Wednesday, March 04, 2009

OUT 567--STL TIDBITZ AND MORE!

HELLO OUTTOWNERS!

ITS WEDNESDAY!!

TIME TO GET TOWNED!!!


Last month we highlighted important and notable artists for Black History Month. This month is Women;s History Month and we will spotlight various women who made significant steps in their careers in the ILLI and MO area. This week, we highlight Dr. Lillian A. Parks.

Dr. Lillian Adams Parks was the first superintendent of East St. Louis Public School District 189.


Born in 1932, to activist Horace Adams and schoolteacher Edith Adams in East St. Louis,. When Lillian Parks, fresh out of Lincoln High School she received her bachelor’s of arts degree from University of Illinois in 1954 and masters in 1957 in elementary education at Wash U in St. Louis and a doctorate in philosophy from Saint Louis University in 1976

Dr. Parks started her educational career in East St. Louis schools as a teacher in 1953 - - taught at Lincoln from 1956 to 1966, was a consultant in Project Speak, a program she created with her twin sister Vivian to help inner city black youth’s oral language skills; a director, administrative assistant for secondary education, all in this district. When she left the University of Illinois in she taught one year in Kansas City School,

She became superintendent of District 189 in the early 1990s. She retired in 2005 . Her son is former east St. Louis former East St. City Alderman Alvin Parks Jr is currently the mayor of East St. Louis.


We heard that the concert which featured Grammy winner Neyo (PIC BY SBFLY), and nominees Musiq and Jazmine Sullivan at the Fox Sunday did not disappoint. According to reports, Neyo’s 90-minute set , featured a full band, dancers, and his own recorded backing vocals and every song was heavily choreographed like a Broadway musical . He also sang a few bars from sings he wrote for Beyonce’, Mario’, Jennifer Hudson and Rihanna who he gave shout out to.

OUR OUTTOWN FAN SBfly said about Neyo: He looked like a young Michael "before" changes...He had great music and looked good clothes wise, outstanding male backup dancers okay female dancers, I felt like I was at the blues concert because Neyo kept talking and asking The Fox to turn up the house lights, and made conversation with the crowd ranging from the women with the white pants on to men being gentlemen. Some warm up group, came out in the middle of the show with the word NEYO spelled out on towels. And lastly, the band for Neyo was truly awesome. Their set was hyped and got the crowd dancing.



Musiq (PICTURE BY SBFLY) showed a hot performance as well (especially with him being the vet of the three acts in regards to the music biz) . He had an all-female band.
SBFly said about Musiq: He kept the crowd flowing with his all girl band and dj, He started mellow, but ended hyped. We kicked it as we strolled down memory lane with the various dances... funny...in his Easter suit..he gave away three bunnies to the crowd. Our boy Musiq noticed in the crowd Ginuwine”


Sullivan, who was last at the Fox after opening for Maxwell last fall, gave the crowd her throaty alto croon as she performed her hits including the Grammy nominated song, “Bust Your Windows “ Sbfly said about Sullivan: She sounded great, looked great representing the Divas...at times it appeared that her voice was a little hoarse...but crowd was hyped...

New girl group Electrik Red opened up the show and as SBfly mentioned R&B singer Ginuwine, was seen down front and waving to fans.





Speaking of Ginuwine, we heard that he had a listening party in St. Louis for his new CD, A Man's Thought (Does anyone know where he had it? Our e-vite must was caught up in spam. LOL)s. And had fans to pick his first single which is, :My Last Chance.” To peep it go to
http://www.missxpose.com/2009/01/ginuwine-is-back-with-a-mans-thoughts/

We guess he had to have a party here in the STL for his CD (especially with most of the CD was recorded here in St. Louis at Notifi Studios.) cuz he had a party for the CDs release in Hollywood at Mr. Chow’s after the Grammys.








And speaking of award shows, The STL had its 2nd Annual Traffic Music Awards Sunday at the Roberts Orphuem Theatre celebrating the hip-hop music and performers here in the Lou. The big winner was 100.3the Beat personality Shorty Da Kid (TOP) who won three awards. He won Club Song of the year and Song of the Year for his radio hit, “Wah Wah Wow (Ratchet)” and shared an award with his producer Loudie of GCB for Producer of the Year, The second big winner was

St. Lunatic Murphy Lee (BOTTOM) who won two awards. Lee won for Radio Song of the Year (“My Shoes”) and shared the Label of the Year award with his St. Lunatic brother Kyjuan for UC ME. Other winners included Jessie Taylor for Comedian of the Year; Fox 2;s April Simpson for TV Personality of the Year, Nikko Smith for Artist of the Year, DJ 618 for Legend of The year and Mocha Latte for Promoter fo the Year. The highlights were when the family of the slain Lee “Roseman” Nixon accepted the Humanitarian award in his behalf which caused his daughter to become emotional during her speech and a standing ovation from the crowd. The other was when Silly Asz accepted the award for Radio Personality of The Year for he and his radio partner DJ Kaos. Asz brought up a tee that had a magic marker lettered the words “FIRED FOR NUFFIN” referencing to the duo getting fired last fall at their post at WHHL Hot 104.1. The evening's performers included a mix of new and classic hip-hop acts, including Jibbs, Huey, Ebony Eyez, Kenny Knox, Black Pearl Mafia, Young Ro as well as big winner Shorty Da Kid. It was hosted by creator Tony J, the Traffic man at 104. 1. (SEE OUT 566 FOR PICS AND MORE COVERAGE OF THIS EVENT)








This week the STL based film Up in the Air” starring George Clooney started shooting. According to reports, movie trucks were parked downtown near Busch Stadium and the Millennium hotel. The film will make use of more than 50 locations in the St. Louis area, including Lambert St. Louis-International Airport. The trailers have logos on them that read "Starwaggons," and "Movie Movers Transportation Equipment." Covers on the parking meters around the GenAmerica Building, at 8th and Market, explain that location is also part of a movie set. Mansion House Apartments on North 4th Street is also dramatically altered for production of Clooney's movie.

The film, which stars Clooney, tells the story of a man on a mission to rack up a million frequent flier miles. The production will conclude by the end of April. In related news, it has been reports of folk spotting Clooney at various venues here the STL. According to reports, Clooney apparently has spent some of his off time in the Central West End. He's already been spotted in a club known as Mandarin and right next door, inside Subzero where he was having dinner with some people."









In other related news, Juno co-star Jason Bateman has joined the cast of the dramedy Bateman will play Clooney’s boss. (So be on the look out for Bateman here, too. )
Publishers Weekly reported that a book about the “now-notorious” former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is being rushed to print. The publisher will be Ivan R. Dee, a small Chicago-based nonfiction house.

”Pay to Play: How Rod Blagojevich Turned Political Corruption Into a National Sideshow” by PBS correspondent Elizabeth Brackett is scheduled to go on sale in May.According to PW: “Brackett, who works for ‘The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,’ has followed Blagojevich’s career for some time now; she initially profiled him in 2002. The book, which shows how Blagojevich’s upbringing ultimately led to his comically tragic fall from grace, is getting a sizable push from the house, which has announced a first printing of 25,000 copies.”

Wonder who will pay to play him in the movie? LOL















According to reports The all St Louis showdown between Deandre Latimore (TOP)and Corey Spinks (BOTTOM)for the vacant IBF Junior Middleweight title will be held in the Gateway City. Steve Smith, the long time promoter of Latimore, says Rumble Time/DiBella Entertainment and Don King Productions have come to terms on an agreement. The final details of a date, venue and a television deal for the fight are being wrapped up. The IBF has ordered the fight between Spinks and Latimore because of former Champion Verno Phillips decision last November to vacate the title to move to a different weight class. Currently the IBF has Spinks ranked as the top contender at #3. Latimore is the #5 contender in the Junior Middleweight division.
The title, St Louis Civil War Showdown, comes from Corey Spinks growing up in north St Louis while Latimore grew up in the south side of town. Smith says Deandre is preparing for this fight like no other fight he has had in his life so that he prove once and for all who is the best fighter in St. Louis. Latimore’s trainer, Kenny Adams, who once trained Spinks, says he looks forward to the challenge of defeating Spinks who was a great champion. A formal announcement for the late March or early April fight is expected shortly once the final details are worked out.
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Last Friday, two big time celebs came through the Lou to meet fans and promote.
















First was rocker Sammy Hagar’ was in town last Friday at his Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill restaurant at
Harrah’s St. Louis. There he addressed his fans, poured drinks, and held a press conference earlier that day. Fans entered a contest for a chance to meet the former lead singer of the 80s group Van Halen. Those who entered the contest got a CD, must had to have a Total Rewards card from the casino to enter.
The other was craft goddess Martha Stewart and her two French bulldogs popped into Macy's West County Center last store Friday afternoon to promote her new cookbook. Stewart signed 600 copies of "Martha Stewart's Cooking School" She was in town to visit a company, but she wouldn't share any details. Hmm.














Rapper Chingy, who was scheduled to appear at and was a no show at the Traffic Music Awards Sunday, filmed a profanely based rant about the ongoing riff that’s has brewed between East Coast and the STL rap scene. To see for yourself , go to
http://stlhiphop.ning.com/video/chingy-addresses-arsonal-the
Oh, and the Ching-a-ling celebrates a b-day this week. He turns 29.








Three national celebs will be comin to the Lou in March as guests at Monopoly Promotions’ Best Damned Fridays Period at Lush .







This Friday,sexy R&B singer Teairra Mari will debut her new singles “Hunt for U” and “Cause a Scene” for her upcoming CD, “At this Point” on Fo Reel/Warner Brothers (a video model auditions will precede the show at I AM at 5 p.m. SEE AUDITION BITZ BELOW FOR MORE INFO).


















On March 13, rapper/actor Bow Wow will be at Lush to celbrate his 22nd b-day.











R&B singer Bobby Valentino will be at Lush March 20.






STL Comedian and Ricky Smiley Morning Show personality Darius Bradford just opened his long awaited comedy club The Big Joker that is located inside Lights On Broadway Twilight Room/Lights on Broadway in New Baden. Last Tuesday, he had his first show there Funny Phat Tuesdays that will be go on every Tuesday. This Tuesday was a special tribute show to the late Rodney Winfield hosted by BET"S/Johnsons Family Reunion,’s JJ.









STL rapper Jibbs. is back. Just fresh off his performance on the Traffic Music Awards at the Orpheum Theatre, he just released his newest single “ J Walkn”(that he debuted at the Traffic Music Awards) with Lil Boosie. To peep it go to
http://stlhiphop.ning.com/














Speaking of rappers, St. Louis rapper Nite Owl is fired up. According to several reports, Koch wnet on a media frenzy to tell his side of the story of what happened when he won last year’s Koch Madness hip-hop contest held at the Loft that landed him a one-shot deal with Koch Records, but believes his win wasn’t all it was supposed to be. His feelings, including that the more commercial but second-place rapper Joka was treated better than he, are detailed in a lengthy letter to the media from his camp. Here is an excerpt from his letter

After several comments and questions about the status of his relationship with Koch Records, continuing to be referred to as a Koch Records Recording artist on the street and in print media, and as a last straw, after being told that he is not permitted (BANNED) to compete in the HOT 104.1 DTP Madness Rap Competition, Nite Owl decided it was time to let this story be told.

Nite Owl heard the radio promotion for Koch Madness and called me so we could discuss it. At the time, we were preparing to independently release his album “Spoiled Rotten”. The prize for Koch Madness was a single record deal with Koch and a thousand dollars. Some of you may know that Nite Owl worked in radio for many years and is aware of all of the scams that float around, and so when we found out the money was real, we knew he should enter the contest. Money is money, and when it accompanies some radio promo time during the month you are releasing an album, who wouldn’t enter the contest?

Nite told me he was going to enter it, and he openly told everyone, including media, that he was going to win it. From Nite Owl’s perspective the competition was batting practice, for others it was the World Series. I told him, “obviously you are going to win, because nobody performs more in this city than you do”. And since the contest was based on performing original hip hop music LIVE in front of judges…well, it was just a done deal in our eyes. Not cocky, just confident.So, he entered. When it came time for the finals it quickly became apparent that Nite Owl winning this contest was not what the program director of the radio station was necessarily in favor of--as evidenced by the fact that while he announced Nite Owl the winner, he also stated out loud to the whole room that Nite Owl was not who he had his money on. (He had his money on the runner up)
So, they announced Nite Owl the winner and the radio DJ who was working at the contest quickly threw on the song of the runner up (which was a hot song on the radio at that time, oh--and that DJ happened to have produced it). (Picture a 50 Cent song playing while Kanye walks up to get his award.) Wow. So, Nite Owl was pissed when he looked back at the situation the next day. But once again, the money was real and we had work to do. One of the judges, The Vice President of Urban Promotions at Koch, Shadow Stokes, later told Nite Owl why they chose him as the winner and it was simple.
To summarize, it was the solidarity of the lyrics, the fact that he was a better performer, and the fact that he wasn’t like everyone else on the radio. Nite Owl wasn’t what they expected to encounter in St. Louis, as you can imagine.


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And in more STL heat and buzz, there has been some behind the scenes commentary about the artists who came through to the Disturbing the Peace Auditions for a record deal with Ludacris; label that went down last Saturday at Club Casino (It followed auditions held two Saturdays ago at the Loft) .
According to King Odie of Hitt Breaka DJS on www.stlhiphop.com, the auditions started off "on fire" [featuring such names as KOKO, Mz LAW, ROCKWELL KNUCKLEZ, MO LYRIC, J-VARR and K. WOODS], but the 2nd half tailed off featuring some solid talent, but not as much back to back. However - because the line of people (at CLUb CASINO) anxious to audition was so long, local radio station Hot 104.1 did people a HUGE favor by extending contestants well beyond the initial 104 entries ONLY rule. I think ALMOST EVERYONE after the original 104 got down [including the likes of: RAY Da KiDD, KRANE, MANKEY, CONNIE, LANGUAGE, EKLYPSE, and DeANDRE PERRIMAN]. The auditions also contained several surprise unknowns.
Where we didn't see many great acts the first week, I feel conifdent we've reached our desired total of 32 solid acts to officially beging the competition. Shout out to MC - who killed it in week 1 with that damn song I don't have (LOL), as well JOKA who scored high.Odie went on to say, “ Let me add TO THE MANY TOP / HOTTTT UNSIGNED LOCALS that elected not to participate [RAY GOSS, RUKAPUFF, ZEE, DUTCH JACKSON (it's okay to rise from the dead now), D. BRASCOE, MiAHNI, DETROIT, PRESTO, CHILL, etc.], - ya'll ONLY left room for someone mediocre to excel closer to getting WHAT YOU THINK SHOULD BE YOURS. Remember - you CAN'T complain or compete if you don't show up or suit up to play in the game. *** Aw Yeah - ATLANTIC RECORDS was also present today [way to go geniuses]***
Wow. Hmm, interesting commentary about the local music artists fa sho!

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Ezekeil Obasi and Young Dip teamed up for Rip the Runway at F15teen last Saturday. Performers included Al Cole Jr and Kello (who also modeled)., Those spotted included rapper Ludy and promoters Calvin Nelson, and Big Tah . To peep out the pics go to http://bfreepaparazzi.com/bfreegallery/?p=5497




















Speaking of Ludy, who was nominated for a TMA Award, he is having a b--day party at Club F15teen Thursday, March 12. Its FREE Champagne and entry til 11p.m.























And speaking of Young Dip, he will star in the upcoming urban stageplay The Clean Up Woman starring Telma Hopkins and jackee harry at the Fox March 14 and 15 (SEE FOX FILES BELOW). We wonder if this is why was a no show as a presenter at the Traffic Music Awards Sunday cuz he was in rehearsal mode?









Two STL based R&b trio are doin thangs herre and away from the STL area.






First, STL R&B trio Mo Tre will have a listening party for their debut CD, “St. Louis R&B Boys” March 15 at the Merchandise Mart Lofts on Washington Ave in downtown STL. Sorry, it’s a private party, but OUTTOWN will give ya the pics and scoop next week!









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An update on St. Louis R&B trio SOSY. They were in NYC late November to perform at Rock Your Fashion Trunk Show. The show this month.
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=73345793832&subj=1438717848







We hear that SYGU’s Eddie Holman had a bachelor party in the ATL last weekend and brought his friends to celebrate. When we ran into his brother Daron at the Traffic Music Awards he said that he swore under oath to not tell what happened. Hmmm. Well, we can just imagine.LOL
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Happy b-day also goes out to Power Stilletto’s Sherraine Gilliam who will celebrate the big 3-0 with a b-day party at Exo next week (SEE EVENT BITZ BELOW). She said that she will bring some of her friends from her hometown of NYC to come party wither in the Lou.


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RIP BITZ. Paul Harvey, the news commentator and talk-radio pioneer whose staccato style made him one of the nation's most familiar voices, died Saturday, ABC Radio Networks said. He was 90.
Mr. Harvey was born in Tulsa, Okla. He was working in St. Louis for KXOK when he asked Lynne Cooper, a graduate of Washington University who covered women's issues for the station, to dinner. At that dinner, on their first date, he proposed. Over the years, she served as his writer and editor.
Harvey had been forced off the air for several months in 2001 because of a virus that weakened a vocal cord. But he returned to work in Chicago and was still active as he passed his 90th birthday. His death comes less than a year after that of his wife and longtime producer -- Lynne, a native of St. Louis.


Known for his resonant voice and trademark delivery of "The Rest of the Story," Harvey had been heard nationally since 1951, when he began his "News and Comment" for ABC Radio Networks.

Harvey died surrounded by family at a hospital in Phoenix, according to ABC Radio Networks spokesman Louis Adams, where Harvey worked for more than 50 years. No cause of death was immediately available.










IN THE MIA FILE. Where is Fashion handbag designer Miss Raquel?













BLIND BITZ. Which St. Louis native celebrity was spotted having a bite to eat with a friend at an after hours diner last Saturday in the STL? (Hint. It’s a male but its not Nelly, Chingy orCedric , they are part of an ensemble national TV show and rose to fame during the “Clinton administration.:” The diner is located on Grand.)


STL-ICIOUS (Who is hot this week in the STL). Nite Owl and Mocha Latte.










Nite Owl. This rapper is making waves with his manifesto to the print and new media about his game busting experience when he won Koch Records singles deal last year at the Loft with no holds barred fervor (SEE TIDBITZ ABOVE). Last Saturday he performed at Blue Berry Room’s Duck room much to his fans delight and to keep the fire goin;, this Wednesday, he will be featured at Good For People’s Close to Famous’ Gray Area at F15teen.






















Mocha Latte. Latte aka The Queen of Promotions is coming off from a jammed packed b-day party last Friday at her weekly event Best Damned Fridays Period at Lush with special guest singer Ron Brownzs and a Traffic Music Award win Sunday at Roberts Orpheum for Promoter of The Year. This week, Latte will host 'Best Damned' with special guest singer R&B ‘s Teairra Mari (SEE MOCHAS CORNER BELOW). Next Saturday she will host the return of Soulace, a spoken word event at Nubia (SEE EVENT BITZ BELOW) that she will host every second Saturdays.






















WORDZ TO THE WHYZ.


Why do we call Chinese food, the rice house (if youre in Illi) or the China man (isf your e in St. Louis)? Why do people lock the bathroom door to do their business when there is nobody in the house but them? And Why are people are slow to pay their bills on time, but break their necks rushing to turn in DVDs at their local home video store?
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EVENT BITZ

UG Project- Live @ Sol 3/5 Lamar Harris, Mo Egeston & Duane Williams" on Thursday, March 5 at 9:00pm.Event: UG Project- Live @ Sol 3/5 Lamar Harris, Mo Egeston & Duane Williams "live souful house music. with subs. hooray subs."What: PerformanceHost: Mo EgestonStart Time: Thursday, March 5 at 9:00pmEnd Time: Friday, March 6 at 1:00amWhere: Sol LoungeTo see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=132146285076&aref=20040317
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Stress Free Fridays> > > Friday, March 6, 2009> > > 5pm-1:30am> > > > > > Reference Lounge @Sol, 3rd Floor> > > 4239 Lindell Boulevard> > > St. Louis, MO 63108> > > 314-534-1300> > Join us this Friday, March 6, 2009 as Stress Free Fridays> visits a hidden St. Louis treasure, Reference Lounge @Sol,> 3rd floor...the space will leave you absolutely speechless> and mesmerized...enjoy great drinks, food, and the best> DJ's in St. Louis that will have you dancing the night> away...ARRIVE EARLY as we are expecting a huge turnout...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 celebrating a special event in your life, email> Mario at
wayne_mario@yahoo.com or Mark Anthony at> maj_826@yahoo.com and we will recognize you and your special> event.> > Please visit our website: stressfreefridays.ning.com and> become a member of Stress Free Fridays.
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Event: 2 TURNTABLES + A MICROPHONE "DJ Needles' Infinite Playlist"What: Club PartyHost: DJ NeedlesStart Time: Friday, March 6 at 9:00pmEnd Time: Saturday, March 7 at 1:00amWhere: Nubia CafeTo see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=134084410647&aref=20819273
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1st Friday & Bud Select Present 1st Fridays, Friday, March 6, 2009 at 9:00pm
Exo Lounge, 3146 Locust Midtown Email: info@1stfriday-stl.com

DescriptionEnjoy EXO's loft like two-level space for a Red Hot & Cool experience. The city's premier event space will play host to this months 1st Friday Soiree. The Love begins at 9pm with soul artist "Ryan Leslie" listening party & resident DJ's Charlie Chan & Reminise. Be sure to visit the Budweiser VIP Lounge for complimentary cocktails. We look forward to another fabulous 1st Friday event!

LADIES FREE BEFORE 10:30PM.
GENERAL ADMISSION $15.

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Lecia J. Rives, author Sat. March 7, 3-5pm‏, Afro World 7276 Natural Bridge Rd., St. Louis MO. 314.389.5194 for more info.
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The Soulition , Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 9:00pm
End Time: Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 1:00am
Culture Cafe, 6152 Delmar Blvd Phone: 3147213361
Email:
djneedles76@gmail.com

This assembly of soulful deejays will have you MOVIN as you try to guess
what they'll play next and how they were able to mix this with that.
yes friends, the crew of DJ Reminise, Enoch Is Real, Will Power & DJ Needles collectively known
as The Soulition have formed once again and we invite you to experience
raw funk, real hip hop and of course, deeeeeeep soul...CAN YOU DIG IT?

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Three national celebs will be comin to the Lou in March as guests at Monopoly Promotions’ Best Damned Fridays Period at Lush . Also coming through is rapper/actor Bow Wow for his b-day celebration on March 13th and R&B artist Bobby This Friday,sexy R&B singer Teairra Mari will debut her new singles “Hunt for U” and “Cause a Scene” for her upcoming CD, “At this Point” . Bow Wow for March 13 and Bobby Valentino March 20.





CALL ABOUT FREE B-DAY PARTIES!







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.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
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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.

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

SouLacE is BACK........!Hosted By: Mocha Latte (SEE EVENT BITZ BELOW)

Check out Mocha Latte's weekly column COFFEE TALK every week in the Evening Whirl .

For more info on these items and events, contact Miss Latte at 314.646.9917 or sgalvin26@yahoo.com

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MYNISTA 's WELCOME T STRAIGHT STREET CONCERT SEREIS CONTINUES: 03/28/2009 07:00 PMTampa, FLTalon's NEW REFLECTION CD Release PartyFor concert info go to http://www.mynistamusic.com/
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FOX SPOTLIGHTZ




JD Lawrence Presents
The Clean Up Woman
March 14-15, 2009

Telly Award winner JD Lawrence returns with his new stage play "The Clean Up Woman." Starring Telma Hopkins, Jackee harry, comedian George Wilburn and Lawrence (and a cameo by STL radio personality Young Dip). Momma always said, "Never let another woman sit on your bed and never let her clean your house." Journalist Terri Adams pushes aside her newlywed domestc apron for a six figure Anchor Job with WNY5. But when Terri starts neglecting home for her new position, her supportive husband comes to his wits and demands she clean up her act, starting with the house. To keep the peace, her man and her job, Terri hires a local cleaning service recommended by a co-worker. But if not careful, she just might find "The Clean Up Woman" picking up more than she's supposed to. JD Lawrence brings out all the bells and whistles in the witty, fast-paced Dramedy that will have you rolling in the aisle. Tickets: $39.50 to $28.50
TIMES: Saturday shows 3:00 PM and 8 p.m.; Sunday shows 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
For ticket info :
http://www.metrotix.com/r.php?action=event&eventId=3288





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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: 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
STOMP 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.
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HAIRSPRAY 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!”








APRIL FOX EVENT SPOLIGHT





Fox Concerts & AEG Live present

Grammy nominee ROBIN THICKE
&
Oscar and Grammy Winner JENNIFER HUDSON

Thursday, April 23 • 8 PM
LIVE at the Fox Theatre!
$85.00, $59.50, $49.50 & $39.50
8 ticket limit per transaction

On-Sale Information:
Tickets on sale Friday, March 6 at 10 am!
Purchase tickets at the Fox Box Office,
MetroTix outlets or by calling 314/534-1111.
Order tickets online at
www.metrotix.com.
MAY FOX EVENTZ

RIVERDANCE
May 1-3, 2009
Performances are: Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm; and Sunday at 1pm & 5:30pm
Fabulous Fox Theatre – 527 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103
Tickets are available at the Fox Theatre box office and through MetroTix at 314/534-1111 or online at
www.metrotix.com.
For pricing information, visit
www.fabulousfox.com.

RIVERDANCE, the thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance that has tapped its way onto the world stage thrilling millions of people around the globe, will play five Farewell Performances at the Fox. “A Phenomenon of Historic Proportions!” raves the Washington Post. “An explosion of sight and sound that simply takes your breath away,” cheers the Chicago Tribune. “A family evening unlike anything else!” explains The London Times. Discover why nothing in the world compares to The Original International Phenomenon! Whether it’s your first time or your fifth, you won’t want to miss these farewell performances of RIVERDANCE.

I’ve attached a photo from RIVERDANCE (RD 1). Please us the credit which is included on the photo.


A CHORUS LINE
May 12-24, 2009
Performances are: Tuesdays-Fridays, 8pm; Saturdays, 2pm & 8pm; Sunday, May 17, 2pm & 7:30pm; Thursday, May 21, 1pm; Sunday, May 24, 2pm
Fabulous Fox Theatre – 527 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103
Tickets go on sale Sunday, March 29 (date has not yet been announced) through MetroTix at 314/534-1111 or online at
www.metrotix.com. Tickets will also be available at the Fox Theatre box office.
For pricing information, visit
www.fabulousfox.com.

In an empty theatre, on a bar stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It’s what they’re worked for – every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. It’s the one opportunity to do what they’ve always dreamed – to have the chance to dance. This is A CHORUS LINE, the musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line. Winner of nine Tony Awards®, including Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, this singular sensation is the longest-running American Broadway musical ever. Now A CHORUS LINE returns. Come meet the new generation of Broadway’s best. “A CHORUS LINE is back, and it’s thrilling!” says John Lahr, The New Yorker.

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THEATER EVENTZ

The Black Rep presents VAGINA MONOLOGUES Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 7 p.m. Location: Grandel Theatre
Street: 3610 Grandel Square
Email:
www.TheBlackRep.org
Admission is $10. Portion of proceeds donated to end war rapes in Goma and North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo More Information: (314) 534-3807

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Stray Dog Theatre Presents


Join us on Opening Weekend (March 12,13, &14) for
a Dinner & Show package to benefit SYLVIA!
Just $75.00 For Catered Dinner and Performance at the Abbey!
A "HOWLINGLY FUNNY" *
ROMANTIC COMEDY ABOUT A MARRIAGE AND A DOG...

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! 314-865-1995

MARCH 12 - 28, 2009
Thursday - Saturday at 8 PM - Saturday 3/28 at 2 PM and 8 PM
$20 For Adults / $18 FOR Seniors & Students

DIRECTED BY: LANA PEPPER

featuring
LARRY DELL / ALAN KNOLL* / PARIS McCARTHY / SUSIE WALL*

10 PERFORMANCES AT
TOWER GROVE ABBEY
2336 TENNESSEE AVE. / SAINT LOUIS, MO 63104

For Tickets and Information
CALL: 314-865-1995

www.StrayDogTheatre.org
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Don’t forget your tickets to Afriky Lolo’s 6th Annual Dance Celebration – The Goddess, Zaouli! Join us Friday, March 13 at 8PM and/or Saturday, March 14 at 8PM.Saturday 2pm show is already sold outTickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 314-276-1913 or at COCA’s box office.
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Soul U, Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 8:00pm
Nubia Cafe, 5860 Delmar Blvd. Phone: 3143877157
Email:
info@soulstarent.com
SouLacE is BACK........!Hosted By: Mocha LatteFeaturing: (HBO Def Poetry Jam's) M'Reld from Chi-townAlso Performances By:XplicitSinetta16 BarsBrother TingComedian Matt CollinsJ'VarFiyah PoetCorey BlackDoors Open at 8PM/Show at 9PMAdmission: $10DJ 76kiD on SouL Vibe!
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Power Stiletto 's Sherraine Gilliam celebrates her 30th b-day, Saturday, March 14,at 9:00pm EXO LOUNGE, 3146 LOCUST. JOIN ME AND MY EAST COAST FAM AS WE INVADE THE LOU AND CELEBRATE MY 30TH YEAR OF LIFE!
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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:
bigtah06@hotmail.com WE TAKING IT FROM THE STL TO THE ATL ON A 3 DAY 2 NIGHT BUS TOUR- IT'S GOING DOWN- WE WILL BE HITTING UP THE HOTTEST CLUBS IN THE CITY- THE MALLS- THE RESTAURANTS- LANDMARKS, ETC. BRING YO CAMERAS, YOU NEVER KNOW WHO YOU MIGHT SEE IN THE A TOWN. BOOK YOU R SEAT TODAY- $100 DEPOSIT BOOKS YOUR SEAT- CONTACT ME 713-0926 OR BIGTAH06@HOTMAIL.COM
BOOK YOUR SEAT TODAY! ONCE AGAIN FOLKS ITS GOING DOWN- WE GONE PARTY FROM STL TO ATL - TRIP INLCUDES 3 DAYS - 2 NIGHTS HOTEL ACCOMODATIONSROUND TRIP BUS RIDE HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY BEFORE HITTING THE CLUBSBREAKFASTTHE MORNING OF ARRIVAL MORE FUN THAN YOU WILL HAVE FOR A WHILE- WE WILL BE IN THE A - IM TALKING CLUB DREAMS -MAGIC CITY - VELVET ROOM - LENOX MALL - THE UNDERGROUND MALL- CNN BUILDING - GLADY 'S KNIGHTS CHICKEN AND WAFFLES- YOU NAME IT - WE IN THERE-EVENT SPOTLIGHT

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St. Louis Fashion Week March 23-29 2009
http://www.saintlouisfashionweek.com/
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The 4th Annual Kevin Kline Awards, Loretto-Hilton Center in Webs.ter Groves, March 30. For tickets call 314.531.7529 or visit
http://www.kevinklineawards.org/

AUDITION-BITZ
Cause a Scene Video Model Call Friday right before Best damned Frdiays at I AM clothing Store 7700 Delmar BlvdSaint Louis, MO 63130 at 5 p.m.. The winner will receive all expense paid trip to Los Angeles to be featured in Teairra’s New Video plus $500 spending money.
(314) 726-2224
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Now accepting submissions for Streets D Midwest,you send it, they'll spin it!Visit www.stlhiphop.com at:
http://stlhiphop.ning.com
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DIVA MODELS are also having a Male Model Casting Call this THURSDAY @ The Loft.All models must sign up by 11PM.

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INTO THE WOODS by Stephen Sondheim, Bookby James Lapine opens September 17, 2009 and closes October 10, 2009.
Musical: Audition Dates & Times Monday March 16, 2009 (Audition Space opens at 6:30 PM) 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Audition Appts. / Sing only. Sunday March 22, 2009 (Audition Space opens at 3:00 PM) 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM Audition Appts. / Sing only. Sunday, March 22, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Final Callbacks / Sing and act.
Information: Location: Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63104 Non-Equity only. Musical auditions will be held on the Tower Grove Abbey Main Stage Seeking: Singer / Actor Prepare 16-32 bars of a song. Provide sheet music appropriately marked and in your key. Provide one headshot & resume. All positions are paid. Stray Dog Theatre honors diversity and non-traditional casting practices.

MUSICAL AUDITION APPOINTMENTS: Please contact Laura Robbins by E-MAIL at straydogtheatre@gmail.com for an audition appointment. NO CALLS please!In the e-mail please specify which day you are available and if you want to audition for the plays or the musical or both. Laura will get back to you to confirm time.
Plays (Casting authority: Gary F. Bell)
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AS BEES IN HONEY DROWNby Douglas Carter Beane opens December 3, 2009 and closes December 19, 2009.
THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDSby Paul Zindel opens March 4, 2010 and closes March 20, 2010.

OUR TOWNby Thornton Wilder opens June 10, 2010 and closes June 26, 2010.
Plays: Audition Dates & TimesSpecial Appearance
EQUITY and NON-EQUITY are being considered.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009(Audition Space opens at 6:30 PM) 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Audition Appts. / Callbacks 8:00 PM – 10:00 PMWednesday, March 18, 2009(Audition Space opens at 6:30 PM) 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Audition Appts. / Callbacks 8:00 PM – 10:00 PMSaturday March 21, 2009(Audition Space opens at 9:30 PM) 10:00 AM – Noon Audition Appts. / Callbacks 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Information: Location: Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63104

Play auditions will be held in the Tower Grove Abbey Upstairs Studio.Prepare a 2-3 minute monologue or a cold-reading from the script (sides provided at the audition). Provide one headshot & resume.All positions are paid. Stray Dog Theatre honors diversity and non-traditional casting practices.

PLAY AUDITION APPOINTMENTS: Please contact Laura Robbins by E-MAIL at straydogtheatre@gmail.com for an audition appointment. NO CALLS please!In the e-mail please specify which day you are available and if you want to audition for the plays or the musical or both. Laura will get back to you to confirm time.
More About The Shows(Personal research into the shows is highly recommended.)

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HELP BITZ SPOTLIGHT.

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KMJM personality Tammi Holland sent OUTTOWN an uplifting email from dress collector Tracie Ousley.It reads:There have been a lot of parents that have lost their jobs and have daughters that may not be able to participate in a day that you can never get back, their senior prom. I was sitting at home one evening and was thinking," what can I do to make a difference." As I was going through my closet, I came across some formal dresses that I had from either weddings or formal events, it struck me. "I can start a collection and give back to the community." So I called a girlfriend of mine and she thought that this was a wonderful idea. So here we are. Let's make a difference in a young lady's life.Ousley, a Vashon High School Alumni Lounge Is sponsoring a Prom Dress Collection & Sell-A-Thon to raise funds for a 2009 graduating senior.Please go to this link to download flyer with additional information http://www.workshop.scbcreative.com/vpromFlySm.pdf
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HELP-BITZ. The Better family Life Leadership Academy is seeking young men to teach them the basics of manhood. They will be educated about the importance of employment, family and neighborhood responsibility. For more info, call Errol Bush at 314.381.8200 or visit the Community Outreach office, located at 6017 Natural Bridge ………………………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................




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

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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.
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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 sevenkonektions@yahoo.com

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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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Vanita Applebum Entertainment presents SUITE SOUL SPOT every second Wednesday of the month at Old Rock House, 1200 S 7th Street. $10 collar, Info: www.myspace.com/vanitaapplebumwww.myspace.com/
314-517-8987
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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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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 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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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 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
NEW: B Free presents , Hump Day Happy Hour at Joseph's 6:00pm - 9:00pm107 N. 6th Street (next to TGIF's directly behind Hardees)$2 bottles (bud & bud select), $3 well drinks, some great food & B Free behind the camera
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NEW: Wall Street Wednesday's "Where The Professionals Play"What: MixerHost: TheKonnection7:30pmWhere: POSH (CENTRAL WEST END)To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=54132723156&aref=20829215
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NEW: Dynasty ENT. And DIVA Thursday's "
Every First Thursday DIVA Thursdays
Diva Models Every First Thursday DIVA Thursdays
Location:
THE LOFT

Street:
Olive & Compton
9 p.m.
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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 http://www.freetimestl.com/

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NEW: MVP ENT and YOUNG DIP present COLLEGE CHILL every Thursday at 9:00pm ESCALADES BAR & GRILL 7828 OLIVE RIGHT OFF OF I-170, 7828 OLIVE ST. Phone: 3144434523 Email: brandon.ingram1@yahoo.com
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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/

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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/

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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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NEW: Karaoke Thursdays Los Angeles Style Every Thursday at Club Illusion, 526 EasT Broadway in east St,. Louis. $2 Chicken wings and fires. Show at 9:30 p.m. Sign up by 9 p.m. Info: 618.567.8912.
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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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NEW: Made Models LLC presents TGIF at Skybox. 10 p.m. Ladies FREE all nite. For more info call 314.761.9962.
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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/

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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
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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

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Club EXO presents Feel Good Fridays: An Afterwork Experience, is every Friday from 5 p.m.-9 p.m., 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 www.myspace.com/URBANCASUALFRIDAYS

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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
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LADIES NIGHT: A Night With NUVO & You "EACH & EVERY Friday Night"What: Club PartyHost: Precision LLC & Charlie ChanStart Time: Friday, February 27 at 8:00pmWhere: 609 Lounge (Across from Delmar Lounge)To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:


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NEW: Silky Soul performs every 3rd Sat at the Jazz Spot 8 p.m. 400 Wash Ave. 314.922.4387.
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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
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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. Information at http://www.exostl.com/

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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..
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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: 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 http://www.danielhodges.com/

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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, THRU 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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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 http://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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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. 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 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. \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
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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

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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/

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For all your photography needs go to www.lanceomarthurman.com/

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The Black Rep's blog, Black Reppin. It can be found on its website, http://www.theblackrep.org/

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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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NEW: Check out B. Free’s new entertainment and sound off website http://www.bfreepaparazzi.blogspot.com/

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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.
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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 diversitygallery@netzero.net

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For body painting, makeup, face painting wigs andother special effects, contact Notice Me Award winner Jessica 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/

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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/

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Well that will be it.Thanks all for your comments and keep em comin. Hit me up at maatspear@yahoo.com
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1 comment:

DJ DIVA said...

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