AND TIME TO GET OUT!
Happy 2010 (or as I like to say NAPPY 2010) OUTTOWNERS and we are back up again as we continue forward toward our 5th YEAR with OUTTOWN. Each year we try to give ya something different on the blog and this year isn’t any exception. Beginning on this blog, we have made some changes. First, we have changed the name from STL-TIDBITZ to ILLIMO (Illinois and Missouri)—A&E BITZ. Because of the more news we compile beyond St. Louis, we decided to change the name to affect that. Second, we have added more pics (INCLUDING THE LOGO ABOVE) and in a smaller size in order to add more pics (the top three stories will be the only pics enlarged). Third, the font size also will be smaller (the top three stories’ fonts will be larger). Fourth, we eliminated the regular columns DA MYNISTA’s SPACE and FOX FILES and added BLACK REP BITZ, a schedule of shows from the venerable theatre company this season. Fourth, we took away the EVENT SPOTLIGHT characters and just have the picture represent the spotlighted event. Next, any tidbitz item that is featured on other blog posts, we will put the footnote at the end of the item so you can go directly to it); and Lastly, we have changed the column STL-ICIOUS to PRO-MO-CIAL-ICIOUS to better reflect those promoters and socialites who are making headlines each week. Everything else has remained (we have brought back CELEB-SITE that we debuted in December) so now all we need is YOU, the OUTTOWN fans to continue reading as we glide through these weeks of 2010.
NOW LETS GET ONTO THE NEWZ:
This week, the top stories were baseball linked. Earlier this week, ST. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday and his management team finally agreed to stay with the baseball franchise. Holliday, who became a free agent last season, agreed to a seven-year contract worth about $119 million to return to the St. Louis Cardinals. The deal, which is believed to pay Holliday $17 million annually over the next seven seasons and includes a team option for 2017, remains unofficial pending a physical exam. Hmm, and what does this mean for its superstar first baseman Albert Pujols when he goes up for free agency in 2011?
Hmmm, can Pujols say New York—Ole?
The other baseball newz item was that veteran baseball player Andre Dawson. Dawson will be the only player that will be inducted into this year's Baseball Hall of Fame (former Cards manager Whitey Herzog also will be inducted). On Wednesday, and on his ninth try, Dawson received 420 of 539 votes in results announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, 15 more than the 75 percent necessary to gain election. Dawson hit 438 homers with 1,591 RBIs in a career that spanned from 1976-96. Nicknamed "The Hawk," he was voted NL Rookie of the Year in 1977 with Montreal and NL Most Valuable Player in 1987 with the Chicago Cubs. The eight-time All-Star outfielder had fallen 44 votes short last year. Dawson stayed with the Cubs through 1992, then spent two seasons apiece with Boston and Florida. Known for his rifle arm in right field, he had a .279 career average and 314 steals, playing through 12 knee operations.
As far as the big entertainment story happening was when controversial and ultra conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh was hospitalized earlier last week in Hawaii with sharp chest pains, but was released last Friday after the doctors found nothing wrong with him.Limbaugh had an angiogram, at, Honolulu’s Queen’s Medical Center.After his brief stay he had a press conference talking about his heart scare saying about the hospital’s health care, “Based on what happened to me here, I don’t think there is one thing wrong with the healthcare system. It is working just fine.”Limbaugh was back on air on Wednesday.
Hmm, isnt it interesting that he got the heart scare in the same city that the Obamas were vacationing? Hmmm.
In other sports newz:
The St. Louis Blues Organization fired head coach Andy Murray (PICTURED IN SUIT) Saturday. Murray, who guided the Blues to a playoff during the 2008-09 season, was unable to duplicate the same success through the first half of this year's campaign. St. Louis had just 40 points through 40 games at the time of Murray's firing, and the Blues also had the NHL's worst home record with just six wins. Murray, who took over the post from Mike Kitchen during the 2006-07 season, leaves the Blues with a 118-102-38 record. He was replaced by new head coach, David Payne (PICTURED).
AND IN MORE SPORTS NEWZ:
Over the X-mas break, ST. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson made the Pro Bowl. Jackson was selected to the Pro Bowl scheduled for Jan. 31 in Miami. Jackson made the announcement himself via Twitter on Tuesday evening. Despite missing last Sunday’s game because of a back injury that has bothered him for more than a month, Jackson still ranks second in NFL rushing yards.It’s the second Pro Bowl for Jackson, who also made it following the 2006 season.In other Jackson newz, he was voted by his St. Louis Rams teammates as the winner of the Daniel F. Reeves Memorial Award as the club’s most valuable player this season.
In other Rams news, two other Rams won awards. Safety Oshiomogho "OJ"Atogwe was selected as the Rams’ Walter Payton Man of the Year representative. All 32 teams nominate a player for the national award, which will be announced prior to the Super Bowl. Defensive end Leonard Little received the Carl Ekern Spirit of the Game Award, and linebacker James Laurinaitis earned the Carroll Rosenbloom Memorial Award as the top rookie.
OUTTOWN EXCLUSIVE: Rammed to Retire? This past Sunday, there was a private holiday party that Rams had thrown at Exo Nightclub in Midtown STL. There, several Rams players partied with special invited guests (we hear all the eats and drinsk were FREE). The Rams players that were spotted were Steven Jackson, Leonard Little, and James Butler to name a few (even ex Rams player Chris Draft was there). Some of the invited guests include mostly behind the scenes members of the Derrty ENT crew (e.g. Nellys manager T Luv) and MPAC Eye Candy Models. From our understanding the party was a party for those who were going away from the team. There was no actual announcement of who was leaving (due to no mic to make that announcement), but from a source it was speculated that it may have been a retirement party for veteran player Leonard Little but there has been no confirmation on it. It is on record that Little’s contract expired this season. When asked about it from a reporter from the St. Louis Post Dispatch, he said, "Right now, I'm just concentrating on trying to get out there and play a little bit," "That's my main focus right now. I'm just going to leave it at that."
Speaking of possible retiring, former St. Louis Rams now San Francisco Niner Isaac Bruce said this week that he was "75 percent" sure that he was retiring after this past Sunday's Rams-49ers game at the Edward Jones Dome. The game was blacked out from TV airing due to low attendance.
Over the X-mas break, the sold out 29th annual Bragging Rights Tourney took place with rivals The Fighting Illini and Mizzou held at Scott Trade Center where Mizzou reigned victorious in a . 81-68 victory. It was the Tigers first win in nine years.
Last week, STL based rapper/mogul Nelly last week offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a burglar who reportedly broke into his St. Louis mansion earlier last month and stole cash and electronics early that morning that it happened. The intruder reportedly ran off with a duffel bag full of Nelly's possessions and hopped into a waiting SUV. The St. Louis County Police confirmed there was no physical contact between the intruder and the guests who were in the house at the time. We have heard that a few folk have tipped Crimestoppers on some leads.
In other Nelly newz, the rap star leaked a snippet new song “Gone” a duet with former duet partner Kelly Rowland on the popular live networking network, “U Stream” over the X-mas break where he and Rowland were working (and clowning around) in the Derrty ENT studios in St. Louis laying down the track and giving the public a small taste of the song. The song is a sequel to their Grammy Award winning No. 1 2002 smash, “Dilemma.” The song will be apart of his sixth CD, “Let’s Get it" slated for a March release.
Nelly’s colleague St. Lunatic/Derrty ENt prez Ali released a mixtape over the X-mas break titled “The Champ iz Here.” He also had a mixtape party for it Karma on Dec. 27
NBC has announced the competitors for the next round of “Celebrity Apprentice,” and two of the contestants have IILIMO ties.
One is baseball great Darryl Strawberry who currently lives in St. Louis.
The other one is the much talked about appearance of ousted Illinois governor Rod “blago” Blagojevich. Others include Cyndi Lauper (singer), Holly Robinson Peete (actress), and Sinbad (comic-actor),.The show was filmed October and November of last year and will air in March, three months before Blago’s trial is set for June 3 on federal corruption charges for allegedly trying to sell the Senate seat of President Barack Obama.
Chicago based rapper Kanye West also made newz since the x-mas break.West raised eyebrows (shocking, right???) when a photograph was taken of he and pop sensation Lady Gaga who is naked and carried by West , who is tattered in clothing, in a jungle setting with a volcano erupting. Acclaimed photographer David LaChapelle took the controversial photo (Can we say Mandingo 2010?) . It was also reported that he is planning to wed his bisexual former stripper lady, Amber to the Caribbean early this year. The pair will reportedly head to an eight-bedroom, £2,000-a-night villa in the Dominican Republic.
Speaking of Lady Gaga, her Monster tour is sold out at the Fox theatre in St. Louis, including the VIP tickets, this Thursday. Pop artists Jason Derulo and Semi Precious Weapons opens. There has been no confirmation on whether Lady Gagady gaag will make an appearance at the after party put on at and Erney’s 32 Degrees titled, “ Haus of Gaga: The Monster Ball Concert After Party. Lady Gaga isn’t contractually obligated to appear. Alive Magazine is a co-sponsor. (SEE EVENT BITZ BELOW FOR MORE INFO)
Also, religious protestors are scheduled to protest Lady Gaga's concert at the Fox tomorrow expressing heir concerns about her pro-gay liberal views.
There have been rumors going around that award winning singer and Chicago native Jennifer Hudson is pregnant again, four months after having her first child, baby boy, David Jr. But her PR folk are saying HELL TO THE NAW. Hudson’s representatives are insisting that there is no truth to the claims and instead of preparing for a new arrival, the star is preparing for a busy working year ahead.
Civil Rights Activist Rev. Al Sharpton is scheduled to speak at Harris Stowe University's annual Martin Luther King Celebration Kick-off January 9. The program’s pre-show will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Main Auditorium of the Henry Givens Jr. Administration Building. This event is free and open to the public.
On the seventh season of "Project Runway," there is only one representation in the contestant selections--China native desinger Ping Wu, who currently resides in Chicago.
Jeff, Mo native comedian Cedric the Entertainer made a guest appearance on the new hit talk show the George Lopez Show over the Xmas break where he talked about various subjects including Tiger Woods and his upcoming directorial movie debut. To peep the interview go to
Several pop, rock and country concerts will be coming to the Scott Trade Center
Grammy award winning singer/guitarist JohnMayer is coming Mar 20 in support of his recent No. 1 Album, “ Battle Studies” Tickets are on sale now at ticket outlets.
Pop rockers Nickelback will perform April 23 during the second leg of its “Dark Horse” world tour.Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown, and Sick Puppies are also on the bill.Tickets will go on sale Jan. 16 at various outlets.
Country stars George Strait, Reba McEntire, and Lee Ann Womack will perform there Feb 18. Tickets are currently on sale at various outlets.
There was many newz bitz going on in the radio and TV fields in the STL area.
Longtime journalist Martin Duggan retired from "Donnybrook" last month. The 88 year old veteran of STL print and broadcast media bid a fond farewell to his audience on Dec. 17 at the Sheldon Concert Hall in a live telecast dubbed Donnyblast and aired on KETC-TV. Duggan’s last show reportedly attracted a sold-out audience Duggan began the popular Thursday night local TV show 23 years
Duggan's replacement will be KMOX personality and "Donnybrook "panelist Charles Brennan begiining this Thursday.
We guess its guest panelist journalist Alvin Reid was a long shot, eh?
KMOV-TV (Channel 4), Jim Rothschild is leaving Jan. 22 to head to WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C., to be the director of station operations.Rothschild, took care of the behind the scenes activities at the station including promotion, programming and production.
WHHL radio personality and rapper Shawty Da Prince left Hot 104.1 last week for a night spot in Detroit that started Jan. 2. The station is owned by the same Radio One company. Prince, who was formerly kown as Shawty Da Kid, was hired on with WHHL since June 2009 after being fired from rival radio network Clear Channel's 100,3 The Beat (which has now been revamped with a new radio format).
The STL got the Fox Theatre on wrap with national based stars in several musicals that have come and will be coming to the venue. Over the X-mas break, veteran actress/singer Lorna Luft performed in “White Christmas”. She also made an appearance at Scott airforce base in Shiloh, Illiois. Also, actor/singer Tom Wopat performed in the musical "Chicago" this week.
Then, next week, 2006 American idol winner Taylor Hicks will perform in the production of “Grease” Jan 12
Any word on when there will be a Denise Thimes wrongful arrest lawsuit?
Luckilly no one was killed, cuz yawl know Karma would have been closed as as fast as that shooter ran away from the scene of the crime!
The sports bar and grill Ozzie’s is reopening. It will reopen on Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis (near 15th and Wash) . named for the legendary baseball Cardinal Ozzie Smith, the restaurant reportedly will be based on the bottom two floors of the building and will feature a display of Smith’s 13 Gold Gloves and a storefront retail space in the restaurant will sell jerseys and other memorabilia.The restaurant will begin build-out this month . Completion date is slated for April, just in time for the Cardinals’ 2010 home opener.The former venue was located at Westport plaza and closed last Fall after 20 years in the location.
The St. Louis Film Critics group has named its award winners for 2009. The Oscar buzzed film “Up in the Air,” the corporate-downsizing dramedy that was filmed in St. Louis last winter, was named Best Picture.
The St. louis filmed movie “Streetballers” is one of 274 films eligible for the 2009 Oscar for Best Picture and voted by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This year their will be 10 pics up for the award rather than the standard five nominees.
National comics Arnez J., Earthquake, Sheryl Underwood, and Jay Lamont are coming to the STL with “Superstars of Comedy’ March 12,at the Chaifetz Arena.
Hip-hop veteran and dee-jay Biz Markie is making headway in the STL with two events. The first is his appearance at Exo Nightclub this Friday where he will dee-jay. It will also double as a b-day celebration for Exo co-owner Fred Finley (The other event is down below).
Sexy mens magazine models Tammy Torres and Gloria Velez will host Liquid Assets’ retien of red hot Thursdays at Lure Nightclub this Thursday. The aldie swill also preside over XXL and Smooth MagazineModel Search (SEE AUDITION BITZ http://maatology.blogspot.com/2010/01/ongoing-bitz-jan-2010.html ). Torres was last seen in Lil Wayne’s hit music video, “Ms. Officer.” Come join Tammy Mrs. Officer Torres At Lure NightClub This Thursday. This event is courtesyof 901 Tequila and Liquid Assets.
On New Years Eve, actor Pooch Hall, and singers Bobby V and Teairra Mari hosted a party where Hall partied it up with the fans and took pics and V and Mari performed. (SEE COVERAGE AT http://maatology.blogspot.com/2010/01/outon-town745-sff-katz-nye-exoanthony.html
This Friday, R&b singer Lloyd will be the guest of honor as the club celebrates his b—day…and we are sure he will perform. (SEE MOCHA's CORNER BELOW FOR MORE INFO)
On New years day, veteran R&B artists Zapp and Shirley Murdock performed at the Ambassador.
Jazz artist Freddy Cole will perform at Jazz at Bistro 3536 Washington Blvd Feb 17 - Feb 20 Tickets Information go to http://jazzstl.org/freddy-cole
THreeSTL based music artists made newz for their philanthropic and artistic debuts.
Rapper Huey came out of his hip-hop hiding of sorts and adopted a STL family over the holidays. He and his crew bought toys for a family of ten of the Williams Family(their location was not provided) in St. Louis and brought canned goods for them. From our understanding, Huey has adopted families ever since he blew up nationally in 2007 with his hit single, "Pop, Lock and Drop it."
East St. Louis based rapper newz, rapper and event promoter T-Will was interviewed on bet.com about his career. The Money Bounce Entertainment artist has wrapped up his first video shoot for his first single “Moolah.”, to peep the interview go to http://stlhiphop.ning.com/profiles/blogs/twill-global-grind-artist
Hot STL R&B vocalist and producer Bradd Young performed at Lure nightclub last Friday launching promoters Liquid Assets new weekly networking event, Flirt Fridays. Young’s debut single, "Grown Man Lovin’" is heating up the airwaves in many cities across the country including Philly, memphis, little Rock, chitown and here in the Lou on station WHHl and KMJM. To peep this radio hit go to http://www.showme1.com/mp3s/byemailer.html
The Black Rep will kick off its 33rd season with Romeo and Juliet this month (SEE BLACK REP BITZ BELOW FOR FULL SEASON)
WHHl radio personality and club host Staci Static (PICTURED) is adding yet another club to her hosting duties, starting this Friday, she is hosting at Club Flava (formerly the Onyx)on Colllinsvile avenue in downtown ST. Louis. She will broadcast live from hot 104.1 with DJ Playboy Mix(PICTURED). Oh and the 1st 104 ladies before mid-night get in FREE!! Drink specials all night. Ladies must be 24 and older, Fellas must be 27 and older.Doors open @10pm
Liquid Assets is on a roll starting of fin the year like they left out in 2009. On February 28they will present the second annual Notice Me Model Appreciation Awards and Celebration where they celebrate and award Saint Louisans doin their thing in fashion and entertainment industries.The location is to Location:To be determined.
Capricornian DAZE—Photograher Maurice Meredith, model Ali Mosea, Singlesvibe’s Tony Russell (who will celebrate unofficially at Exo this Friday) and Exo co-owner Fred Finley(PICTURED) who will celebrate at Exo this Friday.
YOURS TRULY, Ma'at Atkins made his rounds during the Xmas break. One of those spots was a holiday party thrown by Evening Whirl editor in chief Anthony Sanders. Invited were Evening Whirl staffers and their guests. Pictured are the Evening Whirl staffers FROM LEFT: (standing) YOURS TRULY, MOcha Latte and Charles Bryson (Director of Public Safety), and photographers King Yella and Hot Rod. THE BACK ROW (from left) Sanders, managing editor Brian Ireland, executive editor Jason Bailey and publisher-at-large Gentry W. Trotter.
Brad L. Graham, a theater publicist and social networking pioneer who is credited with coining the term “blogosphere,” has died. He was 41.His body was found Monday at his home in the city’s Shaw Neighborhood. Although the time and the cause of death remain unknown, Graham seemed to have died of natural causes.
On Sunday, magazine publisher and fashion maven Eunice Johnson died at the age of 93 and widow of Ebony magazine founder the late John Johnson.Mrs. Johnson died Sunday of renal failure at her Chicago home.Mrs. Johnson was director and producer of the Ebony Fashion Fair since 1961. The traveling high-fashion charity event that showcases black designers and models is held in nearly 200 cities each year.With her husband, she developed a popular makeup and skin-care line - Fashion Fair Cosmetics - specifically for women of color. The products are sold in many high-end department stores.She was also secretary-treasurer of Johnson Publishing, which produces JET and Ebony, two of the country's longest-running black-oriented magazines based in Chicago. A native Alabaman, she is credited with naming Ebony magazine.
Due to the heavy volume of stories we had to compile, we are not listing a Missing In Action File or BLIND PICZ til next week.
BLIND BITZ EXTRA
Because of not having MIA and BLIND PICZ, we will double up on the blind items for ya!
BLIND BITZ #2)
Which new socialite was caught on the dance floor at a popular STLnightspot over the Holiday Break simulating sex standing up on the dance floor with several ladies and gents looking like a clothed orgy?(Hint. The socialite is also a singer that was featured recently onOUTTOWN whose last name he shares with a popular black comedian of the1970s and the venue is located on Washington Avenue where folk are"enticed" to attend.)
PRO-MO-CIAL-I-CIOUS. Which promosocilaites are gettin it in this week?On the ladies side: Promoter/host Mocha Latte, and model Ashley Salazar ( TIE). On the gents side: Promoter Stuart Allen.
Mocha Latte. Latte didnt miss a step as she continues her weekly stint in this newly named section of OUTTOWN. Latte, who was charted teh No.1 STL-ICIOUS OVERALL PERSON in 2009, got it in since our Xmas break hosting at Karma where celebrtities Trina, Pooch Hall, Teairra Mari and Bobby V performed and making appearances at Murphy Lee and YoungSpiffys music release events at Vintage Vinyl and The City respectively (SEE PICS athttp://maatology.blogspot.com/2010/01/out-on-town-murphy-lees-cddvd-signing.html). This weekend, she will host the b-day party for R&B singer Lloyd(SEE MOCHA's CORNER BELOW) for a special edition of the weekly FridayNight Fixx at Karma presented by Loose cannon aka Wellz Fago Slim,co-owner of Karma as well as Sutra Saturdays.
Ashley Salazar. This ST. Louis native and current O'Fallon, Illinois resident is a well sought after magazine model and amateurMMA fighter. Currently in the January edition of Fighters OnlyMagazine, this MCKendree College alum, who also studied radiology inthe Air Force betwen 2002 and 2008, will be hosting FIGHT FOR FASHIONthis Saturday at Sugar Lounge (where she used to bartend) where MMAFIGHTERS FROM ST. LOUIS AND BODY PAINTED MODELS will model. (SEE EVENT BITZ BELOW)
Stuart Allen. This model and former hypeman is gettin it in with his upstart promotions company, Primetime. He is currently hosting and promoting atthe new Club VIP located on Gravois in ST. Louis on two differentnites each week. On Thursday nites he has Star Studded Thursdays (SEE ONGOING BITZ AT http://maatology.blogspot.com/2010/01/ongoing-bitz-jan-2010.html)where he showcases up and coming hip hop artists from the STL areaafter being selected by Allen (SEE AUDITION BITZ AThttp://maatology.blogspot.com/2010/01/ongoing-bitz-jan-2010.html) andWildn Out Fridays where each week their will be a provocative theme(this Friday is Ladies Jello Wrestling).
CELEB –SITE. Who was spotted in the STL? Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and singer/songwriter Barry Manilow.
Evander Holyfield. The champ was spotted at a Xmas party held on Mcpherson in the Central West End put on by the Mound City BarAssociations annual get together. At first he was just blending in the crowd and at one point was sitting in the den watching football with several other guests (we even saw him yawn a couple of times). He is smaller in person than we thought he would be( but he is no longerin training mode so that could be the reason for his slender appearance). But as the party picked up he was very cordial and tookpics with people who were there at the party. He was brought to the party by his friend, STL Attorney Richard Banks.
Barry Manilow. Also during the X-mas break Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Barry Manilow was seen in the audience during "White Christmas" at the Fox. According to his friend, actress/singer Lorna Luft (who performed in "White Christmas"), on KMOX radio talk show host John Carney's show she said that Manilow was a suprise to her. He did not let any of the media know he was coming to see her in St. Louis. Luft said that he greeted her backstage to congratualte her.
If you have a celeb sighting out in St. Louis e-mail us at email@example.com and we will post it on a future blog. And remeber we DO NOT want sightings like you saw a celeb at a concert or an after party , but unexpected sightings like at restaurants, laundromats, gas stations, in their car....feel us? Cool.
Why were we holding our breath when Mariah Carey tried to hold up her dress while walking up the steps to accept her award at the People's Choice Awards? Why did that Nigerian terrorist who tried to blow up a plane on Xmas day put the bomb in his underwear? Why did Mary J Blige slap her husband in the face? Why wasn’t it well reported that Alaina Reeddied a couple of weeks ago? Why wasn’t Precious director Lee Daniels nominated for Best Director at the Golden Globes but the picture was nodded for Best Picture? Why did radio host Charlie Tuna come in towork on WESL Monday and the doctors told him not to? Why wasn’t it a big rush of new gym recruits after the Holidays at Ballys in Clayton?Why didn’t Nelly give more than a 10,000 reward for a tipper on who broke into his crib last month? (Shouldn’t it have been at least 50grand?) Why did producer Teddy Riley hit his grown daughter over the head with a guitar (we now know why but we mean why a guitar?) Why do we not care that Simon Cowell of American Idol may be stepping down from the show after the upcoming season? And, again, why do people say it's cold when it's the winter time??????????
Lady Gaga’s headlining the Fox Theatre Jan. 7, 2010, andErney’s 32 Degrees is the sight of the Haus of Gaga: TheMonster Ball Concert After Party later the same night.
The party is at 9 p.m. Jan. 7 at Erney’s, and it’s a jointproduction with Alive magazine.
Lady Gaga isn’t confirmed or contractually obligated to appear, butthose involved are hoping.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the door. A limited number of advance tickets will be available beginning Jan.6, 2010, at the Loading Zone, 16 Euclid Ave., and at SolLounge, 4239 Lindell Blvd., during the Vital Voice magazinelaunch party Take Flight.
Proceeds benefit Food Outreach and Habitat for Humanity.
STRESS FREE FRIDAYS
"Where the Sophisticated Professionals Convene..."Type:Party - Cocktail PartyNetwork:GlobalStart Time:Friday, January 8, 2010 at 5:00pmEndTime:Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 3:00amLocation:EXOLoungeStreet:3146 LocustCity/Town:Saint Louis, MOView Map
Join Stress Free Fridays this Friday, January 8, 2010 as wekick-off 2010 and visit EXO Lounge, located at 3146 Locustin Mid-Town St. Louis...we will be celebrating the Birthday of EXOLounge co-owner, Fred Finley...we will also be celebrating theBirthday's of our good friend's Derrick Johnson (Nephew of MarkAnthony Jones) and Tony Russell...stop by and wish thesedistinguished gentlemen a "Happy Birthday!"
**The legendary Biz Markie will grace us with his presence and hisunwavering musical talent...
SPOKEN WORD INNER-TAINMENT WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO OUR NEWSHOWCASE VENUE at the Cotton Club , 6132 Scott in Kinloch, Mo. at 8p.m. OPEN TO ALL ARTIST, SINGERS, DANCERS, MODELS, COMEDIANS,POETS, SPOKEN WORD ARTIST. IF YOU HAVE TALENT WE WANT TO SEE YOUTHERE TO BLESS OUR OPEN MIC NIGHT!!!
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FIGHT FOR FASHION officially kicks of this Saturday Jan 9th at Sugar Lounge.
Body painted models, sexy female and male mma fighters, gymmemberships & clothing giveaways are just the beginning of what thisnight has in store! Hosted by MMA Fighetr/Model Ashley Salazar. YOU WANT MORE FREE? Get an advanced reservation now for a party of10 or more and receive a free bottle of house champagne!!!!!
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SWAN & THE FURY! LIVE @ TRIBECA, THIS FRIDAY! JAN.8TH, 2010!!!
"Some of STL's Finest in Soul Funk!"Type:Music/Arts - PerformanceNetwork:GlobalStart Time:Friday, January 8, 2010 at 8:00pmEndTime:Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 12:00amLocation:TRIBECABISTRO AND LOUNGEStreet:120 Chesterfield ValleyDr.City/Town:Chesterfield, MTRIBECA BISTRO AND LOUNGE PRESENTS:
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www.TheRadioVibe.com presents:SWAU (Spoken Word Addicts Unleashed)
Hosted by: Blu Rayne @The Luna Lounge at Bar Italia January 10, 2009
13 Maryland Plz, Saint Louis, MO 63108-1501from 7 pm until midnight
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Come hear the hottest Spoken Words artists under one roof!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Proven Veteran's of the scene along with the hottest Fresh Faces inthe STL Spoken Word game.
This is now a closed list Event, but we will take 5 more namesas alternates:so hit upA.D. at email@example.com orBlu at firstname.lastname@example.org
Age Limit: 21+ Tickets: $5
Details: Poetry Open Mic, Hosted by Louis Louie Mac McGee, Featuring NHUSM.
Sat Jan 9 2010
The Delmar Lounge
Saint Louis, MO
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Details: Chocolate Soul Open Mic, featuring the Band.
Sun Jan 10 2010
SWA-U @ Bar Italia
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Tue Jan 12 2010
Saint Louis, MO
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Wed Jan 13 2010
Rythym & Words @ Meshon's...
St. Louis, MO
Age Limit: 21+ Tickets: 0
Details: Open Mic Event with Hosted by Poetic Bliss.
Thu Jan 14 2010
Age Limit: 21+ Tickets: $3
Details: A.D. Featuring for a 25 minute showcase.
Fri Jan 15 2010
Vintage Vinyl Records Store
Saint Louis, MO
Age Limit: All Ages
Details: In-store Promo, Featuring Coria with a guest appearance by A.D.
O Fallon, MO
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Fri Jan 15 2010
Cafe' Soul @ The Loft - St...
St. Louis, MO
Age Limit: 21+ Tickets: $10
Details: Open Mic Featuring some of the most talented artist in the STL Metro area.
Sun Jan 17 2010
The Map Room
Saint Louis, MO
Age Limit: 21+ Tickets: $5
Details: NHUSM Presents, Respect the Mic.
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The Black Rep presents.....
ROMEO & JULIET by William Shakespeare
Directed by Chris Anthony
January 13, 2010 - February 14, 2010
The summer of love gives way to a summer of hate as two families fightto rule the streets. Inspired by social movements and popular musicof the late '60's, The Black Rep's dynamic production of Romeoand Juliet follows the Montagues and Capulets in their tragic dancewith honor and destiny. And in the middle of it all, the world'smost famous couple reminds us that love is the real revolution.
For more information contact: 314-534-3810.
Yesterdays: An Evening with Billie Holiday, Reenie Upchurch,featuring Vanessa Rubin as Billie Holiday
February 24 - March 14, 2010
May 1959. A New York club is the stage for a stunning night ofmusic - the last performance of the soulful, incomparable BillieHoliday. Now critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubinportrays the legend in a nighMicrosoft
Billie's unforgettable classics including "My Man", "StrangeFruit", and "God Bless the Child".
Five Guys Named Moe, Musical by Clarke Peters, featuring LouisJordan's Greatest Hits
March 24 - April 25, 2010
Nomax, whose girlfriend has left him and who is without money,finds Big Moe, Four-Eyed Moe, Eat Moe, No Moe, and Little Moeemerging from his 1930s-style radio to comfort him. They sing thehit songs of songwriter and saxophonist Louis Jordan, whose newslant on jazz paved the way for rock and roll in the 1950s.
Art by Yasmina Reza
May 5 - May 23, 2010
Art concerns the cataclysmic effect on three friends,Serge, Marc,and Yvan, when Serge purchases and expensive work of abstract art-a large painting consisting of white lines on a white canvas. Asthe three men engage in an ongoing debate over the value of thepainting, emotions run high and the conflict escalates to the pointof nearly destroying a long-standing friendship.
The Me Nobody Knows, Music by Gary William Friedman, Lyrics by Will Holt
June 2 - July 2, 2010
A compelling musical based on the anthologized writings of more than200 inner city youth collected by school teacher Stephen M.Joseph. At odds with a squalid setting and a cynical,materialistic view of the world, themes of hope and renewalemerged.
For more information on any of these upcoming events contact The BlackRep Box Office at (314) 534-3807.
MARTIN LUTHER KING CONCERT
FOXY 95.5 WelcomesTHE FIRM HOLDING GROUP PRESENTSLIVE ON STAGE @ THE FABULOUS AMBASSODOR9800 Halls Ferry Rd January 16 at 7 p.m.REGINA BELLE with special guest HOWARD HEWITT, KEITH WASHINGTONand FLIRTtickets on sale at all Metrotix OutletsGET YOUR RESERVE TABLE SEATING OF FOUR (4) ONLY AT THE AMBASSADOR
UNVEILED Bridal ShowSunday, January 1712:00 - 3:00 p.m.
It’s your day—make it perfect. St. Louis Magazine’s UNVEILEDbrings more than 40 of St. Louis’ highest quality bridalspecialists together for one day only. As our guest, experience arunway bridal fashion show by Town & Country Bridal Boutiquefeaturing designer gowns from Amsale, Christos, Lea-Ann Belter,Monique Lhuillier and Reem Acra as you sip on sparkling champagne,sample scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, and savor decadent desserts andwedding cakes. Don’t miss your opportunity to meet and mingle withthe bridal experts who can make your day unforgettable.
Tickets are $30. Limited space available. Reserve your tickettoday by calling 314.918.3026 or click purchase securely online at www.stlmag.com/events.
STL rock legend Chuck Berry will perform at the Duck Room (his ownroom) at the Blueberry Hill in University Loop on Jan, 20.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS RUFF RYDERS MAKING A WEEKEND EVENT OF SOCIALIZING,FUN, AND FESTIVITIES.
MEET N GREET , AFTER-SETS, AND AFTER-PARTY FROM THE ANNUALINFAMOUS BLACK NEW YEAR CELEBRATION !
ANY ADDITIONAL INFO IS AVAILABLE WITH THE CONTACTS LISTED ON THE FLYER.
COME PARTY WITH US !
SHERATON(400 14th STREET)ST. LOUIS, MO63103
SALT N PEPA(AND SPINDERELLA)
BIG DADDY KANE
Fresh Fest with old school hip hoppers Salt N Pepa, Biz Markie,Doug E. Fresh, Whodini and Big Daddy Kane Feb. 6 at theChaifetz Arena
Dennis DeYoung will perform music from his former band Styx at theFamily Arena in St. Charles on Feb. 12.
LOVE AND LAUGHTER TOUR w/KEM, RICKEY SMILEY, JOE
Date:Sunday, February 14, 2010Time:7:30pm
Comedian Ralphie May will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 26, atthe Roberts Orpheum Theater.
Think Jazz, Think The Bosman Twins
:Friday, February 26, and:Saturday, February 27, at the:Jazz at The BistroTwo Shows each night @ 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.
Mesmerizing, dazzling and exhilarating are adjectives audiencescontinuously use to characterize the Bosman Twins. Florida A&M musicscholars and masters of several woodwind instruments, the Emmy Awardwinning duo are true ambassadors of music. Whether performing as aduo or accompanying jazz greats, their renditions of jazz, R&B,funk and gospel have gained them international notoriety.
Tickets: $20 - Jazz St. Louis available through MetroTix