TIME TO GET ‘TOWNED.
As we enter the second week within Women’s History Month, we continue to celebrate the women from the ILLI and MO who have made significant contributions to the arts. This week, we highlight poet/educator Maya Angelou.
Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Ann Johnson in St. Louis, 1928),] is an American memoirist and poet. She has been called "America's most visible black female autobiographer". She is best known for her series of six autobiographies. The first, best-known, and most highly acclaimed, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, (1969), brought her international recognition and was nominated for a National Book Award. Her volume of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie (1971) was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
Angelou has had a long and varied career, holding jobs such as fry cook, dancer, actress, journalist, educator, television producer, and film director. She was a member of the Harlem Writers Guild in the late 1950s. She was active in the Civil Rights movement, and served as Northern Coordinator of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference. King's assassination inspired her to write her first autobiography.
Angelou has had a successful career as a playwright and actress. In 1977, she appeared in a supporting role in the television mini-series Roots. Her screenplay, Georgia, Georgia (1972), was the first original script by a black woman to be produced. In 2008, Angelou wrote poetry for and narrated the M. K. Asante, Jr. film The Black Candle. She is one of the most honored writers of her generation, earning an extended list of honors and awards, as well as over thirty honorary degrees.
Since 1991, Angelou has taught at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as recipient of the first lifetime Reynolds Professorship of American Studies. In 1993, she recited her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at President Bill Clinton's inauguration, the first poet to make an inaugural recitation since Robert Frost at John F. Kennedy's in 1961. Since the 1990s, Angelou has had a busy career on the lecture circuit, making about 80 appearances a year. Angelou has been highly honored for her body of work, including being awarded over 30 honorary degrees. In 1995, she was recognized for having the longest-running record (two years) on The New York Times Paperback Nonfiction Bestseller List.
Talk about life imitating art and irony. Last weekend, a story broke out reports that St. Louis based comedian/actor Joe Torry allegedly got into a fight with Chi-town female comedian, Vanessa Fraction. Last week, Fraction claimed that Torry reportedly beat her while they were in Japan for a comedy tour recently. The former Def Comedy Jam Host, Joe Torry is denying all reports and claims by Fraction. Instead he is saying that she is the wild one and that she got in his face and scratched him up.
Other comedians that were supposedly on that same tour and present during the suspected altercation are not speaking out. Although Torry was reportedly held by Military police for a short time while in Japan, no charges were filed and both have since returned to LA. Fraction is claiming that she will reportedly be filing civil charges against Joe Torry in LA court very soon (She was not able to file in Japan).
Wow, if this is true, its “Chrihanna” all over again and , Torry is recapturing his most famous film role of Chicago in the film, “Poetic Justice: when his girlfriend, played by Regina King clowned him for being “limp” and punched her in the face (and the irony is the woman in real life is Fraction is from Chicago.). On a side note, Torry is a subscriber and frequents regularly on Facebook chatting it up with friends (We even chatted with him on and off, more recently about Japan and the city). Hmm, he seems as though nothing is goin’ on. We hope it is not true, though!
Last weekend, St. Louis hosted the Missouri Valley Conference at the Scott Trade Center. According to reports, the official attendance for the championship game was 9,136, which ranks 10th since the tournament made St. Louis the permanent single site in 1991.That brought the total attendance for five sessions to 54,369, which ranks fifth. The last time the tournament drew fewer than 60,000 to all five sessions was 2005, when 53,342 were counted.Top draw was 2007 (84,057), followed by 2008 (64,551), 2006 (63,739) and 2003 (62,007). Televised on CBS, Northern Iowa got it done working overtime Sunday in the finals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament when the 23-10 Panthers clinched a place in the NCAA Tournament by shading Illinois State 60-57. Meanwhile, Osiris Eldridge of Illinois State became only the second player from a second-place team to win the Most Outstanding Player Award in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.
In other sports newz, , the St. Louis Cardinals and second baseman Skip Schumaker endured their roughest defensive day of camp Sunday in a 9-8 loss to Florida. But a scary moment occurred in the first inning in which first baseman Albert Pujols nearly got trampled in a mishap that required Marlins third baseman Wes Helms to vault El Hombre to avoid full contact. Pujols still took a foot near his left ear that dropped him to his knees.
Pujols walked and singled after the incident and played down any lingering problem.
"I got hit in the head, I stayed in the game,'' he reportdley said to the press. "That's all it was. I'm OK." He required attention from the training staff before getting to his feet and staying in the game for five innings.
And in more sports newz that just broke Tuesday ST. Louis Rams Linebacker Orlando Pace was released from the organization. Pace, who was picked by the Rams in the 2007 draft, made seven consecutive Pro Bowls between 1999 and 2005 started in Super Bowls XXXIV and XXXVI for St. Louis. Rumor has it that Torry Holt is next. Hmmm, we wonder if therE will be a party for Pace’s farewell to St Louis cuz we in the STL social scene all know Pace know a thing or two about partying!
On the Clooney Watch: Actor George Clooney was spotted last Saturday at Lumière Place chillin at a private party in the VIP area for the movie crew for “Up in the Air” which is vbeing filmed here in St. Louis. Then, he hit SLeeK Steakhouse and Ultra Lounge where e he socialized with the public. The production launch party was hosted by the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission, the St. Louis Film Office and the Missouri Film Commission. Also spotted at the party was state Sen. Rita Heard Days; state Reps. Rachel Storch and Michael Brown; Lewis Reed, prez of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen; and city Treasurer Larry Williams. The promoter was SYNEGRY (Hmmm, what happened to outr invite Amit. It must have hit our spam err sumpin. LOL)
Auditions for Season 13 of the hit reality show, “Americas Next Top Model” was held Saturday in St. Louis. Sponsored by the CW and KPLR 11, 150 area women auditioned for the chance to be America’s Next Top Model. This year, casting directors were looking for females between the ages of 18-27, of diverse backgrounds, shapes, and sizes and a height of 5’ 7” or UNDER, a first for the show (We are sure the Eva the Diva Pigford help to create the height standard with her winning in 2004 and being only 5’ 7”) The audition was held at St. Louis College of Health Careers in Fenton (Man, they couldn’t find a spot closer to the Lou?). The event featured taped catwalk and interviews for qualified applicants for the next season of America’s Next Top Model television program. Only the first 150 eligible applicants were guaranteed a taped audition. Two STL socialites made the finals to the next round. They were Notice me Award winner Leah B (ABOVE PIC)and Shannell H (BELOW PIC). Voting for the finalists can be done on http://www.cw11tv.com/pages/main
Comedian/actor/radio personality Steve Harvey will be in the St. Louis area this weekend. Friday, he will be at Left Bank Books, on 399 N. Euclid Ave., at 5 p.m., for a booksigning for his new book, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.” Patrons must purchase the book for a ticket to get their book signed. Then, Saturday, he will perform along with his radio personality colleague/cousin Tommy at the Chaifetz Arena.
In other comic newz, last week, comic/actor Robin Williams had undergone heart surgery after he was admitted last Monday to at a South Florida hospital because the actor complained of shortness of breath. The actor postponed his comedy tour “Weapons of Self-Destruction” until the fall. The Oscar winner was planning to bring his tour to the STL to the Fox on March 30. Fox ticket holders can get a refund, but the tickets will be good for hsi show when it resumes in the fall.
Speaking of the Fox Theatre, three stars of TV, film and song will star in the hit stageplay ,”The Clean Up Woman: that will be staged at the Fox this weekend ((SEE FOX FILES BELOW). The play stars singer/actor Telma Hopkins, Emmy Award winning actor Jackee Harry, and singer/actor Christopher Williams. It also features comic/Michael Oh, and it will also have a cameo from Hot 104.1. radio personality Young Dip.
Has “Diimora” jump the broom? Well sorta. According to reports, that St. Louis model/mogul Kimora Lee and Oscar nominated actor Djimon Hounsou got married in Benin. According to a source close to the pair, Kimora and Djimon were married last summer on a transcontinental trip to Hounsou’s native Benin, Africa; both Kimora and Djimon wore traditional dashikis; there were African drums, a traditional ceremony with dancers and even had a hut!” However later reports are now saying that their marriage might not be legal in the U.S., since she was still married to Simmons at the time. So, according to reports, Kimora is a bigamist, or in non-western cultural terms, a “polyandryst?
The St. Lunatics has just released a new single, “St. Lunatics” from their long awaited second CD, “City Free.” (a play off their 2001 CD, “Free City” to acknowledge member city Spuds release from prison summer 2008). To peep it out go to: http://derrtyent.com/ftp/St.Lunatics.zip
The Old Rockhouse has become the hot spot for events. Three have or will be staged this month.
Last weekend, the late Damien Nash’s foundation had a celebration gala at the Old Rock House to remember the late St. Louis based football player who played for the NFL Denver Broncos and died in February 2007 . Those in attendance included New England Patriots Laurence Maroney Kansas City Chiefs Will Franklin and performances by Ludy , Hakeem tha Dream, P Dub and Ricka Puff to name a few. The event was hosted by STL music producer TC and STL model Ali Nicole.
Next,, this Wednesday, March 11, Vanita Applebum will have her monthly Suite Soul Spot series. This go round, she is spotlighting Homegrown Artists(the theme of the show) at Old Rock House. It will feature Illphonics, 2004 American Idol finalist Nikko Smith, Charisse Swan of the Fury and CJ Conrod. (ENLARGE PIC FOR MORE INFO)
Lastly, Wildmann will be celebrating the release of his sophomore CD Rehearsal on March 21 at Old Rock House Tickets $10 at door. doors at 7 p.m. Info: www.myspace.com/wildmann.manalive
Author Salman Rushdie will be in St. Louis Oct. 7 to receive the annual St. Louis Literary Award. He follows 41 other esteemed writers who have received the award. Rushdie is best known for his 10 novels, including “Midnight’s Children,” for which he won Britain’s Booker Award and for “The Satanic Verses,” which offended Iran’s Ayatollah, who issued a fatwa against Rushdie. His years of hiding from assassins made him known among people who have never read his books. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2007 and is currently distinguished writer in residence at Emory University in Atlanta. The St. Louis LIterary Award is given by the St. Louis University Library Associates and patrons.
STL rapper CHINGY will be at Lush Nightclub, Friday, March 20 to celebrate his 29th b-day (SEE MOCHAS CORNER BELOW) .
Former St. Louis American City Editor and TV personality Alvin Reid was a guest on NPR host Don Marsh’s “On Air:Radio Show” on 90.7 FM Tuesday. He was on a three guy panel talking about the shrinking economy in print journalism caused by the Internet dispensing news for free as oppose dto print that depend on ads and sales revenue to survive. Reid talked briefly about his own fate at the American when he was fired due to budget constraints a couple of weeks ago and said that he thanked everyone for their concern and that he was surprised within hours that it was reported that he had been let go that people called him with job offers. He said that he never really considered the offers until it hit him that offers were out there. On the prospects he said jokingly to Marsh, “I’m fine right now, but in afewmonths, I’ll let you know.”
Speaking of journalists, in the broadcast world, Not since former KSDK channel 5 weatherman Paul Goodloe has a weatherman is making a buzz in the STL, especially from the ladies in the STL (according to Tammie Holland on the Tony Scott Show recently). His name is Anthony Slaughter, 23, a meteorologist who came from the University of Missouri-owned NBC affiliate in Columbia KOMU arrived in St. Louis last month to forecast the weather on Saturday and Sunday mornings and afternoons, to lighten the load on chief meteorologist Mike Roberts. We did hear that he mad e a brief appearance at Stress Free Fridays at Sol last Friday for a few minutes to meet and greet his fans but had to roll to do the newz that following morning. We are sure we will see him doin’ many events on the STL scene as folk continue to inquire about him.
We are going to call this story “Stripped from the Stage.” Wassup with the owner of the gentleman’s club Penthouse in Sauget filing a lawsuit against a former employee for coaxing strippers and top customers to join their rival strip club. The owner, filed Tuesday against a former director—who was reportedly fired from Penthouse due to assaulting a customer-- of the its VIP room who now works for the Hollywood Showclub in Washington Park. The suit says that the former employee violated a confidentiality agreement and noncompete clause of his contract by getting a job at Hollywood and using the valuable information and training he got at Penthouse to recruit strippers and VIPs. Penthouse is asking a judge to order the former employee to return any information taken from Penthouse, to keep what he knows confidential and not to work at other clubs within 25 miles of its affiliates for a year. It also asks that he be prohibited from recruiting Penthouse customers or entertainers. Wow, we didn’t know there was such a law with strip clubs. Booty is booty. LOL
There was a release party for the new Lovin the Skin Calendar, a calendar celebrating plus size and curvy African American women in St. Louis. The event—produced by Maxxed Out Ent and Highlighted Images Photography, was held at The Space located on Locust. The calendar is currently on sale (ENLARGE PIC FOR MORE INFO).
STL poetry duo Corey Black and Xplicit will be recording their first spoken word CD at Soulstages at House of Comedy on the Landing March 25 during their weekly poetry event. The CD will be entitled, “ Hyku Live.”
OUTTOWN follower Jessica DIVA emaield us and wanted to know what happened to the website www.stlonline.com. Well Jacob. Your fans want to know wassup. LOL.
Ernest Trova, the most famous St. Louis visual artist of the post-war era, dies this week at the age of , 82. He was born in Clayton, Mo. At the time of his death, , he lived in Richmond Heights. Known primarily as a sculptor, Mr. Trova also made paintings and works on paper.
Poet Jim Thomas, a professor emeritus at Truman State University (formerly Northeat Missouri State University). He taught literature for more than 30 years, after a stint in the Army during the Korean War. Thomas was also a retired National Guard lieutenant colonel. He lived in Hermann. Mo. with his wife, Rita and was the father to six children, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
STL-ICIOUS (Who's hot this week in the STL?) Lady Star and Young Dip.
Lady Star. This sexy sister/promoter is making her rounds off the runway stage. This Notice Me Award nominee--who runs Xcel Models Agency here-- was seen recently volunteering at the Traffic Music Awards at the Roberts Orpheum. This week, her promotions group 80s Babies is teaming up with Young Dip of Hot 104.1 for National 314 Day, celebrating Whos Who in the STL, a first for the city (SEE EVENT SPOTLIGHT BELOW).
WORDZ TO THE WHYZ
Why are the Republican governors saying “NO” to the stimulus package? Why are the media shocked that the Octomom and are surprised that she is getting a new house in Cali and they made her rich? Why do drunk people say they are not drunk when they are drunk?
Rapper Ludy’s , b--day party at Club F15teen; Thursday, March 12. Its FREE Champagne and entry til 11p.m. Mocha Latte is hosting. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, mypsapce.com/ludybday or 314.482.8958
Stress Free Fridays> Friday, March 13, 2009> 5pm-1:30am> > Janae's West> 7555 Olive Boulevard> University City, MO 63130> 314-862-7002> > Join us this Friday, March 13, 2009 as Stress Free Fridays> visits Janae's West, a staple in the University City> Nightlife scene...enjoy great drinks, FREE food (YOU READ> THIS RIGHT, FREE 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 as> we will be networking with 80 plus employees from> AT&T...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 email@example.com or Mark Anthony at> firstname.lastname@example.org and we will recognize you and your special> event.> > Please visit our website: www.stressfreefridays.ning.com
Absolut Vodka and Black 100 present Black Out Friday at Exo, Fri,. March 13 FREE before 10:30 p.m. Comp drinks before 11 p.m.
My Point of View - Kindra Jefferson, Photo Exhibit Gallery Talk & Reception, 3 p.m, Saturday, March 14 at the Vaughn Cultural Center, inside Urban League, 3701 Grandel Square. Info: 314.615.3624
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.
80’s Baby Club partners up with Young Dip from Radio One’s Hot 104.1 to put on the first ever National 314 Day On March 14th (3-14-09), at Busch Stadium, coinciding with the unique calendar date of March 14th, an exclusive, red carpet celebration. This event welcomes over 1000 of St. Louis’s who's who; media and celebrity guest. The event will be filmed by national and local event coverage. Featuring a live DJ, and impromptu performances from national recording artist, this event sure to be one to remember.Some proceeds will benefit the Non-Profit Organization 4Sho 4Kids & Project 24. (314) Day is an opportunity for brands and companies, that helped mold St. Louis, to thank their loyal customer and future customers of Saint Louis. The date of March 14th, which can be read as (314), was chosen to recognize St. Louis pride with 2008 being the inaugural year. There will be acknowledgement of hometown athletes, politicians, and entertainers for there contributions to Saint Louis. Some special invited guest includes: NFL Player Lawrence Maroney, MBL Player Albert Puljos, The Mizzou Tigers Football Team, National Recording Artist Murphy Lee, Chingy, Jibbs, Ebony Eyez and much more.
National 314 Day
Busch Stadium, 700 clark Street
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Soul U, Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 8:00pm Nubia Cafe, 5860 Delmar Blvd. Phone: 3143877157 Email: email@example.com SouLacE is BACK........!Hosted By: Mocha Latte Featuring: (HBO Def Poetry Jam's) M'Reld from Chi-town. Also Performances By:XplicitSinetta16 Bars; Brother Ting; Comedian Matt Collins; J'Var; Fiyah; Poet Corey Black. Doors Open at 8PM/Show at 9PMAdmission: $10DJ 76kiD on SouL Vibe!
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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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
Traffic Music Award nominee, 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
Traffic Music Award nominee 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
Mocha Latte will be hosting Ludy;s b-day party at F15teen and SouLacE at Nubia (SEE EVENT BITZ ABOVE)
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/
FOX EVENT SPOTLIGHT
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
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.
The international Irish music phenomenon, CELTIC WOMAN, will
return to the Fox Theatre on April 10 & 11 for 2 performances each at 8 p.m. Tickets for both
performances are on sale now and prices are $68, $58, & $48. All prices are subject to change. Presented by KETC Channel 9 and Fox Concerts.
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
Stray Dog Theater 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
National Sales Network - St. Louis Chapter, March 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm:
Taylor Community Science Center, 4900 Manchester Ave Welcome to our First Success Experience of the year. What is a Success Experience? • General Meeting• Speakers Forum/Panel/Symposium• Networking/Career Fair all rolled into one powerful eventWhat’s a more relevant topic than “How to Recession Proof Your Career?” in this economic environment? Please don’t miss out on this timely topic on March 19th at 6:00 p.m. at the Taylor Community Science Resource Center. Topics to be discussed:• Downsizing Prevention Strategies - Being an asset to your organization • Career advancement • How to secure a job interview including Resume Tips• Interviewing Best Practices Panelists include:Dawn Adderly Human Resources, Edward JonesMelanie AndersonHuman Resoures, MonsantoAziz MuhammadDistrict Sales ManagerEisai PharmaceuticalWilson FrasierDistrict Sales ManagerMedtronicCome today and put yourself in position to win!!
Wildmann CD party for “Rehearsal” March 21 at Old Rock House, 2100 S,. 7th, Tickets $10 at door. doors at 7 p.m. Info: www.myspace.com/wildmann.manalive
CLOSE TO FAMOUS ENTERPRISE present ANAMOLY. To experience an ANOMALY in St. Louis night life, by bringing to you a true After Five Event. Join us as we premier to you the All New BLACK LABEL Gallery Lounge a unique venue designed for those who enjoy creative art and music, located downtown at Chouteau’s Landing. The artsy design and chic ambiance makes to create for you a LA style AFTER FIVE EXPERIENCE……St. Louis has never been this sexy! Doors Open @ 8pm, Saturday March 21 @ All New BLACK LABEL Gallery Lounge 758 S. 4th Street After Five Attire Required *NO EXCEPTIONS* RSVP for Guest List & Special Amenities: firstname.lastname@example.org
FREETIME & KONCEPTS PRESENT:THE GRAND OPENING OF
"THE FACTORY" 1128 Washington Ave. SATURDAY MARCH 21ST. Last year FreeTime and Koncepts kicked Spring off with the Grand Opening of Nelly's Skybox and packed the house! Spring Training 09 will be be even BIGGER and BETTER at the Grand Opening of downtown's newest hot spot, The Factory (1128 Washington Ave). Hosts for the night include:
Boogie D of Hot 104.1 and DJ Okay on the 1s & 2s.. Ladies Free Before 10:30PM.
Stylish and upscale required dress. Required!
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St. Louis Fashion Week March 23-29 2009 http://www.saintlouisfashionweek.com/
Tony James is having City & County Wide Fund Raiser for Mayoral Candidate Maida Coleman, %5 p.m., Friday March 27,2009 @ The StarLight Room 8350 Broadway, 63147, $10 donation. Info: 314.241.2009
Jazz trumpeter Chris Botti’s got a special gig at J. Bucks’ downtown location on March 28, benefiting St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Tickets are $250, and includes valet parking, a premium cocktail hour with heavy hors d’oeuvres, and an intimate concert for only 175 people. Joe Buck and Doug Albrecht will host this performance.
Get more information at 314-286-0974.
The 4th Annual Kevin Kline Awards, Loretto-Hilton Center in Webs.ter Groves, March 30. For tickets call 314.531.7529 or visithttp://www.kevinklineawards.org/ \
When: Model Casting, Tuesday, March 31, 2009 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMPlace: Bar Italia Ristorante and Cafe, 13 Maryland Plaza
MUSICAL AUDITION APPOINTMENTS: Please contact Laura Robbins by E-MAIL at email@example.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) ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.)
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
NEW: Tantalizing Tuesdays at the Avenue, 1901 St. Louis Ave. Free Appetizers, All nite drink specials, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.. No White Tees. Info call Jerri at 314.922.6794.
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 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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. DivaThursdays@gmail.com ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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?
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 http://www.freetimestl.com/
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
NEW: Privelege Saturdays at Exo 9p.m. to 1:30 am
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/
, or call 314-517-8764.
You must be 21 years of age or over to receive this special!
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