TIME TO GET TOWNED!
As we enter February, it is Black History Month. So to commemorate, instead of going the usual route of highlighting the “ILLIMO stars” of Black History Month (Maya, Miles, Dunham) from the ILLI and the MO, we would like to showcase other notable black artists who are also from this area.
This week, we commend the late actress Helen Martin.
Helen Martin was born in St. Louis, and a Broadway character actress for many decades, debuting in Orson Welles' production of Native Son in 1941. She appeared in at least a dozen Broadway shows including Jean Genet's "The Blacks", Raisin from 1973 to 1975, Ossie Davis' Purlie Victorious (and later the musical version, which was called Purlie), The Amen Corner and Tennessee Williams' Period of Adjustment. She was an original member of the American Negro Theater.
She first became famous later in life for her guest role as Wanda on the television series Good Times, and later as the wisecracking neighbor Pearl Shay on the television sitcom 227. She also played on the short run sitcoms Baby, I'm Back (as mother in-law, Luzelle) and That's My Mama; as Loc Dog's grandma, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996), the matronly grandmother Mama Doll in the 1998 film Bulworth, and the no-nonsense grandmother in the film Hollywood Shuffle.
THIS WEEK the biggest ILLIMO Bitz story this week was President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address speech last Wednesday that was televised on several stations and streamed on various news websites .
According to the Nielsen’s ratings, about 48 million viewers watched Obama's first State of the Union address on 11 networks, with Fox TV drawing the biggest share. The viewership was 7 percent lower than for President George W. Bush's first such address in 2002 but 5 percent higher than for President Bill Clinton's inaugural State of the Union speech in 1994.
From 9-10 p.m. EST, more than 9.7 million people watched the hour-plus speech on Fox, with ABC drawing 7.6 million viewers, NBC 7.2 million and CBS 6.2 million, according to preliminary Nielsen
Among the cable news networks, Fox News was the leader with 5.7 million, followed by CNN with 3.3 million and MSNBC with 2.4 million. The speech also was carried live on Telemundo, Univision, BET and CNBC.
In unrelated Obama newz, before his State address, he and Vice President Joe Biden caught a college b-ball game at Verizon Center in D.C. to watch Georgetown take on Duke Obama's personal assistant, Reggie Love, played basketball at Duke and was also attending the game.
There, it was reported that Obama shook hands with several fans as he entered the arena, and sat in a front-row seat (and not the VIP box) with the crowd. And you know security and the Secret Service was on the job while there with fans having to pass through metal detectors and cars being searched as they entered the building's garage.
Wow,if we were near the President, we don’t know if we woulda spent more time watching Obama or the game. LOL
In other newz, football quarterback Kurt Warner announced his expected retirement from the NFL Friday after twelve years in the profession. The former rams quarterback became a superstar while with the St. Louis Rams in 1999, Warner was thrust into the role of starting quarterback after Trent Green suffered a season-ending injury and leading the "Greatest Show on Turf" to their first of three consecutive 500 point seasons, an NFL record as well as assisting with the team’s winning the Superbowl in 2000. he also led the Arizona Cardinals to a Superbowl in 2009 (sort of a bookended decade of wins) It was speculated that Warner was going to retire after suffering a concussion in one of the last games he played this season.
Hmm, we wonder how much of his multimillions we will get for quitting early?
The other big story also was sports related regarding ST. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson. Last week, Jackson’s ex girlfriend was filed a suit against Jackson claiming he abused her while she was pregnant—NINE MONTHS AGO!
OK. Here’s our take. Why did the girlfriend wait so long to file—months and months after the incident supposedly took place? From reports it was speculated that she didn’t get last month’s child support payment for their child and she got upset. OK, is that was the case, then why didn’t she file a suit against him for not paying child support? If any defense lawyer take this case, they are going to have to think how is she going to be taken seriously by the judge on her domestic violence charge? Reports are the investigation would start after she filed so now Jackson has to deal with this upcoming probe as he may face a trial and possible suspension from his bread and butter.
In other Rams news, its kicker Josh Brown will kick-off the 17th annual Beggin’ Pet Parade and “Tail”gating Party on February 7 through the streets of Soulard. The parade kicks off at 1 p.m. with a one-of-its-kind Beggin’ float leading the way. The parade concludes at Soulard Market Park.
St. Louis native actor Jon Hamm hosted Saturday Night Live for the second time last Saturday (the fist was last season). One of the funnier sketches was his impression of newly elected Massachusetts senator Scott Brown , depicting the one-time Cosmo model as an irresistible flirt. One by one, Democratic lawmakers are driven to distracted by fantasies about the new Republican (male and female).
The skit ends with a bit of a pointed criticism of Democrats, with on of the reps asking, "Now are we going to focus on running this country or are we going to waste our time thinking about Scott Brown?" The party leaders opt for the latter. Brown told National Review Online that the skit was "pretty funny."
The ILLIMO component on Project Runway this season is gone. China born, Chitown resident Ping Wu was out last week on Project Runway in the show’s 3rd episode.
Grammy Award winning Soul and gospel great, Al Green, will headline Variety the Children’s Charity’s 44th annual “Dinner with the Stars,” on April 24 at the Chase Park Plaza.
The postponed Owl City concert at the Pageant has been rescheduled for May 5. It was reported that the “laptop” artist had to cancel his show due to having kidney stones removed.
St. Louis native jazz great and educator Clark Terry received the Lifetime Achievement Award Grammy Sunday at Kodak Theatre Sunday. He was formally acknowledged during the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards telecast on CBS.Considered to be one of the early pioneers to use a flugelhorn in jazz, Terry is a world-class trumpeter, flugelhornist, educator, and NEA Jazz Master. He has performed for seven U.S. presidents, and was a jazz ambassador for State Department tours in the Middle East and Africa. He has received two Grammy certificates, three Grammy nominations, 14 honorary doctorates, keys to cities, lifetime achievements and halls of fame awards.
And speaking of Grammy Awards, Chitown native Jennifer Hudson performed at the award ceremony for a moving tribute to Michael Jackson singing “Earth Song” along with Celine Dion, Smokey Robinson and Carrie Underwood. After the Grammies, the now svelte singer actress (who lost over 50 pounds) gathered along with over 70 artists to cut a remake of the Quincy Jones/Lionel Richie/Michael Jackson penned charity anthem < “We Are the World” in the same studio that was used to record the original song in 1985. The song was originally set to commemorate the songs 25th anniversary (released in April 1985) but after the tragic earthquake in Haiti hit, the single will now benefit to the Haitian relief.
Recent Grammy award winner guitarist Jeff Beck will perform at the Fox at the Fox April 29.
Heartthrob Pauly D of MTV’s hit reality show “Jersey Shore” will be at Home nightclub on Feb. 20 dee-jaying the event..
Tony Award winning actress Sutton Foster’s music tour comes to Sheldon Concert Hall on Feb. 4. She’ll be singing in support of her new CD, “Wish,” The Sheldon show benefits Cabaret St. Louis.
We heard that actor/dancer Columbus Short gave his fans the “short" end of his sexiness when he made his scheduled appearance at Karma Nightclub during the venue's Friday Night Fixx event last Friday. From a source, Short wore a scraggly beard, black jacket, wrinkled white tee and jeans. He was cordial to his fans and all but for the most part they were disappointed cuz the ladies were expecting to see him rock his swagger, clean shaven, movie star look.
Sikeston , Mo native and former "America's Got Talent" winner Neal E. Boyd will be back in the area where he grew up next week to perform with the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra.
The concert at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus stage in Cape Girardeau is Feb. 5. Boyd is a native of Sikeston, about 30 miles south of Cape Girardeau (also the home of the Limbaugh). . Boyd will perform four songs from his album, "My American Dream," which was released in July.
Hall of Fame quartet Franklie Valli and the Four Seasons will perform at The FOX THEATRE FEB 27. The show is presented by KETC Channel Nine. .
The 5th Annual St. Louis Blues Festival will take place Feb. 19 at the Chaifetz Arena. Headlining are legendary blues singer Bobby Blues Bland and St. Louis native singer Shirley Brown. Also on the bill are Marvin Sease, Sir Charles Jones, Mel Waiters, Bobby Rush, Floyd Taylor, and Ms. Jody. This year, the show will be a contest amongst the artists (sorta like a blues version of American Idol) as the artists compete for a cash prize ($50 grand we think) and it will be filmed and shown in theatres in the fall. Tickets are $49.50-$59.50, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at MetroTix outlets, www.metrotix.com, 314-534-1111, and at the box office.
Several comics are coming to the Lou to get the jokes on.
Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member and comedian Norm MacDonald will perform at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. this Friday and 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. this Saturday at the Funny Bone at Westport Plaza. Get tickets at www.funnyboneusa.com.
Blue Collar and Grammy Award nominated comic Ron White will perform at the Roberts Orpheum for two shows. He’ll perform at 8 p.m. March 5 and 7:30 p.m. March 6. Todd Sawyer opens.
2009 Who’s Got Jokes winner Shawn Morgan will perform )at The Ambassador for Funny 1st Thursday, this Thursday February 4th. Also hitting the stage will be STl comics Jaylee (Do She) Thomas (who also hosts comedy at the Imperial Palace on North Grand), and host/promoter Maurice G. . Doors Open at 7:30 PM / Show starts @ 8:30 PM If your Birthday is during the month of February, Inbox Maurice on Facebook saying, "Maurice G, It's my Birthday and I want to laugh" and get FREE admission for you and a guest to the show! Call 314-780-9414 for more Information!
STL rapper Chingy has a new single blazing the St. Louis hip hop stations called, “Be My Girl.” The song, which is featured with Bobby V, is off of his fifth studio album "Success and Failure", his first in 2 years, that was recently released on Rap a Lot.
Newbie R&B singer Laura Izibor will perform March 14 at the 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Ave. Tickets at MetroTix outlets, www.metrotix.com,
If you’ve been watching KSDK news lately you probably didn’t see reporter Jasmine Huda there. Well, that’s because the St. Louis native didn’t come to an agreement with KSDK on her contract so she quit last week. Huda was hired soon after longtime anchor Karen Foss quit in 2007. According to columnist Deb Peterson of stltoday.com, Huda still may get paid from KSDK cuz she has a six month, no compete clause in her contract meaning she can’t go elsewhere for employment for six months and that a local Tv station is ready to hire her after the gag is lifted.
Notifi Records and Radio co-CEO Ira Dewitt (lady) and comic Jessie Taylor
Radio personality/dee jay Dwight STone
Radio personality Kiki the 1st Lady
Speaking of stations, ST. Louis record exec’s Bill and Ira Dewitt have just created Notifi Radio, an Internet radio station that is a branch of tehri record label, Notifi Music (the home of R&B singer Ginuwine). The station plays hip-hop, R&B, pop and any formatted music that in the words of one of its radio personalities, comedian and former Clear Channel personality Jessie Taylor, “long as it sounds good, we are playing it.” The dee-jays consist of co-owner Ira Dewitt and Taylor (who does a Morning Show), and former Clear Channel personalities Dwight Stone (Midday), Taylor J (Evening) and Kiki the 1st Lady (late night) .
To hear it go to www.notifiradio.com
The 3rd Annual Traffic Music Awards nominations were announced this week
The big nominee was R&B singer/producer Bradd Young who nabbed seven nominations mainly for his radio hit, “Grown Man Lovin.” Of the seven, he was nominated for Song, Producer and Songwriter.
The next big nominees were all tied with four nods. They are rapper Murphy Lee (including Street Song and Songwriter)
Luey V (nods for his club jam, “Do Your Own dance”), and former STL radio personality Shorty Da Prince (Radio Personality, Host and Song for “Coolin”).
Ofallon Ill resident/Mixed martial arts fighter and model Ashley Salazar’s fight was postponed last week in VA. No further info on the rescheduling date was given as of this blogging.
National recording gospel artist D Maub will perform as a part of Saved in the City concert Feb 5 at the The Body Christian located on 1624 Delmar. D-Maub will be performing all his underground holy hip hop.Doors open at 9!Concert starts at 10!Party starts at Midnight!$5 before 10.Hosted by P Dub with D.Stone on the ones and twos.
There was a change in venue for gospel artist Cherie Whitt’s upcoming video shoot for her song, I’m In Love.” It was moved from at St. Louis Harvest Church to South Side FreeWill Baptist Church located 3124 Mount Pleasant St. the dates are still the same Feb, 5 thru Feb. 7 and they are still looking for extras for the video so if ya interested in getting your church on in a video, go to the church.
Several local STL music artists are working on projects.
First, U city rapper Bill C Da DOn is working on his newest single, "Fasho" with acclaimed producer Jazzie Pha. To check out the unfinished song and to give him a comment on it go to http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/video/video.php?v=268906076974&ref=mf
In unrelated newz, Bill C is throwing a SUPER BOWL PARTY through his promotion company Flat line Beats, AT his HOUSE (or in his words his "mansion" )STARTING AT 11AM AND DONT END UNTIL THE LAST PERSON IS GONE. FOR MORE INFO!!!!! 636-293-6845
Next, local singer/dancer Curtis had listening parties last weekend at his residence in Midtown on his upcoming CD, "In This Moment" that is slated for release March 2. To pre-order his CD go to ONGOING BITZ under MUSIC BITZ at http://maatology.blogspot.com/2010/02/ongoing-bitz-feb-2010.html
R&B duo Az One has their own reality webisode series on YOUTUBE. To check out their first episode, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vplyM7xBmnA
Other STL movers and shakers are also doing projects.
Swagga Magazine presents The Jon Erickque Show. Notice Me Award nominee and model Jon Erickque is taping the first episode of his show
on Sunday, Feb 7 at Survivor Sity located 1956 North Broadway. Doors open at 2 p.m. . Show tapes at 3 p.m. It will be FREE to attend the taping. His first guests will be Stunna Man, KoKo OnFire C'vere, Juicy Bar Talk with Latoya Williams, Bell Darris and Yung Ro A FREE SUPER BOWL PARTY TO FOLLOW TAPING WITH FREE FOOD
To kick off Black History Month, The Missouri History Musuem will haveits its Noon Series with a documentary produced by local director Tia Hodges' entitled TRIAL to TRIUMPH, on the life of STL activist and retired postal worker Veto Reid. The film will be screened Feb. 9 at the Missouri History Musuem from noon to 1 p.m. and talk with the producer after the film. For more info go to http://www.mohistory.org
Notice Me Award nominee and Spoken word artist Corey Black (FAR LEFT) and rapper Tef Poe will host a new hip-hop showacse called
FORCE FRIDAYS! AT THE ALL NEW TBILLY BUFFETS! (in Overalnd Palza in Overalnd) THE IMMACULATE ONE DJ EPIC will be on the 1's and 2s (SEE ONGOING BITZ IN THE PARTY SECTION AT
RED RIVER ENT. Presents: RioDio LIVE!! THIS WEDNESDAY @ THE LABEL 758 S. 4TH STREET...(DOWNTOWN SOULARD) ... Showtime 8:30pm 21 to Enter! See u there
We probably are late on this but the club Club Buca on Laclede's Landing is now called Fusion.
Two lovely Aquarian promoters are celebrating their b-days this week with themed parties . Mom Me Makeover's Ola Hawetmeh (FAR RIGHT) is having a dinner and , masquarade party dubbed MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE this Friday at DuBourg Hall Room on North Grand and MPAC'sMaranda Spoon (RIGHT) is having a Hollywood styled Prom for her party at the Thaxton Building on Euclid (SEE EVENT BITZ BELOW) this Saturday.
IN THE M.I. A. FILE--Where is socialite Carlton Mitchell?
BLIND PICZ-REWIND--Who was this socialite in the retro cap who was seen at the event "Fresh Paint" at Fort Gondo in JANUARY 2009?
BLIND BITZ. Which local event and promotions company requested for its name to be withdrawn as a nominee for an upcoming awards event? (Hint. The promotions company has monthly events who's participants are "seen" and gives a "taste" of what they have to offer and the awards event is one of three that were posted on OUTTOWN and has similar quoted descriptions like the first hint.)
PRO-MO-CIAL-I-CIOUS. Who got it in this week in the STL? Promoter Mocha Latte and hip-hop artist Aye Verb and comic/ radio personlaity Jessie Taylor (tie)
Mocha Latte. Fresh off her multiple nomnations for the Notice Me Awards, this lovely repeat selectee of many colorful hairtstyles of her own Monopoly Promotions was just nominated for two Traffic Music Awards (Promoter and Host of the Year) that were announced this week. This weekend she gets it in as every weekend with her hosting duties at Karma Nightclub. This Friday she is hosting when actress Meagan Goode visits the venue's Friday Night Fixx (SEE MOCHA's CORNER BELOW) presented by LooseCannon.
Aye Verb (RIGHT). This handsome STL rapper, with the 360 waves, is doing his thing as a free style battle champ in St. Louis and beyond. He currently in the battle Mid West Massacre thats a buzz on YOUTUBE
Jessie Taylor (FAR RIGHT) . Coming straight off of hosting the STL for Haiti event at The Venue, this funny long-locked comedian who has made this selection once before in 2009, was just nominated for a Traffic Music Award for Comedian of the Year and was hired recently as an on air personality for the new Internet radio station, Notifi Radio (SEE ILLMO BITZ ABOVE). Taylor also gets it in every Sunday with his long running comedy showcase Funny Sundays at Lites on Broadway in Baden.
YOURS TRULY, Ma'at Atkins was nominated in the Mr. Facebook cateogory in Liquid Assets' Notice Me Awards. If you want to vote for him, go to http://liquidassets-events.com/notice/awards.htm
Last week, I made my Grammy predictions for the annual awards ceremony that was televised Sudnay. Well YOURS TRULY got 22 of the 27 choices correct (74 percent out of 100). GO TO MY DISCUSSION PAGE ON MY OUTTOWN FAN PAGE to see what I got correct and incorrect at http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=13200&uid=296086789504
WORDZ TO THE WHYZ?????? AT THE GRAMMY AWARDS.
Why did jazz artist Terrence Blanchard say he's glad he won a Grammy for his song called, "Dancing with Chickens" during the pre telecast? Why is Jimmy Jam starting to look like Pillsbury Dough Boy's father? Why did The Dream wear that awful pink and black trimmed suit? Why did rapper Flo Rida give out his cell phone number during his Red Carpet interview?
Why didnt Jay Z show Beyonce any love when he won an award with Rihanna and barely kissed her when she won hers? Why did the cast of American Idiot fuck up Green Day's performance? Why did the TV camera show model Heidi Klum in the crowd before Seal was about to do his presentation? Why wa sKeri Hilson nominated for Best New Artist (She had a song out with Timbaland in 2007!!!)? Why did Stephen Colbert win a Grammy for Comedy Album? Why was there an opera opening for Jamie Foxx's performance of "Blame it?" And why was he lip synching? And why did he apologize to Jay Z cuz of his Auto tuned song? Why was the 3 D Glasses and the MJ Tribute a let down? And why didnt they have Usher do a dance tribute to the King of Pop? And why was Carrie Underwood asked to even be in that tribute? And why was Drake's non cursing parts on the heavily censored song "Forever" with Lil Wayne and Eminem also silenced by the censored?
The Color Purple, THRU Feb. 7, The Fox Theatre. Call (314) 534-1111.
Join Stress Free Fridays this Friday, February 5, as they visit Black Label Gallery Lounge, located at 758 S. 4th Street (across from White Castle)...enjoy great drinks, food, atmosphere and the Resident DJ will have you dancing your 'STRESS' away...kick-off your well deserved weekend with Stress Free Fridays...remember, we start promptly at 5pm...bring your business cards as you never know who you might meet...bring a friend!We will be celebrating the Birthday of Tiffany Carter...HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Tiffany!Follow us on our official website: http://www.stressfreefridays.ning.com/
ALIVE'S BUZZ LIST LAUNCH PARTY
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5
LUCAS PARK GRILLE1234 Washington Ave)
Mingle with St. Louis’ most buzzworthy movers and shakers at the launch party of ALIVE’s February “Buzz List” issue, which celebrates the most influential people, places and organizations in town. Enjoy drinks from Samuel Adams, 360 Vodka and Mirassou Winery while partying with the city’s most talked-about individuals at one of the hottest venues on Washington Avenue. Doors open at 9pm.
Pre Superbowl/Big ass party for nothing Friday Feb. 5th
HELLA FLY PROMOTIONS (WE GETTIN $$$$$$)
Friday, February 5, 2010 at 9:00pm
ESCALADES (formerly Hadleys on Delmar)
WE GONE PARTY JUST FOR THE HELL OF IT SO COME OUT AND KICK WITH LIL ANT AND HELLA FLY PROMOTIONS!!!! WHO COMIN???????? LETS GET IT ANT!!!
Sound Waves v1.0
Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 8:00pm
Legacy Books and Cafe
5249 Delmar Boulevard
BPM MUltimedia presentsSound Waves v1.0 A unique mix of Hip-Hop and soul live at Legacy Books and Cafe Feb. 6th, 2010. Hosted by Dj DoloArtists performing include: Kydd Trell, Neph, Twinn & Prest-O, Lena, Cheron Brash, Ray Goss, and Future.Live Music provided by the Immortal SoulEra. Admission is only $7 Doors open at 8:00PM Show kicks off at 9:00PM
Ashley’s fight has been postponed
NOCTURNAL STATE OF MIND
Friday, February 5, 2010 at 9:00pm
"Fusion" nightclub the old "Buca"
FUSION : 707 Clay-Morgan Alley
NFL Party: National F.R.E.S.H List
Pre Super Bowl Edition
Saturday, February 6,
400 Washington Ave
F.R.E.S.H Group & Roc Out Production presentNFL: National F.R.E.S.H List Party, *SuperBowl of Promoters Edition"Grand Finale"Join us for an evening of exquisite taste and elegance with a touch of southern soul. The mood will be set with Resident DJ Flex blending the latest Hip Hop, Soul, and R&B! An event for every occassion produces a F.R.E.S.H era!LADIES FREE til 10:30 Saturday February 6 Jazz Spot 400 Washington Ave Doors open @ 9pm STYLE CODE: F.R.E.S.H
Speak Up, Speak Out ...Black History Poetry ProgramSaturday, February 6,
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
Thaxton Speakeasy1009 Olive (Downtown)IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A DATE COME OUT ANYWAY YOU MIGHT MEET YOUR DATE AT PROM!Advance tickets on sale NOW!!!!! Call 314.226.5777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
DRESS: Prom Attire
Early Arrival Suggested.And remember, grown people
put on clothes when the occasion calls for it!
HIP HOP YA DONT STOP! PT6
Official R.B.G. Hip Hop Jam
Saturday, February 6
at 11:55pmThe Delmar Lounge6235 Delmar BlvdThis 1st Saturday of this Black History Month will be a fist-pumpin, foward-movin, boom-bap-tastic edition of your favorite True School monthly, "HIP HOP YA DONT STOP!" Sat, Feb 6, Ghetto Blastic and The Soulition invite you to The Delmar Lounge to celebrate our month of remembrance to the sounds of the illest progressive, afro-centric and socially conscious Hip Hop mixed by Nappy DJ Needles!
Mocha hosts Sutra Saturdays at Karma
IF YOU WANT TO DONATE CLOTHES TO HAITI , HOLLA AT MOCHA!
Check out Mocha Latte’s weekly column COFFEE TALK every week in theEvening Whirl .
For more info on these items, contact Miss Latteat 314.646.9917 or email@example.com
Address: 410 N Tucker Blvd,
Open Mic Poetry
Thu Feb 04 10 07:00 PM Belleville, IL
Venue: Schmidt Art Center, SWIC Belleville Campus
Address: 2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville, IL,
Details: Sign up for the Lyrical LoungeOPEN MIC
Featured PoetSpit-Fire *
Mahogany Dust from Atlanta
Sponsored by the Multicultural Student Services Center
Tue Feb 09 10 08:30 PM Saint Louis, MO US
Venue: Black LabelAddress: 758 S 4th St,
Details: Soul Sessions "The Remedy" with Wildmann & the Funky Soul Band.
Wed Feb 10 10 07:30 PM
Venue: Rhythm & Words Wednesdays @ Meshon's Bar & Gril
Address: 410 N Tucker Blvd, St. Louis
Details: Cater to you Edition
Sat Feb 13 10 07:00 PM Edwardsville, IL
Venue: Meridian Ballroom SIUE
Address: Southern Illinois University, www.artsandissues.com,
Details: Date: Saturday, February 13, 7pm-8:30pm>>
Event: "Kapture Your Heart with One Mic" -Semi-formal Valentine's Day>> poetry night co-sponsored by Kappa Alpha Psi>> Venue: Siue Meridian Ballroom, MUC
Sat Feb 13 10 08:00 PM
Venue: The Delmar Lounge
Address: 6235 Delmar Blvd
Open Mic and Party w/ Hot Chocolate Soul
Sun Feb 14 10 08:00 PM
Address: 5917 Delmar Blvd,
Details: Wildmann, Marvin Michael, A.D. & Alihydro. Binion's / Funky Soul Valentine's Showcase.
Tue Feb 16 10 08:00 PM
Venue: Black Label
Address: 758 S 4th St,
Details: Soul Sessions the Remedy,
Open Mic with Wildmann & The Funky Soul Band.
Wed Feb 17 10 11:00 AM
Scott AFB, IL
Venue: Scott Air Force Base - Scott Club
Address: , Scott AFB,
Details: Black History Program @ Scott AFB
Fri Feb 19 10 08:00 PM
Venue: Cafe' Soul @ The Loft - St. Louis
Cafe Soul Open Mic Featuring Tendai
Sun Feb 21 10 08:00 PM
Address: 6691 Delmar Blvd,
Details: A.D. makes his Sistah Speak open mic debut.
Wed Feb 24 10 07:00 PM
Venue: SWIC 1st Floor Lounge
Belleville, IL, US
Details: Free Style Wednesdays, Guest Judge A.D.
Listen to http://www.theradiovibe.com/24/7 Spoken Word & Neo Soul with tons of exclusive content. .
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So Serious Sundays @ 6O9 - Super Bowl Edition, Feb. 7So Serious Entertainment / 24 Scientist presents So Serious Sundays at 6O9 Lounge, East Gate Ave - Super Bowl XLIV Edition!!$3 for ladies/$5 for fellas! >>> You know we appreciate your support so bring 3 friends and YOU get in FREE!**Barbers & Beauticians are FREE (with proof-i.e.business card) **Super Bowl XLIV is not too far away. So let us be one of the first to inform you of where you NEED TO BE!!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
4:00pm - 9:00pm
BINIONS 5917 DELMAR
SUPERBOWL PARTY NO COVER,FREE FOOD,GIVE-AWAYS & FREE HEINNEKEN & HEINNEKEN LIGHT UNTIL HALFTIME
KSDK anchor and documentarian Art Holliday will have a benefit to raise funds for the completion of his documentary of the late STL rock and roll pioneer and pianist Johnnie Johnson with the film, of Johnnie Be Good The Movie” written and directed by Holliday. The benefit will take place Feb 11 at Pujols 5 Grill, 342 Westport Plaza . It will start at 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m and will feature music by Feat The Diverse Trio . Please R.S.V.P. to Amber Gruenloh at 314-454-1728 or firstname.lastname@example.org
and reserve your tickets today: Individual $125 / Couple $250
Grammy Award winning performers Kenny Rogers (Feb. 11) and BB. King (Feb. 18)
Comedian G-Thang will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 12, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Feb. 13, and 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Playhouse at Westport Plaza.Tickets are $20, available at MetroTix outlets, http://www.metrotix.com/
Patti LaBelle and the O'JaysFebruary 12, 8:00pm at Fox Theatre AND
R&B legend Eddie Levert will sign his book, "I Got Your Back" with co-author and STL native TV producer/author Lyah LeFlore (Shirley LeFlore's daughter)at the THE JAZZ SPOT on the corner of 4th and Washington. DOORS OPEN 10PM IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE Patti Labelle/OJays Concert at the Fox Theatre Feb 12.
Dennis DeYoung will perform music from his former band Styx at theFamily Arena in St. Charles on Feb. 12.
Rick Springfield who will now headline this year Boogie Ball, taking place Feb. 12 at the Amerisar Casino.Advanced tickets can be purchased online at http://www.liverfoundation.org/ or http://www.tickets.com/
Silky Sol will perform at "A LOVE SHOW THAT CHRISTIANS CAN ENJOY" ! DINNER & LIVE MUSIC for - 2 SHOWS FEB. 12 & 13 AT JMRJ RESTAURANT 2800 OLIVE (next to the HERITAGE HOUSE) INFO CALL 314-531-4111 or http://www.jjmc.yolasite.com/
GLEE meets a modern day NANCY DREW & THE HARDEY BOYS
as three teenagers find themselves on a fiercely funny adventure
filled with sex scandals, the Internet, and self reflection!
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Online: StrayDogTheatre.org / By Phone: 314-865-1995
FEBRUARY 11- 20, 2010
Thursday - Saturday at: 8 PM
6 PERFORMANCES AT
TOWER GROVE ABBEY
2336 TENNESSEE AVE. / SAINT LOUIS, MO 63104
ALEX MILLER / DREW PANNEBECKER / MATT REDMOND
Directed by: CHRISTOPHER OWENS
Bisexual reality star Tila Tequila will host The Pink Party Feb 13 at Home Nightclub.
Boyz II Men at Lumiere Theatre Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. and 8 :30 p.m. 877.459.7711
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
Fastlane Music Group and J-Howe Promotions presents up and coming Artist Rello live in concert at T Billy Buffets in Overalnd Plaza Feb. 18.
Liquid Assets presents The 2nd annual Notice Me Awards , Sunday, February 21stLure Nightclub, 1204 Washington Ave.Event Information:· Red Carpet· Reception (complimentary drinks & hors d'oeuvres)· Meet 'n' Greet· Live performances· Fashion Show· Appreciation Celebration & Awards CeremonyPRE-SALE TICKETSGeneral Admission $15.00VIP $25.00Tickets available at:I Am! , Top Shelf or Online Buy Tickets Now (+ $2.50 surcharge)For Information Call 314.337.7571
STL RAPPER KING LOUIE WILL BE PERFORMING LIVE AT T BILLYS. in OVERLAND PLAZA FEB 18 AFTER 9 P>M>and WILL BE SHOOTING his VIDEO FOR THE NEW SINGLE "PUT IT UP"......AND ALSO WILL BE PHOTO SHOOT FOR THE DVD/MAGAZINE HOLLYHOOD .........AND HE WANTS FANS TO BE SURE YOU SAY KING LOUIE AT THE DOOR*********
Mesmerizing, dazzling and exhilarating are adjectives audiences continuously 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 MetroTixOR http://www.bosmantwins.com/
STL singer/producer and multi TMA nominee Bradd Young will headline The White Ice Event , Feb 27 at the Ambassador. Also on teh bill is STl rappers Ludy and KB. A Couture Fashion Show also will taek place featuring the Sexy Ice Angles.$20 GEN ADM$35 VIP Advanced$50 VIP @ the doorGet your tickets now! http://tiny.cc/N4Q0z
STl native actor/singer Duane Thomas will perform spirituals titled “The Spiritual Victorious” at Normandy United Methodist Chruch (800 Natural bridge) on Feb 28 starting at 3:30 p.m. Thomas--who wa slast seen in the Muny's Othello" last season-- will take the crowd on journeys and celebrate the works of composers such as, Hall Johnson, Moses Hogan, Uzee Brown and many more. He also returns to his Broadway roots and shares songs indicative of the African American experience. "The Spiritual Victorious" is a theatrical presentation that incorporates narration, audience participation and true accounts from Duane's extraordinary performance career. Featured on this concert will be the Normandy High School Orchestra and Chorale. Mr. Foster will be accompanied by Deborah Antoine.
At The Old Rock House in Soulard will be Grammy Award winners Paula Cole (March 4 )and legendary blues artist John Lee Hooker ( March 19).
STL boxer will fight Juan Urango on March 6 . HBO will televise.Alexander (19-0, 12 KO) won the vacant WBC strap against Junior Witter in August, and that same month. Urango (22-2-1, 17 KO) won his IBF title against Herman Ngoudjo in January 2009.
The 2010 Traffic Music Awards (TMAs) March 7. hosted by WHHL perosonality, "Traffica" TonyJ Time:Sunday, March 7, at 5:00pm at the Ambassador
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.
SAINT LOUIS JAY-Z BLUEPRINT 3 TOUR COMES TO THE SCOTTRADE CENTER FRIDAY MARCH 19TH, 2010 7PM with special guests Young Jeezy and Trey Songz.
The 5th Annual Kevin Kline Award Ceremony will be held on Monday, March 22 at 7pm at the Loretto-Hilton Theater. For ticket info go to http://www.kevinklineawards.org/