Wednesday, June 17, 2009

OUT 633 STL-TIDBITZ AND MORE!


HELLO OUTTOWNERS
ITS WEDNESDAY

TIME TO GET TOWNED!
BEFORE WE GET INTO THE A&E in THE ILLI AND THE MO, tomorrow, at 5 p.m. CST Thursday, June 18, YOURS TRULY will debut his pilot podcast for OUTTOWN RADIO SHOW. It will podcast live on
www.blogtalkradio.com. Hosted by YOURS TRULY, the show will run for an hour (we will expand if the demand is there) and talk about err thing and anything pertaining to arts and enteratinmnet in the Midwest area. The guest will be singer Silky Sol. To get all the details about it and calling up on the show by clicking on the following link
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/maatology



This weekend is the celebration of Juneteenth (June 19) and Father’s Day (June 21)


This week’s BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPOTLIGHT is on opera singer Robert McFerrin
Robert McFerrin Sr. (March 19, 1921 – November 24, 2006) was the first African-American male to sing at the
Metropolitan Opera in New York City. McFerrin was born in Marianna, Arkansas, When Robert was two, his family moved to Memphis, Tennessee.
Robert showed vocal talent at a early age, singing while still a
boy soprano in a local church's gospel choir. As a young teenager he joined two of his siblings in a trio. The three accompanied their father on regional preaching engagements, singing gospel songs, hymns and spirituals. Reverend McFerrin did not wish Robert to sing non-gospel music, but in the end this wish was undone by his desire to give his son the best possible education.
After Robert completed eight grades in Memphis, his father sent him to live with his aunt and uncle in
St. Louis in order for him to attend Sumner High School.[2] There, the young man's musical horizons widened. Graduating from high school in 1940, Robert enrolled at Fisk University in Nashville, TN. Following his freshman year the young baritone won a scholarship to attend Chicago Musical College and transferred to that institution. World War II and the Draft interrupted McFerrin's schooling, but he returned to Chicago Musical College after discharge and received his degree in 1948.[4]
That same year Robert moved to New York City and began coaching voice with Hall Johnson, the composer and choir director. Robert married Sara Copper, another aspiring singer, in 1949. The couple had two children, Robert Jr. (Bobby) and Brenda.
In New York, Robert McFerrin's
singing career prospered. A 1949 appearance in a small role in the Kurt Weill Broadway musical, Lost in the Stars, led to acquaintance with Boris Goldovsky.[3] Goldovsky presented the baritone in the title role of Rigoletto at the Tanglewood Music Festival in 1949 and cast him in his company, the New England Opera Theater (later the Goldovsky Opera Theater[5]) as Valentin in Faust and in Iphigenie en Tauride by Gluck. That year he also performed as Amonasro in Aida with the National Negro Opera Company[6] and made his New York City Opera debut, singing the role of Popaloi,[7] a voodoo doctor,[4] in the premiere of William Grant Still's Haitian opera, Troubled Island.[8]
In 1950 McFerrin sang the title role in Rigoletto with the New England Opera.[9] Moving between opera and Broadway, in 1951 he performed in a revival of The Green Pastures, and the following year he sang in My Darlin' Aida, a version of Verdi's Aida updated to 1861 and set in Memphis, Tennessee.[3] He also returned to the National Negro Opera Company in 1952 to sing Valentin in Faust.[4]
Robert McFerrin had distinguished himself in singing competitions earlier in life, but in 1953 he eclipsed these honors by winning the Metropolitan Opera's "Auditions of the Air," the first African-American to do so.[2] During this time, it was usual for the winner of the "Auditions of the Air" to receive six months' training and a contract to sing at the Met. McFerrin received 13 months training but did not receive a contract.[3] No black person had ever sung on the stage of the Met. [11] In addition, McFerrin was the first African-American to sing at both the Metropolitan Opera and New York City Opera.[12] He achieved the same distinction with his Rigoletto in Naples at the San Carlo Opera in 1956.[2]
Robert McFerrin's debut role at the Met was Amonasro, the Ethiopian king, in Aida. He sang for three years at the Metropolitan Opera, seven times as Amonasro, once as Valentin in Faust and twice in the title role of the jester in Rigoletto. While Amonasro is black skinned, neither Valentin nor Rigoletto are.
Concerned with the uncertainty of his future in New York, McFerrin resigned his position at the Met in favor of his chances in Hollywood.
[1] After 1958 Robert McFerrin appeared no more at the Metropolitan Opera. Robert McFerrin went to California in 1958 to work on the Otto Preminger movie, Porgy and Bess.[2] The casting plans for this production of the George Gershwin opera slated Sidney Poitier as Porgy. Poitier was to act the role onscreen and "lip-sych" the musical numbers. Robert McFerrin was engaged to provide the vocals.
Robert and Sara set up a vocal studio in Los Angeles and began teaching.
[2] In 1959 Robert was engaged to teach singing lessons at the Sibelius Academy in Helskinki,[9] and later he became a voice teacher at Sacramento State College. While they were living in California Robert and Sara's marriage ended in divorce. Robert credited his ex-wife with helping to support the family while he was beginning his career. She also played as his piano accompanist and helped him learn new music at the keyboard.[2] After 15 years in California, Robert McFerrin moved to St. Louis, MO
In 1973 McFerrin returned to the city where he had attended high school. St. Louis would remain the baritone's primary residence for the rest of his life. McFerrin accepted an appointment as Artist-in-Residence at the St. Louis Institute of Music Conservatory,
[14] both performing and passing on to students the lessons of a full career.
During these years he sang in public with his children. Bobby and Brenda had grown up in a household where music was a major topic of conversation, and where, as Bobby McFerrin recalls, "there was all kinds of music."
[15] Both Bobby and Brenda became professional singers, though they chose not to follow their parents' footsteps into the classical field. Bobby became a non-classical singer, conductor, composer and Grammy Award winner. Calling herself a consumer vocalist,[16] Brenda pursued a career as a Motown recording artist.[14] The three sang in 1987 at a benefit concert for the McFerrin Endowment for Minority Artist at the Sheldon Concert Hall.[14]
Although McFerrin sustained a stroke in 1989 which affected his speech, he remained able to sing. In 1994 he appeared with his son and the St. Louis Symphony; Bobby conducted and McFerrin senior sang.[1] He married his second wife, Athena Bush, in 1995.[17]
McFerrin was twice awarded honorary doctorates: in 1987 from Stowe Teacher's College, St. Louis, and in 1989 from the University of Missouri.[2] In 2003 Opera America, in conjunction with the Association of U.S. and International Professional Opera Companies and Opera Volunteers International, honored McFerrin with a Lifetime Achievement Award.[18] He is commemorated by a brass star and bronze plaque embedded in the St. Louis Walk of Fame.[19]
Robert Keith McFerrin Sr., suffered a heart attack on November 24, 2006 and died at the age of 85. He is buried in St. Louis, MO at the Jefferson Barrack National Cemetery.
To hear Mcferrin sing go to
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpdehvuuLe0





AND NOW TO THE A&E in the ILLI AND MO: \



The big newz item this week was Hot 104.1’s Superjam 2 (SEE www.maatspear.blogspot.com OUT 632 FOR PICS AND COVERAGE) that was held at the Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre last Saturday. It was estimated that over 15,000 attendees came through, breaking its last year’s record of an estimate of 10,000. This year’s bill had many national recording acts including headliner rapper Young Jeezy as well as Keri Hilson, Plies (who was the standout), Soulja Boy, Trey Songz, Lil Boosie, OJ Juiceman, Hurricane Chris, Yo Gotti (who performed there last year) day26, Jerimih and Pleasure P and St. Louis based national recording artists St. Lunatics (another highlight and were the surprise act of that event), Jibbs and Shorty da kid (who were unscheduled) and Unladylike. They also had a Mixtape Segment where local rappers performed who are getting on including Joka, Young Ro, Gena and Kenny Knox.

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Speaking of concerts, the closest that Grammy Award winning R&B superstar and activist Stevie Wonder will be in St. Louis is two hours away in Kansas City, Mo where he will perform a concert at the Starlight Theatre June 26 in Kansas City. Mo. for ticket info go to www.kcstarlight,ciom or www.livenation.com





Also, on the concert mode, Grammy Award winning Chicago based rapper Kanye West announced this week on the ABC talk show, “The View’ that he and pop sensation Lady Gaga will co-headline a tour that will begin in the fall. The two will both serve as the tour’s headlining artists.
“She’s talented and so incredible that she’s not an opening act,” Kanye explained on the ABC talk show. “We’re doing it together, with no opening act.”
While details for the upcoming tour are still sketchy, Kanye promises that, “With two creative minds like ours, it will be incredible. “
I’m into her style,” Kanye told Men.Style.com after the tour announcement. “It’s hot right now. I mean, I’m a guy — so obviously I’m into her.”
Uh yeah ya think. Hmm we wonder if all theis obsession has to do with the fact that ladygaga is in the same aura of his ex the supposed bisexual, ex-porn star Amber Rose?
In other Kanye newz, he recently directed the debut video for Canadian rapper Drake’s “Best I Ever Had.” Ad did the video/track remix for Beyonce’s latest single “Ego” for Beyonce's "Above and Beyonce" Video/Remix collection.
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The other Chicago based rapper makin the Hollywood scene is Common who is rumored to sign up to play B.A. Baracus (Mr T’s old TV character) in the movie version of the 1980s TV show, “the A-Team.” Filming is slated for this August and will be released next summer. Common as B.A. Baracus? Is this a mis cast? (Its kinda like Jamie Foxx as tubs in Miami vice) Hmm, its gonna be hard to picture him as that iconic character after Mr. T’s role in that character. Lets hope its afresh version of the character and they don’t rely on Mr-Teein him with a mowhawk and I pity the fool patter!
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St. Louis Cards beat Detroit 11-2. at Busch Stadium Tuesday. What mad eteh game a special occasion was when Cards first baseman Albert Pujols hit his fifth home run in five games and 23rd on the season. The home run ball traveled an estimated 456 feet, pushed Pujols into the MLB home run lead. In related newz, this week Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley overtook Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols for the leading vote- getter in the National League balloting for this year's All-Star Game, to be held July 14 in St. Louis.
Utley, who was behind Pujols by about 2,500 votes last week, now holds a 15,000 vote edge on the Cardinals superstar. All-star voting concludes Thursday, July 2 at 11:59 P.M. (et).

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Also on Tuesday, in the East of St. Louis, all of the St. Louis Rams players and cheerleaders joined forces with the East St. Louis Park District officials, KaBOOM! and the South End New Development Organization to build a new playground in Lincoln Park in just one day. The players, cheerleaders, coaches and hundreds of volunteers from spent the day laying the groundwork for the new playground. The playground's design was rendered from drawings created by children during a "Design Day" held in April and replaces the currently unsafe equipments in the park. The old equipment was installed around 60 years ago. the new playground will be a space for more than 200 children in the community to play. This is a great effort by the Rams. Now if the Rams can build up its team in one day then we wouldn’t have to worry about the rumors of the ball team being sold and possible moved from St. Louis. To peep the story go to
http://www.fox2now.com/ktvi-rams-east-st-louis-playground-061609,0,5008497.story

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So do you still have snow on your TV?














Kim Massie













Erin Bode
STL jazz artists Erin Bode (RIGHT), Kim Massie (ABOVE BODE)and Tim Cunningham (ABOVE MASSIE) will headline the 2009 Jazz & Wine Festival presented by KMOX, KEZK, & Y98 June 20 at Forest Park - Cabanne House with music and fre wine tasting (SEE EVENT BITZ BELOW FOR MORE INFO)
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And speaking of Bode and Kim Massie, both were winners in the Riverfront Times Best of Music Poll. Bode won Best Jazz Artist and Massie was inducted as one of the five honorees for Lifetime Achievement. Also selected were Black Spade for Hip-hop/rap solo artist; DJ Needles for Hip-hop DJ; and the Earthworms for Hip Hop Artist Group. To celebrate, the RFT will hold a party Tuesday, June 23, at the
Schlafly Tap Room with several award winners. You must RSVP to this event by Monday, June 22, at 5 p.m. to Emily Kohler at emily.kohler@riverfronttimes.com, and put "Music Awards Party" in the subject heading. AND ITS FREE It's free!
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Disco diva Thelma Houston and female comic Sandra Bernhard will headline this year’s Pride June 27 and 28 at Tower Grove Park (SEE EVENTBITZ BELOW) .
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On the east side, folk legend Bob Dylan, country legend Willie Nelson and pop rocker John Mellencamp will perform at the GCS ballpark in Sauguet Ill, july 2







Majic 104.9 personality Tony Scott took a brief leave of absence from his duties on the Tony Scott Show to have minor back surgery Monday. His show will be on the Best Of until his recovery (so that’s why I wa shearing Arrika Parr jr on the show again. LOL) . Before his surgery, on last Saturday Scott MC'ed the Father's Support Center Dinner with R&B legend Eddie Levert. At the event he received an Award of Merit from the city of St. Louis and was recognized with an award from the Father's Support Center for using his show to get the message out there about father’s reconnecting with their children.

In unrelated newz, Majic 104.9 is sponsoring the Old School Prom featuring Charlie Wilson live in concert at the Ambassador, Father's Day, Sunday, June 21. The station also was giving out free tickets to the winner who sent the station old school prom tickets (go to www. kmjm.com and peep out Majic 104.9 personality Tammie Holland; prom pic circa 1989!) .Speaking of radio personalities, is it true that Tom Joyner Morning show ‘s Sybil Wilkes participated in the Race for the Cure Marathon last weekend?
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Two STL area female acts are doing their thing on the music tip.









First up is 2004 American idol finalist Aloha (Mi’sho) has just released a new single entitled, “they Be On Me” featuring J Kidd and Vega (who co-produced). It was also produced by STL singer/songwriter Bradd Young. For more info on the song so to
www.myspace.com/starringaloha; facebook.com/starringaloha
and twitter.com/starring aloha








Next is Belleville, ill based duo Az One who are in the finals in the Serena song contest where tennis superstar Serena Williams chooses the best song for her theme song from submitters that will premiere when she goe sand play in the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, Ca in late July. Az One submitted its demo “The Jump Off’ a women’s; empowerment song. The winner will go into the studio to properly record or remix the winning song and then go to the song premiere at the Bank of the West Classic,

To vote for Az One’s song go to
http://www.facebook.com/ext/share.php?sid=98218176721&h=lqCXD&u=g29D5&ref=nf

Voting will close at 5pm EST on Monday, June 22, 2009.














There will be a tribute fashion show for the late STL fashion designer Shawn Williams at the 4th Annual Face Off Angels in Disguise show July 18 at the SLU Busch Student center. It will be hosted by his cousin Mocha Latte. A PRESS CONFERENCE IS SCHEDULED JULY 9TH 6PM TO 7PM AT CLUB FIFTEEN. (SEE MOCHA’s CORNER BELOW FOR INFO)











Former Clear Channel radio personality /rapper Shorty Da Kid has now jumped off with the competition as he became a radio personality with Hot 104.1 this month (after getting fired from the Beat from alleged payola dealings in May). Kid made his debut as a Hot 104 staffer at last Saturdays Superjam 2 concert at Verizon Ampitheatre where he performed. When asked by the press about his change in station s he quipped, “Well, I guess I was too hot for them (The Beat).” Wow, can we say air beef?
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Dee lee’s House of Comedy on Laclede’s landing is moving to another venue. On July 3, it will move to a location on 19th and Washington Ave. in downtown St. Louis where it will be renamed Dee Lee’s House of Comedy and Jazz. The last show at the old venue was mark Curry last weekend (SEE www.maatspear.blogspot.com OUT 631 FOR PICS AND COVERAGE) . lee will still keep the old building and change it to a country music bar and call it Geegers…we think that’s the title. LOL





















The STL cover band American Band will be the next feature at Café Soul’s Relaunch at the Loft.












STL poemcee Corey Black has released his EP, “Blackout” (produced by STL producer Tech Supreme) and to celebrate he will have a listening party for it at JE Ent’s weekly open mike Soul Sessions at the Jazz Spot (400 Washington Ave) , Tuesday June 23.
For more info call

Phone:
3143592189 or
Email:
coreyblack82@gmail.com
To download his CD for FREE, go to http://www.zshare.net/download/61123812f7f6d383
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Happy B-daze to late/Geminarians Tony “t luv” dabis (SEE EVENT SPOTLIGHT BELOW), STL rapper/model Kello, poet/entrepreneur Floyd Boykin Jr. and YOURS TRULY’s father Herman.





FEATURE BITZ--STL model Jon Erickque





STL model Jon Erickque (who we heard just did a show in Puerto Rico) of the STl Hit List Committeee has created a STL HotList Survey for folk to vote on who is HOT in the STL. The categories are:
1. Hottest STL Salon or Barber Shop:2. Hottest STL Radio Personality:3. Hottest STL Fashion Designer:4. Hottest STL Play Write Producer: 5. Hottest STL Street Team: 6. Hottest STL Promotion Team: 7. Hottest STL Photographer: 8. Hottest STL Club Promoter: 9. Hottest STL DJ: :10. Hottest STL Publication: 11. Hottest STL Make-Up Artist: 12. Hottest STL Model (Male or Female):13. Hottest STL Entertainer: 14. Hottest STL Modeling Group:15. Hottest STL Fashion Stylist:16. Hottest STL TV Personality17. Hottest STL Athlete18. Hottest STL Bartender:19. Hottest STL Restaurant20. Hottest STL Club:21. HOTTEST AND MOST KNOWN MYSPACE PERSONALITY:22. Hottest STL Internet station radio (YOU CAN VIOTE FOR OUTTOWN RADIO FOR THIS ONE. LOL) --------------------

The winners will be announced at the committee’s
Third annual STL HotList party that will be held July 29, 2009 at The Venue on MLK in Wellston.
Type in your answers to the question and email to
hotlistsurvey@yahoo.com or send to http://www.facebook.com/l/;www.myspace.com/stlhotlist



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IN THE MIA FILE—Where is STL rapper Spiffy?


MIA FOUND DJ QUE who is spinning at Dolce Lounge in Kansas City Mo every Thursday (So we think its the same DJ Cue)








BLIND PICZ. Who were these attendees at last Saturdays Superjam 2 concert at Verizon Ampitheater?

BLIND BITZ. Which local promotions group is soon to return this summer with a “redux’ of its popular event? (Hint – the group’s name is an acronym and the event can be quite “graphic.”


STL-LICIOUS (WHOS HOT THIS WEEK?) Silky Sol and Arvin Mitchell and Phil Assets of Liquid Assets (tie)
Silky SOL. This feisty singer who’s a repeater of this section is adding Fridays to her repertoire. Starting this Friday, , she will perform every Friday in the Klymaxx room at the New Ambassador (SEE ONGOING BITZ BELOW) for the venue’s 30 and up happy hour. She will also be singing this Saturday at her regular spot at the jazz spot (every third Saturday—See ONGOINGBITZ BELOW). She will also be the first guest on YOURS TRULY’s OUTTOWN Radio show this Thursday in Blog Talk Radio.












Arvin Mitchell. This funny STL based comedian is making his steady climb of the comedy ladder as he does his thing in Hollywood and in his hometown. He just performed at Tini Tuesdays at Nymbas and he is about to perform at Maurice G’s Fun E Phat Thursdays at the New Ambassador this Saturday (See ONGOING BITZ BELOW) and next Tuesday return to Nymbas where he will host ARVIN MITCHELL LIVE with BET COMICVIEWS JOVON BIBBS and COMEDIAN FRANK L (SEE EVENT BITz BELOW))














Phil Assets. This handsome promoter of the promotions group Liquid Assets and the weekly Red Hott Thursdays is paring up with several promoters for their events. This Thursday, MPAC will team up with them for its Tastemakers networking event at Lure (SEE EVENT BITZ BELOW) . He is also relaunching the popular Day and Nite event with Precision starting this Saturday at Black label (SEE ONGOING BITZ) and this weekend, his group is joining forces with T. Luv’s Star Power Ent, close to Famous and MPAC for the Star Power weekend celebrating T-Luv’s b-day and Father’s day with national celebs including Jermaine Dupri (See EVENT SPOTLIGHTZ BELOW)








WORDZ TO THE WHYZ at SUPERJAM 2: Why were there so many brothas sagging and sistas wearing stripper heels at the concert? Why did Pleasure p say that St. Louis was too quiet? Why did a securityguard had to put a sista up on his shoulders to get her away from a fight? And why was she she kicking her heels when she was carried away? Why did Keri Hilson and her female dancers bend down and shake their asses like they were getting smashed? Why was a piece of pizza nine dollars? Why did Plies ask the women in crowd if they ever got their pussies ate with a spoon? Why did mostly underage girls volunteer to walk up on stage with Plies after he asked which girl wanted to feel his Johnson inside his pants? Why didn’t Slodown perform with the St. Lunatics but had the UCME mascot perform along with them? And why was there a posse member in Young Jeezy’s camp who was in a wheelchair on stage on his cellphone during the concert?

EVENT BITZ




Stingrays at Caribbean Cove Open THRU September 30, 2009 The Saint Louis Zoo is bringing the ocean to you this summer with our cool new exhibit: Stingrays at Caribbean Cove! Watch, touch and occasionally feed these unique and fascinating oceanic fish as they glide through a warm saltwater pool. Located under a new pavilion near Lakeside Cafe, 28 cownose rays and four southern stingrays will swim through a 17,000-gallon pool complete with waterfall and a lush surrounding landscape. See the "Show Me St. Louis" story on
http://www.ksdk.com/.THEN, Ray's Grill, Take a break from the action, and enjoy a relaxing meal waterside! On the menu is Jamaican jerk chicken, teriyaki pork kabobs, island burgers and more. At Ray's Island Bar, enjoy margaritas, daiquiris and beer (all available with or without alcohol), plus real fruit smoothies and other refreshing concoctions.
Tropical Traders Gift Shop Bring home a souvenir from your Caribbean adventure! Tropical Traders offers a variety of ocean-related items including plush stingrays and other sea life items, T-shirts, tropical attire, nautical gifts and more. AdmissionZoo Friends members: $1.50Non-members: $3.00Children under two are free.Admission is free the first hour the Zoo is open.
Group rate for 15 or more is $2.50 per person. Please call Group Sales at (314) 781-0900, ext. 4709. See Hours, Prices & Directions for more information.
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MPAC & Liquid AssetsPresent TastemakersThis month's installment Mo Spoon of MPAC has teamed with Phil of Liquid Assets. Ladies are FREE til 11 and unlimited martinis for ladies for only $10 all night long!Start Time:Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 9:00pmLocation:Lure Night ClubStreet:1204 Washington Ave.City/Town:Saint Louis, MOPhone:3142265777Email:
mosoul@sbcglobal.netor email liquidassetsevents@yahoo.com
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PARTY IN THE PLAZA 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 KING PINPLASTIC
July 16 Doc Rocs Party Band
August 20 Spin Physics (Steve Leslie Band)FatPocket
September 17 Loud Mouth Soup (4 pi)Carry the Zero
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STRAY DOG THEATRE PRESENTS!EDWARD ALBEES HIT COMEDY. You'll Laugh Until Your Sides Ache As The Mystery Unfolds...!!!!Before there was DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES there was Cynthia, 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: 314-865-1995
or
www.StrayDogTheatre.org
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The Black Rep closes out its 32nd Season with BLUES IN THE NIGHT - TICKETSBy Sheldon Epps THRU - 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. Showtimes:Thursdays @7pmFridays @8pmSaturdays @3&8pmSundays @3pmSTUDENT RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE!!With Student ID, you may receive a $10 ticket no more than 30 minutes prior to the showTarget Next Generation Special:Thursday nights and Saturday matinees a child may get in free with a full price adultCall the Box Office at (314) 534-3810 for more information.
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EVENT SPOTLIGHTZ







Star Power, Liquid Assets, Close to Famous, MPAC
Type:
Party - Cocktail Party
Network:
Global

Start Time:
Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 9:00pm
End Time:
Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 3:00am
Location:
Lure Nightclub, Home Nightclub & Skybox sports bar and grill
Street:
Thurs-1204 Washington,Fri- Amerister Casino & Skybox

Phone:
3144371649
Email:
info@liquidassets-events.com
DescriptionStar Power "Weekend to Rember"Thursday: Red Hott Thursdays Tastesmakers editionT-Luv's pre B-day Bash @Lure Nightclub1204 WashingtonUnlimited Martinis $10 all night (ladies only)This is the kickoff to the Star Power Weekend to remeber.












Saturday: Close to Famous & Liquid Assets Presents Abe's & T-Luv's Star Power Pre-Fathersday AffairLocation: Skybox Sports Bar and GrillSpecial invited guest to a weekend to remember:Jermaine Dupri, Nelly & St. Lunatics, Allen Iverson, Jazzy Phae, Larry Hughes, Dariuss Miles, Bobby Simmons, Tim Hardaway, Stephen Jackson, Avion Cason, St. Louis Rams, NFL cheerleaders

















Friday: Star Power Marketing Launch Party Special DJ Jermaine DupriHome NightclubR.S.V.P. for reduced admission, VIP, or Bottle Service to JoJo TEXT (314) 221-9849



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STRESS FREE FRIDAYS
Start Time:
Friday, June 19, 2009 at 5:00pm
Location:
EXO Lounge
Street:
3146 Locust
City/Town:
Saint Louis, MO

Phone:
3145341500
Email:
stressfreefridays.ning.com

Join us this Friday, June 19, 2009 as Stress Free Fridays visits the hottest venue in Mid-Town, EXO Lounge...if you have never been to EXO Lounge, then this is your chance to experience the many amenities that EXO Lounge has to offer...they are too numerous to mention here, so you need to be in the place and see for yourself...**PLEASE RSVP...Stress Free Fridays has a new Massage/Relaxation Therapist and her name is Cori Raymond...stop by and let Cori massage your stressors away...Cori works for tips, so please be generous.**EARLY ARRIVAL IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED as we will reach capacity and you can skip the cover charge if you arrive early...
Missouri State Representative (63rd District) Tishaura Jones will also be at EXO Lounge and she will be having a fundraising event...stop by and say "HELLO" to Ms. Jones and also support her cause.**Visit www.lme-stl.com/summer2 if you are still planning to join us for the LME Summer Reign 2 Event...July 24-26 at The Lake of the Ozarks...Please visit our website: stressfreefridays.ning.com and become a member...you can also follow us on Twitter (stressfreefri), MySpace and here on Facebook..
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Enjoi Ent & Indigoglo Presents....FLOETIC.....A NIGHT OF LAUGHTER AND ENLIGHTMENT....HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE Friday June 19th @ Nubia!
www.whereuwant2b.com

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Arab Money,Dynasty,MPR ENT, Bomb Boi and Party Girls


Start Time:
Friday, June 19, 2009 at 9:00pm
Location:
Venue Nightclub
Street:
5906 Martin Luther King @Skinker

Phone:
3144371649
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Best I Ever Had $2000 Lingerie competitionSexy in a Recession(every friday)Sexiest Lady In a Lingerie WINS $2000...........in CASH!!!!!!!
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Fatherhood Walk and Rally Sat., June 20, 2009 in Forest Park at the St. Louis Art Museum 9am-3pm 314.333.4170 x 108 for Chester or 314.584.6956 for Erica to register or for booths.
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2009 Jazz & Wine Festival presented by KMOX, KEZK, & Y98
Saturday, June 20 3:00p to 9:00p
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Forest Park - Cabanne House, St Louis, MO
Enjoy fine wine, delicious food & delightful music! Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Sample a great selection of over 20 wines! The jazz lineup includes Erin Bode, Kim Massie and Tim Cunningham. Free sampling from St. James, Mount Pleasant, Stone Hill, Vintner's Cellar, Hermann Wine Trail, and Chaumette.
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Price: $10 in advance / $15 at the door

Enjoy fine wine, delicious food & delightful music! Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Sample a great selection of over 20 wines! The jazz lineup includes Erin Bode, Kim Massie and Tim Cunningham. Free sampling from St. James, Mount Pleasant, Stone Hill, Vintner's Cellar, Hermann Wine Trail, and Chaumette. Plus brands including Antinori, Bertani, Columbia, El Portillo, Erath, Geyser Peak, Haras De Pirque, HobNob, Mirassou, Mont Gras, Santa Rita, Skyy Vodka and Lemonade, & Yellowtail.
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Juneteenth Celebration with Sabayet Inc., Saturday, June 20th, 2009, 11am-6pm, 4000 Maffitt, St. Louis, MO. 314.535.2599 618.334.9932 314.420.8975 314.680.2704 for more info.‏
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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: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5059666
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POWER STILETTO ENTERTAINMENTkicks off the summer with aSUNDRESSES AND LINENS SOIREEWHEN: June 20, 20099PM-3AMWHERE: VITO'S3515 LINDELL BLVDADMISSION: $5 ALL NIGHT!EMAIL: INFO@POWERSTILETTO.COMATTIRE AND AMBIANCE:SUMMER SEXY AND OH SO FABULOUS!!!!
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Starting June 20, they will host SCHOOL DAZE, at BBC Asian Café and Bar located at 2413 N Laclede Blvd, THE FIRST MONTHLY HIGH SCHOOL REUNION EVENT. ALL ST. LOUIS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES ARE WELCOME. EVERY MONTH THEY WILL HAVE A SPECIAL GUEST SCHOOL WHERE ALL THE ALUMS FROM THAT SCHOOL CAN RSVP FOR REDUCED ADMISSION. DRINK SPECIALS AND FREE FOOD ALL NIGHT ANDA SPECIAL GUEST DJ EVERY MONTH AND FREE ADMISSION FOR EVERYONE FROM 9 TO 10. FOR MOREINFO Phone: 3146301776 ..................



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Tom Joyner Morning Show personality J Anthony Brown will bring his ha-ha on at The Ambassador, 9800 Halls Ferry Road, June 20. Opening will be comedians B. Cole and Shang and singer Coco Soul. Ticket prices are $35-$40, and those ticket prices include the after party. Call 618-558-7974, 314-869-9090
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Rap legend Kurtis Blow will perform. At 7 p.m. June 20 at Binions, 5917 Delmar Boulevard. The concert is part of the venues Ol Skool Saturdays series. He is famous for such hits as “Breaks,” “Basketball,” and “If I Rule the World.” Tickets are $20.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
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Soul U Presents: ADAM & EVEFEATURING: ARCHIE THE MESSENGER & MS. K-LOVEONE NIGHT – ONE SHOW – ONE LOVEDoors Open at 8:00PM – Show at 9PMHosted By: Xplicit + DJ 76kiDTICKETS AVAILABLE NOW ONLINE (75 discounted tickets available) at http://soulive.eventbrite.com/Advanced Tickets: $7.00 At Door: $10.00 Soul Pass Members: $5.00Type:Location:The Jazz SpotStreet:400 N. Washington AveCity/Town:Saint Louis, MOPhone:3143877157Email:info@souluonline.com
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Alliance Group
Date:
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Time:
9:00am - 6:00pm
Location:
Hermanoff Vineyard
City/Town:
Saint Louis, MO
Description
Join us for another day of wine tasting along with winding trails, great food, full filled spirits, and live entertainment. Due to overwhelming response to our recent trip, we have decided to take this event on the road again. So if you missed the last one then you don't wanna missed this MUST ATTEND trip to Hermanoff Vineyard located in Herman Mo. In addition to the Hermanoff Winery, there is the Tin Mill Micro Brewery next door which will be hosting the Rythm & Brews Festival, Live Blues Music. For $20 dollars you get a glass, and unlimited beer all day. Also the Stone Hill Winery is right up the road.Tickets are $35 and include transportation, food and my famous Sangria for the bus ride...lolWe will be departing West Port Plaz at 10am returning back at 6pm. For more info call Joseph Jennings at 314-458-7974 or Mario Wayne at 314-640-1839.
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BIG TAHpresents SUMMER IN THE CITY, THE HOTTEST SWIMSUIT CALENDAR MODEL SEARCH/ PARTY IN THE LOU. WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE SEXIEST LADIES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE RIVER TO FILL UP A 12 MONTH SWIMSUIT CALENDAR- BECOME PART OF SITC PROMOTIONAL TEAM- PROFFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO- VIP TREATMENT- & CASH MONEY. DJ CUDDY GONE KEEP THE PARTY ROCKING AND THE SPECIAL INVITED HOST WILL KEEP THE PARTY HYPE . EVERYONE ABSOLUTELY FREE UNTIL 10PM LADIES DRINKS ON ME UNTIL 10PM REMEMBER JUNE 18TH- IT'S GOING DOWN @ THE LOFT LADIES GET IN FREE AND DRINK FREE TILL 10PM- FELLAS GET THERE EARLY - THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF LADIES.Phone:7130926Email:
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RED, WHITE & BLUE PARTY @ SKYBOX Saturday July 4th 2009 at 9 p.m. Hosted by Wellz Fargo S.L.I.M., Kyjuan & Murphy Lee







Streetballers is an award winning film from a filmmaker groomed by Sundance, and represented by top Hollywood representation. And yes.... Living in Saint Louis. It is a truly independent project with years of hard work, thoughtfulness, and skill behind its execution and style. The extremely diverse and talented team behind Streetballers is and will be the key to all future success. We are young artist driven by love, loyalty and friendship. Our goal is to inspire as individuals and our film is a tool to inspire the masses. We're planning on opening the film in Saint Louis, MO on August 21st then expanding to various cities with a large urban/sports/college market (Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, Detroit).

We have toured the U.S. and won numerous awards through festivals. We have turned down traditional distribution outlets and decided to self-distribute the film utilizing DCI compliant technology (Digital Projection). In Saint Louis, we set two records. The highest rated film in the history of the Saint Louis International Film festival (beating Oscar winning and nominated films Juno, The Wrestler, and Slumdog Millionaire) and also the highest attendance record selling out the day before each screening.

We are looking to release the film in Saint Louis on August 21st we would like to stagger the release in other cities to late September/early October and try to release in conjunction with the LeBron James documentary being released by Lions Gate. Directed by St. Louis bred Matthew Scott Krentz, who also co-stars, Streetballers hit the festival circuit in June 2008, making its World Premiere at the Hollywood Black Film Festival. It has gone on to play in Saint Louis, Detroit, New York City, Nashville, North Carolina, and Philadelphia, winning multiple awards such as Best Dramatic Feature, an Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film, Best Cinematography, and a Second Place Jury Award for Best Feature Film.
The Streetballers team has attached the popular indie shoe company, Greedy Genius http://www.greedygenius.com/ to create and distribute the official Streetballers shoe, at Finish Line stores this fall. We have also attached three platinum hip-hop artist to the soundtrack and will be shooting the music video this spring to help promote the film and the soundtrack.

Just over a month ago, Streetballers writer/director/producer/co-star Matthew Krentz signed with APA and Leverage Management. A portion of the proceeds from the soundtrack will be donated to several different charities. As we mentioned above the team is comprised of loyal,hardworking and loving artists who are dedicated to reaching up, reaching out and giving back to the St.Louis community.

We realize and embrace our roles as mentors.We except that responsibilty, while challenging ourselves to be the best rolemodels we can be,we stress education;because without education would not be where we are today. The Streetballers team has an extremely popular film, with a ton of street credit, and has developed a tremendous theatrical strategy of releasing the film in theatres across the U.S. with the Streetballers producer/actors and director touring with the film.For more info go to www.streetballersthemovie.com

FOR MOCHA's TALENT SPOTLIGHT GO TO http://maatspear.blogspot.com/2009/04/out-594-stl-tidbitz-and-more.html

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
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MYNISTA WELCOME TO STRAIGHT STREET CONCERT SEREIS CONTINUES: SHOW SCHEDULES Sat Jun 13 2009 11:00 AM
Summer Slam St. Louis, MO Age Limit: All ages Details: 11am-2pm Show Details: 11am-2pm
Sat Jun 13 2009 6:00 PM
The Gospel Jamboree Alton, IL Age Limit: All ages Tickets: See Details. Details: Adults (14+) $7.00 Children (7-13) $5.00 Show Details: Adults (14+) $7.00 Children (7-13) $5.00
Sat Jun 27 2009 10:00 AM
TBASomewhere, IL Age Limit: All ages Details: TBA, Waiting On Details Show Details: TBA, Waiting On Details
Fri Jul 10 2009 7:00 PM
Rio's CD RElease [A Differ... St. Louis, MO Age Limit: All ages Details: TBA Harvest Tab's Church Picnic Mascoutah, IL
Sun Jul 26 09 10:30 AM
TBA St. Louis, MO
Thu Aug 06 09 07:00 PM
Youth Conference At The Clinic St. Louis, MO Fri Aug 07 09 01:00 PM Youth Conference At The Clinic St. Louis, MO
Sat Aug 08 09 01:00 For those of you who may not know already, my official photo album is hosted at
Flickr!
Come through and check out some powerful photos of ya' dude ministerin' "in the field!" And if you have some photos of me "gettin' it in" at any of my concerts, or anything like that, please email them to me at:
mynista@gmail.com
I would love to have them in there! http://www.mynistamusic.com http://www.wrapworldwide.com [blog] Mynista T.V.] Hedz Up! A New Episode Is Up! http://www.wrapworldwide.com/
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FOX FILES






UPCOMING FOX SHOWZMARY POPPINS, AUGUST 13-30, 2009; THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, September 23-October 17, 2009
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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.
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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.
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JULY FOX SPOTLIGHT

Fox Concerts presents Emmy Award winning comic/reality 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
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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.
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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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June 21, 7:30pmThe Ambassador
Majic 104.9 presents the Old School Prom featuring Charlie Wilson live in concert at the Ambassador, Father's Day, Sunday, June 21 at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at the Ambassador box office, all Metrotix locations,
metrotix.com or by calling 314-534-1111.
Ticket Pricing: VIP (GA) $59.50 GA $49.50
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SO OFFICIAL ENT presents
ARVIN MITCHELL LIVE with BET COMICVIEWS JOVON BIBBS and COMEDIAN FRANK L!!, Tuesday June 23 at Nymba’s, 10466 west florrisant, at 7:30 p.m. $10 Cover, $2 Drinks, Doors Open at 730 show starts at 9! AFTER PARTY IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING With DJ Epic On The 1's and 2's!! TO RSVP OR BOOK TABLES PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US!

Phone:
3142296145
Email:
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The Kappas Presents White Party June 25 at the Kappa House (CLICK ON PIC FOR INFO)
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www.bfreepaparazzi.comPresents Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen We have 2 days of showings! Friday & SaturdaySo make one or make 'em both!!Friday, June 26th - 9:30pmSaturday June 27th - 4:30, 7:00 & 9:00pmLocation:MOOLAH THEATER & LOUNGEStreet:3821 Lindell BlvdCity/Town:Saint Louis, MOEmail:info@bfreepaparazzi.com
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St. Louis area artist will celebrate the Centennial b-day of the late adopted East St. Louisan//dancer/anthropologist Katherine Dunham. The vent will take place at St. Louis University High Schools Joseph Schulte Theatre( 4970 Oakland Avenue) on June 27. The evening will include an upscale reception from 6-7 p.m. followed by performances by the Katherine Dunham workshop dancers, Slaughter Project, Afriky LoLo, Dances of India, Detroit Legacy Project, Innervision Dance Theatre, Lincoln University Dance Troupe, SIU East St. Louis Performing Company and Cordao de Ouro Capoeira-St. Louis. All proceeds will benefit the Katherine Dunham Dynamic Museum in East St. Louis. Costs: $48.00 (Lower Level Seating) $25.00 (Upper Level Seating)Ticket Info.: Please contact Mona Brown at 618-453-3069 or email
mdbrown@siu.edu or Louella Hawkins at 618-691-8595 or email lhawkin@siue.edu
To peep Ms Dunham in dance action go to
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SEAGRAMS GIN "KRYPTONITES"

PRESENTS

"ULTIMATE FRIDAY"
THE ULTIMATE HAPPY HOUR & NETWORKING EVENT

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EXO ULTRA LOUNGE

HOSTED BY

LARISSA
SEAGRAMS GIN 2009 CALENDAR MODEL OF THE YEAR


***MAKE NO MISTAKE...THE 13 BLACK KATZ WILL DOMINATE THE NITE OF FRIDAY JUNE 26TH, 2009***

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Best charity Red Carpet Event June 26 at Bentley Showroom and June 27 at Club Exo tickets obnline at
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The last McDonald’s R&B Soul Search Finale will take place June 27. For more info go to its website.http://hot1041stl.com/Article.asp?id=1302168&spid=
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Pride Fest 2009
Sunday, June 28 11:00a to 8:00p
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Tower Grove Park, St Louis, MO
Pride Fest 2009 will be held in Tower Grove Park on June 27 and 28! The Pride Parade steps off at noon on June 28 on Grand Boulevard from Utah Street to the main Grand entrance of Tower Grove Park.
Join us for two days of food, fun and entertainment including Thelma Houston, Sandra Bernhard, Well Hungarians, Jen Foster and so much more!
Price: Free
Phone: (314) 772-8888
Pride Fest 2009 will be held in Tower Grove Park on June 27 and 28! The Pride Parade steps off at noon on June 28 on Grand Boulevard from Utah Street to the main Grand entrance of Tower Grove Park.
Join us for two days of food, fun and entertainment including Thelma Houston, Sandra Bernhard, Well Hungarians, Jen Foster and so much more!
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Soul Stylz Lifestyle & Entertainment Co.USA“Fashion For A Cause” is an annual Fashion show to help build awareness in the African American community about Breast Cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among African American women; an estimated 20,000 new cases of breast cancer are expected to occur among African American women in 2009. So join us Sunday June 28, 2009 for a night of Fashion with a cause, for the Annual "Fashion For A Cause" Swimwear 09 Fashion Show. A portion of the proceed will benefit the National Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation. Sponsored ny Nuvo Sparkling Liqueur at Exo Lounge3146 Locust. St.Louis MO 631366:00PM - 9:00PM After Celebration to follow Admission $10.00 Complimentary Cocktails Until 7PMAdvance Ticket $7.00 Click Here
http://fashionforacausestl.eventbrite.com/ Please consider advance Tickets and or early arrival as a means to guarantee seating. For bottle service or dinner reservations please contact 314.497.3861
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Soul Stylz Lifestyle & Entertainment Co.USAThe Declaration of INDEPENDENCE is a celebration adopted on July 4, 2009, which announced that the state of HIP HOP, R&B, Neo Soul, Reggae, etc. defined the independence of Music. So join us July 4th at Mike Shannon’s as we celebrate perhaps the most eagerly anticipated event in St.Louis, with 3 of St.Louis Top DJs, playing nothing but the best array of music. All V.I.P’s are encouraged to arrive early for free appetizers, valet & drinks. *Everyone Free Admission All Night* DJ SIR THURL – DJ REMINISE & ???????Mike Shannon’s620 Market StreetSt.Louis MO 63101 9PM – 3:00AM GENERAL ADMISSION:: Everyone FREE All NightV.I.P ADMISSION:: $15 (Free Drinks Until 11PM * Free Food * Valet * Drink Specials)Please consider bottle service and early arrival as a means to guarantee a great experience. For bottle service please contact 314.497.3861

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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 concerts are free. For more info go to
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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
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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
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Saturday July 25th we'll resume the groove once again at Urban, the best kept secret on S.Grand. Resident selectah Enoch IS Real spins groovy tunes from the diaspora with the best of 1970's cinema funk from Bollywood as the genre of choice on the top half of the nite. Also singer and guitarist Mario Pascal Charles will perform original Global fusion along with earthy percussionist Duane 'Jingo' Williams, and Raven Wolf on sax and flute. If you missed last month's joint be sure to treat yourself this time and grab some food from Terri Jordan & Lunch on Me with a world accent after you've had one of Nhat's signature Mojitos! This alternative function will take place in the quaint but funky URBAN located at 3216 Grand&Wyoming and is FREE and open to the public. Needle drops at 10, performances at 11, don't miss out!


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Comic/singer/actor Jamie Foxx’s “Intuition: Tour here in St. Louis at the Chaifetz Arena 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, www.metrotix.com, 314-534-1111, and at the box office.
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Summer Reign ! Party with LME July 24 -26 at the Lake of the Ozarks. Event and lodging information can be found
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BOOK BITZ




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
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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: 314-363-8679
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BREAKFAST IN BED, THE VOICES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE" AUDITIONS TO BE HELD AT THE SHELDON CONCERT HALL(www.thesheldon.org) JULY 6-7TH, 2009. 6-10 pm WE ARE LOOKING FOR 10 WOMEN OF DIVERSE ETHNICITIES AND AGES. PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA MOBILE OR EMAIL. 314.827.7377 OR
info@themonarchtheatreproject.com.
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MTV's MADE is Casting for Model Types Are you. . . - one of those girls that everybody tells you that you should be a model? - a tomboy who has always struggled with finding your girly side? - a book worm who wants to break out of your shell? SEEKING: FEMALES (any ethnicity) - We are not looking for girls with model experience. Please fully review our website: “MyModelExperience.com” If you already have a strong set of quality digital pictures that make up your portfolio you can submit them to us for evaluation on our “Contact” page. If you do NOT already have the proper professional digital images and would like to be scheduled to shoot with a top fashion photographer in your area you can view our portfolio building packages on our “Services” page and call us when you are ready to properly build your portfolio. Please fully review our website: “MyModelExperience.com
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HELP bitz
2009 Summer DANCE & SPECIALITY Camps ages 3-18! If you love to dance and cheer sign up today by calling 314.291.1660 or visit
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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..................................
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KMJM personality Tammi Holland sent OUTTOWN an uplifting email from dress collector Tracie Ousley.It reads:There have been a lot of parents that have lost their jobs and have daughters that may not be able to participate in a day that you can never get back, their senior prom. I was sitting at home one evening and was thinking,” what can I do to make a difference.” As I was going through my closet, I came across some formal dresses that I had from either weddings or formal events, it struck me. “I can start a collection and give back to the community.” So I called a girlfriend of mine and she thought that this was a wonderful idea. So here we are. Let’s make a difference in a young lady’s life.Ousley, a Vashon High School Alumni Lounge Is sponsoring a Prom Dress Collection & Sell-A-Thon to raise funds for a 2009 graduating senior.Please go to this link to download flyer with additional information
http://www.workshop.scbcreative.com/ +++++++++++++++++++ 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................

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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 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
Big Terrance. Starting June 14 former Club Society hypeman Big Terrance will host Black Sundays at Black label . DJ Epic will be on the 1s and 2s. The event will be Sponsored by Party Boyz ENT , Info: 314.795.8523….
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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:
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Silky Sol 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:
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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. .
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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. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
NEW: TINI TUESDAYS. $2 DRINKS! DJ Epic on the 1's and 2's setting the vibe right! We Got one of the LIVEST HOST "CHELLE" on the mic. With Speical Guest coming through from time to time. This Tuesday one of STL's Hottest Artist will be coming through to chill with us, the one and only "PLAYBOY RO" The man behind the STL Classic "Hey Nikki"!!$3 cover, Ladies Free TIL 10:30 And Look Good Feel Good Salon and Spa will be in the building giving FREE Massages for the ladies!!!!!!
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
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Two Dollar Tease Me Tuesdays Comedy Show at the Twilight Room 8344 North Broadway, St. Louis MO. Call 314.385.4545 for more info.‏ Suite Soul Spot, 1st Tuesday of each Month at the Old Rock House, 1200 S 7th Blvd. 9 p.m. 314-588-0505.2 Dollar Tuesdays at The Spot, 8370 N Broadway. $2 to get in and $2 drink specials all nite long. Doors at 9 p.m. for more info call 314.385.4545.................. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ :
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. +++++++++++++++++++++++++

ALL OUT Tuesdays @ Knockouts at 9 p.m. starting June 16th. $2 drinks ALL Night! Swag Monsta DJ Trife Trizzil(Nelly's official dj(Derrty Ent/UCMe)) on the 1s and 2s! Let's Get Right...Yop!
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NEW: DJ Needles and Promoted by RK of Precision Start Time: 9:30pm Location: SUGAR Lounge (14th & Washington Ave. Street: 1405 Washington Ave AMPLIFIED Wednesdays is your new means of giving St. Louis' own, DeeJay Needles, a reason to share with you the relationship of the input to the output of an amplifier with his unique style of spinning ALL your favorites.Enjoy a FREE evening at SUGAR Lounge in the Downtown Loft District with a plentiful list of drink specials courtesy of...well, you never know! Just be prepared to relax, dance and drink your way through the HUMP DAY! Phone: 3147042808 Email:
djneedles76@gmail.com
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Wee Bopp, Wee Stepp, Wee Slide every Tuesday at Club Illusion in East St. Louis, 6 p.m.$2 cover. Free fish with drink purchase. Win CDs. +++++++++++++++++++++++++
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: SOULSTAGE every Wednesday at NUBIA CAFE on 5860 Delmar Blvd. 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 ·
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Home Nights Old School Reunion, Wednesdays at St.Nicks, 1805 Lucas 8 p.m. to midnite. DJ Reminise on the 1s and 2s. Info: 314.392.7882 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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
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Soul U Returns Back Home To Culture Cafe for a new spin on performance. Artist will be performing & recording a CD live. This event will feature ONE artist (Spoken Word/Jazz/NEO Soul/ Hip Hop) monthly. Following the recording DJ 76kiD will take you on musical journey while you sit, chill, relax, and unwind....Definitely a MUST ATTEND!!!!Doors Open at 7:30 - Recording at 8:30Cover $5 (Soul Pass Members $3 Door Cover)For Information on recording your project live, contact Brandon at 309-706-8461.
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The House of Comedy presents THURSDAY NIGHT COMEDY & KARAOKEEVERY THURSDAY NIGHT @ THE STL HOUSE OF COMEDY801 NORTH SECOND STREET..THINK YOU CAN BLOW (SING THAT IS) WELL PUT YOUR VOCALS THROUGH THE TEST THIS THURSDAY NIGHT...CASH PRIZE FOR THE BEST!!!! AND YOU KNOW WE GOTTA KEEP THE COMEDY GOING...DOORS OPEN AT 7..HAPPY HOUR TILL 8 THEN LET THE SINGING BEGIN. Info: 3142415233Email:
THEDEELEEGROUP@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.
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UPDATE : FreeTime and LME pair up for Groove Theory at Exo Lounge (3146 Locust) . This go round LME is bringing VS to EXo where a hip hop artist battles another via the 1s ad 2s and the crow decides.. 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/ OR ,Email:info@lme-stl.comPhone:3147538070Email:ottonichols@gmail.com
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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
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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
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Karaoke Thursdays Los Angeles Style Every Thursday at Club Illusion, 526 EasT Broadway in east St,. Louis. $2 Chicken wings and fires. Show at 9:30 p.m. Sign up by 9 p.m. Info: 618.567.8912.
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M5 Entertainment presents Rhythm and rhyme Thursdays every Thursdays. Calling all hip-hop artists, poets, singers. Royal Palace Restaurant and Lounge, 4266 Natural bridge at Lamdin. Sign up by 8:30 p.m.. Show at 9:30 p.m., Admission FREE before 9 p.m., $5 After wards.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++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"!!!
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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:
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Made Models LLC presents TGIF at Skybox. 10 p.m. Ladies FREE all nite. For more info call 314.761.9962.
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NEW: Silky Sol is back with THE " HOTTEST 30 & OVER - RIGHT AFTER WORK HAPPY HOUR" STARTING THIS FRIDAY @ THE KLYMAXX LOUNGE - INSIDE THE NEW AMBASSADOR. NO COVER*FREE FOOD*2 1 4 DRINKS* LIVE MUSIC & A DJ. HOSTED BY ME! CALL YOUR CREW, COME OUT & LETS KICK IT LIKE WE USE TO WHEN I ON OLIVE! Check the web site for more info www.redafroqueen.com.
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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:
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Cafe Soul every last Thursday the Loft on Olive in Midtown. Info: 314. 504.7405 and Email:
cafesoulstl@yahoo.com
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Poet/educator MK Stallings is bringing back Urban Hang Suite at Legacy Bookstore. The set will return to the venue located at 5249 Delmar, at 8:30 p.m.(and every Friday thereafter), where poets are featured, a new poetry set at Legacy Books & Cafe (5249 Delmar). . Info: 314.361.2182.
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ADDED: Blackmons Plaza presents Funny First Fridays Comedy Explosion and Afterparty Hosted by Jaylee Thomas, located on Collinsville AVE in East St. Louis. Doors at 10 p.m., Show at 11 p.m. $10 Cover. Info: 618.531.8522
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ADDED: Club CAsino presnets Funny Fridays every 1st and 3rd Fridays hosted by Ms Funy, doors at 7 p.m., Show at 8 p.m., located at 6830 State Street in East St. Louis, $20 fee no Drink Minimum. Info: 618.920.0953 or 618.972.0987
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Open Bar Fridays at House of Comedy. $20 Drink Free All Nite plus a ticket to a comedy show 801 N 2nd St. St. Louis 241-5233 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Spectrum presents "Friday Night at the Sky Box "EACH & EVERY Friday"Sky Box Sports Bar & Grill beginning Friday, October 3 at 9p to 3am Where: Sky Box Sports Bar & GrillTo see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=41828731487
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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 Olive
Click Here to Win a Majic Happy Hour VIP booth!
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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
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Urban Causal Fridays hosted by Bishop V-Luv, HappyHour at Spruills, 1101 N. Jefferson. Free from6p.m.-9p.m. (2 for 1) Free food 9 p.m.-11p.m. Drink specials until midnite. Party 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Ladies free til 11 p.m. for more info call 314.574.9601 or314.625.4595 or go to www.myspace.com/URBANCASUALFRIDAYS ++++++++++++
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.
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Silky Sol will add yet another night to her STL concert schedule. Starting this Friday, she will perform at the Jazz Spot on Washington starting at 8 p.m. FOR RESERVATIONS CALL THE JAZZ SPOT AT 314-588-7866. She is also asking folk to hit her THE WEB SITE GUEST BOOK to RECIEVE A PRIVATE INVITE TO THE CD RELEASE PARTY of her CD, “A Grown Woman Talkin” IN AUGUST. Go to
www.redafroqueen.com
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NEW: Freaknik Fridays @ Blackmons PlazaGrown & Sexy College EventsHost: VIP DIVAS MODELING COMPANY11:00pmLocation: Blackmons PlazaStreet: 127 Collinville AveCity/Town: East Saint Louis, ILPhone: 3144794788Email:
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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's 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
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Silky Sol performs every 3rd Sat at the Jazz Spot 8 p.m. 400 Wash Ave. 314.922.4387.
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Sexy and Sizzling Saturdays , from 9 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. with DJ Charlie Chan. Admission is free before 10:30 p.m. Saturdays. Information at
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Throughout the month of May, Liquid Assets & Precision LLC helped bring Black Label ALIVE for five different editions of Day and Night with the assistance of SYGU.Now, this event will continue this coming Saturday, and EVERY Saturday that follows. Enjoy a Saturday Happy Hour period from 5-8pm. ASK ABOUT ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES AS WELL...(cards, washers, darts & domino's).DAY (5-8pm)Enjoy an evening in the sun with Black Label's fully functional patio area. Enjoy the finest foods and drinks as you relax and watch the St. Louis Cardinals and NBA Playoffs throughout the evening.NIGHT (9-1:30am)During the evening segment, take advantage of the multiple screens which will play host to the viewing of your favorite professional team or sport. Then, the DJ will keep the sounds going throughout the night.There will be FREE Admission for LADIES until 11pm and GENTLEMEN until 10pm. Make sure to arrive early. Admission for LADIES will NOT exceed $10 nor to exceed $15 for Gentlemen...To reserve VIP seating, please call the number listed or send your information to precisioneventsstl@gmail.com.Happy birthday to those celebrating, and make sure to give us your information so that you can celebrate properly. Your guests, up to four (4), are FREE when you reserve space.Bottle Service Price Examples:Grey Goose, Crown Royal, CIROC and Belvedere ALL go for $150 per LITER bottle...CHECK OUT www.LOUFLICKS.com, www.lbphoto1.com or www.nightsociety.org for photos from each event!
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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. .
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NEW: Janee of HOT 104.1 & DJ Needles of SOULITION Present Chic Enterprises starting Saturday, June 13 and every Saturday thereafter at 9:30pm The Black Label Gallery Lounge 758 S. 4th Street (adjacent to White Castle on Broadway Downtown) Phone: 3145329417 Email: blacklabelstl@gmail.com
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NEW Efficacy Auto Wash & Xcel Models, LLCStart Time:Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 9:00amEnd Time:Saturday, June 27, 2009 at 1:00pmLocation:Efficacy Auto Wash & DetialingStreet:2803 S. Big Bend MaplewoodPhone:3145048699Email:efficacy@efficacyautowash.com Description“Sexiest Car Wash EVER”!! Swimsuits & Suds Car Wash Starting Saturday, June 13, 2009 Til Saturday, June 27, 2009 (9am – 1pm) At Efficacy Auto Wash & Detailing Spa (Featured in current issue of Delux Magazine) Located at 2803 S. Big Bend Maplewood, MO 63143 Website: Efficacy Auto Wash @ www.EfficacyAutoWash.com Xcel Models, LLC @ www.StarsofXcel.com For Reservations: Call 314-504-8699 or 314-875-0222
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Liberation Christian Church presents radical worship, Saturday at Noon at regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar. Info: 314.862.2304.
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Award-winning STL painter and artist Daniel Hodges has commemorated a painting for sell in celebration of President Barack Obama’s historic win of the Oval Office. For more info go to
http://www.danielhodges.com/
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For East St. Louis Flyers alums, go THE HANGAR at:
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Photographer King Yella is making history capturing photo print Gateway to Change available to the public. Yella took flicks when Obama came to St. Louis late last month. For info on the photos go to
http://www.kingyella.com/
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If you wanna see what crime is goin on in your hood, just go to
http://www.crimereports.com/
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Radio personality Craig Blac has an online radio show called Renegade Radio on riverfront times radio. To check it out the local listings go to
http://www.riverfrontradio.com /
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Those looking for a good throwback party, on wheels no less, should check out the Old School Skate Reunion. It goes down this and every Wednesday from 8 p.m.-midnight at St. Nicks, 1805 Lucas Avenue downtown. DJ Reminise will spin the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s skate jams all night. The event wants to bring back the glory days of skating at Saints and the Palace.Practice skate sessions run from 7 p.m.-8 p.m.Admission is $5 before 8 p.m. and $7 afterward. Costs include skate rentals at this 25-and-over event. Old School Skate Reunion is sponsored by Brainstorm. For more information call 314-392-7882.
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Children of Promise Learning Center is currently enrolling. Located at 4231 N Grand Blvd. 6 weeks to 6 years. To enroll or be a sponsor call 314.371.1308 ++++++++++++++++++“
Eccentric Soul: The Young Disciples” CD featuring the 1960s East St. Louis group was released Oct. 21. For more info go to
http://www.numerogroup.com/catalog.php?subcat=Eccentric%20Soul
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STL-TV's popular "The Best of the STL" can be seen on Saturdays at 11 p.m. on CW 11.
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Floyd Boykin hs a new GreetingCard Line "POETICBYDESIGN." Log on to 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 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!
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Rance John Styles and barbering, located in the luxurious Benton Park Neighborhood, 2909 Jefferson. 314.772.7511
salonr@sbcglobal.net
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PIECES OF A DREAM" One of the most critically-acclaimed, powerful independent films of our generation!!! ORDER IT NOW AT
http://www.one-wayproductions.com/ orBy calling the Customer Service toll free# at 888-418-8637 Mon.-Fri. between 10am - 5pm (CST) & selecting option #2 (accepting debit/credit cards & checks/money orders) Get the "Pieces Of A Dream" Feature Film DVD / the Music Soundtrack CD individually available for $13 + shipping/handling orGet the "Pieces Of A Dream" Combo Pack (Both the DVD & CD) for $23 + shipping/handling. Fans worldwide are responding and joining the "Conscious" Film Movement!!! Snapping up more than 30,000 copies of the independently produced "conscious" film "PIECES OF A DREAM" DVD & Music Soundtrack CD,since it's worldwide release in December 2007.
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Good Shepherd Infant and Toddler Center, 5990 Page. Now Enrolling. School age children welcome. Info: 314.725.5710
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Leanett Payne’’s CHOCOLATE BLOG by emailing her at
Leannettpayne@yahoo.com!
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Catch all the latest STL entertainment sites, sounds and interviews at
http://www.ohhmy.net/
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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/
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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/
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Bosley and Associates Traffic Law Centers .Suspensions, Speeding. Revocations. DWI. PointProblems. Accidents. Frison ‘s Flea Market, 7025 St.Charles Rock Rd., Fri-Sunday 9 am-5 p.m. or Big TopFlea Market, 367 Chambers Road. For more info, call314.621.1744
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Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc. Patrinna Wiley & Eric LaGrone Independent Associates Small Business and Group Specialists Identity Theft/Restoration Services We give members access to professional legal counsel not only for traditional legal problems, but for everyday events such as buying a house or a car, creating a will, handling a problem with an insurance company, dealing with identity theft, and much more where legal review should be routine, but rarely is. These events can be among the most important events in a person's life, yet there is a tendency for them to take place without proper legal review. For Pre-Paid Legal members, access to legal counsel is only a toll-free phone call away. Call to set up your appointment.Office: (314) 837-6779 Cell Patrinna: (314) 581-9888 Cell Eric: (314) 713-7803
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For modeling tips, go to Rocky J’s website .
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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 TV314-552-2988
http://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.
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Check out B. Free’s new entertainment and sound off website
http://www.bfreepaparazzi.blogspot.com/
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If you want to get on Vanita Applebum's entertainment newsletter, email her at
www.myspace.com/vanitaapplebum and also check out her blog at http://www.vanitaapplebum.blogspot.com/
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Check out 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
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For body painting, makeup, face painting wigs andother special effects, contact Notice Me Award winner Jessica Dana at
http://www.jessicadana.com/ or go to www.myspace.com/jessicadada13
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Check out STLdee-jay Enoch online with his own radioplaylist.The Flow: Music Lounge. Peep it out at
http://www.flowink.com/player-popup.html or go to his myspace page www.myspace/enochisreal.
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For all your STL hip-hop info needs, go to
http://www.stlhiphop.com/ !++++++++++++++
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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STL 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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Well that will be it.Thanks all for your comments and keep em comin. Hit me up at for pub or info you want on OUTTOWN EMAIL ME AT MAATSPEAR@YAHOO.COM





















































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