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THE BIG A&E NEWZ STORY THIS WEEK no doubt was former St. Louis Cardinals’ Mark McGwire coming clean to the media that he took steroids during his stint with the Cards in the now infamous 1998 single home run title season against Cubs’ Sammy Sosa as well as much of his career.
McGwire did a set of interviews that was capped off with a TV spot St. Louis native broadcaster Bob Costas Monday on the MLB Network, in a 20-minute tearfest.
"There have been built-up emotions I've had inside me a good five years now. … I want to come clean. I want to move on after this," said McGwire, regarding his feelings about the situatun since his 2005—“I’m-not-here-to-talk-about-the-past”
McGwire offered a public apology for his "foolish" use of steroids and that he use dthem for nagging injuries throughout his career and not to bulk his strength to hit homeruns.
In his interview, McGwire said he rarely used "injections" and preferred to take steroids orally.
McGwire, said he spent Monday contacting family, friends and professional acquaintances, including his staunchest public defender, Cards manager Tony La Russa (PICTURED) who was also his manager when he played for the Oakland A’’s in the early 1990s.
"I didn't know anything," La Russa said in an interview with ESPN. "Mark and I never confronted it, and he never told me until this morning."
LaRussa hired McGwire last Fall as a batting coach for the Cards as an option for LaRussa to re-sign with the Cards next season as the team’s manager. "It's funny how things work out. I knew this day was going to come, when or how or in what forum I wasn't sure," McGwire said. "Becoming the hitting coach has given me this forum to sit back and be honest and come clean. This morning has been one of the toughest days of my life."
Hmm, Well, is isn’t it a bit anti-climactic that McGwire now discloses that he had taken steroids? Would he have came out with it if LaRussa wouldn’t have hired him as batting coach? And what’s up with LaRussa? You mean to tell us that LaRussa didn’t have a clue that McGwire was juicing? Come on now, that’s like saying you didn’t know that rain comes from the sky! We think McGwire was heavily coached himself in what to say and how to say what the public already suspected in order to get sympathy from them. All we have are two words: Marion Jones.
Another big story involving an interview was when ousted Illinois Governor and current reality show personality . Rod Blagojevich apologized for saying in the current issue of Esquire Magazine claiming that he was "blacker than Barack Obama."
He gave the apology on WLS Radio in Chicago on Monday saying that it was a "stupid thing to say."
The interview hits newsstands Jan. 19.
First Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized after a new book revealed racial remarks he made about Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign describing Obama as a "light-skinned" African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." (and Obama accepting the apology) and of course we cant forget Rev. Jessie Jackson;s off the cuff “hot mic” comments on TV wishing to “cut Obama’s nuts off, now Blago chime din on the Hateration to Obama. Don’t folk know that whatever one says negatively about Obama, will get them in hot water?
The third biggest story that happened was the Grammy Award nominated Lady Gaga concert last Thursday at the Fox Theatre. It went on without a glitch (and even during bad incremented winter weather) as well the anti-Gaga protesters who were scheduled to protest in front of the theater (maybe the weather probably?) Gaga turned it out singing songs from her best selling CD's "Fame" and "Monster."
Lady Gaga definately (sic)brought down the house tonight. From the cinematic transitions, to the eye-popping stage movement, onto the engagement of the crowd and professions of love and peace for everybody; she truly inspired me. This will be a concert I will never forget…..—Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah!Roma-Roma-ma-ah!Ga-ga-ooh-la-la! that is all….
— Jay A. Redd aka Sir Rara
12:48 am January 8th, 2010
That show was amazing. My ears are still ringing like 2 hours after. There were so many monsters out there and they dressed the part. It was so much fun. The costumes and dancing was phenomenal. Gaga does not disappoint. I will see her again the next time she comes to St. Louis.
1:09 am January 8th, 2010
In other sports newz, former Rams quarterback and current Arizona Cardinals Kurt Warner participated in one of the biggest scoring NFL playoffs in playoffs history last weekend in an overtime game with a score, 51-45, in favor of the Arizona Cardinals against the Packers.
Warner passed for 379 yards and five TDs.
Rumor has it that Warner may retire after the playoff run.
According to USA Today, Warner said, "Right now I'm just playing football this year as long as I can. When that's done, we'll step away and figure out what's the best thing moving forward."
If Warner splits when the season is done, he may be leaving $11.5 million on the table, according to the Arizona Republic. He is still due the remainder of his signing bonus ($7.5 million) and a $4 million salary in 2010.
Hmm, we think he may stay for awhile. Ya think?
The other big sports story was that the St. Louis Blues finally winning a home game at Scottrade Center after ending their five-game home losing streak and with its newest coach Davis Payne (who's record is 1-1). The win was only the sixth this season at Scottrade Center for the Blues, who own the league's worst home record at 7-14-3 and hadn't won a game since Dec. 15. The win allowed the Blues to tie the Blue Jackets in the Central Division and Western Conference standings.
Chicago talk show queen/mogul Oprah Winfrey is offering the chance of a lifetime for her fans –an expenses-paid weekend extravaganza in New York City to commemorate the 10th anniversary of O, The Oprah Magazine and to meet Oprah.
The February issue of O features a "golden ticket" sweepstakes for the "Live Your Best Life Weekend" from May 7-9 in New York. Each magazine includes a pull-out ticket driving readers to log on to Oprah.com to see if the ticket is one of 10 winners who, along with a guest, will be provided airfare, accommodations and tickets for the weekend's events.
The extravaganza includes seminars with popular Oprah contributors, including financial guru Suze Orman, stylist Nate Berkus and self-help coach Martha Beck, as well as an evening with Winfrey herself at Radio City Music Hall. Tickets go on sale in mid-March.
The "Live Your Best Life Weekend" marks the 10-year anniversary of Winfrey's acclaimed magazine, which is known for its positive, empowering message to "Live Your Best Life."
OK. Can we safely say Kanye is gone?
Grammy Award nominated R&B singer Trey Songz is coming yet again to St. Louis. The budding superstar singer has been added to the March 19 Jay-Z concert at Scottrade Center. Young Jeezy is also on the bill.
As Nelly continues to find who burglarized his crib in Wildwood and finding Miss Applebottoms in Netherlands, the St. Louis based rap mogul has been spotted recently kickin it with some famous rap friends in Vegas" P Diddy, Rick Ross and Jadakiss. Nelly and crew were spotted kicking at at Ciroc party in Sin City and www.stlhiphop.com has an uncut 3 minute vid of Nelly and the rap stars being themselves in front of a camera. To peep it go to
The big nominee was Chicago native actress and talk show host Sherri Shepherd who nabbed three nominations. She was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for her comedy series, "Sherri," Outstanding Talk Series as one of the hosts for "The View" and as an actress in the film, "Precious" nominated for Best Picture.
Also nomnated was East St. Louis native director and former BET President Reginald Hudlin who was nominated for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for "The Office" for the episode, "Koi Pond."
Kansas City native actor Lavan Davis was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for "Tyler Perry's House of Payne"
Chicago native singer Willie Taylor was nominated along with his group Day26 for Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration.
Willie Taylor's cousin, Chi-town native R&B singer Jerimih was nominated for Outstanding New Artist.
Sikeston native Wall Street Journal journalist Terry Teachout was nominated for Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Auto-Biography for his book, "Pops: A Life of Louis."
The NAACP Winners will be announced and televised LIVE Feb. 26 on FOX-TV.
This TV season may be Jeff City native coemdian/actor Cedric the Enetrtainer's season to have his own starring sitcom. The ABC Network hads greenlit a pilot to be aired starring Cedric who will play a sports talk radio host and former jock whose life gets turned upside down when his son and young granddaughter reconnect with him. Cedric the Entertainer is reportedly hoping for more luck than he had with last spring's ABC comedy pilot "The Law," which was considered a strong possibility for a series order until just days before the upfront presentation.
Let's hope things work out for Cedric on the TV front cuz he hasnt had that much luck on TV since "The Steve Harvey Show" left the WB in 2001. His last television run was on the short lived variety show "Cedric the Entertainer Presents" on FOX which aired during the 2002-2003 TV season.
Grammy Award winning R&B singer and dancer Mya is finally coming to Karma Nightclub to host. She is coming Jan 22 (SEE MOCHA's CORNER). She was scheduled to host the Grand Opening of Karma last Fall but had a conflict with her time on the show, "Dancing with the Stars."
Pop music icon Cyndi Lauper will headline this year Boogie Ball, taking place Feb. 12 at the Amerisar Casino.
Advanced tickets can be purchased online at www.liverfoundation.org or www.tickets.com.
Vintage Vinyl revealed its list of its best-selling CDs and vinyl albums for 2009, and St. Louis rapper Murphy Lee's CD, "You See Me/Free" topped that chart and was a bigger seller than any CD at the store. Whats impressive is the CD came out last month and Lee's label U See Me has an exclusive distirbution deal with the venue which helps on those sales.
St. Louis native comedian Kathleen Madigan has been added to Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation event Stars to the Rescue Jan. 17 at Chaifetz Arena. Country star Dierks Bentley headlines. Also performing are David Nail and Lovehammers.
Two national artists came through to STL at competing venues (right down the street from each other) on the same night for a similar theme. Rap legend and dee-jay Biz Markie hosted and dee-jayed for Exo co-owner Fred Finley's (PICTURED) b-day at Exo last Friday. R&B singer Lloyd (PICTURED with MOCHA LATTE) also came through last Friday to celebrate his b-day at Karma Nightclub.
ST. Louis native gospel rapper P-Dub a.k.a. Pretty Willie was a guest on BET’s “106 & Park” last Thursday. Also on the show was STL's Still Trill Christians.
They were on the show promoting the new “Young Fly and Saved” project.
Speaking of STL artists doing national TV, Grammy Award winner STL Violinist Hilary Hahn of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will be the musical guest on “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” on Thursday January 14th.
R&B singer Sammie will be performing in concert at the Venue on MLK and Skinker Jan. 29. It will be hosted by reality show star P.S. from, "Real Chance of Love 2." The event is put on by club security group MUSCLE 4 HIRE & STREET VISION ENT. Tickets CAN BE PURCHASED AT TOP SHELF CLOSET 1521 NORTH 13TH ST. 314-436-9276 OR BY CALLING BIG L (314)337-1276 ALLEN JACKSON (314)536-3426 TONYA JACKSON (314)484-0498
EasT St. Louis native NBA star Darius Miles is dealing with another type of court these days--the court of law. he is being sued by his baby mama, Arthurjameeia M.R. Moore for legal paternity and support for a daughter, Ari, they had out of wedlock in October. The petition was filed in the domestic relations division of the circuit court of Cook County, Illinois (as in Chicago) on Dec. 18 by Moore’s attorney. The baby reportedly has lived with her mother since her birth on Oct. 26, according to the petition.
Speaking of baby mama drama, remember when we had a WORDZ TO THE WHYZ question asking why celebs use Twitter to dry out their dirty laundry on their relationships, specifically R&B singer Tank (PICTURED)? Well, Tank has had many tweets talking about the drama that he's been having with his baby mama. Well, that baby mama is former "Flava of Love 2" personality and St. Louis native/Eye Candy model B Skye aka St. Lewis (PICTURED).
This Friday, there will be an event that will be the first of its kind in STl comedy. There will be a STL battle: The STL Kings of Comedy Vs. The STl Prince's of Comedy. Fourteen comics will perform (12 competing and two hosting) on stage. Some of the Kings include Arvin Mitchell, Maurice G and Jessie Taylor and some of the Princes include Jovan Bibbs, Matt Collins and Hot Sauce. It will be emceed by Eric Rivers and Lil Rock. The crowd will crown the best comic team. The event will take place at The Ambassador
Doors open at 7:00 p.m!! Showtime 8:30 p.m!!Admission $10.00 before 8:15pm!!$15.00 after 8:15pm!! The event is put on by Fun E. Katz.
For tickets or more info call 314-869-9090 / 314-348-1884 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
AND JUST ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK, national comedian/actor Don "DC" Curry will be performing LIVE at the New Saint Louis House Of Comedy Jan 29-31 2010. Special Tixs on sale now!! www.stlhouseofcomedy.com.
ADDED: STL comedian Darius Bradford is doing some things a bit different in regards to the admission fee to his next comedy event. In tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday, Bradford is allowing people to pay their own price to his upcoming shows "No More Excuses Comedy Jamm" Jan 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. at St. Louis house of Comedy on 19th and Washington. Bradford said in regards to the special pricing with King who , "paid the ultimate price for us to come together." To commemorate this, Bradford is allowing the public to pay whatever price they choose for both shows from $10 (the asking price) to FREE.
First KMOV anchor Vickie Newton (PICTURED) is on the verge of getting a divorce from her husband of one year, Dwayne Butler, CEO of the STL based Betty Jean Lerr People's Health Center.
STL native Shawn Hornbeck is featured in a 19-second public service announcement called, “Say Something,” a new public service announcement to get kids to be alert about their surroundings.The video is part of a campaign called Bring Them Home, Keep Them Home. It comes on the third anniversary of Jan. 12, 2007 — the day police found Hornbeck being held captive by a child molester in an apartment in Kirkwood. He had been abducted 4 1/2 years earlier, in 2002, while riding his bicycle near his home in Richwoods, Mo., at the age of 11 (Hornbeck is now 18). According to the Shawn Hornbeck Foundation, the spots will run on radio, television and the internet.
Speaking of radio, what ever happened to sports personality Maurice Scott's weekday talk show on WESL-AM?
Former STL and Chi-town radio personality Sharon H McGhee's play, The Pocketbook Monologues should be coming back to St. Louis within weeks. We will keep you posted on the when and the where! The long running stageplay is the African American version of Eve Ansler's "Vagina Monologues." The successful nationally toured play also made its TV debut on this season's reality series "Real Housewives of Atlanta."
ADDED: And speaking of reality shows, the 4th season of the Oxygen Network's The Bad Girls Club has added a cast member who is from Belleville, Ill. We didn't get the name yet, but for those who are fans of the show probably already know who she is. (UPDATE: Her name is Lexie Marie and she is a Replacement Girl for this season)
King of STL hip-hop and popular dee-jay Charlie Chan Soprano has been on a worldwide tour in Europe as the dee-jay for hip-hop legend DMC. He has been on the road since January and shows no signs of stopping. So far he's performed (and partied) in clubs in Spain, France, and Switzerland.
Yo I'm in the club in Zurich, Switzerland on some superstar status shit! I'm holding down the vip like I own it. This club is full of 6 feet tall women with ass. This must be heaven or I'm close 2 it. Plus the djs are rockin it they playing some Lou shit and I'm acting like I made the songs. I'm feeling like Gucci Mane I'm the shit BITCH!
We on some bullshit when it come 2 music in the states. these muthafukas over here no how 2 kick it and dj I'm about 2 dj in this club and show them how international Chan get down."
The first new episode of the Kansas City based "SHOW ME NIGHTS" for 2010 will air Friday, Jan 15, featuring Counting Crows, Train, Rick Derringer, and Synergy Production's New Year's Eve Celebration at Pepper Lounge (STL). It will be a 2009 Flashback of some of our favorite Show Me Nights moments, featuring, of course, all of the gorgeous "SHOW ME NIGHTS" hosts. We think you'll like it. In the mean time, please, check out the new TV Show Intro at: http://www.showmenights.com.
STL band Juanitas Place is continuing on their club dates. This Friday they will perform at their regular venue Cicero's (on 6691 Delmar) this Friday and on Jan 28, they will perform at theri first "urban" STL club, at Exo Nightclub in Midtown. Also on that nite, B Free photographer Teddy Blackett will be celebrating his b-day.
And speaking of b-days, Cafe Soul co-creator Angie Brown will be celebrating hers this Friday at Cafe Soul at the Loft Nightclub at the promoter's Special Edition of the monthly R&B showcase. Special music guests will be Frankie and FEW II (Fred Wilson) from Chicago (SEE ONGOING BITZ 2010 at http://maatology.blogspot.com/2010/01/ongoing-bitz-january-2010.html)
ADDED: Whats up with the rumored beef between STL promoters Liquid Assets and SYGU?
This Friday, the STL upscale club /socilaite crowd will have a chance to say goodbye to Frontline Protections' security officer and budding model Brandon Troupe who is having a going away party at Exo Nightclub, his main venue where he works. He will leave for the Army at the end of the month and he is setting off at Fort Benning in Georgia til the end of the summer for basic training. After his training he isnt for sure where he wil be stationed but he said if he get tasked to one of the Ranger battalions he'll either be in Fort Bragg in North Carolina or back at Benning.
CAPRICORNIANS DAZE Week 2-Others celebrating b-days this week are Max Jazz president Richard McDonnell (PICTURED), Liquid Assets' Phil Assets, Soul Stylz' promoter Cornell Boone and the St. Louis Black Repertory Company.
We just got word that KDHX-FM (88.1) radio personality and operations manager Larry Weir has died after a New Year’s Eve fall which landed Weir in Barnes-Jewish Hospital with brain damage. Weir was co-host of the Songwriter’s Showcase on KDHX.
"I am still here. I just work for the Government ...and I need to finish up my PhD before I get to old. I am not promoting or doing music...I do a lot of community service...Currently I am trying to save a daycare school right now and bring attend to the importance of early childhood education. I am having a fundraiser at CHuck E Cheese this Thursday in South County...from 3pm -9pm...please come out and support me...please"
Who were these two sistas gettin their party on at Fred Finley's b-day party at Exo last Friday (We aint mad at the sista in the silver dress!)?
BLIND BITZ. Which venue had a sista gettin her talk on her cell phone in the men's room recently then moved into a stall after men went to urinals to "drain?" (Hint, the venue is a popular spot who's name is synonymous with "ways of showing affection." )
Staci Static. This sista always does her thing on the air every weekday on her radio show WHHL-FM at 2 p.m. CST and then starting on Thursday through Sundays she gets her hosting duties going at various hot spots broadcasting live from the station at the Junkayrd Grill (Thursdays), the newest gig Club Flava (formerly the Onyx) on Fridays and her longtme gig at the Loft Nightclub on Saturdays.
Lil Rock. This funny comedian, who dus himslef Lil RockObama, has been gettin it in for sometime now hosting two popular comedy nites
MAKE ME LAUGH MONDAYS @ club situation and THROW BACK TUESDAYS @ CLUB ESCALADE. This Friday he will co-host (along with Eric Rivers) Fune E Katz's STL Kings of Comedy VS. the STL Prince's of Comedy at the Ambassador (SEE TIDBITZ ABOVE).
The Reverend Al Sharpton was here in the STL last weekend for some MLK events. One public event was at Harris Stowe last Saturday and the other was:
Sharpton was spotted giving a sermon Sunday at the newly built Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church on MLK Drive in St. Louis. We are sure he probably stopped by Sweetie Pie's or some soul food spot after church service , but we havent received word on that, but its likely that he did cuz yawl know how church folk do it. LOL
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 remember 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.
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Join Stress Free Fridays this Friday, January 15, 2009 as we visit Say When Lounge, located at 8551 Airport Road, just east of Highway 170...enjoy the many amenities that Say When Lounge has to offer as you kick-off your well deserved weekend...stop by and see what all of the buzz is all about...we will be celebrating the Birthday's of our good friend's Lewis Rolen and Brittinni...stop by and wish these two individual's a very "Happy Birthday"...remember, we start promptly at 5pm!Please RSVP and spread the word...Stress Free Fridays is the longest running Happy Hour Networking Event in St. Louis...be a part of the excitement!
Mister G's present $3 Bill (Party Life III)
Urban Soul Life Productions
Friday, January 15 at 8:45pm
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Frank Scott Parkway and Rt. 159
Fairview Heights, IL
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Show Details: Soul Sessions, The Remedy / Premium Open Mic With WildMann & the Funky Soul Band.
Wed Jan 13 2010
8:00p Rythym & Words @ Meshon's...
St. Louis, MO Age Limit: 21+ Tickets: 0
Details: Open Mic Event with Hosted by Poetic Bliss.
Show Details: Open Mic Event with Hosted by Poetic Bliss.
Thu Jan 14 2010
8:00p Cigar Inn
Belleville, IL Age Limit: 21+ Tickets: $3
Details: A.D. Featuring for a 25 minute showcase.
Show Details: A.D. Featuring for a 25 minute showcase.
Fri Jan 15 2010
7:30p Vintage Vinyl Records Store
Saint Louis, MO With Coria
Age Limit: All Ages
Details: In-store Promo, Featuring Coria with a guest appearance by A.D.
Show Details: In-store Promo, Featuring Coria with a guest appearance by A.D.
Pop / R&B/Soul / Hip Hop
O Fallon, MO
Sample Song: Boy Toy
Fri Jan 15 2010
9:00p 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.
Show Details: Open Mic Featuring some of the most talented artist in the STL Metro area.
Sun Jan 17 2010
8:00p The Map Room
Saint Louis, MO Age Limit: 21+ Tickets: $5
Details: NHUSM Presents, Respect the Mic.
Show Details: NHUSM Presents, Respect the Mic.
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BLACK REP BITZ
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.
Saint Louis Art Musuem Special Event DR. MartinLuther King Freedom Celebration "IF IT WERENT FOR THE WOMEN," kenote speakers and gospel music. Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. FREE. Info: 314.655.5437.
13 BLACK KATZ: "THE KINGS OF POWER" MARTIN LUTHER KING CELEBRATION LIGHTS ON BROADWAY in Baden SUN. JAN. 17TH. at 9 p.m.
The Chase Park Plaza presents St. Louis Magazine’s UNVEILED, Jan. 17 that brings 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 ticket
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 !
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SOUL STYLE is having an event at Quintessential Night Club in St. Charles MO Jan 21st at 8pm.
The event is celebrating Ola Hawatmeh’s two year anniversary of mom me makeover, and one year Makeover for a Cause, a nonprofit organization that helps women who are less fortunate. . Proceeds from the show go to her organization.
St. Louis Opera Theater is starting off the show with a taste of performances they will be having this spring then show off some fashion and designers in the St. Louis area.
The event is also involving blues and Jazz player Mike Aguirre. Tickets are 15 dollars at door.
SYGU APPRECIATION PARTY
FRIDAY JAN 22, 2010 @ EXO
3146 LOCUST @ COMPTON
10PM - 2:30AM
LADIES FREE ALL NIGHT !!!
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The Color Purple, Feb. 2-7, The Fox Theatre. Tickets go on sale November 29. Call (314) 534-1111.
From the Author of “A Black Man’s Worth, A Black Woman’s Worth and Unconditional Love comes a powerful film…...A Black Man’s Worth! with a Free Premeier screening Feb. 4
heart-felt documentary journeys into the minds and souls of Blackmales who are forced to cope with the negative and disheartening consequences of growing up in fatherless households.
Kick-off Black History month on a Positive Note!
For information call 314-482-3698/visit: www.realhorizonsdlb.com
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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 the Chaifetz Arena
Patti LaBelle and the O'Jays
Date/Time:Fri., February 12, 8:00pm at Fox Theatre
Dennis DeYoung will perform music from his former band Styx at theFamily Arena in St. Charles on Feb. 12.
Sunday, February 14
GIVE YOUR LOVE ONE A EVENT ON VALENTINES DAY!THE LOVE AND LAUGHTER TOURWITH KEM, RICKEY SMILEY, and JOE live in concert.
TICKETS AT METROTIX
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
Country stars George Strait, Reba McEntire, and Lee Ann Womack will perform there Feb 18. At Scott trade Center Tickets are currently on sale at various outlets.
Comedian Ralphie May will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 26, at the Roberts Orpheum Theater.
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 Award winning 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.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.
Tickets: $20 - Jazz St. Louis available through MetroTix
Liquid Assets is on a roll starting off in the year like they left out in 2009. Mid February 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 be determined.
The 2010 Traffic Music Awards (TMAs) March 7. hosted by WHHL perosonality, "Traffica" TonyJ Time:Sunday, March 7, at 5:00pm at the Ambassador