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As we conclude the week celebrating the significant artistic, social and political accomplishments during Women’s History Month from the Missouri and Illinois areas we highlight opera singer Grace Bumbry.
Grace Bumbry (born 4 January 1937), an American opera singer, was considered one of the leading mezzo-sopranos of her generation, as well as a major soprano for many years. She was a member of an extraordinary and pioneering generation of singers who followed Marian Anderson (including Leontyne Price, Martina Arroyo, Shirley Verrett and Reri Grist) in the world of classical music and paved the way for future African-American opera and classical singers.
Bumbry was born in St Louis, Missouri, to a family of modest means. In a BBC radio interview she recalled that her father was a railroad porter and her mother a housewife. She graduated from the prestigious Charles Sumner High School, the first black high school west of the Mississippi. She first won a radio competition at age 17, singing Verdi's demanding aria "O don fatale" (from Don Carlo). One of the prizes for first place was a scholarship to the local music conservatory; however, as the institution was segregated, it would not accept a black student. Embarrassed, the contest promoters arranged for her to study at Boston University instead.
She later transferred to Northwestern University, where she met the German dramatic soprano and noted Wagnerian singer Lotte Lehmann, with whom she later studied at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, and who became her mentor in her early career. In 1958, she was a joint winner of the Metropolitan Opera auditions with soprano Martina Arroyo; later that year, she made her recital debut in Paris. Bumbry made her operatic debut in 1960 when she sang Amneris at the Paris Opéra; that same year she joined the Basel Opera.
She gained international renown when she was cast by Wieland Wagner (Richard Wagner's grandson) as Venus at Bayreuth in 1961, at age 24, the first black singer to appear there. The cast also included Victoria de los Ángeles as Elisabeth and Wolfgang Windgassen as Tannhäuser. Conservative Germans were appalled, and the ensuing furore in the media made her a cause célèbre internationally. She was subsequently invited by Jacqueline Kennedy to sing at the White House. (She returned to the White House in 1981, singing at the Ronald Reagan inauguration.) Having begun her operatic career on such a high note, hers was a rare one in which she never sang small or comprimario roles.
Bumbry made her Royal Opera House, Covent Garden debut in 1963; her La Scala debut in 1964; and her Metropolitan Opera debut as Princess Eboli in Verdi's Don Carlo in 1965. In 1964, Bumbry appeared for the first time as a soprano, singing Verdi's Lady Macbeth in her debut at the Vienna State Opera. In 1966 she appeared as Carmen in a celebrated production by Herbert von Karajan in Salzburg, opposite Jon Vickers.
More recently, she has also become known as a recitalist and interpreter of lieder, and as a teacher. From the late 1980s on, she seemed to concentrate her career in Europe, rather than in the US.
AND NOW ON TO THE ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT NEWZ:
Tens of thousands St. Patrick's Day attendees Irish and non-Irish alike joined together in Dogtown Tu to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the 26th annual Hibernian Parade in Soulard March 17. Due to construction on I-64, the route of the parade changed this year. Parade units assembled on the north side of Oakland Ave. on the east and west sides of Tamm Ave. The parade then went south on Tamm Avenue, past historic St. James the Greater Catholic Church, and dispersed at Lloyd Ave., south of the church.
Traffic was backed up on I-44 at all off ramps leading to Dogtown.
The parade featured one marching band, some bag pipe units and dozens of local Irish family clans. They marched with their family crests and with relatives - many of whom have flown in from all over just to march in the parade.
Revelers also got their drink on out in the public this year. Last year, the city had a ban on bringing alcohol into Dogtown . We haven’t heard of any major arrests (which we are sure there were) but some folk wasnt so lucky in the green when their cars towed when several cars parked their vehicles illegally at the St Louis Marketplace parking lot on Manchester and were towed.
The Missouri area was buzzin with NCAA—mazement! First, Mizzou came out to be the winner in last Fridiay;s NCAA Tourney game that was televised on CBS. They beat Cornell 78-59. Then on Sunday, Mizzou beat Marqutte 83-79. Mizzou (30-6) now advances to the West Regional semis to play Memphis on Thursday. Then Saturday, NCAA Wrestling Tourney 2009 Division I Wrestling Championships were held at Scott Trade Center where thousands attended in and out of towners for the event.
Last week, the PR team for St. Louis Cardinals ownership has released their "temporary" plans for the site of the Ballpark Village with a parking lot and a softball field on the site of their old Busch Stadium. The plan is described as "fan-friendly enhancements" that will occupy the property as the team continues its long push to finance Ballpark Village. In regards to the much delayed plan of a $365 million entertainment district, the release stated “ once the bonds for the larger Ballpark Village project are sold, the softball field and parking lot will be taken over by the construction of the larger project." Well, as long as there wont be a gaping hole for fans of the Boys of Summer when fans arrive for the All star game in July.
And Speaking of baseball, Clear Channel Radio, Fox 2 and J. Buck’s Restaurant downtown are teaming up to host Opening Day celebration Monday, April 6th at J. Buck’s downtown! The party will begin at 10am with live music from The Smash Band. There will be plenty of pre-game food, beverages and fun for everyone. Take pictures of a Budweiser Clydesdale from 11am to 1pm. Fredbird will be back for all the fun too! The celebration will be in the parking lot directly behind the restaurant at Clark & 10th street.
Time: 10am to First Pitch (3:15pm)
Affton High School was the center of location for the filming of George Clooney’s film, “Up in the Air” a couple weeks ago. A snow scene was developed through technicians from the company Snow Business. The company spread the fake snow in front of Affton High School. The special effects crew prepared for a scene to be shot with Clooney. Students were on SpringBreak during the filming.
Socialite/reality Paris Hilton was in the St. Louis area last weekend. The hotel heiress was in town last Saturday to promote her new fragrance , Fairy Dust’ at the Macy’s at St. Clair Square in Fairview Heights where at least 500 fans snaked in a line in the store. The first 300 fans who purchased special gift bags with perfume for $184 or $129 could have their pictures taken with Hilton.Later that nite, Hilton was spotted at Burger Bar at Lumière Place eating on a chicken sandwich and a Cobb salad with ranch dressing(Damn she eats???!). Also, that folk was in a tizzy when they saw her walking through the casino. Our question is, was the cameras there filming this for her reality show , “My New BFF.”
In Chi-town newz, Chicago’s Jennifer Hudson is returning to American Idol making a special appearance on the highly-popular Fox series. She will perform not live, but in a taped segment to appear in an upcoming episode in April. In related news, accused murderer of Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew, William Balfour will not be released anytime soon from Illinois state prison. According to reports, he is being held without bail on the charges against Jennifer Hudson's family. It was speculated that Balfour, who murdered Hudson’s family members last October, was tentatively scheduled to be released from Stateville Correctional Center on April 7
The other big Chi-town story is The Tom Joyner Morning Show got newz Monday that its affiliate station in Chicago (WGCI-FM 107.5) would NO LONGER be heard in Chicago. According to reports, his ratings were POOR and the local radio station cancelled the show – replacing it with Steve Harvey’s Morning Show. Chicago is bouncing Tom Joyner's syndicated morning show after 13 years on WVAZ-FM 102.7 (the sister station), moving "The Steve Harvey Morning Show" from WGCI-FM 107.5 to replace it which began Tuesday.Harvey will simulcast on both stations until March 31. Clear Channel did not say Monday what its plans are after that for WGCI-FM. A Clear Channel spokeswoman said a replacement for Harvey on WGCI-FM will be named soon.
Joyner wants his Chicago fans to know that, even though Clear Channel has pulled "The Tom Joyner Morning Show" from WVAZ-FM 102.7, his program still will be available online "so this isn’t the end, it’s just a change." In the meantime, writing on his FlyJock blog Monday night, Joyner pointed Chicago listeners who have followed him for decades--the last 13 years on WVAZ-FM--to www.BlackAmericaWeb.com, where they can continue to hear his "Party With a Purpose."
Although Joyner's syndicated program is "heard in more than 100 markets around the country, Chicago is home, it’s the Mother Ship, the flagship, all those words that mean it is the place that launched the TJMS," he wrote. "It’s where we came from and where we always could go back to. And we’re still there, just in a different way—for now!"
UPDATE: On his program Wednesday, Joyner did mention that the Chicago station will still pay Joyner the rest of the money on his contract until the end of the year.
Speaking of Steve Harvey, Harvey made his way to the STL last weekend. First at a booksigning at left Bank Books in the Central West End for fans to sign his best selling self-help book, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man.” According to reports, the line for Harvey (PICTURE BY CARLSTON EDWARDS) was lengthy from Left bank and going south of Euclid (e are sure his recent appearance on Oprah Winfrey show also helped increased the line). Only folk who purchased his book, got a ticket for tehri book be signed. Then on Saturday, he “tore people’s mouth out; when he performed at the Chaifetz Arena. Earlier that day, he was spotted on the casino floor of Lumiere Place getting his gamble on playing some high-limit video poker and roulette before leaving to do his show. No word on whether he won or lost or did sum cussin up in there. LOL.
STL rapper Chingy celebrated his 29th b-day last weekend at two different venues. First, he celebrated at Mocha Latte’s weekly Best Damned Fridays Period event at Lush. It was a free event wherr everybody was, well FREE. Special guests included Nelly, City Spud and rapper Kenny KNOX (SEE OUT 576 FOR PICS AND COVERAGE). On Saturday, Chingy got dapped up and celebrated at Home Nightclub inside Ameristar Casino in St. Charles at a party that was $10 bones for women and 20 ends for men. In attendance were Knox, Nelly and Spud and cagefighter champ Jermaine Andre. House DJ former Nelly producer Jay E was on the 1s and 2s. In unrelated Chingy newz, he can heard on the remix to STL rapper Yung Ro’s radio hit, ”Donk Dat Booty.”
R&B singer Bobby Valentine also came through at Lush Sunday for Mocha Latte’s weekly Sunday Night Shindig to meet and greet the fans. (SEE OUT 577 for pics and COVERAGE) We hear he got there at 1 Monday morning and his female fans were waiting eagerly to take pics with him and get an autograph. We hope err one was able to see him cuz he is shorter than a second. LOL
Speaking of Nelly, the superstar rapper was in Dubai, United Arab Emrates earlier this month to attend the opening of a new Applebottoms store (We guess Dubai women are allowed to wear his jeans under their garb. LOL). He also performed at the city’s Lodge Nightclub.
STL native model/mogul Kimora Lee Simmons was part of a panel discussion with legendary comic Joan Rivers and socialite/reality star Kim Kardashian on Larry King about business women taking care of their biz. To peep out the show go to http://www.larryshow.info/
We hear that rapper Flo Rida will make an appearance at a new club that just opened located on Laclede’s Landing on Thursday. Sponsored by z 107.7. FM, we didn’t get the actual venue spot, but, the rapper will meet and greet fans and play snippets from his upcoming CD, “ R.O.O.T.S.,” The event is invite only. We can only suggest you tune in to Z107.7 FM to get details.
OUTTOWN EXCLUSIVE: As we were chatting on Yahoo Messenger late Monday nite, we didn’t realize we we were YM friends with 19 year-old Memphis rapper Lil Will, who is signed to STL rapper/producer J Kwon’s label , Hood Hop Music. Why do you care? Well, we were bold enough to ask Will some questions while chatting about the rumors of J Kwon and about the alleged story reported by Get It Magazine in 2008 (and reported via stlhiphop.com) about the rapper’s mismanagement of his employees, using women for money, being a drug addict and going to jail for back child support. Well, we asked those questions, and this is what Lil Will had to say:
On the rumors that J Kwon didn’t pay his artists or employees at Hood Hop Music: “People like Kanecc (his biz partner at Hood Hop Music) started rumors wasn’t doing their job. Everyone that does what they ‘spos eto gets paid …Kanecc got fired.
On using women: “he ain’t do that. Dem women were going around promoting Kwon and stuff. He ain't ask them for nothing. They wer tryna use him.”
On the drug issue: “Kwon ain’t on drugs, Hell he snap on me if he even think I smoke on anything.
On the jail time: “Yeah, he went to jail for child support issues cuz he refused to pay.”
On suing the leaker of the allegations: “I don’t know if he did (sue_)but he should. He knew about them (allegations) . I told D Man (his cuzzin) and Gino (his brother). I think they told Kwon but we all knew they was coming for him.”
Well, allright. And You heard it first at OUTTOWN.
Is KSDK TV personality Deanne Lane quitting due to a supposed pay cut? Supposedly not according to Lane. As reported by Deb Peterson Columnist fo rteh St. Lousi Post Dispatch, Lane called the Post last Friday quell those rumors. She said, "I have not and would not balk at any pay cut, especially in this economy." She wouldn’t comment on the status of the matter. Lane, who’s been with KSDK for 25 years, also was responding to Peterson’s blog that Lane's contract will not be renewed when it expires in May. Rumors were that the station wants to cut Lane's salary if she stays on and that the high-profile anchor was not open to that idea. Hmmm. Well we guess we will find out in a couple of months, if earlier, if she makes her “announcement.”
THE OTHER Congrats IS TO STl fashion desIgner Shan keith of shankeithclothing, who was chosen among the six finalists in Alive magazine’s Spring Fashion Week Baker’s project deisgn competition. Project Runway's Jerell Scott leads a panel of judges to choose the $30,000 grand-prize on Wednesday march 25 during the magazine’s fashion week.
Is former Tony Scott show producer/personality Arika Parr back on Majic 104.9’s Tony Scott Show? We are not for sure, but we did hear her on most of last week on the show gabbin it up with Scott and Tammie Holland. In January, Parr moved up the corporate ladder when she was promoted to promotions director for the station.
STL fitness model Fred Williams is featured in a steamy photo art essay shot by a member of the St. Louis Artist Guild at the 4th Grand Opening of The All New Brentwood Gallery which held its reception March 20. Williams is feature din three photographs under the title "Ten Best" - the artists' ten best works regardless of subject. Artwork will display. The artwork will display until May 16. (SEE EVENT BITZ BELOW)
Congrats to SYGU’s Eddie Hollman who we hear will be jumpin the broom in April to his longtime fiancée.
St. Louis Magazine redesigned is magazine, which will be on newstands March 31. Last week, the mag celebrated the relaunch with a private event at the new Bravo restaurant. at West County Center.
Two jazz artists performed last weekend in St. Louis venues. Jazz saxophonist Tim Cunningham (PICTURED)performed at the Schafly’s Tap Room on Locust. He was brought by St. Louis City Jazz. His special guests were singer/actress Anita Jackson and keyboardist Jeremiah Allen. The other was Jazz singer Erin Bode who performed last weekend at the new St. Louis Jazz Cafe which opened last weekend downtown in the former Red Moon space located on 1500 Saint Charles Street.
CLUB-ITZ. And speaking of clubs and venues, there has been a lot of moving and shaking with old and new venues around the STL area. They include:
According to reports from KMOX and the Post-Dispatch, a woman was stabbed at Attitude's Nightclub last Friday while coming out of the bathroom. An early morning stabbing left a female victim in the hospital and bar-goers shocked and confused. Police say the stabbing happened inside the Attitudes bar at Sarah and Manchester, and that the woman was stabbed while walking to the dance floor from the restroom. But Attitudes employees say otherwise. The bar's MySpace page claims the victim was stabbed in a nearby parking lot and came inside for help.
On an interesting note, on the Vital Voice website someone who is supposedly the woman who got stabbed gave her insights on the incident:
Submitted by juice314soco on Sat, 03/21/2009 - 9:29pm.
I am the woman that got stabbed INSIDE of ATTITUDES. Im makin this statement because Attitudes owner and staff have changed their story and lied about what happened. I felt like Attitudes was a home away from home and never would have I thought that Jan the owner would be so heartless. The first thing she said was did I do it to myself. Then asked marcus if it was 1 of ATTITUDES knifes. I don't appreciate the things that have been said by Attitudes. I am a victim of a stabbing. im still in the hospital in so much pain. I would like to know where this information about me came from...None of it is true other then I got stabbed... I appreciate Attitudes for calling the authorities and getting the paramedics there asap.... but what happened was not my fault and I will not be victimized again by ATTITUDES.... We are all supposed to be family and stick together and support each other not turn our backs and lie to cover a tragic situation.
Wow this is definitely beyond….
Close to 3,000 people packed Club Society last Saturday for the Jim Jones concert. And form a source, hundreds were still outside of the club waiting to get in at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. Joens got on stage close to 2 o’clock (the club closes at 3 a.m.) We also heard there were several fights that broke out but security quelled any potential threats to the safety of the crowd.
Several clubs that had its grand openings last weekend. The Black Label Gallery Lounge located on 758 S. 4th Street (it had a soft opening two weeks ago), The Factory located at 1128 Washington Ave (it was semi opened for private events last year) and the New Ambassador located at 9800 Halls Ferry Road (still managed by Craig Spruill who owned the old Ambassador in Northland Shopping Center back in the late 90s/ early 2000s)
IN THE MIA FILE. Has anyone heard from Frontline Protections’ Brian Stemmons. We know he is stationed in the AirForce in Cypus , Greece, but has anyone get a call or email from him?
BLIND PICZ. Who is the guy on left with the bald head who was kickin it at Sunday Night Shindig last Sunday?
BLIND BITZ. Which venue was the spot where a dating couple fought verbally last Saturday as the woman called the man an “asshole” (as well as a taxi) and the man stormed off with his buddy who accompanied him there. (Hint,. The view is the only one that is open passed 1 a.m. in South St. Louis)
STL-ICIOUS (Who is hot this week in STL?) Coco Soul and Maurice G.
Coco Soul. This sexy singer/actress/promoter who was last seen at Motre’s CD party at Mercantile Loft (and was STL-ICIOUS in January) , is doin double duty on Saturday when she performs Saturday at Macy's Fashion show GLOW during the last nite of Alive Magazine’s Spring Fashion Week (SEE EVENT SPOTLIGHT BELOW). Then, later on that nite she will host her popular monthly open mic event Café Soul with featured artist Silky Sol at Old Rock House(SEE MUSIC EVENT BELOW) .
Maurice G. This handsome comic from the Lou will be reppin three days a week with different events at two venues. On Thursday nites, he will host Laff Out Loud Comedy (special guest STL comic Arvin Mitchell) and the new Ambassador located on New Halls Ferry Rd, on Fridays he, along with Mo Spoon of MPAc and Topher of Derrty ENT hosts the newly formed event Mature Mingle/Tastemakers at the Skybox and then on Saturdays the Ole Skool Party at the Ambassador. (SEE ONGOING BITZ BELOW)
Why were there runners running in the pouring rain Tuesday in Forest Park? Why don't North County clubs get the same kind of pub like clubs in the city of St Louis? and Why havent most of the non-attended winners at the Traffic Music Awards have yet to receieve their awards?
The Black Rep will be opening their 3rd show of the season THIS WEEKEND, with
MY SECRET LANGUAGE OF WISHES
By Cori Thomas March 25, 2009 - April 19, 2009 (Grandel Theatre)
The play touches on the meaning of unconditional love without distinctions such as black or white, rich or poor, gay or straight. Jo, a lawyer and the play's main character, learns the meaning of love without boundaries as she engages in a legal dispute between two women- a young white and a black business woman - over the custody of a disabled black teenager . Showtimes are Wed and Thurdsyas at 7 p.m.; Frdiay at 8 p.m. Sat 3p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Ticket Info:(314) 534-3807 or www.theblackrep.org
The All New Brentwood Gallery is holding its photography artwork for members of the St. Louis Artists Guild titled "Ten Best" - the artists' ten best works regardless of subject. Artwork will display until May 16 at the Brentwood Gallery, 2229 S. Brentwood. The gallery will be open every Saturday from noon-5pm. FREE. For more info contact curator Jim Trotter at 314_878_0777 or email@example.com
Preaching Women! Worship@ SOJOURNER'S TRUTH: Celebration of Sisters w/Sermons (Mon, March 23 - Fri, March 27 @St. John's). Info: 314. 534.0323
St. Louis Fashion Week March 23-29 2009 http://www.saintlouisfashionweek.com/ ++++++++++++++++++++++++
The Minority Professional Associations Collaborative (MPAC) presents, "Nothing But Networking" allowing professionals, industry leaders, and academia the opportunity to become better acquainted with one another in a relaxed atmosphere.
*Complimentary Hors d' Oeuvres (6p-8p), *Cash Bar, *Networking Games,
*Live Band & DJ, *Raffle/Door Prizes
-Thursday, March 26, 2009
-Lush Night Club (3037 Olive Street)
-6pm - 8pm (networking & live jazz band) / 8p - 1a (DJ and dancing)
-$15 advance tickets / $20 at the door
To learn more about the Partnering Organizations of (Minority Professional Associations Collaborative - M.P.A.C.) please visit: St. Louis Minority Professionals Coming Together For…."True Networking Resulting In Business!"
"Bring Plenty of Business Cards"
**See attached flyer for additional details
For additional information or to purchase tickets directly call Jacque Land at Platinum Group, Inc. (314) 231-3500.
The St. Louis Alumni chapter if Kapps Alpha Psi present Krimson and Kreme , Kocktails and Kufflicts, 8 p.m. Thurs. March 26 at the Kappa House on 500 Vandeventer, open bar abnd appetizers, $10 ADV; $15 Door. Info: 314.652.3360 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington University sponsors 4th annual FREE African Film Festival March 26-29 (CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE)
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 Email: email@example.com +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
STESS FREE FRIDAYS at The Jazz Spot (formerly the WS Hotel)400 Washington (Washington and Broadway) Friday, March 27, 5:00PM Phone:
1-314-588-7866 Join us this Friday, March 27th as Stress Free Fridays visit The Jazz Spot, located at 400 Washington (Washington and Broadway)...enjoy great food, drink specials and LIVE ENTERTAINMENT...parking is available at the Missouri Athletic Club, located across the street for a nominal fee...some surprise guests have confirmed their attendance...stop by and see who these individuals are and kick off your weekend in style...bring plenty of business cards and be prepared to network while you socialize...**Please RSVP...**TWO SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:Stress Free Fridays welcomes the Men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. as they visit St. Louis for their Regional Meetings...Stress Free Fridays is going on the road...we have teamed up with LME and their Summer Reign 2 Event to be held from July 24th-26th at The Lodge of the Four Seasons at The Lake of the Ozarks...if you would like to attend this fun-filled weekend, please visit www.lme-stl.com/summer2 to make hotel reservations and to get all of the details for what promises to be a weekend to remember...do not miss this opportunity!
“Breaking Down Walls,” a gospel concert , 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 27 at Harris-Stowe State University. Performing Da T.R.U.T.H, Jai, the Great Romance, J’Son, and Sozorox, and more. Hosted by D. Stone and Warner of Hallelujah 1600 and Selena J of Majic 104.9. Advanced tickets are $20 at MetroTix outlets, www.metrotix.com, and by calling 314-534-1111. For more info call 314-667-9409.
A night of live performances hosted by The Dynamic Duo Xplicit & Corey Black at the Space, 3016 Locust Blvd., Featuring performances by Bet Comic View's Arvin Mitchell, Kels, Lightning, Diversity, Raymon Harmon, Yung One, Low, And From Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza DeAndre Whitner. Free Wine served all night while it last. Drink Specials All night LONG!! This is a red carpet event so dress to impress. After Party immediately following the show with DJ EPIC on the 1's and 2's. Tickets only $5 in advance, $10 at the door
Say When First Year Anniversary Week Bash; Poet Cerise Cohee March 27 Free daiquiris all nite; Resha Allen B-day party March 29; Patron $5, Free Food; Owner James Teddy B-day bash April 1; $5, FREE Beer and Food; Uncle Ricky Gray April 12; the Finale 3 Free Food happy Hour 4p.m. o 7 p.m. The venue is located 8551 Airport Rd. Info: 314.395.9096 or 314.267.6097
NUVO "SOL" & JC COGNAC DOMINATION @ BLACK LABEL LOUNGE-THIS FRIDAY March 27th, 2009 (CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE)
MPAC presents March Eye Candy party, Friday, March 27 at the Loft. Models and Moet Bottles edition. $100 Moet Rose' all night and ladies FREE til 11!" It's a party not a pageant! For birthday, booth and bottle service contact 314.226.5777 or log onto www.stleyecandy.com.
The St. Louis alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi present Blazers and Stilettos, Sat. March 28 at 8 p.m. at the Renaissance GrandHotel, 800 Washington Avenue, $10 ADV and $15 Door. men must wear balzers or suit; Women: dress to impress with stilettos. Info: 314.652.3360 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Mister G’s Comedy Show, March 28 featuring Jovan Bibbs, Tyrone Robinson, Lee man, Matt Collins and SD, 4519 N. Illinois Street in Fairveiw Heights (located 159 and FrankScott parkway across from he new Target) $10 ADV; $15 at door; Info: 618.416.4399
CAFE SOUL IS BIGGER AND BETTER!! BE THERE NEXT SATURDAY NIGHT TO EXPERIENCE "IN THE SPOTLIGHT" ARTIST SILKY SOL! RESERVE YOUR SEATS TODAY! VIP SOLD OUT LAST MONTH! (CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE)
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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
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03/28/2009 07:00 PMTampa, FLTalon's NEW REFLECTION CD Release Party
Kingdom Worship Center Tampa, FL Sun Mar 29 09 10:00 AM
For concert info go to http://www.mynistamusic.com/
UPCOMING FOX SHOWZ: CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY, Thru March -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
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!”
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.
Bill Maher of “Politically Incorrect” and “HBO's Real Time” fame is at the Fox Theatre at 8 p.m. April 16. This show features adult language and subject matter, according to an advisory on the MetroTix web site. Tickets are $28, $48, and $68, on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at MetroTix outlets, www.metrotix.com, 314-534-1111, and at the box office.
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.
ON SALE THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 27 AT 10 AM! The group OAR. Wednesday, June 10 At the Fabulous Fox Theatre!
ALL SEATS $35! On-Sale Information:
Tickets on sale this Friday, March 27 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.
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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 visithttp://www.kevinklineawards.org/
Strline Art and Entertainment present Day Party at Escalade, 7828 Olive Blvd. Sat. April 4 noon to 6p.m. Everybody FREE til 2 p.m. Info: 314.726.3250
""Film Friday's" @ the Moolah Theater/ F15teen" on Saturday, April 4 at 7:00pm. "Film Friday's" @ the Moolah Theater/ F15teen "Hosted by; Stl365, Precision Events, Film Friday's, Phase 2 Marketing Group "Night of MayhemHost: Film Friday'sStart Time: Saturday, April 4 at 7:00pmThe evening starts at the Moolah with a special screening of the movie "Fast & Furious 4". This special screen will have free giveaways, free after party event passes and sponsors have special gifts for all movie goers.After the show comes the after party at F15teen with more giveaways, a special addition of Precision "Lady's Night" for all you hard working ladies, drink specials presented Major Brands and many other surprises.
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Join Soul Stylz Friday April 10th 2009 and Celebrate your Birthday at St.Louis newest weekly series , Beautiful.: A Quality that Delights the Sense of Sight,” at Sleek Ultra Lounge inside of Lumiere Casino. What better way to celebrate your special day in style, for more information about event
The Ambassador has two concerts lined up, an Easter Blues Show at 7:30 p.m. April 12 with Bobby Blue Bland and Denise LaSalle, and Midnight Star at 9 p.m. April 17. Info at 314-869-9090.
"Touch Me"" Runway Style "Hair Show & Body Paint Show/PARTY Casting Call. IF YOU MISSED THE CASTING CALL..... SEND ME A PICTURE TODAY!!!FOR THOSE WHO COULD NOT ATTEND AND ARE STILL INTERESTED IMMEDIATELY SEND A PICTURE OF YOURSELF TO IMPERIALEVENTS.ENT@GMAIL.COM OR CALL 314.517.8385. DEADLINE IS MARCH 25, 2009!!!!!!!
Calling on Models for PRONTO 2009Come out and try out for the upcoming spring show! We need talented models for the May 9th show. Gift bags from L'Oreal Paris USA and gift coupons will be available for models chosen. Models will also receive complimentary make-over gift coupons from Sisley-Paris Cosmetics USA. When: Model Casting, Tuesday, March 31, 2009 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMPlace: Bar Italia Ristorante and Cafe, 13 Maryland Plaza
Now accepting submissions for Streets D Midwest,you send it, they'll spin it! Visit www.stlhiphop.com at: http://stlhiphop.ning.com
INTO THE WOODS by Stephen Sondheim, Book by 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 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)
AS BEES IN HONEY DROWN by Douglas Carter Beane opens December 3, 2009 and closes December 19, 2009. THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS by Paul Zindel opens March 4, 2010 and closes March 20, 2010. OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder opens June 10, 2010 and closes June 26, 2010. Plays: Audition Dates & Times; Special 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 PM; Wednesday, March 18, 2009(Audition Space opens at 6:30 PM) 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Audition Appts. / Callbacks 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM; Saturday 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 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.)
HELP BITZ SPOTLIGHT.
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 +++++++++++++++++++
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 +++
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. ++++++++++++++++++++++++
NEW: Darius Bradford’s The Big Joker present Funny Phat Tuesdays located inside Lights On Broadway Twilight Room/Lights on Broadway in New Baden. $10.
JE presents Soul Sessions every Tuesday at the Jazz Bistro, 3536 Washington Ave. Doors at 8 p.m., Show at 9 p.m 314.922.7350 weekly featured artists live music by Music Unlimted $5 door prizes . For more info contact email@example.com ++++++++++++++++++++
Two Dollar Tease Me Tuesdays Comedy Show at the Twilight Room 8344 North Broadway, St. Louis MO. Call 314.385.4545 for more info. Suite Soul Spot, 1st Tuesday of each Month at the Old Rock House, 1200 S 7th Blvd. 9 p.m. 314-588-0505.2 Dollar Tuesdays at The Spot, 8370 N Broadway. $2 to get in and $2 drink specials all nite long. Doors at 9 p.m. for more info call 314.385.4545.................. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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 ++++++++++++++++++++
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone:314.503.4035
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 email@example.com or http://www.soulstarent.com/
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..............
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
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 +++++++++++++++++++++
NEW: The Laff Out Loud Comedy Series hosted by Maurice G is Thursday nights, 8 p.m., New Ambassaor 9800 New Halls Ferry Road. Get more information at 314-869-9090.
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 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Drama House Thursdays @ The In Spot, 5854a Delmar- Clean Comedy . Doors at 8 p.m., Show at 9 p.m. $5 http://www.inspotlounge.com/
Milq Da Game presents Destination Thursdays at Club Society. $500 to the sexiest lady. Ladies Free til 11;30p.m. 2 for 1 drinks before 10:30 p.m. for fellas and free drinks for ladies. Info: http://www.societystl.com/
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.
NEW: Made Models LLC presents TGIF at Skybox. 10 p.m. Ladies FREE all nite. For more info call 314.761.9962.
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/ ++++++++++++++++++++++
Open Bar Fridays at House of Comedy. $20 Drink Free All Nite plus a ticket to a comedy show 801 N 2nd St. St. Louis 241-5233 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Spectrum presents "Friday Night at the Sky Box "EACH & EVERY Friday"Sky Box Sports Bar & Grill beginning Friday, October 3 at 9p to 3am Where: Sky Box Sports Bar & GrillTo see more details and RSVP, follow the link below: http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=41828731487
NEW: Cash and Champagne every 1st Friday of the Month at Loft Info: www.myspace.com/3moj
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 ++++++++++++
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 ++++++++++++++++++
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: http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=67818022597&aref=20189285 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
NEW: Mature Mingle every Saturday at the Skybox on the Landing, Doors open at 9 p.m. and everyone is FREE ‘til 11 and ladies drink for $5 all night long! For more info call314.241. 5100Or Email:email@example.com
Silky Soul performs every 3rd Sat at the Jazz Spot 8 p.m. 400 Wash Ave. 314.922.4387.
DT presents 30s the New 20 at the Jazz Spot (formerly WS Hotel), 400 Wash Ave., , 30 and up, Doors at 8 p.m. Dress Code. Info: 314.922.4387. JOIN DERRTY DJ'S DJ AJ & DJ CD EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT FOR THE ULTIMATE 30 & OVER PARTY +++++++++++++++++++++++++
NEW: The Ole Skool Party is Saturday nights, presented by Maurice G at the New Ambassador, 9800 New Halls Ferry Road. Everyone Free til 10 p.m. Get more information at 314-869-9090.
NEW: The Space presents the female impersonation show, Pebbles and the Barbie Dolls every Sunday at the Space, door at 8p.m., Show at 9 p.m. Drink Specials. $5 Cover For more info contact The Space located at 320-24 N.Vandeventer (off Lindell Blvd. in SLU area) Contact:314.494.5976 or 314.494.9095.. ++++++++++++++++++++++++
MPAC presents '2 is better than 1 Sunday' @ Knockouts. Every Sunday there is 2 for 1 admission, 2 for 1 drink specials til 11:00 pm along with 20 flat screens to watch Sunday night Football and party.The football game starts at noon and the party kicks off at 8pm until 1:30 in the morning.
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/
For East St. Louis Flyers alums, go THE HANGAR at: http://eastsideflyers.ning.com/ ++++++++++++++
Photographer King Yella is making history capturing photo print Gateway to Change available to the public. Yella took flicks when Obama came to St. Louis late last month. For info on the photos go to http://www.kingyella.com/
If you wanna see what crime is goin on in your hood, just go to http://www.crimereports.com/
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/
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.
Children of Promise Learning Center is currently enrolling. Located at 4231 N Grand Blvd. 6 weeks to 6 years. To enroll or be a sponsor call 314.371.1308 ++++++++++++++++++
“Eccentric Soul: The Young Disciples” CD featuring the 1960s East St. Louis group was released Oct. 21. For more info go to http://www.numerogroup.com/catalog.php?subcat=Eccentric%20Soul
STL-TV's popular "The Best of the STL" can be seen on Saturdays at 11 p.m. on CW 11.
Floyd Boykin hs a new GreetingCard Line "POETICBYDESIGN." Log on to
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 firstname.lastname@example.org , or call 314-517-8764.
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: email@example.com You must be 21 years of age or over to receive this special!
Rance John Styles and barbering, located in the luxurious Benton Park Neighborhood, 2909 Jefferson. 314.772.7511 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Good Shepherd Infant and Toddler Center, 5990 Page. Now Enrolling. School age children welcome. Info: 314.725.5710
Check out Leannett Payne’’s CHOCOLATE BLOG by emailing her at Leannettpayne@yahoo.com!
Catch all the latest STL entertainment sites, sounds and interviews at http://www.ohhmy.net/
For your hip-hop ministry and Christian music services check out Mynista’s website at http://www.reverbnation.com/mynistaakadoctawuzdead?eid=591050_2558942 +++++++++++++
Check out author and activist Keith Boykin’s new website Daily Voice at http://www.thedailyvoice.com/
Hear new music from STL singer Silky Sol at http://www.myspace.com.redafroqueen/ or http://www.redafroqueen.com/
For all your photography needs go to www.lanceomarthurman.com/ ++++++++++++++++++
The Black Rep's blog, Black Reppin. It can be found on its website, http://www.theblackrep.org/ or directly at http://theblackrep.blogspot.com/ ++++++++++++++++
Bosley and Associates Traffic Law Centers .Suspensions, Speeding. Revocations. DWI. PointProblems. Accidents. Frison ‘s Flea Market, 7025 St.Charles Rock Rd., Fri-Sunday 9 am-5 p.m. or Big TopFlea Market, 367 Chambers Road. For more info, call314.621.1744
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STL videographer and Notice Me Award nominee/ Traffic Music Award winner 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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