop days. RAIN is a multi-media, multi-dimensional experience...a fusion of historical footage and hilarious television commercials from the 1960s lights up video screens and live cameras zoom in for close-ups. For more information please visit
www.raintribute.com.
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· JERRY SEINFELD· · Saturday, February 7 • 7 pm· LIVE at the Fox Theatre!· $81, $66 & $51· Limit of 8 tickets per transaction· · Due to popular demand, America’s premier comedian is hitting the road in a return to his first love - stand-up comedy. Recently hailed as “the master stand-up comic of his generation” and “the best comedian of our time” in a Washington Post article by Tom Shales, Seinfeld has an uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Seinfeld now sets his sights on performing his material across the country in 2009.· · On-Sale Information:· Tickets on sale NOW!· Purchase tickets at the Fox Box Office,· MetroTix outlets or by calling 314/534-1111. · Order tickets online at www.metrotix.com.
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FOX EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Ne-Yo’s “Year of the Gentleman” tour comes to the Fox Theatre at 7 p.m. March 1. Musiq Soulchild and Jazmine Sullivan are also on the bill. Tickets are $39.50-$59.50, with a limited number of Gold Circle seating available. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 16 at MetroTix outlets, http://www.metrotix.com/, 314-534-1111, and at the box office.

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Comedian Robin Williams bring his “Weapons of Self-Destruction” tour to the Fox Theatre at 8 p.m. March 30.This is an “evening with” event.Tickets are $58-$98, on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 17. Get tickets at MetroTix outlets, http://www.metrotix.com/,
314-534-1111, and at the box office. This is Williams’ first comedy tour in seven years.
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UPCOMING FOX SHOWZ: 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

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The documentary "Streets of St. Louis", Thur. Jan 22, 7pm @ the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park Produced, directed and narrated by Larry Bastain of Boss Entertainment. 314.746.4599 for more info.
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ST HOTLIST presents HOTLIST PARTY AND AWARDS
January 23, 2009 at 9pm The Venue 5960 Dr. MLK BlvdSTL Hot List Party and Awards Doors open at 9pm. Door Prizes Prizes for the best dressed man and woman. Tickets $10 ARE YOU ON THE LIST?

See more details and RSVP on stlhiphop.com:
http://stlhiphop.ning.com/events/event/show?id=2007964%3AEvent%3A19532&xgi=ag2JiqG
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Left Bank Books presents Keith Westbrook at Left Bank Books Lower Level Gallery January 23rd - February 23rd 2009 Opening Reception Friday, January 23rd 6-8 pm. (314) 435-8868 for more info.
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Cure By Design Date/Time: Sat., January 24 Contact Info: Event Website January 24th, 2009! Cure by Design…Moto Museum 3441 Olive St. St. Louis, MO 314-533-3091 http://www.themotomuseum.com/
Inspired by Chocolate is an event in which the fashion, corporate, and retail communities join forces to benefit the American Cancer Society. The focus of this special evening is a fashion show that spotlights designer fashions and, more importantly, the cancer survivors who model them. Models who walk the runway-young and old, male and female – are a survivor of cancer. The evening kicks off at 7 pm at the Motomuseum and will begin with a Chocolate party, followed by the fashion show. Immediately following the fashion show the excitement continues with the after-hours party hosted by Jive and Wail Dueling Pianos. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, visit
http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/Gala/GalaFY09HighPlains/675023144?pg=entry&fr_id=18775



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The St. Louis Chapter of National Sales Network presents This year's State of the Organization Jazz Brunch. Join us at the Roberts Mayfair Hotel from 10 am to 1 pm on January 24 for a soul food brunch, live jazz music, and networking. Get Connected with St. Louis' top African-American sales professionals and representatives from multinational corporations in the nation's ONLY organization designed to meet the professional and developmental needs of the African-American Sales Professional.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW. THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT!

The price is $25 per ticket.

You can purchase
ONLINE http://www.nsnstlouis.org/events.htm or call for more details:
Debbie Fleming 314.374.0466
Tanisha Blake 314.882.0249



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The St. Louis Food & Wine ExperienceThe Largest International Wine Tasting in Missouri, Saturday, January 24, 200911 am–6 pmSunday, January 25, 2009Noon–5 pmThe Khorrassan Ballroom of the Chase Park Plaza Hotel
For ticket and info go to
http://www.repstl.org/foodandwine/mainfloor/

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St. Louis Black Leadership Roundtable presents the 2008 Regional Report Card. "Eliminating the African American Academic Achievement Gap," Sunday, Jan 25 at 3 p.m. at UMSL--JC Penny Center, 8001 Natuiral Bridge. Keynote speaker is Dr. Jospeh Johnson, executive director for the San Diego State University's National Center for Urban School Transformation. RSVP by Jan. 16 to Trina Moore at 314.367.8822 or TrinaMoore-BLR@hotmail.com More info go to http://www.blackleadershiproundtable.org/
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The Last Poets Live @ UM-St. Louis hosted by Selena J and DJ Enoch Is Real @ JC Penny Auditorium, Fri. Jan. 30, 2009. Nappy Hour 6pm Show @ 7pm. Tickets at 314.516.5291 or 366 Millennium Student Center, UMSL Campus.



FEB. EVENT SPOTLIGHT(CLICK PIC TIO ENLARGE)

Valentine's Weekend St. Louis MUSIC FESTIVAL starring FRANKIE BEVERLY, MAZE, TEENA MARIE and KEITH SWEAT, Fri., Feb. 13, 2009, 8PM @ Chaifetz Arena.
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UNITY THEATRE ENSEMBLE presents the gospel musical Make a Joyful Noise, Feb 4-7 @ 7:30pm and Feb 7 and 8, 3pm. For reservations, group rates or info. call 314.355.3586. Metro-Tix 314.534.1111 or Afro World 314.389.5194 for tickets.‏
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YWCA’s 39th Annual Alberta C Gantt “Fashion for Change” Valentine Fashion Luncheon, Noon, Sat. Feb. 14, 2009, Hilton St. Louis Ballpark, One Broadway, St. Louis, MO. $50 sponsored by the YMCA Phlyss Wheatley Bramnch benefitting the Phyliss Wheatley YWCA transitional House for women. For tickets call 314.531.1115‏ or
www.ywcastlouis.org


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Singer Al Jarreau, the only singer to win Grammys in the jazz, pop, and R&B categories, will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $30-$100, with the $100 tickets serving as Gold Circle seating, something introduced at the venue earlier this season. Those with Gold Circle seating have the closest seats in the house, and can bring beverages into the performance hall. Tickets are on sale now at
www.touhill.org or by calling 314-516-4949.
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HELP-BITZ. Actress Shawn Guy Pitts is seeking help: Recently, she received her 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. 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. 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............................ 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......................................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 space for your next event, wedding party, baby shower, art exhibition and more. Here at The Space, you will acquire 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................
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AUDITION BITZ. If you would like to audition as an extra in the George Clooney flick, "Up in the Air, go to www.mofilm.org and go to Project Hotline. Info will be posted strating Jan. 16!
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ONGOING BITZ.
Soup Kitchen presents a Taste of Healing every 1st Sunday of the month feat. DJ G and Needles at JMRJ Soul Food Restaurant, 2800 Olive Blvd below the Heritage House 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. $10 Web-site: http://www.myspace.com/alsmile PLEASE FORWARD TO FRIENDS!!
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JE presents Soul Sessions every Tuesday at the Jazz Bistro, 3536 Washington 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
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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..................
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NEW: Good People Entertainment & Close To Famous Enterprise presents THE GRAY AREA" a blend of pure entertainment at its best. Consisting of COMEDY, MUSIC, POETRY, FASHION, and much more. Happening every Wednesday @ F15teen. starting Dec. 17 at Club F15TEEN, 1900 Locust, 8-10pm: "GRAY AREA" HAPPY HOURW/ WEEKLY FEATURE10pm- UNTIL: MIX N MINGLE TO THE SOUNDS OF DJ SUNUP JONES ON THE 1 n 2'sCOMPLIMENTARY ADMISSIONEVERY WEDNESDAY, DRINK SPECIALSKITCHEN OPEN*STYLE CODE ENFORCED* MATURE 21+ More Info/RSVP: goodppl.ent@gmail.com or Phone:314.503.4035
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NEW: SOULSTAGE every Wednesday at the Culture Cafe, 6152. Hosted by Abbey. Sounds by DJ 76Kid. Doors at 7:30 p.m. Show at 8:30 p.m. $5 at door. Food and drinks available. For more info call 866.201.4779 ext.555 or email at
info@soulstarent.com or http://www.soulstarent.com/
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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..............
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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 ·
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NEW: Home Nights Old School Reunion, Wednesdays at St.Nicks, 1805 Lucas 8 p.m. to midnite. DJ Reminise on the 1s and 2s. Info: 314.392.7882 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
FreeTime's Groove Theory at Exo Lounge (3146 Locust) Come out early from 6-10 for Lusters nation-wide model search (as advertised on Q95.5 and Hot 104.1). Enjoy the best in Jazz, classic R&B and Soul and martini DRINK SPECIALS for EVERYONE. This is the new place to be every Thursday, at EXO. Must be 21 to enter. Stylish attire required. And if you haven't tried it yet, NUVO will definitely be in the building sampling from 8:30-10PM! Enjoy responsibly.RSVP for FREE admission before 10pm! Email:
http://us.mc597.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=freetimestl@yahoo.com by 4pm Thursday. Must include full name & email for each guest.For VIP booths and bottle service call 314.397.4007. Or visit FreeTimestl ++++++++++++++++++
Drama House Thursdays @ The In Spot, 5854a Delmar- Clean Comedy‏ . Doors at 8 p.m., Show at 9 p.m. $5
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DERRTY THURSDAYS EVERY THURSDAY at ESCALADE(FORMERLY HADLEY'S) LADIES Automatically FREE TIL 10pmRSVP for FREE ADMISSION til 10:30pm
derrtybowlers@yahoo.com
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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.
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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:
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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/
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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
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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 ++++++++++++++++++
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
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Sexy and Sizzling Saturdays , 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 http://www.exostl.com/
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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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NEW: Diade Bathily of Afriky Lolo presents African dance classes
Kids: Thursdays beginning January 10th Eight classes, last class February 26th Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:25 p.m. Place: Mahler Ballroom, 4915 Washington Avenue (between Euclid and Kingshighway) Cost: $100
Adults: Thursdays, January 8 – February 26 5:30 - 6:45pm $120 / 8 weeks Mahler Ballroom , 4915 Washington Ave. STL, MO 63108 (1 block east of Kingshighway in the Central West End) Send check (payable to Afriky Lolo) to: Afriky Lolo P.O. Box 8756 St. Louis, MO 63101 Call 314.644.1639 to register or visit us at
http://www.afrikylolo.com/
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NEW: For East St. Louis Flyers alums, go THE HANGAR at: http://eastsideflyers.ning.com
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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
www.kingyella.com
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If you wanna see what crime is goin on in your hood, just go to http://www.crimereports.com/
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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 http://www.riverfrontradio.com/
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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.
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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
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“Eccentric Soul: The Young Disciples” CD featuring the 1960s East St. Louis group was released Oct. 21. For more info go to
http://www.numerogroup.com/catalog.php?subcat=Eccentric%20Soul
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STL-TV's popular "The Best of the STL" can also be seen on Saturdays at 11 p.m. on CW 11.
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Floyd Boykin hs a new GreetingCard Line "POETICBYDESIGN." Log on to http://www.poeticbydesign.com/ and purchase ANY single card, your name with be automatically placed into our internet raffle. For each card that you purchase, your name will be placed into the raffle again, which will give you a better chance of winning. If your name is pulled, you will WIN 5 cards of your choice, redeemable anytime before 02-28-2009. So that means, as we produce more cards, you will have your choice of picking between existing and newly published cards. ISN'T THAT GREAT??? This promotion will end on September 30th.We sincerely appreciate your business. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@poeticbydesign.com, or call 314-517-8764.
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DJ Sir Thurl will DJ your birthday party for FREE!!!Have "The Official Party Starter" DJ Sir Thurl from 100.3 The Beat Aka Mr. Myspace DJ for July Spin at your birthday party FOR FREE!!! All you have to do is call 314.551.9872 for the details or email: wegotthejams@yahoo.com You must be 21 years of age or over to receive this special!
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Rance John Styles and barbering, located in the luxurious Benton Park Neighborhood, 2909 Jefferson. 314.772.7511 salonr@sbcglobal.net
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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.
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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!
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Catch all the latest STL entertainment sites, sounds and interviews at
http://www.ohhmy.net/
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UC ME Radio with Murphy lee, Kyjuan and comedian Darius Bradford, 6 p.m. Sundays on 100.3 The Beat.
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For your hip-hop ministry and Christian music services check out Mynista’s website at
http://www.reverbnation.com/mynistaakadoctawuzdead?eid=591050_2558942 : +++++++++++++
Check out author and activist Keith Boykin’s new website Daily Voice at
http://www.thedailyvoice.com/
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Hear new music from STL singer Silky Sol at
http://www.myspace.com.redafroqueen/ or http://www.redafroqueen.com/
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For all your photography needs go to
www.lanceomarthurman.com/ ++++++++++++++++++
The Black Rep's blog, Black Reppin. It can be found on its website,
http://www.theblackrep.org/ or directly at http://theblackrep.blogspot.com/ ++++++++++++++++
Bosley and Associates Traffic Law Centers .Suspensions, Speeding. Revocations. DWI. PointProblems. Accidents. Frison ‘s Flea Market, 7025 St.Charles Rock Rd., Fri-Sunday 9 am-5 p.m. or Big TopFlea Market, 367 Chambers Road. For more info, call314.621.1744
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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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If you want to get on Vanita Applebum's entertainment newsletter, email her at
www.myspace.com/vanitaapplebum and also check out her blog at http://www.vanitaapplebum.blogspot.com/
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Check out Lisa Rose blogsite on Strong PositiveBlack Sisters at
http://www.positivesisters.blogspot.com/ or go to her my space page at www.myspace.com/lisarose08
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Check out blog
http://www.sistersnineties.blogspot.com/ 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 diversitygallery@netzero.net
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For body painting, makeup, face painting wigs andother special effects, contactJessica Dana at
http://www.jessicadana.com/ or go to www.myspace.com/jessicadada13
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Check out STLdee-jay Enoch online with his own radioplaylist.The Flow: Music Lounge. Peep it out at
http://www.flowink.com/player-popup.html or go to his myspace page www.myspace/enochisreal.
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For all your STL hip-hop info needs, go to
http://www.stlhiphop.com/!++++++++++++++
STL videographer Dana Christian has a website where people can send their professional music videos and films to get exposed. It is
http://www.spitflix.com/. +++++++++++++++
Well that will be it.Thanks all for your comments and keep em comin. Hit me up at maatspear@yahoo.com for pub or info you want on OUTTOWN.



























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