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Before we get into the arts and’ tainmnet, we continue our feature on African American artist who made an impact in their field. This week we feature, Jospehine Baker.
Born in East St. Louis, Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was an American expatriate entertainer and actress. She became a French citizen in 1937. Most noted as a singer, Baker also was a celebrated dancer in her early career. She was given the nicknames the "Bronze Venus" or the "Black Pearl", as well as the "Créole Goddess" in anglophone nations. In France, she has always been known as "La Baker".
Baker was the first African American female to star in a major motion picture, to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer. She is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States (she was offered the leadership of the movement by Coretta Scott King in 1968 following Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, but turned it down), for assisting the French Resistance during the Second World War and being the first American-born woman to receive the highest French military honor, the Croix de Guerre, and for being an inspiration to generations of African American female entertainers and others.
AUDITION SPOTLIGHTWe also would like to announce that Ma’atology Productions is seeking male and female actors for an upcoming workshop play about different facets of relationships. If you or someone you know who got acting chops and is comfortable on stage in any situation, email us a recent pic, bio and/or resume to email@example.com to be considered for an audition this month. Oh, and there will be pay for those are selected.
OK ON TO THE NEWZ
With all of the newz on the alleged abuse involving Rihanna and Chris Brown, a St. Louis connection has been added to the equation. St. Louis rapper Nelly will fill in for singer Chris Brown at an NBA All-Star party this weekend in Scottsdale, AZ, according to TMZ. Click here to see the TMZ report. The teen superstar saw his world turn inside out this week after a felony criminal threat charge stemming from allegedly attacking girlfriend Rihanna after a Grammy pre-party last weekend. Since then, Brown has lost several endorsements, and radio stations have begun withdrawing his music from the airwaves. Rihanna is reportedly on to healing in her homeland of Barbados.
And speaking of the Grammys, a couple of St. Lousians were spotted at the Pre-Grammy gala threw by record mogul Clive Davis at the Beverly Hills Hotel. A pregnant Kimora Lee Simmons was reportedly there with actor boyfriend Djimon Honsou and comedian Cedric the Entertainer (PICTURED ABOVE) who was hangin’ with music legend Prince. In unrelated Cedric newz, he along with b-baller Shaq is hosting a Comedy Jam during the NBA All star weekend festivities. Fo rthsoe who can’t make the event in person, E3thos.com, an online portal dedicated to delivering urban video content, will stream the comedy show for TV. The pay-per-view is expected to garner over 1 million viewers when it airs February 14th. Cedric the Entertainer will share the stage with Tommy Davidson, Deray Davis, Kevin Hart, and Aries Spears.The idea was to bring the NBA weekend to the people and have a low cost Comedy Jam that everyone can afford. The Comedy Jam can be seen on E3thos.com’s On Demand Channel on February 14th, 2009 at 9:30 MT. The cost is $4.99. Click the link http://www.e3thos.com/demands to view the promotional spot.
As far as the Grammys last Sunday, two Chicagoans won awards. Rapper Kanye West won two awards for Rap Sung Performance (for “American Boy” with Estelle) and Rap Duo or group Vocal for “Swagger Like Us” (with T.I., Lil Wayne and Jay Z). Also a winner was Jennifer Hudson who took home Best R&b Album for her eponymous debut. Both West and Hudson also performed. (By the way, STL gospel artist Flame did not win for Best Rock/Rap Vocal. Tobymac won that award.) In unrelated Jennifer Hudson newz, Hudson will be on tour with soulster Robin Thicke for a tour this spring, with a reported St. Louis date mapped out. The tour, which begins April 2 in Philadelphia and ends May 8.
The on , off, on, off again deadline for the switchover from analog TV to digital is back off. Now it’s June 12 for TV’s switch to all-digital broadcasting after the House joined the Senate last Wednesday in approving the delay.
The Edward Jones Dome, home of the St. Louis Rams, is getting a makeover. Leased by the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, it approved a $30 million improvement project, including state-of-the-art scoreboards and video boards in both end zones. It also includes renovations to the Rams Club in the north end zone and creation of a Premium Club in the south end zone. As part of the scoreboard renovations, fans in the Rams Club and Premium Club will be able to view the field from those areas, and it will allow some daylight in the bowl area. Plus, most of the dark blue paint in the Dome will be replaced with a lighter color. Also, four suites will be combined to create 72 "super suite" seats that can purchased individually. All of the renovations are scheduled to be completed in time for the start of the Rams' 2009 season. As part of the lease terms set with the commission when the Rams moved here from Los Angeles, the Dome has to still rank among the top 25 percent of NFL stadiums in terms of quality by 2015, the stadium's 20th anniversary.
Funny man Jerry Seinfeld made his way to the Fox last Saturday for a one-nioght sold show. According to stltoday,.com. Seinfeld did what he does best, exploring the minutia of everyday life and exposing its ridiculousness. He did a long bit on what he called "sad technology" — iPhones and Blackberries and e-mail — all of which makes it easier to communicate without actual human contact. "I believe *69 was the first feature that was actually hostile to the caller," he said. He also wondered how the number selected by the phone company slipped through the organization unchecked. "Did not one of these people go to junior high school?" Seinfeld also dealt with useless phrases that clog up conversations and confuse consumers. "I saw a Tropicana orange juice commercial," he said. "It used to say ‘like fresh squeezed.’ Then it was ‘more like fresh squeezed.’ Now it’s ‘even more like fresh squeezed.’ " Building to that famous state of Seinfeldian exasperation, he pleaded, "If they could just…squeeze…the oranges!"
Former President Jimmy Carter was in St. Louis Tuesday at Left bank Books in the CWE signing copies of his new book, We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land. Autograph hopefuls and to purchase the book in advance for a ticket to the signing.
(picture courtesy of Carlston Edwards)
Glen Carbon resident Dennis Brigham was removed from the first round of Hollywood trials on American Idol last Tuesday(and had some smart words to say about the judges before he left) . Brigham had been accepted on to the show after auditioning in Kansas City, Mo., in August. For his audition, he sang Chris Brown’s “With You” as he danced. Before he went to Hollywood, Simon said he didn’t get him. After an impassioned plea about how very, very, very, very, very good he can sing, Paula decided to send him through. Simon said no. Randy couldn’t say no to all the begging and pleading. Kara said yes or no, we don’t know. But he was sent through to Hollywood. He was seen last week ion Fox 2 Morning Show to talk about his experience as well the last minute of his 15 minutes were ticking away. LOL Please, STL don’t make him the William Hung of the STL and have him invited to sing at events. PLEAAAAAAAAAAASE
To see his audition go to : http://idolnotes.com/2009/01/21/dennis-brigham-american-idol-audition-video/
Two local high school football players will play for Mizzou. Sheldon Richardson -- the defensive tackle/tight end from St. Louis Gateway Tech who is the No. 1 player in Missouri and the No. 4 player in the nation according to Rivals.com -- confirmed his commitment to Missouri. Also going is , Ty Phillips, a first-team All-Metro selection at defensive tackle from East St. Louis. They were among the 25 local high schoolers who were part of the recruiting process last week and were all given Division I scholarships.
There is a support group for the "LEE THE ROSE MAN NIXON WAY" Street Naming Ceremony, that will take place Sat. Feb. 14, 3pm at the Wohl Recreation Center, 1515 N. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO. 636) 947-2163 for orders or questions.
Grammy Award winning singing group The Pointer Sisters will headline at the Boogie Ball held at the Ameristar Casino on Feb. 13, which benefits the American Liver Foundation – Missouri/Kansas Division. For more information about and to order tickets for the Boogie Ball, visit www.liverfoundation.org or call (314) 352-7377. The event takes place in Ameristar Casino Resort Spa’s second-floor Ballroom on 1260 South Main Street in St. Charles, Mo.
Chicago native rapper will be seen in the newest installment of the Terminator series flick called, 'Terminator: Salvation'. Common plays Barnes, a resistance soldier. Set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Coomon stars with actor Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. Joiningthem in the film are Anton Yelchin, Bryce Dallas Howard and Moon Bloodgood. The film opens nationwide May 21.
Tom Joyner Morning Show personality Sybil Wilkes, took a day leave on her weekly duties on the show last Friday to travel to Kansas City. Mo to the Bruce Watkins Center to raise funds for the show’s school of the month Lincoln University in Jefferson City. In related news, Wilkes is going on Dr. Ian’s 50 Million Pound challenge after she purchased Dr Ian;’s Four Day Diet book and she pledged to lose weight (to get her “sexy back;” as she said on the radio show) and sign up 25,000 people via email to Team Sybil;. If she meets her email goal by the end of this month, Dr. Ian promised to give $25,000 to her as an incentive of losing weight. In a funny tidbit, her radio colleague and show namesake Tom Joyner said that Temptations singer Dennis Edwards needs to be signed up and said on air, “Anyone in St. Louis, who know Dennis, tell him he needs to sign up." DAMN TALK ABOUT CALLING SOMEONE OUT. Edwards, by the way, was born in St. Louis.
Look for J. Buck's Restaurant at 1000 Clark Avenue in downtown St. Louis to become the newest live music venue in our area. Starting Feb. 21, the restaurant's music room will debut with jazz vocalist Erin Bode (PICTURED) at 9 p.m. The performance room is named after one of the J's in J. Buck's — Fox sportscaster Joe Buck. The other J is Julie and in recognition of their late father, Jack Buck. The new room can handle more than 200 concertgoers, and guests can bundle the price of the ticket with dinner
Congrats to STL rapper Jus Bleezy (ABOVE LEFT)and model Leah Bourne (LEFT)who were big winners at last Sundays First Notice Me Model Appreciation Awards (or NMMAs) that weer put on by Liquid Assets and held at Forets Park Club House. Bleezy won two awards for Ultimate Hustler and his video “Comin For Ya” was acknowledged when Jackie, won for Best Video Appearance by a Male. Bourne also won two awards. Best Video Appearance by a Female for her cameo in Lil Wil’s “Bust it Open” (tied with Tiffany Foxx ) and Model of the Year –Female. Other winners included Greedy Genius for Mens Clothing Line, Yani Company for Female Clothing Line; Jessica Dana for Body Paint Artist, King Yella for Club Photographer and Loose Cannon’s Slim for King of Swagger.(GO TO OUT 552 FOR PICS) For the complete list of winners go to http://www.liquidassets-events.com/notice/awards.htm
STL gospel artist Pam Green will have a CD recording concert for her CD, "In His Presence" Feb 27 at the Mtero Christian Worship Center (CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE)
Have yawl been hearing those radio commercials advertising Alton R&B singer Jimmy Vaughn’s CD “I'm Dedicated?” They said you can cop it at Vintage Vinyl and at http://www.cdbaby.com/. It’s a pretty smooth commercial. We think it runs mostly on the weekend in the mornings on 100.3 The Beat.
In other STL TV people appearances, Maryville University professor Steven Phipps is due to be featured on an upcoming episode of the PBS TV show "History Detectives." Phipps, assistant professor of communications, will videotape an interview with Lion Television, which produces the program. The episode is about Iva Toguri, a woman accused of being WWII radio propagandist "Tokyo Rose." Phipps, an expert in broadcast history, will be asked to access databases and vintage newspaper articles, and talk about WWII journalism. No date yet on when the segment will air.
And lastly, OUTTOWN was pleasantly surprised during the Freeman Bosley Show last Sunday that YOURS TRULY, Ma'at Atkins’ I.D, bumper for people to listen to the show (as well as promote this website) It was played after the commercial break and was recorded for the show in 2007 when he was a guest on the show promoting his stageplay “Penisillan” and fashions show “Testoscouture.” But we ain’t complaining. Any promotion is always good! LOL
BLIND BITZ. Which STL entertainer was busted a couple of months back for drug possession and transportation but was cleared of the charges? (Hint. The entertainer's name sounds like another STL based entertainer but spelled diffrently, released an album with a title that can be used on clothing, and is affiliated with a national entertainer with St. Louis roots.)
Theresa Payne. This lovely young singer is making her stride son the featured open mike circuit in the Lou. She wowed them recently at the featured artist at café Soul at Old Rock House and this Wednesday, returned to the Old Rock House as one of the Inspirational Singers with Suite Soul Spot’s weekly music showcase event as well as at Love Movement at Nubia this weekend (SEE EVENT BITZ BELOW). She also is releasing a CD in April.
Dj Needles. This in demand dee-jay born in the East St. Lou, who dee-jays at mostly all of the hottest music events in the city, is now doing double duty when he dee-jays as well as host of his own event, The Love Movement, one night music showcase event he created that will be held this weekend at Nubia Café where some of St. Louis’ hottest R&B and soul talents will be featured (SEE EVENT BITZ BELOW ) ..
WORDZ TO THE WHYZ
During the Red Carpet segment, Why did Ryan Seacrest try and call out Carrie Underwood as sleeping around? Why did LiL Wayne or Whitney Houston do the red carpet interview? Why did U2 open up the show? Why was Whitney enunciating slowly during her presentation ? And why did she say she should have worn some boots? Why did Grammys telecast a Pre-telecast Grammy? Why was Justin trying to outsing Rev Al Green? Why didn’t Jazmine Sullivan win anything? Why was all the stars geeked with Sir Paul McCartney at the Grammys? Why did Kid Rock display a mug shot of himself during his set? Why did they have a box of Leona Os like a cereal box for her? Why did the Grammys put Jonas Brothers with Stevie Wonder? Why were Boyz IIMen used as background singers during Justin and Al Green s performance? Why did Jamie Foxx walk off to sing by himself during eth Four Tops tribute? Why did Robert Plant and Alison Krauss win for Record of the Year? Why didn’t Alison Krauss say anything when she won with Plant? Why was MIA performing on her day of delivering her baby? Why did Katy Perry come on stage coming out of a huge babana ? Why was Kanye’s hair looking every which way but right? Why was Adele chewing gum heavily when she won the Best New Artist award? And why did Neil Diamond perform?
VALENTINE DAY EVENTZ
THE LOVE MOVEMENT" a night of real music celebrating real love" Host: DJ NeedlesStart Time: Friday, February 13 at 9:00pmEnd Time: Saturday, February 14 at 1:00amWhere: Nubia CafeTo see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=57719450971
The Contestant will have a choice from either 4 eligible Bachelors or 4 eligible Bachelorettes that will participate in the questions and answers. In the end, the Bachelor or Bachelorette, who answers the most questions with answers that ideally match the contestant; will be hooked up at the end of the game.
Afroworld presents Ron Wilkerson, In-store mini Valentine's Day Jazz Concert, Sat. Feb 14, 2009, 3-5pm Meet and Greet St. Louis Post-Dispatch Columnist, Sylvester Brown, Feb 21, 2009 3-5pm. 314.389.5419 for more info.
LOVE JONES Valentines Day EditionTime: February 14, 2009 from 8pm to 11pmLocation: The SpaceOrganized By: Virtue LoungeEvent Description:Come out and Join us us a night of Smooth Jazz and Poetry!See more details and RSVP on The Virtue Lounge: http://virtuelounge.ning.com/events/event/show?id=2719280%3AEvent%3A220&xgi=7jLl3NR
BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPOTLIGHT
Jazz on the Bistro presents Black History Month–Celebration of Blue Note Records featuring Reggie Thomas and OGD, 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at Third Baptist Church. Free but bring a canned food item or make a donation to Third Baptist Church to benefit the reopening of their food pantry.– Pat Martino Trio, 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Feb. 18-21 at Jazz at the Bistro. $30-$35.– Blue Notes Records 70th Anniversary Tour, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. $40.In addition to these events, Jazz St. Louis is also presenting their monthly CD Listening Club at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Borders in Brentwood. It’ll feature a discussion on the golden age of Blue Note Records. Bradford and Dr. Gerald Early are among the speakers at this free event sponsored by the Whitaker Foundation.For more information go to http://www.jazzstl.org/ , or call (314)289-4034.
Suite Soul Spot at Old Rock House, 1200 S. 7th street every 2nd Wednesday starting Feb . 11. Doors at 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m.
The Miracle Worker at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Feb. 11-Mar 8, 130 Edgar Road. Webster Groves Tix at $14.50 For tix and special offers go to www.repstl.orgwww.repstl.org
Sick S City presents 2009 Valentine Singles Nite, Thursday, Feb. 12 at Fubar. Showtime at 8 p.m. Performing live are Screwz and Scripts, Operation Beastmode, Nite Owl, PREACH and hosted by Walt G. Callin All Singles. Wear Red if Single. Black if Taken. Ends at 1 a.m.
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Valentine's Weekend St. Louis MUSIC FESTIVAL starring FRANKIE BEVERLY, MAZE, TEENA MARIE and KEITH SWEAT, Fri., Feb. 13, 2009, 8PM @ Chaifetz Arena.
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.
Doorways' 8th Annual RED09 event : "Cirque Du Rouge is set for Feb. 14 is " at the Chase Park Plaza featuring a circus atmosphere. The evening will feature three BRAVO TV auction packages, including a visit to the "Top Chef" challenge in the spring; two tickets to the network's "Second Annual A-List Awards," hosted by Kathy Griffin in LA on April 5; and a NYC adventure that includes theater tickets, tickets to the "Regis and Kelly Live" show, a meeting with Kelly Ripa, a guided tour of 30 Rock by Andy Cohen and dinner for two at the Palm. The event supports housing for people living with HIV/AIDS in the St. Louis area. STLTV's Gilberto Pinela will emcee. For more info at: http://www.doorwwayshousing.org/.
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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
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.Othercredits 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
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 performance2007: 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
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MYNISTA 's WELCOME T STRAIGHT STREET CONCERT SEREIS CONTINUES: Welcome To Straight Street (Straight Street EP Release Concert) @ Calvary Christian Ctr.02/14/2009 10:00 PMBelleville, ILValentines Day Bash (DMCC)03/28/2009 07:00 PMTampa, FLTalon's NEW REFLECTION CD Release PartyFor concert info go to http://www.mynistamusic.com/
The Rep presents SPRING AWAKENING, February 10-22, 2009
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.
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.
UPCOMING FOX SHOWZ: 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
April 3-5, 2009
Performances are: Friday & Saturday at 8pm; Saturday & Sunday at 2pm
Fabulous Fox Theatre – 527 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103
Tickets go on sale Sunday, March 1 through MetroTix at 314/534-1111 or online at www.metrotix.com. Tickets will also be available at the Fox Theatre box office.
Prices range from $26-$60 depending on performance date & seat location.
STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. As “USA Today” says, STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.” STOMP. See what all the noise is about.
April 24-26, 2009
Performances are: Friday & Saturday at 8pm; Saturday & Sunday at 2pm
Fabulous Fox Theatre – 527 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103
Tickets go on sale Sunday, March 1 through MetroTix at 314/534-1111 or online at www.metrotix.com. Tickets will also be available at the Fox Theatre box office.
Prices range from $28-$68 depending on performance date & seat location.
It’s 1962, and pleasantly plump Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire – to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star, but she must use her newfound power to vanquish the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin and integrate a TV network – all without denting her ‘do! Don’t miss HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s musical-comedy phenomenon that inspired a major motion picture and won eight 2003 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical. As The New York Times says, “If life were everything it should be, it would be more like HAIRSPRAY. It’s irresistible!”
THEATER EVENT(CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE)
The Black Rep presents A Song for Coretta By Pearl Cleage On a cold, rainy day in February, five women stand in line with 14,000 other mourners, each waiting her opportunity to pay final respects to the one and only Coretta Scott King. These total strangers, born four decades apart, exchange story after story – memorably paying homage to Coretta while drawing poignant parallels to Hurricane Katrina and the Iraq war. Pearl Cleage melds past to present and fact to fiction in this unforgettably thought provoking production. "The purpose of my writing, often, is to express the point where racism and sexism meet."
Pearl Cleage is an accomplished playwright, journalist, poet, and novelist. She probes issues of race, sex, and love in a growing body of literary work while she reveals poignant truths about brave black women. She has drawn national attention with her dramatic works, which include Flyin' West, and Blues for an Alabama Sky. Her first novel What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day, was an Oprah's Book Club selection, a New York Times bestseller, and a BCALA Literary Award winner. She is also the author of I Wish I Had a Red Dress, Mad at Miles, and Deals with the Devil.
Single tickets range $27 – $40.00, to reserve your seat please call (314) 534-3810 or visit www.theblackrep.org
The Beats 10th year anniversary Beat Birthday Concert "Swagger Tour"February 19thChaifetz Arena T.I.Ludacris, Shorty Da KidTen years ago, 100.3 The Beat signed on as the station in St. Louis giving you Hip Hop and R&B! Now that it's our 10 year anniversary, we would like to say Thank You for being there every step of the way! Join 100.3 The Beat on Thursday, February 19th at the Chaifetz Arena for our We are Hip Hop Concert, Part ONE, featuring T.I., Ludacris, and the Beat's very own Shorty Da Kid! Tickets on sale now. Click here for ticket info +++++++++++++++++++++++
THE MEETING Starring Ervin Williams as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and
Ryan Cunningham as Malcolm X
Friday, February 20, at 10 a.m.
Friday, February 20, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 21, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 22, at 3 p.m.
Where: Emerson Performance Center’s Bank of America Th eater
For reservations, please contact Director Gregory Carr at (314) 340-3667
or Theater Instructor Beverly Brennan at (314) 340-5975.
MODERN LUXURY: THE MERCEDES-BENZ ARRIVAL & THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATL LISA" on Thursday, February 26 at 9:00pm.Event: MODERN LUXURY: THE MERCEDES-BENZ ARRIVAL & THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATL LISA"OBAMA 2009 NUVO & MILLERCOORS "What: Club PartyHost: SOUL STYLZ ''Lifestyle & Entertainment Co. USAStart Time: Thursday, February 26 at 9:00pmEnd Time: Friday, February 27 at 2:00amWhere: F15TEEN Restaurant & LoungeTo see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=58545168920
This is what you have been waiting for, an expo that will knock your socks off. The Project Language Expo is clearly somewhere you want to be the weekend of February 28th - March 1st. This will be a fun, friendly, family atmosphere full of entertainment, networking, shopping, contests, education, workshops, fashion shows, spoken word poets, authors, colleges, artists and much more. So mark the date on your calendar. LAST CHANCE FOR BOOTH OPPORTUNITIES CALL CEDRIC @ 636.279.0004 or VISIT www.mentorprises.org
The 2nd Annual Traffic Music Awards 06:00 PM, March 1. Come for a celebration of urban music. The Roberts Orpheum Theater 416 North 9th Street, St. Louis, MO 63101 314.588.0388 for info
St. Louis Fashion Week March 23-29 2009 http://www.saintlouisfashionweek.com/ ++++++++++++++++++++++++
The 4th Annual Kevin Kline Awards, Loretto-Hilton Center in Webster Groves, March 30. For tickets call 314.531.7529 or visit http://www.kevinklineawards.org/.
BIG TAH presents a ROADTRIP TO THE ATL March 19, to March 22, 2009. LEAVING FROM THE LOFT - HEADED TO ATL
3112 OLIVE, Info: 314.713.0926 Email: email@example.com
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AUDITION BITZ. Ma’atology Productions is seeking open minded female and male actors, of all races, for an upcoming workshop stageplay on the conflicts of relationships in early May. For an audition, please send a recent pic, bio and/or resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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!!
Hi Pointe Café presents Open Mike for hip hoppers every Monday at 9:30 p.m. at Cusamanos, 7147 Manchester. Hosted by J Narko, Twizy, and Rob. Info: 584.9641.
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 email@example.com
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..................
UPDATE: SOULSTAGE every Wednesday at House of Comedy starting Feb. 4.. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.soulstarent.com/
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 ·
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://email@example.com by 4pm Thursday. Must include full name & email for each guest.For VIP booths and bottle service call 314.397.4007. Or visit FreeTimestl
Drama House Thursdays @ The In Spot, 5854a Delmar- Clean Comedy . Doors at 8 p.m., Show at 9 p.m. $5 http://www.inspotlounge.com/
Milq Da Game presents Destination Thursdays at Club Society. $500 to the sexiest lady. Ladies Free til 11;30p.m. 2 for 1 drinks before 10:30 p.m. for fellas and free drinks for ladies. Info: http://www.societystl.com/
DERRTY THURSDAYS EVERY THURSDAY at ESCALADE(FORMERLY HADLEY'S) LADIES Automatically FREE TIL 10pmRSVP for FREE ADMISSION til 10:30pm firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW: Made Models LLC presents TGIF at Skybox. 10 p.m. Ladies FREE all nite. For more info call 314.761.9962.
Open Bar Fridays at House of Comedy. $20 Drink Free All Nite plus a ticket to a comedy show 801 N 2nd St. St. Louis 241-5233
Spectrum presents "Friday Night at the Sky Box "EACH & EVERY Friday"Sky Box Sports Bar & Grill beginning Friday, October 3 at 9p to 3am Where: Sky Box Sports Bar & GrillTo see more details and RSVP, follow the link below: http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=41828731487
Urban Causal Fridays hosted by Bishop V-Luv, HappyHour at Spruills, 1101 N. Jefferson. Free from6p.m.-9p.m. (2 for 1) Free food 9 p.m.-11p.m. Drink specials until midnite. Party 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Ladies free til 11 p.m. for more info call 314.574.9601 or314.625.4595 or go to www.myspace.com/URBANCASUALFRIDAYS
DT presents 30s the New 20 at the Jazz Spot (formerly WS Hotel), 400 Wash Ave., , 30 and up, 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: The Space presents the female impersonation show, Pebbles and the Barbie Dolls every Sunday att eh Space, door at 8p.m., Show at 9 p.m. Drink Specials. $5 Cover Fo rmro einfo contact The Space located at 320-24 N.Vandeventer (off Lindell Blvd. in SLU area) Contact:314.494.5976 or 314.494.9095..
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.
NEW: Award-winning STL painter and artist Daniel Hodges has commemorated a painting for sell in celebration of President Barack Obama’s historic win of the Oval Office. For more info go to www.danielhodges.com
Diade Bathily of Afriky Lolo presents African dance classesKids: Thursdays , last class February 26th Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:25 p.m. Place: Mahler Ballroom, 4915 Washington Avenue (between Euclid and Kingshighway) Cost: $100Adults: 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/
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
Children of Promise Learning Center is currently enrolling. Located at 4231 N Grand Blvd. 6 weeks to 6 years. 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 http://www.numerogroup.com/catalog.php?subcat=Eccentric%20Soul
Good Shepherd Infant and Toddler Center, 5990 Page. Now Enrolling. School age children welcome. Info: 314.725.5710
Check out Leannett Payne’’s CHOCOLATE BLOG by emailing her at Leannettpayne@yahoo.com!
Catch all the latest STL entertainment sites, sounds and interviews at http://www.ohhmy.net/
UC ME Radio with Murphy lee, Kyjuan and comedian Darius Bradford, 6 p.m. Sundays on 100.3 The Beat.
For your hip-hop ministry and Christian music services check out Mynista’s website at http://www.reverbnation.com/mynistaakadoctawuzdead?eid=591050_2558942 : +++++++++++++
Check out author and activist Keith Boykin’s new website Daily Voice athttp://www.thedailyvoice.com/
Hear new music from STL singer Silky Sol at http://www.myspace.com.redafroqueen/ or http://www.redafroqueen.com/
For all your photography needs go to www.lanceomarthurman.com/
The Black Rep's blog, Black Reppin. It can be found on its website, http://www.theblackrep.org/ or directly at http://theblackrep.blogspot.com/
Bosley and Associates Traffic Law Centers .Suspensions, Speeding. Revocations. DWI. PointProblems. Accidents. Frison ‘s Flea Market, 7025 St.Charles Rock Rd., Fri-Sunday 9 am-5 p.m. or Big TopFlea Market, 367 Chambers Road. For more info, call314.621.1744
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
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 and Cultural Cafe, 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 email@example.com
For body painting, makeup, face painting wigs andother special effects, contact Notice Me Award nominee Jessica Dana at http://www.jessicadana.com/ or go to www.myspace.com/jessicadada13
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.
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/.