The big arts and entertainment newz stories in the ILLI and MO this week are sports related. The first is folk in the St. Louis area still smarting after the St. Louis cardinals got swept by the Los Angeles dodgers last week 3-0 in a game of 5 when the Cards lost to the Dodgers at home in Busch stadium. After the losing game, First baseman Pujols, didn’t addressed the news media. Ryan Holliday, whose error in Game 2 cost them the chance to tie the series, waited nearly an hour before emerging and tThe office of Cardinals manager Tony La Russa was kept shut
But the aftermath now is whether Holliday and LaRussa will stay with the team next season. Only time will tell.
In other cards newz, New York based firm, Steiner Sports Marketing has sued Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina. The firm reportedly said he ignored their agreement to make appearances and sign autographs. The firm filed Friday in New York, claiming the company had a contract with Molina dating to October 2006. It says Steiner paid “Molina $90,660 in advance when the contract was renewed in July 2008, but he later refused to attend autograph signings and will not return the money.” Steiner is reportedly seeking damages in excess of $175,000. The suit was filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.
Speaking of lawsuits, former Cardinals short stop Ozzie Smith’s restaurant, Ozzie’s at Westport Plaza will close this Friday. The closing is reportedly blamed in part on competition from a next generation of baseball stars, Albert Pujols and his nearby Pujols5 restaurant.
As a result of the competition, Ozzie’s ownership G&H Management Inc., the company that runs Ozzie’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, is suing West Port Plaza’s owner, Golub & Co. of Chicago (that was filed in April) . The suit alleges a lineup of wrongs, including fraud, breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation and unjust enrichment. In other words the Westport folk renigging on its promise to not have a competing sports bar in the Westport plaza vicinity.
Another issue is whether the plaza’s owner misled G&H during negotiations to extend Ozzie’s lease.
Pujols 5 Westport Grill opened in August 2006. At that time Ozzie’s Restaurant & Sports Bar started to see a drop in revenue, the suit claims. The case is scheduled to go to a jury trial in St. Louis County Court on Oct.26
Ozzie’s has been a fixture at Westport since 1988.
Hmm, this is a more interesting case of who is right and who was wrong. Our thing is, if it was in the contract that Westport agreed not to have a competing sports bar then the Plaza folk should give the property owner of Ozzie’s should stay. The question is, who allowed Pujols’ venue to open? On the other hand, didn’t the owners of Ozzie’s know the deal when Pujols’ venue was erected in 2006? Why now to cry wolf three years later now that Ozzie’s lease will not be renewed? Hmm.
In other sports newz, The Rams were in the newz again. Beside losing to the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday and going 0-5, civil rights advocates the Reverends Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton as well as NFL players sent a letter to the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell that argues against Rush Limbaugh's attempt to become part of Rams ownership. Jackson said Limbaugh made his wealth "appealing to the fears of whites" with insults against blacks and other minorities. Goodell responded publicly to Limbaugh's bid this week, saying that Limbaugh's commentary is not one that would be welcome in the NFL.
Well, we can say that at least the pressure is on about Limbaugh. But, we think the NFL is looking at the bottom line—if Limbaugh is awarded some ownership of any team, there will be protest from fans and players who are non-white, and we sure Goodall don’t want any money lost from no tickets sold.
UPDATE: It was reported Thursday that Limbaugh too his name out of the running for minor ownership of the St. Louis Rams with St. Louis Blues Dave Checketts, who dropped him from the team after the heat was put on Limbaugh. And in related rams newz, it was reported that St. Louis biz man David Stewart, an African American, has put his hat in the ring to own the St. Louis.
Chicago talk show queen Oprah Winfrey just taped an episode of her show at the the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. McBride was the musical guest on that outdoor stage. No word yet on when that episode will air. In other Oprah newz, one of Oprah's former flight attendants, Corrine Gehrls on her private jet filed a defamation of character suit against Winfrey, since Winfrey had fired her (who is her goddaughter by the way) earlier this year after supposedly catching her having sex with the jet's pilot while in the air and as passengers (including Winfrey) slept. The flight attendant claimed that Oprah's accusations are false since “all sex acts between her and the pilot only occurred while the plane was safely landed and refueling."
She claims two other flight attendants--one of whom is the daughter of Gayle King-- conspired to lie to Oprah about Gehrls having "inappropriate intimate behavior" aboard a flight. The pilot was also fired.
Reportedly, the accused passed lie detector tests saying the act while in air did not occur, but they admitted to relations on the ground and on the plane. For Oprah's accusations of in-flight servicing, the flight attendant seeks over $300,000 in damages.
Come on now. Regardless if the act happened in the air or on ground, they were still at the job,. If they were gonna knock boots, there’s something called a hotel?
In other Chitown newz, former "American Idol" finalist Jennifer Hudson is coming home to television for the holidays with a primetime music special “Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home for Christmas" slated to air in December on ABC. The special will feature the singer-actress reliving her childhood holidays with musical performances filmed in locations specific to her youth: the church, music academy and other Chicago locations.
And in more Chi-town newz, rap superstar Kanye west was planning to go to a Hindu ashram in India get some spiritual guidance for his outbursts. According to mtv.com, Ye announced he's hoping to chill out at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry where the president had invited West to study there and other leading Hindus upon his return to America:
There was a double elimination that occurred Sunday on P Diddy’s Starmarker reality competition show on MTV and fortunately, our Midwest singers STL’s Todd Sarvies and Chitown’s Melody Angel were not sent home,. They made the Top 4. Sarvies performed an original song for the first time on the reality, something called “Flatline,” and it was a winner. Angel, in a sexy new makeover, sang Pink’s “Just Like A Pill.” Before their performances, they had a challenge to create a melody produced by and recorded in the studio with judge Rodney Darkchild Jerkins and see who is strong enough to make it another week.
To see the episode go to http://www.mtv.com/videos/p-diddys-starmaker-ep-8/1623339/playlist.jhtml
In concert bitz, A couple of weeks ago, Chi-town and Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter R&B superstar R. Kelly kicked off his “Ladies Makes Some Noise” tour for his new “Untitled” CD, which features the single “Number One” with Keri Hilson and his newest single, “Religious.” Kelly, who wrote Whitney Houston’s “I Look to You” single, ” is expected in St. Louis for a concert Dec. 8. reportedly the final date on the tour. He performs in his hometown November 17. His website did not disclose venues, just the dates. Kelly will be promoting His tour began October 8 in Mashantucket, CT
UPDATE: Rapper Twista will perform live at Home Night Club This Saturday Night.
Others comin’ to the STL is New jersey superstar Bruce Springsteen and the East St. band will perform Oct 25 at the Scott Trade Center.
Country star Wynonna Judd will perform Dec. 13 at Rickman Auditorium in a concert titled “A Classic Christmas.”
Actress and former president of the Screen Actors Guild Melissa Gilbert will star in the musical version of the classic television series, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE THE MUSICAL” at St. Louis Fox Theatre starting Nov. 24. She will play Ma.
(FOR MORE INFO GO TO FOX FILES BELOW)
R&B singer Bobby Womack will perform 9 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Ambassador. Tickets are $40-$50, on sale now at MetroTix outlets, www.metrotix.com, 314-534-1111, and at the box office.
Kemmet, Mo. native and Grammy Award winning Sheryl Crow is releasing a deluxe edition of her 1993 debut CD, “Tuesday Night Music Club,” Nov. 17. The CD will feature the original 1993 CD, along with a second CD with B-sides, rarities, and outtakes.
Club Sevens, re-opened last week inside the new Casino Queen in East St. Louis. The also houses a St. Louis Cardinals' museum. The new addition has numerous high-definition, flat-screen televisions and a retractable projection screen for sports fans to watch the game and team of their choice. A 360-square-foot, elevated stage is set up near a dance floor to accommodate live entertainment. The club was moved from the old Casino queen building in the same area which was torn down earlier this year.
St. Louis native actor Mykelti Williamson will be in the upcoming blaxploitation spoof, “ Black Dynamite’ that will open nationwide next weekend.
St Louis based rock legend Chuck Berry will perform at 9 p.m. Nov. 18 at Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room.Tickets are $30, on sale at 5 p.m. Friday at Ticketmaster outlets, http://www.ticketmaster.com/,
Sikeston, Mo native America Got Talent opera winger Neil Boyd will be filmed in Missouri for a Japanese TV show. This weekend, Japanese television producers will reportedly will film Boyd’s performance Saturday in Poplar Bluff, and shoot scenes from his hometown. Topspin Creative Corp. is a Japanese production company based in New York. Project coordinator Keiko Tamura says they were drawn to the hometown angle because Boyd's mother seems to have played a central role in his life. The story will air in an upcoming episode of a popular series in Japan. Boyd won $1 million on NBC's "America's Got Talent" last year. The former insurance salesman now lives in suburban St. Louis.
Speaking of the Rams, Rams All Pro Tight End Randy McMichael and teammates are hosting the 3rd Annual "Guilty as Sin" Pre-Halloween Party at Lure Nightclub, 1204 Washington . $1000 will be given to the Halloween Hottie wearing the best Costume. Randy and teamates will decide the winner.This event is powered by Koncepts LLC, Lure Nightclub, Chic Marketing and Liquid Assets Special Events.
Hmm, wonder if anyone there will dress up as a Rams player? And if so, will they have a chance of winning? LOL
The St. Louis International Film Festival will take place Nov. 12-22 at The Tivoli, Hi-Pointe and Plaza Frontenac theaters; the St. Louis Art Museum; Moore Auditorium at Webster University; and Brown Hall Auditorium at Washington University. Over 100 films will be screened including the George Clooney starring and St. Louis filmed, “Up in the air,” Tickets — $10 (except for "Up in the Air," which is $25). Discounts available. More info — Visit the festival website, http://www.cinemastlouis.org/.
Marty K Casey Productions, Phat Girls Don’t Cry is going on the road. The play will be staged coming to the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta, GA, November 20-21, 2009.
The newly established promotions team, Primetime Promotions (led by model Stuart Allen) will be in the building every Saturday at Sugar Lounge on Washington. This Saturday will feature “Real Chance of Love” reality star Blonde Baller . For more info go to 314-225-9064.
The Professional Organization of Women (P.O.W.) will host its 5th Annual Frankie Muse Freeman Scholarship Gala on Saturday, October 17, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. at the Phyllis Wheatley Heritage Center, 2711 Locust Street. The gala serves as the formal backdrop to recognize and honor women who’ve supported and/or exemplified P.O.W’s commitment to service. This year, KTVI 2 News’ Bonita Cornute will serve as the host and internationally acclaimed singer, Denise Thimes (PICTURED)will provide the evening’s entertainment. Tickets to the scholarship gala are only $50. Proceeds from the event will be used to support P.O.W community outreach initiatives, benefiting the recipients of the Frankie Freeman Scholarship. For more information visit http://www.blacktie-stlouis.com/
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Black Rep actress/assistant Linda Kennedy will star in the Black rep presentation of “One woman, Many Tales,” a free family play @ St. John's UCC community theatre, 4136 N Grand (at Lee), 2 p.m., sat. Oct. 17. FREE. Info: www.sjuccstl.org
The Second Annual Poets Against Lupus Benefit Concert is Saturday night at Legacy Books & Cafe. Performing are Floyd Boykin Jr.(PICTURED), David A.N. Jackson, Derek Brown, Ms. Nterpretation, Copasetic Soul, Torri Brown, Indigo Lee, and Swade. Doors are at 6:30 p.m., with the show time at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door; $5 of each ticket sold will be donated to the Missouri Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America. SpokenVizions founded by Boykin is presenting the event.Get more information at 314-517-8764 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
STL comedian Lil Rock is returning as host of shows with a pre-Halloween comedy show @ Club ESCALADE 7828 olive (formally Hadleys) Tuesday Oct. 27 featuring 2 National known comedians from Chicago "KENNY HOWELL" & "WILD KAT" & Hot St. Louis comic "MR. DO SHE - JAYLEE THOMAS" . The event is put on Hate Free Ent. & 86 Prod. Ladies free til 10pm - Men $5 before 10pm - $2 Martinis, Drink specials & (2 for 1 drinks & free food for VIP only) Showtime 9 sharp! must be 25 & up Networking Party after Comedy show for Info/reservation for table or vallet parking up front (whips only) call 314-346-6777 or email@ Lilrockobama@yahoo.com
Alias and Duty Sworn will perform live at Blackmon's Plaza in East St.Louis on October 23rd.
Photographer Lance Omar Thurman will give a talk in a reception for his photo exhibit gallery at the Vaughn Cultural Center, inside the urban league in Grand Center 7 p.m. on Oct 15. FREE. The exhibit will be displayed til Oct 30. Info: 314.615.3624.
STL fashion designer will have a fashion show featuring his line, Nēché Collection Friday, October 23 at Windows on Washington, ® 8th Floor 1601 Washington. The show is dedicated to the designer’s late sister Ms. Santonya Nēché Oliver. Go to www.shankeithdesigns.com or 1909 Washington to the NV Showroom Boutique to purchase tickets.For more info: 314-255-5417
Liquid Assets RED HOTT THURSDAYS continues its celebration of 6 MONTHS at Lure Nightclub, 1204 Washington, in the game has added the hip-hop showcase 15 MINUTES OF FAME. This Thursday, they spotlight WOODY’S / “KEITH STREETS ENT.” MIXTAPE RELEASE& B-DAY PARTY. Model Alli Nicole also will celebrate her b-day as well.
Recently, STL’s Hood Chronicles came to the Malcolm Martin Memorial Park in East St. Louis to film parts of its documentary about the streets of St. Louis and the image of the city.
Liquid Assets and Precision’s Select Saturdays was cancelled last week at Jazz Spot on 4th and Broadway from the club overbooking, but they are back up and running starting this Saturday.
HAPPY b-daze to the LIBRA-ians promoter Jacque Land, politician Antonio French, rapper vandalyzm, model Alli Nicole, and socilaite Tianisha Lloyd.
This Thursday at 5 p.m. CST on a condensed 30 minute OUTTOWN SHOW we will spotlight music from prior guests at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/maatology
STL filmmaker David Conley’s Internet pilot DNR is getting big viewership since its premier on VIMEO last Friday. Currently over 830 hits, Conley wants to get at least 10,000 before taking it to the networks in the fall to be picked up. Due to the overwhelming response, Conley is bringing it back. So, if you enjoyed it before, you can check it out again at http://www.vimeo.com/user2202643
Please spread the word and try to go see it if you can!! This movie is only being released in selected cities and areas! THIS IS A MOVIE THE JUDICIAL BRANCH OF GOV'T & THE POLICE WOULD RATHER YOU NOT SEE! CHECK OUT THE TRAILER AT LEAST, AND FORWARD IT ON! The link to the movie footage for AMERICAN VIOLET is below! Featuring: Alfre Woodard, Charles Dutton, Xzibit and others. www.americanviolet.comhttp://www.americanviolet.com
IN THE M.I.A. FILE—Where is socialite/promoter Jameelah E?
BLIND PICZ. Who was this dapper brotha in the gray hat who kicked it at the Maxwell after party at Karma Nightclub last Friday?
BLIND BITZ. Which STL radio personality was spotted recently shopping with their significant other at Whole Foods groceries on Brentwood in Clayton? (HINT. This personality is a male, is also a dee-jay and who’s radio name is also the name of a recently bought national magazine that also has a cable network.)
STL-ICIOUS—Who’s HOT this week in the STL? Jazz singer/actress Denise Thimes and promoter Rob Kirk.
Denise Thimes. This tall and lovely singer/actress is running the gamut this week with gigs in the STL. She started out the week starring in the local play, BREAKFAST IN BED put on by the Monarch Theatre Project staged at the Sheldon through today, Wednesday. Then on Thursday, she will be the featured entertainment at the NAACP ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel (SEE EVENT TIDBITZ BELOW). Then , on Saturday she will be the featured entertainment at The Professional Organization of Women ‘s annual Frankie Muse Freeman Scholarship Gala (SEE STL TIDBITZ ABOVE)
Rob Kirk. This handsome promoter and co-founder of Precision LLC, is debuting two new weekly events this Friday. The first is the Perphect Fridays at 609 Lounge & Blue Ocean Sushi Restaurant
(SEE ONGOING BITZ at OUT 697a). Also, he has created
FLAWLESS: An Adult Affair for the 25 and OVER crowd at Black Label Gallery lounge (SEE ONGOING BITZ OUT 697a) ). He is also continuing the parties with Liquid Assets for its Select Saturdays event at Jazz Spot as well.
WORDZ TO THE WHYZ
Why doesn’t brother Jacob who calls in on Rob Desir and Moses show on WESL have his own show? Why are the best sitcoms on the air are animated? Why was that first grader suspended for 45 days and sent to an alternate school after he had a cub scout knife to eat his lunch (he was later readmitted to his regular school after public uproar)? Why was the security at Karma during the Maxwell after Party strong arming the media to not take any pics (But the crowd was able to.) ? why are the anti-Obamaites saying Obama devalued the Nobel Peace Prize? Why are celebrities buying tea cup pigs? Why is comedian Monique screaming throughout her talk show? And why is the Belleville Police department receiving an NAACP award at its luncheon awards?
Alive MagazIne will have its Fall fashion Week 2009 THRU Oct 18 at various venues inclUding the headquarters Lumiere Place. One of its celebrity host will be "Project Runway" star Jillian Lewis. For more info and schedule of events go to http://www.saintlouisfashionweek.com
STL jazz diva Denise Thimes will be the featured entertainment at the NAACP ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE that will be held Oct. 15, at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel, 315 Chestnut Street, in St. Louis. For more info on the event call 314-361-8600 or www.stlouiscitynaacp.org/register
Join Stress Free Fridays this Friday, October 16, 2009 as we visit the new and exciting Downtown venue, Jade. 910 Olive St. www.jaderestaurant.lounge.Jade is a MUST SEE venue...there are too many amenities to mention here...you will have to come and see for yourself...great Asian themed cuisine, super drinks, atmosphere and music make Jade an awesome venue...start your well deserved weekend off in style and with us...tell a friend and bring your business cards and be prepared to NETWORK-SOCIALIZE and PARTY...**Please RSVP...***Stay tuned for the NEW and IMPROVED Stress Free Fridays that will be unveiled on October 23, 2009...you will be MESMERIZED!See you this Friday at Jade...ARE YOU READY?
Urban Entertainment Presents "The Juke Joint" Oc t 16 Featuring DJ 76kiD who will take you on a musical journey that encompasses both old school thrill music mixed with crunkness of today's artist.... Not too mention, a slow jam session at just the right time to get you flowing with just that right person - MOS DEFinitely!
4519 N. Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, IL
Doors Open at 8PM & Rocks til 2AMMany Drinks Specials & Food Will Be For Sale!$5 Bucks.... Ladies FREE til' 9PM!
Comedian Tommy Davidson of “In Living Color “ fame, is set to perform at the House of Comedy in St. Louis Oct. 15-18. To Get more information at http://www.stlhouseofcomedy.com/
ZODIAC CONNECTION: LIBRA'S & SCORPIO'S w. MURPHY LEE & RON RON Live *10/16 The 1st Of 6 Color Coded Celebrations promoted by SOUL STYLZ Lifestyle & Entertainment :
Friday, October 16, 2009 at 9:00pm, BODY WORKS PHASE 2, 8625 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO
Precisions presents Flawless: An Adult Affair will start Friday, October 16th, BLACK LABEL Gallery Lounge 758 South 4th St. - Across from Downtown White Castle will have “25” will house one of the ONLY 25 and OVER spots for all my MATURE ADULTS. There will be no half stepping this time around. If you are 24, please DO NOT show up unless you turn 25 at MIDNIGHT. PROFESSIONALS & ENTREPRENEURS, bring your business cards and leave them with our door hostess in order to give yourself a chance to win FREE bottle service for the evening. Oct 16th winner will be announced the same night for Oct 23rd bottle service. Our hostess is Miss Tina Jackson, one of St. Louis' well respected models. . Email email@example.com
Ernie Isley, he and his band will perform at 9 p.m. Oct. 16 at Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room.Tickets are $10, on sale at 5 p.m. Friday at Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, and at the venue
R&B heartthrob/multi STL appearance artists Trey Songz and Mario with Day26 will be in concert Oct 16 at the Pageant. Songz was just in St. Louis for a FREE concert at the Venue last month and Superjam 2 at Verizon Wirelss Ampitheatre in July. Mario was supped to appear in St. Louis earlier this year at the family Arena (with Bow Wow but was cancelled0 and make an appearance at the Grand Opening Weekend of Karma Nightclub (but the opening was postponed) and Day 26 was in town twice before. The first was at a CD Release party at The Venue in April and Superjam 2 in July. . Go to http://www.ticketmaster.com/.
Singer Trey Songz will host an after party after his concert at Pageant Oct 16 with Mario and Day 26 @ THE VENUE - 5960 Dr Martin Luther King It also doubles as the debut of CCC’s A-List Fridays at The Venue/ Phone: 3145182409 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hip hop hypeman for Gucci Man, OJ da Juiceman will perform in concert Oct 16 at the all new Pulse Nightclub (formerly the Old Spot) in New Baden. It will be hosted by HOT 104.1’s Yung Dip.
Silky Sol is celebrating life. Her son was recently gravely ill when she went to visit him in North Carolina and he is recuperating from his illness. To celebrate, she is putting on a special concert Oct 17 at 7 p.m. Location: THE JAZZ SPOT INSIDE THE W/S HOTEL Street: 400 WASHINGTON @ 4TH Phone: 3145887866 Email:
100 Black Men Black Tie Gala on Saturday October 17, 2009 at Hyatt Riverfront Hotel www.100bmstl.org
JETSETTERS Presents:"A NIGHT IN LA"HOSTED BY DELUX MAGAZINE & TEAM TOPHERTHE CITY(1917 WASHINGTON AVE)SATURDAY SATURDAY10.17.09 10.17.09EVERYBODY FREE UNTIL 11PMEVERYBODY FREE UNTIL 11PM.
MARIO OFFICIAL ALBUM RELEASE & CONCERT AFTERPARTY @ KARMA FRI OCT 16TH hosted LOOSECANNON ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
Friday, October 16, 2009 at 9:00pm
at THE ALL NEW KARMA NIGHTCLUB (formerly Lush)
3037 OLIVE BLVD
FOR MOCHA’s TALENT SPOTLIGHT GO TO http://maatspear.blogspot.com/2009/04/out-594-stl-tidbitz-and-more.html
Hello family it's time to refocus on the arts of performance & creativity. In other words, I will be at every open mic at some point in Oct. and back in the studio as well.One of my songs Rhyzin has been nominated by the Independent Singer-Songwriter Association for there annual awards. Rhyzin was entered in the Christian Song category.
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA THRU -October 25 (PHOTO BY JOAN MARCUS) Performances are: Tuesday-Friday evenings at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm; Sundays at 2pm & 7:30pm. There is also a weekday matinee on Thursday, October 1 at 1pm. Fabulous Fox Theatre – 527 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103 Tickets are available at the Fox Theatre box office and through MetroTix at 314/534-1111 or online at http://www.metrotix.com/. For pricing information, visit http://www.fabulousfox.com/.
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 http://www.metrotix.com/.
ROB THOMAS with special guests One Republic and Carolina Liar LIVE at the Fox Theatre! Saturday, October 31 at 8 pm $53.50, $48.50 & $43.50 A limited number of Gold Circle seats are also available. Tickets Still Available! Purchase tickets at the Fox Box Office, MetroTix outlets or by calling 314/534-1111. Order tickets online at http://www.metrotix.com/.
IN THE HEIGHTS November 10-22 Performances are: Tuesdays-Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm; Sundays at 2pm. There is a performance Sunday, November 15 at 7:30pm and a weekday matinee on Thursday, November 19 at 1pm. Fabulous Fox Theatre – 527 N Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103 Single ticket on sale date is still TBD. Check http://www.fabulousfox.com/ for updates..
Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS December 15-27 Performances are: December 15-18 and 21-23 at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm; Sundays at 2pm & 7:30pm. There is also a weekday matinee on Thursday, December 24 at 1pm. There is not a performance on Christmas Day. Fabulous Fox Theatre – 527 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103 Single tickets are available at the Fox Theatre box office and through MetroTix at 314-534-1111 or online at www.metrotix.com. For pricing information, visit www.fabulousfox.com. Brief description: Direct from Broadway, the classic holiday movie WHITE CHRISTMAS comes to the stage at last! This brand new musical shines with classic Berlin hits like “Blue Skies,” “How Deep is the Ocean?” and, of course, the unforgettable title song. Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of two buddies putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and finding their perfect mates in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS promises a merry and bright theatrical experience for the whole family! ++++++++++++++++++++++
ST. LOUIS MAGAZINE’S MIX A CELEBRATION OF THE ST. LOUIS’ 2009 TOP SINGLES Host: St. Louis Magazine Tuesday, October 20, 2009 : Moonrise Hotel 6177 Delmar Blvd St. Louis nominated 314 bachelors and bachelorettes. St. Louis Magazine chose 16 to be named “St. Louis’ 2009 Top Singles.” Join St. Louis Magazine as we reveal the 2009 Top Singles in St. Louis and launch the November issue. Guests will enjoy music from DJ Steve Meier, delectable hors d’oeuvres from Eclipse and beer from Budweiser Select as they mingle with St. Louis’ most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. Single? Attached? Whatever. Just Be There. Purchase tickets securely online at stlmag.com/events or call 314.918.3026. Tickets are $20 and a $5 donation from each ticket purchased will be donated to Angels’ Arms (www.angelsarms.org). St. Louis Magazine’s MIX is sponsored by Budweiser Select, Moonrise Hotel and Eclipse.
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Finding Grace exhibit opens Friday, Oct. 23 at Regional arts Commission
Finding Grace opens October 23
DATES & TIMES:
Exhibit Dates: October 23 to December 13
Gallery talk and performance: Thursday, November 5, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission
Finding Grace:Ten Years in Retrospect, an exhibit commemorating the first ten years of the community collabARTive, an integrated part of the Transitional Housing Program of Peter and Paul Community Services. PPCS provides housing and supportive services to those who are homeless, especially those who experience mental illness or live with HIV.
The men and PPCS staff work along side artists and community partners to raise awareness about homelessness, give voice to the marginalized, strengthen connections and build bridges.
This interactive exhibit will include visual, video and performance art that honors collaborations and collaborators past and present. Curated by Con Christeson, Michele Ryker-Owens and Keith Buchholz.
The Ambassador is bringing back the sexy R&B 90s with The Back to the ’90s Tour with H-Town, Next, and Troop. It will take place at 8 p.m. Oct. 29.Tickets are $30-$40, on sale now at MetroTix outlets, www.metrotix.com, 314-534-1111, and at the venue located on 9800 Halls Ferry.
Also on facebook promoting is promoter Shai Clark of Chic Enterprises. Clark recently became a marketing assistant with LeeJ Fashions. To help on with the venue’s marketing plan, she will have a photo shoot featuring the Chic Models, JLR Photography, Made Monarchs, STL Rams Players and several other heavy hitters here in St. Louis on October 30. For more info, hit her up under her name on facebook.
FASHION FR8 presents Seven Deadly Sins Fashion Show and Art Exhibit, , Oct 30 at Grandel Square Theare, 3610 Grandel Square. 7 p.m. Tix $20 Adv; $25 DOOR Info http://www.fashionfr8.com/
The St. Louis alumni chapter of kappa alpha Psi fraternity Pre Halloween Happy hour, Oct 30 at the kappa Kastle, 500 Vandeventer Ave, 6 p.m. Must wear all black or costumes. Info: 314.652.3360 or email@example.com
THIS HALLOWEEN ITS GOING DOWN!! Join www.bfreepaparazzi.com LEVEL6 & Flawlez Ent as we bring you SAINTS & SINNERS '09 THE MOST OFFICIAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY ST. LOUIS HAS EVER SEEN! We've pulled out all the stops on this one!!! WE'VE TAKEN OVER THE 6,000 SQUARE FOOT LOFT SPACE IN THE OLD ZIEGNHEHN LIVERY FUNERAL HOME BUILDING IN SOUTH CITY. LIVE PERFORMANCES BY THE ILLPHONICS CUSTOM V.I.P AREAS AS IF THAT WASN'T ENUFFFFF!! .....A ONE OF A KINDMICHAEL JACKSON'S THRILLER TRIBUTE!!! $15 admission OPEN BAR!!!!! featuring DJ 76Kid The Old Z & L Funeral Home Bldg 2623 Cherokee Street(Jefferson to Cherokee to Texas) RSVP AT www.bfreepaparazzi.com
We're Backkkkkk!!!Come Party With Five Starr Productions @ NeoThe Hottest New Event Spot in da Lou NEO2801 Locust(corner of Locust & Leffingwell)Halloween Night!!!!!!!!!!!Drink Specials ALL NIGHT LongAttire: It's Halloween get your costume Game Up!!This is a GROWN & SEXY EVENTNO WHITE TEES Dress Code Strictly Enforced!!!Cash Prize for the Best Halloween Costume and a few more!!!!!For VIP Bottle Service
Forever Young Creations presents Masquerade Ball 2009! At the visitation banquat center, 1421 N Taylor, 7 ;30 p.m. Prizes for Most Intriguing Costume, Table Décor & Mask! Enjoy an enchanting evening while partying with the spirits! Vendors: Tables only $40. Space is limited. Attendees: Admission $12 info: 314.480.0311 or firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Louis rapper Stevie Stone is one of the support acts on the entire Tech N9ne tour, which comes to Pop’s Nov. 6. The tour also features Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, Big Scoob, Slaughterhouse, and Glasses Malone. Tickets are $20-$25, available at Ticketmaster outlets and at the venue. Stone’s new single “Wait a Minute” is from his upcoming CD “New Kid Comin.” The CD is out Oct. 13 on Ruthless Records. STL promotin' bus tours to see Jay Z at U of I.
A House Divided" Back By Popular Demand. The show(s) will be on Saturday, November 7th at 3pm and 7pm at McCluer-Berkeley South High School located on S. Florissant Road in Cool Valley, right off 70 and Florissant Road.
Jokes & Notes featuring Carl Thomas Giving You a Night of Comedy and Soul Host: FreeTime LLC Date: Saturday, November 7, 2009 Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm The Ambassador 9800 Halls Ferry Rd. Phone: 3147490427 Email: email@example.com St. Louis has a new stage: get ready as FreeTime and Fun E. Kat comedy Jamz gives you "Jokes and Notes" coming to the Ambassador (9800 Halls Ferry Rd) on Saturday, November 7th!
Blue springs,. Mo native and American Idol winner David Cook will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Pageant.
STL promoter BIG TAH is planning a bus trip to U of Illinois in Champaign, Ill. For Jay z’s BLUE PRINT 3 tour featuring Fabolous, Rihanna and Kanye West, Thursday, November 12 4:00pm. Food And Drinks Will Be Provided During The Bus Ride. The 1st 45 People To Put Down A $25 Deposit Will Be Going On This Trip- Info: Phone:314. 7130926Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
ST. LOUIS DERRTY RIDERS 1ST ANNUAL DANCE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Host: REGGIE-D Start Time: Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 8:00pm THE TWILIGHT AND STARLIGHT ROOM 8720 N BROADWAY Phone: 3143689057 Email: SMITTY69@SWBELL.NET Description IF U ENJOY GOOD MUSIC AND GOOD PARTYING...COME CHECK OUT THE DERRTY RIDERS BEST OF BOTH WORLDS...IN 1 BALLROOM WE HAVE JAZZ N BLUES WITH A SURPRISE BAND THAT WILL WOOO YOU ALL NIGHT...IN ANUTHA BALLROOM WE HAVE YO GOTTI'S OWN DJ TAB...THE YOUNGEST DJ IN THE MIDWEST KEEPIN IT KRUNK WITH HIP HOP AND R&B
BYD Events * Exit Left * Soul U PresentsURBAN BALL 2009“An Artistic-Progressive-Fashion Forward Gala”What Is Happening At The Urban Ball:Red Carpet – Photo Entrance Balloon Drop Open Fashion Forward Dress Dance Dinner Performance Art Music Networking Party & more…….Stray away from the NORM & Open yourself up for something DIFFERENT!@ The Phyllis Wheatley Heritage Center2711 Locust AveSt. Louis, MO8PM – 1AMFeaturing Performances By:“Spoken Word – Hip Hopper” Corey Black, “The Eclectic” Robert Dillard, “Beauty Songstress” Tiara, “Laidback Acoustic Singer” Eric Richardson & “Newcomer” CoriaHosted By: Steven Moore III (Shop Poetry Movement)Music By: DJ 76kiD*******
STL –native journalist/author Toriano Porter is having a Part Two book signing for his book PRIDE OF PARK AVENUE, Nov 17 at 7 p.m Then. from 8 to 10 p.m. he is celebrating the books; one year release at Absolutli Goosed at 3196 South Grand , the official spot for Conversation and Cocktails, Part II: The South City Edition –(the first was at Glass Olive in August) Street: 3309 South Grand/3196 South Grand Phone: 3145658901 Email: email@example.com
International Latin heartthrob singer Julio Iglesias will perform The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra December 4.
Legendary Grammy award winning singer Aaron Neville and His Quintet featuring Charlie Neville will perform an 8 p.m. Dec. 11 holiday concert at
Lumiere Place’s Lumiere Theatre. Neville will play his favorite songs from his Christmas CDs. Tickets are $35, on sale Oct. 17 at Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, and at Lumiere Place.
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