Tuesday, May 26, 2009




TIME TO GET 'TOWNED! Before we get into the A&E in the ILLI and MO, by next posting on Wednesday, we will be in the month of June where we celebrate Black Music History Month. To get a head start of things, we decided to start featuring some of the areas contributors to black music. First up is Kinloch, Mo based singer Ann Peebles.

Born April 27, 1947, Peebles is best known for her Memphis soul albums of the 1970s on the Hi Records label. Two of her better known songs are "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down" and "I Can't Stand the Rain.”

According to wikipedia, Peebles was discovered as a talent by Gene "Bowlegs" Miller of Hi Records during a 1968 trip to sit in singing with him at a Memphis, Tennessee, nightclub. A popular local bandleader, Miller was known for also helping other musicians, such as members of the Hi Rhythm Section, get their start in the Memphis music industry. Peebles soon began penning and singing hits for the label, co-writing with label staff songwriter Don Bryant, whom she later married in 1974. Peebles released a number of commercially successful and critically well received albums produced by Willie Mitchell on Hi Records throughout the 1970s, until the rise of disco music in the late 1970s took her music out of the limelight.

In 2006 she released the album Brand New Classics, which consisted of re-recordings of some of her songs in an
acoustic style.

Peebles has been sampled by many hip hop artists, in particular RZA and the Wu-Tang Clan. Furthermore her track "I Can't Stand The Rain" was first covered by Patrice Banks of Graham Central Station on the 1975 release of "Ain't No 'Bout A Doubt It" album and on Tina Turner’s comeback 1984 album, “Private Dancer.” It has also been utilized as a sample by the hip hop duo Reflection Eternal (a collaborative group comprised of conscious hip hop artist Talib Kweli, and producer Hi-Tek) for their song "Memories Live" on their debut album Train Of Thought.

In 1997, Missy Elliott recorded an interpolation of "I Can't Stand the Rain," entitled "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)", as the first single from her debut album, Supa Dupa Fly. In the 1970s, the late pop singer John Lennon was quoted as saying “Rain” was the best recorded single ever.
To peep how her biggest song, “I Can’t Stand the Rain” was formed go to
To hear an original recording of the song,
go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CCrA5Lq5XU


Last week, reports from Riverfront Times and the Evenig Whirl had come out in regards to why STL based rapper Huey was a no show at the May Day Fest held at the Pageant a coupel of Sundays ago.
According to reports, Huey was asked to not attend the event because of the allegations that the young rapper may have been the target of the now infamous triple-homicide that occurred in downtown St. Louis, late Friday, May 8 on 18th and Market near the Post Office. In that incident, the three guys who were killed had just left a concert by rapper Yo Gotti at Club Society (which has now closed from the subsequent killings) , when a car pulle dup alongside the car where the guys were in at a stoplight and fired shots.

Reports also say that 100.3 The Beat’s DJ AJ who organized the May Day Fest through the Derrty DJ Midwest Summitm, decdied to remove Huey from the Summit as well as the concert when Pageant management reportedly told him that St. Louis police believe Huey was near where the killings had taken place. According to the RFT, Huey was supposedly a car behind the car that got shot up and that he was the actual target. The Whirl reported Monday in its paper that the STLPD have ruled out Huey as a suspect in the case.

Wow, this is Fucked up indeed. We are hearing on the streets that its an all out retaliation thang now with the killed fam and that they are about to stroke while its hot (If not already). Our question is, if Huey is in the middle of the thickness, why? Could it have stemmed from the STL beef that Huey had with Nelly a few years ago with the New v. Old St. Lou thang? Well, we are sure that can’t be ruled out. Is it a camp thing? Possibly. But one thing is certain, three people unfortunately got killed.
We are sure it will come out on the reason that Huey may have a link in the killings. If not already. It’s just a matter of time.

Other A&E bitz this week was fair St. Louis announcing its schedule of entertainers at this years; Fair St. Louis and Live on the Levee festivities starting in July. The big name coming to Fair St. Louis (July 3-5) is the pop rock group CountingCrows who will kick off the festivities July 3. The three days of interest to OUTTOWN fall under three specific Live On the Levee nights; THEY ARE:

Grammy Award nominated R&B singer Angie Stone who will perform under the Archgrounds, July 24 at 6 p.m. The openers are STL’s Soul Alliance (featuring coco Soul) and LeAndra.

On July 25, Grammy Award winning Granite City, Ill bred country superstar Gretchen Wilson will perform. Her opener is St. Louis trio Pearl Heart.


For the hip-hopper, Grammy Award winning Chicago native rapper Lupe Fiasco will perform at 6 p.m. Aug. 1. The opener is STL underground rapper/producer Black Spade.

Others performing on LOTL are Sonic Youth ( July 17). Little Feat ( July 18) and Guster (July 31)

All the concerst are free. For more info go to

Speaking of concerts, it was announced this week for the starting ticket date for comic/singer/actor Jamie Foxx’s “Intuition: Tour here in St. Louis July 24. Tickets for the superstar will go on sale at 10 a.m. May 29. Tickets are $45.75-$69.75, available at MetroTix outlets,
314-534-1111, and at the box office.

For a lesser amount of money but just as equal talent, singer/actor Terrell Carter of the Tyler Perry stageplays and the film, “Tyler Perry’s Family Reunion” is the headliner for Café Soul’s open mike music showcase relaunch in a new venue and nite. Beginning Thursday May 28, and every last Thursday thereafter at 8 p.m, Cafe Soul will present at The Loft on Olive in Midtown. $10 Cover. For more info call314.504.7405 or Email:

STL based rap mogul Nelly and the St. Lunatics took its reunion on the road after the Pageant debut when they performed last week in Houston at a "Smash the Mic" benefit for founding Geto Boys member Willie D who is in jail for
scamming people on Ebay (But the highlight oddly enough was Tennessee Titans Vince Young While onstage with the rapper rolled out a wad of cash and started showering the crowd with dollar bills). He also introduced his blood brother on stage City Spud, a member of the Tics who reunited with the group last year after being incarcerated for a assault charge in 2000. He told the crowd that when he used to wear the band-aid on his face it was a tribute to Spud. Now that his brother is out of prison, he no longer wears it. To peep the Tics’ performance as well as Nelly’s interview with Smash the Mic TV, go to

In unrelated Nelly newz, he along with other hip-hop and R&B artists will suit up on the b-ball court for BET personality Big Tigger’s 8th Annual Celebrity Classic Others slated to appear are Trey Songz, , J. Holiday, Tank, and ATL actor Jackie Long June 5 and 6 in D.C benefiting HIV/AIDs awareness in that community.

STL rapper Yung Ro (TOP PIC) just debuted his new video for his single “Donk Dat (Remix)” featuring Chingy and City Spud of the St. Lunatics. The video was shot on location at Ro’s father Roland Page’s tattoo shop, Black Pearl located on 20th and Olive. Directed by Mr. A, it also has guest appearances by radio personality Silly Asz and model Ashlai Box. To peep it out, go to



In unrelated Chingy newz, according to www.bossip.com, the site received letter from a reader recently saying that the rapper supposedly impregnated Tiffany of The Bad Girls Club and bounced out once he heard the new when she told him and supposedly stopped returning her calls and refuses to speak with her. Hmm. What’s really goin on? Is this really true or is this a stunt in the Chingy camp to check mate those Chingy-tranny rumors that came out last month? Bossip has the two taking a pic in a club, but hey, anyone can take a pic with someone. It doesn’t mean they are sleeping together. Hmm, we are kinda iffy on this one.
There are talks for the Kiel Opera House in downtown STL to be back open. According to reports, there are negotiations going on with the city and SCP Worldwide, the New York-based firm that took over the lease for the Kiel when it bought the St. Louis Blues in 2006. The city closed the venue in 1991. So will this mean more competition for Scott Trade Center, The Fox, Chaifetz and the Touhill? Hmmm, we smell a bidding war for artists and ticket prices going even more sky high.
Bravo’s “Top Chef” winner Stephanie Izard and contestant Dale Levitski are coming to the Lou today, Wednesday at Soulard Market. The two stars will do three one-hour demonstrations, with samples, set for 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. (As of this blogging, the tour may have rolled out of here)


Congrats to three STL artist who are doing their thing this week.

First is comedian Hot Sauce who will open for verteran comedian Michael Colyar May 30 at the Roberts Orpheum Theatre (along with comedian Frank L).Soonafter his gig, he is moving to Hollywood (SEE EVENT BITZ BELOW) to pursue a national comedy career.

The second is rapper Bee (SEE STL-ICIOUS BELOW) who was just signed a national record deal to Clarity Music and to celebrate, his label will have an audition for females for his upcoming music video for his new single, “So Sexy” today, Wedensday, at Luxurie in downtown St. Louis (SEE AUDITION BITZ). Then on May 28, the label will have a huge prize giveaways at an event for Bee at Chase Park plaza (See EVENTZ BELOW), and later that nite, he is celebrating his b-day at Red Hott Thursdays at Lure on Tucker and Washington. (SEE EVENT BITZ BELOW). Too peep his music go to www.datpiff.com

And third, STL hip-hop artist Vega aka The heartbreak Kid has just released a new single, “Benjamins” The single was executive Produced by BRADD YOUNG, PRETTYBOY & VEGA. Also, his producing skills are blowin up as well. He just produced a single for Akon’s new group STL’s June 5th called, “Worst day” feturing Snoop and Kim Jones and MC’s “I’m Gone” featuring Twista, Chingy and STL rapper EbonyEyez . he is also in the studio with STL rapper Jibbs and Yo Gotti.
To peep “Benjamins” go to:
On June 18, OUTTOWN is going to net radio. Don’t fret, we will still do the blog, but we wanna see how the blog will air on air. Hosted by YOURS TRULY, the show will test run Thursday, June 18 at 5 p.m. CST for an hour (we will expand if the demand is there) Toget all the details about it by clicking on the following link http://www.blogtalkradio.com/maatology

Lastly, OUTTOWN would like to give out thoughts and prayers to the family of STL rapper Tega of UC MEs’ Da Camp who was shot in the head last Friday and is currently on life support. The details are sketchy on facts of this matter and R.I.P. to Urbana, Illinois based musician Jay Bennett formerly of the Chicago based group Wilco and the STL based Undertow Music Collective.

In the MIA FILE- Where is STL singer Tanka?

BLIND PICZ Who’s this brotha who was sportin a freshly-shaved bald head at the Little Black Dress event at Exo last weekend?

BLIND BITZ. Which former STL mover and shaker was contacted recently by a big time biz man with Hollywood connections about coming aboard to work with him? (Hint. The STL mover and shaker had an “American” kind of “style” and the biz man’s biggest client recently co-starred in a show on the “Great White Way.”)

STL-ICIOUS. Coco Soul and Theresa (tie) and STL rapper Bee.

Coco Soul. This repeat listed artist will be on stage as host and performer at two different venues. On Thursday, she will host her co-created monthly Café Soul at its newest venue spot the Loft( SEE EVENT SPOTLIGHT BELOW). Then, on Saturday, she will open for Mint Condition at the Pageant (SEE EVENT BITZ BELOW). She also made an noteworthy appearance at Teese 09 at F15teen (and a new do). Also, last Wednesday, it was announced by Celebrate St. Louis that she will open up for R&B singer Angie Stone fronting the group Soul Alliance at Live on the Levee July 24

Theresa. This lovely singer also will do double duty at two different venues. First she will be in competition of sorts with Café Soul on Thursday nite when she performs songs from her recently released CD, “Go Fight Win” at the Vaughan Cultural Center inside the Urban league Center in Grandel Square. Then, on Friday, she , along with various other STL artists will perform at Exit Left’s “Raw Intent” Artist Showcase at the Phyliss Wheatley YWCA Center on Locust (SEE EVENT BITZ BELOW)

BEE. This STL rapper is making a buzz getting signed recently to Clarity Music Group (owned by Greenbay Packers’ Nick Barnett). The former member of the hip hop groups Young Boys and Team LC, Bee left the STL last year to hit Los Angeles to hone his skills working mainly with Fizz of B2K. Thus, he got noticed by execs at Clarity. To celebrate, On Wednesday (today)he’s having auditions in STL where female hopefuls can audition for his upcoming video “So Sexy” featuring Bobby Vanetiono that will be filmed in Hollywood (SEE AUDITION BITZ BELOW). Then, on Thursday his music label is having giveaway at Chase Park Plaza, then he’s having a b-day celebration at Lure (SEE EVENT BITZ BELOW)


Why are the Republicans tryin’ to cause a stank with the nomination of Prez Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor? Why have people relegated Memorial Day to just a day to each BBQ? Why does Tuesday feel like Monday after Labor Day? and Why is singer Kelis gettin slack for doin a sex tape before she got married?

The Black Rep closes out its 32nd Season with BLUES IN THE NIGHT - TICKETS
By Sheldon Epps May 27, 2009 - June 28, 2009 (Grandel Theatre)
The universal language of the blues wails out full and strong in this dynamite "dramatic revue" of twenty-six hot and steamy numbers that tell of the sweet, sexy and sorrowful experiences three delicious women have with one very lonely, lying, cheating snake of a man who does them wrong! With little spoken text, the interweaving stories are defined through glorious songs which cover the range of this indigenous American art form, from Bessie Smith to Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Alberta Hunter, Jimmy Cox, Ida Cox and more, telling of the pain and misery of life and love and also of the dogged determination to get through it all that is the essence of the blues.
Call the Box Office at (314) 534-3810 for more information.

Presents Bee’s Clarity Music Group signing event at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at Chase Ballroom, 212 N Kingshighway....FREE FOOD, FREE POSTERS, FREE T-SHIRTS, FREE CD...HOW CAN YOU BEAT IT!!2 P.M.-6P.M. @THE CHASE BALLROOM...MAY 28TH..CLARITY MUSIC GROUP PRESENTS!! MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN THE HOUSE!!


Clarity Music Group and Red Hott Thursdays present Bee's B-day and Signing Party , Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 9:00pm
Lure Nightclub
1204 Washington

Bee is celebrating his birthday and his signing to Clarity Music Group. This is a grown and sexy affair. No hats! No tees! Special guests will include: Green Bay Packer Nick Barnett, Cory Spinx, Devon Alexander, Jibbs, J- Boog (formerly B2K) Fizz (formerly B2K), and Young Dip. 5 lovely ladies will be annouced to fly to LA for the shooting of "So Sexy" featuring Bobby Valentino. Doors open at 9 and ladies are free until 12.


The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis presents Theresa Payne in Live Concert!Theresa will be performing songs from her new debut CD "Go Fight Win".Best of all it's.....FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!"Go Fight Win" will be available for purchase @ $10 Thursday, May 28, 2009
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Vaughn Cultural Center inside the Urban League
3701 Grandel Square
Saint Louis, MO

Cafe Soul is getting relaunched in a new venue and nite after leaving the Old Rock House in April. Beginning Thursday May 28 and every last Thursday thereafter at 8 p.m, Cafe Soul will present at the Loft on Olive in Midtown. To celebrate its new venue, singer/actor Terrell Carter from Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman, the movie, "Madea's Class Reunion" and "Meet the Brown's" stage plays will be the featured artist. $10 Cover. For more info call3145047405Email:
Join us this Friday, May 29, 2009 as Stress Free Fridays visits The St. Louis Jazz Cafe...enjoy great food, drinks and the smooth, jazzy sounds of Diane Vaughn...NO COVER CHARGE...NO COVER CHARGE...NO COVER CHARGE...EARLY ARRIVAL is STRONGLY suggested as we are expecting a huge turnout!**PLEASE RSVP...The ambiance inside of St. Louis Jazz Cafe is radiant, yet relaxing...bring a friend and your business cards as you never know who may stop by!Summer Reign 2 tickets are selling fast...visit
to purchase tickets and for more information...The Stress Free Fridays 5 Year Anniversary Celebration will be held on June 5th...details next week!Visit our website: stressfreefridays.ning.com and become a member. You can also follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/stressfreefri,
MySpace, ConnectWith and on Facebook...Mario and I are looking forward to seeing you this Friday, May 29th at St. Louis Jazz Cafe...ARE YOU READY?

Exit Left Ent. Presents an ALL STAR EVENING "RAW INTENT" May 29, 2009. This show will have National Recording Artist such as Theresa Payne, Robert Dillard, Vandalyzm, Corey Black, Knowledge and the one and Only Ms. Sonia Marie....Hosted by comedian Tahir Moore., There will be drinks served,food, and an over all Extravagant event Also there will be a VIP section, Bottle Services, and much much more. So tell all your friends, lovers and Co-workers to come out and enjoy this Spectacular Event. With your host Tahir Moore and on the 1's & 2's D.J. 76 KidLocation: Phyllis Wheatley CenterAddress: 2711 Locust St. Louis MODate: May 29, Admission $10. Info: 314.568.8813Email:
CLOSE TO FAMOUS ENTERPRISE Presents PERSONA Come mingle with an exclusive environment mixed with a guest list of St. Louis Urban Professionals, Executives, Celebrities, and Socialites. This makes for an exceptional party experience. Several try but only few have true.... PERSONA!
Friday, May 29, 2009 at 10:00pm
800 N 3RD ST.


MPAC presents the May Eye Candy Party, the Pretty Dangerous Edition 9 p.m. Friday, May 29 at the Mike Shannon's Outfield. This will continue MPAC's indoor/outdoor party series. Hosted by Danger from The Loveof Ray JLadies are FREE ALL NIGHT wearing pink and Danger from the Love of Ray J will be hosting as well as judging the EC competition. The winner of the Eye Candy competition will receive $500 and a PR package from MPAC which includes: picture and bio in The St. Louis American and www.stleyecandy.com, a free photo shot, featured on MPAC TV and a chance to be in the Eye Candy Magazine! Ladies must register before 11pm and be at least 21 years of age. DJ Sir Thurl will be on the one's and two's and will keep the party rocking until 3am. It's a party not a pageant! For birthday, booth and bottle service contact 314.226.5777 or log onto
Better Family Life presents Single sMeeting Singles Workshop. May 29 at 7 p.m. Heman Park Community Center, 975 Pennsylvania in U City. FREE. Info: 314.454.0622


Dee Lee's House of Comedy presents comic/actor Bruce Bruce will perform May 29-May 31. Showtimes Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. and 10:30 .m. (except for Sunday that has only an 8 p.m. show. Go to
for more info


TASTE OF SUCCESS WINE TRIP 3 Hosed by the Alliance GroupSaturday, May 30, 2009Time:10:00am - 6:00pm
Location:Crown Valley Vineyard
Join us for a fun filled trip to Crown Valley Vineyard May 30th from 10am to 6pm. Where will enjoy a day of winding trails, fun spirits, good food, along with live music.Ticket price is $35 and includes: transportation, food, and drinks on the bus.Departure time is 10am leaving West Port Plaza and returning back at 6pm.For more info call Joseph Jennings at 314-458-7974 or Mario Wayne at 314-640-1839

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha will host an Oldies But Goodies Dance on Saturday May 30, 2009 at the Omega Center located at 3900 Natural Bridge from 8pm-1am. The cost is 10 dollars per person in advance or 15 at the door. It is BYOB as well as food. If you are interested them know so that they can secure your ticket in advance rather than at the door. The proceeds go to their scholarship fund. For more info email Lonita at

R&B Band Mint Condition will perform at Pageant May 30. The Minneapolis based group is famous for songs such as , “Pretty Brown Eyes,” “U Send Me Swingin” and their latest hit, “Nothing Left to Say.” Opening act will be singer/Café Soul co-creator Coco Soul (There will be a 3 year anniversary celebration at the adjacent Halo Bar before the concert) Tickets for Pageant shows available at Ticketmaster outlets, http://www.ticketmaster.com/ , 314-241-1888, and at the box office.


A Call To Oneness - "Oneness Anniversary Weekend" - Sat., May 30th & Sun., 31st at Harris Stowe State University‏ (CLICK ON PIC FOR INFO)

The McDonald’s R&B Soul Search Finals will be May 30, June 6 and June 13. The Finale will take place June 27. For more info go to its website.


Comedian Michael Colyar will perform at 8 p.m. May 30 at the Roberts Orpheum Theater, 415 N 9th St., . Frank L and HotSauce will open. Tickets are $20, $30, $40 and $60, on sale now at Ticketmaster outlets,
http://www.ticketmaster.com/, and at 314-241-1888.or




Miss Latte is going on hiatus and will resume her weekly events in the summer.
Check out Mocha Latte's weekly column COFFEE TALK every week in the Evening Whirl .
For more info on these items, contact Miss Latte at 314.646.9917 or sgalvin26@yahoo.com


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UPCOMING FOX SHOWZJune 2-7, 2009MARY POPPINS, AUGUST 13-30, 2009; THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, September 23-October 17, 2009


Anthony Hamilton


Chrisette Michelle

On May 31 Anthony Hamilton’s “Playing It Cool” tour is at the Fox Theatre May 31. Also on the bill is Musiq Soulchild (who was just at the Fox opening for Neyo in March) and Chrisette Michele are also on the bill. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. May 1 at MetroTix outlets,
http://www.metrotix.com/, 314-534-1111, and at the box office.
The group OAR. Wednesday, June 10 At the Fabulous Fox Theatre! ALL SEATS $35! On-Sale Information: Purchase tickets at the Fox Box Office, MetroTix outlets or by calling 314/534-1111. Order tickets online at http://www.metrotix.com/.
Bill Engvall and Frank Caliendo are coming to the Fox Theatre with a show at 8 p.m. June 19.Tickets are $35, $45, $55 and $65. A limited number of VIP tickets are available as well.Tickets are on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at MetroTix outlets, http://www.metrotix.com/, 314-534-1111, and at the box office.

John Legend


Grammy Award winning singer/pianist John Legend will be in St. Louis at the Fox on June 30 for his GREEN TOUR to support his new Evolution CD. He is famous for such hits as “Ordinary People” “And Again” and Green Light. Co-headlining will be Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter India.Arie. She is famous for such songs as “Video,” “Brown Skin,” and “I am Not My Hair.” She just released her fourth CD Testimony: Vol. 2 Love & Politics – For tickets go to Metrotix.


Fox Concerts presents Emmy Award winning comic/relaity show star KATHY GRIFFIN Saturday, July 11 • 8 pm LIVE at the Fox Theatre! $52.50, $47.50 & $42.50 A Limited number of VIP seats are also available Recommended for Mature Audiences On-Sale Information: Tickets on sale Saturday, May 16 at 10 am! Purchase tickets at the Fox Box Office, MetroTix outlets or by calling 314/534-1111. Order tickets online at
Disney Theatrical Productions and Fox Associates have announced that tickets for the St. Louis premiere of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS featuring original Broadway stars Ashley Brown and Gavin Lee will go on sale to the public on Sunday, April 26 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at the Fox Theatre box office and all MetroTix outlets. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.metrotix.com/ or by calling 314-534-1111. KEZK’s Ed Goodman will be at the Fox Theatre box office where the first 102 ticket buyers will receive MARY POPPINS merchandise. Broadway’s perfectly magical musical will begin performances at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, August 13 for a limited engagement of three weeks through Sunday, August 30.

Oscar winning comic/actor Robin Williams has recuperated from heart surgery to resume hisAn Evening withROBIN WILLIAMS“Weapons of Self-Destruction”Comedy Tour. He will make his stop in St. Louis. Sunday, Nov. 1 at the Fox Theatre at 8 p.m.Robin Williams’ postponed his performance at the Fox Theatre on March 30 because of his ailment earlier this year .Tickets for the March 30 performance will be honored at the November 1 show. If you have purchased tickets to the March 30 performance and cannot attend November 1, please contact Metrotix.All remaining seats are on sale Thursday, May 14 at 10am. Purchasetickets at the Fox Box Office, metrotix outlets or by calling 314/534-1111. Order tickets online at
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FR8 presents a Military Fashion Show in honor of Memorial Day SUNDAY MAY 31 2009 AT THE SOLDIERS MEMORIAL 1315 CHESTNUT ST. LOUIS MO at

Bow Wow


Young Berg

Rapper/actor Bow Wow, R&B heartthrob Mario and Yung Berg will headline a concert tour called Graduation Celebration that will be held at the Family Arena May 31. Also on the tour are Brutha and OJ the Juiceman. For ticket info go to 636-896-4200, ,
http://www.metrotix.com/, 314, 534-1111, and at the box office.

STL comedian Darius Bradford is bringing back his radio colleague Ricky Smiley back to the Lou for his All the Way Live Wednesday show at Lights on Broadway June 3. Butthis go round he is also bringing Smileys; morning radio show collegues as well--,Ebony,Headkrack,Gary,DJ Phill,and even his studio band Common Folks. Doors open at 7pm, Showtime 8pmTickets $20 advance, $25 Door,Very Limited VIP $30.Phone:3145323411

Louie Anderson will perform at
Lumiere Theater at Lumiere Place at 8 p.m. June 4-June 5. Tickets are $30, on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday. Tickets are at Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com, 314-241-1888, and at the box office.


STRAY DOG THEATRE PRESENTS!EDWARD ALBEES HIT COMEDYYou'll Laugh Until Your Sides Ache As The Mystery Unfolds...!!!!Before there was DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES there wasCynthia, Louise, Mrs. Toothe, Jenny, & Beryl,!!Comedy and Mystery with a Twist, set In 1960's suburbiawhere money is the root of all evil...and desire!!GET YOUR TICKETS NOW TO FIND OUT ALL THE SECRETS!314-865-1995JUNE 4 - JUNE 20, 2009Thursday - Saturday at 8 PM - Saturday 6/20 at 2 PM and 8 PM$20 For Adults / $18 For Seniors & StudentsFeaturing:Julie Layton / Charlie Barron / Donna WeinstingWith:Jessica Bartz / Casey Boland / Justin Ivan BrownZack Huels / Luke Lindberg / Katie Puglisi/ Mark ZooleJennifer Zoole10 PERFORMANCES ATTOWER GROVE ABBEY2336 TENNESSEE AVE. / SAINT LOUIS, MO 63104For Tickets and InformationCALL: 314-865-1995www.StrayDogTheatre.orgSTL 365 presents 7th Annual Walk for the Cure and Health Expo CenterJune 6, 2009 / Dwight Davis Park, St. Louis, MO / 9AM
JPEK and present “Me, Don and The Psychiatrist” June 5 and 6 at the Kranzberg Theatre, 501 N. Grand Blvd. 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Info: 314.534.1111
AMAZING GRACE by Burton Barr Jr. Book Signing@ Barnes & Noble - The Shoppes at Cross Keys13995 New Halls Ferry Rd, Florissant, MOWhen: 6/6/09 from 1-3PM
Stl365 present "Area F Council Presents 7th Annual HIV/AIDS Awareness Walk & Health Expo" Saturday, June 6, 2009Time:8:00am - 4:00pmLocation:Dwight Davis ParkStreet:Riverview & LillianCity/Town:Saint Louis, MOPhone:3143827704Email:mailto:www.areafcouncil.com
Area Council F is bounded by the City/County line on the north, the Mississippi River on the east, Taylor on the south and Highway 70 on the west. The Federation of Block Units plays a key role in identifying problems on a block by block level and working together to resolve the issues. Area F Council of the Federation of Block Units, works with individuals and neighborhood groups throughout the city who are seeking ways to improve the quality of life for all people.

Circle of Influencegospel stage playCOMING JUNE 6TH!CIRCLE OF INFLUENCEWritten & Directed by Sherry Wright-Gully"Circle of Influence" is being brought to you by O'Fallon Apostolic Assembly's (OAA) 10th Annual Visions Conference, along with SRD & Wright Ministry of Performing Arts. This dramatic work is based on the true story (IN PART) of Chi Mathias, a St. Louis recording artist who openly shares her testimony of attempted rape and murder. This play depicts influences that shape the lives of our youth through unforeseen circumstances and bad choices. Join us as we look inside the lives of a group of teenagers facing serious issues such as teenage pregnancy, molestation, & HIV. Parents this is a story that every teenager should see. Don't miss this special afternoon of spiritual entertainment and enlightenment. Tickets are on sale nowSHOWING:Saturday, June 6, 2009 - 2:00 PMMissouri History Museum5700 Lindell & DeBaliviere (in Forest Park)Lee Theatre (lower level)St. Louis, MO$20.00 (adv) - $22.00 (door )314.583.7556



Stomp The Yard Stepshow & Dance CompetionJust Like Seen on T.V. Dont Miss This One" YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE IN A FRAT OR SORORITY TO ATTEND"Host:
Imperial Events and Entertainment Co.
Date:Saturday, June 6,
Time:5:00pm - 10:00pm
Location:Roberts Orpheum Theater
Street:416 North 9TH
Ezekeil Imperial Events & Entertainment CoYoung Dip Hot 104.1Team MvpPRESENTSStomp The Yard STEP SHOW & DANCE COMPETITIONYOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE IN A FRAT OR SORORITY TO COME SEE THE SHOW AND DANCE COMPETITIONLike Never Seen Before and Ever to Hit St. Louis.........Stomp The Yard Step Show and Dance Competition.
WE'RE GOING TO HAVE STEPTEAMS AND DANCE TEAMS FROM EVERYWHERE COMPETING FOR CASH PRIZEAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ULTIMATELY THE RESPECT!!!!!!!!!!THIS EVENT IS FOR EVERYBODY TO ATTENDI REPEAT....THIS EVENT IS FOR EVERYBODY TO ATTENDI REPEAT THIS EVENT IS FOR EVERYBODY TO ATTENDWe are bringing in the Entire Divine Nine Black Greek Fraternities & Sororities In the Midwest to Showcase who can step the best out of THEFRATERNITIES(Alphas, Kappas, Ques, Sigmas, Iota) &&&&&SORORITIES (AKA's, Deltas, Zetas, and SGRO)Each Team who wins get to be a Guest DJ Live on the air with Young Dip of Hot 104.1 and Bragging Rights....These Dance Teams are Going to Bring it you Live up close and Personal..The Best Dance Team who wins get to be a Guest DJ Live on the air with Young Dip of Hot 104.1 and Bragging Rights.... When: Saturday June 6th, 2009Location: Roberts Orpheum Theater416 N 9th St St Louis, MO 63101 - (314) 588-0388Tickets can be purchased at all Metrotix LocationsThis EVENT WILL SELL OUT SO GET YOUR TICKETS EARLYVIP TICKETS AND GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ARE AVAILABLEIF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THE SHOW PLEASE RESPOND VIA EMAIL OR BY PHONEFOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT 314.517.8385 or Email: ImperialEvent.Ent@gmail.com

RFT Annual Music Showcase June 7 at various outside venues on Delmar in the Loop. To vote go to
http://www.riverfronttimes.com/ and look under Reader’s Poll



Keyshia Cole


Bobby Valentino

Grammy nominated R&B singer
Keyshia Cole is returning yet again this year to the STL (this will make her third time performing in the Lou within a year’s time. Chaifetz Arena in January and Superjam at Verizon in June 2008 ) as she headlines at the Fox Theatre June 11, according to her summer touring schedule for “A Different Me.” Bobby Valentino and The-Dream are also on the bill. For Tickets MetroTix outlets, http://www.metrotix.com/, 314-534-1111, and at the box office.

Jazz at the Bistro has announced a new slew of summer shows. – Adaron “Pops” Jackson, June 12-14, $15 – Funky Butt Brass Band, June 26-27, $15 – Good 4 the Soul, July 24-25, $20 – Musica Slesa, June 19020, $15 – OGD with Willie Akins, July 10-11, $20 – Jim Manley, July 17-18, $15 Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. May 12 at MetroTix outlets, www.metrotix.com, and by calling 314-534-1111. Get tickets at MetroTix outlets, http://www.metrotix.com/, and by calling 314-534-1111.

Young Jeezy

Keri Hilson

Soulja Boy


Trey Songz

104.1 presents Superjam 2 featuring Young Jeezy, Keri Hilson and Soulja Boy coming to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater June 13. Tickets go on sale May 2 at
http://www.livenation.com/, at the box office, 877-598-8703, and at select Blockbuster locations.). (also added are Day 26, Trey Songz, Plies, Pleasure P, Lil Boosie.


5pm – 8pm
Westport Plaza “Village”
This year the Party is finally going to be “IN” the Plaza and NOT in the parking lot! You don’t want to miss it! Event goers will be able to freely walk around the village (in the designated event area) with food and drinks, while listening to two great live bands. Participating Westport Plaza establishments include Bradford’s Pub, Casa Gallardo, Ice Kitchen, Ozzie’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, Paul Mineo’s Trattoria, Pujols 5, Sheraton Chalet Hotel, Trainwreck Saloon and Westport Pizza Co. Mark your calendars for all the Parties “In” the Plaza:
June 18
July 16
Doc Rocs Party Band
August 20
Spin Physics (Steve Leslie Band)FatPocket
September 17
Loud Mouth Soup (4 pi)Carry the Zero
Sponsored by: Clear Channel Radio, Golub & Company, Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, Metromix, Riverfront Times and The Tan Company. Free Admission Call 314.576.7100 or visit http://www.westportstl.com/ for details!++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
RACE AROUND THE LOU Date: June 20, 2009 Time: 10:30am - 2:30pm Metropolis St. Louis is holding its 5th Annual Race Around the Lou event on June 20th. This event closely resembles the CBS hit show “Amazing Race”. Contestants begin at a centralized starting point where teams of two are given a map, clues, and all day Metro fair. The goal is to be the first team to return to the finish line after having visited designated landmarks and completing a required task/challenge. The top three teams will win either a cash prize or a gift basket full of prizes and gift certificates from local businesses. So grab a friend and join the race!Tickets can be purchased through paypal by clicking on:
Charlie Wilson, the former lead singer of the Gap Band, will perform at 7:30 p.m. June 21 at the Ambassador.Tickets are $49.50-$59.50, on sale now at MetroTix outlets, www.metrotix.com, 314-534-1111, and at the venue

The Kappas Presents White Party June 25 at the Kappa House (CLICK ON PIC FOR INFO)
The Griot Musuem of Black History Presents A
Carnival in July Here's another chance to catch some beads, dance in the streets at a multicultural celebration of music, dance and food! Saturday, July 11, 2009 12:00pm - 6:00pm The Griot Museum of Black History Street: 2505 St. Louis Ave. Phone: 3142417057 Email: blkwaxmusm@aol.com

Rock legend Chuck Berry headlines the “Three Stars Over the Garden” concert at 8 p.m. July 24 at Missouri Botanical Garden’s Cohen Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale at noon May 11 at www.mobot.org/tickets


Also, don't forget to purchase your Summer Reign ticket today! Tickets will be available next Thursday for purchase. This event will sell out so get yours now! Party with LME July 24 -26 at the Lake of the Ozarks. Event and lodging information can be found

St. Louis native Toriano Porter has a new book out called, “The Pride of Park Avenue.” Combining cool, reflective narrative, free-flowing prose and authentic character dialogue, The Pride of Park Avenue is a collection of emotionally charged personal essays about life, loss and pain, character-driven flash fiction passages of love and betrayal, action-helmed coming of age short stories centered on the pursuit of the American Dream, painstaking, tragedy-filled poetry and insanely written gonzo blog entries that form one of the more daring works of the last quarter century. For more info on the book go to www.myspace.com/prideofparkavenue

St. Louis Minister Releases Second Book “Amazing Grace: The Storm IsPassing Over”At a time when people are losing it all and feeling hopeless, Rev. BurtonBarr encourages us with his second book, “Amazing Grace,” that the stormis indeed passing over. After being held down by a mob, while theyinjected heroin-filled needles into the veins of this young minister, atage 21; Rev. Burton Barr Jr., was not aware of the 20 year struggle thatawaited him. Rev. Barr gives 22 lessons and examples of how he, throughfaith and prayer, was able to turn overcome hopelessness.

Contact Author: Burton Barr Jr.Phone: 314-363-8679hoodlum_preacher@charter.netwww.kobaltbooks.com

MPR Entertainment & Clarity Music Group
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Luxurie Footwear
1301 Washington

Ladies, attend this casting for a chance to receive an: *All-expense paid trip to Los Angeles*Appearance in national recording artists' video5 ladies will be chosen & announced on Thursday, May 28th @ Lure NightclubModels must bring:one head shotone full body shotone bikini shot
Music Video Casting for Bee's "So Sexy" featuring Bobby Valentino


Casting Call for TWO National Stage Play Tours-Saturday May 30, 2009, Bridgeton Civic Center‏ (CLICK ON PIC FOR INFO)
“Let America Be America Again”The Black Rep SPASummer Performing Arts 2009Ages 8 – 17July 6 – August 14, 2009Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pmStudents bring their lunch.Location: The Black Rep/MonsantoCenter for Performing Arts Education1717 Olive Street, 4th FloorSt. Louis, MO 63103During this six week Monday through Friday summer program participants will experiment in new activities like script writing, music, acting, theatre arts crafts, set design, costume design and lighting, while enjoying a wealth of other opportunities to stimulate the mind and body.We welcome beginners, while challenging the most experienced. Participants learn and benefit from dedicated professionals offering superior guidance and leadership. Whether singing, acting, painting, dancing or playing an instrument, our participants thrive in this group of like-minded youth.This performance-based format will encourage young people and allow them to experience the opportunities of the adult theatre world without it’s pressures of time, success or failure.The Lisa Colbert Essay Contest included.There will be 2 culminating performances:Friday evening, Aug. 14 and Saturday afternoon, Aug. 15Enrollment is limited to the first 30 students.COST: $150.00 per week / $900 for 6 weeksRegistration deposit: $50.00Deadline: May 15, 2009For registration or more information, contact:Linda Kennedy(314) 534-3807, ext. 235..................................
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 informationhttp://www.workshop.scbcreative.com/
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................
NEW:The Sunday Nite Mixx Tape at the Delmar Lounge, home of the hottest industry night in the loop. You have been workin hard all week and now it’s time for you to relax and enjoy Libations from your favorite Lounge and Tunes from your favorite DJ. Every Sunday Night we host a feast for your ears. The Sunday Nite Mixx Tape is connecting the musical dots with latin, funk, soul, rock and hip hop. Constantly searching for the perfect beat, DJ Up-Town takes you on a worldwide journey, all from the comfort of St. Louis' favorite late night chill spot.Sunday Night specials$2 Domestic Beer$2 Wells$3 CallsDoors at 11pm DJ Up-Town, The People's Champ, on the 1’s and 2’s takin’ care of you all night long with special guest DJ Jzen...Tell you friends and come relax and let loose.www.myspace.com/djuptownstlmyspace.com/thedelmar
First Sundays at Lights On Broadway, 8344 N Broadway, hosted by comedian Jessie Taylor. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. $10 cover.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
Silky Sol will relaunch a new concert set starting May 24 at Janae’s West (75550 Olive at Hanley) starting at 5 p.m. and every 4th Sunday thereafter. As Sol says “Go get Mom, Dad, Uncle Pete, Aunt Mary and come enjoy SOUL & BLUES- $3 COVER -$3. DRINK SPECIALS - $3. FOOD SPECIALS. For more info contact her at 314-922-9474Email:mailto:silkysol@yahoo.comomHi 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. Phone: 3144434129 Email: h2cafehiphop@gmail.com
NEW: Every last Monday of the month after that, H2 Cafe Hip Hop Mondays will host" iSPEEK ".....a monthly event showcasing local poets ans spoken words artists from the St. Louis area along with artists from around the country. The 1st installment of iSPEEK will feature :$5 @ the doorLADIES FREE TILL 11pmWe will also have theOPEN MIC FREESTYLE SESSION goin on like each and every Monday Night.DJ SPEC &DJ TRACKSTAR are the tune selectors..Hosted by:ROB BOO2 for 1 Well Drink/ Import Beers.Any artist wanting to be booked, please contact me h2cafehiphop@gmail.com;314-443-4129 or hit me up onFacebook. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
NEW: LEGENDS IN DA GAME Presents'THE INSTANT CLASSIC'(Magnificent Monday's)At Escalade 7828 Olive BlvdClassic Music By: DJ Charlie Chan / Hot 104.1Hosted By Craig Blac / The RenegadeDoors Open @ 8pm / Ladies Are Free Til 10pm3 For 1 Martini SPECIALS THROUGHOUT THE NITE!!! (Ladies Only)Sponsored By JB Entertainment The Magnificent Atmosphere Powered By 'The Klassy Models' FOR MORE INFORMATION OR VIP BOTHS CALL 314 440 9855Phone:3144409855Email:craigblac@gmail.com
STL Informer Presents.. Hustle Grynd Hustle Tuesdays.. $2 drinks til 12am.. Ladies Your Free Til 11pm.. Ladies $5 After 11pm.. Men $5 Til 11pm $10 Gen.. @ Club Viva 408 N. Euclid 63103.. 2 blocks from Delmar.. In the Central West End.. Doors open @ 9pm.. Artist Get Free Song Before 10pm.. Come out and show em yo hustle.. More Info 314-477-4018.
HGH Tuesdays @ Club Viva COVERLadies Free Til 11pmMen $5 Til 11pm $10 GENDoors Open @ 9pmLOCATIONClub Viva (Central West End)408 North EuclidiNFO: 314-477-4018OR stlinformer@gmail.COM
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. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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 Spot, 400 N Washington, Live music brought to you by Music UnlimitedDJ Enoch Is Real on the 1's and 2'sOpen Mic for poets, singers, spoken word,comedians and musiciansSign-up is from 8:00-8:45, so artist get there early!!Door prizes and give-aways For more info and venue info contact www.myspace.com/soulsessions01
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..................
NEW: HOT 104.1’s Staci Static, Tony J & DJ Cuddy hosts “SIN CITY Tuesdays” Every Tuesday at Studio Blu. 8909 Natural Bridge RdSt Louis, MO 63121(314) 426-3337Doors open at 6p-1am. Admission is Free before 10p. Celebrating Staci Static’s 10th year Anniversary in Radio!! Dress code-Casual and Sexy and no white tees. You must be 25 yrs and over-(Tues night only) for more info. 426-3337.
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
UPDATE: Good People Entertainment & Close To THE GRAY AREA"is going on hiatus.
SOULSTAGE every Wednesday at House of Comedy Doors at 7:30 p.m. Show at 8:30 p.m. $5 at door. Food and drinks available. For more info call 866.201.4779 ext.555 or email at info@soulstarent.com or http://www.soulstarent.com/ The Month of May is underway at SoulSTAGE (Soul Music Month) Don’t miss ANY of these exciting weeks!!! May 6th – Wildmann * May 13th – Lamar Harris * May 20th – Theresa Payne * May 26th – Tebe Zalango +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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 and Saturdays at 8 p.m. 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 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
All The Way Live Wednesdays hosted by Darius Bradford at Joker’s inside Lights on Broadway, 8344 N. Broadway, at 7 p.m. hosted Darius Bradford
DJ Epic presents Happy Hour at TJ Billy Buffets, 9004 Overland Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Free BBQ and cheap drinks. Info: 314.427.1616 iamdjepic@gmail.com
From the originator of the Soulful Thursday Night comes a brand new vibe for music heads to experience. DJ Needles invites you to escape to a world of GOOD MUSIC. From Nu Soul to Old School, Dancehall to Afro Beat, Rare Groove to Hip Hop...It's DJ Needles' triumphant return to Thursday nights.Upstairs Lounge, Churchill's, Nik's Wine Bar, 609-If you've been to any of these joints in the past decade on a Thursday with Needles, you know whatz up...Don't miss the 1st night of a new Thursday tradition.ILL VIBE @ NUBIA CAFEPhone:3143678200
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) . Must be 21 to enter. Stylish attire required. And if you haven't tried it yet, NUVO will definitely be in the building sampling from 8:30-10PM! Enjoy responsibly.RSVP for FREE admission before 10pm! Email: http://us.mc597.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose? to=freetimestl@yahoo.com by 4pm Thursday. Must include full name & email for each guest.For VIP booths and bottle service call 314.397.4007. Or visit http://www.freetimestl.com/
NEW: Atomic Cowboy presents The Basement Thursdays 10pm-3am 18 and up $5 before 1:30am FREE after 1:30 bringing in touring acts every week. MC's come in and network...get yourself on the road and chat with the top locals. Fans come in to hear the newest in underground Hip Hop. Atomic Cowboy, 4140 Manchester Ave. 314.775.0775
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. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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/
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.
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 : Arab Money and MPR ENT, Liquid Assets, beginning Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 9:00pm at Lure NightClub , 1204 Washington Ave. with Redd Hott Thursdays, This is a new way to start a jump off to your spring and summer Thursday's @ Lure Nightclub on washington Ave. and Tucker. We giving away money to the sexiest ladies in the club each and every Thursday. No competition, no contact, just be there! Fella's come out to experience a new way of partying in a sexy atmosphere. This club is upscale and will bring the vibe out to get the party started! Come party with us on April 9, 2009 for the second installment of "Get Money"!!!+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Dynasty presents Diva Thursdays, 10:00pm at The Loft! FREE Drinks and FREE Admission until 11PM for all the ladies! $75 VOX Vodka Bottle Specials. Phone: 3147696723Email: divathursdays@gmail.com
Join Soul Stylz every Friday 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 eventContact Boone: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://314.497.3861Birthday Amenities:1. Complimentary Admission for you & your Guests2. Complimentary Wine With Dinner3. Private Birthday Room Set-Up (For Parties Up to 18 People)4. Casino5. Special Room Birthday Package inside Lumiere Hotel (Must be hosting party for room rate) 6. Great Dinner Click Here & Enter Sleek for Menu: ( Dinner Served to 11PM)
Made Models LLC presents TGIF at Skybox. 10 p.m. Ladies FREE all nite. For more info call 314.761.9962.
FRIDAY NIGHTS at 609 LoungeEvery Friday St. LouisHost:DJ Charlie Chan and DJ Okay, :609 Lounge (Across from DELMAR LOUNGE)Street:609 Eastgate St (1 block WEST of Skinker at Delmar) Phone:3147219168Email:fridaynightsat609@gmail.com
Cafe Soul is getting relaunched in a new venue and nite after leaving the Old Rock House in April. Beginning Thursday May 28 and every last Thursday thereafter at 8 p.m, Cafe Soul will presnet at the Loft on Olive in Midtown. 3145047405Email:cafesoulstl@yahoo.com
Poet/educator MK Stallings is bringing back Urban Hang Suite at Legacy Bookstore. The set will return to the venue located at 5249 Delmar, beginning May 15 at 8:30 p.m.(and every Friday thereafter), where poets are featured, a new poetry set at Legacy Books & Cafe (5249 Delmar). Its opening will be a one-woman show performance by poet Simchah entitled, “Behind a Smile.” With Brother Ting and Poet Jason Nicholas. Info: 314.361.2182.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
Cash and Champagne every 1st Friday of the Month at Loft Info: www.myspace.com/3moj
NEW: Majic Happy Hour at the Loft every Friday 6-8pm for Majic Happy Hour at the Loft. Come experience a Taste of Majic with our Flavor of the Week Drink Special and complimentary hors d'oeuvres, plus live jazz music! WHAT: Majic Happy Hour every Friday at the Loft! WHEN: Friday, May 1st WHERE: The Loft, 3112 OliveClick Here to Win a Majic Happy Hour VIP booth!
NEW: Big Tah presents The R - Relax- Release -Relate Party-9 p.m. At The Loft Every 2nd Friday of The Month For A Place For The Hardworking Folks To Come Take A Load Off- Mix And Mingle With St. Louis Socialites, While Enjoying Food & Drink Specials. VIP & Bottle Service Is Available-Everybody Absolutely Free Until 11pm- DJ Cuddy On The 1's & 2's - Enjoy Complementary Drinks By Vox Vodka and Dj Cuddy Will Still Be Celebrating His 2 Year Anniversary. Book Your B Day Party With Us.Contact info: 314/713/0926Email:bigtah06@hotmail.com
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 ++++++++++++++++++
Party with Kiki from 10p-1a! Live Broadcast Every Friday!Deuces Wild Fridays at the ALL NEW St. Louis Nites. $2 admission and drink specials til midnight. Doors open at 10p. St. Louis Nites, located at 8384 N Broadway. For more information call 314-385-4545.
NEW: Freaknik Fridays @ Blackmons PlazaGrown & Sexy College EventsHost: VIP DIVAS MODELING COMPANY11:00pmLocation: Blackmons PlazaStreet: 127 Collinville AveCity/Town: East Saint Louis, ILPhone: 3144794788Email: walterdeuce@yahoo.com
LME - St. Louis Presents VS. (Versus) is an orginal series by LME. This series will feature a mix battle between two great artists. The mix between the two artists will go for a full hour and during that hour you will hear nothing but their BIGGEST, most ICONIC, most CELEBRATED music EVER...all the music that made these two artists ICONS in the industry. Every FridayBlack Label LoungeStreet:758 S. 4th StreetCity/Town:Saint Louis, MOEmail:info@lme-stl.comPhone:3147538070Email:ottonichols@gmail.com
Swag City Saturdays, 12 MidnightClub Broadway East Join Shorty "Da Prince", GCB, and T Rell for Swag City Saturdays at Club Broadway East located at 657 East Broadway, E. St. Louis, IL.Doors open at 12 Midnight. First 103 ladies are free until 2am.18 to get in, 21 to drink up!++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Saturday Nights @ Spruill'sFriday Nights @ St. Louis Nites Hang with D. StoneEvery Saturday night from 10p-1aJoin the Hypeman D. Stone every Saturday night at Spruill's while 100.3 The Beat broadcasts live! Plus enjoy 300 drink specials all night long!
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:mosoul@sbcglobal.net
Privilege Saturdays at Exo 9p.m. to 1:30 am
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 +++++++++++++++++++++++++
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/
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: Black Label, Liquid Assets, Precision & SYGU present Day and Night debuting Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 5:00pm at Black Label Gallery Lounge, 758 S. Fourth (4th) Street - (Across from Downtown White Castle) Throughout the month of May, join Liquid Assets, Precision LLC & SYGU at Black Label for five different editions of Day and Night. This event will take place EACH and EVERY Saturday only during the month of May with a unique twist during the happy hour period from 5-8pm. DAY (5-8pm)Enjoy the Cinco De Mayo edition with plenty of tequila specials on 1800, Jose Cuervo Platino and Don Julio as well as Heineken/Heineken Light for only $2.50. To also help you get in the spirit, there will be salsa lessons at 6pm and pinata's on the patio.NIGHT (9-1:30am)During the evening segment, take advantage of the multiple screens which will play host to the viewing of the Ricky Hatten & Manny Pacquiao fight inside and outside. There will be FREE Admission for LADIES & GENTLEMEN until 11pm. There will be a late charge, so get there early. To reserve VIP seating, please call the number listed or send your information to blacklabelstl@gmail.com
EXO LOUNGE & ABSOLUT BLACK 100 VODKA PRESENTS - "SALON SUNDAYS" calling all salon owners, barbers, cosmetologists students and clients. * 8 p/m/ Come party at The Loft this Thursday...FREE Drinks and FREE Admission for all Ladies until 11PM!!!!! Still Have $75 Vox Vodka Bottles! Doors Open at 9PM For FREE Bdays, Booths, and Bottle Service call 314.769.6723
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.
Liberation Christian Church presents radical worship, Saturday at Noon at regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar. Info: 314.862.2304.
KDHX is rebroadcasting Steve Rowland’s prize-winning John Coltrane radio documentary, “Tell Me How Long Trane’s Been Gone” on 88.1 FM every Sunday in May and archived on KDHX.org. The show was produced over a whopping twenty years and features rare interviews, reminiscences, music selections and commentary spotlighting the creative genius of John Coltrane. It was First broadcast in 2001. Each segment will air Sundays at 10:30 pm through May 24, during the first hour of “All Soul, No Borders.”
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 info@poeticbydesign.com , 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: wegotthejams@yahoo.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 salonr@sbcglobal.net
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
Leanett 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 website Daily Voice at http://www.thedailyvoice.com/
Hear new music from STL singer's Silky Sol's new CD, A Grown Woman talking" go to 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
Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc. Patrinna Wiley & Eric LaGrone Independent Associates Small Business and Group Specialists Identity Theft/Restoration Services We give members access to professional legal counsel not only for traditional legal problems, but for everyday events such as buying a house or a car, creating a will, handling a problem with an insurance company, dealing with identity theft, and much more where legal review should be routine, but rarely is. These events can be among the most important events in a person's life, yet there is a tendency for them to take place without proper legal review. For Pre-Paid Legal members, access to legal counsel is only a toll-free phone call away. Call to set up your appointment.Office: (314) 837-6779 Cell Patrinna: (314) 581-9888 Cell Eric: (314) 713-7803
NEW: For modeling tips, go to Rocky J’s website .http://www.worldmodelcoaching.com/
NEW: Friends and partners of STL TV,Keep up with what's going on with STL TV. (April 2009 Newsletter is attached)We truly appreciate your support!ThanksAndre HolmanVideo Production ManagerSTL TV314-552-2988http://us.mc321.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=holmana@stlouiscity.comhttp://www.stltv.net/
East St. Louis native actor/rapper Edwin Morrow has a new independent film, “Kai” he produced. He is seeking those to check it out and rate his flick. To do so, go to http://www.firstglanceonlinesping.bside.com/. So Register, Watch Film and Rate and Review it.
Check out B. Free’s new entertainment and sound off website http://www.bfreepaparazzi.blogspot.com/
If you want to get on Vanita Applebum's entertainment newsletter, email her at www.myspace.com/vanitaapplebum and also check out her blog at http://www.vanitaapplebum.blogspot.com/
Check out blog http://www.sistersnineties.blogspot.com/ for local literary group Sister’s Nineties Afrocentric literary activities for the family and youngsters. ++++++++++++++++\
Check out Diversity Gallery and Cultural Cafe, for all of your naturalhair and beauty needs as well its café located at 6150Delmar Blvd. in the Delmar loop.For more info call314.721.3361 or email at diversitygallery@netzero.net
For body painting, makeup, face painting wigs andother special effects, contact Notice Me Award winner Jessica Dana at http://www.jessicadana.com/ or go to www.myspace.com/jessicadada13
Check out STLdee-jay Enoch online with his own radioplaylist.The Flow: Music Lounge. Peep it out at http://www.flowink.com/player-popup.html or go to his myspace page www.myspace/enochisreal.
For all your STL hip-hop info needs, go to http://www.stlhiphop.com/ !++++++++++++++
STL videographer 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/ .
STL Video Vault’s event videographer Mo’b is making his name known as an urban event videographer. To peep his videos, you can check them out on YOUTUBE on his site “mobvideos." You can type in “314 day” and you will see his videos as well. If you wanna book him to tape your event or gig, you can email him at mobvideos@gmail.com
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